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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


So here is my Space I'm going to colour a Sarah Kay Stamp up and my new Christmas stamp set from There she Goes which is closing it's doors down I'm happy to have bought these before they did they will be fantastic for my xmas card in 2014 so pop into Julia's Blog and check out everyone else's desks for the new year
Have a safe and wonderful New Year
Hugs Nikki

Monday, December 30, 2013

Fave 5 Creations of 2013

  Debby has invited us to share our fave 5 creations of 2013 so I had to play along here are mine
Just For You - Tickled Pink Stamp - Retired

thanks for popping in
hugs Nikki

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Set of Bookmarks

My Finished Bookmarks not a Christmas image in site!!!
Each of the area I stamped was coated with a thin layer of matte glue just to make sure none of the ink can ever rub off in a book.

Challenges Entered -
Hiding in my Craft Room - Anything But a Holiday.
Little Claires - Make a Gift - These went with books.
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes.
Sweet Stampin - Little Bird told me.
Dorcerela Shop - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Pink Bookmark - Recipe
Stamps - Bo Bunny,Friskars Paper- Recollections, Die Cut K& Co.
 Green Bookmark - Recipe
Stamps Friskars - Inks - Tim Holtz,Studio G, Versafine. - Die - K& Co
Blue Bookmark - Recipe
Stamps - Clear and Simple,Friskars. Inks Tim Holtz, Paper -Crafty Individuals

Friday, December 27, 2013

Five Fave Christmas Creations of 2013

Here are my 5 Fave Christmas Cards of 2013 you can join in at Debby's too and show off your fave 5 !!!

Candy Canes MMMm
Little Xmas Penguin - Limited Runs Digi

 Dressed for Christmas Milk and Coffee Digi

So Here are my Fave 5 Honestly I could have picked more but these ones each have different elements where I tried something a little new or I just love how seasonal they became I made over 90 cards this year and only have 8 left over seeing I didn't see some people and need to get their addresses to make sure they get a card next year :)
So Thanks for popping in and checking out my fave 5 
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello Kitty

When I look at this I picture alot of cats being held this way they are so cute and not so tough when you pick them up this way lol
So here's a little card I've made
Challenges - High Hopes - Anything Goes  1/6
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Stamp - High Hopes , Studio G. Papers- Recollections,SEI. Flowers Prima. Brads Recollections. Ribbon-From stash. Markers - Shinhan,Spectrum. Clear Embossing

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Something for My Door

We got a beautiful Ice storm it's pretty to look at but deadly to walk around in or even drive
So I'm happy to be one of the lucky ones that still have power and able to be warm
Some people will be without power for 72 hours Yikes !! Crappy time to have that happen to you for sure I Hope that those that don't have power get it restored alot quicker then that time line!!
I wanted to make a new wreath this year for my front door it is a boring brown door that will eventually change in the summer I'm guessing but there is so much to fix up in this old house we won't worry about the Blah colour for now lol.
I've used my Recollections 12 by 12 and cut up a whole bunch of sheets into 4 by 4 squares normally these would be the last sheets I use to make cards with but this way they are the 1st ones I've used in trying to use what I have on hand. The Ribbon I bought 2 years ago and pulled it out of my Christmas boxes to find this yummy gold. The petals of the gold flower is trimmed ribbon and melted the edges with a candle the curly q's are the wire trim of the ribbon wrapped around a pencil then glued in place with HOT glue. The only things I bought to finish this was the little red balls and they are holding all the petals down and a few extra hot glued in place. This didn't cost to much to make but it did take a while.
I used about 100 little 4 by 4 squares on a piece of foam board.
the bottom to layers are Flat to add extra depth and there is two layers 

Hiding in my Craftroom - Case yourself - Christmas Wreath 2012 12/28
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Holiday 12/28
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas 1/3
Just Add Ink - Just add your Christmas Project 1/3
QKR Stampede - Happy Holidays 1/9
Bastel-Traum - Anything but a Card 1/1
Card and Scrap - Christmas
Feeling Crafty Challenge- Christmas 12/31
Visible Image - Christmas 1/1
Stampavie and More - Christmas Decoration 12/31
Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays
hugs Nikki

Friday, December 20, 2013

Off to the post as Quick as I can make it.

Here's one last card I've made there is using Lotv seeing some of us are still running to the mailbox to make sure those we want to get xmas cards get them before the big day !!
I've done all my Christmas shopping but it's really easy to do and I have one to get a good friend who will be visiting but she's here in Jan so that's when we swap our gifts so Boxing day sales here I come !!!
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas 1/3
Izazovi i slatkiši - Winter Magic 12/26
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Jellypark - Dec - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
A little Bit Crafty - Christmas Cheer
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Christmas

Stamps - LOTV, There she goes. Papers - Recollections,K&Co. 
Eksuccess Punch. Markers - Prismacolor,Shinhan.
Glitter & Ribbons from stash

Thanks for looking 
and Have a Happy Holiday time 
Hugs Nikki

Sexy Cuppa

My Sexy Cuppa Coffee mmm first thing every morning what would we do with out it !! 

Fresh Brewed  - Anything with a Fresh Brewed and Check out the candy you can win too 1/31
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes 1/10

Stamp Fresh Brewed . Papers - Basic Grey,Bazzil  Sizzix embossing.
Gold embossing powder  Inks -Memento. Markers - Prisma color,Shinan.
Glitter Glue, Glossy effects. 
Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Flowery Hello !!!

I love all my Basic Grey paper it's what I actually own the most of and I just found out Basic Grey challenges is on it's last challenge so I had to enter and look it's not a Christmas Card
The die cut leaves where pink but I wanted them to blend in more with the card and added in orange and brown to them. I'm also not one to use alot of flowers and with these cute little roses how could you not use them the little curly q's are the stems on them.
Now I just have to make a box envelope for this card :)
Basic Grey - Anything 12/31
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Wings 1/13
Wild Orchid  - Anything 1/6
Papers-Basic Grey.   Flowers Wild Orchid,Prima,K&Co. 
Die -WOJ, CC Designs. Brads Recollections , Bling-Prima

Thanks for popping in
hugs Nikki

Christmas Sparkle

This week at Incy Wincy we are having our last challenge of 2013 then we will be on break till Jan 3rd with our new challenge !!! Yahh
So This week we have a sketch from Samantha Now I've turned it upside down
Our Sponsor this week is Mel Jen and you can win
Challenges- Incy Wincy Sketch
Speedy and Friends -3 different Christmas Papers
Izazovi i slatkiši  - Winter Magic
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch Up
A little Bit Crafty  - Christmas
Parade Your Crafts - Christmas
Image Mel Jen , Stamps Inkadinkado. Die- Quickutz. Inks Versafine. Glossy Effects,Frantage.Glitter, Perfect Pearls Spray. Papers - Recollections, Tim Holtz.
Shinhan Markers. Everything else from stash.
thanks for looking
have a wonderful holiday
hugs Nikki

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Starry Christmas

Here's a little one Layer card witch was quite quick to make just for when your in a pinch and need one more xmas card !!
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Whatever is urgent to make
Ready Teddy Go - Contempory Chistmas
Rogue Redhead - Winter Holiday
Izazovi i slatkiši  - Winter Magic
Crafty Catz - Anything
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journery - It's Christmas time 1/15
Hanna and Friends- Christmas
Recipe - Stamps - LOTV, Studio G,Friskars.
Papers - My minds Eye. Die -Clearly Besotted
Embossing Powders - WOW.
Markers - Touch Twin,Faber Castell.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let it Snow !!!

I always love to see if I can make a Christmas card using no Christmas Papers this is one of those cards
It's ok to use any paper as long as you can get the colours you like and if they aren't perfect or seem not right I love to tint them paint over etc. Plus they really stand out on a mantel. So Here is Snowblower so Cute !!!

