Saturday, 12 April 2014

A Little Blue Egg

Hi there! It’s a record for me - three posts in three days so thank-you so much for popping by again! I certainly have been busy and it has been a great compliment to be invited to do so many Guest Design slots.

Today I’m really happy to have been selected to enjoy the guest design limelight at one of my favourite challenges - the always pretty Sugar Creek Hollow. Their current challenge theme is ‘Easter’. I was going to go with traditional yellow shades but just couldn’t put down these gorgeous lilac and blue papers so have ended up with more of a gentle lavender Easter! I think that blue egg is going to hatch any day now!



Papers: Maja Design ‘Vintage Spring’ collection

Dies: Sizzix Bigz ‘Bird Scroll’ and On-the-edge ‘Vintage Doily’

Stencilling: Crafty Individuals and Heidi Swapp stencils using Wendy Vecchi texture paste

Distress Inks: ‘Weathered Wood’, 'Dusty Concord'

Other: Frantage ‘Shabby Blue’, paper doily, cheesecloth, gems, Prima resin bird-house, flowers, punched branches and hand dyed silk ribbon

Sincere thanks to all at Sugar Creek Hollow for kindly inviting me to Guest Design. Be sure to check out their challenge for some of the very best vintage / shabby chic talents in blogland.

Thank-you so much for visiting and taking the time,
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring
Crafty Individuals - Nature's Beauty
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Spring
Simon Says Wednesday - Easter / Sweet Treats
It's All About the Vintage and Beauty - Shabby Chic
Moving Along With The Times - Easter / Spring
A Creative Romance - Eggcellent Spring
Inspiration Journal - A Few of my Favourite Things

46 comments:

  1. Awe your little birdie is so sweet, patiently waiting for that little blue egg to hatch, it really sparkles with the frantage coating. It is so refreshing to have an alternative colour to yellow for an Easter project. I do so love the pattern you have used for the texture paste on the bottom and the distressed doiley is one of my favorites. Mo x

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  2. So beautiful Nicola! That bird is darling and I love all the distressing! The soft color palette looks fabulous!

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  3. Nicola, This is so pretty with lots of crafty techniques to look at. I love how your little bird is carefully watching over her egg. Congrats on your GD spot at Sugar Creek Hollow.

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  4. How beautiful Nicola. I just love what you have created with this one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Another fabulous project Nicola, you are certainly on a roll creating wonderful things and this is no exception xx

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  6. Oh Nicola, this is so gorgeous, I just adore how you have put this together, and yes, that egg (it looks fantastic by the way) really does look as if it will hatch soon! Congrats and another well deserved GDT spot!

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card! Such sweet details and love the colors! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  8. A stunning project, its lovely to see you here as our guest designer.
    Yvonne

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  9. I am so pleased for you!
    Nicola, you deserve such recognition.
    Oh isn't this so adorable, I am sure I sighed when I spotted that cute home for the little birdie.
    Simply gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Beautifully done Nicola. Love those colors and how you used them.

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  11. As Lynne rightly says, your work deserves this wondervul recognition, I am so thrilled for you!

    This project is stunning, I love the little bird and the egg is such a beautiful shade of blue. I love the design and layout and the fact that you have used blue instead of the usual yellows - just beautiful Nicola! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. This is so pretty, Nicola! Thank you for joining in the crafty individual's challenge,

    Lucy x

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  13. Congratulations on being our Guest Designer at Sugar Creek Hollow! Your Easter creation is fabulous! How did you make the blue egg (just wondering)? Keep up the amazing wok!

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  14. wow so beautiful , beyond perfection xoxo congrats on your GD spot x

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  15. Love it Nicola! Great having you as a GT!!! You go girl!!

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  16. Stunning Nicola, not just this one, but all previous projects I missed! I love your creativity and how you combine everything together! Hugs from Slovenia

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  17. Oh gosh, how stunning!! All the techniques, the frantage looks amazing, gorgeous bird, amazing pop of blue from egg... All the distressing & texture & the colour palette is beautiful! Tfs & congrats on all the gdt invites. C :))

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  18. Congratulations Nicola on your GD spot...your creation is amazing as always, I adore the colours & the elements are so beautiful...the bird & egg are wonderful..Have a very Happy Sunday... Hugs May x x

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  19. Wow Nicola I absolutely love this!!!
    Kevin xx

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  20. Lovely choice of colours - great design. Many thanks for joining in the CI challenge. Jean x

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  21. It is super nice wawww ♥

    Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the vintage and beauty♥

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  22. Wow, a vision in blue - fabulous layering, fabulous design! Chris xxx

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  23. What a very beautiful card, it really is stunning!! wonderful design.
    Thank you so much for joining us at A Creative Romance.
    Mel. xx

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  24. This is an exquisite color to display for Easter and that focal point of such a vibrant egg is gorgeous on your card! The texturing of the damask flower spray really caught my eye and as always, your keen ability to bring so many beautiful elements together in harmony is superb!
    Congrats on the DT spot too Nicola :D
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  25. Luscious! Congrats on your guest posts. :)

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  26. Your card is so stunning Nicola. Love the design and beautiful vintage embellishments - this is another wow creation! Thanks so much for joining us at SCH as guest designer, we love your work.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

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  27. A fantastic Easter creation with plenty of beautiful detailing, just gorgeous!

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  28. Nicola I return, this time with my Crafty Individuals hat on :)
    It is beautiful, that touch of stencilling on the card. There is a lovely elegant feel to your project overall.
    Thank You for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Oooo Nicola, this is so very delicate and beautiful... A delight. And using rather wintery colours, that's very stunning!!! Fab entry for all the challenges of course, but so happy to see you there at Crafty Individuals April challenge, the Beauty of Nature is perfectly celebrated! Love the way you have used the CI mask! Hugs, Coco X

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  30. This is gorgeous, Nicola - such a subtle smoky colour palette, and the shimmer on the bird is just lovely. Three in three days.. I think that means I must have missed something - off to check!
    Alison xx

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  31. Super sweet creation! I LOVE the egg. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the HAPPY EASTER and/or SWEET TREATS challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  32. This creation is so gorgeous, Nicola. Love all the beautiful details and colors. The texture is fantastic. Congratulations on your GDT spot,

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  33. so stunning Nicola.the blue is beautiful and I love your design and sweet bird ;D

    xx coops xx

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  34. Lovely project.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.

    Susan

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  35. Ah this is super, I love the colours you have gone for, They are so unusual for Easter but they work brilliantly. Thanks for playing on our Easter themed challenge on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

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  36. it is a very beautiful and shabby chic creation.
    thanks for sharing with us It´s all about the Vintage and good luck.

    lg. meggi

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  37. Love this lavender Easter card. Gorgeous elements and the little blue egg highlights the focal image.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend!
    Hugs, Katie

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  38. Just gorgeous, love the colour tone.

    Moira xx

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  39. Oh... WAW! Absolutely stunning creation! LOVE the colors and sweet details! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

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  40. Oh my goodness this is so pretty! Incredibl details. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

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  41. Nicola...this is simply gorgeous. YOU are such an artist. I always love everything you create!!! Just stunning! I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog about the CC3C triptych. <3 Candy

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  42. Such a fantastic layered card Nicola. I love the whole mottled feel. You are so incredibly talented there is little wonder so many people want you to guest design for them. Jenny x

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  43. Forgive my late visit, Nicola, but I wanted to say that this is beautiful
    Rosie x

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  44. This is a beautiful Easter project Nicola.....love the design. I was thinking of you the other day and hope all is well with you

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  45. Oh, this card is totally gorgeous, Nicola. I love the colors scheme and all the fabulous details. Your design is always wonderful. :)

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