Friday, 23 January 2015

A Burns tribute

This weekend Scots from all around the world will be celebrating Burns night and the word of the Bard.
In honour of this, I want to show you some cards I made the other week for Millers Stamps. Pop on over and take a look at there shop. Lots of great bargins to be had!
Here are the cards I wanted to share....

They have a great range of all things Scottish and lots of other goodies....
What ever you are up to this weekend - have a great time!
I've got lots of crafty orders to get going on......
Happy crafting
Nikki x

I'm entering into a few challenges this weekend....
* Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
* Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
* Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Embossing meets home decor...

It's my turn to blog over on the WOW! challenge blog and I just love the theme this month!
This month we have been set the challenge of creating some home decor with our embossing powders.
I knew what I wanted to make right away!
I have been slowly creating and moving into a crafty studio in my house and I wanted a nice light shade for the ceiling light.
So this is what I created....

The light was on when I took these pictures so it's quite hard to see the colours, but scroll down and you will see a close up shot of the butterflies.
I die cut lots of different butterflies and chose my colour scheme.. I used melt it powder, frozen berries,primary purple orchid, purple glitz, violet pearl and blue topaz

I wanted a purple mix so I took a silver dish and combined my purples.
Then I inked the butterflies and embossed them, one at a time.
To attach them to my lampshade I used a hot glue gun.
Here is the close up of the butterflies on the shade...
I think they look really pretty.
We would love to see how you use your embossing powders around the home with your DIY projects, play along with the challenge and you could win some WOW! powders too!
Happy crafting

Nikki x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

For a special 'Wee Angel'

Today is a day of reflection for me, I have 2 funerals to attend.
The first one this morning is for an angel baby who was just not meant to walk on this Earth - he has gone to play with his big brother and watch over his family.
The second is the other end of life, a grandmother who was a light for every life she touched. You didn't even have to meet her to know how special and loved this lady was and still is.
Alzheimers may have been there and challenged those who cared for her in the end, but it never took away her light. There was so much laughter, right to the end.
And it is from the sadness of her passing that the project I want to share with you comes from.
So from the pain of the moment, a little bit of light would come back and eventually, I hope that this will bring the smile of a memory.
I have made fairy doors before and anyone who knows me, knows just how much I love all things Borrowerish..... I love the thought of the tiny little people living among us, unseen and unheard...
Well, this is my angel door...... an angel door is for the angels who have left us to know they are always welcome in our house - a doorway between them and us.
Every time you look at it, your angel will know you are thinking of them, that they are loved and missed very much.
I loved making this and will be making more. Each one will be different and unique, and have a name that is personal to the story behind it and the person who is now the angel.
It's a real work of love as carpal tunnel does not like clay! lol.....
Here are the pics,

 This is the little charm that I made to go with the door.

I'd love to know what you think of it.
Happy Crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

A challenge and a half!

Late last year one of my friends set me a crafty challenge..... she wanted a birthday card for her 12 year old son (ok no challenge there I thought), it had to feature roller coasters (still ok about that..... that should be easy enough) and it HAD to be 3d (thanks for that one!!!!! thinking cap on).....

I knew what I wanted to do, just had to get the idea in my head out onto the card.....

I was so pleased that it worked first time...

This was the card that I made for him....

I was really happy with the way it turned out.....
What crafty plans do you have for the coming month?

I'm enjoying just chilling at the moment..... got a crafty studio to finish sorting out...
Happy crafting

Nikki x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

First post of 2015!!!

Happy New Year to you all!!!

I am really looking forward to sharing lots of things over the coming days, weeks and months.... I've got a lot of tutorials planned and some projects for you to follow, also watch out for some free digis (designed by me), some sketches and even some challenges....

The first thing I want to share with you is my inspiration post for the Crafting Cafe blog..... new month means that there is a new challenge over on the blog.
This was the card I made for the launch post.....

The theme this month is 'Lots of Layers' we would love to see your take on the theme. There's a great prize too - offered by the fabby team at Bugaboo stamps.

Pop on over and share your makes with us.
I hope that 2015 is an amazing year for us all.

Happy crafting
Nikki x