Friday, 19 December 2014

Lighting the Tree

Hello. I know we all are busy right now so will keep post short. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to visit.

In card above I've used Pion Design papers from 'Days of Winter' and 'Flower Frames' collections. The dies are by Joy Crafts (Noor Design), Sizzix and Spellbinders. Frantage and bling added too. I gilded some paper edges with Krylon gold leafing pen.

I had intended to have lots of Christmas cards made this year but plans didn't work out! Only a small number of cards have been made and I'll show some over the next few days.

Thanks so much again for stopping by.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Vintage Utfordring - Christmas Card (Vintage)
We Love Vintage - Bingo - Pearls/Border/Pink (Parels, Kant, Roze)
Country View Crafts - Nostalgic Christmas
Simon Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Favourite Christmas Colours
Live and Love Crafts - With Love
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Fussy and Fancy
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is All Around
In The Pink - Christmas (In Pink)
Noor Design (Joy Crafts) No 1 Challenge - Merry Christmas


  1. So beautiful Nicola, wonderful colours, and dies- and love the string of pearls ,above !! Dorthe, x

  2. Gorgeously vintage creation Nicola and a beautiful image too.
    Wishing you a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2015.
    Fliss xx

  3. Beautiful card Nicola, love the image and gorgeous layering of die cuts.
    Avril xx

  4. This is a lovely card with great details....Love all the little pearls...
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC.

  5. This is SO VERY beautiful Nicola, from the beautiful pearls, to the wonderful snowflake, the amazing die cuts and that beautiful focal image - I just love everything about it. Confession time - I actually sent some purchased cards this year......sometimes it has to be done! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Me too Anne, still feeling guilty but I can only stretch so far! Thank-you for lovely compliments. Nx

  6. Beautiful card Nicola! Love all the layers and mix of Pion Design papers! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. This is so beautiful Nicola and I adore every single thing about it! Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and wishing you a very Happy Christmas! :) x

  8. So glad to see you after so long! This is stunning Nicola! I just love all the fancy die cuts and the vintage colour palette! The pearl string is such an elegant touch! Gorgeous! holiday hugs :)

  9. Hallo liebe Nicola,
    deine Karte sieht wunderschön aus,ich mag diese nostalgischen Karten sehr,
    glg ulrike

  10. Beautiful card Nicola, I like the image the design and the colours
    Kevin xx

  11. Wow!!! Gorgeous card!! Lovely layers!!! Thanks for joining Vintage Udfordring

  12. Gorgeous card and I'm sure your others are as well! Tis the busy season!!!

  13. Så vakkert julekort i litt utradisjonelle farger! Vakkert dekorert.
    Takk for at du deltar hos oss i Vintage Utfordring!
    Mette - DT

  14. A beautiful card Nicola. Have a lovely Christmas.
    Julie x

  15. A very beautiful card once again, though not in my favourite colours maybe.. :D I feel like you, it's so hard to do as many cards as we would love for our family and our friends, also our crafty friends in addition sometimes... Sending you good thoughts and good wishes, hope you will have an happy festive season my dear Nicola. Coco xx

  16. A gorgeous vintage look - and the soft dusky pinks are so pretty. Thank you for another lovely contribution to our Nostalgic Christmas at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

  17. Such a gorgeous card, I love the pink and touch of white!

    Best regards, Janneke DT WLVC

  18. A very sweet card! Love to see the details, you used from the bingo!
    Thank you for joining us @ WLVC
    Kind regards,

  19. This is gorgeous, Nicola. Love the combination of different shapes and ornate patterns.

  20. Hi Nicola;
    WOW; this is a very elegant Christmas card. These image and papers are so pretty, and you did them full justice with this card. Thanks for playing with LLC again this month. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  21. This is so beautiful, I love the vintage feel and those gorgeous layers! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  22. So very pretty Nicola! Lovely layers and die cuts. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  23. Beautiful vintage card, love the layers and the image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.



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  24. Beautiful vintage colour choice, a fabulous image and wonderful diecuts! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time - good luck and hope we see you here again soon!

    Christine x (DT)


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