If you see any of my creations and would like one made or if I still have it in my stock. I'd be happy to sell it and am available for commission anytime. My Email is in the sidebar.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Painted Princess

Just in the mood to make up an anytime card. I loved the idea of colouring her hair Blue!!! and the paint looks
she's dripping the colour on to the flower I've hand sewn the little butterfly on to the ribbon. The Flower is many layers of individual Paper Flowers then sprayed with a antique wash to darken them all up.
Satuated Canary - Picture InspirationBasic Grey - AnythingCraftymess -sparkle/blingLittleMiss Muffet - AnythinSimply Create - AnythinSimon Says - Anything
Digi - Satuated Canary,Stamp Clear Dollar Papers - Tim Holtz, Basic Grey,Magnolia, Flower Recolllections Ribbon May Arts, Brad American Crafts, Dit Cuts - Spellbinders,Quickutz. Touch Markers, Bling from stash, Antique Stain on Flower to colour it. Sakura Gel Markers.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thank you Fairy

I love this little fairy she's just so much fun to colour up
and now that Christmas is done I know Thank you cards are in order for
those sweet people who are just so giving thru the holidays
Craftymess - Sparkle or Bling top 3Drunken Stampers - All that GlittersStamp your Life - Anything GoeJellyPark - Old/New - Papers Old, Charm&Glitter Glue NeSimon Says - Anything GoesCrafty Sentiments - All that Glitters
Stamp - Whimsy,Studio G. Stampin up Punch,Basic Grey Lace Paper Ribbon.
Paper K&co,My Minds Eye, Touch Markers, Glitter Glue,Tim Holtz Inks, Bling and Charm from stash.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Altered Sketchbook

So here is the Top of a Sketch Book I've altered for my niece for Christmas she is a drawing monster and burns thru sketch pads like crazy so I've been told so here's one all decorated with her in mind and yes she loves to wear dresses the more fancy the better.
Challenges -Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me - Winter Wonderland 1/15
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Recipe - Digi unknown  Papers Basic Grey and Basic Grey Die Cut Clouds
the sentiment is from Autentique. Coloured with Touch Markers and Sakura Gel Marker
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Elves they get into such troubles

I love these 2 little guys from Make it Crafty aren't they just to cute and they love to get the best of each other just check out the rest of the line So are you NAUGHTY OR NICE this year???
Creative Inspirations Paint - Merry ChristmasDream Valley - ChristmasQuirky Crafts- last min ChristmaThe Squirrel and the Fox - ChristmasCrafty Hazelnuts - Anything ChristmasCard Crafters Circle - ChristmasCard Making Mama's - Happy HolidaysCraft us Crazy - Merry ChristmasMilk Coffee - Christmas/WinterSarah Hurley - Christmas
Recipe - Stamp - Make it Crafty, Studio G. Inks Versa Fine, Studio G
Papers - Recollections,Tim Holtz.
Die Cuts - Sizzix, Quickutz.
Ribbon from Micheals
Glittler Glue and Pearls from Stash
Coloured with touch Markers,Sakura Gel Pen
And one of my fave pictures for xmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bright Blue Skies !!!

Sometimes you need a break from Xmas Cards to make something bright and bold for
a birthday so here's what I've done and this is outside the box for me but I'm really liking how this turned out

Basic Grey - Anything BG Goes
Hiding in my craft Room - Anything but Christmas
Speedy and Friends - Sun and Clouds
Stamp your Life - Anything Goes
Papers - Basic Grey, Die Cut Papers/Acetate Balloon Basic Grey, Dies-Quickutz. Recollections Brads, Acetate Flower K & Co. Stamp Whiff of Joy. Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, December 21, 2012

