Sunday, 30 September 2012

Studio 12 at Polkadoodles October Giveaway...

Hello lovelies,
Well it's the end of September which can only mean one thing! It is time for the October Giveaway over at
Click on the link above to hop over and find out about the giveaway and also to see some fab creations from the design team.
My project for this is a Christmas Card. I have made an easel card and printed off the gorgeous papers from the Picknix Collection 2 - Gingerbread Twist. I wanted to show off how beautiful these Poinsetta papers are, they are just too lovely to cover up. I just had to add lace and pins, I love these!
I think these colours go well together, just a twist on the Christmas Card!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Welcome To Pink Delight Craft...

Hello again my lovelies,
well what a busy night I have had playing around with my blog!
As I said earlier I accidentally deleted the background I had, but I have been thinking for a while about changing my blog look anyway, but never quite dared to do it! LOL
Anyway,after much browsing of the net and playing around I have decided on this kind of shabby vintage look.
I absolutely love distressed, vintagey things so I decided I wanted my blog to look like this for a change. Also I wanted to make it easier and clearer for you all to read, rather than such a dark background all the time.
I absolutely love this look, and I think there is enough pink for you all to still see it is
'Pink Delight Craft'
and as you all know,
Pink is my favourite colour.
Thank you for being patient this evening with my various posts, and I really do hope you will follow me and enjoy our crafty journey with lots of exciting times ahead.
Have fun,
happy crafting,
lots of love

Hello lovelies....testing my blog.....

Hello lovelies,
Well after accidentally deleting my blog background earlier, I am just playing around with this at the moment.
I have decided to change it slightly, I think it might have been a happy accident!
I want everyone to be able to read my blog easily, so I have changed the background colour and the text and so on, so hopefully it is looking ok.
I may add a few more changes along the way lol...
Hope your liking what you see...
love NJ XXX


Hello my lovelies,
for some reason I since yesterday a white box flashes up on my blog and it says
403 Forbidden
This File removed due to violation fo ImageShack Terms of Service by User Request.
I have absolutely no idea what this is about. All I can think of is I did a blog candy post and used the relevant button link to the site it was for.
I have now removed this, but the white box is still appearing,
All I want to say is, whoever made the white box appear on my blog, I apologise if I have done something wrong. I don't know what it is, but I will apologise anyway, and now I am worried, as I want this box to go away and not sure why it won't.
As far as I know, I havent done anything wrong, so I dont know why this keeps showing, and I have never heard of the above mentioned.
Has anyone else had this before,
thanks for reading,
love a bit of a worried NJ XXX

Friday, 28 September 2012

GNPE Harrogate.........

Wooooo Hooooooo
Hello lovelies,
Just wanted to remind you all that the
GNPE Harrogate is nearly here...
it is next week-end the
6 - 7th October at the Harrogate Showground!
I will be working on the Polkadoodles stand,
so make sure you stop by and say hello.
I will look forward to seeing you,
it will be a fabulous two days with lots of crafty goodies to buy... and some brilliant demos to see!
See you there,
have fun,
lots of love

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Reindeer Love at Studio 12....

Hello lovelies,
Well it is my turn today to post over at
I wanted to share with you a quick Christmas Card I have made using the gorgeous new
I absolutely love the reindeer, so cute!
I love the little heart hanging off the antler's. I have added lace and bead trim for texture.
Make sure you tune into Create & Craft TV for the Polkadoodles show on
Saturday 29th September
12 noon
with the fantistic Rosemary Merry.
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Monday, 24 September 2012

Docrafts Creativity Club Sketch....

Hello lovelies,
I hope you are all well.
I thought I would show you another card I have made using one of the Creativity Club Daily Sketches, which is available to download if you are a member of the
If you are'nt a member yet, just click on the link above to see where you can join. You get fabulous discounts in the online store, special offers, daily sketch downloads, Creativity TV and much, much more. Excellent value membership!
Anyhoo, for my card this time I wanted to show you how you can use a daily sketch with the Docrafts Digital Designer Collections.
I have used Daily Sketch 51 Designed by Katy Godbeer and for my papers and embellishments I have used the Docrafts at Christmas Time Digital Designer.
Products used...
Docrafts Creativity Club Daily Sketch 51 ~ Docrafts Papermania at Christmas Time Digital Designer ~ 8x8 Papermania Kraft card blank ~ Docrafts X-Cut Nesting Dies Scalloped Squares ~ Papermania self-adhesive silver dew drops ~ Gold Glitter Glue ~ Clear Glitter Glue ~ 3D foam pads
How to make...
1. Decide which paper you would like to use and print off 1 sheet. Trim to size leaving a border of the kraft card showing.
2. Print off a co-ordinating sheet of holly paper and using a small scalloped square, die- cut four squares.  Attach these as shown with foam pads.
3. Add dots of gold glitter glue along the centre, inbetween the four squares.
4. Select a flower of your choice from the Papermania at Christmas Time, resize the flower to fairly small, copy this 15 times, print out and cut the flowers out.
5. Use a foam pad to attach each flower to the card as shown and embellish the centres with dew drops.
6. Finally print a greeting, trim to size so it fits on the first square, decorate with glitter glue.
I think this card shows off the sketch that I chose really well. I like the flowers, it's just a different twist on the traditional Christmas Card, but in keeping with traditional colours!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit, thank you so much for stopping by!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Friday, 21 September 2012

Polkadoodles DT Card.....

Hello lovelies,
well it's that time of the week again where we have another fantastic challenge over at the
The theme this week is
'Song Title'
Your project this week must depict a song title. For my card I have used the
I have inked the card using distress ink and I have used a snowflake punch on the papers and embellished with the punched out snowflakes. I have finished with stickles to add some sparkle..the song is 'Frosty The Snowman'.
I bet your singing the first line lol......
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Smashing Christmas ........

Hello lovelies, it's me again lol with something that I have been so excited to show you all! I have used the new Studio 12 Gingerbread Twist CD Picknix Collection for my project. This project was my post on the Studio 12 at Polkadoodles Blog from Tuesday.

I decided to make something different, now as you probably already know Smash books are popular at the moment. I wanted to create my own version from scratch and make it a Christmas Theme using lots of the elements from the cd and also adding my own twists like punched Christmas trees, netting, sewing and various other elements I have added which you will see as you scroll through my pictures. I got my sewing machine out again to add some stitching to the back and front covers, this is becoming a regular occurance with my machine!

What have I used for my Smash book you might ask...10 C5 envelopes, sealed them, then guillotined a piece off each edge,covered them with decorative paper and stuck them together with double sided tape, the open edges created the pockets for my lists that I have added. I bound the pages together like a book using my Bind It Machine.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to a..........................


I loved making this and I think this shows just how creative you can be with a few envelopes too!
Thank you for taking the time to follow my projects and for all your lovely comments too,
have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Craft Room Clean Up......

Hello my lovelies...
here I am again lol, having no internet for the last two days has been a bit of a pain!
Last week-end I went away to stay at a lovely place called Tankersley Manor, which is in the dark peaks, just bordering the Peak I was told, excuse me if I am wrong as my geography is'nt much good!LOL Anyhoo, myself and another lady from the party I was with decided we would go shopping to Meadow Hall, while there I found a gorgeous little shop selling beautiful jars,tins and lots of scrummy things. So I just had to buy three beautiful little jars for storing buttons and brads in, I've also put embossing powder in one. I then went in another shop and bought some gorgeous nesting boxes which I wanted to store my wooden stamps in and a wire basket that matched too. I also  bought some matching tins and a gorgeous wicker candle holder which I have actually put ribbons in!
Where is my little story leading you may ask? Well, on arriving home extremely shattered after a hectic two days I decided to clean my craft room...well.....let me just say I got half way through and thought 'why oh why did'nt I just sit down and relax with that bottle of vino' lol. Anyway, the good news is I finished the 'Craft Room Clean Up' on Monday afternoon and boy do I feel better for it. I could'nt stand the mess any longer and now I can actually see the carpet!LOL
If you compare these photos that I am about to show you with my other craft room photos, you may not think it looks any different...but it is lol I can actually see things I forgot I had!
So, without further ado here is my craft room that I spend lots of happy hours in creating away...I hope you enjoy looking round!

I hope you enjoyed browsing through my craft room!
I absolutely love it in here, as my husband said won't stay that tidy! LOL
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Docrafts Creativity Club Sketch & Download.....

Hello lovelies,
I have finally managed to get my internet connection sorted out now so I have a lot of blogging to catch up on!
I want to show you a card I have made using a sketch from the Docrafts Creativity Club and also a download, both of which are available if you are a member of the Creativity Club.... if you are not already you can join by clicking the link just below
I have used Sketch 54 Designed by Dianna Clews and download Boutique Butterflies.
Products used to make this card...
Docrafts Creativity Club Download Boutique Butterflies ~ Docrafts Creativity Club Daily Sketch 54 both available if you are a CREATIVITY CLUB MEMBER
Papermania 8x8 white card blank ~ Docrafts Artiste Pigment Ink pad - Chocolate ~ Docrafts Artiste Dye Ink Pad - Dark Orange ~ Gold Ribbon ~ Papermania pearl brads ~ Sentiment Stamp from the Country Companions For Someone Special Stamp set ~ Silicon Glue ~ Double-sided tape
How to make...
1. Cover the card blank with patterned paper.
2. Add the brads to the corners as shown.
3. Stick a piece of ribbon across the card three quarters of the way up.
4. Cut an oval topper out from the download sheet. Fussy cut the butterfly and attach with the silicon glue.
5. Cut a circle from the sheet and attach to the ribbon.
6. Cut out another oval topper, stamp the sentiment on this. Cut out the border from another oval topper and attach this over the frame of the stamped topper using silicon glue.
I think this card is so simple to make but looks very elegant with so few materials.
This is just one selection of the many papers and sketches available to download as a member of the Docrafts Creativity Club.
Thanks for popping by and I look forward to your next visit,
have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Creativity Club Downloads - You & Me

Hello lovelies,
I have just made a card this evening using the
You & Me Part 2 Downloads that are available from the Docrafts Creativity Club if you are a member. If you are not a member yet click on the link below to see where you can join!
I really recommend being a member as there are so many benefits that come with it! You can watch Creativity TV where you can see various techniques being demonstrated. You can download the daily sketches and weekly design papers to make gorgeous projects with. You also receive discount in the Docrafts on-line store and also receive exclusive offers available only to club members.
A wide selection of projects, hints, tips & inspiration are available too at the touch of a go on join today!
Here is the card I made using the You & Me Part Two Collection of papers.
As these papers are so gorgeous I wanted to show all of them off without detracting away from them too much. I have kept the embellishments simple, but used an X Cut border punch for detail along three of the edges. I have used some Papermania Capsule Collection flowers and buttons, finally finished with Papermania self adhesive dew drops.
Of course I love the colours as pink is my favourite colour. I think this looks really pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and hop back soon to see more projects I will be making using sketches and downloads from the Creativity Club!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Flatfriends Design Team Member - Exciting News...

Hello lovelies,
I hope you are all enjoying the week-end!
I just thought I would share yet some more exciting news with you all....
I have made the design team for the fabulously talented
Emma Canning's
Woo Hoooo so exciting, they say everything comes altogether and wow is that so true!
The challenges are monthly, with the first one starting on the 1st October.
I hope you will hop over and follow us, and join in the challenges too.
If you are not familiar with Emma Canning's fabulous's where you can buy them from....
There are so many gorgeous digis you will be spoilt for choice!
So, don't forget to follow us and see what myself and the rest of the wonderfully talented design team will be bringing you all using Emma's fabulous designs.
I also want to say a massive congratulations to Emma on her new venture and thank her for choosing me to be a part of this....Good Luck Emma!
Also, thank you to all you lovelies...what for you might ask....for following my exciting crafty journey. I have lots of ideas and great projects coming up with the four design teams I am on so I hope that you will also follow my journey with those too.
I appreciate you all taking the time to see what I have been making and for all your lovely comments and crafty friendship!
I think I've waffled enough
have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Friday, 7 September 2012

Polkadoodles Design Team Card....

Hello lovelies,
Well it has got to Friday again, which means we have another fantastic challenge over at the
The theme this week is
'What's The Word Bird'...
make something with a feathery friend on!
I have used the CANDY DOODLES COLLECTORS EDITION CD for my card. I have also used a MARIANNE DESIGN DIE but I wanted to use it in a different way this time, so I have used the negative and embellished it with perfect pearls. I have printed the birds and tree scene from the cd and coloured in using Promarker's in shades:
Lemon ~ Gold ~ Pastel Yellow ~ Canary ~ Apricot ~ Blush ~ Spice ~ Caramel ~ Putty ~ Tea Green ~ Lime Green ~ Grass ~ Leaf Green ~ Ice Grey 1 ~ Cool Grey 1 ~ Lipstick Red ~ Poppy
The edges have been inked using Distress Ink Peeled Paint.
Here is my card...

I love this image, the birds are so cute!
Myself and the rest of the design team would love to see your creations.
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Creativity Club Download Project...

Hello lovelies,
I just wanted to share a card with you that I have made using papers that you can download if you are a DoCrafts Creativity Club member.
If you are not a member then click HERE where you can follow the steps to join!
I have used for my card this weeks downloads available exclusively to members only, which is the 'You & Me Part One' and the sketch is the Daily Sketch 65.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will pop back soon where you will be able to see another project I will create using a fabulous download from the
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Competition Time at Studio 12...

Hello lovelies and a very happy Sunday to you all!
It has got to that time of the month again where we have a fabulous competition over at the wonderful
You just need to follow a few simple steps for your competition entry with a fab prize on offer!
Myself and the rest of the design team have been busy working with the brand new only launched yesterday
Click on the link above where you can order yours, believe me it is absolutely scrumptious.
Here is my card for today's post over at Studio 12...
Hop over to the Studio 12 Blog and see the gorgeous creations the design team have been making, and don't forget to follow the simple steps to enter the competition!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love