Thursday, 8 December 2011

quick and easy christmas cards

Good evening all,DT member Nic here.
sorry its been a while since we have shared any creations buts it been a bit busy .lol.
i`ve had a poorly little man and also i had mouth surgery, it didn`t shut me up though.
so on to todays i have 2 to share with you.if you are like me and are rushing around still trying to make your christmas cards then these were really easy to make.
just a few diecuts, embossing, bit of ink,a sentiment and sparkle and job done.
so here they are:
card 1 is scraps of white pearl card.stickles - stardust,marianne design poinsetta.distress ink - tumbled glass.buttons and the yummy memory box die - frostyville border and an embossing folder.
 a front view.
this is really quick to assemble once you`ve cut your shapes out and embossed you middle panel.

 a sideways view.

onto card 2 which is using mainly the same products, just a differnt embossing folder, a snoflake die and different coloured distress ink and buttons

 i have also rotated the design on this one and put the frosty panel down instaed of across.

and a sideways view,
i hope you like these,i think i may be making a few more of these yet as they were so quick but i think they look effective.
thanks so much for popping by.
luv nic aka coops xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Hi all, a quick note to all my customer......I am now going to be stocking those lovely Memory Box Dies they are due in hopefully Monday as they were dispatched today so come and get them. Sue xxxx

Friday, 28 October 2011

happy christmas

hello all.DT member nic here.just quickly popping on to share a card with you why my son is at a   halloween party.the house seem very to let you know that sue has restocks back in of embossing folders, dies, papers etc.sue also has all the new flexmarkers in stock now.these ones are the single pens and sue has all the new colours which are not available in the normal promarkers.
i have used quite a few to colour the image on this card.(i have put an asterick by the new colours)
the stamp is also new in is by marianne creatables and is a clear stamp, sue also has 2 other designs as well as the one i have used.
so here is my card and i have listed the products i have used under the piccys.
all products are available from crafty urchins apart from the sentiment which is one of my own.

products used are:
red card
dovecraft christmas papers
stickles - stardust
white gel pen
marianne creatable clear stamp - DDS3312
promarkers and flexmarkers

promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
pastel yellow.mustard,raw sienna
amaranth red*,ruby,cardinal,burgandy
chartreuse*,forest green,pine
cloud blue*,cadet blue*,midnight blue
glacier  blue*,dolphin blue*,antique white*
cool grey 2,4
i have created the snow effect with a white gel pen and a little stickles.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by and as always stocks are limited so if you like any of the products used do pop in and see sue :D
luv nic aka coops

Monday, 10 October 2011

simple and elegant christmas

Good morning all.DT member nic here.
i hope you are all well.
today i am sharing a christmas card with you using one of the new embossing folders that sue has had in, fingers crossed its still in stock as these are really flying out the door.also a reminder about the new flexmarkers by letraset which are still available.i can not rave about these enough, if you love your promarkers then i think the flexmarkers are a must, in my opinion they really take you colouring to the next level..can you tell i love them :D
so todays card is for those of you who maybe are not a stamper and prefer your embossing folders and die cuts.
products used are:
white pearl card
shimmer sprays in pearl, blue and silver
stickles in icicle and stardust
fleur de lys nestie
cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
crafts too embossing folder - winter scene
and the sentiment is one from my stash
so all i have done is cut my card to the various sizes and cut out my nestie.i then sprayed the layers with the mica mists and added stickles to the winter scene and layered my card up.
and a sideways view.
i hope you like this card today and as always your feedback is much appreciated.
please do pop in and see sue and if the embossing folder is out of stock now you can blame me :D
have a fab day.
luv coops xxx aka nic

Friday, 23 September 2011

mo manning clear stamps, new designs in stock and fleximarker too :D

Good afternoon all.DT member nic here.
i have a clean and simple card to share with you today using the gorgeous fairy kiki mo manning clear stamp.
also very exciting for me is that sue has had the new flexmarkers in stock from letraset.she has all the new 6 packs available which include some beautiful pastel colours and the brush nib on these pens are fantastic, they are a must for the promarker fan (me,me,me )
also in stock are new embossing folders and cutting stamps and papers and new edger punches.
oooo there is certainly lots to test your budget but as always stock doesn`t stay on the shelfs long so do pop in and see what is new.
so on to my card.

 products used are:
white pearl card
crafts too embossing folder
stickles - stardust
personal impressions sentiment
mo manning clear stamp - fairy kiki
pearls are from my stash
promarkers and fleximarkers
blue chalk

promarkers and flexmarker used are:
light fawn(FM),blush,sunkissed pink,coral
pink pearl(FM),cerise,shocking pink(FM)
chantreuse(FM),forest green

ain`t she a sweetie and the new flexmarkers blend like a dream and work fantastic with your promarkers and in my opinion enchance the blending abilities.
thank you so much for popping by and do pop in and see sue.

luv nic aka coops xx

Monday, 29 August 2011

chritmas easel

good evening all.dt member nic here.tonight i am going to share a christmas card with you using the debbie moore clear christmas stamps that sue has in stock.i have also used the circle go create dies which sue also stcoks as well as lots of other yummy goodies.
so here is my card:
products used are:
white pearl card
red card
go create circle dies
cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
gems from stash
papers are freebies from a magazine
debbie moore clear chritmas stamp - part of a set

promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
lipstick red,poppy.crimson,burgandy
birght green,pear green,forest green

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by and as always if you do get the chance to pop in and see sue you won`t be dissapointed, theres always new goodies arriving.
good for the mojo :D
luv nic aka coops xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

thanks for your support

good evening all.dt member nic i thought i would share a card that is a little different for me and also to show  you all that i can do something other than stamps and i have used my distress inks, embossing folders and dies on this one.
                                                                    products used are:
white card,
embossing folder.
go create circle dies
marianne swirls
distress inks - wild honey,spiced marmalade,rusty hinge,shaby shutteres,peeled paint.
pearl mica spray
faux stitching
perals from my stash
tattered florals die
personal impressions sentiment

 i cut 2 of each flower out, embossed each one,
covered in the orange inks and then sprayed with the mica spray and scrunched up. unfolded them and dried with my heat gun.layered up and a little pearl in the centre.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by.
luv nic.xx

Sunday, 31 July 2011

mo manning clear stamps

good morning all,yep you`ve guessed it, its nic :D
i am going to pop into crafty urchins soon with my camera so i can share with you some of the other ladies wonderful cards as they are busy they don`t have time to come on to the blog.
so for today its another of my cards, sue has had some of the fabulous mo manning clear stamps in so that is what i am going to share with you today.
there aren`t a lot in stock so be quick if you like them :D
so heres my card using the image called PAUL TEXTING.
products used are:
dark blue pearl card
papers and rubons for the sentiment from my stash
tim holtz distress tool
mo manning clear stamp - paul texting
promarkers also using the new fine nibs
cotton scrim - from diy shops
the new fine nibs are perfect for colouring the little areas on these stamps.
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
azure,true blue,royal blue,indigo
ice grey 2,3,4,5,black
i used chalks for the sky
and a sideways way view.
thanks so mcuh for popping by and i will try and get some of the other ladies cards on soon, i`m sure you don`t want to keep seeing mine.
on my personal blog i have used another of the mo manning images sue has in stock.if you would like to see it, please click here.
have a fab sunday
luv nic aka coops.xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

you are so special to me

good evening all.
dt member nic here - aka coops.
today i have a card to share with you using one of the new kanban clear stmaps sets that sue has in stock.these are beautiful sets to work with and there is cute, mens, arty and various styles to choose from.they are very limited in stock though so you will want to snap these up quick.
so i have used the stamp set called  little friends - big hugs.there is 3 big images on this set and also 7 sentiments so lots of different cards you could make.
so here is my card
products used are:
brown card stock.
papers and ribbon are from my stash
martha stewert vintage doily edge punch
kanban image and sentiment
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
bright green,forest green,pine
ice grey 1,2,4
baby pink,dusky rose,antique pink
blue pearl.china blue,cornflower

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by and do pop in to see sue or give her a ring (phone number in the sidebar)
as always there are new goodies arriving daily :D
luv coops xxx

Saturday, 25 June 2011


good evening all.dt member nic here aka coops ;D
tonights card is made using one of the sugar nellie stamps that sue has in stock.this one is called little boots and is so cute and fab to colour in.
products used are:
blue card from my stash.
crafts too papers.
sugar nellie image - little boots.
hero arts sentiment.
promarkers used are:
blush,sumkissed pink,coral.
buttercup.pastel yellow.mustard,raw sienna.
sky,true blue,royal blue.indigo.
pastel beige,khaki,
powder blue.denim.warm grey 3.
and a sideways view.
thanks so much for visiting and if you live near the shop please do pop in as there is always new goodies arriving to tempt you :D
luv nic aka coops xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

dress up manga.

good morning all.dt member nic here.
today i have one of the sugar nellie manga stamps to share with you.
sue has had some of these in the shop as well as some other sugar nellie stamps.
i have also used some of the yummy first edition papers, these paper pads are one of my favs , they are lovely thick paper and have half a pad of double sided paper and half a pad of glittered.sue has different pads in stock.all a must have.
so on to my card.
products used are:
plain card coloured with black promarker for matting.
first edition papers - hideaway/
ribbon and cotton scrim from my stash.
sugar nellie manga - dress up games.
promarkers used are:
putty,sunkissed pink,coral.
oatmeal,ginger,spice,burnt orange.
soft lime,lime zest,liem green,pear greeen.
cool grey 3,4,5.
and a sideways viewnot sure if you can tell by the pics but the spotty paper is gorgeous and glittered.i didn`t add a sentiment yet.
thanks so much for popping by and if you live near the shop then do pop in as new stock is always arriving.
also the phone number is in the sidebar for any enquiries.
have a great day
luv coops xxxxx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

coops cluttered corner: Passion For Promarkers - 2nd Anniversary - All the two`s

coops cluttered corner: Passion For Promarkers - 2nd Anniversary - All the two`s

sweet - by nic

Good morning all.DT member Nic here :D
Sue has now got some more of the rubber Gorjuss Girls in, plus lots of new Dies and Embossing Folders and of course new stamps too incuding Sugar Nellie, Personal Impressions etc so do pop in and feast your eyes on all the new goodies :D
todays card is made using another of the new rubber Gorjuss Girls.
this one is called Little Red.
products used are:
white and red card.
denim paper which sue has in stock
gingham paper is crafts too.
gorjuss girl - little red - the apple comes with the stamp too.
rub ons for the sentiment - from stash.

i have paper pieced this little gorjuss girls headband and dress with the denim paper.
the promarkers used for the rest of the image are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral.
lipstick red,poppy,cardinal.burgandy.
lime green,bright green.forest green.
warm grey 3,4,5.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for visiting and hello to  our new followers too :D
luv nic aka

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sarpreets fabulous candy in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Good afternoon all.DT member Nic here.
I am here to point you all in the direction of the fabulous Sarpreets candy which is also in aid of Cancer Research Uk.
a great charity, i am sure you will agree.
this candy will close on the 10th June.
here is a pic and list of the candy.
this is what you could win.
Blog Candy Includes:

Papermania Embossing Folders - Stars (worth £2.99)

Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Spring (worth £14.99)

Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Christmas (worth £14.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Oliver (worth £4.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Olivia (worth £4.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Lime Rickey (worth £4.99)

Penny Black Stamp - Owl Be Yours (worth £6.65)

Fizzy Moon Stamp - Bunch (worth £3.99)

Wild Rose Studio - Molly In The Snow (worth £4.99)

Memento Ink Pad - London Fogg (worth £4.75)
fantastic candy isn`t it and all in aid of a brilliant charity too.
please visit sarpreets blog here for details.
thanks sarpreet.
luv nic.xx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

gorjuss girls.

hello all.
dt member nic here to share a card with you using one of the new gorjuss girl stamps that sue now has in stock.she has stocks of the clear gorjuss girl stamps and now has recieved the rubber designs too.
also lots of other yummy stamps like fizzy moon,molly bloom,sugar nellie,whiff of joy.
new tim holtx dies and lots of different embellies and paper pads and of course my crafting staple promarkers.
so on to my card.
i have used one of the rubber gg stamps called i found my family in a book.
products used are:
scalloped card blank.
plain card coloured with black promarkers for matting.
papers are from my scrap drawer/
black dots in the corners.
gg girl stamp
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,rose.
cool grey 3,4,5,black.
pastel beige,khaki,satin.
and a sideways view,
thanks so much for popping , i hope you like todays card and it will be in the shop as a sample if you want to see it in the flesh :D
have a great evening.
luv nic aka

Sunday, 24 April 2011

With Love by nic.

