Thursday, December 22, 2016

A fond farewell ...

Today marks the end of a very special couple of years for me ... as a member of the wonderful Design Team at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge blog. My final make is for a challenge called : Cats or Dogs, sponsored by Sami Stamps. I have used this adorable floating kitty image : 

I will still be playing over at Wicked Wednesday, its so fun to enter their varied challenges, and they have awesome sponsors, and prizes you can win. 

I thought I would share a few of my fave and most memorable Wicked Wednesday makes from the past few years :

My first ever Wicked Wednesday make : Blog post is HERE 

Isn't she gorgeous, I really enjoyed the pairing of image, embelishments and papers. Blog post HERE

My first ever make with Vera Lane Studio images : I had a toddler at the time so this was very close to my heart x Blog post HERE

This alcohol ink background was so fun to make. And I loved the scene. Original post HERE

And who doesn't adore Octopode Factory images, combined with a little of my Englishness. Original post HERE

Paper piecing the witches dress from a candy wrapper - unforgettable :) Blog post HERE

This one was a hoot and amused me greatly hahahaha. Like I say ... its gotta be fun - right ? Blog post HERE

And him ... how stinkin' cute is he xxx I loved the pairing of him with those words. Blog post HERE

Look at this poor kid ... excess of candy. LOL. I love his expression. Blog post HERE

And finally .... how awesome ... LOL. I just love him. Blog post HERE

Quite honestly I could go on and on .... LOL but the above images gives a good range and sample of my makes over the past few weeks, once a week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and all the fabulous images provided from the sponsors. Sad I can't show all of the artwork here, but I have all my makes in a folder on pinterest if you are interested to see the whole catalogue : HERE

It has been an honour to be part of the team, thanks girls and see you around online xxxxx

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Gift Tag

The challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is entitled 'Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. Lost Coast Designs and Carmens Veranda have some awesome and unique Christmas images. Check them out :)

Here I have used the awesome Snowman image from Carmen's Veranda.  What I liked most about him is that he is over 4" high and easy to colour and fussy cut, great for lots of Christmas gift giving.

I also used the snowman to make an ATC. In this monochromatic ATC I would like to acknowledge that not everybody has a great time during the festive season. It fills some with dread and sadness. Its not always jolly :(  The blue also is for the cold and icy snowman.

This background of the ATC is made with paint chips that I cut up, edged with blue gelli roll pen and clear embossed. I used the same Snowman image as above and edged the ATC in brown ink. Words are typed on my typewriter. I used a die for the icicles at the top.

Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vera Lane Studio DT News

I have some exciting news to share .... I will be co-ordinating the new Design Team at Vera Lane Studio in 2017. I am joined on the Design Team by very talented and inspirational designers, and we will be sharing daily creations in the facebook group. Its a very fun and friendly environment, and we do regular trades.  Come on over ... you know you want to :)

If you have not met any of the gorgeous, whimsical and quirky beings over at Vera Lane Studio yet ... I suggest you check it out :) Here is a link to the Etsy store.

Over the past few years I have been creating with the fabulous digital images from Vera Lane Studio, you can search my blog to see what I have made. The images are very unique and lend themselves to both CAS, mixed media and basically to artistic freedom.

First stop though ... the DT announcement HERE

         I am really looking forward to 2017, I hope you come to play with us on the Lane x 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Oh Deer !

Wicked Wednesdays challenge this week is 'Things starting with the letter D', sponsored by the fabulous Miezo. I have used this image, Ralfi the Deer. The image is the whole, but I just focussed on her head, and added some nice long lashes :) Isn't she gorgeous :

Ralfi is coloured with copics and prisma color pencils. Diamond glaze added to her eyes. Background are leftovers from mixed media backgrounds, inks and sprays. I typed the words on my typewriter.

Thanks for stopping by xxx

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's a Party !

It's that time of year ... the season of the (dreaded !) Christmas party ...

This gorgeous gal from the Mini Manga set by Lost Coast Designs is certainly looking the part, heading out for the first party of the season :

The girl is stamped and coloured with alcohol markers, then her dress and boots are clear embossed. She has been fussy cut.

The gorgeously rich background is made with Nuance powders by Magenta, and when it was dry, I stamped 'It's a Party!' from Party Words by Lost Coast Designs and embossed them in white. I added a little red washi tape and matted the ATC front onto red card stock.

Hugs and best wishes as we approach the holiday season, Nikki x 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

... And a Partride in a Pear Tree

A fun Christmas Card trade at the Vera Lane Studio facebook group, here is my card featuring the new set called 'Partridge in a pear tree' : 

Coloured with copics, gel pen, prisma pencil and diamond glaze added. Background is gelli prints.

Thanks for stopping by x

Science Geeks

This week Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog are doing a science geeks challenge, sponsored by Polkadoodles

Here is my geek :

I'm not exactly sure what hes cooking up there ... but he looks pretty confident :)

Hes coloured with copics.

Grumpies !

I am participating in a trade, which was to make postcards inspired by a song. My grumpies, from Smeared Ink were giving me the stink eye .. they wanted to play, so out they came :) 

First is a song from the 1980's by The Human League. I liked the surprised look on his face :)

Background is a few gelli prints and I cut them up and collaged them. Grumpy is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The words were created with a small alpha stamp.

The second postcard is giving a bit of love to the Biebs : Justin Bieber rocks ... in my opinion :)

The background is made with dylusions sprays and stencils.  Words typed on my typewriter.

These postcards have gone postal, to the UK and Australia. Hope my partners like them :)