Tuesday 21 August 2018

Summer Memories

Hi again,

The record setting hot and dry summer seems to have departed our shores, but I've gone ahead and made a summer themed card. It was very kind, and apt, of the sun to shine whilst I took photo!


Papers: Maja Design (multiple collections)

Dies: Sizzix framelits and Cheery Lynn border

Media:  Stampendous Frantage 'Shabby Blue', Paper Artsy white and blue paint, Ranger white crackle paste

Embellishments: Anchor, rope and lifebuoy from stash (heldover from a workshop several years ago). Little flowers by Anna Marie Design.

Thanks so much for your visit,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Maja Design - July/August Moodboard

Country View Challenges - Sun, Sea and Sand

Scrapyland - Anything Goes (using die carried by Scrapyland - Sizzix)
Lets Craft & Create - Anything Goes (with layers)
City Crafter - Under The Sea
Paper Craft Challenges - Summer
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz - Dies and or Punches
Cinspirations - August - Holidays
Vintage Cafe Card Challenge - Sea, Wave of Inspiration

Saturday 11 August 2018

Busy Little Elves


Thanks everyone for your lovely messages welcoming me back in my last post. You have spurred me on...

Surely its never too early to craft for Christmas, so this is my first Christmas 2018 post...hope you find these Pion Design elves as adorable as I do!


Papers: Pion Design, mostly from 'Christmas in Norway' collection

Dies: MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags, Magnolia Heart Flower Lace Edger, Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Stencil: Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'

Media: Dreamweaver Texture paste, Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy', Krylon 18ct Gold Gilding Pen

Embellishments: Wycinanka chipboard candy cane and stocking. Berries, pearls, string and straw from stash

Thank-you very much for stopping by.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Use Hot/Warm colours
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas - Challenge 44 (Optional Greenery)
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
The Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes 33
Christmas with the Cuties - Add Some Sparkle
Dream Valley challenges - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Holidays
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jingle Bells

Friday 3 August 2018


Hello and Welcome!

A quick post to share a card made to fit several challenge themes.

I've been crafting very little this year as visitors here may have guessed. I haven't given up, just taking a very long 'sabbatical'!


Papers: Maja Design

Dies: Sizzix Thinlits 'Wildflowers', Cheery Lynn 'Sophia's Heart' doily

Media: Stampendous Frantage 'Shabby White', Ranger Distress Inks in 'Chipped Sapphire', 'Broken China' and 'Salty Ocean'. Krylon Silver gilding pen

Embellishments: Seam binding, lace, beads and chipboard butterflies from stash

Thank-you so much for taking the time to visit.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Maja Design - July/August Moodboard

Simon Monday Challenge - Wild Things
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Vintage Cafe Card Challenge - Botanical Sketches ""Ботанические зарисовки""
Crafty Friends Challenge - Lace / Ribbon
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes (6)
Double D Challenges - Don't Bug Me
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum - #67 Alles Erlaubt - Anything Goes

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Now, enjoy the rest of your evening.
Nicola x