Sunday 16 September 2018

99 more sleeps!

Happy greetings to you.

Just sharing that there are 99 sleeps left until Santa's arrival. Time to start getting Christmas makes in train... Here's another card made with beautiful papers from Pion Design.


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

Dies: MFT  Die-namics 'Stitched fishtail flags', MFT Die-namics 'Postage stamp stax'. Simon Says Stamp 'Believe' die, Sizzix Holtz 'Mini holday greens'

Stencil: Memory Box 'Tiny Snowflakes'

Media: Stampendous Frantage 'Shabby White', Dreamweaver Texture paste, Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy', Krylon '18ct Gold' Gilding Pen, Ranger Holtz Distress 'Candied Apple'

Embellishments: Berries and peg from stash.

Delighted that you stopped by - Thank-you!
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Pop It Up
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Bling It On
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Snow
Merry Little Christmas - September, Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Try It on Tuesday - Childhood
Wednesday Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + Layering


  1. Shhhhsh Nicole, don't want to be thinking about that just yet, I'm nowhere near ready to go shopping, but I did make my cards in January, a first I must say.

    As always your creation is beautifully presented with your usual attention to detail.

    B x

  2. Love the banner design - those three flags of delicate script make a lovely backdrop for your wonderful vintage Father Christmas. There's a delicious frosty sparkle to this card - and that little peg is a fab finishing touch. I can't manage Christmas in September, but it looks as though you're getting in the mood already!
    Alison x

  3. Oh wow, this is so stunning, Nicola!! The layers are amazing!! I love the details you added!! The tag with the clip is fabulous!! I love the berries!! And the tiny snowflakes are perfect!! I am off to find that tiny snowflake stencil!! I love it!! This is spectacular, my friend!! And ugh - only 99 more days??!! I'm so behind already!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. such a beautiful Christmas card Nicola xx Love the papers and Santa x Hard to believe its only 99 sleeps xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  5. A gorgeous festive card. I love the design of this Christmascard.
    Greetings Miranda

  6. Fantastic card! I especially like how you did the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. Yikes, only 99!! Your card is stunning, I love the banner design, your wonderful layers, the gorgeous Father Christmas, the snow and right down to the clothes pin holding the little tags - the whole card is stunning!! Love this so much Nicola! Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. A magical Christmas card, it is a super design.. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  9. Really! A beautiful card that is getting this big kid starting a count down!!! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs,Chrisx

  10. FABULOUS! I love the old time images and your design is amazing! Beautiful holiday creation! 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.

  11. Just sooo lovely and beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  12. Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, your make is brilliant, Liz x

  13. A fabulous Christmas card Nicola, gorgeous papers and I love the banner design background with this lovely vintage Santa. Great details as always.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
    Avril xx

  14. Thanks for the Christmas crafting reminder...tick tock! The papers and the Santa image are wonderful, and I just love how you made the three flags for the background!

  15. This is absolutely beautiful. Not sure I appreciate the Christmas countdown reminder though ;) Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  16. Such a beautiful Christmas card, with so many wonderful details, dear Nicola. Great idea with the banner forms behind Santa-
    Thank you for showing .
    Hugs , Dorthe, xx

  17. This is gorgeous!! I love that you used banners to create the background. I love all the different embellishment and textures too. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  18. This is a wonderful card - and you have absolutely nailed the layering! Fabulous work!
    Thank you for joining us at MIUCB!

  19. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


  20. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

  21. Fabulous Card! Love all the layers without it being overwhelming. Whoever gets this card will truly be blessed. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.


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