Welcome to Nickieblog!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

November Special

For the month of November, I have decided to offer a special on my classes.  Purchase any of my online lettering classes, and get another one of your choice absolutely free! A $20 value.

For more information, click on the Online Class tab at the top of my blog!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer of Color - Purple

Not one, but two entries for the Summer of Color Challenge! A couple of greeting cards using various ephemera....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Garage Sale Treasure Hunt!

 Last Saturday morning, I went on a treasure hunt, traveling from garage sale to garage sale (and even to a few estate sales) searching for pieces of old jewelery and odds and ends that I could use on my art cards.

 As you can see, I was very successful! I can't to start adding these bits and pieces to collages!

I sometimes get funny looks when I make my purchases. Who gets excited over a bag of old keys? I certainly do!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's HERE!!!

So here it is - my new class! Introducing...FANTASTIC FLORALS!
I can't tell you how much fun it was to spend my time creating all these lovely blooms!  Talk about joy!
I hope you love them as much as I do - 20 pages of detailed instructions on how to create 45 different flowers - including a flower lettering style! For the same price as all of my other classes - $20 Cdn or US.

Like all of my classes, this class in is pdf format - it comes to you through e-mail, so you can work on it at your own pace, with as much (or as little) interaction from me as you like!

And right now, don't forget that until the end of May, if you purchase one of my classes, you get another one of your choice ABSOLUTELY FREE - a $20 value!  

Just click on the ONLINE classes tab at the top of my blog, and visit my ONLINE classes to purchase page! 

Do you want a taste?  I have attempted my FIRST video - so be kind...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Extending my Spring Special!

Due to the large number of requests that I have received, I am extending my Spring Special!  Now until MAY 31st, if you purchase any of my classes, you will receive an additional class of your choice absolutely FREE!  A value of $20

A special thank you to those of you who have supported me by purchasing my classes to date, and who have sent me such positive feedback!  You make me want to create more and more!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I am currently experimenting with different types of flowers, as I am working on a new online course, Fabulous Flowers!  These dandelions are one of the flowers that I came up with tonight. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Cards!

So due to an accounting error my internet and my cable tv was disconnected from Thursday to Sunday.  I ended up spending the weekend in my art room, watching all of the Godfather movies, and making more cards for the sale I will be in next weekend.  Here are a few that I am particularly proud of...ENJOY!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Made by You Monday

This is a card that I have made for the upcoming craft sale I am going to be a part of on April 16th.  I think that it would make a beautiful Mother's Day Card. It features some of my crocheted flowers that are so much fun to make!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Spring Lettering/Doodle Class Special

One month left in in Spring Class special!  With the purchase of any of my classes, you will receive one absolutely free!  A $20.00 value!

Please click on the Classes tab above for more information, and contact me for a free sample lesson!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Illustration Friday: Cultivate

A snippet from my art journal, for Illustration Friday's prompt:  Cultivate.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Here is one of my favourite cards that I have made recently.  This is a postcard of Banff, Alberta, about 5 hours from my home.  A place of some lovely family vacations... I got this great postcard from a collection of things that were my grandmothers, and I though it paired up perfectly with this bathing beauty!  A place of great Canadian fishing, I thought the fish fly cufflink was a great addition. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

These cards are the by product of a couple of days off from my day job.  As always, these cards are for sale - I have them posted along with the others on the cards for sale page - click on the tab above if you are interested in viewing them all. Please send me a note if you are interested in purchasing.

I will also make custom cards, so if you have an old baby picture, wedding photo, etc. that you would like to see on a customized card, please let me show you what I can do!

As always, comments are welcome!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art theme:  Double Take  - 2 little girls with 2 little dolls!


Illustration Friday: Swarm

I haven't done one of these for a while, so I thought I would take advantage of a quiet snow day to put together something with a warm breeze of spring...

so this is what I did for Illustration Friday this week, a SWARM of butterflies!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art

My artful long weekend has turned into a bit of a self-pity weekend, as I have spent most of it in the fetal position with a nasty cold/flu bug.  I did manage to do one challenge though (involving a nap before, and a nap after) for Sunday Postcard Art.  Below is my entry for the theme: Faces

media: watercolor pencils and micron liner with on bristol

Friday, February 18, 2011

And the winner is......

Belinda Ferrell!

Congratulations to Belinda Ferrell for winning her choice of one of my on-line classes during the One World One Heart blog event! Belinda has a lovely blog of her own, Belinda Ferrells Polymer Clay OOAK Babies featuring her beautiful sculpted dolls.

Thank you to all of you visiting my blog, and for leaving all of the wonderful comments!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Art Journal Love Challenge

Here is my entry for the Art Journal Love challenge.  I used the famous phrase from my favourite band, The Beatles. I used   watercolors, markers, and india ink, and mostly ....love, love, LOVE!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I decided to make some pin-up girl valentines this year.  
They were very popular! 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Once again I am participating in the One World One Heart Blog event.  Leave a comment below, and at the end of the event (midnight on Feb 17th, 2011) I will offer a lucky winner the online class of their choice! For a list of my classes, click on the tab at the top of my blog!

To visit more blogs, and enter for more prizes, click here!

Sunday, January 16, 2011