Saturday, 19 December 2015

Joyeux Noël

Seasons Greetings! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.

I have some other Christmas posts ready but may not get them published, though I expect everyone is mighty busy now anyway with Christmas preparations. I received more injections to my neck yesterday so my online time must be very curtailed.

This pretty image is taken from a paper napkin available here. Isn't she lovely.

Following the Servietten Technique I seperated the top layer of napkin and glued it to white cardstock using Ranger multi-medium matte. Once completely dry, die-cut and embossed the image using a Marianne Design die. Sprinkled on a pinch of white Frantage and stencilled some stars using a Heidi Swapp stencil. Coated the stars with clear rock glitter before the paste dried. Rubbed silved gilding wax to die-cut edge and burnished it well with cloth.

The lowest layer has been embossed with a Sizzix music folder. Again gilded the edges silver. Cut a round doily in half and adhered to base layer. Die-cut some glittery silver paper with Memory Box 'Star of Wonder', Memory Box 'Elegant Scrollwork' and Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns' dies and arranged on card. Die-cut little stars from this glittery paper using offcuts from a Sizzix Triplits balloon die so some of the stars are white and some silver.

Added lace trim and tinsel trim to the left and placed a Swarovski crystal on star. The berries are by Magnolia and I've added some white stamens from stash too. Stamped the Joyeux Noël sentiment using a Stempelglede stamp set. Finally, sprayed some seam binding to a matching shade of blue and affixed. C'est ça!

Hope to pop around blogland in another couple of days. In the meantime, enjoy the happiness of this season and Stay Calm!

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
We Love Vintage - Vintage Children
Simon Monday Challenge - Just a pinch (of Frantage)
Anything But Cute - You've got Happy Mail
Scrapy Land - Holidays (Use a die brand carried by Scrapy Land)
Scrap & Craft - Anything Christmas
Inspiration Journal - Tis The Season
ABC Christmas - Y is for Youngsters
Sparkles Challenge - Die Cuts for Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Merry Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vintage


  1. This is a beautiful card, Nicola, and so wintery wonderful.
    I hope you will soon be better, and wishes you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year .
    Dorthe, xo

  2. As always a super creation Nicola.

    In case I am not by again beforehand, wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas.

    B x

  3. Oh wow, Nicola, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful image!! You showcased it perfectly!! How creative to have her holding the bouquet!! The layers and embossing are fabulous!! The tinsel is a perfect touch!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. A beautiful card - I love the image you've used. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.
    Kath - GD

  5. What a beautyful card you made and sooo sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at the WLVC,

    Hugs Jolanda

  6. Nicola, this is just beautiful. Love the wonderful vintage image and your silvers and blues are the perfect compliment! Hope you are feeling better day by day. Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge using "just a pinch"!

  7. Gorgeous creations as usual Nicola! Love the color palette and such a wonderful choice of dies and embellishments!
    Thank you for joining Anything But Cute You've got Happy Mail challenge, and also thank you so much for joining our challenge#32 at Scrapy Land!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Hoping you feel better soon Nicola! Nice you did find some time to show us this lovely card and I want to thank you for playing with us at WLVC. Take good care of yourself Plony

  9. Wow Nicola! What a gorgeous card! Love the sweet image and fancy trimmings. Sending get well wishes your way!

  10. Wonderful winter christmas card. Love the design and it's a great idea to create it with the servietten technique.

    Thanks for playing along with our Sparkles Christmas Challenge for Dezember and good luck!

    Doris *GDT*

  11. A beautiful card Nicola, such a sweet image surrounded by all those gorgeous embellishments. Hope you're soon feeling better.
    Hugs Avril xx

  12. Beautiful card, Nicola, with wonderful color choice and great use of dies! Love your vintage image! Great embellishing!
    Thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs! Branka DT x

  13. Oh Nicola, it's another wonderful festive card. I just love how you've given her that little wintry bouquet to hold - beautifully done.
    Alison xx

  14. Absolutely beautiful!!
    Jackie ")

    sending healing wishes your way....

  15. Stunning as always Nicola. Hope you have a lovely Christmas And best wishes for 2016.
    Hugs, Julie x

  16. Gorgeous card Nicola, I love the whole vintage look of this, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    I hope your neck is feeling better xx
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas
    Lols x x x

  17. Nicola, this is a beautiful card, I love that image and your card design is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.

  18. What an awesome alteration! I LOVE to use napkins in my art too...there are soooo many designs! LOVE all the details too. Good luck with the injections. So sorry you have to put up with that. Hugs and Merry Christmas!!!

  19. Your card is so beautiful again, thanks for sharing on WLVC. gr. Liesbeth

  20. This is gorgeous! I love that beautiful vintage image and the added blue bow! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  21. A beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge.
    Lorraine DT

  22. Oh wow Nicola, this is simply gorgeous, I love the napkin image, it is so beautiful and the way you have added the bouquet to her hands looks amazing. I hope the injections are helping your and that you have a wonderful Christmas.

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute too! Hugs, Anne xx

  23. Beautiful Christmas card, lovely image, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge. Happy Christmas.

    Pat xx

  24. Another beautiful Christmas creation from you! I love the colors and die cuts you've chosen, and the artful use of a napkin and doilies! So pretty! I do hope your injections are helping--you are a brave soul to do that!

    Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail at Anything but Cute with your lovely card! Merry Christmas! Sara Emily DT

  25. Nicola, this is just beautiful!

  26. This is just precious! What an angel indeed.

  27. Gorgeous as ever, and congrats on the SSS designer spotlight for this! Ger x

  28. Wow! I can't believe that image was on a napkin! Just beautiful! Just love the Marieanne dies! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!

  29. Wow Nicola, what a gorgeous Christmas card!! I can't believe you got that image from a napkin, how wonderful! I love all the soft blues with that pop of blue on the bow, just brilliant! So wintery and wondrous, fabulous creation my friend!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)


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