Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Vase of Flowers

A very good morning to all of my fellow bloggers.
Before I share my creation with you today I would just like to say a big thank you to you all for all of your lovely comments and for taking the time to look at my blog :) x
As you all know when we first take this step to share to the world our designs we never Know if people will like them, and if when we upload our latest post whether or not people are reading them.
The purpose of my blog is firstly and lastly to inspire and to share my creations, you have all made me so welcome and each and every blog that I have peeped at in turn has given me the same.
I don't always have the time to comment on every single blog that I look at, but I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts and seeing all of your beautiful designs and I will continue too........ Nobody told me that blogging is almost as addictive as crafting!!! I just wish there was more hours in the day :)

My design today is an 8x8 card and contains lots of flowers. (well I am a florist and do struggle to make a project without them, so thought I would go O.T.T). The papers are from Papermania Rose Garden. I also used 2 different shades of cream card and watercolour card for the flowers.

  •  dies used:
  • Heartfelt Creations - Decorative Oval window
  • Decorative Lace Border
  • Delicate Asters
  • Vintage Floret
  • Spellbinder- Imperial gold, Gold Elements one
  • Stamps used - Heartfelt Creations - Delicate Asters and Vintage Florets
  • Cream lace and pearls
  • stickles glitter - diamond and thistle
  • Wow embossing powder
  • Thinking of you stamp
  • Inks - Stazon, (olive green), Adirondack (meadow)
  • Distress inks - Picked rasberry,spun sugar, old paper, antique linen
  • Distress Markers - Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar
  • Pink ribbon
  • Crackle Glaze
This project did take a few hours but I think it was worth it :)
The vase has been made using the decorative oval die. I will be adding a tuturial on how to make this card in the next few weeks.


  1. What a beautiful piece of art! I am sure it took some time to put this card together but, as you stated, it was well worth the investment. Congratulations on being a Heartfelt Creations semifinalist and good luck!

  2. This may have taken quite a bit of time, but it was well worth the effort! I love your flowers and your bow! Good luck with HC!

  3. Oh! My! Word! this is stunning, maybe took lots of time but by great definitely well worth the effort. No way is it OTT it is just wonderful

    Patricia xx

  4. Gorgeous card those flowers are stunning . Good luck in the finals

  5. Wow Nikki this is a stunning piece of art...I love the use of the dies & the flowers are beautiful! Carole Z xx

  6. Gorgeous Nikki, the flowers look so real! Really worth the time it took to make this card!xx

  7. Hi, Nikki -- before I forget, thanks for following my little blog. I am so glad you did so that I could come over to your side of the pond and feast my eyes upon your amazing designs. So you are a florist by trade - and then on your time off, you create magnificent paper flowers? Your artwork is amazing, and I have so much to learn from you. Such beautiful creations, and a wonderful imagination! Love your craft room and bio, as well. It will be fun following your blog! hugs, de

  8. WOW, WOW, WOW, Gorgeous card, Full of wonderful Gorgeous flowers & texture... Beautiful design, Simply perfect Nikki.. Love it all.. Hugs May x x x

  9. Fantastic card, superb design, absolute perfection! need I say more. Looking forward to seeing your next creation x

  10. Gorgeous , the flowers look so real! Really wonderfl i like it so mch.


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