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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

In the Garden.

Here is one of my newest Kraftin Kimmie Stamps isn't she adorable seeing I love to garden I had to colour her up now where to find an old blue dress to wreak in the garden cause I know mine would not look like this at all lol

Kraftin Kimmie Guest Designer & New Beginnings 6/8
Sisterhood of SnarkyStampers - R is for Ribbon 6/7
Crafty Catz - Anything 6/6
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes

Stamps - Kraftin Kimmie,
Inks Memento,Studio G,Distress.
Markers - ShinHan,Prismacolour,Sharpie,Spectrum
Flowers - K n Co, Prima.
Brad - Basic Grey
Punch- Martha Stewart
Papers - MME,Basic Grey.
thanks for looking hugs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WOYWW 5th Anniversary

WOYWW 5th Anniversary Link Up !!!
Happy 5 Years everyone !!!!
I have some fun buttons for you all to take and show off on your blogs and one even with a little moustache for the boys or if you love that darker colours. So I've been showing off my space now for almost the 5 years I started a couple months after Julia started it and have been hooked every once in a while I take a break like everyone does but it's so much fun to peak into every one's spaces and see all that fun stash and what everyone is creating ... its so addictive
I still haven't done anything to my desk yet seeing I've been busy gardening etc but I plan on working on later this week , I hope.
So here is my space showing off some of the ATCs I've received in the mail so far
Belinda (Bella) - Left , Andrea  Right ,
They both sent some wonderful treats lots of die cuts to play with thank you !!!
KezzyRobyn are still on there way :)
The Red envelopes have one to mail to Kezzy and whoever is below me in the link up.
So way over to the left is some lush new stamps from Kraftin Kimmie still waiting to be cut up seeing they came in the mail yesterday and I was to burnt out from work to play with them.
I also have a little mini RAK for anyone who leaves a comment on this post winner posted next Wed :) 
Happy 5 Years everyone and I'll pop into as many desks as I can 
Hugs Nikki 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Gift Wrap Elf

Still trying to get ahead of myself and make a lot of early Xmas Cards.
This cute little gift wrap elf from Kraftin Kimmie is just so adoarble and I wanted a super sparkly ribbon coming off that reel. So I used my new WOW embossing powder. LOVE it is super fine with lots of BLING!!! Matches the super Glittery Ribbon too :)

 Challenges - Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Shopping = Wrapping all those gifts Up
Christmas Fun - Glitter + Anything Xmas\
CSAYL - Anything
Stamps Kraftin Kimmie, Bo Bunny, Studio G.
Brads - Basic Grey. Embossing Powder - WOW - Vodka Sparkle. Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Papers - MME,Recollections. 
Coloured with - Inktense, Derwent Water Colours , White Sakura Gel for Highlights

Pearl ex, Inks Memento,Distress,Studio G.

Hugs Nikki 

Upcycle a Bag

Milk n Coffee is this week's sponsor at Incy Wincy and I've used this sweet image Princess Fairy. 

We want you to Upcycle a Paper bag no matter what size it is and Karen has a Wonderful Tut created for those who want to use a brown paper lunch bag and create a card.  My Bag is from David's Tea Bag and Perfect for the colours I wanted to use  Blues and I managed to use a few of my bigger flowers that I always struggle to find a way to use. 
Incy Wincy - Alter a Bag
Kit and Chowder - Flowers 6/7
Stampin for the Weekend - For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers - Wings 6/5
Fab N Funky - Ribbon Pearls
Altered Electics Anything Goes
That Craft Place- Ribbon/Lace 6/13
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card

Digi - Milk and Coffee. Papers - Recollections and one from Terri (thanks),Chimes.
Punches - MS. Die- Paper Smooches.  Ribbon Offrays. Brad Recollections.
Flowers - K&Co,Micheals. Pearls from Stash.
Markers ShinHan,Faber Castel,Deserres
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Well it's week 259 at WOYWW with one Week to go before the Swap and can't wait to see what everyone created I'm a dope I was so excited to have finished them that I mailed them without taking a picture lol. So I'll be surprized as to who gets what. I've decided I don't want to know what 2 I have left so I'll put a name on each envelope and pop those in the post too lol 
I like things in their place if it doesn't go back I get side tracked and have to put it back. So my desk is still floating in the middle of my room. I'm still working on the new back panel for it and going to so nothing hits the wall and I can have shelf space in front have to work out how high to make it and how the shelves will work out I pan on it to sit on my desk like the one I threw together with scraps that where lying about our house. 

