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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WOYWW

Happy Woyww everyone,
Here is my space this week, I decluttered it up a little just by putting my all of the stuff I had out and put it where it belonged.  Now my space looks sparse but I do like it this way when I start painting or I will knock it over or wear it lol.
So I'm still on a making act's. I  have a them all set up to trade for Woyww #9 . I mailed off two already and am going to mail out to Julia for those that live close to her. So if you would like one let me know and I will pop them in the post.

Thanks for popping in 
Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW well here's my space and this Pad of paper that I was lucky to have received was WAY BIGGER then I thought it is huge so many things I will be doing with this it's 19 inch by 24  almost as big as my little desk and some new watercolour pencils to play with too along with a 12 pack of pastels somewhere on my desk too 
For an artist to get some new pencils and papers sent to you it's a dream I tell you just amazing!!

You can see my little pastel is waiting to for the end of the month to see if it will find it's new 

 Close up of 2 of my new ATC's I have just got today in the mail LOVE THEM !!
they came all the way from Malaysia to add into my growing collection.

thanks for visiting and I managed to visit everyone that left a comment last week YAH!!! 
So I will do my best again this week and catch you all later time to play with some new toys 
hugs Nikki

Spots 2 ways

This Time around at Incy Wincy are challenge is all about the spots and dots so here is what I have made this round using Fabrika Fantasy , Flying Elf . That dragon is too cute !!!

I've coloured this up with watercolours and the dots are my markers :)

Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Water
Path of Positivty - Anything Positive
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter
Love to Craft - AG

Next Card is using Cute as a Button , Vintage Swimsuit, and I just used dots a little less but still you are pulled into the washi tape and the Brad that matches it perfectly it was a happy accident :)
Coloured this up with water colours and pastels 

Not Just Cards- AG
Creates and Makes - AG #19
Pinspirational - AG #213
Retarte AG #119

Thank you for looking
hugs Nikki

I also have a free digi you can snag At Limited Runs HERE till May 1st 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WOYWW and Need some Lovin to WIn !!

Happy WOYWW

Here's my space today and I need your help again if you would be so kind as to go like my little Pastel this time over at Facebook Like it or Love it and of course I'll pick a random person to win this picture again . Last winner was Amanda Willard she left a like so the space scene went to her . This challenge is more about Water so I thought to check out a you tube video and this is what I came up with it's 6 by 4.5 inches so will mail it anywhere. This has been sealed over a couple times I was Getting chalk everywhere nothing says artist then it all over your hands and face lol.
CLICK HERE TO GO LIKE or LOVE my Picture
(If I get a lot of Likes and Loves and manage to get in the top 3 I'll Be giving this away too)
So space got tided up a bit seeing the DH was saying it's looking really cluttered and your stuff hasn't been all put away for a while which was true. Art Supplies can collect quickly around us and then you tuck them all away and your amazed at all the spare space you have so I have 10 ATC's done for the swap so far Going to make a few more to send to Julia if I can too.
ATC SWAP !!!
So I need Sarah Brennan and My Name is Cindy Snail Mail so I can post one out to you.
Elusionary60 at Hotmail. com

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

WOYYW

Happy Woyww well here is my space today and Some lovely ATC's that arrived and One from Vikki
From Woyww #8 it's put in to my collection she remembered that we swapped I totally forgot that I sent one out. So it was sweet and it came with the sweet donut card to go with it
 FYI The Drink is Mocha Decaf  Coffee.
My review for the ChalkOla Markers is Here comes with a discount code too.
Please Check it out.

