Thursday, 2 December 2010

New Sister Card

Good morning... just a quick post from me today...
Another baby has arrived... seems to be lots
of babies at the moment... A beautiful baby boy...
Here is the card I made... I had a go with the promarkers...
I know the shading isn't that great... need more practise!!!

And then the card for his big sister...
Kacey wanted to name him
Michael Jackson... but Mom and Dad agreed on Jaxon...
What a lovely name for a beautiful baby...

Again I used the promarkers...
more pleased with this one...
but definately need more practise...
Anyway... congratulations to Sarah and Lee...
and of course to big sister Kacey...
you will be able to teach your little brother
some of the Michael Jackson moves when he gets bigger!!!
Have a wonderful day... off to work
Nicky x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Good morning... just about... I sat down nearly
an hour ago to write this post...
just completely useless when it comes to computers!!!
I have been wanting to join in with WOYWW
for a while but just can't suss it!!!
But as I am home with Sam
(he was poorly on Monday evening
and can't go back for 48 hrs)...
I thought I would be able to sit and have a
look at it... I still can't do it!!!
However I still wanted to share a few photos
with you...

Obviously my desk... too cluttered for my liking
as I am still waiting for my shelves
and rails etc to be put up...
Only been waiting since July...
Maybe I could put that on my christmas list!!!

I am soooo excited to show you this...
After months and months of saying
that my Inktense pencils were all I need...
On Saturday, I went to a demonstration at
Crafty Bunch in Ketley, Telford.
Kathleen did an amazing job at demonstrating
promarkers... she is so talented and I came
away so inspired... and so broke!!!

Take a look at Kathleen's blog...

Anyway... when I arrived home, I realised I
needed somewhere to store my new promarkers...
I hadn't got the car... so I needed to recycle...
After a bit of playing... I made a template out of beer mats.

I worked out I needed to make 9 pots
(for the different colour groups).
I used my mind's eye papers to cover them
in the corresponding colours...
I sanded the edges and bound them together with ribbon...
I then attatched a colour chart onto each...
I really enjoyed making these and I have been
so busy that I haven't had a chance to
have much of a go with the pens...

I would love to know what you think...

This is a card that I have made using bloom and grow
papers and various flowers distressed with stickles.
Anyway... thanks for looking...
I am off to do some tidying...
then maybe put up the decorations...
I'm sure I will find some time this evening
to have a play with those promarkers!!!
Have a lovely day...
Nicky x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Flower Card

Hi All..
Been really busy recently..
there are so many birthday's at the moment!!!
I just wanted to share a card that I made
for my lovely friend Laura..
it was her birthday yesterday...
didn't want to spoil the surprise!!!
I used my Tim Holtz die cutter (love it)!!!
flowers.. bought from Crafty Bunch in Ketley...
and the papers.. I chose them because they
remind me of her coat... sad I know!!!
Anyway.. Have a lovely day...
thanks for popping by...

Friday, 15 October 2010

Autumn Leaves

Hi All..
Quick post from me today.. off to work
This a card that I made using the x-cut leaf punch..
I just love the autumn time..
so really enjoyed making this card!
I used a mixture of papers.. and a craftwork cards wellington boot..
hope you like it..
Thanks for popping by..

Sunday, 19 September 2010

16th Birthday

Hi All...
Sorry I haven't posted for a while...
I have been crafting but keep
forgetting to take photo's before I send them!!!
Anyway... I have finally remembered...So here goes...
I was asked to make two cards for a friends
Son's 16th birthday...
I find men's cards really difficult but after lots of thinking
and a huge amount of mess... this is my final result...
The first one is using Forever Friends decoupage,
some black card with white core...bought from
Crafty Bunch in Ketley...
For the second card I used some more of the
co-ordinations cardstock,
My Tim Holtz gears die...Also from Crafty Bunch...
AnywayHappy 16th birthday to Dan...
Thanks for popping by

Nicky x

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Hi all..
It is Maggie and Derek's (my mother and father in-law's) wedding anniversary on Tuesday..
36 years..Congratulations!!!
We hope you have a special day ..
We will all be thinking of you both!! xxxx
This is the card that I made using papers
from the silent night collection..
I really hope they like it..
Please feel free to leave a comment..
Nicky x

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Baby Card

Hello again..

Sorry I havent posted for a while..
I just wanted to share a card that I made
for my cousin and his girlfriend..

Naomi gave birth to a little boy called James on Wednesday.. congratulations to you both!!
For the card I used Forever Friends cardstock
and the stamp is Penny Black .

Hope you like it!!
Enjoy the rest of your day..


Nicky x

Friday, 13 August 2010

Friend Card

Good morning..hope you are well..

I had a lovely day yesterday, I went across to visit my Auntie and Uncle in Clayhanger.

Uncle Tony took Benn and Sam golfing, which gave me a few hours to myself.

I just sat and relaxed, read my craft magazines and drank coffee..heaven!!

Anyway..this is a card that Auntie Lynda asked me to make for her friend..

I used Rose Garden papers (I love them..they are really
pretty and I like the sheets at the back with
letters, tags and sentiments)

I hope you like it..
Have a wonderful day
Nicky x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Address Book

Hello, I am very new to blogging..this is my first post..

so please bear with goes..

I just wanted to share my address book with you..
I made it a while back using a basics chipboard album.
I covered it with co-ordinating papers and inked the edges.
I cut the pages from cardstock, embossed the tabs and added address cards.
I made the beads from fimo and then varnished them.

I hope you like it..any comments welcome..please be nice!

Thanks for popping by..

Nicky x