Tuesday, 10 May 2011

ICS Challenge

Good day to you all. What a week. First full week back at school for ages but only a couple of weeks and we get another week off. Yeah!! I must not complain as I had 2 days off last week with really bad headache and sickness but I am feeling much better now.
On to this weeks challenge at ICS we have another lovely sketch and a great prize too. My card is a combination of stamps that I have and have borrowed from fellow crafters.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

ICS Challenge

Good afternoon to you all in blog land. Where are the weeks going. They seem to be flying by, I am still confused as to the days having had another long weekend due to bank holidays. I will just get sorted and we will break up from school again for a weeks holiday. Never mind. Can I just thank everyone for entering my blog candy last week. If only I could have given you all a prize but unfortunately that would have been far to expensive for me. But can I congratulate Mags for winning it and it has been posted and will hopefully be with you in the next couple of days depending on Royal Mail.

Onto the challenge this week at ICS my card is very simple and not really sure it meets the sketch but that is the fun of using sketches will all look at them differently.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sketch time at ICS

Where did 2 weeks Easter holiday go. One day back and it doesn't feel like we have had a break. Only 3 days this week and 4 next week due to bank holidays and Royal Weddings.
This week we are back to normal at ICS and don't worry the winners of the various blog candy from both individuals and ICS will be announced later in the week.

Very simple and plain from me this week. I do have to confess I did leave it late due to being in holiday mode. Sorry...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Spring into ICSketches Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spring into ICSketches Blog Hop!!

We are going to start off with the rules for our blog hop.

To be eligible for the prizes you must follow these rules.

1: Become a follower of ICSketches.

2: We'd also like to see what you can do with the sketch this week. Link us up using Mr. Linky. You have until Wednesday @ 11:59 pm (April 27th) to complete.

3: Be sure you visit each Designers blog and leave comments. Some will have prizes up for grabs.

Here's the order that you need to follow is:







Nicola (me) - Blog candy forone lucky winner for following me & ICS, you also need to leave a comment. I will then select a winning card and contact you to forward your candy. Good Luck..



 Many of the DT have there own blog candy on offer and ICS also have a prize. All you have to do is follow the rules above to have a chance of winning.

Here is my card that I have made for this blog hop. I have used a digi image from our sponsor Robyns Fetish Digi Stamps. I have then combined it with stampin up ribbon, punches and stamps and also many other stamps in my collection.

April 19th Sketch

My Blog Candy

Good luck to all.
Please remember to leave a comment on my blog and the ICS blog to qualify for blog candy and the prize on ICS.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Blog Hop at ICS!!!

Watch this space. This week at ICS we are having a blog hop with lots of goodies on offer by ICS sponsors and individual DT members. All you have to do is follow the blogs and make a card using the sketch and finally leave comments. Easy....

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


It maybe the school holidays for 2 weeks but I don't feel like I have stopped since we broke up. Holly is constantly wanting to do something or spend my money and time seems to going quickly.
 This is a card I have created for the challenge this week at ICS. It is a digi image from our sponsors DZ Doodles and the image represented Easter hence the spring colours used.

Watch this space next week 20th April as we are going to be doing a blog hop and there will be lots of super prizes to be won. Many thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

ICS sketch

Where has this week gone it has flown by. Can't wait though as I have only 2 days left before having 2 weeks off. Well off from school but have the task of emptying out cupboards and re filling after having a new kitchen fitted during those 2 weeks. Sorry I haven't been very good recently at leaving comments but I am still having a nightmare in blogland with leaving comments and putting items both on my blog and the ICS DT blog. Hopefully it will get better.

Well on to this weeks card using the sketch at ICS. Please come over and join us.

Many thanks for taking a look and remember to take a look at ICS blog.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Spring is in the air

Sorry no post last week what with work, catching up on home chores and having problems leaving posts and comments it just didn't happen. Not much better this week but have found a quick 5 minutes to post this weeks card for the ICS challenge. Please hop over and have ago at the sketch we are also looking for 2 new DT members.

This weeks card using a digi image from our sponsors Sweet n Sassy.
last weeks card

Many thanks for taking the time to look any comments would be lovely.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Follow your Heart

I have been having big problems with my blog and not sure it has sorted itself out or not. Hence in the post is late...  This was my card for this weeks Sketch at ICS.

I have tried paper piecing again and enjoyed making this card.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Another week has gone by and since going full time at school everyday seems to roll into one. Hence the delay to putting cards on blog and comments onto blogs. Sorry!! Onto this weeks challenge at ICS we have a great sketch and again we were provide with a digital image to use from our sponsors  The Pixie Cottage. Have also added some stamped images from my new stampin up set.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Attitude Rocks...

Where did half term go to. It flew past for me. Although I have to say I am recovering from a trip to Cadbury's World (Monday). They give you many freebies whilst visiting but I have to say I love chocolate but the smell of chocolate all day made me feel ill, so I brought my stash home and still haven't touched them.... On the other hand Holly and her friends demolished any chocolate given to them in seconds. Surprised they weren't sick on the way home!
On to this weeks card for ICS. We have been sponsored by Digi's with Attidue. I really loved the images they sent us to play with. The one I used was based on Britney Spears.

Holly my daughter has also been busy and has made a card which she has posted on her blog and below here. She would love your comments as she is only just starting out.

Many thanks for all your lovely comments

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

so tweet...

Yes it half term and have a whole week off with my daughter moaning she is bored. Unfortunatley the weather is horrible so unable to do some of things we planned. On to this weeks challenge at ICS. We have another great sketch and sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs who provided us with the great digi images.  

We were asked to create an easel card as well using the sketch this week.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Another week has passed by and what with extra hours at work I never got the chance to put my card on for this weeks sketch at ICS. On count down now, just tomorrow at school and a week off. Yeah!!!!

We had some great digi images from our sponsor this week digi doodles shop. Many thanks for taking the time to have a look at my card.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A Helping Hand

This card started life at a coffee morning... Well crafty / coffee morning at my friend Fleurs. I stamped this image and then started colouring it in using her distress inks. I fancied a change to my promarkers. I was quiet pleased with the result so decided to use it for this weeks challenge at ICS.

I have changed the sketch a bit by putting the flowers at the back rather than the front, but I think I have stuck to the sketch. I also decided not to do a flat card  but go a bit 3D so have folded the card to match the different rectangles. (not sure the picture shows this!!)
Thank you Fleur for allowing me to have a play with your craft stash.
 Can't wait to see your creations this week.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A Little Cow

Oh my where has January gone!! I can't believe we are already in February. Well here is my card for ICS this week and our sponsors Soft Pencil digi stamps. This cute image is great for childrens birthdays or new baby card as I have used it.

I have used: Soft Pencils digi image
Papers not sure as were given to me
Others bits are from craft stash

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my card and please feel free to visit the other DT cards or even enter a card at ICS.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A little bit of Love!!!

I know it is early but I have made my valentines card for hubby. Firstly because it was a image sent to use for the ICS DT for this weeks challenge and secondly if I don't make it now he may not get one!!

I have used scrap papers to make the flowers and used as the background paper too. The image is a digi one from DZ Doodles our sponsers this week at ICS.
I have entered for the following challenge:
Craft your day away

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Another week has passed by and so very quickly. This is my first time at paper piecing. Have seen many people try it so thought I would have ago I am quiet pleased with the result too. I have used a sketch from ICS and a Sassy Studio digi image

I have decided to enter this card for the following challenges too:
Polly Craft Challenge
Stamp in for the weekend
Cute card Thursday
Allsorts Challenge

 Thank you for looking

Monday, 17 January 2011

Scrap papers

Good morning to you all. A little dull and foggy here today. This card / tag was inspired by Jules who has given herself the challenge to use up scrap pieces of paper on her cards. So I set about making this card with that in mind. I only used scrap paper that I have in a box on my desk and some wrapping paper that I saved from a present I had back in November. This card and envelope were made for my niece's daughter for her 13th birthday. She loves to cook so decided as part of her present I would do up a bowl with ingredients in for her to make a sponge pudding (unfortunately forgot to take phot of present!!) but her is the card.

Many thanks for taking a look.

Penny Black Challenge
Craft your days away