Thursday, July 31, 2014

Winter Fun

I'm so happy with how this turned out and it will be perfect for the post too seeing I've left it flat just used lots of glittery embellishments and all that sparkles.
Snowmen like to build themselves new friends too.
Challenges - High Hopes - Christmas in July
DL. Art - Christmas In July
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Sweet Stamps - Christmas Greenery
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas Linky Party


Recipe - Stamps High Hopes,Studio G. Dies - Sizzix,Quickutz. Embossing Powder - Wow 
Pixie Stick Glitter. Markers -Spectrum,Faber Castel,Prismacolor. Papers MME.

Thanks for popping in
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WOYWW

WOYWW time pop into Julia's and check out everyone Else's space you'll see from tidy to messy to everything new stash how to organize in small to HUGE spaces.

My Space is a spare room which I'm loving it's not really exciting but I like it and it's a work in progress, constantly in progress.  I'm still not done and I love to have things easy to reach but tucked away neat and matchy matchy which means I shouldn't be crafting lol so many different things and they all take up space and they come in so many awkward sizes. I've started stripping the door that will be chopped into two panels that will be my desk base so exciting but SLOW to do.

So here's my space this week ... WARNING there is some sort Christmas always about our right now are some of my fave studio G Christmas stamps I love that they are small and work well with little cards these are just the sentiments only I have a few other pages of Christmas seeing I make the most of them.  

So I've pulled out to show off my whole space seeing that I'm hoping to work more on the desk base and change it around. Plus to prove I'm not always super neat lol. Below I have my boxes filled with ribbons, tapes, glues & glitter glues, Binders Stamps & Sticker embellishments. 
On the floor my 12 by 12 in a wooden box and also a paint box with a little chandelier I picked up at an antique fair for an amazing price. 

With this door being two new sides I've been removing the paint off it and then sand it down to clean it all up I'll eventually seal it up not sure if I want a clear coat or a little darker stain to this lovely old oak door. 
So this is what I've been up to check out everyone else's space at Julia's 
and have a wonderful day 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Card Topper

This week was a challenge for me seeing I don't normally use a lot of gold in anything but I did make it work with what I do own the paper is is an vintage fabric sheet I've had for years and Yah to embossing powders they just helped me along so much. You can win some Sassy Studios digis this week at Incy Wincy come on by and play along using White on White with Gold
**This topper is For Sale too email if you want this**

Challenges - Incy Wincy - White on White with Gold 8/4
Crafting from the Heart - Anything 8/4
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes 8/2
Pile it On - Embossing 8/3
That Craft Place - Anything 8/3
Crafty Catz - Anything
4 Krafty Girlz- Anything
Crafty Ribbons - Anything + Ribbon
Wonderful Wed - Anything

Digi Sassy Studio - Sentiment Mark's Finest. Dies - Quickutz.
Embossing - Stampin UP Gold, Frantage
Markers - Shinhan
Everything else from stash

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gift Card

 Just a cute little Just for you card, this is just the perfect size for a gift. I used a MFT Sketch to create this up I hand cut the little banners seeing they are so easy to create 
Challenges - MFT Sketch (below)
Docelela Creations- Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Polka Dots


Stamps MFT Image and Sentiment
Papers Recollections, K&Co
Inks Studio G
Dies QuickCutz
Markers - Faber Castel, Shinhan

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Building a Friend

How cute is this guy from High Hopes he's building himself a friend.
I just love snowmen they are so much fun even making them but as a kid you always struggled with those super big snowballs to make a snowman.
This is a bright card for someones mantel at Christmas :)
 Even did the Inside
Challenges
High Hopes - Green,Blue, White/Cream 7/29
Ghaph'it - Christmas Colours 8/8
Southern Girls - Christmas is a Coming 8/1
Delightful Challenges - Ribbon 7/30
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes 8/1
Sparkles Forum Creating a Scene 7/30
Recipe
Stamps - High Hopes "Making Friends" , Whimsy & Studio G Sentiments.
Inks - Versafine,Tim Holtz,Studio G. Die - Whimsy
Markers - Faber Castel,Specturm,ShinHan.
Papers - S.E.I, Basic Grey,MME
Brads Making Memories
Everything else from Stash

Thanks for stopping in 
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crackled Ornament

Well I thought I would try making a Cracked Ornament with my stamp from SOME ODD GIRL even have a monthly link up to show off their stamps too.
 I have a few for my own tree at home, I love them but I did learn a few things about crackle effect  on a card.  I made a red ornament (matching her hair) then used the crackle on top let it dry came back to a neon Bright orange ornament and so I went over it all over again with a red marker to remake it red which it did but it's a bright red instead of dark. Now I'm, happy with how it turned out. Next time I'll guess I'll try sealing in the colours first.
Challenges
City Crafter - Christmas in July 7/28
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Christmas in July 7/29
Holly Jolly Christmas - Deck the Halls 7/29
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas in July 7/30
Papertake Weekly - Jolly Holiday 7/29
CHCCE - Anything Xmas 8/1
CHPP - Pattern Paper 8/1
Kreativeinkauf - Holiday


