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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bright Christmas

Just had to colour her up and make her all bright and cheerful ... seeing she is holding up the laundry line of stocking lol
Challenges -
ABC Christmas - Vibrant ColoursCrafts and Me - BlingDie Cuttin Diva's - Anything + Die Cut
LEJ - AnythingDream Valley - Glitter and BlingThe Crafty Pad - Christmas is comingCrafty Ribbons - Christmas
Recipe : Digi - Satuated Canary, Stamps Studio G, Die Cut Sizzix, Basic Grey & Making Memories Brads,  Papers- Tim Holtz,My Minds Eye,Basic Grey. Silk Ribbon,Snowflake Charm
Red Glitter Glue. Inks Versafine, Tim Holtz. Snowflake Confetti
Touch Markers- 46,33,12,107,14,29, Sakura Gel Pen.
Thanks for  looking
hugs Nikki

And Today is the last day to join in my Candy!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WOYWW (still time to join in my candy too)

So here is my floor at the moment yep I craft on the floor with my no so little kitty sleeping beside me in hopes of me rubbing his chin. Psst and I'm not that young I've celebrated my 20 anniversary of being 21 again lol.  I've coloured in Santa in a Stocking from Stamp and Create so cute and the LUSH ribbon underneath is from May Arts and there's a big spool of Canvas and red and white perfect from Christmas plus I love to wrap in Kraft paper so this works perfectly with my presents to hand out. I don't know about you but I know I burn thru my Christmas papers quickly now I'm tinting and altering all ther rest of my stash to make room for new stuff. Oh and one of my most unused item is sitting there on the floor my embossing buddy. I own one and never use it lol. Even worse I saw how easy it is to make one of them too cornstarch and a little baggie that will let a little sneak out ... so if it ever gets low ... DOUBT IT then I'm just refilling it ... and perhaps making scottish shortbreads to the cornstartch is out :)

So take a peak around at all the other desks and Join in my Followers Candy ENTER HERE too ends in Nov 1st!!!! Post at top of my Blog.Also if your looking for any WOYWW Blog Buttons they are at the top of my Blog in the Pages area so you can pick up one that suits you !!!

Have a Fantastic Week
hugs Nikki

Monday, October 29, 2012

4,3,2,1 You just make me smile

This week we have 2 Sponsors Fantastic Ribbons you can win 4 rolls of ribbons and
Limited Runs with a Prize of any 3 Digi's.
You need to Create something using
4 Designer Papers,3 Brads,2 Ribbons,1 Image and have fun creating it.
I've Created my card using Tubs and I've used my Derwent WaterColour Pencil crayons and then gone over them with a touch marker to just soften the edges a little, but still allow the some of the texture I was looking for
Challenges Incy Wincy - 4 diff papers,3 brads,2ribbons,1 Image
Crafty Bloggers Network - AnythingDigi Makeover - Lots of LayersMake it Monday - Anythin Ribbon Girls - Photo Inspiration
Recipe : Digi - Limited Runs"TUBS", Stamp Hero Arts, Ribbon from Stash and May Arts,
Papers - Papertry,My Minds Eye,K & Co, CTMH, Brads Recollections & Making Memories, Charm from Stash, Inks Colour Box, Stampology, Punches MS,Marvy

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Also I have candy going on till Nov 1st :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Little Fairy

Just a girlie card for any occassion her wings are all sparkly but the picture doesn't show it all that well so I took a close up to show them off
Challenges -
Basic Grey - Anything Totally Gorguss - Things with Wings The Stamp Man - Anything Addicted to Stamps - Markers Whimsy Inspiration - Sparkles
Recipe Stamps-Whimsy "Summer Fairy",Friskars.Papers Basic Grey,Ribbon from stash, Inks Versafine,Plaid,Coloured with touch markers,sukura gel pen,Brad Doodlebug,Bling from stash
Thanks for looking and enter in my followers candy too
it's a surprize :)
hugs Nikki

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Simple Christmas

Here's a Clean and Simple Christmas Card using "Hello Ian" and he use to have
to be holding a sunflower and I trimmed it off and put a Little Christmas tree in his hand
instead and now he's all dressed up for Christmas.
Fresh Farm Friday- C & S Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - No Pattern PaperRogue Redhead Designs - Go Dotty Do you Stack Up - Embossing ABC Christmas - Anything Goes
Recipe - Stamps - Greeting Farms,Studio G,Washi tape,Tim Holtz embossing,
K and Co embellishment, Touch Markers.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinwheels and Candy to Win!!

