Sunday, 30 March 2014

New Home

I've been very busy over the past week or so and today Kris and I are off to visit my Mum in her new home......
It will be strange for me not having her just 'down the road' anymore, but I am so happy for her.
This house with a little love and inspiration will become a wonderful home for her.
So what better way to spend Mothers day, than with my Mum...... helping her sort things out.

This is the card I made for her as her new home card....
 and a few close ups for you.....

Whatever you are doing today - have a great day.
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 22 March 2014

WOW! House

It's my turn to post today over on the WOW! blog and this month our theme is wood...
So, I got my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with....

I had so much fun creating this project.....
You can see the shopping list over on the WOW! site.
We would love you to join in with us if you have the time.
Have a very crafty weekend, thanks for stopping by.
Nikki x

Thursday, 20 March 2014


One of my favourite products at the moment are the Do Crafts Artiste Spritzing Inks...... loving them!!!!
They come in a range of colours and are so easy to use.
Here are a few projects that I have made up using them.
 For this one, once I had fixed the ribbons in place I used the end of the spray like a dropper and just dropped some of the ink over the card.
 There are two techniques with this one...... first of all I die cut a parenthesis and lay it on top of my card - then I spritzed over the whole card. While the ink was still wet I removed the parenthesis (and kept it for another project..... Once the card was dry, I spritzed some ink into the corner and then used a straw to blow the ink (just like when you were little and you did it with poster paint)..... this gave me the branch effect....
This one is working on a die cut.... so first of all I spritzed purple, then I did the branch technique (as explained above), then I re spritzed with white - the white is brilliant for star backgrounds.....

The spritzing inks also give life to canvas and flowers. Great for alphabets, borders and embellishments....

I'd love to see what you have done with the links so make sure you leave a link to your spritz projects in the comments here and I'll pop on over and take a look.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Monday, 17 March 2014

Thank yous on a #docraftsmonday

Hi there, another weekend has flown by far too fast.... and that can mean only one thing....
It's a Do Crafts Monday day again......
This is the day that over on Twitter or Facebook everyone posts a pic to show everyone what crafty thing they have be up to..... all you need to do is #docraftsmonday it and then we will know you've joined in and the people at Do Crafts Towers will pop on over and take a look.

Here are the projects I wanted to share with you today....... I have been busy making up a set of thank you cards - well, it's always nice to say thank you so they are handy to have in my card box.

 I love these little owl stamps...... (and I know the one with the dummy isn't a thank you card..... but it was far too cute to leave out! lol)
Here are a few close ups for you....

What crafty things have you been up to?
Back soon with more to show you x
Happy crafting..

Nikki x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Not a card

Today I wanted to show you a something special that I created.....
It's a sweet dreams jar...... I grew up with a fairy bell that every night my grandad would ring with us - this would keep the nightmares away and let us have good dreams.
I have so many wonderful memories of my grandad, he was such a wonderful man. He inspired this project.

I have been busy with card making and some other bits too - lots to show you when I can.
I hope you like my jar.....
Enjoy the sunshine x
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

With Love

Hi there..... what a week - I don't think my feet touched the ground....
Been busy with work and work oh and a little bit more work.... all of which left not a lot of time for crafting..... (insert massive sad face here!)....
Sooooo today, I am locked away in the craft cave, wearing fleecy pjs (not sure why I feel the need to share that.... but I do!)......
So what time is it?..... Must be craft o'clock!!!!!!
Here is the card I wanted to share with you today ....
and of course a couple of little close ups for you.....

I'll be back soon with loads more to show you - I hope you have a crafty filled day too xxx
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Crafting Cafe challenge and mini hop

Over on the Crafting Cafe blog there is a new challenge - this month the theme is Clean and Simple. You can create any kind of project that you like, it just needs to be clean and simple.
There is a fabby prize of 4 digis on offer too!
And if you are a member of the Crafting Cafe group on facebook (if not then why not! lol - you can come on over and join us any time, everyone is very friendly) then you will see that we are having a fun little blog hop over there...... just hopping around each others blogs this weekend and leaving some love.... just because we can! lol

Now on the Cafe blog I get to do the launch post........ and this is what i created for my inspiration post for March........ (using the digis provided by our fabby sponsor Lindsay from LEJ Designs).

We would love to see what you create on our theme....
Happy crafting
Nikki x