Wednesday 30 November 2016

Prancing Deer

Hi there and thank-you for stopping by!

The Christmas cards just keep on coming...

Red cardstock by Bazzill

Wycinanka Chipboard 'Bauble with Reindeer'
Prima crystal
Button by Amy Butler for K&Company
Little peg from stash

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas (thank-you Ger)
Marianne Designs - Snowflakes
Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch

Dutch Doobadoo stencil and Faber Castell Texture Luxe in 'Pearl'

Chipboard inked with red marker and dabbed with Ranger Stickles in 'Ruby Slippers'. Merry Christmas painted with PaperArtsy 'Nougat' and coated with Ranger glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy'. Paper edges inked with Distress Ink in 'Iced Spruce'. Ribbons and trims from stash.

As always, your visit is most appreciated.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is coming to town
Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Christmas Time
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Stash - Glitter
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Santa and / or Elf
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Creations
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday 25 November 2016

Christmas is in the Heart

Hello and thank-you for your visit.

It's begun to snow Christmas cards in crafting blogland! So, here's another to join the flurry...

Prima - Sweet Peppermint Collection

Floral Embellishments:
Prima - Sweet Peppermint Collection

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Stitched Circles

Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'

Prima / Finnabair Snowflake paste. Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' Say It In Crystals. Distress Inks 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio'. Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Pearl Stick Pins, Sequins, String and Embroidery Floss from stash.

Thank-you for spending time at my blog.
Enjoy your weekend,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Prima November Sketch for Cards and Tags

We Love Vintage - Vintage Christmas with Children
The Ribbon Girl - November, Use Any Image
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Christmas To Die For
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias or Snow is Falling
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Old Fashioned Christmas
Kort o Mania - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Sparkle & Shine

Sunday 20 November 2016

Angel Wishes

Greetings to you and welcome. I hope this day finds you well.

A quick post to share another Christmas card ...

Pion Design

Joy Crafts 'Square & Chandelier'
Sizzix Framelits 'Majestic Labels #2'
Memory Box 'Star of Wonder'.

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous 'Mini Holidays'

Clay wings by Agnieszka Barska
Bell, ribbon, string and stars from stash

Stampendous Shabby White Frantage, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink 'Sepia', Ranger Embossing Powder 'Vintage Photo', Ranger glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'

That's It!

Thank-you for taking the time, I hope the week ahead is kind to you,

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Rustic Glam
Craft for the Craic - Two Colours
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wishes
Country View Challenges - Stars
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Kort O Mania - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings

Sunday 13 November 2016

Sweet Peppermint Sleigh

Hi there, thank-you for stopping by. All are welcome.

Huge thanks for your comments and admiration for my Christmas house in post below. I also made a sleigh to match the house in the same 'Sweet Peppermint' collection. Here it is...

This sleigh must only be just setting off from the North Pole as it sure is laden down!

Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection.

Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Prancing Deer',
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Sleigh Ride',
Marianne Design Creatibles ' Oval & Pop Up LR0371' (to make little square boxes),
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons'.

Around to the other side

Flowers and green berries from various Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' embellishment packs,
Druzy stones from Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection,
Prima velvet baubles 'Paris' collection,
Idea-ology wreaths (sprayed with Distress Stains in 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio'),
Box feet by Graphic 45 (painted with a 'custom blend' of white acrylic and 'Candied Apple' distress stain and then coated with Paper Artsy Metallic glaze),
Candy canes by Wycinanka inked with red
Sequins, berries, string and trims from stash.

A peek at the rear...

Other media:
Distress Glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy',
Frantage in 'Shabby White',
Stencilled texture paste through a Heidi Swapp 'Tiny Snowflakes' stencil,
Distress Inks and Stains - 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio',
Snow-Tex and Gesso.

Finally, a side approach...

Many thanks in advance for your visit and any comments that you may leave.

Wishing peace to all ...

Nicola x

I wish to enter sleigh to the following challeges:
Prima Product Pick - (I've opted for, Sweet Peppermint flowers with mint/pink/neutral colourways)

Simon Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Allsorts - Feature A Creature
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts or Punches
Scrap & Craft - Christmas Time
Crafty Creations - Animals
Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything (Christmas) Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Up, Up and Away (These Reindeer Fly!!)

Monday 7 November 2016

Christmas on Sweet Peppermint Avenue

Hello! Thank-you for visiting.

If anyone out there needs cheering up then hopefully you've come to the right place! Several weeks ago, when my postman delivered papers by Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection, they certainly made me smile (I'm a simple soul at heart!). I hope my altered chipboard Christmas house will make you smile too.

As above, all papers are from Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection - I used both 12*12 and 6*6 sizes. The papers have been variously gilded, stencilled, splattered, Frantaged, inked, painted, gessoed, Snow-Tex'ed and sparkled to within an inch of their lives!

Flowers / leaves are from a few of the Sweet Peppermint floral embellishments sets. Little holly leaves are diecut and all the berries are from stash. The Christmas tree is Idea-ology.

Twirling to the right side ....

Chipboard house itself is by Melissa Frances, fence is by Dusty Attic, lamp-post is Kaisercraft, box feet are Idea-ology. Other chipboard elements are Wycinanka. All have been painted / decorated to match the candy colour theme. The Christmas tree was dyed using 'Cracked Pistachio' spray stain.

Thank-you to Ger who gifted me sequins (amongst other goodies) that were a perfect match to project. There are also Sweet Peppermint druzy stones dotted about - they're like little sparkly jelly tots! Ranger DIs in 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Wild Honey' and'Candied Apple' were used throughout. A whole lotta Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy' and Finnabair's Art Sugar 'Light Pink' coat surfaces.

Check out the rear ...

Lots of dies were employed throughout project including:
Sizzix 'Mini Reindeer' and 'Reindeer Flight'
Sizzix Thinlits 'Woodland'
MFT Die-namics 'Scalloped Edge' for roof
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons' (I've threaded each and every one with embroidery floss)
Lawn Fawn - 'Stitched Borders'
Memory Box 'Stitched Landscapes'
Creative Expressions - Holly

The remaining side...

As usual with my Christmas makes I've added little metal toy charms and jingle bells from stash. Various trims and ribbons adorn the house too. To watch over the scene is a Prima resin angel.


Please pop back in another few days when I'll be posting a matching 'Sweet Peppermint' sleigh - it's rather cute!

Very many thanks for taking the time to visit - I appreciate every one, together with any comments that you leave.

Nicola x

I wish to enter house to the following challenges:

Prima Product Pick - (I've opted for, Sweet Peppermint flowers with mint/pink/neutral colourways)

Simon Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Winter Wonderland - Add ribbon / lace and or Christmas Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge - Diecuts / Punches
We Love Vintage - Make a vintage creation with sweet image
Mixed Media World - Assemblage / Altered Art
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vertical
Scrap & Craft - Christmas Time
Alphabet Challenge - R for Recipe (Flowers/Dies/Embossing)