Friday, June 18, 2010

Introducing....

A few weeks ago members of the Daring Cardmakers DT received a whole lot (and I mean a LOT) of stash from a company we'd not come across before called "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker". I was the lucky UK contact who opened the door to a postie bringing the biggest box of stash - I did have to share it out among  the UK girls, but I thought I'd pop a photo on here of it all laid out on the floor of the spare room!
Rein (Germany) and Keryn (NZ) also received boxes of lovely stash too.  We have so much that we'll be giving away FIVEf draw prizes on the DCM blog and we have goody bags to give on our personal blogs too. 
The designs are fun and quirky and the embellishments are just gorgeous - we think it deserves to be more widely known so hopefully sharing out the goodies will further that cause!  
There are just a very few places here in the UK that already stock "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker" stash, and one of these "Sarah's Cards" has kindly offered one of our prizes on the DCM Blog.  If you want to see the sort of designs and some of the embellishments that are on offer all you need to do is check out the DCM BLOG as we've all been using as much of this stash as we can fit on our cards this week!

The actual challenge this week is a sketch challenge - this way you can join in using whatever stash you like and be in with a chance of winning some goodies.  The DT have used the sketch along with "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker"paper and embellishments, plus a few favourite extra bits and pieces from our own stash.
Here's the sketch

Check the DCM BLOG to see our cards and to read the conditions for entry to our BIG DRAW.

 I sued a mix of 12x12 and the 6x6 paper pad called "Ellie's Day Out" - a really pretty mix of aqua, pink and white with a touch of soft green, it's lovely and girly with shoes and handbags featuring on some of the papers.
My favourite design is definitely the one I used twice on my card - the one with the squiggly pattern running down it.....or is it  the aqua/white spotty one....hmmm, I can't decide!
The little flags are also from NSS - aren't they cute!
I've added some ribbons, lace and pearls - well you've got to for a girly card, haven't you? 
Oh and of course some flowers - these three are made with more of the same papers and I've used the Cuttlebug Quilling die "Daisy" to make them - I only used the small size petal strip for these and I'm really chuffed at how cute they turned out..  The other flags are cut using the smallest of the flowers on the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.

Now, on to the goodie bag I'll be giving away next week.  I've not actually made it up yet (unlike some of my more organized teamies hehe) but I want it to give an overview of what "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker" have on offer so it will contain a sample of the different papers I have (we all had a different selection of the paper pads so it's worth checking out all the blogs), plus a sample of the brads, buttons etc that are also available.  
To qualify for my draw, I'd like you to leave a comment on each post I make this week (ie before the new dare is announced at 10am UK time 25th June).  I'm not always the most regular blogger, so you'll just have to check back regularly to catch them all!  That way you'll also get to see more of the stash too as I have more NSS projects on my desk! You can leave all your messages on the same day if you like - just as long as there's one from you on each post, you're in the draw!

I hope you'll join in with us this week, we're excited to have so much stash to play with and enough to make some giveaways too and we want to share it with as many people as possible.

Thanks for visiting, don't forget to come and check for new posts every day - I promise not to try and catch you out by posting more than once in any day!
Happy Crafting

24 comments:

Lythan said...

You've put the patterns together brilliantly Kathy. this is so bright and lush!

tracy said...

that was a very generous parcel wasn't it :)
i love your card kathy :)

Paula Gale said...

what a lovely, fresh feminine card Kathy. Love the layering of the patterns.

Paula x x x

Angelnorth said...

Great girly card Kathy, the pearls make a perfect finishing touch here!

Lynda said...

I love the colours on this one Kathy - it's such a pretty card.

Love Lynda xxx

Kate said...

You've kept this quiet, it all looks very exciting!

** Kate **

Kath said...

How exciting,Kathy. It looks like oodles of stash! Love the card you have made.
Kath

Gail Moore said...

I love your card and those papers are so beautiful.
Gail

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the card you made! And those colors are great. Now I'll have to go on a quest to find that paper pack. :)

Julie said...

What pretty papers, a lovely card

Tip Top said...

Beautiful papers - I normally go for bold and bright but these do look vey lovely (fab box of stuff too!!)

Hazel said...

Wow, what a lot of lovely stash! and how wonderful that you and the other DT members are sharing it. DCM is on my list. I love the aqua and pink colours that you've made your card with - very pretty, especially with those super flowers x

Mirjam said...

I love the colours you used on your card.
And thanks for your nice comment and my blog and remimding me to add the links =)

Rein said...

Such a pretty card,
the papers work so well together.

Traceyr said...

Kathy those papers you have used on your card are delicious and wow to the card itself - wish I was 30! :)

Just_a_bean said...

Love the colours you have used on the card!

Kathy Rogers said...

What a lovely card, I love these colours.

Kathy said...

wow I wish that postman came to my door lol. I love the card.

Dolly said...

Lovely card Kathy, so soft and pretty, and those flowers - drool! I've been checking out those cuttlebug quilling dies another must-have! :)x

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Okay, I already loved the pastels card shown on the DCM site, but then I come to your blog and see the one in the post above with all the bright colors and it's just stolen my heart! Love them both! And would love to be in the running for your goodie bag! Thanks, Becky G.

http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

Smita said...

Some gorgeous colors you have there!! Lovely card..

Spardha said...

i love ur flowers! :D

Janice said...

Your card is gorgeous, I've made mine and am about to blog.

MrsK said...

Hi Kathy

Fantastic card its soo girly and pretty just love it! xx