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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pretty in Pink

This week we are Sponsored by Limited Runs you can win 3 digital stamps of your choice .
I've used one of the newest digis in stock Melinda
I love her Big Fluffy Hair to colour in and created her dress using a little fussy cutting.
I didn't want any sentiment this time around just so you can see the way I coloured her all up 
Fussy Cut and Popped up her dress Also used fun Foam to pop up the whole top layer
used Black so you won't notice it 

Challenges - Incy Wincy -Tic Tac Toe * BELOW* - Lace + Pink + Black
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes 4/14
A Creative Romance Spring Flowers 4/10
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes 4/5
Totally Papercrafts - Think Pink 4/4

Recipe - Digi - Limited Runs, Paper - My Minds Eye,Recollections,GCD studio
Flowers - Prima. Metal Charm
Markers - Shinhan,Deserres.Sakura Gel Pen
From Stash - Ribbon,Lace,Twine,Dew Drops
Inks - Memento 

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

His and Hers Tags

Matching Baby Tags Perfect for when your not sure which way it's going to go
Now I love this little character so cute :)
So this little cutie goes well for girls or boys no problem

Lisa wanted Pictures of us as little ones or favorite creation and this is mine at the moment :)

Challenges - Marianne's - 2 Tags. 4/9
Cut it UP - Anything with Dies 4/2
Graph'it Colour -Springtime Pastels 4/11
Baffies Kreativladen Anything 4/1

Recipe - Stamp Marianne's,Mark's Finest Sentiment. Papers - My Minds Eye,
Ribbons May Arts,Stash. Die - Quickutz,Sizzix. Punch- EKSuccess. Dew Drops
Markers - Shinhan, Faber Castell

Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wooden Bookmark

I've been on a kick of making bookmarks I don't know what happened to all my bookmarks I'm sure they are tucked in books somewhere. Plus what a great way to use scraps. So this one I wanted to look like wood the flower goes on the backside too and I've embossed the flower twice one with Verdigris then with Matt dull and it did take away the shine I love the dull embossing powder gives the depth you want when you emboss minus the shine.

Challenges - WOW - Wood 4/1
Top Tip Tues - Metal or Faux Metal ( used both - Verdigris is what happens to copper )
All Crafts - Anything but a Card
Craftin Desert Divas - Buttons,Brads,Ribbon (Used a Brad and Brad Button)

Stamps Friskars. Paper K&Co, Ink Versamark Clear.
Embossing Powder - WOW - Verdigris, Clear Matt Dull

Brads - Basic Grey & Stash 
Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Where does the time go it's been a very busy week of renovations for us

Living during renovations and trying to still have a little crafty space to play requires the ability to move your space about again and again  ... He still says I have to much but it's really not that much his tools beats my stash hands down but what can you do guys don't want to see it lol so I will have a room shortly but it's not done yet and the floors done, radiator moved to where we want it and voila I will have a space that I can have as my own. It will have all my craft supplies, painting and stain glass stuff that I love to play with.
So the Space isn't all set up and organized still a work in progress and I've been working on some new drawings and I've just screwed up a scrap piece of drywall up to just block off my space from our little temporary kitchen, everything thing in this house is temporary right now :P 

ATC UPDATE - I have 4 extra to Swap Yah !!! + 1 for whoever is below my Number :)
Thanks for visiting my space and check out Julia's to see everyone else's space and have a wonderful day Hugs Nikki 

Hello Futterby

This week we have 2 sponsors at Incy Wincy Paper Shelter and All Dressed Up I've made up a simple little card to just show off this cute freebie you can pick up at All Dressed Up so Join us this week showing off Pearls and Ribbons/Lace to Win.
Challenges Incy Wincy - Ribbons/Lace and Pearls
Creative Card Crew - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything
MarkerPoP - Anything 
Recipe - Digi All Dressed up Freebie. Stamps Some odd Girl,Bo Bunny. Paper Anna Griffin.
Stampin up Punch. Coloured with Shinhan,Prismacolors. Glossy Effects

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hi Friend !!

OMG I am so behind this week where does the time go !!!
I was asked to be a Guest designer over at Crafting by Designs and the Challenge this week is Ribbons
I am trying my best to go thru my ribbons and use up some of the old ones to make room for new ones of course !!! There are so many pretty ones out there how can you not resist but to get some new ones every once in a while. So here's what I've created for the challenge. I've used Limited Runs Digi - Alice. I've used 2 different ribbons on this card to.

