Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

A very good Wednesday morning my blogging friends. Today I have 2 Heartfelt Creation cards to share with you. They are both very different. One is a vey summery card (I think maybe I am trying to hold onto summer here in the UK a little longer) and the other is a very festive Christmas card.
But first:
If you hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog you will find lots of exciting things happening!
The semi finalists have been chosen and you get to vote for your top 5, and you also get to go in a prize drawer, how cool is that? 
I would like to say a big congratulations to each and every semi finalists and I wish you all the best of luck:) x
Heartfelt Creations is also needing your top 5 best designers that you like which will enable Heartfelt Creations to decide which design team members get to stay on for another term and again you will get to go in a prize drawer.
So if you like my style and creations and I have inspired you to be creative with your Heartfelt Creations products and you would  like to continue to seeing more of my designs then head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to find out more details on how to vote.
So to my cards, this one is the very festive Christmas card:

 I have heat embossed using the Holiday Script background stamp with clear sparkle embossing powder over deep red memento ink.

The poinsettia is the new stamp which co-ordinates with the Sun Kissed Fleur die which was released a few months ago.
I have heat embossed each individual flower with Shabby white embossing powder.


                             I have die cut cut out 2 Christmas trees. One
                             in pale olive card and one in the dark green 
                             patterned paper from the Frosty Blanket
                             paper collection. I have layered them up on
                             top of each other adhering only at the middle
                             and off set the top one slightly so that it
                             creates a shadow effect. I have then gently
                             eased them away from the card so that it
                             gives it a 3D look.

                             To create a real festive look to my card I
                              added lots of Snow Dust.
 Here are products that I have used and the instructions on how I created it in more detail:

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur die
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia precut set
HCPC 3562 – Holiday Script  Background precut set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry precut set
HCD  738 – Ornamental Add On Die set
HCD 739 -  Banner and Trees die set
HCPC1 225 – Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Other items Used:
7”x7” card base, Very pale green card stock, red glitter, Pinfalir Snow Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, Embossing ink pad, Stampendous Crystal transparent embossing powder, Stickles Glitter – diamond, Foam 3d pads, glue, Stampendous Frantage – shabby white, red embossing powder.

Cut some chosen red paper from the paper collection and cut 61/2” square and adher to the front of the card. Cut a piece of very pale green card about 5”x6”, stamp and emboss with red embossing powder using the Holiday script background stamp. Adhere to the centre of the card with 3d foam pads. Stamp and emboss with shabby white frontage 2 sets of the sun kissed flower die, using the Poinsettia stamp. Die cut 4 holly berry flourish foliage and stamp with the co –ordinating die.
Die cut one of the trees in pale green card and one in some dark green paper from the paper collection.  Make up 2 layered flowers  and adhere as in picture, add the holly berry flourishes, and adhere the pale green tree to the centre and then fold the other tree in half and adhere only along the centre so that the it sits away from the card slightly. Finish of the card by decorating with the , glitter jewels, snow dust, red glitter  and stickles glitter to finish.  I have decorated  the inside of the card by adhering some matching paper.

Now for my 2nd Heartfelt Creations card today:


I have made a Criss Cross card and instead of adhering the fronts together and using it as a pocket, I have used the ribbon bow to keep them together.

I have decorated the inside of the card so that this is on show when on display
 Here is a full list of products and Instructions on how to make up the card:

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HFC -734 – Sun kissed   Fleur Die
HCPC 3409 – Tropical Floral Swirls precut set
HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur precut set
HCDP1 231 – Posy Patch paper collection
Spellbinder dies – Vintage Lace Accents, grand decorative circles, grand stately circles and Decorative Labels Eight
Other Products Used:
2 x 7”x7” base cards, Dusky pink card, cream card, cream vintage lace, Stickles glitter –Diamond,  Deep dusky pink ribbon, decorative pearls on thread, large decorative pearls, small pearls, Stampendous Shabby Frantage embossing powders – aged rose and vintage lilac, embossing ink pad, Clear sparkle embossing  powder.
First make a criss cross card base and adhere your chosen paper from the Posy Patch paper collection.
Die Cut: 4 x Vintage Lace borders, 1 x large Stately Circles in dusky pink card, 1 x med/large Grand Decorative, 1 x Decorative Labels Eight in dusky pink card.
Layer up the circles and adhere together, cut them and adhere at the back of the card so that you have about 1” showing on the 2 sides and 2” showing on the top piece,(you don’t need the 4th piece). Adhere the borders from the inside of each side of the card.  Cut a piece of dusky pink card approximately 4 ½” x 6 ½” stamp and emboss the tropical floral swirl stamp randomly with clear sparkle embossing powder.  Adhere this to the bottom half of the middle of the inside of the card. Choose a quote from the paper pad, cut it out and layer onto dusky pink card so that it has about a ½” border. Now layer this onto the Decorative Labels Five die cut and now adhere to the embossed pink card.  Cut two pieces of patterned paper and adhere to the inside of both the left and right hand side of the card, cut them so that there is a border left around them.
Stamp, emboss with the frantage and die cut 3 x Sun kissed Fleur flowers. Make up one large one, the others I have left single, and adhere these into place as in picture.
Adhere the Vintage lace borders and the vintage cream lace across the middle of each side of the outside of the card. Adhere the ribbon and leave long enough so that you can make a bow to keep the card closed.  Decorate the card with the pearls on thread, decorative pearls, small single pearls and finish of course with a little stickles glitter.






  1. So much gorgeousness (is that a word?) I have become a huge fan! Love both of these!

  2. You rock girl!!!! This is breathtaking, you never fail to WOW us!!!

  3. Amazing cards. You are one truly talented lady.

  4. loving the cards, and the time taken to write up your tutorials
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh, you are totally spoiling us with TWO utterly gorgeous cards. I love taking time to see all the detail you add - so beautiful :-)
    Hugs, Kat xx

  6. So gorgeous. I hope you are wanting to stay another term! Love your cards and all your work.

  7. I love both of these, Nikki...and that criss-cross card is stunning. Best of luck for another term. We're all keeping our fingers crossed! xoxo

  8. WOW and WOW again , you never fail to inspire me Nikki

    Elaine H X

  9. Thanks Nikki for a lovely criss cross card - love the way you've opened your design up - the inside is gorgeous. Also thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I'd love to join you on the Design Team.

  10. Beautiful cards Nikki! There is so much detail in each of them. WOW!

  11. Love your snowy card, Nikki! I have never heard of snow dust, but I am thinking it is like flocking. Your card reminds me of all the Christmas decorations from days gone by. Beautiful!

  12. Nikki, both of your cards are gorgeous! Love your designs.


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