Friday 30 March 2012

My DT card for Emergency Crafter's Challenge.......

Hello my lovelies,

time is just whizzing by!

We have another challenge over at the

with the theme of

'Spring Flowers'

I love flowers, they always cheer me up and I think make a room look so cheery and colourful too.

I have used the

for my card, using just the roses from the cd. I have embellished with a lace bow and a heart pin and Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond!

I would love to see your creations for this challenge, and please don't forget to spread the word and get your friends to follow Emergency Crafters and join in too!

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

My DT Card for Glitter Geeks this week.......

Hello lovelies,

well its that time of the year when April Fool's Day is approaching.

This weeks Glitter Geeks theme is of course...

April Fool's we want to see those humorous cards!

For my card I have used

'Smirk'....I think these are quite funny!

So lets see your humorous creations over at the

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday 25 March 2012

Belles Strawberry Tea - one of my favourite stamps.....

Hello lovelies I hope you are all keeping well.

I have been very busy with lots of lovely design team work and scrapbooking too! Somewhere in between though I managed to create a card to enter into some fab blog challenges.

I have used one of my favourite stamps it is

 I absolutely love these stamps, so gorgeous.

The backing papers and sentiment I have used from the first edition of the Polkadoodles Pen & Paper Circle Club.
I love gauze in projects and think it suits the image really well.
I have coloured the image using my Letraset Flexmarkers in shades...
Tea Rose/Antique White/Sunkissed Pink/Light Fawn/Cappuccino/Sandstone/Nutmeg/Saddle Brown/Apple/Cool Aqua/Aquamarine/Duck Egg/Glacier Blue/Watermelon/Amaranth Red
I have used a  pearl trim at the base of the image and a border punch on the edge of the white strawberry paper. I have embellished with flowers, dew drops a silver heart bead. pins, lace and self-adhesive pearls.

I am entering this into the following challenges.....

The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes Challenge

I hope you like this card and thanks for looking.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Boofle Birthday Card

Hello lovelies,

hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Have you remembered to move your clocks forward? LOL

I just wanted to show you all this Boofle Birthday Card I made for my lovely hubby. It was his birthday on Thursday.

I love easel cards. I had some vintage buttons too that I think go perfectly with Boofle!

Thanks for looking,
enjoy the rest of Sunday,
happy crafting!
Lots of love

Friday 23 March 2012

My Polkadoodles TV Samples for the pick of the day shows...

Hello lovelies, here I am again! LOL

I just wanted to show you all my TV Samples that I have made for the pick of the day shows that were on Ideal World and Create & Craft. Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles did a Letraset Pick Of The Day but also launched her new cd too!

I loved using this cd and I am looking forward to making some more lovely projects with it too. It is an absolutely gorgeous cd. Sugarplum Daisy is so lovely and she lives at the bottom of the garden with her friends!
So many images and digi's on this cd give you endless ideas for lots of beautiful creations. This is a definite must have, you will absolutely love it!

Here are the samples I made...

I loved making all these. I hope you like them and thanks so much for looking at them all.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

My DT card for Polkadoodles.....

Hello lovelies and a very happy Friday. As usual time is flying by and the clocks go forward this week-end!

So Friday brings us another fabulous challenge over at the

The theme this week is to make a creation with mum in mind!

For my creation this week I have used the

and here is what I have made...

I have also embellished the card with Card Candi, buttons and Stickles Glitter Glue. The ribbon is to form the apron strings!

I love this card as it reminds me of my childhood when I used to bake every Sunday afternoon using my mum's good old Bero Book which I still have. I had to bake almost everything in it lol and my mum and dad enjoyed trying the samples very much!

I hope you can join us for the challenge I would love to see your 'MUM' creations.

Thanks for looking and have a great week-end,
have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Boofle cards...

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all keeping well.

I am having a very busy time of it at the moment lol so I have only just got round to blogging these Boofle cards I made a couple of weeks ago!

I have just come back from a lovely week staying in Stratford UpOn Avon with family. I am so addicted to my crafting I took my craft bag with me and more lol.....and made lots of samples for the new Polkadoodles cd launch!

I am now in the middle of scrapbooking photos for my husband's year as Rotary President, and next week I go back to work after nearly 3 months off recovering from an operation!

So life is about to get even busier lol. I wouldnt have it any other way though, I love being busy and always have done!

Anyhoo, enough of my chatter, here's the Boofle cards I wanted to show you lol...

I hope you like the cards I have made and thank you for taking the time to look!

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Pick of the Day on Ideal World at 9pm

Hello lovelies,

Don't forget it's a Letraset Pick of the Day tonight on Ideal World at 9pm.

