Monday, 27 February 2012

I am a very lucky girl.....

Today is my birthday and how lucky am I?!?!
These are the cards that crafty friends made for me.....
I was blown away by all the wonderful designs - you are all soooooo clever.....
Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my facebook page or blog to wish me a very happy birthday.
I have had an amazing day xxx
Back to work tomorrow!
Happy craftin'

Nikki x
(The elephant in the background is one of the wonderful wooden carvings that Kris gave me for my birthday x) - I love it!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Purple and teal......

Good morning blog land...... and what a wonderful day it is today..... no reason....... just is! lol
Here is the card that I wanted to show you today....

I think the mix of colour here goes really well.
Not 2 colours that you would think of as best friends, but when you see them together, I think they go really well together.
Off to get myself organised for today - whatever you are doing, I hope it's a great day for you xxx
Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Just for you

Here is a card that I wanted to show you.
I made it at one of my demos last month.
I love these letters - they are from the Do Crafts spring time collection.

Clean and simple little design.

It's just a quick post today.
Happy crafting...

Nikki x

Sunday, 19 February 2012

It's time to meet.........

'Lilliana & Pickalillie', the adorable new characters that Erica (from Odds & Soxlets) has created.
I think they are wonderful!!!
If you pop on over to her facebook page or blog - see the link in my sidebar..... as soon as she gets to 300 likes, there will be a giveaway!!
I have more and more of her wonderful soxlets coming to join my family...... I love love love the nellyphants - but I really love the owls......

Here is the project that I created using her digis....
 I merged both digis so that it looked like a scene.....
 Here are a couple of close ups to show you the details.....
 I coloured the images in with watercolour pencils just to give them a different, softer, more sketchy look.
Then I added some glitter for sparkle...... well you can't have fairies with no sparkle.....

If you want these adorable creatures too, pop on over to her website and grab them!

Back soon with some more things to show you.....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Owl Tutorial

I've been making these owls for a long time now and have finally got around to making a little tutorial for them (one down and about a million more to go!)....
This is what the finished owl on a card looks like.....
I used the wonderful papers from Do Crafts, Portabello Road........
So here is how you put him together,
 You can use circle dies or punches. You will also need a flower punch and a little triangle (I just cut this freehand). 
So, 2 large circles (1 for the body and 1 for the wings), 2 medium circles, 2 small circles, 2 medium flowers and 1 triangle.
 Use the die or punch to cut a semi circle out of one of the large circles.
 Cut out 2 semi circles from the other large circle. These will be the wings.
 Glue into position on the body.
 Add the eyes.
 Add the centers to the eyes. (I cut out a little wedge from each of the eye centers).
 Now you add his little beak.
Glue on his feet (I leave the flowers whole so that there is something to glue onto the back).

I love owls, so I love to make them all different sizes. They are perfect for adding to all of your papercrafting projects.
You can even make them out of felt or funky foam!
If you make any of them, please let me know so that I can pop over to your blog and have a look.
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Sunday, 12 February 2012


It was my turn to get creative with the powders from WOW today, so this is what I created.....

If you want to know the powders I used, pop on over to the WOW blog and you will see the list for all the things I used.
I love this stamp (it's one of the WOW collection). You could use it for soooo many things.

Thank you to all of the wonderful ladies who came to visit me at my demo yesterday.
It was a great day, although my sides hurt from all the laughter!
I'm looking forward to seeing them all again on the 3rd March. And as promised, I will put up the wiper tutorial this week.

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New home with a difference...

This is one of the cards I made that you will find in the Do Crafts Creativity magazine.
I always like the challenge of a different fold or technique, although this one just about turned me grey!! lol

This is the card I made
Well actually this is just the envelope that I made for it..... this is the pop up card that comes out of the envelope.....

There is an elastic band in the middle of the house that makes the whole thing 'pop' when you take it out the envelope.
Full instructions are in the magazine and Katy made a video of it on the Do Crafts home page - so you can craft along with us,
It has been great fun to play with.....

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Final day of MTY samples

Here are my final selection of the Me To You pick of the week on Create and Craft this week.
I created 30 cards for the shows and for those of you who have seen the shows, you will have seen the other ones that I created.
I have really enjoyed working with this kit - such good value for money.
I was amazed that for me I managed to create so many (I made them all in 12 hours!!! - bit of a tight deadline this week..... lol) and not a stamp in sight!!! - Keep an eye out for the show next Saturday though - there may well be some stamping in there!!!! lol
Back to the samples for today...

I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all. Back again soon with something different.
Whatever you are up to today.... have fun x

Nikki x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 2 of MTY samples

Good morning crafters!
Up bright and breezy today - a fun filled day of cleaning today as I have to sort out my desk ready to start making samples for my demo this week (more on this later in the week - but I can tell you I will be at Mayfield Garden Centre in Kelso, soooo looking forward to it) as well as more Create and Craft tv samples.

So here are my Create and Craft samples from Do Crafts today.....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Day 1 of MTY samples

As promised here are some of the samples that are on this weeks, pick of the week, on Create and Craft at the moment.
It's a brilliant kit - full of Me To You goodies with a 40% saving!
Pop on over to the Create and Craft website to order it and you'll get free p&p too!

I'll be back again tomorrow with some more to show you.
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Friday, 3 February 2012

Feeling the love....

There is a new theme over on Sarah's blog - Love is all around..... a great theme to get you inspired and creative for all those valentine's you will be making!
I am still full of the cold so am running late with this one.... sorry folks....
But here is the card I made last night using Sarah's new valentine digis... It's a fab set that can be used for lots of things....
I'll be back soon with some more samples to show you - keep an eye on Create and Craft today for the launch of Do Crafts pick of the week.
I was lucky enough to be sent the stuff to make the samples for the shows - lots of wonderful Me To You goodies... and for those of you that don't do cd or dvd crafting - this one is for you!!!!! It's a bumper kit...... I loved working with it!!!!
Jo will be on demoing it today at 12,3 and 5.... but there will be shows on all week if you miss one.
Here is a sneaky peak of the cards I made......
Over the next few days I will pop up some close ups so that you can see them in a bit more detail.
Whatever you are doing today. stay warm!!! It's very cold out there.....

Happy craftin'
Nikki x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A little birdie told me....

Here is the card that I made to show you today.
The main topper of the card is a kanban image ( I think......)
The flowers I found in Hobbycraft.....
 Here is a close up....
I love how just using a few flowers and leaves on a card, really turns it around and finished it off.
Back soon with some more.

Nikki x