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Friday, 21 July 2017

Watercolour Butterfly

Good afternoon everyone,  Do you have any plans made for the weekend yet!  I'm having my hair done tomorrow morning, apart from that I'm not sure what else we have planned.

Yesterday I created a CAS watercolour  card, but I used the paint in the same manor I did the tombow pens a few weeks ago, the results were good and worked fine.

Watercolour Butterfly


What I did


  • Cut white card to size
  • Choose coloured watercolour paint and brush stroked onto a polly pocket
  • rubbed the polly pocket over the white card, I did this several times before I was happy with the colour
  • Using a Square punch I cut 4 x squares
  • I embossed the white card (not sure what the folder is called)
  • Using the same method, I printed the butterfly, then rubbed the polly pocket over the butterfly several times to get the colour I wanted
  • Using glue dots I added the 4 squares to the embossed card and then the butterfly to the top
  • I then mounted the embossed card to another piece of bigger white card
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Thank you for visiting me this afternoon

Nicola ♥

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Anything Goes with Stamping Studio

Good evening, I'm back again this time as a Guest Designer for
Through The Classroom Door.  Our sponsor this week is
Stamping Studio and the theme is Anything Goes.



I used an image called Butterflies, you can find the image here


What I did

  • Backing papers - Hot off The Press and Northern Lights
  • Flowers from my stash
  • Doily from my stash
  • Beautiful  from my stash
  • Colouring Pencils are Faber Castell
Challenges I would like to enter




Thank you so much for inviting me to be your Guest Designer!

Thank you for visiting me!

Nicola ♥

You are my Anchor

Good afternoon!

I hope you have all had a good day, ours hasn't been bad at all, Grocery shopping and then some lunch which was lovely.

Anyway last night I made a card using an image I won from We Are 3, such gorgeous images and very hard to make a choice,  But alas I settled on the Seaside Anchor

Seaside Anchor


What I did


  • Piece of white card cut to size
  • Image from We Are 3 - Seaside Anchor
  • Faber Castell colouring pencils
  • backing papers, both from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
  • Flowers from my stash
  • little anchor, shells, lace, raffia some beads all from my stash
Challenges I would like to enter




Thank you for vising me today

Nicola ♥

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Summer Fun/Patriotic Digitally Made Challenges

Good evening everyone!

After the day off from work, I have been playing around with some digital images trying to create something summery and a little bit patriotic. It's taken almost all day to get this right, I wasn't happy with some of the results so had to start from scratch again.  So here is the finished result.  

Summer Fun


What I did
  • Digital papers from Gerda's scraps
  • Deco heart on a string Gerda's Scraps
  • Flowers from my digital file
  • Image of London, not sure where it's from
  • Frame around me is from Margo 74
  • Summer Memories from my digital file
  • Photo of me taken in June
I would like to enter this page into the following challenge


Thank you for visiting me this evening!

Nicola ♥

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Follow your dreams they know the way

Good evening everyone!

How is your week going so far, mine is going well after a truly wonderful weekend.
My dad went to Gretna Green to get married and I had the honor of being his Woman of Honor (best man)  I did a speech and there were lots of tears remembering those that couldn't share in with the celebrations and those who had passed on that we wanted to be there, that sort of thing.   But never the less we had a great day and the setting was just magical.  We took some photo's and I believe someone had a video of which I've yet to see.  To make the day extra special I did my version of my dad favorite song Proud Mary all in all the girl did good, well I thought i did well and I know that my dad was proud of me!

I have a few photo's that I got someone to take with my camera phone, although the pictures aren't that brilliant I love them.

Me and my dad


Me before my hair had been done



I love these photo's A very happy day indeed, my dad's bride Mel looked absolutely stunning, she had 4 bridesmaid's and the theme colour was Blue soooo beautiful, photo's of the happy couple to follow soon.

Now onto my work for today.  It's taken a few days to create this Art Journal page and I'm so happy with it.

Follow Your dreams they know the way


What I did

  • Added White Gesso on a double page spread
  • Mixed Blue and White Acrylic paint together and used a sponge to add to the page
  • Two sets of stencils were then used with Blue and Green and some yellow mixed together.
  • The image is from Aurora Wings and is a gorgeous mermaid with a skull.  
  • Faber Castell pencils used to colour the image
  • The Seaweed was downloaded from a colouring page and painted with water colour paints.

Challenges I would like to enter




Thank you for visiting me this evening

Nicola ♥


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Digital Mushrooms!

Good evening everyone!  
Are you all having a good week so far, I am patiently waiting for Andy Murray to start his game over at Wimbledon...

Earlier today I created a digital page for Digital Whisper where the theme is Mushroom, whenever I think of Mushrooms I always think Fantasy, so my Art work had to have a Fantasy Theme of course.


What I did

  • All images are digital and they are from my digital files (I'm not sure where the images are from)
  • I have used digital programe GIMP 2
I am entering the following challenge


Thank you for visiting me today

Nicola ♥

Monday, 3 July 2017

Peony Tag!

Good evening everyone!  Did you all have a good weekend.  I hope so.  This evening I am sharing a Tag I have made with one of the gorgeous images I won from Little Blue Button called Peony.

Peony Tag


What I did

  • I created a Tag 5" x 3" and scalloped the top edge.
  • I then made a pin wheel 4" x 4" fold from corner to corner and cut each of the 4 corners to just above the center.  On each triangle fold the right corner into the middle and glue down continue doing this for all the right hand corners seal the middle to hide the corners with a flower or a gem or whatever you want to.
  • Hand made flowers scrunched up from white paper
  • Image from Little Blue Button - Peony coloured using Faber Castell pencils.
  • The pin wheel and the flowers, tag have been coloured using different duel tip watercolour markers which you scribble onto a piece of plastic I used a polly pocket, once you get the desired colours spray a little water which reacts with the pens then take the polly pocket turn over and add to your work rubbing the plastic over your work, the effects are beautiful.
Challenges I would like to enter





Thank you for visiting me!

Nicola ♥