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Monday, July 30, 2012

Mini Boxes to Hold my Tiny stash

Now for those of you who don't know we sold our house a while ago and have moved into a tiny little apartment I went from having my own room to now the bottom of my closet and sharing our only desk with my computer & DH so now there is no more stash left out when in the middle of a project so I've had to figure out what to do with everything and organize and re-organize till I can figure out exactly how I want it all ... I like to consider it an ENDLESS task , it has to look neat to. So everything is tucked in a boxes and all labeled ... even my boxes have boxes in them so I've created to little match box drawers that fit inside my boxes to keep all the little stuff neat in tidy and Labeled them all up so they are easy to get to Plus with having this small of a space it's been very interesting I can't buy much more until I clear out some room so talk about keeping it in CHECK!!!
These little towers are 3inch by 1 inch by 4 inch and each have there own sleeve which is 1/8 of an inch larger and the box is 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches (this allows for me to REALLY Stuff em lol)

Challenges - Incy Wincy - Anything but a card Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes Come and Get it - Anything but a card Inspire me Fridays- Anything Goes  Crafts and Me - Anything GoesPaper Shelter - Metal Embellishment Simon Says - Anything Goes Make it Monday - Linky Party
Recipe - Papers Cardstock, K n Co,  Sizzix Dies - Bookplates, Tags. Stamps-Friskars Mini Brads. Chalks

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Peek a Boo Santa

There is something about making a long card that fit's in a stardard envelope ... It fits in a standard envelope no trying to buy fancy ones or make your card fit into the ones you own and you can get them anywhere too :) so here's another Christmas Cards with the never-ending amount to make ... I'm sure I'll feel behind come Dec 26th lol.
Challenges - Crafty Hazelnut's - Tie a Ribbon
Cardmadfairy Digi Day - Christmas in July
DRS Designs  - Christmas
Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas
Jingle Bells - Things found @ the north pole 8/8
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes 8/1
52 CCT- Use at least 3 brads
Recipe - Digi's - Limited Runs, Stamps Studio G,Inkadinkadoo, Whimsy Die Cut (My New one it's just amazing I love it!!!) Sizzix Snowflakes and Tree Dies, Micheal's Ribbons, Basic Grey Paper Recollections Brads, Coloured with Touch Markers,Sakura Gel Marker in Clear (it's so sparkly) and Holographic embossing Powder and Clear embossing Ink, Martha Stewart Focking on the trees .
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
P.S. Please check out my Candy too Ends Aug 24th

And Show Your Stash (8/12) want's you to show your  markers and what you store them in
here's mine (it's in a IKEA CD case) it's a little full and bursting at the seams but I carry it all
over and it's really easy to bring it in front of the T.V.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sweet Thanks

Always in need of a thank you Card so I made a bright one
 Close Up so you can see the detail on the skirt I've used my Colorless blender to take away colours to give it a softer effect and highlights
Challenges -
Stamp n Plus- Anything 8/1
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Hey Girl 7/30
Touch Markers- Colour Challenge 8/4

Recipe - Digi-found somewhere,Stamp Studio G, Paper - Basic Grey, Tea Party, Die Cuts - Tim Holtz,Spellbinders,MS Punch,Prima Flowers,Seed Beads, Markers - Touch,Sharpie,White Gel, Pearls Inks-Tim Holtz Distress & Studio G. H2O Luminarte Paint in Hair ... It sparkles

Check out my Candy Here  ends Aug 24th

Monday, July 23, 2012

Birthday Cakes are baked with Love

This week at Incy Wincy it's time to Celebrate and one lucky winner will win $20 GC to Paper Shelter this week so here's another page in my little book I wanna start filling it up so it's the back of Page 1 Because the bow is HUGE but works perfectly with what I had in mind
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Let's Party
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp and show - Hey Girl -- Girl Bakers just bake the best cakes :)
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papertake - All Things Girly
Recipe- Digi - Paper Shelter, Stamps- Studio G,Imaginisce. Inks, Distress,stampology,Silver
Clear embossing, Recollections Brads, touch Markers Basic Grey Paper, Sizzix Die Cut, EK Success Punch

