Saturday, 10 June 2017

Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Card

Hi crafters!! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!!, this week i had a card order to make and chose to use the stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations called Blazing Poppy, i picked mine up from Daisy Jewels crafts!! Wendy is fabulous and will order if not in stock!! you can check her website out just HERE http://www.daisysjewelsandcrafts.co.uk/
i also used the BRAND NEW and much anticipated new glitter from Heartfelt Creations team member Rajni Chawla! Rajni is an extrememly talented crafter and has just launched her own crystal and frosted glitter that are simply amazing!The glitter is made by Papericious who are are based in India, but the glitters have recently become available in the uk, i got mine from Oyster stamps just follow this link!!  http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/papericious-crystal-clear-glitter-
it is the most sparkly glitter i have used! i am totally in love with it! but it's hard to get that into a photo, so you just need to trust me!  
backing papers and the oval die are also heartfelt creations- from their All Glammed up collection, and the black flourish is from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic range.
Poppies painted with Spectrum Aquatints and distress inks 

thanks for stopping by !!!
Hugs
Nix 

xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

BRAND NEW Art Liner pens from Crafters Companion

woooooo i'm FINALLY blogging ha! its been far too long since my last post and i have a million things to blog!.... so i best start catching up! so much has happenned and i've made so much since my last post! luckily i have everything photographed ready..... i just need to BLOG IT! so first post of 2017...where are we at, well..... after being made redundant from my day job on the 31st of december last year i decided that all i really want to ever do is craft..... so i am damn sure trying my hardest to stay at home, work for myself,  and do just that! its loooooooong hours....very long lol but so far i'm loving it , so i hope i can make it last! right enough waffling onto my blog post! so, as a very proud Inkoid we had that exciting privilege to work with and create samples for Crafters Companions brand new launch using their exciting new spectrum Art Liners!! this brand new set of brush and fine line pens are totally amazing!! the collection comes with brush and fine pens in black, grey , brown and then multicolours too! there is a set of gorgeous alphabet and word stamps to help you practise the art of brush lettering and a dvd to help show you the way and explain the system to you too!
now you do need to practise- unless you have done this type of lettering before. our team only had these for about 2 weeks, so i just know with more practise i will get better and better!! i created all my backgrounds first, then i was very brave i didnt use the stamps i just went for it lol, i looked at the stamps to give me an idea... but you know heres the thing.... there are no set rules, there are sooooo many beautiful brush lettering styles out there find whichever you love the most, or create your own!!! the font style included in this set was designed by the very talented Jennifer Tryon from the US Crafters Companion, and its stunning! just beautiful, stamp out your words then brush letter over the top! or...go freehand like i did! nothing to lose remember what Sheena always tells us.... it's just a piece of paper.. so here are my samples, on 2 of them i have used the fine line pens to draw my own details too! the headphones on the skull and dream catcher too! now this is a long post so i hope your sitting comfortably!






 on the next skull card- i have used the fine liner pens to draw some headphones onto my skull
 and on my last sample, i have used the art liners to draw a dream catcher- the feathers are a Sheena stamp
so there you have it! i do hope you like my new samples, i would love to know what you think so please leave me a comment 

Lots of crafty hugs

Nix 
xxx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sheena Inspiration post meets COLOURISTA!

Hey crafters!! I'm a tad late with my Sheena inspiration post this time around!!! it's been a bit manic in my craftroom! BUT I am here now! and just in time as my lovely Teamie Jackie is due to post hers on the 19th!!! so.... what have I decided to do for this one...well as my carfty buddies all know I am lucky enough to be on the Sheena Team and the Crafters Companion team.... and I'm also sure you all MUST be aware of the amazing colourista launch that happened only a week or so ago! well I was lucky to be picked for the colourista team too!!!!!!!!!!!!! crazy I know lol somebody pinch me!,
 so...... I got my thinking cap on, and as part of the colourista launch we were trying to come up with ideas of how we can use our coloured pages, we spend so much time colouring them in..... it's a crime to then leave them in a colouring book on your shelf! so we have been thinking of ideas to inspire you of how you can use them, Thats where Sheena comes in! the DOTD lanuch was one of my favourite launches, its amazing! I fell in love with the Skull stamp and die set, .....I got my thinking cap on didnt I..... why not use your coloured pages to die cut with!!  I chose one of the pages from the Eastern Promise book and got it all coloured up! , and it worked beautifully!! what do you think? popped in a 3D box frame, ...this pattern makes the most fantastic Sugar Skull designs!!
this turned out much brighter in real life!! but I finished early hours haha and I had to get it in the post! but you get the idea!! I love this so much!!

dont you think this pattern suits this design PERFECTLY!!! 
as always guys thank you thank you thank you.... for stopping by my blog 
love
Nicole
xxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

UK Colourista Launch Blog Hop!!!

Good morning crafters. .... the countdown to the much anticipated UK launch for the exciting BRAND NEW Colourista range from Crafters  Companion....has begun!
With the launch on Hochanda on the 9th of september we thought we would celebrate with a blog hop! With of course some gorgeous Colourista prizes up for grabs!!
Our hop will run from the 2nd of September 12.00pm BST through till launch day on the
9th September 11.59am BST (US 7am et )
 each blog you hop by will choose a random winner for a prize of either colourista pens, pencils, card making kit or one of the gorgeous new colouring books! winners being announced over on the Crafters Companion and Spectrum Noir Facebook pages, there will then be and overall winner who will receive all 4 prizes .....and here's the exciting part Sara
 will annnounce that winner LIVE on the launch show on Hochanda!!
So what do you need to do? Easy! Follow the blog hop from the list below leaving a comment on each blog post...simple,
the hop starts  over on the Crafters Companion blog 
, then hop along to each blog and check out the gorgeous projects along the way and leave your comments.
Here is  the blog list order...
Nicole Bretherick- me!
Spectrum noir blog- www.spectrumnoir.com
Bianca Shervington- bee-crafty-b.blogspot.co.uk
Sara Davis-  Sara's blog

 Now   you should have arrived to me from my fellow colourista team members blog Lis Murphy
 and I will now be sending you hopping along to next on the list  the very talented Jodi Clark
and here are are show details!
and if your wanting to join  in and watch from the US that's no problem you can do that right here....www.hochanda.com

Fancy joining us at our LIVE watch Party ? You can join in the fun and chat to the team over here... https://m.facebook.com/events/1808477369384073/ so please do join in the fun we'll all be there!

We hope you are also enjoying the FREE coloring course too!? we have recieved amazing feedback but if you haven't joined yet that's no problem you still can sign up right here.https://a.pgtb.me/R1xpM8

and here one of my projects to share with you, a card made using one of my coloured pages, I am totally in love with this new range , if only these products were around when i first started my colouring journey! Because getting professional results is a breeze!

Thanks for joining us!!
Hugs
Nicole
Xxx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Colourista BLOG HOP! COMPETITION TIME!


  Good morning crafters!!!
Today is.....drum roll please.... BLOG HOP TIME!!
So the Colouritsa design team, who are busy beavering away working on the fantastic new launch due to arrive VERY shortly from Crafters Companion thought it would be exciting to have a blog hop!, this way the whole colourista team can all share a little bit of what we have all been working on, and you guys can win a fabulous prize! well... you can't have a blog hop without a prize can you! so heres the deal, you have fun.... hoping through all the wonderful blogs from each of my colourista teamies.. leaving a little bit of love ..a comment on each blog post , then ( heres the exciting part) on Friday 29th August 5 people that have commented on ALL the blogs will each win one of the BRAND NEW Colourista packs! the winners will be announced over on the USA Crafters Companion blog but don't worry this is open to EVERYONE!! but Sara will be launching Colourista over on HSN first....here are the details



followed VERY closely with the UK launch a few days later- details to follow!
so are you ready to hop? here you go! stop by each of the design team ladies listed here and leave your comments!
 

and here to share with you is one of my projects.... I have used one of my coloured pages to create a jigsaw puzzle! I used an A5 piece of MDF that I had pre cut...  from my favourite place to buy MDF That Craft Place! ( Danny is amazing at cutting any shape I need!!) into 6 pieces, then once coloured I used gloss modpodge to glue and seal to each piece! fab little gift to make. I Loved making this, I need to be more adventurous and make one with more pieces next!

well go...get hopping!!!
Hugs
Nicole


oh if you want even more info.... check out the Spectrum noir blog just here
...
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/spectrum-noir-colorista/