Monday, 23 November 2009

Allsorts Challenge

The challenge for this week on is to use a christmas song to design you card. Mine is "Let it Snow, Let Snow, Let it Snow"

I have used:
  • Anita's Wooden snowman stamp (forgot I had this one!!!)
  • Sentiment stamp brought from Papermill
  • Stampin up 1 1/4 circle punch
  • Woodware 1 1/2 circle punch
  • Stampin up flower punch
  • Martha Stewart doily punch
  • Stampin up green paper
  • Christmas paper Dovecraft
  • Brads & bits from stash
Hugs from Nicky x x

Friday, 20 November 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge

The challenge this week was a sketch I decided to have a go at doing it in a sepia effect, not sure but it got me using colours I wouldn't normally use!!
I used:
  • Whiff of Joy - Uru and Bird
  • Woodware flower punches
  • Martha Stewart doily punch
  • Stampin up ribbon
  • Borrowed punch for branches
  • Sentiment and card were purchased from The Papermill Shop
  • Brads dovecraft
  • Charm from stash
  • Versamark - watermark pad used to create snowflake and words on card
Hugs Nicky xxx

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Whiff of Joy Stamp

I just love my new Whiff of Joy stamp - Willow with cookies. Couldn't wait to use it. I'm off work at the moment with some stomach bug so rather than being bored I surfed the net and found that Whiff of joy have a challenge so thought I might have a go. The challenge was to use the colours orange, brown and ivory.
I used :
  • Whiff of Joy Stamp - Willow with Cookies
  • Stampin up - Orange Paper
  • Craft Paper-Static collection Gravity
  • Brown Dotty paper from stash
  • The paper Company - Gold dainty Filigree
  • Martha Stewart Doily punch
  • Stampin up Scallop Oval punch
  • Stampin up Sentiment
  • Woodware Flower Punches
  • Branch punch borrowed from Fleur
  • Buttons, brads, charms & butterfly from craft stash.

I really like this card and I used colours that I wouldn't normally use, so found it a bit of a challenge. Nicky xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

My New Stamp

I just had to have ago. This my new stamp from Whiff of joy.

I used:

  • Rose Tinted Christmas paper - the Christmas multi stack
  • Whiff of Joy stamp - Uru and bird & Christmas flourishes
  • Rubadubbadoo - Bethlehem set for sentiment
  • Little red beads donated by my good friend Fleur ( don't know what I would do with out her!!)
  • Nestabilities - Labels 1
  • Woodware flower punches

No good will have to start my Christmas cards!!! Nicky

Christmas Wreath

I decided to make my own Christmas wreath after I spotted these heart shaped entwined twigs. So with a few beads some berries, a bell, cinnamon sticks, and ribbon this is what I created.

My Mum liked it so much I had to create one for her too!!! I really need to start getting ready for Christmas as I haven't brought a thing yet or started my cards!! See you soon Nicky xx


Our friends have had a little baby boy born on Saturday. So with the help of my friend Fleur and her craftroom supplies I created this card for them. Thanks Fleur for the advice and lone of the stamps and your stash of paper.

I have used:

  • Sweet baby pastel - Blue baby words American Traditional Design Papers & blue paper from Fleurs stash.
  • Magnolia baby rabbit stamp.
  • Silver heart charm.
  • Christmas flourishes from Whiff of Joy.
  • Blue button from stash.
  • Sentiments are both Stampin up.
  • Martha Stewart Lace doily punch.
  • Nestabilies for scalloped circle and circular punches.

I would like to thank Fleur again for her help and will see some of you tonight at Fleurs. Nicky xx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Another quick birthday card!!

I know I need to be more prepared but I need a card for a party that Holly is going to tomorrow so I have stayed up to make this one.

I used Stampin up paper from stash, stampin up scallop circle & circle 1 1/4" punches. Woodware 1 1/2" circle punch. Magnolia with Ladybird stamp. Leaf punch I borrowed from Fleur & hero arts - It's your Day stamp. I'm off to bed now!!! Happy crafting Nicky xxx

Friday, 6 November 2009

Our Little Angel

I have created a special card for our baby daughter Ashleigh who died in Dec 07. She would have been two on Nov 9th. It's something I feel I have to do & maybe it is part of my grieving process.... but I know we all miss her and she is always in our thoughts.

I used : Crate paper - Static collection - Torn, Check patterned paper from stash & Junkitz - flower.ful dots. Stampin up - One of a Kind flower stamp and punch. Sizzix - flower, branch leaf set. Sarah Kay - Spring is Back stamp. Tim Holtz - ticket "Love". Red heart I made a while back and found in stash and finally wording was typed in word. Hugs Nicky xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Post it Note Holder

A little present Holly & I made for my sister for her birhtday (which is on Thursday she is 5 minutes older than me!!) She's not into craft but likes her shopping & housework (unlike me!). So we thought we would make her this to go in her handbag and the image we thought worked as she likes housework. Also it gave Holly & I a bit of Mummy & daughter bonding time...