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Monday, June 30, 2014

Funny Kitty

It was my Birthday a couple of days ago so here I am still in the Birthday mode with a BD Card
Our Sponsors this week at Incy Wincy is Bugaboo and My Creative Classroom.
Well the all the digis are from Bugaboo and the Sentiment I just made up which I like seeing my other half loves tuna cake so this works for a boy and is super for snail mail seeing I made it Clean and simple and Flat 
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Make us Laugh 7/6
Come and Get it - Animals 7/6 TOP 3
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics 8/1 
Paper Players - Ribbon or Twine/Any shade of Blue/Birthday 7/5
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything  7/28
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes 7/5
Graph it - Anything goes with markers 7/11
Recipe - Digi - Bugaboo, Me. Paper SEI. Twine Micheals, Markers Spectrum,Shinhan,Prisma Color.
Embossing Tim Holtz

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blonde Fairy

Yellow Hair against purple always has such a bold impact I love the way it works so well together
The boots just had to go with her hair :)

Challenges - Graphit - Blonde Hair 7/4
Crafty Ribbons - Real or Faux Stitching with Ribbon 7/2
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes 7/1
Crafty Creations - things with Wings 7/9
Creative Card Crew - Fairy Day 6/29
Crafting from the Heart - Anything 6/30

Stamp Make it Crafty
Papers - Basic Grey
Flowers - Prima,Forever in Time and Micheals 
Markers - ShinHan
Ink Memento, Studio G
Ribbon,Bling from Stash

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Sunflowers

Who says sunflowers need to be Yellow I did give them sunny faces but I just really love the idea of using different colours and I love how blue can be shaded against the yellow. I also fussy cut the stamp out and dropped off the rest of their banner to make them look like they are in a pot :) 
Click for a Close Up 
Challenges - High Hopes - Ribbons or Twine. WON
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping - Summer Blooms 7/16
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Yellow
Hobbycutz - Something Old something New - Old Ribbon, New Stamps and Paper
Stamp High Hopes,Friskars, Die - Sizzix . Paper Recollections 
Dew Drops, Markers Faber Castel, Prisma Colour. Inks Memento.

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


and My Balloon Tut here 

It's WOYWW check out Julia's Blog to find the linky to all these wonderful desks to peak thru.
So This is how I organize my always growing Brad Collection I have them all in mini bags and I honestly have a problem with buying them, I see them and want some new ones. If you have some you want to mail me lol I give you my address.  I love my mini collection and have been trying my best to use them as to hoarding them and just looking at them I even a have a new package to be opened for those Cough Cough Christmas Cards 
 So my sister sent me some Project life cards but I'm not into project life so I thought I would make some OOAK Project life cards and find them new uses. Seeing I colour so many images at least this way I can use some smaller ones up and perhaps have toppers to work with which would be a time saver. So you can see all my little images that I've pre-coloured already on the right and my bling box on the left all set out to decorate these guys up.
So that's my space I'm still waiting on the door to be removed so I can finish rebuilding the base of my desk then I have a date with a HEAT GUN. More on that when I get the door :)
So this weekend on Saturday it's 505whimsygirl/ Kay and my BD too so kewl that I share this with another WOYWWer. All I know is I'm buying a SARA LEE CHOCOLAT CAKE Omg that icing is so yummy on that cake you can honestly eat the whole thing in one sitting, which I won't because the DH is a chocolate nut so I'll be happy with my one piece :) . I might get Ice Cream too what a treat that would be. mmmm Mouth watering right now thinking about it. I don't eat to many treats but at Birthdays you have to have cake Make a wish and blow out a candle :) 

 Update on the squirrels they are getting bigger and starting to jump around Yah we are hoping to be able to release them soon in July and have a feeding station for them to come by and snack and yes ignore us completely lol

thanks for peeking into my space
hugs Nikki 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Forever ATC

This week at Incy Wincy we want to see something with wings and our sponsor for the week is Scribbles.

