Thursday, 25 February 2010

A card for Mum...

Hello! Blogging again after what seems like ages...there really aren't enough hours in the day for what I'd like to achieve... mostly because one of my main aspirations is just having a few hours to sit in front of the box & CHILL... it's my primary objective in life!!

However I managed to drag myself off the sofa and create something for Mother's day which meets the challenge over on Secret Crafter. The sketch is from this week's Sketchy Colors challenge.

The light is so dull at the moment isn't it? I couldn't even take a decent pic with a halogen lamp blazing about 6 inches away from the card!! Mind it's probably to do with angles or summink as to why it still looks so dark, I really know nothing about photography!

The cutest Sarah Kay image from Stampavie got an airing for a change, with papers from K&Co & a few paper flowers which also qualifies this project for the Totally Gorguss challenge.

Many thanks for taking the trouble to look & comment on my work,

Have a good day!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

A sweet treat....

Another chance to win a Hangler Stangler stamp from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week which is to create a project that includes a sweet treat.

Janneke's DT project for the challenge was a cute teabag creation & as she helpfully posted directions to the instructions for making one I couldn't resist having a go myself. A couple of sachets of hot chocolate just about fit inside but there isn't a lot of room for anything else!!

I got to use lovely sugary colours & one of my favourite Tildas, I wasn't sure about the blue & orange at first especially as I didn't match the blue on Tilda's dress too well. But I think it works OK & I even had a go at some arty photography - I was inspired by Janneke here too - I love the effect she has used to create a border around her projects & may try this too - with permission of course :)

Thank you for looking at my project - I really appreciate your comments

Nikki xxx

Monday, 15 February 2010

Choose happy!!

Hi all!!

I would just like to share with you this little project that's been rattling around in my head for the past week or so. Made for the Magnoliaink competition with the theme of spring & a challenge to use your stamp in a different way. This made me think straight away of making a little door-plaque with an inspirational saying on it, & with my So Spooky Tilda stamp in mind I set about looking for spring-cleaning quotes.

There were a few I liked... "Please don't feed the dust bunnies!!" and, "My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance" but I needed something shorter. So the Japanese proverb I found was perfect, apt & most importantly...short!!!

So here she is, So Spooky Tilda all prettied up in pinks, I'm going to hang her on my door in the craft room & always remember that spring cleaning the heart is far more important (& interesting) than housework!!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Stamptacular Sunday!!

As I was browsing earlier this week I came across this adorable Tilda & somehow she just fell into my virtual shopping basket!! Whoever invented online shopping is an evil genius!!

I think I fell for her because she reminded me of a particular Hangler & Stangler stamp I've been lusting after but can never hope to own...

So imagine my delight when I came across the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Not only are they offering a fab H&S stamp as their prize (not the stamp - but beggers can't be choosers!!) but if your card follows their theme 'Love is in the Air' without using any hearts you get entered in the draw twice!!

Now I'm wondering if Tilda's antennae count as hearts... I hope not, I thought about covering them up but I couldn't bear to alter her - she's too cute!!

Tilda is coloured in distress inks & the paper is K&Co Wild Saffron, sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you all so much for looking,

Nikki xxx

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Just because...

Oh I haven't been a very good blogger lately have I? I find it so difficult to find time to craft & this week has been no exception!! But here is something I managed to put together today (in between trips to the loo after DS2 kindly passed on his tummy bug to me - thanks poppet!!)

Sweetheart Tilda is sitting atop some ancient Daisy D paper & coloured with distress inks. I agonised for what seemed like hours about what embellies I was going to put on this & after trying about a hundred permutations of floral arrangements threw my hat in & left it plain!!

Photo looks a bit dismal, wish I hadn't photo-shopped it now - Hey Ho!!

TFL Nikki xxx