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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW !!! May you have had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy NEW YEAR soon 
So Christmas we had LOTS of baking for sure with me making lots and also Co-workers and Friends we have all eaten to may sweets this time every day at work there was MORE cookies and MORE chocolate it was the most I have ever seen this year.
So here is my space today working on a Pocket Letter that was created using scraps from my sister that she mailed me all her Tim Holtz left overs so why not make a Pocket letter seeing some of these are the perfect size. 
Not done yet but still working on it  need to make matching Tags and stuff for it. 
Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Deer Penguin

I've been playing along in the progressive challenge with Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps on facebook and so far this is my 3rd time and I choose to try creating without a sentiment seeing this doesn't have to be for christmas if I don't want it to be and I've managed to use up some of my ever growing pile of Washi tape these where from PL swaps so there wasn't much left of one of them but I like all the little banners off on the side it's different for me and I managed to use 6 different types in this the little drops my sister made and they where the perfect match for this
Challenges
Digi Chooseday - AG
Sunnyday cratfing - AG
Use your Stuff - AG 1/7

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WOYWW

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE !!!!
Happy WOYWW too 
Here is my space today someone was wanting ideas on how to store stickers/die cuts etc myself I keep them in a binder with pocket letter holders and just full sheet holders it works perfect for me
I have a few Christmas cards left so I'll have some for next year all set to go :)
Not really making to much do have one winter card hiding under the binder but it's not for anyone just yet just a progressive challenge I joined in 
May everyone have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and I'm going to hopefully visit as many people as I can 
Close up of how I store my stickers/die cuts etc 

Happy Holidays 
Hugs Nikki 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sipping hot Cocoa

With Winter Coming we can all use a warm Cup of Cocoa and yet still look great over the holidays 
I love using my non christmas paper with christmas/winter images great way to use em up
all my non Chitirsmas Paper with just a scrap I had left over☺

Sentiment I just Made up 

Dragons'Lair - Christmas Wishes 1/2
Jo;s Scrap Shack - AG 12/26
Morgan's Art World -AG(when I linked from my notepad  didn't go thru)
Winter Wonderland - for someone special (when I linked from my notepad  didn't go thru)
Jan 5th

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Winter Pocket Letter

Now I just finished this Pocket Letter it's swap buddy doesn't know my blog ?? maybe ?? but I really wanted to share it seeing the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop is almost over a week of Delicious any Hot Beverage Creation I've managed to post a few this time to join in and I know that for me a Pocket Letter takes a while to make mostly cause I just want to make one with zero Idea of what I'll be doing. This one was no different it started out with blue paper  Yep that was binned lol so I like the candy cane feeling of this and I love the cup of hot chocolate on the snowman's head. Now that's a snowman that lives dangerously lol So I have two little shaker windows in this and a little scene below of winter scene inside.
Challenges - 
CRAFT - Christmas *AW*
As you like it- Fave Christmas Song 12/28
 Let it Snow - This song just pops in my head every time it snows and you have to listen to the
Dean Martin singing it makes you just smile :)
The Crafty Addict - AG + Opt of Christmas Paper
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Carols
A Snowflakes Promise AG + Winter
Holly Jolly - Anything But a Card 1/10

Close up of Gnome 3 so cute with his little cup of tea today !!

Die Cuts - K N Co
Gnome - Limited Runs "Gnome #3"
Paper - Recollections
Dies - Quickutz
markers Promarkers and Deserres.
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW well there are 12 days left to get your shopping all done I do have to hand deliver a few cards and  then I'm done just have to start next years cards lol  I've been joining in the Coffee Lovers Blog hop which is a lot of fun to do today is NATIONAL COCOA Day but I don't need a day or a reason to enjoy a hot cup of chocolate any day Hot or Cold I'll drink it. So On to my little messy (to me) desk 
Sewing machine still not used or put away ... One day I'll start sewing again
Just colouring in a bunch of pictures one I was trying distress in on and it's looking not to bad at all


Will try my best to get around to visit as many as I can 
and tomorrow we start going to the gym again it's been a while and I've missed it
also I have some Candy over Here if you want to try your luck  
Ends on the 16th

hugs Nikki

Mini Boxes

It's the Coffee Lovers Blog hop and I'd like to share something my sister made for me 
these are suppose to hold chocolates in them (all gone now) This is by our little hot chocolate area I made up for Christmas  must  buy more hot chocolate and some things to fill these boxes up 
So I'm going to enter this into the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and if it wins my sister is going to be shocked for sure 
**So I was lucky to win a GC from the Coffee Hop .... and it went to my sister for making these
May she enjoy the GC from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Let's just say she will enjoy spending it 


Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wintery Coffee

Here is One more Coffee Card for the Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop  I'm using a Digi From Limited Runs it's the Christmas Tree Coffee Cup and I coloured it using Markers and Gel pen 
Challenges - 
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
House of Cards - Photo Inspired 
Come and Get it - Christmas 

Recipe - Digi - Limited Runs , Stamps - studio G
Papers - Pebbles , Cardstock
Ribbon and Lace from Stash
Brad Recollections. Ink Versafine
Stars - K n Co

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Snowy Coffee

It's snowing here today finally we might get a snowy Christmas I like it others maybe not it looks so pretty outside as I enjoy a HOT cuppa tea !!

Another Coffee Creation I'm trying my best to at least create daily 
Here's one using  "Limited Runs - Coffee Cup Snowed in " I added in the mountains
and made it like it's a "Glitter and Gold" tea the little tag reminds me of a tea bag 
Anyone else out there a David's tea junkie ?

Go here to try your luck and win Over at Limited Runs !!
This has lots going on from the hand stamped paper to the Wow embossing called Vodka Sparkle
it's just sparkles.
Challenges 
Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Winter Coffee Creation
Addicted to Stamps -  Christmas + Stamping
Come and Get it - Christmas - 12/31
Dragonfly Dreams - Snow Day
Crafting when we can - It's Christmas
Wow - Winter

Recipe 
Stamps Inkadinkado,Studio G
Inks Heidi Swapp,Studio G.
Spray - Mister Huey
papers MME, American Crafts
Tag from PL swap
Markers Spectrum

thanks for popping in
Happy Holidays 
hugs Nikki

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Little Gnome

I made a little Coffee ATC with Gnome #3 from Limited Runs.
This is Day 2 of The Coffee Lovers Blog hop I hope to see your creations there !!
Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Winter Coffee Creation
Crafty Boots - Christmas 1/1
Moo Mania and More - Tea or Coffee
Scrapy Land - AG

Digi - Limited Runs  Die- Dee's distinctively
Papers - Tim Holtz, Recollections
Markers- ProMarkers, Faber Castell
Glitter Glue

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Gnomes @ Christmas

Here are 2 New Adorable Little Gnomes from Limited Runs Stamps how cute are these two guys 
I've Fussy cut them both out and added them into these cards. I'm having a tough time picking a favorite and I really struggled with giving these cards away lol
Challenges -
Alphabet -Use Red , Art By Miran - AG , Creative Corner - Christmas Time
Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas , Polkadoodles - AG , Simply Papercraft - AG
Simon Says Monday - Christmas Gifts 


Die- Quickutz Stamp Hero Arts (I think)
Paper - Pebbles
Stickers KnCo
Markers Promarkers,Spectrum

Card #2 
Challenges

A gem of a challenge Anything Christmas,  Crafting with Dragonflies Get your Christmas on,
  Crafty Calendar Christmas Time,  Crafty Friends - Merry Christmas
Scrapper's Delight - AG ,  The Pencil Case - AG


Stamp - Artistic Stamper
Washi Recollections 
Paper from Stash
Markers Promarkers, Spectrum

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, December 9, 2016

Snowed in = Time for Coffee

This is a card you can win over at Limited Runs right now at the end of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop a name will be drawn from all the comments and it will come with a little Happy mail too

Coffee Lover Blog Hop - Winter Coffee Creation
Jingle Belles - Christmas Link Up
Polka Doodles  AG
DL Art - Any Winter Holiday

Recipe - Digi - Limited Runs -Coffee Cup Snowed In
Stamp Hero Arts
Papers Recollections , Quickutz Die,

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Coffee for Santa


Here's a card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop using Limited Runs "Santa Coffee Cup"
I've used the Precoloured image then I went over it again with some Markers my Printer is not the best and leaves a few lines when it prints full colour but I got it to match the rest of the red even better this way 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Winter Coffee Creation
Lil Red Wagon - Santa is coming to town
The Male Room -   Christmas
Jingle Bells - Christmas Link Up
Alphabet - Use something RED
Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki



Cute little Bear

Here's one more Christmas Card using Sasayaki Glitter Image I joined in the progressive challenge over at facebook Just for fun and to play and this is my second round 
So as I'm trying to use up my paper stash (impossible as it seems to do)
I'm in the habit of tinting paper to make it work for each project it seems these days 
So this has been coloured up with Pencils this time round
I like how they shade an image
Challenges
Anything Goes @ Brown Sugar, * top 3*
Quick Quotes - Blue and Silver/Grey
Kitty Bee - Christmas
Creative Corner - Christmas Time
Dragons Lair - Christmas Wishes

Image - Sasayaki Glitter "Winter Kiddles"
Papers - Pebbles,Recollections
Dies - Quickutz,Spellbinders
Everything else from Stash

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WOYWW

Here's my Space I'm in the middle of writing out Christmas cards I'm half way through so it's getting there and then who knows maybe I'll just make more Christmas cards lol 
As you can see Kitty's Bed to keep my feet warm and I added in the mascots to keep him company 
not much going on at them moment so I'll keep it super short 

Hugs Nikki 
Also I have some giveaways going on in my Facebook Group here if anyone wants to join in :)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Couple more Christmas Cards


This week at Incy Wincy we have two Sponsors Sami Stamps and Lacy Sunshine I've created something from both Sponsors and our challenge is a Christmas Tic Tac Toe Board. 

Sami Stamps Row - Star - Christmas - Sparkle

** I did edit this stamp a little by deleting the Bee
 and adding in Merry Christmas to make it festive**

Challenges - Come and Get it - Christmas
Sami Stamps -stripes
Craft and Smash - Christmas
CHCCE - Anything Christmas
Sweet Stampers - Christmas 

Lacy Sunshine  Row picked - Candy Cane - Star - Holly

Colour your world with Lacy Sunshine AG
Glitter and Sparkle - Traditional Christmas Colour
Great Impressions - AG
Pile it On - 2 Pattern Papers

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gingerbread Christmas

I lost track of the time and almost didn't send any cards for Caring Hearts annual Card Drive 
So I made up a bunch of sets which I normally don't do but this worked well for me this year 
this was the last set I made up with. I wanted the gingerbread man to look a little baked so he's been covered in gold ink and then gone around the edges with brown. The Eyes sparkle black and the hears are a velvet paper which is so soft but was perfect for these I also made these cards with a pull out sheet in case they would like to reuse this card
Challenges

Crafty Calendar - Christmas Time
CHC - AG with Christmas
CCAYL - Anything Christmas
Recipe 
Sizzix - Gingerbread , Clearly Besotted - Stamp Die
Stamps - Studio G,
Papers Recollections, Card stock, Scraps
Glitter Glue, Versafine,Tim holtz inks

thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WOYWW & a Bad Snowman

Happy WOYWW Here's my space this week all labeled up for you all to see
Last week I'm sorry if I didn't get around I've had a sinus cold and I couldn't focus much from Lack of sleep nothing like being a total space cadet. I tried crafting and ended up tossing out a pocket letter I started cause it just wasn't working at all for me. Still seem to be fighting this thing off hoping it doesn't get any worse of a cold.
Still working away on Christmas Creations at the moment. I have a pocket letter all set to be mailed for a swap I joined into just waiting on finding out who my partner is and still making more cards up just in case you never want to run out of them. I was doing so good using up all my Christmas papers until I got a package from my sister now I have TONS!!! at least for me I have TONS !! lol

If you would like to join in we have Lots going on in Dec the Limited Runs Facebook Group will be having a lot of Giveaways and Fun.  I joined in the Winter Coffee Blog Hop (Dec 9th to 16th) 
those are the newest digi I'm colouring up on my desk before they go into the store. Seeing how they turn out first so far I like them 
Here's one of my newest digi Now tell me would you think this is a good card to get 
or a bad card to get lol I have a bunch of off humor Christmas cards and I haven't been able 
to part with one of them I STILL laugh when I look at them.
(I hope it makes you laugh and not get offended)
Challenges I'd like to enter in too
Christmas with Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Merry Monday - Masculine Christmas
Use Your Stash - Christmas Card
Christmas Card - AG Christmas
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
CHC - Use a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dinasaur Christmas

This is a free digi from Sasayaki Glitter from their face book challenge and 
This is such a cute little image that I had to colour it up.  I embossed around the edge of the red paper with a red glitter embossing powder. 

Challenges 
Allsorts - anything christmas 
The pencil case AG Brown sugar -AG
Christmas with Cuties - AG with Cute Christmas
Critters and Creatures - AG  + Critter
WOW - Embossing Powder


Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki






Thursday, November 24, 2016

Santa Coffee Cup

Here's a new Digi From Limited Runs 
You can Buy it Uncoloured or Pre-coloured to save time 
this one is the Pre-coloured version and I went over it with a pencil in a few places to give it 
that hand made look. Fussy cut out and added onto some festive papers. 
Seeing it's harder and harder to find brads I've gotten hooked on Washi Tapes let's just say there will be a lot of colourful tape on presents this year ... So easy to buy to much to use lol
Challenges Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season , Creative Ribbons Christmas + Ribbon ,
Christmas Cards all Year Long - Santa or Elf *WON*
ABC three - 3 papers, 3Washi .Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbon , Scribbles - Happy Holidays , 
Crafty Addicts - AG +Christmas Paper , 

Anything Christmas @
Crafty Creations , Double D (Traditional Christmas)
Anything Goes @


Digi -Santa Coffee Cup - Precoloured
Stamp - Studio G
Flower - MS
Washi - Recollecions
Papers - Tim Holtz, Pepples 
Inks - Tim Holtz, Versafine
Ribbon - May Arts

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW well here is my space this week my sister sent me a parcel out last week and inside it was all these little letters so I can now write a proper kidnap letter lol once I organize all the letters and numbers it was to hard to find the letters when they where all together so now I'm putting them in the little groups will save so much time (I Hope!!) Christmas is getting in full swing around here we have the trees up and decorated and just have to do some finishing details plus still a few more places to decorate but it is coming along and I love it the lights won't be turned on till a little closer to Dec but it's getting there I want to make a bunch more Xmas cards up so I don't have to rush around at the end of it all work takes like 50 of them so then family and friends ... I so am not ready but I'll get there even if I have to make up sets of Christmas cards 

So here's my space and I'll try my best to get around I've been having a tough time getting back on there is so much going on that I try :)
Hugs Nikki 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Non Traditional Christmas

The Challenge at Incy Wincy is to grab any stamp that is not a christmas stamp and turn it into a christmas creation I've used Jane Saw from Limited Runs our sponsor this week and my little store
Jane Saw is part of the Sisters Grimm collection and she plans on getting a real big tree. So far I Love
this card the dark blue BG is fantastic with the snow falling :)

Challenges 
All Sorts - Oh Christmas Tree
Image that - Christmas is coming
Crafty Catz AG + RED




CRAFT- Christmas
WOW - Embossing Powder



Digi Limited Runs - Jane Saw and New -Christmas Trees and Sign (used them twice and flipped the image)
Papers - Cardstock,Recollections
Embossing - WOW - White, Frantage
Markers - Spectrum, Prismacolor,Shinhan


Hugs Nikki 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WOYWW

Sewing Machine has been put away only to be pulled out again to fix up my huge Tree Skirt seeing I don't like the edge it can flip up and show the underside so that MUST be Fixed Such a fussy Girl I can be at times Maybe I'll get some fur for the edge ? humm So the 20 foot Carpet Runner is finally done took longer seeing I wanted a backing of fleece so had some pulling happening in a few areas but they are all fixed up now and it's warm and soft to walk on So here it is all done not to bad I'd say

Now here's my desk at the moment 
Have to change the thread and all that paint is for the sign I want to make up and tomorrow I plan on pulling out the Christmas decorations to play with and see what we have I don't plan to turn on the light till the beginning of Dec but I want to get it started on to enjoy it for a while 
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dear Santa


There are times when you pick an image and use it for Christmas when it could be anytime of the year with this little "Sweetie Pie from All Dressed up" how could you not use the sentiment 
Dear Santa - Inside of card - Define Good lol
Yep like all kids if they play their cards right they are perfect 1 month to 2 weeks before Christmas lol

Jingle Bells - Flower Power 
The Ribbon Girls - AG + Ribbon
Sweet Stampers - Christmas

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WOYWW

Really Short and Sweet 
Happy WOYWW well here's my space today sewing machine is out making a fabric runner seeing we can't find a carpet we like that is 20 feet and wide enough for what we would like and of course a little colouring going on seeing I just want some all set up ready to go for some christmas makes I like having pre-coloured images all done . Digital images from  Limited Runs Stamps 
 That's the fabric off to the side love this colour :)
thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas is coming soon

Our Sponsors for this challenge at Incy Wincy are All Dressed Up and Bugaboo I've managed to create something for both sponsors. The truth be told I suck at remembering to follow along the challenges and usually end up with two different cards with the same image when it's all done and said lol. This time it was no different I have two All dressed up cards made lol

Using Sweetie Pie from All Dress up and

Challenges

Ching- Chou Kuik - Christmas

CHCCE - AG with Christmas


Recipe - Paper - Pebbles,Recollections.  Dies - Quickutz, Brad Recollections , Inks - Heidi Swapp
Stamp - Studio G, Markers - Shinhan, Spectrum.  Everything else from stash

Bugaboo - Scene it - Santa and Friends
This one I did forget the little corners but there is something in each so it looks like the sketch :)
Challenges
CCAYL - Santa or an Elf (they are both in there)
CHPP - AG with Pattern Paper
A Snowflakes Promise -  Christmas 


Recipe - Papers - Recollections , Stamp (unknown) Markers Shinhan,Promarkers
Ink Memento.

