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Friday, 9 May 2014

In memory






Afternoon followers and friends first thank you all for your wonderful comments
 on past posts the keep me going and mean so much.

This post is a personal one, 
Today would of been my dad's 75th  birthday but we lost him
12 years ago, and on top of that I lost my one and only best friend 2 years ago 
so this month is a hard one.
These 2 people took a big chunk of my heart, I have always had trouble making friends
but thanks to my blog and Facebook I have gained a few new friends.
And now I am living part of my dream by working on a DT for an amazing company.
Thank you to all of you that have had a share in helping me get this far.
So all your love and comments really do help me.

Love n Hugs
Nicky.
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<3



FOR MY DAD

This is the only painting I ever sold and I love it .


FOR MY BEST FRIEND

Friday, 2 May 2014

Sparkle medium play and good news


Afternoon everyone hope your weekend is starting to be a good one.
Mine is finally seeing the end of this blasted headache,
had a few goodies come through the door so I got a very crafty weekend ahead.
I do have some good news I have been asked to Guest DT for Fernil Designs I am so happy.
There stuff is amazing Lou really thinks outside the box So pop over to the 
And grab some great goodies.


These items I made befor I had to pack up,
I made this card from using 


Flowers and stuff from my stash
I used the stencil and put some of each of the cols on
then left to dry and added the other bits.







Here I used 
2 styles of ATC
And both the little hearts

The letter I got in Hobby craft
I used pink and blue  acrylic paint from my stash and then used 
and all other bits from my stash.


with a brayer to leave a nice subtle sparkle.
Hope you have enjoyed this quick post from me today
Thank you for stopping by and leaving fab comments 
they mean a lot.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Challenge over at Imagination crafts Things with wings


Morning guys hope everyone has had a good week so far,
I have not been able to craft to much as all my stuff is hold up in the living room
I can only get to a few bits so I can do my DT.
And its done nothing but rain we have had 2 ok days so far we need more 
so hubby can finish the summer house off so I can move into his room,
I am getting crafting withdrawal lol  
Right on to this months challenge over at 



Don't forget the top prize is £40 to spend in the
Imagination Crafts shop  if you use Imagination crafts products

there is lovely badgers for you to add to your blog.
and we will pick the top 3 from all other entries.

Sue is on Create and Craft on 17th and 18th May
so be sure to watch what she will be bring you.

                      
This month is things with wings

Here are the links to all the items I used.



I love this stencil and had to use it lol
I used the green sparkle medium for the branches 
and the turquoise for the 2 little birds, then the Black star for the cages,
I only used 2 of the cages out of the 3.
I love the ready cards IC dose as the backgrounds are great if you need a quick card.
I used some Prima paper to layer on.
I spritzed the word joy added some flowers and feathers, gems to finish off .

Hope you like it and can't wait to see what you all come up with 

Good luck everyone

Thanks for stopping by 
Love & Hugs
Nicky
xxxxxxx


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

mid month Inspiration


Morning all hope you have all had a fab weekend 
I did I met up with some of my Facebook friends, and Mags 
one of my DT sisters pics will be up here later this week.

This is my mid month Inspiration for you all I have done a simple card
this time.

I used the



Extra thick embossing powder
Tim holtz distress ink Shabby shutter 
Crafters companion CoreDinations  pastels card
A4 embossing folder
Versamark clear ink pad
Stuff from my stash  
8x8 card
All highlighted words take you directly to the item I have used.







I took the stencil Stuck it to the card with masking tape then I and dabbed 
the clear pad over the stencil make sure you get it in all the holes,
Then I added the embossing powder then heated it with a heat tool.
once this was done I took 2 pots from the mica powders
and put a small amount over the image and rubbed it across the image
to leave a very soft look I then took the distress ink and added some color  around 
the image. When I embossed the background I used the same ink and rubbed it over the
raised embossing to highlight them.
Then I added some ribbon flower and feather and gems from my stash. 
Hope you have got some Inspiration from my card.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments
 and new followers.
Hope to see some of your wonderful projects
over on the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by
Love & Hugs
Nicky.
xxxxxxx















Friday, 4 April 2014

Heart of love


Afternoon everyone Thank you for all your wonderful comments 
and taking time to stop by.
As some of you know I have had to pack most of my craft stuff away ready for the move
but I can still get to my DT box lol its everything I have from Imagination crafts
and a box of to alter lol



So I have this medium heart a small canvas and a frame 
Some I got from Fernil Designs there laser cuts are amazing the best 
I have seen. so pop over to them and see what other goodies they have. 


I cut a piece of  pink tulle just a bit bigger than the heart 
and using my heat gum melted it into the shape of the heart them used 
hot glue to stick it down and to leave raised bits.


Then i cut a few more bits of tulle and glued down in any gaps and melted them
to fit. I painted the glue in the same pink as the heart its an acrylic paint 
from plaid. 
I took the baby canvas and covered it with a clear embossing ink and covered it 
with a pink powder I have I did this twice so it was a nice thick cover.
I then took lace and frilled it around the back.
Then I took a piece of gingham ribbon and put a not in it then glued to the back of the canvas.
I used a frame from Fernli and glued it to the canvas and bought the ribbon ends forward.
I add a bit of princess ribbon some ribbon and perils and a bit of an earing.
To finish I used Diamond sparkle  a white paste that dries clear and leaves an amazing sparkle.
One of my new cols and a must have as you can do so much with this one col.

Hope you liked this one 
Thanks for stopping by 
Love & Hugs
Nicky
xxxxx

I would like to enter this in the following challenges.