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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Pink, Pink and more Pink....

Hello lovelies!

Pink, pink and more pink!

Yes, I absolutely love pink and as most of you know it is my favourite colour. That's why I also chose to have 'Pink' in the title of my blog.

So, the other day I was browsing around social media when I came across the new challenge over at the 


The theme this week is Colour Challenge - Pink.

Of course I just had to enter this.

I made a card using a Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat stamp.
The name of the stamp is
'Nicola'....hehehe just like me!


I have coloured 'Nicola' using Letraset Promarker's in shades...

~ Skin: Almond, Putty, Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink

~ Hair: Tan, Sandstone,Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa

~ Clothes, rollers, box: Antique Pink, Rose Pink, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Salmon Pink, Pastel Pink, Dusky Pink, Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2

~ Diamonds: Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey2.

~ Outline: Cool Grey 3

The sparkly bits on the shoes, pearls, lashes, crown and diamonds are Sakura Gelly Roll Pens in
shades: Rose Star, Pink Star, Silver Star, Clear Star.

I used a heart stencil with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to create the background.

So I hope you like my 'Pink' entry for the


Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visit's.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX

Bright and Beautiful....

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all keeping well and safe in this cold weather we are having at the moment. 

I have been tucked away in my craft room for the last couple of afternoon's all nice and cosy!

I recently bought the Docraft's Papermania Bellissima collection which I think is

'Bright and Beautiful'.

A very cheery papercrafting range, just perfect for thought's of spring in this cold weather.

Here are some cards I made...






I love the Bellissima collection so I will be making lot's more card's using this.

Thank you for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visits.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX

Friday, 16 January 2015

Crafting Musketeer's Challenge - Midway Reminder...

Hello lovelies!

Well it's that time again for the midway reminder for the fabulous challenge blog


The theme for challenge 21 is

Hat's/Valentine

This month we are being sponsored by

Lacy Sunshine Digis.

The prize is to win some digis.

Here is my project using 

'Rory Chimney Sweep'.


I wanted to use her for a wedding card. It is supposed to be lucky for the bride and groom to have a chimney sweep at their wedding. I thought this image is just perfect to bring the happy couple some good luck!

I have coloured her using my Promarker's.

The shades are:

Hair: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon.

Skin: Almond, Putty, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal.

Clothes: Pastel Yellow, Pineapple Crush, Pastel Green, Green Shoot.

Shoes & Sack: Cocoa, Cinnamon, Sandstone.

Outline: Warm Grey 2.

The papers, hearts and sentiment are from Craftwork Cards. I stamped the wedding day greeting with Distress Ink Scattered Straw. I also used this on the edges and added faux stitching using a sketch pen.

I wanted to create a bright and cheery card. I hope you like it!

Don't forget to hop over to 


You will see lot's more design team inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visit's.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola
XXX


Monday, 12 January 2015

My First Crafty Creation's of 2015

Hello lovelies!

Well I can't believe we are already a couple of weeks into January. The festivities have flown by. Last year I had a very busy year with work, crafting etc. Christmas came round quickly and it did catch up with me. I confess, I had to buy my hubby a Christmas card this year...hanging my head in shame!LOL  It is my busiest time at the salon, so I do have a good excuse! I really was up against it for getting any crafty creation's made. I did make a Calendar though for my dear hubby. I make him one every year! This year I vow to be more organised with my Christmas crafting, lol... I suppose I should get started now...I don't think so!Hehehe  

So, today is the first day of the New Year that I have had a chance to craft. I have had such a lovely day crafting for just me! I have decided to just have sometime out from design teams at the moment, apart from the Crafting Musketeer's Challenge Blog. The reason is so I can craft away till my heart's content with all my lovely stash that I never have a time to play with. I am really looking forward to using the crafty goodies I haven't had chance to use yet. I aim to do a lot more stamping again as this is a favourite technique of mine. I love colouring too, so I am really looking forward to doing this. 

Anyway enough of my waffling on, and let's get to the nitty gritty of my post. Yes I have made seven cards today. I can show you six of them here, but the other one will have to wait until Friday for my Crafting Musketeer's Midway reminder post.

I hope at this point you haven't fallen asleep yet lol. Here are the cards...

Angelica and friends by Crafter's Companion



Flutterbye Wishes by Hunkydory



Femme Fatale by Kraftyhands



I want to wish you all a very Happy and Crafty New Year.

Thank you all for following my crafty creation's for all this time!

Have fun and happy crafting!
Till next time,
lots of love
Nicola
XXX



Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Crafting Musketeer's Midway Reminder....

Hello lovelies! 

I hope you are all getting organised for Christmas. I can't believe it's just around the corner. This year has flown by.

As we are halfway through November this means it is time for the midway reminder over at

The Crafting Musketeer's Challenge 

This month we are sponsored by 


The prize is some digi images from the store.


The theme for this challenge is

'Anything but a card'.

I have used a digi called 'Mistletoe Kiss' and used it to decorate a gift bag.


The paper's and flowers I have used are Kanban which you can buy here from


I coloured the digi using Letraset Promarker's.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge.

Hop over to

The Crafting Musketeer's Blog

You will see lot's of gorgeous design team inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola
XXX

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Pink Pick of the Month - Kanban DT Post...

Hello lovelies!

It's time over on the 


for my

'Pink Pick of the Month'.

I have been working recently with the gorgeous 


If you saw the show recently on Create and Craft TV you will have seen this kit.

It truly is gorgeous to work with, the quality is excellent. I love the design, and colour's in this kit. There are many elements to this kit including florals, owls and denim pockets. Of course owls are always a popular option.

The kit I think is great too for any age group. You can make projects that take more time, or if time is short you can whip up fast cards in no time at all. This is brilliant if you sell your cards, a fast, quick and economical way to re-stock with your beautiful creations.

My 'Pink Pick' this month is a card I made using some gorgeous florals from the kit...



I also love the lace printed effect on the background, it is beautiful.  The florals look so pretty.

I have an extra 'Pink Pick' for this month too, just so I could show you more elements of the gorgeous


I have used the denim pockets on this card...


The detail on the pocket is lovely and I couldn't resist adding some bling.

I hope you like this kit, it has been very popular.

We have lot's of exciting things coming up, so to keep up to date I would love it if you could follow the Kanban Blog 

You will also regularly see stunning projects from the rest of the design team. We have lot's of lovely things to show you. 

I will be showcasing lot's more of my creation's using so many of the gorgeous kit's.

Thanks for stopping by, we always appreciate your visit's.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Lots of love
Nicola 
XXX

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Create & Craft TV - Kanban Samples...

Hello lovelies!

Well I am very excited to show you a couple of 'sneaky peek' projects that I have made for 


with a new gorgeous collection brought to you on 


on 

Wednesday 22nd October

at 

8am...

Woo hooo, you only have to wait until tomorrow to see the 

'Denim & Lace' Collection.

I absolutely loved working with this collection. 

Here are just a couple of samples I have made for the show...



To see more details about these cards hop over to the 


While you are there I would love you to hit the follow button, we have lot's more exciting thing's to come. Myself and the rest of the design team will be showcasing new project's with lot's of different collection's.

Don't forget to see the show, you really don't want to miss out on the

'Denim and Lace' Collection!

Thanks for visiting,
Happy Crafting
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX