Friday, May 31, 2013

Graduation Ellie!

TGIF! Yay! Hi, everyone - it's Valerie here today :)

This week sure went fast, and a friend of mine asked me to make a card for her daughter who is graduating from middle school this weekend; so, Ellie in her cap & gown did the trick for me very nicely, once again. The school colors are green & gold, so of course you'll see that all over this card today ;)

I thought the pink & yellow flowers helped keep the card feminine, even with the green and black main color scheme.

Have a wonderful start to your weekend, and I'll be back tomorrow to show you another project!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Country Boy Owen

Morning all, I'm finally back with you today!  I know its been so long and I have had such withdrawal from PND but family and life had to take a bit of time from me :)
So I'm here to share with you today a lovely PND image called Country boy Owen, he is available from the shop here.
Now I will confess that I made this one a while ago - so all I can really remember is that it was loads of pens and lots of stash!

I just think he is total adorable and perfect for any little man in anyone's life :)
I promise you all I will be back soon and may have a surprise up my sleeve :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Very Distressed Washboard Ellie

Happy Wednesday!!!! Hope you have all woken up wide-eyed and bushy tailed. It's Lydia here with you today at The Paper Nest Dolls Blog.... and will be my last as next month I'm moving onto the PND challenge I hope to see you guys playing over there!

This week I have chosen to showcase one of my fave PND images - Washboard Ellie (available in both digi and rubber!)...

Skin- E00, E000, E21, R20
Hair- E50, E53, E43, E57
Clothes- indigo BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29   mauve RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99  blue B93, B95, B97, W3
Scene- wood E70, E35, E74, E79   tin tubs W1, W3, W5   grass YG17, G82, G94, G99   ground E70, E74   sky B000, B0000, W1, 0

The fab blackboard type sentiment is from a Flourishes stamp set called 'Just My Type' and the papers are a mix from my fave paper company MME.

Hope you have enjoyed my card for today and see you soon.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mermaid Ellie with Seahorse

Hello everyone ..........
Today i am sharing a card done by Kimberly Yu...she used Mermaid Ellie with Seahorse and created this lovely card .  
ENJOY!! = )

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Old time Owen

Hi, it’s Jasmina. I hope you are all having a beautiful week. Today I have a box to show you that I’ve made with The Paper Nest Doll’s darling Old time Owen. I totally love these stamp. I colored him with copics.

This time I decide to do something different which I had never worked – a book box. I chose pearl paper and my favourite Pion design paper. 

I have distressed them all with tattered rose and my scissors. I added a few flowers in the corner. This is a very first time I made medallion by myself and use frantage. I embossed flowers, medallion a little bit cover.

Hope you enjoyed. There is more pictures on my blog.

Paper: Pion design Alma’s Sewing Room Purple rose, Purple room, Purple wallpaper
Flowers: Kort & Godt Chrysanthemums, Gardenia flowers, Melissa Frances pearls

Punch: MS floral vine
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities

Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, R11
Hair: E11, E53, E55
Outfit: B000, BG01
Flowers: V04, Y11, BV00

Tomorrow will start new challenge. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

To My Daddy

Hello again !!
 I am back today with a special stamp ....Fathers Day Emma.
When she walked out wearing her daddy's boots yesterday I 
thought she looked ADORABLE, so I just had to create this stamp.
This image was colored by DT member Lori Martinez.
ENJOY!!! = )

Tea Time With Teddy

Hello Everyone ...
Today I would like to share with you Tea Time with Teddy ..... I LOVE this stamp ! My daughters
love to play " Tea Party " using their stuffed animals, and I have been a guest as well = )
This sweet card was made by Ilene Tell , she has done a ton of cards for me both as a Design Team member and now as a Freelance Designer . 
ENJOY !!! = )

Friday, May 24, 2013

Get Well Soon!

Hi everyone!!  Well, I'm back with another of those adorable images from The Paper Nest Store  This time I'm using, "Bedtime Ellie" in my design.  I couldn't even begin to resist that rolled up hair! Hee

Of course I colored my Ellie with Copic markers.  I used my Blender Pen a lot on this image.  After coloring her robe, I dotted it with the Blender Pen which, as you may know, removes color.  It gave me just the texture I was hoping for on the robe.  You may also know there are several ways to achieve "texture" on a Copic colored image such as... putting Blender Solution onto a dish rag and pressing it to your colored area.  LOVE that look as well.

After I colored Ellie I then roughed up the edges for a bit of a distressed look and added some Tim Holtz Distress ink, "Vintage Photo" as well.

