Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Birthday Card

Hello. :o)
Yes I have been in my scraproom again......aaahhhhh Heaven. :o}
I really want to keep up with Birthday's and Thank you cards this year.
So I made this card for my MotherInlaw for her birthday on Jan 21st. My New Year's resolution is to mail out the cards I make! I'm not sure if I'm the only one-but I have about 75 completed cards just sitting here in a basket collecting dust!
Here are the complete details for my card today.
The image is Clara from Kraftin Kimmie's Stamps and you can get it HERE.
I colored her in with my copics.
I also got a new air compressor bc my old one that I got for my bday was causing me some grief....sometimes ebay purchases aren't worth the money saved. :o(
My new compressor is the Winstorm and I got it at my LSS-they let me use a 30% off coupon so the price was really no shipping or duty!

This what it looks like-it's so small and it works awesome!
Anyways, I'm still getting used to it so my air brushing needs a bit of work.

The paper is brand new from BoBunny-Flutter Butter. LOVE the colors!
Buttons are also from the same BoBUnny collection. I'm such a sucker for matching accessories.
The sentiment is from Close To My Heart, stamped in cocoa
Bling is Prima
Ribbon and brads are Close To My Heart

Thanks for stopping by today!
Nicole M Bailey

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday

Hello. :o)
I am so happy to be able to share with you another card this week.
I was busy cleaning my house the whole morning and then I snuck into my scraproom in the afternoon to work on a is good-calm and peaceful.
I made this card for my Oma-she turns 90 on January 2nd.
I really wanted to make this card I added lots of layers and lots of details.
Here are the complete details:
The Image is a brand new Tilda from the Winter 2009 collection. I just love her with her hands in her pockets!
The cake stamps in the background are BRAND new from CTMH....the stamp set is called: Piece of Cake and it's the February 2010 stamp of the month. It has six whimsical cakes and four sentiments....perfect for birthday's and celebrations.
I colored in all my images with copics. I also added some sparkle with clear spica pens here and there and stickles.
The paper is Basic Grey-Nook & Pantry
Flowers and bling are Prima
Buttons are a mix of SU! and CTMH
Ribbon is also SU!
The pearls are CTMH
The sentiment is stamped in Cocoa and is MFT
I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and a few different nesties.
The dot embossing is made using the cuttlebug swiss dots that thing!

Thanks for stopping by-have a fabby....geesh-what day is it?
Monday it's already Tuesday!

Nicole M Bailey

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dottie's World Challenge-It's A Girl Thing!

Well, I'm a tad bit late getting my DW card posted.....geesh Christmas prep. is like a mini wedding! I've been struggling all month long trying to keep up...and failing miserably! :o)
Hopefully now I can get caught up and stay that way.
This week Lou is hosting the DW challenge.
She wants us to make a girl card.
So of course I used one of the brand new Charmed Images from the Sugar and Spice collection-you can get it HERE
The paper I used is Imaginisce Twitter Patter
The buttons are Basic Grey-Nook & Pantry
The wide white gross grain ribbon is CTMH
I think that's about it for the card

I also wanted to show you the fabby cake I made for my Christmas dinner-I host Christmas dinner every year. :o)
The cake I made was a coconut cake and let me tell you, it was ridiculous!!
I used two cake mixes-yes it really was as huge as it looks in the picture.
For each cake mix I added 4 eggs, 1 cup oil, 1 cup sour cream, 4 ounces sweetened coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla and one box of vanilla flavored jello....yup each sliver of a piece was about 5000 calories!
I made two batches of butter icing, and then used my BIG pastry tip to decorate the sides. I also sprinkled tons of coconut on top.
In between the layers I added Raspberry Spread-my favorite. :o}
The little hollies and poinsettias were premade-Martha Stewart

I trust you had a brilliant Christmas, thanks for stopping by today.
Cheers, Peace and Goodwill to all!

Nicole M Bailey

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December Challenge-Stocking

Hello and Happy Sunday. :o)
Another Sunday and another fun challenge over at Dottie's World!
Gunn is the hostess this week and she has asked us to include a STOCKING on our card this week. Well I was a tad bit stumped and then I found a sheet of fabby Christmas paper that I had bought a couple of weeks ago...that just happened to have Christmas stockings on it. Perfect! But I was having trouble incorporating the whole sheet so I decided to just punch out one of the stockings and add it. :o}

Here are the rest of the details:
All of the Paper is Imaginisce: Polar Expressions Collection
The image is a Charmed Download, of course, from the brand new released collection called "Sugar & Spice" and you can get it HERE.
I colored in the adorable image with my copics.
The paper flowers are Prima, the crochet flowers are CTMH, the buttons are BoBunny.
The brads are SU!
The sentiment is also a Charmed Download and you can get it for FREE!!!!!........HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you go to the DW blog to see what all the other designer's came up with for this fabby challenge!

Nicole M Bailey

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Three Snowflakes

Hello and Happy Sunday. ;o)
Are you ready for Christmas? I am so behind-I almost feel like giving up this year! lol But I am hoping to get the tree trimmed and my cards done and posted by early this week...:o)

This week I am hosting the Dottie's World Challenge. I really wanted to do a sketch but I still haven't figured out how to do one on my mac...So I decided to do a simple challenge this week-Just add THREE snowflakes to your card, along with a Charmed Download.
I used one of my all time favorite Charmed Downloads-Madison In The Mountains; from the World Tour Collection. You can get it HERE.
I colored her in with my copics; and I also airbrushed the background.
Paper is BoBunny and so are the buttons and sparkles.
The ribbon is CTMH
The metal snowflakes are from my LSS.
The paper flowers are Prima-I also stickled them a bit too to give them a Christmas feel.
The sentiment is a brand new not yet released Close To My Heart stamp from the "A Little Everything" set
I think that's everything.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day,
Nicole M Bailey

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #22

Hello and Happy Wednesday. :o)
It's another Truly Scrumptious Challenge-the last one for the year 2009.....yikes. Is time flying by or is it just me?
For the TS Challenge #22 we have another fabby sketch of course.
Here it is:

The added challenge is to use vellum as well. I haven't used vellum in a long time. But it gave me a chance to play with a white stazon ink pad that my stampin' buddy Shelly gave me for my bday. Thanks Shell ;O). I stamped white snowflakes onto the vellum-it turned out great.
Here are the rest of the details for today's card:
Paper is CTMH-Aspen
The image is a new Tilda from the Jolly 2009 collection. I colored her in with my copics and I also used spica clear and gold pens-love that soft sparkle you can create with those.
The paper flowers and bling are prima. The sentiment is CTMH-stamped in Twilight.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you check out the Truly Scrumptious site to see what the other designers came up with-and enter the challenge! This week's prize is hosted by Whimsy Stamps. :o)
Nicole M Bailey

Sunday, December 6, 2009

You're a star!

Hello and Happy Sunday. :o)
This week's Dottie's World challenge is hosted by Adele, and she wants us to add a star or two or three to our cards-and of course add a Charmed Download.
So when I first read this challenge-the first thing that popped into my head was the Star of Bethlehem....perfect for the season. I knew I had to use this super cute Charmed Download-called Nativity from the Bumper Christmas Collection-get it HERE.
Of course I colored in my image with my copics and added some Frosted Lace stickles to the ground for snow-before the stickles dried I also added some DoodleBug sugar coating-lilly white glitter-it's a tad bit "chunkier" than the other dust so it gives it a nicer snow look.
I also used my glue pen on a CTMH chipboard star, and then dumped a ton of yellow doodlebug sugar coating on it-nice and sparkly.

I used Basic Grey-Eskimo Kisses paper and some prima bling flourishes, SU! sparkle brads, and CTMH heavenly blue ribbon.
The sentiment is Kraftin Kimmie's from her new Holiday Sentiment collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!
-Nicole M Bailey

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Boy Oh Boy!

Hello. ;o)
Here is my DT card for this week's Dottie World "Boy Oh Boy" challenge. Lou from DW designed another adorable collection of digi-stamps called "Boy Oh Boy" and wanted us to use them this week.
I decided to use this adorable little boy doing a cartwheel. I printed him on Magna CS with my Canon pixma printer-and then colored him in with my copics.
I made this card for my little nephew who is turning 6 this month. He's such an active little guy so as soon as I saw this image I knew I had to use it. Ashton has really dark hair-so I went in and used warm grey 01/03/06 .
The paper is discontinued K&Company.
The sentiments are from a brand new not yet released Close To My Heart stamp set.
Make sure you stop over at DW to see what the other designer's came up with. :o)

I also used this fabby friday sketcher's sketch #7. I have sooooo many sketches sitting on my mac desktop that I keep meaning to this sketch is a few weeks old-but still so very fabby. ;o)

sketch - Page 007
Happy A Fabby Saturday!

Nicole M Bailey

Friday, December 4, 2009

MIA?....not quite-but here is my TS Challenge #21

Hello. ;o)
Long time no post. I've been semi-missing in action.
a couple of weeks ago my hubby surprised me with a fabby shopping trip in Chicago-my new favorite US city. And then upon our return, he asked me to help him set up an HR dept. for our small manufacturing company. Or should I say...become the HR anyways, I've been working hard helping him out.

I missed a couple of my DT challenges...which makes me sooooo sad. So I promised myself that I would get the cards done-even if they were late. So here is the card I made for the TS challenge #21. I especially wanted to complete this card bc I LOVE the sketch. If you don't already do TS challenges-you should stop by and check it out! We have the BEST sponsors who always offer the cutest stamps/digi's to the winner of the challenge!
Debbie-our GD made the fabby sketch and asked us to add a bling flourish.....:o)))
Here is the fabby sketch:

Here are the complete details for my card:
The paper is My Mind's Eye-Bloom and Grow
The image is Magnolia and colored in with copics. I also used a clear spica copic pen on Tilda's hair for a bit of soft luster. You can't see it in the photo but it looks really pretty on the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabby Friday. ;o)
-Nicole M Bailey