Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Velvet Mittens

Greetings to you and thank-you for your visit during 'the busy countdown'...

What else but a Christmas card ...

SEI Velvet paper in 'Blaze'. Bazzill & Neenah cardstock. Music paper, text paper and corrugated card from stash

Spellbinders - Mittens
Magnolia Doohickey - Sprawling Ferns
Sizzix / Holtz - Mini holly
Sizzix / Holtz - Holiday Words
Memory Box - Winterberry Sprig
Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft - Stitched Circles
Martha Stewart edge punch

Wycinanka Chipboard Stockings

Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye. Ranger Stickles 'Vintage Platinum'. Ranger Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Lace from stash

That's It!

Many thanks for stopping by!
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Christmas
Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with die brand carried by Scrapyland)
We Love Vintage - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas card, Traditional colours
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - U for Use Something Red
Simon Says Stamp - National Christmas Card Day
Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas


  1. Oh my goodness! this is just the sweetest and to me what Christmas looks like (maybe I read too many Laura Ingalls Wilder books)! So lovely!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Oh my goodness, Nicola, this is absolutely stunning!! The layers are amazing!! I love the texture and the papers you used!! The mittens are so sweet!! Each detail is fabulous!! I love, love this my friend!! What a gorgeous card!! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. You've managed to turn whimsical mittens into elegant hand warmers! LOVE the lace...oh so nice. What a lovely make...Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Gorgeous Nicola - beautifully done!
    Sandy xx

  5. Oh my, this is stunning!! Love the vintage look and such a gorgeous design! I am so glad you linked this beauty to our Scrapy Land challenge!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. wow...this is so stunning! love it!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. This is gorgeous Nicola, and those mittens are so sweet with their own little stocking embellishments. Beautiful papers and layers as always and I love the colour combo.
    Hugs Avril xx

  8. A quick hello Nicola, like all of us not enough hours at the moment but did want to take a peek at today's gorgeous creation.

    B x

  9. Beautiful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  10. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge! ~DT Dana

  11. Dear Nicola, your card brings the true spirit of Christmas, with those velvet mittens, on the beautiful background of music paper, the sweet red sprigs, and lovely buttons. Such wonderful Christmas colors, too. So gorgeous !!
    Dorthe, xo

  12. A beautiful card, all materials are so wonderful combined!
    Thank you for joining the challenge of WLVC.
    Greetings, Odette.

  13. Oh how beautiful Nicola, you conjured up memories of magical winters in Canada for me when my brother and I would go sledging, all bundled up in scarves and mittens (mine were always red!)... I love your beautiful red mittens with the wonderful lace bows. The corrugated card goes so well with the music sheet, lovely toning ribbon and the lovely chipboard stockings. A beautiful design! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. What a gorgeous Christmas card Nicola! I love the rich red tones, I really want to reach out and touch those mittens! Beautiful neutrals, and the touches of soft gold glitter are simply magical! hugs and happy weekend!

  15. I'm with Pamellia in saying how much I wish I could caress this beautiful make! The wooden stockings look so beautiful over those luxurious mittens! How wonderful this is! Big Christmas hugs to you, my friend!

  16. Waouh ! Another beauty here ! I like so much this deep red colour, really the colour of red velvet. It is very nicely associated with ivory tones. I payed attention to all the small buttons, such a clever and lovely idea to have spread them like you did all over the card surface creating a unique decoration. Bravo !

  17. Such a wonderful christmas card.....I love the papers and the lovely mittens.
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC's last challenge and at the Inky Chicks challenge.
    xxx Plony

  18. Wow, I love this card! The traditional colors and all the beautiful details you added are making this card perfect!
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month! Have a wonderful christmas time!
    xx Evelyn

  19. What a lovely christmascard you've made. Thanks for joining us at WLVC.

    xx Henriëtte

  20. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

  21. Beautiful card! Great design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  22. This is lovely, I really want to stroke those mittens! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy Christmas. Sue xx

  23. How charming - I love the red and sepia, and that wonderful musical background.
    Alison x


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