My DP is from the Prima "Romance Novel" pack and the coordinating flowers.  LOVE that paper pack!!!  I added a bit of lace along the edge of my image and a simple cameo stick pin which I THINK might be from Websters Pages.

I really like how this turned out.  A bit muted but still with some beautiful color.  Oh yes... not only did I "dot" with my Blender Pen... I also dotted the bear with different Copic colors to get texture on him as well.  ;-)

The Paper Nest images are so much fun and it seems she adds tons and tons more every week!!  Stop on over and check out all the other fabulous Ellie stamps, as well as some adorable Avery, Emma and Owen stamps too.

It's Friday!!!  Hope you can go out and enjoy the weather and that wherever you are, if you have the rain and thunderstorms you stay safe!! Thanks for stopping by, as always.  *HUGS*

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ant Farm Owen

Good Wednesday morning all you lovely bloggers out there!! Hope you are all well and are feeling fine. It's Lydia here and today is my post day over at the Paper Nest Dolls blog and this week I'm sharing with you a card using Ant Farm Owen.

Hehehe how cute is this little guy ?!?!? To make the tank look like glass I have added glossy accents to it ... look how shiny it is .....

Skin- E00, E000, E21, R20
Hair- E11, E35, E37
Earth- E70, E74

And to add to the cleverness of this .... have you seen the sentiment? LOL - took me a while to come up with this one, but I'm totally loving it.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fireman Owen

Hello Everyone ...
This is a card done by June sweet is this ????? She used Fireman Owen  . 
I LOVEEEE what she did with him ! ( but i love everything she does, so i am bias !! lol ) 
Enjoy!! = )

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mermaid Ellie with Seahorse

Hi Everyone!
It's Michele Here with my Card, using " Mermaid Ellie with seahorse

You can pick her up as a Digital image or rubber:-)
I colored this pretty little mermaid with Copic markers and added just a bit of Prisma pencil with a Polychromos pencil around bottom part to give an added dimension of water. 
I added some pretty Lace around the circle , and a Bakers twine bow in pretty aqua, I also added a few pieces of a Prima Flourish in the pearls for a little hint of bubbles or waves LOL 
A close up for you below so you can see the fins that I Used my version of the Stipple effect, Only using the very tip of the marker to make dots which I think looks wonderful for fins:-)

Supplies used were:
Image: Mermaid Ellie with Sea horse, The paper nest Dolls
Design paper: MME "My Girl"
Bakers twine, and ribbon in Aqua 
Copic Markers used were: Y21,YR21, YR23 Hair, E11,000,00 R20 Skin, BG13, BG11, BG10, R01 Fin/Tail, B01,B05 YG21,YG23,YG25 Seahorse, Polychromos Lt Phthalo Blue, and Aqua Marine Prisma with OMS to blend just a bit

Please remember the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog Where you can enter and have a chance at winning wonderful goodies:-) 
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Shopping Ellie and Birthday Owen

Good morning dear crafters, it’s Jasmina, I’m back with another card using this beautiful image Shopping Ellie.
Isn’t she adorable! She was in the shop – there is a hanger, doll for clothes on paper. She bought a lot – and there is she – our shopping Ellie with bags.
I’m really quite pleased with how pretty this one turned out. You can see more pictures on my blog.

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities, C.C. Design
Paper: Pion design Alma’s Sewing room, Purple room
Stamp: Shopping Ellie
I’ve used a few goodies: Love hangers, Vintage brad, Melissa Frances pearls, Shabby seam binding, Hortensia flower, Rayher blossoms;

Colours I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R11
Hair: YR00, E11, E15, E17
Outfit: V000, B0000, RV13

I have one more card to share. It’s Birthday Owen. I think this stamp is popular because he is so sweet and suitable for birthday cards. I made his trousers with a little dots different colours and made interesting effect. Hope you like it too.

Dies: X-cut big ovals
Paper: Doodlebug design – Hello spring
I used: Pearl stars, lace stars

Colours I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R11
Hair: E11, E53, E55
Hat: B000, B00, Y11
Trousers: Y11, B000, G40
Shirt: Y11

Don’t miss our Challenge Pearls there are still five days to join us. We have a Contest – don’t miss this opportunity, the prizes are magnificent.

Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Country Boy Owen


It's Loriann from

Today I'm going to share with you Country Boy Owen from The Paper Nest.He is the cutest thing! There is a lot of detail in this image so I took it slow on coloring him, but I think he turn out great!

I just happened to find the John Deer 
looking ribbon and I knew it would be perfect
for Country Boy Owen, then I just picked paper to match and Howdy as a sentiment, and he was done. An up close of him 

The little frog is so cute!
The grass was hand done using copics.
 (I didn't write down the colors I used...sorry !)
Here's a pic of the inside... its a bit blurry sorry but the card is already gone, so here it is.

I just added the colors to make it match... simple, but cute.
Here he is one more time....Country Boy Owen !

Thank you for looking, stop by The Paper Nest to see all the other cute images. Don't forget about The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog ... enter for a chance to win great prizes!! 

Thanks again stop by soon

Friday, May 17, 2013

Making Envelopes......=)

Hey it's Nikki here for The Paper Nest Dolls. As part of our term we were asked to complete a tutorial. This made me a little nervous because I have never done ANYTHING like this before, so please be gentle. As most of you are aware, I am a member of YouTube but have absolutely NO CLUE how to do videos so my tutorial is going to be a blog tutorial.
          I chose to do a tutorial on how to make envelopes, something I do a lot for my cards because 1: it is really hard to find envelopes that fit my big cards that I like and 2: I can coordinate them with the cards I make, either with paper or embellishments.

Supplies Needed

8.5X11 or 12X12 piece of card stock
Scissors (sharp and small)
Scor Pad (I use Martha Stewart here)
Double-sided tape (I use Scor tape, because it is strong) or you can purchase envelope glue.

Picture 1a
Step 1: You start out by measuring the paper. I do like to use a medium weight card stock, it just holds up better with the folding, ect. This particular example I am making a card that is 5X5" square. For this a 8.5X8.5" piece of card stock is a good size as it gives a little bit of room for embellishments. See 1a.

Typical Measurements

5x5" - 8.5X8.5" card stock
5.5X5.5" - 8.75X8.75" card stock
6X6" - 9X9" card stock

Martha Stewart Envelope Attachment

Picture 1a - 1
Picture 2a.
Step 2: Although I am not a huge fan of the Martha Stewart Scor board, I DO LIKE the fact it has an envelope attachment that can help with the scoring of the card. I would scor all four corners at the 3.25" mark. Please see 1a -1. You WILL have overlapping and that IS what you want. Next see 2a.

Picture 3a.

Step 3: Cut all the overlapping corners as shown in picture 3a.

Picture 4a
Step 4: Use the bone to get a nice tight fold on all four corners. See 4a.

Picture 5a
Step 5: Tape the edges of the card with the double sided tape. You want to be as close to the edge as you can WITHOUT going over so you don't tape the inside of the card shut. See 5a.

Voila! You have your envelope! You can make the decision as to how you would like to decorate the envelope, I am a minimalist type of girl so I do not do too much decorating. If you choose to use a paper that coordinates with the card you are doing, just keep in mind to go with a lighter colour so you can address it and it can be seen (if you are mailing). Or you can make a label with a shaped spellbinder if you would like, just make sure it is STRONGLY attached to the envelope..... hope you enjoyed this tutorial.... xo

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rainy Day Friends......AGAIN!

Rainy Day Friends....AGAIN! Yes, i know.....I just showed you this stamp a few days ago ( colored by June Nelson ) .  I wanted to show it to you again today, but with a whole different look to it. This card was done by Ilene Tell ( PND freelance designer ) ....i just LOVEE  it!!This is one of my favorite stamps  ....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We're Having a Contest!

...and we want to see YOUR cards and projects made using Paper Nest Dolls stamps

How to Enter
  • Create a card or other project using a PND stamp (can be either digital or rubber) and add it to the linky gadget on this post
  • Your project must be posted on either your blog or online gallery so that it can be linked up

Contest Rules
  • You may link up to a maximum of 2 projects
  • New projects only, no backlinking, please
  • You are welcome to combine your project with any other contests or challenges as long as your project is new
  • Contest will run from May 15th - May 31st and winners will be announced here on the blog on June 3rd
  • The design team will choose their three favorite cards/projects and the top three will each be randomly chosen one of the following prizes:

Copic Storage Bag! Holds just under 300 markers
Outside of bag

Inside of bag (markers not included)
* you DO get the storage cases though !*

Embellishment Pack
What's Included:
- 2 My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" 6x6 Paper Pads
- Authentique 8x8  " Strong " Paper Pad
- 2 Sets of Prima flowers
- 1 Set of Petaloo Flowers
- Authentique Alphabet Stickers
- Chipboard Albums by Echo Park

$25 Gift Certificate
Good for both digital and rubber stamps in our online store!

We can't wait to see what you create! 

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