Monday, January 26, 2015

An Orchard of thanks!

Hiya! Today is day 1 of the Clean And Simple 4 class at Online Card Classes. The fabulous Julie Ebersole showed a cool technique called Faux Ceramic Tile. I decided to give it a go. :) For my version, I started by gluing 2 pieces of watercolor paper together. I put post it paper over that. Then I used the little apple die from the Love To Learn Dies from MyCreativeTime. I peeled off different areas of the mask so I could color my apple with shadow inks and daubers. Then I spattered with black soot distress ink....and then I added clear embossing powder to make it tile-ish. :) The greeting is from the Fruit Sentiments One set from PeachyKeenStamps

I ♥ taking classes at Online Card Classes...really gets ye olde creative mojo flowin'!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, January 24, 2015

You're My Universe

Hiya! Today I made a card to play along in the Paper Smooches Challenge. It's anything goes this time, and here's my card...
I started my creating my Valentiney galaxy background. I used the following Distress Inks... worn lipstick, picked raspberry, barn door, and festive berries. After I got it how I liked it, I splattered white acrylic paint on to make "stars". I used the adorable Space Cadet stamp set by Paper Smooches. I colored in the planets and the alien dude with Prismacolor colored pencils.
The greeting is also from the Space Cadet stamp set. To finish it off, I added clear wink of stella glitter marker, sequins, and glossy accents. 

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 

♥ Nikki ♥





Friday, January 23, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello! I'm playing along in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. I still don't have any MFT stuff, but it's still fun to play along. :) Here is my card...
I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More dies from MyCreativeTime for my card base and layer. I used the Stitched Sweethearts And XOXO Dies for my heart. I die cut it, and then did some masking to make it lined. I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Stone Wash, Lime Green, and Passion Flower. Pretty darn close to the challenge colors. :)
I used the Happy Thoughts set for my "thanks" die cut word, and for the "heartfelt" stamped greeting. I resisted the overwhelming urge to add sequins...this is for a guy. HA! 

I hope you're having a happy Friday! :)

♥ Nikki ♥




Thursday, January 22, 2015

MCT Trending Now Thursday

Hello! It's Trending Now Thursday at MyCreativeTime. Today we are exploring the Wood and Lace trend. For my card, I stuck to just wood. :) I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More Dies for my card base and layer. I stamped the Grainy Wood Background on the smaller layer. I used the Alpha Pack to stamp "wood", and the rest of the greeting is from the 100% Sweetness set. I masked off the first word so I could customize it. 
My little beaver was cut from the Oh Canada Cricut Cartridge. :) I gave him a heart from the Stitched Sweethearts and XOXO dies. Oh, and Mr. Beaver is on a circle from the Bunch Of Fun Circles dies. 

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations. 

♥ Nikki ♥


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love you tons!

Hello! I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge. The challenge is to create a background with stamps. For the arrows and hearts background I used the Into The Woods set. And for the rest of the hearts I used the following sets... Get Well Soon and Wish You Were Here
The hippo is from the Year Four set. I colored him with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I used the Claire's ABC's set to create my greeting. 

I hope you're having a nice day! :)

♥ Nikki ♥


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I can't conseal how I feel ;)

Hiya bloggy friends! :) For my punny Valentine today, I cut the seal from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge. I made his face with 2 sets from PeachyKeenStamps, The Happy Penguin Couples Assortment for his eye, and The Moodies 1 1/8 set for the mouth. I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More Dies from MyCreativeTime for the panel and patterned paper layer on it. I also used the Fun Stitches Edges Dies from MyCreativeTime for the scalloped border. 
I used the Alpha Pack from MyCreativeTime to stamp my punny greeting. :) I stamped SEAL in darker gray to make it stand out more. I also went over the letters with a sakura glitter pen for sparkle. I added wink of stella clear glitter marker to the ball and his hat. 

I hope you're having a great week thus far! Just a heads up...tonight at midnight Eastern starts 24 hour craft day on HSN. :)

♥ Nikki ♥ 




Monday, January 19, 2015

MCT Made in Minutes Love Card

Hiya! It's Made In Minutes Monday at MyCreativeTime. For my super quick card today I used the Uppercase Fun Dies from MyCreativeTime. I also used the Stitched Sweethearts And XOXO dies for the heart to replace the "O" in love. I used glitter paper behind the letters. And to spice it up just a bit, I strung some beads and sequins to hang in the ♥. :)

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations!

♥ Nikki ♥