Even did the inside which I LOVE To do too 

Challenges - Crafting By Designs - Ribbons  * GD *
Creative Knockouts - Things with Wings
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with Ribbons
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Miriam's - Shades of Green
Papertake Weekly - Girlie
Aurora Wings - Anything
Created with Love - Girly

Digi - Limited Runs , Stamp Bo Bunny. Paper - SEI .
Punches - Stampin Up, EKSuccess.
Markers Shinhan, White Gel Marker
Everything else from Stash.

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Happy WOYWW and may you had a fantastic St Patty's Day Yesterday and you had fun !
So here's my space today lets see what I have going on today ATC's Seeing the last one's I made where the wrong size opps 3.75 by 2.5 Oh well Guess I have some gift tags now lol.
So Before I went to work I jammed everything that was about on the floor and popped it on my desk so it was out of my honey's way while he put some plaster up in the room . You can see all my 12 by 12 sheets and my sewing machine which I have been using lately.
 Paper put back on the floor along with my sewing machine and here's what was hiding all underneath it. Some ATCs I've Been working on now the right size. I have a total of 3 done just have to write up the details on the back for each and try and finish a couple more. For the WOYWW swap.

My lucky RAK Winners are Larisa and  Belinda Basson
 Congrats to both of you Please send me an email with your home addresses and seeing both of you didn't tell me which you'd like 1st one gets choice of flowers or flourishes email in sidebar

So pop by Julia's and check out everyone else's desks may they be messy or clean it's so much fun to check out everyone's spaces and see where they craft and create
I'll popping around to check out as many spaces as I can over the week :)
Hugs Nikki

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monochromatic Christmas

I know a Christmas card so soon but I need a bunch so I make them when ever I can so here's this lovely one I love this image all in sepia 
Incy Wincy - Monochromatic 3/24
BunnyZoe's - Monochrome 4/1
MarkerPOP - Anything 3/30
Christmas At Sweet Stamp - Brr It's cold outside 4/1
CRAFT - Christmas in March 3/19
Completely Christmas - Anything 3/21
Stampin For the Weekend - Anything 3/27
CHNC - Extra - Anything 4/1
CHNC - PP - Use Pattern Paper 4/1

Rick St. Dennis digi  Stamp - Studio G, Paper & Brad Recollections Ink Studio G
Markers - Shinhan,Spectrum.

Thanks for looking
and winners will be posted on tommorrow :)
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WOYWW + Last Chance to enter My Candy !!

Today was a wonderful day outside went for a walk downtown went to a couple antique shops to get some ideas on what we both like and don't like. Looking for some lighting for our place and it's no small task there is so many pretty things out there it would make your head spin.
So the snow was melting YAH but I'm not sure it's done yet UGG!
So here's my space today and I'm gonna pull the lucky winners of my Candy on Friday seeing I said it would be done on the 14th (I'll add my 2 winners on my WOYWW post to)
March 11th < this post
Feb 25th
Feb 18th
My space is a little messy could use a dusting and tidy up some ATC's I've started for the swap we should be having soon. Going to see how many I can make and some new doodles I've been working on to become digital stamps. Some make some end up in the bin. The little boxes with the white fronts are my oatmeal boxes with little paper drawers to hide away my flowers and keep it all neat and also I find that because they are in reach I'm using them. I've also realized I don't really use the big flowers I own I prefer the smaller ones or some I cut with my dies.
So Here's my space this week pop into Julia's and check out everyone Else's space 
Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Cool Birdie

This is just a cutie is a retired stamp from Whimsy. I've created a little Atc Size Card to go for a ATC trade off in a couple months yep I'm trying to get ahead of myself and make a few extras to trade with people. 
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes with Whimsy 4/1
Lawnscaping - Bling
My Craft Spot - Cute Critters 
Recipe - Stamp - Whimsy-2 Cute Ink(retired), Die Cut - Basic Grey. Paper My Minds Eye
Shinhan Markers.

Peek a Boo Birthday

This week we at Incy Wincy are sponsored by Bugaboo and we want to see you use only B&W and 1 Colour
The paper I've had for YEARS I've had a 6 by 6 sheet in my little box waiting to be used and  OMG I just found a full 12 by 12 sheet of it too how long have I been flipping by it cause once I used it I think it stunning. Black and white is not a colour I normally use so this paper has been sitting forever. I made the bigger balloon myself and coloured it to match along with the flowers just lightly to add accents. So this little monkey topper had to be peaking out of a card. Makes you want to just pinch him 
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Black and White + 1 Colour
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Digital 
Whoopsi Daisy - Birthday
Corrosive - Animals
The Ribbon Girls - Animals + Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Anything Goes 
Scrap it Girl - Birthday 
Card Mania - Something New (Digi & Twine)

Recipe - Digi - Bugaboo, Paper - KaiserCraft
Ribbons from Stash
Stampin Up Punch. Markers Shinhan, Distress Inks
Die - Quickutz
Twine and Bling from Stash.

