Friday 9 November 2018

Snow Bird

Hello and welcome.

I've vowed not to buy any new Christmas papers this year - way too much already stashed. Here's a card using one of last year's lovely Maja Design papers.


Papers: Maya Design 'I wish'.

Dies: 'Meadow Bird, 'Holly Leaf Trio', 'Basic Circles' and 'Woodland Branch' - all by Memory Box.

Stencil: Snip Art 'Magic Lights'.

Media: Stampendous Frantage 'Aged Ivory' embossing powder, Dreamweaver texture paste, Viva Decor pearl pen 'Ice White', Snow-Tex, Paperartsy 'Snowflake' paint, Ranger 'Clear Rock Candy' glass glitter.

Embellishments: Berries, sisal and wooden branch from stash.

Thank-you for taking the time to visit.
Have a lovely weekend,

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:

Apple Apricot - Simply Neutrals 50
A Vintage Journey - Paper Stash
Scrapy Land - 101 - using die brand carried by Scrapy Land - used Memory Box
Simon Monday - Make Your Own Background
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes
Scrap From Your Heart - #27 - Jul/Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - November Anything Goes Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Embossing Heat or Dry
Scrapki Wyzwaniowo - November - Monochrome


  1. So lovely and delicate - you probably know that Christmas in neutrals is one of my favourite things, so this appeals hugely to me. I love the little bird, and the subtle starry texture brings the lovely background papers to life. Gorgeous!
    Alison x

  2. Oh Nicola, I have those papers stashed too but can't bring myself to use them - you have just made them come to life! The stenciled stars are beautiful and I love how you have the sweet little bird sitting on the branch. The splatters just bring the whole card together beautifully! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Oh my gosh, it's so stunning, Nicola!! The papers are gorgeous and you've used them to perfection!! I love the bird and the stenciled stars!! It's just so spectacular!! I love it, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Such a beautiful design and gorgeous papers Nicola. The colour palette and layers work so well together and I love that cute snowman looking down at the bird. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at A Vintage Journey xxx

  5. Hello, first wonderful blog you have very inspirering You make great art
    I love your christmas card with all the details.
    i will return again.
    hugs from denmark

  6. Very beautiful - such lovely papers used to really bring out the best in them. Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  7. Ah how I love those papers! I used them a lot last year! Well done you not buying new ones!! I adore what you did with the card here, super use of that sweet little snowman, the neutral colours are just perfect, specially with your clever mixed media additions, - I adore that pretty snowy cluster with the bird!! Gorgeous card!

  8. Another beautifuk creation Nicola and loving the neutral tones which all help create the lovely vintage feel.

    B x

  9. A beautiful wintery card, filled with sweetness.
    Wonderful papers, and layers Nicola, the bird sitting so cozy on top of the snow decked branches, and berries- is so lovely, and I love the stenciled stars and snow !! Gorgeous creation, dear. Hugs, Dorthe xx

  10. Wow, what an amazing card! I love the design and layers of papers that you used - beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  11. such a beautiful card Nicola, love the layers of papers and the vintage feel, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  12. Such a beautiful Christmas card Nicola and your layout as always is the snowman and that cute bird xx

    Thank You for your kind words on my blog xxxx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  13. A very lovely christmascard and so smart to use what you already have in Stock :) Thank you for joining us at scrap from Your hart. xx DT-Katrine

  14. such a beautiful scene-it looks like real snow is falling on your card!

  15. Oh so gorgeous! I LOVE the neutrals and love the layers! Beautiful!

  16. This is such a heartwarming beautiful card, Nicola! Beautiful layering and oh so snowy which makes me long for Christmas! Thank you so much for joining Simply Neutrals :) Wishing you a beautiful day, xx

  17. So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at CCT. x

  18. Love your beautiful work any time with anything you use and this is one of my favorites! Your vintage layers are gorgeous and I love your snowy scene. Just lovely, Nicola! Hugs!

  19. Beautiful work, I love your card ! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  20. This is stunning! Love all the elements and your design. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #101!

  21. Just love the wintery feel of your card Nicola. I know how hard it is to use that stash but you have done it in such a lovely way - worth it!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge this month at A Vintage Journey.

  22. Beautiful work! Thank you for posting in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge!

    Niki C.
    Design Team
    Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog

  23. I love Maja design papers. I have ‘only’ invested in 4 or 5 paper pads this year, just couldn’t control myself, lol. This design looks amazing. So pretty and delicate in neutral colors and the detailing looks fantastic.

  24. What a stunning Christmas card, I know exactly what you mean regarding paper stash, i'm currently working through a never ending mountain of my own. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty.
    Creative wishes Tracey

  25. Such a stylish card, love those papers! Thank you so much for joining our Embossing Challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this month and I do hope you'll join us again soon, Love Jacky x
    Sparkles Xmas DT


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