Sunday, 30 December 2007

Christmas Mini Book 2007

Here is my Christmas Mini Book 2007! I bought this acrylic album a couple of months ago, it was waiting for a special purpose LOL. I took quite a few photos this Christmas and seeing as I have been on holiday from work until Tuesday I have had time to make this Christmas album! and wow its so much fun! I seriously wish I had more time to create wonderful things.

Here is a little sneak peak of a layout I have created for my mum for her birthday, she is the big 50 this January, and seeing as she has got what she wanted for Christmas I have put my scrapping to use and have created two layouts for her to put in the dining room, I already created two for her last summer but they seem a bit "outdated" all I need now is two frames in the right size........which will be a difficult task!

Saturday, 29 December 2007

New Etsy Stuff

Hello!!!!!! I have been a busy bee! I have just created a new blog header (see above). I had alot of fun making this!

I could not sleep last night so I made more Foam flowers for my Etsy Shop

There are 3 new sets of 6 and a set of 8 and a set of 4! go check it out here The flower borders would be great as a journaling border or any border on a layout!

I woke up at 4am and could not get back to sleep so I thought I might as well be useful and make these Funky flowers. As you can see on my blog header I have added a Funky Foam flower.

I feel on a role this morning, I might scrap some more!

EDIT: I have completed my Christmas 2007 mini-book I need to Edit a few more photos but will update showing the Mini-book ASAP.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Lots Of Time

A little sneak peak of something I am working on! As I am off work until Wednesday I have some time to do things I enjoy........Scrap!

I have had a great Christmas, spending time with the Family no arguments, we have all been getting along really well, playing our new Nintendo Wii! I love this picutre of my brother and I! he is so much taller than me.....he is two years younger and I always used to be taller than him! 2 years ago he just shot above me in height.

I got this gorgeous Valour Juicy purse from my parents, they bought it in the US and it was half the price I would pay for it here in the UK! I love it!!!
Me and my new camera! argh I LOVE THIS CAMERA! I have alot of reading through the instructions to do, its brilliant compared to my old camera.
I have eaten sooooo much, I have not been to the gym for a week and when I went today I really felt unfit! I got out of breath in 10 mins of my workout.
I am hoping to complete my little project tomorrow, so watch out for an update!

Monday, 24 December 2007



I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! I am already in the festive spirit eating lots of festive food and listening to Christmas songs!
Tonight I am having a meal with my family in a local resturant! its a 4 course meal. I have my hair in curls so my hair will go curly. I am taking lots of pictures as I plan on making a Chrismtas 2007 album.
For now I will leave you with some Christmas cards I made which you can win over at Scrapping The Music. All you have to do is comment on the post and we will select a random winner who will win Christmas cards created by us on the DT.

Once again have a fabulous Christmas, Love Nikki xx

Saturday, 22 December 2007

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Yes Christmas is here at last!!!! yesterday at work was SO BUSY! all of our clients were chilling out and having a more relaxing day in the office eating mince pies and having a drink and we had too much work and knowone was in the festive spirit BAH humbug!!!!
While wishing the clock would turn to 5pm yesterday I had the idea to buy my mum some flowers. my local florist made up this gorgeous bouquet of flowers, roses and Christmas flowers!
My mum has been feeling down lately and has some worries with her health, we are waiting for worrying results, right ontop of Christmas so I thought these would cheer her up..........and they sure did, she cried with happiness.

So its now busy busy, here is my plans for the next few days.

  • Today - Food Shopping at 7am - total cost £170 ($300)
    Tonight we have family over, my aunt, uncle and cousians, they are arriving in an hour, I must get ready. We might set up our Nintendo Wii tonight aaah so exciting.
  • Sunday - My mum and I are going to the movies to watch "St Trinians" Colin Firth is in it, and my mum had a huge crush on him. we will come home and make sausage rolls and ice our Christmas cake. Eat leftovers from tonights buffet.
  • Christmas Eve - I will go to the cemetery with my mum to lay a wreath where my nan and Grandad were laid to rest. We will then cook for most of the day, chestnut stuffing, trifle, peel the veg for the next day. We are going for a family meal in a restaurant in the evening.
  • Christmas Day - Traditional family Christmas.......the older generation fall asleep after dinner!
  • Boxing Day (day after Christmas) - go to the gym, visit some friends for some drinks, then come home and eat leftovers from Chritmas dinner yummy!


Thursday, 20 December 2007


I am taking part in 365 over at Flickr! the name of the game is to take a self portrait for every day of the does not always have to be you face it could just have your hand or your feet. I really want to do my best to do this!!! I am hopefully getting a new Camera for Christmas, which will really help as my current camera is rubbish and its really difficult to edit photos with! here is my flickr page.

ONE MORE DAY AT WORK THEN 11 DAYS OF HOLIDAY!!!!!!!! aaaaaaah I cannot wait!!!!!!! I booked time off as the office closes for a couple of days and I used two days leave so I end up having 11 days off! thats a result as I have worked so hard the last couple of months, trying to get a bonus! so I need the break!

How long do you all get off at Christmas?

Love Nikki xx

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Bubble Wrap Tutorial & Festive Layouts.