Good evening all.Nic here.First i would like to wish you all a Happy Easter.
So on to my card, Sue has just recieved the new Gorjuss girls clear stamps in and of course i had to have some so i have been busy making samples for the shop this weekend.2 are on my personal blog and i have one to share with you here.
The gorjuss girl i have used is called Hang me out to dry and she is really sweet.
products used are:
plain linen card coloured with promarkers for matting.
dovecraft basics 2 papers.
fauz stitching.
marianne design scalloped frame.
ribbon,brad and sentiment is from my stash.
gorjuss girl - hang me out to dry.
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral.rose.
lime zest,lime green,bright green.
artic,duck egg and white gel pen for the sky.
and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by and do pop in to sues to get your hands on these gorjuss girls.
the shop will not be open tomorrow but will be on tuesday.
i  hope you like todays card and all feedback is welcome/
to see 2 of the other gorjuss girls available (5 designs in the shop)
please see my personal blog here.
enjoy the rest of the easter weekend.
luv nic.xxxxx  (aka coops )

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

you shining star.

Good evening all.DT member nic here :D
today i am sharing this card with you using one of the Debbie Moore clear stamp sets that sue has in stock.It was lovely to colour in.
I have used some fab wood effect card from sues  and inked it with distress inks.
all products used are from Crafty Urchins.
products used are:
wood effect card.
distress inks - spun sugar and tumbled glass.
pearl glimmer mist all over the cardstaock. not sue if you can see it in the pics.
debbie moore clear stamp set - secret garden.
stickles - stardust.
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,rose.
sky blue,cyan,aegean,french navy.
baby pink,cocktail pink,antique pink.
and a sideways view.
thanks so much for visiting us and i hope you like the products we`ve used today.

if you like your promarkers i  have a video tuorial on my personal blog how i colour skin and hair with my promarkers.
i will try and pop back later and leave the link to the post.
luv nic aka coops.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

For you, Nan

Made this card for my boys to give to Mum on Mothers Day

I used
Ek 12 x 12 Papers and flock Stickers
cream card stock
Inkadinkado greeting stamp
Go-kreate frilly #2 square die (due a delivery of New Go Kreates soon)
Self adhesive pearls
All of which I have in stock at Crafty Urchins

Hope you enjoyed taking a look,

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Hi all Sue here.....

Just thought I would let you see a card that I put together using a selection from the new Molly Bloom range that I have just had in stock, they are so cute I simply love them.

The images used are Molly Bloom
Cowboy George
Hay Bale
Daphne the Hen
Flag Banner

Promarkers have been used to colour the images
The colours used are from the new 12 pen blender packs (which are really good value as I have them on promotion at the moment approx £1.23 a pen if you include the free blender)

Nitwit papers
Card from my stash
finally a touch of distress inks

I really enjoyed making that, hope you enjoyed having a peek.

See you soon Sue xx

Friday, 18 March 2011


Hi Folks,
Hope you are all feeling good.
Hasn't Nic made a fab job of the samples and due to your reaction and how fast they sold out first time round I know that you are loving them so.....

just a brief note to all my patient customers....Fizzy Moon clear stamps are now back in stock.
but selling out fast hurry.
Sue xxx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

you are special.

hello all.dt member nic here :D
just to let you know that sue has had lots of new goodies in the shop including the stunning debbie moore clear stamp sets, examples of the beautiful ladies can be seen on my blog here.
also lots of new yummy paper pads, flowers, buttons,more stamps including the fab fizzy moon bears.
i am sharing one of the fizzy moon bears with you tonight and also these yummy dovecraft papers.
products used are:
scalloped card blank.
dovecraft sugar and spice papers.
fizzy moon stamp -little messages
ribbon and button from stash.

this fab stamp set comes with a selection of words to make up your own message.
the promarkers i have used are:
baby pink,dusky rose,antique pink.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for visiting the crafty urchins blog and do pop in and see sue as new stock is always arriving.
for more inspiration for the fizzy moon stamps, please see my blog where i have just added another :D
happy crafting
luv nic aka coops.xx

Friday, 4 March 2011

so thoughtful.

hello all, dt member nic here.i have a whiff of joy card to share with you tonight.sue has lots of these stunning stamps in stock.i have kept the card quite simple so the image and sentiment are the main focus. products used are:
white scalloped card blank.
dovecraft basic 2 papers.
martha stewert cherish punch around the page.
hero arts sentiment.
whiff of joy image.
marianne leaf die.
prima eline flowers.
stickles in stardust.

promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral.
bluebell.cornflower,china blue.
pastelblue,denim,grey green.
cool grey1,2,blender.

and a close up of the flower and leaves.
i have used a promarker blender on the edges of the flowers and then touched with my bluebell promarker and let the colour bleed in.

thanks so much for visiting.
any feedback welcome.
enjoy the rest of your evening.
luv nic aka coops.