Thursday, 22 October 2015

Skates in Blue

Hello and welcome!

Another quick post showing how I placed crackled ice skates in alternate colour scheme to previous post. They look a little chiller here!

Papers: Maja Design
Dies: Sizzix 'Ice Skates', Sizzix 'Holiday Words', Sizzix Framelits 'Enchanted' by Prima, Sizzix Decorative Strip 'Holly, Snowflake, Beaded Garland'
Glitter: Melissa Frances Silver glass glitter and Ranger Clear Rock Candy
Media: Crackle glaze by Decoart. Weathered Wood DI. Ground Espresso Distress paint. Waco Chrome pearl pen. Krylon Silver leafing pen.
Other: Silver metallic string from stash

Thought I'd share that I've recently bought the Sizzix Precision Base Plate to use with my Big Shot. It's a great buy! Much handier to use with one cutting plate (that will stay flat) rather than struggling with the usual bent plates. One pass and it's cut.

Thank-you for your visit!


I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Eileen Hull - Art with Heart - Hauntings and Holidays
Allsorts - All sentimental
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Country View Challenges - Add some Texture
Christmas Cards all year round - No Stamping


  1. Oh wow, I can't pick! Both of these turned out beautifully, fantastic design!

  2. I just absolutely love the skates, Nicola!! They look so amazing!! The layers are beautiful!! I loved the pink skates card, but this one might be my favorite!! Stunning!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. oh I love the crackled skates! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the October Art with Heart Challenge. =)

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful crackled ice skates Nicola!

  5. Another real wow creation in true Nicola fashion and as always such lovely dimension and texture, great idea crackling the skates.


  6. I'm back already Nicola, totally forgot to say thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. Absolutely stunning Nicola, you truly are brilliant using these skates, they look fantastic! Such a beautiful card altogether!

  8. wow so stunning nicola.i love the fabulous ice skates and your icy colours and pretty design are beautiful ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Oh Nicola, I love your gorgeous crackled skates , with the sweet christmas papers behind. A real frosty winter day, awayting there .
    I just ,finished a card with skates, too :-)

  10. Another stunning card Nicola, Love these icy colours - so glad I don't have to pick a favourite.
    Avril xx

  11. Beautiful card gorgeous details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Sentiment as Focal Point' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  12. The skates look stunning in the crackled white and I love the treatment you gave the runners, it looks just like ice - so clever. Great use of the Maja papers too, they are so beautiful in the skate design. There is nothing nicer for Christmas than blue and white, in my opinion and I do love the boldness of the black words. Beautiful, simply beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thanks so much Anne! The words do indeed look black in photo but they are actually painted with 'Ground Espresso'. I'm loving its deep dark brown (despite it looking black here!). Nx

  13. LOVE them in blue!!! LOVE the silver edging on the blade...I didn't notice that before! Gorgeous card...again!!!

  14. Oh yes, I do like the frosty blue look and the scuffed ice on the bottom of the skates. Another Ground Espresso lover I see... isn't it gorgeous?!
    Alison xx

  15. Gorgeous! I might like it even better than the pink version. Love how you did the ice on the blades.

  16. Oh this is gorgeous, I adore those skates.... I have this die too but never used it. I now really really want to lol. Fabulous card xx

  17. i absolutely adore this. its brilliant. gorgeous colours and great texture. thanks for joining us at countryview challenges and good luck. hugs rachel x

  18. This is gorgeous! The skates look fantastic! Thank you for sharing and joing us at Art with Heart October challenge!

  19. How beautiful and the skates are darling! The silver on the blade is awesome! I am going to try and remember that! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art for Heart Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

  20. Love ld the pink background skates and these with the blue background are equally as elegant.

  21. Love ld the pink background skates and these with the blue background are equally as elegant.


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