Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter !!!

Happy Easter Weekend everyone !!! 
Sometimes using one small stamp just works perfectly and this little basket from High Hopes is perfect for an Easter card. I didn't have a stamp so I just wrote out Happy Easter. Funny how when we see our own writing we think humm would  a stamp had been better, at least everything is spelled right :) 
Challenges -
High Hopes - Sketch (below) 4/22
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with Ribbon 4/24
Sarah Hurley - Stitching real or Fauz
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes no Digi
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter 
A Creative Romance -Eggcelent Easter
Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring
Crafty Catz - Anything that starts with B - Basket,Brads,Bow
JellyPark Friends - Happy Easter

Stamp High Hopes, Papers - Recollections, K& Co. Ribbons- Stampin Up, May Arts,
Markers - Shinhan,Sakura,Sharpie. Flowers - Prima,K & Co.
Die Cut - Spellbinders. Inks Ranger. Brads- Making Memories.

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
Graphit Markers - Shadows  4/18

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 5/1
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes 5/1
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 5/1
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

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