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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Snail Mail

This is Snail Mail from Limited Runs I used this image to send all the way down to my friend Judy in Australia there are days the post office is slower then a snail I swear.
I wanted a bright Cheerful card to mail and this is what I ended up making
When I make a card I honestly have next to no plans with it just maybe an image and zero direction lol
Challenges
The Card Concept - Bold and Layered - Love using a bold colour and simply layering it up to make the image just pop off the page this is a take on a  CAS card really just with Designer papers instead of white space as there are really next to no embellishments. 

Digi - Limited Runs
Stamp 2CuteInk(retired)
Die - Quickutz
Paper - MME and Card Stock
Markers Promarkers , Shinhan, Faber Castel

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Feel Better Soon

Now this is a Dr. Digi , Digi How fun is this Guy with his ear to ear Grin
This has been sent off to my Great Uncle who is recovering in the hospital and will be there for 
another month in recovery getting the assistance he needs.
Don't they say laughter is the best medicine :)

Inside I added the Sentiment 
"or at least get a HOT Nurse to Push you around !!!"


Challenges 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark -MARKERS!!!
Double Click - Use a Pun or somthing Funny 4/12 (4/30)
Amusing Challenge - AG
Die Cutting Diva - Get Well ** Top 3**
Retarte #73- AG


Digi - Dr Digi , Sentiment by Me
Papers - Recollections,Basic Grey
Die - CC Cutters
Markers - Shinhan, Prismacolor, Promarkers

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WOYWW

HAPPY WOYWW everyone !!! Last week we had some wild weather up here Freezing Rain and really bad wind storms took out a bunch of trees all around us which is wild to see thank goodness none of it effected us at all we where lucky and didn't loose power over Easter weekend. So here's my space and I'm working on a pocket letter a new one (for a while now) trying to figure out if I want to use the images I coloured or another one is it ok to cover over an opening in a pocket letter ? humm cause if it is I will use one of the images I have I'm thinking the one that matches but I thought to try 2 different styles just to see how they would look. I've started this Pocket Letter then got stuck ! on what to do next (problem = Background paper so pretty !!!)
 So here's the pull back of my space it's looking just about the same again but I have managed to send off a get well card to my Great Uncle who is in the hospital at the moment recovering from a heart attack he had while he was sleeping ( thank goodness ) They said he's doing Great so good on him :)
I'll try and pop around to as many peeps as I can
hugs Nikki



Monday, March 28, 2016

Sweet Little Pony

Here's another new Image from Limited Runs Called Sweet Pony isn't she adorable
I tried to keep her in soft colours and added in a H20 Painted Background to just add more pink and
a sweet little Sparkle
Challenges
ANYTHING GOES @

The Crazy - New Baby
The Ribbon Girls - Use any Image

Digi - Limited Runs  , Sentiment - MSE Rub-on
Papers Bo Bunny,Recollections,  Die - CC Designs , H20 Paints
Markers - Prismacolour & Shinhan , Flowers Prima  , Ribbon May Arts

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Evil Easter Bunny

Happy Easter Weekend all have a good one !!!
Well this is not your typical Easter card for sure it falls into the darker morbid area but this so works for my sense of humor and my other half's lol.  Now this one is for my DH he is a choco-holic when there is chocolate to be found in the house.  A while back I won two images from SLS Lines and this is one I picked I wanted something darker to play with. I could draw something up but I love to use other people's work it adds new interests and inspiration to play with.
Sentiment I just made up when I was printing this image :)
Challenges
Cut it Up - Bunny
Whimsy Inspires - Easter/Spring Colours-4/15
Dream in Darkness - Anything Goes
DL Art - Easter 4/8
Simon Says Monday Food or Drink 3/28
Creative Knockouts - 1 Digi, 1 Sentiment, 2 Pattern Paper, 2 Different Images 

Paper Nicole's and Card stock, Inks distress,memento,
Brads-Recollections,  Markers - Shinhan, Prismacolor, Spectrum
Die - Quickkutz, Ribbon -May Arts

