Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sweet Easter Wishes

Sweet Easter Greetings to you and thank-you for visiting.

I needed to make a few Easter cards but not spend too long at the table...So here they are...Made in about 1 hour...A record for me...Often lovely papers can just speak for themselves!

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Papers: Pion Design and Inkido
Dies: Memory Box (Cross Stitched Rectangles and Corner Bow)
Other: From Stash

Wishing all a very Happy and Peaceful Easter,
Nicola x

I wish to enter the following challenges:
Memory Box Challenge - Blossoms & Bunnies
Allsorts - Easter
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use Ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Bingo - Ribbon, Faux Stitching and Die Cut + sentiment
Crafty Boots - Easter
Inky Chicks - Happy Easter
Crafty Cardmakers - Easter
Little Red Wagon - Happy Easter / Spring
Double D challenge - Easter
Pion Design - Easter (picture inspiration)


  1. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  2. These are so sweet, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  3. They are all so gorgeous!! I love the papers!! The images are absolutely adorable!! Beautiful cards my friend!! They look amazing!! Have a great day!! And I hope you have a happy and blessed Easter!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oh my goodness Nicola, it would take me at least four hours to make these, they are truly beautiful - I love the stitching, your placement of the lovely bows and those gorgeous flourishes! Wow!

    I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. Big hugs, Anne xx

  5. These are all just gorgeous! That is one of my favorite die sets and you've used them beautifully! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘EASTER’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  6. An hour to make all of these lovely cards, I need to get lessons from you! I love all of the pastel layers and the fab vintage images. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. The papers are beautiful and the images. All four are gorgeous. Happy Easter to you!

  8. Such pretty cards Nicola! Great mix of beautiful papers! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

  9. What a fabulous set of cards. Love the layers and images and the embellishments set everything off perfectly. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  10. Two really great creations Nicola and so prettily embellished.

    Hope you have a lovely Easter and many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. Fabulous images and layering to create these gorgeous cards Nicola.
    Happy Easter.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  12. They are beautiful! I love how you used that flourish die cut and the colors are lovely.

  13. This is very beautifully done Nicola. I love the way you used the cross stitched rectangles to frame the different cards and the pretty string bow and spirals which adorn so exquisitely the left corners.

  14. Beautiful Nicola, such a beauty with the 4 layers of pretty papers, and the sweetest images on top. Love the bow, between the layers ,too.
    Hug from Dorthe and a wonderful Easter to you, and yours !!

  15. Such a lovely display of Easter cards. All beautifully put together. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  16. Nicola
    I am astonished, you make those in one hour - what is your secret?!!!
    They are so beautiful and vintage perfection with the sweet images and delicate colours.
    Have a lovely weekend, hope your health allows you to enjoy it as much as possible.

  17. What pretty cards. I love the cross-stitched rectangles and the bow is gorgeous.

  18. Just popped back again Nicola as I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment on my news, I so appreciated it and to say Happy Easter (again).
    hugs Brenda xxx

  19. Hi Nicola! Sorry I'm late to the party, I didn't get a notice about this post!! I just happen to see your thumbnail over at Little Red Wagon!! Well these are just beautiful! I love the soft pastels, you do wonderful work with the Pion Papers and I adore all the stitched edged layers! The little bow die cut is such a lovely addition! Wishing you a very happy Easter my friend! hugs :)

  20. Nicola, this set is simply marvelous and the fact it took you only an hour to make them makes this set even more amazing! What a great choice of Easter images and lovely color combo on all cards!
    I hope you spend nice time on Easter and I am looking forward to your new post!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  21. Beautiful card. Adorable images. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Home to see you back ere again soon. Judy DT

  22. Wonderful card! Love the shape and your colors are great.
    Thanks for joining us cc&cc Challenge!!
    Hope to see you back again.

  23. Beautiful set of Easter cards! Great job in record time! Love those papers! Happy Easter!

  24. They're gorgeous, Nicola. A card doesn't need a stamped image to be beautiful. Here the papers are the stars and love the beautiful corner dies cuts and ribbon detail too. Beautifully shabby chic.

  25. these are beautiful! I love the bow corner die!

    Thank you so much for joining our 'Bingo challenge + A Sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

  26. I love how elaborate your cards are. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

  27. Nicola
    These are so cute! I could not remember if I came here or saw them on FB (or both) but I love them! I hope you had a Happy Easter! thank you for always inspiring us!!!

  28. On Nicola. Your vintage Easter cards are so beautiful. You made all four of them in an HOUR?!?! I could never do that! They are so beautiful. I dearly love your delicate bow die cut with the long, flowing steamers. That is just amazing! I love Pion papers, too. They are not real bountiful here but I have always loved their designs. And...I wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a nice comment. I think we have a mutual admiration society going regarding our art. haha I truly am such a fan of yours!!! <3

  29. Nicola, my sweet and amazingly talented friend, I hope you had a blessed Easter! Your cards are so beautiful. You are absolutely right that pretty papers can take center stage all on their own... especially when the cards are created with love, as yours always are. :o) Everything you create is filled with joy, bringing sunshine and sweetness to our days. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  30. I don't know HOW I missed this post! These are fantastic and I really enjoy making simple cards that can actually be put in the mail! Don't know why we feel the need to make cards that need to fit in a giant box! LOL! I love these, the die stitch border is such a pretty layering detail. Hugs, Autumn

  31. A very very happy and blessed and incredibly late EASTER greetings to you. I'm honestly not used to Easter in March so this is weird for me, but all the same your cards are sensational and you are right, those papers knocked me on my butt....BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    hugs again,
    me still :)

  32. Oh dear, look how long it is since I've been here - tut, tut! Great use of those adorable images, and the simple layered framing really lets them shine.
    Alison x


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