Tuesday, July 22, 2014


So Here's my space this week I'd like to say I've been as productive as last week but I've been doing a lot of dusting around here we are on the last of demo and that dust gets everywhere I mop the floors everyday just to keep it somewhat under control. It kind of helps we are both excited that we might get the cleaning under control where sweeping and dusting isn't hourly sometimes. 
Rant over here's my desk
This was on Monday when I wasn't giving him enough attention I guess I walked in the room and watched him look at me and then climb right up on the desk and Plop his butt right down on the mat. 
Here's my space today  - Working on a card just because and the bright red Happy Mail going to my lucky winner !! Below 
Last Week I offered up a little Candy the Answer of what I'm addicted to is brads !!!
Kay got it right so I'll be popping that in the card full of brads in the post to her.
Congrats and don't worry if you didn't win I'm sure I'll be doing another one really soon I just have to get some stuff together

 Happy Belated Birthday Mail !!
This is on my floor Kay also sent me a couple feathers but while I was trying to take the picture someone could smell them and was trying to go through the stash to grab what he thought was surely his toy and not mine lol (Saved and Stashed away)
She also included a fantastic book which I can't wait to read once I have a little more time :)
and The card she took the picture herself it is so pretty the way the light casts down on St. Francis -Saint of Animals. Which soon our 3 squirrels will be moved into the outside box which will be attached to a tree so they can make a go on their own.

I'll pop around to as many peeps as I can 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simple Birthday Wishes

This week at Incy Wincy we have a sketch for you and you can win some Digis from Heather Ellis you might notice her digis are also in stamps too sold from My Favorite Stamps.
So here is my take on our sketch and I always never use them but they sure do make it easier to create so I hope you'll be joining us this week.
Happy Birthday to my friends Samantha too HUGGS !!!

Incy Wincy - Sketch  (Below)
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Creative Corner - Love of ribbon 7/25
Sister Act - Anything
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Pink

Recipe - Stamp Heather Ellis - MFT,Martha Stewart,Popcorn the Bear,Friskars
Papers - Recollections. Dies - Spellbinders
Clear embossing on the tag.
Punch MS (cut into Banner)
Markers - ShinHan, Derwent Water Colours 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Thank you card

Here's a little thank you card one of the ladies that go to my gym, She is just so sweet.
I even made a box envelope for it I hope she likes the card.
Challenges - DL Art - Thank you 7/22
Fairy Tale - Use a Digital Stamp
Fussy and Fancy - All about the girls
Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey,MME,K& Co
Flowers Wild Orchid, Wiltons Stamens,
Sizzix Die Cuts. MS Punch.
CTMH Stamp
Lacy sunshine - Digi
Recollections Ribbon. 
Inks - Tim Holtz,Studio G.
Markers - Shinhan,Specturm

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Inspired by Time

There are times when you just want to create something to inspire you and this is what I did just played around WOW's Challenge this month was to create something with Time and it made me use some stamps I've had for a while and never got around to playing with such a shame they need to be played with more. I've also used a lot of die cuts and embossing and Metal Findings. The Clocks turned out amazing I stamped the brown one in brown but found it a little faded so I went over it lightly in places with a fine black,brown,gold and white markers to make it stand out more uses inks to age it Afterwords I embossed it and made all the colours vibrant and now this is hanging in my space on my little wall to inspire me. 
WOW - Embossing + Time 8/1
A Vintage Journey - Dies and Distressing 7/25
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything 7/24
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything 7/23
A girl who Crafts - Anything 8/1
Paper Wings - Embossing 8/1
Stamps Hero Arts. Embossing - Wow Verdigris and Stampin up Clear.
Inks - Memento,Versafine.Tim Holtz
Die - Quickutz
Brads - Making Memories,Recollections.
Everything else from stash and some of it is super old to.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WOYWW + Little candy

Check out everyone's spaces at WOYWW 
Here is my space this week, I've been busy one of the girls I work with bought a couple sweaters and thought they looked nice when she bought them, but she was wrong so she gave them to me thinking I might like em well I didn't. I don't know who they would have looked good on so I re-purposed them into PURSES they have a faux suede lining inside and I just have to make straps for them both I'm so loving the green one.
I've also been trying to make my space a little more neater and organized so my stash isn't the 1st thing you see so it is still a work in progress. I'm hoping to find something vintage with drawers in it. 
Close up of the purses the same type of sweater but slightly different sewing to each and different embellishment. I need to find some vintage big buttons so I can make some more. Finding them is going to take a while :)
Close up of the purses and my new cloud embossing folder on the left so much fun that will be.
To make my space more uniformed I've redone my little boxes all over to match together
 Made all new labels and they have little numbers stamped on them they hold all of my paper flowers and assorted embellishments inks and Washi tapes. My sister sent me a bunch of washi for my birthday and they will be used up I even made my 1st ever washi tape card I love the way it looks and it was so quick to make.
 This is my washi tape card with some ever so sweet butterfly embellishments from Carole they worked perfectly and she made them so colourful that all I had to do was attach them and make up the little tag thank you on it. Well let's thank someone who follows my blog inside is a surprise of my fave embellishments ... it's something I love and have to stop myself from getting more. Can you guess what I'm talking about??
Please follow along and  leave a little comment and your in also if you can post a link on your side bar that would be great but not a requirement.  I'll pick a winner next week on Wed. 
Thanks for popping in and I'll visit as many desks as I can
hugs Nikki 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Who Knew Fairy Dust was TOXIC !!!

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by The Stamping Chef and we want to see all your STRINGS & THINGS (ribbon, thread, string, fibre, etc.)   How funny is this fairy she just made me smile when I saw here so I made up a peek a boo card so it's a little on the funny side
Challenges Incy Wincy Strings and things
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything
Pumpkin Spice - Anything\
Top Tip Tues - Magical
Divas by Design - Things with Wings
Moving along with the Times - Girls just wanna have fun

Digi - Stamping Chef. Paper from Stash. Ribbon May Arts. Fiber from stash
Dies- Stampin Up. Ink Studio G. Markers Spectrum, Sakura Gel Pen
Bling From stash

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sledding James

Here's James Again he's so cute I always make a bunch with him for Christmas so easy to colour up
and I altered the background by adding some more stamps and embossed some snowflakes to give it more of an Xmas feeling and to make it work better together with the other papers plus if I'm running low on Xmas papers I just alter them to become Christmas papers

Inky Chicks  - Christmas in July 11/21
Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July 11/31
Graphit - Christmas Colours 11/25
Winter Wonderland - 3 of 3 - Snowflakes 11/18
Jingle Belles Rock - SOS - Ribbon,Papers,Snowflakes are 4 years old OMG 11/16
Shopping our Stash - SOS - Ribbon,Papers,Snowflakes are 4 years old OMG 11/16
CHNC - Make your Mark 11/12

Recipe Stamps LOTV,Whimsy,Artistic Stampers,Recollections
Dies Spellbinder, Whimsy
Embossing Wow, Hero arts
Markers - ShinHan
Inks Memento, Versafine, Tim Holtz
Buttons from Stash
Papers MME & Basic Grey

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


It's WOYWW time and here's desk and today I got home today to some happy mail a little package of Die cuts from Carole that I'll be putting to good use I own none of these so it will be so sweet to play with some new ones. A new High Hopes stamp I won from a challenge ... it's a snowman so xmas cards will be made :P a new LOTV stamp and one more WOYWW5  ATC from Kyla she made 17 of them WOW!!! 
Here's a close up of Kyla's ATC love her sewing on it :) and the butterfly has a great shine to it.
So what's on your desk looking like this week 
and share it over at Julia's and have fun desk hopping 
hugs Nikki
I'll be better this week for comments last week got away from me and 
became super busy with all this stuff at home ahh life takes us all away from blogland :) 

Project Life - all about the Aliens

I was lucky to have won last week at High Hopes and was asked to be a Guest Designer so the challenge they have this week is Anything Goes so off I went to snag some of my High hopes stamps to figure out who will be the lucky one featured this week and I've created 4 little Project life cards and using some of Dustin Pikes "Space Alien set" from High Hopes  How much fun is this set I didn't use the whole set but did have fun using what I did. 
Click on each image for a close up
Challenges - High Hopes - Anything Goes GD 8/14
AAA Cards - CAS + WaterColours 7/11
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter,Embossing or Flocking
Crafty Catz - Star or Stripes or Both
Graph'it Anything Goes with a Marker 7/11\
Clarity Stamp - Anything 

Recipe - High Hopes -Space alien Set,
Markers - Shinhan,Spectrum,Prismacolor.
Watercolour Paints with sheen to them
Recollections Mini Star Brads
Embossing - Wow Blue Lagoon , Stampin up Clear
Sakura Gel Pen for Highlights
Thanks for popping in 
hugs Nikki

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lazy Summer Days

This week we want to see some Summer Time activities and My fave is to be outside in the garden and relaxing. We do have to get rid of a couple pine trees that didn't make it through last winter and boy are they looking DEAD at the moment and a huge haven for bugs. 
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Summer Time activities
Love to Scrap - Anything 
Craftin Desert Diva - Summer Link up Party
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime
Great Impressions - July - Animal Friends
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything

Recipe - Digi -Zlatoena Designs,Limited Runs.
Tim Holtz embossing Pad. American Crafts Twin
Vintage Button,
Studio G Inks. 
Markers Spectrum,Deserres.

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Happy Canada Day to my Fellow Canadians :) It's been a beautiful Hot day that was just perfect to hang out in. So here is my space again still neat and tidy I did find some sweet MME brads over at local store(in the red Caddy with all my 6 by 6 papers) and some how they ended up on my desk now just to use them on something 
Of course more images I'm colouring up and my newest stamp that I won playing at Wags and Wiskers just cut around and ready to be inked up. To my right is my attempt at making a Ribbon box 
it's not bad at all used some may arts 4 in burlap ribbon and 2 flower rosettes (only had 2 left lol)
and sewed it all up on my machine it didn't turn out to bad and there is a little cup that doesn't look that pretty hiding inside but it matches my desk so I like it for now 
 Not the greatest sewing job but it works
So check out everyone else's spaces at WOYWW 
hugs Nikki 

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