Monday, 31 January 2011

When is a trellis card not a trellis......

When it's a castle!
Here is one of my favourite cards this loop.

I have always been a big fan of the Forever Friends little bears.... and I love the trellis cards.
Me being me though, just have to do something different with them! lol

The brick work was drawn on by hand and then coloured in using a waterbrush and my Papermania markers.

Nikki x

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Elles challenge

Over on the Elle challenge the theme is still new beginnings, why don't you come on over and see what people have been creating.
There are a lot of fantastic projects on offer.
All of the design team have been busy making a second card for this months challenge.
This is the card I made,
I love using these digis and am finding my copics coming out all the time! lol
Hope you have a creative day whatever that means to you.
Nikki x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Now we all love a cupcake or two...... but at least these are all good for the waistline!
There is a great selection of papers, stamps, decoupage and embellishments at your local Do Crafts stockist.
These are some of the cards I made using the range for my demos in January.
I love the swirl on the icing on the embossing folder.
But true to form, I just love the paper packs........
This card is made from the paper pack. The paper is double sided so it is brilliant for making a simple backing. Just ink the edges and away you go.....

Whatever you are doing today......... have fun!
Nikki x

Monday, 24 January 2011

So sorry.....

for the lack of posting over the past few weeks.... I have not been very well at all....
It started off as a cold but has just refused to lift.
In fact it has totally floored me!
Never mind....... by tonight I will have posted on some of the cards I have been making along with the card for the Elle challenge.
There are some wonderful digis available over in the Elle shop (the link is on my sidebar). Pop on over and have a look or come along and play and join us in the challenge.
Be back soon
Nikki x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Take one designer........

add a friend in need of cheering up,
a flower punch
a new cordless glue gun
and a tin of gin and tonic.......
what do you get?

Well it made Helen smile, so job done! lol
I'm thinking of doing some small bottles of wine next....... could be on to something here!
Nikki x

Friday, 14 January 2011

Wow.....time flies......

when you are having fun!
I have been rushed off my feet over the past few weeks and things don't look like they are slowing down any!
I will be back with some pics of some of the things I have been up to very soon - I just need to find that cable for the phone......... again! Lol
So what have I been up to?, well hopefully you will be able to see some of it in the March edition of the Creativity mag.... very exciting as I have not had work published before!
Those are the items that I can't show you at the moment...... sorry......
Last weekend I was off to Craft World in Hillington for the first demo of the year....... it was very cold and still snowing when I left my house at 5am (the things we do because we love our job)......
I was worried that the weather would mean it would be a quiet day, but the new yummy products from Do crafts tempted everyone out and the place was chocka block all day.
It was lovely to see lots of old and new faces in the crowd.
This week I have been making some more samples up for this weekends demo, this time it will be in Art Craft & Hobbies in Greenock.... so if you happen to be in the area, why not pop in and say hello! It would be great to see you there! (10am - 4pm).
I'll update my demo list too, as yesterday I had another 16 demos booked in! It looks like it's going to be a very busy year!
Right..... I'm off to finish some more samples and then I'll take some pics to show you all.
Till then. happy craftin'
Nikki x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Well..... it's back!

The white stuff is again falling from the sky! Oh goody goody....... NOT........
Perfect weather for crafting indoors, all snug and warm...
It's been a busy few weeks here in the Smith household........ my magazine commissions are now made and on their way to the publisher (now the dreaded wait...... will they like them, will the readers like them.....???)
Not much I can do to change them now! lol
My sister and her boyfriend got engaged over the festive season so we have a wedding to look forward to in May. Must get my thinking cap on for a card....
Demo samples are getting made as we speak........ If you are near Craft World, Hillington, this weekend, make sure to pop in to say hello. I'll be there from 10an - 4pm.
The challenge is still going on over on Ellephantastic - see my side bar for the link.
New beginnings is the theme - come on over and have a play!
Here is another card that I made using one of the wonderful digi stamps on offer.
Let me know if you join in so that we can pop over and see what you made.
Back to the sample making now....... whatever you are doing today - have fun!
Nikki x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year......

Welcome to 2011!!
Here's hoping for lots of fun and great crafting moments over the next year.
Over on Elle's challenge blog there is a new challenge set from today! (New beginnings is the theme).
It would be really great if you could come on over and join us.
This was my first challenge as part of the Elle DT.
Here is the project I came up with.....
Stunning digi stamps. Check out the Elle blog for all the info.....

And here is a card I made for you all today!
I am love love loving these digi's and I am loving using copics!!! You can really get such a great effect with them.
Here's to you all - may the best of last year be the worst of this year!
Nikki x