Thursday, 31 March 2011

Happy Mothers' Day

Well it's Mothers' Day this Sunday and I have to make two Mothers' Day cards, one for my mum and one for Ben's mum

I won't say who this one is for just in case either of them come looking at my blog!

Apologies for the pants pictures, I was having flash issues!

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP: Woodland Walk
Punches: Eyelet Border, various circles and Ticket corner (US), hole punch
Ribbon: Certainly Celery, Linen thread
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Button: So Saffron

I'm entering this one in this week's My Time to Craft challenge which is Mum's the Word!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Monday, 28 March 2011

Pretty in Pink

I was aiming for pink and brown on this card so naturally went for Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip but I wasn't getting the subtle effect I was after, so injected a bit of Crumb Cake and hey presto, the perfect colour combo!

I also used my old favourite stamp set: Simply Said

here's a close up of some of the pretty bits...

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP: Chocolate Chip
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Punches: Eyelet Border punch, 2 step bird punch, Corner punch, Jewellery Tag punch, Photo Corner punch
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink, linen thread
Stamps: Simply Said, Tiny Tags
Other: Basic Pearls

I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers and am also going to enter this card in the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge this week which is Ribbon, Pearls & Flowers and also this weeks challenge at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog which is Make Your Own Embellishments

I think that's quite enough challenges for one card!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Friday, 25 March 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge

Hi Everyone!

You may have noticed a new banner to your right...? In case you were wondering what it is, it is the Simply Stampin' Challenge! This is a brand new challenge blog for those of you out there who love Stampin' Up! (and I know there are LOADS of you!!) There will be a new challenge every week, the first one being on Saturday 2 April 2011 and there will be a prize up for grabs on the first week so WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
Head on over there, start following us and grab the banner for your sidebar!
You can also meet the fabulous Design Team
Hope you join us soon at the Simply Stampin' Challenge
Niki xxx

Friday, 18 March 2011

White on white...

OK, I decided to enter a challenge this week that was somewhat out of my comfort zone, the card has to be 'white on white' which meant a bright main image with everything else being in white. I was a bit stumped but here's what I came up with...

I think I may have cheated a bit by using pink ribbon and inking the edges of my white cardstock but hey, I did my best!

This fab challenge was set by TLT

Stamps: Nikki & Friends
Inks: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Soft Suede, black staz on
Ribbon: Melon Mambo
Card: whisper white
Other: Big Shot, Swiss Dots embossing folder, charm, Basic Rhinestones, nesties
Punches: Label punch, small hole punch

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Love Letter

I really love this photo of me and Ben on our wedding day, (so much so it is blown up and on our lounge wall!) so I thought it had better be the subject of a scrapbook is what I came up with:

close up of some of the pretty bits...

Cardstock: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Love Letter
Ribbon: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Monogram Sweet
Punches: Photo Corners, Eyelet Border
Other: Big Shot, Top Note die, Basic Rhinestones, Cricut, Printing 101 cricut cartridge

I'm going to enter this page into this week's My Time to Craft Challenge which is to use jewels

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Elegant Soiree Basket

I love these papers as they are perfect for all sorts of projects. This is a little basket which can be filled with practically anything and is perfect for a gift

(also so easy to make which is always a bonus!)

Just a very quick post today as I'm flying off to Dubai tomorrow for 10 days in the sun!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x