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Bath Time!

This card using a Charmed Crafts Digital image I have coloured the image with the following pro markers: Tea Green Gold Canary Cocoa Satin Powder Blue Artic Blue Duck Egg Cool Aqua I added some stickles glitter glue to the bubbles to look like foam I used the dotty cuttlebug embossing folder and used the debossed side on the card The papers are all from my stash This card is for the following challenges: Friday Sketchers - Sketch I have followed Art Walk Friday - Blue & White Dotties World - Blue Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Christmas Pressies

This card uses two images that I got from Bugaboo Stamps Having won a voucher from the Christmas Card All Year Round Challenge I have coloured them using the following pro markers: Cool Grey 2 Cool Grey 4 Azure Sky Blue Pastel Blue Denim Blue Satin Ivory Poppy Tan Caramel I cut the images using my nestabilities dies and then inked the edges using my Blue Peralized Brilliance ink pad I added the little parcels and sentiment Then finished with a bit of stickles glitter glue This is for the following challenges: My Time To Craft - Brand Spanking New - My new images Crafty Catz - Choose a past challenge - I chose Stitching Challenge 51 Sketch and Stash - Choose a past sketch I chose Sketch no. 4 Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

Winter

This card uses an image from Polly Craft I have coloured her using the following pro markers: Ice Grey 4 Cool Grey 4 Magenta Caramel Satin Tan Plum Amethyst Purple Orchid Mulberry
I have used a Tim Holts embossing folder for the effect of ice - its called cracked I brought with some a blog voucher I won on Simon Says Challenge I used some dies that I brought from the local Craft Shop at Rye to cut mats that I mounted the image onto - sorry cannot remember the make of the dies I finished with a strip of Glitter Card and some confetetti snowflakes Thanks for Looking This Card is for the following challenges: Polly Craft - White Christmas Passion for Pro Markers - Anything Goes Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday - The sketch I have followed The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland x Nicky x

Mums Christmas Card 2010

This card using a great image form Just Inklined Digital Stamps I have coloured them using my promarkers and on the tree my glitter pens I cut the image out using spellbinders nestablilies and also on the mat The background is simply two off cuts riped and stuck onto the red card stock This image is perfect for my mum as she has always had tortoises and still has three today Happy New Year to Everyone This card is for the Passion for Promarkers Challenge - Anything Goes x Nicky x

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Well its the last Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday of 2010 If you wonder why I have uploaded photos of my desk and drawer pop over to JuliaBlog Stamping Ground and have a nose around the world at what our fellow crafter have been up to! I had a great trip around last week and managed to visit everyone. Sorry for the photos this week its nearly 10.00am here and its still dark, grey and murky. On my desk this week is the start of some wedding invitations A friend at work is getting married next year and after I gave her one of my homemade Christmas cards she asked if I could do her wedding invitations. She has an idea that she has described to me that I have done and I am also doing a couple of other options for her so she can choose which one she wants. In the photo above you can see one of the pull out shelves that makes my desk bigger when I need to spread out more - there is one either side

The drawer this week is the second one down on the right and it hold all the bits I need to grab easily.…

Christmas Eve Birthday

This card is for my nephew who will be 21 on Christmas Eve I have used a lovely craft robo template from UKscrappers The paper in the background is a slightly shiny red paper That I then used the Tim Holts Embossing folder on (I brought this with the Simon Says Voucher I won a few weeks ago) I tore the paper and mounted the words I wanted it to look like it was graffiti on the wall This card is for the following challenge: Simon Says - Anything Goes Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Lots of Santa's Helper

These cards all use images from Mo's Digital Pencil I have coloured them using my pro markers and glitter sakura pens I have finished the hats with my stickles glitter glue The text that runs across the front of the card I did in word and printed The words say 'Santa's Little Helpers' I finished the cards with some shiny green tape This is for the following challenge: Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ To use an image of Santa or the word Santa Mo's Digital Pencil - Fantasies & Fairies Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

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It's that time again when we get to nose at Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday If you want to see more desks pop over to the Queen of the Desks Julia On my desk this week are three projects one is a card for my nephew who is 21 on Christmas eve The other is an exploding box and under my sizzix is the startings of my mums Christmas card
The drawer this week is the top one on the right side of my chair In this drawer is my Bind-it-All tool kit My brother labeller Perfect Pearls and Embossing powders Heat Gun and a selection of Ribbons

This is my conversatory where are dining room table lives I have been sat there today cutting the bits for the 21st card with my craft robo Nice a cosy with a calor gas heater on For those of you that read last weeks I was taken to the German Christmas Markets by my friend for my birthday We had a great time because of the snow it took us 5 hours to get there rather than then the 3 hours it would normally take If ever you get the chance to go grab it it was wonderful


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Whats on my workdesk Wednesday? After my showing off last week of visiting all the desk I think I only managed about 30 this week but I still enjoyed the nosey round - hopefully I will have more time this week! Well on my workdesk this week is not a lot! This week has been a really busy one and my crafting has taken a bit of back seat It was all for a good reason as I have been spoilt for the last 3 days because it was my 40th Birthday I had shopping treat, meals visits from family and lots of lovely presents On present is to visit some craft shops in the New Year with spending money! Another is a Falconry experience day I am also being taken by my friend to Germany on Saturday for the day to see the German Christmas Markets Really excited as I have only been abroad a couple of times and never to Germany See said I had been spoilt
The drawer I am showing this week is my drawer that sits in the centre of my desk under my main craft area Its a large drawer and as you can see I use it hold some 12 …

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Whats On Your workdesk Wednesday? Its that time of the week again and last week I managed to visit everyone A QUICK PLEA Some blogs I struggle to leave messages as you have word verification on and being dyslexic I really struggle with it - if you could turn it off I am sure it would help lots of people If you worried about whats posted on you blog just tick that it needs approval before being seen by everyone that way you still have control Any how onto my desk - no pictures of Ernie my poorly Morris Minor as because of the snow we did not have post for about 5 days so I am still waiting for the spares to arrive so I can put him back together For those that wanted to see my garage workdesk including oily rags as saying goes what this space! On my craft desk this week are some new goodies that I brought with some Blog Candy Voucher I won on the Simon Says Challenge site I got a new Sew Easy stitching head, two set of Tim Holts embossing folders (my first Tim Holts items) and some stickles agai…

Santa I can Explain!

This card using an image from Bugaboo She is coloured using pro markers and some glitter glue The gold is done by my metallic pro marker The papers on this card came free with a craft magazine I was given Snowflake peel offs and holly leave from stash This card is for the following challenges: Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch I have followed Secret Crafter ~ Christmas Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Christmas Goth

This card using an image from Pollycraft I have coloured her using my promarkers and a little glitter glue Cut her and the shape for the sentiment using my oval nestabilities Mounted them onto silver card and cut around by free hand The paper is from Papermania Deck the Hall pad Ribbon was from create and craft sale The chipboard glitter holly leaves and berries came free with a magazine last Christmas This card is for the following challenges: Pollycraft ~ Chipboard Art Walk Friday ~ Red & Green Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch I have followed Speedy The Cat ~ Red & Green Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

Humbug

This card uses a new image from Mo's Digital Pencil I have coloured him using my promarkers The papers I have used come from the DCWV Winter Matstack The striped paper was not large enought so I took two bits and joined them together The senitment was done on word Then cut using my Purple Cow cutter and edged in ink This card is for the following challenges: Cards for Men ~ Christmas Sketch n Stash ~ The sketch I have followed
Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Christmas Friends

On this card is a wonderful image from Mo's Digital Pencil I have coloured the friends using my pro markers Then added a little glitter as its Christmas! The lace was cream coloured but I wanted it blue so I used my Brilliance Pearlized Powder Blue ink pad and changed it to the colour I wanted The snowflakes are silver peel offs and the two circles are glittered stickers The sentiment across the bottom came from an Kanban card kit from QVC I distressed the paper a little and backed it with white glitter card This card is for the following challenges: Secret Crafter - Three Snowflakes, Two Circles and Lace Mo's Digital Pencil - Glitz and Glimmer Cute Card Thursday - The Blues Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Santa's Helper

This card uses an image from Mo's Digital Pencil Coloured using my pro markers and some glitter glue The background paper is from a pad I brought ages ago and I cannot remember from where On the blue card I used my Sew Easy tool from We R Memory Keepers I have used some green thread for the running stitch Love this tool and enjoying playing with it
The embellishments came from a kit I brought from QVC a few Christmas's ago I thought they were a bit plain so I used my pro markers to add some colour This card is for the following challenges Simon Says - The sketch I have followed The Pink Elephant - Blue, Green and Red Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Christmas Dog

The image I have used on this card is from Imag-e-nation I have coloured him using pro markers and then some accents with glitter glue I cut the image using my oval nestabilities and used a red pro marker to give an edge The paper I have used has been in my stash ages and I cannot remember were I brought it It was not big enough to cover the sheet so I joined to pieces together The flowers I cut on my craft robo and then draw around the edges with my red sakura pen To Finish the flowers I added a pearl drop in the centre The sentiment was printed off from my PC This is for the following challenges Digital Tuesday - Animals at Christmas Time Sketch Saturday - The sketch I have followed Thanks for looking x Nicky x

