Thursday, 30 January 2014

Heartfelt Creations -Tag Card

Good afternoon everyone!
I am so behind as this should have been posted yesterday:( I was helping my sister move and yesterday we were putting up of the curtains which should have taken just a few hours but became a major task.....well you should have seen us we got ourselves in just a little pickle lol! But we got there in the end:)
So that task done I am in my craftroom today for a bit of me time:)....did you remember to watch our lovely talented Kim on her first show....she did amazingly well and her samples and demos were stunning:)! I think she is on again at 2pm today x
So to my card today, which is my DT card for Heartfelt Creations! As always do hop on over and take a peek at the gorgeous and inspiring projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE! Oh! and a little sneak peek at the Raindrops on Roses Collection:)
My card today is a criss cross tag card:

You can find all the details on my card today HERE over on the Heartfelt Creations blog!
I will be back soon. Take Care x

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Live For Today

Afternoon everyone. I hope you are all well! x
I thought I would do a quick post today and share a card that I demo'd on my show earlier this month....this is another favourite of mine:)

 I created the background by randomly stamping the background stamp in Archival Olive ink and Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress inks.

Products Used:
  • Foundations Cardstock:  Cornflower Blue and Coconut White
  • Stamps: CE Dresses - Flamenco, Baroque (sentiment) Feather Background Dresses Border and Dresses Corner
  • Embossing Folder: Couture Creations - Extra Confetti
  • Cosmic Shimmer: Gilding Wax - Patina, Mica Powder - Set 6 Luscious Greens, Fine Detail Black embossing powder
  • Creative Expressions: Guipure Black Scalloped Lace, Cobalt Jade iridescent ribbon, Sparkler, black flat pearls and Swirls from the Star Rhinestones
  • Other products: Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Archival Ink - Olive.
I hope you like my card today. I will be back tomorrow with another Heartfelt Creations card:)
Take Care x
PS: Don't forget to join in with my blog giveaway.....I have some gorgeous goodies and a card for the winner which will be announced on Saturday x (click on the link in the sidebar for all the details)

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Justrite - Special Delivery

Good afternoon! Well we sure are having some awful, miserable stormy weather here in the UK. I hope you are all safe indoors all cosy and snug:) x The same goes to my fellow blogging friends all over the world whatever your weather! x
Today I have decide to share a few cards with you. I have so many that I have made for recent shows I don't think I will ever get round to sharing them so it got me to thinking that maybe once in a while I can show you a few of my favourites!
The cards I am sharing with you today are all using the Justrite Special Delivery stamp set.

On this first card I have the used the Justrite Rose Garden Background stamp, which I have stamped onto some pink card and heat embossed with Cosmic shimmer Detail White embossing powder. The dies I have used are the Justrite Vintage Labels Six and Vintage Labels Five.

The background on this card has been created using the Sue Wilson Creative Expression embossing folder Heart Lattice. The background stamp is again a Justrite stamp Elegant Corners Labels Four.
I have stamped the baby rattle from the Special Delivery stamp set and fussy cut it out.

I just love the stork that I have used on this card. I have coloured it in using distress markers. The corner stamps that I have used are from the Justrite stamp set Vintage Oval Labels.

My next card I have to share with you is one of my favourite styles....Gatefold! This is because if you have several favourite stamps from a set you can use the main image in the centre and also you have each of the sides both inside and out that you can decorate:) I have gone for a vintage sepia look!

I hope you like my choice of cards today:) Please leave a comment I love to read them:) I will be back tomorrow! Take care X

Friday, 24 January 2014

Blog Giveaway

Good morning fellow bloggers! I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend :)
Todays post is a short and sweet one, but I thought today I would do another to be in with a chance to win this card and some crafting goodies just leave your name/comment on this post:)
I wish you all the best of luck! x
My card today is what I class as one of my more crisp and clean style...

Sorry my post is so short, but if you have any questions about the products and techniques I have used to make my card please do not hesitate to ask......I will upload the products etc that I have used hopefully on Monday.x
Take care,

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Altered Box

Hello everyone!
 As promised I am sharing my box today that was shown on my show a few weeks ago using the gorgeous Creative Expressions Dress stamp.

 You can use any type of box, either a recycled one or mdf could even make your own.

Here you can see the top of the lid in more detail! I haven't overloaded it with embellishments so that the inside of the box is easily accessible.

I first painted the box with some creamy beige paint. I cut some panels from the Teresa Collins paper pad to fit all the sides and the sides of the lid, leaving just a small amount of the edges of the box showing. Before adhering the panels I used the Couture Creations 'Taylor' embossing folder to give them some texture. I used the Patina Gilding Wax to add a really luxury finish.
 You can see here that I have adhered the ribbon and lace all around the bottom edge of the lid.
Products Used:
  • Papers and card: Foundations cream card and Teresa Collins
  • Stamps: CE - Dresses Viennese,  Dresses Baroque, Dresses Border and Dresses Corner
  • Dies: Couture Creations - Irish Dreams, Spellbinder - Bitty Blossom, Detailed Scallops
  • Embossing Folders: Couture Creations - Taylor
  • Cosmic Shimmer products: Mica Powders - Set 6 Luscious Greens, Embossing Powder - fine detail gold, Gilding Wax - Patina
  • Creative Expressions Embellishments:, cream flat pearls, cream Guipure Scalloped Lace, Cobalt Jade iridescent ribbon
  • Other products: Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Stickles Glitter - Diamond
  This really is an easy project to create....and actually took less time to make than most of my card!
I will be back soon,
Take care

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Good morning everyone.
I have enjoyed a few days in my craft room....I have been itching to get back to crafting since I got back from CHA:)
Today I have a Heartfelt Creations card to share with you using the January release - Majestic Morning.

Products Used:
  •  HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die HCPC 3582 Majestic Morning Bouquet pre cut stamp HCPC 3587 HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background pre cut stamp HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection 088603 Spellbinder Majestic Labels Twenty Five
  •  Other Products: Cream, white and sage green cardstock, cream lace, twine, Stickles glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Drawing Paints and Distress Ink - Dried Marigold and Picked Raspberry. 
For the full instructions on how I made my card and lot's more inspiration from the design team visit the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE. You won't be disappointed .....the design team totally amaze me every single week with there creations!
That's it from me for today, but I will be back tomorrow with a box which I created for my January 7th show!
Take Care x

Monday, 20 January 2014

Pictures from CHA

Good morning fellow blogging friends! I hope you are all well:)
My jetlag is getting better thank goodness so I am back in my craft room today:) I had a good clean up yesterday......I left it in rather a mess I must confess! I have been itching to get back to creating, but wanted to spend some quality time with my family as I know I have a very busy few months ahead:)
I have been asked by the very lovely and extremely talented Christine Emberson if I would like to visit Hope and Chances and do a class...... Wow! what an honour:) The dates and times are to be confirmed so I will keep you all informed!
Now that I have my feet back on the ground I hope to blog more regularly and I have also began to video a few tutorials (not quite as professional as Sues though), I just need to edit them and I will upload them very soon.
I thought you might like to see a photo's I took at CHA.......not many of me though:)

This one has to be one of my favourites.....Marisa Job, Angelica Turner, Emma Lou, Linda Bontrager and me at the Heartfelt Creations Booth:) The biggest high light of my time in California:)Words just can't express how I felt when we met! Such wonderful and amazing people......:)

Tim Holtz :)....I could spend hours watching him! He is just so enthusiastic and passionate about art and crafting! ......Unfortunately I couldn't fit him in my suitcase:(

The totally exquisite Spellbinder booth. Don't you just love it?

Justrite Booth......Wow! the cards are just stunning! I just love creating with these stamps and dies:)
Finally a picture of me (not a brilliant one) with the Hollywood sign in the background:)


We didn't see anyone famous however when we got back to Heathrow Pierce Bronson was waiting for his luggage.....umm oh yes! I did go a little weak at the knees:)
That's all from me for now but I will be back later with another post!
Take Care everyone:)
Nikki x

Friday, 17 January 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hi everyone!  How are you all? Sorry it is another late post today!
I am now back in the UK.......rather jetlagged and still coming down from the high of being amongst so many talented crafters and of cause all those yummy crafting goodies:)
I think the high light of my trip was......meeting the one and only Tim Holtz, ummm maybe meeting the Spellbinder President Stacey Farneth Caron or was it meeting the girls from Couture be honest the whole experience was totally unforgettable.
I would like to say a special thank you to Sue and Lysanne for making my trip to CHA so very special:) x
Before I share my card it is time to announce my blog candy winner.......... Jennifer Scull you have been chosen by random org:) Congratulations! If you email me your details I will post your crafty goodies off to you x

Now for my card. I have chosen another card from my show. I think this is probably one of my favourites:)

Products Used:
Cardstock: Foundations - Lilac and Rich Plum
stamps: Justrite -Autumn damask, CE - Waltz (the dress), Viennese (the sentiment)
Dies: Couture Creations - Ivy Doily, Spellbinder - Decorative Labels Twenty Eight
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations - Extra Confetti
Cosmic Shimmer Products: Silver and black Detail Embossing Powder, Vintage Plum gilding wax, Luscious Greens set 6 Mica Powder, Antique Rose Ultra Fine Glitter
Creative Expressions embellishments: Black Pearl Swirls, Black Flat Pearls, Pale Blue Organza Rose, Guipure Layered Scalloped Black Lace, Grape Fuchsia iridescent ribbon

Take care and I hope you all enjoy your weekend x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Good morning fellow blogging Friends!
I have another Heartfelt Creations card to share with you today using the January release, Majestic Morning.  I hope you all had chance to catch Sue and Emma Lou the Creative Director demo these gorgeous stamps and dies on Create and Craft live from California!
For more inspiring creations do head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE. You will also find the full product details and instructions on how to create my tag card.

I will be back soon!
Oh! and don't forget I have a blog giveaway! To be in a chance of winning some crafting goodies just click on the link on the sidebar and leave a comment on the post. Good luck x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Soon time to go home!

Good morning everyone!
So my time in California is coming to an end:( This has been the most amazing experience ever:)
I have seen so many new and wonderful crafty goodies and met some amazing crafters:)
I must apologise for not blogging more whilst I have been here........the days have just gone so fast:(
It was a difficult choice on which card to share with you today, but I finally decided on this card created using the new Majestic morning papers, stamps and Majestic Bloom dies by Heartfelt Creations.

I hope you like my card today!
Take Care x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Another Blog Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well x
I have arrived safely in California:) Wow! it is amazing:) CHA doesn't start until tomorrow so I will be doing lot's of sight seeing today:)
Today I am launching another giveaway which will continue to run until next Friday.
I will include some gorgeous Creative Expressions goodies and a card made by yours truly:)
The card that I have chosen today is one of my favourites that I made using the Creative Expressions Dresses stamps. I just love this shade of blue with the darker navy blue card stock:)


I would love to know what you think of my card choice today!
Products used:
Card: Foundations ( will add the exact colours that I have used when I get back)
Stamps: Creative Expressions - Baroque including the sentiment
Dies: Dazzling Doily Fantasia Collection
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations - Cheerful
Embossing Powder Cosmic Shimmer Detail Silver Shine
Glitter: Cosmic Shimmer Ultra fine Ice Blue
Gilding Wax: Cosmic Shimmer Enchanted Gold
Ribbon: Creative Expressions Iridescent Midnight Marine
Embellishments: Creative Expressions - Swirl Pearls, Organza Flowers

So that's all from me today. Enjoy the rest of your day x
Take care x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Good evening everyone!
My feet are firmly back on the ground after yesterdays shows on Create and Craft:)
I hope you all enjoyed them......I wasn't quite as nervous as last time and both Dean and Dawn were fantastic to work with:) I was also made so welcome in the green really is one big happy family there at Ideal World! x
I am making notes on how I can improve so hopefully I will soon be as confident and professional as Sue and Julie.....LOL x
Also before I go any further  if the lady or anyone who knows who it was that won my card on Deans show I would be grateful if you could get in touch as your card got put in the wrong pile and came home with me and I would hate you to miss out! 
As you all are probably aware I am off to CHA tomorrow. This is the first time I have left the UK without my hubby and I know I am going to miss him and my family, but I have Sue to keep me company:) x I hope to get lots of inspiration which I can pass on to you all in my future shows......I already have lots of ideas swimming around in my head:)  Usually I wake in the night with ideas and then cannot sleep....I think I am going to name this 'Crafters Syndrome' as I know you all probably suffer from this too at times:) x
So today sees another release from Heartfelt Creations....the beautiful Majestic Morning!
For all the details on this new collection and the chance to win an amazing prize visit the Heartfelt Creations HERE
For this new collection I decided to make a wreath wall hanger!

I just love these bright and colourful papers that go with this collection. The flowers are made with the die and co-ordinating stamps. There are also some other gorgeous stamps that go with this collection!  You can find all the details of how I created it and all the products that I used on the Heartfelt Creations blog and also lots of gorgeous projects by the rest of the Design Team.
So that's it from me today, but do check in on Friday......I will be launching another Blog Giveaway:)
Right now I really must go and finish packing! Hopefully if the internet is all ok I will still be doing my regular blogging:)
Take Care x

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Good evening everyone! How are you all? So it is almost the 12th day so all my Christmas decorations are coming about yours?  Every year when it is this time I say that next year I won't put up so many, but I am guessing I probably will:)  Oh and how much tidier my house feels without them and so much bigger lol
Well I promised to announce my January blog candy winner today.....Thank you all for participating and don't worry if you didn't win as I will be having another one next week:)
First of all I have put a few things together including a Creative Expressions stamp set -  Belle of The Ball, a selection of ribbon, a selection of card, and a few other crafty bits....oh and of course a my card ' Our Friendship is Priceless'
So here is the winner as chosen by random org  ....................................................................
Number 11 who is Sheila - Ginger........ Congratulations Sheila! If you would like to email with your details at I will get your crafty goodies sent off to you.

Here is my card that I would like to share with you today:

Products Used:
  • Card stock: Foundations
  • Stamps: Justrite -  Black Eyed Susan and Vintage labels Five
  • Dies: Justrite - Labels Five and Six
  • Embossing Folders: Couture Creations - Large Joes Garden
  • Masks - That Special Touch - Funky
  • Inks: Distress Inks - Milled Lavender and Broken China, Stazon - Teal Blue
  • Stickles Glitter: Diamond, Turquoise
  • Embellishments: Creative Expressions - Satin edged organza ribbon, Pastel Bakers Twine, Frosted Blue Dazzler,
Sorry it's a late post, but I got there in the end after a very hectic Saturday:)
Take care x


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Heartfelt Creations

Good morning fellow blogging friends! Happy New Year to you all.....I hope this year is all you want it to be x
Another quickie post from me today.....sorry:(
It is time to share another Heartfelt Creations card with you today. My card today has been created using the fabulous Floral Key Collection.....and for those of you that watch Create and Craft you will see the very talented Julia Watts with some of this collection on her shows today!
You will find lots of inspiring ideas over on the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE
I have used creams, luscious coppers,gold's and brown tones on my card today:

For all the details on the products that I have used and details on how to make my card visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog
Sorry again for it being short:( Take care!