Monday, 20 February 2017

Soar Free

Greetings and a warm welcome to you!
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I'm delighted to be sharing my 3rd project as guest designer this month with the fantabulous Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thanks so very much for all your visits and kind comments on my previous two projects.
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The days are rolling by rapidly as it's Monday again! This means it's time for a new challenge, and this week's challenge theme is 'Transport It'.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/


I decided to do something a little different (for me anyway!) so have made a mixed media canvas showing my favourite mode of transport i.e. hot air balloon. Without further ado, here it is...






































Apologies for poor photos - I took some snaps with my phone as I went along for a 'step by step'.

All products available from Simon Says Stamp store are listed at end of post.







1. Began with a blank canvas board. Yikes - my first one!

This board was already primed with gesso.













2.  Dabbed some Ranger Distress Inks on my craft mat

Spritzed them with water. Swooshed the canvas through the inks and heat dried with heat tool.

Then painted with Paperartsy blue and white paints and gesso and allowed to dry.












3. Painted again with white gesso.

Adhered a woven trim.

Stencilled some texture paste using Prima stencil.

Stamped corners (although later on I fairly well covered up this stamping).








4. Painted yet again with watered down white paint.


Dabbed white crackle paint randomly.

Made textured lines by 'stamping' white crackle paste here and there using edge of an old credit card. Sprinkled mini art stones on top of this paste whilst still wet.






 



5. Painted die cut film strip, a drinking straw and chipboard with white paint. Adhered these to canvas. (The two shorter inner straws are positioned to balance the balloon).

Dribbled blue and gold Prima sprays around embellished areas.

Added little blue fragments and metal elements.




 

6. Die cut balloon from chipboard and painted with Prima metalliques. (Balloon actually triple layered).

Sprinkled around gold and pale blue microbeads.  Painted alpha letters and various metals with a mix of black & white gessos and metallique paints.  Filled tiny bottle with sequins and beads.

Layered balloon in place on top of more chipboard and sisal fibres. Added copper beaded trim and light bulb to balloon basket.

Stamped text onto tissue, tore tissue into little strips and glued with multi-matte.


 


7. Added some splatters.

Laid out painted stars, chipboard cogs and sequins to see how this looked but it seemed 'over crowded' given that I wanted the balloon to be main focus.

So scrapped this arrangement!

(Actually I scrapped several 'arrangements', but am just showing this one!)





8. Kept the stars and just added some crystals and pearls instead.

Smeared brass paint around edge of canvas. Painted cardboard panel the same blue as balloon and matted to canvas.

Rubbed white paint into metal wordband so that sentiment became clearer.

Decided to declare it finished at at this point...but further suggestions are welcome!





Do check out this week's challenge to view the always impressive creations from the fantastic design team. Each week one lucky challenge entrant wins a $50 gift voucher to spend instore.
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Many thanks again to all at Simon Monday Challenge and at the Simon Says Stamp Store for allowing me feature in the 'Designer Spotlight' this month.


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Very many thanks for taking the time to stop by today!
Wishing you a lovely week,
Nicola x

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I used products that are available from Simon Says Stamp Store as follows:

Dies
Memory Box - Grand Voyage Balloon and Quilted Balloon Stripes

Media

Paints
Prima Marketing Metallique Paint in Deep Waters and Brass Hardware. Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint in Snowflake

Sprays and Liquids
Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays in Gold Foil and Fairy Pond. Ecoline liquid watercolor in Black

Inks
Ranger Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Weathered Wood. Ranger Archival Ink in Black

Other
Prima Marketing Mixed Media Essentials for Black and White Gesso. Prima Marketing Heavy Body Gel. Ranger Distress Crackle Gel in Clear Rock Candy.  Dreamweaver Texture Paste. Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle. Prima Marketing Mini Art Stones

Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Hinge Clips, Metal Word Bands, Game Spinners, Wire Pins, Swivel Clasps, Locket Keys / Metal Hardware Keyhole.
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings and Micro Beads in Copper.
Stampendous Powder Blue Fragments from the Blue Encrusted Jewel Kit.

Sticky Stuff
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Aleenes Tacky Glue

Monday, 13 February 2017

Using My Favourite Tool


Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
As you may know from my last post I'm delighted to be this months Guest Designer at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I'm very grateful for all your lovely comments on my first make.
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It's Monday again, so guess what - it's time for a new challenge! This week's theme is 'Use Your Fave Tool'.

I had difficulty choosing which tool to favour but in the end I've opted for my Ranger 'Heat It' craft tool. For my card today the 'Heat It' tool was essential to heat and melt various embossing powders and enamels. It's also perfect to heat set distress inks. The Ranger edition is my top pick as it manages to not blow the target powder in various directions (yay!) and crucially doesn't burn papers. It's quieter than other makes too. (This is my personal opinion, made without reward from Ranger!).

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

So here's my card...


I've several sets of sewing themed stamps that are much neglected. Decided to use a stamp or two from each set and inked and embossed them. Included various dies that cut a faux stitched edge. In order to incorporate some fabric I adhered heavy cotton to chipboard using multi medium matte. Once thoroughly dry I then diecut the fabric and chipboard together with the dress form die and then stamped on the dry fabric using my favourite stamp (Papillon by Tim Holtz). Trimmed all the stamped images and inked their edges with distress inks (the Ranger ink blending tool came a close second as tool of choice!). Also attached lace to some of the edges for extra texture. Eventually decided on the best layout (leaving out several other stamped images that didn't make the final cut (sorry for pun!). Threaded the buttons (both real and paper) and fixed in place. Added metal embellishments and fancy button to complete. That's it!

The dies, inks, embossing powders and other ingredients that are available from the Simon Says Stamp store are listed at end of post.

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Be sure to pop over to this week's challenge to view all other fantastic makes from the wonderful Design Team. Don't forget that each week one lucky winner receives a $50 gift voucher to spend instore.

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

Many thanks again to all at Simon Monday Challenge for allowing me feature in the 'Designer Spotlight'.

As always, I greatly appreciate all the visits and comments that come my way so thank-you in advance!
Wishing all a lovely week to come,
Nicola x

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I used products that are available from Simon Says Stamp Store as follows:

Tools
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (USA use), Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (UK use), Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (other European use), Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Sizzix Big Shot

Dies
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Sewing Room Dress Form, Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders

Stamp
Tim Holtz Papillon

Embossing Powders & Enamels
Stampendous Shabby White enamel, Stampendous Shabby Pink enamel, Stampendous Chunky White enamel, Wow Opaque White powder, Simon Says Stamp White Fine Detail powder, Ranger Antiquities Rose Quartz, Ranger Antiquities Weathered White

Ranger Distress Inks
Ground Espresso, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Other Inks
Ranger Archival Sepia, Versamark Ink Pad, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Desert Sand

Paint
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Snowflake

Cardstock
Bazzill Cream Puff

Sticky Stuff
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Aleenes Tacky Glue

Other
May Arts Pink Twine,

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I wish to enter card to the following challenges
The Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes (with stamping)
Fussy & Fancy - Fussy & Fancy
Penny Black & More - Use Your Favourite Stamp (Papillon by Tim Holtz)
Kort o Mania - Vintage / Shabby Chic
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge -Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Perfectly Pink

Monday, 6 February 2017

Young At Heart - Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hi there and Welcome!

I'm genuinely thrilled, and very honoured, to be the Guest Designer for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge during this month of February. As most of you know the Design Team there is comprised of 'la crème de la crème' so to have been invited into the monthly 'Designer Spotlight' slot is an amazing compliment. Thank-you so very much to all at the Simon Says Stamp Store and the Monday Challenge Crew.


http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8171

The theme for this week's challenge is 'Young At Heart' (Valentines) and we are showcasing products from the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Brand. Please do pop over to the this week's challenge post to see superb inspiration from the fabulous Design Team.

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I've made an Exploding Box to fit the theme...

You can find lots of templates on Pinterest and YouTube to make your own Exploding Box. Each side of my one measures 10cm / 3.94 inches. I've kept the outer sides very simple as there is plenty going on inside! The outsides are decorated with (Simon Says Stamp) die-cut squares that have been embossed with a 'Tiny Dots' Texture Fade. Layered on those are 'Stacked Hearts' cut using the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die. (If you want to end up with lots of little hearts to use as confetti or embellishments, this is a great die to choose for it's offcuts).

Lifting off the lid reveals the inner decorated sides ...


I've used papers from Prima 'Tales of You and Me' collection throughout. Products available from Simon Says Stamp store are linked at end of post.


I'll just briefly run through each of the sides. The focal image on top lid (a printout from stash) sits atop Prima papers and is embellished with the (Simon Says Stamp) die cut word 'Love' and a Prima Aleggra flower and zipper junk-yard finding. All the diecut text in each part of box is coated with Glossy Accents to make it pop. Some glitter coated falling hearts are stencilled around the 'young sweethearts'.

Photo above right shows the centre before it was glued inside box. Now as far as I'm concerned one would want to be 'Young at Heart', and body (!), to go for a tandem ride. I coloured the cute chipboard tandem with Krylon gold and silver pens and a Distress Marker. I used the Stacked Hearts die again to float above the bicycle. (Triple cut for firmness with cardstock as centre layer).
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8171
Next shot shows the other four sides before they were glued in place...

At top left is the gorgeous text diecut 'Heart Smile' by Simon Says Stamp. I used a couple of dies for the side at top right i.e. Simon Says Stamp 'Believe' and Sizzix / Holtz 'Holiday Script' (used the latter to make the word 'in' that I chopped from the word 'winter'!). Again some hearts are stencilled about and an Idea-Ology game spinner makes for a faux arrow.

Bottom left includes some Prima resin shutters - perhaps some Valentine(s) are inside lol. Also used an old die by Simon Says Stamp - 'Ribbon Banner', a metal embellishment from stash, hearts and fussy cut butterflies. Photo bottom right alludes to love letters and date night invitations all wrapped up in a Sizzix diecut envelope. (Flowers and wood embellishment by Prima, pen nib is Idea-ology, tickets and tiny letter are stamped).


Spinning the box around 180° you can view from the opposite angle. (And OMG but I spied when it was way too late that I hadn't inked the reverse sides of the tandem's tyres!! Best to embrace imperfection and keep smiling lol!).

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Well that's it! I hope you've enjoyed my make today. Don't forget - each week Simon Says Stamp gives a generous $50 prize to a lucky challenge winner to spend in store. If you're not in, you can't win!


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Very many thanks again to all at the Simon Monday Challenge for inviting me to be Guest Designer this month, it's a pleasure to craft alongside the team.

Thank-you for taking the time to stop by.

Wishing all a lovely week ahead,
Nicola x

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I used products that are available from Simon Says Stamp Store as follows:

Dies

Papers
Prima Marketing - Tales of You and Me Notecards

Embellishments

Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Tiny Dots

Stencil
Heidi Swapp Confetti

Ranger Distress Inks

Other Media
Krylon Leafing Pens in 18kt Gold and Silver, Ranger Stickles Crystal, Prima Marketing White Art Sugar, Ranger Texture Paste, Ranger Glossy Accents

Sticky Stuff

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I wish to enter Exploding Box to the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Words That Are Special
The Crazy Challenge - Romance
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Kort o Mania - Use dies and/or punch
Craft For The Craic - Anything with 2 on it (Two people)
Try It On Tuesday - Hearts & Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Bastel-Traum - Friendship / Love
Scrap From Your Heart - Valentines / Mother's Day
Make It Prima - February 2017
http://prima.typepad.com/prima/2017/02/we-have-a-new-challenge-for-february.html

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Vintage Elegance

Hi there and welcome!

Sharing a card today that unusually for me has only one layer plus embellishments.


I've used 3 panels of differing papers from Graphic 45's 'A Ladies Diary' collection. Added a lace trim that I've been hoarding for ages to save for a special piece where it looked just right. Then applied pearl trims, roses and die cut leaves (Memory Box 'Grape Vine' die). Edged perimeter with Distress Ink 'Black Soot'. That's It!

I wish I could make all my cards so handily as this doesn't happen often!

Very many thanks for stopping by,
Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Kort o Mania - Vintage / Shabby Chic
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Made (Single Layer Card)
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Days of Yore (vintage / shabby)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Girly
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Workshop with Marta Lapkowska

Greetings from Dublin, I hope this day finds you well.

I was lucky to attend a fantastic workshop recently with the very lovely and talented Marta Lapkowska (Maremi Small Art).

We made what Marta calls her 'Tiny Art Quintet' as well as a gorgeous book cover. I'm sharing today the Tiny Art Quintet - each piece is about 14.5cm / 5.75 inches in height. Our ingredients were chipboard, wood and some embellishments. We applied Marta's secret magical process to achieve results below.


I so enjoyed making this Quintet! Huge thanks to Marta and to the wonderful Agnieszka Barska for facilitating a really super day.

I hope this week is kind to you no matter where in the world you are.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Bird Tweets are Always Sweet!


Welcome to my first post of 2017.

After all the rich embellishing of Christmas cards, it feels calming to post a clean and simple style card. Isn't this little Dina Wakley bird a darling!


Stamps
Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds

Paint
St. Petersburgh White Nights Watercolors

Ink
Ranger Archival 'Watering Can'

Papers
Winsor & Newton coldpressed / NOT watercolour

Dies
Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft - Stitched Circles
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders

Other
Dew drops - thank-you Ger. Wool from stash

Thanks so much for your visit today - each and every one is appreciated.

Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
A Vintage Journey - Going Around In Circles
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with die brand carried by Scrapyland)
Penny Black Allsorts - January - Anything Goes (with stamping)
Dies R Us - Anything Goes Using Dies
Bastel-traum - Wasserfarbe / Watercolour
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Bird Day
Moving along with the Times - Something In The Air
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Three of a Kind

Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy New Year!

Sending best wishes to you for a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

My final card for 2016...


Papers
Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection

Dies
Memory Box Perched Reed Bird
Marianne Design Snowflakes

Embellishments
Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' Flowers. Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' Crystal. Prima resin bird house. Prima / Finnabair Microbeads in 'Copper'. Nunn Design metal accents. 'Branch' and 'Nest' from stash.

Other
Krylon 18ct gilding pen. Ecoline White and Color Bloom 'Empress Gold' for splatters. Gesso. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'

Very many thanks for all your visits, friendship and support over the last year,

A Happy New Year to you - may Peace, Respect and Whole Truth prevail!

Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenge:
Prima December - Cards & Tags - 'Tis The Season



Saturday, 24 December 2016

Peace & Joy to All


Many thanks to everyone who visits my blog and for all your compliments and encouragement. It means a lot to me!

Sending warmest wishes and cyber hugs for your health and happiness this Christmas.

Nicola xxx


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Santa is Checking his List...

Christmas Greetings to you,

I'm definitely now on a Christmas countdown but still have cards to share...


Papers
Maja Design 'I Wish' collection

Dies
Magnolia Doohickey - Swedish Lace
Wplus9 - Hand Lettered Holiday
Creative Expressions - Holly Sprays
MFT - Postage Stamp Stax

Embellishments
Wycinanka chipboard stockings and reindeer border. Ribbon, Heart trim and string from stash

Stencilling
Heidi Swapp 'Confetti' Stencil / Dreamweaver Texture paste

Other
Ranger Distress Inks in 'Barn Door' and 'Iced Spruce'. Stampendous Frantage in 'Shabby White'. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Waco red pearl pen. Glossy Accents (over 'Joy')

I hope this evening finds you in a peaceful and cozy space,
Thank-you so much for visiting,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
We Love Vintage - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - National Christmas Card Day
Alphabet Challenge - Use Something Red
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Any Holiday
Inky Chicks - Christmas Card in Traditional Colours
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Santa
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Scrap from your heart - Christmas with hearts

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

When All is Silent...

Hello and welcome to my second Christmas house and sleigh for this year. You'll be glad to see that post is brief...

The scene is set and it's proving very difficult to get the excited children to go asleep...


Eventually, when all is silent, along come Dasher and Blixen hauling their sleigh...


Finally, Santa appears in the reflection of the rear window! Those children are going to awake with great delight...


Papers
Maja Design various collections

House
Flat chipboard house by Melissa Frances

Dies & Punches
Sizzix / Tim Holtz - Mini Reindeer
Sizzix / Tim Holtz - Prancing Deer
Sizzix / Tim Holtz - Sleigh Ride
Sizzix / Tim Holtz - Pine Tree Thinlits
Marianne Design Creatibles ' Oval & Pop Up LR0371' (for little square boxes)
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch (on roof)
Fiskars Snowflake punch

Stencilling
That's Crafty Dinky Snowflake stencil. Wendy Vecchi Vintage Quilt Stencil. Dreamweaver Texture paste

Embellishments
Snowflakes by Nunn Design. Idea-ology Feet, Idea-ology battery operated mini lantern, Idea-ology Tree and Wreaths by Tim Holtz. Kaisercraft wooden twin lamp post. Bells, pearls and other charms from stash

Other
Ranger Distress Inks, Krylon 18ct gilding pen, Platinum stickles along various edges. Snow-Tex. Gesso. Gold glitter. Lots of DecoArt white paint. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Stampendous detail gold embossing around sleigh base and antlers. Stampendous Frantage in Shabby Blue


Very many thanks for your visit and for any comments you might leave, especially as everyone's time is particularly in demand.
Warmest Wishes,
Nicola x



I wish to enter house and sleigh to the following challenges:

Maja Design - December Mood Board












A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic
Deep Ocean Challenge - Silent Night
Live & Love Crafts - Smörgåsbord - B Bingoboard (Lace/Vintage/Pearls)
Craft for the Craic - Anything But A Christmas Card
The Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes
Country View Crafts - Christmas
We Love Vintage - Anything Vintage Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Anything But A Card
Simon Monday Challenge - Party Time

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Let There Be Snow

Hello and Welcome.

Another quick card share...


Papers
Maja Design 'I Wish' collection

Dies
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Memory Box - Winterberry Sprig
Magnolia Doohickey - Sprawling Ferns
Magnolia Doohickey - Vintage Mistletoe
MFT - Postage Stamp Stax

Embellishments
Fastening gem by K&Co. Various berries, cones and pearls from stash.

Stencilling
Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes' / Dreamweaver Texture paste

Other
Ranger Distress Ink in 'Walnut Stain'. Snow-Tex. Gesso. Wow embossing powder in Gold. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'

Thank-you for spending time at my blog during this busy season.
Have a peaceful, happy Sunday,
Nicola x


Thank-you to all the design teams, likely run off their feet by so many posts at the mo'! I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Simon Monday challenge - Let There Be Snow
Simon Says Stamp - National Christmas Card Day
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (Using die brand carried by Scrapyland)
Country View Crafts - Christmas
City Crafter - Things that Float or Fly (Snow)
Live & Love Crafts - Smörgåsbord - D Photo Inspiration
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Dies R Us Challenge - Snow

Friday, 16 December 2016

Be Merry

Hi there and welcome.

Yes ...It's another Christmas card!!


Papers
Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection

Embellishments
Prima Sweet Peppermint Flowers. Prima Sweet Peppermint Crystals

Dies
MFT - Postage Stamp Stax
Sizzix Triplits - Balloons
Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Magnolia Doohickey - Sprawling Ferns
Magnolia Doohickey - Lace Edge

Other
Ranger Distress Inks in 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Candied Apple' and 'Worn Lipstick'. Stampendous Shabby White Frantage. Splatters of Gesso. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. String and pom pom trim from stash.

Very many thanks for taking the time to stop by,
Have a lovely weekend,

Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Prima Product Pick - December Challenge (Sweet Peppermint papers, flowers and crystals)















Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with brand of die carried by Scrapyland)
We Love Vintage - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter Time
City Crafter - Christmas Things that Float or Fly
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - A previous challenge (May 2016 Die/Punch)
Live & Love Crafts - Smörgåsbord - G Tic-Tac-Toe (Vintage/Glitter/Heart)
Kort o Mania - Jul / Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - National Christmas Card Day

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Velvet Mittens

Greetings to you and thank-you for your visit during 'the busy countdown'...

What else but a Christmas card ...


Papers
SEI Velvet paper in 'Blaze'. Bazzill & Neenah cardstock. Music paper, text paper and corrugated card from stash

Dies
Spellbinders - Mittens
Magnolia Doohickey - Sprawling Ferns
Sizzix / Holtz - Mini holly
Sizzix / Holtz - Holiday Words
Memory Box - Winterberry Sprig
Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft - Stitched Circles
Martha Stewart edge punch

Embellishments
Wycinanka Chipboard Stockings

Other
Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye. Ranger Stickles 'Vintage Platinum'. Ranger Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Lace from stash

That's It!

Many thanks for stopping by!
Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Christmas
Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with die brand carried by Scrapyland)
We Love Vintage - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas card, Traditional colours
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - U for Use Something Red
Simon Says Stamp - National Christmas Card Day
Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas

Monday, 5 December 2016

Merry & Bright Deer

Hello! Thank-you for visiting (and likely taking time out from some sparkle).

Well I must commend Santa's Reindeer for all the test-runs they're doing this year. This is why I'm featuring so many deer on my cards - it's not fair for Santa to hog all the limelight!


Papers
Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection and Bazzill cardstock

Dies
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Reindeer Flight'
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Birch Trees'
Poppystamps / Memory Box - 'Merry & Bright Channel'
Kaisercraft 'Holly'
Marianne Design Snowflakes

Stamp
Artistic Outpost 'Snowy Woods' (for background branch)

Embellishments
Chipboard berry sprig. Wyncinaka chipboard 'Reindeer Border' (around neck) - Thank-you for idea Karen. Jingle bell and berries from stash

Other
Ranger Distress Inks in ' 'Candied Apple', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Ground Espresso'. Ranger Archival Ink 'Veridian'. Waco Red pearl pen. Mint and pearlescent acrylic paint. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Black Ecoline for splatters.

As aways, I very much appreciate your visit, especially during such a busy time for crafters.

Have a lovely week,
Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Christmas
Ribbon Girl - December Card Challenge - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous 2016 Theme / May 28th Die/Punch
Dies R Us - Christmas
We Love Vintage - Anything Vintage Goes
Crafty Friends - Merry Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - T for Trees
Kort O Mania - Let It Sparkle & Shine
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Christmas / Holiday