Saturday, 30 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge #5 Colour Combo

We have a colour combo on offer over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge this week:

I had no idea what to do with these colours at first but I am super pleased with the way my card turned out! Here is my DT entry:

Here is a close up of some of the detail:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Card: Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzelberry,Basic Gray, Always Artichoke
Brads: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Two-Step Bird Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Other: Jumbo Eyelets, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Tri-Shutter card

I thought I'd have a go at one of these tri-shutter cards - they look really complicated but really they are quite easy!

I also thought I'd dust off my 'Because I Care' stamp set which I've had for a while but not got around to using yet

and the daisies Big Shot die

Card: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Sunny Garden, Springtime Vintage
Stamps: Because I Care
Punches: Ovals
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive

I'm entering this one in this weeks Just Us Girls Challenge which is to create something 3D with a spring theme

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Monday, 25 April 2011

Happy Easter Everyone!

When I saw this bunny on Sharon's blog, I could not resist making one and turning him into a fab Easter card!

Here he is up close - what a cutie!

and I couldn't resist making a little treat basket to match...

here are the two together...

Stamps: Fight of the Butterfly, Occasional Greetings, Confetti
Punches: ovals, jewellery tag, circles, butterfly, boho blossoms, scallop trim border
Inks: certainly celery, melon mambo
Card: whisper white, melon mambo, certainly celery
DSP: Certainly celery
Ribbon: melon mambo, certainly celery

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week so I'm entering this little lot in this week's challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge #4

Fab sketch over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge this week and here is my Design Team entry:

I went for mega bright colours which is very unusual for me but I'm getting into the summer spirit!

I am actually quite pleased with the result, I may have to use these colours more often!


Stamps: Simply Said, Four Frames
Card: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Black staz on
Punches: Scallop Trim border, Decorative Label
Ribbon: Old Olive

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge #3 Easter

This week it is an Easter theme over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge so I thought I'd have a go at a few little Easter Baskets

I've filled them all with yummy treats but who shall I give them to?

I think Ben might eat them all before Easter as he has already spotted them in my craft room!!

This one is a bit special as I had a go at weaving which was more difficult that I thought!

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: Cottage Garden, Flight of the Butterfly, Occasional Quotes, Sanded
Ribbon: Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Punches, Circles, Scallop Circle, Butterfly, Scallop Trim border

Thanks for stopping by x

Niki x

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Get Well Wishes

This is a little card to say a big 'Get Well Soon' to a member of my craft club who went in for a knee operation that hit her quite hard

Get Well Soon Kath!!

She's on the mend now which is great news

I really really love this stamp set - it's a Hostess Level 2 set and it is absolutely gorgeous

Stamps: Fast & Fabulous, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Sunny Garden
Punches: Oval, Scallop Oval, Eyelet Border Punch, Ticket Corner (US)
Ink: Staz on, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Ribbon: Certainly Celery

Don't forget to head on over the the Simply Stampin' Challenge this week - there is a colour challenge there and a chance to win some CANDY!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 9 April 2011

In the Pink of Things!

I've been getting Scrappy recently and am currently scrapbooking my honeymoon which was last year. We went to Kenya on Safari ad also spent some time in the Seychelles

This is a scrapbook page of Lake Nakuru in Kenya which is famous for its flamingos

It is a colour challenge this week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Bravo Burgundy and Pink Pirouette and this is my Design Team entry for this week

I had a go here at a ribbon rosette which for a first attempt I'm quite pleased with!

and a close up of the journalling - a rare treat in my scrapbook pages, I never do any!

Stamps: Medallion background
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
DSP: Woodland Walk
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Frame
Ribbon: Very Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Note Cards

I thought I'd dust off some stamp sets that I hadn't used for a while so have gone for Garden Whimsy and Confetti, both of which I think are really lovely

This little box is just the right size to hold 4x4 notelet cards and I intend to fill it with a few of those which will create a really lovely gift for someone

I've gone for a colour combo of Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzlebury and Elegant Eggplant

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Confetti
Card: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Rich Razzlebury
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Punches: Scallop Trim border, Ticket Corner (US)

I'm entering this one in this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge which is 'Anything Goes' (a nice easy one!!)

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge

I'm really excited to say that it is the first challenge over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge today!!

Get yourselves over there and join in the fun - there is also some CANDY up for grabs and I know how everybody loves candy!!!

Here is my Design Team entry:

and a close up of some of the pretty bits...


Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Occasional Greetings
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper white, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery
DSP: Subtles Patterns Stack: Perfect Plum
Inks: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Punches: Scallop Trim
Ribbon: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Button: Pear Pizzazz

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x