Around the North Pole

It's Christmas and here's a 5 by 5 Card I've made up Seeing I love to colour so many images. I should see if I can use em all up ... a new challenge for me .... seeing I'm still colouring more ... nope not learning and I see no end lol
Matching Tag
Craft us Crazy - Merry ChristmasForever Friends - Christmas CardsMilk Coffee - Christmas/Wintery ABC Christmas - Fave Die - SNOWFLAKE!!!Freshly Brewed - ChristmasInky Impressions - Sparkle  Simon Says - ChristmasEmerald Faeries - Christmas
Craft Room - Make a Tag
Recipe - Digi - Mel Jen  , Stamp Studio G, Papers-Bo Bunny,Cardstock,The papertry.
Brad -Recollection, Ribbon Micheals & Silk Ribbon, Glitter Glue,Versafine Black, Bling, Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Well here's some things I've been in the middle of working on one is for my DT I'm on and the other is me trying to use up my stash of images I've already coloured if I keep them to long I'll just recycle them seeing I colour way more then I use and yes I'm still making Xmas cards even though I'm guessing these are for next year :). Only one pair of scissors out and that light bulb you see on the right is a pen and yes if you hit it, it will flash LOVE IT!!. I do store my ribbons by colour all removed from the rolls unless they are super thin and really long to re-roll,My mission is to use up my stash and not to buy try to not buy new stash till this is at least at the half way mark which I don't really think is realistic but I'm trying. I've been pre-warned my sister she mailed me some new stash that she's been de-stashing and collecting all year so. Who knows what will happen when Christmas arrives.  So take a peek at everyone Else's desk at Julia's and HAPPY WOYWW.
oh and i still have to do my hand deliveries too.
Hugs Nikki

Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Holidays

Here's one of my last Few Cards for this year I'll start Next years on the 26th already started lol so I've decided no sentiment on the front and made a cute scene instead
but who wouldn't love a little Christmas fairy to show up and bring you Christmas joy
You'll notice that the door is missing it's big bow it normally has this was the 1st Image I created with it and the holly was actually was being held by the fairy but she lost that hand in the fussy cutting stage.

Incy Wincy - Holly,MistletoeJingle Belles - Dec to Remember
Annette's Link up Party - New CreationAllsorts - Christmas TreeCrafty Calender - White Christmas w MetalHiding in my craft room - Go DigitalWinter Wonderland Oh Christmas TreeLittle Miss Muffet - Christmas RelatedPaper Crafting Journey - Christmas Paper Project  Oldie But a Goodie - Use Sponsors Image
Recipe - Digi's, Bugaboo,Limited Runs, Stamp-Studio G, Papers Recollections,BG,Tim Holtz.
Embossing - Stampendous,Stampin Up. Brad -BG. Ribbon Offrays, Lace from Stash. Flower Soft. Die Cut- Sizzix, K and Co. Punch MS,Stampin Up.  Pearls from Stash
Touch Markers - Door 41,94,11,56,46,33,107,21,172. Girl-135,14,11,17,59,48,137,103. Light 120,33

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays
Hugs Nikki

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ho Ho Ho

How can you ever stop making Christmas cards. I've givin out most of mine with left overs and now I'm starting on new ones !! This card is all about touchy feely soft from the velvet buttons to the super soft ribbon that Created my border I just love Blues for Christmas :)
Joanna Sheen - With Love at ChristmasPan Pastel UK - ChristmasPile it on - EmbellishmentsRRR - AnythingCupcake Craft Room - ChristmasSparkles Christmas Challenge - Button or a bow

Recipe: Digi Bugaboo, Ribbon May Arts & from stash, Brads - Stampin Up, Vintage Button, Sticker K & Co , Papers My minds Eye & Basic Grey , Touch Markers and Sukura Gel Marker.
MS Punch.
Happy Holidays
hugs Nikki

