Saturday, 23 November 2013

TSB "Thanksgiving" Challenge

Come and join in with our "Thanksgiving" Challenge over at 
you have until Nov. 29th! 
The winner will receive 3 free digi images from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE store!! 
Here is my DT card for this challenge, I have used TSB image: Audrey The Farmer.

I decided I wanted to use BRIGHT colours for this challenge and chose some lovely 
Olive Green and Hot Pink cardstock

So get your stash out and pop on over!!
  I look forward to seeing YOUR creations,


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Exciting Sneaky Peak !!!-" peek a boo case "

Good evening crafters!! I have something VERY exciting to share with you all.... but shhhh it's supposed to be a secret! 
La Pashe have only been working on ANOTHER fantastic cd for you all....but...this one is EXTRA special!
La Pashe have teamed up with Adela Rossol from Creations by AR, to bring you lucky crafters a cd rom with 30...yes 30!! amazing 3D templates for you in both SVG and PDF format !! I know... amazing!! so whether you are a hand cutter or use a cutting machine, you can get get cracking straight away with the most beautiful boxes and 3D projects you can imagine! and whats more if you are attending the NEC this thursday, friday Saturday or Sunday and drop by the La Pashe stand G40 you will be lucky enough to pick up your copy for a fantastic price of £19.99 before it is available on line a week or so later!! so ....are you ready for a snaky peak???
The FIRST CDrom  ( clock how i said FIRST!!!) is titled 
Spring & Summer 3D Templates
How adorable does this CD look! and thats just from the front image just know from first look your going to want to dive straight in!, now as I am EXTREMELY lucky to be on the Design Team  ( I still have to pinch myself at times!) we were all lucky enough to each work with a different template, I had the very yummy "Peek a boo box" template, now crafters, as you know we are only limited by our own imagination, and even though this CD rom quite clearly states "Spring and Summer"..I of course at this time of year had to turn my little project into something Christmassy!..well... it is only 50 sleeps till santa!
and here it is!.......................
I LOVE this box!!! how amazing would these be as place settings at Christmas! a little tag attached to the handle with the guests name, and inside filled with some favourite chocolates or little gift!, I decided to pop a little bit of snowflake acetate into the little window of my box and pop in some yummy toffees!
But already I am popping with ideas! you could print ANYTHING you wanted onto your card stock before you cut out your template!...A simple Thank you message, Scarletts First Birthday!, John's 40th birthday Bash!, Bride and Groom Names, as Favour boxes these would be totally amazing!,  as a gift to your neighbours with From The Brethericks! lol , now I don't have a cutting machine that takes SVG files....YET! so i printed out the PDF format and hand cut my box with no trouble at all, 
The other girls on the DT all had a different template so please do stop by and check out their makes...but if you want the BIG show and tell then you simply MUST stop by Jak's blog right ...HERE!! 
I will be making a bee line to get my CD this weekend so make sure you get in there first as these are going to go like hot cakes!!
oooh I have waffled quite a lot there! lol so I'm off for a nice cuppa tea!! please let me know what you think!!!
Nicole xxx

Monday, 4 November 2013

A3- supersized birthday postcard!

 Good evening everyone!! well, today I have had another wonderful day off I chilled..made christmas cards..watched a Christmas film!! I'm just about to log off for the evening to go and watch some tv with my beautiful daughter, but before I go, I thought I would share a recent projct with you all. A little while ago, a lovely friend of mine asked me if I could make something for her Mum's 60th birthday off all the family, i would LOVE to say this was my idea, but the lovely Kate came up with it herself. She asked if I could make an A3 sized postcard, and if all the family members sent me a photo and a message, could I create some mini poloaroid style snaps with each persons message on!!, ooooh  I thought! I love a challenge so we got our heads together so I knew exactly what she had in mind and this is what i came up with

 This is the front, I used 2 x A3 pieces of Crafters Companion pearlescent card stock and a white piece of A3 mount board- Kate wanted the postcard so her Mum could stand it on the mantle but we wanted it to be quite strong so I sandwhiched the mountboard in the centre with the CC pearlescent card stock on each side. For this project I printed on the reverse of the pearlescent cardstock- if you havent tried this you MUST, as it prints beautifully! its not only for the shimmery side folks:)
 Kate emailed me each persons photo and message, and  I popped them into my graphic pregramme- MCS and made them into polaroid style pictures, I printed these onto photo paper, then once cut out I placed on my board to decide where I wanted them, as Kate had asked if I could add some bunting from each picture with some little birds on too! once I had arranged them so I had a good idea where to print the birds, I then printed a lovely pale yellow background with pretty pink and blue birds dotted around....then the reverse!!

 We wanted the postcard - as large as it was- to still look just like a postcard, they were all going away on holiday for their Mum's 60th birthday to their holiday home, I printed this address the  popped a photo on the left of their mum that I faded out,( at kates request!) and printed the family message
I created a post mark, by using the circle text feature in MCS, and the post date?? It of course had to be Kate's Mum's date of birth!
Once I had glued the front and back pieces together it was time to add 3D foam pads to each photo and pop into place, I then used the LaLa Land Die- heart garland to join my photo's together, I really did enjoy making this piece! and will definately me making more, maybe some in  A5 and A4 size, I think its a lovely idea for a birthday suprise from all the family, and a lovely keepsake, with all the children and grandchildren on.
Well it's time I be off! I hope you like my postcard and I would LOVE to hear what you think
Happy carfting folks!
Nicole xxx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Two Turtle Doves

Helloooooo everyone!! well I am sat in my craft room, working on some La Pashe DT work...all will be revealed soon! and you will LOVE this one!, so thought I would share another of my La Pashe DT cards I made recently
This one is called "Two Turtle Doves" and you can find it on the new cd rom "The Christmas Box" that you pick up ...just over HERE!!  I LOVE this new cd, it has some beautiful Christmas images, that will make you want to make them ALL!! the art work, as always is stunning! Ive actually used the pre printed sheet for this card, becasue as much as I am totally addicted to CD Crafting its not everyones cup of tea! so La Pashe do a fantastic job at catering for everyone! you dont even need to buy the whole set! you can pick this pre printed sheet up just ...HERE!! for ONLY 69P!
Bargain! well my lovelies! I am off to craft for a while, and as ALWAYS thank you thank you THANK YOU for taking the time to stop by little blog!
Happy crafting
Nicole xxx

Crafting Musketeers Challenge #7- "Pretty Pastels"

Good morning crafters!!! Today sees a brand new challenge start over at The Crafting Musketeers!!
Novembers challenge # 7 has the fabulous theme of "Pretty Pastels"
and as I am mid flow with all my Christmas cards at the moment I thougt I would tie in my DT project with Christmas!! Yay!!

I have chosen pretty pink pastels for my DT card this month!

We had a WHOPPING response to last months challenge that was super duper AMAZING!!! and we hope you will all once again join us this month!, so get your thinking caps on....and your craft stash out! as we have another wonderful sponsor this month with the lovely 

who have very kindly donated this beautiful stamp set to the lucky winner who will be chosen by randon .org
So don't delay!!! and come along and join us, and don't forget to stop by all the other lovely DT ladies  blogs and check out all the wonderful inspiration we have come up for you all!
Happy Crafting!!
Nicole xxx

Heart Felt Wishes

Good morning bloggers!! I hope you are all fabulous!!!
Today I am sharing a new DT card made for JB- Crafting Supplies using the fabulous "Heart Felt Wishes" stamps by Sheena Douglas available on line and instore now !! This week I chose to work with only the gingerbread stamp and thats my favourite!!
And to try something new to me, I stamped straight onto patterened paper, cut out and simply layered up!!
I've seen this tecnique done a gazzillion times lol but have never tried it my self! ....I LOVE it!! it was so simple and quick, and I really do love the look of it! So...I will be digging out my stamps and definately trying this again!
PLease do pop by Julies on line store! She has lots of crafty goodies for you and is always happy to help fulfill your orders!!
Right i'm off to create!!
Happy crafting

TSB Challenge #68- Use Fall Colours

Hey everyone!!! today sees a new challenge start over at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge number 68 has the theme of "Use Fall Colours" We had a great response to our last challenge "Bling"
 and congratulations to our winner Debbie!! you can see her winning card just ...Here!
Once again the design team ladies have been working away to bring you some fabulous inspiration using The Stamping Boutique Digi's,
For this months challenge I have used the Scarecrow Digi that you can find just Here!!  and here is my DT card this month

I used some lovely fall colours to create my card, gold, burnt orange and browns!and added a little extra colour to my scarcrow. I coloured my digi in using my favourite promarkers!!,
 So I hope you will pop along and join in with our new challenge!! it runs for two weeks so get ya skates on and get making!!, simply follow these rules to enter...
1) Your project MUST follow the theme
2)You can enter a card, scrap book page, altered art etc
3)It must be a new creation
4)Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located
5)If your card/ project is chosen as the winner and you have used a TSB digi you win 4 free digis stamps from TSB, If you have used another image, thats ok, you win 3 digis from TSB
6)The top 3 winners will be given a fabulous blog bagde to display proudly
7) challenge ends....NOVEMBER 13th
Hope to see lots of wonderful makes again this challenge!!!!
Happy crafting
Nicole xx