Sunday, 12 October 2014

Live in the Moment!

A very good evening to you all....Yes I vanished again, but after last weeks show I decided to take a little break as I know I have a very busy few months ahead. I have just spent some quality time with the family and totally just chilled out.   I am now back on track and I hadn't realised that I was burning myself took my family to convince me to take a break as they could see that I was trying to do to much:) I now feel more myself and ready to start work on the next collection:)

Create & Craft Shows
So just to bring you all up to date: Last weeks All Geared Up Shows went really well and I am so glad you all are liking it. You can really begin to use your imagination with this collection creating funky steampunk designs or more masculine designs.
 I will be on Create and Craft again the first week of November with another gorgeous collection.  I will keep you informed of the exact date and times once I have had them confirmed:)

Today I am sharing another All Geared Up card with you all.  Wednesday was the world launch of this collection so if you haven't done so already I really advice you to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog as the Design Team have as always all worked so hard to bring you some fabulous inspiration!

  • The stamps that I have used from the All Geared up collection are HCPC 3637 - All Geared Up Background, I have of course used the fab Cogs and Sprocket dies. and the All Geared Up paper collection.
  • I created the base card with some brown card stock.
  • I have cut out the panel from the scrapbook layout which is in paper collection and stamped the image using some brown ink. 
  • I have used some brown twine and adhered it around the image using Cosmic Shimmer glue
  • Next I die cut out the red tag and the 'Live for the Moment ticket using the dies from the Celebrate the Journey Collection and adhered them to the card.
  • I have created a cluster with the cogs, sprockets and leaves. I have used some silver Miri Card which I have then sanded them down a little and used some Tea Die ink to give them a rust effect. I have then die cut out some using some green card and some of the green patterned paper from the paper collection. I have also added a few to the top right of the sentiment tag.
  • Next I have cut out the red ribbon from the same layout page and added these to the cluster.
  • Finally I have die cut out some of the chain links and linked 3 of them together by cutting one side and slipping through anther and gluing where you have cut. I have also sanded these down and used Tea die distress ink to give them a rust effect. I have then adhered them to the sentiment.

I will be back tomorrow sharing another card and also I think its time for another blog giveaway:)
I just want to thank you all again for your continued support...without all of you I would not be doing this amazing job:) x It's hard work at times, but I love every minute of it:) x

Take care X


  1. Beautiful Nikki, you listen to your family and take care of yourself lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Good health matters and so do family. Glad you are feeling rested x

  3. Hi Nikki,

    Love this card and the new collection. So great to be able to make something for the men and not too feminine still with the flowers like cogs. Could you tell me what the blue cardstock you used for the Wishing you Sunny Day card please? I hope to hear from you soon. Love, Ivy xx

  4. By the way Nikki,

    Take care of yourself.


    Ivy xx

  5. Hi Nikki, glad to hear your family persuaded you to take a break and even more pleased that you listened to them, I know from past experience myself how easy it is to get carried away with work without realising what a toll it is taking on your health. Today's card is lovely I do like this latest set but not sure yet whether I'll be buying it, well not just yet anyway. Take care.

  6. Hi Nikki
    Lovely card but not sure this collection is for me! Glad you took your family's advice and had a good rest you need to look after yourself first.
    Best wishes, Pat

  7. Wonderful creation Nikki, always love to see your new creations!
    Take care of yourself first.

  8. So pleased you are well rested Nikki, it must be so easy to get carried away working extra long hours in a job you love .{ Nice to know you have a loving family to keep an eye on you ,}
    The more i see of this kit the more i am liking it , your card today is just gorgeous ,i am loving all the cogs ,sprockets and leaves , oooo and the chain . All in all a great card .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  9. Morning Nikki
    Pleased to hear you have had some you time, as I have over the past two weeks and rearing to go now.
    This card is another stunner, a wonderful creation which you have made from this new kit
    Carol x

  10. Hi Nikki
    I'm glad to hear that you took some me time. Im not to sure how you get through the month with all the new collections that keep coming out. Your brain must always be in over drive, but it's nice to have you back.

  11. So pleased you took some time out for yourself and your family Nikki but so happy to see you back again! Lovely card today, the colours are gorgeous. Pat x

  12. Hi Nikki, I'm so glad you are now feeling more like yourself, your time out must have 'recharged your batteries', you must always think about your health, it is great that your Family are keeping an eye on you.
    Your card as always, is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Wow, another beautiful card Nikki, I love the colour palette and fab flowers. Sometimes you just have to stop and put yourself and your family first, glad your feeling ready to go again! Can't wait for the next collection. Hugs Fern x

  14. Hi Nikki,
    Anothe of your beautiful creations Nikki ...I do love the colour combinations you centainly have a great eye for colour.
    Good for you listening to your family and taking a well earned break...your health is somuch more valuable to you and your family more than anything else.
    Take care.

    Love Sheila xx

  15. Beautiful card. Pinned it.

  16. love the card and the colour tones and the stamp, yes, just love it all x

  17. I have missed your posts, but it's not good to spread yourself too thin. All too easy when your doing something you love - it's hard to turn things down. Lovely card - not too macho! This looks like a fantastic collection.

  18. Hi, pleased you have had a rest, look after yourself.
    Really like the steampunk its a great change, love the mirror card cogs. Xx

  19. Hi Nikki. Beautiful. Do you remember when you emailed me just as you started your blog ? What advice did I give ? Enjoy your blog, enjoy your crafting, but remember your health and family or you'll end up feeling too off colour to enjoy both your family and your craft !
    Please take care Nikki, we value your inspiration too much to lose it again.
    So glad you are feeling better now.
    Lancashire Steph xx


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