Friday, 30 September 2016

Set of Christmas Angel Cards

Greetings to you and thank-you for visiting. Sorry I've been absent from blogland recently but life is rather demanding at the mo'.

I'm sharing a set of 4 cards I made to add to my Christmas reserves.

These little angels sure look like they have the sweetest temperaments - lovely company to be in for sure.

Papers are by Inkido (firm no longer in production).

Cardstocks by Neenah and Bazzill.

The white background has been dry embossed with a snow pattern.

I've used dies by:

Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Frames',

Joy Crafts - Ice Crystal Snowflake 

Marianne Designs Snowflakes

Sizzix decorative strip 'Snowflake Garland'

Edges are punched with punch by Martha Stewart

The SSS holiday frame has been well coated with crackle glaze and then sprinkled with Finnabair silver microbeads.

Stampendous Shabby Silver embossing enamel (Frantage) is added to each image.

Most edges are inked with my Krylon silver gilding pen, as are the chipboard stars.

Added lace and trims to finish.

Very many thanks to you as always for stopping by.
Wishing all a lovely weekend,
Nicola x

I wish to enter cards to the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Powder Power (used Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel)
Live & Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration challenge
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image challenge
A Vintage Journey - Create Within a Frame
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Tic, Tac, Toe (Snowflake, Blue, Ribbon)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Die Cuts

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Countdown to Christmas Begins!

Hello and Welcome!

Did you know that there are 103 days left till Christmas? Just Sayin'! So I'm getting my skates on (!) and really getting stuck in to Christmas crafting.

I've made 3 very similar cards by using up most of my leftovers from the gorgeous Melissa Frances paper collection 'Countdown to Christmas'...

I've used very little media and just concentrated on utilizing the papers with dies.
Dies Used are: Sizzix Ice Skates, Sizzix Tabs, Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner, Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Flags and Memory Box Precious Stars

I coated the skates with Ranger crackle paint in 'Clear Rock Candy' for that icy surface. The heels are inked with Krylon Silver gilding pen and the blades are covered with Krylon Gold gilding pen. Blades and other parts of cards have been sparkled up with Ranger Distress Glitter in 'Festive Berries'. Also dotted red stickles around.

For extra texture I added twine in red/ white and green/white as well as a plain white cord, some pom-poms at top of skates and some lace too. Various elements are layered up on foam pads for extra dimension.

I hope these cards bring you cheer even if it is still only September.
Thank-you so much for your visit, it's always lovely to see someone has taken the time.

Nicola x

I wish to enter cards to the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp - At The Movies (White Christmas)
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with brand carried by Scrapyland - Sizzix
The Crazy Challenge - Burlap and / or twine
Scrap + Craft - Red, Green and Yellow
Winter Wonderland - Lots of Layers / Wish Upon A Star
A gem of a challenge - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Christmas Card Challenge - #40
Christmas Cards - All Year 'Round - Shabby Chic or Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes plus optional sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Layer It Up

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