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, 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

Friday, November 15, 2013

Holiday Wreathes

This is a great way to use up scraps the colours don't really have to be exact you can just tint them all to match better which is what I did to all the leaves ... I would recommend tinting the papers 1st not after you punch them all out ... like I did lol

This week at Crafty Catz the sponsor is Alota Rubber stamps you can win a $15.00 GC to their store how exciting is that. So how to win you must create something that isn't square have fun with it 
Here's what I've made for this challenge a wreathe card for Christmas this one is an easy one to mail too it's a 5 inch scalloped circle.
Challenges - Crafty Catz - No Squares 11/22
ABC Christmas -Winter Wishes 11/26
Inky Impressions - red and green 11/20
Whimsy Inpirations- Anything 12/1
Annabelle Stamps - Christmas
Scrapping 4 Fun - Anything 11/21
Jingle Belles - Holiday Traditions - Putting up a wreathe for your front door I have one every year this year I will have to make a new one seeing last year I made it out of paper tissue off to pinterest to be inspired 11/22

Recipe - Stamp - Bo Bunny. Dies - Quickutz,Sizzix. Punch - MS. Glossy Effects.

Pearl Effects and Distress Inks. Red Bling.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Angel Bear

I stamped out the image of Angel bear holding kitty and cut off the bottom of her to turn it into a wintery card. I've been trying to go outside the box on some of my Christmas cards and use non christmas images and paper as a challenge to myself :)
Challenges -
High Hopes - Christmas Challenge 11/18
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes 11/21
Creative Knockouts - Make it Sparkle  11/21
Cute Card Thurs - So Angelic 11/21
Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes 12/1
Stamp-High Hopes,Studio G Sentiment.
Dies -WOJ,Quickutz
Stampendous Fragments.
Papers -My Minds Eye,Recollections
Markers - Shinhan,Prismacolor,Sakura Gel
Everything else from stash

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

WOYWW + Candy to Win !!!

It's Wed and it's WOYWW !! Today I got a little happy mail today and I'm still working on more Christmas Cards too as you can see the little Santa's and Red papers just have to figure out what I want to create :) The little girl in red is a new Digi I've been working on (ALICE) and I like how she turned out she will be in Limited Runs Soon with some friends  and my first set of Popcorn Stamps aren't those ducks to cute !!
I did also get an amazing stack of stamped images from Brenda All LOTV images soo Sweet of her they where on the desk but when I went to grab the camera I took them with my computer table where I 'm soo excited to have them I WILL be Colouring a bunch of them tonight for sure :)


Also I'm trying my luck at a Make it Crafty Colouring Challenge on Muscle definition
and I hope they like it  What better then a Kenny K Stamp to show off muscles :)
Thanks for looking

Hugs Nikki

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dressed up For Christmas

This week at Incy Wincy we are lucky to have 2 sponsors
Digital Delights and Milk and Coffee Digi shop and we have a fantastic sketch from our teammate Karen So have fun with it and you could win some fabby new digi's to play with.

Now I will admit my card looks a little different from the sketch but I made the inside smaller by accident so the sketch is there just all in the dark brown part :)

Challenge - Incy Wincy - Sketch 11/18

Great Impressions - Holiday Card or Tag 12/1
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes 11/17
Ribbon Girls - Sparkle + Ribbon --
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle 11/16
Annabelle Stamps - Christmas 12/1
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas

Recipe - Digi Milk and Coffee. Stamp -Studio,Bo Bunny G,
Markers - Shinhan,Prismacolor.
Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey,Tim Holtz. Die Quickutz.
Ribbons May Arts,Micheals Whiff of Joy. Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
Enter my Candy too 1st post on my blog :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Clean and Simple Christmas

So this is about as clean and simple as I can get any more and I'd be mailing a folded piece of paper lol. It felt a little easy so I had to make up two. The handmade envelopes took longer unless you count drying time I've made up two of them to try different colours. I think my fave is the blue and green one. As a holiday tradition we would hang the ornaments all together. As I've gotten older I have a collection different vintage and new  glass ornaments and always try to pick a few new ones every year. I still have a few from when I was a kid and those are the ones I love the most seeing we use to get to hang them as a kid with my father watching us to make sure we didn't drop them or could reach where we wanted them.

Challenges - Simon Says WedClean and Simple 11/13
Challenges and Candies - Clean and Simple 11/14
Jingle Belles - Holiday Traditions .. hanging of the ornaments 11/15
Vintage Stamping - Traditional Christmas 12/1
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas 11/14
Fab 'n' Funky - Traditional Christmas Colours 11/13
Stamps - Unity. Markers Shinhan , Glossy Effects on all the ornaments
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is Santa Here ???

