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


  1. Wow, Nicola, it's absolutely stunning!! I love the layers and the papers you used!! The buoy and anchor are perfect touches!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love, love it!! And thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a gorgeous card Nicola! Love the shades of blue and the choice of embellishments. It is such a joy to see your work. :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. This is beautiful Nicola, you have a unique ability to combine so many elements into perfection, I know if I started with the same ingredients I would end up with a total mess. Thank you for sharing.

    B x

  4. This is really beautiful. Love the vintage vibe and textured look.

  5. So very beautiful, Nicola- I love the add of little flowers, and all the other details, giving a wonderful texture .
    Hugs, Dorthe

  6. Maja design papers always look amazing in your hands Nicola, this summery card is gorgeous and I really love the buoy and anchor you added, they are perfect embellishments! Summer has gone from here too... Hugs, Anne xx

  7. What a sweet sweet image! LOVE the anchor and buoy! Beautiful card!

  8. Oh it's fabulous Nicola! I for one am not ready to move on to fall or Christmas crafting! So this is such a breath of fresh air amidst the overload of Halloween in August! YIKES! LOL! I just love the beautiful embellishments, especially the life preserver. Awesome design and I hope you win the Maja contest!!! Hugs, Autumn

  9. WOW such a stunning card! Love the vintage look and the buoy and anchor finish it off perfectly. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  10. Love all the gorgeous details, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB

  11. Such a beautiful card Nicola and I adore the stunning layers you have created here. A real treasure for sure x Summer looks to have disappeared from here too, which is a shame as I would love a few more sunny days, however, it was the best summer we have had in a long time xx

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

  12. Love the beautiful piece of art you have created! Every detail is perfect!! Thank you so much for playing with my dies/punches challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

  13. Beeeeautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us Cardz4Galz xx

  14. Beautiful cards ! Thank you so much for joining my challenge "sun, sea and sand" over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  15. Wow, awesome vintage beauty. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges.
    Berni DT

  16. Perfect vintage nostalgia - this is lovely, Nicola. Gorgeous layered papers, and I love the nautical embellishments.
    Alison x

  17. Hello, my dear Nicola! After being away for most of the year due to my father's worsening health, I am happy to return to the crafty part of my life... life must go on, right? I have missed you. Your work is exquisite and truly the moment I saw this card, my heart dreamy-sighed. The layers are gorgeous and the design is inspiring. Beautifully done, my dear friend. I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Beautiful vintage cards!!Thank you so much for joining my challenge Vintage Cafe

  19. Потрясающе красивая работа! Спасибо за участие в проекте от VCCC!

  20. A lovely card Nicola in delicate hues of blue, very peaceful, love it very much. xxx Véronique.

  21. another great card this very lovely


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x