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Well its that time of the week when we all get to nosey at every ones workspace If you do not have a clue what I am talking about have a look over on Julia's Blog Stamping Ground But be warned it can get addictive! I took these pictures late Tuesday evening as with the weather I will be leaving even earlier than normal for work in the morning! Hope you are all have a warm and cosy Wednesday. Well as you can see from the first photo not a lot is going on on my craft desk at the moment In fact nothing at all the reason being is I have been busy working in the snow on my other workbench in the garage! Below is a picture of my 43 years Morris Traveller called Ernie Well last week on his daily 50mile trip to and from work he blew his head gasket and had to hitch a ride home on the back of a recovery truck!
Now luckily I am a fully qualified mechanic so have spent the evening in the garage removing the cylinder head I have now ordered a new head gasket but because of the snow may have to wait a …

Letter for Santa

This card has an image from Imag-E-Nation that I brought recently I have coloured the image using my pro markers Then I added glitter glue for the snow and also some purple glitter on the girl The blue 'Snowflakes/Stars' are done using my new sew easy from We R Memory Keepers Once your run the tool along that makes the hole you can then just stitch it I quite like the effect of this one The papers I have had for a couple of years and are from We R Memory Keepers Winter Pad The snowflake paper I used was not big enough so I joined two sheets together The mat behind the image is from some pearlized paper I have had in my stash for ages as well sorry cannot remember where I brought it from This card is for the following challenges: Passion for Pro Markers - Old & New Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow Simon Says - Lets it Snow Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

CCAYR November

This five cards all use images from Pink Cat Studio I have coloured them all using my pro markers They all have some printed Christmas vellum on them that has been in my stash for ages The Christmas ribbons come from Create n Craft This is for the following challenge: Christmas Cards All Year Round - Trees and Ribbon Thanks for looking x Nicky x

Blue Christmas

This card using an image from Pollycraft it was a Friday Freebie a little while ago I have coloured the image using my pro markers and added a little glitter I cut the image using my spellbinders dies and mounted this onto blue card The dotty paper is the same paper as the mount just been through my big shot using a cuttlebug embossing folder The decorative edge was cut with my purple cow cutter Sentiment came with the 'Just for Men' bargain bag I brought the other week Finished with three pearl drops in the corner. This is for the following challenges Pollycraft - Feeling Blue Friday Sketchers - The sketch I have followed Crafty Catz - Christmas Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

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Thought I would be one of the last this week! Had a busy day at work but when I came home I had two parcels waiting for me So had to have my tea first then sort out boring washing then finally I got to open them :)
In one parcel was a sew easy kit by We R Memory Keepers I like the sewing effect on cards but my machine broke and I cannot be bothered with all the pricking lol With this I can sew or do faux stitching but it gives a nice even holes to follow I also received some decoupage and a embossing folder of drips So my desk doesnt look as tidy as normal but everything will be put in it place later
On my journey to show you what I keep in my drawers My second drawer up on the left side hold my envelopes and a box of plastic number as well as my camera charger
This final picture shows my dog whose name I used for the name of my Blog Because he was found abandoned the kids named him 'Stig that was Dumped' after the book Stig of the dump His known as Stiggy and this is him hoping I am no…

Quick and Simple

This is a really quick and simple card It used a topper I have had in my stash for ages Just mounted straight on to the slightly sparkly red card I added a strip of decorative border A pre-printed sentiment and 3 buttons Took about 10min from start to finish I think we all need some quick makes with Christmas getting nearly and things getting busier This is for the following challenge: My Time to Craft - Windows Fun Simply Create - Cute as Buttons Thanks for Looking x Nicky x

Winter Eggbert

This card has a wonderful image and background from Bugaboo
The image has been coloured using the following pro markers
Lipstick Red
Ruby Poppy Crimson Powder Blue Sky Blue Azure Pale Pink Ice Grey 3 Ice Grey 5 Blender
I tore the edges of the picture to distress it and then highlighted the tear by using my Brilliance ink pad pearlescent Sky Blue
For the stitching I used my pokey tool to make holes and then a blue sakura glitter pen to join every other hole to make it look like a running stitch I think it looks ok
This card is for the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Stitching and Distressing
Cute Card Thursday - The Sketch I have followed

Thanks for looking
x Nicky x

Keyrings for Christmas

These are two keyrings I have made I have had the keyrings for ages and have only just got round to doing something with them I have used two images both from Bugaboo There have been shrunk down to the size I needed in word I then printed them onto smooth card I brought from the papermill shop They are coloured using pro markers I have distressed the edges with a little pearlescent brilliance ink. Below is the back of the cards with the sentiments which came with the images.
These are for the following challenges: Digital Tuesday - Anything with wings Secret Crafter - Homemade Christmas Gift
Thanks for looking Nicky x

Red Christmas

This card using an image from Charmed Crafts I have coloured her using my pro markers oops just noticed forgot to put the glitter glue on her boots! I have used some Christmas tree vellum that I tore for effect The red card has a sparkle in it that the camera has not picked up The ribbon down the side was from the sale on create and craft The sentiment came out of a craft magazine This card is for the following challenge: Dotties World - Anything Goes and Red Thanks for Looking Nicky x

Have a Scuba Christmas

This card using an image from google colouring pages I copied the image and flipped it Then coloured it using my pro markers The christmas tree is a pre-coloured digi tree from Charmed Crafts The fish is coloured using sakura glitter pens as are some highlights on the baubles The scuba divers bubbles are done using little wedding table decorations (sorry cannot remember the right name) The reason for this rather strange Christmas card is because its made for my stepmum who will be Egypt diving all over Christmas. This card is for the following challenge: Pollycraft - Glittery Christmas Simon Says - Sparkle Thanks for Looking Nicky x

Cats Caroling

This card uses an image from Mo's Digital Pencil I have coloured them using my pro markers On the hats I have used a little glitter glue Its Christmas glitter glue is a must lol The vellum is attached with brads Sentiment is a button with the back bits trimmed off Little ribbon just as a finishing touch This card is for the following challenge Mo's Digital Pencil - Vellum or Acetate Thanks for Looking Nicky x

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Ok its official I have played along once and am now hooked! If you do not know what I am talking about visit the Stamping Ground Blog! I did nose at everyones desks although I didn't get to leave a message on all of them. I love all the bits and bobs everyone has On my desk this week is some of the images I have been colouring to go onto cards I am just working out what papers to use with them. I always colour first then work out the papers, maybe I should try it the other way sometime!

I thought to give you something else to see I would show one of desk drawers each week This is the bottom draw on the left handside of my desk It hold my pro markers and a box of completed Christmas cards
If you are interested in the storage idea it is listed somewhere else on my blog it can be seen HERE and was featured on the passion for promarkers blog (my little claim to fame) Will hopefully get to nose - oops look at all your desks and leave some more comments this week Happy Wednesday Nicky x

Christmas Kisses

This card used a wonderful image from Just Inked Digi I have used my promarkers to colour her and then glitter glue for a bit of sparkle The charms I have had in my stash for ages sorry cannot remember where they came from Sentiment has been done using my brother labeller This card is for the following challenges: Simon Says - Prince Charming Secret Crafter - Sparkle and Shine Sketch Saturday - Sketch I have followed Thanks for Looking Nicky x

Anniversary Card

This card uses an image from Mo's Digital Pencil I have coloured them using my pro markers The flowers come from my stash Pearls are tiny sticky ones The card I have matted onto has a slight shine to it that doesnt really show up on photo The shaping on the little tags was done using my corner scissors This card is for the following challenges: Sketch and Stash - sketch I have followed Passion for Promarkers - Colours of old photographs Thanks for Looking Nicky x

Roses For You

For this card I have used an image from Karens Doodles He is coloured using my pro markers
The paper I have used I brought ages ago in a kit and liked it to much to cut up! lol
The sentiment comes from Just for men kit

This card is for the following challenges

My Time to Craft - Rhapsody of Roses
Digital Tuesday - Used something you have never used before
Friday Sketchers - Sketch I have followed

Thanks for Looking

Nicky x

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I thought as I don't have a card to share today I would join in the Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday I am quite a OCDcrafter I like everything organised and in its place! My workspace 1930's desk that is in a corner of our living room. The desk was used by a friend when he worked in our local council offices. When he passed away he left to my family in the 1990's It had been used for many years by my mum but when she moved to a bungalow she didn't have anywhere to put it, so it ended up in the loft. I had always liked it so a few years ago mum suggested it would make a good craft desk. Its a perfect craft desk it has lots of drawers of all sizes and roll top to hid all my crafting away when I am not there.
The sheet has some digi images printed on it waiting to be coloured. The sheet on the left is my pro marker chart and on the right is my list of challenges I like to enter. On the top of my desk is a tin of mingles - every crafter needs chocolate to keep them going! The littl…