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Coffee thoughts

I don't know when the last time I made one layer card with just an image coloured and that's all no bling no ribbon but when I was cutting this out I realized I really did colour her in just enough that would make a perfect one layer card so here's 
Simon Says Monday - Food or Drink March 28
Addicted to CAS - Delicate
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes 4/1



Stamp - Susanna's Custom  Sentiment - Hero Arts (I think)
Inks - Memento, Markers Shinhan,Faber Castell, Prismacolour  


Also I'll be giving away 3 digi to Limited Runs if you leave a comment on any of my posts with the Spring Coffee Lovers in them and you 
might what to check out the Limited Runs too :)

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Bunny Birthday

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR MY WOYWW GO HERE
Here's a little Lili of the Valley Bunny (retired now I think). I wanted it to look a little like a polaroid picture if they ever thought to make them in fun colours
which would be a fun idea for them.
Challenges 
Anything goes @ 
Easter/Bunnies  @

Stamps - LOTV, Studio G ( both more then 2 years old at least)
Papers - Basic Grey, Recollections
Dies Sizzix
Markers - Shinhan

Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW & may Julia be doing better too
Well last week we popped by Ikea and I said that really wanted one of those metal carts they aren't large but just what I was looking for and have wanted for a long time so that took a lot of stuff off of my desk once I got it all built and organized took about 2 hours to do it all. The DH walked in and said it looked great perhaps I should get a second one lol but I don't think I have enough stuff left to fill up a 2nd one seeing somethings are easier to get to  when they are left out. But my desk is looking neater and it's all been shifted again. But that's what happens when you get a new storage unit.maybe I will get a second one ??? Who knows maybe I will LOL
So here is my space this week
The little box shelves a made have all been recycled too.

Drawer unit from top to bottom
1. Double sided tapes, acrylic stamping blocks, Charms, Washi
2. Embossing powder
3. Ribbons fit all in one space so much easier to look at them all
4. Ink pads all of them together now
5. Glitter glue, glitter, flocking
6. Punches. Martha stewart and all my little ones

So that's my reason to yet again move around my desk and make it
even look more empty. Now if I got one more my shelves would become more of a display area then one filled with craft stash ??

The sewing machine will be going back into the closet to live but I was finally making a few curtains for our bedroom no more bed sheets on the windows ... 2 years later ... but finally done.

So here is my desk all labeled all up for you all to check out
what is what and where is that (click on image to read it better)

One of the Zombie Christmas Cards I'm working on I know it's super early but I really just wanted to colour up this fun image and I made it a window card just have to attach on a little tag and I'll show him off really soon :)
Thanks for popping 
by
hugs Nikki 



Coffee Gift Card Holder

So here's a little Coffee Cup Gift card holder this is using Limited Runs Blank Coffee Cup only for  $2.00  so I played around with it to get the look I wanted and trimmed the cup a little shorter to fit in the for you and cupcake brad on the bottom. I love making things ATC size it's a fab way to use up scraps.
I did stamp the cup a couple times with a flower stamp in pink then went over it really quickly with my markers to wash it down and created the blurry effect
Challenges 
Simon Says Monday - Food or Drink March 28
  
Also I'll be giving away 3 digi to Limited Runs if you leave a comment on any of my posts with the Spring Coffee Lovers in them and you 
might what to check out the Limited Runs too :)
hugs Nikki 

Monday, March 21, 2016

3, 2, 1 GO! 3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon

This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 sponsors Ppinky dolls and Dr.Digi's our challenge is for you to 3,2,1,  GO  so you will need 3 Papers ,2 Buttons,1 Ribbon

Dr.Digi has an amazing amount of boys images to play with and I actually made two cards with his wonderful works there are buttons on both one is a brad button and the other like Micro buttons. Both of these have been coloured with markers and I took my time shading and pushing the inks around to get them just how I wanted on Capt I added in a little 6b Pencil and just blended it in to give him a little more depth to his outfit. Also had to colour the white ribbon to be grey with my markers. 

