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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Quick Xmas Card

Here's a little Christmas Card using Tags I've had for a long time and the little stocking sticker FOREVER and the little button and Basic Grey brads ... I so have a bad brad addiction ... and I'm not seeking help I think I all the different types cause they are so small and I've been tryin to use them more often so they don't gather too much dust I shake the containers :P
Challenge - Christmas Card - Layout 9/2
Simon Says - Anything 9/5
Scrapalicious Usa  Anything Goes 9/5
Creative Card Crew - Christmas 9/4
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes 9/6
I could have been quicker if I didn't decide at the last min to add the green ink around the border lol
Recipe - Papers from Scrapbox - (Tim Holtz & I can't remember lol) K and Co Tags ( I think ) Jolee Sticker - Recollections Brad and button from stash , Studio G Green Ink,Stampdeous Ink, Studio G Stamp, Clear Stampin Up embossing Powders

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Christmas Cupcake

One more Christmas card and I've tried a new effect on the button it has an enamel glaze on it that dries semi-gloss gonna try more of these but waiting 24 hours for them to dry is soo tough
here's another card for my collection
Challenges - Jingle Belles Bingo - Dry/Heat Emboss, Tree, Ribbon 9/7
One Crazy Stamper - Bingo - Swirls, Punch/Die,Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew - Christmas  9/11
Sweet Stamps - Fave Tech Stampin sisters in Christ -Punch/dies
Recipe-Digi - Limited Runs (Sneak Peak), Papers Basic Grey,Daisy D,Cardstock,
Sizzix Embossing Swirls Folder,Punches - Stampin Up, Die- Spellbinder, Ribbon from Micheals,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Air Dry Enamel Glaze (used on Button Love this effect) Stampendous Red Glitter Embossing Powder, Touch Marker, Sakura Gel Marker.
thanks for looking and join in my
giveaway on my main blog
hugs Nikki


It's been a while since I've posted at WOYWW I still go buy for a peek at least once a week and check out a few blogs see what others are doing. I no longer have a desk or my own space We sold our home and live in a little apartment .. we are still looking for a new place but alas it's slow going so right now I've been moved to our closest floor of our bedroom/office/crafting space  lot going on in a little room lol but it's working for now and I've got most of my stash ... some is dare I say it PACKED AWAY ... YIKES !!!!
so here's my little space I've been workin on some halloween cards and Christmas cards ... they are endless I swear so enjoy my little space and Check out the rest of the desks/floors/etc.
And here's how I store all my stamps I have a few to put away but I do have one for
clear stamps and one for rubber all organized by companies or time of year
I'm always looking for Christmas sentiments ,Little ones to fit small tags so if you have some you
no longer want mail them to me I'll use em up
Now I know compared to some of you these two binders aren't that much but that's ok My sister
has TONS so she can mail me some when I'm desperate for some lol
Also check out Show us your stash a place to post up your stash and how you store different things
this week they wanna see RUBBAH!!! so show it off

thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bedtime Bookmark

Here's a little bookmark I've made I actually paper pieced the image together took a while to cut her hand out right and then shaded the pajama's to give them depth

Challenges - Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Children or School
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Amusing - Anything Goes 
Basic Grey - Anything Goes (Paper)
Recipe - Stamp Whimsy, Papers Basic Grey, Making memories, stickers K &Company, Die Cut MFT, Fibers Touch Markers

Thanks for lookin and Join in and win
Some Candy on my Blog check out this Post!!!
Hugs Nikki

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day at the Beach

Well I took an ATC I made and created a new page for my book I have no idea what to write on it yet but I'm sure it will eventually have something , Pardon the shadow it's the lighting in here I'm hoping that we will get a couple of our things out of our storage locker but alas he thinks this apartment is temporary and doesn't want to much stuff here ... So far it looks like for winter I'm in need of everything unless I go out in shorts YIKES!!

Incy Wincy Photo Inspiration - I took the Oranges and greens and Yellows with just a touch of blue
Basic Grey - Anything goes
Craft your days away- Anything
Just some Lines - Lots of Layers.
Recipe - Digi Paper Shelter,Touch Markers,Papers Basic Grey, K n Co,
Basic Grey Paper Ribbon and Brads , Sizzix Die cutes, Tim Holtz & Studio G Inks,
Inkadinkadoo Stamp
Thanks for
hugs Nikki

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Christmas Cupcake

Yet Another Christmas Card this Digi is from Limited Runs... It's not even released yet so it's an early sneak peak of what's to come!!! I've also followed a sketch from Holly Jolly and love the layout it's great for using up those thin scraps that we always end up with.
Touch Markers - Food with Shadows
Holly Jolly - Sketch
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 9/12
Challenge Up your life - Christmas in Summer
Digi Limited Runs, Stamp Studio G, Coloured with Touch Markers, Gel Markers
Papers- My Minds Eye, Tim Holtz, Spellbinder Die
Thanks for lookin
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Candy Cane Tags

