Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A tag and card.....

First time with this lovely Greeting Farm image. So had a little play made a card and a tag. Used totally different colours just to see how she looked. Good excuse to have ago at using my sewing machine which had to have the dust blown off it!! Yesterday was great lots of chilling - chat with friends, coffee & some crafting!!! Thought would enter for the following challenge: Allsorts & Passion for Promarkers

Handmade Tag
Stamp - The Greeting Farm - Happy Days Stamp Set & My Minds Eye - Swirl.
Papers - Basic Grey -Origins
Sizzix - Flower Layer Set ( 656062)
Ribbon from stash & coloured using watercolour pencils & button

Stamp - The Greeting Farm - Happy Days Stamp Set & Woodware clear sentiments stamp set
Papers - Imaginisce - Snowy Jo Tinsel to the top
Nesties - Ovals
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace punch
Tim Holtz - Mini Paper clip
Coloured using promarkers

Most of the products are brought from my favourite craft store Sir Stampalot

Thank you for looking. Nicky xxx

Friday, 21 May 2010

Cupcake Challenge

Thought this card might fit the Cupcake Challenge .... blooms and charms. A bit of a trial card - it folds out with the image on the inside and just peeking through the flower cut out. Think it works!!!

Stamps - The Greeting Farm (Happy Days)  - Kelly Panacci (faux stitching) - Whiff of Joy (swirls)
Nestabilites - Big scalloped circle lg
Papers - Basic Grey (6x6 origins)
Woodware Punches - Leaf
EK Success - small tag punch
Stash - Charm - Brown linen thread - Crystal stickers cluster gems

Most of the products can be purchased from Sir Stampalot. Happy crafting. Nicky xx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Allsorts Birthday

Happy Birthday to you all at Allsorts Challenge. Great challenge this week and have already forwarded my answer to Brenda and here is my card which I had made for Holly friends birthday on Saturday. Unfortunately Holly didn't make the party due to conjuntivitus.

Stamp- Magnolia Fairytale (Tilda With Jolly Roger Flag ) - Prima go green concepts stamp (postcard) - Rubbadubbadoo (coastal summer & at the beach)
Cuttlebug - Embossing plate Numbers
Papers from scrap box
Page out of old dictionary

Thank you for looking. Nicky xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

It's all about chat and a little sparkle!!

This card was inspired by several challenges this week. Creative Card Crew (sketch)- Squiggles Stamp Challenge(to use kraft) & Papertake weekly challenge (Sparkle). All very good challenges in their own rights but great when you combine more than one.

 Sketch - Creative card crew
 Stamps - Squiggles (Chatty Girl) - Whiff of Joy (swirls) - Kelly Panacci (faux stitching)
 Papers- From scrap box
 Punches - Woodworks flowers
 Gems - from stash
 Page form old dictionary

Thanks for the challenges. Nicky xx

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Blossom & Butterflies...

I have made this card for the Sir Stampalot challenge blossom & butterflies. Have included a fairy as well as she is new and felt she fitted in with my design. I have just purchased some promarkers to have a play with, quiet like the effect but need to practise but not a bad first attempt me thinks.... This was my second attempt at the bottom part of the card as I didn't like it and my husband said it was to fussy. So simplfied it in the end.

I used:
Stamps -  Liliy of the Valley - Fairies on tiptoes, Whiff of Joy - Swirls (spring 2009 kit), My Minds Eye - Swirls, Dovecraft - Solid butterfly with swirl

Promarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Amethyst, Slate, Caramel, Sandstone, Buttercup, Moss & Pear Green

Nestabilities - Big Scallop Circle Lg

Woodcraft - Mini butterfly punch

Papers from stash and scrap box

Linen thread and button from stash

Happy crafting and thank you for visiting. Nicky xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

The 3 Little Pigs!!!

Blew the dust off this stamp. Haven't used for a little while so thought I would have a go with it again.

I used:
Stamps - Whipper Snapper - Piggy back, Kelly Panacci - Faux stitching & Stampin up - Whimsical Words.

Sizzix Dies - Flower Layers set & Decorative Accent W/ Flowers ( I used this for the swirl but cut it up into smaller pieces).

Nestabilities - Label 1

Papers - Papermania - Springtime, Stampin up - Pink dots & others are from my stash and scrap box.

I have entered for the For Fun Challenges

Thank you for looking Nicky xx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

It's My Party!!

Decided to have a play with my new squiggle stamps which I won. To create a birthday card for my friends daughter. Very girlie and pink I thought, not too sure whether I have over done the pink though..... I was inspired by the papers which my good friend Crafty Lou gave to me. (thanks Lou)

Card Receipe


Squiggles Stamp - Gifts Calore

Kelly Panacci - Border Stamps (stitching)

Stampin up - Whimsical Words

My Minds Eye - Swirl


Woodware - Retro Flower Punches

Nestabilities - Big Scalloped Circle Lg

Stampin up - Scallop circle punch


Watercolour pencils to colour image

Brad from stash

Versa cube pinecone to edge
Versa cube opera pink

Happy crafting. Nicky xxx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge

What a great sketch they have provided at Whiff of Joy Challenge. Have had the image below for a little while and thought this would be the ideal card to use her. Had lots of fun stitching her laces on her shoes - putting the little gems on her hairband and ribbon and also stitching the twigs on to add a bit something for the swing to be attached to.
Card Receipe:
Whiff of Joy - Spring Kit 2009 - Girl
Whiff of Joy - Swing with Roses
Whiff of Joy - Christmas Swirls
Stampin up - Sentiment - One of a Kind
Kelly Panacci - Faux Stitching
Papers from a good friend Lou not sure who they are by
Twig from garden
Ribbon is Stampin up
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch

Happy crafting Nicky xx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Allsorts Challenge

The challenge this week for Allsorts Challenge is animals. So have just made this cute Christening card for a friends little boy with a rabbit on it, so thought I would enter it for the challenge too.

Card Receipe:
Magnolia Stamp - Rabbit
Hero Arts - Its Your Day sentiment
Whiff of Joy Swirls
From Stash
Woodware Retro - Flower Punches
EK Success - Bracket Punch

 Thanks for looking, Nicky xxx

Monday, 3 May 2010

Lazy Afternoon

This is a card for my husbands brother's birthday. Sat yesterday having a play with bits and pieces both old and new.

Card Reciepe:

  • Lili of the Valley Stamp - Lazy Afternoon

  • Magnolia - Toadstools

  • Studio g - Alphabet stamp set series 1

  • Stampin up - Bird Punch

  • Stampin up - Jewellery Tag punch

  • EK Success - Bracket Edger punch

  • Page from old dictionary

  • Versa pinecone cube to edge work

  • Watercolour Pencils to colour image
Thank you for looking. Hugs Nicky xxx