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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

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Some more cards...

These are some more that i made as samples for my first Stampin' Up! party recently. Made two cards using the same theme, but 2 different layouts!

Both use the SU Spot On roller wheel stamp and real red ink and cardstock, also used SU brads gold and silver and the oval all and scallop oval punches from SU. The above one used some SU real red ribbon.

I love this stamp set purely for this image, its the Mr & Mrs set, and this image is just so sweet! I used Kraft Card, and Kraft coloured designer series paper for the background pattern, Brilliant blue card and ink and close to cocoa ink and some gems i had in stash. Also some ribbon i had in stash that matched perfectly!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

on a roll now!

I had my first Stampin' Up! party the begining of September and had to make some samples to show, and here are a few of the samples that i made... managed to photograph them all at last!

Stamps set:SU soft Summer and fast flowers wheel stamp.
Card stock: whisper white, old olive
certainly celery ribbon, old olive and so safron ink pads.

Love this set, but its now on the last chance list! its Office accoutrement, and i used certainly celery and real red in ink, card and ribbon. Also used totally tabs stamps and punch for the side tabs. Finished off the flowers with little diamante stones.

This is also on my list of fav stamp sets, just love the funkiness of the set! theyre such neat flowers! Using More mustard card, white card and real red, certainly celery, close to cocoa, brocade blue ink, real red button and some thread, and the greeting is from Occasional greetings set. Also used some of the patterned paper from the designer series papers, more mustard.
If your interested in purchasing any of these products, please feel free to email me and id be more than happy to place an order for you!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Tada...... at last, a post with some cards on!!!

I finally got round to photographing some of the creations ive been making, but not got round to posting due to the hectic problems ive been encountering lately, so should have some posts ready for you!
I love this stamp set, its so cute! Its called Garden Whimsy by Stampin' Up!, and the products i used were, Whisper White card stock along with Real red and Basic black card. All other products used to create it (except for the diamonte's) are Stampin' Up! products, Ink pads used are Real Red, basic black, Old olive and pixie pink. Punches used are Scallop Oval, large oval and the scalloped border punch.

From the Mr & Mrs Stampin' Up! set, i used this flower as the theme for the set and Lavendar Lace for the colour. I used Forever Flowers stampin wheel to add stamped image to the candles, so that it all matched. Inside the set are set of cards and envelopes. (bottom picture)

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Operation went well!

Doggy had her operation today, to remove her tumour from her foot, had her toe removed and nearly all of her back pad, looks sooo sorry for herself! what with having her teeth removed couple weeks back and now this! Shes on tons of pain killers - thankfully! and has lots to take, couldnt bear to see her in pain. She gotta go back every few days to have her dressing changed, first one Monday... so will get chance to see her little foot!
Ive had so much on my plate lately... hopefully my luck will change soon? ... and the dogs! shes really going through it, bless her heart.
On another note... pops is doing well and coping better, so thats brill! gotta have his plaster on for 5 more weeks, then hopefully things can go back to normal? I hate being out of my routine, drives me nuts, but things are chucked at us and we have to deal with em eh???
Sorry about the lack of posting, hope you all understand? will get something done soon hopefully and get it posted for you all.
Till then, take care

Monday, 14 September 2009

I did this last month for the Sugar and Spice design team, but with one thing and another recently, havent had a chance to post it! so thought whilst i had 10mins spare to pop it up here for you to see! there are lots more over there to look at that we have all been creating and its such a brill shop too! so if you get a chance pop over to the blog and better still, pop over to the shop!
Using Cute as a Button stamps from Sugar and Spice and memento ink pads, and a pink theme (pink has to be my fav colour!) i made the following card, i think i have a major flower thing going on a the minute, as everything im making has a flower in it, on or or is a flower!

Back to the stamps, as soon as i saw them, i knew they would be just soooo much fun! They are just totally cute, and the possiblilities of uses for them, you can use them for so many things, i could be here all day with list after list of uses for the buttons! So i had to use them for this months project, they are called Cute as a Button stamps from Sugar and Spice. I love the stitching on them too, such a brill set of stamps!

Well thats me now for a couple weeks, so see you then, with my next creation!
Till then, take care

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Hi everyone, thank you for your lovely thoughts and wishes, Pops has had his new plaster put on and is more comfortable, enjoying all the fuss of us all running round like headless chickens after him! Im going off my crust with the animals! lol bird loves to sqawk lots, buts thats what they do... but it kinda drives ya nuts constantly! dog is a little nuisance, running around constantly and yapping at anything that moves, my dog been a super star, taking it all in her stride, so really proud of her, she been soooo good considering.
On another brill note... had a rather large parcel from Stampin' Up! yesterday with some new bits soon to be released at the end of the month, so when i get a chance i will have a good look through that and have a play! got some other crafting stuff im gonna have to get sorted, so will set myself some time and get all that done! cant have this eating into severe crafting time now can we?
Hope your all well and thanks again for your lovely comments
take care

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Going to be awol!

Hi all, hope your all well? sorry to say im going to be AWOL for bit, as its kinda manic here at the minute! My 82 year old father in law fell over on Saturday and has broken his leg!!! so hes in plaster from top to bottom, and i have a total menagerie of animals at my house to look after as well as the old fella! So once i get a chance, i will pop on and see you all, so take care till i see you, and sorry i wont be about, hopefully i will get a chance at some point to come and say hi and post some stuff, but i havent even got the time to do any crafting at the minute! aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhh how will i cope? lol
take care, see you really soon

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Downloads of the month...

Well its Download of the month time again at Crafters Companion, and this is the set i designed for this month. In going with the bear theme as Popcorn the bear was released, i designed this set with bears in mind. Love this bear, he is just sooo cute! These are the 3 samples i made with the papers, to get your FREE papers, log in to Crafters Companion and they are in the Download of the month section. Enjoy, and id love to see what you create with them too, so put your link on here and id love to come and see what youve made!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Stampin' Up! last chance list... hurry before it's sold out!!!

Stampin' UP! have released their last chance list, so we sadly we have to say goodbye to some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp Sets and Designer Series Papers that we have been able to order, but that is only to make way for something New!
Why not have a look now at whats on the Last Chance List, then let me know what you would like to order. You can get up to 50% off some of the products! ... now that in itself is a brilliant offer! And dont forget, the Last Chance List is only available whilst stocks last, so if there is anything that you would like before its retired, don’t wait for it to hopefully be available some time later because it wont be available to buy anymore, if you want it, order it, before it’s all gone!
Hope to hear from you soon, if you want to place an order, contact me as soon as possible, so i can put your order in before stocks go!
You can click on the image to take you to the Last Chance list.