Monday, December 10, 2012


Purple and Blues for Christmas thought I'd try something I little different at least for me
and I played around with some glitter glue my sister just sent me a ton of colours to play and it's the most I've ever had at one time so time to get sparkly. So this week at Incy Wincy lets see your snowflakes. I've used Snowflake paper then handstamped a BG base paper on the card with lots of snowflakes.
 Incy Wincy - SnowflakesCome and Get it - Tags *TOP 5Pile it on - Embellishments2 Sisters - SnowflakesMy time to craft - Non Traditional Xmas ColoursStamp your life  - AnythingTotally Gorjuss - SnowSweet Stampin Christmas - Christmas
Stamps - Tickled Pink,Recollections,Studio G. Die - Whimsy. Ribbon -Smirk,
Papers - Recollections,Tim Holtz,Unknown from myscrap box.Inks- Studio G,Versafine.  Coloured with - Touch Markers - 145,136,172,83,29,185,120,BG1,171,138,GG5.
Surkura Gel Marker, Studion G Glitter Glue, Bling From Stash
thank you for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beary Red Christmas

How Cute is this Christmas Bear is just fun to colour and you'll be seeing more of him as I make more cards with him with matchin tags it seems to go with the prezzies :)  The star has been stamped Brown the I put a little sparkle around the edges then embossed it 3 times with Clear embossing now it's really shiney here it looks a little on the dark side but I love Brown and Red Christmas cards.
Challenges -
Sweet Stampin Christmas - ChristmaSimon Says Stamps - SnowflakesAnything Goes - TagsLove Rubber Stamps - AnythingHolly Jolly Christmas - Red ,Free GlitterPretty Little Ribbon - Christmas
Recipe - Stamp LOTV, Imaginisce, Recollections Brad, Sizzix - Snowflake,Tag , Touch Markers, Clear embossing , Ink- Studio G,Memento , Micheals Ribbons, Clear Sparkly Gel Pen Papers Tim Holtz
Thanks for lookin
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Well here is my Floor this week Most of the Christmas cards are already gone and given out to my friends along with all the cookies that where eaten up quickly lol. So here's my space I've got a couple things on the go and Christmas is almost done just a few cards to hand deliver to friends in the area and all finished so I'm making a shaker ornament for a tree. Also I'm starting a wedding card for a good friend who is having a winter wedding so thanks for taking a peek at my desk and pop into Julia's and check out everyone else's desks. My new stamps from Dawn it has the perfect sentiment for someone getting married or for a BD so kewl.
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Dexter N Snowman Xmas

It's all about Christmas Cards these days.So here's one of my favorite stamps to use for Xmas.
Challenges -Clear it out - Christmas, Green,Red,White (Papers & Ribbons)Everybody art - ChristmasLoves Rubber Stamps - AnythinTop Tip Tues - ChristmasPretty Little Ribbon - Christmas
Artistic Stamper - Christmas

Recipe - Stamps - Motivet "Dexter and Snowman", Studio G. Dies - Sizzix Tree, Stampin up punches(tag and Christmas ornament) Inks - Versafine,tim holtz,Studio G, Glitter Glue, Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey,K & Co. Mini Bling, Ribbon from Micheals
Touch markers used WG1,185,101,172,103,23,61,134,107

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, December 3, 2012

Brown Christmas

Non traditional Christmas cards I actually love making different colours then the normal reds and greens I love black on them too and this was just such a fun image from Saturated Canary to colour up and I've created a wood floor for her to stand on and coloured the walls beige to. I'm also not one for glitter but my sister mailed me a whole bunch of them and shhh don't tell her but this was just perfect for that little extra touch :)
Incy Wincy - Non traditional coloursJingle Belles -ChristmaCards Galore - ChristmasCupcake Craftroom - ChristmaSentimental Sunday - Non tradional coloursRibbon Girls - ChrismasColour me Creative - Non tradional coloursLittle Claires - ChristmasSpeedy Friends - Chrismas Card - No Red/GreeAnything Goes - Tags
Recipe - Digi - Saturated Canary, Stamps Studio G, Dies- Sizzix. Glitter Glue, Ribbon -Micheals. Papers - Basic Grey,Tim Holtz, Cardstock,Craft. Versafine Ink. Basic Grey Brad
Touch Markers -109,107,103,101,142,21. Surkura White gel Marker

