Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Canary Love

Howdy Peeps!

I'm back with another gorgeous Saturated Canary image which I have made into a birthday card for a special little girl who turns 2 this month.

I had to dig deep into my stash to find some red, white & blue PPs to meet the current challenge, so much so I can't even remember who made them! What I can tell you is that I made my first ever Scrapbook page I posted on UKS way back in 2009! I wish I could tell you the name of the range, it's going to really annoy me until I find it out! If I do I'll edit to add...

So, on to my card, coloured with promarkers again with a little bit of distress ink to add detail.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges...

Saturated Canary - Red, White & Blue
Crafting for all Seasons - Patriotic/Military/fireworks
Simon says Stamp - Patriotic/sporty

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Saturated Canary Card


I'm totally feeling the creative bug at the moment and long may it continue! There's so much inspiration out there it's difficult to know where to start so I decided to make something just for ME! I'm currently completely in love with Saturated Canary and luckily for me there are a few truly beautiful freebies that artist Krista has so kindly provided for us to play with. This one is called 'Boobies' and was drawn in support of breast cancer but in this case the pink ribbon has been removed from her T-shirt because it is a birthday card.

Was bowled over by the Ribbon Girls Colour challenge & based my card on their inspiration pic.

I have used polka dot PPs and pinched butterflys so I would also like to enter my card for the Fab n Funky polka dot challenges and The Stampin'for the weekend 'Bugs & butterflies' challenge.

I coloured with promarkers and fine details were added with distress ink.

Thank you for looking at my card :)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Mort had a line-up

Howdy Peeps!!

I know!! Two posts in one week! I daren't even whisper 'welcome back, Mojo' incase I scare it off again!!

I've been looking forward to the next stampotique designers challenge, such inspiring cards from the DT and with such fun images! I was really pleased that my card came together so easily, and suprisingly quickly too. (Well for me anyway, I am a tortuously slow crafter!) It's not often that a card in my head translates so easily to paper!

I stamped up Mort first using a stamp positioner then masked them all off. I sprayed and spattered Inkilicious sprinky Capri Blue over the top of the images and abstract foliage underneath in tumbled glass. I then used a digital number stamp in broken china & the barcode stamp in chipped sapphire. Mort was coloured with distress inks and the sentiment is computer generated with my new favourite font, Kiddy DB!!

I would like to enter two challenges this week

Stampotique Designers Challenge
(obvs!!) "Twins" (Use the same stamp multiple times)
Simon says Stamp & Show "Anything Goes"

Thanks all so much for looking,

Speak to you soon!

Nikki xxx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Fathers Day Digi Freebie

Howdy Peeps!

I'm quite excited to show you this card today, I'm quite proud of it you see. Not because of any radical design or detail I grant you but because of what I did with the digi.

And what did you do? I hear you ask, well...

Firstly I played on my photo editing software to turn my monster's smile upside down (I needed a grumpy monster you see, for reasons which will become obvious when you see the card!) and then... I made my own digi stamp!! Oh yes fellow bloggers, that Father's Day sentiment is made from my own fair hand, no small feat for someone as technically challenged as I! My final triumph is that at long last I have worked out the difference between images, layers & selections on my software...Yay!! :D

So, without further ado let me show you my card, I doodled bags under his eyes and hairs on his stomach to make him look even more like my!!

For the freebie Digi in its unaltered state go to Pollycrafts here such a shame they've closed down, but then I've noticed a lot of challenge blogs have done so recently. For lovely clear instructions on how to write text in a circle go here. But if you want to use mine feel free, it's quite small so you may need to resize it to suit...

There are a few fathers day challenges on at the moment so I would like to enter my card for the following

Cards for Men - Fathers Day
One Stop Craft Challenges - Fathers day
Dream Valley Challenges - For that Special Guy


Incy Wincy Designs - More than one Digi
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

I hope you like my card, and if you did please comment, it makes me happy! :)


Nikki xxx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Still doing cute...


Yes, I'm still doing cute, at least for the time being anyway. I think little girls cards should be all pretty & sparkly & cutsie, don't you?

This one is for a friend's daughter whose party we will be attending on saturday, I volunteered to make the cupcakes. I'm a bit worried about how the icing will turn out, I haven't really tried piping before!!

Anyhoo... here is the card, using the very first digi stamp I ever bought... it's a favourite of mine for that very reason, not least because the proceeds of the stamp went to a very special cause which you can read about here

I would like to enter this card for two challenges

Sweet Stampin' would like to see your favourite stamp this week...
and Top Tip Tuesday would like sparkles

Thanks for visiting and {GREAT BIG HUGS} with extra frosting if you comment too!! ;)

Nikki xxx