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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Penguin Xmas

So this week I'm a Guest Designer over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge and I
love to create Christmas cards so I can send/give them to my friends
So this week Hazel wants to see
'Let's get inky or painty' - using ink and/or paint in any way
I've used Both Watercolours and Markers the "Winter Penguin" from Limited Runs is done up with Watercolours then gone over a little with yellow marker to make it more intense and the Christmas Ornaments have been gone over with brush markers to create dark and highlights on them (they both were a light grey colour paper when I started with them)
Simon Says - Anything Goes  *WON*
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Winter Animals 9/10
Beat the Christmas Rush  Christmas Cards - 10/1
Crafty Boots - Christmas in August- 9/1
Stamp and Create - Glitter
Holiday Card Challenge Moxie Fab World Christmas Card 9/2
Digi - Limited Runs. Papers - Recollections,K & CO,My Minds Eye
Ribbon Micheals. Twinery Twine. Coloured With Watercolour Pencils. Markers- Faber Castel,Prismacolors

thanks for looking and is your Christmas stash of cards started !!
Also I have some Candy to win on my blog here
Hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


WoYWW check out all the action here at Julia's
Here's my Desk this week it's pretty tidy at the moment to the left are a couple new digi's I'm going to be adding into Limited Runs shortly Just a few more to finish before the new release so your getting a sneak peak at them. ** THE "C" card in the center lol that I'm working on I'm almost half way done for my list I make about 80+ different cards and I'm not there yet so I've got to get workin on those lots of them. My new stamps I was lucky to have won from WOJ, last week Love them they are going to make some pretty xmas cards up.
So I have some sugar free candy up for halloween too here till Sept 20th and You can win some Limited Runs Digi's here till Sept 5th Here
So thanks for taking a peek at my space and I'll pop around to as many blogs as I can !!
hugs Nikki

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Incy Wincy's 1st ATC WIN AND HOP !!!

SO Here's a  My ATC using the Doodle Pantry Image I picked
I know it's early for winter but I'm one of those crafters lol
so here's my ATC with them and it's a tri folded one that opens to create the whole scene
I was going to go all crazy but I changed my mind once I started it to C&S
So I have made 5 Atc's in total for this challenge
I don't know who will get what I've sealed them in their envelopes and just have to add the address to the winners/swappers
4 for Hoppers with some small prizes **LEAVE A COMMENT**
This is a fanastic Hop lots to win !!! don't miss out
1 for My DT Swap Buddy too
Flower from Limited Runs
Cupcake from Limited Runs
Now you've seen these two posted earlier now you know why !!
Little Girl From Stamp Fairy and Birdie from 2 Cute Ink
So this is a Scheduled Post we have an electrician fixing our main wires into the house
and I will back shortly so to make sure I'm in the hop I've preset this to post a little early
and crossing my fingers it all works out !! I'm hoping to have power back by Monday but you never know with inspectors !! So crossing my fingers it all goes well
Blog Hop Order ** Must Comment on all Blogs to win a Prize **
Check Back Next Monday For Winners !!!!

Thanks for looking and Joining in our 1st ATC Hop And Swap!!
We love to do this again if we get alot of peeps to join in
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
Check out my crafty stash for sale too !!

Bloody Good Time to Relax

I love Halloween and this image is just something I couldn't resist to colour up and make a errie little Halloween card that and my halloween papers are screaming at me saying USE ME...USE ME... Lol I've even done the inside
The background behind her is a blend of black and brown distress inks that I blended lighter around the candles to make it seem like it's lighting the room up. Everything else has been done with my Touch Markers and Prismacolor Markers and a little with a fine tip red sharpie there are some bloody small details lol
Graph' it - Red Hair 8/31
Rhedd & Rosie's - Use Red 8/31
Sister Act - Anything 8/30
Crafting for All Seasons - tag 8/28
Little Red Wagon -Layers 8/28
Pile it on - Designer Paper 8/31
Digi - Deviant Art, Papers- Echo Park,Recollections.
Stickers -echo Park. Brad-Basic Grey.
Markers used -Touch Marker,Sharpie,Prismacolors.
Inks -Memento,Tim Holtz,colorbox,
Dies -Spellbinder

Thanks so Much for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, August 23, 2013

Halloween Book Tag

I'm not sure the picture does this all justice but I sewed the tags
together to create a little book and added lots of little ribbons
and embellishments of various lengths

Digital Stamp - Limited Runs "Frankie Cupcake", Stamp Make it Crafty

Need somewhere to wish her a Happy Birthday :)

Digital Stamp Limited Runs "Sweetie - to Be released"
Of course she's been zombified

that little piece of washi tape I just used my touch markers over
and rubbed it quickly to make it the right colours for this

Challenges - Crafty Ribbons - Anything with Ribbon
Wild Orchid - Anything With Wild Orchid
Card Mania - Fave embellishment - Brads

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I've had a buzy little week this is my desk untouched and left like this for umm a few days now I've been working on a gift tag that opens up with lots to look at inside it's for a present for my niece and oh there's a sneak peak of a new digi I've just finished that not coloured up for Limited Runs and little Frankie Cupcake that is going into the flip tag. One thing I love about creating Halloween the messier the better and no straight lines or perfect cuts for anything Halloween if you choose the more weird and funky the better it looks :)
So Pop Around to Julia's and Check out everyone else's desk for a great snoop thru everyone else stash and space it's addictive :)
Also I still have lots of fun stash for sale check it out above Lots of Halloween and  Christmas is posted up !!!  Save some cash on some fun stash
thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Patches the Fairy

One layer cards using a Saturated Canary ... what a challenge not to go crazy with these sweet images. I loved this challenge but some of my teamies where like noooooo these images do scream to have lots of embellishments added to it so I've made a simple little card that will mail so well now. I've used Patches the Fairy with an added sentiment that I put in before I printed it out :)
Incy Wincy - 1 Layer Cards
Saturated Canary - Winged Things
Southern Girls Things that start with F-"Fairy"
Bearly Mine - Anything
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
Check out my Crafty stash for sale too up top!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Merry And Bright

Well I'm one of those that makes these all year round and I'm only at the half way mark for all my friends and I love to make all different ones too so Here's another for my collection
Challenges - Winter Wonderland - Red and Green 8/23
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Jingle Bells - Snowman ,Red Green,Stamping(tag)
Sunshine Mail Challenge -Anything 9/1
Digi Bugaboo,Stamp Studio G. Punch MS. Die Sizzix. Papers Basic Grey,K and Co. Cosmo Cricket Sticker. Farmers market Twine. Offrays Ribbon. Recollections Brad.
Touch Markers,Sakura Gel pen.
Thanks for visiting
me hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


What's on My Work desk ahh it's so nice to say that again. I do miss the floor in the fact that everything can go around you but this is just as nice too and I do sit up straighter not so hunched over something :) So today I'm working on those never ending Christmas cards and a couple Halloween tags for one of my nieces BD she's an Oct baby so it's fun to make Halloweenish stuff for her. Up top on my crate is my Xmas tag box it's filling up nicely too

You can see I haven't really rearranged it much from last week it's still a work in progress but I'm thinking SHELVES LOL but I don't think the other half wants to see that he thinks it will be a reason to get more stuff .. it might it might not .. ah who are we kidding.
I resorted thru my paper to try and see what I own and usually that leads me somewhere to create something. Now I store my Inks upside down all of them someone told me that and it's become a habit but is it really necessary
when I can
hugs Nikki

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cuddle Bugs

 This week we have 2 sponsors Care2Stamp Store and Stamping Chef I've used a Whimsy Stamp, these cute little bugs are just to adorable. I've coloured in the flowers with my markers to match better with the whole card seeing they where white and a dull orange at one time and now they work. So check out the rest of the DT what they are creating and play along to win some amazing prizes this week :)

Challenge - Incy Wincy- Recipe 4 Papers - 3 Buttons/Brads,2 Ribbons or Twine, 1 Image
Addicted To Stamps - Wonderful Wings 8/18
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything 8/16
PanPastel Uk - Cute and Cuddly
Joanna Sheen - Embossing (dry-paper) 8/24
Stempelsonne Anything Stamped 8/24
Whimsy Stamp, Papers K&Company,Tim Holtz,Paper Co. Ribbons from Stash. Recollections Brads,Flowers. Inks-Memento,Studio G. Markers- Touch,Prisma.
MFT Die. EX Success Punch
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Penguin Girl

This is one cute Image I found a while ago and thought she would be a perfect xmas card isn't she a cutie I had so much fun colouring her up to match her little penguin I know it could have been rain but snow is just so much better
Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World -Christmas Card 9/2
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas
Stempelsonne - Anything
Card and Scrap - Anything  8/28
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with a ribbon
Digi - Deviant Art, stamp Studio G,Papers - Recollections. Coloured with Derwent Inktense and Touch markers, Inks Versafine.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, August 9, 2013

