Saturday, 1 December 2012


Hello again! Thank-you for visiting.

Just doing a quick card and post today. I havn't done any stamping for this card and I feel like a cheat without it!!

You can see that there are some little surprises to be found...

Recipe: Hand drawn Christmas Stocking template. Bazzill CS. SEI Velvet Papers. Faux leather papers edged with Martha Stewart punches. Gifts from Woodware punches. Charms, crystals and ribbons from stash.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and very many thanks for following.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebration with Sparkle
Card Crafter's Circle - Bearing Gifts #51
Moving Along With The Times - 3 elements with same letter: (Christmas Stocking, Crystals,Charms)
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting Ireland - 12 Days of Christmas


  1. Fabulous card and gorgeous sock:) I adore the gift under the 'parcels':)
    Very creative idea my friend:)

  2. Gorgeous card Nicola, I like the sweet stocking the surprises and the big bow.
    Kevin xx

  3. I know what you mean when you don't stamp, but love the texture the velvets give your card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  4. Well, regardless of the no stamping, this is adorable! Love all the different patterns you used! Thank you for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  5. What a fun card! LOVE all the different elements and the bits of bling! :)

  6. so gorgeous nicola.really fab design and i love your stocking ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Gorgeous card... Love that stocking.. Great design & colours.. Hugs May x x x

  8. A cute and creative Christmas card even without stamping !! And thanks a lot for your last message too Nicola... So kind to you... Hugs, Coco xx

  9. That's really clever:) Love the hidden elements, oh and stamping is not essential on everything so don't feel like a cheat at all. Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Really gorgeous, I love all of the layers on the stocking, really beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  11. ...loving that stocking Die, you'll be using that in years to come...thankyou for the kind words on my blog, so pleased you found me, now following you too...Mel :)

  12. Fabulous fabric goodness! I need to use that die! Wonderful work!

  13. I love this colourful card - such a simple effective idea thanks or playing at MAWTT his week hugs Judith - I know what you mean about not stamping always feel that way too lol x

  14. Hi Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment so I am here for a nosey too ;0) Love all the colours and design is fantasic ! Love it ;0)

  15. Hi Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment so I am here for a nosey too ;0) Love all the colours and design is fantasic ! Love it ;0)

  16. Stamping or no stamping, this card is fun, sweet and colorful. I do know what you mean about the no stamping part, but the card is still a product of your creativity, and the joy of creating is what really matters:) You keep doing what you like, girl! Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me, I do love to read them:)

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all your lovely always good to see new faces! I love your card, lots of fabulous detail and beautiful colours! Fabulous!
    Love Emma xx

  18. Thanks for your lovely comment. Your card is gorgeous, a fantastic design and colours. Stunning details and such wonderful textures.

    Heather xx
    and thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  19. Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing your creations with us in our 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration. Timi (Crafting Ireland)

  20. nothing wrong with making a card without stamping especially when it comes out this sweet!
    hugs Lynn

  21. Oh... Nicola, this stocking is so cute. Love the beautiful colos and ribbon bow.... :)


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