Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New home.......

Well my little boy has all grown up and has now moved into his first flat.
It really is a beautiful flat - and the great thing about it being rented........ if there's a problem, then it's up to the landlord to sort it out! lol
Here is the card I made for Kris,
 This is the inside,

 This is it from the top.
This card has inspired me to do some 3d pop up work for next year.
I am already starting work on a new Christmas tree pop up design for next year! Watch this space!!

Monday, 29 November 2010

A folded star

This is an easy one to do and has been very popular at my demos.
I have taken step by step pictures rather than a video as this is what was requested!
I hope you can follow them ok......

1. Cut 8 squares from the patterned paper of your choice. I have inked the edges of my squares (the ones I am using are 5cm x 5cm).
2. Fold each square in half, on the diagonal, so that you have a triangle.
3. Fold each triangle in half, then open back to the original triangle. This will give you a crease line down the middle.
 4. Holding onto the right hand side of the triangle, push the bottom crease up to the middle crease. When you look at your triangle you will now have a little square on top of the original triangle.
 5. Fold the top of the square over on itself.
 6. Now fold the same point back over on itself again.
 7. Do this on all 8 squares.
8. Now we start to glue it together........

 Here is another one I made with some of the new oriental papers from Do Crafts.
Let me know how you get on with them.

Happy paper folding!
Nikki x

Still here.......... honest!!

Sorry for my lack of posting over the last few weeks things have been sooooooo busy!
I'll be back in a mo with a step by step project........

Nikki x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Forever friends....

I have always been a big fun of Forever Friends and I just love this collection!
There are so many elements to choose from!
Decoupage in every form you can imagine, papers, boxes, toppers.... the list goes on and on.
Go and visit a Do Crafts stockist to find the collection - you will not be sorry that you did!
This card was one I made up from a tiny amount of the items.
Can you guess what the snowballs are made from!????!

They are the waste bit from the back of the 3d circle foam pads!!! Normally this bit gets put in the bucket!
I stuck them into position using tacky glue and then added some glitter detail to the edge.
I thought they made really effective snowballs!!

Waste not want not!

Nikki x

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Oh Christmas tree......

I really love this stamp. It's one of the Papermania ones for this year (it's PMA 906900 filigree Christmas tree) if any of you are looking for the code for it.
To get the mixed colours on the tree, I just used 4 different shades of green.
Start with the lightest of your colour first, this way you can always add more ink!!!

If you start with the darkest colour that will be all that you see.

I used one of the darker shades to ink around the edges and then a velvet ribbon to match.
My decorations for the tree are little buttons.


Nikki x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Purple snowflakes

Today my card is made from one of the vellum notes from Do Crafts.
I've punched out the snowflakes using a Do Crafts punch and different types of paper. (All purple of course! lol).
To finish off the snowflakes I've added some adhesive gems, a must have to my crafty stash!
The borders have been done using glitterations stickers (again from Do Crafts).

Back soon with some more for you to see.

Nikki x

Monday, 1 November 2010

A sugar free Christmas cake!

I made this at my last demo up in Inverness at Hobby Haven.
Everyone really loved the card but you should have heard the laughter when I then cut the bite marks out of it!!
This was made using a circle card blank, but if you don't have any of them then you could easily make it using shapecutters or a die for your machine.
I have covered the card blank in chocolate coloured glitter cardstock. Then cut out the icing, holly leaves etc and stuck them onto the card.

Because this glitter cardstock (from Do Crafts) has a paper backing, it makes it a lot easier to stick to other surfaces. And you don't end up covered in glitter!
If you're not sure about what adhesive to use I recomment pva, silicone or pinflair.

I love how sparkly this card is.

Nikki x