Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Clean and simple - here come the boys

We often struggle to create cards and projects for the boys and men in our lives and to be honest I think that's because we make it to complicated........ (Me included!)
So I set myself the challenge for some clean and simple cards....
Here is what I came up with...

All of these cards can be made in under 10 mins each so nice and easy for that card that we might forget!

It's great to batch make some of these cards so they are good to go.

I'm off to sort out some more of my studio, it's nice to finally be able to see my desk.

Happy crafting

Nikki x

Friday, 10 March 2017

A little tutorial for you, paperfolding flower

 To make these flowers you will need 6 squares for each flower. All your squares should be the same size.
 Create 1 petal at a time. Lay the square so it looks like a diamond.
 Fold the square in half, point to point.
 Take each side corner and fold up to the centre point.
 Your square will look like this when it's finished.
 Slide your finger into the little pocket that you have just created. Flatten this section, it will look like a kite on each side.

 Fold over the points.
 And then fold the sides over.
 I use a hot glue gun for the gluing as it sets instantly but you can use any adhesive. Glue your 2 outside edges together.
 Follow these instructions to make 6 petals then start to glue them together.
 Only add glue to the inner section as above.

 This is what the finished flower looks like.
I created a selection of different sizes.
If you glue 12 together you'll get a beautiful flower ball.

I'll show you my finished project very soon.
If you make any let me know. I'd love to see them.

Happy crafting

Nikki x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Blog is under construction

Thank you for coming by to check out my blog.
At the moment my blog is under construction as I upgrade a few things.
I'll be back soon with lots of crafty things to share along with some other bits and bobs.
Until then feel free to check out some of my tutorials or projects.
If there's anything you'd like me to do a tutorial on, just leave me a comment and I'll add it to my tutorial list.
Be back soon.
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A little something different

I took a break from card making this week as I had an idea in my head for a 3d project that I wanted to try and make for my son.
Kris has collected dragons for a while now and as he bought me a 3d pen for Christmas, I thought I'd try and make something 3d with it! Lol
Here is the little friend I made for him....
 I love this little guy..... So much fun to make.
I'll add more pics when I'm on the laptop, the phone is being silly!......
Whatever you get up to this weekend, have fun.
Nikki x

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Thinking of you

 Sadly I have had to make too many of these cards this year.....
Either people passing away or people who are very ill.....
2016 has been a very strange year so far...
 But hey, any excuse to get making some quilled flowers....... I just love the little quilled roses in white.
 The butterflies are from Do Crafts..... Love the bare basic range - easy to colour and great for just finishing off your project....
What have you been making most of this year?

Nikki x

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The smell of Lenor ......

Now, I really love the Lenor/Comfort little smelly beads that you add to your washing......
But....... they are rather expensive.... so I came up with a different way to use them...
This is what I did.....
 I used one pot of the unstoppables and some mini organza bags....

 I created a funnel from scrap paper to make it easier to fill the little bags.

Once I'd filled all the bags I secured them tightly at the top and then placed them into all of my drawers.
I did this a couple of months ago and they are still going strong, all of the drawers smell lovely!
So now I still get the smelly on my clothes but a tub of the unstoppables lasts soooooo much longer!

Nikki x

Friday, 29 April 2016

Feeling blue

but in a good way!
This is the card that I'm sharing with you all today....

I love the look of the blues and kraft card together. It goes really well together.
And I just love that ribbon - it was a bargain from Lidl...... I do love a bargain.... today my search for a bargain will take me off for a visit to B&M....
wish me luck!

Nikki x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Spots and dots

I do love a black and white card... nice and easy to do and really effective. Great for boys or girls too.
This was a card that I made a while ago, but I never blogged...... so i thought I'd share it today ....

Lots of glitter glue and punched circles....
I think it made a very effective card.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Diddy cards

I'm really loving diddy little cards at the moment.
Here's a selection of my latest sets of diddy cards.......

great fun to make and it means you always have a card to hand when you want one.
What have you been up to?

Nikki x 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Wow, it's been a while

This year just seems to be flying in.
Time just seems to have run away.
I have been creating lots, just don't seem to have had a lot of time for blogging. I'll try to get better at that one!
It's 4am here and I'm wide awake so I thought I'd try blogging from my phone..... Not the easiest thing to do when you are partially sighted but hey ho..... Trying it anyway.
Here is the card I wanted to share with you today....

I'm loving making small cards at the moment.... I think they're cute....
What have you been up to over the past month?
Nikki x