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, December 31, 2015

5 Fave Creations of 2015

Happy New year everyone!!!! 
Wishing you all good health and happiness 
Debby is asking us to look back over the year and choose our 5 fave creations not all of mine ended up being paper creations seeing I really didn't make as many non christmas creations last year we did a lot of other stuff instead that took up a lot of crafty time.

The First thing is some stained glass windows I designed and made to go with our windows we already had in our place they are a modern take on a Prairie design we have here 

Next is a painting I created for our living room I love how it turned out and it looks great hanging above our sofa

Next is a Collection of ATC's I did for a Huge Swap I made 2 styles and had fun colouring each one differently using 2 Faced girl from Limited Runs one normal and the other zombie so much fun
This Card I actually managed to use flowers on it which is pretty good for me as I always have a
hard time getting it to look the way I like this one is using a St Rick Dennis Image

Lastly a sweet little dreamy birthday card in all Pinks and purples
I used a Limited Runs Image for an always needed birthday card

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

WOYWW See you all NEXT YEAR !!! + Winner

Happy WOYWW well thing have gone well with the clean and purge and setting up my page of
FOR SALE ITEMS some new and gently used from stamps/dies and much more please take a peek.

So Looks like Google is gonna force you to join up to follow wonder if this will effect my bloglovin friends hope not so lets see what happens then Google Followers 345, Google + 65 ,Bloglovin 122
on Jan 11th they are stopping a whole bunch of non blogger followers ---  why they want you to join google and marketing studies where do you sure too etc ... snoopy buggers !!! now on to my desk
So it's a lot more tidier with things, moved and removed and shifted around.So here it is all labeled up for you to check out. I know to some of you this is just to neat but to me and my DH it makes him happier that there isn't as much JUNK as he calls it around lol. This is what my desk looks like most days I know YAWN!!!  now if I buy a little Caddy maybe it will make it look naked in areas lol 
I've hidden most of my inks and Recycled handmade containers away I've also gone through my papers and resorted them and made new labels then redid all my scraps tossed some stuff I no longer used and got rid of the inks that had died up.  The Cat bed is not a guarantee that he will sleep or hang out there, sometimes it's right under the light not that it gives off much heat he wants to be the center of what ever is going on :)

Mini Candy winner is Bonnie Schulte I couldn't get in contact with you seeing your blog doesn't show up in your profile.
  Please send me an Email before next WOYWW post 
with your snail mail I have a little quick email in sidebar!!!
Don't worry if you didn't win I'll make up another mini candy in a week or two so please follow along so you don't miss out if google will let you (Try bloglovin it's pretty good )

Here are  mostly all the christmas cards I managed to make this year for you all together some aren't show seeing I made them later and lots of the cards I made this year were flat so they where easy to pop in the post and the rest I hand delivered 
This group is all 5.5 by 5.5 and the bases are all kraft paper which I loved 
making with matching kraft envelopes must get more for next year :)
as you can tell I really love to make cards with hand coloured images 
now I have a couple of Birthday cards to make for the new year for a few Jan babies 
have a wonderful day and a Fun and safe New Years Eve
hugs Nikki

Saturday, December 26, 2015

5 favorite Christmas cards 2015

Debby is hosting this showcase of your 5 faves of Christmas 

Here are Mine this year I tried to avoided using Christmas papers and burn through my stash which I am trying my best to use it up even if I have to make it look like Christmas paper which I'm really loving to do now

This one I Just love the Red's I used in it and the big wonderful Ribbon Vs the Size of the snowman they almost are the same size
Image Used Limited Runs Digi
This one is using non Christmas stamps and making it into a Christmas card and it has a little shaker window too
Images Used High Hopes Stamps
This one is using up some old Christmas papers and stash I've had for a long time I love to mix my embossing powders together to get unique blends and sometimes going over a little with a darker marker then re-heating it setting the colour inside the embossing 
Image Used Milk n Coffee Digi

This one I altered the background paper from one I always would look at and go nah I don't like it to 
something I really like funny how changing the colours added a stencil and embossing the crap out of a sheet really makes it interesting 
Image Used Limited Runs Digi

This one I made altering those papers again and it turned out I had to give it to the DH seeing I didn't want to part with it at ALL and to think I hated the papers when I started making this card lol
now I love that it's all one colour in just shades of Blues
Images Used - LOTV James the Bear Stamp, Unity Babble garland Stamps

thanks for looking hugs 

Christmas Card Just one more

Enter my Mini Candy Here
Now Here's one more to share with you all seeing I made this for the DH and loved how it turned out
this took a while to make seeing I altered the papers to make them blend and then stamped the image on to the BG sheet and recoloured and fussy cut out the little Bear James to pop him up. Even the little present tag I wrote really tiny his name on it lol 

Challenges -
CHCC= AG ,CHCCE - AG Christmas 2/1 ,Di's - ChristmasCrafty Creations - AG
Little Claire- A special Christmas Card 1/11 ,My Time To Craft - Last Minuted Christmas Makes
Craft for the Craic - Christmas CheerSimply Papercraft -AG,
2 Crafty Girls - Winter BluesCraft Rocket - AG Crafty Girls - AG, Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts,
 Cute Card Thurs -AG ,The Craft Garden - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Scrap and Craft - Christmas, ABC Christmas - Z =Zoo ,
The Male Room - Christmas/Greeting, Moo mania & More - Christmas
Animal Friends - Christmas/New Years. Card Mania - Christmas , CHPP-Patterned Paper
Crafty Time - AG , Digi 4 Joy AG With Opt of 3( 3 Different Dies), 
Emerald Faeries - Merry Christmas, Just Keep on Crafting - AG, 1/11
Let's Create - Christmas w Rubber Stamps ,Kreativeinkauf - AG, Paradise of Stamps -AG
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter , Natalie and Amy Christmas , Petal Lu - AG
,Sparkles forum - Die Cuts 
Stamps - LOTV,Whimsy,Unity,Studio G
Dies - Whimsy,Sizzix
Markers - Copic,Shinhan,Spectrum,Sakura Gel 
Inks - Tim Holtz and Some Spray on BG border paper

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

WOYWW + Mini Candy

Well With everything set for the holidays and all my christmas shopping done and most of my baking shared with my friends and my hips lol I have gone through more of my stash purging and cleaning things out I'm trying to get my space less cluttered looking (TO ME !!!) and move things around again. So I have a little mini envelope that I will post to whom ever would like a little mini surprize to be sent to you snail mail it's the cost of one stamp to where ever in the world so leave a little message and next week I'll pick a winner.

So my kitty took advantage of the clean space and put him self dead center in my desk so I thought humm why not make a quick little message to everyone
as you can tell the FLASH was not what he wanted to see :P
Have a Merry Christmas and Pop around to everyone's space over at Julia's and Check out all the other desks !!!
hugs Nikki 
And this week should be easier on me so I should be able to pop around to more peoples desk last week WHERE did it go lol

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sparkly Christmas + Coffee Hop Winner

This is just me trying out some fun things I wanted to create an old Christmas tree that didn't really have alot of branches but left you a lot of room for ornaments the type that you tinsel goes everywhere on it  so I drew one out and created my own little ornaments on the tree, not bad they look right with the ones James the bear is holding on to.  The tree is just drawn on with my spectrum markers I used 3 shades and then I drew on little tinsel with a sakura sparkle gel pen.
Merry Christmas @ Lawnscaping

Anything Goes @ Great Impressions
Sparkle @  Bunny Zoe's

GC for Limited Runs is Happy Dance 
Please send me your email address and I'll send you the info 
to your prize :)

hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Happy WOYWW 
and here's my little space I finished going through all my rubber stamps and am now going through my clear stamps sorting them out and removing those which I have not used and are taking up space for those I will. Which Means I'll be adding in more to my for sale page and it's got some great little savings up there too 
The spool of heavy Paper twine is from a present I wrapped and never removed at all from my space 
Oh I can't wait for this to be all done it takes so long and alot of hum do I really need that lol 
Short and sweet and I have two giveaways going on to Here and Here
Thanks for popping in and I managed to get over half way through the list last week and will try to get to as many blogs as I can this week too 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

OH NO YOU DON'T !!! Bad Doggy !!!
Dr Digi Is our Sponsor this week and I just find a lot of his images are so funny and look how well they work with a simple Sweet sentiment and make it all so wrong lol
So This week Lets MAKE IT FUNNY!!!
I've been trying to use up a lot of my non season papers and have been  altering them into christmas papers and I really am doing pretty good working my way through it and have been using a lot more of my Christmas stamps too so 😊
Challenges -
Incy Wincy - WARM WINTER WISHES, Dragonfly+Dreams  Holiday Cards
Ribbon Girls - Christmas CardChallenge up Your Life - Polka Dots,
My time to Craft - Christmas Animals, Crafty Catz - Sparkle and Shine ,Creative Corner - Winter ,
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Shimmer and Sparkle with ribbon or trim
Double Click Skittles -Use a Snowman
Christmas @
Anything Goes @
Thanks for visiting
Hugs Nikki
I have two giveaways going on too
Here and Here
Both require a Comment 
and if you like to follow you Rock!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Break + Candy

Had to take a little Coffee break from full on Christmas card making and so here's my Christmas coffee card not as festive but perfect to catch up with someone over the holidays, just to let them know your on your way to visit. The Ribbon was white when I started then I used my markers two different shades and coloured in the ribbon afterwards I wrote in coffee with a blender pen and pushed the ink away. I love using non-traditional colours for winter time
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Challenge 12/18
Fairy Tale - Something Metal (Brads and Gold Bling)

thanks for looking and I'll be giving away a GC of $5.00 to Limited Runs
Just leave a way to contact you is all I ask :) 
Plus there's an extra giveaway going on at Limited Runs so pop over to win!!
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Alien Christmas

Trying to use stamps that aren't seasonal and I like how this turned out 
I did use a lot of little die cuts and an embossing pad to create this little scene 
and who wouldn't like a little alien for a Christmas present 
Challenges -
High Hopes - Winter/Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Cards 4 Galz - Cute Christmas
Star Stampz - Christmas Creations
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter or Christmas Theme
Pile it On - Anything Goes Christmas/Winter
Crafty Creations - Happy Holiday
Simon Says - Holly Jolly Stamping

Stamps - High Hopes , Studio G
Dies - Sizzix,Quickutz.
Markers - Promarkers,Shinhan,Sakura Gel
Inks Memento
Embossing - Sizzix
Papers MME
Brads - Recollections
Micro Beads Martha Stewart

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Little Snowman

I saw this sketch and thought why not make a extra Christmas card with it and it feels a little fancy with just that little snowman sitting there he's a LOTV mini stamp and this is the 1st time I've used him. The Merry Christmas is usually all together but I taped over half then stamped it down twice covering one word at a time just so it would fit 

Challenges -
Tues Morning Sketches - Sketch Below
Double Click Skittles - Use a Snowman
Fab N Funky - Snowflakes
Little Red Wagon - Snow Much Fun
A Snowflakes Promise - AG Christmas or Winter
Clear it out - AG - (using up old papers from a few years ago)
Crafty Sentiment - Christmas Card 
Inky Chicks - Merry Christmas
Holly Jolly - AG Christmas
Tues Throwdown - Snowflakes

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WOYWW +Winner

Happy WOYWW well with the Christmas Cards ... cough cough done ... ! Yah I'll still make a few extra just in case or to get ahead for next year which ever way it works out. 

don't worry if you didn't win I'll be having more candy shortly 

Please send me your snail mail email in side bar and I'll pop it in the post and cross my fingers that it makes it there before christmas. 
When ordering your stamps online I recommend never doing it a week before you want them go a month. I ordered xmas stamps for all my cards but had to buy regular ones when I heard that the cards all had to be in the post by monday for overseas YIKES and that made me panic a little and walk out buy stamps and then walk out on a Sunday evening to the one post office box that picks up at 9 am so they would get processed that day. So I'm hoping it all works out ok and the mail makes it everywhere before the 24th. So that's my reason for boring stamps on alot of my envelopes lol

So here's my desk this week I'm in the process of going through my stamps and sorting and removing some from my collection I'm no longer using (FIND THEM HERE AS I'M SELLING THEM  along with some Spellbinder dies and other stuff !!!) I've labeled up a lot of my space to make it easier to look around it's not a huge space but it works now if only I could find me a perfect little side desk drawer that has lots of shallow ones so I could make the desk look super tidy. The DH would be in heaven lol 
Underneath my desk !!

Thanks to Julia I got your Christmas card today too
So quick you are :)

I'm going to go around to as many peeps as I can
hugs Nikki 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sparkle my Christmas

This week We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and seeing it's the holiday times and Christmas is just kicking around the corner we want you to create something with Silver and Red as the main colours
so here's what I've made. I used a lot of WOW embossing powder on this too I did the stars and all around the edge to give it a real sparkly effect

Close Up
Challenges - Incy Wincy  Red and Silver 12/14
Crafty Calendar Dec let it snow 12/28
Card mania christmas
CmD christmas
Crafters cafe die cuts/ punches
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Dream Valley - Die Cuts Punches
Wow - Winter

Recipe - Image Lacy Sunshine,  stamp studio g, dies Quickut
EmbossING Wow, Markers Shinhan, brads recollection  rest from stash

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Balancing Elf

Enter my Candy Giveaway Here  
I haven't used this guy once this year and thought it about time 
he's from Kraftin Kimmie you know if he was to walk anymore he'd be wearing those presents for sure lol 
Challenges - Kraftin Kimme AG 

Simon Says Monday - Gentlemen
Retro Rubber - AG (all stamps over 1 year at least)

Ribbon May Arts , Die Sizzix,CC Rectangle stitches 

Thanks for looking

hugs Nikki

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WOYWW + Mini follower Christmas Candy

Happy WOYWW and Only 24 Days to GO YIKES!!!
I'll be getting my cards off into the post within the next few days
The Cards to the Right are already filled in and waiting to be delivered and posted off
Waiting on my stamps thought to try and order them on-line to get a little savings but alas
it takes longer then I thought to get them will order them a month before I want them next time.
So I have a little mini candy on my blog and I've also updated my stash for sale page with some more goodies for you all to check out.
So here's my mini candy all I ask is can you follow along I'm almost up to 350 followers too ... SO EXCITING !!! Plus to make up for those who are kind enough to comment on my blog and I haven't had the time to visit you in a while.
It's light candy so I can post it ANYWHERE in the World  too
Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner Next WOYWW post (Tues here  Wed across the pond)
So it should make it before Christmas 
Have a wonderful day 
hugs Nikki
Also I have a couple extra Christmas cards to swap with if anyone want to swap me :)