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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Hello

It's been Winter and A long cold spring I wanted to created a nice warm card that has all those warm Colours that we've been missing for a while. So I've created this card using Time for Tea Digi and it goes perfect with my cuppa tea I'm drinking right now. 
Time for Tea  April Challenge

Recipe - Digi - Time For Tea, Stamp- Hero Arts , Papers K&Co,Basic Grey.
Die - K and Co, Punch MS,Stampin Up.
Ribbon from Stash, Ink-ColorBox. Markers-ShinHan,Faber Castell.

Thanks For Looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Here is my space this week we had a Micheal's store open up around the corner from me so close to us it's a 15-20 min walk away. Those are my new little mini recollections (white) punches these are great for tiny add on's one is a flower and the other a Star they go quickly when they are in stock and for one $1.50 wonder why ? lol . So I've been colouring lots lately, the cards I had on my desk last week are still the same just parts be put together got side tracked with other things and have to figure out what I want them for lol.

 The Card I'm creating is for a challenge that ends tomorrow don't know if I'll get it done in time but I'm trying :) and those dilly beans images are for an upcoming DT Thing but they have only been coloured up pulled out my watercolours and pastels for those to play with it's been a while since I used them but I'll be using them more loved the results.
My Space hasn't changed much since the move up but on a high note I haven't had to dust it everytime I sit down YAHH!!!

One last ATC to trade before the big day and one for who is below me.

Thanks for looking and I'll be off to check out everyone else's space
 hugs Nikki 

Monday, April 28, 2014

The only Safe worm in a book

This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 Sponsors - Delicious Doodles  and Digital Delights
and we want you to create a bookmark or a tag I've made a cute little bookmark and it's already in use holding a place in one of my books.
I've used Digital Delights Bookworm 
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Bookmark or Tag 5/5
Digi Galore - Not a Card TOP 3
4 Krafty Girlz- Anything
Brown Sugar - Anything
613 Avenue Create - Anything
Crafty Catz - Anything
That Craft Place - Anything
Whoopsi Daisy - Hand Coloured Image
Recipe - Digital Delights, Paper Brazzil, Twinery Twine. Brad from Stash
Coloured with Faber Castell, Shinhan

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Making the Red POP!!

Christmas Clara all in Grey I wanted her little nutcracker to Pop off the page and I think putting her in Grey tones does just that, but like in the movie Pleasantville Colour slowly shows up :)

Challenges - 
Kit and Chowder- Use a Kraftin Kimmie Stamp 4/26
Graph'it Markers - Using Greys 5/9
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes 5/14
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing 5/1
Craftt Catz - Anything Goes 5/2
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark 

Recipe Stamp Kraftin Kimmie. Papers Recollections,Cardstock
Embossing folder Tim Holtz, Ribbon Micheals, Metal Embellishement from Stash

Markers - Shinhan,Sharpie,Sakura Gel Marker

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WOYWW - My new space

It's WOYWW time
This here is my isn't complete yet and this is me taking a picture after I've somewhat placed things about it still needs to be organized better for me I took this picture on Thurs last week seeing he wanted it all moved out of his way again. It might be nice to only dust once a week instead of hourly so I'm not complaining  at all but I'm sure it's going to be a battle me against the dust at least spring is here so the windows will be opening up soon YAH!!!

So Now here is my desk today after one week of moving things around to make it better for me to work with.
So here it is today with little playing and re-arranging, not to many changes just a little easier to get things quicker but still somewhat organized would like it all to be really tidy but that's not going to happen unless I get more boxes to make it all match ... that is for another day
So I'm working on a couple of Retired Tickled Pink stamped cards and a few .... xmas lol  Incase you couldn't read that it said XMAS I love this stamp for Kraftin Kimmie and had to ink her up and play with her for a challenge.
So thanks for popping in and it looks like I have One more ATC to trade before the big day unless I find time to make a few extra :)
Hugs Nikki
I'll be popping around to as many desks as I can too 

My Nutcracker

I've created a CAS Christmas card just perfect to pop in the post, I always need a bunch of mailable cards. For those of you who think this is to early LOOK AWAY LOL !!!!

Challenges -Kit and Chowder - Use A Kraftin Kimmie Stamp 4/26 WON
Crafty Hazelnuts CCE- Anything Xmas 5/1
Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Anything 5/1
One Crazy Stamper - Anything 5/1
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Inspired By Christmas Song (Nutcracker-Swan Lake) 5/1
Cards and More - No Flowers 4/28

Stamp - Kraftin Kimmie - Christmas Clara. Papers Simple Stores,MME. Washi Tape, Bling
Coloured with ShinHan,FaberCastel. Koo-I-Noor Soft Pastel Pencils.

Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki 

High Hopes Guest Designer

I was lucky to have won over at High Hopes
2 weeks ago and was invited to be a guest designer and the challenge this week is "GIRLS" I have used "Angel bear holding kitty" Normally this stamp would have wings but I put some washi tape over the wings when I was inking it up and peeled it off when I went to stamp her down. It's a quick way to Get 2 stamps for the price of one :) 
Challenges - High Hopes - Girls "GD" 4/29
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes 4/28
Created with Love - In t he Garden 5/5
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes 4/27
Stamp and Create - Spring flowers 5/7
Vintage Stamping/Flonz Anything Goes 5/12
Sister Act - Anything 4/25
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes 5/6
Fan-tastic Tues - Anything Goes 5/29
Recipe -
Stamp High Hopes,Clear Dollar Sentiment. Dies - CC. Paper K&Co, Basic Grey.
Inks - Memento,Studio G. Markers - Shinhan.Faber Castel, Prisma Colour.
Bling - Recollections. Flowers  Prima. Punch Stampin Up.

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Monday, April 21, 2014

2 Cards One Post WOW !!!

I am so into the CAS look might be because the images just POP and shows off the colouring 
of the Doggie.  
Incy Wincy - Furry Friends
Artistic Inspirations - Anything C&S
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Graph'it Colour Challenge - Using Greys 5/9
Crafter's Cafe - CAS

Recipe - Digi Paper Shelter, Paper Recollections. Markers Shinhan,Sakura Gel Marker.
Inks Memento, Ribbon From Stash

For my 2nd Card Today !!
These little cute guys getting into trouble will sure make you smile :)
Incy Wincy - Furry Friends
That Craft Place - Anything or Easter
Digi Galore - Flowers 
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Fab and Funky - Flowers 

Digi -Paper Shelter, Stamp Bo Bunny, Paper K&Co. Ribbon from Stash
Markers - Shinhan, Sakura Gel Pen for the glitter. Inks Memento

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


So my space is not really that exciting but this space is now a temporary space again seeing that in within the next two weeks it will have to be moved to hopefully where it will always be .... MAYBE  lol  so Maybe I'll be able to actually get it the way I really want it with real shelves and not scrap rough wood with white paint but it does work for right now and does keep me in check on my stash which is good ... I guess lol  So at the moment I thought I would try making some flowers now for some of you that own a lot of flowers this is ALL of my flat flowers my Wild Orchid's which really isn't that much more is in another box (same size as this one lol) My space is looking pretty messy at the moment but what can you do and I dusted this desk on Sunday to so much dust in my house can't wait till it's all done
 To make the Orange flowers I used 3-d Writer on them It's getting old so I thought I should use it up and then I painted over the whole thing white to add a little extra texture and to fill in some areas then waited for them to dry and used distress ink on them to give them more colour they didn't turn out bad the pink on is just one I embossed to give shape. Click on the image for a good Close up.
So here's my space this week and I've sent off two of my ATC's  out of the five I made still have 2 More up for Grabs (I also forgot to take a picture too lol)

Off to pop into everyone else's space 
Hugs Nikki 

We just had a mystery power outage here so hopefully it doesn't go off again
so I can come and visit as many desks as I can :)

Monday, April 14, 2014


This week we want Clean and Simple Designs So I've made a bookmark and just coloured up a cute little Meljen Digi.
The Fiber I braided to give it more strength that's about it

Challenges Incy Wincy - CAS
Aurora Wings - Anything
Craft your Passion Bunnies,Chicks or Eggs
Cutie Pie - Cute Easter Bunnies / Anything but a card
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Recipe - Digi Meljen, Papers Tim Holtz,K&Co.
Markers - Shinhan,PrismaColour,Deserres,Sharpie,Sakura
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Not such a Sweet Fairy ... anymore

Some days I like to take an adorable sweet stamp and try my luck making it into something darker it's a challenge to do and sometime it fails but this stamp worked wonderfully I had to alter her a bit but she turned out wonderful I love her white eyes so eerie to look at :)
Some Odd Girl - April Linky Party 5/1 (Featured) 
Graphit Markers - Shadows  5/9

Challenges 4 everyone - anything 5/2
Scribbles and Scrap - Anything 4/27
Hobby Cutz - Die Cut,Stamp,Flowers 4/19
Sweet Stampin - Flowers 4/18
Dorcerla Creations - Anything Stamped 4/21

