Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Sorry for not blogging in a while, I'm not sure where all the time has gone.
Here I am with some great news...........
My lovely friend Tracey has set up a new blog for her shop Running with Scissors - you can find the blog here.
I'm sure it will inspire you. Tracey is so talented so pop over and have a look.
Hopefully it won't be long before I post some crafty bits. I just need a little time to make something.
Until next time,
Posted by Nicki at 17:41
Friday, 6 July 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
It's been a while!
Life has been hectic lately, I have finally managed to catch up with my postcards for Darcy's Challenge although I haven't had time to do the story (it will follow)
Week 10 - Canada
I Borrowed the pic from Google Images and set to work with my Pro markers
Week 11 - Netherlands
I used my Neocolours I another borrowed pic from Google Images :o/ I also stamped around the edges.
Week 12 and 13 - Israel and Turkey
I used dylusion sprays for the background of the Israel card and coloured the flag with Neocolours and the Turkish card was another Borrowed Image from Google which was coloured with my
Week 14 - Singapore
I had a little longer to complete this postcard, I used a scrap of animal print paper (graphic 45) and stamped the images and painted with distress inks, added letters which I cut in my cuttlebug and finally added a bright flower and gems from my stash.
Last but not least here is the ATC I made for Running with Scissors monthly swap the theme was Woman.
Thanks for popping by now I'm going to start my next postcard hopefully will get this done in time lol.
Until next time.
Posted by Nicki at 13:25
Friday, 2 March 2012
This is a long post so be warned!!
Here are my postcards that I have finally caught up With for Darcy's Postcard challenge, well I did this in the right week I just needed to write the story.
I used my Neo colours for the Daffodil and followed a drawing tutorial on you tube, I'm not very good at drawing but I am quite impressed with it, I also wrote out the Welsh National anthem for the background Although it isn't very neat! a bit of a scrawl really.
And the Back, Hopefully you can read the writing so I won't re write it and bore you all
(although somehow it does have a lot of ink smudges on lol).
Here is my card for Cuba, I used one of my honeymoon snaps (we went to Crete and the hotel had a Cuban night, which was very impressive) to do a photo transfer I followed a tutorial from a blog I found on Pinterest you can find the tutorial here. I was very impressed with the results as it was my first attempt, I also added stitching and used my acrylic paints to add the effect of a beach in the background.
And the back of the card, again covered in ink smudges!!
I really struggled with this until I read that it was famous for making clocks, Well that was my mind made up as I got to use my Weathered clock die :0), I also used my whimsy pocket watch stamp and added crackle for the glass, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder and inked with TH Vintage photo, Then I thought I had finished only to find I brilliant clock charm so this had to be added too.
And the back.
Phew!! it feels good to have finally caught up, I have started my book to keep them in too. although it looks like it may take me forever to complete, especially as I start back at work next week after 4 months sick:0/.
It will be glad to get back to normal.
and other good news, I joined weight watchers last week as the pounds have crept on while I have been inactive, I have managed to loose 4.5lbs Yay!!! I was well impressed as I ate out 4 times last week too although I did eat stuff that I would never have chosen before I really enjoyed it and would definitely eat those things again.
Thank you so much again for your lovely comment's,
Until next time.
Posted by Nicki at 09:43
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Here are my Feb pages for Kate Cranes Calendar Challenge, at the moment I can't link these up as I can't find it on Kate's blog but will as soon as I can, she may be updating the linky.
Here is the Valentines card I made for Mark (sorry about the blurry picture).
Here is the small gift I made for him, as I have been off work sick I couldn't afford a pressie so I made this little coupon book :0) and I can't share the coupon's sorry, but the are all decorated to match.
Here is a thank you card I made for Mark (hubby) just to let him know I appreciate him for looking after me when I had my operation.
The good news is I go back to work on the 5.3.12, the bad news is I will have less time to craft:0(.
I do have some more projects to show you but will save those for another post.
Thank you for popping by and leaving your comments, I love reading them all it cheers me up.
Until next time,
Posted by Nicki at 08:34