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.

Monday, April 29, 2013

What Swims in the ocean!!

 I love making bookmarks they are just so simple to make extra ribbon a coloured image and scraps and of course some strong cardboard to keep it rigid and I also made a card for this week too using MelJen's Digi's
Incy Wincy - Ocean Animals
Creative Ribbon - Anything with Ribbon
Lacy sunshine -Monochrome 5/11
Allsorts - Anything But a Card
Recipe - Card - Digi MelJen,stamp - Clear Dollar. Die Cut-Quickutz. Ribbon-May Arts,Micheals. Twine-Farmers market. Brad Making Memories. Charm & Bling from Stash.
Touch Markers
Bookmark - Digi - MelJen. Paper Basic Grey. Smirk Fibers. Brad from Stash.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthday Time!!

Well I just finished this up in time!!!  It's not my usual type of card, but I love the results so I may try making more with this style
 Inside Left side has a gift card holder

Challenges Kraftin Kimmie -Blue,Lace,Clock
Fairy Tale - Special Occassion 5/3
Stampin for the weekend Die Cuts & Punches 5/10
Aud's Sentiment - Birthday Sentiment 5/1
Recipe - Stamps- Kraftin Kimmie,Studio G,Friskars,Katzel Kraft,Paper Salon.
Inks Versafine,Tim Holtz.
Touch Markers.
Dies - Tim Holtz,Quickutz,Spellbinders
Punch - EKSuccess
Papers My Minds Eye.
Recollections Lace Ribbon.
Bling from Stash
Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki
I have candy below !!!

Holly Jolly Mouse

I really Need to start getting ahead of myself for Christmas I need about 70 Cards so here's
One I just finished using some of my Quickutz dies that I bought after Christmas last year and finally got to use them YAH they will be showing up more in my creations this year
Something about Red and Brown Christmas cards I love must be how warm they look
Winter Wonderland - Photo
CSAYL - Anything
Art Impressions Stamp - Layer it Up
Crimbo Crackers - Anything 5/10
Stamps - Unity,Digi -WOJ, Papers - Recollections,Tim Holtz. Quickutz Die Cuts. May arts & from stash ribbons, Sakura Gel Markers,Touch Markers. Recollections embellishments.
I have candy  May 7th
Post below !!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


So here's my floor this week My kitty ever so vigilant sitting on my paper that I plan on using so I guess he wants to be petted, Yet again and again and again SPOILED BRAT lol
Oh Yes I'm still trying to make a few Christmas cards, it's a full time hobby lol but all they are parts of set of 4 mini ones playing around with the layouts. I have a bunch of images all coloured up and ready to be made into cards ... forcing myself to start using them up lol. Little felt owl I'm surprised he hasn't been snagged yet my Kitty. I've Posted the finished card here.
Well it seems I am still the proud owner of an envelope filled with CANDY for some lucky person so I thought why not offer it up yet again and include all those friends of mine from WOYWW If you want to go for a peak around every one's desk this is the place to see how everyone Else's space looks like. It's so much fun to spy every one's desk. So leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will win a package full of goodies I'll leave it posted for 2 weeks just to let some of my sweet followers and friends enter as a thank you too it would be fab if you could be a follower too :) WILL SEND WORLDWIDE!!!
Rules  Ends MAY 7th DUH !!!
Leave a comment to enter.
Post on sidebar for 2nd entry
Follow me for a 3rd entry (would love that)
Thanks for visiting me and I'll be around to everyones desk that leaves me a message
hugs Nikki & Good Luck !!

Cute Bunnies

All in Purples I was inspired by my sister's pad of paper she sent me from her stash that she hadn't used and wouldn't use and I'm using it like crazy these are some softer and more muted colours but I'm liking how they are turning out. Plus I've been making matching envelopes seeing most of the cards I've been making are 5 by 7 inches.
High Hopes - Add A Border
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything
Love to Create - Flower,DieCut,Ribbon
Get Inky -Bling

Recipe - Stamps - High Hopes, Studio G. Papers Recollections, TouchMarkers and Prismacolors, Inks-Versafine,Studio G. Flower Center K and Co. Ribbons from Stash and
flower hand made by me..

