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

Friday 3 October 2014

September CCC


I'm a little late on the Card Chain Challenge september reveal, but better late than never!

I really enjoyed taking part in this fun challenge and will definitely have another go this month, interested in the deets? Go HERE.

This is the fun and fabulous card I received from Dotty Jo, I happen to know I am 100% responsible for the Mama Elephant image that appears on the card, just call me Mrs Enabler! ;)

This is the card that I sent to our wonderful host Deborah. It incorporated all the elements of the challenge: sketch, colour and theme. This is not a requirement but I really enjoyed the extra little stretch it took to design this card.

I hope to see a few more names I recognise on this month's sign-up, go on, give it a try!

Happy Crafting!

Nikki x