Monday, 29 September 2014

La Pashe- Orienteering Decoupage

Good evening guys and gals!!! I hope you are all fabulous? Well on this not so nice dark and dreey wet evening I find myself in my beeeeeautiful carft room! Music playing with lots of crafty projects on the go, but first to share a design team card for

The new range of Mens Hobbies decoupage sheets are totally fantastic! This one here is called Orienteering and you can pick up the single sheet just  HERE! but they are all fabulous!! so why not pick up the whole set!!?? its a no brainer really crafters. The one type of card we always seem to struggle with is for men! we shudder at the soon as we get asked for a card for a fella we are stumped! why? well me personally I think its because we cant pretty it up? no ribbons or glitter....flower or sparkles, so there always looks like something is...missing, but  ( she says with a sly smile) I have never had that problem :) you see La Pashe have ALWAYS had an amazing array of designs for men, I proudly have all their Cd's me crafters I know what I'm waffling about! From the flippin men range , to the wrinklies, from gardening., motorcycling fishing and pets!, from police men to ambulance drivers....even the "White van " man's got a decoupage sheet! La Pashe have never failed us, and here they are yet again with a brilliant collection of mens hobbies!
I hope you like my card this evening and will check out the website, there is some wonderful foiled die cut Christmas now available too!!
happy creating!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pretty in Pink!- Save the Date Cards

Good evening all!!
Phew..its been a busy week in my craft room! I have just finished making these lovely 4 x 4 inch Save The Date cards for the very very lovely Jo! ( who is a SUPER organised bride i'll have you know!)

I absolutely loved making these, I think they are so very pretty! Jo has a lovely colour scheme for her wedding,next year, and when she came to see me, armed with her wedding planner ...well it just blew me away! it is so exciting to see someone who is so happy and excited for their BIG day. Jo's planner was AMAZINGLY ORGANISED!! it was lovely to look through it, with all her ideas and pictures, she decided to pick one of the pale pinks from her colour scheme to use on all her wedding stationery
I used an Ivory Linen card for the main base, printing the wording with a coordinating pink font, but in a deeper shade, and then embossed pale pink card for the bottom section, using some beautiful shimmery pink organza ribbon, to wrap around the centre and make the bows

then two tiny diamantes for either side of the happy couples names to finish.

 I hope you like them! and luckily for me so did Jo when she collected them this morning!
thank you as always for stopping by to take a look at my post, i really LOVE it when you do!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Football Kit From La Pashe

Good morning folks!
Sharing another of the outstanding Designs from the download pack- Sports and Hobbies from la Pashe
A WHOPPING 38 Sports and hobbies Decoupage sheets with over 100...yes you read that correct 100! matching backgrounds!
check it out in store just HERE!!
This time I have made a card using the Football Kit, how fabulous are these designs! simply Brilliant!

I just adore the bold designs , the backing papers are just amazing too! this space....more to come!
thanks for stopping by !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

La Pashe- Sports and Hobbies!

 Good evening crafters!! Tonight I am going to share a recent Design Team card made for La Pashe wooooo hooooo! It's been a while since me and the rest of the Design team have posted as we were all on a little break! while the gang over at La Pashe towers were having a little re shuffle and move around, but I'm very excited to say....we're BACK! so my first card to share to get me up and running, is made using the fabulous elements from a new download range called "Sports and Hobbies" It is AMAZING!!!! you can check it out over on the website just .... HERE! 
do you struggle with men's cards..... do you cringe when you need to make one? well not any more! and with the instant  download there is no need to wait, or pay P&P charges!, 

still want a hard copy? just pop it onto a cd for safe keeping, but I put all my CD's onto my hard drive for easy access then safely pack my originals away!
I absolutely adore this new range!! It is no surprise for me to say I LOVE La Pashe and their artwork, after all I wouldn't be on their Design Team if I didn't lol, but I can't hype this new range up enough, and I still stand by what I have always said, their designs are very unique to    and original, to them! l which I love! It's just FAB!
Right guys I'm off to craft but I will post again in the morning with another from this collection!
Bye for now!!
Craft on!

Brambly Hedge Stamps from Crafters Companion

Hi Guys,
so this week I had the pleasure of working with some of the  Brambly Hedge  Stamps for Crafters Companion
Me and the girls on the DT really have loved this collection! but while all the stamps work fabulously TOGETHER to create beautiful pictures, and you can see this in the collection as there are main stamps and then the most wonderful little accent stamps, but I really wanted to see if I could create something using each stamp on their own?!  We all try to bring you something different when making our DT cards, the whole point in having such a wonderful varied team is we all create as many different designs as we can to showcase as many possibilities that we can think of for you !, and the samples this time have been fabulous! so here we go,
the stamps i was given to work with were
  1. Juggling Mouse 
  2. Old Keys
  3. Triple Cots
  4. Steaming bowls

All created using CC pearl card stock bases, all the wonderful collall glues! then various bits from my crafty stash, stamped onto CC Neenah card stock and coloured up with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils!
thanks for taking a peek!
hope you will drop back soon!

A Few more DT cards for Brambly Hedge!

Well its been a fabulous week! Crafters Companion have had extremely busy shows with the wonderful Pick of the week on Create and Craft launching the BRAND new Cd's and papercrafting kit from Brambly Hedge! Here are a few more of my Design Team cards I made for the launch using the CD rom, "Poppies Babies and Secret Stair Case" and exclusive limited edition papercraft kit!
thanks for taking the time to stop by!
love n hugs

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Brambly Hedge by Crafters Companion

Hello crafters!
I hope you are all enjoying the shows this week on Create and Craft for the fabulous launch of the beautiful Brambly Hedge from
Crafters Companion
Here are a couple more of my design team cards, both made up using the CD rom "Poppies babies & secret Staircase"
This first one is taken from the Spring card section of the CD rom, isn't is soooooooo adorable!! I am so in love with this art work, and once again the colours are simply beautiful! I've taken some papers again from the coordinating background section ( so many to choose from there!) and the flowers printed from the embellishment section, 
and here we have a card made from the Card companions section of the cd rom, this section is just amazing!! everything you need prints out all in one! Topper, papers, sentiment and embellishments! you don't have to think about what goes with what, will this paper match...what embellishments should I choose? nope nope! all thought out for you, so perfect for beginners, if you need a quick card, and ..well.... just about everybody lol
I have had so much fun making my DT cards for this launch, its simply just gorgeous!!
thanks as ALWAYS for stopping by to take a look at what I've been up to in my little crafting world!!
i will be back with lots more soon!
Nicole xx

Open Rose Vase by Just Inklined

Good Morning Crafters,
Today I am sharing a special card with you all, It has been a very sad week this week for me as I lost a very dear friend last monday. Who fought an extremely brave battle over the last 3 years with cancer, my beautiful friend Pam xx She started as my boss! a few years ago, and quickly became my friend, I have many wonderful, and funny memories that I am very grateful for, but today is the day we go to say goodbye, and I found myself having to make a card I didn't ever want to make . 
Pam loved bright beautiful colours, so I thought of what to do, and this card wasnt about how fancy I could make it or how many dies I could use, it was about choosing something pretty in memory of my friend to give to her lovely daughter Jo, and the message it would send, and so I chose a beautiful image from 
Just Inklined called Open Rose Vase
I coloured it up with my Spectrum Noir pens choosing colours I knew Pam would like and then inside I chose the words

Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved ones gone
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart
For as long as there is memory
They'll live on in our heart.

thank you for stopping by and readsing my post today

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Beautiful Photo Wedding Anniversary card

Hey guys,
Just stopping by to blog a very recent photo 10th wedding anniversary card I made. It was for the very lovely Debbie, she asked if I could make her a 10th wedding anniversary card for her husband, and if I could somehow incorporate the words from their wedding song, which was Heaven by Bryan Adams. awww how romantic! I absolutely LOVED the idea, I decided to go with a black and white photo design,.... men are so hard to make for! but I think you can never go wrong with monochrome, so classic and stylish I think!
I then chose some of the beautiful words from the song and using a handwriting font printed them to the right, I used the same photo faded out for the background, putting the photo on the left and then a simple knotted black ribbon and a few tiny black gems. 

It is a very simple deign but i really do absolutely LOVE it, 
For the insert again I used the same photo just faded down and a few simple lines from the same song. 
This card is every reason why I enjoy so much making personalised cards, because I was able to take the words form Debbie's wedding song, it made this card so very personal to them both, something you could never buy in the high st stores. 
Imagine opening this on your anniversary! I know I would be happy, 
Thanks for stopping by!! I really do appreciate it when you take the time to have a look and read my posts !

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Crafters Companion Brambly Hedge

Get ready guys!!! I'm so very excited!! Tomorrow the 5th of September see's another BRAND NEW launch from CRAFTERS COMPANION
This time they are bringing us the outstandingly beautiful Brambly Hedge double CD rom and paper crafting kit. Now i am already a huge fan of this art work, like many out there i grew up reading these books and then buying them for my children. The illustrations and breathtakingly brilliant! so very detailed! I remember I used to try and copy them hen i was young and draw little mice houses too! I already have the first triple cd rom that launched a while back now, so i was very excited to hear a new one was on the way and it hasn't disappointed! but then, what would you expect from Crafters Companion! they strive to bring us the best....and that's exactly what they do!
Sara will be launching the new range tomorrow on Create and Craft at 12.00 noon, along with our fabulous NEW CC family member Fiona Clayton who has just joined the team! You will be seeing Fiona regularly on your TV screens so I hope you can tune in on her debut appearance !! right I've waffled enough....would you like to see some of my DT you go..
 This first one is printed from the Easel Box cards section on the CD rom "Poppies Babies and Secret Staircase" isn't it cute!! it's all thought out for you all you have to do is hit that print button! All measured correctly, and guides for scoring etc, so very easy to make up but looks amazing!! The paper roses are on the cd too in the embellishment section, I've never made them before but again you simply cut out twist up and glue into place!
and this one, has an image taken from the same CD rom but this time an image found on the toppers section, again the paper flowers are all on the cd for you, and the papers I've taken from the coordinating backgrounds section. There are some truly beautiful papers, and the whole cd has the most beautiful array of subtle colour palette just exquisite!
I have more lovliness to share with you through out the day tomorrow, i'm off to schedule my posts now! as I have alot to share!!
Happy creating

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Crafting Musketeers Challenge # 17- Use Buttons

Good day crafters!!! I hope you are all ready to join in with us again over at the Crafting Musketeers! for another fabulous challenge!!??
This month we have yet again another wonderful sponsor and prize, check this out!.....

and our sponsor?....Helz Cuppleditch! you can check out her amazing products just over ...HERE!!!
Helz very kindly gave the Design Team a lovely Digi to work with this month, and I chose a cute puppy dog! I printed off onto watercolour card and used my Cotman watercolour paints to colour in. I decided to make a sweet little hanging to pop on the wall in my craft room too!
to keep in with our button theme this month, I simply popped a couple of natural coloured buttons into place. I love having a quiet afternoon painting, something I dont always have the time for, so I really did enjoy making this one!
right onto our rules!
there are only a few and I'm sure you know them by now :) 
1. One entry per person
2. your project must follow the theme
3.You must be a blog follower to win the prize
4.Please claim your prize within 7 days or the winner will be re drawn
5.We are happy for you to link our challenge with as many others as you wish to enter
6.You do not need to have a blog..simply enter over at our face book page just ...HERE!
once again I look forward to seeing all your creations this month so please  do come and join us!!!!
Love n Hugs

Monday, 1 September 2014

September Blog Hop for Just Inklined

Good morning Crafters!! HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!! and what better way to start the month than with a Blog Hop with Just Inklined
Our theme for this month is "Birthdays" and I have chosen a lovely Sunflower digi that you can find on the amazing jam packed cd rom 
"The Best Of Just Inklined"
I have made a simple little Wall hanging this month, with a lovely sentiment, 
" Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!"
I have printed my digi to fit an 8 inch base, onto watercolour paper then whipped out my trusted paints and brushes and spent a lovely afternoon doing a spot of painting with this one. will have "Hopped to my blog from my wonderful DT buddy Dawn and as there are only the two of us on the team right now, I'm going to send you "hopping" on over to the Just Inklined store just HERE! So you can have a lovely browse through the shop and check out whats new!!
now you know the rules for the hop folks, all you have to do is leave a little comment on both mine and Dawns blogs as we always have a couple of spot prizes up for grabs!!
now for something exciting....coming up VERY soon, there will be exciting news on the Just Inklined Blog and Face book page, can you guess what it might be?? 
Thank you as ALWAYS for stopping by! I do hope you will join in with our little hop this month, ( and keep checking for the news!!!!!) 
happy crafting