Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Prancing Deer

Hi there and thank-you for stopping by!

The Christmas cards just keep on coming...

Red cardstock by Bazzill

Wycinanka Chipboard 'Bauble with Reindeer'
Prima crystal
Button by Amy Butler for K&Company
Little peg from stash

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas (thank-you Ger)
Marianne Designs - Snowflakes
Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch

Dutch Doobadoo stencil and Faber Castell Texture Luxe in 'Pearl'

Chipboard inked with red marker and dabbed with Ranger Stickles in 'Ruby Slippers'. Merry Christmas painted with PaperArtsy 'Nougat' and coated with Ranger glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy'. Paper edges inked with Distress Ink in 'Iced Spruce'. Ribbons and trims from stash.

As always, your visit is most appreciated.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is coming to town
Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Christmas Time
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Stash - Glitter
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Santa and / or Elf
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Creations
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas is in the Heart

Hello and thank-you for your visit.

It's begun to snow Christmas cards in crafting blogland! So, here's another to join the flurry...

Prima - Sweet Peppermint Collection

Floral Embellishments:
Prima - Sweet Peppermint Collection

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

Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'

Prima / Finnabair Snowflake paste. Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' Say It In Crystals. Distress Inks 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio'. Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Pearl Stick Pins, Sequins, String and Embroidery Floss from stash.

Thank-you for spending time at my blog.
Enjoy your weekend,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Prima November Sketch for Cards and Tags

We Love Vintage - Vintage Christmas with Children
The Ribbon Girl - November, Use Any Image
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Christmas To Die For
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias or Snow is Falling
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Old Fashioned Christmas
Kort o Mania - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Sparkle & Shine

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Angel Wishes

Greetings to you and welcome. I hope this day finds you well.

A quick post to share another Christmas card ...

Pion Design

Joy Crafts 'Square & Chandelier'
Sizzix Framelits 'Majestic Labels #2'
Memory Box 'Star of Wonder'.

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous 'Mini Holidays'

Clay wings by Agnieszka Barska
Bell, ribbon, string and stars from stash

Stampendous Shabby White Frantage, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink 'Sepia', Ranger Embossing Powder 'Vintage Photo', Ranger glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'

That's It!

Thank-you for taking the time, I hope the week ahead is kind to you,

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Rustic Glam
Craft for the Craic - Two Colours
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wishes
Country View Challenges - Stars
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Kort O Mania - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sweet Peppermint Sleigh

Hi there, thank-you for stopping by. All are welcome.

Huge thanks for your comments and admiration for my Christmas house in post below. I also made a sleigh to match the house in the same 'Sweet Peppermint' collection. Here it is...

This sleigh must only be just setting off from the North Pole as it sure is laden down!

Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection.

Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Prancing Deer',
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Sleigh Ride',
Marianne Design Creatibles ' Oval & Pop Up LR0371' (to make little square boxes),
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons'.

Around to the other side

Flowers and green berries from various Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' embellishment packs,
Druzy stones from Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection,
Prima velvet baubles 'Paris' collection,
Idea-ology wreaths (sprayed with Distress Stains in 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio'),
Box feet by Graphic 45 (painted with a 'custom blend' of white acrylic and 'Candied Apple' distress stain and then coated with Paper Artsy Metallic glaze),
Candy canes by Wycinanka inked with red
Sequins, berries, string and trims from stash.

A peek at the rear...

Other media:
Distress Glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy',
Frantage in 'Shabby White',
Stencilled texture paste through a Heidi Swapp 'Tiny Snowflakes' stencil,
Distress Inks and Stains - 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio',
Snow-Tex and Gesso.

Finally, a side approach...

Many thanks in advance for your visit and any comments that you may leave.

Wishing peace to all ...

Nicola x

I wish to enter sleigh to the following challeges:
Prima Product Pick - (I've opted for, Sweet Peppermint flowers with mint/pink/neutral colourways)

Simon Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Allsorts - Feature A Creature
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts or Punches
Scrap & Craft - Christmas Time
Crafty Creations - Animals
Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything (Christmas) Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Up, Up and Away (These Reindeer Fly!!)

Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas on Sweet Peppermint Avenue

Hello! Thank-you for visiting.

If anyone out there needs cheering up then hopefully you've come to the right place! Several weeks ago, when my postman delivered papers by Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection, they certainly made me smile (I'm a simple soul at heart!). I hope my altered chipboard Christmas house will make you smile too.

As above, all papers are from Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection - I used both 12*12 and 6*6 sizes. The papers have been variously gilded, stencilled, splattered, Frantaged, inked, painted, gessoed, Snow-Tex'ed and sparkled to within an inch of their lives!

Flowers / leaves are from a few of the Sweet Peppermint floral embellishments sets. Little holly leaves are diecut and all the berries are from stash. The Christmas tree is Idea-ology.

Twirling to the right side ....

Chipboard house itself is by Melissa Frances, fence is by Dusty Attic, lamp-post is Kaisercraft, box feet are Idea-ology. Other chipboard elements are Wycinanka. All have been painted / decorated to match the candy colour theme. The Christmas tree was dyed using 'Cracked Pistachio' spray stain.

Thank-you to Ger who gifted me sequins (amongst other goodies) that were a perfect match to project. There are also Sweet Peppermint druzy stones dotted about - they're like little sparkly jelly tots! Ranger DIs in 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Wild Honey' and'Candied Apple' were used throughout. A whole lotta Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy' and Finnabair's Art Sugar 'Light Pink' coat surfaces.

Check out the rear ...

Lots of dies were employed throughout project including:
Sizzix 'Mini Reindeer' and 'Reindeer Flight'
Sizzix Thinlits 'Woodland'
MFT Die-namics 'Scalloped Edge' for roof
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons' (I've threaded each and every one with embroidery floss)
Lawn Fawn - 'Stitched Borders'
Memory Box 'Stitched Landscapes'
Creative Expressions - Holly

The remaining side...

As usual with my Christmas makes I've added little metal toy charms and jingle bells from stash. Various trims and ribbons adorn the house too. To watch over the scene is a Prima resin angel.


Please pop back in another few days when I'll be posting a matching 'Sweet Peppermint' sleigh - it's rather cute!

Very many thanks for taking the time to visit - I appreciate every one, together with any comments that you leave.

Nicola x

I wish to enter house to the following challenges:

Prima Product Pick - (I've opted for, Sweet Peppermint flowers with mint/pink/neutral colourways)

Simon Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Winter Wonderland - Add ribbon / lace and or Christmas Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge - Diecuts / Punches
We Love Vintage - Make a vintage creation with sweet image
Mixed Media World - Assemblage / Altered Art
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vertical
Scrap & Craft - Christmas Time
Alphabet Challenge - R for Recipe (Flowers/Dies/Embossing)

Friday, 30 September 2016

Set of Christmas Angel Cards

Greetings to you and thank-you for visiting. Sorry I've been absent from blogland recently but life is rather demanding at the mo'.

I'm sharing a set of 4 cards I made to add to my Christmas reserves.

These little angels sure look like they have the sweetest temperaments - lovely company to be in for sure.

Papers are by Inkido (firm no longer in production).

Cardstocks by Neenah and Bazzill.

The white background has been dry embossed with a snow pattern.

I've used dies by:

Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Frames',

Joy Crafts - Ice Crystal Snowflake 

Marianne Designs Snowflakes

Sizzix decorative strip 'Snowflake Garland'

Edges are punched with punch by Martha Stewart

The SSS holiday frame has been well coated with crackle glaze and then sprinkled with Finnabair silver microbeads.

Stampendous Shabby Silver embossing enamel (Frantage) is added to each image.

Most edges are inked with my Krylon silver gilding pen, as are the chipboard stars.

Added lace and trims to finish.

Very many thanks to you as always for stopping by.
Wishing all a lovely weekend,
Nicola x

I wish to enter cards to the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Powder Power (used Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel)
Live & Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration challenge
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image challenge
A Vintage Journey - Create Within a Frame
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Tic, Tac, Toe (Snowflake, Blue, Ribbon)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Die Cuts

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Countdown to Christmas Begins!

Hello and Welcome!

Did you know that there are 103 days left till Christmas? Just Sayin'! So I'm getting my skates on (!) and really getting stuck in to Christmas crafting.

I've made 3 very similar cards by using up most of my leftovers from the gorgeous Melissa Frances paper collection 'Countdown to Christmas'...

