Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My very first.....

I wanted to get my Mum something different for her birthday this year, so I bought her a night class in stained glass making...... and as I had never given it a try, I signed myself up too!
I am totally hooked!!
This is the first ever thing I made.............
I didn't think it was too bad for a first time!
I can now see a lot of people getting stained glass prezzies from me for their birthday or Christmas!!!

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Vintage chic

Wow - what a weekend.... sorry about going a bit MIA last week - I had 3 demos one after the other so things were a tad manic! And I had no laptop with me!!!!! OMG........
Over on Sarah's blog there is a new challenge...... the theme this turn around is vintage.
This was my first card on her design team and I have to say I had soooo much fun making it.... come on over and play along with us....

Hope to see you over there to join in the fun.

Happy crafting... xxx
Nikki x

Monday, 19 September 2011


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it x

Nikki x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Mid month tutorial over on the Elle blog

This is the tutorial I created for the mid month inspiration over on the Elle Challenge Blog..... Pop on over and join us in the fun!!!
I'd love to see what you create!

 Here is the finished card

 To make the base of this card you will need 3 6"x6" pieces of card that you have scored on the diagonal.
 Cut you 2 pieces of paper 20cm x 20cm - cut them down the diagonal - ink all edges and then fix into position.
 Use this picture as a guide as to how to fix the paper to your card.
 Now we start to fix the base card together - this is step one
 Step 2
 Cut another square of paper 51/2cm x 51/2cm - cut on the diagonal and ink the edges
 Fix these into position on your card as shown above.
 Now it's time to decorate your card front.
I used a little magnet at the side of my card to keep it shut, but you could use a button, ribbon, velcro dots etc.

I hope you liked this tutorial, I'm looking forward to seeing all of your teepees.....
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Well not really MIA but it does feel like that every so often!!
I think I forget what the world looks like, things get so busy and it's head down and on with the work and then before you know it a week has gone by!!

Anyhooooo, very exciting news on the design front for me.... I have been asked to join the uber talented ladies over on the Sarah Hurley DT.... wow.... how fab is that!!! More on that to follow later....

Here are my cards to show you today....

Both of these cards were made using the birthday range that Do Crafts brought out last month.
It's a pretty range that will do for all ages and both sexes....

Nikki x

Monday, 5 September 2011

Calorie free chocolate bar

This was very popular at my demo yesterday..... so I thought I would do a little tutorial for you!
This is my little chocolate bar.....

 To make this little chocolate bar you will need.... an x-cut guillotine, an embossing tool, some kraft card, brown inks and some patterned paper.
 Take your guillotine and turn it over so that the bottom of it is facing you. Lay the card over the grid on the back and emboss around your chosen amount of squares.
 When you turn your card over it will look like this....
 Next cover the raised squares in brown ink.
 Trim your chocolate bar to size and cut a little bite out of one of the top corners.
Create a wrapper using some patterned paper (you could always use some foil here too).

A calorie free bar of chocolate!!!

I also use this technique for making Victorian style windows..... but that is a tutorial for another day.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Elle's challenge......

this month is being led by me! Woo hoo....... and the theme for you to play along with is 'here comes the girls'.
Come on over and join us.
The DT have made some wonderful cards and projects - very inspiring!
This is the card I made,
The digi stamp we all used was 'Belle', designed by the uber talented Helen.
And of course I just had to bring out the promarkers to colour her in.....

Let us know if you have made a card to join in with us so that we can come over and visit you. We just love seeing what you create - you really are all a very talented bunch!

Happy craftin'

Nikki x