Di's Digi is this week's sponsors and the prize is $10 GC so today we want to see something with wheels. I've created a Pin-WHEEL card just to say Hi to someone and these are a great way to use up little scraps each flower is only 1.25 inches so they aren't that big and the pot I just hand cut myself
Lawnscaping - New Technique - Creating Pinwheels and used no stamps
Anything Goes -Make embellishmentMake it Monday - Anything Goes
Recipe - Papers K&Co,
My Minds Eye,Basic Grey, Recollections brads, Sizzix embossing,Stampin up Punch,Hero Arts Stamp,Ribbon from stash Ink-Studio G
Thanks for looking hugs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zombie Land

Well I think this is my last Halloween Card but who knows so here's Zombie Boy again from Limited Runs Showing up again wandering around looking for Brains most likey seeing that's the main part of a Zombie's diet lol
Simon Says - Eerie InspirationCrafting for all Seasons - SpookyPaperstar crafts - PumpkinShopping our Stash Trick or TreatCards for men - Black and OrangeVictorine Originals - Halloween Scrappers Delights - HalloweenScrappy Frogs - Halloween2 Sisters -Anything Goes
Recipe - Digis- Limited Runs"Zombie Boy and Halloween Sign" Papers - Recollections,Echo Park "Chillingsworth Manor". Stickers Chillingsworth Manor. Inks Plaid
Touch Markers used - 41,140,29,104,171,101,42,24,101,94,48,103,33,134,21,107,CG3,WG3,WG9,WG1,120

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki C

Monday, October 15, 2012

Santa Tag

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs and you can win 3 of their digi's or a set of 3 !!! I've used their santa freebie for our wonderful sketch this week.
So here's my BIG tag for a Christmas Present. 

Incy Wincy - SketchColour Me Creative - Touch of RedCSAYL - Anything GoesCraftymess-AnythingMake it Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything
Recipe - Digi Pink Gem Designs, Stamp - Studio G, Confetti Stars, Papers- K&Co, Cardstock,
Punches - Stampin Up, MS Coloured with Touch Markers,Sakura Gel Pen, Ribbon from stash

May Art's/Helmars Glue "Ink it"Challenge

"INK IT CHALLENGE" They had 25 spots open for those to use 4-5 of these ribbons I choose the suede leaves,mini pom poms, canvas and net ribbon from May Arts Ribbons. My idea was a mini Box with a pincushion on top to have beside my sewing machine and I could also toss in little things inside my bobbins work perfectly. So I took a little Pre-made box which I picked up at Micheals and made a felt pillow and stuffed it full of felt so my pins have something to go in. With my base all done now I can decorate it all up so it can hold all my little things plus this can double as a cute homemade gift box.
So Here's all my Steps that I've gone Though
1. I've glued on the little felt pillow I created on my sewing machine and glued it on using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Glue
2. Suede Leaves Ribbon (it's so soft I just wanna rub it all day) Cut them individually
then each one hand coloured with Shinhan Touch Markers
 3. You'll notice that I did colour both sides, I left one light for you
to see that you should colour both sides up. Don't worry about the
bad sewing job that won't be seen it's just to hold the shape of my flower
4. Added in More Shades of darker yellow and little orange
in lines coming out from the center this was done once the flower was attached
5. Now take the Mini Pom Pom Ribbon and roll them up tight forming a circle
try to keep all the Mini Pom Pom Ribbon so the Pom Poms are on top using the lower half of the ribbon to glue together using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Glue and it is perfect for this.
6. Colouring in the Center with a browns and deep reds to give the effect
of shades. Colour the flower using Inks and Markers to create a varied effect I did this by just pressing the whole flower center into the lightest ink pad which it didn't cover perfectly but I wanted it to be varied then I just tapped it on darker colours and dabbed in my markers to add even more depth.
7. Now using the Canvas Ribbon and the Net Ribbon I've decorated the whole box with it.This box was perfect for the ribbons too matching the width of them the Net Ribbon runs above and below the Canvas Ribbon one I've glued it all down with Helmars Quick Dry Glue . I've Hand stamped the Canvas ribbon with an Inkadinkao Stamp and hand painted the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Using the Helmar's Glue on the net ribbon is amazing it holds it down just perfectly
With no fuss and you can't even see it WOW !! but you know it's there lol
8. Humm Something is missing
Ahh I know this flower needs leaves and a little bee buzzing
Next I cut out some leaves with the Net ribbon then placed them
on top of my Tim Holtz Pad (Peeled Paint) with a little sponge tapped
both sides till they where a nice dark green then attached them under the flower
using Helmer's Quick Dry Glue again  
 the bee I had to sew on in place so he wouldn't fly away
So here it is all finished May Arts Ink It Challenge Project
may this inspire you to create a new pincushion
Thanks to May Arts and Helmar for this wonderful challenge
I had a lot of fun creating this and here they are together
Now if you have the time go check out
what everyone else has done and Vote for your Fave :)

 thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Zombie Time

Here's one of the new digi's from Limited Runs a Eerie little zombie isn't he cute. I've kept everything Monochromatic which makes colouring him a little easier as everything has to do with shadows I still have to figure out what to put in the tag but eventually I write something in, most likey when I decide who gets it :)
Touch Markers - Fall project in monochromatic
Stampin for the Weekend - Something spooky
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Recipe Digi -Limited Runs "Zombie Boy", Papers & Stickers -Chillingsworth Manor Paper Set
Basic Grey Brad, Bling From Stash, Touch Markers used WG1,WG2,WG3,CG3. Flowers K and Company,Forever in Time
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, October 12, 2012