I've used a Freebie from their site to create this romantic little ATC so perfect for it :)
Incy Wincy Things With Wings
Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings 7/1
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
A girl who Crafts -Anything 7/1
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything But a Card (ATC) 7/1
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes

Digi Scribbles-Freebie,
Markers ShinHan
Papers - Crafty Individuals(picture), Basic Grey MME
Flowers - Prima. Martha Stewart Micro Beads,Heidi Swapp Tape.
Studio G - Glitter Glue & Ink. Everything else from Stash

Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Colouring a Balloon Tutorial

So here goes a Colouring Tutorial
I used 5 Markers to do this
(I don't own one brand I'm all over with them seeing I'm always looking at those on sale)
Light Yellow (Spectrum LY1)
Pale Baby Blue (Prismacolor Sky Blue Light)
Pale Aqua (Spectrum IB1)
Medium Aqua (Deserres DM-6B)
Flat Mossy Green ( Prismacolor - Jade Green)
 **Shown Below so you can use something similar **
This works well with pencil crayons too
 Clear embossing powder
1.  Use lightest blue (Sky Blue) and avoid the center of the balloon just go around the edges 
you don't have to be perfect I used a Big Blunt edge marker. It doesn't have to be perfect at all
2. Went over it with the Light Yellow just a touch with the blunt edge.
Don't go along the edges just inside seeing we want it to seem like a light reflecting.
3. Went over it with Pale Aqua but not covering over to much of the yellow.
4. Next went over it with the the the edges mostly and blended in leaving a little of the yellow showing and the light blues inside.
5. Went over it with the dark Jade Green (brush tip) and just pulled the colour from the top and the bottom and tried to remember this is a round object so follow the shape of it and stronger lines on the edges weaker to the middle.
6-7-8 went over it again from darkest to lightest colours and blended in the image a bit more
when I got to the lightest colour I went over the the middle of the balloon too leaving no more white left.
9.  Lastly I put a layer of clear embossing and that really made my colours just pop and blend together.

There is no wrong to this at all just a lot of layers of the same 5 colours I used to create the depth in the balloon.
Hope this makes sense The images below is one big image with all my little balloons posted on it so you can print it off to have on hand if you want :)
Really BIG Close Up 
If you have any Questions ask away :) 
Hugs Nikki 

It's James

Here's a little Christmas Card using James the Bear he's such a cutie  and I love colouring him up 
I've used my newest dies from Whimsy.
Challenges Entered
LOTV - James/For the Boys
NBUS - Anything Goes + Friendly - NBUS Paper & Dies
Sparkles Forum - Fave Colour Combo 
Darnell's 1st Challenge
Stamps - LOTV,Studio G.
Papers - Elle's Studio, Recollections , Daisy D.
Dies - Whimsy
Markers- Shinhan,Sakura Gel
Everything else from Stash.

Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014



Well I have a few new things to share on my desk this week. Glad to see Julia is ok and 1st off my ATC from Kezzy LOVE this little monster when he showed up on my doorstep which came with a few goodies inside to play with too.
Now to show you my desk which I am so happy with I made the shelf on the back with reclaimed 100+ year old wood it was painted which I stripped off and then sanded it down it's not been sealed yet but then I realized the base of my desk doesn't work so I have plans to use a old funky door in our place once we stop using it and cut it in half to make legs and make a new base top for my desk. Loving the vintage feeling and I took Julia's advice and kept the shelves low it's only 28 inches high and 6 inches deep but it's perfect thought I would like it deeper but it's working perfectly and I still have to make a bulletin board but I'm leaning on finding some metal to use and use magnets think that will work wonderfully. So All my stash is even more tidy and everything I use a lot is still close at hand oh even found the lamp shade for my lamp that I made years ago. Also had to recover everything in kraft paper so it doesn't stand out to much against all this lush oak.
One more thing that makes me smile really big when I enter my space .... my new BLING BLING Chandelier that I talked my DH into.  I did burn myself on those lights too gave myself a little 2nd degree burn on my arm putting the crystals on and gave the DH a laugh when it happened as he says I'm a walking clutz. 40 watt bulbs get SUPER HOT QUICK !!F*&& bulbs lol !! Still have to get curtains and everything but it's a work in progress and we enjoy the process so we live with the mess. Will be so happy when it's done Oh and my other half does the plaster crown molding so pretty they are :)
Thanks for looking and check out everyone else's space at WOYWW 
hugs Nikki
Thought I should make my blog match my desk :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sisterly Love

I wanted to try not using black lined digi so I lightened it to a soft grey and coloured the girls in with pale colours and they look so sweet this way should make some more lighter lined images... I see a grey ink pad in my future lol
Challenges -
2 Cute Ink - Birthday
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers 7/14
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Recipe - Saturated Canary Digi, Studio G Stamp.  Papers Recollections,SEI. May Arts Ribbon. Flowers-Studio G,Prima. Basic Grey Brad.
Markers ShinHan

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

ATC and Mini Card

At Incy Wincy we want to see some bright bold funky colours and our sponsor is QKR Stampede.
I've created a little ATC with my selection and I love to use Yellows Oranges and reds with just a touch of blue thrown in
Challenges Incy Wincy - Bright and Funky Colours
Opus Gluie - Animals
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes 6/20
Die Cut Diva's - Use at Least one Embellishment
Craft your Passion - 3 or more Embellishment

Digi - QKR Stampede, Stamps - Bo Bunny,Blockheads,Artistic Stamper
Basic Grey - Papers,Brad,Paper Tape.
Die - Sizzix,Spellbinder.
Inks Distress,Memento. Markers  Spectrum,ShinHan

Next I made a Mini Thank you card using another QKR Stampede digi
I know it's probably not so much on the funky side but it is BRIGHT 
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Bright and Funky Colours
Crafting When We Can - Use Scraps - (All Scraps)
CCC Digi Creations - Digital Flowers 6/29
Marker Pop Anything Goes
Simon Says Mon - Anything Goes

Recipe Stamp Studio G, Markers Shinhan, Inks Studio G,Memento
Papers Recollections,Cardstock

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Monday, June 9, 2014

Faking it

This week the Doodle Pantry is sponsoring us and we want you to show us a faux technique basically we are asking you to fake it !! lol I've used Balloon Ants and aren't these little guys so cute.
I had to emboss the balloon just to give it a nice shine.
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Faux techniques - Stitching
CHPP - Anything
Seemacrafts  - Make it Cute 7/1
Pile it on Use Pattern Paper
Digi Galore - Nautical or Blue 6/21
The Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin 7/1
Digi - Doodle Pantry
Papers - Recollections Flowers Micheals, Ribbon from Stash
Brads - Recollections. Embossing Stampin Up
Markers - Prisma Colour , Spectrum.

thanks for stopping in
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Magical Garden

Now this worked out better then I thought it would I wanted a soft effect on the bg and it did just that making all the other elements pop. The Back flowers have been embossed in Wow Vanilla White then I took a marker and coloured the centers making the middle the darkest then reheated the embossing powder to set in the colours. The tulips have been embossed in pearl Green with a touch of frantage for extra details. 

Challenges WOW Gardens 7/1
Addicted to Stamps - Outdoors 6/22
Bastel Traum - Summer
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes 7/1
Crafting Musketeers Stamped Image 7/1
Scrap it Girl - Things with wings 7/1
Stemplegarten - Flower Dreams
Crafts and Me - Add Wings 7/1
Some odd Girl - Linky Party 7/1


Stamps Some Odd Girl,Friskars,Hero Arts 
Inks Tim Holtz, Studio G
Embossing Powders - Wow - Vanilla White,Green Pearl , Touch of Frantage 
Papers -SEI,Basic Grey,K andCo,MME
Dies, Sizzix, From Andrea 

Punch Eksuccess. Markers - Shinhan,FaberCastel, Sakura-White,Glitter

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Carrot Cake Recipe Card take 2

So I did go back and make one for my sister she gets choice on which one she wants. When I plan on baking something I try to always avoid those with oil in them just because I like lighter cakes so here is
my 2nd one. The Card pulls off seeing directions are on the back.
Challenges - 

Some Odd Girl -  Linky Party
Just Add Ink - Just Add Cupcake/Cakes/Dessert
Wags n Whiskers - Yellow Orange White & Kraft WON
Little Red Wagon - FOOD for thought

Recipe - Stamps Some Odd Bunny Girl Gwen
paper- Prima and MME, Markers Spectrum. 
Washi Daisy D and tinted with markers to match

Embossing WOW - White Russian
thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Carrot Cake Recipe Card

