Thursday, March 5, 2015

MCT Designer Challenge

Hello! It's time for another Designer Challenge at MyCreativeTime. This time we have the above photo/color combo as inspiration. Here is my card...
I stamped the card base with the Grainy Wood Background. The "wreath" was cut from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge with my Cricut Explore. I inked it with mint julep Hero Arts shadow ink. I cut the eggs with the dies in the Hello Chickie set. I inked them with soft pool and soft cantaloupe Hero Arts shadow ink. The bunny was cut with the die in the To My Best Peep set. The greeting is from the Hello Chickie set. I added sequins to finish it off. 

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more and to play along! :)

♥ Nikki ♥



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MCT Inspiration Wednesday

Hello! It's Inspiration Wednesday at MyCreativeTime. For my cards today I was inspired by THIS tutorial that I got in an email. I've wanted to try a "bokeh" card for a long time. I don't have white pigment ink, so I used white acrylic paint instead. For this first card I used picked raspberry, ripe persimmons, and squeezed lemonade distress inks. I wanted my bokeh to be bright! :) I used the Bunch Of Fun Circles Dies for the bokeh dots and for my greeting circles. I used the Fun Lowercase Dies for the greetings on both cards. And the "2" is from the Number Fun Dies. And after I made this card, I had to try a rainbow version! :)
Yay! RAINBOW! :) For this one I used distress reinkers. I used worn lipstick, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, and shaded lilac. Again, I used the Bunch of Fun Circles dies for my bokeh dots stencils. :) OH, and I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More Dies for the card panels. This was super fun...and messy. ;)

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations!

♥ Nikki ♥


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Dino

Hello! I made this card for the Lawn Fawn/Simon Says Stamp Flickr Co Challenge. The challenge is to use their products, and incorporate kraft. I stamped and paper pieced the dinosaur from Lawn Fawn's Critters From The Past set. And for the greeting I used the Hello You set from Simon Says Stamp. I turned the "O" into a balloon, and tied it to the dino's tail.  :) 

I hope your week is off to a great start. 

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. Forgot to mention that I stretched the dino's neck a little. One of the many reason why clear stamps totally rock! ;)



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To a crazy chickie

Hello! Today we are showcasing the Die Of The Month again at MyCreativeTime. I used a die cut from the Fun Speech Bubbles set to stamp my greeting on. I used the new To A Cute Little Chickie set for the "to a chickie" part of my greeting. I made the word "crazy" with the Alpha Pack set. I used my Cricut Explore to cut out THIS chick. I used the Chickie Face Assortment from PeachyKeenStamps for the face. OH, and I used the Bunch Of Fun Circles Dies for the card, and the Stitched Grass Die

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, February 23, 2015

MCT Made in Minutes

Hello! It's Made In Minutes Monday at MyCreativeTime. For my super quick and simple card I used the Uppercase Fun Dies for my shaker. The "for being so sweet" is from the So Grateful For You set. I filled the shaker with shades of purple sequins, and mounted the panel on a purple card base. 

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations. 

Nikki

Friday, February 20, 2015

MCT 40th Edition Release Blog Hop!

Hello! You should have arrived from Lucia's blog, if not, head HERE to start at the beginning. For my cards today I have used the adorable new You Had Me At Meow set. KITTIES! Yay!!! :) Did you know I love kitties???? Well, I do! Anyhoo...for this first card I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More Dies for the card base and shaker layer. 
I used the Stitched Sweethearts and XOXO dies for the shaker window. I paper pieced the kitty from the You Had Me At Meow set. I also gave her a collar from the set. I used the coordinating dies that come with the set to cut her out. The greeting that I love so much is also from the same set. 
For this card I used the Uppercase Fun Dies to partially die cut MEW. I used the kitty die from the You Had Me At Meow to replace the O, although "mew" is also a kitty noise. ;) I colored the kitty to look like my guy Simba using my Prismacolor colored pencils. 
I used the You Had Me At Meow for the birthday greeting as well. LOVE LOVE LOVE this new set. Oh, and I gave kitty the other collar option in the stamp set. A fishy collar. Cute! :)

Your next stop on the hop is RUTHIE 

"FREEBIE STAMP"

UPDATE ON FREEBIE! 
THE 150TH SHOPPER CAME THROUGH ALREADY! IF your invoice numbers were between 14911 - 15064 then YOU my friends will have this stamp in your pkg! 
If you missed out on this freebie, no worries because it is available for purchaseHERE

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 

 ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: FEB2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, March 1st @midnight PST. 

In case you get lost...





Thursday, February 19, 2015

MCT Sneaks Day 4

Hello! It's day 4 of sneaks for MyCreativeTime. Today we are sneaking an awesome new Milk Carton Die, and a new stamp set called Mini Chalkboard Tags. This cute milk carton comes together super quickly. For my tag, I did some masking to get different colors. Easy peasy. 

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more sneaks. 

♥ Nikki ♥

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)