Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Just wondering do other cat owners have the same problem as me.
 I try to keep space on my desk, so I can work and create until this happens 
Yep ONE FAT CAT looking for attention and willing to get in the way to do it!!
This happened to me last week as I was working on some Christmas Cards
He just takes over and the next thing I know I have a little 6 inch space to work in 
ARR if you weren't so cute lol !!

So here is my space today and I have some new Goodies to show off this week too
So you can see my stash of xmas cards to the left and I'm still making more I think I'll run out and I'm starting to fill some out so they can make it out early in the post to every one on my list On the Right there's my happy mail from Kay it's a tad late but it's so amazing !!
So here's what Kay Sent me a beautiful pullover scarf and some lovely pictures she took and turned them into cards my fave one is the wood door frame but they are all wonderful works of art :)
She did send me a wooden "N" but It found a place on my window ledge in my bedroom 
 Next I've taken out my LOTV stamps and started stamping some out
,that and my printer is almost out of Ink everything prints out in a light grey.
and also some new CC dies I was lucky to have won from their blog hop in oct
 so I've just started playing with them 
and I'm in the middle of making a purple and black Christmas cards who needs just red and green ones. Lots of non traditional colours and I found some Christmas papers I forgot I owned 
funny how I only store them in 2 places 6 by 6 and 12 by 12  ... Must look through the WHOLE pile lol.
I also wanted to share this thank you from one of my giveaway's from Tinka
A Fabulous thank you card with some handmade crochet hearts and flowers for me to play with 
and seeing I don't crochet this is so fantastic to have to be able to play with 
I know I was taught when I was small but I don't remember how anymore perhaps one day I'll try it again but that won't be for a while ... so many things to try not enough time in the day

So here's my space at the moment 
thanks for popping in 
I'll try and visit as many peeps as I can 
hugs Nikki 

Also if anyone wants to swap a Christmas card with me let me know and if I have some to swap I'd be happy to :)

Super tall Snowman

This week at Incy Wincy we have a Tic Tac Toe Board for you all to play along with and our sponsor is Doodle pantry I didn't use a sponsor Image this time around instead I used an Image from Limited Runs  He's a new Image to play with and I love snowmen to colour
The Row I used was - Embossing (Wet or Dry) Free and For a Man
Or I guess it also works for this row too- Distress Free and Kraft Paper

Challenges - Incy Wincy  - Tic Tac Toe (Below)
My time to craft -let it snow
Craft Catz - shades of blue
Graph it Christmas
QKR Stampede - Snowmen
Wags n Whispers Embossing
Craft for the Craic  something glittery
Creataticious Challenge - Merry Christmas
Petal Lu - AG 12/15

Recipe - Image - Limited Runs, Stamp Studio G. Papers - Basic Grey, Ribbon Micheals.
Punch - Stampin Up, Ink - Ranger. Markers - Shinhan. Chalk background Embossing -Frantage

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Friday, November 20, 2015

Perfect Tree Topper

Still playing with my new markers from Promarker,  I played around with shading on the bulb and ball to see how soft I could get them blended, it didn't turn out too bad I did use the blender pen once to push the ink away in the center for the refection. I put the darkest colour down then went over it quickly with some lighter greens to have the inks run together without a sharp line. I add in a  highlight with a gel pen on them 

Challenges - I Love Promarkers - Traditional Christmas
Alphabet Challenge -Tis the Season
Addicted to Stamps and More - AG
Creative Moments - AG
Simon Says - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas
Whimsy - AG -Holidays
Rudolph days challenge - Christmas
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

What to do with a Green Christmas

Yesterday my new Promarkers showed up and I had to play with them they are a lovely set of Greens
well I made a Christmas/Fir Tree (tut here for it) for the background and then a little bush and Grass. Then Realized it looked more like a spring time so how to fix it up well then Embossing powder to the rescue

Before embossing powder not so seasonal 
now if it was spring time this would be perfect
After Embossing now it's Winter for sure
Used 2 types Wow - Bright White and Verdigris
after seeing it was too white lol
Little Merry Christmas on the card and Viola it's done 