 My New Stash From WOW embossing 6 glittery embossing powders that the mail man dropped off today I'm going to play with them very soon. This is a Limited Edition Set that is called "girls night out"  It has the most fun names "Bling Bling" , Blue Lagoon , Campari and Soda , Black Russian, Port and Brandy, and Vodka Sparkle. I can't wait to see how they all turn out when embossed :)
Thanks for looking and I will pop around to as many people as I can plus all who visit me even if it takes me till next wed :) 

hugs Nikki
* Swapping an ATC with Kezzy need her home address *

Monday, May 19, 2014

Firecracker giveaway

Now if only I could figure out a way to make this card pop when it opens. Might have to include some pop rock candy lol  I'm really happy with the way this turned out used tons of embossing powder on it which I love to use.James the Bear is all grey today to match all that bling !!
And that's one more xmas card done yah !!!
Jingle Belles - Bling 5/23 
Tis the Season - Sketch  5/23
Christmas Fun - Anything that Glitters 6/1
Sparkles Christmas Baby it's cold outside 6/1

Stamps - LOTV, Studio G. Papers MME, Embossing Powder - WOW,Ranger,
Ink -Memento,Studio G. Bling and Ribbon from Stash
Die - Quickutz,  Markers - Faber Castel, Shinhan.

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Oh I know this is some kind of wrong

But honestly how can you help but not want to send someone WARM winter Wishes LOL
Dr. Digi is this week's sponsor at Incy Wincy and we want to see Embossing and BLING 
Now I love the sentiment with this image it's a little punny and sweet all at the same time :)

Incy Wincy - Embossing and Bling
Challenges for Everyone - Anything (#3)5/30
Hiding in my Craft Room - Embossing 5/24
CSAYL - Anything Xmas 5/22
Sister Act - Anything  5/22
CHCCE - Anything Xmas 5/31
Simon Says - Use Dies 5/21
CRAFT - Christmas 5/22
Sparkles - Baby It's Cold Outside (Hat and Scarf the Dog ate the Mittens)

Recipe - Digi - Dr Digi, Stamp Bo Bunny.
Bling brads Recollections, Flowers - Petaloo , Ribbon from stash
Embossing Powder WOW. Papers Recollections,K&CO,Basic Grey
Markers - ShinHan,Prismacolor
Die -MFT.

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Magical Days

Here is a retired stamp from Kraftin Kimmie Josephine sending lots of love to her garden to help it grow. Plus don't you always find a witch tending to her garden :) 

Kraftin Kimmie - Oldie but a Goodie  5/21
Craftitude - Anything with a die 5/31
A sprinkle of Colour - Anything Goes 5/31
Crafts for Eternity -Use Dies May Flowers 5/23
Kreavtveinkauf - In my Garden 6/15
Natalie and Amy - Rubber Stamping 6/1
One Crazy Stamper - Anything + Embellishment 6/1
Stamp Kraftin Kimmie- Josephine(retired),  Paper Prima  K & Co, Inks - Spectrum, Faber Castel.
Dies - Sizzix. Punch-MS , Recollections.Soft Flower

