Monday, 30 June 2008


Thankyou everyone for looking at my blog and leaving a comment,its now 11,344 hits, I put all the names in a pumpkin bucket and the name pulled out was.....KIM, if you email me your address I'll get you candy off to you.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Challenge Card for Dotties World

Its Karens turn over on Dotties World, she always has brilliant sketch ideas,this is my take on her sketch.The stripy cat is from 'The Cat collection' download bundlePhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket & I used goodies out of Crafty Templates June Kit (hit the subscription button on the right for details)for this one as they blend soo well together,chocolate and creams!!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

More demo cards

This card is made using 12x 12 scrap book paper and rub ons 'Floral Delight' by Sandy lion and prima flowers
Tri fold card using disney stickers and so not to waste the lovely lilac shades of card I made a mini trifold with the top of the card left over,
Front of the mini tri fold
Inside the mini tri fold card

Friday, 27 June 2008

Im now on the design team for Creative Craft Cabin

Jeanette runs a lovely family run craft shop in Twyford near READING, she has asked me to make cards for demonstration purposes, it is their 2nd birthday on the 13th July weekend so they will be having demonstrations, Wendy Rhodes & others will be there and me lol!! If your local to Twyford or can travel its well worth the visit. website has details of how to get there and demonstration dates.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

George in print

Louise's fantastic creation George is featured in Simply cards & Papercraft,lots of cards using the download from sporting george,available to buy at charmed Cards and Crafts,click the blinkie, Watch out for the next issue of Craft Beautiful mag to as there dottie in there too!!!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Cowboy boot

I used another fantastic template from to make the boot, then I used the 'Birthday' Cuttlebug embossing folder for the pocket,the I hand stitched all the decoration. This is made for on Craft Beautiful forum for a 'cowboy' themed Challenge.xx

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Retro Birthday

I drew the image and made the word backing paper by writing with different pens and a white pencil

I am in the process of making some more cards with other images I have created.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Blog Candy!!!! 11.000 hits!!

I cant believe I have had nearly 11,000 hits from 88 countries,1,463 cities on my blog!!

So I thought to celebrate I've got some candy for you!! A lovely tin of over 200 pieces in 'Glamorous' Designer chipboard.

All you have to do is leave a comment and i will randomly pick a name on the 30th June 2008,

Thankyou everybody for looking at my blog.xxxx


This card is made using the fantastic June downloads available when you subscribe to Leo ideas are wonderful and she has an amazing design team to give great inspiration.

For this card I got the sewing machine dusted off and zig zagged round the Word Hi on felt and mounted on a card cut out to the same shape, then used the lovely pink wax paper,brad and flower from one of the goody kits Leo sells to compliment the templates.

Another Journal

I have been making little journals for my daughter to give her friends as gift for the end of the school year.
This little book is made using my bind-it-all I purchased from and some fantastic felt from Hobbycraft,I cut the flowers out of a piece of excess felt and the butterfly from another one, the 'Must have' board is using one of the fabulous Chipboards by Dove craft 'Designer Chipboard in a tin' 'Glamour' over 200 of them in a wonderful little tin. The ribbon is at the moment onsale in Hobbycraft for 99p for 3mtrs! Now thats a bargain!!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

I've been tagged!

Leo of Crafty Template fame has tagged me!! Thankyou Leo.I hope its ok, have pinched it off your blog.

The "rules" of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves.
At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Ten years ago:-I had a 3 year old son and a 6month old daughter.
Five things in today's 'to do list':.1:- Get some usb flash drives to back up my pc files onto. 2:- Get my little one from Nursery 3:-Get my Son from School.4:-Get my daughter from school5:-Get some spending money for my sons school trip£15!! used to be 3 quid when I was at school!!
:(Snacks I enjoy:Crisps,dried bananas
Things I would do if I was a millionaire:-Go on holiday with the kids,they've never been,the last time I went on holiday was when Charles and Diana got married in my early teens,before that it was when Elvis died in 1977 !. Buy a house, with a front garden and a gate, to keep all the neighbours kids out!!lol.Give a whole load to my mum and dad,probably owe them it anyway! Pay off my bills I suppose!!
Places I have lived:At home,my mum and dads for 27years,then a two bed flat,then a 2 bed 1900 terrace that was haunted and now my 3 bed house out in the sticks.
.I need to tag some people Martine

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

A new site!!

Check this out, its brand new,my mate Olivier has invented a site to showcase your work!! Oli is the techie wizard from Craft Beautiful, if he doesnt know it its not worth knowing!! Anyway, the site is designed to be a craft community site,upload your projects and they could get seen allover the world.
Click on this link and ask for an invite say'Nicola sent you!!' It is really early days, but Oli has made it soo easy to follow,it is gonna take on quickly.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Cute Card Thursdays challenge this week is
3 different types of embellishments
e.g. buttons, brads, ribbons

I used rose petals for the tutu,
string beads and
This is using the Ballerina Dottie from'Dress up Dottie' collection

Thursday, 12 June 2008

OOh shoes!!

These ones will not hurt your feet!! The new issue of Quick and Crafty Mag(july 08) landed on my doorstep earlier and I just had to have a go at these shoes, the templates are in the mag.

Got my goodies already!!

I only found out I'd won the Lets Get Crafting magazine forum Challenge#4 yesterday and I received the box of goodies already! Thanks Tanya and the crew!!

Word Card...Princess

This card is made using a book of templates from Colour my world, which spell out the word Princess, it can be used as a brag book or just a cardas i have done here.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

I won!!

I've just found out I won the Lets get crafting challenge 4

I used the lettering from the kit that comes with the magazine,I ran it through the cuttlebug and it worked really well, I made this book for Lou's challenge over on Dotties world. I did love making this my first book, made with the bind it all I purhcased from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Christmas downloads out now!!! And Fabrizio's Christmas challenge & cute Card Thursday Challenge

Oh yes!!! the Christmas Collection is now available over one Charmed Cards and Crafts, you have to see them to believe it!!! There are fantastically coloured Dottie and Georges , along with black and white and thats not it,there is an added bonus of background and extra!! it is truly amazing!!!

I made this for Missy Famous..

I sent this to Louise as she is just pure genius( have i heard that phrase somewhere before??) this is using Dottie at work image from one of the dottie Downloads,checkout the blinkie!! And the Plaque came from Charmed Cards and Crafts
You wait until you see the Christmas collection,yes Christmas, its all starting to be seen in places for people to get ahead of the game.... Anyway the collection is just amazing!! I've seen it, have been playing with samples allday, its fabulous!!Checkout Charmed Cards and Crafts reguarly as its gonna on there to buy soon

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