Thursday, 27 May 2010

Passion for Promarkers rediscovered...


I don't know about you, but for me life feels good today - I'm not sure why! As a rule, life is generally good anyway but today it's extra good!! I've got enough to go round so if anyone wants some... I'm happy to share!!

And talking of sharing I made a card last night with one of my LOVELY new H&S stamps, I'm sooo happy they're available in the UK now, I check ebay constantly to see if any new kits are up - I'm very tragic - Lol!!!

To make this card I used sketch #103 from Friday Sketchers, Cosmo Cricket PPs (Early Bird), my SU! punch (again!) & the sentiment is Magnolia. The book text frame was made with Nestabilities & the border punch is Fiskars. My image was coloured with promarkers (the colours I used are pictured below) - Passion for Promarkers are offering some absolutely FANTASTIC prizes for their first Blogaversery this week with a theme of 'Anything Goes' which was a great incentive for dusting my pens off....

And aren't I glad that I did? I'd genuinely forgotten how much I enjoy using these & what pleasing results they provide - thanks to Andie for the inspiration & many congrats on your DT appointment hun!! xxx

So that's it from me today - thanks for looking at my work :)

Nikki xxxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Just Magnolia

Afternoon all, it is a beautiful sunny day here in the midlands, I'm on leave from work & I should be sunbathing!!

Unfortunately my back garden is a building site at the moment, with builders still actually in it... I don't know about you but I just don't feel very comfortable exposing my wobbly bits to middle-aged men I'm only just on first name terms with!!!!

So regrettably (lol! I so don't mean that!) I've been holed up indoors creating, I fancied the Just Magnolia sketch challenge this week, and this is what I came up with...

Now, in my head this was going to be a lovely fresh feeling card with lots of zingy lime & turquoise colours but it's actually turned out looking a bit grubby to me, Lol!! Hmm, maybe it's a lesson learned that trying to vintage up retro PPs is never really going to work... must write that down somewhere...

Anyhoo hope you are all enjoying your mondays :)


Nikki xxx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Father's Day theme continued...

Good evening all!!

I am so pleased to be able to share another Father's Day card with you made with an adorable Lili of the Valley image I picked up at the NEC Stitch & Craft show...

The stamp isn't my newest piece of stash though, I am SO loving my new SU! Heart to Heart punch but I think I've got to think of a few more ways to use it, Lol!!

The PPs are BG archaic again & I've eked out the corrugated card from a cup holder a little further here too... the cute little fishy is a cuttlebug kids die from an alphabet set I've had for aaaaages. The embossed button border is also from cuttlebug & the sentiment is computer generated.

Image coloured with distress inks & I can't believe my glittering actually shows up for a change!! This card is from my 2 babies to their daddy, I think he'll be pleased with it, he loves fishing xx

Made using the sketch from this week's challenge at Sketch & Stash

Thank you so much for looking!

Nikki xxx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

HAnglar StAnglar stamps on ebay....

Hi girls,

Just a quickie post to let you know kit 4 is available on ebay as of 17:41pm GMT

Good luck!!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Back in Blogland!!

Sheesh!! It's so good to be back!!

Nearly 2 months of crafter's block has kept me away, no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't summon up the energy to be creative. I really don't know how on earth some of you manage to create, post & comment daily. There should definately be some form of blog award for the huge committment it takes to run a successful blog.

As for me, I think I'll probably continue at my normal snail's pace until both the kids are at school!! Lol!!

How lucky did I feel when I managed to snag a whole HAnglar & StAnglar kit on ebay last week? And just in time for father's day too, I hope he likes the card I made. I wish I hadn't bothered with the stamping round the edges though, I don't think it looks right! I tried to blend it in a bit with some cinnammon stickles, which you can't really see in the pic, most of it ended up on my fingers!

The papers are BG Archaic, & I have used the MS spooky fence border punch & SU! Heart to Heart punch.

My card is entered for this week's Basic Grey Challenges.