Saturday, 10 June 2017

Posting for Tando Creative today..

Morning all,


Over on the Tando Creative blog today I have a tutorial on creating a little heart sugar skull shelf.  Hope you can pop over and join me for more details.

Best Wishes,

Nikki.
xxx


Friday, 9 June 2017

Eileen Hull Passport Die and a Crafty Afternoon!



Morning all,

This is just a quick post, as I never seem to share something I've made 'just for fun'.  I've had a couple of nice days this week crafting with friends, the first day I finished a project which I can't show as usual, but on the second afternoon with my friend Jan, I just sat and played.  Jan had the new Eileen Hull Passport journal die, and I am now hooked.

Now I have to admit to not using my papers much any more, or die cutting!  But I LOVED this, and now want to make ten more.  The die is out of stock nearly everywhere in the uk, so I'm just going to have to wait to get it myself, but definitely will be now!  There is also an XL journal die, and that is now on my hit list too.

I used IndigoBlu papers for the covers and a few of the pages, and the rest were old Stampin Up papers I had, but you can use any paper, card stock, or recycled paper (junk too) that you like.


The book itself was exceptionally easy to make, and to bind at the end, we used an elastic cord, and I also made a quick tie to just slip over the book, but you could add buttons and cord, wrap around, wire, anything you like to secure it.


I added two little flower beads to my cord, as I decided to use this as an allotment journal, so I can see progress (hopefully!).

I used a thick greyboard, but would suggest to use slightly thinner than I have, it makes the spine easier to work with!  You can also glue your covers inside or outside your spine, it is personal choice.  You can also bind it in any way you like, I chose to go across the two holes as Jan's looked so neat I followed suit.


I will add a title, and maybe a little embellishment, and of course fill it full of allotment pics, so maybe will post an update later in the year.

Happy Crafting,

Nikki
xxx



Thursday, 25 May 2017

Steampunk Week - Tando Creative.


Morning all,

Today I'm over on the Tando Blog sharing a Steampunk piece, along with my teamies this week.

Hope you can pop over and take a look, there is a small step by step to show how I made it.

Best Wishes,

Nikki.
xxx

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Mixed Up Magazine - Revamped Cabinet.


Hi again,

My second post of the day, I have re-vamped a bathroom cabinet over on the Mixed Up Magazine blog today.  Please hop across if you'd like to find out more.

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx

Tando Creative - Anything Goes week.

Hi all,

Over on the Tando Blog today I have a little step by step on a Gothic Arch frame, if you'd like to hop over and check it out. I just love these 'Indigo Cats' stamps by Laurel Burch too!

Happy Crafting,

Nikki
xxx



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tando Creative - Anything Goes week.

Hi all,

This week is Anything Goes week over at Tando Creative, I have blogged my Cubbey's with an explanation of how they were put together for you.  I hope you have time to pop over and take a look.


Thanks for stopping by, you can see more detail today on the Tando Creative Blog

Best Wishes,

Nikki.
xxx

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Morning everyone,

I have a post over at Tando Creative blog today, to show how I made this quick Easter tag with very few crafting supplies as I was away.


Hop over if you can to find out more.

Hope you have a lovely day today, whatever you are doing.

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx