Tuesday, 14 February 2012

18th Birthday & Happy Valentines Day


Valentines days is also my daughters birthday and this year she is eighteen - where have all the years gone!
This card was designed using MTC software and cut on my ecraft.  It uses an image from Bugaboo that has been coloured using my pro markers and flex markers.  The papers all come from my bargain DCVW Madly in Love paper stack

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

 This card is my DH valentines card the image and sentiment is another one from Bugaboo and I only just got this one after winning one of the Catch the Bug challenges. I have coloured him with my pro markers.  The heart paper at the bottom was a sample of wall paper from our local B&Q's store that was trimmed to size using my woodware scalloped blade.  Ribbon is left over from my sisters wedding invites which I finally finished yesterday.  The hearts have been cut out of the DCVW Madly in Love paper stash and the red and cream card is from my core-dinations pad.  Inside the card I used a brought SVG of the word LOVE and mounted it inside.

This card is for the following challenges 

Thanks for looking

x Nicky x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW - 140

Its Wednesday so that means its time for WOYWW - if you have managed to miss this bit of the week then pop over to the headmistress of the desks Julia HERE


There is no a lot happening on my desk this week as I have either been busy working or making my sisters invites - all the day time one are done - see the pile on my desk and under my ATG are all the evening ones
I have the ribbon on my desk ready to cut to length.  I have cut and printed everything and am just putting it all together - should be finished by the weekend


I thought I would show you what an OCD crafter I really am right in front of me is a large drawer and it used to house my 12 x 12 papers and oddments but I went to the Craft Show at Glow in Bluewater at the weekend and I brought a new storage container for my 12 x 12. So now my oddments drawer can be more organised and easier to grab bit - I know lots of you work from box but that way doesn't work for me.
(sorry for poor photo but taken late Tuesday evening)


This is the new storage that fits perfectly at the back of my desk not being a person with long legs this is fine and my big shot fits nicely on top - see told you I was a neat freak


Not sure if you can see the dividers have labels on telling me which colours are where and yes they match the order of my colours in my A4 card drawers 


Finally here is Stanley not really sure what to make of the snow we have had this week and as it has turned to ice he likes even less

Keep Save and Warm and Have a Great Wednesday

x Nicky x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Christmas Bear


This card uses a digi image from Pollycraft, I have coloured him using a mixture of pro and flex markers.  I then cut the image out using my X-Cut oval scalloped dies in the big shot and the sentiment.  I used Brilliance Pearlized ink to edge them.  The flower came from a craft show at Glow Bluewater yesterday and the buttons are from my stash, as is the bow. The background paper came free in a magazine I was given by a friend. Although it doesn't show well in the photo I have finished the card with a bit a glitter glue.

This card is for the following challenges:


Thanks for looking

x Nicky x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW - 139


Its Wednesday and that means one thing its time to pop over to Julias blog Stamping Ground and have a look around some great crafty desks join in the fun HERE for Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

My desk is more like normal now organised and how I like it, I cannot craft in a mess and enjoy tidy things and yes as I finish with something I put it away - strange in the crafty world lol.  This week on the top of my desk you can see some cards I made at the weekend, a couple I made with the use of my ecraft my new love to see more about my views of  the ecraft click HERE.  I am in full flow of making the wedding invites you can see a finished one stood up on the left, I designed the shape in my MTC software and then used the ecraft to cut out all the templates.  After I had cut them I used low tack tape to out the aperture back in so I could feed them through my printer to put the words and the swirls on them.  I am using my scor-it to fold the sides and bottom, the my ATG gun to seal the edges together, the inside has already been printed and cut on my woodware cutter, and a hole punch for the ribbon - which I will buy on a trip to Maidstone on Saturday.  On the pull out table on the right hand side is my paper and card for the invites and my stack or core-dinations card, that I used on the cards.  Plus a couple of images to colour when I get bored of the invites. 


Hope you all have a great Wednesday now go off and look at more exciting desk with Julias

x Nicky x