Trick or Treat

Here are 2 new Halloween images from Limited Runs Pumpkin Boy And Pumpkin Girl  aren't they cute. I love Halloween and these little pumpkin kids are adorable to colour in plus I see at least one pumpkin a year usually they are being carried but I love how these guys turned out so enjoy.

Card making Mama's - HalloweenPoodles Parlour - HalloweenAud's Halloween SentimentCraft Us Crazy - Children & FallDutch Dare -Photo Inspiration abovePaper Pretties - HalloweenCupcake Craft - Autumn/winter coloursHooked on Crafts - Halloween
Recipe - Digi-Limited Runs ,Papers Tim Holtz Basic Grey,Dies- Memory Box & Spellbinder, Sticker die cut hand coloured , Touch Markers , Tim Holtz Distress inks

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Beary Christmas

Traditional Christmas using LOTV James the Bear he's so cute and I love colouring him in expect to see more of him :)

Challenges -
Lili Little Fairies -Christmas Holly Jolly -Christmas Simon Says - Dies/Punches 
Recipe - Stamps LOTV,Recollections, Papers Daisy D and Scraps, Punches Stampin up
Coloured with Touch Markers , Inks Tim Holtz Versafine, Bling from stash
Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Little Hello

Well here's a little card I just finished and I like the CAS look to it and Pink and Browns just go together perfectly but I must admit I'm getting close to my pink quota for the month lol
5 so far Wow that's alot for me. Have a fantastic day !!!!
Design to Color - Bingo - One Word Sentiment,Pink,Die Cut,Everyday Occassion,Brown 2/14
Simon Says Stamps - Dies or Punches 10/17
LUFP - Anything Pink
Recipe -Stamps - Studio G,Friskars,Wild Rose"Milton and Lily", Papers- The Paper Co,Cardstock, Die Cut Sizzix Tags, Brad From Stash, Inks Versfine,Photo Color, Coloured with Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki C

Monday, October 8, 2012

LUFP Card # 4

My Last Link up for Pink Card that is going in the post this week
Plus Pink Xmas Cards really stand out against all that green and red
Challenges- LUFP- Anything PinkInspire Me Fridays - AnythingJingle Belles - Pink ChristmasOur Craft Lounge - Pink
Recipe - Stamps-LOTV,Studio G. Punches - MS,Stampin Up.
Papers - Basic Grey,K&Co,Recollections. Ribbon from Micheals, Bling From Stash
Touch Markers,Sukura Gel. Ink Versafine,Tim Holtz.
 Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

LUFP- Card #3

Well here is one more card for Link up For Pink
This card I've used a foil kit and added in some pink foil lines on the Basic Grey paper
it just needed some more sparkle and I finally had a good reason to use this Pink foil up
and I love that it's not perfect but boy is it shiny. Who ever get this card I hope they like it :)
LUFP - Anything PinkDrunken Stampers Think PinkBlockheads - Precious Metals Flourishes - Think PinkSentimental Sundays - Anything Make it Monday - Anything

Recipe - Stamps Trimcraft,Hero Arts. Papers-Basic Grey & Card Stock
Flowers Prima ,Forever in Time. Punch Stampin Up, Embossing -Sizzix,
Foil on Card - We R Memories, Bling Brads from stash,
Touch Markers - 7,138,18,29,17,31,103,48,163.
Ink - Vivid, Ribbon from Micheals, Derwent Watercolour pencil green,
Sakura Sparkle Gel Pen.
Thank you for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, October 7, 2012

LUFP - Card 2

Sexy Little Happy Holiday Card for Link up for Pink Challenge. I've even added in some flower soft to the flowers to give it a little snowy effect So this is #2 that is going in the
post I'm gonna try and make a couple more today to if I can find the time.
LUFP - Anything PinkDrunken Stampers - Think PinkJelly Park- Pink it UpJingle Belles - Pink ChristmasOur Craft Lounge - Go PinkSimon Says - World Card Making Day - Anything Won
Digi - Kenny K, Stamp Studio G, Papers & Brad - Recollections, Dies - MFT,Whimsy.
Punch -EK Success, Clear Flat Back Drops,Flower Soft, Sakura Gel,Touch Markers
Colours - 17,107,136,27,138,103,BG1
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

