Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Guest Designer Noelle Martin using Ellie with Kittens

Guest Designer Noelle Martin has made two wonderful cards using the same stamp, Ellie with Kittens!  This is such a sweet image, and I know Noelle is a big fan of kittens; she has two of her own :)

This rubber stamp can be found in the online shop here.  If you're looking for darling images that are great for all ages and walks of life, you can find them in the The Paper Nest Dolls Shop.  Christine's images get cuter and cuter all the time.

Thank to Noelle for sharing these great creations with us, we hope you can find something on the blog or in the shop to inspire you!  Don't forget to join in with the Anything Goes Challenges every month here on the challenge blog.  If you use a PND image, you can be eligible for the top prize.

Check back often for loads more inspiration from our fantabulous challenge team members :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Vannessa's Inspiration Post Using Fairy Emma with Unicorn

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me! Today I am sharing with you a card I made using Fairy Emma with Unicorn using non-girly colours. I tend to always go for pinks or purples when using fairy images, so I thought I would challenge myself to use some different colours for a change. The patterned papers were the colour inspiration this time and I actually really like this change.

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

Don't forget there are still a few days left to play along with our challenge and there are some fabulous prizes to be won too! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Some Creative Inspiration "Using Little Birdie Ellie"

DT Melanie here!!! Today I have a really sweet card. While out house hunting with my mother we have ran across some beautiful flowers. I have snapped photos with my phone every chance I have gotten. I have always loved the purple and yellow combo but when adding the green it really has given it a fresh look. 

I am using the adorable Paper Nest Doll's stamp called "Little Birdie Ellie Isn't she just precious? I have used the Focal Friday collage above as my inspiration.


I adore using Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and they worked perfectly for this theme. I had a lot of fun with the birdie. My mother was with me in my craft room while coloring and she suggested to color her like a Robin so here is my attempt with it. How did I do?

I have used some fun dies with this card as well as Copic Markers. Here is the selection I have used.

Here is a close up of my coloring.

I even finished the inside to match.

Thank you for stopping by today. I'd love for you to join my Facebook Page to share your projects using this week's Focal Friday. Happy Stampin!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Party Time Avery!

Hello there! It’s Jane here!

I’d like to share a card I made using the adorable Party Time Avery , part of the gorgeous new releases for May which you can see here.
I coloured her using Spectrum Noir markers and pencils and the lush papers are from Papermania. There are more details on my blog post here.

Check out all of Christine’s beautiful stamps in the shop!  And don’t forget to enter our monthly Anything Goes Challenge to win a fab prize!

Have a happy crafty day!
Jane xxx

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ballgown Inspiration with Leah :)

Hi!  I have some Spring inspiration for you using Ballgown Ella from the Fairytale Collection of The Paper Nest Dolls.

I have been following sketches for my cards lately, and have given myself a challenge.  To find out more about this card, and the challenge I gave myself, please visit my blog and leave some love :)

The Paper Nest Dolls online store has some awesome rubber stamps for you to choose from, and the new releases get cuter and cuter every month!

And don't forget to come and join our monthly challenges, where it's always Anything Goes and you may even win a prize!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Party Time Avery

Hey there friends,
Leslie here with today's
inspiration post. 

for this adorable card. I wanted to make
a bright and cheery birthday card.

You can check out my blog for more about 
this card and for other inspiration!

Leslie ♥

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

9 Simple Steps to Coloring Pinwheel Ellie's Hair with Copic Markers

Welcome Paper Nest Friends,

My husband and I are celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary next week and headed to Florida for a much needed vacation. Between my mother's 8 week Rehab from knee replacement, and Randy and I purchasing a new home we need a week away to just RELAX. So my project today has a bright and cheerful summery feel to it. I have used one of the newly released Paper Nest Dolls stamps called "Pinwheel Ellie"

Here is a Copic Color Progression Tutorial using E51 for the highlights, E53 for mid-tones, and E57 for cast shadows. In the first photo I am simply mapping out where I envision my lightest shades will land. This is where the sun is hitting the hair. (In this stage think of the hair as mountains and valleys. Your mountain areas will get hit by the sunlight and the valleys will be left in the shadows.) After the highlights are added I then begin with my darkest shadow and work from darkest to light meeting where my highlights were placed in the first photo. After laying all three colors down I like to go back with my darkest color again to deepen up those beautiful valleys in the hair. 

Below is a close up of my coloring of the entire image. I have used the following Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, and R20
Hair: E51, E53, & E57
Clothes: BG01, BG05, Y15,Y18,Y19,YR07, YR09, R24, & R29

Here is a close up of the flowers - These are such fun summer colors!!!

 Thank you for stopping by today. Click HERE to visit my webpage for more fun Color Progressions.


Monday, May 11, 2015

More New Release Inspiration - Party Time Ellie

Good morning and welcome to another inspiration post from me for The Paper Nest Dolls. Did you catch up with all the new releases on The Paper Nest Dolls Facebook group on Saturday? The DT made some fabulous cards and projects didn't they?

I used another of the gorgeous images from the new release for my inspiration card today - Party Time Avery.

You can find out more about my card here on my blogpost

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge as well whilst you are here. there are some fab prizes to be won! 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Shopping Girl Ellie!

Hello there! It’s Jane here!

I wanted to share with you a bag I decorated using the gorgeous Shopping Girl Ellie. What a sweetheart she is!
I coloured her using Spectrum Noir markers and pencils and the papers are from LOTV. There are more details on my blog here. 

Check out all of Christine’s beautiful stamps in the shop!  And don’t forget to enter our monthly Anything Goes Challenge to win a fab prize!

Have a happy crafty day!
Jane xxx

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Anything Goes Ch. 05

Hi everyone welcome to our next monthly challenge #05 here at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge blog.  The theme is Anything Goes and next month we have s pecial sponsor May Arts Ribbon will be offering a gift cetificate to the May Arts Ribbon store!! and the theme for next month will be to use "ribbon" of course now who would not have figured that right?!!

This month one lucky winner will receive 7 digis from The Paper Nest Dolls store and our Top 3 DT Picks will receive one free digiBe sure to send a message to ""and indicate in the subject line whether your the Monthly Winner or a Top 3.  If you need a digi to work with you can send email to the email above and we will send you one to work with for the challenge.

Now on to this months challenge and some amazing design team inspiration!!

Monthly Challenge Winner

Top 3 DT Monthly Picks
10. Mikha

61. Kaija
36. Jesse