Thanks for lookin
hugs Nikki

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Something for my door

Seeing I already own a pretty wreathe I decided to make an old fashion tissue paper one like we did in school when I was young. This one is really full of tissue paper too think it was about 14 sheets to get it to look like this and it was just put on a piece of cardboard that I cut using my larges plate and then found the middle with a lid and cut it out
The Beautiful Ribbon is from May Arts (Canvas One LOVE THIS) and the thin one is Mara-mi
Red and White Stripe. Just make sure you have time to make one of these I think it comes in close to 3-4 hours !!
Totally Papercrafts Anything Christmasy but a CardCrafty Ribbons - Use at Least 2 RibbonsCrimbo Crackers - Anything Holiday GoesDecorate to Celebrate - Holiday PartySimon Says - anything
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This is me this week
ok I'm in the mood to make some new buttons
MAKE YOUR REQUESTS ... it can't be your name just what you
hope to see !!!
Well I've been writing out my Christmas cards to get them all mailed out on Wed then I will be doing all the ones for work next. I've been doing this for years and have no plans on stopping it :) So I'm hoping I have enough for everyone on my naughty and nice list lol
You can also notice that alot has not changed from last week but it's been pushed aside I started the tags then just stopped right there humm I will figure them out soon.
So take a peak at everyone else's desk at Julia's and have a great week

I can not take any credit for the recipe I just rewrote it out :)
Plus I've made my girlfriend a fridge magnet with the Vodka Christmas Cake recipe I don't think this would survive on a counter, all I can say is my cat would kill me if I tried that with him. My sweet friend doesn't own a cat but I'm sure she will buy a bottle of vodka to try this out lol
Crazy Amigo - Gifts Creative Card Crew - Anything Try it on Tues - Christmas SparklesHooked on Crafts - ChristmaThe Crafty Pad - Add Glitter

Recipe -Paper Recollections , Quick Cutz dies, Crimson Cloud holly leaves, Jolie StockingLots of glitter glue and ink is color box, Pearls from stash
Also my Candy is ending soon So
2 winners will be picked to
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 26, 2012

Magical Christmas

This Magical Little Christmas Shack all tucked away is just adorable to look at plus this can make a great boys Christmas card too it does sparkle all over on the snow just to add that  little extra to the image. Plus who doesn't think a little cottage like this isn't romantic !!!
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Magical or Mystical
Corrosive - AnythingStamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Challenge up your life - First SnowHiding in my Craft Room - ChristmasOne Crazy Stamper - Anything
Recipe - Digi - Delicous Doodles, Stamps Studio G,Punch Stampin Up, Little Berry Pearls, Paper Basic Grey, Ribbon is from stash (backside of one of my ribbons) Versafine Ink, Touch Markers & Sukura Gel Marker

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Magic of Christmas

Yes this is the season when we are bombarded with all things Christmas and
I just love it !!!!
Artistic Stamper - AnythingSparkles Forum - ChristmaLili's Little Fairies - AnythingHiding in my Craft Room - ChristmasLittle Claire's - ChristmasKraftyHands - ChristmasPaper Creators -Christmas
Recipe - Stamps - LOTV, Micheals,Studio G, Sizzix Die, Recollections Brad
Touch Markers, Sparkly Gel Marker Clear Embossing
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
and I still have Candy on till the End of the month
join in !!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Wednesday it's time to peak at every one's desks at Julia's and lots still to do Christmas is just over a month away YIKES to that.  So here's what's on my floor this week and I'm still making tags they came with a couple quickutz that I bought on line (blank of course) and I'm slowly working out the layers to go over top of the vintage postcard ATC's they even come with slide in cases to so they will be decorated up eventually.
So out right now is my pre cut dies, New tape dispenser love this!!! My mini bag with my tags done in it and on my desk what I'm still figuring out to do.
I was inspired when I saw this book cover I want to create a bunch of cute tags too