LUFP - Card 1

I've decided to make a few Cards for Link up For Pink and I plan on sending them for them to use too seeing it's such a fantastic Cause !!!
LUFP - Link PartyDream Valley - Go PinkA Gem of a Challenge - For the GirlDelicious Doodles - FlowersCatch the Bug - Anything Simon Says -Anything
Recipe - Stamps - Tickled Pink,Hero Arts, Flowers - Prima,Forever in Time,Micheals
Punches EK Succes, Stampin Up. Recollections Brads,Touch Markers, Ribbons from Stash
Papers Recollections & cardstock.

Thanks For Looking
Hugs Nikki

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Warm Holiday Cheer

This is what I've been working on and HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY EVERYONE I love blues and Browns I've been working on my collection and I'm also going to be listing some of my cards for sale to so if you see something you like and I still have it I'll sell it off on an average I'd say most cards for $4.00 but then again, I make em because I love to :)
Simon Says - World Card Making Day - Anything
Holly Jolly - Glitter and Bling
Recipe - Digi - Mayzy Arts, Stamp Inkadinkado, Papers- Basic Grey,K&Co,Tim Holtz,Ribbon from Micheals, Punches- Sizzix, EKSuccess,Spellbinders,Stampin Up, Touch Markers, Sakura Gel Marker,Bling from Stash, Inks Tim Holtz, Studio G, Plaid

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Birthday Wishes

I'm getting low on Birthday cards YIKES .. and I'm only 1/2 way thru my Xmas Cards Yikes Again !!! so here's a Birthday card for my stash I am so loving the Bright Oranges and Dark Brown Contrast
Mervi's Candy Challenge - Anything GoesCrafty Creations - Fall Colours  Sisterhood of Crafters - BirthdayWhimsy Inspiration - AnythinCrafty Sentiments - BirthdayLoves Rubber Stamps - Fall ColoursCard Mania - Handmade FlowersMake it Monday - Anything
The Crazy Challenge- Handmade Flowers
Stamps - Make it Crafty, Studio G, Dies MFT,Making Memories, Ribbons and Lace From Stash, Button - Tim Holtz, Papermania Bling, Papers - Basic Grey, The Paper Company,
Inks Tim Holtz, Coloured with Touch Markers.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Snowy Christmas

One More Christmas Card down and this time I've tried using everyday papers and embossed them like Crazy to give a more Christmasy Effect. I just love how the tag turned out with its snowy edges

Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland 10/31
Amusing - No Digi's and Anything Goes
Sentimental Sun - 3-different embossing powders, 2 Snowmen, 1 Die Cut 10/7
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas 12/1
Created with Love - Christmas
Fashionista -Christmas Challenge
Recipe Stamps-Motivet,Studio G,MSE,Clear Dollar,
Punches - MFT, Recollections Brads,
Embossing - Stampin Up, Winter White,Clear,Silver,
Markers - Touch,Sharpies,Sakura Gel Marker
Papers - Basic Grey, Tim Holtz, GCD

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Christmas

Sometimes we just want to make our paper Festive and that's what I've done I've stamped on it december 25 and tinted it all green and aged it all up. I'm big on tinting everything to match humm not one thing on this card hasn't been altered by me. Now does this fall into Clean and Simple or is it a Dirty and Simple lol
Challenges -
Dutch Dare - Clean and SimplFab and Funky - F= FlowerJust Keep on Creating - Christmas
Through the Craft room Door Anything
Papers- Anna Griffen,GCD. Stamps-Studio G, Punches Stampin Up. Dies - TLC.
Flower Crimson Cloud Die Cut. Inks Studio G,Tim Holtz. Sewn with Green Red Silk Thread
Bling from my Stash I just love this bling !!!
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Bears Bears Bears

This week we are sponsored by the stamp fairy and this little digi at one time had a rose "Linda Spring" behind her back but I cut it off. Now she's perfect for an xmas card and I love how this turned out I've been trying to use other papers beside Christmas papers and by adding the trees and snowflake ribbon it just made it into xmas easy peasy.... Plus Christmas is just around the corner and I have so many more to make :)
Challenges - Incy Wincy - BearsJingle Belles - SnowCreative Inspirations Paint - AnythingCRAFT - Make your own EmbellishmentsMoving along with the times - spash of redMake it Monday - Anything
Recipe - Digi- Stamp Fairy,Stamp Studio G, Ribbon from Micheals, Die Cuts - Sizzix,Spellbinders,Recollections Brads, paper - Basic Grey  & Card Stock,Touch Markers, MS- Flocking
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki