Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A Love Meringue!

Hello from drenched, dripping Dublin! Special kind thoughts go out to readers adversely affected by current appalling weather. If the sun shines on you however be sure to soak it up and enjoy!



It's a love/wedding card from me today, all in lovely white/creamy tones, and yes I do love meringues!

I recently was very lucky to receive a phenomenally generous giveaway from the lovely Cathi. Amongst the huge haul was this gorgeous large rose that I have built the card around.

Used a Martha Stewart punch on base card edges with lots of card and doily layers then laid thereon. Whilst I wanted a vintage look I didn't darken too many edges as it seemed better to keep it pristine. The two hearts are cut with Sizzix die 'Primitive Hearts' and dotted around their edges with Waco pearl pen. Added lots of Snow-tex and Frantage to rose and hearts. The little metal words (by Making Memories) are painted with white pearlescent mix. Added some Frantaged Magnolia and MFT die cuts with lots of ribbon, lace, tulle and pearls to make it pretty!

It's really lovely to see you have visited - thank-you for looking.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Vintage Café Card Challenge - Flower Parade - Rose
Sugar Creek Hollow - Love and Adore
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Love Notes
Inspiration Journal - Show It With Words
The Ribbon Girl - Hearts
Craft Room Challenge - Ribbons and Lace
Crafty Hands Challenge - Shades of the Same Colour
A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Kort o Mania - Laces and Ribbons
Allsorts - Love is in the Air
Simon Says Wednesday - Have a Heart

58 comments:

  1. Mind-blowing gorgeous! love your card dear!

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  2. So beautiful, Nicola - creamy, luxurious and so elegant - a wonderful wedding card.
    Alison xx

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  3. Such a beautiful wedding card! I love all the tones of cream you used and all the gorgeous lace and ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at the Craft-Room Challenge Blog!

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  4. What a confection this is; just like a cream meringue it creates joy just looking at it. I absolutely love it and have pinned it. Jenny x

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  5. Beautiful card Nicola! Glad to see you putting the goodies to gorgeous use. So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  6. this is absolutely stunning :)
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  7. Stunning Nicola, so elegant and pretty and those cream and white tones suit a wedding card so well! Love it!!

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  8. Nicola, this is breathtakingly beautiful! I love that gorgeous rose and you have created the most beautiful card around it, I love those beautiful hearts, the lace, the pearls - everything. A gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Wow Nicola! What a gorgeous card! I love all the beautiful layers and all the pearls! Stunning! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  10. A stunning project, wonderful details and design. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.
    Yvonne

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  11. wow this is such a fabulous wedding card. loving all the wonderful layers and the beautiful colour palette you've used. Perfect. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Wow Nicola this is stunning, I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

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  13. A love meringue indeed. It is delicious looking. All the lovely layers of cream and white, just superb!

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  14. Simply stunning Nicola. It will certainly make a wonderful wedding present.
    Hugs, Katie

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  15. O my word...Beautiful creation the detail Nicola is amazing...Love all the wonderful layers....try to keep dry (impossible I know) Hugs May x x x

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  16. Mmmmm a delicious card Nicola, I just love the wonderful dreamy and feminine layers you have added as well as the lace and trims. You have inspired me to think about a wedding card I need for May. TFS xx

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  17. Goodness me Nicola, where to start, such an elegant design not to mention all the lovely details such as the Frantage, lush rose, entwined hearts - get the idea that I think it's Divine.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  18. WOW Nicola I love this! What an ingenious way to use those square doilies that are sitting here looking at me Judy x

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  19. And very pretty it is too! What a beautiful card to receive and treasure. I love all the scrumptious layers, the lovely rose and hearts and those twiddly bits of wire are brilliant. Margie x

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  20. Wow, a FABULOUS wedding card Nicola!!! Big hugs to you, I'm worried a bit about you... hope all the troubles with your roof have been solved out.. Big hugs, Coco xx

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    1. Thank-you so so much Coco for remembering. I'm glad to report the roof has survived the storms so far. I've sent you email. Nx

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  21. Such a great vintage feel to this card with all the cream and vanilla tones mixed with the look of fine lace. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous, loving the textures, colours, lace. So pretty.Good Luck with your Challenges. I'm sure you have a winner.

    Julie x

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  23. Wow and WOW! This is absolutely DELICIOUS!! (I love meringues too and it's the perfect name for this card.) So much wonderful texture and pattern, and all within one color family. That rose is exquisite and you've focused on it in the most beautiful way. The layers, hearts, embellishments are all a wondrous mix of taste and appeal. This truly belongs on an easel for year round enjoyment!

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  24. WOWzers! Gorgeous card, love this romantic shabby chic style! A real beauty of a card!

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  25. Stunning card Nicola, love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Love Is In The Air challenge x

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  26. Beautiful and elegant wedding card, love all the layers too.

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  27. How gorgeous is this! That flower is fab, and you've built a beautiful card around it! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

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  28. Breath taking totally delicious I envy your skill at the vintage/shabby chic style. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  29. A gorgeous vintage make Nicola with that beautiful 'S rose. Thank you for joining in with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
    Annie x

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  30. wOOw, this card is so deliciously gorgeous! All the whites and creams look so lush and elegant - what a precious make. I hope the weather improves for you. It's just as wet and windy over here - I so miss summer! Have a lovely weekend my talented friend xxx

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  31. Goodness is this jaw dropping gorgeous! every bit! I love it Nicola!!! just beautiful!

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  32. What a lovely piece full of gorgeousness!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  33. Oh my word that is such a stunning card, not only is it one of the very few that have met our criteria of "cards of the same shade"! but it is divine, the layers the textures, just everything! Many thanks for entering the Crafty Hands Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  34. A gorgeous card you have made :) Really vintage, and With lovely details. Thanks for joining Kort 'o' Mania this time. Hugs, Jeanette :)

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  35. Fabulous card, beautifully layered with gorgeous details, adorable!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Ribbons and Lace Challenge;
    good luck;-))m

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  36. Very beautiful! I hope the sun is shining on your Dublin today...I will send some your way, as we finally have some. :)

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  37. So so elegant weedingcard :-) Hope the sun shine on you today :-) Here in Oslo it`s raining these days :-)
    Thanx for joining at Kort O Mania and good luck :-)
    Hugs from Karin

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  38. This is stunning Nicola, lovely layers around that beautiful rose!
    Alison x

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  39. Hi Nicola, thanks for poppin over to see me at PaperCraft Loft and leaving a lovely comment. Your work is amazing and I'm loving this card!! ;) X (in Kilkenny)

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  40. oh wow this is just fabulous nicola.i love the lush cream colours and your layers and details are so stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

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  41. This is beautiful!
    Love the creams and whites, so pretty!

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  42. Wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation, Nicola. Those layers of embellishments are amazing. Love all the fabulous details. :)

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  43. This is absolutely fabulous Nicola!! Loving all your makes. Thanks for popping over to me at Papercraft Loft. Xx

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  44. This is a gorgeous card Nicola, I love all those pretty white and cream layers and the tickle of frantage on the hearts gives them a lovely texture. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. Hugs Mo x

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  45. Oh my gosh, what a stunner! Absolutely love this, Mo. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart!

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  46. Nicola, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the soft and delicate layers and the hearts and rose, so romantic! Enjoy.

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  47. Nicola
    This is sumptuous and how I love the neutral colour palette.
    It speaks of old style romance, of gentle times. An exquisite creation.
    You made me laugh, not believing I am a Slap It On type of gal LOL.
    Will chat very soon, spending less time on-line the past couple of days.
    Hope the sun shines for you today - little chance of it doing so for me, if anything it will be snowing.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  48. Nicola your card is just Stunning!!!! and what a perfect time of year with Valentines day around the corner.
    haven't seen the sun in days!
    hugs Lynn

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  49. gorgeousness in lace and ribbon, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

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  50. WOW and WOW again.

    Becka DT - CraftyHands Challenge Blog xx

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  51. so pretty...lovely layout and great shabby colors...hugs lizzi

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  52. simply stunning and so elegant thanks for joining us at SCH
    hugs

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  53. Lovely and so elegant! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

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  54. Stunning card! Love all details... Beautiful.

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  55. Thanks so much for joining our Inspiration Emporium February Show It With Words Challenge!

    What a lovely and creamy vintage project! A great use for your big rose winnings!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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I really appreciate every comment - they make my crafting so much more worthwhile. Thank-you for stopping by. Nicola x