Saturday, 28 September 2013

Swedish Christmas

Hello and thank-you for visiting! A warm welcome to those who are newly following.

You all know how much I love paper! I recently bought some 'Inkido' papers (a Swedish brand) and am really smitten by their gorgeousness - here's their first outing ...



It's a speedy post today.

Papers: Inkido ('Coming Home for Christmas' and 'Forever Santa' collections), Bazzill CS and paper doily

Border and Regular Punches: Martha Stewart

Dies: Simon Says Stamp 'Faceted Snowflake', Magnolia 'Swedish Lace', MFT 'Postage Stax' and Snowflake Doily

Embellishments: Prima, lace from the lovely Lynne. String, pearls, berries and 'foliage' from stash. Lots of dabbed Snow-Tex.

My 1st Blogaversary Candy draw closes at midnight on monday - last chance to enter is here.

Many thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a warm and happy weekend.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Inkido - Layers and Border Punch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a SSS exclusive product
Our Creative Corner - Forgotten Things (I used a border punch to meet Inkido challenge and realised that since my Big Shot arrived from Santa last Christmas I've been using dies and completely forgot my collection of border punches (Shame on me! lol)



34 comments:

  1. very beautiful card it is!! that snow efffect is lovely!! It's beginning to feel like christmas :)

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  2. So, so gorgeous Nicola! Never heard of those papers and will now have to check them out, they look scrummy!!! Great colours and other additions too, looks fantastic!

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  3. Hi Nicola, Love this one.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  4. Hallo
    Wow was für eine tolle Karte,ganz nach meinem Geschmack,ich liene diese nostalgischen Motive sehr,
    liebe Grüße Ulrike

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  5. Yes, shame on you indeed Nicola... but I don't suppose you are any different to the rest of us - lol! This card is stunning, you have such a knack of putting things together so well, the papers and lace are beautiful and that traditional image is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. beautiful vintage style Christmas card Nicola, I love it!
    Kevin xx

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  7. Ooo! Really love this!! The papers are truly gorgeous. Of course, you did a fab job accenting them with the lace, snowy foliage, snowflakes, and those red bows are so cute!! Great make Nicole. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  8. Oops -- Typing faster than my brain can keep up Nicola. Sorry for the typo on your name in the previous post :) -- ME

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  9. This is gorgeous, Nicola! Love the vintage feel of your Christmas card, and those red tied bows are such great details!

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  10. Beautiful card Nicola ! I agree those papers are gorgeous ! I'm feeling the need to start thinking about Christmas too ! Sue C x

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  11. Gorgeous project! Love the fancy snowflake Nicola! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  12. Absolutely stunning Nicola! This is just so beautiful with so many gorgeous details. I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month - Love from Laura xxx

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  13. Oh yes Nicola, I can see exactly why you love these papers and what a fabulous job you've made of using them. Once again you have added so many beautiful details to make this really special. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny xxx

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  14. I can completely see why you're smitten - glorious papers, and what a beautiful card you've created with them. The detailing is wonderful, as always with your work: the snow on the branches, the little red bows, and what lovely lace. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner with this beauty!
    Alison xx

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  15. Very nice work, thank you so much for joining INKIDO challenge!

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  16. I love these old time Christmas images...especially the Santa! So many things to see. Love this beautiful make!

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  17. Such a gorgeous card! So many beautiful details. Thank you for using Inkido papers and for playing with us this month. Good luck! :)

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  18. how wonderful is this! You are so good at this stle and this is gorgeous x hugs x

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  19. Absolutely beautiful vintage Christmas! Thank you for playing along at Inkido, great job done with the papers!

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  20. I am so happy you found some of our glorious designs and put them to such wondeful use! Your card is truly gorgeous!! Love all the special little details you added like the little snowclad branches behind the photo! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inkido!! :-)

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  21. Gorgeous card Nicola, the papers are gorgeous and you've captured the festive feel of the season beautifully. Fantastic work as always! xxx

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  22. so stunning nicola.i love your fabulous snow and really gorgeous vintage image and papers :D

    x coops xx

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  23. What an outing you've given these lovely papers, your cad is just beautiful Nicola, such wonderful eye candy. I just love the vintage gorgeousness of it all.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  24. This is stunning! It looks so cozy and inviting and made holiday memories jump to mind! I love the feeling this created. And such a lovely combination of layers! You truly have a wonderful artistic eye and I'm grateful you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  25. Stunning, Nicola. Love love love the vintage vibe, the colours and the snowflakes...oh my!
    xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

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  26. Nicola...THANK YOU for using a Simon Says Stamp exclusive product on your card. I so want to nominate it for this week's designer spotlight! Your vintage Christmas cards you have been making are so gorgeous. You have a wonderful way of using detail; not overpowering but perfectly placed. I love your sweet little garland with the red snow topped jingle bells. That is a perfect example of what I am talking about...just those added little details that make your work so special. This card is so lovely. I love the image of the children playing on the sled. The papers, lace and little red bows you've used compliment each other so well. And of course, the beautiful snowflake die cuts are the perfect embellishments! Love it and thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

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  27. The paper is beautiful and I love the twine ribbon border. Love that zipper embellishment as well. :)

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  28. These papers are really beautiful indeed, they remind me some Panduro Christmas papers, but I'm not sure... Anyway your card is wonderful with them Nicola !! Love the central image and how you popped it so beautifully with the help of nice embellishments ! A fab card as usual !!! Hugs, Coco xxx

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  29. Oh wow, this is such a lovely-looking card. Very beautiful and elegant overall.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  30. Love the first outing of your papers Nicola such a stylish but beautiful vintage card. Love that image.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  31. lovely card. cant believe it will be Christmas soon, again !lol !!

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