Sunday 2 December 2012

Exciting news Update...Winner........

Hello lovelies,

Thank you so much for entering my blog candy draw to celebrate my new design team post at


The draw is now closed and I am pleased to announce the winner of the fab candy kindly supplied from Carol and Hayley at Dreamees is............


Congratulations Jan on winning the candy!

If you email me your details I will pass this onto Carol who will send out your prize!

Well done, and don't forget to keep an eye out for all the exciting things to come from Dreamees in 2013.

Merry Christmas everyone,
lots of love



Hello lovelies!
Well I have a very exciting announcement to make today, I am so excited to tell you all that I have
joined the
I am so happy and excited about my new position on this fantastic design team.
Carol and Hayley who run the company have a very exciting 2013 to look forward to with lots of crafy things in the pipeline, and they have asked me to join them on this journey which I am so excited to be a part of.
Dreamees sell lots of gorgeous stamps, cds and much more which you can find on the website by clicking HERE
Dreamees also have a BLOG which I would love you all to follow as I will be adding lots of my design team work on there too.
To celebrate my exciting news Carol and Hayley have kindly offered some blog candy! To be in with a chance of winning the Dreamees Candy leave a comment below and add a link to the
and the picture of the candy in the side bar of your blog.
Also leave a link to my blog so everyone can see how to enter the candy, as they MUST leave a comment below to be entered in. One winner will be drawn from the people who have left a comment below.
Spread the word about the fabulous candy and the wonderful DREAMEES
I will draw a winner on Sunday 9th December at 6pm. So you have one week to enter!
I have also made my first design team project for Dreamees, so I could show you just an idea of what you can make! The great thing about the stamps and cds is you can make cards, altered art projects, anything you set your mind to.
For my project I have altered a photo frame and made it into a Christmas picture...
To make my Altered Photo Frame I have used ....
~ 6x4 photo frame
~ BRANCH STAMP click the links to be taken to Dreamees to see the stamps
~ Ranger Alcohol Inks - Butterscotch ~ Caramel ~ Red Pepper ~ Gold Mixative
~ Blending tool and felt
~Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
~ Letraset Promarkers - Crimson ~ Cardinal Red ~ Poppy ~ Berry red ~ Pear Green ~ Olive Green
~ Pigment Ink Pad Clear
~ Pearl Ex Pigment Powder Sunset Gold
~ Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Gold
~ Pinflair Glue
~ Stickles Gold
To make....
~ Remove the back from the frame and glass. Lay the frame on your craft sheet. Add drops of each alcohol ink to the felt on the blending tool. Work in sweeping motions to add colour to the frame. Add your colour to your taste as you go along, this is a very random technique. I built my colour up gradually by letting it dry, then adding more.
~ Colour the chipboard backing, you would normally add a photo to this, but I have used it to create the picture.
~ Using the clear pigment ink pad stamp the branch in the centre.
~ Using a brush, dust the pearl ex powder over the image and gently sweep over this with a larger brush.
~ Sit the ink pad over the image and spray the gold spray around this to create a sparkly border. Add dots of gold stickles.
~ Stamp the Poinsettia 20 times, colour in. Cut out. Spray them all with gold spray and attach to the frame as shown using Pinflair.
~ To finish add the Stickles Gold to the centres of the Poinsettia.
I hope you like my first project for Dreamees. I think this makes a lovely Christmas Decoration with a difference.
I am looking forward to a very exciting 2013 working with Dreamees, so keep following my crafty journey and my crafty makes!
Thank you all so much for your love and support and taking the time to read and follow my journey.
Lots of love
to you all


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  2. Hi Nicola, this is a fabulous project we love it , also we are so happy for you to be part of the Dreamees DT.

    Carol xx

  3. congratulations on your fab news, and absolutely love the photo frame.

  4. Fantastic frame I love the design and the colour and congratulations on the fab news. Caroline xxx

  5. Gorgeous! How exciting for you, I love Dreamees and Im looking forward to seeing all they have planned for 2013. Congratulations and all best wishes to you xxx

  6. Exciting stuff! I love Dreammees, congratulations to you and your new venture! Heres to 2013 :) xx

  7. aww lovely gifts to win thank you so much put your blog on my facebook page bren manning x

  8. Thank you everyone for your comments and for entering.