Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I did !!!

I still can't believe it yes I'm still in a state of shock!!! I have been selected to be part of the ICSketches Design Team. I would like to thank Dawn at ICSketches and take this opportunity to introduce the other new DT members Heather - Meredith & Stacy congrats to you too.

Nicky :0)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Saucy ....

 I just love this digi image kindly offered to me by a friend as I didn't have any idea what to do for a 40th male birthday card. Not sure what else to say but take a look .....

Card Receipe:
Digi Image kindly donated, Sentiment freebie & Circular Sentiment - Cats Life Press
Papers - Cappella Sonata & Rusty Pickles / White Chocolate Bunny
Promarkers to colour image

Many thanks for looking.
Nicky xx

Monday, 26 July 2010

My Little Pony

Well only a few days into the school holiday and yes Holly is already bored. In fact we only had a few hours on the first day of the holidays before she started, only another 6 weeks!!!! I have made this card for my niece who like Holly loves horses. I am entering for the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog this week they have a great sketch to follow and Allsorts Penny Black Challenge which is a burst of colour.

I used the following to make the card:
Penny Black Stamp - Minding Shelty, The Greeting Farm - Whimsical Greetings Set,
 Kelly Panacci - Stitches
Basic Grey Papers -Origins
Stampin up - Ribbon, Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals Die, Sizzix - Tag
Paper Flowers - Hero Arts

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card. Nicky xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

DT call

Only one more day at school and then it's 6 weeks holiday. My husband thinks my job is great all this holiday, but I have to remind him I still have Holly to look after so my 1-2-1 Teaching assistant job is no different when I'm on holiday to when I am at work!!!
 This is my card for the ICS DT call. They have some great sketches to follow and their blog and DT work are very inspiring. You have to follow a sketch which can be found using the above link, choose another sketch to follow and select your favourite card from your own blog. You only have until the 24th July to enter.

This is the same card but decided to add sentiment as I am using for  a christening card.

Card Receipe:
Rabbit Stamp - Not sure who by,My Minds Eye - Script background & swirl
Stampin up - Hodgepodge hardware
Bazzill & Crate paper - Sweet Branch Collection 'Spendid'
Friskar - Corner punch
Promarkers to colour
Thank you for taking the time to look.
Nicky xx 

Friday, 16 July 2010

Anything Goes!!!!

Well what a change in weather. The wind is blowing here today and will certainly blow away the cobwebs!!! I've decided to create a card that can be combined for 3 challenges this week. The first is for Inspirational Card Sketches here they give you a sketch to follow which I find helps me. (They are also running a DT call at the moment too) Second is for The Stamp Man fortnightly challenge a new blog challenge their theme is "Anything Goes". and finally the For Fun Challenges which is to use any meduim to colour with.

Card Receipe:
Digi Image - Not sure where image came from,Stampin up - Sentiments,
Whiff of Joy - Swirl,  Kelly Panacci - Stitches
Cosmo Cricket Paper - Schools Out - More Fish in the Sea
Coloured using Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Thank you so much for taking the time to view my card. Nicky xx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Teacher's Card

Well what a wet and horrible day, a bit of a contrast to last weeks weather!! Me I am on count down ready to break up for the summer holidays. Only 6 days left at work and approx 7 weeks holiday...... Have made this card today for Holly's teacher, I know I have left it late but if you know me that is usual. I'm going to enter for the following challenges as well Squiggles  whose theme is Swirls, stitches & scallops set by Lou and Cute Card Thursday whose theme is school's out for summer!!

Card Reciepe:
Miss Evie - Squiggles digi stamp, Kelly Panacci - Stitches, My Minds Eye - Swirl,
 Studio g - Alphabet stamps & Stampin up Sentiment.
Stampin up - Scallop Punch, Stampin up - Paper edge punch & Woodware - Circle punch.
Promarkers, Versa cubes, Cork, Tim Holz paper clip, page from old dictionary & kraft card - scrap card.

Thank you for taking the time to look. Nicky xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

A bit of a flutterby ... butterfly

What another lovley week. Have spent Wednesday afternoon watching Holly in her sports day. She did really well getting to 1st's and a 2nd. With all this sunshine around I found myself making a card with a bit of a summer feel to it.

Card Receipe
The Greeting Farm Stamps - Butterfly Wishes. Kelly Panacci - Stitching stamp. Bazzill & Daisy Bucket  - Perfect Harmony papers.

I just love all The Greeting Farm stamps they just adorable and one of my favourite at the moment. This card will be winging it's way to Sir Stampalot. Hugs Nicky xx