I'm using
Challenges-
Anything Goes @
Glitter and Sparkle  3/27 , Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 4/7 ,

Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Metal 4/2
WOW - AG with Embossing - Used WOW Black Russian 4/1
Crafty Time - Birthday 4/7
Just Add Ink - Just Add E= Embossing 3/24
As you Like it Challenge - Fave Embossing Style and why * TOP 3 *
Love embossing powders as they can add texture and new feeling to papers and make
things just pop of the page without adding bulk to it

Now I was only going to create one image but I wrote down Captain Thunderpants as a OMG that is such a funny dude as a second choice and both where ordered and to even add to the challenge also ordered was Comic Sentiments 1 which made the BG paper for the Captain down here 
The Sentiment isn't attached just in case I really want to make it one of the other ones
 I was thinking what do you think of these
"I'm a Comic Con Rockstar"
"Baby for you I'll put my teeth back in"
and My Fave - " YEP !!! your all Mine "- with a "Happy Birthday" inside lol
Challenges -
Anything Goes @ 
Scrappers Delight  4/1, Art by Miram 4/1, Creative Fingers  #105 4/1, Craft Rocket 3/28

Creative Craft Cottage - Let's Get Sentimental 4/7
CHPP- Pattern Paper 4/1
Hiding in my Craft Room - Blending 3/25
Craft Galore Encore - Make a Card 4/1

Thanks for looking
and I hope these guys make you smile 
hugs Nikki


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Coffee ATC

I've made a little ATC coffee cup with holder in the back for a pack of instant coffee ...Sorry I drank all that was in the house but what else is new.  So here's my mini creation using a Limited Runs Digi Called Blank Coffee Mug 1 it's only $2.00 Too. The stamp is from Fresh Brewed which I just love to use all the time. I tried to colour the cup as it was one of those hand fired glaze with it running down the cup love those
So I fussy cut the cup out and added a shadow to the paper enjoy 

Challenges 

Also I'll be giving away 3 digi to Limited Runs if you leave a comment on any of my posts with the Spring Coffee Lovers in them and you 
might what to check out the Limited Runs too :)
hugs Nikki 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Coffee anyone?

I loved this stamp from CC Designs it's called " Hot Sip"  I love this paper too this is now in my pantry right by all my teas and coffee area the logo has been hand written out by me which I like 
The frame I found in my home long ago forgotten in a box and empty so perfect for this project 
I won this stamp from AJ Bodine for her winter card using this stamp and I know it's one of her faves
Challenges - Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  anything Coffee 3/25
Crafting with Attitude Anything Goes 3/28


Check out all the wonderful Sponsors and those joining in giving 
away some yummy candy 
I'll give away 3 Digi's to Limited Runs Digital Stamps
Just for leaving a comment 
Also check out my other coffee lovers posts for more chances

thanks for popping in 
hugs Nikki 





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW this week and as we know our Leader in this adventure Julia isn't feeling the best these days so sending her happy thoughts her way that she's having a good day today.

So here's my space this week it has some happy mail from Judy she painted that card for me it's adorable those two bears, along with some lovely handmade objects that are stunning. In the middle I'm working on a pocket letter that eventually I will swap with once done to who?? not sure yet it's all over the place little steam punk roses butterflies It's random and so far I"m liking it  then the pictures to colour up some evil bunny and a zombie Santa that I want to colour up just won them so why not play with them
 As you can tell I've moved things around in my little boxes making things fit into a smaller space plus with the little giveaway I had last week it made enough room in my box for the chipboard. I swear my area is in a constant flux I should make some new little boxes up the ones I've been using are getting old and tired looking or at least new drawers for them they only last so long before they want to fall apart

here's the finished card from my desk last week Details Here
took a while but I got it the way I liked it sometimes me and flowers just don't mix very well I try to use them only to take them off and put them away again.

Have a wonderful day 
Hugs Nikki 
I'll pop around to as many people as I can 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fairy Birthday wishes

There are days when you just have lots of ready to go images to create a card and this image I played around with my markers and then the sky is created with H20 to give that sparkling effect 
When making clouds you leave the white and add in the darker colours so the white becomes the part you notice it's the opposite way you would think to paint them. Just keep adding in layers to get the effect your looking for
Challenges
CHPP - Pattern Paper 4/1
Crafty Time - Birthday 4/1
Stempelsonnen - AG
Just Keep on Crafting AG 4/1
One Crazy Stamper - AG 4/1
Sweet Stamps - AG 4/1
Bunny Zoe - Things with Wings 4/1


Papers - Basic Grey 
Stamp Make it Crafty and Studio G
Ribbon from stash 
Markers - Shinhan, 
Ribbon from stash


Thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Bubbles and a Birthday

I coloured this image up a while ago just playing with colours on it trying out different hair colours.
I love the little bubbles on it. So I finally used it to make a birthday card I'm sure we've all had bubbles on our birthdays no matter how old you get they are still fun to do
The Hair is using a few shades of Grey with a deep blue added in 1st to blend away into the greys
Challenges 
Anything Goes @

Alphabet - A - For anything Pink 3/18
In the Pink - For a Special Lady
CHPP- Pattern Paper 4/1
Tinder Dream - Birthday


Recipe - Image Art by Miram , Stamp - Studio G 
Papers - Recollections , Markers Shinhan,Spectrum

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Prince Charming

Yep this is one bright card for sure I'm sure you won't get a prince if you kiss him but it's a fun image 
and I use to love to catch frogs as a girl they are just so amazing to look at up close.
Challenges
NBUS - Paper, Ribbon and Brad are all my NBUS stash used up !!
Craft Dee BowZ - AG with a bow 4/1


Image - from Deviant Art,  Papers-Forever in Time, Bobunny
Ribbon Fairy my World, Brad and Bling from Stash
Markers -Shinhan, Sakura Gold Gel
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

WOYWW

Hello Everyone and welcome to my little space of crafty mess This is what my sister finally sent me for our Pocket letter card  (cough cough month late) that's where all the extra bits comes into play
She(Anne) was kind to send me extra bits to play with too so just in case I create another pocket letter then I will have some tiny candy. I will say it was worth the wait she did a beautiful job and created a lot of hand made embellishments and this is her first time making one she's a scrapbooker so this was super tiny for her. So there's my happy mail and my desk is now looking pretty boring (it's clean)
I am starting to make some birthday cards as I realized I'm going to need a bunch really soon so many BD's coming up that I want to have lots made so I'm not rushing to create one :)
Anyone know any good tiny birthday stamps seeing I make a lot of cards I like them tiny as tags etc.. 
I only own a few so am looking around 
So Here is my desk right now I put the happy mail away and have been making some BD cards up at least starting to and yes this is how I craft if it gets to messy I get distracted and then the next thing I'm organizing everything  So Ribbons to the right all off the rolls to make more space and then the little box from my sister up top the white one with stuff to go away. I have a lot of pink papers at the moment so it seems I'm trying to use some more up. But I did finish some blue cards just to make it balanced up.I'm just making a lace flower with a button for the card I'm working on

thanks for snooping around
hugs Nikki 
check out her place it makes me look like a part time crafter lol

Monday, March 7, 2016

Get your Green On !!

This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 sponsors KennyK and Doodle Pantry . Here's what I've created this week

I've used a  KennyK -using PartyTime stamp perfect for all that Green Beer day !!
I've just gone through my scrap pile taking all the green sheet I have and used them up
the Party button is stamped twice and then the middle was stamped with party and then put inside
to give it a 3-d effect 
Challenges -
Sweet Stampin - Unusual Hair Colour
Craft for the Craic - March Luck of the Irish 4/1
Cut it Up - St Patty's Day 4/18
Simply Create Too - Use only Green 4/18
Crafty Gals Corner All about the boys

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Calorie Free Cupcake

For those of you with a Limited Runs Image there is a contest this month at the store to win??
This Limited Runs cupcake is one that won't go to your waste line for sure and I wanted to create a nice bright colourful card . Wanted a sweet Thank you card I needed for someone 
Challenges 
NBUS #6 Anything goes - Using My NBUS papers, and Brad (it's like 5 yrs old)
The Colour Sisters - Photo Below 4/1
 

Papers - MME , Die - Sizzix
Ribbon & Brad from Stash
Markers - Pro Markers, Shinhan
H20 Paint on tag

Thanks for looking hugs
Nikki 

Halloween Sketch Book

This here is a mini Sketch pad that I've personalized up for my niece 
The bunny wasn't so lucky I sent her a toy Monty Python Bunny years ago that had big teeth and Bites so that's where lucky or not so lucky comes into things lol
This has her initials on it so she can sketch anywhere !!The whole image has been heat embossed to make it durable.
Limited Runs is also holding a challenge this month so please join in with your Limited Runs images
Challenges -
WOW - anything goes + embossing powder 4/1
Creative Corners - Bunnies Everywhere - not the sweet bunny you expected
Left of center -Big Eyes
Dream in darkness  Anything Goes 4/1

Recipe Digi Limited Runs
Stamps Martha Stewart.
Markers Spectrum, Faber Castel
Embossing Powders - Stampin Up -Black,Bronze,Gold,Clear,Heat and stick
Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, March 4, 2016

Winter Themed Pocket Letter

Well I made a pocket letter for my sister she wanted to give it a try and we choose the theme of Winter which is harder then you think while trying to avoid the word Christmas 
My sister loves snowmen so I thought I'm make up a winter house and a little snowman and we won't mention Santa is in there lol
House image is a Rick St James and the little snowman in the corner is from Limited Runs
The Snowflakes have all been embossed with Wow and all around each card with White to give it that snowy effect Love how their super fine embossing shows the super fine details in the snowflakes
The treats behind 
we choose handmade and dies cuts that each of us don't own + a little Ribbon.
Seeing she works in a scrap booking store, it makes it tougher on me to send stash
Still included the tea 
Challenges 

Anything Goes @

Art Impressions -  House and Home 3/16
Julia Spiri - Anything goes but a card
ABC Christmas Challenge E for Embossing

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 





Thursday, March 3, 2016

You're So Sweet

Here is another Oddgirl Image I've coloured up and made a very spring like card I know she even has Florescent wings which I wasn't sure about at first but now I like So I left them. The Sweet Darnell is holding her 6th NBUS challenge and she wants us to use our stash that has been sitting and not in use for a while well I can say a lot on this card is new and old that has been neglected and I wanted to join in at least once :)

Challenges 
NBUS used - Papers (some super old some New), Die cut Flower,Stickers(gift just used) ,Green Bling in corner, H20 Paints -new, Ribbon-New.
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
DL ART - Frog or Green
Oddball Art - add a sentiment

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Woyww

Happy WOYWW. Last week after Wed my space has been once again moved out of the room to paint the floors. We had white floors but they started to look too dirty and show to much of everything that we settled on a blue grey that is just wonderful but it has caused a lot of moving things from one space to the next just to paint. So I've mostly just organized some of my stash to make it more compact, and tidy the DH finds the room with our computer and my Crafty disaster corner always unsightly. To be honest it's tough to make your craft supplies look good. I want to get a little drawer unit to hide away most of my stuff and remove some of the boxes but he thinks if you get more storage you'll get more stuff. ... maybe lol.
Room Freshly Painted  and Craft all moved off
Me moved off to another room for a few days 
that was just painted and empty at the moment
What showed up in my mailbox on Monday a box filled with 
treats from Lisa WOW so much and there was some H20 paints 
those I love and all the colours she sent I didn't own AMAZING!!!
they got put away quickly
So Now I'm back in my space and everything is mostly back 
along with my reorganizing yet again trying to tidy it up some more
We put the computer table right beside my crafty space and now the room feels really
open which is nice. I haven't done much crafting mostly just moving and I can't help myself I love making storage to tuck things away and try to keep it neat looking 
but it is a struggle lol there is so much wonderful stuff out there but I do try to behave :)
Happy Woyww 
and thanks for visiting 
hugs Nikki