Saturday, 12 December 2015

Shhhhh! Look who's inside!

Hi there, I hope your weekend is going well. A quick post today ...

Papers: Pion Design 'Christmas in Norway' and 'Silent Night'
Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz 'Window' and 'Mini Reindeer'. My Favorite Things Borders - 'Scallop' and 'Mini Scallop'.
Stencil: Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'. Texture paste has been glittered with clear rock whilst still wet.
Other: The window was painted with cream DecoArt paint and liberally frantaged with both cream and white embossing enamels. One deer is painted with clear crackle and the other has been glittered with clear rock candy. Little jingle bells adorn their necks. I've painted an Idea-ology snowflake cream, dabbed it with red stickles and placed a red swarovski crystal in centre. Punched some 'foliage', glittered it and lined along base. Punched little snowflakes and gave them pearl centres. Completed with addition of red sparkly trim.

Wishing you a lovely weekend and very many thanks for stopping by.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Pion Design Challenge - Christmas Wishes - Inspiration photo below

Scrapyland - Anything Goes - Use a die brand Scrapyland carries
Frilly & Funkie - Tis The Season
Inspiration Emporium - Tis The Season
Craft For The Craic - Christmas Cheer
Dies R Us - Christmas
Scrap & Craft - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Die Cuts for Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Snow Much Fun
Anything But Cute - You've got Happy Mail


  1. Oh Nicola, it is so beautiful, and filled with Christmas spirit ,and joy. Wonderful papers you have used, again, and used them so masterly. Thank you for showing ,dear.
    Dorthe, xo

  2. SANTA!! I KNOW HIM!!! Oh good grief, that's wonderful. Any time I get a chance to peek in on that jolly fella, I'm a happy camper and that PRECIOUS photo below for inspiration is just the cutest!! What a priceless photograph. :)
    Beautiful work Nicola!

  3. Oh wow, Nicola, this is so gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created!! Santa is so jolly!! I love the deer, especially the red one!! The embossing enamel on the window frame is a fabulous touch!! Love the papers, too!! What a stunning card this is my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. So beautiful Nicola, I love the vintage santa, the design and the reindeer
    Kevin xx

  5. So beautifully sparkly, vintage and traditional and with fantastic detailing. I love your work, Nicola.

  6. OH WOW this is just FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  7. Santa has a rather mischievous look to his face!
    The colours and detailing is amazing, bringing a gorgeous nostalgic appearance to this beauty of a card.

  8. This is so pretty :-) thanks for participating in Piondesigns challange
    Hugs dt- Johanna

  9. Oooh, so sparkly! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  10. Beautiful card Nicola! Love the shimmery detail!

  11. Oh, Nicola! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card!! It brings the magic of the holidays to life. I adore the way we are on the outside looking in as Santa delivers his gifts. And everything just sparkles! Beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  12. Beautifully festive and welcoming Nicola. Every year I tell myself I need that Timmy Reindeer but when I eventually get round to it it's always out of stock.

    B x

  13. I love 'window' cards and this one is just lovely! Thanks for being a part of our 'Christmas' challenge at Dies R Us!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas scene on your card! Love the Vintage look, and Santa decorating the tree! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  15. Oh Nicola, I just love the beautiful scene you have created, Santa looks wonderful through the window (which is beautiful in itself) and the little deer are so sweet looking in. As always, a stunning card!! Hugs, Anne xx

  16. This is so very pretty! Love all those lucsious patterns mixed so beautifully! Hugs, Autumn

  17. Oh well who wouldn't LOVE your St. Nick busy on Christmas eve. Such a darling card and love how you did your reindeer.
    Hugs Lynn

  18. Another beautiful creation :) Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic. Nollaig Shona Duit :)

  19. Holy cow Nicola, you've done it again!! You put so much care and effort into every single thing you make, it's hard not to swoon!! I love that image behind the window and those reindeer peering up and watching Santa...such a wonderful atmosphere you have created!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Tis the Season' challenge! I do hope you will enter this into Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge too! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  20. How lovely! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  21. LOVE those deer! Gorgeous Christmas scene!!!

  22. Oh, Nicola, what a beautiful Christmas scene you've created! Loving your Santa and that vintage feel you achieved!
    Thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs! Branka DT xxx

  23. Beautifully done Nicola! Thanks again for participating in Pion Design Challenge.

  24. This is so lovely, Nicola. I love the frontages window frame, and F.C. caught in the act at the tree! The deer are so cute, and I love the vertical framing strips. A delight!
    Alison xx

  25. Oh I love how you've brought Pion Design papers to life here Nicola! Looking through the window to Father Christmas is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  26. Precious and nostalgically festive card, Nicola! You are the one who inspired me to purchase that Pion paper--Christmas in Norway. But so far I've done nothing but sit and stare at it, just as I could do with your beautiful card! I love the little scene you have created and your deer are just delightful!

    Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute! Merry Christmas! Sara Emily DT

  27. Oh you do make the most fabulous cards Nicola, I love your scene through the window and the two reindeer , gorgeous papers too

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month

  28. Gorgeous vintage scene Nicola! Thank you so much for joining You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


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