Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Wishing you all.....

a happy time over the festive season.....
Whatever you are doing I hope that 2011 brings you everything that you could wish for!.

I'm busy making samples for upcoming demos and challenges........ keep an eye out for them soon!!!
At least the snow has stopped - just need the ice to go away now and all will be better! lol
Just wanted to show you all this pic, just because I think it is fab! lol - nothing to do with the colour..... honest!
I'll be back very soon to show you what I have been up to (I just need to wait until they go live over on the Elle challenge!).

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A little wreath.....

I made this card from all the little bits left over from another card kit..... I like the wreath design as a quick make..
Nice and simple to make but very effective.

Nikki x

Friday, 17 December 2010

a bit of Forever Friends.....

I really do love Forever Friends, such a timeless set of bears that can be used for every occasion (and just til you see the new stamps etc coming out next year in the FF range....... stunning!!!).
Here are a couple of cards I made using this range,
These just make me smile whenever I see them.
Must finish off the cards that I still have to make....... lol

Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

My card for my neices....

This is the card that I have made for my neices, Bethany and Amelia......
what you can't see is the glitter snow that is on the bottom of the card and the glaze that shimmers over the card.
I decided to make them a big a4 card just as something different.
Thankfully they are both far too little to be reading my blog, so they won't see it before they open it! lol

Nikki x

Sunday, 12 December 2010

My tree photo....

I took this picture with my phone.
I love it!
I was thinking of making some cards up using the image for next year!! - Now that would be organised!!

Nikki x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Just for you...

I love this card...... sometimes I look at things I make and think, yeah - it's ok.... but this one I really like.
The Woodland Folk papers are double sided so the backing I have created comes from one a4 sheet.
He's a very friendly looking chap.

Here is a close up of some of the detail.

Nikki x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Oriental doorway.....

Today the card I have made is not a Christmas card!!!!
This is my oriental doorway, made using the oriental peel off stickers from Do Crafts, some paper flower roses and leaves (again all new products from Do Crafts).

Here is a close up of the flowers, I think they look very pretty.

I love the little leaf punches. They add the little detail that can often be lacking with just the flowers.
I can see me using these little gems all the time!!
Nikki x

Thursday, 9 December 2010

A Christmas wreath....

Here's a Christmas wreath I made from a polystyrene ring, some florist ribbon, curling ribbon, bells and the Do Crafts poinsettia template.
It was really good fun to make and is very very light.

And of course, I just had to make one in this colour!!!

Give it a try ad let me see what you create!

Nikki x

Exciting news.....

starting in January I will be working with the very talented ladies on the Ellephantastic DT.
How cool is that!!!

Keep an eye out for links to the blog, challenges and all things crafty very very soon!!!

Nikki x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

My view

No...... not my opinion (although as a lot of you will know, I am not afraid to give that either! lol).
This is the view from my study window....... I find it so inspiring!
I love the way that is looks so blue....... it's just the way that the light is at the moment.
When we don't have lots of snow and blizzards, I can see right up to the Pentland Hills.
You could just sit and watch it for hours.

What view do you have out of your window?

Nikki x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Oriental butterfly.

This card has been made using the new range of oriental papers from Do Crafts and the Tim Holtz butterfly die.
I think they both work really well together.

Nikki x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Our winter wonderland walks.

I am so lucky to stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
It is a lovely place to live in normally but the winter blanket that has covered it just makes it look stunning.
These pictures were just taken with my phone, imagine how they would look if they were taken with a fancy camera!

My springy things just can't be kept in the house when we have snow. They just love to play in it!
And bounce in it, and chase everything around in it, and eat it!!!
Stay warm....

Nikki x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

A little mouse told me,

Meet........ Woodland Folk.
This is one of the woodland folk characters that are out now.
Another lovely range from Do Crafts.
Available in all kinds of mediums, paper - decoupage - stamps - dies - embossing folders.....

Watch this space for more projects using this wonderful range.
This little chap has been made using coredinations card stock and an embossing folder.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Friday, 3 December 2010

Edinburgh lights

Last week, Kris and I went to see the German market and lights in Edinburgh.
They are sooooo pretty!
If you get the chance go and have a look.
I love the little lights on the trees. They twinkle away and look so very pretty.
The smell of the mulled wine and roasting chestnuts makes it feel so like Christmas.

Nikki x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I spy a mince pie

I just love this collection, another great set from Do Crafts.
 And here's a picture to show the paper ribbon and embelishments off.
Mmmmmmmm warm mince pies.......yummy!

Nikki x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Snow angels!

Kris came to visit me and while we were out with the doggies, he just had to make a snow angel!

I love making snow angels....... so much fun........
Nikki x