Right now I'm

Grab your own button here if you like
there are lots more !!
have a fantastic Wed and I also have CANDY HERE
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hip to be Square

This week at Incy Wincy we want to see Square Cards and I've made a Fat Card 4 by 4in
and these are just perfect for those Bigger Boxes that we all love to stick under the tree perfect Big Tags. The Dior style Ribbon I picked up from May Arts Blog and I wanted to try it out it's so simple and quick to do.
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Hip to be Square
Joanne Sheen Cold and FrostyThe Crafty Pad - ChristmasLittle Claire's - ChristmasLet's Create and Craft - ChristmasJust Keep on Creating - Christmas is around the Corner
Recipe - Digi Stamp Fairy, Stamp Studio G, Papers Basic Grey & Papertry, Brad Basic Grey, Ribbon from my stash. Coloured with touch markers and Sukura gel Marker
Ink Versafine. Glue - Helmar's Quick Dry on Ribbon.
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Santa in a Stocking

This Card and others are for sale on ebay

 Here's a wonderful little stamp that I was lucky to win from Stamp and Create a little while ago and I couldn't help but colour him up he's tooo Cute not too!!!
Challenges -
PanPastel UK - Red and GreenPenny Black - Any Die will doCrafty Hazelnuts - 6 Month Old (Ribbons and Papers)Kraftyhands - Christmas Paper Creator Crafts - Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration Traditional Christms Colours

Recipe - Stamps, Stampavie, Studio G, Papers Basic Grey,Ribbon Micheals, Crimson cloud holly die cut, Stampin up punch, Inks-Versafine,tim holtz. Touch Markers used
Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Saturday, November 17, 2012

All Kinds of Thanks!!

I tried another variation of Fun and Flair's Sketch and added more to it but you can still see the basics of it. This card has already a home to goto so she won't be for sale, there are plenty of others posted up to snag !!!
Challenges - Fun and Flair - SketchThe Play Date Cafe - Based on colour inspiration
 Pause Dream Enjoy- Thank you
Recipe - Stamps - Tickled Pink, Studio G. Dies- Spellbinder,MFT. Punches EKSuccess,MS.
Inks - Studio G Chalks,Versafine. Ribbon- May Arts (Altered with Grey Marker)
Papers - Anna Griffen,K & Co,Basic Grey,Cardstock. Touch Markers,Sukura Gel marker
Flowers -K & Co. Bling and Pearls from Stash.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mini Santa's

This is a clean and Simple little Gift tag I've hand cut the santa out of the paper, I know it's not perfect but it works for these and added a little ribbon they are perfect little cards for presents
I've got a bunch more to make so this batch is done :)
 Challenges - Blockheads - C&S 11/21
Penny's - Anything
Whimsy - Traditional Christmas Colours
Unstampabelles - Monochromatic & No Stamps
Recipe - Papers - Recollections, Silk Ribbon
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
Check out my Crafty Items for sale here
and I have candy till Dec 1st here


Well Here is my Floor this Wed and It's me working on Christmas Cards and Tags for my Presents that I've already started to wrap up only because they have to be shipped off normally this time of the year I'd be getting my other half to bring out the xmas tree but alas this little apartment there isn't any room and if we did use the tree it would take up half of our livingroom ... it's huge but I love it and miss the decorations that are all tucked away in our locker but I can still make some Christmas Cards and such so here's my little space
Tags I've made and some I'm starting to make a set of cards I debating to sell on ebay I love the look of them and a couple new digi's from Limited Runs all coloured up ready for a card. Plus some Lush Paper I won from Lisa over at the Paper Parade it has made it here quicker then anything I've ordered lately online for presents.

