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Monday, January 28, 2013

Pink,Pearls and Lace oh My

This week we are Sponsored by Saturated Canary and Krista has provided us with such cute images to play with and here's mine. We want to see Lace and Pearls this week so I've used
both humm you can't see it in this image but her dress has lots of little sparkles on it.
Challenges - Incy Wincy - Pearls and LaceCreative Inspirations Paint - AnythinDream Valley -GirlsJoanna Sheen 3,2,1Sugar Creek Hollow - Lots of LayerInspire me Fridays -Simply Create Too - AnythinCreative Inspirations -Anything
Recipe - Digi Satuated Canary, Stamps CTMH,Hampton Arts. Die Cuts Sizzix,Quickutz.
Ribbon - Recollections. Brads -Queen and Co, American Crafts. Glitter Glue, Flowers -Recollections (used alot of different ones to create one flower) Pearls from Stash.
Papers - Authentique,K & Co, Basic Grey,Cardstock. Touch Markers & Sakura Gel Markers

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, January 25, 2013

11 Months 'till Christmas Blog Hop

I was lucky to have been invited to join in this month's Christmas Blog Hop. I have to agree it's never to early to get starting on those Christmas Cards I make anywhere from 70-80 a Year and mail out alot to my friends so it's really nice to have a quick stash available when needed to make it a stress free holiday. Can you imagine trying to make 80 cards in Dec OMG you'd pull your hair out lol or would they all be a sticker slapped in the middle of folded paper.  Humm that sounds like the 1st year I made Xmas Cards. I've made some progress since then.  
This month the theme is snowbound lots of things to do with snow
So my first card is using Limited Runs Chubby Snowman with lots of snowflake papers and add on's
Now for My Second Card is "Henry Dressed as Santa Claus" WOJ Digi
With tons of Snowflakes and even some snow too
The inside of this card is decorated too but
I just wanted to show the close up of Henry instead

Papers - Recollections, Brad Recollections and Heat embossed with Stampendous.
Coloured with touch Markers
Papers Echo Park,Recollections,Card stock. Silver Snowflakes,Flower Soft,Ribbon -Micheals.
Quickutz die,Stamps Studio G. Ink- Versafine,Chalks. Coloured With Touch Markers

1.) Shari
2.) Heather
3.) Mary
4.) Sara
5.) Kerry
6.) Tara
7.) Georgiana
8.) Sally
9.) Nikki  your here

So Please go out and check out the rest of the creations along the hop
and may it inspire you to a stress free holiday!!!

Winner was Mary !! 

Challenges Entered
Card 1Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cold and Frost Craft Room Challenge - MonochromeMake it Monday - AnythingTammy's Scrapin Corner - Red and or Hearts
Card 2Bearly Mine- Swirls,Digi,Ribbon,Die CutsFashionista -Red as Main ColourSimon Says Stamp and Show - Christmas Cards

thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas No NO's !!

Here's my Card with a little  pull out tag and I honestly didn't own a stamp for what I wanted it to say ... BUT SERIOUSLY who would own that kind of stamp lol you'll understand when you see the next picture. I hope it makes you laugh :) This digi can lead you down that path to the dirty mind ... if your really thinking that way just look at this guy he's built him a snowman and he already has a nose .... he's holding his carrot firmly in his hand and there are 2 smaller snowballs on the ground. Now I ask you WHAT'S HE DOING WITH ALL THOSE EXTRA PARTS ...LOL have fun with this challenge I know I did.

Challenges - Incy Wincy - Make Us Laugh 1/28
Simon Says Stamp & Show - What are you known for  1/28
 Sense of Humor and making mostly xmas Cards which I love to make
I honestly say the wrong thing alot but it comes out funny !!
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes 1/31
Delightful Challenges - Tags "TOP3"
City Crafter - Winter Blues
Papertake Weekly - Baby It's cold outside
Ribbon Carousel - Winter Spirit 1/31
Christmas at Sweet Stampin- Cold and frosty 2/9

Recipe Digi - Dr Digi. Stamps Studio G. Inks-Versafine,Studio G,Antique spray Cornflower.
Papers-Basic Grey,My Minds Eye. Ribbon & Fibers From Stash. Dies- Sizzix,Quickutz. Recollections Brads. Sakura Gel Markers
Touch Markers Used -185,136,24,103,171,144,172,BG1,BG5,GG5,WG9.
Thanks so much for looking
hugs Nikki

Coffee is a SERIOUS thing !!!

Now this one it's geared more for the coffee lover who enjoys a good book with a little warning to those who might think they are done with there coffee if they get to engrossed in their book. So I've created a little bookmark to drop on the table beside your cup of joe
What do you think of it ??
Incy Wincy -Make Us Laugh 1/28
Catch the Bug - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment,Bugaboo Image,Ribbon)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Punch it
Crafty Catz - Anything But a Card
Fussy And Fancy - Coffee,Cocoa or Tea 2/1
Recipe - Digital Stamps bugaboo, Punches - MS,Eksuccess, Touch Markers, Ribbons and Papers from Stash
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Everything

Here's my last card for the Kraftin Kimmie GD challenge I felt my other ones didn't show enough metal so I went a little all out and used a lot of it on this card. I love using up my little gold square brads I've had them so long and they haven't made an appearance on a card in such a long time. That and I have a small brad addiction. Think it's because they don't take up alot of room. So here is Yvette all set for for a fun day. I love adding freckles to images too.

Kraftin Kimmie - GD + Metal
Everybody art Challenge - Girls
Emergency Crafters - New Year's Resolution *TOP 3*
Pretty Ribbon Shop -Flowers & Ribbon 1/21
Ribbon for flowers had for more then 2 years & brads
Stamp Kraftin Kimmie Yvette and Sentiment, Papers - Basic Grey,Echo Park,K & Co,My Mind's Eye. Brads- Making memories,basic grey,recollecions. Charm from Stash. Gold Trim-Flower soft. Ribbons from Micheals. Inks - Versafine,Tim Holtz. Touch markers & Brown Sharpie for freckles. Derwent Watercolours,Sakura gel markers
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Well it's Wed but yet again where does the week go. My desk has got a few things on the go and blogger is still acting up but I figured out a way to upload with just a couple extra steps hassle but C'est La Vie. I did turn the page in my little creative book just because it's something for my DT and it's not done yet and it's a surprize and there are my lovely papers from I won at Clear it out challenge along with the rest of my 6 by 6 sheets all organized by my little formula. Yep and I am making christmas cards already and my scrap paper that I used to colour some flowers to Brown. So thanks for peeking at my floor space and check out everyone elses at Julia's blog and I have to start stamping all those stamps I'm no longer using and they will be up for sale shortly some are posted now with some other stash it's a slow work in progress.
thanks for peeking at my space
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hello Friend

So Here's my second card I've created with the Playtime Lulu Set and isn't she just adorable
I'm giving it a go to join in on Kraftin Kimmie's GD Challenge it will go from 10 then to 3 that will guest design for them for one month so kewl.
This is my second layout for this too the first one got filed under "G" it so didn't work.

Challenges - Kraftin Kimmie - GD
Bunny Zoe's Anything 2/10
My Crafty Spot - Anything
Stamping Sensations - Friends 1/31

Recipe - Stamps- Kraftin Kimmie"Playtime Lulu",Sentiment-Studio G,Paper Salon Border.
May Arts Ribbon, Making Memories Brad, EKSuccess & Stampin Up Punch. Quickutz Die Cut
Papers - Anna Griffin,My Minds Eye. Colored with Derwent Watercolour,Touch Markers.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
I also have some stash for sale
Link at top of blog more to come

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Weddings

One of my good friends is had a small winter wedding and I recreated the basic church digi into a winter church just thought it's to perfect for a simple elegant wedding card so I hope you all like it. I've made a ribbon flower and used some fancy lace with pearl beads on it and coloured it very lightly. I'm so happy for her that I hope she like this and there is a  little pocket inside for the $cash$ to help start their new life together.
This week we are sponsored from my store Limited Runs Digital Stamps and Iva Nova Chest
You can win 3 Limited Runs Digi's and a prize package from Iva Nova Chest
Inside and Back

Now I've created a card going Down the middle of our Tic Tac Toe Board
Incy Wincy - 3 different Papers, Hardware/Metal,Pearls and/or Bling
Make it Monday - Anything
Totally Gorjuss -Spotty

Recipe - Digi Limited Runs,Stamp Polka Doodles, Papers Basic Grey,Anna Griffin,K & Co,Card Stock. Punch Stampin Up,Quickutz, Ink Studio G,Versafine. Lace from Stash.
Touch Markers.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Imagination take me away !!!

Kraftin Kimmie is holding a Krafty Guest Spot for 3 lucky peeps so I thought I'd give it a try
with Playtime Lulu she is so cute and I wanted to make a simple card that would allow the stamp to shine. I even popped her up which I thought would be fun to try ... alot of fussy cutting but well worth it in the end. The smock that she is wearing is the DP coloured in to add more depth, every painter eventally wears all the colours she's ever worked with ... I have the wreaked shirts to prove it lol, and the fish is just part of the imagination process

Pop Up View - Each Layer under neath was coloured too
Challenges - Kraftin Kimmie GD Challenge & Metal (foil on fish)
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts Something New with Pink
Recipe - Stamps - "Playtime Lulu" Kraftin Kimmie. Papers - Crafty Individuals,Cardstock. Die Cut K&Company  (recoloured) , Touch markers,Sakura Gel Marker,Versafine Ink. Dew Drops.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bees and Flowers

"Just a Note"
My sister sent me this sentiment it's one she is no longer using we trade off stamps every once in a while. I love how it works so perfect for an anytime card and I wanted to create a bright and cheery card so here's Whimsy Stamp "Wee Love you Bunches"

Challenges -
Pretty Little Ribbon - Flowers &RibboMake it Monday - AnythingFashionable Stamping - Anything Paper Crafting Journey - AnythingStampin For the Weekend - Anything
Totally Papercrafts- Ribbon
Recipe - Stamps - Whimsy,Studio G. Papers - K & Co, Recollections. Punches, MS,EKsuccess. Brads- Recollections,Making Memories. Flowers Prima. Touch Markers,Sukura Gel Marker. Pearl from stash.

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Monday, January 7, 2013

Something New but still Festive!!

I love hand made Christmas ornaments So here's a cute little one to make you smile when you find it on your tree !! So I'm using 2  Cedar Design Digi's with a Limited Runs tree digi
to make my scene and trying to paint with distress inks ... BLACK is one toughie to get right but I love the little shimmer it has when it hits the light.
Incy Wincy - Something NewJoanna Sheen - With Love at ChristmaGingerloft - Christmas/WinterEclectic Ellapu - Snow much FunThat Craft Place - Snowy Christmas -Allsorts - CATotally Gorjuss- RibboInspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Recipe - Digi's Cedar Designs "Lamp and Elf", Limited Runs "Tree".
Papers Kraft, Coloured with Touch Markers,Distress Ink, Sukura Gel Markers
Ribbon May Arts "Burlap Stripe Edge"
Brad - Recollections

Check out Karen's Store CARE2STAMP she's our 2nd Sponsor
you can win $15.00 to spend on CRAFTY STASH!!!
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Well with Christmas, Winter Wedding, Working & New Years there hasn't been much time for crafting my space has just been tied up and I craft in a really tiny little space so for me space saving and being neat is what works for me
So over the time I did have with my stash adding new things in and removing those stamps I no longer use or have duplicates of I'll be selling some off really cheap in some sets to make it a better deal. I thought I'd show off my tiny space witch is the bottom 2 feet of my closet in our bedroom.
This is a picture of the full space I have

A Few Close ups of my area Stamps are stored in 2 binders and sorted by clear and rubber and then by companies and holidays.

Over on this side I have markers, Ribbons in those two clear tubs all my 12 by 12 sheets,
my mini boxes filled with pre-made die cuts, metal die cuts charms, glitter glue, scraps, stickers, precoloured images I've done, all my little stuff.

A little peak inside some of my black boxes on the shelves One is all my inks and yep they
have little boxes to keep them all upright and easy to grab and pull out .

This box holds my brads all sorted into little baggies and by companies too
hidden underneath are my H2O paints and Luminarte paint and all my Bling
and 90% of all my flowers in the little black box. I don't really use them that much
and refuse to buy any more till these have been cleaned out plus I gave alot away
from when I moved.

Oh My Embossing Powder Box ... and some re inkers and misters
I love embossing my sister and I shared some of our colours and that
way your not left with so much a little goes such a long way !!!

This is my catch all box and it does exactly that it changes all the time
right now double sided tapes, die cuts couple other odds and ends
YAWN the boring box lol

This is my space as of 5 min ago nothing at all to show just my baby wipes from cleaning up my stamps so I guess I'll get creative in a few days  :) thanks for takin a peak thru my space
thank you for looking though my space and check out
everyone else's space over at Julia's blog
for WOYWW!!!
hugs Nikki