Sunday, 26 September 2010

Well this is it. My last Sunday effort for Sarah Hurley. I have really enjoyed my month as guest designer, so thank you very much Sarah for the opputunity.
For this card I used 1 of Sarahs new ink sprays in the teal colour and misted through a mica mask. I then sprayed over the top with Silver spray & sparkle. I cut around the image and mounted onto a 6" square card blank. Then, using the Christmas Cheer cd, i printed off a sheet of the postage stamp toppers. I cut out 3 of them and positioned them diagonally across the card. then finished off with a glittery Merry Christmas sentiment and a gem in the centre of the snowflakes. Hope you all like it.
Crafty Hugs
Nicky x

Monday, 20 September 2010

I received the following blog award today for finishing 3rd in the Sarah Hurley challenge something 3d. I entered my christmas table set featured below and I am delighted to have made the top 3. Especially when all the entries were so good. Yay me!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Well its Sunday again which can mean only 1 thing, another sample offering from Sarah Hurley. This card came from Sarah's Woodland Whimsies Cd. I took a shaped tri-fold card and used a Tim Holtz distess inkpad around the edges of the ovals. Then using a scallop circle punch, I cut out the squirrel topper and 2 acorn toppers and attached them to the ovals. I added brown paper ribbons to the edges of the card and added borders using a brown fine liner pen. I then matted and layered the acorn paper onto some brown card and added the negative acorn toppers to the corners. it was then finished with the I'm Nuts About You! sentiment. Hope you like it.
On another note, I had a fab holiday and was really pleased on my return to see myself in a feature in this months Quick Cards magazine so if you get a chance, please check it out.
Until next time, TTFN. Nicola x

Friday, 10 September 2010

this is my second effort for Sarah Hurley. I made this Christmas table set using the Christmas Cheer! cd. I printed the turquoise snowflake paper onto card and the 1 sheet of A4 makes all 3 items. I cut the card in half vertically and used 1 half to make the wedge favour/gift box finished of with coordinating ribbons. the remaining half was punched along both long edges using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. I wrapped it around a candle and added a ribbon. the remaining piece was folded over a piece of silver mirror board to make a name place card. I then printed out a page of snowflake toppers and added 1 to each item with a gemstone in the centre. Hope you like the set as much as me. See you all after my holiday. Bye for now. Nicky x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

posted some samples off 2 Sarah Hurley today. my second offering will be available on friday this week as Im off on my hols on saturday so have to post early. this 1 is probably my favourite and my little tease is its not a card! got a great buzz when i saw my first card amongst the woodland whimsies design team photos posted by Sarah last night so thanks Sarah, you made my day!

ok people thats all for now except to say my best friends wedding went very well so thank you to all of you who sent messages so thought i would show you a pic. so until friday......tata for now.
Nicola xxx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Hello all. As promised here is my first offering for Sarah Hurley as the guest designer of the month.
It is made using the very gorgeous bunnies from Woodland Whimsies Cd.
I concertinered a sheet of blue silk art board and added a sheet of acetate to the back panel(hard to see in the photo) and added the with love sentiment along the edge of the concertinas. I then added 2 of the bunny heart shaped toppers over the join of the board and the acetate and added gems in between. It was then finished off with a heart border on the left hand edge.
Hope you like it. Nicola x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Hey to all my friends in the virtual reality. well its September and that means 1 thing. Im this months guest designer for the very fabulous Sarah Hurley. As of Sunday, I will be posting a creation of my very own using some of the products Sarah has every week throughout the month. So you will be seeing products made using Woodland Whimsies and Christmas cheer CDs and maybe even the new amazing ink sprays.
If you like any of the products then pop over to Sarahs blog to check them all out (
Thanks for listening and I will see you back here on Sunday for my first effort ( just got the small matter of being best (wo)man for my best friend on Friday to get through first!)
See you Sunday
Nicola xx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Hey to all my fellow bloggers out there in the virtual world. wanted to let you all know that I will be missing for a few days. thats because Im busy doing samples for the very fabulous Sarah Hurley and also because my Gran is seriously ill in hospital :O( so between the two I will be very occupied! take care all. Nicky xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Missing In Action!

I am sorry for my lack of blog action lately. not really had much to say after being confined to bed for almost a week but i'm up and about again now. woo hoo!
have spent the day sorting out my craft room with my extemely patient husband. after a whole afternoon at it its still not done but at least i can get in the door now! (yes it really was that bad!) Its amazing what you forget you have and how much you have. I have now got 6 plastic storage tubs full as well as my shelves and umpteen baskets. may even be brave and take a photo (if I get it finished).
I am currently half way through my samples for My Craft Studio and have had some details regarding my guest designer slot for September for Sarah Hurley so its busy busy busy! Oo-er! hope the craft room can stay tidy-ish.
Well until next time
Nicky x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

has just received my next assignment for My Craft Studio so guessing that will keep me busy for the next week or so. Unfortunately, I am in a flare up(bad spell) of my medical condition Fibromyalgia so am confined to bed but at least i can craft in bed, as long as my husband prints bits off 4 me!
Looking forward to Sarah Hurleys show on Create & Craft on Sunday morning too so at least i have got plenty to keep me occupied.
Talk to you all soon
Nicky xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

has started making my Christmas cards. has got about 60 done so far so making a good start. need about 400 though so still lots to go but loving the snow and glitter! Is about to have a go at a few gift ideas too which I plan to sell at my Christmas card parties so stay tuned for photos- I would like feedback!
Nicky x

Monday, 26 July 2010

is in pain :o( Not a great start to the week. still I usually get my best cardmaking ideas when Im confined to bed so here's hoping!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

the top is Pea......and this is Bumble
and they are my babies! Today is their 1st birthday....Happy Birthday gorgeous girls xxx

Friday, 23 July 2010

just finished my 2nd assignment for My Craft Studio(MCS). pics to follow as soon as I'm allowed! now a chance to kick back and relax for the weekend

cupcake decoupage sheet from craftsuprint on an A5 card, mounted on gold linen card.

8" square card made from Hunkydory's Little Tweets collection. The topper on the top is a 4" square aperture card with the decoupage on the inside and the "flappy birthday" sentiment is used as a closure.

lilac deco flourish 8" square card decorated with diamond sparkles glitter

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Have been selected as a guest designer for the Sarah Hurley design team. Woo Hoo! so chuffed xx
Hi all. No idea wot on earth I am doing with this but will give it a go! Nicky x