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Hi and welcome to my blog. I appreciate you stopping by and very much appreciate all your comments that you are kind enough to leave. If you enjoy what you see, please add yourself to my list of followers or leave a comment. I am proud to be on the Design Team for Crafters Companion and regularly design for them, for their wonderful CD's as well as designing the Downloads of the Month. I hope that my blog inspires and helps you to create what ever it is you want to create. Hope to see you back here soon? Take care Nicki xXx

Monday, 30 March 2009

Pink Gem Blog Candy

Cor wow, these are just sooo cute!
to be in with a chance to win these gorgeous stamps, follow the link to Pink Gem

Blog candy

Wow blog candy!! Would you like to get your hands on 72 Copic markers? I know i would! Charmed Cards & Crafts have teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd to bring you this fantastic prize. Graphics Direct Ltd are without doubt the cheapest place to get your Copics', and with outstanding customer service to boot. Runs until 10th April
To be in with a chance of winning these, follow the link
Good luck everyone

Friday, 27 March 2009

Blog Candy

Click on the link and off you go for a chance to win this candy

Royal Visit

I know its not the bestest view of my hubby! he is the one at the very front on the right! but the picture behind her is my hubby! lol
she came on royal tour on Wednesday and he met and spoke to her, he was very chuffed to have met her.
Will hopefully get one of him actually speaking to her, have to wait for the 'official' photos to be released! lol

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Chuffed to bits!

Im sooo chuffed to bits, just got in from work and theres a parcel... from funky kits, its the sugar nellie stamps! went and had a nosey the other night and accidnetally popped them into my basket.. as ya do! lol
i got:
Pen Pal, Rope swing, Demure, sitting with bear, sweet and sassy and nellie with crocheted hat! so chuffed, they just sooo cute, and whilst at work, i accidentally clicked on the site again - as you do (LOL) and ordered the gorjuss girls, wow i cannot wait for them to arrive! going to be stamping and colouring all night now!
ive been promising myself i would get them as i have seen so many people with these and i think the designs that have been made are absolutely fab, so well done everyone on your cards etc they are such an inspiration and so pretty!
so watch this space as im sure there will be a few pickies soon! and may do some demos? will have to see what i can do?
take care everyone

New baby card

Heres a card i made with the Messy Rabbits baby stamps, using some backing paper from the CD, think these are sooo cute!
I can show this now, as i know its arrived! ;-)

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Another Award

Thanks Yvonne, love you too! xxx
and as per instructions for my beautiful award, i will now award it to 5 blogs i think should have it too...
and couldnt forget Yvonne coz i love her too! aaaarh bless!
Thank you for my lovely award Von xXx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

WOW do i want to win this!

Just found this candy, and wow do i wanna win this!
To be in with a chance, just follow the link...

This morning's play!

using glimmer mists as background before i stamped the paisley pattern, then stamping a peacock, bit of colour etc, quite pleased with the colours tho!
going to have bit more of a play now! after all... its mother's day and im not allowed to do anything but craft! how awful eh? NOT!!!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Mother's Day card

been and done all my shopping... and had to pop in to several craft shops - as you do! and yes a few things slipped into my basket, but it is mother's day tomorrow and apparently im allowed, maybe i should have CHUCKED a few more things in - like a cricut machine maybe? ha! too late now i suppose! lol
anyway, had to get a card done for mum, she loves pansies, hence the card!
hope you like it?
(ooh just noticed the flowers look blue in the photo, they are actually purple!)

I want candy!!!

wow how fab is this lot?
to be in with a chance, follow the link!
good luck everyone

Blog candy!

wow how sweet are these?
To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous blog candy, pop over to this link.
Good luck!

Friday, 20 March 2009

even more candy! yummmm!

found some more candy! wow! what can i say?
theres some fab people out there giving us the chance to get our hands on this lovely stuff,
thank you to all of you xXx
heres some more from Crafters Kitchen

I know ive put this on here somewhere?

I remember putting it on here, im sure i did? but posting again in case you cant find it... i cant! hmm!
Jeannette has some fab stuff up for grabs on her blog, follow the link and good luck!

Sassy Designs have blog candy!

wow there is just sooo much here up for grabs!
follow the link to be in with a chance of winning!
good luck!


even more blog candy! wow this is fab,
all you have to do is follow the link here, to be in with a chance of winning this fab candy!

Ooh more candy!

ooh im getting hungry with all this yummy candy!
all you need to do is follow the link
isnt it yummy? oooh im wanting this, fingers crossed everyone!!!

Mini Blog Candy

Arent these just adorable? Malin has them up for blog candy and i so want them to come and live with me!
To be in with a chance visit her site and follow the link!
Good luck!
... although i will be sooo jealous if you win them! boohoo

Sunday, 15 March 2009


Will hopefully manage to trawl through the ironing today! hmmm not exactly what id like to be doing, but has to be done!
Will then hopefully get some crafting in later, am hoping to make a few cards and hopefully (fingers crossed!) another scrapbook page as i loved making this one.
Hope you all have a fab day and will post pickies once ive finished them, unless you want photo of the ironing hahaha which i doubt very much!
take care

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Finished Scrapbook Page

At last! finally finished it this morning! Whilst trawling through the mountains of washing my beautiful daughter brought back from school trip to Wales.......and yes theres lots of mud! lol
As for the scrapbook page, i am pretty chuffed with how it turned out, took a while with all the cutting and designing the words, glittering it etc.....but im really pleased and so is Chloe.
so here it is.........

