Friday, 29 July 2011

Giant plants

Out with the dogs today I came across these plants.
Now nothing new there you might think..... But I am 5ft 10th and the nettles were bigger than me!
I'll be back soon with some crafty things to share....
Nikki x

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Corner Bookmark

I've had a few emails and requests for a little tutorial on the corner bookmark that I did for this months Creativity.
For those of you that wanted the step by steps, here you are......

Cut a 10cm x 10cm square from card. Mark at 5cm on 3 of the edges.
Score from both side marks to the mark at the top. Fold over the card to create a point.
Cut a 6.5cm x 6.5cm square from paper. Cut this along the diagonal and use these triangles to decorate both sides of the bookmark.
Create a decorative edge along the bottom of the bookmark with a border punch.
Cut two 3cm x 10cm strips from cardstock and two 2.5cm x 9.5cm from paper.
Layer and add ribbon.
Fix these strips onto the bookmark. (I only add ribbon to the strip that will be on the top of the bookmark).
Finish by adding your chosen topper and adhesive stones.
This is what the back of my bookmark looks like.....
I would really love to see the bookmarks that you make.
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Friday, 22 July 2011

The last of this weeks Create and Craft samples

Hi there,
Here is the last post from the cards that I made for this weeks Tatty Teddy show on Create and Craft.

Well done if you made it to the end of this post!! There were a lot of pictures to show you - oopsie!!!
Tomorrow I am off to do a demo at Letham Crafts, it's an amazing shop that is quite like a Tardis!! I love going there, friendly staff that are just a joy to be around - and Bills homebaking to tempt you all day!!!
If you are in the are, make sure you pop by to say hello!!!

Nikki x

Thursday, 21 July 2011

2 posts in one day!

I thought I would do 2 posts today and 2 posts tomorrow to get all the samples from this weeks show out of the way.
That way next week I can show you something else....
So here are the next lot,

I love these little bears - boy or girl, I can't just decide... what do you think?
I guess they are just adorable little bears.

Back tomorrow with some more.
Nikki x

Today's selection...

of cards from the Me To You launch on Create and Craft.... (don't worry only a few more posts to go with the samples cards) lol.
Next time I promise to take a group shot and just pick out a few of my favourites - I just couldn't chose this time!

Today I am making more samples for another Create and Craft show.... there will be a couple on next week that I have made the samples for. 
One of then is an Oriental selection that Dawn Bibby will be showing, the other will be 'oor Sheila'.
As soon as I know all the details, I'll let you know.

Be back soon....
Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Some more for you.....

Well here are my samples to show you today, these were part of the set I made for the Me To You launch on Ideal World last night.

The images are soooo sweet. Lovely to work with.
The die cut decoupage make things soooo much easier!!! And a lot of it is already glittered too!
I find that a lot of the backing papers can be used for any time of year - a great bonus if you have any left after making your Christmas cards.

Today my challenge is to make some more samples for an upcoming pick of the day..... shhhh - I can't tell you what it is yet, or show you anything from it.... but I can tell you it will be on Ideal World/Create & Craft on the 29th....... As soon as I can, I will upload the pictures of whatever I create....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Me To You Christmas...

I was lucky enough to be creating with lots of the wonderful Tatty Teddy goodies for the Me To You launch show that Do Crafts have brought to Create and Craft tonight...
Here are some of the samples I made,

I don't want to over load the post with pictures!!! lol - so I will put more pics up over the next few days. I have lots and lots to show you...
I managed to make 34 cards in one day!!!! - it really was a crafting marathon!

I hope you managed to get your cd or decoupage packs.
My samples where all made with the decoupage packs or stamps but all the images will be on your cds too.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Monday, 18 July 2011

Creativity mag

Things here have been a bit mad lately.... you know what it's like... sitting around doing not a lot and then all the deadlines come at once.....
Here are some of the projects that I created for the Creativity magazine - go to your nearest stockist (or order online) for your copy...

I had great fun playing with the new nesting dies from Do Crafts.... fab shapes and a really good price (starting at £9.95) so kind to the pocket too!
I'll be back soon with some more bits to show you - keep an eye on Create and Craft tomorrow - new launch of Me to You items!!!!
Nikki x

Blog candy winners....

Ok - so first of all - I am very naughty!!! I didn't get around to putting up the pics of the blog candy!! Sorry - life just ran away with me last week and before I knew it I was too late!! oopsie....

Oh well.... at least this way it will come as a lovely surprise to the winners when they get it!

Thank you all to entering and for all the wonderful messages about my blog. It's very humbling to know that you all enjoy reading my blog....

I have decided to have 3 winners (picked by the random thingy).... so here they are - in no particular order...

1. Dawn
2. Nicolajayne Saul
3. Jackid

Can you please contact me with your address details so that I can get your candy into the post for you!?!
Well done....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Friday, 15 July 2011

Blogoversary - blog candy! (This will stay at the top until the 15th July)

Well today is my blogoversary..... woo hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate by having a blog candy....

The picture of the blog candy will follow - but it will be a biggy!!!!

So how do you enter into my celebrations.......well
1. If you are a network blog follower of mine you are entered once.
2. If you are a normal follower of my blog you are entered once.
3. If you link my blog to yours by telling your wonderful blog people about this you are entered once.
4. If you create a celebration project and tell me about it here you are entered once.
5. If you answer this question you are entered once...... where do you get your crafting inspiration from?

So you could get 5 chances at winning some candy.
Remember to comment on this post so that I can come over to your blog and say hello!
Please leave a comment on here - even if you are a follower as this will tell me that you want to be entered into the blog candy. If you do not put a comment here then I will presume that you do not want to be entered into the candy. Thanks x
If you don't have a blog you can still enter.
I will close this candy on the 15th July ....

Happy craftin
Nikki x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A first for me...

Today I was blog hopping and over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog (you can find it here) their challenge for this week is to use gingham..... so I did....
It's a first for me because I've never entered any of their challenges before.
I loved working with the Promarkers...... here is what I came up with...
I took a picture of the card lying down flat as well as I thought it was quite hard to see it all because of the shape of the card.
I love these stamps (sorry I'm not very sure whose they are but if you want to know I can find out for you).
As my paper was green, I thought I would keep that colour as my feature colour for it all.......

Here are a few close ups....
I love this last picture because it looks like he is playing peekaboo with the camera!
I did the highlights in silver to see if it would work and I think it does.

Anyway, I hope you like it.
Why don't you pop on over the the blog and play along too - having a challenge is a good way to get the mojo working!

Happy crafting
Nikki x