Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Nearly there...

Wow - I didn't realise how many cards I had made until I started to post them here.... and this isn't all of them!!! There were quite a few that I didn't take photos of...
Tomorrow will be my last post for the Boofle dvd set.
I have some other things to show you and a few planned posts as well....

Hope you have a craft filled night,,,, I am away to drool over my new Do Crafts demo kit that arrived today.
Back again tomorrow.
Nikki x

A Boofle filled day...

Well - did you see Sheila on Ideal World at 8am......?
There will be a day filled with Boofle over on Create and Craft, along with Ideal World as the Boofle DVD is the pick of the day.
And from all I have read and the lovely emails and messages you have sent to me (thank you for taking the time to contact me, I really do appreciate the feedback).
Here are some more of my samples from the show.

I will be back later on tonight with another set to show you.
I hope you stay warm and safe today - perfect day for crafting.... the weather is just wild out there....
Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Did you see some of these then?

Here are some more from the show, but I thought I would share them tonight - more tomorrow....
I'm loving the look of Boofle on the dvd...... ooh think I might need to buy this......

I will upload them onto my Do Crafts gallery as well over the next few days but I wanted to show them to you here first.
Back tomorrow....
Hope you enjoy the shows
Nikki x

Here comes Boofle!!

Well today is the day you have all been waiting for....
Tonight Sheila will be working her magic and showing of the latest in the range of digital designer from Do Crafts..... the newest addition to the family is Boofle!!!
I was lucky enough to make some of the samples for the show, I will be showing you them over the next few days....
So here it begins....
An extra exclusive.... you get to see some of them before they are live on the show..... (but shhhhh don't tell anyone!)...

I hope you like them.....
The first show will be on tonight at 9pm, Ideal World is the place to be!!!!
Happy Booflin...

Nikki x

Friday, 20 April 2012

From me to you

I'll be working hard all weekend..... So will only be here in the back ground.
Have a great weekend......
Nikki x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Feeling blue...

Today is my final show from the Create and Craft show with the Michael Powell stamps (have I mentioned just how much I love these stamps!!!).
 This card I coloured all in blue, just to show that you don't need to spend lots and lots of time using lots of colour. These stamps have been very cleverly created and the designs are amazing. So easy to use and the shading just happens when you are working with them.
I thought that this card, done in the shades of blue, worked very well as a card for a man.
Of course, you could use any colour you would like.
 This card was made using one of the many extra bits that you get on the card kit.
The frame is one of the new xcut dies - I love love love these dies. (small ones are £9.95 and the big ones are £12.95 - what a bargain! ! ! !
I love the fact that the dies all come on their own magnet sheet too - no more lost and damaged dies!
I'm away for a few days (catering for a mad group of Guiding Leaders! lol) but I'll be back next week with lots more to show.....
Keep an eye out for the new launch from Do Crafts next week..... It's a Boofle extravagaza!!!!!!!!! I'll be back to share some of the samples that I made from that.
Have a great weekend!
Happy crafting.
Nikki x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

2 posts in one day...

Well, I couldn't keep these cards to myself! lol
I have had so much fun working with the products, I just wanted to share them.

These stamps work brilliantly with so many mediums.
So far, I think my favourite has been the watercolour pencils - very quick to do and you can get some stunning results.
I have also used glass paints (directly onto the cardstock), alcohol pens, pens and chalks.
I'd love to see what you have done with them too.
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Colouring in....

Here are some more of the Michael Powell cards that I started to show you yesterday.
Anyone who knows me, knows just how much I love to colour in..... I'm just like a child!!!! lol

The great thing about this collection is that it has something for everyone. Stamps, toppers, paper and cardstock.
So if you are not confident enough to colour at the moment you can still use the wonderful images...
Perfect for birthday cards or mens...... Ooh - if someone was having a murder mystery weekend..... or a Tuscan wedding...
I think my favourite is the secret garden - it was one of my favourite books and tv shows as a child. I loved the idea of a secret garden.....
What kind of crafty things are you up to today?
Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Michael Powell

Now when I was at the NEC a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet this very talented man.
I love love love his cross stitch (I now have a couple that I must get time to put together!).... and I was over the moon to get the chance to work with his wonderful designs in papercrafting. (Just wait til you see the set that will be getting launched next month!!!!! - ssshhhhh it's a secret though - wonderful beach huts and lighthouses)...
Over the next couple of days I will be showing you some of the finished samples that were shown on create and craft today.
I hope you like them.
Here are my cards for today....

 I just love the quirky lines and the fact that the images are so good they look amazing even when they are done in shades of one colour.
I'll be back with some more to show you all tomorrow.
Nikki x

Monday, 16 April 2012

One for the men

Boy has the past few days been mad!
I have been very busy making samples for some up coming Do Crafts shows on Create and Craft.
As soon as I am allowed, I will show you the photos of the things I have been making (some of them should be on with Dawn Bibby tomorrow - the rest are on with Sheila on the 24th)...
Today I thought I would share a card for the man in your life.
The folds for the tie are easy to do and when I have a little more time on my hands, I will put together a tutorial for you.
For today though..... here is the card............

I used the bookprint paper (one of my favs at the mo!) and a kraft card base.
What kind of cards do you like to make for the men in your life?
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

A little card from my demo

Well this is a new thing for me.....
I'm writing todays blog post from my mobile.....
Just a quick post for today.
I had a great demo in Millers, Glasgow. But I'm exhausted, so going to bed for an early night.
Hopefully I have managed to attach a card that I made today. I love this stamp, it's coloured with watercolour pencils.
Back tomorrow. Xxx

Friday, 13 April 2012

Colour wheels

A lot of people tell me that they struggle with knowing how to put colour together when they are creating a papercrafting project...
Well have a look over here....
I love playing with the colour wheel on this site.

But here are a few that you can print off and always have close to hand for times that you are stuck and don't have the computer to hand...

I hope they help.
Opposite colours on the wheel always work well together and the colours either side of your main colour work as well.....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

My trip to the NEC

I was lucky enough to be invited down to the NEC by WOW embossing powders.
I had soooo much fun and as promised here are a few pictures from my time down there....
This was how I arrived at the NEC to help set up..... I got a lift from the fireman on duty!!!! lol..... Me behind bars..... no comment! It was sooooo funny!
 This little owl was one I mad using the WOW stamps and embossing powders (I have to say I am totally in love with the wonderful range of embossing powders that they have!!!!)
 Stamping onto tissue paper, embossing it and then melting it into the candle. I love this stamp.
 Same stamp but this time on a card. I stamped and embossed a butterfly background.
 A couple of close ups of the butterfly design. Loving these stamps...... very elegant look about them - you will find all of these products over on the WOW shop......
Off to bed soon for me.... lots and lots to do tomorrow.... where does the time fly.....
Back tomorrow with some more crafty things to show you.
Nikki x