Saturated Canary - Untraditional Christmas Colors 12/19
 Torbobok - Anything Goes 1/1
Simon Says - Snow 12/18
Holly Jolly - Christmas +Hop 12/31

Digi - Saturated Canary , Stamps Bo Bunny,Studio G.
Inks - Memento. Glossy Effects, Glitter . Twinery Twine. Recollections Brad
Markers - Shinhan

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Monday, December 9, 2013

Let it Snow and Be a Winter Wonderland

This week at Incy Wincy We have 2 sponsors Iva Nova Chest you can win a goodie bag and Limited Runs you can win 3 digi's of your choice. I've used 4 different digis to create this scene. Now the Trees and snow all have glittery effect to them but the picture just doesn't show it :( Bad Camera !!!
Recipe -
Incy Wincy - Let it Snow 12/16
Quick Quotes - Holiday Card 12/30
Craft a Scene - Winter Theme WON
Glitter and Sparkle - Show us some Blue
Glory of Christmas - Snow
Crafty Calender - Cold and Frosty 1/3
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas 1/3
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Let it Snow
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's Cold outside
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas Time 1/15
Stamp And Create - Anything Goes 1/6
Digi- Limited Runs,
Papers - My Minds Eye,Recollections,Basic Grey,Some Fancy Handmade from stash
Glossy Effects,Micro Beads,Plastic snowflakes (from my Sister)
Paint - Vintage White. Shinhan Markers,Sakura Gel Marker.
Friskar Scissors, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cute little Snowman

How Cute is this little guy I've coloured him up with Shinhan and Prismacolor markers.
Challenge - 
Paula Holifield Crafts Christmas Cheer 1/1
Come and Get it - Christmas +Blog Hop  12/15
Crafty Calender - Cold and Frosty 1/3
Crafty Catz - Use 2 or More Dies
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Embossing
WOJ Challenge - Use a Die-light 1/7
Clear it out - Anything - All the paper are old !!
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Christmas
Holly Jolly + Blog Hop - Christmas
 Paper - Basic Grey,My Minds Eye,Recollections,
Dies- Quickutz,WOJ.
Brads Recollections,
Stamp Inkadinkado.
Embossing - Ranger Puff, Hero Arts Clear.
Inks - Ranger Tinted Embossing

Thanks for looking hugs

Winter Wonderland

I've been wanting to use this sticker for such a long time it's such a pretty scene and I finally did I just love the little snow scene and the Paper is perfect it just makes it pop off the card.
Challenges -
WOJ Use a Die-light 1/8
Crafty Individuals - Something Festive 1/1
Di's Digis Designs - Non traditional Christmas Colours 12/20
Little Claires - Christmas 12/20
Jelly Park  Christmas 1/3
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas 1/3
Sister Act - Anything 12/13
Little Scraps Pieces - Christmas Magic 12/13
My Craft Creations - Anything 12/14
Recipe - Sticker Cosmo Cricket, Paper -  Crafty Individuals , Ribbon from stash, WOJ die-light. Stampendous Fragments and glitter glue. Recollections Brad
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Naughty or Nice Christmas is almost here !!

This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 sponsors Care2Stamp win a $15 GC to win some crafty Stash and The Stamping Chef you can win $10 GC.
Also we have a new GD for the month Sue so pop my and welcome her.

Challenge -
Incy Wincy - Stockings
Created With Love - Christmas
Papertake - Anything Goes
Digi Limited Runs , Stamp Studio G.
Papers & Stickers Recollections
Inks - Studio G
Coloured With Shinhan Markers
Ribbon from stash

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Red Nose Reindeer

Sometimes you realize it's time to use up those stash of coloured images and get creating some extra cards :)
so here's one using a Limited Runs digi Red Nose Reindeer. I think I'm short on Christmas Cards a little bit once I started writing everyone's name down and getting them mailed out wow I made over 80 I give out way more then I ever get back but it's the time of year where your suppose to give and I love to see people's faces when they get a handmade card there's something more to it plus I still don't have an oven so no baking I guess unless I borrow a stove somewhere I'll just pick it up and bring it home lol 

Challenges - Allsorts- Inspired by a winter song/carol 12/6
Little Claire's - Christmas 12/15
So Artful - Trees 12/7
Suzy Bee's - Anything 12/6
Graphit Markers - Vintage Polka Dots ( all in the trees ) 12/13
Stempelsonnen - Merry Christmas 12/15
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas 12/6
Simon Says - Anything Goes 12/3

Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sparkly Christmas Set

Last Time I was at Fabricland to make my Halloween Cape I found this sweet thread on sale and thought how perfect it would be for xmas Cards it's Red/Green mixed together so perfect for C&S xmas Cards They always look elegant. The paper is embossed Sparkle paper so at least it the sparkles don't get all over your hands.
What a great way to get your Christmas Stash up to I've just started to make Christmas Card sets I was inspired by Jennifer's to create 6 Cards at once and I will be more for sure.
SL Crafts - 6 Cards on the 6th 12/6
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with ribbonsz
Simon Says - Anything Goes
There she Goes Stamps - Christmas Card Sets ** WON **

Recipe - Stamp Studio G, Versafine Ink, Stampin Up Clear Embossing.
Papers Recollections,Tim Holtz. Ribbon from Terri. Quickutz Die. Touch Marker.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mousy Santa

This week at Crafty Catz they want to see all those wonderful santas out there so use 1 or more santas on any creation you make and enter to win something from Meiflower your going to have to pop over to Crafty Catz to see what you could win!!! So Here's what I've created this week with a little mousy Santa
Challenges - Crafty Catz - Santa is coming to town.
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything
Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room - Red White and Brown
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Mouse
Recipe -
Digi - WOJ, Stamps Studio G , WOJ Hemp cord , Papers  Basic Grey ,K and Company,
Coloured with Touch Twin,Faber Castel.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 25, 2013

Boys Christmas

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by Stamp Fairy 
Our challenge for this week it's all about the men in your life and they could always use a little surprize for just any reason you could think of.
Boys/Mens Cards are super hard to make somedays this one just happened to come together, I think it's the lack of embelli and all the blues and greys that help :)

Incy Wincy - For the Boys/Mens
Artistic Impressions Anything Goes
Cards for Men Anything Goes
C is for Challenge - Ornaments
Great Impressions - Christmas Card or Tag
Pile it On - Non Traditional Christmas
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Monday - Countdown To Christmas
 Corrosive Challenge - Happy Holidays

Recipe - Stamp -Studio G. Digi- Stamp Fairy
Punch - Stampin Up. Die -Quickutz
Markers-Shinhan,Sakura Gel Marker
Inks - Tim Holtz
Glossy Effects + Micro Beads & glitter added in.
Papers - Basic Grey,Moments

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, November 22, 2013

Little Tag

This week at Crafty Catz your asked to create something that has to do with tags and bags
they have 2 sponsors Crafty Ribbons win - $10 GC  and Digi stamps 4 Joy win - 5 digi stamps.
Here's what I've made
The Flowers instead of trimming off the green stem I rolled it around a pencil and used it as part of the arrangement
Challenges - 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thurs - Anything But a Card
Delightful Challenges- Anything but a card
Addicted To Stamps and More - Make your Mark -Coloring
Crafter's Cafe - Metal
Recipe - Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Flowers - Flowers - Wild Orchid and Wilton. Bakers Twine
Paper Magnolia , Coloured with Faber Castell, Shinhan ,Sakura gel.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Well at the moment I'm in the middle of wrapping up  a couple little stocking stuffer gifts and making a few bookmarks to go with some presents :)  I guess like everyone else it's all about Christmas now !! Getting all those last minute projects done so your not in too bad of a mad rush to go shopping. I've been waiting on my Christmas lists then off to try and figure out what I can get for everyone off the lists. I think the worst one to get is for the DH he's always around when ever I go shopping lol so it's hard to surprize him. I have honestly looked like I have been shoplifting just so I can end up at the teller without him knowing and that's tricky to do lol.
So if you have a little time pop into Julia's and check out everyone else's desks
and join in my xmas Candy I'm giving away I will mail it anywhere in the world !!
Have a Happy WOYWW
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sexy Christmas and a little tag

Wow this has been a busy day for me finished outside cutting the hedges between us and the neighbours they are finally straight instead of the wonky way they once where short at the front and went in a long diagonal line up to the back and they where getting very leggy
and just looking unkept. Also finally upgraded my phone I'm almost up to date I can now use the internet on it oooo lol  enough of me rambling on.
This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 sponsors this week Lacy Sunshine and Kenny K Digital and we need you to make an Easel card. I've used a Kenny K digi this week and here's what I've created.

