Saturday, 14 April 2018

Meet the Artist - Nikki

Good evening everyone.

I hope you have all had a good day
and the weather has been nice.

I had a great day in Peterborough,
teaching a lovely group of ladies.

Here is birthday card no.3
from Nikki

So let's have a look at what Nikki has done......

Nikki has used the Roses plate just as it comes and then used the Happy Birthday corners from the Celtic Corners plate.

Now, I can only have a guess at what Nikki has done, so if Nikki is reading the blog, please correct me!

Trace out the design on Pink Parchment
Remove the colour on the back of the parchment
 and then on the back, colour the leaves and roses with either
Perga Liners or Perga Colour Exclusive
Use a Stencil Brush and an Artistry Ink Pad to brush colour around the outside edges, again on the back.
Attach to a card blank with some Perga Brads

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I hope you have enjoyed today's card.
Thank you Nikki

Tune in tomorrow where we will be getting 
inky with stamps and stencils.

Happy Crafting

Paul xxx


  1. Thanks for that Paul! A beautiful card Nikki. Tempting offers xxx

    1. Hi Gilly,
      You got in just before me! Hope you're ok and that Neil's appt went well. Sending love and hugs to you both, Alison xxxx

    2. Hi bloggy friends - hopefully your weather has been better than ours, quite dull today and very foggy this evening!
      I'm feeling rather fed up after an appointment with the new M.E. specialist last Thursday. She was really wasn't a very nice lady. She must have mentioned my age at least 4 times and she was horrified how many times I have seen a specialist over the years, plus had the help of 2 Occupational Therapists. She discharged me, as there is no funding. Both Neill and I are feeling so disappointed with our hospital - which has always previously been so good.
      I now have to get any help needed from my GP - who is very good - but it's SO difficult to get an appointment with him.
      Sorry for my moans, but can't help feeling down at the moment.
      Neill is quite good today, so it's not all bad!!
      Love and hugs and apologies to you all, Gilly xxx

    3. So sorry the NHS has let you down, age should not be relevant. I do hope your GP can fill the gap. Take care and try to keep positive. xx

    4. Hi Gilly,
      I'm so sorry! I know what you must be feeling like. It's hard when you get a new consultant who isn't very nice -I'm in the same boat there! It's dreadful that your age has been taken into consideration negatively as well. No wonder you are feeling down. Can you make a regular appointment with your GP? On a positive note though, Neill is getting better which must be a relief to you both. There is no need to apologise either - I might be moaning or crying out for sympathy in a few weeks!!! Try to stay positive . Sending love and special hugs to you both, Alison xxx

  2. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for showcasing another lovely card this time by Nikki. I love the roses plate and the Celtic corners too and have used both plates a lot. Nikki you have done a really good job with this, well done. Love Alison xx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Well we've actually seen a bit of sunshine today which has been a welcome change from fig and rain I can tell you. Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

    2. Hi Alison - glad that you have had some lovely weather today. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

  3. What a beautiful card. This is another plate that is missing from my collection. Definitely need this one in my life!

  4. Lovely card from Nikki, one I think I might aspire to. Thank you Paul xx

  5. Lovely card. Very pretty. Paul you are doing a wonderful job of describing how to make the cards. Glad you had a good day. X X

  6. Love this card, I do like the Celtic corners especially x

  7. A lovely card. Elegant, unfussy and beautiful. Glad you had a good day Paul. Annette X

  8. Hello Paul, Nikki's creation is beautiful, love the very classy design. Take care all. Bx

  9. WOW this is a surprise to see my card on Barbara's blog. Thank you Paul and everyone for your kind comments Xxx

  10. What a beautiful Groovi card from Nikki and I love the way she has removed the colour and then added colour using the wonderful markers, and thanks for explaining what Nikki has done here Paul. x

  11. What a beautiful card - well done Nikki!

  12. Hi Paul, hope you are keeping well and everybody on the blog.
    Nikki this is a lovely card , will have to look this one out.
    Hi Gilly , please do not worry about how you feel i am sure we all have had problems with the ones who treat us at some point in time.
    Thanks Paul for stepping in for Barbara & Dave , you do a great job.
    Hope everybody has a good week .
    Lynn xxx


Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x