Monday, February 10, 2014

Parisian Daydream -- Love to Create Guest Designer

Hi Blog Buddies!!!
Hope you had a wonderful
weekend with your families!!
I did not get on Blogger to go around
and do my visiting and I'm super duper
disappointed with myself for it!!  My hubby
was out of town so the girls & I had a "girl time"
and were doing all kinds of fun things together.  :) :)
At night I kept trying to catch up on Blogger, but instead
I would fall asleep and my phone/ipad would hit me in the face.
My goal for this week is to catch up with all of you and I really hope
that I can be all caught up by the weekend because my list is really piling up!!
****OH, I almost forgot!!!  Thank you so much for all of the well wishes last week!
I am fully recovered from the most horrible version of the flu that I have ever experienced!!
So happy to be myself again, but I can't manage on my usual 4 hours of sleep yet.  I'm always tired!!

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the Love to Create challenge blog & their
sponsor this week is: Tsumani Rose Digital Papers and Journaling cards.  :) :)
The theme on the challenge blog this week is Red or Pink -- I was naughty
and chose a really pretty coral shade... hope it fits the challenge!!

Do any of you recognize those girls on my card??!
This amazing (*and very personal) digi is a
custom design by Wendy Burns!!!
She used a photograph of my 2
girls and made this for us!!

I fussy cut the digi and paired my 2 little cuties with some 
of the digital papers from the sponsor called, "Parisian Daydream"
I think that this set is just perfect for my little beret wearing sweeties!!

Ok, so I know that many of you will be making pink or red cards this week 
so you will have no trouble playing along w. this fun challenge over @ Love to Create!!
I hope to see you there for a chance to win some amazing digi papers from Tsunami Rose!!

This image is called, "Love My Sister" :) :) :) 
I'm not sure when this image will be in the Etsy shop for 
All Dressed Up, but here is a link to the shop just in case...  :) :) :) 
Sorry for being a terrible blog buddy these past 2 weeks, I need to get back
on track with my card making, blogging, and visiting!!  Thank you for your patience!!


  1. Hi Nicole! Glad to hear that you're fully recovered and feel a bit like yourself again. This card is great, I actually love the color, whether or not it fits the challenge (I think it should, pink is pink and we shouldn't be too hard on each other isn't it?) I just wanted to say that I still love to follow your blog and I get really inspired by your blogs and beautiful cards. Have a nice week!

  2. awwww. what an adorable card!! great colors!! love it!!

  3. Those images are just starting and you picked the most wonderful papers with the French theme to back them. You know me, I'm not going to say a word about anyone being behind on visiting. LOL. Glad to hear you're on the mend but don't overdo it or you'll be back in the same boat. Hugs!

  4. Don't be sorry....glad you are feeling better! We all understand we all need down time sometimes and have to tend to family. Family always comes first!

    Your card is so darn CUTE Nicole! I love the images and your coloring is fabulous as always my friend! I love the shape of the card, beautiful papers and wow, what a beautiful bow. How did you create that bow...bow maker? Please share!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  5. Happy to hear you are better. What an amazing card. I think the colour you chose is perfect and those images are amazing. That's so great that you now your daughters captured in such a cute way. Love the card.

  6. Hello Nicole. I am so pleased you are feeling better. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and ALL of your wonderful comments really brightened my day.
    Your card is stunning. How amazing to have that custom made digi of your 2 sweet girls, it really is gorgeous and your colouring is wonderful. I love the papers and pretty ribbon too.
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Ooooh la la Nicole tres chic!! How fab you have digis done like your daughters. Gorgeous card really love those digi papers. Glad you are feeling better, hugs Susan x

  8. Oh my gosh what fun digis.
    Your card is amazing.
    I am so glad you are feeling better.
    Time with your girls is priceless.
    Never give that up or feel guilty about spending time with them instead of us.
    We understand. {right now I have 1046 bloggy emails to catch up on. lol}
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  9. Wow...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the look of your little sweeties, you would never in a million years know you colored these, they are that perfect! So happy to hear you are feeling better and how fun to have time with just you and your girls. Have a fabulous week!

  10. So glad you are feeling so much better Nicole and back to share this gorgeous card. I love the sweet girlie images and fantastic colouring and beautiful card design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. faaaaaaaaabulous Nicole, love the shape and gorgeous girls! your coloring is amazing as usual ;)

  12. how cute is this?! that looks just like you and your girls!

  13. So lovely to see you back with us sweetie,I am glad you are gradually get back into your crafty. What a lovely image and papers. It is so lovely to have a digi made for your daughter's, I bet they were chuffed.

  14. These remind me of your girls... :) Love the papers and that bold coloring!
    Have a great day, Nic...

  15. Gorgeous card and how fabulous that she made that image from your photo! I'm sure your girls love it!

  16. Ohh La La Nicole this is super stunning. How lovely to have some special girlie time with your precious daughters - enjoy those moments Nicole before you know it they will be young ladies. Take care x Susan x

  17. Love, love, loveeeee everything about your creation!
    hugs, Rita

  18. Totally gorgeous Nicole! Great to have you as Guest Designer over at Love To Create this week. Hugs!

  19. Hi sweet Buddy xx
    Sorry you were poorly and I wasn't around to send you hugs :o(
    Its no fun being sick is it!! I get so frustrated when I can't live my life.
    Hope the tiredness soon might help mind if you went to bed You little Tinker!
    Absolutely love the card, What a great image, fancy having your very own daughters portrayed like that :o)
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  20. Nicole this is absolutely stunning!!!
    Anne x

  21. This is just beautiful Nicole!!

  22. Nicole, I am so relieved to hear you're back to your sparkling self! :o) As for this card... excuse me while my jaw drops. :o) This is incredible! I love the custom digis, which you've colored to perfection. The paper is exquisite and you've showcased it beautifully. As always, I simply adore every facet of your creativity. :o)

    Speaking of lovely paper... when you have a moment (NO RUSH!), can you tell me what type of printer you use? I love digi papers, but the one time I printed some out, it drained my ink so fast that I haven't done it since. :( If you're happy with yours, I'd love to know what it is when you can. :o) Have a twinkly night, Nicole! And congrats on your Guest Designer spot! SO deserved!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen :o)

  23. First of all..........bwahahahahahaha your iPad hit you in the face 'cause you fell asleep - that's funny! (Know that I'm laughing at you because we're friends. If we weren't I'd be feigning concern. :-) ) Second of all, a digi of your girls....omg, that's so awesome!!! And I'm thinking I know what picture that's from and it's spot on. Lucky, lucky you and your girls!

    Finally, what a fabulous card! Gorgeous colouring and that bow is amazing!

    P.S. Loving the shape of your post!
    P.P.S. I don't think I've ever used so many exclamation points in a comment in my whole blogging life as I did in this one!
    P.P.P.S. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Just to make sure I wasn't lying.)

  24. Wow, this is so beautifully stunning!

  25. Such a pretty card Nicole! How neat to have those images custom designed based upon your two precious ones! Your coloring is AMAZING as always!

  26. Lol this is SUPER CUTE! !!! Love it all. Love the girls digi too. Glad you are feeling better! January was a horrible month for me too with the sickies!! I am still a little dizzy feeling. But better then January. Have a wonderful day! !
    Hugs, Heidi

  27. LOVE how you die cut the Tsunami Rose papers! Beautiful coloring on the all dressed up girls! Thanks for being our GDT!

    LTC DT

  28. Gorgeous card! How FUN to have an image of your daughters likeness! Super FUN!!!
    You did an awesome job with those lovely Tsunami Rose DP!!! So happy to have you as our Guest Designer this week!
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  29. Ohh La La! Great card! Awesome that you get to be a GD! What a great digi! I love that it is a personalized! Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy the time spent with the girls! :)

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  31. I just love the card that you made to be our Guest Designer at Love to Create. The digi that you used is perfect for the Tsuanmi Rose paper!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  32. Oh how wonderful to have a custom made digi!! You've made a fabulous and chic card - love the bow and the bright pink. The images are just darling! So happy for you :o) Hugs D


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