Thursday 21 December 2017

Merry Christmas

A short post to say hello and wish all a very Happy Christmas. I'm sorry to have been so absent from 'blogland' during 2017 but my time hasn't always been my own. I'm wishing myself and everyone else a much more creative year ahead.

Just sharing one card, only a few were made.


Papers: Pion Design 'Glistening Season', Bazzill, Stardream and used Acetate to enclose the shaker snow globe

Dies: Sizzix Thinlits / Tim Holtz - Snowglobe 2, Sizzix Thinlits / Tim Holtz - Festive Greens, Sizzix Thinlits / Tim Holtz - Winter Wonderland, Sizzix Thinlits / Tim Holtz - Woodlands

Media: Snow-Tex, Ranger distress glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy', Ranger distress crayon in 'Picket Fence', White gesso and paint, Ranger transparent texture paste, Stampendous Frantage

Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology christmas wordband. Pearls and bells from stash

Thank-you so much to anyone who stops by during this busy Christmas countdown.

Wishing you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. May the year ahead be kind to us all, with the whole truth, and justice, prevailing.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Let's Craft & Create - Anything Christmas Goes
Country View Challenges - Christmas
Die Cut Divas - Anything Winter
Scrapyland - Anything Goes, using brand carried by store - Sizzix
Kort O Mania - 190- Jul (Christmas)
Scrap & Craft - Anything Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters - All About Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge - Jingle Bells
Double D Challenges - Baby It's Cold Outside (with inspiration photo)
Vintage cafe card challenge - Holidays / Christmas
Craft Heaven shop challenge - Winter Wonderland
Little Red Wagon - That's a wrap (I used bow)


  1. Hi Nicola, I'm so happy to see you're still there with your beautiful cards. Love the deep blue background of this one and its fairytale landscape. I wish you all the best for 2018 ♥♥♥ stay in touch. Love xxxx Véronique. Au Fil de Mes Jours.

  2. This is absolutely beautiful! So many gorgeous details! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside (winter)’ challenge as well as the 'Christmas' challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Hi Nicola, we have certainly missed you and your beautiful works. I hope the new year will bring you much more time and creativity. <3 This is such a stunning card and inspires me so much. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, Autumn

  4. What a gorgeous card, and love the church scene. We all understand abiut lack of time... It happens to all of us. Merry merry Christmas and happy new year to you as well.

  5. I don't think I need to tell you how beautiful and very special this card is Nicola!! I love it so much! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all good wishes for the coming year my lovely friend. Big hugs, Anne xxx

  6. Beautiful card Nicola! Love the pretty scene that you created! So elegant! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. I have really missed seeing your beautiful work, but we all need to get things done outside of our crafting and blogging. So pleased you were able to find some crafty time, because this card is just breath taking! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Best wishes for the New Year, too! Hugs

  8. Hi Nicola, So lovely to see you posting, I have missed seeing your beautiful creations lately, and this card is no exception.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year with plenty of crafting time.
    Hugs, Avril xx
    Avril xx

  9. Kjempe fint. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Kort´O´Mania. DT Veronique

  10. This card is stunning! I love how you made this gorgeous winter scene. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again next year! Happy Holidays!!

  11. It's gorgeous. Hope to see more of your work next year😊
    I hope you're having an enjoyable Christmas time.

  12. Gorgeous card! Simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing with us this week at LRW.

  13. Such a lovely delicate winter scene and beautifully framed with the sparkling die-cut trees and perfect WordBand finishing touch. I saw this the other day, and have no idea why I didn't end up commenting at the time! Hope you enjoy the peaceful days of Christmas. I hope life settles down a bit for you in 2018 - we miss you and your exquisite work in Craftyblogland.
    Alison xx

  14. How lovely to see you crafting again! Beautiful card. Ger x

  15. What a beautiful card Nicola, so crisp and just perfect for Christmas. I hope you have a very happy 2018 and thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  16. A very beautiful card! The snow splatter brings such movement to it. Love the deer and trees. I would miss crafting, but understand how life can be too full to fit anything more in. Thanks for playing along in our winter challenge at Double D, and happy new year!

  17. Dear Nicola, only seeing this now, - alone again ,after my little family left ,to go home, yesterday .
    I hope your Christmas has been beautiful and cozy, Nicola, and I hope you will have time playing , again , in the new year.
    I truly missed you here, and your amazing creations, too. This is ever so beautiful, my friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  18. So pretty in the blues and white Nicola - a lovely village scene framed with the sparkly die cuts of trees and bow! thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

  19. Beautifully done. I love the snow globe and every element on this card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  20. Back to say thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey, too! So pleased to see your lovely card in the gallery! Happy New Year! Sara Emily

  21. What a beautiful Christmas scene on your lovely card! That TH Band looks awesome on your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  22. Oh wow, my sweet friend, this is amazing!! The texture is phenomenal!! I love the image and details!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Hi Nicola. Such a beautiful card! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

  24. Such a beautiful and scenic card. Wishing you happy holidays! Thanks for joining lets craft and create. Tammy DT

  25. Your card is simply beautiful in every way. I love the detail and the layering. You nailed the Winter Wonderland theme with this one.
    Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey

  26. I'm so pleased your card was chosen as one of our Pinworthies at A Vintage Journey! Yippee!

  27. Wonderful winter postcard! Truthful winter fairytale!
    Thanks that you create with Vintage Cafe


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