Stamp -Some Odd Girl,Recollections.
Dies - Spellbinder,Whimsy
Punch EK Success.
Inks - Shinhan
Crackle Clear Paint.
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WOYWW

So Here's my space this week I'd like to say I've been as productive as last week but I've been doing a lot of dusting around here we are on the last of demo and that dust gets everywhere I mop the floors everyday just to keep it somewhat under control. It kind of helps we are both excited that we might get the cleaning under control where sweeping and dusting isn't hourly sometimes. 
Rant over here's my desk
DAMMIT CAT MOVE YOUR BUTT !!!
This was on Monday when I wasn't giving him enough attention I guess I walked in the room and watched him look at me and then climb right up on the desk and Plop his butt right down on the mat. 
Here's my space today  - Working on a card just because and the bright red Happy Mail going to my lucky winner !! Below 
WINNER
Last Week I offered up a little Candy the Answer of what I'm addicted to is brads !!!
Kay got it right so I'll be popping that in the card full of brads in the post to her.
Congrats and don't worry if you didn't win I'm sure I'll be doing another one really soon I just have to get some stuff together


 Happy Belated Birthday Mail !!
This is on my floor Kay also sent me a couple feathers but while I was trying to take the picture someone could smell them and was trying to go through the stash to grab what he thought was surely his toy and not mine lol (Saved and Stashed away)
She also included a fantastic book which I can't wait to read once I have a little more time :)
and The card she took the picture herself it is so pretty the way the light casts down on St. Francis -Saint of Animals. Which soon our 3 squirrels will be moved into the outside box which will be attached to a tree so they can make a go on their own.

I'll pop around to as many peeps as I can 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simple Birthday Wishes


This week at Incy Wincy we have a sketch for you and you can win some Digis from Heather Ellis you might notice her digis are also in stamps too sold from My Favorite Stamps.
So here is my take on our sketch and I always never use them but they sure do make it easier to create so I hope you'll be joining us this week.
Happy Birthday to my friends Samantha too HUGGS !!!

Challenges
Incy Wincy - Sketch  (Below)
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Creative Corner - Love of ribbon 7/25
Sister Act - Anything
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Pink

Recipe - Stamp Heather Ellis - MFT,Martha Stewart,Popcorn the Bear,Friskars
Papers - Recollections. Dies - Spellbinders
Clear embossing on the tag.
Punch MS (cut into Banner)
Markers - ShinHan, Derwent Water Colours 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Thank you card

Here's a little thank you card one of the ladies that go to my gym, She is just so sweet.
I even made a box envelope for it I hope she likes the card.
Challenges - DL Art - Thank you 7/22
Fairy Tale - Use a Digital Stamp
Fussy and Fancy - All about the girls 8/1
Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey,MME,K& Co
Flowers Wild Orchid, Wiltons Stamens,
Sizzix Die Cuts. MS Punch.
CTMH Stamp
Lacy sunshine - Digi
Recollections Ribbon. 
Inks - Tim Holtz,Studio G.
Markers - Shinhan,Specturm

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Inspired by Time

There are times when you just want to create something to inspire you and this is what I did just played around WOW's Challenge this month was to create something with Time and it made me use some stamps I've had for a while and never got around to playing with such a shame they need to be played with more. I've also used a lot of die cuts and embossing and Metal Findings. The Clocks turned out amazing I stamped the brown one in brown but found it a little faded so I went over it lightly in places with a fine black,brown,gold and white markers to make it stand out more uses inks to age it Afterwords I embossed it and made all the colours vibrant and now this is hanging in my space on my little wall to inspire me. 
Challenges
WOW - Embossing + Time 8/1
A Vintage Journey - Dies and Distressing 7/25
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything 7/24
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything 7/23
A girl who Crafts - Anything 8/1
Paper Wings - Embossing 8/1
Recipe 
Stamps Hero Arts. Embossing - Wow Verdigris and Stampin up Clear.
Inks - Memento,Versafine.Tim Holtz
Die - Quickutz
Brads - Making Memories,Recollections.
Everything else from stash and some of it is super old to.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WOYWW + Little candy