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas Set -2

Another Set of Christmas cards with just a little more sparkle going on Sometimes you just have to create some simple things to give away
Stampin Sisters - C & S Jingle Bells - Red Or Green Holly Jolly  Embossing Clear it Out - Christmas/W red or Green (Embossing Powder,Ribbon,Bling)PaperPlay - Christmas in July

Recipe - Stamps Recollections ,Stampin Up Silver Embossing , Versafine Inks , Bling, Ribbon from Micheals
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Christmas Card Sets -1

Christmas in July and we all know that there is only less then half a year to get our cards all done
YIKES lol so here's a C & S set that I thought I'd try out and it's the 1st time I've used the tree stamp
I love how the tree is against the Greens with just a little bling ... I can even give it to a guy if need be

Challenges -
Jingle Bells - Green or Red
Cards for Men - Christmas in July 7/29
Delightful Sketches - ChristmasCrafty Catz - MonochromaticPaperplay - ChristmasCrafty Hazelnuts - Monochromatic Christmas
 Recipe - Stamps Recollections, Ink Stampendous & Versafine, Bling  from stash
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, July 20, 2012

Snow Fights

Thought I'd try a Card that didn't really use real xmas Papers in a try to use up my scraps that are starting to pile up and basic grey can be used for anytime of the year :)
Challenges -
Crafter's Companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas 7/31
Hooked on Craft - Christmas 7/28
There she Goes -Christmas in July 7/23
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas in July
Paper Play - Christmas in July 7/26
Recipe - Digi Bugaboo, Stamps Inkadinkadoo,Studio G, Inks - Tim Holtz,Chalks, Touch Markers, Papers Basic Grey Ribbon from Stash, Punches Stampin Up, Faux Puffy Snow, Ribbon from Stash
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, July 16, 2012

Page 10 - Dusting them Off

Page 10 of my little book and I've just been playing around with this lovely digi from Tiddly Inks and thought she would looke pretty in my book I've altered the Ribbons & Lace to match in better and to give them a more vintage feeling take a peek at what the rest of the DT did !!!
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Dust it OffMake it Monday - Anything Goes Simon Stamp n Show - Anything Goes Stampalot- Crafty Passion
Recipe- Digi Tiddly Inks, Stamp Studio G,Papers- Basic Grey,K n' Co, MS Punch,Tim Holtz Die,
Touch Markers, Tim Holtz Inks- Used to alter Ribbons, Die Cut, Card Candy

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunny Beach Days

Well I've made this little ATC and he's just a perfect Beachy Boy to show off
Now Touch Markers Challenge wanted a Beach Scene with the use of your colorless blender
I've used it everywhere in the sand,hair,shorts,and Colorless blenders are great for little mistakes when you go over the lines which I did and I've used it to push back the ink into the Black lines it's not perfect but looking at the picture in real life you just don't notice it, The effect in the sand is by leaving the colorless blenderover top while it pushes the ink around :)
Challenges -
Touch Markers - Beach Theme and Colorless Blender

Image - Digi Paper Shelter, Paper - K n Co,
Touch Markers used - 103,131,29,66,14,35,138,37,56,139,101,172,Colorless Blender
and one little brown sharpie to colour his anchor

Thanks for Lookin
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stack of Gifts

I so miss my light box, as you can see my shadow across my card, but we work with what we have when we have to so until I get a new space to play this will just have to do. So here is my newest Kraftin Kimmie stamp he's so fun to colour, this is my 2nd card using him he's just to much fun to play with.
Challenges -
Speedy and Friends - Blue and Green Kraftin Kimmie - Use your Fave Kimmie StampAnnabelle Stamps - Snowflakes Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July DRS Designs - Christmas CardsThe Pink Elephant - Christmas in JulyThe Squirrel and the Fox Christmas in July
Recipe - Stamps - Kraftin Kimmie, Recollections , Ink Tim-Holtz Distress & Stampology. Snowlakes from Stash, Touch Markers, Papers- K n Co, Handmade embossed.  Arcylic Snowflakes
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, July 9, 2012