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Monday, April 22, 2013

Shark Bait

Sharks love Surfers and not in a good way but at lease this guys been caught
This is a Limited Runs Cupcake and a yummy treat he would be to eat :)
 Cards for Men -Anything
The Paper Nest Dolls - Birthdays
2 Sisters - Blue and/or Green
Card Makin Mamas - Ribbon4/28
Recipe- Digi Limited Runs. Stamp Studio G. Papers Basic Grey,Cardstock. Stampin Up Punch. Recollections Brad. Tim Holtz Ink. Touch markers. Ribbon From Stash

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Christmas Page

Here's another page in my book
I've used this super kewl layout which is soo fantastic to use up scraps which I have done here. This is jus a little book to inspire me when I need some ideas and it does that I've used a Limited Runs Digital Stamp "Snowman and Holly Tree Cupcake" Lots more to see at the store if your a cupcake lover !!!
Incy Wincy - Karen's Sketch
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Red/Green
Recipe - Digi - Limited Runs, Stamp Studio G. papers Basic Grey,Recollections,My minds Eye,Tim Holtz. Recollections Bow. Die Cuts ?? Ink-Color Box

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flowery BD

So I've been making a few Birthday Cards up to keep some in my stash
we always need backups so. I've cut the digi into a smaller circle to change the
feeling of it  and to fit this little 5 by 5 card :)
Challenges - Saturated Canary - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Layer it Up
Crafts and Me - Bling
Flourishes - Frame it

Recipe - Digi - Saturated Canary. Stamp - Mark's Finest. Papers -Crafty Individuals,Tim Holtz.Ribbon-May Arts. Flowers-Prima,Studio G,K and Co. Dies - Quickutz,Spellbinders,
Punch Martha Stewart. Inks Tim Holtz,Studio G Chalk. Sparkly Bling- Recollections. Pearls and Bling from stash Touch Markers - 35,140,97,24,16,179,172,BG1,BG5
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Well here's what's going on my floor desk today. Started making a couple matching Xmas Cards little set of 6 I just checked on my stash the other day ... I'm behind Yikes and I need to make some fun little sets up to try my luck and sell some. 
I have some fun new stash for sale Check out Here
 My Sister who has a small store as her craft room sent me some stash let's just say she doubled my paper in one shipment and couldn't believe that I lived off so little lol but I do make her all her BD cards and thank you cards seeing she loves to makes mini albums which really are stunning she puts so much time and effort into each one I'm always surprized at them. So just to help her out with her out and that way I never go to crazy with to many lying around it's a fair trade.
Here's my full stash of 12" Pads This is including what she sent me so many new choices WOW!!!

Winner of my ATC IS ....
 Kay AKA 505whimsygirl Please email your address
and I'll pop it in the post for you
And Please check out what I have for sale I'll be adding more in shortly
New Spellbinders and Talking Tags !!! (At the top of my blog)

Thanks for looking and check out the rest of the desk at Julia's

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Simple Smiles

 Sometimes you just have to let someone know they make you smile !!!
Challenges - Lilis Little Fairies CAS
Catered Crop - Add Glitter (On the Wings)
Joanna Sheen - Spring into Spring
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stamp it
CAS-ual Fridays - Glitter
There she goes Stamps - Just Because... **WON**
 Recipe - Stamp - LOTV,Hero Arts. Paper - Basic Grey. Punch EK Success. Stampendous Ink.
Markers-Touch,Prismacolors,Sakura Gel Pen. Bling from Stash

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birdie Birthday

Never seem to have enough Birthday cards and this little owl is perfect to use so I made it into a girl owl with a little tiny flower and some bling and glitter and wanted a simple card. The music sheet paper is from a christmas line but you wouldn't know it unless you knew it but love working in Browns such a pretty colour.

Challenge - Incy Wincy - Feathers or Fur 4/22
Hobbycutz- Monochrome 4/27
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wings 4/19
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes 4/28
Recipe - Digi Cedar Chest Designs, Stamp - Stampendous. Paper - Cardstock,Recollections. Embossing - Stampin' Up. Ink- Memento. Flower- Prima. Bling & Glitter Glue Ribbon from stash. Markers-Prismacolors

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, April 12, 2013

Little Humming Bird

Hummingbirds are always so bright and colourful so why not create one that has alot I'm so happy how he turned out and will try this again sometime.
Sometimes you need to make a CAS Card just to show off a image you coloured and fell in love with so that's what I've done here I love how the colours turned out on my Hummingbird and just had to try this out he Pops off the page.

Challenges - Basic Grey CAS
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Papers - Basic Grey,The Paper Company
Embossing Powder and Ink - Tim Holtz.
Touch Markers  
Thanks for popping in
hugs Nikki

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Little ATC!!!

I haven't made one of these in along time An ATC Trading Card & I made it a little bigger whoops it's 3 by 4 inches. I'm a Guest Designer for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog this month and Limited Runs is sponsoring the challenge
it's Fat pages (4 by 4 Inches) or ATC's (2.5 by 3.5 Inches)

The Crafter's Cafe - Atc or Fat Page (GD)
 Flutterby Wed - Open
Freshly Brewed - Sweet Treats 5/1
The Perfect Sentiment - Sweet Treats

Recipe - Digi Limited Runs - Wedding Cupcake
Stamps- Blockheads, Artistic Stamper,Friskars Studio G.
Inks - Memento,Versafine,Studio G.
Chalks, Mini Bling. Recollections Die Cut. EK Success Punch
Papers Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Yep I'm a floor crafter no space in our tiny apartment and I've been even trying my best to keep it a tiny amount determined to use up what I have .... IT'S SO HARD .... These companies with all their new stash constantly showing up on there shelves UGGG I say lol
but alas I've been pretty good, at least some of my fave things are the tiniest too BRADS I love them all if I had the space and the cash of course I'd have one of every type lol
The little Jars on my space are only half of my brads but I'd say this is alot at least for me and I try to use to use them ... must force myself sometimes (ALOT)  So On my little board is an ATC I've finished up posting it soon so SNEAK Peak and a card I've working on but love the clean and simple look the hummingbird and both digi's are from Limited Runs Digital Stamps and my new monogram stamps from Charlene she has some yummy sourcream cupcake recipe posted mmmmm... I don't like sour cream at all by itself but Bake with it and it's heavenly mmmm.. lol
Speaking of crazy I tired to enter as many challenges as possible here CRAZY!!! so if you want to laugh a little at it check it out :P
Take a peak at everyone else's desks at Julia's for What's on your Workdesk Wed.
Happy Wed 
Hugs Nikki
OH and if someone want's my ATC leave a message and I'll pick a winner out of those who want it :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WTF are you MAD !!!

So here it is now a Spring time Odd shaped Card these can be such a challenge to make too
Speaking of challenges I'm on a little dare and trying to fit this in as many challenges as possible 1 was gonna try for a 100 but HOLY Crap on a Cracker that's alot so enjoy the list of challenges there's alot and to make it easy on you all to see how high I could get I numbered them LOL Plus I'm sure some will expire before I get thru half of this list and I'm gonna want to poke my eyes out too !!!
 Challenges Only a Couple I Swear ***Cough Cough Bull S***
  1. Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes 4/14
  2. Card Mania Punches & Die Cuts 4/19
  3. Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes 5/1
  4. Creative Stamp Friends Punchings 4/14
  5. Digi Sketch Challenge "Butterflies" 4/21
  6.  Love to Scrap 3+ Layers, 2 Patterned Papers, 1 image 4/14
  7. MyGrafico Anything Goes 4/21
  8. Sparkle N Sprinkle Use a Digital Image 5/1
  9. 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes "Spring Fever" 4/14
  10. Challenges 4 Everybody  Always Anything Goes 4/12
  11. Joanna Sheen Challenge  Spring into Spring 4/18
  12.  Lacy Sunshine  Anything Goes 4/13
  13. One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes 4/14
  14. Robyn`s Fetish - Anything Goes 4/14
  15. Scrappy Frogs Think Spring 5/4
  16. The Corrosive Challenges Spring Fling 4/13
  17. Broken Box Stock Think Spring  
  18. Brown SugarSpring 4/12
  19. Digi Haven Spring 4/12
  20. Sweet n' Sassy Digi ChallengeCute & Cuddly Animal & Critter 4/12
  21. Wags 'n Whiskers  April Showers/Spring 4/19
  22. 2 Sisters Anything Goes 4/12
  23. Catch The Bug - Anything Goes 4/12
  24. Allsorts Spring has Sprung 4/13
  25.  Di's Digis Designs Flower Frenzy 4/12
  26. My Sheri Crafts   Spring has Sprung 4/14
  27. CCEE Stampers - Things with Wings
  28. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge Spring
  29. DRS Designs Paper Flowers
  30. Happy Campers Flower Power 4/16
  31. MilkCoffee Challenge Anything but square 4/10
  32. Shelly's Images Use Scallops 4/17
  33. Stampotique Designers' Challenge Flowers 5/1
  34. Whimsical Designs Shaped Cards 4/18
  35. Can You Digi It Butterflies 4/22
  36. Clear It Out  Spring Is Coming Stash Item: Flowers 4/15
  37. Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Shaped Card 4/16
  38. Through The Craft Room Door  Anything Goes 2 weeks this time 4/16
  39. Use It Tuesdays   Sticky Situation  Paper Tape,flowers had them for YEARS UGG 4/16
  40. Crafting for all Seasons - Floral 4/17
  41. Crafts for Eternity - Spring 4/12
  42. Crafty Creations - flowers or fairies
  43. Creative Moments - Things with wings 4/17
  44. Inky Impressions - For a Child
  45. Mema's Crafts - Anything 5/1
  46. Pause Dream Enjoy - Dewdrops,Gems or Pearls 4/14
  47. Stamping Shack - Spring 4/14
  48. Crafty Catz - Anything goes
  49. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Flies 4/15
  50. Paper Nest Dolls -*NEW CHALLENGE SITE* - Anything Goes 4/12
  51. Paper Girls - April Showers Bring May Flowers 4/15
  52. Paper Pretties - April Showers Bring May Flowers
What happened when I went thru my Full list !!!
8-  Expired
2-  I couldn't find where to enter on there sites ??
1-  When I looked didn't really fit the challenge like I thought
1- Couldn't enter Challenge has Limited Challenges to enter
1- Expires in 2 Hours OMG MUST TYPE QUICKER
1- I Tried to Enter Twice LOL too FUNNY this list is too long !!!!!
1- HOLY MOLY  I had 3 min left to add in talk about cutting it close

