Tuesday 25 November 2014

Deep Joy

Hello there!

I'm bringing you a make today which I did a couple of months ago on a crafty retreat, I photographed it all ready to post and then forgot all about it!

I used Doodlebug Christmas papers from last year, A Purple Onion Owl, A Mama Elephant Tag and a Lawnfawn alpha. Another mishmash of companies but I like to try and make the most of what I have.

Coloured with Distress markers and the sentiment is coloured with promarkers

Posting this card has reminded me I really must get out my distress markers again!

Thanks for visiting!

Nikki x

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Say it with Numbers

Hello Hello!

I am playing along with the Lawnscaping COUNT ME IN Challenge this week and this is what I made...

I was really inspired by this beautiful card by Cristina at My paper Secret

I created a mask using post-it notes and a large number template I've had knocking around in my stash for ages. I used the negative mask to stamp through the smaller images from the Beep Boop Birthday set. The positive mask was then paced over the stamped images with the negative offset slightly over the top so that I could lightly pounce over a slight shadow with distress ink to make my number more 3D.

I then used the the larger images and dies from the same set to create the robot and the Happy Birthday speech bubble.

A bit of matting and a few staples to embellish and the card was done!

Hope you like what I made today, thanks for looking!

Friday 14 November 2014

Make the day Special with Mama Elephant

Ho Ho Ho....Merrrrrrry Chrrrrristmas!

Actually I feel rather anxious every time someone mentions the 'C' word, I'm so behind on gift buying I hardly bear thinking about it!

There's no better way to keep the butterflies at bay than by creating though is there? Even if it is a Christmas card *wink*

I was so inspired by these gorgeous little Mama Elephant penguins I had to have another play this time using Colour Options 1 from the Make the Day Special Challenge this month.

Seriously, how long was it going to take before one of these little guys ended up atop a cupcake?! I like to think he's about to fall off any minute and his little friend has already taken a tumble!

The frosting on the cake it all glittered up but you know how hard it is to take a sparkly picture! I decided to have a go anyway because the card really is so much prettier with a bit of sparkle...

As this is a Holiday Card I would like to make this my second entry the the Mama Elephant and me Challenge as well

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday 12 November 2014

P..P..P..Pick up a Penguin!


I'm sharing a card I made for the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge this month Holiday Cards and Tags

I decided to combine both aspects of the challenge by placing a tag onto a card...

I used distress inks over a Simon Says Stamp stencil and die cut with an ME tag. I popped up the ME Penguin on his little iceberg using foam tape and also some little glossy accented stars. I then placed the whole thing onto a bokeh effect panel stamped in 2nd generation distress inks and gold acrylic paint...the paint didn't work so well so for more sparkle I embossed the greeting in gold and put on a ME dainty bow in gold glitter!

I wasn't sure where this card would end up going when I first started it but it turned out OK I think!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nikki x

Wednesday 5 November 2014

October Card Chain Challenge Reveal!

Hello there!

Late again...in my defence I have been busy chasing around after children over half term and collapsing in a heap in the evening with the remote control dangling limply from my wrist!

This is my card I sent to Shannon using the September SSS card kit...

I've yet to receive mine so I still have something to look forward to recieving in the mail!

If you would like to get involved in next month's challenge please visit THIS post for more details.

Thanks for swinging by!

Nikki xx

Sunday 19 October 2014

Kissmas Cutie


It's pretty late so I'm gonna keep this short. I was out with my friends last night and after a few cocktails and a LOT of dancing (OK a LOT of cocktails...) I'm thinking I'll just cut to the chase...

I made this card for the Mama Elephant and ME challenge which this month is Anything Goes!

So much cuteness all in one card! The chevron background is embossing paste coloured with green and red ink, the image is coloured with distress inks everything and put together with ME creative cuts.


Nikki xxx

Friday 10 October 2014

Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs Slider card

Well Hello there!

Have you ever had the idea for a card and then had to purchase the stamp set in order to make it happen? I'm guessing I'm not the only one, lol!

Fortunately I didn't have to spend and absolute fortune as Hedgehugs by Lawn Fawn is only tiny. Small, but perfectly formed in my opinion!

I wanted to join in with two challenges this week, Make the Day Special's monthly which is to try out a new technique and the Lawnscaping challenge which calls for patterned paper on their cards.
This is what I made

Now I'm guessing that if you've read the title of my post that you know what kind of card this is, but it's no fun unless you can see it in action right? So.....drumroll.....this is my first attempt at blogging a crafty video! And yes, it's AWFUL but if you knew how long it had taken just to get to this point of awfulness you'd forgive me, I know you would, and you might even say, "You know what Nikki? That video ROCKS!"

So I'm not going to mention the various types of devices attempted, the number of times shot on said devices, the convolution of setting up those devices with zero equipment, etc, etc and ETC! Nope...not mentioning it at all...I'm just gonna let you watch it...

I thank you for not sniggering too much, at least not within earshot anyway!

If you didn't watch it (and I can't say I blame you) here's another pic of my card which gives away exactly what's hiding under that big pile of leaves...

And if you hadn't already guessed, my never before tried technique is making a slider card, not making a video of it!

Thanks for 'bearing with' today!

Nikki xxx