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, December 26, 2018

10 Years at Incy WOW !!!

We are having our 10 year anniversary at Incy Wincy and my little store Limited Runs is the proud sponsor of this challenge and there will be 2 winners this challenge with the lucky peeps picking $10.00 Worth of images from the shop So pop on over and join us !!
I've used one of my fave images to play with Snowbird  I've fussy Cut her out and added her onto a hand painted background with snow hills made out of scrap paper which is so easy to make
Everybody art - Christmas Jan 10th
Colouring in scrap land -AG / ChristmasCrafty Creations - AG
The Crafty Addicts - AG/christmas
thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Friday, December 14, 2018

Kitty in a Stocking

We have two wonderful sponsors this Challenge at Incy Wincy
A day for Daisy which I used below and also Polka Doodles  too the rest of the DT made some killer projects with those images.

Our challenge is to create your own BG and I hand drew in the fireplace cause hop cute would it be to get a kitty in a stocking for christmas not like he would stay in for long. But Cute!!
Kitty Coloured with Markers and BG Pencil Crayons to fade it away a little

Crafty Gals Corner Anything Christmas
Cute N Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Addicts - Anything Christmas
I forgot to post this so here it is now
hugs Nikki

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee hop

It's Day 1 of the Coffee Hop and I had to make at least one card for it so here I am using Limited Runs Coffee Cup Snowed In  and I've shrunk the image down and used Watercolours on it to create this card I love how the sky turned out.
So Happy Hoping and Limited Runs has a bunch of Freebies in the facebook group 
all coffee related too at the moment so join the group to grab yours 

Christmas Challenges @
Winter Wonderland @  Try it Tues
Anything Goes @
Simon Says WedCrafty Addicts , TTCRD
Crafting from the heart
Shopping our Stash - Washi (the Two lines are silver washi)
Non Traditional Christmas Colours @ Make my Mon

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Little Bit of Christmas

Our Challenge at Incy Wincy  this time round is all about Christmas lets help you get building that stash up so I've used one image from both sponsors 

ABC Christmas - X for Xmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - AG Christmas

Fabrika Fantasy - Little Snow Gnomes 1
That's Crafty Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Retarte - AG #131
The Holly and Ivy CC - AG Christmas

thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review - Watercolour Paints - Royal & Langnickel

This set comes with 18 Paint tubes all 12ml Size and 2 Paint Brushes this is a great starting point for a beginner and they aren't to expensive that it will break your piggy bank.
I did find just the paint on Amazon for 24 tubes HERE
Plus there is a lot of paint in this to play with and if it drys out in your container add water and it will act like a cake watercolour. So Bonus and you can mix your own custom pallets up with these how much fun is that
The Brushes included aren't even that bad at all I usually use a smaller tip brush when making small ATC little works of art
These watercolours I have really enjoyed using

Here are a few samples of how these paints can colour up from vibrant to soft colours. With a really good amount of transparency 
So these are a great value for your money with a lot if paint to practice and play with.

Update May 2021
These are student grade paints but and I knew one of my good friends daughter could use some fun watercolours to play with she's just started getting into them and these are pretty decent and I still use a couple shades today. Since I upgraded to the professional lines ages ago 

The mini paintings I still have and the colours have held up over time really well plus they are kept in a book so that might have helped like most watercolours they should not be kept in direct light

Thanks for reading and hope this helps 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Birthday card

Just how kewl is this image Rick St Dennis made up some wonderful new digi for us all to play with for those in need of birthday cards this girl just screamed at me BRIGHT colours are needed so that's what I did. I don't know if you been in his shop lately but he's really added in some new cuties to go with his darker stuff.
So our challenge this Round at Incy Wincy is Birthdays 

Always Happy Birthday
Cards galore AG
Crafting from the heart - AG

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Little Halloween Fun

Our 2nd challenge for the month at Incy Wincy is Sweet and Sassy
and our lovely sponsors are Sticker You and Bugaboo So here's what I did with a Bugaboo images it had a lot more hearts floating around which I deleted and added in a BOO in the little sentiment just cause it's now a Halloween Card simple but flat so I can mail it out !!
Always Fun - Fall Colours
Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sweet Congrats

It's that time again for our challenge at Incy Wincy and this time it's all about the Kids 
our sponsors are Cute as a Button and A day for a Daisy  So I have a baby Shower this weekend and I needed a card so this image was to sweet not to use for a congrats card 


Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Well it seems I'm just making ATCs these days I have started a huge painting to create but so far I've painted the white bg and stopped seeing I have no idea what to paint not a clue lol
I thought I'd try and make some ACEO's and see if they might sell on Ebay ? Maybe I'm not sure if I'm ready to part with these yet but here is my space for this week
So here they are up closer they are Ink and Watercolour
Think I should try my luck and see if anyone would buy them ?
Here's what was on my space last week seeing I forgot to post this 
So ATCs are so much easier you can paint anything small so at the moment Monsters in watercolour and will add in some ink after to add in smaller details 

 thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Happy WOYWW here's my space this week Been working on Christmas cards YEP I said it !!!! made 10 of them to add into the growing pile.
So here's a close up of what I'm doing you can see one of my funky cards and some of my new atc have arrived in from a group I swap with on Facebook there is over 5000 swappers so someone is always around to take a card or two off your hands.

Hugs Nikki

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Missed last week so just a little FYI the winner of my Gorilla is in the sidebar it's been claimed and he's flying his way to Australia.

So Here's my Space this week I've been still making ATC been colour up Chris Ryniak's Morning Scribbles too Cute they are I want a page of them made up it seems and a few C cards too out of him.
My new Tri- colour Pencils you can see that each one has 3 colours in them just started playing with them and having fun with how they shade an image quickly 
Was asked about my scrap box it's 14 cm by 24 cm Approx so it's not that big but holds a lot 
 Here is what is in it all labeled up Missing it the picture is a note pad and a post it package.
I don't have a lot of scraps seeing I reach for this 1st and if I find I haven't used the paper in a while then I recycle it. the advantage of keeping it contained I guess.

Sorry if I didn't get back to you all I couldn't handle the heat
WAY TO HOT these days 

hugs Nikki

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Here's My Space this Week and I've been working on an ATC that a request remake it is like the fish that I can't part with under the Precut ATC's .  Seriously that show off on the right has been getting a little funky these days lol.  So my Giveaway is on the go if I make top 3 then one lucky person will be getting my silverback gorilla.  Yah please go over and help me out by voting on facebook Link in sidebar or in the post below. The 28th is my BD so I plan on eating some ice cream and cake lol 
My Sister sent me a whole box filled with goodness too for my BD and she was kind to cut me all those ATC's out now they are ready to be coloured on !!

Now for some of you might think I'm a little crazy but I really like to have things put in small spaces so I did what most would never do
There is over 120 Different types of Washi some full-ish rolls
YEP I took them off their rolls and put them in on heavy paper covered in packing tape 
now they take up next to no space and I have room for more. Funny how much more space there and the DH thinks it's not that bad now lol
this way takes up no space and is easier to find a type too

Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Woyww and Giveaway tomorrow

Here's my space right now a few ATC's I've been working on and my newest drawing or doodling of a silverback gorilla which I love Come back tomorrow and I should have a link up to where you can have a chance to win it with a like/love on facebook I'm going to need lots of help with this one seeing I'm so late at entering it. If I can make top 3 I'll be giving it away 

That's it and all my talk about C cards lol is me trying to talk myself into making them UTTER FAILURE at that. Been too busy drawing and painting and gardening ah the summer how it kicks us outside so easily 
thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Mail

Use your own Hand writing this challenge at Incy Wincy we have Rick St James as a sponsor I love working with his images they are fun to colour I did slightly alter this image by erasing out the US Mail , I live in Canada so thought it a touch odd for me to have that on my Happy mail card seeing I'll be sending it out as Happy Mail lol
This has been Coloured with Watercolours and for those that don't think yo can colour a digi with watercolours you can you just have to do light washes and slowly build up the colour and avoid smearing the Black ink lines so it does take a little time to do but it is do-able.
Colour Crazy - AG top 3
Jo's - AG

thanks for looking
and pop back on Wed and check out my 
new Art Giveaway

hugs Nikki

Very Pink Card

Here's a card I made using a  Day for Daisy Image  this cute little mermaid is adorable and will make a great little Hello to send off to someone

Crafty Friends - AG
Fariy and the Unicorn - Anything Magical/Mystical
A bit more time to craft - AG
Cards Galore - AG
Crafty Girls - AG
Create and Inspire - AG

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
and Come back on Wed I should have another Art giveaway started by then too

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Hey all Happy WOYWW well I got my last ATC in I think Julia was kind to send some of mine along with her's as a bonus to a few people  I don't know who got them so if you did let me know just cause I'm curious lol
So here is my space ATC album to the left there open and adding in the new ones along with all my other junk  I mean art supplies.
 Close up of Cindy's along with her rocking WOYWW card !! and a ATC shark I doodle out and just watercoloured up 

Thanks for looking will try my best to get around last week was HECTIC. Redoing the Backyard gardens 
Hugs Nikki

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Well here is my space SNORE lol Not much going on worked on a few ATC's and have to create a wedding card for a friends that is coming up this weekend and might just start on making some more of the dreaded C cards lol 
 Here are the ATC's I got this week LOL at Kim Shut up and Colour so funny Thank you all for swapping with me I think there are a few still on the way
So very short and sweet 
oh and I added in a new Review on watercolour pencils too if you want to sneak a peek it's after this post
hugs Nikki

Monday, June 4, 2018

Review for WaterColour Pencils on Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz

I now have the 36 Watercolour Pencil Set from Koh-I-Noor Hartmuth Mondeluz. Love them
They are designed with those that like things in order and are easy to figure out which colour is which. Seeing the outside matches the colour your using , no looking at the tip to figure it out just grab pencil and get to colouring. They are also only sold in a tin which is great for those that like to have them all laid out in front of you. They are also Numbered 1-36, On the back the actual colour name. No guessing or making up your own. They are sold in sets up to 72 have a

So below is just a quick view of the colours in the set I own. The left side is just pencil untouched and a paintbrush over the right you can see how lovely these colours are and they are nice and translucent they can get when you drag your brush away.
I've just drawn up a little rose and used a few colours on 140 lb paper,  I coloured them all on dry paper just like I would if I was using pencil crayon, but I've done them very soft in some areas to get highlights showing up.

1st Picture is just a quick  sketch drawn out with the watercolour pencils just roughly shading
2nd Picture it me going over it quickly blending the watercolours together and then leaving it to dry
3rd Picture I am gone over it more with the pencils then blended it down I stopped here but you could go a lot further with it making it have very deep shades
So far I'm loving using these they are so great for colouring by the tv just grab and paint little works of art.

When it comes to blending these pencils with enough water they blend super easy and you can fade really quick by just pulling the colours across, and using a little extra water.
When adding water the Pigment becomes really vibrant my pictures just do not do them justice

On the Negative side of owning these I haven't found a close art store that sells any open stock so I would have to buy a set which will get a little crazy for those colours I don't use a lot. Plus the pricing varies a lot and my set choices I'm stuck to Ebay or Amazon to find larger sets.

This review is my own
I just thought I'd share what I use with you all 
hugs Nikki

Thursday, May 31, 2018

One More Coffee Card

It's getting close to the end of the coffee Hop so here's one more from me
I also needed a thank you card to so perfect blend :P

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Here's my space this week ATC's are being to arrive in and also my stamps are finally here too little late seeing I've mailed off to all those that I had snail mail too.
Tea this Week is Iced White Cranberry Bark  I like it :)
Click on it to see if you want more details on it 

 ATC Top Row L-R - Annie aka Wipso, Jo aka Twiglet,Sarah B,
Middle Row ALL FOUR NEET !!! she spoiled me !!! 

Bottom Row Margaret aka glitter and glue Your's arrived super QUICK!!!
I know Kim asked me for one last week but I need a snail mail and
Diana Taylor Need a snail mail if you want to swap if you have any left
Email me and let me know Elusionary60@hotmail.com

I think I made it to everyone last week I tried to :)
hugs Nikki

Monday, May 28, 2018

Coffee Hop day 4

It's day 4 in the Coffee Hop and I Had to use at Least One Limited Runs Images 
This little sweetie is called Beary Good Tea
You can pop over to the store and grab the freebie up and also pick up a few fun new images to
play with too
I've Coloured him up using Pencil Crayons and a touch of markers to help blend it

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Hop Day 2

Here`s another ATC Holder I created up seeing I`m always trading them they should be protected
The Background is a digti Coffee Cup called Coffeewords not sure shere I got it and the die cut is all water coloured up in bright summery colours I made a watercolour ring and some little hearts that just says it all about coffee :)
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Hop

This is to go with my Coffee ATC it is it's holder More watercolours and Memento Ink Just wanted it to be really BRIGHT The stamp is from Stamplorations

and I totally agree with this sentiment !!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki

Coffee Hop is on

So Thought I'd brush off some of the dust collecting on my stamps seeing I haven't been using them much lately it became nice outside and one must enjoy the outside when they can.  I've been on a huge ATC kick lately trading all over the world ... Card making has taken a huge slide but that happens sometimes. So here's a little Summery ATC card using CC Designs and Joy Clair Stamps the sentiment has been embossed and this has all been coloured with watercolours
love watercolours never know how it will look till dry 

I will work on some more fun coffee related stuff soon I hope 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WOYWW #9 Anniversary

Couple new buttons for you all to snag and here's my space + the ATC's I created this round
I was all over the place when I made them lol but I like how they turned out I don't know who got what seeing I just asked them to pick a number when we traded so it will be interesting to see who get's what in the end :)
Right Click and save away the rest of the Woyww Buttons are HERE
Here are most of the ATC's I made up. I tried to make sets but when I got to the 4th one I had to mix it up this time. Hope everyone likes what they got
My Desk 
Still working away on art projects of all sizes (mainly more ATC cards)
My Watercolours on the left , Pencil Crayons on the shelf, and Chalk Pencils and More watercolour Pencils in the container by my coffee
No weird tea today lol
My 1st WOYWW Card in from Angela THANKS Love it and all the extras
You can't see it here but when you take the card out of the plastic the balloon pops up
The Card that was left for who ever
is below me along with a bonus one inside the card too
Thanks for looking and 
off to hop around the coffee hop starts this Friday and my
Giveaway for my painting is still going on till the 1st 

Happy Hopping
hugs Nikki