I Love Promarkers - Traditional Christmas 11/26
WOW - Anything Goes +Embossing 12/1
LawnScaping - Use something Old (Paper and Embossing Powders,Stamps) 11/26

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Little Mini Snowman

Less can be more sometimes I find and with this little snowman and this sweet looking ribbon from Debra which wanted to be used all up 1st Love the Red in it so Christmasy so I used Mini Snowman from Limited Runs

Craft Rocket - Add a Sentiment
Wow AG + Embossing

Simon Says - Christmas (2)
Scrap and Craft - Christmas 
Southern Girls - Pattern Paper

Whimsy Inspiration - AG holiday
A Snowflakes Promise - AG with Winter/Christmas
Marker Pop - Christmas (Shinhan Markers)

Digi - Limited Runs
Stamp - Inkadinkadoo
Embossing - Wow Super fine Clear
Brad -Recollections
Ribbon - Fairy my world
Inks - Versafine and Tim Holtz
Papers - K n Co, MME
Charm from Stash
Coloured with Shinhan Markers and Pencil crayons

Off to try and make some more Christmas cards
and thanks for stopping in 
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Shark Christmas Card

Now this isn't your normal Christmas card and it took a while to figure out how to use this image but I think it worked out in the end and all the embossing powders really pulled it together I've used 3 different ones on this card just to get it feeling right. Used 2 different Wow - Opaque White Bright and  White Pearl also used a little aged Silver from Stampendous  to pull in the metal pom pom ribbon.
Close up 
Challenges - Wow - AG +Embossing

Crafty gals Corner - Use Scraps 
Paper Shelter - Use White,blue,Silver Grey
Simon Says - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - AG With Winter/Christmas Theme

Papertake Weekly - Let it Snow
Unicorn - Christmas is Coming

Recipe - 
Digi - Dustin Pike 
Stamps - Studio G, Recollections
Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey
Dies - Sizzix 
Markers Shinhan, Prismacolour
Inks - Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp
Brads Basic Grey

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Happy WOYWW well today I find my space a mess stamps are out in the middle of making another Christmas card with a shark none the less, lol so you'll see I received some Happy Mail from Debra I've already started to go through the ribbons and roll them up to fit in my box . Now I have a huge itch to tidy this place up now that I've showed it off lol
You'll notice I have a huge cuppa mocha coffee which is cold now will nuke it soon 
So here's my space this week and I do have my tree up and 
we don't have room for a star and he didn't want any garland on it next year there will be something but I thought why not he did have to cut it down a 4 inches to fit and bring it up the stairs it's so nice to have a tree up it's been 3 years since we could. Yep it's the only thing in this room lol we still have to pick out some furniture and are having a hard time deciding on anything for any space.
So that is how I spent most of my time last week getting the house all set for Christmas 
That's not a present under the tree either it's a Card keepsake box that I have tucked under all set to enjoy. So if you wanna swap me a Christmas Card I'd be happy to I can do a few for sure. 

hugs Nikki 

Santa's Furry Helper

I've been making a lot of flat christmas cards lately so I'll have lots of choices to pop into the post
here's one using Limited Runs Christmas Guinea Pig isn't he so cute

A Snowflakes Promise - AG with Christmas/Winter
Crafty Sentimental Designs - AG
Inky Chicks - Silent Night - How much more silent is a guinea pig lol + musical paper
Unicorn - Christmas is coming
Lawnscaping Use something old .... this Ribbon is over 10 years old I had a HUGE roll & Papers from last year at least

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 16, 2015


Here's a card using A Random Fan I've used Snowman and Company I wanted to keep this a little clean and simple and I like how it turned out the trees on the other hand took a while to dry seeing I painted over them to give that snowy effect. So I ment to post this earlier but missed it so here it is now :)

Eureka - AG
Marker Pop - Christmas  (Shinhan Markers)
Come and Get it - Winter Holiday.
The Ribbon Girls - Use any Image

thanks for looking
hugs  Nikki

Sunday, November 15, 2015

There be Critters around !!

