Just swinging by…

to say hi! ๐Ÿ˜€

Still alive, but everyone in our household has been sick with the dreaded gastro bug, and I’m suffering with quite a severe head/chest cold at the moment, so all creativity has been put on the backburner of late! Will be back shortly, but I didn’t want anyone to think I’d fallen off the face of the earth!

Hope your little corner of paradise is treating you well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm 2 comments

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #21

Well I managed to get my card finished for Makeesha’s Sketch Challenge this week!

The sketch Keesh gave us this week:

And my card:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Warm Words, Maisy Ketto by Stamping Bella
Paper :          Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP, Stampers Mat (White) from The Stamp Trap
Ink :              Real Red, Brilliance Graphite Black
Other :          Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot, Chunky Sprinkles, Dimensionals,                                   Nestabilities Circle Die, Copic Markers

Excuse this for being such a short post, I’ve had way too many late nights of late, and they’ve finally caught up with me! Time for bed!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm 3 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 13 – Colour

Gosh I have no idea where this year is going! There seems to be so much going on, and so little time to try and squeeze everything in! Of course, here I am again squeezing in my entry for the Colour Challenge over at Just Add Ink at the very last minute. (Well, technically tonight that’s not true, I still have just under an hour & 45 minutes to get it loaded – so proud or myself!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the combo that Amanda & Danielle have set for this week:

And my entry:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Autumn Days
Paper :          Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana
Ink :              Chocolate Chip
Ribbon :        Chocolate Chip 1″ Double Stitched Grosgrain
Other :          Loop to Loop Rub-Ons (hostess), Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Barely                       Banana Marker, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine.

So I got to use my brand new Sewing Machine that my wonderful In-Laws bought me a couple of weeks ago for the stitching, and I love it!! I’ve been playing with it a bit over the last week, but tonight was the first night I put some paper in it and I must say, it won’t be the last!! I’ve been browsing fabric shops & blogs over the net too this week and, ooh-lah-lah, there’s some gorgeous fabrics and patterns out there! I’ve really got to start with the basics and learn how to sew a straight line first though!!

Seeya back here tomorrow for my entry into Keesh’s Sketch Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm 3 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 12 – Sketch

Hiya!

I know it’s been a while, but we’ve been away on holidays, and my poor old blog is showing some serious signs of neglect! Time to update to the correct mini I think!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s the sketch challenge the girls over at Just Add Ink set this week:

… and here’s my card for the challenge. Now, I’m not 100% certain that I haven’t CASE’d this card from somewhere… something is niggling in the back of my mind telling me that I have – and if I have and this card looks at all familiar, please let me know! I have just had a look in my Favourites over at SCS and at my Fave folder in Firefox, and can’t see anything that I’ve saved… but that doesn’t mean anything!

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Whimsical Words
Paper :          Melon Mambo, Taken With Teal, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink :              Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss
Ribbon :        Melon Mambo
Other :          Top Note Die, Large Two Step Bird Punch, Taken With Teal Stampin’ Write                                 Marker, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 12:02 am 6 comments

Inkspirations Inspirations Challenge # 19

Well Keesh has set a ripper of an Inspiration Challenge this week,

Here’s the image she has inspired us with:

And my offering:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Echoes of Kindness, Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper :          Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink :              Staz On Black
Other :          Stampin’ Write Markers – Orchid Opulence & Green Galore, Blender Pen

I’ve been wanting to do a really clean and simple card for a while, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! There may be more of these to come, lol.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm 4 comments

Just Add Ink Challenge # 9 – Sketch

OK, so I hope you’re sitting down! You are not at the wrong blog, I am actually organised (well to a point) this week and have got my card finished for the Just Add Ink Sketch challenge for the week!

Love this sketch that the ladies have set this week:

and as you can see, I’ve kept my card very true to the sketch:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Fun & Fast Notes, Short & Sweet
Paper :          Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Ink :              Versamark, Close To Cocoa
Other :          Scallop Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Button Bouquet Designer Buttons,                         Pop Up Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Hopefully this new found organisation will see me back nice & early tomorrow for Keesh’s Inspiration Challenge!

But probably not! ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm 4 comments

Inkspirations Colour Challenge # 19

This week, Makeesha’s Inkspiration Colour Challenge was hosted over at Chantelle’s blog. If you’ve never seen Chantelle’s work, head over there – she is the most amazing Scrapbooker!!

Anyway, onto the challenge:

And a little birthday card from me:

SUPPLIES (all by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps :       Crazy For Cupcakes, Upsy Daisy
Paper :          Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Good Morning                             Sunshine DSP
Ink :              Staz On Black, Taken With Teal
Ribbon :        Chocolate Chip (Valet Ribbon Originals)
Other :          Mat Pack, Stampin Up Markers – Taken With Teal & Regal Rose, Blender Pen,                           Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Embossing                                     Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

I love the colours Chantell picked for this challenge and I definitely think I’ll be using them again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nikki

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:36 pm 2 comments

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