Check out everyone's spaces at WOYWW 
Here is my space this week, I've been busy one of the girls I work with bought a couple sweaters and thought they looked nice when she bought them, but she was wrong so she gave them to me thinking I might like em well I didn't. I don't know who they would have looked good on so I re-purposed them into PURSES they have a faux suede lining inside and I just have to make straps for them both I'm so loving the green one.
I've also been trying to make my space a little more neater and organized so my stash isn't the 1st thing you see so it is still a work in progress. I'm hoping to find something vintage with drawers in it. 
Close up of the purses the same type of sweater but slightly different sewing to each and different embellishment. I need to find some vintage big buttons so I can make some more. Finding them is going to take a while :)
Close up of the purses and my new cloud embossing folder on the left so much fun that will be.
To make my space more uniformed I've redone my little boxes all over to match together
 Made all new labels and they have little numbers stamped on them they hold all of my paper flowers and assorted embellishments inks and Washi tapes. My sister sent me a bunch of washi for my birthday and they will be used up I even made my 1st ever washi tape card I love the way it looks and it was so quick to make.
 This is my washi tape card with some ever so sweet butterfly embellishments from Carole they worked perfectly and she made them so colourful that all I had to do was attach them and make up the little tag thank you on it. Well let's thank someone who follows my blog inside is a surprise of my fave embellishments ... it's something I love and have to stop myself from getting more. Can you guess what I'm talking about??
Please follow along and  leave a little comment and your in also if you can post a link on your side bar that would be great but not a requirement.  I'll pick a winner next week on Wed. 
Thanks for popping in and I'll visit as many desks as I can
hugs Nikki 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Who Knew Fairy Dust was TOXIC !!!

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by The Stamping Chef and we want to see all your STRINGS & THINGS (ribbon, thread, string, fibre, etc.)   How funny is this fairy she just made me smile when I saw here so I made up a peek a boo card so it's a little on the funny side
Inside
Challenges Incy Wincy Strings and things
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything
Pumpkin Spice - Anything\
Top Tip Tues - Magical
Divas by Design - Things with Wings
Moving along with the Times - Girls just wanna have fun

Recipe 
Digi - Stamping Chef. Paper from Stash. Ribbon May Arts. Fiber from stash
Dies- Stampin Up. Ink Studio G. Markers Spectrum, Sakura Gel Pen
Bling From stash

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sledding James

Here's James Again he's so cute I always make a bunch with him for Christmas so easy to colour up
and I altered the background by adding some more stamps and embossed some snowflakes to give it more of an Xmas feeling and to make it work better together with the other papers plus if I'm running low on Xmas papers I just alter them to become Christmas papers

Inky Chicks  - Christmas in July 11/21
Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July 11/31
Graphit - Christmas Colours 11/25
Winter Wonderland - 3 of 3 - Snowflakes 11/18
Jingle Belles Rock - SOS - Ribbon,Papers,Snowflakes are 4 years old OMG 11/16
Shopping our Stash - SOS - Ribbon,Papers,Snowflakes are 4 years old OMG 11/16
CHNC - Make your Mark 11/12

Recipe Stamps LOTV,Whimsy,Artistic Stampers,Recollections
Dies Spellbinder, Whimsy
Embossing Wow, Hero arts
Markers - ShinHan
Inks Memento, Versafine, Tim Holtz
Buttons from Stash
Papers MME & Basic Grey

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WOYWW

It's WOYWW time and here's desk and today I got home today to some happy mail a little package of Die cuts from Carole that I'll be putting to good use I own none of these so it will be so sweet to play with some new ones. A new High Hopes stamp I won from a challenge ... it's a snowman so xmas cards will be made :P a new LOTV stamp and one more WOYWW5  ATC from Kyla she made 17 of them WOW!!! 
Here's a close up of Kyla's ATC love her sewing on it :) and the butterfly has a great shine to it.
So what's on your desk looking like this week 
and share it over at Julia's and have fun desk hopping 
hugs Nikki
I'll be better this week for comments last week got away from me and 
became super busy with all this stuff at home ahh life takes us all away from blogland :) 

Project Life - all about the Aliens

I was lucky to have won last week at High Hopes and was asked to be a Guest Designer so the challenge they have this week is Anything Goes so off I went to snag some of my High hopes stamps to figure out who will be the lucky one featured this week and I've created 4 little Project life cards and using some of Dustin Pikes "Space Alien set" from High Hopes  How much fun is this set I didn't use the whole set but did have fun using what I did. 
Click on each image for a close up
 
Challenges - High Hopes - Anything Goes GD 8/14
AAA Cards - CAS + WaterColours 7/11
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing or Flocking
Crafty Catz - Star or Stripes or Both
Graph'it Anything Goes with a Marker 7/11\
Clarity Stamp - Anything 

Recipe - High Hopes -Space alien Set,
Markers - Shinhan,Spectrum,Prismacolor.
Watercolour Paints with sheen to them
Recollections Mini Star Brads
Embossing - Wow Blue Lagoon , Stampin up Clear
Sakura Gel Pen for Highlights
Thanks for popping in 
hugs Nikki