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Friday, 4 April 2014

Aspire Crafts on Create & Craft TV...Show times

Hello lovelies, I am really excited to tell you that Aspire Crafts will be on your screens on Create & Craft TV for a Weekender Special this Saturday and Sunday. The show is featuring Deco Ladies, which I have had the absolute pleasure of making samples for. This collection is gorgeous and I have loved working with it. You can do so much with the collection, not only to make cards with but also gifts, tags and even altered art! It is being brought to you at a fantastic price. The show times are Saturday 9am, 12 noon, 6pm. Sunday 11am, 2pm , 6pm. Make sure you tune in and see the rest of the design team samples. Amazing! Here are three of my samples, I will show you some more over the next couple of days. I have painted a canvas, and used various techniques to show how you can make a gorgeous picture from this collection. Also perfect for decorating boxes to give as gifts. Enjoy the shows lots of love Nicola XXX






Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Crafting Musketeers - Challenge 12... My DT card...

Hello lovelies!

I hope you are keeping well and crafting away merrily.

April has come around so quickly. Time flies when your having fun!

So, April means we have another fantastic challenge for you again over at the


The theme for this months challenge is monochrome....here is what I made...


This month's challenge is sponsored by


You could be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend on the website.

We look forward to seeing your creations for this challenge.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX



Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A Perfect Butterfly....An Aspire Crafts Design Team Creation...

Hello lovelies. 

I hope you are all keeping well and crafting away happily!

I have an Aspire Crafts design team project to share with you all today.

My design team box full of gorgeous goodies arrived the other day, when I opened the box a gorgeous butterfly design was the first thing that jumped out at me. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to create something straight away using the gorgeous butterfly.

You see, butterflies are my favourite thing, and for a beautiful reason too. My Dear Dad knew how much I loved them and over the years he and my Mum bought me various beautiful things to do with butterflies. I have one particular, special reason too for loving butterflies, but that's a story for another day as it's personal and close to my heart to do with the passing of my Beautiful Dad. 

Butterflies fly freely...and so does the spirit!

Anyway, let me show you the project I made...


I have used the Dekromounts Creative Frames and the Creative Frames Tip Topps 20831.

I have used a patterened paper from the Ditsy Delights Paper Pad.

I used a butterfly border die at the bottom and inked the edges with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet.

I embellished with Aspire Crafts Pastel Bling .

The flowers and pink beady spirals are from my own crafty stash!

Beautiful butterflies!

Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visits!

Happy Crafting,
Lots of love
Nicola 
XXX

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Crafting Musketeers Challenge 11...My Design Team Card

Hello lovelies and welcome!

I can't believe we are in March already, time does fly by!

I do love March as the nights start to get lighter and Spring is on it's way. Also it is my lovely husband's birthday in March!

Anyway, another new month see's another fantastic challenge over at 


We have a lovely theme which is

'Art Deco'.

The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is



Here is the lovely prize you could be in with a chance of winning...


Here is my card for the challenge...


The products I have used for this card are Gatsby Chic from Crafttime.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge, so don't forget to hop over to the


to see the rest of the design teams gorgeous 'Art Deco' creations.

Thanks for stopping by today I always appreciate your visits.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX



Sunday, 23 February 2014

My favourite card...

Hello lovelies!

Well out of the projects I've been blogging with you all this evening I really do feel that I've saved the best till last. I have to say that this is one of my favourite cards that I have made.

I think it is really nice to have a favourite of your work, this is just perfect as I absolutely love vintage and I love butterflies.

The collection is the Vintage Bloom Collection from Aspire Crafts.


I have used Dekro mounts which I have coloured with distress ink. 

The die is a Joy crafts die, butterfly border.

I love the Vintage  Bloom Collection, it is so very pretty!

Well, that is me all caught up in blogland for now...I will be back very soon with some more crafty creations.

Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate your visits.

Happy crafting,
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX

A little bit of Bebunni Baby....

Hello lovelies...

wow I'm on a roll this evening catching up with blogland.

So, a few weeks ago I made some baby cards using the Bebunni Baby Collection from Crafter's Companion.

I went to the Ross Papercraft show in Hull and picked up some really cute baby embellishments that were just perfect to go with this collection.

Here is what I made...





On the girl baby card I have used a die which is a Sizzix die and it is the Framelits Frame Heart with crown.

The boy cards have the embellishments on that I bought at the show.

Hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting!

Lots of love
Nicola
XXX

A little bit of Bebunni Love.....

Hello lovelies...here I am again...wow catching up good time!

I wanted to share with you the valentine card I made for my lovely husband.

I used the Bebunni Love collection from Crafter's Companion.

As soon as I saw this collection I knew it would be perfect for my Valentine!


Even though its a pretty card, I think the touch of red and blue ribbon and hearts add that masculine feel to it. The die is a die-namites die Heart Swirls.

My husband is the love of my life, my best friend and soul mate. I'm very blessed!

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Happy Crafting,
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX