Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to my part of the blogosphere. 

Today I'm bringing to you a Junkish Journal made for this weeks challenge over at the Southern Girls   Blog. 

The theme is: Anything Goes
And our sponsors are: Paper Nest Dolls and Lacy Sunshine Stamps. 

The digi stamp I used is Elf Emma w/Lights from Paper Nest Dolls and very cute she is too. 

Junkish Journal

I used a few copics to color her in as logged in the photograph on the right, but I may be a bit rusty in using my copic pens. I also added some snow writer to the hat and boots and some wink of stella clear to the lights.

The tag, dangle, ribbon and bling were all RAK'd me just recently so they are now my stash items and the die is from my local craft store. 

The journal itself is made from a page taken out of a doodle coloring in book, some scraps of design paper, paper bags, book paper and anything I have left on my desk. 
It's bound with elastic that is tied with elastic cord. 

Link to my YT channel showing how I made the journal. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join in with the fun. 

As always Keep Well
Nicky =^.^= 

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Good Day Crafty Chums,

I have a mixed media altered frame to share with you today. I always art something on Remembrance Day and this year I altered a frame. I used mop up book paper, the negative space from a die cut, a RAKd burlap bag and Sheena Douglas stamps and some glitter. Oh yes and a ring pull from a can to hang the frame by.

Thanks for stopping by
and as always
Keep Well
Nicky =^-^=

Monday, November 6, 2017

Romani/Gypsy Wagon

G'day Crafty Chums.

It's been a while since I posted a project fully envisioned and carried out by me myself I. It is an up cycled recycled project using a cat food box, lots of glue, design paper and die cuts... I loved making this one and can envision myself doing more in 2018. The size of the box would allow a 7"x7" album which I may or may not make in a future project.

So here it is.

Thanks for stopping by

As always 
Keep Well
Nicky =^.^=

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - Add A Sticker

A big hello and a very warm welcome to my part of blogging heaven.

Today I'm sharing with you my first ever post for the Southern Girls Challenge. 

Our theme is: Add A Sticker 
Our Sponsor is: 2cuteink

So here is my mixed media ATC (Artists Trading Card) it's a 2.5" x 3.5" piece purely for fun. 

Being a mixed media ATC I get to put all my scraps from bigger projects on to it in many layers that are too numerous to mention in one small blog post.

I have used two lots of stickers this time, the flowers and the butterfly. As both were gifted to me in a RAK I am uncertain of their pedigree. But you may also be able to see die cuts, lace, a sentiment I stamped myself and squiggly paint lines from some posca paint pens. 

Thank you all for stopping by.  
Please leave me a kind comment and I hope you decide to join in with the challenge. 

As always
Keep Well
Nicky =^.^=

Monday, September 11, 2017

#29Faces #9

Hi Crafty Chums

Here's another face in the #29Faces series hosted by Ayala Art.

Thanks for watching.

Keep Well


Friday, September 8, 2017

#29Faces #7

G'day Crafty Chums.

Here's another face for the #29Faces hosted by Ayala Art.

Search the hashtag to see other great artists joining in with this fun event.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Sunday, September 3, 2017

#29Faces September Faces 1 2 3

Kia Ora Crafty Chums,

It has been a while but here I am taking part in Ayala Arts #29Faces again.

Many other great artists take part in this challenge and I take part in the hope that I can improve my drawing and painting. Who knows, one day lols.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Altered CD DVD an upcycle/recycle project.

G'day Crafty Chums and thanks for looking in on my altered CD/DVD project.

I hope your day will be as good as mine lols.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Monday, March 20, 2017

Make a Card #11 : Card Sketch

I will be making a card a week live on my YT channel. Join me for some live chat.


Nicky =^.^=

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Face #26 of #29Faces challenge 2017

Giday Crafty Chums

This is another face in the #29Faces Challenge hosted by Ayala Art.. Her Blinky is at the top of my page and is the link to her FB group.

Thanks for stopping by.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Friday, February 24, 2017

Face #24 of #29Faces Challenge 2017

G'day Crafty Chums

Here's another water colored face on an ATC. Day 24. It's tough to keep up the momentum but I think I'm getting there lols.

Thanks for stopping by.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Face #23 of #29Faces Challenge 2017

G'day Crafty Chums,

Here's another face, I'm just about keeping up which is good.

I'm trying out different skin tones and ethnicity I'm not sure I'm being successful or not but it's good practice regardless.

Thanks for looking in and as always.

Keep Well.

Nicky =^.^=

Friday, February 17, 2017

Altered Dress Form #BeOurGuest

G'day Crafty Chums,

So here it is at last the #BeOurGuest collaboration. Please check out my video and the other artists taking part. The playlist for the hash tag event is in the description box below my video and in the end screen annotations.

And if you're not already a subscriber to my channel then please like subscribe and share.

Thanks and as always

Keep Well.

Nicky =^.^=

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Watercolor ATC Face #17 of #29Faces challenge 2017

G'day Crafty Chums

I hope you are well and enjoying life. The huge fires that we have here in Christchurch New Zealand are almost out thankfully. So far one person has died and 3 have been injured with the loss of 11 houses. I think we may have been lucky with a 2000 hectare fire that could have been so much worse.

Seems silly with the 6th Anniversary the devastating earthquake to be concerned about art. But art is a diversion and a therapy. You may not like what I produce and I dislike it almost all of the time but it's a diversion from the reality of life in a sometimes challenging environment I call home.

So Keep Well and enjoy your day.

I know I will.

Nicky =^.^=

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Watercolour ATC Face #16 of #29Faces

G'day Crafty Chums.

Here is my face for today in the #29Faces series and yes I'm keeping up (sort of lols) But I'm linking this straight from my YT channel so I'm hoping it works ok. We shall see. I'm painting this on an ATC sized piece of watercolor paper. ATC, is Artist Trading Card and the size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. To see more artist you can find them on FB under the #29Faces search or by searching Ayala Art on FB, YT or blog land, she is the founder and host of the #29Faces phenomenon.

Keep Well

Nicky =^.^=

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


G'day Crafty Chums.

We are holding a hashtag event On Feb 17th (well the 18th in New Zealand). Please visit my YT CHANNEL to see what I create.  I will also be providing a playlist for all the other artists involved in this fabulous event hosted by Maricha Bulger. Please, come join us and be our guest.

See you there
Keep Well
Nicky =^.^=

Monday, February 13, 2017

Catching Up #29Faces

G'day Crafty Chums

The best laid plans of mice and men, the road to hell is littered with good intentions and other stuff like that lols. I have a few more pictures of faces to share and a link to a video post. Good or bad I share them all lols.

Whimsical Face: Water Colour ATC

Mermaid: Water Colour ATC

Woman: Water Colour ATC

That's a link to my YT channel. 

Until Next Time
Keep Well
Nicky =^.^=

Sunday, February 5, 2017

#29Faces February 2017, Faces 1-5.


It's been a while, which is kind of an understatement, I've been meaning to write a post for a long time now but I've procrastinated every time I've sat down to do it. But that stops today (we'll see lols).
Any hoo, I've been taking part in the #29Faces challenge since 2014 but I haven't really done anything about it. 2016 was a good year, I produced some lovely work even if I'm the only one saying it lols.
This year I may or may not share all of my work in blog land, but here goes nothing, days 1-5 in pictures with a video link to the play list.

Face 1
Face 2
Face 3
Face 4
Face 5

So here is my playlist for February 2017. Well, it starts with Face #1 and continues from there lols.


Not much more to add for now but

Keep Well