How Perfect is this stamp for a Carrot Cake Recipe this one is an Almond Carrot cake 
so it's not a heavy calorie cake just means I can enjoy a HUGE piece lol
This is a 6 by 6 Recipe card for my book it's been a while since I made one and this stamp inspired me to plus easter is over. I know when my sister sees this I'll be making her one too so maybe I'll just do that now lol 
Some odd Girl  Linky Party for June 7/1
Art by Miran -Anything Goes 6/20
Just Add Ink - Just add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert (Hope a Cake Recipe is ok)
TTCRD - Anything goes
Stamps - Some odd Girl
Paper -MME.
Faux Stitches - Daisy D.
Markers - ShinHan,Spectrum,Faber Castel,Sakura Gel White
EKsuccess Punch
Everything else from Stash

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bloomin Wonderful

Here's another Kraftin Kimmie Stamp isn't she so pretty with her basket of flowers
I Made the Flower out of the same lace I used on the card and topped it off with a vintage button 
eventually you should use them up :)
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes + GDT
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Use your Stuff - Patterned Paper

Stamps Kraftin Kimmie
Papers Recollections,Basic Grey
Inks Memento,Studio G
Markers - Shinhan,Faber Castel,Prismacolor 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tiny Hannah

WOYWW Post below this one  just realized that you might think it's this one too lol 
This is an ATC for a Swap I just finished and I wanted to share her with you I love how this turned 
out alot of tape Background tinted and then embossed to set everything
I coloured up Hannah From Limited Runs Stamps she is just so innocent looking :)
Inky Chicks - Use a Metal Embellishment
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card (ATC)
Cutie Pie - Cute + Embossing
Digi Makeover - Anything goes
Lawnscaping - Embossing
Through the purple Haze - Make your Own BG ( Used 3 different washi tapes then embossed)

Digi - Limited Runs Stamps 
Brads Recollections
Heidi Swapp Tapes
Inks Plaid,Distress.
Clear embossing Stampin Up
Markers Shinhan,Spectrum
Stickers - Authentique

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 


Happy WOYWW and I Have a few more ATC's to show off the one on the Top right is from Robyn
she made a brilliant stand for it and the other is from Wipso it's a little stitched up quilt AtC so adorable 
the other 2 are two I just made One for my mini Candy Winner and the other for Annie to send back 
Other then that my desk is a YAWN lol and I'm still working on the backboard I've been distracted by 
some little furry guys we've been taking care of to let loose in our backyard 
here is one of them !!
3 baby Squirrels that are really good at hiding in a place I can't take a picture

The lucky winner of my WOYWW Rak Winner is # 27 NAN G !!! Please send me your snail mail so I can pop you a little treat in the mail 

So here it is all short and all
I worked today outside in the sun too long and now I could really use a nap it seems :)
Have a wonderful Wed 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, June 2, 2014

For my Sexy Man !!!

This week we are sponsored by Kenny K and we want to see you create something for any man in your life. I think this works super easy I give him a card he turns it in to get a gift then I give it back to him lol endless looped card :)  The coupon stamp is a Christmas stamp but I masked out the part where it has a snowflake and 12/25 on it so now it can be an anytime stamp, love it when you can do that.
Challenges - Incy Wincy- Men in you Life
Bearly Mine - One for the Boys
CHPP- Anything
Just B Creative Crazy - Link Up Party
Allsorts - For the Guys

Delightful Challenges  -It's a Guy Thing
Use your Stash - Patterned Paper

Recipe - Digi - Kenny K, Stamp Inkadinkado. Ribbon from my Sister,
Brad Recollections. Paper K & Co. Ink Memento
Coloured with Shinhan,& Chalk Background 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Blue Birthday

Just felt like making a Birthday card with this pretty digi 
and managed to use all scraps to create it with love trying to work my way through them :)
Oh another note Looks like we are raising squirrels again and instead of only one we have 3 of the abandoned ones if there other siblings show up it will be 6 little ones in total. It's going to be NUTS around here literally LOL 

Crafting at the Weekend -Anything 6/30
Suzy Bee's Bloomin - Layer it Up 6/6
A creative Romance - Girly Creations 6/6
Brown Sugar - Birthday 6/6
Jo's Scrap Shack - Happy Birthday 6/6
Sweet Pea Stampers - Things with Wings 6/6
Recipe -Digi A Day for Daisy, Papers - K &Co,Basic Grey.
Dies - CC Designs
Punch Stampin UP
Coloured with Shinhan.Prismacolors,Faber Castel