Oh and it took along time to enter all of these thanks for holding so many challenges everyone :)

So in total I tried to enter 65 challenges only 35 away from 100 but honestly NOW I WANT to POKE my eyes out !!!

Recipe - Digi - Bugaboo, Stamp Studio G,Papers Basic Grey,Anna Griffin. Touch Markers
Sakura Gel Marker, Color Box Ink, Flowers- Prima, Heidi Swapp Tape. Card Basic Studio G.
Bling from Stash.
Thanks so much for looking at my card and
checking out my crazy list of challenges
I won't be doing this again for A LONGGGGGGGGGGG TIME LOL
hugs Nikki

Monday, April 8, 2013

MMMMM Cupcakes!!!

I'm sure this little 5x5 card is going to come in handy when I need a quick BD card.
This week we have 2 sponsors - Milk n Coffee Digital Stamps and Hobbycutz so fantastic laser die cuts!!! Now out of the box means using a die to some of the image so it's outside the die.
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Out of the Box
Crafts for Eternity Color Challenge
Crafty  Bloggers Network - Anything Goes 5/1
Kadoodle Doodles - Any Shade of Pink
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digital Image 5/1
Stamp And Create - Use at least 1 die Cut - Used 3=2 Quickutz Squares and 1 MFT 5/1
Make it Monday - Anything
My Grafico - Anything 4/21
Stamp with Fun - Birthday
Recipe Digi-Milk and Coffee. Stamp My Favorite thing. Touch Markers Papers-K&co,Basic Grey. Recollections Brad Dies-MFT,Quickutz. Ribbon-Micheals
Thanks for lookin
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simple Christmas

I've been slow on making my xmas Cards this year I haven't had as much down time crafting with having to tuck everything and trying to find a new place to live, UGG what a chore that is no luck yet but we aren't in a real hurry to find a new place yet.  I have found a bit more time to play and create a few things here and there. I've stamped over the Designer paper to give it a more Christmas Vibe and then tinted it with Greens and Browns, So the Red just pops off the page along with the tag.
Stamp and Create use at least 1 Die Cut 5/1
My Craft Spot - Tags 4/8

Recipe Stamps - Oh Joy,Celebrate the Season. Inks - Memento,Tim Holtz. Stampin Up Clear Embossing. Touch Markers. Papers - Recollections,Cardstock. May Arts Ribbon. Recollections Brad. Sizzix Die Cut.

Thanks so much for looking
hugs Nikki
And I still have a some time left on my candy too ends April 5th

Monday, April 1, 2013

National Sleepy Head Day

I've picked my image on this Wacky Holiday !!!
For April 1st and it's Fool's Day & Easter Monday But Instead
I've picked National Sleepy Head Day I've also included what it's all about. Which sounds like the WORST way to be woken up by anyone so make sure your alarm clocks are set early on this day or you might just end up takin a morning Swim lol
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Wacky Holidays
Creative Inspirations Paint- Anything
That Craft Place - Animals
QKR Stampede Animal Antics
Stempelsonnen - Fur &Tail
Digi-Dustin Pike. Stamp- Stampendous. Papers-Basic Grey,My Minds Eye,Crafty Individuals.
Markers - Touch,Prismacolors.
Facts About National Sleepy Head Day.
(Finnish: Unikeonpäivä) is celebrated in Finland on July 27 every year. Traditionally on this day, the last person in the house (also dubbed as the "laziest") to wake up is woken up using water, either by being thrown into a lake or the sea, or by having water thrown on them. It is based on the story of the Saints of Ephesus who slept in a cave for some 200 years during the Middle Ages whilst hiding from persecution by Decius, the Roman Emperor at the time.
In the city of Naantali, a Finnish celebrity is chosen every year to be thrown in the sea from the city's port at 7 a.m. The identity of the sleeper is kept secret until the event. People who are chosen have usually done something to the benefit of the city. Every city mayor has thus far been thrown to the sea at least once, but other sleepers have included the president Tarja Halonen's husband, Dr Pentti Arajärvi, the CEO of Neste Oil Risto Rinne, along with many writers, artists and politicians. The celebrations continue into the evening in Naantali and include activities for people of every age.

Have a Happy Monday
Hugs Nikki