Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vera Lane Studio DT call

I love the digi images from Vera Lane Studio, they are whimsical and so versatile and fun. If you follow my blog you will have seen lots of my makes using these gorgeous images. Well ... there is a DT call. Check it out :

A few of my makes :

And if you are interested, there is a youtube video of all my VLS makes :

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Reflecting on this wonderful hobby ...

Do you ever look back on your blog posts ? Reflect on some of the awesome things you made ? For a particular task this month, I am doing just that, sharing some of my favourite recent makes.

So many to choose from .... but I will just aim for a few that I enjoyed, that indicate my style and weird ... erm I mean .. quirky sense of humour ;)

This whimsical bird is a fave of mine ... I cant seem to give this card away, theres just something about it ... HERE is the link to the original blog post :

I really enjoyed making this card, so many yummy layers. HERE is the link to the blog post and tutorial : 

A little love for Vera Lane Studios digital images, a card I made. HERE is the link to the actual post :

And another Vera Lane Studios card: HERE is the blog link

And another Vera Lane Studios image, made into an ATC. HERE is the blog link.

I made some thank you cards, they were so fun and easy to make. HERE is a link to the actual blog post and tutorial :

My fave little dog stamp from Stampotique assisted in the making of this card ... note that no dogs were harmed in the stacking up of the pyramid lol : HERE is the blog post link

Another Stampotique make I enjoyed : HERE is the link to the tutorial : 

And lastly my fave Halloween makes : 

Day of the Dead ATC: HERE is the link and tutorial

And a card. HERE is the link to the original blog post.

I am getting  bit carried away ... I'd better stop now. Looking back through all my post and the hours and hours of work, and pleasure and leisure that go into this hobby, the connections and friends I have made through it, both online and face to face ... I am thankful. Nikki x


Concetta Kilmer of Enchanted Designs Studios is this weeks sponsor at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge blog. I have used the Cinderella image and fussy cut the section that I wanted to showcase. She is coloured with copics and prisma colour pencils, and gel pen :

Doesn't she look like she has attitude ? Hence the words ... she doesn't look like she's getting back from the ball by 12 !

The background is made by embossing in silver a harlequin stamp. There is colour in the background too as I used a piece of scrap card stock with impressions on it already.

The words are typed on my typewriter.

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mojo comes back with a little help from Vera Lane Studios

Hello blogland, 
I know my posts have been a little sporadic of late. As creative as many of us are, sometimes it can be a struggle and rather than force it and not enjoy this wonderful hobby of ours, its good to take a little time off. I have had a few months of doing other stuff, with the occasional make. I missed crafting but knew my heart wasn't in it. But, thanks to Janet Klein with her awesome images at Vera Lane Studios ... I am back into the creative process - Yay. Its good to be back :)

Today I would like to share two projects with you, first is a card for a good friends Birthday. Her dress is inspired by the outfit my friend wore at our coffee date. This gorgeous gal is from a set called 'Thinking of you'.  She is coloured with copics and gel pen, and fussy cut. For the card base I used craft card stock and inked up my 4" round gelli plate with white and some residual green acrylic paint. I stamped it onto the card front. The words were stamped from a set by Waltzing Mouse Stamps (sadly closed now), and embossed in silver embossing powder. 

I also made an ATC to recognise all the scaremongering and a lack of acceptance that seems to be all around us right now ... I don't know about you, but it sure feels chaotic to me.

This gorgeous whimsical princess is from a set by Vera Lane Studios called 'Kiss the Frog'.  I coloured her with copics and gel pen and fussy cut her. The background was made with a painted pink acrylic base. I used molding paste and a stencil to add some random texture. Then I applied dark blue ink directly from the stamp pad to pick up the high points and some other random parts. I used Staetler neon markers to add some crazy scribbles. The blue strip behind the gal is a left over piece of a paint chip when I was die cutting icicles. The words are typed on my typewriter, a little colour added to them. 

See how serene and calm she looks - she's not phased at all by all the crap thats going on in the world right now ... Its so hard to know what to believe in the media and especially on social media ... so advice from the princess is to stay calm and keep your dignity.

Look out for more regular makes from now on. 
Thanks for stopping by x

Winter ATC

This weeks challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge blog is 'Winter'. I have used this gorgeous Christmas Deer image  by All Dressed Up :

The image was resized in word, coloured with copics and gel pen and fussy cut. I then clear embossed the deer.

The words I typed on my typewriter then cut them down into a sign post, colouring with copics and adding fake snow to the sign and the ground 

The background is made with molding paste through a stencil, spray ink and glitter.

I thought this image was so peaceful and delightful, thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Contemplating Gratitude

Today I wanted to share with you a postcard I made for this months thankful challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, featuring the beautiful image from Lost Coast Designs  'Head in Hands' :

The background is made with nuance powders on water colour paper. 

In the background I have also stamped a long swirl flourish, and I stamped some butterflies from the Butterfly Set. The words are typed on my typewriter.

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Close Ups

For this weeks challenge, Close Ups, at Wicked Wednesday, sponsored by The East Wind, I have used this adorable Unicorn image.

She is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The background is made with nuance powders from Magenta. I typed the words on my typewriter and cut them out individually and edged them with copics. I added white gel pen and some glimmer using wink of stellar pen to the horn and wings:)

The image is actually her whole body but I resized her in word so I could just do a close up of her upper body. I shredded some shredded pink ribbon to ground her. The atc is matted onto brown card stock.

Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Give thanks

Wicked Wednesday is sponsored by Aurora Wings this week, and the challenge is anything goes fall/autumn related. I used this adorable Sea turtle kiss image, with the words Give Thanks.  Wouldn't you want to give thanks to be so close to such a wonderful animal - I mean the turtle :) lol

Thanks for stopping by x