Simple and Bright

Well I love to colour and have been trying to play with a mix of colours and totally random papers and I'm lovin the effect from these choices and I find this to be very bright and bold perfect for a summery card. So have a fun filled lazy Summer day
Incy Wincy - SummertimeAddicted to Stamp Card for Someone Special (made this for my grandma)
The Craft Place - Anything GoesCard Makin Mama's - Rubber StampingChocolate Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes
Recipe : Stamps - Make it Crafty, Clear Dollar,My Stamp Box, Papers-Basic Grey, Kn'Co. Touch Markers Ribbon from Stash and Kn'Co Chip board, Stampin Up Punch, Inks Versafine and Tim Holtz
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki C

Christmas Stack

How Cute is this guy Kraftin' Kimmie "Balancing Elf" Who I was lucky enough to have gotten from Shari ... I love him he's been in my home for less then 48 hours and already he's inked up!!!  So here he is and honestly who doesn't try to carry to much at one time ... I know I do ... but I'm sure I'll drop something along the way but I'm always up for the challenge of taking one trip lol.
Speedy and Friends - Blue/Green
Kraftin Kimmie -  fave Stamp Annabelle Stamps - Snowflakes
Card Makin Mamas - Rubber Stamping 7/20
Stamp Man - Bling it On 7/13
DRS- Christmas Cards The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas in July
Recipe - Stamp Kraftin Kimmie & Studio G, Die Cuts- Sizzix,Papers CTMH,Daisy D & Mulberry, Tim Holtz Distressed Embossing, Recollections Brads, Bling, Touch Markers, Sharpie for his hair
thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bouncing Bears

This is a page going into my scrapbook of stamps ... I started this seeing I have coloured so many images pre-coloured and I thought I should use them up and use it as an inspiration plus I can see how far I've changed in creating things :)
Challenges - Just Some Lines - CAS
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything w LOTV Stamp
Paper Play - Happy Birthday
Southern Girls -Pearls 7/18
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Recipe - Stamps LOTV, Friskars, Papers Basic Grey,K n Co, Stampology, Time 4 Crafts Metal Stickers and Bling, Coloured with Touch Markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cuddle Time

Sometimes we all need a snuggly place to nap. I also have a few of the new Touch Twin Brush markers and let me say for Shading these are amazing I love how they just blend so effortless and sooo quick to get it the way I want it and I didn't even have to use my colorless blender WOW!!!
Challenges - Touch Twin Marker - Colour
Cupcake Craftroom - Lots of Layers 8/1
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp n Plus - Anything Goes 8/1
Recipe - Stamp - Wild Rose Bella Sleeping Papers K n Co ,Bo Bunny Basic Grey, Die Cut - Sizzix, EK Success Punch , KnCo Die Cuts Touch Markers Glitter Glue, MSE -Rub on,Studio G Chalk Inks

Monday, July 2, 2012

Flag Colours

May you have had a fantastic CANADA DAY!!! and had lots of fun so on that note here's my take on
the canadian flag seeing I live in Canada so I only got to use Red and White as my colours for this challenge so here is another page in my book using Satuated Canary image. We got to pick our image and I saw her freebie and had to colour her in too so here's Back of page 3 seeing I've decided that I'm not half done my book I want both sides with lots of pictures to look at with all my stamps and digi's coloured inside to use as a referance for myself so enjoy the peek into my little book. The Tim Holtz Flower are hand coloured using my Touch Markers
Incy Wincy - Flag Colours - CanadaKenny K's Krafty Krew - Patriotic Colour Me Creative - Big Hair Speedy and Friends - Use MetalOur Craft Lounge - Canada Day
Recipe Digi- Satuated Canary, Stamp Stampendous, Die Cuts - Sizzix, Tim Holtz
Coloured with Touch  Markers # 14,11,24,4,12,10,97,3,103
White Gel Marker, Stampedous Ink, Recollections Brads, Papers Basic Grey & K n Co

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Celebrations are in Order

This is just one of my fave digi's to colour in with her big present perfect for a birthday card
and Touch Markers had the perfect photo to inspire this card all those pinks with little hits of Yellow, Purples and Blues work Fab together
Challenges- Touch Markers - Photo Inspire me Fridays - Anything Aud's Sentiments BINGOPanPastel UK - Digital
Recipe - Digi -Crafty Moments,Touch Markers, Prima Flowers,EK Success Punch, Micheal's Ribbon
Paper - Bo Bunny, Clear Embossing, Clear Dollar Stamp, Bling from Stash
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki