Monday, 23 February 2015

For New Grandparents

Hello again. I hope this day finds you well. I've made another baby boy card, this time for a dear couple who have just become new Grandparents.

I had been browsing Pinterest for a few minutes hours the night before I made this and saw a wonderful Christmas card by Ana Z. I then made this card with Ana's card very much in my mind's eye - thank-you in advance Ana.

The lovely vintage papers are by Pion Design. I used Anna Griffin stamps for the silver embossed pram and text. The metal elements are by Nunn Design and Making Memories. The lower sheet has been embossed with hearts using a Cheery Lynn plate. For the borders I used a Martha Stewart punch and edge dies by Magnolia and Cheery Lynn. The fishtail flags are cut with MFT Dienamics dies and the circles with Spellbinder dies. Sprinkled around lots of blue frantage. Then completed with oodles of silver and white pearls (Waco pens) and a blue satin bow.

As always, huge thanks for stopping by.
Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Anything Goes
Inspiration Journal - Love is in the Air
City Crafter - Love Metal
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Tic, Tac, Toe (Charm, Dry Emboss, Sentiment)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 February 2015

Welcome Beautiful Baby Boy

Hello and thanks so much for visiting. My card today is for a precious baby boy who arrived recently - he is an absolute darling and has everyone besotted.

Background paper from Pion Design and balloons and all other papers by Maja Design. Balloons are cut with Sizzix Triplits Balloons die. The sentiment banner is cut with MFT Dienamics stax pierced fishtails. Ran Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen around all the edges. Added texture too with blue frantage and texture paste through a TH lattice stencil. Silk ribbon by May Arts and yarn from my Mum's sewing box. Sentiment stamped and embossed using an Anna Griffin stamp. Charms from stash.

Warmest wishes to you all for a lovely week ahead.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - A Piece of Paradise (Holding this little one sure is a piece of paradise)
Inspiration Journal - Love is in the air
Allsorts - Any occasion other than Birthday
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
Live and Love Crafts - Hearts
Art With Heart - Projects to Love
Fab n Funky Challenges - Charm Us

Monday, 9 February 2015

Coming Up Roses

Hello and welcome! It's been a while since I'ved posted - I hope to dip in and out a little more often. Thank-you to the lovely people who have signed up recently to follow despite my absence.

It looks rather grey outside (in Dublin anyway) - I hope the Springlike hues in my card will warm everyone's day.

I've used papers by Maja Design that I tore and layered. Flowers are from my stash. Surrounding dots were done using Waco pearl pen.

Thank-you for stopping by - I hope to catch up with visits in coming days.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Card & Scrap - Use Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Red & Pink (I'm much more of a pink gal)
We Love Vintage - Use a theme from collage - I'm using Flowers
Craft For The Craic - Birthdays or Anniversary (Card was given for a birthday)
Moving Along with the Times - Pastels