Well when you stamp an image on to the card and then colour it can lead to Yuck that one is trashed but so far I have 2 of these little gift tag cards and I'm lovin them they are simple but took a little time to colour them up just the way I wanted. The challenge over at Touch Markers wanted Food with shadows so I've used a yummy candy cane and tried shadows with a lighter colour and darker colour
Bottom one BG 1 & BG 3, While the top one I've use BG 3 & BG 5 I'm liking the darker shadows better. 
Challenges - Touch Twin - Food & Shadows 8/25
Just Keep Creating - Christmas 12/1
Tuesday Throwdown - Sweet Treats

Recipe - Stamps - Recollections,Studio G. Coloured With Touch Markers,White Gel Marker, Sharpie
Inks stampendous and Studio G.

Thanks for looking and I have Candy on my blog till Aug 24th
join in :)
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hello There

Well it looks like tall cards are what I'm into making at the moment and this is 9 by 4 inches.
I've handmade the flowers out of mulberry papers and I reall like how they turned out gonna make more of these for sure. Now I've also followed a sketch for this card too and tweaked it a little to fit on a tall card and wow I've even used floral bright papers for a very Happy Card :)

Mojo Monday- Sketch- 8/26
Ribbon Girls - Bingo-Ribbon,Pearls,Image
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Digi - Bugaboo,Stamp Hero Arts, Papers- KnCo,Mulberry,Anna Griffin, Inks Studio G,
Touch markers,Gel Marker,Dies- MFT,Spellbinder, From Stash - Bling,Brads,Pearl & Ribbon

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, August 13, 2012

Holiday Wishes

Yep I've been making Christmas Cards Galore sometimes you just can't help yourself and this time I used a sketch which I slightly tweaked a little to work with what I had in mind. I followed the Sketch from Jingle Belles again had to make one with something I coloured in and Stretched to fit my card
I've been trying to be a good girl and use things I have at home ... but it's hard and my space is soo limited right now so I guess I'll make a wish list and try to be good.
Close Up
Challenges Jingle Belles - Sketch
Papertake- Anything
Simply Create Too Anything
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas Challenge- 12/1
Recipe - Stamp LOTV,Inkadinkado, Papers - K n Co, Basic Grey, Ribbon From Micheals,
MS Punch and Silver Snowflakes, Recollections Brads, Coloured with Touch Markers & Gel Marker
Embossing On Tree to make it sparkle.

No Colouring ... Wow!!

Well it's been along time since I haven't added something to a card that I coloured in and I'm liking the fact that this card is just simple for me ... I did get a little fancy I guess but I couldn't help myself.
Plus I've been making a few cards that are 9' by 4' to fit in a standard envelope seeing I have some red and green ones ... cough cough from last year ... using up that stash :)
Challenges - Jingle Belles - Sketch Top 3
Simply Create Too - Anything
Art Impressions - Any Sentiment
Fab and Funky Pearls or Rhinestones Won
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Challenge 12/1
Recipe Papers - Basic Grey , Stamp Inkadinkado, Fun Fibers, Stickers K n Co, Tim Holtz Ink, MS Punch Black pen to create String effect  Recollections Brads, Glitter Glue

Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki

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Down by the Beach

This week at Incy Wincy we want to see you playing at the Beach so find all those fun summer stamps and have fun . Digital Garden is this weeks sponsor, check out what the rest of the DT has done and have fun with it also I have Blog Candy going on right now so join in !!

Challenges - Incy Wincy - Beach Days 8/20
Craft a Scene - Anything in the Great Outdoors 8/31
No Matter Which - Anything Goes + Blog Hop 8/26
The Crafty Pad- All about Summer Vacation WON!!!
Everybody art  - Summer 8/28
Recipe - Papers-BG,My Minds Eye, Soft Flower- Sand, Digi- Digital Garden, Stamps Inkadinkado,Clear Dollar , Recollection Cloud Brads(SO CUTE) Touch Markers, White Gel marker

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Winter Wishes

Well this is believe it or not my first time Paper piecing a card I've done her dress and sleve arms on her outfit and boy is that tiny cutting to do then I trimmed the whole image out and am very surprised I didn't chop her up wrong lol. I got to try out my new die from MFT LOVE them :)
Challenges -
Christmas Card Challenge - Texture 8/19
The Ribbon Girls - Ribbon, Pearls,1 Image 8/18
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Festive Food 8/18
CSAYL - Anything 8/17
ABC Christmas - Paper Piecing 8/22
Recipe - Stamp-Tickled Pink & Studio G. Dies- Sizzix & MFT,Papers Daisy D & Basic Grey,
Ribbon - Micheals, Stampendous embossing, Studio G Chalk & Memento Ink, Bling and Brad From Stash Coloured with Touch Markes & Sparkly Gel Marker,

So this time around on Show Us Your Stash 8/26they want to see ribbons and this is easy for me I'm a little bit of a neat freak/save space kinda girl. I try to keep all my stash contained so I don't get out of hand the ribbons have been rolled up really tight and then taped or wrapped up. Some are in little baggies colour cordinated of course to make it easy to find the fatter ribbons are just floating around in a little pile there the thin ribbons/fibers wrapped around boards to keep them tidy. Let me just say I'm trying not to buy anymore ribbon ... but when you see some of that new stuff at Micheals AHHHH I so want some more but I have to make room for them in these little tubs so I'm trying my best to use them up so I can get new ones :)

Thanks for checkin out my blog and join in my followers candy ends Aug 24th
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christmas = Magic

I've been playing around with trying to get different colours on my bears so they aren't all brown but this guy is a mix of Browns and Greys and I love his sparkly garland with just a hint of green in it to tie it into the card
Challenges :
Lili's Little Fairy's - Christmas in July Craft your Passion - Anything Love to Create - Punches and DiesMake it Monday - Anything GoesPapertake - Anything Goes Holly Jolly - Photo Challenge
Stamps LOTV, Studio G, Inks Memento, Sizzix Tags & Snowflake, Recollections Brad,
Papers K n Co, My Minds Eye,Basic Grey,  Touch Markers and Sparkly Gel Pen
Have a Great day and Join in my Followers Candy too :)
Hugs Nikki

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sugar and Spice and Candy Too

Here's just an anytime card for when ever I'm in need no Sentiment to be found on it Yet but I'm sure she will when I need to. This week at Incy Wincy we are celebrating girls and all they are made of :)
Incy Wincy - Girly 6/13
No Matter What - Anything Goes + Blog Hop 8/26
ATC & Cards w Attitude - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 9/12
Recipe - Digi- Stamp Fairy,MS Punch,EKsuccess,Papers K n Co & one I've had forever,
Ribbon from stash Glitter glue Touch Markers
Thanks for looking and please join in my followers candy
hugs Nikki

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Bears playing around and we use to do this too as kids now they have trampolines and I'd still jump on one today in a heartbeat they are just too much fun not to resist lol. 

Challenges -
Basic Grey - Bold and Bright 8/18
RTG - Anything with Bears 8/31
Crafty Calender - Bears with Layers 8/31
House that Stamps Built - Black and White  + 1 Colour 8/15
Recipe - Stamps LOTV,Mark's Finest, Clear Embossing, Papers basic Grey,GCD,the Paper Company, Craftworks Cardcandy,Studio G flowers, K n Co Acetate Die Cut,Spellbinder, Touch Markers, Distress Ink, Bling, Silk Thread

hugs Nikki

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Little Mice at Work

There are sometimes when your suppose to have done some things and alas life gets in the way well this card is very late to arrive to someone and I'm hoping they like it I've tried something a little new by going out of my comfort zone using lots of funky pattern paper ... at first I didn't like it but the more I've added to it the more it works hum surprised myself and it has tons of sparkles all over it too with my new sparkly little gel pen
Challenges -
Challenge Up your Life - Everything Goes
Colour Me Creative - Create a Background
Our Creative Corner- Bling it Up
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Cupcakes or Babies
Simply Create too - Anything Goes 8/16
Stamp Man - Celebrations
Divas by Design - Flowers
Recipe - Stamps- LOTV,Friskars, Papers - Basic Grey,K n Co, Inks - Versamark,Studio G, Clear embossing, Sparkly Gel Pen, Touch Markers, Punches - EK Success, Spellbinders, Bling
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Holidays

This week Limited Runs is sponsoring Crimbo Crackers a 100% Christmas Challenge The lucky winner will win any 3 Digi's from the store and here is my card Now I've used Little Santa Stamp Set which will be coming soon ! The paper isn't even a Christmas Paper but I loved the colours on it so thought why not. It doesn't always have to 100% Christmas wonders what kind of different papers I can use to make xmas Cards with hummm time to go thru my stash :)
Challenges - Crimbo Crackers - Tall and Thin Cards-9.5 by 4.25 Just a Stardard  envelope 8/16
Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes 8/7
Ribbon Carousel - Christmas in July 8/7
Party Time Tues - Anything Goes 8/7
Recipe Digi- Limited Runs , Sizzix Die Cuts, Recollections Stamp, Bling , Basic Grey and Tim Holtz Papers Touch Markers and the Back side of a ribbon, Studio G & Tim Holtz Inks
Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki