Thursday, 23 December 2010

New Home!

Congratulations to Rusty and Gemma who have finally bought a new house!!

Yey! We are so happy for you guys

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and am also entering this one into PTW challenge which is 'Anything Goes'!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Last of my Special Christmas Cards

I'm not going to say who this one is for in case she hasn't got it yet but I'm fairly sure she'll be happy with it!!

I've used the sketch over at Anyone For Anya this week together with a generous helping of glitter spritz and gems!

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to all!

Niki x

Monday, 20 December 2010

Another Special Christmas Card

...and this time it is for my parents! I'm guessing it will be the most wintery card on their mantlepiece as they are in Florida for the winter again this year - I wonder if they give wintery Christmas cards over there?!

We're off to join them on Friday (fingers crossed given the snow!) so I'll soon know the answer!

I based this card on last week's Sketch Saturday sketch which was absolutely fab! I'm going to enter this one in the current A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge which is a nice easy one: Christmas Cards!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Winter Wonderland Niki

I have been working hard on my 'special' Christmas cards this week - this one is for my Auntie Vera

I love the Nikki & Friends stamps (especially as I am called Niki and my husband is called Ben!) and this Nikki looks so happy with all her presents!!

The challenge this week at TLT was Winter Wonderland and I also used the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


No card or project to show you today, just a lovely picture of our little bundle of joy due 21st June next year - I can't wait to meet him or her!

I feel lots of scrapbook pages coming on!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Baby Cate

My lovely friend Jenny just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Catherine Hana, 7lb 1oz and she is absolutley gorgeous! I met her for the first time today.

Here is the card I made to welcome little Cate

and a close up of some of the detail

I'm going to sneakily enter this one in the Truly Scrumptious challenge this fortnight which is Think Pink - strictly speaking I should have followed the sketch but I opted to ignore that and just follow the optional extra!

(DT - Don't worry about entering me for the prize if this doesn't meet the terms of the challenge!)

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Friday, 19 November 2010

More (late) Halloween!

Here is a little box I made for Eleanor and Samuel when they came over on Halloween (I obviously made 2 of them!) Love my Autumn Harvest Stamp Set (pumpkin)!

I of course filled them with sweeties, which they loved!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Trick or Treat!

I know it's a bit late but I had loads of people round for dinner on Sunday and given it was Halloween I couldn't resist these lovely little pumpkins as placenames!

I also made some little treat boxes for Eleanor & Samuel but I forgot to take photos of them d'oh! Eleanor if you are reading this can you take a picture of it and email it to me!!

I'm entering this is Daring Cardmakers challenge this week which is 'Trick or Treat!'

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

LOVIN' the New In Colours!

I have a new favourite colour combination: Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade, which are three of the new In Colours from Stampin' Up!

I used this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday which is fab as always and here is what I came up with...

...arty angle...

Thanks for stopping by

Niki xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Saturday's Class

We had a fab day on Saturday! All my ladies made 31 Christmas cards each which is a huge amount in just 6 hours

I meant to take a picture before we started but I ran out of time!

So here is an action shot!

and we had a very special guest pop by for a quick visit, the lovely Becca, who made an absolutley fabulous card! Didn't she do well!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Little Pressies

My lovely husband asked me the other day "can you put together a card and some little pressies for my mum and grandma by the weekend"

Right, that meant my scrappin night last night turned into a card and box making night instead!

Here is the card - I followed this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch

arty angle...

Little box containing a face mask, body scrub and some Hotel
Chocolat chocolate drops (very yummy!) together with fancy soap from Lush...
...and finally, everything together!
Thanks for stopping by

Niki xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

More Christmas Crafting - Tags for All!!

For my Christmas Workshop on Saturday, my ladies have a challenge: they must make as many tags as they can in order to win a fab prize - what they don't know is that they all have to be different!

Here are a few of my examples - I've taped them all up on the windowsill for inspiration!

...a few more...

...and a close up of some of my favourites...

...this one isn't quite right but hopefully my ladies will do a better job than me!

Again I'm entering this one into Charisma Cardz challenge this week which is 'Christmas Crafting'

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Christmas Crafting

I'm holding an all day workshop on Saturday - we'll be making 30 (yes 30!) quick-make Christmas cards, one large card (see my post of 2nd October) and as many present tags as possible. There is going to be a prize for the person who makes the most - watch out for my samples on here!

Anyway, as a thank you to my lovely ladies for coming, they will all be getting a little box containing a few little choccies and a small packet of buttons

Here is the box with the contents on it's own...

...all five together...

...and a close up of the detail!

I'm entering these in the Charisma Cardz challenge this week which is 'Christmas Crafting' - a nice easy one.

Thanks for stopping by

Niki xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Bold & Bright - not my thing!!!

I fancied a challenge and thought I'd step outside my comfort zone and go for a really bright colour..Bermuda Bay...I clearly shouldn't have done!

I don't like this one at all!!!

I followed the fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers and also used the 'Spots & Stripes' challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar for extra inspiration

Hopefully my friend who is s for, who is not crafty whatsoever, might not mind the brightness!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

It's Christmas!!!! (well almost!)

I love the Christmas season!!! What a great excuse to make cards!!

I've been getting ready today for my 'Get Ready for Christmas' workshop next week and this is going to be the feature card for the workshop

Love this little charm!

and I have even decorated the inside

I hope my ladies will like it!

It is World Card Making Day today and I am entering this card in the Daring Cardmakers challenge in aid of this

Thanks for stopping by

Niki xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sit back, relax & enjoy!

It is a good friend's birthday on Monday so I have put this little card together for her

I love this image - it's a Nikki & Friends one (love them just for the name!) and I bought loads of them at ally pally last weekend!

I follwed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday which is fab this week!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Just for Eleanor

My little friend Eleanor, who was my bridesmaid, came with me to Alley Pally on Saturday and was in awe of the sheer amount of stash there (and at how much I bought!)

She was desperate for more stamps but her allowance didn't quite stretch that far so I have stamped her out some images and am going to send them to her

Of course, I had to make a card to send them in...

and I wanted to try out the charms I bought on Saturday...

...and the mini sewing machine I bought last weekend...

I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and am also going to enter this one in this week's Charisma Cardz challenge which is 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Having a go at Distressing

My favourite auntie, Auntie Vera, turns 80 on Wednesday so such a special birthday called for a very special card! I've used a lot of my Alley Pally purchases from yesterday to create this one and thought I'd give distressing a try which is something I usually shy away from...

Here is the card

and a little box of choccies to match

both together

and an arty shot!

I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday and took the colours from this weeks Our Creative Corner colour challenge: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Expresso

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

A Hard Day's Shopping!

I just love the Stamp and Scrapbooking show at Alexandra Palace! We spent all day there today and I spent a small fortune! Had a fab day though and look at all the goodies!!!

Here is a little sentiment that just about sums me up today...

Right, I'm absolutley shattered now so should be going off to bed soon but instead I'm up to play with my new goodies!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki xxx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Spooky Invitation

I know it's a little early for Halloween stuff but I'm inviting some friends round for a very un-halloweeny sunday roast, it just happens to be on Halloween, so I couldn't resist a Halloween theme!

I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and came up with these invitations

Watch out nearer the time for some other Halloweeney themed things!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x