Monday 5 November 2018

All is Calm

Hi there and thank-you for visiting.

Showing another Christmas card, this time in calm and peaceful hues ...


Cardstock: Bazzill and Neenah.

Dies: Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Frames', Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Mini holiday greens', Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe (to make the pine branch).

Embossing Folder: Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Holiday Knit' texture fade.

Stamp: Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz 'Stripes and Holiday'.

Media: Ranger white gesso, WOW 'Opaque Bright White' embossing powder, Versamark ink, Ranger 'Clear Rock Candy' glass glitter, Ranger Stickles 'mercury glass', Paper Artsy 'Snowflake' paint for lots of splatters.

Embellishments: Angel hand made using mould and paper clay. Seam binding and berries from stash.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Wishing all a kind and fruitful week ahead.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Simon Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Anything Goes with optional aperture
Merry Little Christmas - November Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Embossing Heat or Dry (used both)
The Ribbon Girl - November Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes 227
Scrap from your Heart - Utfordring #27 - Jul/Christmas
Frilly and Funkie - Impress Us


  1. This is so stunning, Nicola!! I love the design and the embossing!! The details you added are so gorgeous!! I love the sweet angel!! This is beautiful, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Beautiful Christmas card! The blue and white combination looks so elegant 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  3. Beautiful card with such an elegant colour scheme and I love that paper clay angel !


  4. I am very glad you joined us this week at Crafting By Designs. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    Crafting By Designs Team Member

  5. A beautiful card Nicola. I love the layered design and the delightful blue and white colour combination. The gorgeous embellishments sit perfectly to finish it off xxx

  6. Just beautiful Nicola, it has such an opulent feel to it with the striking contrast of colour and lovely seasonal embellishment.

    B x

  7. Nicola, what a lovely Christmas card! I love your design and the simple color palette. That pine branch looks amazingly realistic! Thank you so much for sharing in our Impress Us challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  8. So very beautiful, serene and gorgeous, Nicola.
    Love the angel, and embossed card- all so peaceful. <3 Hugs, Dorthe

  9. Oh, how beautiful Nicola, you really do make THE most stunning Christmas cards. I love the white against the blue, the holiday greens are gorgeous in blue and white and the Merry Christmas sentiment is beautiful. The handmade angel is beautiful too! A wonderful card my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Oh Nicola, this card is such a beauty!!! I always enjoy your Christmas creations and this one is no exception... I love the blue tones and the calm feel of it all, but the bit that really captured my heart is that little angel, - so clever, love it!!

  11. Oh this is just so very lovely! I love the deep navy with the white - it looks so striking!
    Thank you for joining us at MIUCB!

  12. Very nice and a little bit different. Thanks for joining in with the November 'anything goes' challenge, best of luck, Mary x

  13. Wow! You captured such a feeling of serenity and joy in this gorgeous card! I love all the ways you showcased embossing, too. The color palette is scrumptious! I could not stop looking at this gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog "Impress Us" challenge!

  14. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card. That little cherub looks right at home next to the stamped panel and the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  15. You had me at that cherub, and then the striking contrast with all the white.. Just superb! Love the embossing too! Beautiful make!

  16. A beautiful card Nicola, love the design with the blue/white design against the embossed background. The little cherub looks gorgeous nestled in the embellishment . Avril xx

  17. Gorgeous card Nicola! I love the simplicity of color which makes the design really stand out! Great word background. Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. hugs, Maura

  18. So elegant - that dark blue is full of depth and serenity, and I love the snowy highlights in the background... like a snowy or starry midnight sky - just magical. Lovely embellishing too, and a wordy centrepiece - another one up my alley!
    Alison x

  19. Ah! What a gorgeous card! Everything is in its right place. So pleasant to look at, a real eye candy.

  20. WOW! This is just GORGEOUS! 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
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  21. this is brilliant love the blue

  22. Oh..i love this christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Scrap from your heart. Hugs Gunn

  23. Wow, this is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges!

  24. A stunning card, love the blue and white colour combo

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenge

  25. What a lovely Christmas creation.Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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