Sunday, 19 March 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Rachel Tessman


Hello to everyone out there visiting me today for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This hop we have a special guest, Rachel Tessman! Thanks so much for joining us this month Rachel.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.


Here is the card I have chosen to CASE. I love Rachel's cards with the beautiful colours, but I needed to make a Fathers Day Card... So I have used the layout to make my card and I changed the DSP to the Urban Underground DSP from the Occasions Catalogue which is ending at the end of the month! So if you love it as much as I do, you need to purchase it NOW!


Here is my card.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and I hope you will continue on our blog hop to check out the amazing creations made by Rachel and our team of Crazy Crafters!

Here is the blog hop list. Remember, you are visiting with Nicole Spicer so please click on the person after me!



Thanks for stopping by.
Til next time,
Nicole x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Georgia Giguere




Hello to everyone out there visiting me today for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This hop we have a special guest, Georgia Giguere! Thanks so much for joining us this month Georgia.

When this hop was first announced with Georgia, I admit that I wasn't too sure who she was, although I was familiar with some of her creations. I headed to her blog www.stampingeorgia.com but I don't think I was really prepared for what I learned about this amazing lady!

Her amazing story of Faith in God and battling a horrible disease brought tears to my eyes. I was moved so much by her writing that I kept reading and reading (I felt like a bit of a stalker! LOL). I would encourage you to take the time to read her journey and see her amazing talent. She shares lots of ideas and techniques.

Anyway, enough from me, lets get on with the show!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

I couldn't decide on one project of Georgia's to CASE this week so I chose three. Yep, three. If I had more time I could have done more! haha.

 This card really stood out to me because I had only recently got the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die. It is so beautiful and intricate. I love the softness of Georgia's card but I went for something a bit more bold, and Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo are such a "match-made-in-heaven". The sentiment I have chosen is from the stamp set One Big Meaning.

     

This next card was so cute and fun, but Valentine's cards just aren't my thing - so I've used this beautiful paper pack for a Thank You card. I love the designs but this pattern really stood out for me. I was going to do silver slimmer flowers but stuck with red ones.

     

The final card I made was actually the first one I made when CASING Georgia's cards. I loved the simplicity of it. As this trim is retired I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try my new FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set, Delicate Details. (Free with any $90 spent on my online store!).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and I hope you will continue on our blog hop to check out the amazing creations made by Shannon and our team of Crazy Crafters!

Here is the blog hop list. Remember, you are visiting with Nicole Spicer so please click on the person after me!


Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

Nicole x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Global Design Project #GDP073

Hello crafting friends and thanks for joining me for my blog post. I'm posting this quite late because its been a very busy, but lovely weekend catching up with my parents, who have been in New Zealand for 5 weeks on holiday and visiting my brother and family. I had made this card earlier in the week but typical of me, I leave it til the last minute to photograph and blog - and for the last 4 days its been horrible weather... so no lovely garden photo with my card this time. 

Anyhow, this is the card I've made for the Global Design Projects colour challenge they presented this week. The colours are Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Emerald Envy. I quite liked this colour combination and didn't find it too hard to get some inspiration.

I have used one of my fave stamp sets, Garden in Bloom and Tin of Cards for the sentiment. I just cannot resist the cute little bee - perfect for Daffodil Delight! I have stamped off with my flowers to get the different shades of Watermelon Wonder. A great way to add depth without adding another colour.




Here's the link to the Global Design Project blog. Be sure to check out the amazing creations!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Til next time,
Nicole x


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Shannon Lane



Hello to everyone out there visiting me today for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This hop we have a special guest, Shannon Lane! Thanks so much for joining us this month Shannon!


You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

Here is the card I have made. I decided to use a layout to base my card on this time. I loved the vertical look. I'll admit, I don't make too many cards with the top fold, but I really love this one.


I've stuck with my favourite colour to base my card today - Sweet Sugarplum. I've teamed this with Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride for my balloons. My bear is a triple stamped image in Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Early Expresso.

The stamp sets I have used in my card are Baby Bear, Bookshelf Builder for the sentiment and hearts and Gorgeous Grunge for the background splatters. I know Shannon has flicked her Stampin' Write Markers to create her splatter effect, but I'm afraid I'm not as clever as her (or just not as experienced!) and mine didn't work! My next best thing was my ever useful Gorgeous Grunge.

Here is the card from Shannon that I have chosen to CASE. You can click on the image to go to her blog post featuring this card. Every month we have to chose a card to CASE and this month was no exception to the difficulty of choosing just one! Shannon's work is amazing!




Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and I hope you will continue on our blog hop to check out the amazing creations made by Shannon and our team of Crazy Crafters!


Here is the blog hop list. Remember, you are visiting with Nicole Spicer so please click on the person after me!


Thanks again, til next time,
Nicole x

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Valerie Moody


A very big hello to everyone out there visiting me today for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. This hop we have a special guest, Valerie Moody. Thanks so much for joining us this month Valerie!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me. Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

Here is the card I have made.



Here is the inside of my card. I just put a flower in the corner this time as I didn't want to take up too much writing space. I have left off a sentiment in my card because I wanted to have this card for a generic purpose.



When I was deciding which card I wanted to CASE of Valerie's, I came across this colour palette which she had used for a challenge on her blog. You can click on the image to go to her blog post for this challenge.


I absolutely love these colours together so I couldn't wait to get started! I also wanted to use my Sale-a-bration freebie stamp set called Avent Garden. I really love this stamp set. The flower is just gorgeous and the font of the sentiments is lovely. Here's a look at that set:


Remember, this stamp set is FREE with every $90 AUD you spend on any amazing Stampin' Up! products you order. I have a link on my blog to the beautiful catalogues available at the moment. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will continue on our blog hop to check out the amazing creations made by Valerie and our team of Crazy Crafters!


Here is the blog hop list. Remember, you are visiting with Nicole Spicer so please click on the person after me!


Til next time,
Nicole x



Jar of Love


I made this card a few weeks ago with the Global Design Project challenge GDP066. Unfortunately I didn't get around to submitting it. :-( But nevertheless, I wanted to share the card with you anyway!

I will give you a link to the original GDP blog after I show you my card. I have used some of my favourite colours - Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush and Flirty Flamingo. The stamp set is from the Jar of Love bundle, available from the 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue.



If you'd like to view the blog to see the other entrants beautiful creations, head over to the GDP blog below.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Til next time,
Nicole x


GDP070 Avent Garden

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today for a card I made for the Global Design Project blog challenge. This week they had a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges! It really allows for a broad interpretation!

Here is the card I made using the new Sale-a-bration stamp set Avent Garden. The colours I have used are Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy. I'm sure I've said it hundreds of times, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE these In Colours. Luckily for me, they will run for another year after because I'm defiantly not happy to see them go yet!



I've decorated the inside with flowers and a thanks sentiment. These sentiments come from the same stamp set. You can never have too many thank you cards!



So here is the blog challenge image. You can click on it to go straight to their blog. I'd encourage you to check it out. The projects produced are amazing.


Well thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed looking at my card! 

Remember to check back later today, as we have our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - with special guest Valerie Moody. Should be awesome!

Well, til next time,
Nicole x