Saturday, 26 December 2009

They're ENGAGED!!!!!

Our friends Andy & Carole got engaged yesterday! I'm so pleased for them (especially her as she'd given up hope!) and we're off to stay with them tonight so I thought I'd better quickly come up with an engagement card.

I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers

...turned it round and this is what I came up with

I pinched the image from an old card someone bought me and Ben when we got engaged.

I'm also going to enter this card in Charisma Cardz challenge "Anything-but Christmas"

and here is a bonus picture of my silly little cat Jess hiding amongst the presents under the Christmas tree yesterday, just because it's a cute pic!

Merry Boxing Day everyone and thanks for stoping by x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

A special Christmas card for my lovely parents

Given that my lovely Mum & Dad bought me SOOO much SU stuff home from the US, I thought I'd better make them a special Christmas card and this is what I came up with...

It was definitley based on a sketch but I cannot now find it for the life of me!

Thanks for stopping by

Merry Christmas everyone!


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A special Christmas card for my hubby to be

I thought I'd use this week's Friday Sketchers sketch for inspiration

and this is what I came up with...

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

I've been a busy girl...

Having only just got back from holiday and having a somewhat busy week at work, I've had to work my socks off today getting ready for Christmas!

First up is 13 little gifts for my team at work

either a box of Guylian shells or yummy Lindors

here they all are together (I hope they appreciate them!)

A CD for my Grandad

Little packets of sweets/chocolate for my young cousins

and chocolate treats for the men in the family

Little boxes of smellies for the ladies

(these smell good enough to eat!)

and finally, my biggest challenge yet, a box of Turkish Delight for my Grandad, which was not easy to package!

I'm entering the whole lot into the Stamp with Us Christmas challenge this week which is very fitting as I got a lot of inspiration for these from the Stamp with Us online winter classes

Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 14 December 2009

Stampin' Up! Heaven!

I have a confession to make...I absolutely LOVE the U.S. Stampin' Up! catalogue and my parents have just been out to Florida and picked me up a few bits and pieces, well alright, LOTS of bits and pieces!. I've ordered a load of stamps not available in the UK as well as punches, all the In Colours card stock, DSP ribbon, markers etc. I've just picked it up as even though I'm seeing my Mum tomorrow I couldn't wait until then!

Expect to see lots of projects featuring this lot!

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Drumroll please... generated number is............................10, which means Donna has won my birthday candy! Donna could you please email your address to so I can get it posted out to you as soon as possible! Well done!

I had a fab holiday and a fab birthday (even though I had to work - the holiday was my compensation!). New York was amazing, I have never been anywhere as busy in my life! The cruise was also amazing, I ate so much food and am now VERY fat! I'm now only allowed to eat dust until the wedding in order to fit into my dress!

I'm still in a bit of a daze after a night flight home (and have got to go back to work tomorrow, boo hiss!) but will hopefully be back later in the week with some craft work!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is my birthday tomorrow (23rd Nov) and to celebrate being another year older I am giving away:

A selection of 6 x 6 patterned papers
A selection of 12 x 12 patterned papers
Creative Expressions U Mount stamps - cupcakes
Papermania clear stamps - Clare Curd's Signature Range, Sentiments
Hero Arts Clear Design Stamps - 'Birthday Exp' (more cupcakes, ice cream etc)
7 x ribbon spools in various colours
1 x roll of foam pads
12 x 12 Postbound Scrapbook Album including 10 page inserts

The rules are:

1. Be UK based
2. Leave a link somewhere on your blog to spread the word
3. Become one of my followers
4. Leave a comment so I know you want to me entered in the draw

I'm off on an amazing holiday on Thursday, we're starting in New York for a few days and then we are cruising around the Caribbean (how exciting!!!) so I will randomly draw a winner on my return on Sunday 13 December

Thanks very much guys x