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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, 21 June 2010

Me again!

Hi again, been having bit of a play at last and been using my brayer and juicy ink pads! 
(Cor WOW love them lots!!!)
Bought some new stamps too, so been having a play with them, think they are so yummy.
I stamped all the background with one of the stamps, which looks like cracked paint and was really pleased with how that came out.

This is the other one... not sure about this one? think it bit too OTT? love the colours tho... just??? hmm?
Hope to see you back soon
Take care

Saturday, 19 June 2010

At last a post!

I made this scrapbook layout recently for the Sugar and Spice DT and wanted to share it with you all.
Last Summer, we went to Brighton where my son found this ice-cream that was just about the right size! This photo said it all and was my inspiration for this scrapbook layout. As i'd used a polka dot background i wanted a dotty theme so cut out some large circles from a sheet of scrapbook paper and used some large stick on circle gem things. 
Then using the Alphabet Stamp Set i stamped out the words 'yumm' in the large circles, i stamped a border in a matching ink up the side of the photo and along the sentiment, then added a gem into the centres to continue with the theme. Was quite chuffed how it turned out, am getting into this scrapbook alot lately, and as i have tons of photos ready and waiting.... who knows?

Sunday, 6 June 2010

2nd Post today...

Well... 2 posts in one day! i am getting good :-)
Here are a few of the creations i have been making whilst missing in action....
I bought a magnolia magazine, and WOW was i liking these little characters, had a dig about and found that i had one in my stash! amazing what you find isnt it? I actually have a couple of them... even better eh?
I've also been busy making flowers, i am loving making these roses at the minute, think i am finally getting there in making them? This set is from Stampin' Up! called Vintage Vogue, must admit it's one of my fav sets at the minute, also liking the distressed look too.

Another Stampin' Up! stamp, this one is called Medallion, with the sentiment from the Oval All set, which is just such a lovely set.
Another one using the Medallion stamp, I think this stamp is just so pretty, really looks effective and seen so many gorgeous creations using this stamp... so may have to play with this one a bit more?
Well that's it for now... if i do any more today, will pop them on later, if not, then when i get a chance to post them up here.
Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again
Take care

Been having a play...

Hello all, well i've really been enjoying my break and have got all sorts done, been to London with the family and had a wonderful day... Just really enjoying the rest, its doing me the world of good.
Well, as you know im on the design team for Crafters Companion and they have set up a new Monthly Challenge Blog, once i saw what sketch the lovely Leann had done, i had to have a play, so here is mine, using the Popcorn CD, love these papers to bits - but then i would be wouldnt i? ;-)
Anyway, hopefully put some more up soon, till then
Take care

 ...and here is the sketch from the lovely Leann

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Having a well earned break! + Downloads of the month...

I know i havent been blogging for while... but i am having a seriously well earned break! have been so busy lately and had so much on, that i really need to just switch off and enjoy, and thats exactly what im doing, Hubby's orders too! 
With father's day fast approaching, i designed this set of downloads with my Dad in mind, as i Love him to bits, and remember in the long ago past (too long to mention!) that he had a car that looked so much like this one! so why not download the set from the Downloads of the month for Crafters Companion, I cant believe we are already half way through the year! Where's it gone???
Anyway... back to the cards, hoping to get few more posted as i have actually managed to get some crafting done too! yes... i really have! im over the moon about that as i havent had chance for so long to do any!