Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Snowman

Happy Saturday Morning Crafters!!!!
Today I am sharing my 3rd card made using the fabulous Crafters Companion CDrom "The Snowman and Snowdog" available now from  JB-Crafting Supplies, so I thought..mmm.. I've made a card using elements from the decoupage section..then last week I used the Snowglobe section,.... so what for this week? there really is so much to choose from crafters you will be spoilt for choice! well after much deliberation and changing my mind as it is ALL fabulously wonderful! I settled on using something from the Card Companions section!
These are brilliant, as each design prints out onto one A4 sheet and has everthing you need to create a card, there will be a backing paper, topper, sometimes decoupage, ribbons and bows, buttons etc all coordinating :) I loved the image I chose as I think the colours are really soft and gentle
I decided to create my own main backing paper with this card, this is something I LOVE to do and is really simple, I selected the "Snowman" image and popped into my graphic Programme- MCS, I enlarged, cropped then faded it to around 50%- voila! one matching background paper! I chose to back onto gold mirri card and punched out some lovely gold snowflakes, each with a gold gem in the centre, a little blue bow to coordinate and pull out the blue from the background, and for my Decoupaged Snowman, as this is only one layer I wanted him to stand out a little more, so used Crafter companion Gold glitter spray to make him "Shimmer"!!
For my insert I popped the backing paper again into MCS enlarged, cropped and faded and popped on a Christmas verse
This CD is definately one you need to add to your collection!
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Snowman & Snowdog- Snowglobe Card

Good evening peeps!! hope you are all fabulous!!, Tonight I am sharing my 2nd DT card for JB- Crafting Supplies, I am currently working with the CDrom The Snowman & Snowdog, by Crafters Companion, that is now available on the JB- Crating Supplies website and in store. So last week, I made a Snowman Decoupaged card, this week,mmmm what else has the CD to offer? there is a section with some really lovely snowglobes that are SUPER DUPER quick to make up!, so I thought I would give one a try, but for this card I printed straight onto Crafters Companion Pearlescent Cardstock, I have to say if you have never tried this you MUST! you get an absolutely beautiful shimmer to your image, unfortunately I couldnt quite pick this up on my camera which is such a you will just have to use your wonderfully crafty imaginations :)
All i needed to add was some lovely BRIGHT shiny Christmas Red Ribbon, and a few punched out snowflakes each with a little Gem
and there we have one very quick but very lovely Snowglobe card!! The card doesnt come with the sentiment you can see here, i put the image into My Craft Studio, and used a "Text tool" to craete the curve
Hope you will drop me a message I do love to hear from you!! :)
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Challenge #65 over atThe Stamping Boutique

Good morning crafters!! and what a fabulous morning it is!!! September 15th sees a brand new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique
and also my birthday!! whoop whoop!! This months challenge theme is a colour Seed, now....i've NEVER followed one of these themes before!! so it was totally new to me and i have to say i LOVED it!!!!
here are the colours to follow for this months challenge 
 lovely pastel shades!!, I decided on a cute TSB digi to colour in called "Fairy Princess Laundry Line" and you can pick it up just...HERE!!
and this is what i created following our theme...

I hope you like it! i think it's so much fun, i wanted to create a matching background, so i popped the image into "My Craft Studio" programme and using a digital punch i selected the cute little frog , and resized him in a few times :) easy peasy and looks fab! i coloured in using my promarkers, and added a few mini diamantes
This months winners prize will be 3 digi's from TSB store, and if you win using a TSB digi, you win 4!!! so what are you waiting for crafters!! the Challenge runs from today Sep 15th at 12.01 EST for two weeks so get your craft stash out and come and join us! 
I can't wait to see what you all come up with following these fabulous colours!
crafty hugs

First DT card for JB- Crafting Supplies!!

Good morning crafters!! Well here it is!! FIRST DT card for JB-Crafting Supplies
I have used the brand new CD rom from Crafters Companion- The Snowman and Snowdog now available in store and online from JB-Crafting Supplies
I loved working with this CD rom and I think all the images are stunning!! we all remember the original Snowman and these images are from the new film released last year with the "oh so cute! Snowdog", Store owner Julie has been working hard to make sure she is all stocked up ready for you to start your Christmas crafting so check out the on-line store just HERE! or if you are close why not pop on by

JB-Crafting Supplies
Wath Plaza,
2 Sandygate,
South Yorkshire,
S63 7LW.
 Check out the JB-Crafting Supplies blog just here!!  for more craft projects and inspiration from our Design Team, who are here to answer any questions and to Share our ideas with you
happy crafting everyone! i'll be back soon with more to share
Nicole xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

something fabulous this way comes...are you ready???

Hey crafters!!....are you ready for something fabulously exciting??? something to help you make that mountain of christmas cards and solve ALL your problems of what to do for who, and who likes what??? STOP! hold ya horses!! put your crafting on HOLD!!! La Pashe have a BRAND NEW Christmas  launch in ....12days time!!! coming to Create and Craft with the lovely Jak Heath on the 24th of September with shows at  11am amd 6pm...
"The Christmas Box"

This cd will knock ya socks off!! jammed full of really fantastic images!! it has Behing closed doors "Pop open" cards, decoupage, toppers, stackers,  digi's, embellishments papers....the list goes on!!
The Design Team have come up with some corkers this time to tickle your taste buds with some wonderful inspiration!!, so over the next couple of weeks while you are eagerly waiting the launch we will be sharing our designs with you, so please do stop by Jak's blog and the reast of the design team, this one will fly off the shelves so GET READY crafters!!!
...I'll be back....Nix xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New Arrival

Good evening everyone!! hope we are all good?? I am extreeeeeamly excited at the moment...I am on baby countdown!!!! my beautiful daughter is due her first baby...."my FIRST grandchild" in....32days!!! I am bubbling like a bottle of pop about to explode!!and it's going to be a GIRL!!!! this is when I will experiment with my first scrap book! something I have always fancied trying but untill now i havent done! so...i will be looking for hints, tips and anything else to help me!
Tonight i'm sharing a La Pashe card made from the cd rom "Behind closed Doors Pop Up CD Rom" 
This card was one of my DT cards I made for the launch of the CD  and I used the pre printed sheet for this card you can get just HERE for 69p!!
For my card I used one of the La Pashe card blanks especially created to use with the open doors cd rom/ pre printed sheets, you can pick them up on the web site Right Here! priced at £2.99 for a pack of 4 cards, they come with the pop up elements you need too,  oh and of course envelopes! but the cd rom comes complete with template if you want to create your own :) So... i made up my card using the elements on the sheet, then i added some extras!! I made some teeny tiny cards.... added a shelf... using another La Pashe cd rom I printed a little bear and vase of flowers then made some mini bunting with "Baby Girl!" and a rossette using some bright pink ribbon...but i thought??? it had something missing..i wanted to add abit more! thats when i had the hospital corridor idea, I made a large DL card printed a background paper with two colours seperated with a border, and added a couple of signs "Maternity Ward This Way" and "Gift Shop This Way". I LOVED making this card and it is sure to stand out on anyones mantle piece. This cd really is good fun, I've made a few now from it and i always get such lovely compliments!! they are so easy to put together and really give the WOW factor on opening, so you just have to give them a try.
Right my lovelies I have waffled enough!! I have quite alot on the go at the minute so I will be back very soon with more! ooooh and you must stop by tomorow as I have exciting news!! "The Stamping Boutique" is hosting a "Ning launch party on saturday!! see the "Ning" icon top right of my blog?? click it!! i will be back with details tomorrow but trust me you won't want to miss out!!
Night all!
Nicole xxx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Christmas Disco

Hey everyone!! it's time to share another DT card made for La Pashe
Christmas Disco!!! Another amazingly fabulous decoupaged image from the newly released cd rom " Christmas With The Wrinklies"
I just LOVE all these images and they really are so much fun to work with!! for this card i used the pre printed sheets available just ...HERE! and one of the La Pashe stepper cards that are also available to buy on their website right ....about....HERE!! I used the  Christmas backing papers layered onto red card stock to cover my base card, and then assembled my decoupaged image also layered on to red card.I then simply die cut some spellbinder snowflakes and punched some smaller snowflakes out of my woodware punch positioned into place, added some lovely festive red gems , popped on a couple of sentiments and done!! brrrrrilliant !
if you don't already have this cd....why?? it's a no brainer really! you will love it! and if you just want to try one image before buying the cd rom or complete paper kit, you can buy them for...are you ready...69p per sheet!! thats crazy prices!! but if you do go straight for the cd rom, i can't highly reccomend enough using their "Print Perfect" papers, the quality stands out a mile, and TRUST me as i print LOADS don't skimp on your paper quality folks!! it's just not worth it! if you want to get the same quality that you see from La Pashe, on their web site, blog and on Create & Craft TV when they are showing their products you must try their papers!! after all these guys know what they are talking about !! you can check out all you need right ..HERE!
well thats enough from me for one night :) i have some more projects on the go that i will share with you all very soon!!
happy crafting

New DT Position...yay!!

Good evening bloggers!!! card from me this evening just me with a bit of exciting news to share, i am very happy to say i have been offerred a DT posistion for JB- Crafting Supplies !! woop woop!! i am so looking forward to some exciting new projects!! and have just recieved a message to say my first lot of DT goodies were posted out today!! so an EXTRA exciting weekend for me!! can't wait to share my first piece of work with you this space!!

Monday, 2 September 2013

September Challenge #5 over at The Crafting Musketeers!

Hey bloggers, card makers and all you crafty lot out there!! the day has come to lanuch the brand new challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers! Septembers challenge is themed "Vintage", ooo now then i thought....vintage, a little out of my comfort zone here!! but it's good to try something....different!, i racked my brains and had no idea what to create... vintage? what do i have thats vintage? UREKA! it came to me, now i have a lovely crafting cd by docrafts, that i'm sure many of you have called "Enchanted" and it has some really "oldy worldy" type of images of  the most fantastic Santa, that i have never used! so i opened up the docrafts programme- docrafts digital designer-( thats is fabulous by the way, it has this reeeeealy cool tool that will create an invatage or pyramage topper out of ANY picture or photo! try it its fab!!!) and decided to print a background and my image in sepia, to try and create an "Old Photo" feel
I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz ink pad and layered onto choclate brown...ooooh Chocolate! mmmmm.......................
........... ooops SORRY! i got lost in the moment then! now where was I, yes! then wrapped two different shades of brown satin ribbon around tied in a knot. the same for the topper, and on both i curled the edges to age them a little more!, i printed a sentiment, inked and shaped and popped into place, used a Marrianne Lampost Die, added a few pearls, and lots of SNOW!!! using some all purpose clear drying glue in lots of gooey dollops and lashing of white crystal glitter!,And here we have it, "My" Old photo christmas vintage card!
This months sponsor is the ever FABULOUS Nicola Saul, and DT teamie!! who has very kindly donated the following prize
look at all these goodies!! wish i could enter myself!!, you can find out more about our lovely Nicola over on her blog pink delight craft
So please do pay her a visit. The winner this monthe will as always be chosed by random org. and the top 3 by one of our very talented DT ladies. So please get out your stash... and YES that includes you TRACY WILLIAMS!! i will be watching :) i hope you will once again join in our challenge this month, and do stop by all the DT members blogs to check out what inspiration they have come up with for you. oooh right then i think i've waffled enough! see you at the challenge!!!!!
Nix xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Blooming Wonderful!

Helloooo !! just quickly popping on to share a card i made for my daughters 25th birthday yesterday, now usually i have to make something quite... Gothic! but as she is 34 weeks pregnant (eeeek! very excited soon to be nanny here!!!) I wanted to make something different!

I saw this Saturated Canary Digi stamp a while ago and couldnt wait to use it, as i think its just so so lovely!
Well i'm off to craft some more so i'll be back tomorrow with an exciting new challenge to launch so please come back and check it out! :)
Happy crafting
Nix xx

The Stamping Boutique Challenge # 64 " Christmas "

Good day bloggers!!!.... it's HERE !! Lets hear a ..WOOP!! Today see's a brand new challenge start over on the The Stamping Boutique
We are all very excited and the Design Team have all been busy beavering away making some FABULOUS samples to tickle your taste buds and bring you some inspiration!  Challenge # 64 has the theme of. "Christmas"and here is my DT card!

I have chosen to work with the CUTEST little penguin in a Christmas Bauble!! Isn't he just so sweet!, I have used the same image 3 times and just resized the bauble, on the one I have flipped the image too, coloured in with my Promarkers shaped and secured into place with my pinflair glue!, for my background I have matted together some lovely red card onto a christmas patterned paper from my stash, embossed some white card with a snowflake embossing folder and this too I mounted onto red cardstock. tied some lovely red satin ribbon into a knot wrapped around my card popped my baubles into place, ....a couple of white pearls and voila!
I hope you will all stop by and join us in our new challenge! I would love to see you all there!! There will be one winner chosen by the DT and 3 runners up!! You can use any image to win, but you must use a TSB image to be in the top 3! the Challenge runs from 12.01amEST the 1st of September, until 11.59pmEST on the 13th of September,and we have some amazing TSB Digi Stamps up for grabs for the lucky winner..... so..... on ya marks......get crafting....GO!!!!!!!
...can't wait to see all your crafty makes!and don't forget to pop along and check out the rest of the DT blogs to see what they have been creating too!
happy crafting!
Nix xx