Recipe - Stamps - Some Odd Girl, Mark's Finest.
Paper Echo Park,Brazzil. Flowers - Petaloo,K and Co.
Punchs - Stampin Up,EKSuccess. Ribbons from Stash
Brads - Recollections. Dies - CC, Inks Memento
Coloured with Shinhan, Prismacolor,Sakura White pen
Black Glitter Blue

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter is what that little metal embellishment says and I thought I'd colour this High Hopes stamp up with watercolours instead using markers this time and create a soft effect with these adorable bunnies I tried to make the lines blend away but touched some up in places to give it depth and shading
Challenges - High Hopes - Anything that Hops *WON*
Kit and Chowder - Something Blue 5/1
Polka Doodles - Animal Magic 4/18
Hanna and Friends - Easter 4/24
Moving along with the Times - Easter/Spring 4/17
Kreativeinkauf - Easter Bunny 4/14
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes 5/1

Stamp -High Hopes - Busy Mama, Paper Recollections. Coloured with - Watercolor Pencils - Derwent.
Sharpie brown and Black for eyes and Little cross hatching. Ink Memento.
Everything else from Stash

Thanks for looking 
and enjoy your Easter weekend coming up 
and have a little yummy chocolate too
hugs Nikki

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Here is another Sneak Peak of a new Digi from Limited Runs "Rochelle" she's not even in the store yet. But she will be shortly. She's all dress up for a fun filled day for when we just want to get fancy and Party !!! 

Challenges -
Sister Act - Anything Goes 4/18
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady 4/17
CraftyHazelnuts PP - Anything 5/1
Just B Crazy Linky Party 5/1
Oddball Art Stamps - Use a Digi 4/14
Baffies Kreativladen - For a Woman  5/7
Fab and Funky - Pink 4/16
Penny's Paper Flower Power 4/16
Whimsy Inspiration -Anything goes 5/6
Recipe Digi Limited Runs "Rochelle". Stamp Bo Bunny. Papers K&Co, MME.
Die - Quickutz. Punch MS,EK Success. Inks Memento. Markers Shinhan,Sakura

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Boys will be Boys

This here is a sneak peak of Ryan from Limited Runs he's not in the shop yet but he will be shortly with a few others. Now I wanted to try and later a card up using the same papers and it worked with some help from  my embossing powders I've used Black,Silver and Pewter on this to add different variations of a metal colour. Wow this month wanted Metal I've used lots of metal here.
I know he needs to pull up his pants lol !!!

Challenges - Wow - Metal 5/1
Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Anything 5/1
Emergency Crafters - Polka Dots 5/1
The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys 5/1
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything 5/1

Recipe - Digi Limited Runs (Sneak Peak), Stamp Bo Bunny, Embossing -Black,Silver,Pewter.
Papers - Basic Grey,Authentic,Tim Holtz. Markers - Shinhan
Arrow & Brad Recollections, Metal Corners Stash

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mmm Coffee

Mmm who doesn't have a love affair with coffee I buy it when ever it's on sale now so I have a stock pile. How Horrible would it to wake up in the morning and have NONE !!! THE HORROR THE HORROR I SAY LOL 
Now I thought this was ATC size but it's not 1/4 inch to big opps but now it's going to hold a Coffee Gift card it fits perfectly inside.  The Stamp is from Fresh Brewed Stamps isn't it so cute .... MMMM coffee and it came with this sentiment too 
Fresh Brewed - Candy Challenge  What you can win is posted below *WON*
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes 5/6
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything Stamped 4/14
Creative Fingers - anything
Just B Creative Crazy - April Link up Party 5/1
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Recipe Stamps - Fresh Brewed.- " Latte Love Set " Paper Basic Grey, Inks - Memento, Tim Holtz.
Acetate Die Cut K&CO. Brad Recollections. Small piece of Washi tape.
Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Well it is that time again and I've been working on some new digis for my store and I always try to colour them in first and see if I can find any mistakes or misses and I've been trying to make more boys up seeing they aren't that many. This guy his name is Ryan and I wish he'd stop showing his underwear lol but that's what boys do these days they walk around with their underwear showing so I thought why not draw one up
You can see I've got all my sticky stuff off to the right in a bag to keep fresh and the tools I've been using just have to add some more metal on the topper then attach it all up to a card and Voila all done.
That little Folder above is my Scrap holder for Black and whites I'm pretty good about using them up seeing I hate to waste them. I'm off to finish up my card and try and post it later on :)
Oh and that's my coffee a French Vanilla Mocha Soya Milk  MMMM lol It's starts hot but I'd drink it stone cold I really am not that fussy when it comes to my coffee lol other then I want a BIG Cup of it.
I've been trying to figure out where you think the best place online to look for crafty stash to buy or where is the best place you think to sell your crafty creations just trying to find some new places to check out ?

thanks for popping in and here is the newest button
fixed :)
hugs Nikki

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blowing Kisses

So I've worked with 3,2,1 as using either 1 2 or 3 of something and matched them all up so fun and I used up some flowers and some of my fave paper I finally broke down and cut up ahh the horror lol
This week we are sposored by Sassy Studio and I've used this cute image and coloured her all up in Blues.

Incy Wincy - Recipe 3-2-1 (3 Pearls) (2 Flowers of 2 layers of 2 Brads) (1 Image,1 Layer,1 Die Cut,1 Ribbon)
Amusing - Colour Pallet (below) 5/1
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything 5/2
HobbyCutz - Flora & Fauna 4/13
Recipe - Image - Sassy Studios, Die Cut - Basic Grey, Flowers Prima & K and Co. Ribbon May Arts.
Paper from France, Brads - Basic Grey. Markers Shinhan and little sakura glitter over her eye but it's hard to see in the picture.

thanks for looking
 hugs Nikki

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Building a Gingerbread house

Sometimes it takes a sketch to help you out making a christmas card and this one I really liked and thought why not give it a try and it worked perfectly with this stamp it's not a huge one but I love it and always struggle with using it.
Challenges - Christmas with Sketches  - Below
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts CC - Seeing Red
Crafty Hazelnuts CCE - Anything
Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Anything
CSAYL - Lots of Layers
Sister Act - Anything
Recipe Stamps Movitet (retired), There she goes (Retired)
Die - Quickutz, Ink Versafine. 
Ribbon -Micheals. Paper - Elle's Studio, MME
Markers - Shinhan

thanks for looking hugs

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What's Up ??

Just a perfect anytime boy card .I've Fussy cut out this new digi set Jacob from Limited Runs

Feeling Crafty Challenge - Anything for a Child 5/1
Flat Friends - Include a Sentiment 5/1
Oddball Art - Use a Digi 4/15
The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys 5/1
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes 4/11
Paper Crafting Journey- Anything Goes 4/10
Creative Knockouts - For a Child 4/10
Little Red Wagon - Masculine 4/9

Recipe Digi- Limited Runs "Jacob Set" Stamps-Artistic Stamper,Prima,Katzel Kraft.
Papers - My minds eye.
Markers - Shinhan,

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bright and Colourful Hally

I've created another C&S Card using Hally from Limited Runs. I've fussy cut her out and lately I've just been loving using oranges so bright and vibrant to see must be wanting spring soon.
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes 4/25
Divas by Designs - Anything Goes + blog hop
Deep Ocean -Girly 4/6
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 4/8
Cards in Envy - Anything goes with an A2 Card

Recipe - Limited Runs "Hally Set" Stamps-Inkadinkado. Flowers Prima.
Dew Drops. Ek Success Punch. Markers Shinhan,Spectrum,Sakura gold pen.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Happy WOYWW everyone it's a wonderful day it's been a really fantastic day the weather looks like spring and it's finally starting to warm up a bit. I would love to put my winter jacket away and get some shorts on and get out into my pathetic garden and get it looking good we moved in late in the fall no point in getting out and trying to figure out what's planted but this year I want to dig it all up replant some of the bushes that are put in weird places and cut some of the neglected trees in the back yard that are just a breeding ground for mosquito's. Last fall I did was cut back all the over grown stuff and we removed a dead tree that was 20 feet tall so ugly looking it was.
Any ways enough about all of that on to my desk, I haven't much going on at the moment it's not how I would like it but for now it works in the morning it's my make up table so the middle is always clean.
ON my desk is a little clutch purse I've created using May Arts Burlap Ribbon and some vintage looking ribbon I've had in my stash I bought from fabric land LOOONG time ago. It's been lined with a white Cotton and it's flap stays down from the wire in the burlap ribbon.
On another note OMG has Canada post raised our rates up alot ... Please bend over to be kicked in the butt WoW everything is up by oh about 40 percent ... yep and the government says inflation is only gone up a little LIARS I Say Liars !!!!
K I'm done oh and if you want to win some free digital stamps pop over to Limited Runs and try your luck :) 
hugs Nikki
If your wondering what this is all about pop around to Julia's and check it all out