Thursday, 10 April 2014

Flights of Fancy

Hello and Welcome.

Today I’m delighted to be guest designing with the wonderful Frilly & Funkie Challenge as I won one of their recent challenges for my card here. Their current challenge theme is ‘Flights of Fancy’, (to include wings and inspired by the onset of Spring), so my card shows lots of butterflies and a little bird waiting for her eggs to hatch.

I was most fortunate to win a very generous giveaway of Maja Design papers from the lovely Jenny so I'm happy to be properly taking them out to play. All the papers used are from the gorgeous Maja ‘Vintage Spring’ Collection.

Here is a side shot so that you can better see the box like nest. I’ve used the Sizzix scalloped envelope die and then threaded through some cord to pull the sides together. The nest is lined with frilled ribbon, moss and various punched branches and diecuts and some nice candied eggs.

Papers: Maja Design ‘Vintage Spring’ Collection

Dies: Sizzix Bigz ‘Scalloped Envelope’, ‘Pocket Watch’ and ‘Sized Circles’. Magnolia ‘Heart Flourish’. Cheery Lynn ‘ Mini Fanciful Flourish’

Punches: Martha Stewart ‘Branch’ and ‘Vintage Lace’ edger

Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage,Tattered Rose

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and Jeans

Thank-you so much to all at Frilly and Funkie for allowing me feature at their blog today. If you aren’t already familiar with the challenge then you really should check it out for superb inspiration, excellent tutorials and a great challenge with chance of prize.

As always, thank-you for stopping by – all your visits, comments and followings are truly appreciated.

I’ll have another special post for you tomorrow so I do hope to see you back again soon.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Country View Challenges - New Beginnings
It's All about the Vintage - Shabby Chic
Simon Wednesday - Happy Easter / Sweet Treats
Crafty Hands Devon - Anything Goes
Moving along with the times - Easter / Spring
Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring
Inspiration Journal - A Few of my Favourite Things


  1. Oh this is so gorgeous Nicola, it really so evokes the feeling of Spring and I adore that little nest inside the clock, brilliant idea that. The whole card is just wonderful!

  2. Oh, this is breathtaking! I love your gorgeous colour palette and the delicate springlike quality of it! I want to reach out and touch this beautiful art work. Julie Ann xxx

  3. This is so gorgeous Nicola I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow Nicola, this is such a beautiful card which you can see has been carefully planned out and been given a lot of love and attention for every single detail.
    Julie x

  5. Gorgeous card and a lot of creative innovation. Love it all Nicola.

  6. A spectacular vintage Easter design - well done, Nicola!

  7. Your beautiful cards are always mini works of art, so beautifully designed and coordinated and this one is no exception. The nest is an absolute delight and I love the addition of the pocket watch and the beautiful butterflies - a really wonderful creation Nicola. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. My jaw literally fell open when I saw this on FB. It's truly so so beautiful!!!! Your whole is perfect with not a thing hidden or out of place! Just truly striking! Pinned!!!!

  9. Oh my goodness!! This is pure perfection!! Just love the shabby papres, that sweet birds nest... all the gorgeous elements! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  10. WOW this is stunning Nicola! I love that nest and all of your gorgeous details, fabulous textures!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Tammy x

  11. Amazing! And so beautiful! The birds nest is such a pretty thing. Thank you for joining us at It's all about the Vinteage.
    Hugs Elfi

  12. How unusual, love all the elements! Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  13. Fantastic card! I love the design and cute details.

  14. Fabulous make hun and thank you for joining us at Crafty Hands very good luck and have a great day x

  15. Fabulous make hun and thank you for joining us at Crafty Hands very good luck and have a great day x

  16. so stunning Nicola.i love the wording and pretty butterflies and the little nest o eggs is fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

  17. A beautiful creation Nicola, such a pretty design and colours, I love all the stunning elements!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  18. This is so, so lovely, Nicola - the perfect Spring card. The fluttering butterflies are delightful, and the curly flower stems work so well!
    Alison xx

  19. Beautiful Card. Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    Marleen DT xx

  20. This is absolutely amazing!
    Thank you for taking part to It's all About the Vintage & Beauty- challenge.
    Hugs Merkku

  21. oh, wow, it is a very nice creation.
    thanks for sharing with us It´s all about the Vintage and good luck.

    lg. meggi

  22. absolutely gorgeous! shabby chic vintage with oooooodles of layers and interest. so pretty.

  23. This is stunning, love the nest and the eggs

    Thanks for joining in the fun over at CraftyHands Challenge.

    Good luck


    Jo x Dt x

  24. Wow, fabulous card. Love the great use of the envelope to box in the nest. Love all the details and Spring features. Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic :)

  25. Oh! This is just simply gorgeous. Love it, love it, love it. Thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts Challenges. Please accept my apologies for the delayed comment, I'm running behind this month and running to catch up!


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