Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Bath Time!

This card using a Charmed Crafts Digital image
I have coloured the image with the following pro markers:
Tea Green
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
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
Sky Blue
Pastel Blue
Denim Blue
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


This card uses an image from Polly Craft
I have coloured her using the following pro markers:
Ice Grey 4
Cool Grey 4
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


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
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. As you can see there is my rolls of tape, glue, 3d foam, peel offs and stickers.
There is also a stamp with a splodge person and my name that I put on the back of anything I make.
Hope you have enjoyed a little look into my crafting world
I wish everyone a very
Happy New Year and a Great 2011
See you next year!
x Nicky x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

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


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
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

Happy Christmas to Everyone


x Nicky x

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


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 x 12 papers
Plus all my odds and sods so that its easy to grab when I am crafting
I will show you my main paper storage later on
For those of you wondering how my Little Morris Minor Ernie is coming on
the parts I have been waiting for arrived on Saturday
I had Monday of work so lapped the values and replaced the cylinder head gasket
and put him back together
The above picture is of the back workbench and tool board of the garage
With Ernie's head waiting to be refitted and the oily rags that so many people asked to see!
This picture show the side work bench and tool board
A bit of mess, but as you see even my tools I like organised just like my crafting, the spaces are the tools I was using at the time to fix the car,
The little blue stool is because I am a little vertically challenged and is just the right size
for me to be able to reach the roof of my Morris when I am cleaning him for a show
Or to sit on when working on brakes etc lol
So Ernie has now left the warmth of the garage and let his little girlfriend
Emily the Morris Convertible back into the warmth
If you are wondering why on earth I am showing you a clear craft desk and my garage workbenchs then hop over to the fabulous Julia blog Stamping Ground have a nose around and if you feel like it share you space
Thanks for Looking
x Nicky x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Whats On Your workdesk Wednesday?
Its that time of the week again and last week I managed to visit everyone
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 again a first for me
I have used lots of other glitter glues but I must say I really like this one and I can see me getting more
There are also some finished cards and a printed image waiting to be coloured

The drawer this week is the top left one that holds my inks and wooden stamps

Most of my wooden stamps are house mouse ones (they are so cute)

Mainly I use clear stamps that I house in a different storage box. But in this drawer are a couple of sets that need sorting and putting in that box, I also have my clear mount rocker blocks and stamps cleaners. Oh and some cotton buds I use for smudging and wiping little bits!

If you wonder what on earth this is all about pop over to the Queen of the desk hops at the Stamping Ground Blog and have a nose

Thanks to anyone who has read my waffle this far and a Happy Wednesday to Everyone

x Nicky x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

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


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

Thursday, 2 December 2010

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

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


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
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 while for it to arrive
but as soon as it does I will put it all back together.
Then Ernie and me can be travelling to and from work again
I would had shown my workbench at the back of the garage but is covered in oil, rags and tools.
Plus I didnt think many of you would be interested in my mechanics tools lol

Even though I haven't done much crafting this week I have remember to show the next drawer on my desk
This on is the third on up on the left of the desk
It holds some pens & pencils, my extra long reach stabler, scissors, adhesives
letter press ink (not that I use that ink), chalks and my crop a dial

Hope I have not bored you all to much with mechanics
Hopefully something more crafty next week

Thanks for Looking

x Nicky x