Under Water

This week I'm a Guest Designer over at Jo's Shack her Challenge this week is H2O pop in and say Hello and Check out what the DT has done they've Created some beauties!!! I've created a C & S little underwater card using my Octopus from Limited Runs. If you haven't Played Jo's Challenge or even Popped by her blog your in for a treat she's got so much going on there's something for everyone and she's just a fantastic Crafty girl !! I have Paper envy of her craft room :)

Challenges - Jo's Shack - H20
Parade Your Crafts - Down By the Sea 8/19
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes 9/1
Recipe - Digi Limited Runs,Stamps -Clear Dollar. Punches - Stampin Up,EK Success
Papers My Minds Eye,SEI,Card stock.  Used to colour - Distress Inks, Challks,Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Set 4 Tags

Love how these tags turned out and they Open up for you to put a message inside I created these to join in "Holiday Gift Tag Challenge" in the Moxie Fab World you can win their Holiday cards and more magazine !!  This will help me fill up my new box of tags I'm working on. The Santa circle on them is just able to swing freely about and the rest of the twine is used to attach it to your Xmas package.
each one really close to the same just a little variations

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Tues Throwdown -Don't be Square
Stamp And Create - Glitter

Recipe - Stamps,Inkadinkadoo. Paper,Brads,Glitter embellishments all Recollections. Ink -Tim Holtz,Studio G. Ribbon from stash, Twinery Twine. Stampendous - Red Tinsel Embossing Powder. Die Cuts- Sizzix (tag) Quickutz (Santa), Whiff Of Joy-Snowflakes.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Humm My Desk is kind of Tidy. I still have to figure out where everything works and honestly it's tougher then it seems lol if you don't have things easy to grab at you seem to neglect it at least I do little things are  somewhat easy but the space to the right is where everything goes to use ie stamp book, cutter ,etc.. so it gets swapped around all the time I think when I scraped on the floor everything just went around me in one 1/2 circle lol I need a U desk !! Pop around to Julia's and check out everyone else's desk too !!!
One thing I've been working on is Christmas tags A while ago I saw this cover on Pinintrest and fell in love with and want to create a Tag box soo kewl so I'm gonna make one full of tags just so I can have one you can see I've started one it's the box beside my light to the right :)

hugs Nikki

Monday, August 5, 2013

X-Gated Christmas

Ok So I couldn't help myself with this title at Incy Wincy this week it's time to make a Gate Card . We have two sponsors this week Redonkadoodles & LACY SUNSHINE
I've used Redonkadoodles "bedroom eyes" for this daring little xmas Card
Perfect for a boy I mean Man k=lol !!!
To Colour the hair to have darker edges I've coloured it red 1st added Brown to the ends then gone over it again in red to make it bright and bold
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Make a Gate Card 8/12
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 8/8
Paper Crafting Journey - Die Cut/Punch 8/8
Hobby House - Christmas 8/20
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 8/12
Recipe - Papers - Recollections. Inks Tim Holtz,Color Box.
Stamps -Studio G. Die Cuts - Quickutz. Ribbons from Stash
Big Bling Brads - Recollections

Check out Redonkadoodles
Thanks for looking
and Check out my crafty stash for sale too
and grab a deal
hugs Nikki

Thursday, August 1, 2013

All about the Reds and Greens !!!

Also check out my stash for sale HERE!!
Yep Christmas Cards must be made anytime you can spare so there is no frantic rushing thru the holidays Plus I like to make one of a kind cards for my dear sweet friends
and some mass produced ones every once in a while to save my sanity lol
Challenges - By Lori Designs - Designer Paper
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July 8/4
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas in July 8/6
Crafts and Me - Anything 8/20
Little Red Wagon - Anything Goes 8/7
Simon Says -Anything *WON*
Die Cuttin' Diva's -Anything 8/5
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July 8/12

Digi - Saturated Canary,
Stamps - Studio G (love how they have so many small ones)
Papers - Recollections, Authentique.Basic Grey. Ribbons-Offrays,May Arts Lush Green Felt. Washi Tape. Touch Markers. Inks- Tim Holtz,Versafine. Dies- Spellbinders & Quickutz.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki