Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Santa, please stop here.......

I created a door sign similar to this at my latest round of demos.
It was very popular and I was asked to do a tutorial for it, so here you are!

 First of all the stock you will need is - a chipboard base, some decorative paper, a stamped image, some adhesive letters, glue, embossing powder, heat gun, ribbon, adhesive stones etc....
 Cover your base in your chosen paper and sand down the edges to make sure they are smooth.
 I'm using some WOW embossing powders next (and boy are they WOW).
 Cover your embellishment with embossing powder - I have used Gold rich ultra high for the bell and glamour green embossing glitter for the holly.
 Edge your base with gold embossing powder. Stamp your image onto white card and emboss with gold too.
 Tear another piece of paper and fix into position on your base.
 Colour in your image and fix onto the base using 3d foam pads.
 Add your wording. I chose to have 'please stop here.'
 Now add your embellishment.
 Add some adhesive stones - cause you can never have enough bling!!!
Finish by adding some ribbon to create the handle.

I hope you like this tutorial, I would love to see what you create using it.
Drop me a note and I will pop by your blog and have a look.

Happy craftin'

Monday, 29 August 2011

The wonderful stamps of.....

John Byars....
Now for those of you that know me or have seen me at my demos, you will know how much I LOVE the John Byars range of stamps that Do Crafts brought out.
He is a very very talented artist and it was my honour to work with these wonderful stamps.....
I bring them out to get re-inked often!!

Here is what I have created this time,

If he was to bring out another range with Do Crafts - I would love to see a vintage Christmas set!!! hint hint*** lol
I think that by using sepia and just a hint of blue, you really do get that vintage look.
Off to start work with the new Do Crafts goodies that will be hitting the shops this week!!!! I may not be out for quite a while! lol
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

A great challenge for you all......

Over on Cli's blog she has a box challenge at the moment.
The template and tutorial is here....... I love love loved working with this and had a lot of fun creating the box... I think I decorated it with paper to within an inch of it's life!

This is what I did.....

I even decorated the candle.
What a great gift to give someone - they will really feel special with this interesting box.
I'd love to see what you create too.... leave me a comment and I'll pop on over to your blog to have a look.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The wonderful world of friendly plastic

I have had sooooo much fun playing with friendly plastic.
It really is a wonderful medium to work with.
Here are some of the things I have been making with it,


Lots of little flowers

The flowers make a great little embellishment.

A simple little brooch

Earrings for my Nanna
I just love the effects that you can get with it. The jewellery that you make is so light and you get stunning effects right away.
Look out for a lot more projects with it coming very soon.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


These are some of the cards made for the Create & Craft show last week.
I loved getting inky fingers and playing with the stamps and papers.

Again these photos are not the clearest! I sooooooo got the lighting wrong, that and the fact I took the pics with my mobile phone.......
I must hunt out my camera and start using that again I think.....
So sorry about the quality of pics, I would take them again but I no longer have the cards - they are all down at Ideal World or Do Crafts head office........

Woo hoo - just founds the camera.... now were did I put that camera lead...........

Be back soon with some more to show you....
Nikki x

C & C samples

These are some of the cards that Dawn Bibby was showing on the Oriental show that she did last week.
I had great fun playing with the kit that came.....

I've had some lovely emails and messages from lots of you about these cards.
Thank you for taking the time to contact me - it means a lot to me.
Sorry about some of the photos........ I think I got the lighting a bit wrong! lol

Nikki x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

August - September demo cards

I've been out and about traveling around Scotland for Do Crafts.... much laughter and crafting to be had!
This is just a selection of some of the samples...... more to follow....

There are some wonderful products out at the moment from Do Crafts - Christmas has started with a bang! But if the thought of creating lots of Christmas stuff sends you diving for the duvet, then fear not... they also have a wonderful birthday range out.
I'm have fun today with my John Byars stamps........ watch this space for some samples of these wonderful favs of mine.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Some more C&C samples

Here are some more of the cards that I made for the Create and Crafts shows for Do Crafts.
I had a lot of fun making them.

Nikki x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Creativity mag

Some of the customers at my demos have been asking me to put up some pictures of some of my projects that are in the current Creativity magazine.............. so here you are ladies!

 I had great fun creating these projects and have loved showing you just how easy they are to put together.
I'll be back soon with some more to show you from the demos.....

If there are any tutorials that you would like me to put together for you (either from items I made in the mag or from my demos) then please just let me know and I'll pop it on here for you.

Happy craftin'

Nikki x