We have two Sponsors this week at Incy Wincy ,  Fabrika Fantasy and Milk n Coffee
I'm using a Fabrika Image here and to make it a Really quick card this is a pre-coloured image just fussy cut it out and poof a quick and easy Christmas Card.
Challenges Incy Wincy - Critters Small and Large
CCAYR - Trees
Cutie Pie - Simply Cute and Christmas
Craft - Christmas
Art Imrpession - Be Merry
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas Tree

Digi - Fabrika Fantasy
Washi - Recollections
Die - Quickutz,Spellbinders
Stamp Studio G
Ribbon from Stash

My Second Card today is one using a Milk N Coffee Digi
this little Reighdeer boy is so cute and I ended up making a shaker card
using him and fussy Cut him out too 

Challenges - Incy Wincy - Critters Small and Large 11/22
Wow - Anything Goes 12/1
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Stars 12/1
ABC Christmas - W - Wild Thing
Scrap & Craft Thurs  Vintage looking
Aud's Sentiment - Embossing , Digi, Die Cut

Digi - Milk N Coffee
Papers - Recollections
Embossing - Stampendous,Ranger.
Markers Shinhan,Spectrum,
Dies - Sizzix,Spellbinders
Die Cut - Micheals

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Making some a New Friend

I love making Christmas Cards with snowmen they just work wonderfully for everyone and any age
so here's one using a High Hopes stamps isn't he so cute He's building a friend.

High Hopes - Nov - Christmas or Winter
Whimsy Inspires - Fall Colours or Christmas

Stamps - High Hopes,Quickfire & Basic Grey(background),Studio G(sentiment)
Papers - recollections. Ribbon May Arts. Brad Basic Grey
Inks Tim Holtz,Heidi Swapp.
Markes - Shinhan,PrismaColour,Sharpie,Sakura Gel
Pencils - Crayola

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

For the birds

This week our sponsor is Bugaboo and I've used the image Snow Friends  ,seeing this is a daily winter routine for me I feed the birds,
Every day which also includes the squirrels , this is a Winter Activity for me lol

Challenges - Incy Wincy  - Winter Activities
Cutie Pie - CAS + Cute + Christmas

ABC - U = Unlimited 

Card and Scrap - Christmas

CHCCE - Christmas

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki


Happy WOYWW everyone !!!

Last week I was asked to take a picture of my desk with my lamp on so here it is 
Took this last week
So This Christmas stuff has been taking up my time all of last week sorting through it all 
seeing I haven't opened these boxes in 3 years now. There are more of them but these where just close and slightly open to show where my time has been spent on 
Hanging garlands, Making a Wreath, Starting to put the lights on our tree to only realize I still need to buy more. Will take a picture when it's all done for you all 
Which = a Tidy desk again lol
Hammer so I could put nails in some of the top of our trims to hang the garlands :)
So just a quick post and I have a Digi Freebie Here for everyone if they would like it 
Have a wonderful day 
hugs Nikki 
I'll try to visit everyone as soon as I can :)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Little Snowman

Here's A little Christmas Card I just finished up as I look at the Christmas Countdown there is only 48 days left YIKES This is the 1st year I can decorate our house which is so exciting. I don't know what will work or where everything will go but it will be fun to find out ... I think it's a great reason to buy more decorations but I'm pretty sure the DH is like NOOOOOoo you have so much already lol
Looks like a lot but all those glass decorations take up so much room with there own little boxes and stuff.

A Snowflakes Promise - Winter or Christmas Theme
Retarte  - AG
Try it Tues  - Lots of Layers

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Santa's having a ROUGH day !!

How much fun is this santa he's soooo not impressed with the dog lol
So I'm still creating Xmas papers with Non Xmas Papers that's what all my little Mini 
Christmas stamps are for at least this way they get inked up. The Ribbon has some washi tape across the middle to add in more red and I had to add in a little extra glue just to keep it stuck right

Snowflakes Promise -ATG Christmas
City Crafter -Getting Ready for Christmas
Retarte - AG
Craft your Passion - AG
ABC - U for Unlimited
Card and Scrap = Christmas
Petal Lu - AG

Digi - Stitchy Bear Outlet, Stampin Up Punch. Ribbon May Arts, Washi K n Co.
Stamp Studio G

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki