Sunday, 25 December 2011

Sending love

Merry Christmas to all my fellow bloggers. I am blogging from my new toy! I am so

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone! Have a great Christmas here is a few Christmas makes from me

A Christmas Wreath Inspired by Tracey and Anita, and thank you for helping me build it too.

A quick gift card that I made for a special teenager.

Rum Truffles for Hubby his mum makes them every year for him so I have tried to do this when he doesn't see her (although he will this year) I usually use a different recipe but I can't find it anywhere so just got this one off the internet (not as nice as usual).

Ok, so I hear you ask 'what is this' well last night hubby was at snooker so I thought I would join in the craft and chat group with the QVC ladies Kirsty, Amy and Marion.
OMG!! what a laugh it was, Kirsty managed her demo with distorted sound she made a great tree out of an old book, then it came to Marion who was there in sound and no picture just a blue screen! eventually sussing it out and demoing lovely flowers and then it was Amy's turn, well! we switched channels due to tech difficulties then she had sound and no pic then pic with no sound so she managed her demo in silent eventually, with everyone in the chat room making stories up as she went along.
everyone had such a fun time it is definitely one to remember!
apart from hubby coming home early and thinking I was bonkers, almost wetting myself looking at a blue screen it was fab thank you for the entertainment ladies.:)

Here is a pic of the blank screen while Amy was talking lol!

Last but not least here is the lovely bunch of flowers I received from work thank you to everyone.

Welcome to all of my new followers and once again Have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

I love reading all of your comments.

bye for now.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas Mark

Here is my card I have made for my wonderful husband :)
I am going to enter this into the Whiff of Joy Challenge. It is ages since I have entered a card challenge

and another view

I hope you like it I will blog again tomorrow as I have something to show you,
Thank you for your lovely comments.
I hope you like it.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Nearly back to planet earth!!

Thank you to everyone for all of your well wishes:) I am back home from hospital slowly getting mobile:) still in a lot of pain mainly from the staples but it is easing, I am pleased to say.
I am hoping when I can sit up I am going to catch up with Tim's tags, it is torture not being able to make them.
So in the mean time here is a card I made in November for my father in law.

I used All of Tim's products on this and used crackle glossy accents on the clock and letters.

Just a quick simple card.I hope you like it.

Thank you for looking please feel free to leave your comment's

Monday, 5 December 2011

T!m's Tag - Day 4

Here is my next Tag for day 4 of T!m's 12 tags you can see Tim's here.
I had so much fun with this tag, although it was a long process waiting for everything to dry. I have put 2 pictures on as I couldn't decide which I liked best.
I didn't have the snowman die (although I have ordered it) I couldn't wait to get started, so I hand cut the snowman and I didn't have the snowflake die so I punched some out of acetate.

So my big day has arrived:( just a quick post, hopefully I will be able to catch up after my operation.
Better go and finish packing and see you soon.

Thanks again for your lovely comment's it keeps me smiling feel free to comment as I am hoping to be able to get wifi in my room.

I hope you like it.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

T!m's tag day 3

Oh my gosh!!! I am having sooo much fun with these tags:) I am so looking forward to today's tag too :).
OK so I didn't have the stamp or embossing folder or cut and dry foam or bells lol! for this one so I stamped lots of Xmas stamps in different colours and added some fluffy stuff and glitter to make it a little different, I wasn't sure about it at first but I am loving it now:).
you can find Tim's here.

I did emboss the tag using dots die by cuttlebug and added some stickles randomly to the embossing, I used a Wood ware punch and the pine cone die for the leaves, added red pearls for the berries:)
and instead of the bell I found a lovely flower in my stash from a bracelet which I broke off :)

Thank you to everyone for all of your lovely comments I am loving everybody's different take on the tags and squeezing in lots of blog hopping too, I have become a follower of some lovely new blogs I have found too:)

I hope you like my version of the tag please let me know what you think.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

T!m's Tag - Day 2

Here is my Tag for Day 2 of Tim's 12 tags of Christmas, you can see T!m's here.

Mine is slightly different I used paper from Tim's seasonal paper pad and put two reindeer's on:)
Thank you Anita for posting them to me:)
I like my finished take on T!m's tag.

I used the doily die on grunge paper and some flat backed pearls, (sorry the flash caught the glue :0/)
Thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday's tag and for all of your well wishes:)

I hope you like today's tag, and please leave a comment so I can pop by your blogs, it is blog hopping that is keeping me entertained at the moment.

Nicki. XXX

Friday, 2 December 2011

Tim's Tag day 1

Ok! so it was Dec 1st yesterday and that means day 1 of Tim's 12 days of christmas :) yayyy!!!
You can see Tim's tags here
So here is my take on Tim's tag, I am so glad I have done lots of internet shopping while I have been unwell lol!! I bought the pinecone die and didn't really know what to do with it :( Guess what...... Tim used it on his first tag!!! although it has taken a lot of prctice to get it right.
I am hoping to do tags 1-3 then I go in hospital to have a Disc removed from my back on mon :0(. I am hoping I will be well enough when I get out to play catch up, I managed 8 of the tags last year,
How many of you will be joining the 12 days of christmas tags this year?

I hope you like it.

Here is an advent Calender I have made while laid on the floor in my lounge lol! I was inspired by Tracey and Anita's which they made but I did my own version. Thank you to Anita for lending me your special punch.

Thanks for looking, please leave a comment and I can pop by your blogs to have a nosey too!

Nicki. XXX

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


This is a quick post!
 I made this card as a girl at work asked if I could make one for her and requested lots of bright colours so here it is!

I also decorated the inside

I hope you like it,
Thank you for popping by,

Nicki. XXX

Sunday, 13 November 2011


Pop over to Mina's blog to see the scrummy candy being given away!!

The last day to enter is 26/11/11

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Here is the Atc I made for October  Running with Scissors shop run by Tracey, the theme was Ivory and had to include buttons, if you would like to take part in the swap you can find it here.

Thank you for your lovely comments, I hope you like it.

Monday, 7 November 2011

ATC Catch up!!

Here are some Atc's I have made but didn't get time to post. Firstly here is an Atc for an International Swap I made 10 the same it had to have stamping somewhere on it. I found this a challenge as I love to pile them with embellishments. This Swap was arranged through Anita That's where you can Find Anita's Atc, Tracey also took part in the swap you can see Tracey's creation here, also another good friend Margaret took part in the swap if you want to Margaret's blog click here. Margaret is new to blog land and hasn't uploaded her pics yet, if you keep a look out I am sure she will soon.


My Atc's for Septembers Swap at Running with Scissors Why don't you hop over and join the fun :) There are some very talented swappers here too!
The theme for the swap was hearts and had to include red! I think I covered that Lol!

The Stamp man swap for October the Theme being Oriental.

And finally. I haven't been too well lately, Well I am well within myself but have hurt my back so laid out on the lounge floor! its quite boring really but Bonus!!! I get to do lots of blog hopping and shopping :) My latest purchase arrived today can you guess what it is? all nicely wrapped!

 Hooray!! Tim's seasonal inks! I was trying to resist but felt sorry for myself and clicked buy!!!

Thank you for reading and leaving your comments they cheer me up so much!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Hello again!!

I have just realised it has been so long since I blogged. So I thought I would pop by and say a quick HELLO!!!
I promise to post something crafty this week as I have Atc's I need to photo and I have been crocheting lots of flowers, so I will share these too.

Thanks for reading and following,

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Garden Party!

Hi Bloggers!
Here are some invites I have made for a friend at work, It is her Daughter Lexi's 1st birthday on Saturday, So I wanted to make the cards pink and girly and simple.

Here are my atc's for The Stamp Man this month the theme is In the garden so what else to do than a secret garden, I love the finished look of the movers and shapers padlock, I think they are very cute!
Thank you Tracey for lending me your cute little stamps for the backgrounds.

Thank you for looking,

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Happy Birthday Anita!!!!

Here is the Birthday Card I made for Anita I met Anita through crafting too:).

This is the gift I made for Anita. I do apologise I forgot to photo it before I added the feet and the plastic front so the pictures aren't the best, I am very pleased with the finished product, in fact I didn't want to give it away but I know it has gone to a loving home and I can pop and see it whenever I like :)

I used all of my Favourite embellishments on the Configurations box, in the picture below you can see a big Prima flower and can only just see a Tim Holtz pen nib, in the following hole you can see a teeny vase that I painted in Picket fence crackle paint and inked with Victorian velvet Distress ink. I added tint roses to the vase.

In the next hole is another Prima flower and some Prima bling!

In this hole I added a cotton spool cut with the Tim Holtz Die, I added thread and a pin and some beautiful scissors to remind us of our favourite craft shop Running With Scissors.

Next is a great big bloom which was inked with Victorian velvet and sprayed with glimmer mist, I added a teeny bottle filled with beads.

And a photo of the blingy Curio Knob with lots of bling dangling from it.

Nearly all of the supplies are from Running with Scissors and the papers are sold in RWS too, these were a gift from Tracey.

 Thank you they are devine. and I made sure I kept a cutting for me :)

I hope you like it and sorry I didn't get anymore pictures I think my lovely friend Tracey took some for me when we had to dismantle the box as a stray bit of glue jumped in it!


Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Good morning,
here is a quick post from me today.
This is the Atc I have made for The Stamp Man swap this month, I really struggled with this theme as I really didn't want to buy anything new for the swap, I remembered I owned A Cricut!! so I found it along with the cartridges in the back of my cupboard and found this cute seahorse on the doodle charm cartridge, although it did take me a while to remember how to work it :)

So here is my finished Atc for the month.

I have been playing catch up too, I am one whole month ahead with my Running With Scissors Swap and Stamp Man (although I am not sure how long it will last!)

That's all for today thank you for looking and all of your lovely comments.

Nicki. XXX

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Holiday Snaps and Vintage

Sorry for not blogging in a while, I have been a busy bee enjoying the beautiful Island of Cyprus (Pahpos) and I have also been to Cornwall for a week with my gorgeous hubby we had the most amazing time:).

Here are a few holiday snaps.

This was a picture taken on our second visit to the chinese restaurant Chloe's. It served the most amazing food we had to go back :)

Here are some of the views as walked to the harbour, just look at the gorgeous blue sky (oh!! I wish I was back there!)

Here are are couple of pitures of Polperro harbour in Cornwall (just beautiful!) but take note not very sunny:(.

Last but not least here are my ATC's I made for this month at the Stamp Man, the theme was Vintage.

Ok, so I hope I didn't bore you?

I am going to start my next project, so hopfully it won't be long before I can share at least one page of it with you.

Thank you for popping by and looking.

Monday, 13 June 2011

30th Card and Trees

Here is a Card I made for my Cousin's 30th Birthday I am soooo addicted to using this pennant die  it is so cute!

Here are my Atc's for the Stamp Man the theme for this month is trees, and yes here is that die again!

I hope you like them, thank you for popping by,

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Ok. So I have had a bit of a shopping spree! I went with Magaret and Dotty!! to the Sincerley yours show on Sunday we had a great day spending, here are my purchases. although I am supposed to be saving for my holiday....Ah well!

Here are my Atc's for this month's Stamp man  the theme is friends.

Thanks for looking and leaving your lovely comment's

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

May tag

Good morning everyone!

This is the tag I have made for the month of May, following the tutorial on Paulien's blog.

The bird, bird cage and book page are from my lovely friend Anita thank you.x
The calendar is from a Tim Holtz paper pad, Prima flower and the charm in the middle is a Prima vintage Trinket. The other two danglies are from a charm necklace pulled apart which was purchased from a car boot recently visited with Tracey and Anita.

That's it for now I hope you like it,
I am in a rush as I am determined to burn some calories for my hols so I am going for a morning jog while the sun is shining.
Last but not least my lovely friend Tracey has just finished the refurb in her shop Running with Scissors, let me tell you it is well worth a visit, it looks stunning and has lots of scrummy stock so if you are in the area pop in and see her.

Thanks for popping by and all of your lovely comments,


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

April Tag

Sorry for the lack of blogging! I am a busy bee at the moment and struggling to find room to craft as we are decorating and have furniture in all the spare rooms :( Hopefully not for long though!
So here is my tag for April I followed some of Paulien's tutorial for this tag.
I used old dress patterns to make this flower, then sprayed with glimmer mist and added lots of beads.
I used some petals I received for a Christmas present in this flower and ined the edges and added a brad and beads.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Birds and a Special Wish

Here is my Atc for this month at the Stamp Man, the theme is birds. I was so happy to find out My atc was chosen as the winner for last month's theme Wise Words, this means I get to choose the theme for July, I better start thinking of it! Secondly here is the birthday card I made for Margaret I just love the poppy's in the corner of the paper (sorry about the pic Realised it is a bit blurry after I had uploaded it and couldn't take another as the card is now in Margaret's hands) I hope you had a lovely birthday Margaret I enjoyed the quick drink, it was lovely to see you sorry I couldn't get to you a bit earlier.
Another picture of the card from a different angle.

I am going to dash now as I am in the mood for crafting and have the house to myself!

I hope you like them?

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 4 April 2011

The Stamp Man Candy

The Stamp Man are giving away this scrummy candy! Just pop over and have a look. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking. Nicki. xxx