Here's my card this week Guest Designer for Crafty Catz Challenge the Sponsor this week is Saturated Canary and you can win any 2 digi's !!! This week we have a photo inspiration so use it as a reference and here's what I"ve created I wanted to keep it dark seeing I picked out Saturated Canary's Spooked digi but I wanted her for a Christmas Card instead and we all know little ones are always trying to sneak down to spy if santa is there.
So Is Santa Downstairs yet ??

Challenges - Crafty Catz - Photo Inspiration Below .
Simon Says Wed - Clean and Simple
Art Impressions - Holly Jolly Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Seeing Dots  11/20
Annabelle Stamps - Christmas
CAS-ual Fridays - Embossing
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Recipe - Digi - Saturated Canary,Papers - Bazzil,GCD. Wow Embossing
Markers - Shinhan,Prismacolor,Spectrum
Glitter Glue
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Candy Canes MMM

Who doesn't love a good have Candy Cane my fave is butterscotch ones mmm the regular ones are good but I love the mini ones best. This is the first card I added some paint to the Basic Grey paper was so bright but I love it and wanted to use it so I added a little antique white paint to it and voila it's perfect looks like snow touched it.
Inside to match
The Ribbon Girl - Stripes - 11/9
Marker Pop - Anything Goes 11/17
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything 11/12
Papertake Weekly - Anything 11/12
Recipe - Stamps - Motivet(retired), Studio G.
Shinhan Touch Markers, Ribbon-Micheals, Twine WOJ
Ink-Memento. Paint-Antique White. Papers - Daisy D,Basic Grey.
Thanks for looking

hugs Nikki  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Well Last week I showed you the pumpkins I was going to carve and when I finally finished them this is what I created they turned out better then I thought and I love how the little kiddies just loved them they where so much more fun to see. I love to write in my pumpkins so I created one that said Happy Halloween with ghosts and when making these I did use his wood working tools to carve them out. The Bat took about 20 Min to carve the Pumpkin face I spent about an hour one and the Happy Halloween maybe 2 hours it was getting the light to sneak thru the carved area that takes time you should always carve the areas out 1st then hallow out the pumpkin check to see if you can see the candle in it then do the cut outs ... I never remember to do this until after I'm done the pumpkin and thinking why can't I remember to do this when I start because once you do the cut outs it gets very flimsy in areas and it's so easy to break them. Oh and I forgot to take a picture of myself the whole nite funny how that happens
The Fancy Pumpkin "Happy Halloween with ghosts and gravestones"
This guy got such a fun scream from a little boy it was so CUTE !!
funny little bat the candle fit thru the gaps so I carved it that way too

So Next is my space this week not to much going on at the moment just sorting thru my basic grey papers these are all 6 by 6 size putting them in matching colours so I can have it all organized and find them easier I have them all labeled up by Companies and assorted colours to make it quick to find. That and I find it gives me inspiration when trying to create
One of my most over used MS punch. So if you want pop over to Julia's and see everyone else's desk and I will be having some Candy to mail really soon just have to get myself organized al little more and will be posting it soon look for it !!!
thanks for popping in and
Sorry if I didn't get around to you last week I honestly don't know where the time went
I'll be better this time around
hugs Nikki

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tis the Season !!!

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and you can win 4 digi's of your choice. So this week we want to see you pull out all those Ribbons,Twine or Fibers and use em up. I've made a little set of 6 cards up
I thought I'd try and see if I could sell some on Ebay for some extra Xmas Cash so they are
posted here
All 6 Cards
Incy Wincy - Ribbons Twine or Fibers 11/11
A Little Bit Crafty -Sparkle and Shine 12/1
Simon Says Wed - Anything Goes 11/6
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon + Christmas 11/15
Scribble and Scrap - Anything 11/10
613 Ave Create - Anything 11/10
Allsorts - Christmas Cheer 11/9
Die Cut Divas - Holiday & Celebrations 11/9
Recipe - Papers - Recollections,Tim Holtz.  Stamp - Studio G, Glossy Accents,Bakers Twine.
Sakura Gel Marker. Inks Tim Holtz,Versafine
Thanks for looking hugs

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Day !!

Oh I'm A little late posting this but Halloween and everything else kept me busy so that's my story :) This month is a little added bonus for me I'm a guest designer over at Crafty Catz so here's what I've done for their challenge this week it's Paper Piecing and there sponsor is Digi Darla you can win 5 Digi's !!!

Here's what I've Done I Paper Pieced her Hat and Dress and Coloured it with Shinhan Markers to give it more depth to her outfit. The Flowers I actually coloured white then coloured them in.
Challenges - Crafty Catz - Paper Piecing GD
Card Crafters Cafe - Cute Cards
Craftitiude- Anything Goes - Use Twine or string
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wed - Anything Goes

Digi - Digi Darla. Stamp Studio G, Die Cut - Quickutz. Papers- My Minds Eye,K & Co.
American Crafts Twine, Ribbon & Bling From Stash.
Markers - Shinhan , Prismacolor,Faber Castell, Sukura Gel marker.

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Nikki