Monday, 24 November 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop week 8

You have come over from Annettes page.

This weeks challenge was another sketch challenge.
I am loving this as it gets my mind working. Just what I need.


I thought -Hmmm what to do with this???? Then I had a lightbulb moment.
Thanks to Pat Carr who demonstrated at Perth Party Time at few weeks ago
I thought I would make a paper frame.

I adjusted her measurements as I wanted it to be rectangle and bigger than the dimensions we were given.

Here is what I came up with

So happy with how it turned out.


  • Stamp Sets:  Something for Baby, Celebrate Baby & Bundled Baby
  • Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Memento
  • Card: Silver Glimmer, Whisper White , Baked Brown Sugar & Lullaby Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Simply Scored,
  • Embellishments: Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine, Dimensionals, Skin Tone Blendabilities, Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Set & Babys First Framelits with the Bigshot

  • All these products can be purchased online through my store

    I hope you liked it.
    Now off to visit Tamsins page for her interpretation.

    Here are all the bloggers this week and their links

    Nicole Wilson - You are here!

    Monday, 17 November 2014

    The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge - Week 7

    You have come over from Alisons page.

    This weeks challenge was a colour challenge.

    Eeeek!! I LOVE sparkles....
    But this had me stumped without adding any other colours (besides whisper white) it was quite hard.

    I had been cutting up some stars for my Christmas Stampastack on Tuesday (tomorrow night) out of glimmer paper and thought how could I use the negatives from it??
    I whipped out a sheet of Strawberry Slush paper from the All abloom paper stack (yes I know I used the stack last week) but I love these stacks they are so useful and added the negative for the background.

    Here it is

    No wastage in my household! Especially the gorgeous glimmer paper.
    I also used the Bright & Beautiful stampset (not just for Christmas) I didn't put a sentiment as it could be used for anything. 

  • Stamp Sets:  Bright & Beautiful
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Card: Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Silver Glimmer, All Abloom paper stack, Whisper white & Silver Foil
  • Tools: Bigshot, Stars Dies, Itty bitty punch & heat tool
  • Embellishments: Crushed curry embossing powder, Silver satin ribbon, Dimensionals & Rhinestone jewels

  • All these products can be purchased online through my store
    I hope you liked it.
    Now off to visit Annette to see her fantastic creation.

    Here are all the bloggers this week and their links

    Nicole Wilson - You are here!

    Monday, 10 November 2014

    The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge - week 6

    Here we are again at week 6 wow!
    You have come over from Annette Sullivans page.
    This weeks challenge was a sketch one again.

    I decided to start using some stampsets that I haven't used at all or hardly at all. "In this together" was one of the first sets I purchased when the catalogue came out and I just hadn't used it at all!!
    I pulled out the "All Abloom" paper stack and decided to pull the colours from the dsp.
    The dress is also from the paper stack to tie it all in nicely.
  • Stamp Sets:  Kinda Eclectic & In this together
  • Ink:  Memento, Mossy Meadow & Strawberry Slush
  • Card: All Abloom paper stack, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Tools: Skin Tone, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Lovely Lace Textured Impressions embossing folder with the big shot & Project Life Corner Rounder
  • Embellishments: Dazzling Details, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, dimensionals & Silver 1/8" Ribbon

  • All these products can be purchased online through my store
    Now off to visit Jane to see her creation.
    Here are all the bloggers this week and their links
    Nicole Wilson - You are here!

    Monday, 3 November 2014

    The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge - Week 5

    I am really enjoying these creative challenges although I must admit I found this weeks colour challenge very challenging.
    You have found your way over from Tamsins page, I hope you are loving the creativity.
    Here is a picture of the colour combo for this week

    I thought hmmmm its time I posted a chrissy card and these colours would be great.
    Out came Wondrous Wreath.

    Normally most people would use the green for the wreath but I thought I would change it up a little and use Pool Party & Island Indigo. I pulled out the hardwood stamp along with festival of trees and my vellum for the window in the door.
    Where is the festival of trees you ask?? Well if you look really carefully there is a tree in the window of the door. It is a little hard to tell by a photograph but it is there and it is easier to see on the real card.
    Here it is a little closer
    Yes it is still a little hard to see.
    Oh well you will just have to believe me when I say it looks really cool.
  • Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, Trim the Tree & Wondrous Wreath
  • Ink: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo & Pear Pizzazz
  • Card: Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White & Vellum
  • Tools: Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Bigshot, 1" Square Punch
  • Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds used with Two way glue, dimensionals & Antique Brads.

  • All these items can be ordered from my online store

    Over to the talented Jane to see what she has done this week.

    If you are a little lost here are the bloggers in order
    Nicole Wilson - You are here!!