Saturday, 18 October 2014

Christmas creations

Well Christmas is going to be here before we know it.... And that means posting out Christmas cards! I thought I'd better get a start on them before I end up starting them in the first week of December AGAIN! 

Here are a few I've made over the last week or so. The stamp sets I've used are from the hi day catalogue. If you haven't seen it, let me know! There are some awesome new stamps, papers, ribbons and embellishments.

I hope these help inspire some ideas! :-) happy crafting!

Til next time,
Nicole x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Crazy Crafters September Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

Thank you for joining us on this months Crazy Crafters Blog Hop! If you're following the blog hop in order, you should have arrived here from Sarah's blog.

This months theme is the brand new Holiday Catalogue. It was probably good timing with the theme this month, as I have had to start and think about the cards and packaging I'll be giving this year. BUT in saying that, I have, like so many of you out there, been absolutely flat out lately and have not had much time in my craft room at all! So I've only done two cards and packaging ideas this month. But the best thing was they took me only a couple of hours to create!

You can view the brand new Holiday Catalogue by clicking on the picture on the right of my blog, or click HERE!

The first set I did was using the new Designer Series Papers called Trim the Tree. It comes in a paper stack. Its awesome! I've also used the new Gift Box Punch Board to create the box... WOW! I love it! So easy to use.

The second set I've made is using the new designer series paper called Nordic Noel. The presents pattern is my favourite! I used the matching ribbon as well in Real Red. 

To make the box, I followed the design from Pootles Papercraft on YouTube: She is so clever, I just love watching her videos!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoy the rest of the blogs on our hop this month.

The next stop on our blog hop is the VERY talented Angela Lorenz at Ang's Crafty Cards.

Blog Hop List Line Up

Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie
Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
Sarah Chilby at Handmade Wombat
Nicole Spicer at Handmade by Nicole Spicer
Angela Lorenz at Ang's Crafty Cards
Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft

Til next time,

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Crazy Crafters August Blog Hop - Colour Combos

Welcome back for another exciting month of Blog Hopping! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! If you've been hopping through the blog, you should have arrived here from the very talented Angela. Her work blows me away! Such talent and creativity!! I will have the blog lineup at the end of my post in case you get off track.

This months them is COLOUR COMBOS! Of all the choices we had, I chose this one, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Old Olive. Not colours I have used before together, so I was looking forward to it!

So here is what I came up with......

It was also the first time I had used the stamp set Kinda Eclectic and I can already tell its going to be a go to set whenever I need foliage! I just love it! Of course I did use the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set, but you can substitute for any flower stamps you have in your stash.

The supplies I have used on my card today are as follows. You can click on the pictures and it will take you directly to my online store. :-)
Next on the blog hop is the gorgeous Michelle Mills from Hello Day. I'm sure she has a treat for us!

Thanks for coming along to this month's blog hop, I really hope you've enjoyed my card today and enjoy the rest of the beautiful selection on show.

Til next time,
Nicole x


Carolina Evans - 

Angela Lorenz -

Nicole Spicer -

Michelle Mills -

Laura Britten -

Sarah Rae Oakes -

Karen Coulter -

Kylie Bertucci -

Sue Wdowik -

Rose Desmond -

Petra Tailor -

Tamie Holt -

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New Makes with the NEW catalogue!

Hi there! 

I've finally been able to get some time in my craft room to make a few cards. It's so therapeutic! If only my kids and hubby understood my therapy! LOL!

I'd like to share a few with you.... The first two are using new In Colours. My absolute favourites are definitely Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.

This next one is using the new stamp set Perfect Peacock. I've seen some beautiful cards made with this stamp. This one I made with Watercoloir Wonder DSP which unfortunately is retired now, but if you're good with water colouring or just colouring by hand in general, it will look awesome!!

If you would like a copy of the brand new catalogue and don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please let me know and I'll be happy to organize you your own copy! There is also the new holiday catalogue coming out on the 28th of August so be sure to check back soon for some sneek peeks! ;-)

Until then, happy crafting!!

Nicole x

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop - The New Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Thank you for joining us for the Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop! This month we are showcasing our talents using items from the brand new Stampin' Up! catalogue. Its only been out less than 2 weeks and already we've seen some gorgeous creations. You're in for a real treat thats for sure!!

We hope you enjoy our virtual hop where you will either learn great techniques for your paper crafting projects or just a chance to enjoy each of the ladies lovely creations!

You should have just left stop number 7, Stampin with Rosalie on the Crazy Crafters Hop. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup at the end of this post will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

This month I have made a card using some of the new In Style Colours and a beautiful stamp set called "Blooming with Hope" which is part of an exclusive selection of sets available to hostesses.

After watching a video on YouTube by Patty Bennett, was inspired to try this technique.

The supplies I have used on my card today are below. You can click on each picture and it will take you directly to my online Stampin' Up! store.

Blog hop Line up
8. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer  ---> YOU ARE HERE!
10. Teena Maher at

Thanks so much for stopping by our Blog Hop today...

Happy crafting!

Nicole x