Monday, 7 March 2016

Springtime / Easter

Hi there and thank-you for visiting!

I'm not able to craft very much at the moment but am hoping after further medical work to my neck that situation will improve. In the meantime, I've made this vintage card and it was so lovely to get back to my craft table.

Papers Pion Design 'A Day in May' collection
Flowers 'Wild Orchid Crafts' and 'Jeans'
Resin Embellishments Prima and Melissa Frances
Metal Embellishments Corners and key (painted) from stash
Stamping Tim Holtz 'speckled' stamp
Media Distress Ink in 'Tea Dye' and white acrylic paint for more random splatters
Other Moss, lace and pearls from stash. Wooden heart from lovely Lynne

Thanks so very much for stopping by. When my neck improves I hope to be able to make more frequent visits around blogland.

Wishing all a lovely week to come,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;

Pion Design - March Challenge - Easter Greetings (Card inspired by theme)
Ribbon Girl - Spring / Easter or Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
We Love Vintage - Vintage Easter / Spring
Cards und More - Spring
Card & Scrap - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Frilly & Funkie - Layer It Up
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Pretty Projects
Inky Chicks - Ribbon and/or lace
Fussy & Fancy Bingo. Something old -moss, something new -frame, lace, pearls


  1. Oh wow, Nicola, this is absolutely stunning!! The layers are amazing!! I love the details and embellishments you added!! This is so gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!! I hope you are feeling much better soon and the work on your neck is successful. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh my goodness Nicola, this is mind blowing. I just love what you've done. HugsRita xxx

  3. Gorgeous project Nicola! I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well! Sending get well wishes your way!

  4. A beautiful card Nicola, I love the diagonal layers and the gorgeous flowers and bird images that give us the promise of Spring. So sorry you are needing treatment for your neck and hopefully you will be pain free and back at your desk more often very soon.
    Take care.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  5. Dear Nicola,
    So good to see your creation. It is full of little treasures hidden among beautiful lace and designer paper. Hope you feel better soon.
    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs, Katie

  6. A beautiful card Nicola, so much detail and gorgeous embellishments, love the addition of the moss.
    Sorry to read you've not been too well but hope the procedure on your neck goes well.
    Avril xx

  7. Beautiful vintage card with great layers! Lovely details :)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap!
    Mette - DT

  8. So pleased you were able to craft long enough to create this Nicola as it's a real beauty with the super design and vintage colours.

    B x

  9. Wow, Nicola, this is fabulous. Very unique and it caught my eyes right away. Beautifully designed. Love the colour scheme and those gorgeous designer papers. Such wonderful different textures you have on the card.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  10. It was so lovely to pop on and be treated to such a beautiful card creation as this. I love all the beautiful layers and shabby chic look about it. So sorry to hear you are not feeling to good at the moment Nicola, hope things improve soon. Mo x

  11. A Beautiful card Nicola. I can really commiserate with you. Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  12. Wow Nicola, this is so gorgeous! I love the Pion bird image in the corner and your layering is just amazing! So many wonderful shabby details, stunning!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Layer It Up' challenge and I'm tickled to see you have joined us at Pion Design for our March challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    PS - I sure do hope you get to feeling better soon. I'm sending all my best healing hugs out to you!! :)

  13. this is beautiful x hugs xtrace x

  14. This is stunning, what a vintage beauty you have created xx

  15. I hope you'll get better soon Nicola!!! I was so happy to see you had a new post! Your card is gorgeous!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. How very beautiful, dear Nicola , I love it, the wonderful tones and beautiful composition ,so very lovely .I hope you will soon feel better, so we will see more from your hands . xxx

  17. Nicola, it is a treat to see a project from you... and what a delightful one it is. Your layering is stunning and I adore every sweet accent of your celebration of spring. The texture throughout is gorgeous. Please know that you are in my prayers. I hope you will soon be healthier than ever before. **gentle hugs** Have a beautiful day and thank you for playing along with us at Live & Love Crafts. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Oh what a wonderful way to return to your craft table Nicola, this is so beautiful, I love all the layering with the beautiful lace peeping out and the 'rusty' look in the background compliments those papers so beautifully. Another stunning creation!

    I hope you and your neck feel much better soon, you are in my thoughts! Hugs, Anne xx

  19. O Nicola, what a totally stunning Easter creation and what a great way to get back to that craft table! Gorgeous layers and other elements, so beautifully put together! Keeping my fingers cross for you that they will be able to sort out you neck soon. Sending good thoughts and big hugs!! xxx

  20. Nicola, this is a very very beatiful card I love very much. Delicacy of this wide range of hues of brown. An amazing work ! I am so happy to see you're back and I send you friendly thoughts hoping you will feel better very soon and that your neck will indeed improve as rapidly as possible.
    Véronique from France.

  21. This is really gorgeous...such a beauty to see. Lovely papers and so many pretty details. So glad to see you crafting again. Thanx for joining us at WLVC and also at the challenge of Inky Chicks.
    xxx Plony

  22. What a lovely Card you've made. Thanks for joining us at WLVC.

    xx Henriëtte

  23. This is stunning! LOVE the layers and textures. I want to hang it on my wall! Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the Layer it up challenge.

  24. This is really beautiful, Nicola! Thank you for participating in the Pion Design Challenge this month. Really hope that you get to feel better soon!

  25. Such a beautiful card as always Nicola x full of lots of details and embellishments. I love the layout x hope your health continues to improve

    Tfs and hugs
    Annie x

  26. WOW what a beautiful card and what a different papers you use. Their is a lot to see on your card and so sweet the eggs in the middle. Thank you for joining us at the WLVC.

    xx Jolanda

  27. The layering, the tearing, the music sheets, the rolling, the folding, the stuffing, the lacing, the placing, the yummy textures, the scrumptious did AWESOME, my friend. I'm so sorry you're having a heck of a time and yet I'm tickled pink that you posted yet another stunning work of art. It's definitely soaked in love and talent!
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  28. LOVE the diagonal layering...I rarely see that. Gorgeous layers all around and great ephemera, and what a wonderful vintage feel.

  29. What wonderful texture and beautiful design!

  30. Oh Nicola I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues and hope things take a turn for the better soon. Meantime your card is another stunner. Well let's face it, I love everything you make! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  31. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with our pretty projects challenge at Creative Inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie- DT

  32. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  33. Gorgeous design, Nicola! Love those papers! Congratulations on your well deserved Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs!

  34. Gorgeous vintage style card. I'm so in awe of those who can pull this style off well.
    Thanks for linking up at CuM. :)

  35. So glad you were able to make some crafty time for yourself, and this layered vintage card is a stunner! Do hope that things will improve with your neck - wishing you well from here.
    Alison x

  36. Nicola...everything you do has such a lovely vintage quality to it. This card is beautiful. Lovely colors, lovely design and beautifully created. You NEVER disappoint with your creations.


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