This layout is for this weeks challenge at Scrapping The Music the song is of course "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree". Go and join the challenge we would love to see you there. I loved creating this layout, its fun and happy! I used Love Elsie Noel pp which I cut into stripes and doodled around. I created a paper posie, inked and painted. I used giant Ric Rak ribbon which goes really well with the layout, I added some rub ons to the layout and photo. The photo was taken December 06 when my mum and I went to Dublin Ireland, a waiter in the restaurant took of us infront of the Christmas tree. I also doodled on the alphas.......I could not resist lol.

This layout I did for the latest Mojo challenge! I know its Christmas when I can smell all these foods and I am baking yummy festive food. I wrote all Christmas food around the layout, used some fun Love Elsie fun embellies, doodled border and used Bubble wrap which I painted and stamped on the layout. Here is how to use Bubblewrap! I am sure with all the Christmas presents you have and scrapping orders you recieve you have mountains of bubble wrap around

Measure how much you want to use on your layout, I usually roughly cut it! then find some paint in the color you wish to use, and paint on the bubble wrap be careful not to pop any bubbles lol!
Once the paint has been applied, flip the bubble wrap so the paint side is facing down ready, find a space on your layout where you would like to stamp the bubble wrap. Now gently press the bubblewrap down onto your page, pressing down all over the back of the bubblewrap so that the paint will stamp. Now carefully peal back the bubble wrap to reveal a cool funky pattern!
Go on, give it a go! If you are brave enough to use this technique comment with your layouts, I would loved to see them.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Bubba Ro

Thank you to all of you who have asked how Roxie is! she is! I tell you it was wonderful collecting her from the Vet! and she has not left my side since, she is sitting with me now as I type this. Roxies op went really well, she has had a big patch of fur shaved off........and as she is a long haired kitty it looks awful poor thing!!!

As soon as we let her out of her cage and into the hall she came out and woddled upstairs, she is so fiesty and a little fighter nothing gets in her way, she was eating normally within 10 minutes of being home, and she jumped into the Christmas tree about 6 hours after being home! so normal confident Roxie is back!!! yesterday she slept ALOT! and today she is much better. We take her to the vet for them to check everything looks ok tomorrow, but she is doing great.

As she has not left my side all weekend I decided to scrap a layout of Roxie and the title "Bubba Ro" is one of her nicknames, my printer stopped working again, so I have had to use a picture of her taken two months ago. I used Ki memories, Pop cluture collection! I love the paper line.

I have managed to get my hands on a Nintendo WII for Christmas! its a big craze here in the UK and we love fun interactive games in my family, so I bought it for everyone in my family as one present which is easier for me. We are going to open it the weekend before Christmas so 2 weeks time, cannot wait!!!

Friday, 7 December 2007

Naughty & Nice

Today I took the day off work to go Christmas shopping! and when I got back I was really in the festive mood and scrapped this layout "Naughty & Nice" I have been looking forward to digging into my Love Elsie "Noel" collection, today seemed the perfect day to scrap.

Roxie is at the vets being spayed! I cried when I dropped her off! the vet is lovely though and I know she will be in safe hands. I can pick her up in a couple of hours. The vet said they would call me to let me know the op went ok, but I have not heard anything yet.
Here is a a pic of my Christmas Tree! its very traditional and all the decorations are from different places in the world each one tells a story, thats why our tree is so special. You can see the vegas decoration, the mikey mouse ears I bought back from Disney Paris, the gingerbread man is from Stratford upon Avon! we have so many decorations I could look at them all day!

The house seems soooo quiet without Roxie Kitten........I don't like it!!!! I might go and do some more scrapping to keep myself busy while I wait for the vet to call.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007


As you all know I am part of an amazing DT at Scrapping The Music there is a a DT call for 3 new DT members! If you love music and want to inspire others make sure you apply! full details of the call is HERE I am really excited about the call! you will find out before Christmas if you have made it on the team!!!

This gorgeous tags came in the post yesterday morning! thank you to Elles Studio! I cannot wait to use them!

I have Friday off work! I am taking Roxie to be spayed! awww my poor baby! some might say she is only a cat but she is like a friend to me! I love her! and I feel guity leaving her at the vets to have an op..........however I think its better than letting her have kittens!

I might go Christmas shopping to Friday to take my mind off Roxie otherwise I will be worried, we get to pick her up at 4pm so she will have me looking after her the whole weekend!

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Crazy Week.

This layout is for the latest OLW challenge to use the word "Live" I do feel like I live to scrap! its all I think about! at the gym, work when I am trying to sleep I am thinking of Scrapping Ideas. I am thinking of using this as a new Blog Header!

This layout is for this weeks challenge at Scrapping The Music! the song is Fergies "Big Girls Don't Cry" I do cry so I changed the words :D
This week has been soooooooo mad in my house! the boiler broke and a pipe in my loft burst right above my wardrobe! water dripped from the ceiling and If I had not woke up at 3am and heart the water falling I would have lost all my scrapbook pages! as well as photos and clothes (which are replacable) but photos and scrapbook pages are memories! we were lucky!
We have had 3 days without heating! which as you can imagine has been really difficult but we have managed and a plumber came to fix everything yesterday and its ok now! I have a nice warm house again.