Wednesday 20 November 2013

Lawnscaping polka dot challenge

Hi There!

I've been wanting to play along with a Lawnscaping challenge for quite a while but just have not had the time until now. As soon as I saw that the challenge was polka dots I knew I wanted to create a dotty skunk! I did this by stamping the skunk in black first, masking off the white bits and stamping over again with a dotty background stamp, he looks so cute! especially with glossy accents on the nose and eyes, the camera picked up the shine so well!
I'm not usually able to think out of the box when using my stamps so I am really proud that I used the log stamp from the same set to create a border round my card, next time I think I'll make sure I stamp in either all horizontally or all vertically though so the grain all goes in the same direction.

Thanks for looking today!

Nikki xxx

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Paper smooches colour challenge

Hey there!

I'm really glad that I managed to catch some decent light this morning to take a pic of my latest creation for the Paper Smooches challenge. It's one of those crisp, sunny Autumn days here in the UK, cold but utterly beautiful!

I was inspired not so much by the colours of the Paper Smooches Sparks cool shades colour challenge this week, but by the name of the pallette, 'giving thanks'. I have been desperate to ink up a turkey (or peacock) with my 'My Peeps' set and practice my masking! So I made a thanksgiving card, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK obviously but I do have a couple of American friends who I hope would appreciate recieving this!

You can't see on the pic, but I used glossy accents on Mr Turkey's eyes and his cute little Quaker Hat. I also had to colour all the little yellow leaves red to tie in with this week's colour scheme, a labour of love, lol!

I would also like to enter this card for the thanks giving challenge at simon says stamp

SSS blog

Thanks for looking today!

Nikki xxx

Friday 15 November 2013

A card with SSS sept 2013 kit

Hey there!

Just popping in to share a quick make with the september card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

It's a great masculine card and will be given to a very good friend of mine for his birthday. Loved making a rainbow with the banner stencil! It's a good job becuase I had to do it twice after messing up the stamping on my first attempt!

Here it is...

Thanks again for visiting!

Nikki xxx

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Paper Smooches trend watch challenge

Hi there!

I'd like to share with you a cute birthday card for one of DS2's little friends!
The cute crab is from Paper Smooches and the other stamps are from previous SSS card kits.

I would like to enter the Paper Smooches 'stripes' challenge this week.

Thanks for looking!

Nikki x