Monday, 6 July 2015

21st Birthday

Hi again and welcome! The sunshine we enjoyed last week made me go with a summery theme for a 21st Birthday card I needed to make. Short post as I know lots of people are rightly busy making the most of their summer.

Papers: Prima
Dies: Sizzix 'Upon a Time' decorative strip. Memory Box 'Grape Vine', Cheery Lynn 'City Girl' edger, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Flowers: Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and faux dew drops courtery of glossy accents
Embellishments: Resin frame painted with pink pearlescent paint. Metal corners painted with matt white paint. Diecut numerals and metal key (on butterfly) coated with Krylon 18kt gilding pen. Also sank pearls, seed beads and glass glitter into glossy accents in centre of resin frame. Added little pearls to corners too.
Splatters: Daley Rowney Pink and Gold paints, Paper Artsy white and pink paints, Tattered Angels Pink and Gold sprays
Other: Ribbon by May Arts and Glass Glitter from Melissa Frances

Huge thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave. Thank-you too to the lovely people who have recently signed up to follow - you are most appreciated!

Have a lovely week,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - July - Anything goes
Vintage Cafe card challenge - Botanical
Card and Scrap - #100 Anything Goes and blog hop
We Love Vintage - Picture Inspiration
Allsorts - How does your garden grow?
In The Pink - Shabby / Vintage pink
Craft for the craic - Summer Time!
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jewels


  1. It has everything perfect on it and fabulously laid out. What a truly exquisite way to help celebrate someone's 21st!! I would like to hire you to design my landscaping!! I love the way you arrange flowers. :)
    Lisa x

  2. Nicola
    This is just stunning! I always love seeing your creations when I am a "good girl" and go blogging. As always - thank you for your words of encouragement on my blog! Have a lovely Monday!

  3. I somehow managed to lost my first comment Nicola, not sure how mind you. It's another stunning creation with your usual perfect attention to all the pretty details.

    It's a super entry for our theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous make Nicola!!! The flower arrangement is simply stunning!!!

  5. This is so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  6. Hi Nicola, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the flower arrangement and the beautiful butterfly surrounding the frame. Someone is going to treasure this card.
    Avril xx

  7. What an awesome and very very beautiful card here. Sooo beautiful and filkled with loads of great details on it too. I really love the gorgeous flowers and the sweet butterflies.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  8. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  9. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the layers and the pretty colors!! I could stare at this all day!! It's so gorgeous!! The details are perfect!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Nicola, this is incredibly gorgeous, starting with the bottom layer and those beautiful splats, the lovely doily, the gorgeous embellishments, your design - everything! I am sure this will be treasured for many years to come. I love it! Hugs, Anne xxx

  11. Quão adoráveis são seus trabalhos!!! Tudo é encantador e perfeito em cada detalhe!!! Parabéns, seu trabalho é de arte!!!
    Abraços ( do Brasil ).

  12. Oh the exquisite beauty of this creation. It is as though strolling through a beautiful garden with the summer sun shining and the perfume of flowers in the air.

  13. This is stunning Nicola, I love the framed 21 all the flowers and the other embellishments
    Kevin xx

  14. Wowww....such a lovely shabby chic card....I like it very much...So pretty. Thanx for joining us at WLVC...this time the challenge lasts the hole month and you can participate 4 times so maybe we will see you back????
    xx Plony

  15. lovely and beautiful card, thanks for sharing on wlvc, xxxLiesbeth

  16. Oh my gosh Nicola, I am in shabby chic heaven! I could just curl up and snuggle with this dreamy creation! So soft and subtle, love the light pink hues and all the wonderful girly embellies! However do you manage to create such delicious cards! Love your style! hugs :)

  17. Gorgeous!! It's such a detailed design, and so well put together. A fabulous shabby chic card!

  18. Stunning creativity Nicola and your flowers are all so perfectly placed. A vintage beauty. Lovely to see you back in blogland.
    Hugs, Julie x

  19. What a gorgeous card! LOVE the 21 and those flowers are wonderful!

  20. Wow Nicola! What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the fancy resin frame and all the pretty flowers!

  21. this is gorgeous x love how you layer and add such delicate touches x

  22. A gorgeous shabby chic creation... such a wonderful design and perfect embellishments too!

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

    Christine x

  23. WOW what a gorgeous card you made and ooooo I like the color pink so much, Thanks for sharing it with us on WLVC.

    xx Jolanda

  24. Beautiful card and great creations in the whole blog, now I am your follower!

  25. What a beautiful design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  26. This is a stunning card, so feminine and pretty. So pleased you shared with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  27. Love love love this gorgeous card! Nicola. The soft color scheme and all the details are totally stunning! :)

  28. Stunning! Beautiful shabby chic card!

  29. Beautiful card! Love all the different embellishments :) fab :) thank you for joining in our July challenge over at Craft for the Craic.

  30. This is really stunning!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  31. Beautiful card!! ♥

    Thank you for participating at Card & Scraps Challenge!
    Hugs DT-Gry

  32. So pretty, Nicola - there's a real summer glow about this one. I love the inky splatters and delicate lacy doilies, and the golden accents really make the pink sing!
    Alison xx

  33. amazing card, so may detaiils on it, and lovely embelishments!!! my favourite colours. thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenges

  34. This card is so pretty and love the resin used! The embellishments , die-cuts arranged are cool! Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic this month! :)
    Suchi- GDT Craft for the Craic xx

  35. What a beautiful card this is. Thanks for joining WLVC.


  36. Very beautiful! So tender and cute)) Thanks from VCCC!

  37. Gorgeous Nicola! So frilly and feminine! Love the frame and flowers!

  38. Nicola, this is beautiful beyond words... your creativity leaves me speechless. This card is filled with everything that makes my heart flutter. :o) All of your work is spectacular and I am honored to be your newest follower! Thank you for leaving me some love after Pamellia's shout-out. You are so kind and I wish you a beautiful night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  39. Stunning! Nicola I absolutely love your card, it's so soft and pretty. Shabby chic perfection xx

  40. Hi Nicola! I was just looking at your blog and how did I miss this lovely card? You have such a special. Your cards always remind me of those gorgeous Victorian cards of old. They were always so delicate and are yours. I love your use of doilies and intricut lacy trims. And I think your Christmas cards and projects are just THE BEST!


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