Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Inky, Arty, Ambitious!

I think those 3 words acurately describe my latest layout!

I totally fell in love with the sketch at Scrapfriends this month. It turned out to be a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but that's OK, it's good to be challenged every once in a while. To make things even more difficult for myself I was determined to use an only very recently aquired skill, machine stitching. My heart was pumping as fast as the sewing needle! but it came out pretty well.

See what you think...

An eclectic mix of papers for an absolutely gorgeous and fun subject, my lil' halloween batkid, Sam xxx

I used lots of diecuts so I would also like to enter my Layout for this month's Studio challenge

Thanks for visiting! Hope to be back soon with more...


Nikki x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

See me at the NEC!


Phew, it's been a busy week or so with a half-term caravan holiday, halloween and our annual bonfire party. To cap it all, just before the holidays my friend asked me to make a few pieces for the company she works for as she is exhibiting at the NEC. "Don't worry" says she, "the deadline's a while off so you've got plenty of time." So when I casually texted her on Monday asking when she needed the stuff by I was somewhat panicked when she replied she needed them for set up on Wednesday at the Crafts for Christmas show!

Cue 2 frantic evenings feverishly colouring, cutting and creating and this is what I managed to rustle up... (PHOTO HEAVY)

The company makes frames and other products that are just brilliant for putting your own stamp (or whatever your paper persuasion!) onto and could be used for gifts or personalising your craft space..

The products here are the mouse mat, coaster, notes block, penholder and ruler, prettied up with Graphic45 and Stampin up products...

A closer look...

Some frames joined together with ribbon and decorated with Squiggle stamps and Cosmo Cricket PPs

One of my fave magnolia stamps made into a 'shaker' hanging ornament

Magnolia minis on fridge magnets and keyrings

So if you're at the NEC this week why not pop over to the framecraft stand, say hello to Maria (the loud one with pink in her hair :D) and say Nikki sent you... ;)


Nikki xxx