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 
Sketch Used

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Smiling Sunflowers

Here's a little card using High Hopes Sketch Challenge the little tag has a hidden Message that can be pulled out to read it 
I 've seen so many snowglobes lately that they reminds of them I like how this turned out with the bright Green BG 

 Pulled out the tag 

High Hopes - Sketch Challenge
Through the purple Haze - Add embellishments 


613 Avenue Create = AG with Green and Gold
Amusing - AG with Rubber Stamp


Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WOYWW

Well it is that time of the week where we share our spaces and here's mine

All is right in my space still have to move the computer desk but meh !! my space is back in order lol

I have 20 Christmas cards all set to go off to Caring Hearts Card Drive for the elderly living in hospitals I made mostly the right size cards and botched it on 2 but I made them in June for this hop and forgot about them hoping for only one size so that takes my stock down on Christmas cards but it's for a good cause and I hope whoever gets them loves them :) If you can't read all that I've written all over my picture just click it larger :)
Halloween is over so I get a couple weeks off and then get the house set up for oh yah CHRISTMAS whoo hoo I love it all decorated this time of the year it's always so pretty to look at 

Happy WOYWW I'll try my best to get to everyone 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween pocket letter

Here's one more halloween pocket letter yep I've gone a little crazy this year making them . This one was sent off to Peggy she kindly took the pictures for me seeing  I forgot to take the picture of it :)
The tags are still covering some of the areas with some stuff covered 

Challenges Left of Center - Halloween
Simon Says Wed  - AG
The Paper Girls - Halloween
Come and Get it - Orange - Green - Purple


Digi used in this from Limited Runs
Mini bird Ghost 1 and 2, mini bird -mummy, bat and pumpkin, stacked pumpkins

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WOYWW

HAPPY WOYWW everyone !!
Here's my space this week I've been a busy girl this week and you might notice that my camera is facing a different direction well we painted the floors a dark slate colour which looks so much better and it has a semi gloss which I'm loving so my room 1/2 the floor was painted then the other half so my desk is still flipped leaning up against my closet that I have no access to till we put back the carpet but we wanted to give the floors a while to really set up. It feels weird reaching the wrong way for things but it's only for a little while longer. Notice my 12 by 12 paper box is off the floor at the moment and sitting in the window ledge I didn't even realize for the longest time it was a shot gun bullet box lol.
 Close up little Lily of the Valley stamping going on with James the Bear. I only have 4 of his stamps now I'm stuck looking on eBay hoping someone will sell one used when I can.
So to share with  you this years skull I have no idea what happened or how he ended up looking like a bug more then a demon but it's Halloween there is no mistakes just gruesome fun. The DH just loves him in the dark he's pretty freaky looking 
Challenges I like to enter my altered skull into 
Inky Chicks - To Cute To Spook 
Left of Center - Halloween
My Time to Craft - Halloween
I did it Creations - Anything but a card for Halloween 
Creatalicious - AG with Halloween Twist
Robyns Fetish Anything but a card for Halloween
Plastic skull base covered in Tissue Paper and Paper and some clay parts added on 
Painted then sealed with a semi gloss sealer

thanks for looking and
I will try my best to get around and visit 
you all 
hugs Nikki

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Pocket Letter w a touch of Vintage


I Made 5 Halloween Pocket Letters this year and each one is different and so happy used up so much stash whoo hoo I can't wait for it now to go on sale :)
this one is the 1st time I used a vintage moveable guy and he's been hand sewn together found him on pinterest (I believe) he is so much fun is . Plus I added in a bunch of my own characters from Limited Runs too they just needed a to get coloured up 
I can now post this seeing it has arrived with my swap buddy
Backside  (few home made embellishments and bunch of other fun halloween stash
Close up's of the guys from Limited Runs
FLAD, BAT, Monster 3, Mini Bird Frankenstein Mask 

Challenges 
Anything goes @

Let's Colour Sat - Include Hand Coloured Images
Halloween / Trick or Treat @

A Vintage Journey - Make it spooky

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki