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


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  2. I love the images and that layered flagged banners. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

  3. Dear Nicola, oh yes they are adorable , and your card so very beautiful, and filled with the lovely sense of Christmas , so many gorgeous details, too. I`m happy to see you again here. <3 Hugs, Dorthe

  4. Oh wow, Nicola, this is absolutely stunning!! Those little elves are so sweet!! You've showcased them perfectly!! I love the design and the details you added!! It's so Christmasy and gorgeous!! I love, love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. a very sweet card!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  6. OMG I LOVE this!! I love anything Vintage Christmas and your creation caught my eye right away! Just stunning ... Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  7. The papers are definitely beautiful and the little elves are truly adorable. I do love how you embellish your Christmas cards, you always go that extra mile and your cards are always exquisite. The lace edgers are perfect and really draw the eye in to the centre. Love this so much Nicola! Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. Surely a precious card - so adorable - love all those lovely elements added - thank you for dropping this off at the Merry Christmas Challenge - have a blesed week!

  9. Absolutely DARLING card - so festive and sweet! Well done my friend. Big hugs, Autumn

  10. Definitely adorable and very festive. I'm always in awe of anyone who can get in the Christmas mood this early, but you've captured it perfectly with this lovely card.
    Alison x

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. A fabulous Christmas card Nicola and those elves are definitely super cute xx Love the design and the beautiful papers and die cuts...stunning xx
    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  13. Beautiful card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge too.

    Helen x

  15. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas with the cuties this month.

  16. Oh so sweet!! Love the images and getting me in the mood for Christmas makes. Glad you are back!

  17. What a beautiful card for your first of 2018! Gorgeous embellishments and I love the borders. Such cute images. Thanks so much for joining us at 12 MOnths of Christmas Link Up. Hope to see you join the challenge again the in future.

  18. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  19. What a great vintage card. Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  20. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

  21. A nice Xmas spirit, with these cute little elves, very useful little helpers. Another beautiful composition which makes me dream of Xmas already. Hope you are well Nicola, we're back from Donegal where we spent a gorgeous week xxx Véronique.


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