Sunday, 17 July 2016

Global DesignProject #GDP44 - New 2016-2018 In Colours

Hello :-) Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Today I made a card for the Global Design Project blog and they have a 'CASE the designer' challenge. This week they have a lovely card by Steffi Helmschrott. I'll admit sometimes I do find it hard to CASE other peoples work - especially if it has to be a specific card! But I gave it a go!

Here is what I came up with.

As you can probably see, I have used the new 2016-2018 In Colours. They are so beautiful. I have used them with my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make my background. I have highlighted one of these colours - Emerald Envy to use as my mat on my card base and feature panel. To tone down the background I have used a piece of vellum, before wrapping my white bakers twine around and adhering my butterfly. To finish off my card, I threaded a metallic gold button with white bakers twine and tied a small bow and used a glue dot to stick it onto my butterfly and popped a few small rhinestones randomly on the vellum.

Here is the challenge for #GDP44. You can click on the image to check it out for yourself.

Well thats it from me! Thanks for stopping by!
Til next time,
Nicole x

Friday, 15 July 2016

Mojo Monday MOJO456 - Seaside Shore

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Yesterday I made a card with my new Stampin' Up! supplies that finally arrived! I say finally, not because their service was slow, but because I finally was able to place an order and it arrived!

I made this card with the Mojo Monday MOJO456 sketch in mind. I'll show you their sketch challenge towards the end of my post.

Here it my card. I've used Pool Party and Whisper White card stock for my card base and layers. The stamp set is a new one called Seaside Shore from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is stamped from the ever-practical Tin of Cards stamp set. The ink colours are Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach from the new 2016-2018 In Colours range and Watermelon Wonder for my shells. The background is stamped in Pool Party from the same Seaside Shore stamp set. What a great background effect hey!

Here is the inside of my card. Quite often I run out of time and don't get to finish them off but I'm trying really hard to!

Here is the sketch for Mojo Monday. You can click on the image to go straight to their blog site. Check out the amazing creations by the design team and other crafters. You'll get heaps of ideas for your future projects!

Well that's it from me today! Til next time!
Nicole x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop - Special Guest Tracy May

A very big hello to everyone out there visiting me today for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for July. This month we have a very special guest - Tracy May. Thanks so much for joining us this month Tracy. Your creations are simply stunning, clean and elegant so its an honour to have you!

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.

While on Pinterest looking for a card of Tracy's to CASE I came across this stunning card. I bought the Sunburst thinlits die not long ago and haven't had much of a go with it so I thought it was a perfect opportunity. However, because I was so time poor, I sponged my back piece all in one go, rather than sponging each individual 'sun ray'. Mind you, in saying that, I really love Tracy's card and the effect of the different colours!

And here is my CASE of Tracy's fabulous card.

I also finished off the inside of my card. When I was sponging my front panel, I went through a couple of 'drafts'..... so instead of wasting them, I used one to mat my inside panel.

And here are some of the supplies I have used on my card. You'll also need a pair of scissors, your Big Shot and the Whisper White card stock for the sunburst and card base.

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 Tracy 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!

Until next time,
Nicole x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

12th Birthday Card - Number of Years

Brrrrrr!!!! We have REALLY cold day today in our corner of the country today. The sun is out but I'm not sure it's carrying any warmth! So that means another indoor day with the kids.... While they were watching a movie I managed to get 10 mins alone in my study to create a card for my nephew who is turning 12 next week. He is an avid Fremantle Dockers fan (Go Freo!) so I wanted to make him a card he'd love. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of time!

It was fairly simple to make, here is a list of what I've used.
Card base - Elegant Eggplant cardstock 15cm x 21cm scored in half.
Layer 1 - Elegant Eggplant DSP cut to 10cm x 14.5cm (after I had positioned the cardstock to create a V pattern)
Layer 2 - Vellum cut to 9.5cm x 15cm. Adhered with glue dots in each corner, disguised with candy dots.

Stamp set used is Number of Years with the numbers and words stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock. I embossed the word Birthday on Elegant Eggplant cardstock with white embossing powder.

The Big Shot accessories I have used are the Lots of Labels Framelits and the banner was cut out from the Large Numbers Framelits die.

All of these items are available from Stampin' Up! Contact me if you would like to know anything about this awesome company or getting your hands on some amazing products!

Til next time,
Nicole x