Challenge - Incy Wincy - Make a Easel Card
Cards for Men - Merry Christmas - 11/25
Color me Creative - Winter Frosty Cold
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas 12/1
Natalie and Amy - For the Boys 12/1
The Crafting Cafe - Winter Blues 12/1
Digi -Kenny K, Stamp Bo Bunny , Stickers Recollections, Papers Recollections,My Minds Eye.
Markers- Shinhan,Spectrum,Sharpie,Prismacolor,Sukura Gel. Inks Versafine. Ribbon from stash
Here's a little Mini Tag Card (8 of them in total) I've made for my Christmas gifts this
Year. Also I made a Christmas tag box and now it's getting full of homenade tags. Waiting for their presents. I love using Kraft Paper for Xmas and just use fancy colour bows and Tags. The Snowflake has been stamped with Merry Christmas all over it then tinted red and embossed with WoW clear.
WOW - Merry Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow Tags of Boxes
Sweet Stampin - Use Tags
Card and Scrap - Christmas Tags
Stamps - Studio G, paper-Recollections,Kraft. Die Cut Micheals
Tim Holtz Ink, WoW clear embossing.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, November 17, 2013

More Christmas Cards a whole set

Sometimes when you start a Card it doesn't go the way you thought it would be
I was going to have it go horizontal and as I played around with it and didn't end up going the way I thought it would go. The little ornament is hanging from the tag it's then it is fixed to the card.
 I found a challenge that inspires you to make a Christmas cards 6 of them
and for me that's just perfect !!

SJ Crafts - 6 on the 6th

Recipe - Papers Recollections, Stamps Inkadinkado.
Faber Castel Marker, American Crafts - Brads.
Stampin Up -Gold Embossing. Ribbons from Stash
Inks - Studio G.

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Warm and Cold Christmas

This is what I think of when I blend these two colours into a Xmas card, the cold of outside and being toasty warm inside mmm now I want some cocoa
This year we aren't decorating the house due to the fact that we are under major renos
and living in it, so I'm keeping it all tucked away so it won't get all covered in the nasty dust that get's about the house. Next year we have plans to be closer to finished and the tree will be up and the rooms will each have their own colour pallet to enjoy. At least I can get extra decorations when all the sales are on :)
Challenges -
Jennifer Grace- Red and Blue
Color me Creative - Winter,Frosty.Cold 11/22
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Pattern Papers 11/23
Bastel-Traum - Christmas 11/22
Creatalicious - Christmas 11/23
Tok Bobok - Christmas 12/1

Recipe - Digi - Limited Runs (sentiment), Milk and Coffee guy
Papers My Minds Eye,K & Company
Recollections Glitter embellishments
Bakers Twine
Shinhan Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Under the Mistletoe

You should always kiss under the mistletoe or at least that's what I've been told. So I agree if you go to a festive party go bring your own little bit so you can choose who will kiss you. How much fun could that be lol

Challenge - Jennifer Grace - To Embrace the Busy
Speedy and Friends - Red Christmas 11/23
Bastel-Traum - Christmas 11/22
Designed To Color - Christmas/Winter 11/30

Recipe - Digi Bugaboo, Stamp Unity.
Stickers - Recollections,
Papers - Recollections, My Minds Eye.
Dies- Spellbinders.
Markers - Shinhan
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Holly Fairy

Here's a little 5 by 5 card for Christmas it's all sparkly I added in glitter to all the holly and her wings
Jennifer Grace - To Add a Little Frosting
Little Claire's -Christmas 12/13
Speedy and Friends - Red Christmas 11/23

Recipe - digi - Bugaboo. Stamp Studio G. Shinhan Markers. Versafine Ink. Quickutz Dies. Eksuccess Punch Recollections Paper. Glitter Glue.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki