Sunday, 25 December 2011

To my wonderful son.....

Happy Christmas.....
I am so very proud of my wonderful son, he is kind, loving, and just a fantastic person!
I am very lucky to have him in my life.... I hope that 2012 brings him everything that he could wish for.

This is the card I made for Kris for his Christmas....
 Now for those of you that don't know, Kris is a mechanic (well I'm not allowed to call him that anymore - he is a light vehicle technician.... or something like that!!! lol).... So I thought I would create him a card with his own little garage on it...... well I know he would love that to happen eventually.....
Here are a few close ups...........

Merry Christmas to all of you too! I hope that whatever you are doing, you have a wonderful day.

Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Time to share 3

Well today is the last post about these projects (I wouldn't want to bore you)..... lol
Here are some more of the projects that I wanted to share with you...

It was a nice break from making a whole heap of Christmas cards.... now I'm working on some Easter projects.... watch this space.....

My new Do Crafts kit is due to me at any time....... happy days - just wait til you see some of the things that are coming your way!!! Yum.....

Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Time to share 2

Following on from yesterdays post.... here are some more from the Create and Craft show.....

Tomorrow, I'll be back with the last set from these samples.
I hope you managed to grab a few bargins when they were on....

Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Time to share

some of the latest batch of cards that I made for the Create and Craft shows that Do Crafts have been doing recently.

All of the products I was given to use were great, but I think the spritz inks had to be a favourite of mine!
You get some stunning results from it and it can be used on so many different things.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you some more...
Til then.... happy crafting

Nikki x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Last challenge of 2011

over on Sarah's challenge blog........ sad times........
I have had so much fun working with the ladies on the DT and of course with Sarah!
She has created some wonderful stuff for us to play with and for you to be able to buy...... Pop on over to her blog (check out my side bar for the dets) and have a look at all her goodies - perfect for a Christmas prezzie to yourself!!!! Go on, you know you are worth it!!!

Anyway for this challenge we were given a digi from Limited Runs to work with, I got the dragons nest...... loved that one!!!!......

Here is what I made with it....

I have to say, it was really nice to be working on something that wasn't Christmas themed! lol
I have added some 3d gloss onto the eyes to make them stand out a little more.

Come on over to the blog and play along with the challenge.
Here's to many more challenges with Sarah and her DT in 2012.

Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Coming soon to all club members.......

Never Seen Before Downloads From Forever Friends

In honour of Creativity TV’s 100th episode which you can watch from Monday 19th December, the docrafts Creativity Club team are celebrating in style with EXCLUSIVE downloads from Forever Friends, inspiring projects, techniques and a super craft challenge!

“Since Creativity TV went online at we have received so many supportive reviews, emails and letters. Katy and I have so much fun with our craft friends, showing our members interesting techniques and we always enjoy featuring members projects on the show!” says Emma Collins, Creativity Club Manager.

In 2011 the Creativity TV team have featured projects by Georgina Sweetanham ( Emma Goddard ( , Naomi Van Geene ( and many other fabulous Creativity Club members. Just take a look in the 'Projects' area of the Creativity Club (

Creativity Club members can also join in with the celebrations by taking part in our 100th episode craft challenge for a chance to win over £50 worth of Portobello Road gorgeousness by Papermania.

Creativity Club members will need to download Sketches Of The Month Part Twenty One and the gorgeous and EXCLUSIVE Black & Gold Forever Friends printables that will be live in the Creativity Club from Monday morning!

“This collection is absolutely stunning and we are very excited to get our hands on these beautiful printables from Forever Friends. They have never been seen before!” says docrafts resident craft expert Katy Godbeer

Visit on Monday 19th December for more information about the challenge!

Happy Crafting! x

Purple Crown

This card was another one from one of my Creativity commissions.
I love this shape of card (available from Do Crafts stockists or on the Do Crafts digital designer as a template - I love digital designer!!!! I will be blogging some samples from it later on this week, so watch this space!)

Back to my card, here it is....

As you can see, it features another favourite of mine - quilling....
I hope you like it.

I'll be back later on with some samples from the Do Crafts Create and Craft shows from this week.
Til then....... happy craftin'

Nikki x

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Creativity Never-ending card

I was lucky enough to be asked to do some more design work for the Do Crafts Creativity magazine, and one of the items I was asked to work with was the never ending card kit. (It's in the latest edition of the magazine that is available to buy now!!).
Never ending cards have been around for a long time and I have been teaching them for years.... but now the clever people over at Do Crafts have made it sooooo much easier for you.... they have created a kit that has all the bits of card in it - all scored, cut and measured for you. All you need to do is stick it together and then decorate it!
Here is one of the cards that I made with the kit....

As you can see the effects that you can get are really good. It's a really great interactive card that will keep everyone amused for hours.
People just can't help but pick up the card and have a look at all the different ways it stands.

If you have made any of these cards, be sure to let me know so that I can pop over to your blog or gallery to have a look.

Keep an eye on Create and Craft tomorrow for some Do Crafts bargins........ I have been a busy bee making up samples for the show tomorrow - I'll be able to show you once it has been on air!

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Saturday, 10 December 2011

The last set

Here are the last set from the Create and Craft show....
I have really enjoyed working with the CDs.........

I love all the little characters, but I think this little elephant just has to be my favourite!
I can see soooo many uses for all of them!

Nikki x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Spring chic

Here are the next set of cards from the Tatty Teddy new cd launch...

 I'll show the last set tomorrow, so make sure you stop by to have a look.

Nikki x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Snowman circles

This is a card I made at my demos over the last loop - very interactive and fun for the children to make or play with.
I was asked to put step by step pictures up here..... your wish is my command! lol
For this card you will need 3 different sized circles (I used the largest 3 nesting dies from Do Crafts), some paper, adhesive gems, brads and a couple of pens (orange and brown).

 Connect the circles one at a time with the brads - follow the photos.
Check to make sure that the snowman will fold down.
Using adhesive stones, add your eyes and smile.

Create a noise by creating an orange triangle on a scrap of card. Cut this out and then round off the edges.
To make your carrot look realistic, add some little flecks of brown pen, as shown above.
Add the nose with some 3d foam pads.
Create a hat with some scraps of paper and glue into position.
Write a message on the tummy of the snowman - this will be your largest circle.
This message will be hidden when the snowman is folded down.
And that's you finished!!!
I hope you enjoy making your own family of snowmen.....

Let me see then when you have made them.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x