Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vannessa's Inspiration Post - Cupcake Emma

We have all fallen in love with this cute image from The Paper Nest Dolls and here is my version of Cupcake Emma. I went with a strawberry and yellow colour combo as the colours reminded me of strawberry and vanilla cupcakes!

She has been coloured in with Copics and you can read more about her on my blogpost here.

Don't forget to enter our challenge this month as well. As always it's an anything goes challenge and we have some fabulous prizes for you to win - this gorgeous ribbon bundle from Maya Road.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Shelly's Inspiration Post - Heart Balloon Ellie

Hello there everyone it's Shelly up on the blog today with a little inspiration for you.

For my card today I have used the fantastic Heart Balloon Ellie who is available here.  Isn't she gorgeous and she was an absolute dream to colour!

As always my card kind of evolved while I was making it and doesn't look anything like I imagined it in my head.  I love lots of layering on my cards and this one is no exception!

I have had these gorgeous Pebbles papers in my stash for so long and I don't think you can even buy them anymore.  I have been hanging on to them not wanting to use them up but I knew the colours were perfect for what I had in mind.

I have pricked around the edges of each of my patterned paper panels using my pricky tool and then drawn on some faux stitching with a brown fineliner.  I have then matted all of my layers onto brown cardstock to make them pop.

I die cut some circles from patterned paper and placed them randomly in the centre and cut out one of the flowers from the patterned paper to use as an embellishment.

I've coloured Ellie with Copics and fussy cut around her before mounting onto my card with foam pads.

To embellish I used some brown satin ribbon and some buttons....because a card can never have too many buttons right !

That's all from me today, have a great day :-)

Shelly xx

Monday, August 17, 2015

Captain Owen is on his Way!

It's my turn for some inspiration today, and I have created a Travel Log using Captain Owen.

For more pictures and details about how I created this project, please visit my blog here.  I really enjoyed this project and it was inspired by daughter who loves to sail, and also by a trip I am currently on :)

You can find this awesome image and many more on The Paper Nest Dolls Website, and you can also find The Paper Nest Dolls on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!  And don't forget to come and join us here on the challenge blog the first Monday of every month for the start of the new challenges :)  Plenty of prizes to be won, see you here soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Punk Ellie!

Hello there! It’s Jane here!

I’d like to share a card I made using the beautiful PUNK ELLIE!
I took inspiration from the star on her top to create a starry design using my favourite colour combo and lots of dies and punches!
Isn't she just gorgeous! More details can be found on my BLOG!

Check out all of Christine’s beautiful stamps in the SHOP!  And don't forget to enter our August ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE for a chance to win a fab prize from MAY ARTS!

Have a happy crafty day!
Jane xxx

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Team Inspiration: "Cupcake Emma"

August 10th, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Team Inspiration:
"Cupcake Emma"

Hello everyone! I am here with my next project for The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Team using "Cupcake Emma" which just happens to be one of the new releases for this month! Also, be sure to join in the fun and enter a creation of your own in The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge, Anything Goes #08. The prize is some gorgeous ribbon from May Arts and a free digital stamp!


For today's card I used some fun colors to color up "Cupcake Avery" ! The designer paper I used is from American Crafts and Doodlebug Design. I also used some bows and cupcake washi tape from my stash. I used a sentiment from an AmyR set as well. For all the details on my project including the copic colors used, please come over to my personal blog :) . I hope to see some of your creations in this month's challenge! Have fun creating!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Inspiration Post-Best Friends Forever

Hey there bloggers!
DT Leslie here for 
today's inspiration post.

For today's card, I used the

I think this is one of the cutest 
images for your best friend.  
I hope you like how my 
card turned out, because
I sure do!  LOL

Thanks so much
for stopping by today!

Leslie ♥

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Vannessa's Inspiration Post - Prom Dress Avery

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration post from me for the Paper Nest Dolls. I totally love the dress that Prom Dress Avery is wearing in this stamp and just had to make a card using her. We didn't have proms at secondary school back in the day when I was there - an end of year disco, but nothing fancy at all. Nowadays many secondary schools have them at the end of Year 11, but nothing like the gorgeous American proms you see on TV and in films! I so wish we had had those when I was at school.

Anyway here is my card. I went for a simple, yet pretty card using a monochromatic colour scheme.

She has been coloured with Copics and you can read more about her here on my blog post.

Don't forget to join in our challenge this month as well whilst you are here. It's an anything goes as always and there are some fabulous prizes to win too! 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Challenge #08

Challenge #08

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge! This month is a special month because we are being sponsored by a wonderful company:  May Arts!  How sweet is that?! One lucky winner will get 3 full spools of May Art ribbon in addition to 7 free digis of your choice. Now how exciting right?!!

Here is a photo of your prize:

So to recap this month one lucky winner will receive 7 digis from The Paper Nest Dolls store and the May Arts Ribbon prize pack and our Top 3 DT Picks will receive one free digi of your choice.  Be sure to send a message to ""and indicate in the subject line whether you're the Monthly Winner or a Top 3.  If you need a digi to work with you can send an email to the email above and we will send you one to work with for the challenge.

Remember, the challenge here is always Anything Goes :)

And here are your DT girls with their challenge inspiration creations:

Using Prom Avery


Using Mrs. Claus


Beautifully done ladies, as always!  I love the summer colors :)  Don't forget to come and find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more awesome inspiration!

The winners from last month's challenge, boy were they hard to pick!  So, here they are, the first being the overall winner:

Top 3 Picks:


Come and join in the fun this month!  Here's the doohickey to join us!