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Well last week ... Yet again I had to move my whole desk and stick it in the middle of the room so we could paint the baseboards ... it's still sitting in the middle of the room seeing I had an idea of using our 100 year old baseboard trims to create a back wall for my desk the wood is cut to remove the top leaving me some beautiful planks of wood that is 4 feet by 6 inches now I have to strip away all the paint that was on them, with a heat gun (YUCK I HATE THE SMELL) then will put the wall together then figure out some shelving etc to attach to it I have no idea but it will be a board that sits on my desk so I can move it around, and to top it all off I know I'm going to have to move my space again tomorrow seeing we are getting the rads pulled out to be moved into their new spots seeing we insulated the wall some are just being moved 4 inches forward but what can you do.
So this is what it looked like after I moved it .. the mirror on my desk was so I could do my make up before we went out the joys of living in a renovation lol.Now here's my space today.
I've been painting some salvaged sconce lights to go in our living room they need a couple more coats of paints you can still see some of the blemishes on them but they did come with the cutest little glass light shades that are soaking seeing they had paint on them.
Oh and that LOVELY GREEN Envelope on my desk is from Andrea we swapped ATC so I'll be saving what's inside for the big swap day and show it off then ... I loved what she did BTW :) 

So check out everyone else's space over at Julia's for WOYWW 
hugs Nikki
I'll pop around to as many spaces as I can :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Birthday Wishes

This week we are sponsored by Dilly Beans and I've used Tula's Hearts Framed and used a blend of skin tone marker and then watercolours for a softer effect and I really wanted a wishy washy background effect
Our Challenge this week at Incy Wincy is Birthday's 
Incy Wincy - Birthday
Come and Get it - Birthday
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything 5/30
Dream Valley - Anything 6/1
Crafting from the heart - Anything 5/26
CRAFT - Birthday + Blog Hop
Crafting by Designs - Anything
Crafty Hazel PP - Anything 6/1
DL Art - Linky Party 6/1
Use your Stuff - Ribbon 5/23
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Ribbon 5/25
Feeling Crafty - One for the Girls  5/29
Just B Creative - Linky Party 6/1
Recipe - Digi - Dilly Beans, Sentiment Flower Soft. Chip board Hearts (From Chris)
Coloured with Spectrum Markers and then used Glossy effects with a little glitter put on top.
Water Colours - Derwent Inktense.
Papers - SEI, Chimes , Ribbon Micheals

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Out of this world BD!!

I needed a little tag for a present that must go into the post SOON!!! so here's a little High Hopes cutie I coloured up it's one of Dustin Pikes Collection. 

 Challenges High Hopes - Pastels Stamp  5/12
Come and Get it - Birthday 5/19
ABC - K is for Keep it Simple 5/15
Crafts and Me - Create a tag 6/1
Natalie and Amy - Use a Stamp 6/1
One Crazy Stamper - Anything + Embellishment 6/1

Hopes,Crafters Companion Sentiment. Inks Memento. Markers Spectrum, Chalk Background, Moon - Recollections. Twine from Micheals.
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Little tags

Well here is a little set of Christmas Card tags or mini cards which ever way you look at them
But I'm sure to be using these for presents I love the look of them.
So the embellishment is a chip board cut out coloured red then I took some dark brown inks and rubbed them along the edges to make it look older and give it more depth. Drew in the 3 little lines
then embossed it twice once with some gold frantage just a little dropped on and then embossed
Next I embossed with WoW clear on it witch took out the shine of the gold and blurred it into the clear which is the effect I was looking for.

Wow - Antique it 6/1
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes 
Clear it Out - Your Style (CAS) Fave Product (Embossing Powders) 5/13
Holly Jolly -Traditional xmas Colours
Card Mania - Emboss it 5/15
Cheerful Stamper - Embossing Powder

Recipe - Stamp - Studio G, Paper - Elle's Studio, Chipboard- Micheals
Inks- Memento,Tim Holtz,Studio G. Sakura gold pen. Embossing - Frantage ,Wow Clear.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Well here is my space today I've come the concussion that I think I have enough markers until they start running out I am going to try my best not to get any more Seeing I just picked up a 24 set of Pastels Spectrums on the weekend with my other half looking at me do you really need more ... DUH of course I can, I don't need them BUT I WANT THEM !!! Ugg I put them down twice and then had to pick them right up again till he looked at me if you want them just go get them lol. I've been good with most of my stash lately but I have a week ness for , Artist supplies I have a lot of mediums hiding around and trying my best to use up what I have on hand first, but there is always something you want out that is new !!! So I am colouring more images in. Till I can figure out that brown pile to the left which is suppose to be a set of xmas cards if I can ever figure out the layout that I like. 

