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Nichola Battilana
Brighton, Ontario
Maker of messes inspired by faeries, starry skies, nonsense, and other nice things.
Interests: Crafting, paper, glue, glitter, stars, moons, dusty old stuff, fairy tales, nice people
Recent Activity
DAY 6 DIY Holiday Hop ~ Canvas Corp brands We are so excited to be creating Christmas "DO IT YOURSELF" handmade projects! We will be creating with burlap, canvas, paint, flowers, embellishments and more from... Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and Petaloo We have sent both design teams lots of fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Petaloo
Denise Sullivan, I'm going to try to do one over the next week or so ;)
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2015 on Petaloo Flower Cart with Authentique at Petaloo
Hooray ... It's DAY 3 of our Blog HOP with Authentique for FALL Inspiration Week! We will be creating "FALL inspired" projects with the "NESTLED" Collection from Authentique and NEW Fall flowers, leaves & berries from Petaloo! PLUS... PRIZES ... 3 WINNERS !!!! What's in the prize? Authentique paper, stickers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Petaloo
I love fall. Seriously smitten with it. The colours, the smells... don't even get me started on the tastes! Fall is just around the corner and I've created these cute autumnal themed tags to herald it's arrival. Tags are pretty dang handy to have around as an alternative for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Petaloo
I have loads of fresh photographs from our misadventure camping trip last week and I'm celebrating our "Summer Fun" with Petaloo by creating this altered canvas. I'm not really a scrapper, but I wanted to celebrate the memeories from our misadventures in camping so this altered canvas was an ideal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Petaloo
I found some simple wooden crown cut outs at Michaels. They have a little stick to hold the crown shape above your head during photographs or when meeting crown worthy dignitaries all the while preventing unsightly 'crown head' hair. I thought the shapes were cute and a great kids project.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Petaloo
Although I've been married for an age, I believe the worries of time and money probably still plague brides-to-be today. I thought this project may be too simple but quickly realized that might be exactly what someone needs, an oh so simple favour that can be done in a pinch.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Petaloo
We are excited to announce... it's DAY ONE of our DADS & GRADS WEEK with Marion Smith! This entire week we will be creating Dads & Grads projects with the beautiful "Gypsy Junque"papers from Marion Smith & "Botanica" flowers from Petaloo! There will be lots of ideas like: CARDS, HOME... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Petaloo
In our household we celebrate simply. A small token gift, maybe dinner out, or a trip to the movies is standard gift fare. Just because our gifts are small and sentimental rather than large or elaborate doesn't mean that we can't gussy up the presents! This year for Fathers Day... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Petaloo
I am totally and absolutely superstitious. 100%. Every entrance of our home has a horseshoe hanging above it. Let's blame my Irish roots. Needless to see I was wholeheartedly on board to play with Authentique's "Lucky" collection. Having an extra horse shoe (or two... or more...) hiding in my stash... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY FOUR of our Halloween Blog Hop with Coredinations and Xyron! All this week our three design teams will be creating Halloween projects with: cardstock by CORE'DINATIONS adhesives by XYRON flowers and trims by PETALOO In addition to giving you Halloween inspiration...we will be picking WINNERS for PRIZES... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Petaloo
Although I do enjoy making cards, I don't do it often. When I saw the Spirited Card Making Stack from Authentique in my design team package however, I had an overwhelming urge to make a few spooky greetings. Using the Authentique Spirited papers "circles & scallops", "stamp blocks", "components", and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Petaloo
Autumn has arrived. The leaves are just starting to turn, the evenings are getting cooler, and while these things may turn the thoughts of many to sweaters and apple cider... my mind races with witches and pumpkins! Halloween is a big deal in my household. I gladly jump at any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Petaloo
My kiddo is going back to school which means that once again my fridge will become the household bulleten board. It's where every scrap of work with a good grade will be displayed. It's also where important scraps of paper will be lost admid the jumble. So I've decided that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY TWO ... "Back to School" Blog Hop It's August and "Back to School" is here! Whether you have a child in Kindergarden or a young adult going away to college ... we have inspiration for all ages! All you will need is some colorful cardstock from Coredinations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY 4 DADS & GRADS WEEK with Quick Quotes!! Today, our two Design Teams will be featuring "Calypso" and "Serendipity"paper collections from Quick Quotes along with the Burlap & Textured flower collections from Petaloo!! PRIZES ... FIVE WAYS TO WIN!! FOUR ... 12 pc PRIZE PACKS to give... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY FOUR of our "It's Your Birthday" Week!! Our Design Team will be featuring the NEW "Sugar Shoppe" paper collection from Doodlebug Designs and the Botanica & Darjeeling flower collections from Petaloo!! PRIZES ... FOUR WAYS TO WIN 1. Leave us a message HERE on the Petaloo Blog... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY FIVE of our Blog Hop with Authentique... Our two Design Teams will be featuring the NEW "Anchored" paper collection from AUTHENTIQUE and the Botanica & Darjeeling flower collections from Petaloo!! FOUR WAYS TO WIN... 1. Leave us a message on the Petaloo Blog scroll down 2. Leave... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Petaloo
I have a rather large stash of old teacups and saucers in my studio. Within that stash there are many mismatched pieces and the saucers out-number the dainty cups. You'll often find very pretty lonely saucers quite inexepensively at thrift shops. Their cups long lost because of chips and broken... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY THREE of our Blog Hop & Giveaway with Marion Smith designs! We are so excited to be featuring Marion's new Motley paper collection & Never Grow Up paper collections along with our NEW Spring Botanica flowers!! Would you like to win some of the Marion's paper or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Petaloo
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