 Close up of some of my swapped ATC's the Travel one is from Vikki Love it !!! 
the others from a swap group

Thanks for peeking at my space 
I'll try to get around 

hugs Nikki

Monday, April 2, 2018

ChalkOla Markers & a Discount code

ChalkOla Markers
Click on the name to go to their site
Have you heard about these Markers ??
These are a non toxic chalk marker that have some really bold and bright colours to play with and if you use a non porous surface they wipe off super easy. Now the set I'm playing with today is
16 Pack 10 chalk markers with a bonus + 6 Metallic markers.  In Canada get buy them from Amazon there is a discount at the end of this.
So let me show you what they can do I grabbed a sheet of glass and went to town on it and thought it would be fun to try a bold little picture. I went for a jelly fish and coloured it up and also used a paint brush with a little water on it to blend the chalks together and they are water based so they just blend like watercolours.  I did colour both sides of the glass to get this effect. The 1st picture is me showing how it all looks done the 2nd is me seeing how easy it cleans up window cleaner and it gone so now I have a clean sheet of glass to make something else up.
Warning about working on glass, the markers will rub off super easy on your
 hands so always hold it by the edges unless you want colourful hands. 

Next I made a little coffee sign up on the glass this time I used the metallic colours to create all the stars they sparkle just right. The picture does not do them justice that's for sure 

Here are all the colours on a black glossy paper they really pop and you can still see the black one too
Once dry these don't rub off like the glass at all but this surface is porous so it's fine I just wanted to show how bold and beautiful these colours are against black.
Let me show you an ATC I created using the markers with some water to create this background on Watercolour paper and it worked out really great might look a little messy but that's what I was looking for using water with these really takes them up a notch and allows you to blend them and also add a little transparently to them which adds so much depth. Turned out Pretty.

Even better here is a discount for all the Chalkola Products too . Can you say SWEET!!

Coupon Code - 15OFFINF

6mm Pens - https://www.amazon.ca/Chalkola-Chalk-Markers-Metallic-Colors/dp/B00PM473TK

More about the Chalk Markers -> https://www.chalkola.com
About

the Product:



1)

The Markers are used on Non Porous Surfaces only (So its best to test a small area). Like - Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Glass, Plastic, Windows. 



The

reason being that Porus surfaces have small holes that can absorb the liquid chalk ink and sometimes it gets difficult to completely erase them.



The

markers can be used on Chalkboard paint but many customers have found it difficult to erase them as paint usually makes the surface porous and absorbs chalk ink. In case they do not erase - you can either repaint or use magic eraser.



2)

Chalk markers as a medium have high density Chalk Ink, due to which new markers take 2 to 3 mins prep time – Once used the ink flows smoothly.



Thanks all for reading
My Review and may you grab a set to enjoy.

Hugs Nikki
The product was given to me to test out but all of this review is my own opinion.

For "FOX" Sake

I forgot to post this up so really the card title is just perfect DUH !!!This image is from Bugaboo so I thought I'd at least share it with you all I loved colouring this up and making this card it was fun the challenge was to only use 3 colours and I did :) 

Challenges

thank you for looking
hugs Nikki



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW !!! I have no idea where the week went I just blinked and it went by. So I'm going to be a doing a product review after I play with some Chalk O La Markers. I've just started that blue green something in the corner so it will take a little time to mess around with them and see how they are so far I'm having fun with them.  The markers are on my big kick there the big chunky ones but would be great on a chalk board for sure.

Sorry if I didn't get around to you all last week 
I'll do better this one 

hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WOYWW and SPACE !!!

I entered a contest on Facebook to create a space theme using watercolours I created this but It needs help to make it into the top 3 with as many likes and Loves as possible please go over and like this  for me PLEASE!!! Link to --- >;My Picture to like 

I will create a little Happy mail for someone if I get into the top 3 :)

 Now onto my desk
As you can see I'm making ATC's Up and I've been in a mood to  just paint these days it seems so this has been a fun making them I'm working on some for the swap in May I know to early but last year I almost missed it.  So it looks like there will be random creations sent all over the place I think the Jellyfish and now the Emu or Ostrich will be the winners plus a few random OOAK's up . 

Close Up the Jelly Fish stack up top , Black and White tree I just traded it to add into my collection,
the frog I just won that stamp LOVE IT!!! from Holley Cat and Dog I'm working on and the Bee Digi which I did not forget is almost done just have to tweak it a little

So that's it for now
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WOYWW

So Happy WOYWW well here is my space again. I'm in the middle of making more ATC, not for the WOYWW swap yet seeing I have 2 more months. I do have one done for it, seeing I knew it started with an M the month the swap was in. LOL Those who are on my list will be on it still and I will add in a bunch more for those who want to swap with me :)
Sorry I didn't make it around to everyone last week. I don't know where the week goes some days. The drink on my desk is a mocha Coffee made with substitute coffee so I'm not up all night long which doesn't really  mean anything really.

 Was watching Ash VS the evil dead. Made one of the evil dead he will kill eventually it looks like,  plus I love guts n gore and The Evil dead is over done tacky gore that makes you laugh I find.
So I'm still making new bees  and I will be turning them all into digital images I'm hoping this week. Also for those of you who use to see glass on my desk no more windows for a while it looks like My fingers like the break no more tiny little glass slivers to deal with for now
hugs Nikki
I'll visit as soon as I can 

Monday, March 5, 2018

ULTRAVIOLET


So the challenge at Incy Wincy is we want you to use the colour of the year Now my 1st card is bang on my 2nd card I thought I was a lot closer till I took a picture. but it's does have a little in it 
 


Mari Ko Image 



A day for Daisy Image 



thanks for looking
Nikki C

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chocolate ATC

Here is my last one for Janis Challenge I played along every week for the month plus I love to create them and with a little prompt it's interesting to see what you make So I drew out that Yummy Chocolate that I like to have 2 of in my chocolate martini please. it's been painted up in Watercolours

Janis ATC - Week 4 Chocolate **won**

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Vintage Tea Time ATC

So I got a little behind on making up some  ATC but these are just in time too seeing Janis Challenge ends tomorrow WHEW so there will be two posts today I wanted to give this image an Old feeling so it's a little bit mixed Media Used Pencils, And Grey Pencil Crayon, Ink and Water colours which has a nice soft effect in it :)
Janis ATC - Teapots Week 3

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WOYWW and 2 little Bee ATC's

Hey All Here is my space this week I'm just working on some ATC's  seeing that's mostly what I've been making now a days

WOYWW ATC SWAP #9 SWAP LIST
I don't know what I'll be making yet but It will get done soon
Requests taken more then gladly taken lol
Sarah Brennan
My Name is Cindy

I will be sending a Bunch off to the Swap too Just have to make and mail em quickly so they are
already at Julia's waiting to go to the party. I'm hoping to make Lots this year last year I don't know what happened and I only got a few to add in my book but it happens.


There is a Bee Event in a ATC Swap group I joined on Facebook so I love bees and had to draw one out which I ended up loving so made a second one so The Blue Bee was 1st ( they are good luck) and the 2nd one a honey bee. I used different papers and tried using distress inks on the BG but I suck at waiting on dry time lol so I heat gunned them both and love the effects it gives also used different markers yellow bee the marker runs a little when wet but I wanted it to look like it was washed in the papers
Challenges 
Color Inspiration Monday - AG + handcolouring
(drew them both out with Ink, Pencil crayons and Markers)
Make My Monday - Messy BG

Thanks for looking and I'll pop around
as best as I can even if I'm late 
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WOYWW ...It's been a long while

Hello all it's been like FOREVER that I dropped off I've been around still but just kept getting sidetracked to post my space up for WOYWW well here is my space and there isn't much going on I've been swapping ATC's if you wondered where I got off to and playing on facebook joined tons of groups and even created a group up for my little shop Limited Runs if you wanna join that would be fantastic. So I was looking thru my ATC book and realized that the swap will be coming up soon YIKES !!  So if you want an ATC which I have to figure out what I will be creating for it leave a comment I'll try and send a bunch of them to Julia too if I can get my act together lol

So here's my space this week as you can see It's just nice to turn the monitor and grab the keyboard for my little desk. My Atc Book and some images I'm colouring and all my stuff to colour from Left to Right , Pencil Crayons,Twinkling H2O Paints. Water colour Pencils, Markers, and Watercolour Sets on their sides  Yep Love to colour for sure

Hugs Nikki
I'll try to get around to everyone that leaves a comment too