Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Lovely in Lavender

Hi there, I hope that all is well with you today. Thank-you for taking the time to visit.

A quick post showing I've reverted back to my more usual vintage style...

Papers: Pion Design 'Scent of Lavender' collection

Cutting Die: Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes - Flower / Leaf 4

Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Chipboards: Scrapiniec

Stencilling: Crafter's Workshop stencil and Faber Castell Texture Luxe paste

Metal embellishments: Clockframe is by Nunn Design and wheel centre is an Idea-ology hitch fastener

Bow: Melissa Frances

Other: Krylon Silver Gilding pen, Twinkling H2Os, Luminarte Silks, Silver pearl pen, wood butterflies (Painted), various Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Prima glass glitter (Violet), muslin, laces, flower and wheat from stash

Thank-you so much for stopping by today.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Frilly & Funkie - Floral Infatuation
Noor Design - Flowers & Lace
The Ribbon Girl - September Card challenge - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pretty Pretty Ribbons
Crafty Cardmakers - Layer It Up
Dream Valley Challenges - Monochrome


  1. OMG this is absolutely GORGOEUS Nicola!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RIBBONS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Your vintage card is so lovely. Well done. :)

  3. Absolutely amazing Nicola ... as always. I love the layered elements in the wheelbarrow. The hitch fastener is wonderful for the center of the wheel. What a great additional touch to add the punched border on that lovely lavender paper. I adore this stunning vintage card!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  4. Oh that's stunning! LOVE it! x

  5. Beautiful card Nicola, love the papers and the wheelbarrow looks gorgeous brimming with all those flowers. You really do this style so well.
    Avril xx

  6. Oh wow, Nicola, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the wheelbarrow full of lavender!! So gorgeous!! The details you added are just perfect!! I love, love this vintage beauty!! It's fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Wow Nicola! What a gorgeous project! The wheelbarrow full of all those pretty flowers looks fabulous! I love it!

  8. Another totally delightful creation in such pretty colours Nicola.

    B x

  9. Oh, I love this spray of flowers bursting outside this beautiful wheelbarrow resting on this light kind of straw. It's so delicate and
    I can smell the delicious parfume from here. Nice also the few words in french :-)).
    Once more, you managed perfectly well Nicola.
    Friendly thoughts from France to you and beautiful Ireland !

  10. What a gorgeous wheel barrow of flowers...oh the smell...oh the beauty...would make any garden shine! Gorgeous scene and gorgeous card!

  11. Such a beautiful card! I love the flowers and perfect design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  12. Oh how beautiful Nicola, vintage at its very best... those Pion papers are so lovely and I love the wheelbarrow full of beautiful flowers, the tall ones remind me of Lavender. I love how you transformed the wheat to make it look like Lavender and the hitch fastener is perfect in the centre of the wheel. A truly stunning card!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Nicola...this card is gorgeous!! Your altered wheat into lavender is such a clever idea and really perfect for this card. The papers are divine and that white shabby wheelbarrow is so lovely packed full of flowers. I love the wheel!! Again, so clever to use Tim's Ideaology pieces. You create SUCH beautiful vintage designs!

  14. Nicola, you are such a talented cookie and you know how much I love your sweet creations. This is such a unique and beautiful use of these beautiful papers. The design is lovely and the flowers are spectacular. Thank you for the inspiration, sweet friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. It is gorgeous, dear Nicola,- such beautiful, flowers, and sweet romance. Ilove your vintage style :-) . xoxo, Dorthe

  16. Such a beautiful card I lurve scrapiniec & even brought 2 of these wheelbarrows. Love the gorgeous colour.
    Thank you for joining us over at Noor Design UK, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  17. The wheelbarrow looks lovely with all those leaves and flowers added to it. A wonderful vintage design in my favorite color, purple.

  18. Oh Nicola this is just SO clever! I'm transported to a Provence village surrounded by lavender fields and crumbling limestone cottages. The vintage touches like the watch, the lace and the aged wheelbarrow give this so much charm. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  19. This is just gorgeous. Your little lavender cart is so pretty and I love the dimension of the flowers in it and all the other gorgeous embellishments.

    Thanks for sharing in our Monochrome challenge.

    Dream Valley

  20. Oh, I'm in love, I'm in love. This is simply gorgeous, Nicola. I've got a couple of those wheelbarrows from Scrapiniec, but more because I couldn't resist them than that I had any ideas for how to use them. The weathered look you've given yours is just perfect, and such a pretty colour too to work with the lavender. The lavender itself, both in the barrow and adorning the card, is pure perfection. And it must smell lovely too! Glorious!
    Alison x

  21. Wow just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  22. Oh wow you did a fabulous job with this card!! Love the center image and all those flowers coming out of the wheelbarrow. Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Noor! Design UK "Flowers and Lace" challenge. Hugs!

  23. A beautiful card. I love your soft lavender colour scheme and the addition of the wheat is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.


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