Thursday 15 October 2015

Crackled Skates

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my last post, it was a pleasure to read them all. A quick post from me today - I'm getting into stride for some Christmas card production...

Papers: Pion Design
Dies: Sizzix 'Ice Skates', Sizzix 'Holiday Words', Sizzix 'Mini Holly', Sizzix 'Stacked Snowflakes', My Favorite Things 'Stitched Fishtail Flags'
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Glitter: Melissa Frances and Ranger
Media: Crackle glaze and Texture paste - both by Decoart. Krylon pale gold leafing pen
Other: May Arts string. Charms, lace and pearls from stash

As always, huge thanks for stopping by!
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
City Crafter - Paste It!
Scrapyland - Anything Goes using die carried by Scrapyland
ABC Christmas Challenges - Unusual Christmas Colours
Picture & Scrap - Shabby Chic
Christmas card challenges - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Add some texture
Live & Love Crafts - Pink Again
Inky Chicks - Think Pink
Papertake Weekly - Two by Two (Two skates!)
Jingle Belles Rock - Deck The Halls in Pink


  1. Oh Nicola - I love the delicate pink laces and fabulous crackle (though I hope that's not an omen for what will happen when the wearer of these steps on to the ice!!). Beautiful card... I love your work in festive wintry mode (I love your work in pretty much any mode to be honest).
    Alison xx

  2. Nicola, this is gorgeous and brimming over with nostalgia and in the prettiest of colours and exquisite attention to detail. Makes me feel all wintry, in a good way :)
    This card would look so beautiful in a frame.
    Wishes to you.
    Lynne x

  3. Oh Nicola this is such a fantastic card!! I love the way you used the skates and the sentiment cut from Kraft looks super too! Love the way you did the snowflakes!!

    Oh and of course thanks for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

    1. Thanks so much Astrid! Just to explain that I didn't use kraft - sentiment is cut from white cardstock that I have coated in a pale gold using a Krylon Leafing pen. I also coated the metal charms and skate blade with same shade for co-ordination. Nx

  4. Hi Nicola, what a delightful card full of wonderful little details and I adore the frosty crackles on your ice skates with the perfect finishing touch of your pink laces and charms.
    Julie x

  5. Wow, oh wow Nicola, this is a real stunner!! I love the crackle on the skates, the wonderful Pion papers, your design (always amazing) and the wonderful crispness of the white elements - simply stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Oh my gosh, Nicola this is stunning!! I love, love the ice skates!! I love to skate so this card makes me happy!! The crackle looks amazing!! I love the laces and every single amazing detail you added!! Wow!! This is so gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!! I'm so happy you shared it with the Scrapy Land Challenge!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning!!! Gorgeous colors, even more stunning textures and superb design! Truthfully, I did not expect anything less from you Nicola!
    I am so happy you joined our challenge at Scrapy Land!

    Samra GDT :)

  8. Fabulous Nicola I love the skates all the texture the lace and the charms
    Kevin xx

  9. Everything about this say's Winter Nicola, what a super creation.

    B x

  10. Wonderful Nicola. Romantic and beautiful, love!! 🌸 💝 🌸

  11. LOVE this one Nicola!!! The crackled skates are gorgeous and the layered background too!

  12. Pretty and festive - I love all the little details of pattern and shapes on this timeless card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

  13. Oh this is so beautiful!! Your card is a gift all by itself! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  14. Så flott kort :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  15. Hi Nicola, this is a stunning card. Love the crisp whites against the delicate pink shades of the papers and the crackle textured skates look fabulous.
    Avril xx

  16. Lovely papers you have used together with your die, Nicola . Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and we would love to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  17. How gorgeous! Love the monochromatic theme, and all the texturized details! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  18. Love how your skates looks like worn leather that has spent many hours exposed to the elements enjoying time on the ice ... so glad you joined our PINK for the CURE Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  19. Perfection in evey detail and I love your use of white. It's a bright and beautiful card. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  20. Love the vintage look and feel of your beautiful Christmas card! Love the papers you used and the embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  21. I like how you really made the skates stand out! Beautiful card.

  22. i think i've only been ice skating about twice in my entire life but womehow your AMAZING card is making me want the ice skates die! yowza!!! what a masterpiece you've made right here! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES "pink christmas" festivities for an awesome cause! ♥♥♥

  23. It's everything beautiful, fluffy, and bright that I love about Christmas and those crackle skates are gorgeous. Especially love the residual ice shavings on the blades. Beautiful card :)
    hugs to you!

  24. Boy, this card sure caught my eye in the BCA lineup! It is vintage and elegant and beautiful all rolled up into one square piece of paper perfection! LOVE IT!

  25. Wow, a fabulous card with amazing detailing. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs

  26. Hi Nicola,
    Beautiful Christmas card; the frosting/crackle on the skates looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining LLC for our PINK challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  27. Oops... I'm back to say thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges!
    Alison xx


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