I've used very little media and just concentrated on utilizing the papers with dies.
Dies Used are: Sizzix Ice Skates, Sizzix Tabs, Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner, Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Flags and Memory Box Precious Stars

I coated the skates with Ranger crackle paint in 'Clear Rock Candy' for that icy surface. The heels are inked with Krylon Silver gilding pen and the blades are covered with Krylon Gold gilding pen. Blades and other parts of cards have been sparkled up with Ranger Distress Glitter in 'Festive Berries'. Also dotted red stickles around.

For extra texture I added twine in red/ white and green/white as well as a plain white cord, some pom-poms at top of skates and some lace too. Various elements are layered up on foam pads for extra dimension.

I hope these cards bring you cheer even if it is still only September.
Thank-you so much for your visit, it's always lovely to see someone has taken the time.

Nicola x

I wish to enter cards to the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp - At The Movies (White Christmas)
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with brand carried by Scrapyland - Sizzix
The Crazy Challenge - Burlap and / or twine
Scrap + Craft - Red, Green and Yellow
Winter Wonderland - Lots of Layers / Wish Upon A Star
A gem of a challenge - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Christmas Card Challenge - #40
Christmas Cards - All Year 'Round - Shabby Chic or Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes plus optional sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Layer It Up

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Lovely in Lavender

Hi there, I hope that all is well with you today. Thank-you for taking the time to visit.

A quick post showing I've reverted back to my more usual vintage style...

Papers: Pion Design 'Scent of Lavender' collection

Cutting Die: Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes - Flower / Leaf 4

Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Chipboards: Scrapiniec

Stencilling: Crafter's Workshop stencil and Faber Castell Texture Luxe paste

Metal embellishments: Clockframe is by Nunn Design and wheel centre is an Idea-ology hitch fastener

Bow: Melissa Frances

Other: Krylon Silver Gilding pen, Twinkling H2Os, Luminarte Silks, Silver pearl pen, wood butterflies (Painted), various Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Prima glass glitter (Violet), muslin, laces, flower and wheat from stash

Thank-you so much for stopping by today.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Frilly & Funkie - Floral Infatuation
Noor Design - Flowers & Lace
The Ribbon Girl - September Card challenge - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pretty Pretty Ribbons
Crafty Cardmakers - Layer It Up
Dream Valley Challenges - Monochrome

Monday, 29 August 2016

Talking butterflies

Greetings from Sunny (hurray!) Dublin and thank-you for your visit.

A more colourful than usual card from me today...

Here's a step by step:

Stamped the background and embossed with black EP.

The Stamp wrapper is torn but I think stamp is 'Butterfly Script' by Hero Arts.

Die cut the stamped image using die from Sizzix 'Enchanted' set.

The other dies shown in snap are used later on.

Coloured in butterflies with a Tim Holtz waterbrush and various distress inks.

Stamped 4 different blue shades of distress ink onto craft mat keeping the 4 colours separate. Blended each of the 4 inks with a blob of glossy texture paste by Ranger. (Forgot to take pic at this stage). Applied the 4 varying shades of blended paste through stencil (by Agateria). Left overnight to dry allowing the paste to harden and turn transparent.

Diecut 2 feathers using Sizzix 'Writing Desk' dies. Inked them with distress inks as shown and decorated using Tim Holtz 'lattice work' stencil.

Also stamped feathers with some text using Prima stamps (Finnabair Vintage Vanity 4 and Sweet Fairy mix 2). Coated them with crackle glaze and left to dry overnight so that crackle could 'do it's thing!'

Diecut the inkpot and inked it purple. Coloured the chipboard text (by Scrapiniec) with markers. Coated both with glossy accents and left to dry overnight. (Take care adding any type of 'moisture' to the chipboard as it is very fragile).

Assembled card with layers of red and white cardstock. Affixed 4 brads to corners and ran red thread around each. Added metal embellishments to the stamped butterflies. 'Grounded' inkpot using black border diecut from the lovely Agnieszka Barska. Diecut some tiny butterflies using Tim Holtz / Sizzix 'Butterfly Frenzy' die, coloured them with same blues used in background stencilling, coated each with glossy accents and secured at inkpot. Splattered some Ecoline white and black inks about.

That's it! Hope you like!
Wishing all a lovely week ahead and thank-you so much for taking the time to stop by.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Stencil It
Scrapyland - Use image (digi / rubber) plus brand carried by store (Sizzix)
Allsorts - Use at least 2 dies
Inky Chicks - Lots of Butterflies
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Stamps & Stencils - Time to Take Flight
Crafty Creations - Words / Letters on background
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Let's Fly Away
Scrap & Craft - S.C.R.A.P. (Stencil, Chipboard, Paper)

Friday, 19 August 2016

Summer Garden

Hello. I hope this Friday finds you well.

I've made today's card to meet criteria of a number of challenges and enjoyed setting out a garden scene.

Paper: Maja Design with edges distress inked. Some stitching included along with my usual little sprinklings of Frantage

Die: Marianne Design (Ovals & Pop-Ups LR0371)

Embellishments - I made the birdhouse, birds and nest in silicone moulds using paper clay. The little house has then been treated to some paint and crackle to shabby it up. The birds and foliage have been inked with distress inks. Ivy chipboard is by Scrapiniec, again inked with distress ink and then coated with clear crackle. Metal elements are by Tim Holtz. Flowers and muslin from stash.

Stencils: Tim Holtz 'Flourish Stencil' filled with DecoArt white crackle. Two corners (behind rollbacks) are also stenciled using a 'Crafter's Workshop' stencil.

Thank-you so much for your visit,
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge - Summer Fun (Favourite time in summer is to sit in garden and watch/hear birds)
A Vintage Journey - Stencil It
Scrap & Craft - S.C.R.A.P. (I've used stencil, chipboard and paper)
Happy Little Stampers - August Mixed Media - Use Metal
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature
Everything Goes with Marianne Designs - option Summer / Holiday
Craft Heaven Shop - Anything Goes with option of sketch
Anything But Cute - Shabby Garden Mood Board

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Pretty Ballerinas

Hello! Thank-you for your visit and a warm welcome to recent new followers.

Today's card is for lovely Sara who is celebrating her 9th birthday!

Papers: Melissa Frances '5th Avenue' collection

Stencilling: On background paper using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and Faber Castell Texture Luxe in 'Pearl'

Dies / Punch: Edging strips are cut with a Martha Stewart 'Eyelet Lace' Edge punch. To accentuate a sense of 'frilliness' I've painted the punched edges with white ecoline and dried paint with heat gun so as to slightly bubble it. The flourishes at corners of frame are diecut using a Joy Crafts die - they seem, (to me anyway), to echo the ballerinas' arms

Frame: The frame is MDF which I painted a couple of times with gesso and then coated with Stampendous Frantage in 'Shabby Pink' and 'Shabby White' along with some pink glass glitter by Melissa Frances

Tutu: Made 'tutu' with Melissa Frances 'frou frou' tulle

Other Embellishments: I've made resin corners at left from paper clay in a silicone mould. Metal corners to right are painted white and topped with little venise lace bows. Flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima and the stamens are from stash. The metal 'Happy Birthday' is by Making Memories. Pearls around edges are by Woodware and The Hobby House. A bow and Prima bauble are included too. Finally, dabbed Prima / Finnabair Art Sugar in 'light pink' onto flowers and corners for a touch more sparkle

Thanks so very much for stopping by,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place, July Moodboard (inspired by hues, sugary roses and happy)

Simon Monday Challenge - Celebrate
Live & Love Crafts - Happy Birthday / Anniversary
Inky Chicks - Use 5 or more Flowers
Allsorts - A touch of Sparkle
ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden (card for young girl)
Card & Scrap - Alt er Lov / Anything Goes
Kort o Mania - Alt er Lov / Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Birthdays / Celebrations
Simon Wednesday - Fabulous Florals

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

One Deer A Leaping

Greetings to you, I hope your week is going well.

I'm thinking this card is too busy but the one I made before it ended up in the bin so I better not chuck another one! Just one of those days!!

Papers: An all Swedish lineup from Pion Design, Maja Design and Inkido (trying to use up various offcuts)

Dies: Sizzix 'Reindeer Flight', Die-namics 'Fishtail Flags' and 'Circles', Memory Box 'Berry Sprig', 'Joy' is from WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Holiday'

Punch: Martha Stewart edger

Stencil: Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'

Media / Textures: Stampendous Frantage, Texture paste for stencilling which is then coated with Ranger glitter in 'clear rock candy', Krylon Leafing pen 18ct gold, Clear Crackle Accents on deer, Glossy Accents on diecut text, Splattered inks by Ecoline and Winsor & Newton, Prima / Finnabair Micro beads in 'Copper' and 'Bronze', Waco pen for 'snow' beneath Robins

Other: Berry embellishments, bell around deer's neck (decorated with stickles), velvet ric-rac and twine from stash

Wishing you joy even if it is still only July!
Thanks so very much for your visit,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Add Some Texture
ABC Challenge - Lots of Layers
Winter Wonderland - Use your diecuts and punches / add a charm
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes Holiday
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Fab n Funky - Christmas

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lemon and Lime, Summertime

Hi there! Thank-you for your visit.

You might have seen a recent post of mine about a card that I made at a workshop with the wonderful Dorota Kopeć. We were given time to make a second card and tags but I held off on completing card so as to customise it at home.

Papers: I used black patterned sheet by Crate Paper. Decorated the watercolour paper at workshop with Ecoline watercolours and stamped with text stamps by Finnabair.

Embossing: Did stencilling using a Prima stencil and texture paste and then heat embossed the paste with Ranger EP.

Dies: I diecut the leaves with a Magnolia die and bird using Memory Box 'perched reed bird' die. The bird is double layered and has been coated with glossy accents for shine. Have inked most edges with Distress 'Black Soot'.

Other Stamping: I stamped sentiment with text by Anna Griffin. Leaves are diecut from a sheet that had been pre-stamped for workshop by the fabulous Agnieszka Barska.

Other embellishments: The paperclay clock, that I've crackle glazed, has been made by me in a Prima mould. Some black butterflies are rubons that have been in stash for an age. Cream berries are by magnolia and white stamens and flowers again are from stash. Flowers and cheesecloth are inked with Ecoline to match the background paper. I painted the lovely chipboard white - it's by Scrapiniec. Finally the black clock hands and all the micro beads sprinkled around ('Grass' shade) are by Prima.

Some ingredients

Thank-you so much for stopping by.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Summertime Fun
Scrapyland - Emboss It (heat or dry) - use dies carried by Scrapyland
Live & Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer
Mixed Media Mojo - Summertime
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Fun
Creative Artiste - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - All things bright and beautiful
ABC Challenge - Lots of Layers
City Crafter - Typically Tropical
Craft for the craic - Summer Breeze

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Wrapped in Red

Hello and welcome!

My Christmas crafting has officially commenced and I'm delighted to welcome glitter back into my life!

I was most fortunate to win a beautiful stamp set ('Woolen Mittens' by Oxford Impressions) from lovely Lynne and it is finally getting its first inking. The stamps are wonderful to use with fab deep etching. Isn't this little sweetheart cosily attired?

I stamped mdf bell shape (by Creative Expressions) with bells and text using Ranger 'Vermillion Red' (having masked off area for figure) and then overpainted with well watered paint (Paper Artsy 'Nougat'). Stamped and embossed the little Girl (EP is Sparkle & Sprinkle 'Japanese Lacquer'). I wanted a lovely deep red for her coat and it took several tryouts to get it right! Made her booties a tiny bit darker. Added glossy accents over both and left to dry overnight. Stamped and embossed snowflakes on the bell (EP- WOW White). I'm no use at colouring in faces so just added a hint of blush to her cheeks from one of my own blushers (Chanel). Painted her bonnet, ribbon and socks with white Paper Artsy paint (again tried out other white products but they kept sinking into the mdf - guess I should have sealed the surface first). Glued twine around bell's rim and dabbed it with gold and red Stickles.

Stitched around the backing paper with my handy IKEA sewing machine having lightly stamped some green mistletoe at paper edges. The paper is by 'My Mind's Eye'. Stencilled Snowflakes over bell and background paper with Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes' stencil and coated the paste with my go to choice of sparkle (a girl has got to have one!). Added more stamped bells (both distress 'Candied Apple' and 'Festive Berries' were on my table at the end so not sure which one I used for which. Then the little girl went and grabbed one of those new Distress Crayons and scribbled 'Snow' - just as well she drew in the right place!).

Added bunting (by Melissa Frances I think) to top having dabbed them with Stickles along with some Tim Holtz greenery that I've given snowy effects to. Stamped some stockings too and splattered white paint around generally. Decorated further with teddy and mittens charms plus little wooden stars with a toothpick stick for little one to hold. Finally, a red bow and two jingle bells completed the picture.

As always, your visit and any comments that you leave are most appreciated.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a Stamp and Ribbons
That's Crafty - Feminine challenge
Inky Chicks - Christmas in Summer
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No rules
Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge - Make It Cute
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Snowflakes
Christmas cards all year round - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a Girl + sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in July
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