Monday 20 December 2010

Altered snowflake decoration

Have been working on this inbetween looking after a poorly infant & organising family gatherings...

I bought the snowflake from Hobbycraft & covered it with crackle paint, then brushed with gold acrylic & glitter round the edges & stamped a few snowflakes with brown chalk ink. Tilda was coloured with distress inks, her wings & star glittered & then she was triple embossed to give her a glazed, vintage look. A bit of matting. lace, ribbon & flowers later...

And here it is...

Oh my :( the terrible photo I took shows hardly any of the details I described, it has so much more depth IRL... I will really have to try & take a better picture, maybe tonight when the fairy lights come on (they're on a timer - blame my OH!!) it will sparkle a bit more....

So that's all from me & if this is the last time I post before the 25th.... Merry Christmas Blogland!!!!!


Nikki xxx

Wednesday 8 December 2010

A Sparkly Snowman

Hurrah!! For the first time in over a week I haven't had to defrost the car before the school run! My phut-phut does not like cold weather, the locks freeze, Jack Frost visits the inside of the car & the heating's packed in... blimmin' marvellous!

As I'm sure you can imagine, I have NOT been keen to venture outside unless absolutely necessary!

So to keep myself occupied I have been happily absorbed in colouring in & creating another batch of cards. This Magnolia Snowman is soooo much cuter than the other ones released more recently, at least that's my opinion! I bought him at the beginning of the year & he's been stroked lovingly over the months until the time came to use him...

My adorable Snowman has been coloured with promarkers with a few touches of glitter to make him SPARKLE. I have used freebie Kaisercraft PPs & a new snowflake punch which annoyingly is virtually no bigger than the cuttlebug snowflakes die I already own, it's a good job it wasn't that expensive!

I am entering this card for a few challenges listed below...

A Spoonful of Sugar
- Christmas!
Passion for pro-markers - Anything goes
Sketch & Stash - Challenge 50
Just Magnolia - Sparkle

Thanks for looking! :)



Monday 6 December 2010

Which one's your favourite?

When I saw the LotV Challenge this week I knew straight away which image I was going to pick as my favourite although I must confess I have quite a few 'favourites' from their gorgeous collections over that last couple of years!

Baby's 1st Christmas is just sooo adorable though, I snapped it up within a few days of it's release & I'm so glad I've been finally able to ink him up!

Another clean & simple card from me, trying to keep the 'bellies to a minimum for ease of postage & as this is another batch of 4 I didn't want to make it overly elaborate.

I love my new ekSuccess punch, I hope to get loads of use out of it. I don't think I could do without punches...or buttons...or Kraft...or lol I could go on!!!

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my work, I love to know what people think :)

Brrrrr! it's SO frosty here - mind how you go!

Wednesday 1 December 2010

S'no problem...

Well what a difference a week makes!!

The snowy weather came as a big suprise for me and I certain never expected it to be this bad. Fortunately I do not live in a badly affected part of the country. I hope those of you who are lost underneath a big snowdrift have plenty of heating & supplies (craft & food!!) to keep you going!! :)

I have been playing with my promarkers again this week & I enjoyed colouring this Tilda, I even did blond hair! (I never do blonde!!) I followed the sketch from this week's Just Magnolia Challenge & chose non-traditional colours in keeping the totally papercrafts challenge. Can you tell I was inspired by the weather for the card theme? ;)

Not quite sure this card worked as a whole on the end though... nice elements, shame about the end result - Lol :D

Another batch of 4 finished though...really ought to start thinking about sending them now!!!

Thanks for visiting!


Nikki xxxx