Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Spring Bird Bath

Hello and thank-you for taking the time to stop by.

Posting a birthday card I made for someone very dear to me - may every single one of her birthday wishes come true. Picture taken in a rush so apologies it's not great.


Paper: Maja Design - 'Sofiero' and 'Vintage Spring' collections
Dies: Sizzix bigz 'Baroque' and 'Mini Baroque', Memory Box 'Madera Corner'
Chipboard: Wycinanka Cherry Blossom
Paper clay: Prima Iron Orchid Decor
Stencils: Tim Holtz 'Gothic' (difficult to see in centre diecut as used clear paste), Memory Box 'Tessatina', Crafter's Workshop 'Script'
Beads: Finnabair Silver micro beads
Glitters: Finnabair Art Sugar in light pink, Stampendous Frantage in pink
Pastes: Finnabair white gesso, Prima modelling paste,
Other: Moulds, dried flowers (dabbed with gesso), gilding wax, paint, pearls, edging inks and lace from stash.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place - Moodboard Inspiration

Ribbon Girl April Card challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes using brand carried by Scrapyland (memory box and sizzix)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Spring is in the air
Country View Challenges - Spring
In The Pink - Dies and or Punches
A Vintage Journey - Spring is in the air (using pastel colours)
Card Mania - Spring
Crafty Boots - Spring is in the air


  1. Oh my goodness, this is breathtaking Nicola!!! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge with this beauty!!!
    I always look forward to your work!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. I love your beautiful birdbath! Such an elegant card! Love the papers and dies you used to create this beauty! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. beautiful soft and feminin! Love all the details you added. Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!
    Evelyn DT

  4. How beautiful Nicola, so much to see, such romance and beauty.I love the dried things behind your wonderful birthbath.
    The receiver must have felt so special, receiving this !!
    Dorthe, xxoo

  5. Hi Nicola, this is gorgeous and I think that seeing you crafting means you are recovering nicely. YAY! This is such a pretty design and I am partial to the date too, hubby's bday! Love it! Hugs, Autumn

    1. I am thrilled to see this fabulous design take the top place prize at Scrappy Land! Woo hoo!!! Super stoaked for you, sweet friend. :)

  6. Oh wow Nicola this is stunning! So pretty and feminine, your friend will adore this.
    Apologies again for being such a slack visitor lately, I hope all is well in your world lovely lady
    Mandy xx

  7. Oh wow, Nicola, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the birdbath - it's such a gorgeous focal point!! The layers and details are amazing!! The baby's breath is so beautiful!! I just love everything about this!! I know your friend will absolutely treasure it!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! I hope you are feeling much better my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Super card, super colours and wonderful textures Nicola.

    B x

  9. This is an absolutely delightful card Nicola, the soft colours are so pretty and the bird bath is beautiful. I love those sprigs coming out of the central point, they are so beautifully delicate!

    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey this month! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Very pretty and lovely textures. Great idea to use the pearls for the fountain. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  11. Stunning Nicola, but then what's I expect from anything that comes from your hands.... Love those gorgeous soft colours, so beautiful and feminine. Whoever gets this is going to treasure it for sure! Oh and of course thanks for joining us at AVJ!

  12. Truly beautiful Nicola!!! LOVE the delicacy of those sparkle fronds and the little bird bath is stunning in the centre. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

  13. Any bird would love a bath here. So well done and says spring all over it. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  14. What a beautiful card Nicola, lovely soft colours. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  15. This is a beautiful card Nicola, gorgeous soft colours that go perfectly with the lovely bird bath embellishment
    Hope you're feeling ok.
    Avril xx

  16. Beautiful feminine card! I bet your sweet friend treasures this! Hugs!

  17. Gorgeous make Nicola. Beautiful details throughout and the textures are amazing! Love the soft shabby colors and the gentle sprays of diecuts and flowers. Your friend will love this beautiful card for sure.
    Hugs, Katie

  18. Beautiful work, Thank you for taking part in the Mixed Media Place Challenge!

  19. Wow- what a beautiful card! I saw it at the Scrapy Land blog and had to come and see the card and your blog! Thanks for entering our challenge and hope to see you again at Scrapy Land for our next challenge. I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  20. This looks amazing Nicola, beautifully designed and full of wonderful texture. I bet this is loved by your friend xxx

  21. A very delicate work full of lightness, all these lovely branches and leaves spreading around the fountain where the birds enjoy a moment of rest. What a nice birthday card to receive. Your friend will love this, a dear present to remind her of your friendship.
    I wish you a nice day. Véronique.

  22. I'm sure she loved it! I LOVE the dainty and delicate flowers behind the bird bath! Gorgeous and feminine, and a real pick me up!

  23. You make birthdays something to look forward to! I wouldn't mind turning another year if that was in the mail. It's absolutely STUNNING and because my nickname is Bird, I'm sorta, kinda partial to your centerpiece..LOL. Most amazing card Nicola!!
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  24. Fabulous card, great shabby chic look. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  25. Wow Nicola, this is just beautiful!! I love your fountain as the focal piece and the added metallic accents really draws the eye! So many gorgeous details!! Just curious what mould you used for the corner pieces, very pretty and would love to add to my collection. hugs :)

    1. Thanks Pamellia! Have emailed link to you. Nx

  26. Beautiful! I love how you used baby's breath, the shabby chic look and the colors.

  27. Fantastic detailing and texture and loving this soft and romantic feel, it looks amazing, Nicola!

  28. a stunning card Nicola that your friend will treasure for sure. Wonderful details and it !!

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  29. love love love thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place Challenge

  30. Hello Nicola...thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. You are so sweet. It's always a treat for me to stop by your blog and see what beautiful card you have created. This is such a lovely birthday card for your friend. You always create the most beautiful cards with so much detail and femininity. I know your friend will treasure this!

  31. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges and good luck !
    Maryvonne , DT Member

  32. Nicola
    This is as though I am viewing an enchanted garden, there is something so magical about it, exquisite.
    The recipient will of course treasure it.

  33. Such a Gorgeous card ! Nicola A lovely soft colour palette and texture,delicate sparkle and wonderful embellished .
    Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  34. Exquisite as always - this is so pretty, Nicola. Such delicate pale colours, and I love the double frame around the bird bath and how you've combined the die-cuts with the dried flowers. Charming! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  35. Very womanly and it romantic! Thank you from MMP!

  36. Beautifully delicate and such wonderful layering! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia x


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