Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pisces - Zodiac Collection

Good morning and welcome to my inspiration post for The Paper Nest Dolls. I decided to use an older stamp for my card today - Pisces from the Zodiac Collection and made what I call a peephole card, because it has a peephole in it to the inside!

This is the card closed... You can see Pisces peeping out. I added swirls for the seaweed and dew drops for the bubbles on the outside.

And this is the inside... I used sequins for the bubbles this time so the card could close flat.

You can read more about my card on my blogpost here.

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge - there are still a couple of days to go! 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Spring Bouquet Ellie

Good morning everyone and welcome to my first inspiration post for The Paper Nest Dolls. I don't know about you, but I totally loved the new Spring images that Christine released not so long ago and I just had to use another one for my card today.

This time I have used the gorgeous Spring Bouquet Ellie and gave her a soft romantic feel. This image could be used for so many different occasions and that versatility is one of the things I love about The Paper Nest Dolls stamps!

You can read more about my card on my blog post here.

Don't forget our challenge is still running for another week or so. Have you entered your card or project in yet for a chance to win some fabulous goodies? 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Princess for a Day

Hi everyone Monica here with a first Paper Nest Dolls flower tutorial.  I created this card using one of the new releases from the Fairytale line she is "Frog Princess". This is a series of differnt flowers you can make for your cards whether it is something simple or very ornate.

You can use any flower cut this is a 6 petal flower
 I cut a tiny slit between each petal and ink the center with any type of ink - distress inks work extremely well as the ink spreads with the water
 Spritz each petal and use like a paintbrush, pen etc.. and pinch each petal
 Emboss and mold each flower and here you see how the petals turnout after your scrunch and wrap them over the tool
 I stagger 3 layers and for the center I cut out petal off and glue together to form a tighter center
 Here are the flowers up close laid out on the card.  I will post another tutorial on the smaller blue flowers ext time! So be sure to check back with the Dolls!

Simply Monica

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thank you my friend


I don't know about you, but so close after valentines I still have a bunch of valentines images laying around on my table. So I decided to use them up for cards that doesn't need to be love cards. Today is a thank you card for a dear friend, I'm using Heart Basket Sophie and I coloured her up with my copic markers. If you want to see the copic colouring and card tutorial video for this card you'll find it HERE.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Flower Cart Avery

Hello everyone, it sure is cold up here!  I am sooooo done with winter, and I am trying to wish warmer weather up here by focusing on flowers and bright cheery colors, lol.  Hopefully it works!  I chose to use the Flower Cart Avery image from the new Spring Collection at The Paper Nest Dolls.

Flower Cart Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls

These images are so much fun to color, and add personality too.  I truly enjoy coloring them.  If you would like to see more details about this project, please visit my blog at odetopaper.blogspot.ca.

Flower Cart Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls
To see more of these wonderful images, you can find them at The Paper Nest Dolls website.  Don't forget to join us for the monthly challenges over on the challenge blog;  the theme is always Anything Goes!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spring Release

Hi everyone Welcome to the Paper Nest Dolls Spring Release!  One lucky winner will be eligible to win the following prize pack 
by simply leaving a comment on the main blog as well as becoming a follower if you are not already one.  Also be sure to leave a comment here and we will randomly pick one number and that person will win a special gift just for commenting.  To see the complete collection of images please visit the Paper Nest Dolls blog all the new imagesare available in the Paper Nest store!

Now on to some gorgeous DT Inspiration:

Marika using Some Bunny Loves You
Melanie using Flower Basket Avery
Yorliss using I Love Ewe

Vannessa using Carrot Love Avery
Leslie using Flower Cart Ellie
Heidi using Egg Coloring Avery

Sharon using Flower Basket
Sharon using Carrot Love Owen
 Monica using Some Bunny Loves You
Don't forget to join in our monthly challenge!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hi everyone welcome to the Paper Nest Dolls new monthly challenges : #02  For the new year we are trying something a little different our challenges now will run for an entire month and no longer be bi-weekly. The top winner will receive a $20 paypal credit to the Paper Nest Dolls store.  (must have a paypal account) if you  need an image we have freebies we can send you to use in the challenge.  We will also, still have our top 3 who will receive a digi of your choice.



**Congratulations to all these amazing ladies you have 2 weeks to claim your prize after 2 weeks the prize if forfeited.**

Top Pick of the week!!

Top 3 Picks
50. Liz
75. Lisa