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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Crafting Musketeers Challenge 17 - My DT Card....

Hello lovelies!

Wow, this year is flying past! September already, it will be the festive season before you know it. LOL

Of course the 2nd of September means the start of another fantastic challenge over at 


Challenge Blog.


We are very excited as we have been sponsored by the wonderfully talented
Helz Cuppleditch

Here is my creation for this challenge...

IMAGE IS COPYRIGHTED TO HELZ CUPPLEDITCH


I absolutely love this image, it's so cute!

The theme for this challenge is

'Button's'

So, dig out those buttons. 

I have used Promarker's to colour this digi.

The shades are...

Burnt sienna - Cocoa - Terracotta - Raw sienna - Cinnamon - Saffron - Oatmeal - Buttercup - Burnt orange - Mandarin - Poppy - Red - Berry red - Ruby - Meadow green - Apple - Marsh green - Leaf green - Warm grey 1, 2 & 3.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge and here is the prize you could be in with a chance of winning...


Hop over to THE CRAFTING MUSKETEERS challenge blog to see the rest of the design team inspiration.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX
 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Jewellery Making...My New Passion...

Hello lovelies...

I hope you are all keeping well. It has been a few weeks since I posted any crafty creations on my blog. The reasons are I simply have not had enough time just of late!

I have been so busy with one thing and another, I decided that I needed to juggle some things around and prioritize certain things. I had to do this so I could explore my new passion!

For a long time now, I have wanted to have a go at creating jewellery. I will still be creating my handmade cards, but this is something else I wanted to do along side my passion of card-making. I hadn't really told anyone that I fancied taking this up, but I have decided now is the time to explore this creative side of me.

Well, let me just say I do wish I had started it much sooner. I absolutely love love love making jewellery. It is so relaxing and I love faffing around with all the beads, especially the sparkly ones.

So, here are just a couple of projects I have made so far. 

A bracelet for my friend...


A necklace and earring set...


I will be creating some more pieces and will show you when I do. I have also been taking my broken jewellery to bits to recycle all the beads and fastenings.

I am really looking forward to designing my own ideas and exploring this other side of my creativity..oh and also wearing some of it too!LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits!

Lots of sparkly love,
Nicola 
XXX

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Crafting Musketeers...Challenge 15....

Hello lovelies,

well its been a while since I posted on here as I have been really busy since Easter with doing my house up and working.

I can't believe we are now in July. I have finally managed to get back into my craft room. I also had computer problems for a while too, but hopefully that is all sorted now!

So, here we are with another fantastic challenge over at 


The theme for Challenge 15 is...

'Summer time'.

We would love to see your summer time projects for this challenge.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge with a fab prize of £10 worth of product from



Here is the card I have made...


The picture is just perfect for me as I live at the seaside!

Hop over to the 


to see the rest of the design team inspiration.

Happy Summer!

Lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX



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