Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Good evening all !!! 

It won't be long before Christmas is upon us, So I have decided to make a start on my Christmas cards.

This Gorgeous image is Holly from Whimsy stamps

Isn't she stunning ! 

I tried out some new card for my colouring today, and I'm really chuffed with the results. 

I used DCP by Claire Fontaine - 250 gsm  colour copy. 

I got it from WL Coller

I coloured the image with a mixture of copic markers and SN Illustrator markers. 

Colours used: 

Skon - copic - E04, E11, E21, E00 AND E50 

Hair - Copic E29, E57  and SN - GB7

Clothes/berries  - SN - DR6, DR4, CR11 and DR1 

SN - DG3, DG2 and CG1 

Leaves - Copic - G99, G82 and Y11

Snow and wings - Copic - BGOOO and blender. 

Ear muffs - SN- BGR1 

I printed two sheets of coordinating papers from OriginsDigitalCurio

I cut three squares and matted them on to black card. 

I embellished the card with:

Sara Davies Shabby Chic dies - Graceful edge and Lace doily. 

I also used a die from M C Boutique Bow floral die  from  The Works

I finished embellishing the card with a few pearls. I forgot to add the sentiment though, 

Thank you for stopping by x 

New ATG - challenge - Crafts and Me !

Hello !!! 

I'm stopping by to share my DT inspiration for the new weekly challenge at TTCRD

This weeks sponsor - Crafts and me

We are a small family Craft business that came about when as a card making family, my daughters and young granddaughters and I that is! Not our men who do not make cards, although my husband has had a go....Could never find the stamps and crafts that we had seen advertised! 

So, in the end we decided to start up Crafts and Me, so that we could get the products we wanted not only for us, but to offer to other crafters like you. 

We love the different ranges of stamps and crafts that we get from all over the world and we hope you will love them too.... 

Our aim is to give you the best possible customer service that we can, and to treat our customers just as we would want to be treated ourselves. 

So, enjoy looking at our shop and if you cannot find a product you would like, or if you have any suggestions about our shop we would love to hear from you, just email us at info@craftsandme.co.uk as we are always looking for ways to improve our site.

I chose the image Perched at Dawn 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

TTCRD Blog challenge !!

Hello my lovelies !! 

I am stopping by today to share that I am a member of Through the craft room door  I am very honoured and exited to be here

Today they have a new challenge.

The sponsor is

Nikki Burnette

My name is Nikki Burnette and I am the artist of all the artwork that you see on this website! I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but I currently reside in Columbus, OH with my loving husband of 5 years, our daughter Ariana and our two adorable cats: Jensen and Willow. My daughter and kitties provide constant inspiration for me!
I have been an artist my entire life, but began my professional fantasy art career when I began to sell ACEOs on eBay in 2006. You may have heard of them, but in case you haven't, ACEO stands for Art, Cards, Editions and Originals. They are miniature paintings measuring 2.5x3.5" and are highly collectible. I was fortunate to be well received in the ACEO community and started to grow a fan base. People started asking for originals and prints in bigger sizes and they also wanted a variety of products featuring my artwork. So I started to branch out and over the past 8 years it has turned into something that I feel so fortunate to have now. My art is collected worldwide and I'm licensed with a variety of different companies. I have also been lucky enough to be published in a book and a few magazines and online publications. I also attend fairs and conventions across the Southeast and have recently had the privilege of having my artwork on the cover of the ImagiCon 2010 program cover!
I have been asked before "Why fantasy art? And this is my response:
Fantasy art is where my heart lies. I love being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends.
I mainly use watercolor and ink to create my fantasy fairies, witches, vampires, pirates, steampunk and mermaids and offer my art in many different sizes including ACEO (2.5x3.5"), 5x7", and 8x10". I turn my original art into a variety of items to offer you a fun way to experience my art! I create hand-embellished limited edition prints, custom paintings, magnets, stickers, bookmarks, pocket mirrors, buttons, coloring pages and more! These are all made in my studio and shipped to you by me, the artist!
I feel so privileged to be able to do something that I enjoy so much every day and am thrilled that you have taken the time to read a little bit more about me and my art! 

Thanks for stopping by!

All images are copyrighted © by Nikki Burnette. Any use of images is strictly prohibited without direct consent from the artist.

Here is My DT inspiration 

I used the gorgeous Copper

Thursday, 20 July 2017

New release - Cherry Green stamps from Crafter's Companion

Good Morning !! 

The sun is shining here this morning in Devon.

I am stopping by to share with you all the release of some adorable stamps from 

Crafter's Companion - Designed by Cherry Green. 

A penny slider card - Made using Cherry Green stamp set Frankie - Ball games 

Isn't she adorable !!! 

The image was stamped with Memento ink onto the new Premium marker pads from Crafter's Companion - I have to say I love this pad. 

The mage was coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers

Colours used:

Skin – TN3, FS4, FS2, EB1   Hair – IG10, IG7, IG3  Pink – DR7, DR6, PP6, PP5   Blue – TB7, TB4, TB3, TB1

I fussy cut the image out. 

The background was created with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers

Sky – Navy, Marine   Sand – Desert and Fawn (I mixed some of the desert with some Pebeo sand paste on a glass craft mat to create some texture. Once dry, I went in with some Fawn to add some definition, and depth. 

Other products used: 
  • Design papers printed on to Crafter's Companion satin finish printer paper
  • Crafter's companion premium marker pad
  • Gold mirror card
  • Collal tacky glue, 3d foam pads. 

Thank you for stopping by x 

Sheepski Designs - Challenge 14

Good evening all !!! 

Would love to share my DT make for Sheepski challenge #14 

I used Fuchsias -  I adore this image, my favourite flower. You can find it here

I printed the image onto card from Crafter's Companion premium watercolour pad

I used an inkjet printer. 

The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers  - Moss & Red Violet 

And Spectrum Noir sparkle pens - Spring/summer - Inspired violet & Blue Topaz 

The ribbon was some I had in my stash. 

I also used black card, and Silver mirror card. 

Thanks for stopping by x 

Monday, 17 July 2017


Good Morning lovelies ! 

I am stopping by to share with you my first DT card for Stick it down  for the the July card sketch. 

Here is the sketch :) 

This is my interpretation 

The dies I used were From Sara's Shabby Chic collection 

Design Papers are Pretty red classics from The works

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Challenge Inspiration

Hello My lovelies!! 

Stopping by to share my DT inspiration card for Challenge 13 over on Sheepski  facebook group.

I used the gorgeous Morpheus  

The image was printed onto Neenah classic Crest card, and coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers

Colours used: 

Green - DG3, LG5, LG3,LG2 

Purple - LV3, HB3, HB2 

Backing papers are from Craft's and Me

Other products used: 

Core'Dinations card - brights 

Black card 

Black ribbon 

Thank you for stopping by  x 


Good evening all !!!  It won't be long before Christmas is upon us, So I have decided to make a start on my Christmas cards. ...