Sunday, 15 December 2013

Holly Pond Hill Christmas Stamps

Hi everyone, just popping on to share a DT card I made yesterday for JB- Crafting Supplies
using the "Holly Pond Hill" Christmas stamps from joanna Sheen available on line and instore from Julie just HERE!
A quick and simple card! stamped and coloured with promarkers, some nice Christmassy papers from my stash, a holly border punch... some shiny turquoise satin ribbon, and to finish some sprinklings of Ice Diamonds for that frosty feel!!
thank you for dropping by!! 
Nicole xx

Challenge # 71 over at TSB- Paper Piece or Paper Pierce

Hey crafters!!! Today see's a brand new challenge start over at The Stamping Boutique!! Challenge # 71 has the theme of 
Paper Piece or Paper Pierce
Last challenge had some fabulous entries so THANK YOU!!! to everyone who entered and I hope you will be joining again this time round!!
For my DT card I decided to go with Paper Piece as this is something quite new to me!! I chose the Digi  "Christmas Snowglobe" which you can find just over HERE!!

I have never pieced a Digi stamp before and I LOVED it!! I simply printed the design out a couple of times onto different patterned papers, and then cut out all the different elements and put back together!! 
So...are you ready to join us again!?..... all you have to do is follow our simple rules
1. your project must follow the theme.
2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, 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 TOP WINNER and you have used a TSB image, then you win 4 free digi's from TSB, if you have used another image, that's okyou will win 3 free digi's from TSB
6. Also out DT will pick the TOP THREE and those chosen will get an awsome badge to display proudly on their blog.
7. This challenge closes on December 29th

So get out your craft stash and join us in outr LAST challenge of 2013
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!!
Happy crafting

Friday, 13 December 2013

New Design Team Posistion!!!

Hello all my lovely friends!! I have extreeeeeeeeamley exciting news to share this evening with you all, I am very excited to announce I have been offered a place on the Scrappers Delights Design Team!! Yay!!! I am bubbling over at the minute!!! so a big...huge....Mahooosive thank you to Janice who owns Scrappers Delights for giving me this fabulous opportunity to be on her team!
I am lucky enough to be on the "New Release" Design Team, and cannot wait to get stuck in, and make some projects with all the wonderful "BRAND NEW" designs that will be winging their way to all you lovely crafters in 2014!
Don't forget to check out the Scrappers Delights Face book page just over...HERE!!
and have you found the fabulous Fan Page?? if you have then you are one lucky crafter and if you havent...what are you waiting for!!! Janice has some amazinglygorgeous special offers coming up for all her lovely fans so you must stop by right now just ...HERE!
Today see's the first day on the promotional give away for the "Count down" to Christmas !! do you find out more?? become a fan of course!! don't miss out on these gorgeous deigns, get ya skates on and get on over!
I will be making my first Design Team project in the New Year so 2014 is already getting off to a brrrrrrrilliant start!!
I will be back soon to share some crafting loveliness so untill then
bye for now crafters!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pickles & Podge at Christmas

I LOVE Pickles and Podge by La Pashe !! this super duper cute image is available on the CD rom "The BEST of La Pashe 2012" available on line just HERE! and while your checking out the website don't forget to pop into your basket the fantastic range of printing papers! they are soooo very lush! you can find them all just over Here!
There are some adorable designs to be found on the CD Rom, you will be spoilt for choice,
ooooh do you like a bargain? Of course you do!! if you stop by the La Pashe website right now, they have a special offer on their papers where you can try them for FREE!!...yes...FREE, so what are you waiting for! get over there !
be back soon!

TSB Use This Recipe Challenge

Goooooood evening crafters!! how are we all this evening?? fabulous I hope and all almost ready for Christmas???!!!
tonight I am sharing my recent DT card for The Stamping Boutique for their challenge, create a card using this recipe
1 x digi image
3 x embellishments
stickles or glitter
And here is my card

I used TSB digi Audrey with a cupcake and is available just HERE! a beeeeautiful little digi, that i decided to colour in with my fabulous promarkers that i just LOVE!! so....MY recipe?
My TSB digi
My 3 embellishments- ribbon, a die cut and some gems
dots of lovely glitter need to pull your finger out!! this is the last couple of days to get your projects in!! so this is a little reminder post!
check out our challenge right over HERE!
dont forget to...
The requirements are quite simple -
   1. Your project must follow the theme.
   2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, 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 TOP WINNER and you have used a TSB image....then you win 4 free digi images from TSB, if you have used another image...that is ok-you can still win 3 free digi images from TSB.
6. Also  our DT will pick the Top Three and those chosen will get an awesome badge to display proudly.
7. This challenge ends on December 13th.- quick hurry!!
happy crafting all

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Challenge over at The Crafting Musketeers!!

Hey there crafters!!
Apologies as I am a little late with my post!!  I have not been well...but I am now on the mend so catching up with crafting duties :)
Exciting news!! A brand new challenge has started over at The Crafting Musketeers
Decemebr challenge number 8 has the theme of " Layer it up" with a fabulous sponsor this month....HunkoryDory!! just look at these goodies!!

Here's a little bit about our sponsor this month!
The story began back in 1990 at a humble little wool and needlecraft shop in Preston, Lancashire. One day, the owners of the shop, Ann and David Newhouse bought some peel-off stickers to add greetings to handmade cards. Ann and David were quickly hooked on this new idea, and decided to extend the offerings of their wool and needlecraft shop into something far bigger.
In 2002, Ann and David introduced Cardcraft Plus as a mail order company which allowed customers to order products direct to their door. However, they soon began to find it difficult to source enough quality products to fill their regular catalogues.
The in-house catalogue designers were also crafters, and had shown a real interest in designing their own papercraft products which quickly became best-selling items for Cardcraft Plus.
The passion for crafting ran in the family, and soon enough, sons Adam and Daniel jumped on board to help the family business flourish. Before long, fellow retailers had begun to enquire about stocking these innovative new products and so, in 2007, Hunkydory Crafts was born as a card making supplies and materials wholesaler.
Over recent years, Hunkydory Crafts has grown to become the UK's premier papercraft manufacturer, supplying retailers across the globe with the latest trends in craft. New collections are regularly showcased on Create & Craft and Ideal Shopping television in the UK, where Anne-Marie Catterall and her talented team can be found demonstrating all that Hunkydory Crafts has to offer.
Cardcraft Plus is still established as a mail order company today, and proudly stocks all the latest Hunkydory products amongst the best in craft supplies from around the world. The humble little wool and needlecraft shop in Preston is now known as Inspirations, an award-winning 10,000 square ft craft superstore.
So....theres the story about HunkyDory!
Come on then crafters ! join us in our last challenge of 2013!! can you believe it! where has this year gone!
For my DT card this month I chose to do a decoupaged card for my "Layer It Up" theme, printed from the Me to You CD rom, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cd, this cute little bear is just sooooo gorgeous!!
so dont delay crafters get your entries in, you can check out the rest of the design Teams inspiration and enter just  HERE!!
I look forward to checking out all your yummy makes!!
Nicole xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Joanna Sheen- Holly Pond Hill Stamps

Happy 1st of December!!!!
Just a quick post from me today as im still knee deep completeing Christmas card orders!!! mmmmm I said last year I was starting in January!! next year...I mean it!! :) Today i'm sharing a new DT card made using the Joanna Sheen "Holly Pond Hill" Stamps for JB-crafting supplies avaialable on line or in Julies store now
I chose to use the cute little mouse Santa stamp for my card, coloured with promarkers, then simple mat and layered up using some striking black and red card, and popped on some snowflakes made using my super duper portrait machine that I just LOVE!!
right...thats it, no time to waffle back to crafting!!! I have LOADS of Christmas  cards I will be bloging watch this space :)
Bye for now...... Nix xx