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July 23rd, 2014


It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘Anything Goes’.

This challenge will also last for 2 weeks instead of the usual one week and includes both Team A & Team B inspiration.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

Challenge prize badge

If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

I am so loving the new Maja Design papers from the Coffee in the Arbour collection. For todays card I’m using the Grandma’s old procelain cups print with the gorgeous Angel digi stamp by The Paper Shelter.


My image has been printed onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers. The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30; Hair & Wings – E55, E53, E51, E50; Clothes – R85, R83, R81, RV00, BV34, BV31;  Pedestal – C3, C1, C00.

Here’s a close up of the image.


Here’s another photo…


Stamps: Angel(The Paper Shelter), Petite Pairs(Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White
Paper: Coffee in the Arbour – Grandma’s old porcelain cups (Maja Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories: Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5, Marianne Design LR0240, Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Stampin’ Up), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Lace (Live & Love Crafts), Copic Markers, sponge dauber.

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.


I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe Crafts – Bingo (Flowers/Lace/Sentiment)

Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

That Craft Place – Anything Goes

The Squirrel & The Fox – #73 Ribbon & Lace

July 20th, 2014

Catching Stars

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration this week as always. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop’s Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

You may have arrived from Indah’s blog but if not you can start here and work your way around by following the Hop List included in each of our posts.

Now for my creation for this week.


I’ve used the gorgeous Tilda Catching Stars from Magnolia’s Princes & Princesses Collection for my card today. My base card has been cut using Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three dies.

My image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic Markers. My image has been cut out using Spellbinder Nestabilities – Labels Eight

Here’s a close up of the image.


The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E21, E11,E00, E000, E0000, R20 & R30; Hair & Shoes – E47, E44, E43, E42, E40; Clothes – R85, R83, R81; Stars & Crown – C3, C1, C00.

I’ve added some extra detail to her clothes using a Sharpie Poster Paint pen.

Here’s another photo….


The paper I’ve used is from Magnolia’s Princes & Princess Collection also and this print is called Magical Pink. I’ve added a sentiment from LOTV, a bow, some lace and a Prima flower.

Your next stop for the hop is Lydia.

Now visit each of the Design Team Ladies to see their amazing projects…leave comments along the way for more chances to be our blog candy winner!

In case you get lost, here is the full line-up:

Laura – Loves Rubberstamps Blog





Nikki – You are here.




Stamps: Tilda Catching Stars(Magnolia), Sentiments are from LOTV.
Card: Naturals White & Sahara Sand(Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
Papers: Princes & Princesses – Magical Pink (Magnolia) 
Dies: Labels Eight & Grand Labels Twenty-Three (Spellbinders)
Punches: 1 3/4” & 2” (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Stampin’ Up), Flower (Prima Marketing), Lace (Live & Love Crafts)


I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge – L is of Lace

Sister Act Card Challenge – #66 Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Challenges – #22 Anything Goes

July 18th, 2014

Summer Days with Tilda

I have a card to share with you today as the Featured Designer for Fussy & Fancy Challenges. I was so honoured to be chosen for this spot and even more honoured when I was asked to join the Design Team. How exciting is that??

Back to the current challenge which is….

“It’s All About Girls”

My Magnolia Stamp Club kit arrived earlier this week and I just had to colour up one of the gorgeous image. I’m using Tilda with Rose Lace Dress to create this pretty card.


Isn’t she adorable!

I’ve stamped Tilda onto Cryogen White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30; Hair – E44, E42, E40; Dress & Hat – RV89, RV85, RV83, RV81; Bow – Y35, Y32; Shoes – C2, C0.

Here’s a closer look at the image.


The papers I’ve used on my card are from the new Maja Designs Collection called Coffee in the Arbour. I’ve added some gorgeous dies from Marianne Designs. a touch of lace, a few pearls and a spray of flowers to complete me card.

Here’s another look….


Stamps: Tilda with Rose Lace Dress (Magnolia), Sentiment (LOTV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up!), Cryogen White, Paper – Coffee in the Arbour – Flourishing Garden (Maja Designs)
Accessories: LR0240, LR0300, LR0269 (Marianne Design), Large Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilitiles (Spellbinders), 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Pearls (Stampin’ Up!), Lace (Live & Love Crafts), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts).


I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolia’s – #93 Anything Goes with Summer Fun

Marianne Design Diva’s – Use your newest Marianne Design products

Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

House of Cards – Add a Bow

Love to Create – #124 Petals & Pearls