Saturday, 20 March 2010

OSCC Challenge72 - Let It Shine

Where has this week gone? I can't believe how quick the days are flying by.
This week its our lovely Sharon who has set the challenge over at One stop craft challenge and she wants to see something shiny. I have used Glossy Accents on the girls coat, wellies and umbrella.

This week have a fab sponsor WHIMSEY STAMPS and they are offering a fab prize to one lucky winner. For all the details pop over to OSCC.
Have a lovely Saturday
Nikki xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

OSCC Challenge 71

A very happy Saturday to you all. Its so great being at home on the weekends.
This week its my turn to set the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge and I have chosen

I have kept this card very plain and simple this time as it is a Missing You card and I wanted to make the image the main part of the card. The papers have spots and dots and both the ribbons are spotty as well
This weeks prize, last weeks winner and all the other DT'S fab creations are all over on the Blog.
Lots of love to Nan and enjoy the sports this afternoon.
Have a great weekend
Nikki xx

Saturday, 27 February 2010

OSCC Challenge 69

This week we have yet another fab challenge and this time its the turn of
Itzuvit to set our challenge and it's
Get Optimistically Pink.

For this challenge you will need to use Pink as your main colour. For me it was a great chance to use this lovely little girl stamp, Bonnie, from Kanban.
Over on OSCC Blog you can see all the DT's fab Pink cards, find out who our lucky winner was last week and get all the details on this challenge.
Have a great Saturday
Nikki xx

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Project Tuesday - Gift Card Holder

This has to be one of the easiest gift cards to make. I had a lot of fun making this.

Project Tuesday has yet another fab challenge for us this week and this is really quick to make. I have used a double-sided scrapbook paper by Senic Route which I picked up at Brighton the other week and this lovely chocolate Bazzill card matched it perfectly. I have used one of favorite stamps from Elzybells and coloured it with cosmic shimmers. Do pop over and see the DT's makes they really are fab and they are looking for some lucky person to join their team.
I do hope you haven't got as wet as I did taking the girls to school today.
Have a great Wednesday
Nikki xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

'Gone Fishing Again'

My second card using this fab stamp set is only small but gives a surprise element when opened..........

This is so easy to make and I will let you know when the instructions are posted. I have used a strip of acetate that is folded on both ends, one behind the paper and one stuck to the fishermans back to make him spring out. I have left the inside of the card quite plain so I can decorate it when I decide who to send it too.
Again everything used to make this card can be bought from One Stop Card Crafts.

Tomorrow I will be showing you my Project Tuesday make, this week its a gift card.
Have a good evening
Nikki xx

Monday, 22 February 2010

'Top Bloke' Card

This month I have been using a fab stamp set by Clare Curd called For Him. I have used the fisherman stamp but included is also the image of a golfer and a D.I.Y man.
These are un-mounted stamps and
One Stop Card Crafts have a range of these stamp sets on sale in their shop. All the items used to make this card are also on sale in the shop.
Tomorrow I will be posting my second card I have made using these stamps.
Have a good Monday, and hope the weather isn't quite as wet where you are as it is here today (and have kids home on an inset day)
Nikki xx

Sunday, 21 February 2010

OSCC Challenge 68

This week we have a great challenge for you all. It has been set by Suzi and its to create a Wall Hanging. I have made mine from a canvas and added a scrapbook page to it.

The canvas is a white 8"x8" that can be bought from any art shop and also in craft and some of the £1 shops. I then just planned and made a scrapbook page as normal and stuck it directly to the canvas. These make fab presents and work out really cheap. The DT have all come up with different wall hangings which are all absolutely fab and should give you plenty of inspiration. All the details, last weeks winner and details of this weeks prize are all over on at

One Stop Craft Challenge Blog

Have a great Sunday Evening
Nikki xx

Saturday, 13 February 2010


This week Chrissie has given us this fab sketch to use.

I decided it was just perfect for a scrapbook page and I have used this pic of our Megan at her friends birthday party last year. The party bag and present are stamps from a set by Kanban called 'Bonnie' and the cake, along with the papers, are from Stampin up

Now to see the rest of the DT's fab creations this week, pop over to the blog One Stop Craft Challenge and check out our fab sponsor this week The Artistic Stamper

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Oscc Challenge 66

Yummy colour challenge this week from one of our new DT's Suzi
The colours are
Green/Chocolate/Whipped Cream
What cool colors are those.

Pop over to the OSCC Challenge Blog for all the details and to see all the rest of the DT'S creations.
The prize this week is a voucher to spend in

One Stop Card Crafts

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Project Tuesday - CD Holder

To get some extra inspiration to decorate the front of this 'CD Holder' which is this weeks challenge over at Project Tuesday, I asked my youngest daughter to give me something and it happened to be her Princess story book. It has no layout just pictures of all the usual fairy tale princesses. All I could do was use my Princess stamp and the colours on the front of the book which is why this has come out the colours it is.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Oscc Make It Personal Challenge

This week it was my turn to set a challenge and as my Mums birthday is just around the corner I thought it would a great challenge to see how you all personalise your cards. I have chosen my Mum's favorite animal, her favorite colour and added Mum to the card.
So its your turn now. Just make a card that is special to just that person, either their favorite colour, animal, hobby or just the date or their name.
The DT have some superb creations to give you some inspiration and you can view them at the Challenge Blog

This week the prize is a choice of images from
Di's Digi Downloads

Have a great week. Nikki xx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Project Tuesday - Wiper Card

This week Project Tuesday has challenged us to make a Wiper Card. As the stamp I have used (found in a bargain bin for £1) is so simple I wanted to keep the whole look the same so have only added two small bits of ribbon to decorate.

I knew the words'May your day be filled with sunshine' were perfect for this card and this stamp is called 'Sunshine Wave' by Stampendous. The patterned paper is from a set by The English Paper Company called 'Siesta Lavender'

Have a great day today Nikki xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge SASSC49

The Fresh Batch has a weekly sketch challenge every Thursday and this is my first time joining them. Its a fab sketch and I have used this wonderful Elephant from the Daisy & Dandelion collection. I have had to use coloured pencils to colour the Ellie in but I am pleased with the result.
I do hope if it's as cold where you are today you are keeping warm. Have a fun day.
Nikki xx

Monday, 25 January 2010

Project Tuesday - Mini Pizza Box

Project Tuesday has challenged us to make this fab Mini Pizza box. It really is so easy and so quick to make. I really enjoyed this.
I have used a 12x12 double sided paper by Amercian Crafts(using one side for the box and the other for the background paper)and the stamp is from
If you haven't had a peep at this fab
BLOG yet do pop over and take a look.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

OSCC Challenge 64

Love and Kisses
This week Shelley has set the challenge and its all about Love and Kisses (Valentines). I find Valentines day cards the hardest to do, I don't know why, and apart from the odd heart stamp don't have many things that are suitable for love cards. However I remembered I had this stamp from Elzybells Fairytale stamps which has 'The Frog Prince ' on it (the story where she kisses the Frog and he turns into a Prince)and decided to it would be perfect.
The papers are from a set that came free with a scrapbook mag, and I used H2O'S to colour the image in. Buttons from my stash box.

All the details of the challenge can be found on the challenge blog One Stop Craft Challenge along with the rest of the DT'S cards and details of this weeks prize.
Have a good weekend, Nikki xx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Oscc Challenge 63 and Welcome to our Designers

Today at OSCC We are very pleased to announce the new members of our DT team and say a really big thank you to everyone who took part, it was a really tough decision but we have chosen the following 4 ladies;
A warm welcome to you all and we are looking forward to working with you and seeing what challenges you all set for us.
Now this week it's our lovely Sharon who has set the challenge,
and its 'FANCY EDGES '
Now I have put a slight tangent on this and instead of using punches or scissors I have used fluid chalk and stitches to make my edges fancy.

I can't wait to see what you come up with this week.
Pop over to the One Stop Craft Challenge blog and you can see what the rest of the team have come up with and see details of this weeks prize.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Nikki xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

I can Crochet !!!!!

One thing I wanted to do this year was challenge myself to try new things and learning how to crochet was one of them. With all this snow, meaning extra days at home, I sat and learnt how to crochet. I made the bag and also the flower myself and the handles came free with a knitting mag.

It isn't perfect but I am very pleased with it.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Project Tuesday-One Sheet Box

Today is Project Tuesday new challenge day. This week it is a box made from one sheet of card. Its so easy to make. I decided to theme mine around Easter but sadly my only 'Happy Easter' stamp is too big even when I tried to make it into tag to add to the side.

The stamp is from Elzybellsand I coloured the chick in with H2O'S.
I used Brazil card for the main box and paper and card from the left over scrap box.
The ribbon was also a some I had in the ribbon bag left over from another project. So not only was this a nice quick project it was a lovely cheap one as well.
Hope you all keeping warm
Luv Nikki xx

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Oscc Challenge 62

Hi there, hope you are all keeping warm in this weather. Firstly thank you for all the wonderful entries for my challenge last week and the DT call. It is going to be a very hard decision.
Now this week we have another great challenge this time set by Maggie. It's
A night at the Movies.
Now this can be anything to do with the movies and as Megan is Cinderella mad and has her 5th birthday today I choose to combine the two.

For all the info on this weeks challenge and the rest of the DT's creations pop over to the One Stop Craft Challenge Blog

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year, OSCC Challenge, and DT Call

A very Happy New Year
This week not only is my challenge but also we are having a DT Call. If you can make a card for each weeks challenge, comment on entries and set a theme for a challenge every few weeks then add DT CALL to your comment on our blog One Stop Craft Challenge.
This weeks challenge is 'Something Beginning With 'B'.
I have gone for Blue and Bow but you can have anything as long as it starts with a 'b' so birthday, boy, baby, buttons and so on.

Good luck to you all
Nikki xx