Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mermaid with manatee

It`s my turn (Eva Gro) to show you a card today the Paper Nest. This time I have used the cute Mermaid with ManateeI just loved coloring her! Isn`t she cute? 
I have colored it with Copics (listed below). I have used spellbinder Label 29, metal mesh from Making memories, the tag is colored with Distress stain, Dylusion and then embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder. The hgrass is hand drawn with copics. Here`s my card - hope you like it:

And heres a close-up:

Copics used: 
E 21, 11 00 000 
E 47, 44, 43, 42 41
E 15
BG000, 53, 45 57
BG 57
E 87
C 5, 3, 2, 1

Until next time! - Take care!
Hugs Eva

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sir Owen says, "Your Awesome!"

It's Valerie here today, and I have a card for a special young man in your life who deserves a Congratulations! or just a reminder of how great he really is.

Sir Owen is the Star of the Show today, and he's perfect for this job! In this image, he's colored with Copics

The line of papers on this 6" x6"  is Oxford Lane by Kate & Co./My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for visiting today, and you can find a full list of Copics and supplies used on my blog, Val By Design 
Have a great weekend!

Brewing Up A Cutie- By Jenn Cochran

Hello PND friends and fans!  So glad tomorrow is Friday!  Super excited for the long weekend!  How about you?  Any plans for Labor Day?  Any crafting plans? 

Today I have this adorable Warlock Owen.  I really love how he turned out!!!  Love this fun Halloween paper too!

I always pattern all the Owens after my little Bean!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Image: Warlock Owen

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tea Time Avery

Hi my name is Donna, I'm 44 and very happily married to my lovely hubby for 21 years. We have two grown up kids, one of each and a gorgeous little Grandson. I'm a Cook/Supervisor at a school and although I love my job, I love the fact that I get weekends and the school holidays off to play in my craftroom. I love stamping, both rubber & digi and the images I enjoy colouring in the most just have to be cute & adorable. I was chuffed to bits when Christine asked me to be a GDT and I had the best time colouring in this little cutie. Thanks for having me Christine.

Donna x
Check me out on my blog HERE !! 

Here she is .... Tea Time Avery

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Copic Hair Color 11...

Hey everyone Heather here from Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I have a new hair color for you.
How about another blonde this week.
I color from dark to light, but if you color from light to dark that’s great to.
Just reverse the color order.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Hair Color

I used Copic Markers
The order I colored her hair.


I hope your having fun coloring with me.
Do you have a favorite color so far?
See you next week.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cupcake Anyone


Happy Monday

Its Karen here with today's post and I am have used a very yummy image which is currently a FREEBIE!
This little cutie is called Cupcake Anyone  and she has been busy baking lots of cakes!  This image is fun to colour up.  Don't forget you also have time to enter the current challenge which is shaped cards, why not go grab the freebie and join in!

Colouring medium - Copics
SKIN E11 E21 E00 E000 HAIR E35 E33 E31 PINK R81 BLUE B01 B00 YELLOW YR31

Okay hope you will pop over and visit me little blog, would love to see you there!
Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Little Witch Ellie

Hello me lovlies, well have you got the rain today?? its torrential here in the north east!! ugh, but heres a little sweetie to brighten up the day, awww aint she cute!!!!! Shes called little witch Ellie, shes my second card ive done since being on The Paper Nest dolls team. I loved colouring her, we dont really do halloweem so it was nice to do something different for a change, I think she is the cutest witch ever!!
Shes coloured with copics.
Skin E50, E30 and E11
her little broom is coloured with E30, E31 and E27
and her cute little dress is  YR68, YR18 YR61, BV00, BV11 and BV02
Shes available to buy now for halloween.
Soooo hope everyone is keeping well, im at hospital appointments a lot and looking after my dad so ive not been the worlds best blogger, but I will catchup with you all.
Have a womderful sunday and stay dry lol, thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot, big huggies and mwhaaaaaaaaaas from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Birthday Owen


To day i have made a card with the super cute image Birthday Owen.

I have used distress ink.
Vintage photo, bundled sage, tattered rose, antique linnen, pumice stone, faded jeans and weathered wood.

Flowers from Prima and WOC.
bling from zva creative.

Hugs LIV

Friday, August 23, 2013

Loving Nemo

Hi , Scatty Jan here today to show you such a cute stamp

I coloured using Promarkers and Flexi's
Skin - Blush/Sunkissed Pink/Coral/Baby Pink
Hair - Saddle Brown, Spice, Honeycomb, Ginger
Maroon, Shocking Pink , Sorbet
Petrol Blue , Turquoise

Added some pearls with a Viva pearl pen
Flowers and a circle border die
Thank you for looking

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Scrapper Ellie!!!

Good Morning Luvlies!  It's Carol here and I'm so pleased to be sharing another creation with all of you.  For my card I am using one of Christine's newer creations called "Scrapper Ellie".  Isn't she too adorable?!

 The dps I have used are by My Mind's Eye called "Oxford Lane" and I've backed them onto coredinations cardstock.

I have coloured her in with my Copics, for a full list of colours please pop by my blog.  Hope you luv her as much as I do and I've inspired you to want to colour her up too.  Can't wait to see what you do with her.  Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cookie Cutting Avery!!

Good morning Paper Nest Doll lovers!!! I hope you all have woken up feeling fine and ready for the day :) Lydia here with you today and I'm so so excited to be sharing this image with you - I think I may love it too much !! Hehe...

This fab new image can be found in the store and is called 'Cookie cutting Avery'..
Cookie Cutting Avery
She is so so sweet and would love awesome used as a tag on some festive handmade treats!

I on the othe hand have used the lil cutie on a card..

And a lil close-up..

I hope you like the card and especially the sweet lil Avery. Remember all of Christine's awesome images can be bought from the store in either digi or rubber (and a special price for both!) so however you craft these easily fit into your crafty stash.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Copic Hair Color 10...

Hey everyone Heather here from Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I have a new hair color for you.
How about another blonde this week.
I color from dark to light, but if you color from light to dark that’s great to.
Just reverse the color order.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Hair Color

I used Copic Markers
The order I colored her hair.


I hope your having fun coloring with me.
Have you started your own swatch book?
See you next week.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Paper Picnic By Jenn Cochran

Good morning PND!!!   My name is Jenn Cochran.  I am the author of Jax Bean Stalks.  Your can find me on FB- Jax Bean Stalks Custom Greeting Cards.  I also own Party Time Tuesdays Challenge blog!    So excited to be party of this fun team.  

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  WOW, it sure does go by fast.  We are heading into our second week of school here in Colorado.  But we still cannot help to still enjoy summer swimming fun on the weekends.  So hard to give up summer and accept fall is just around the corner.

In a effort to preserve summer, I am still coloring up summer images.  Today, I am featuring Picnic Ellie. Isn't she just adorable.  I am really loving how her freckles turned out!  So cute!   

This summer fun image went perfect with the RRR's Checkerboard Satin-Daffodil.  It reminds me of a picnic blanket.  If you really like checkerboard, this ribbon comes in a variety of shades!  The satin ribbon easily twists into loops for the perfect bows.  I really like how this bow turned out!  Hope you like it too.

My Paper is Fancy Pants-Park Bench.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To see more PND projects from me, visit my blog.


Image- The Paper Nest Dolls- Picnic Ellie
Ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbon-Checkerboard Satin-Daffodil
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs-Park Bench

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hi Everyone!
It's Michele here, 
 I am hanging my head low, since I messed my posting day this morning,  and am late
with my post here. 

I decided to color up By window Ellie, and I paper pieced the curtains, Which was so much fun to make the curtains look so real with the little flower print. The rest is colored with Copic markers,

 Here is a close up so you can see the tiny print on the curtains which I got from one of my 6x6 paper pads, 
Copic markers used
Y28, Y26, Y21: Hair
BG10, BG11: Hair clip and PJ's 
Y35, Y11: Butterfly
YG23, YG21: Hummingbird
R35, R27, R24, R22: flowers
R01 & colorless blender to make a very light pink for background.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and please make sure you come back tomorrow to see what new project has been created:-)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A lantern with mermaid Ellie

Hi peeps!! - I`m so thrilled to be here! - This is my (Eva`s ) first post and I`m so honored to be a part of The Papernest Dolls:-) I love these little cuties, and Christine is awsome - I don`t know how she manage to do all the things she does and still produce one cutie after another! I`m so impressed!!

Well peeps I have a project to show you..... hope you like it:-)

I have used the supercute "Mermaid Ellie" and made a lantern. Isn`t she adorable??

She is colored with promarkers, and I have used Stikles on her fish tail.

This is how the lantern turned out:-)

A look inside reveals a bottom of sand and shells, and the candle is electrical so you don`t have to worry about getting burned:-)

 A side view, with the windows and fence. I have used a Martha stewart punch on the roof, Spellbinder dies on the windows and tag on the back. The fence is from Magnolia.

Thank you for watching! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Get Well Wishes with Bedtime Ellie

Hello there, Crafters, and TGIF!
It's Valerie here today, with a Get Well card using Bedtime Ellie.

I made an A6 size card (4 1/2" x 6 1/4"), used Copic markers to color her, and the papers are from the CUTEST collection ever ~ Sunshowers by Heidi Grace.

You can find a list of Copics used for this image, and a list of materials for the card on my blog,

Have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Birthday Emma

Hi, I am Liv Solveig.
This is my first DT card for The Papernest Dolls.

I have used the image Birthday Emma.

I have colored the image with Distress ink refil:
Hair - Antique linen - vintage photo
face/skin - Tattered rose - victorian velvet
Dress/hat/shoes - Milled lavender - dusty concord -bundled sage - iced spruce

Paper - Maja Design - Vintage summer basics
Punch - Martha Stewart
Dies - La-La Land craft dies - heart banner


Liv Solveig

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ellie in Oz

Hi, I'm Tammy Louise! Otherwise known as Handmade by TLC. I'm a married mom of two living in Michigan and I have beencrafting more than 20 years. While creating cards that include coloring stamped images has been rewarding and relaxing for me, I have never been more fulfilled and creative than when I realized my true passion is in shaped cards and SVG files cut files. Being limited only by my imagination and love to inspire others to do the same is my middle name.
I am using the ever so cute Ellie in Oz stamp for my Guest Designer post today....enjoy !

You can see more of her on my blog....

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Washboard Ellie & Copic Hair Color 9 and Skin Tone 8...

*** Copic Tutorial Below***

Hey everyone Heather here from Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I have 2 things to share with you today.
First it's my week to post a card.
I choose Washboard Ellie for my post this week.

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Washboard Ellie Card Kit

Isn't she totally cute!
I love her hair.

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Washboard Ellie Card Kit

She can be found in a kit over at Heather's Hobbie Haven 
if you are interested.

Second I have a new hair color for you.
How about a pretty red head this week.
I color from dark to light, but if you color from light to dark that’s great to.
Just reverse the color order.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Hair Color

I used Copic Markers
The order I colored her hair.


This skin tone is pretty dark use E37 and E34 sparingly.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Copic Skin Tone

The order I colored her skin:

I hope your having fun coloring with me.
See you next week.

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