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


  1. Wow Nicola, where do I start? The candy stripe background is beautiful and really suits the 'sweet tidings' sentiment. I love the three images, they are so cute, especially the children on the sleighs on the left side, the tiny snowflake stencilling in the background gives a lovely snowy feel too. You are so masterful in the way you bring elements together into a wonderful design - your projects are always so inspirational! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Oh wow, Nicola, this is absolutely amazing!! I love the gorgeous layers and papers you used!! The images are so sweet!! The details you added are just perfect!! This is stunning my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh this is just the epithomy of vintage Christmas wonderland!! I love how you have managed to bring all those elements together! Those little buttons are such a delightful addition! A happy, cheerful card that just says Christmas happy joy all over!

  4. And what a gorgeous, shiny, sparkly flurry this is. I love looking at all the details. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  5. Pretty christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Kort´O´Mania. DT Veronique

  6. Pretty christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Kort´O´Mania. DT Veronique

  7. Wowwwww....gorgeous card with so many many lovely details....I love it.
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC. Have a lovely weekend, xxx Plony

  8. Wow - this is a full on vintage Christmas card - so many lovely details. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  9. Dear Nicola, it is just like a fairy tale, or a dream from my childhood, seeing your fabulous card. I love the sweet fresh color tones you used, the images with the cutest kids, from yesteryear , the dye buttons, and your gorgeous wreath. This too takes me right back, in time, - so very beautiful.
    Dorthe Xoxo

  10. What a fun, mixed media, vintage card, Nicola! Fabulous design, and I especially like the little "sweet tidings" on your pretty creation. Wonderful design! hugs, de

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous card - love the vintage images and the colors are just so pretty!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Diva's.

  12. Another very beautiful card Nicola, I like particularly the laughing children hidden behind the flower and the leaf and the delicate buttons as well as the red and white ribbon looking like tiny sugar canes. Enjoy a beautiful evening. xxxx Véronique.

  13. You are definitely channeling your inner retro bright color love! All the embellies on this are wonderful, and love the design and whimsical feel. No need for an envelope, this one needs a box...LOVE that!

  14. Your card is Lovely. So much to see. Thanks for joining our challenge at WLVC.

    xx Henriëtte

  15. what a stunning card Nicola and I love the retro feel that it gives. The papers are fabulous and you have showcased them so well

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  16. What a stunning mixed media project - I am very envious lol.

    Thank you for exciting my imagination over at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  17. This is a stunning piece, so candy like and yummy, I don't know how to describe it, as I'm out of words. Wow doesn't quite cover it.

  18. Hello lovely :)
    Gorgeous card Nicola! There are ao many beautiful details to look at, your attention to detail is amazing. I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  19. What a gorgeous card Nicola!! Love how you used the Prima papers, I didn't think much of that collection, but now I see how you've used it, it may go in my next shopping cart after all! Love those little vintage images, and there are so many wonderful elements here. So festive and fun my friend, I love it! hugs :)

  20. A beautiful card, love how you've used the papers for this vintage themed beauty, so many gorgeous details.
    Avril xx

  21. Beautiful card Nicola. Love those vintage images.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

  22. Charming... Like a candy cane on a card! I love the bright, cheerful colours, and the vintage images are adorable. Lovely work, as always, Nicola.
    Alison x

  23. Great card. Love the vintage images. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.


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