The left page....

... and the right page

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Scrapbook page in the making!

I havent forgotten you all! had to go back to work yesterday after a month off so kinda getting myself back into the swing of things and fitting my crafting in too!
Have started to put together a scrapbook page of my daughter, with photos of model shoot she had done at friends party. Loved these photos soooo much that i had to put them together in scrapbook page... Have decided on colours and paper, just gotta put it all together, this is what i have collected together ready! so keep an eye as i will post it once its finished!
None of the photos are stuck on yet! have backed them all onto pink glittery paper, which i think goes really well with the photos as they have a lovely shade of pink in, and the black as a contrast! Just got to work out the layout of it all, which i think is going to be the harder part?
Wish me luck!
take care and catch ya soon

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Glimmer Mist Fairy!

Had to funk up these scrapbook papers coz they 'needed' a little something! some embossed etc on them to make them look bit more alive?
As for Glimmer Mists! well... the background has been misted, so has the green under the fairy and had to use the new fairy... Zinnia, must admit she is my absolute favourite, she is just soooo pretty, so as i couldnt think what else to add to the page, had to fairy it up a bit!
Am pleased with how it came out tho! Glimmer mists just add that little bit of sparkle needed! and with a bit of glitter.....

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Not sure?

Made this as i was inspired by the colours of the scrapbook page, green and pink which looked fab, glimmer misted the background in the same colours (although they dont look the same colour?) but i think it needs something else? but what? hmmm?
ideas on a postcard to.........! LOL

WOW! Glimmer Mist!!!

Cor WOW! Glimmer Mist sprays are just absolutely gorgeous! bought 2 yesterday from Sugar and Spice (fab shop by the way!), but knew id have to go back and get some more......which i did! hahaha
Look at these colours?

And this is a card i made, yep changed my colour scheme from pink, brown and blue to these really gorgeous rich colours, which i decided on after id messed about with colouring the cuttlebugged part. I glimmer misted the polka dot cuttlebug background, found some really yummy orange ribbon lurking in the depths of my ribbon box and stamped some of the little flowers and hey presto! was rather chuffed with it.

Off to play some more with these glimmer mists! will post them later.....
take care

Friday, 6 March 2009

Crafters Companion Flower Fairy Friends

Here are the samples that i made for the launch of the new Crafters Companion flower fairy friends CD. Due for Launch on Saturday 7th March, at 9pm on Ideal World. Im very ecited about this CD and stamps to match, they are absolutely beautiful and were lovely to work with. I hope you also enjoy the CD and the stamps?

My new toys!!!!

I been buying some inks, gonna have such fun with these!
Bought them all from Sugar and Spice as Marion was just soooooo helpful in converting me and convincing me that they were a must have!
Will post my pickies soon........off for a play now! oooooohhhhhhh the excitement! lol

Card i made earlier....

Here's a card i made from yesterday's play about, got a distressing thing going on and a colour thing too! browns, blues this time?
Not sure if it needs anything else tho? will have a think about it? maybe bit of glitter somewhere? butterfly or the flowers?

Thursday, 5 March 2009

The creations i have been working on!

These are what i have been working on, with stamps and cuttlebug and trying different techniques! haven't decided what im going to do with them yet? no doubt they will go onto a card, but still having a play!

Pink, Blue and Brown day!

Started off today by doing this card, which yes i know is the same as the one in the craft stamping magazine, liked it that much that i made it for my mum for mothers day!

Been playing with my cuttlebug and got this blue, pink and brown thing going on? colours look really nice together! although they havent come out as i had liked, but i did a variation on a theme with the following 2 cards, was quite pleased how they came out, used inks, sakura pens for some of the colourings.

Bought the new sizzix embossing plate, which i think is really pretty, embossed onto plain pink card and then sanded the pattern and gems for the centres and some glitter glue, couple flowers and hey presto! lol another card!
Have also been having a play with some other stamps (Elusive images) and painted them, but havent done them onto a card yet, if i get a minute, i will take photo and upload them before and after shots!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Busy bees

Heres a card i made today, using the busy bees stamps, which i think are gorgeous, have a cutesy thing going on at the minute i think? but i just love this little bee on the swing!

I love Daisy and Dandelion
These are just so cute! i have become a fan of them as they just are the cutest!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Been doing tidying!!!

Ok, yes i did the dreaded tidying up! was in such a mess.... although still looks it! think i need a bigger room? once i'd cut all my new stamps out and managed to stash them away (into my organised chaos) thought id better have a bit of tidy! and yes.... i do work in that lot! hahaha