Friday, 29 November 2013

All Wrapped Up

Hi there and many thanks for visiting. A very warm welcome too to new followers and a belated 'Happy Thanksgiving' to everyone who celebrates same.

A while ago the lovely Lynne kindly gifted me some canvas printer paper that I had admired on her blog. I held off using it until I saw just the 'right' image. Then a couple of weeks ago I saw a beautiful picture at Nancy's blog here that I felt would be perfect - thank-you Nancy for finding this beauty.

Papers: Bazzill, Papermania, SEI Velvet, Doily and Lynne's canvas paper

Dies: Cheery Lynn Reflections 'Pearl French Flair' and 'Horizon Coved Rectangle'. Simon Says Stamp 'Faceted Snowflake'. Memory Box 'Berry Sprig'. Sizzix Bigz 'Mini Styled Labels'

Sparkle: It is not showing in photo but oodles of Distress Dry Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy' has been added around rim of each layer and main image. Ditto on snowflake, berry sprigs and around sentiment. Edges of cream layer are also versamark inked and then embossed with Sparkle and Sprinkle EP 'Gilded Ivory'. I've frantaged the focal image using Stampendous 'Shabby White' aged embossing enamel

Dry Embossing: The cream velvet paper has been embossed through a Sizzix 'Holly Swirls' folder

Stamping: The stamped sentiment is by 'Cats Life Press'. It's been inked using versamark and then embossed with Ranger 'Queen's Gold' EP

I then tied silk bow using 'Boweasy' and wrapped the gorgeous girl up in luxurious lace, cosy feathers (despite my being allergic!) and other trims from stash. The metal snowflakes are by Nunn Design.

Isn't she lovely?

Wishing all a very happy weekend. Your visits and comments are truly appreciated.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
Craft Room Challenge - Vintage Christmas
Rhedd and Rosie - Christmas is Coming
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafts and Me - Christmas Vintage
Songbird Challenge - Die Another Day
Moving Along With The Times - Girly but NO Pink
A Creative Romance - Vintage Style


  1. Hi! This is really beautiful, Nicola!
    Hug Synnøve

  2. She's more than lovely Nicola she is absolutely divine. You have made her look like a little princess. Love this make to bits sweetie my type of prettiness.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  3. Stunningly put together Nicola and you are right, that image is so pretty, just a truly lovely make!

  4. He He!
    Yes it's the same doily but yours is a stunning vintage card, I love it!
    Really gorgeous.
    hugs Teresa x

  5. I am sure I gave an audible sigh on seeing this card as it is so divine.
    Nicola, I am so happy you have made use of the paper. It is a nice texture and I've always had good results when printing on it, such a pity it isn't easier to source.
    The trimmings make it all the more special.

  6. She is indeed lovely! What wonderful use of the canvas printer paper. Wonderful vintage layers to accompany this gorgeous image. We just had snow here. I'm getting into the Christmas spirit :) Thanks for even further inspiration Nicola -- Mary Elizabeth

  7. Gorgeous image, beautiful bow and such a fantastic vintage creation - love how the elements go over the edge of the card base.

  8. My goodness, you have such a distinctive style Nicola and this is an absolutely perfect way of using layers. You have also masted the art of balance as the image of the young lady remains centre stage. Great work. Jenny x

  9. Thank you Nicola for sharing this such a lovely vintage card at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  10. THis is so beautiful, love all the layers and the beautiful picture,thanks for the link, I'm off to look now

  11. What a stunning vintage card with beautiful layered dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  12. Gorgeous card, The image is so Beautiful... Perfect for the festive season....all the embellishments are stunning... Love it all.... Hugs May x x

  13. This is stunning! I love the vintage feel and all the gorgeous details, very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  14. Beautiful, Nicola I like the sweet vintage image the lace and the ribbon,
    Kevin xx

  15. This is such a gorgeous card Nicola, the word sumptuous comes to mind with that fabulous satin bow and glittered layers and the focal image is beautiful. Love this.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. How gorgeous ! Love all the layers xx just beautiful x hugs x

  17. This is so beautiful…I love how you put everything together and image is so cute!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  18. Ooh, how lovely - a colour palette right up my street, and so beautifully layered. Gorgeous image on the canvas too.
    Alison xx

  19. Luxury from the bottom up or the base card to the front with so many pretty layers and embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  20. Beautiful card Nicola, so delicate and elegant. And you are right, that image is just lovely! xx

  21. This is simply stunning Nicola. The image is so beautiful on canvas paper. Love all the gorgeous die cuts and embellishments you used, they complement each other perfectly. Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Katie

  22. Really beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  23. Oh Nicola, this card is absolutely divine! I love the composition of the card, your fantastic layering and the picture is just gorgeous...... love this beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

  24. I've just put a comment, but I think it didn't work... :( Well, another try, to tell you how adorable is this layered card Nicola, wow!! I also said that Christmas is really a season of choice for you, all your projects are so amazing and beautiful at this period of the year... A delight for us !!! Hugs, Coco xx

  25. Ah this is lovely and girly, Love that canvas effect, its stunning with that image. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week,Love Hazel x

  26. Wow Nicola! What a gorgeous creation! So stunning! Love the vintage image and the beautiful bow! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Oh wow Nicola this is stunning hunny, so elegant and pretty and just perfect as always :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  28. wowee this is a gorgeous christmas card, so fabulous, Annette x

  29. This is absolutely gorgeous, Nicola!

  30. so beautiful nicola.i love all your pretty details and your vintage image and colours are fantastic :D

    xx coops xx

  31. Hi;This is a great card!!
    Thanks for participating in our weekly challenge at Crafty Ribbons! Have you seen there's an event where you can win different products each day on our Inspiration Blog?


    La Vikinga, Crafty Ribbons Design Team

  32. Thank you for joining in The Songbird Challenge this week. So sweet!
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  33. I'm so sorry I'm late in commenting this week!
    Your card is beautiful, thanks for playing along at MAWTT and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  34. LOVE how you wrapped her up in the lace to match her already wrapped up warm self! Gorgeous creation!


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x