Have a great day and thanks for visiting 
hugs Nikki 
and I'll try my best to get around and visit as many as I can :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Little Fairies

Challenge - LOTV - Fairies 6/1
Fairy Tale - Cute Only 5/8

Stamps LOTV, Hero Arts. Markers Specturm,Shinhan,Ink Memento. Everything else from stash
Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Ho Ho HO!!

So here's a simple little red and white Christmas Card Ho HO HO . I love to make these all year around
to keep ahead of myself. I bought some Mica flakes and I'm still on the fence about them perhaps it's because they are so big but they look nice and shiny
What do you thing Yah or Nah Mica flakes ?
Christmas Fun - All that Glitters anything Goes 6/1
Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything Glitter ( I hope Mica Counts it's just huge Glitter) 5/31
613 Avenue Create - Anything + Bling
Glory of Christmas - Bows
Completely Christmas - Anything
Catch the Bug - Anything 6/1
Quirky Crafts - Something that begins with S - Snowflakes,Sparkles
Papers - Recollections Tim Holtz, Die-Quickutz, Digi Bugaboo.
Stampendous mica , Recollections Glitter embelli.
Touch Twin Markers

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Cute as a Button !

Lacy Sunshine is our Sponsor this week at Incy Wincy and we have a challenge for you all
4 or more papers plus using brads. Now I rarely use more then 1-2 types of papers but this time I managed to use 6 on this. I think using the brads was easier I knew what type I wanted before I even picked out the colours to use. I will say this I coloured her up with alot of different mediums to get the extra depth in her shading I like how she turned out.
Challenge - Incy Wincy - 4+Papers & Brads 5/11
Simon Says - Anything Goes 5/7
Catered Crop - Button Up 5/11
Fairytale Stampers - At least 2 punches (used 3) 5/25
Come and Get it - Anything 5/11
Crafting at the weekend - Anything 5/31
Fussy and Fancy - Spring Colours 5/9
Just B Creative - Linky Party 6/1
Kreativekauf - Winged Messengers of Spring 5/15

Digi - Lacy Sunshine, Stamp Clear Dollar. Papers - Basic Grey ,SEI, K&Co.
Image Coloured with - Markers - Spectrum, Shinhan,Primsacolor,FaberCastell. Pencils- Derwent Inktense,ColorSoft. Koo-i-noor- Chalks Blended with Gamsol. Sakura white Gel for Highlights.
Punch Stampin Up,Martha Stewart,EK Success. Die-Quickutz. Brads - Recollections.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sunny Hello !!

This is what I made for National Scrapbooking Day !! 
How Cute are these guys that I had to make a matching envelope to go with the card I made this is One of High Hopes Stamps "Happy Sunflowers" They just make me smile when I look at them !!
I tried to do the envelope in a softer colour so I didn't even use black for the stamp more of a grey so the mailman will deliver it to the right address and get to distracted by those smiling faces :P
 Close up 

Challenge - High Hopes - Spots and Dots  5/6
Counterfeit Challenge - Colour Your Mood - YELLOW =bright and happy !!! 5/16
Crafting Little Fairies - In the Garden 6/1
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer 5/8
DL Art Thankful Thursday May Linky Party  6/1
Fairy Tale  Cute Only 5/9
Natalie and Amy - Rubber Stamping Only 6/1
Simon Says Wed - Anything Goes  5/7

Recipe Stamp - High Hopes, Hero Arts. Papers - Recollections. Flower Prima. Dies - Paper Smooches,Sizzix. Punch - EK Success. Brad Basic Grey. Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Birthday = Hangover !!!

This week we want you to create something to do with Birthdays I made up this humorous little BD card with Hangover Hannah and had to add in the Sentiment lol. I'm sure we have all had one of these Birthdays at least once in our lifetimes.

Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Pattern Paper
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
ABC - Keep it Simple

Digi- Dr Digi , Sentiment I just made up.
Paper Prima, Ribbon and Brads - Recollections
Markers - Shinhan,Prismacolor,Sakura 

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki