Monday, December 30, 2013

Week #5 at Let's Get Sketchy is a Bingo Challenge

Week #5 at Let's Get Sketchy is always fun. We mix it up with lots of great things to try and share with you.
This month it's a Bingo Challenge.
I used the 2nd row: jounal strips, 3 photos, flowers, buttons and punch.
I am still enjoying working on a dance album for a friend. Really cool to take
someone's photos and put the pages together

Hope you'll stop by .. check what the rest of the DT shared and then play along too.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Robin's Nest Creations

Hi everyone.. Bev here today. Sure hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed your family time.
During this part of the season I love the house decorated inside and out.. and thought I'd share this page using photos of a few decorations at my home.
The  inside tree is celebrated by putting it up with a sleep over with the Gkids, the mantel lights up the room with a fire below to warm the room. Outside the door sits our friendly snowman
that welcomes our guest, family and friends.

This was such fun and decorative  papers to mix. I loved the navy with white snowflakes and  reindeers and the flip side was an awesome matching combination. The title I hand cut and matted. I matted and punched the tree photo. Great ribbon accent and some stickers and even punchinella helped finish off the page.

Supply List:
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Punchinella, misc stickers, alpha letters and Rosebud ribbon.
Sketch: BeeCeeCreativity (Bev Code)

Next up is a Christmas Card to say Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.
 Using some gold cardstock for a base I cut 3 strips of Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl paper.

 In the close ups you can see that I punched a border using the Kreaxions Punch #914 with fabulous poinsettia image. It was perfect.


and with these punches you always get a piece that falls away that is also a perfect border too.

Supply List:
Punch: Kreaxions punch #914
Paper: Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl
Ink stamps image and sentiment
Other: lace, ribbon

I still had some fun decor photos from xmas to use and using Robin's Nest Winter Collection (Russia) was perfect. Using the left over scraps and pieces was great with multi layers and shaped designs.

So using lots of pieces I also fussy cut snowflakes, cut circular reindeer and Kreaxion Circle Cut even more circles to make fun clusters. Accents were some of the Reddy Creative Card Stickers 
and also Robin's Nest alpha letter stickers.

Supply List:

Next up is a Wedding Card.. did i say amazing wedding card. The layers and dimension to this is stunning.

I used the Reddy Creative Card Products ... starting with the base you just pop the many
layers that give it the fabulous dimension.
 The background is Vellum Glitter Swirl paper... it's such an elegant touch to an elegant card.
The sentiments are SRM stickers.

From the side you can see the layers.
Supply List:
Paper: Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl
Sentiments: SRM Stickers
Other: inked edges


and earlier this month on another DT site I shared a fabulous fun xmas creation I'd like to share with you here on the Robin's Nest Blog. I used the Winter Collection (Russia) Product line.. 

This is a cute small Gift Card holding box.

and inside the insert holds the gift card.

Well I had a very busy month using Robin's Nest Product.. but I really enjoyed the fabulous
products this month.. be sure to visit the store and especially the 
Winter Collection ( Russia) which is 20% off this month.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lets Get Sketchy - Sketch Inspired Magazine - Christmas Issue

The LGS Christmas Special Edition of the Magazine is available for viewing.. 
check it out.. and take time to view the submission calls for the next issue too.
I am thrilled to be part of this amazing team and excited to see regular posts in it to share with you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL


T'was the night before Christmas,
And all through the home,
Only one creature was stirring,
A late night scrapper alone.
While she cropped and she trimmed,
Under her breath she was muttering,
"He hid my darn Herma fix!"
The poor wife was stuttering!
When out on the lawn,
There arose such a clatter,
She sprang from her table,
And dropper her Magic Matter.
Away to the window,
She flew like a flash,
Thinking maybe it was UPS,
Bringing more for her stash!
But what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature (die cut) sleigh and 8 (punchie) reindeer!
With a little old driver So lively and quick,
She knew right away, It was Jolee old St. Nick.
He carried a sack, Filled to the brim, With paper packs, cardstock,
And templates crammed in.
There were punches, and stickers, And eyelets galore,
There was even a Sizzix font Not yet in the stores!!
He went quickly to work, Stowing it all under her tree,
The wire, the fibers, And all Acid Free! "Those Whale Punches are heavy!" She heard him exclaim, Then he turned to his reindeer and called them by name: "On Buyer and Stasher, Puncher and Cropper.
On Scrapper, on Matter, On Trimmer and Cutter."
And he sprang to his sleigh But before he could leave,
The woman yelled "STOP!" And pulled a camera from her sleeve.
She snapped some quick photos For future keepsake,
Thinking all the while, Of the layout she'd make!
And she heard him exclaim,
When she finally let him go, "Happy Scrapping to All"
And to all, "HO HO HO!" Happy Scrapping

Let's Get Sketch Magazine has a special xmas edition up today. I have some pages and sketches in it and the rest of the DT has so much inspiration to share with you also... amazing sketches for you and much more.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Wishes

 Hi... Bev here today. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.
 Today I am sharing just a quick card to say Merry Christmas to you.

 I used the Kreaxions Punch #914 with fabulous poinsettia image. It was perfect.



and with these punches you always get a piece that falls away that is also a perfect border too.
Supply List:
Punch: Kreaxions punch #914
Paper: Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl
Ink stamps image and sentiment
Other: lace, ribbon
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a great Holiday Season... and best wishes for the New Year.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Wishes and a Wedding using Robin's Nest Products

Hi everyone.. Bev here today. First I'd like to share the news.. that I am returning for another term to the Robin's Nest amazing DT team.. and am excited to get the chance to create with the fabulous products... be sure to visit regularly so you can see what we all have to reveal for you.

So now Welcome to my Robin's Nest December post.
 Starting off I have this Season's Greeting card.

The centre core is a faux pinwheel and here is the link on how to make it.

I used Robin's Nest paper: Hunter Classic Glitter Cardstock with gold glitter and Sour Apple Classic Glitter to make the pinwheel... and my squares are 1" each.. went small to fit the card inside the doiley.

Up close you can see the fine details... the stamping, starform sticker. Gina's Design doily and stack up element (chipboard sentiment) along with Robin's Nest dew drops and paper.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: paper Hunter Classic and Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops
Reddy Creative Starform Stickers: #1223
Gina's Design: cardstock doiley Set 1, Stack up Elements Set 1
Other: stamped and inked background, washi tape, Liquid Pearls
Next up is another Christmas card.

The base on this card is Robin's Nest Sour Apple Classic, the Kreaxions Punched border is  
The Letters are the Robin's Nest Glitter Letters and the 
bottom link of Clear Diamond Dew Drops are a great base border.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: paper Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock, Hunter Classic, Vellum Glitter, Clear Diamond Dew Drops, Glitter Letters
Punch: Kreaxions #914, Imaginisce 
Other: twine


The next project is a Season's Greeting card.

On the Robins' Nest White Glitter Snow Flake Cardstock base I ink stamped
some coloured snowflakes to add more colour. 
I used lots of matting for layers of colour...using Glittered Cardstock
I stamped the sentiment and matted again using Chipboard Glittered.
I added the bow tied ribbon and added some Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes
then finished off with Metalic Dew Drops accents.


and next but not least I worked with our December's Sponsors Products.. 
Mixing the sponsor's products with Robin's Nest Papers, stones and letters I 
created this Wedding Page.

What a fabulous mix of products to create this layout. 
The background and matted photo is Glittered Cardstock.
The accent paper behind the clustered accents is Vellum Silver Swirls.
In the closeups below I'll share some of the details.

This clustered section has Gina's Design Doily's, Ornamental Birdcages and Stack Up Elements
along with Reddy Creative Cards Starform Stickers and the 3D Stanzbogan Die Cut.
Amid the hearts are Clear Diamond Dew Drops.

This closeup shows the birdcage, Glitter Letters and Starform stickers 
and you can see the doodled stitches.

These last 2 close ups show the details of the Reddy Creative Card 3D Stanzbogen Die Cuts... amazing and beautiful layers and details.

Thanks for stopping by today.. be sure to visit daily as everyone shares amazing projects with amazing products... and our monthly sponsor has added products to accent any creation.
Be sure to visit the store as the Winter Collection Russia  is 20% off for the month.

Hope your enjoying a festive and wonderful Holiday Season.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

SWAT #22 -Sketch and a Santa

SWAT #22 Challenge is to use the sketch below and there must be a santa of any kind on the page.
I used a Santa tag on the page above.


Monday, December 16, 2013


Be sure to check out the details! Submit your work & you could be published!

The deadline for submissions to our February 1st Issue is January 10, 2014.
Previously published work will not be accepted (print or digital).  You may however, submit work that has previously appeared in online galleries or blogs.  All work submitted must be no older than 60 days.



Let's Get Sketchy

Good morning.. today's sketch at Let's Get Sketchy is by Me.. I really am loving creating fun colourful sketches and love to see what it inspires crafters to make.
I used this to create another dance page. The album is almost done and can give it to the mom by xmas to enjoy.

I had fun with black, white and grey tones... lots of layers, fun Kreaxions punched border, washi tape and felt flowers with a butterfly accent. Added a touch of bling, a wood title and some rubons. 
Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT had to reveal .. 
and play along for the monthly prize too.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stuck Sketches GDT, Just Imagine Crafts

I am excited to be a GDT at Stuck Sketches today. I am honoured to play along with the fabulous 
sketch by Laura and also the other element was to add a tree. I love making origami xmas trees 
and below is the youtube video for the tutorial on how to make the tree on this page.
 ( used Robin's Nest Dew Drops to decorate the tree)

Laura makes fabulous sketches.. be sure to check out the blog and play along too.. great monthly prizes too.

Also the cute fun 3D star comes with  great instructions from my dear friend
Linda Harvey as per below.

and here are my stars I made using her great instructions.

I then used Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Punch #920  to add some fun borders to my page to celebrate family and Christmas for our DT Reveal today.

Thanks for visiting today.. Hope your enjoying the Holiday season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

OMG this is amazing.. had to share.. be sure to listen

This is so cool.. must listen to it .. then share.. 
puts you in a great mood for the season.
Happy Holidays to all.