Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas.XXX

Just a quick post as this will probably be the last post this year!

I would like to wish all of my followers And readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.XX

I promise I will be back in full crafting form next year with lots of crafty bits to share.

A great big Thank you to Lynda for the gorgeous frame I will post a picture and share this (hopefully I will get a new camera from Santa).

A Thank You to Tracey for hosting a great Xmas Party at Running with Scissors I had a wonderful day, And a thank you to everyone else who attended as I have some great pics for my DDA which I will be able to catch up on now!

Thanks for reading and following I love reading all the comments left.

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Sorry the last post was short and sweet I was rushing to enter it in the Challenge's with just moments to spare I think I just made it!

Everything I used on the card are all leftovers from my stash and the papers are by My Minds Eye.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and leave lovely comment's on my blog it is very much appreciated.


Two challenges in one

Here is my card for the Just Magnolia and Friday Sketchers Challenges

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Just Magnolia week 34

Good morning,
Here is my card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge, the challenge was to make a card for someone special so I decided to make this for my mum.

and I made a tag for the back of the card to write a message on

supplies used:
Magnolia Stamps ~ Tilda and Edwin on ice, Post mark Santa is coming
Forever Friends ~ Sentiment
Tim Holtz distress inks
Cuttlebug emboss folder ~ Snowflake
Cuttlebug Alphabets ~ Hippiechick
Papers ~ MMe
Rosses Hobbie craft
Punches, Stickles and Gems from my stash.
That's all for today thanks for looking,

Monday, 7 December 2009

Friday Sketchers #81

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is my attempt for this week's Friday sketcher's challenge.

Supplies usesd:
Father Christmas stamp ~ Rubber Stampede
Post mark Santa is coming stamp ~ Magnolia
Papers ~ MME
Punch ~ Woodware
Jo Sonja's ~ Opal dust
Flowers and roses from my stash

This week's sketch is by Beatrix it is a great sketch.

Thanks for looking Have a lovely day.


Friday, 4 December 2009

More Candy

Jayne is giving away this lovely candy to Celebrate her 40th birthday on December 27th.
I also will be celebrating my 30th birthday on Dec 27th, os thought I would enter and try and win some candy. What a great birthday gift that would be!
so pop over and check out Jaynes blog .

Thanks for reading and happy weekend.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Jane has some candy

I have just been blog hopping again!

Jane is giving a Henry with Bauble stamp to one lucky person to celebrate becoming a DT member of Whiff of Joy. Pop over and check out her blog it is full of lovely creations.


Just Magnolia Challenge

Here is my entry for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week.

The lovely sketch is by Martine and the sponsor for this week is The cutting cafe.
I used:
Papers- MMe
Father christmas stamp - Magnolia
Ticket stamp - Magnolia
Brads, Stickles, Ribbons, Gems and button all from my stash.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Friday Sketchers #80

Well I have been a busy bee this morning.

I have done all my housework and made my entry for Friday sketchers already.

Papers used are MME
Bazil Basics
Tim Holtz distress inks
Stickles and Ribbon from my stash

What a Yummy sketch too!

That's all today I have to dash to go to work:(

Happy weekend everyone.


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Two Challenges in One!!!

Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia

To create this card I used all the scraps in my stash
Tim Holtz distress inks and stickles!
All bought from Running with Scissors (this is my favourite shop in the world!)

For the Just Magnolia challenge the technique was masking and I love the watering can this was leant to me by Tracey thanks hon.xx
It is So nice I will have to buy it myself!!!

For the Friday Sketchers challennge this week the sketch was by Jeanette
the sketch was lovely.

And the winner of last weeks Friday Sketchers was Helena a great big Congratulations to you hon.xx

Last but not least another thank you to Tracey for a wonderful class on Sunday preparing my DDA watch this space......

That's all for tonight thanks for reading.

Nicki. XXX

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Horse Stamp

Here is a quick and simple card I made this morning using another Stamp I received the other day.
This is also a short blog post tonight as I am dashing off to watch I'm a Celeb' Get me out of here, I am so addicted to it. lol!

The Supplies I used are all from my scraps and leftovers.

I must dash, have a lovely eveing.


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

My Lovely Lion Stamp

What a lovely surprise, I received this and a few more lovely stamps in the post yesterday. I couldn't wait to get started and stamp them all out, now all I need to do is colour them in!
Here is the first card that I completed this morning and I love the finished product.

Supplies used:
Stamp (image) by Magnolia.
Sentiment - Candifloss and Marshmellow Clear Stamp Collection.
Bazil basics beige and brown (spotted).
Pattened paper - K & Co Company.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo.
Stickles- Black.
Punches- Retro flower punch small, medium and large.
Marta Stuart Border punch (round the page).
Flat pearls, ribbon, buttons and brad from my stash.
Distressed edges- Gingerbread ink (Versa Magic).

Everything apart from the lion was bought from my favourite shop Running with Scissors, run by my dear friend Tracey.

I will be back as soon as I have made somemore cards with my other new stamps, watch this space.....

Last but not least, I would like to thank everybody for stopping by and leaving lovely messages.


Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday Sketchers #78

Here is my card for the Friday Sketchers #78

I loved the Sketch.
The papers I have used are all by Bo Bunny
I used flower soft for the fur on Santa's clothes
Brads are making memories
the stamp is Magnolia -Santa hug
I also added some gems and stickles.

Thanks for looking.


Look what I got!!!

Thanks Tracey you made my

Here are the rules:

Pass on the award to 5 people, post a comment on there blog to let them know they have an award, then answer these questions with only one answer!!

1.Where is your cellphone? Table
2.Your hair? Brunette
3.Your mother? Friend
4.Your father? Great
5.Your favourite food? Curry
6.Your dream last night? Nice
7.Your dream/goal? Win!!
8.Your favourite drink? Wine!
9.What room are you in? Lounge
10.Your hobby? Crafting
11.your fear? Spiders
12.Where do ou want to be in 6 years? Rich!!
13.Where were you last night? Home
14.Something that you aren't? Selfish
15.Muffins? Mmmmmmmmm!!!!
16.Wishlist item? Holiday
17.Where did you grow up? Lincolnshire
18.Last thing you did? Eat
19.What are you wearing? PJ's
20.Your TV? mute
21.Your pet's? Cuddlybear
22.Friend's? Lovely
23.Your life? Brilliant
24.Your mood? Happy
25.Missing someone? Husband
26.Vehicle? C2VTR
27.Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28.Your favourite store? Running with Scissors
29.Your favourite colour? Teal
30.When was the last time you laughed? Today
31.Last time you cried? Wednesday
32.Your best friend? Mark
33.One place you go to over and over? Bed
34.Facebook? Yes
35.Favourite place to eat? Home


I am awarding this to:






I hope this works as I have never linked this much to my blog!!

Thanks again Tracey. XXXX

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Friday Sketchers

Here is my First ever competition entry for Friday Sketchers.

The sketch was a challenge. I have only ever done about 4 sketches before, but I absolutely love the finished card and will be entering again.

The papers I have used are scraps left over by My Minds Eye and and a lot of Stickles and Jo Sonja's opal dust.

Thanks for looking.

I promise I will Blog more frequently.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

I Am Addicted!!

I have been a busy bee.

I am addicted to the Magnolia stamps. at the minute painting like mad with the Tim Holtz distressing inks, both sold at running with scissors.

It is vary therapeutic and I am in my craft room every spare minute I have.

Although it has taken me ages to get the blending right but I am slowly getting there.

I will take some pics of them tomorrow and post them on the blog.

Monday, 27 July 2009

My New Craft Space

Finally my Gorgeous Husband got round to putting my shelves up in my Craft room and it was well worth the wait, so here it is my dream craft room.

Also nice and clean and tidy (not for long though)

Thursday, 23 July 2009


First of all here is a quick card I made for my Brother.

Here is a card I made for my mother in-law for her to give to her husband for their Ruby Wedding Anniversary as she was struggling to find one in the shops.

I also decorated the inside.

Here is the card for the in-laws from my husband and I.
Thanks for the inspiration Tracey.

And the inside.

That's all I have to share for now, Sorry I have been abscent for a while I can't really get used to blogging!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Olivia's Gift


Sorry I haven't posted in a while, But I am back.
Here is a gift that I made for my cousin's baby as it was her Christening on Sunday, I took inspiration from a sign that is in Tracey's shop Running with Scissors and made this while I was at the crop on Saturday and I really enjoyed myself.
Thanks Tracey.
I also did some fabulous scrapbook pages at the class in the morning.

here is the box I made it was a bit of a rush job as I decided to make this 15 mins before leaving for the Christening, that is why there isn't much decoration.

The papers that I used to decorate this were K & Company Sparkly sweet which I have had for ages and wondered what to use them for as I just wanted to look at them as they were to nice to use, but I have to start using all of my stash to make room for new.
The diamonds and pearls and ribbon I used were bought from Running with Scissors.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Birthday Card and Wedding Card

Firstly here is the Card I made for my gorgeous husband for his birthday.

This is what you see inside, I was very pleased how this turned out, He really liked it too. We had a wonderful day out in Manchester and had a lovely dinner in the living room on Deansgate, when I looked up we were sat next to Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Jack Sheppherd (David Platt ) from Coronation St having lunch too.

Here is a Wedding card I made for our friends who got married in Kent on Saturday 25.4.09 Congratulations to you both we had a great time.

And here is my favourite stamp that goes on just about everything.

For these cards I used up some of my scraps and added a heart charms which was from Running with Scissors.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

A Couple of Cards

It is such a long time since I posted anything, I almost forgot how to do it. Although I am still struggling a bit with putting writing before the pictures. So I am afraid this is how it will be until I learn how to do it properly so please bare with me.

Here are a couple of cards I have made recently the first being an Evening Acceptance card for my friend at work who is getting married in May, I also decorated the back of this card, the papers I used were Laura Ashely and pink bazzil, with brown inked edges. The Second card was a birthday card for my Dad, I can't remember the papers I used as they were left overs I had.
I would also like to say a quick Thank You to Tracey for the wonderful Scrap booking classes I have been attending on a Saturday, I have been having a wonderful time and I am looking forward to this Saturday.I have lots of wonderful pages in my

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Quick Cards

Here are some quick cards I have made the first picture is a gift card, and the second are some men's birthday cards. I just used some left over scraps, and embellishments.

I will be back soon with some pictures of my new craft space, it's so exciting, I am hoping to get it all sorted out by the weekend. So I must dash and get clearing it out.


Monday, 23 February 2009

Craft Shop

Last week I visited my local craft shop Running with Scissors, it has just been taken over by Tracey. I must say that the shop has had a fantastic revamp, with Lot's of help from Tracey's family and friends you can visit Tracey's Blog through the link on my Blog.

I made this card for wishing Tracey the best of luck and success new Great big venture.

Also whilst I was visiting the shop I bought some new bits for my stash as I couldn't resist the temptation. Tracey has lots of new stock with lots more to follow. I am pretty sure I will be revisiting soon. Above is a picture of what I bought on this visit.
I would also like to wish Sue the former Owner of the craft shop (Paper Paradise) all the best for the future and Happy scrapping. Sue's Blog can also be found on my Blog links Paper Paradise.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Gift Card

Here is a gift card I made for our friends who got married last year, the company they had their gift list with went into administration and they didn't receive any of their gifts, we have finally got a refund on our credit card, so decided to send them a cheque to do as they please. I thought it would be nice to send it in a card.


Thursday, 5 February 2009

Evening invites

I have been so busy trying to catch up with everything, I have been poorly with the dreaded flu unable to get out of bed.

Here are the Evening invites I have made for my friend at work I just hope she likes them.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Sorry, nothing crafty today as I have been out for tea, and haven't been able to do anything crafty, although I feel really pleased as one of my friends at work has asked me to make her evening invites, so I am sure I will be busy for a few days but when she feels happy with the final product I will post A picture.xx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

On top of the world!!


I would like to thank the people who have already visited and commented on my blog, so a BIG THANK YOU.

I am sure I will get the hang of blogging soon,I will have to keep trying.

Here is a scrapbook page that I completed a while ago I just love the papers.

Monday, 19 January 2009

About Me

I am called Nicki and I like meddling in all types of paper crafts especially scrapbooking.

My first attempt

This is my first attempt at blogging so I won't bore you and I will just try to add a few pics of some things I have done.

Firstly here is a chipboard advent calender I altered, I took inspiration from a few other blogs that I visit regularly, and I couldn't resist giving it ago myself And I love the finished product I was gutted when I had to put it away after Christmas.