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.

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WOYWW & Sneak Peak of my Candy!!!

 Little bit of a long post for me at least. I'm trying to figure out a couple more tall cards they do take a bit of work figuring out the space and what I'm hoping them to look like in the ... I HAVE NO IDEA. I just move things around till it's time to glue it all down. Still have to figure out an image for it. I am so well planned on this lol.
 So Here is my Floor for this week and I think I'm just gonna decorate the trees and go from there so check out everyone else's desks/floors/closets and check out what they are up to with all their stash. There's a bookmark I started I also think it's finished to I love the flocking on the paper so soft. Parts for a card that I'll eventually start and my clear stamp book with all my stamps in it. I'm so happy to have spurged and bought some new xmas sentiments for my cards.
As I look at this picture if I wasn't giving those stamps away they would be perfect for these cards all coloured up One lucky person will enjoy them brand spanky NEW!!!
I never really thought that some people might be interested in how one keeps it organized When it comes to things we create but it seems a fantastic idea to see how other's keep track of their handmade creations. I have a Vintage Trunk that at one time I actually had to restore I've covered in fabric and painted the whole outside and my sweet darling man added wheels on it so it's moveable which we are using as coffee table/foot rest/storage area for our spare comforter it's underneath. But listen to me ramble lol.
So here's the old trunk I fixed up ... Looking at the picture it really needs to be painted again that's a job for summer. It's to cold now for the windows to be open. Here's my cards for Christmas and that's all that's in there right now. I think one or two might not be xmas but the bulk of them are
So Amy Wants to see how you keep your cards organized and I thought why not take a couple pics and show you how I keep mine dust free and safe from being crunched
So there you go that's what I've been up to for the time being
and have a fantastic Wed and visit everyone else's desk if you can
Check it all out here at Julia's Blog
I do remember a time when there was only about 35 people who joined in
this weekly event and now it's ALOT and Growing!!!

hugs Nikki

Christmas Flower

Just playing around and this is what I ended up with I love the distressed look of this card

Challenges -Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything
Oh La La - ChristmasThe Cutie Pie -DistressinGingerloft - No ColouringCSAYL -Anything

Recipe- Stamps Studio G,Hero Arts, Die Cuts- Crimson Cloud Flower, Sizzix,MFT,
Papers Anna Griffin,K and Co,
Brads Recollections Bling from Stash
Inks - Tim Holtz

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 5, 2012

Giving Thanks

It's time to give thanks at Incy Wincy this week and we are sponsored by Satuated Canary this week and here's my card for you to enjoy. I did alter the brad it had an epoxy sticker on it the didn't go so I popped it off cut some matching paper stamped it then embossed it 3 times with clear now it works perfectly with the card and I love to do this
Incy Wincy - Giving Thanks
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Thankfulness/Prayer
Coffee Chocolate and Cards -Stripes
Inspire me Fridays -Anything
QKR Stampede -Giving Thanks ** TOP 3 **
Make it Monday -Anything
Recipe - Digi Satuated Canary, Stamp- Studio G. Papers My minds eye,K &Co,Anna Griffin. Flowers Prima,Micheals. Punches MS,EK success. Recollections Brads,Coloured with Touch Markers.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kiss-mas Card

Everyone wants to get kissed under Mistletoe !!!
Little 5 by 5 Christmas Card Left it without a sentiment just didn't feel
like adding one for a change :) and it's just blank inside

Challenges - Come and Get it - Monochromatic
Dream Valley - Glitter and BlinKenny K - Sparkle SnowflakesStamping Sensations - Traditional ChristmasThe Ribbon Girls - Sparkle
Recipe - Digi Kenny K, Papers Basic Grey,DaisyD, Ribbon from Micheals
Basic Grey Brad covered in glitter glue , Christmas ornament, Glitter glue and Flower soft.
Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Snowmen Galore!!

Little Sneak Peak of a new Digi for Limited Runs will be release Shortly
I love snowmen and these little guys just make me smile when you see them on a
cupcake Yum Yum!!!
Challenges -
Simon Says - Shaped Cards
CCAYL - Shaped or Fancy Folds Christmas  11/30
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
Totally papercrafts 141: twinkle, twinkle, Christmas star
The crafty pad 194: Anything Goes
Hobbyhome November: Christmas non-traditional colours
Stamp & Create Winter Wonderland

Recipe - Snowman Heart Cupcake Digi From Limited Runs , Stamp Stampin Up, Ribbon from stash, Basic Grey Brads ,Glitter Glue, Papers - My Mind's Eye,K&Co. Touch Markers.

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki C

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Santa with Stocking

Trying different Colours for Christmas Cards
Love blues and Brown
Cool and Warm tones
Basic Grey - Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnuts - 3 Different PapersRogue Redhead Designs - Go DottyCSAYL - Anything GoesCrafty Ribbons - Christmas
Stamp - Stampavie,studio G, Ribbon May ArtsDie Cuts - Sizzix,Spellbinders, Doodlebug Buttons w Bling added, Recollections Brad, Metal embelli, Papers - Basic Grey,The papertry,Cardstock,
Touch markers - 94,14,107,143,185,66,144,136,132,163,171,107,21,46,33
thanks for lookin
hugs Nikki

Green Christmas

Yep it's all about Christmas and I couldn't help but colour her all up in green
with the dark hair then I went a little embossing crazy with my gold to make up this handmade Christmas balls. Which are super easy to make Just need a Circle punch and a little square to go on top (But attach it from behind to give it a rounded look)
and of course I'd love for it to snow on Christmas too !!!
Basic Grey - Anything Crafty Ribbons - Christmas RRR - Winter Holiday + Ribbon
The Stamp Man - Embossing 12/1
Ladybug Crafts - Monochrome 12/1
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas 12/1
WOW embossing Power - Christmas + embossing 12/1
Recipe : Digi - Satutated Canary, Stamps Studio G, Ink- Versafine, Punchs- Stamping Up
Embossing - Stampin Up Gold, Ribbon From Stash, Gold Bling Papers- Basic Grey,Cardstock
Touch Markers - 45,54,107,48,0,109,136,56,WG 3,120,134

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki