Sunday, 19 May 2013

True Love X

Afternoon! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend:).
Just a little reminder that there is a new challenge theme over at Fussy and Fancy..... Lace and Pearls...we can't wait to see all of your gorgeous creations!!!!.
Yesterday I visited Sir Stampalot who are based just outside Peterborough and I was privileged to have met the very talented Lou.... craftylou'sworld.(LOTV DT member and Sir Stampalot DT member)and the very talented Chris alwaysaboutcolour (as seen on C&C tv for The Hobby House and Sir Stampalot DT member) and what an amazing day!!!!! They are both incredibly talented and such lovely ladies and I came away buzzing with lot's of new ideas!!!! :) Thank you ladies for such a brilliant day x
Sooooo, my project today is a card!  I have used an image from LOTV sketch pad set 4...True Love!

  • I have coloured the image in using copics.
  • The card base is from The Hobby House and comes in a pack of 6 (I think) and measures 148 x 148mm.
  • I have covered the card in using Bazzill polka dot card. The papers that I have used are Melissa Francis - C'est La Vie and Maja Design - Vintage Spring Basics. The other card used is Bazzill.
  • The paper flower has been die cut using Heartfelt Creations die - Vintage Floret -HCD 727, and stamped using the co-ordinating stamp -HCPC 3500 and HCPC3502. The foliage has been die cut using Heartfelt Creations die set - Delicate Asters - HCD 726 and again stamped with the co-ordinating stamp - HCPC 3494. The foliage swirl is from the Gift Ensemble set - HCD 735.
  • I have gently used some green ink to add a little hint of green too the white lace.
  • The lace, pearl swirl, flower, pearl border, tiny flower pearls, charm, rhinestone sparklers, and roses are all from The Hobby House.
  • The shabby seam binding is from Live and Love Crafts. TIP: If you don't want the seam binding quite as shabby you can iron it out either with an iron or as I have done....use hair straighteners!!!!! so easy!!!! I even use them on lace and ribbon and and also on paper:).
  • The blue paper string is Tim Holtz. The sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio stamp and both available from Sir Stampalot.
  • And of course I have finished with some Stickles glitter - Diamond
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Challenges4everyone - always anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything but square
Divas by Design - Shape it up


  1. Gorgeous card Nikki, beautifully embellished, Soooo sorry I missed you yesterday.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  2. Beautiful card Nikki, I love the embellishments.

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu for this weeks challenge.

    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly xxx
    Pink DT @ Eclectic Ellapu

  3. Good evening Nikki,
    Ooh you are into these pads too they are great aren't they and you've put together a gorgeous card, so many beautiful details.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today,
    Hugs Teresa xx

  4. Wow, so pretty and sparkly, lovely colour choices too, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  5. Beautiiful card Nikki, so very pretty and gorgeous colours...lucky you visiting Sir Stampalot, I love their online shop! Carole Z X

  6. Ohhh I have to go to Hobby House now to shop...Beautiful card, I love how you have used the lace and pearls....Lovely...joann sassy raggedy

  7. Pretty shape card, and darling image, which you have so sweetly colored and shaded. Love the way you integrate pearls and jewels to make your cards so interesting and rich, Nikki! hugs, de

  8. Stunning card Nikki, Love the design & colours... Fabulous image... Wonderful attention to detail... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week... Hugs May x x x

  9. Wow, it´s so cute, I love it!

    Take a look here:

    You are our new guest designer in june at Hanna & Friends ;-)

    Hugs Jasmin

  10. Stunning card Nikki. Gorgeous image and just love all the attention to detail with the embellies.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  11. Hi!it really was lovely to meet you Nikki and your friend too :)Hope you got some nice crafty treats.
    Such a pretty card,the soft colours and all your gorgeous detail are perfect.Love** the flower you have made too.
    Sorry am a bit late here,not had chance to blog much until now:)
    hugs Lou.xx

  12. Wow, this is SO beuatiful ! Love the flower/embellishments and all the details and different pearls/swirls ;D That seam beam ribbon-flower with pearls is so beautiful ! :D


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