 Not only is Nikky from Polkadoodles launching the POD she is also launching her brand new cd which I have had the pleasure of making samples for. It is absolutely gorgeous, I am sure you will all love it!

 So tune in to see what the excitement is all about. Lots of shows tomorrow too and a Kuretake show on Friday. Wooo hooooo set that record button.....and don't miss out on the fantastic crafty goodies being shown. I will blog my samples soon that I have made with the new cd.

 Have fun and happy crafting,
 lots of love NJ XXXX

Friday 16 March 2012

My DT card for Emergency Crafter's Challenge.......

Hello lovely crafty friends,

I can't believe it's been two weeks since the first challenge went live!

So, it's onto another challenge over at the

and the theme is one that I really enjoyed seeing as I'm a girly girl is

Glitter It....

Yes lots of glitter lol, so dig out that glitter it's time to get sparkly!

Here's what I made for my design team card this week....

I have used double sided tape along the borders and sprinkled with the silver glitter. I followed the design on the backing paper from the cd using a glue pen and added glitter. I cut out a butterfly from the cd, followed the pattern with a glue pen and added more glitter.
Let's just say, I had silver glitter everywhere lol.

I would love to see your creations for this theme, so dig out your pots of glitter you may have hiding and lets get glittery!

is a brand new and very exciting challenge blog. We are doing fortnightly challenges and we have some absolutely fabulous sponsors.

This weeks sponsor is

and they are offering the winner of the Glitter It Challenge £10 to spend on their website. How fab is that....woooo hoooooo!

I would love it if you could tell all your friends about us all at Emergency Crafters, and would love it too if you followed us. Spread the word...we have lots of exciting challenges ahead with some great prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

Glitter glitter glitter I love love love

have fun and a very happy crafting from
sparkly me lol
love NJ XXXX

My DT Card for Glitter Geeks this week.......

Hello lovelies,

we have another great challenge over at the

The theme this week is Mother's Day and is sponsored by

Jelly Park.

Here is my card for this week, I have coloured the digi image with my Letraset Flexmarkers.
At the moment I really love paper pleating so I have used this technique on this card.

I would love to see your Mother's Day creations so don't forget to
add your entries over at the
Glitter Geeks.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Thursday 15 March 2012

Exciting news from Polkadoodles.....Wooo Hoooooo...........

Hello my lovelies,

well what a busy time I've been having the last few days! Not only me, but also the fabulous Nikky Hall too.

I am really excited to let you all know that Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles has been extremely busy leading up to a brand new product launch at the GNPE show at Harrogate this weekend.

If you are going to Harrogate to the show make sure you stop by the Polkadoodles stand. Not only will Nikky be there but also the fabulously talented Leonie Pujol will be joining our Nikky at the demo table for the weekend! How fab is that.

More exciting news.......

Nikky is back on our screens next Wednesday 21st March at 9pm on Ideal World to launch a new Pick of the Day. Believe me it is absolutely gorgeous. I have had the pleasure of working with the new product making samples over the last few days. I am sure you will all love it as much as I do! That's all I'm saying as it's TOP SECRET!

Nikky will be between Ideal World and Create & Craft on Wednesday night and all day Thursday, so I hope you will join her! Not only is she doing the Polkadoodles shows, Nikky is also back on Create & Craft at 8am on Friday 23rd with a brand new Kuretake show.

I am so excited with the new product launch, Nikky has worked her fingers to the bone to bring this fabulous new product. It is an absolute beauty that you will not want to miss! I am honoured to be on the Polkadoodles Design Team and it truly has been a pleasure working with this new product! SSShhhh I'm not saying anymore lol.

If you are going to Harrogate this weekend have a fantastic time, and don't forget to buy lots of crafty goodies! LOL

Have fun,
and a very happy crafty shopping
from me lol
lots of love

Check out my fellow DT member on her blog is Polkadoodle giveaway...

Hello lovelies,

Just a quick post to let you know that one of my fellow Polkadoodles design team member is having a giveaway of the latest Polkadoodle Candy Doodles CD on her blog.

Hop over to Enfys blog and see what it is all ends tomorrow!

Have fun
love NJ XXX

Friday 9 March 2012

DT Card for Glitter Geeks Challenge this week............

Hello lovelies,

I'm a bit late posting my Glitter Geeks  DT card for this weeks challenge!

Its a great theme

Spring Is In The Air

We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo stamps

Heres my card .....

I've coloured the image with my flexmarkers and used a butterfly border punch to decorate the edge. I then inked with distress inks.

I love these colours together!

Thanks for looking and I would love to see your Spring creations for this challenge.

Have fun and happy crafting
lots of love

Polkadoodles DT Card for this weeks challenge.....

Hello lovelies,

well it's got to Friday again so that means another challenge over at the

which is sponsored this week by

The theme this week is

Male Birthday - Create a card or a gift

I wanted to show a fun factor with my card. I wanted to make it look like the boys and the dog were going on a 'Road Trip' in the countryside to go fishing!

To achieve this I have used Polkadoodles Paper Boutique Volume 1 CD for the car and greeting. The tree backing paper, trees and leaves are all from the Polkadoodles Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD
The boys, dog and other embellishments are from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD
The 'Gone Fishin' button on the car front is a button from my own craft stash!

I hope you like this easel card, I think it looks like the boys are going to have a fun filled day!

We would love to see your creations over at the

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Wedding card made for a commission..

Good afternoon my lovelies,

well I have finally got around to blogging the wedding card I was commissioned to make!

I've been busy doing design team work and a project that I can't share just yet, all I will say is I have really enjoyed making what I did!LOL

Anyhoo, the wedding card I have made is an easel card, and I have used the

I wanted to keep the embellishments simple as the card is being taken abroad.

I hope you like the card and thanks for looking,
happy crafting,
lots of love

Monday 5 March 2012

DT Card for Crafty Blogger's Network...

Happy  Monday my lovelies,

well I hope you have had a lovely week-end.

Of course it's Monday so that mean's it's time for a new challenge over at the

The theme this week is


Here's what I made.....

I used the Papermania Retro Floral Colossal paper pack to make this card. The Chipboard embellishment I have used in the centre of the paper rosette I have made is from the Papermania Retro Floral Scrapbook kit.
The get well chipboard greeting is from my crafty stash.
I embellished with a large button and self-adhesive pearls.

Hope you like this 'Retro' card, thanks for looking.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Saturday 3 March 2012

A Tour Of My Tidy Craft Room.....

Good evening everyone,

well I hope you are all having a nice week-end so far!

I have been crafting in the dining room since my op just for ease really, but after a few complaints from my hubby about when am I moving back into my craft room....I decided to this afternoon.

So everything I moved into the dining room I have now put back in its rightful place lol.
I think my craft room looks nice and tidy and is ready for action!

So, I thought I would take you on a little tour of my craft room. I love it in here, it's a happy place to be!LOL

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view ...hehehe
I love love love it in here.......

Notice the pink apron hanging up....I've only worn it once lol ...

I love notebooks, lists and more lists! The bits of pink paper hanging up with the clips are the projects I am on with making next lol. I like to be organised!

I love writing notes and scribbling away in my Boofle project book. I scribble my ideas in it so randomly sometimes I can't always read my writing hehehe...

It feels really cozy in here, I just love working in my craft room...

The memory board on the wall I made using some of my Dad's photo's. My beautiful Dad fell asleep and went to the angel's on the 10th May 2010. How time flies! I get great comfort from having my Dad's photo's around....over the month's it has helped me deal with the pain somewhat!

The gift bag is from Christmas and it is a boofle one. My lovely hubby gave it to me with lots of crafty goodies in it. The pink box on the shelf is stuffed full of ribbons!

The pink box on the floor has all my Christmas Crafting in it. In front of that is all my printing from the Polkadoodles CD Roms.

As any crafter knows storage is always important for our crafty goodies. I thought the shoe hanger was a great idea for storing some tools. The two pink bags on the door handle are also stuffed full of ribbons! I'm also a Take That fan and Gary Barlow is my favourite so you can see him on the wall. I won't turn over now for the other  months lol.

The bags on the curtain holder are stuffed full of yes you've guessed it ribbons again and some lace lol .....

I absolutely love buttterflies and the hanging butterfly garland is important to me as my Mum and Dad bought me it knowing how much I love them.

The wooden trunks in the corner store all my acrylic paints, gesso, gilding flakes and so on. I call them my messy crafting boxes...there is clay in them, waxes for encaustic art. All things to get dirty and messy with lol.

My hubby bought me this sign for you think he was trying to tell me something heehehe.....

I just love storage, I love boxes and jars and little containers. Sometimes I buy something just because it's a nice box! LOL The spice rack I emptied and gave it a good wash out and then filled it with brads, flowers, buttons etc. The Thornton's Toffee Jar I use for small was my Dad's I used to buy him toffee every year for Christmas and Birthdays.
The small jar on the second shelf up to the left has brads in, and the larger jar to the right has flowers in too. The small one is a sweet jar and the larger one a biscuit jar. I think they both belonged to my Grandma!
The pink box on the very top shelf contains....yet again....yes you've guessed lol....more ribbons! I think you can tell by now that I have a thing about them!

I also love Card Candi, the jam jar and the sugar bowl are full of them. I also have some in other containers too.I have tins of buttons dotted about as well as boxes of lace dotted about.

It is so handy having my stamps and inks laid out like this as everything is within easy reach. All my clear stamps are in storage drawers under my desk.

I just had to show you this, as you can tell I love pink, it's my favourite colour. I also love fairies....these two larger fairies actually have names lol...they are called 'Finola' and 'Finella' again, more keepsakes that my Mum and Dad bought me. You can also see another notepad, the spotted covered one! I told you I love notes.

The basket to the left is my random basket, I have another one under my desk in the corner. These are used for shoving things in when Im not quite sure where else to put them lol. I love my pink drawers so handy!

I absolutely love working I think you can tell by now, my craft room isnt just for looking is a working craft room and I spend hour after hour in here. I am passionate about my crafting and I am fortunate enough, even though I work full-time be able to spend most of my home life crafting! I have a very understanding then he has a very understanding wife...especially when fishing and golfing starts to come along!

That's the other basket I was telling you about earlier. I have allsorts in it. I have quite a lot of items in it waiting to be altered, I just haven't had time to do them yet.

My Grand Calibur, I wouldnt be without this little beauty! I was also a lucky girl at Christmas because my lovely hubby bless him also bought me this A3 printer. I kept saying I wanted to do 12x12 papers and he obviously listened for a change!LOL

So, this is how I love to spend my home life. I hope you have enjoyed the tour. I just wanted to share with you all another part of me and what I love to do!

It's a very happy place to be, and my husband thinks so too lol because he says it keeps me quiet!

Thank you for taking the time to follow my tour, and read my ramblings lol....
hope you all enjoy the rest of the week-end,
and a very happy crafting,
lots of love

Friday 2 March 2012

Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.........

Happy Friday evening my lovelies....

yes it's another challenge over at the

It's a lovely theme with a fantastic prize of a £10 voucher for the winner to spend on the

So get crafting and we would love to see your entries for the challenge, you never know the lucky winner could be you!

Also don't forget if you haven't already pre-ordered the

you only have until the 7th March to do so!

Believe me you do not want to miss it!

So, I hope your all going to have a lovely crafty week-end,
have fun,
lots of love

Glitter Geeks DT Card this weeks challenge.....

Good morning my lovelies,

wow time is flying by and here we are again. Another Friday another challenge over at the

The theme this week is

Song Titles

for my card I have chosen

Robbie Williams - Angels

Ingredients used...

A5 card blank/First Edition 12x12 Spring Feast paper pad/Inkadinkado clear stamp set Angels/Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad/Sakura gelly roll pens/Self-adhesive clear gems/ribbons/pearl strand/pearl pins/Stickles Glitter Glue Glam Pink.

How I made this card.....

Round the two bottom corners of the card blank. I covered the base with the pink embossed and shimmery decorative paper from the pack. Stamped the angels onto white card, coloured with the pens, cut out and attached with foam pads.
Stamped 'Angel' onto card, added an 'S' with the pens. Cut this out, rounded the two bottom corners and used the stickles around the edges.
Punched holes along the bottom edge and thread the ribbons and pearls through.
Make a bow using the ribbons and pearls and attach to the base as shown and finish with the pearl pins.

I wanted my card to be sparkly and the angels to be sparkly too as I think they are special!

I would love to see your creations for this fab theme,
hop over and have a peek at what the rest of the design team have created

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

DT Card for Emergency Crafters 999 Brand New Challenge Blog....

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Welcome to my first posting for the brand new challenge blog

I am excited to tell you all about the very first challenge that has gone live today.

The theme for this challenge is


and is sponsored by the fantastic

who is kindly offering the winner a prize which is a

For my design team card I wanted to make a congratulations card with a crafty celebrate the launch of

Emergency Crafters.....

so here is what I made.....I hope you like it...

I have made this using the

I printed and cut out the elements I wanted to use.

I covered an 8x8 card blank with backing paper.
Attached the measuring tape as shown and punched holes down the side, I threaded co-ordinating ribbons through this and then tied a bow.
I cut a square of heart paper and punched two sides with a decorative border punch and stuck to the card with double sided tape.
I added the ribbons and ruffled them as shown.
I attached all the printed out elements with foam pads and used various buttons to embellish the card and show 999 with them too.
To finish I added three pins into the pin cushion as shown and added Liquid pearls in baby blue to the greeting and along the punched out border.

I would love you to hop over and see what the rest of the design team have made. We have some fabulous themes coming up and with fantastic sponsors too. So please follow us and join in, we would love to see you there.

Have fun and happy crafting......
lots of love NJ XXXX