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 14, 2017

Winter Bookmarks

There is something about handmade bookmarks that when you tuck them in a book it makes it that much better. Even when I drop some books off at those little free libraries I like to tuck in the odd one for who ever reads my book next and I hope they like both 
Plus this is a great way to use up my bits of scraps

Winter Lovers Coffee Blog Hop  - Winter Coffee Tea

CRAFT - Christmas
Craftaholics R Us - Embossing
Crafting by Design - Christmas

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki



Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter Coffee Hop

It's that time of year where the Coffee Lovers Blog hop is on and this time it's winter themed
we have to thank the wonderful Amy for hosting this as we all know this week she sleeps,eats and breathes this hop it's so popular now I don't know how she does it TOTALLY AMAZED!!!
I'm using a image from Limited Runs -Coffee Cup Snowed in
I fussy Cut out the image and lost the handle so it's a cup without one now lol
But I love the BG paper with this one for sure 
Challenges
Coffee Lovers Blog hop - Winter/Cofeee /Tea
Dare2Bartzy - Spirit of the Season
Glitter and Sparkle - Wintery
Simon Says Monday - Winter Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Christmas is coming

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hot Wintery Cuppa Tea

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on and here I am using Limited Runs Freebie Image 
I've Coloured it up with a mixture of Chalks,Pencil Crayons and Markers too
On the Tag I've used a Joy Clair (Coffee Lovers Set)
It's been double embossed once the words then gone over it with a clear embossing that give it a slightly blurred effect that looks really great almost a little bit like a watercolour
Pop over and get your Freebie and use it in the hop it would be fab to see 
and one lucky person will win this card with a few other goodies to go with it
So leave a comment 
as I go and hop along and enjoy a nice Minty Tea this time around

Challenges -
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Winter/Coffees/Teas/
613 Ave Create - Christmas Winter
Corrosive - AG
All Sorts - Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
QKR  Stampede - AG or Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Hugs Nikki

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Silver and Gold

Fabrika Fantasy is our sponsor this challenge for Incy Wincy this round and we want you to mix silver and gold together. I used gold glittery paper and tons of silver embossing along with making the fish gold and silver mixed together. This whole card sparkles

Challenges
Anything Goes at
Crafty Creations , Crafty Gals Corner ,Little Miss Muffet  ,Southern Girls,
House that stamps built - Glitter
Moo Mania - Heat Embossing
Sunny Day Crafting - Water


Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Little More Christmas

So here is another Christmas Card Featuring a Limited Runs Image
This is Called Pine Tree with Bird Set comes with and without the little Bird in the tree
So you can use it as a Background image if you wanted
This has been Coloured up with Markers and H20 twinkling paints the sky just sparkles

Challenges
12/16  Visions of Sugarplums  - Christmas/Winter Theme
Crafty Calendar - Christmas 12/28
Scrap and craft anything Christmas 1/1

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Nikki 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friendly Blue Jay

This is one of favorite Christmas cards this year I'm loving all the soft blues that I love the little bird on her had to cute. 
Challenges 
Anything Goes @

Aud's -Christmas and A Sentiment
Star Stampz - add some sparkle
Merry Christmas - Anything Christmas
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Penguins

Here is Penguin #2  from Limited Runs he's one of the newest images too Happy Waving Penguin 
just perfect to great someone. I like to make flat cards so they can be posted off with a few goodies inside when ever I send to my crafty friends

Challenges 
Crafty Sentiment - AG
CHCC -AG + Christmas

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Penguins and Christmas

Here is a new Image from Limited Runs it's Penguin #1 
Colouring Penguins can be a challenge at times seeing you want to give them some sort of shading what I did this time was coloured him all up dark and then used a colourless blender to lighten the Ink on him and I think it works perfectly on giving him shades without using a lot of colours
I also altered the Ribbon by using some markers on the edges to make it blend in more 

Challenges
Christmas Card  - AG + Christmas - Awating Winner
Ribbon Girls - Ribbon + Image
Crazy 4 Challenges Christmas or Winter
Crafting with Dragonflies Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming
Move it Along with the Times  - Christmas Animals
Crafts by Design - Christmas

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Snowy Fox

Here is a New Image from Limited Runs it is called Snowy Fox you can pick him up for only $2 too.
This is coloured up with Markers and Watercolours for the sky and a little blue bow to finish it all off I love to use a brad for the center when I can to not see a knot looks cleaner to me :) 



Challenges
As you like it Challenge - Fave Christmas Colour - Why - Blue It's such a beautiful colour that stands out I love the way it looks 

Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming

Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Animals
Crafty By Designs - Christmas


Paper Shelter - Christmas Card
Merry Christmas - Anything Christmas

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter

Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything with a Bow


Daisy Chain - Christmas Winter
Stempelsonnen - AG that is Handcoloured


Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki 






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Zombie Girl



Let the Zombie Parade continue along. I love that her eyes are white it's a blind Zombie
So this is the last one in this little series I've done so far.
Can't Wait for Halloween but I still don't know what I'll be
Challenges
Glitter and Sparkle - Fall Colours 11/15
Hiding in my Craft room - Fall Colours
Fussy and Fancy - Soo Spooky
Victorine Originals - Mood Board below 11/9

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Crafty Christmas


We can all use a crafty Christmas card for someone who is crafty so here is mine using an Alicia Bel Image from the facebook challenge  
I just went with simple red and White but had to give her blue hair just cause I felt like it
Challenges
Abc Christmas - - X marks the Spot
CHCC - AG + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - AG + Christmas
Snowflakes Promise - AG +Christmas

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki



Christmas is a coming!!!

So I'm not in a mad rush to make a bunch Christmas Cards up here's a little simple one using lots of wintery blues. and zero Christmas Papers :)

Challenges 
ABC Christmas - X for Spots
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - AG + Christmas
Paper Shelter - Use a Digi
Merry Christmas - AG + Christmas
Retarte - AG #109

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Quirky Art Deco Owl

Here is the 9th Progressive image from Limited Runs Face book Group
He's just so cheeky sticking his tongue out. But I just love the way this turned out coloured with pencils which I find gives it a little extra texture to the image
Crafting with an Attitude - AG
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Creates and Makes - AG
Retarte - 108 AG
TTCRD - AG
Craftaholics R US- AG

Thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dressing Up for Halloween


For our challenge at Incy Wincy we want to play dress up so
Here's a little Halloween Card I made up and using Sheepski Design - Clair Bear.
I used up one of my old basic Grey papers that are no longer made but it was nice to use up some old papers.

Challenges
Angie's Digi - Spooky/Scary
Come and Get it  - Purple,Orange and Black 11/4
Crafty Friends - AG
Sisterhood of Snarky - Z= Zombie
Colour Crazy - AG
Creative Fingers - AG


Next Card I'm using Damian from Limited Runs I love his Huge Teeth and Claws

Dare2Bartzy - Fall Colours 11/5
Dragonfly Journeys - Halloween
Pile it on - Spiders/Cobwebs 11/12
Ribbon Girls- Ribbon + Image
A gem of a Challenge - Spots/or Stripes + Halloween
Victorine Originals - -Halloween Mood Board **WON**

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Little Froggie

This is an image from Sasayaki glitter  isn't he a cute little froggie and now I've got one more Christmas card so many more to make yikes I am so far behind I'm sure I'll just go nuts and make a bunch one day just have to colour up a lot of images and away I go
Challenges -

Anything Goes @
Snowflakes Promise 10/29 , Crafting from the Heart , Create and Inspire 

Anything Goes Chirstmas @
Winter wonderland 12 Months of Christmas 11/1 , CHCC  11/1

2 Crafty Critter - Anything with A Critter 11/1
Crafter's Cafe - Die Cuts / Punches

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mini Bat

This here is Mini Bat From Limited Runs isn't he just adorable. I joined in an ATC swap and need a little card to cover over and protect it as it makes it way to it's new home. I find I like a simple card some days  but it still has a lot going on it the Moon is double embossed once the words with black and then I went over top with a matte embossing powder to brighten the colours of it.
Challenges - 
Crafty Calendar - Halloween 10/29
Southern Girls - Stripey Days
Cookie Challenge - Colour - Grey Orange Black
Simon Says - World Card Making Day
Simon Says Monday - A walk on the dark side
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your Dies


Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki


Friday, October 6, 2017

Zombies part 2

Here's one more zombie card. When colouring  zombies I love grabbing those odd colours to colour his skin tones I use a lot of greys ,blues, greens,yellow and browns on them.  I also wanted super bloodshot eyes too, which I love how they turned out.
So here's to halloween zombies and more to come... brains!!!! 
Challenges
Dare2BArtzy - Fall Colours
DL Art - Halloween
Double D - Fright Night
Simon Says Mon - A walk on the Wild Side

Thanks for looking and there will be more
zombies on their way !!!
hugs Nikki


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Zombies part 1

Halloween is on its way and I always like to make a few cards .. which I will have to mail shortly 
I've been using up all those left over bits and bobbles that have been in my area for just way to long
along with the papers that just HAD to be cut up for this and those that know me know I love my oddities

Challenges - NBUS - I'm being a good girl and using my stash that's been sitting here 
forever Darnell !!! 
Double D - Based on image colours below

Scrap from your Heart - Halloween 11/1
RubberNecker - Anything Goes  10/9

thanks for popping in 
hugs Nikki


Sunday, October 1, 2017

LET'S CELEBRATE



Celebrations is the challenge over at Incy Wincy and we have two sponsors for you to win prizes at
DiddyBag and Sasayaki Glitter. I\m in need for Christmas cards so here's one more for the pile and It's flat just in case I want to pop it in the post. Plus with out challenge title how is is not the perfect wintery sentiment to use for it.
Challenges
Nbus - papers and Ribbon all new even pulled out my rarely used dies
Simon Says Wed - AG
Meery Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, September 22, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #5

It's the last day so I made up a little tag to go into a giveaway I'm doing for the hop
didn't want to write in the card so I'll add a small card tag to it :)
If you want to try you luck  in the giveaway it's here under the coffee blog hop and you can grab a free digi too while it's still up.

CAS - Use a Die Cut
Fussy and Fancy - Fall Colours
RRR - Ag + Ribbon
Craftaholics R US  Fall Colours

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #4

This is the Freebie from Limited Runs from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer Addition.
Now found in the store for only $2.00 and he comes in a coloured version too for the same price.
The Paper I've had for ages and coloured him all in pencils. 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Coffee and Fall

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #3

Here's my 3rd Creation for the fall Coffee lovers Blog Hop. I've used a Limited Runs image Cat Nip tea and the Free sentiment from this Coffee blog Hop.
Show us your Pussies - AG + CAT  **top3**
Colour Inspiration Monday - Handcoloured images

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Christmas is a coming !!!

At Incy Wincy we are trying to help you get a head with a few extra Christmas cards this season cause lets be honest it's nice to have them done early or just have one on hand JUST in Case !!!!
So the sponsors this challenge are Dr Digi and Star Stampz. I'm a huge fan of unusual Christmas Cards so here's what I made this round. Now who says your image has to be Christmas just something that can be turned into Christmas lol.  None of the paper is for Christmas either but it works for it.

Challenges 
Dragonfly Dreams - Pattern Paper
Corrosive - AG
Simply Papercraft - AG
CHCC -  AG Christmas
2nd Card is from Star Stampz the image screams Christmas but none of the papers are and the border paper I went over a paper with my markers just to make it work used LOTS of embossing powders to make a snowy effect on it the tag has been distressed with ink

Challenges
Christmas at Sweet Stampin  - AG + Christms
Merry Christms - AG + Christmas
The Ribbon Girls -AG + Ribbon
Merry Monday - Add a tag

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #2


Here's my 2nd  Coffee Lovers card and I've used another Image from Limited Runs and it's in a set right now on sale in a set. I've also used some of my newest coffee stamps from Joy Clair and the cups in the background and the sentiment. 
Challenges 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall and Coffee
Allsorts - Feels like Autumn
Really Reasonable Ribbon - AG + ribbon

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #1

Coffee lovers blog hop is going on right now and Limited Runs is proud to bring one of the many fabulous sponsors to this wonderful hop.
So here is my first creation using Limited Runs fall freebie 
Plus if you go to Limited Runs You can win this card.

Challenges 
Coffee lovers - Fall &coffee
Creatalicious AG + Leaves

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Nikki 



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

WOYWW + Finished Window

Happy WOYWW 
The coffee is my Mocha Almond Coffee MMMMmmmm!!! 
So this week I'm going through my stash for my little sort seeing it drives me crazy when it gets to be messy (for me to deal with) I'm working on some Halloween creations and have to get my butt in gear for the "Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop" which starts on the 15th but I should have all my stuff done in time.
So here's my desk I just got my new Joy Clair Coffee stamps in the post today. Just putting them into my binder that is getting heavier !! Will have to sort through it and destash if I can.
Well I finally finished the last set of windows .. YAH!!! I would say just for now with my luck I'll come home to a few holes in the walls and a DH looking at me saying Honey I think a window needs to go there ... It has happened MORE THEN ONCE !!! lol
Outside View
Inside View
Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cupcakes and Birthdays


Our Challenge for you this time at Incy Wincy (Sept 4 to Sept 17th)  is this delish Photo with all those yummy shakes in it.
Our Sponsor is Lemon Shortbread and you can win 3 digi of your choice from the shop. So let this photo inspire you to create something and play along with us
 
There are just some days where you want to do something different and using all this purple and Yellows are just what I ended up doing when It came to finishing colouring this image up and I used up some ribbons that I've been holding on forever it seems just waiting for this card
Challenges
The Ribbon Girls  AG
Crafting with Dragonflies  happy birthday with cake ** top 3**
A bit more time to Craft AG
Colouring in Scrapland- AG
Make my Monday - Something for a Child (This was for a 2 year old )
Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW well here is my space and I'm on to my last window which I will be soldering right after this post so I can get on to the messy part tommorrow of adding in the cement which is what stops a window from rattling in it's place and to stop air flow. Not that I have to worry these will be in front of Thermal windows so they will add a small amount of added protection but they are just to look pretty :)
Everything had been brought back in and the floors are done , some things need to be put where they belong but it's mostly put back together so it will do for now.

So I will again try to get around to as many of you as I can 
thanks for Visiting :)
hugs Nikki

Monday, August 21, 2017

ATC

This is one of the ATC's I've been making lately. They are fun to make and swap with other this one I've had requests for remakes a few times now this is Blue Eye #5 my most popular design 
and it's all been Hand painted and Drawn out using Watercolours and Gel Marker for eye lashes.
I really enjoy drawing eyes and now with the watercolours it adds so much more depth

Challenges
Simon Says Mon - Make an ATC

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

WILD SIDE

Our Challenge at Incy WIncy is Let's see your Wild Side and we mean use something and Quirky and have fun with it.  I've used Rick St Dennis image Caroling Zombies I can picture it in my head BRAINS Brains Fa la la la Brains lol

So I had to make a second card seeing I made it up with 2 different sentiments and I do have friends that will enjoy a good zombie Christmas card

Challenges - 
Colour Inspiration Monday - AG + Handcolouring
ABC Christmas - Red  
Simon Says wed - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for looking 

hugs Nikki

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WOYWW

I'm not sure today I really have a desk. More like a pile here and one over there one down the hall and few in the spare room my stuff is all over in tiny little piles and it will eventually find it's home again but the floors are down to last few rows and the room has been repainted seeing I'm a messy girl lol 
LEAD when it hits the walls leaves a mark ... Paint when flicked goes everywhere and Yep that's my story lol Artists need creative spaces where they can MUCK about !!! After 26 Years he's getting use to it most days some days I can just drive him nuts Oh and the carpet has a layer of PLASTIC under it to protect the floors ... Wonder why that is lol

My Desk - Poor Mascots just chucked about :P


 Sewing Supplies all my stamps and ATC albums (In and Going Out) 
My Fave is the antique Shot gun box for my 12 by 12 papers 
Below is my grandmas Sewing table with some thread that she use to use way back when


 Pencils and Markers Scrap Paper box
 Odds and Ends 
 Top Part of my desk 
Stained glass supplies I need to make windows Love that it fits into a small box



Guess I'll go give my stash a sort :) 
Hugs Nikki
thanks for looking I'll pop around if I can



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WOYWW

Wow Where did the week Go I want to know ... Seriously it was like POOF gone !!!
So here is my space I'm on Window # 2 of 5 now YAH!!! and the wood floors are still on going down they are done in our bedroom so we just moved all our stuff back in and the hallways are done next it's the spare room then this ROOM !!! I will have to move everything out and then back in later once the floors are done (walls will have to be painted in here seeing I'm so messy lol)
This room has a lot of uses... I create my windows in here, Craft, Paint paintings, Sew. Draw Play on the computer when I can get it and do Yoga in here seeing this is the only carpeted area that doesn't slide easy on. (I use the wall a lot) too for Yoga and for Taping my art all over too so once he sees all the white not so white the painting will begin for sure :)



Hugs Nikki 
I'll try my best to visit everyone I can but lots going on lately  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Postcard Set

Every once in a while you just want to create something special with an image well this round at Incy Wincy we are creating Small and Round and we  got to play with 4 of his newest images so I thought why not create a set of postcards with them which I love to do it seems these days

Now the 1st three I'm sharing are perfect for the challenge of no words but the top postcard/holder has a simple little sentiment on it for whomever I give this set to. Here is the set all together with close ups. Who needs simple hair I really should get a few fun streaks added in my own hair (one day)

Challenges
Colouring in Scrapland - AG + Handcolouring
Dare2Bartzy Pastel Colours

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki