Saturday, 29 October 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes - yummy!

Well happy Saturday to everyone out there!

I have been feeling very under the weather this week but have now made a bit of a recovery and fancied some chocolate to cheer me up...!

We have a sketch for you this week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge:

and here is my Design Team entry:

Now I usually do cupcakes in pink but as I felt like chocolate today I thought I'd have a go at chocolate cupcakes! I think they look good! (much better than if I had actually cooked them!)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Mocha Morning Speciality DSP
Punches: Ovals, Scallop Lace border
Ribbon: Crumb Cake

Thanks for stopping by

Niki xx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Simply Stampin; Halloween

It's Halloween week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge this week - I know it's a little early but hey, we all need to be prepared in advance right?!

Here is my card:

I had lots of fun with this one, using all my new goodies: new Cajun Craze ribbon, scallop ribbon border punch, Frightful Sight papers - this one is a new product fest!!

The pumpkin is made out of punched ovals and stamped over with the big flourish from the Baroque Motifs stamp set

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card: Basic Black, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
DSP: Frightful Sight
Punches: Oval, Modern Label, Word Window, Scallop Ribbon Border
Ribbon: Old Olive Cajun Craze
Ink: Old Olive, Cajun Craze

Thanks for stopping by xx

Niki x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Oooooo Halloween Sweet Treats!

Hi Everyone

We have another great Colour Combo for you this week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge:

and given that we're coming to Halloween, I thought I'd get my treats ready for those Trick or Treaters:

So I made a few sour cream containers and filled them with choccies!

Frightful Sight DSP
Sticky Strip

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Soakin' Up the Sun

Something a little different today, I thought I'd share one of my scrapbook pages with you from our recent holiday to Portugal:

I really enjoyed creating this layout, especially adding all the clusters of scrappin' yumminess in the corners:

and here is a close up of my two little journalling tags - I made some little pockets behind the photos so that they could slide in and out:

These were just plain tags which I stamped a background on and then doodled stitching round the edge. I added ribbon using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher stapler and journalled on one and added the place and date to the other.

The papers are Echo Park Victorian Gardens range, the alpha is AC Thickers chipboard and the flowers are Prima essentials 11

The layout I used was a sketch over at Pencil Lines.

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Simply Stampin; Sketch challenge

Hi Everyone

Sketch challenge this week over at Simply Stampin' and here is my DT entry:

I took colour inspiration from some of the new DSP that I don't have yet (but it's on its way!!)

and I'm really quite pleased with the result!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
Ribbon: Soft Suede (retired)
Punches: Butterfly, Eyelet Border, Word Window, Modern Label, Circles

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Button Tree

Hi Everyone

I thought I'd get into the Christmas spirit this week and have made my first Christmas Card of the season!

I got this fab stamp recently and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas card and also the perfect platform to try out some new glitters that I have also bought recently!

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

Here is the result:

and here's a close up of some of the detail - I've glittered some buttons, raised some and added glossy accents to some others, overall I was quite pleased with it.

Tatty Button: Button Tree stamp
Card: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: as above(except WW)
Punches: Snowflake, Scallop Trim border

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Swilrs & Pearls

Hi Everyone

The challenge this week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge is 'Swirls & Pearls' and here is my DT entry:

Lots of swirls in the background plus I added pearls to all the swirls...

and I made a corner bookmark to match...

People seem to have trouble working out how these bookmarks work so here is a demonstration...!

and here they are both together!

I have sent this little set to my lovely Auntie Vera for her birthday this week

Stamps: Cottage Garden, Season of Joy (flourish)
Card: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Concord Crush
DSP: Cheerful Treat
Ribbon: Melon Mambo
Punches: Eyelet border, Decorative Label, Boho Blossoms, Word Window, Modern Label, Bird
Other: Paper piercer, Pearls, Oval nesties

Thanks for stopping by

Niki x