So here's my space pop around to everyone else's desk from Julia's Blog and I still have Candy till DEC 1st for 2 lucky Winners :)
hugs Nikki
My Cards for Sale
Please take a peak and let me know what you think of them
if you have some time

Monday, November 12, 2012

No One like a Crafter !!!

Girls we can do anything with a Glue Gun and Duct tape .... and Yes I own a pink one so
he won't steal it LOL . This Card is up for sale HERE

Challenges - Incy Wincy - Girl PowePan Pastel Uk - Make an EmbellishmentThe Ribbon Girls - Use a little SparkleMake it Monday - Anything

Recipe - Digi - Kenny K, Stamp - Hero Arts, Sizzix Die, Papers - Basic Grey & Paper Co.
Ribbons May Arts, Recollections Brad. Touch Markers - 33,171,185,134,120,17,107,136,21
White Sukura Gel Pen
Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Here's yet another Christmas Card with lots going on
I've used one of the Tim Holtz Dies and embossed it delicately to add lots of little details
to it from lighting it up to making it look more metal and it gives me a reason to pull out all my embossing powders just have to remember to put the lids back on when I am heating them all up lol.  Flocked the trees and created layers over the background to make it look like hills.

WOW - Embossing + Christmas 11/30
Joanna Sheen - Cold and FrostySweet Stampin -  AnythingCSAYL - Anything ChristmasJellypark -Back to Nature
Recipe - Stamps-Tickled Pink,Studio G. Papers-Basic Grey, Embossing Stampendous.
Dies-Tim Holtz,Sizzix. Touch markers,Sakura Gel Markers. Ribbon May Arts. Flocking-MS.
Pearls from Stash
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Merry Christmas

Well I broke down and bought some more Christmas Papers ... it wasn't a hard chore other then picking Thur them and finding ones I'd love play with. I wanted Red's so that's what I picked out lots of rich colours. So Here's my card showing off the stamp James the Bear, he's one of my favorites too and those papers really pop when you fussy cut the stamps

Challenges- 2 Sisters - Christmas StampsKrafty Hands - ChristmasOne Stop Craft - Anything GoesWinter Wonderland - One for the BoysLili's Little Fairies - Bright and Beauiful
Recipe Stamps - LOTV, Studio G, Punches - MS Die Cuts- Sizzix, Papers Recollections,Kraft.
Embossing - stampendous. Ribbon-May Arts- it's been cut to make it thinner. Inks - Tim Holtz. Touch Markers - 136,33,107,131134,37,21,11,56 Sakura Gel Marker
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki C

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thinking of you

I normally don't use sketches but I find myself lately enjoying them alot they make you think of new ways to try things and add to the challenge of creating so here's a simple thinking of you card. Using up lots of Browns and Reds I love this colour combo with the faded coloured image I created. It's also the 1st Challenge at Fun and Flair so why not give it a try :)
Challenges - Fun and Flair - Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - Stitching
Crafts and Me - #109 Red
Recipe- Digi -Satuated Canary. Stamp-Studio G. Papers-Tim Holtz,Recollections,Cardstock.
Dies - MFT,Spellbinders. Punches-EK Success. Inks-Tim Holtz,Versafine. Velvet Ribbon,Bling
from Stash
Thanks for Looking
and I have Candy till Dec 1st too
hugs Nikki

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Christmas Card

Well a clean and simple christmas card I surprize myself that it so neat and tidy
and it's not even christmas colours either .. it's a double wammy lol
but I made a matching tag to go with it.
This Card is on sale at Ebay too
Challenges - Touch Markers -Photo above 11/3Crafty Creations - No FlowersSweet Stamps - Christmas 
Recipe - Digi - Kenny K, Stamps Studio G, Papers Recollections & Basic Grey
Ink - Versafine , Touch Markers - 134,101,21,107,103,33,0
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

And I have Candy on till DEC 1st too