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Building a Snowman + Fake Frantage

 TIP : Here's a Card and a little Tag I made for Christmas the tag was a pre cut die that I sanded down stamps then embossed with clear then added a little of the Aged Gold to try that effect I've been seeing around (mock/fake frantage) You can aquire a look that is close with using powders you have on hand it's just your going to use a lot less this way seeing you sprinkle it on very little
** if your using paper then heat it from underneath so the embossing powder doesn't get pushed together with the force of the heat **
Challenges - CSAYL - Photo Inspiration (below)

Emergency Crafters - Flowers 4/1
Treasured Time - Anything Goes with Layers 
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Top Tip Tues - TIP

Stamp - Motviet (Retired Now), Inkadinkado. Touch Twin. Papers- Recollections,K & Co
Flower - Micheals. Embossing -Clear,Aged Gold. Rangers 

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What every boy wants for a pet

Just one for the Boys and how can any boy not want a dragon :)
Challenges -
Everybody Art = Light green/brown
Ladybug Crafts Inks - One for the Boys
Shopping our Stash - 3 Stars/Brads,2 Circles w 2 Colours, 1 Cute Dragon
Craft your Passion - Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes use Dies
Marker Pop - Lucky Green
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use something Green

Digi -  ?? Stamps Studio G, Imaginisce,Dies Quickutz, Papers Basic Grey,Recollecions,Bazzill.
Shinhan Markers,Sakura Gold Pen. Mini Recollections Brads. Memento Ink
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WOYWW + Candy to still win

To Enter my Little Candy Giveaways just leave a comment this week or here (details on 1st post) or here or for extra enteries . I will mail any where in the world. It's a small amount so the postage doesn't kill me Winners picked this Friday and I'll add them to my WOYWW post too next week 
You can also get it sent to someone else if you choose to this is pre-loved and they are a thank you for popping in and saying hi and leaving all those sweet comments. I know everyone prefers Happy Mail.
Candy is in this picture there are 2 giveaways

Now onto this week's desk picture below 
Yes my Space is this tidy I actually pulled all this out to show you my limited stash 
About my desk and last week's post
Re-using my old drying out brush markers with my re-inkers
I put some washi tape around them so I will know which one is dead and don't grab it when colouring.
I don't own much in the re-inkers at all but I've only 3 dead brush markers at the moment so they will have to do. Have to also say these markers didn't last as long as some of mine that I own but I find brush markers seem to go quicker on me perhaps I use them on more then I think.
I add a drop of re-inker onto something none porous and dip the tip into the colour I've picked out try to keep your tones of colours close or you will end up with new ones :)
Then just colour in 
these are the different types of inks I've used and they all worked no problem but you'll have to figure out how intense you want the colour but I liked the effect that they produce
Up in the top left are 2 new digis that will be in my shop Limited Runs on Friday with a few other ones
and there is a chance to win 5 free digis to every month too

Thanks for popping in and I'll pop in and check out your space too 
You can find everyone's links at Julia's blog
hugs Nikki

Monday, March 3, 2014

Anniversary Games

If you are looking for my candy go here

This week we are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and Zlatoena's Design and I'm using one of Dr Digi's Stamps and Yes this works Perfectly for me and my other half we are SOOOO much a Gamer it's scary I've spent many a night too long playing a video game with him and against him lol it's always fun to do something together.

Incy Wincy - Anniversary - 3/10
Card Mania - Use a Sentiment 3/7
Digi Makeover - Anything 3/9
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 3/10
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes 4/1
A gem of a challenge - Anniversary 3/14
Just b creative crazy March Link UP
Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Patterned Paper
Recipe - Digi Dr Digi, Sentiment Just something I typed out.
Paper BG  & ??
Coloured with Shinhan,Prismacolor,Distress ink,Chalk Pencils Crayons.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Need a Lift ?

To Enter my Candy
Now I love books so you need to own a few bookmarks to tuck away in them and just leave them till you re-read it, and this little stamp just always makes me smile. This is my newest set too they are just so cute to colour up.
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes with Whimsy 4/1
That Craft Place Anything 3/9
613 Avenue Create - Use your Stash
The Squirrel and the Fox - Something Spooled
Sweet Stampin - Something Cute
Recipe - 
Recipe - Stamps Whimsy-2 Cute Ink (retired now), Glossy Effects, Paper Recollections,
Basic Grey Brad. Markers Shinhan, Prismacolor.

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki