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


  1. What a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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

  2. What a joy to see your work!!! Gorgeous make as always!
    Thank you for linking this beauty to our Scrapy Land challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. So excited to see a post from you, Nicola!! This is absolutely stunning!! I love those amazing flowers and the beautiful lace!! The colors and details are so fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! I love it!! And I'm so glad you played along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great weekend, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Lovely to see a post from you Nicola and with the usual beautiful work that you produce.

    B x

  5. WOW! Look at all of your gorgeous layers! Spectacular! I love your sentiment and the way you used the butterfly and ribbon together, makes for such a lovely accent! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Don't Bug Me, Donna, DT Member.

  6. As others have already said, I am so pleased to see you posting again and so glad that you found some time to make this beautiful card! The doilies in the background are beautiful, I love the wildflowers and the butterfly is such a lovely addition. A truly gorgeous card Nicola! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Very nicely designed creation and love the awesome colours for our "DON'T BUG ME" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

  8. Hi Nicola x I echo the sentiments from Anne x It's so nice to see you posting again as I am always inspired by your creations x Your card is so beautiful and will be treasured by the recipient x
    Sending my best wishes and hugs
    Annie xx

  9. Lovely you are here Nicola, and also to see your gorgeous card.
    Beautiful with lace and doilies, and the sweet sky tones.
    Best wishes, Dorthe xx

  10. Stunning wildflowers - the soft blues are so welcome in these hot days, and I love the delicate lace holding your wildflower bouquet in place. This is gorgeous... and I'm so pleased to hear it's a sabbatical not a vanishing. I've been far quieter than usual this year (on the crafting front, at least), but I'm hoping the future will rebalance the books.
    Alison x

  11. I so understand the sabbatical! This is gorgeous. I love the soft blues and the flowers in front...a romantic winter feeling...and the lace was a perfect elegant this! Hope you are well!

  12. This is such a beautiful project! I adore the way you used the wildflowers and made them seem so magical! I also like all the elements you added to give the whole thing a sense of texture and dimension. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. Something good came out of the sabbatical! Lovely card in nice colours and gorgeous lace (I have the same one, so elegant!) Thanks for entering at the Crafty Friends Challenge. Hugs Ela DT

  14. We all need to break and regroup from time to time. I'm glad you had a nice long break and are able to step right back into your seamless production of such beauty! This card is designed perfectly and the colors and layering is a great inspiration. Big hugs, Autumn

  15. Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  16. Lovely to see you posting again Nicola and I'm glad you haven't given up!
    A lovely card, love the layering of the wildflowers and the touch of lace adds a lovely softness.
    Avril xx

  17. An absolutely beautiful creation Nicola with wonderful textures and details.
    Many thanks for your kind comment and hope this finds you well.
    Fliss xx

  18. Hello
    Thanks for sharing your very pretty card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, it fits perfectly with our Ribbon and/or Lace challenge theme… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  19. So pretty and such delicate lace. I hope you will consider entering our ribbon challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  20. So elegant and fabulous combined in colour and details. Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  21. Nice card, thanks for submitted it to the Scrapy Land Challenge :)


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