Saturday, 28 December 2013

Our Friendship is Priceless -Blog Give Away!

Good evening fellow blogging friends. So that's Christmas almost over and I hope it was all you wished it to be! This year has been an amazing year for me both personally and in my crafting and I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings:) I especially look forward to getting to know all of you.....if only through my blog and Facebook! Without you I wouldn't be where I am today so 'Thank you'....I know I have probably said this before but it really does mean so much to me to read your comments and little bits about yourselves.
So as a 'BIG THANK YOU' I will be doing regular blog giveaways which will include a card and a few crafting goodies too. I will put all of you into random org so you will all have a chance of winning and I will make the first drawer next Saturday:) So good luck to you all!!! x  Just leave your name/comment on this blog post!

I love the rich colours of purples, gold and olive green on my card today! I hope you like it too!

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: Foundations
  • Stamps: Justrite Stamps -Vintage Oval Labels
  • Dies: Justrite - Vintage Labels Six,  Spellbinder - Labels Thirteen  Bitty Blossom, Card Creator - Detailed Scallops, A2 Matting and Layering Basics B
  • Embossing Folder: Couture Creations - Jazmyne (fussy cut out for the leaves)
  • Stickles Glitter: Mercury Glass
  • Creative Expressions: Pearl swirls
  • Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Crushed Olive, Seedless Preserves
A quick run down on how I created my card:
  • I started off with a cream card blank measuring 19.5cm x 14.5cm and inked it a little at the edges with Crushed Olive.
  • I took another piece of cream card and used a mix of the above Distress inks and stamped the small decorative stamps from the Justrite set to create a background. I then matted this onto some deep purple card and adhered it to my card base.
  • I die cut the Detailed Scallop rectangle out and then die cut out the centre using a rectangle from the A2 Matting and Layering die set. I have then adhered this onto my card.
  • I have die cut the Justrite Vintage Labels Six in the deep purple card and cut it in half.
  • Next I have stamped the sentiment and coloured it in with the distress inks a little and die cut it out with the Labels Thirteen die. I have then taken the Labels Six that I cut in half and adhered one at each end at the back and adhered it to the card with foam pads.
  • I have made 2 deep purple Bitty Blossom flowers and 2 cream....distressed a little with Milled Lavender.
  • Next I have taken the embossing folder through my Grand Calibur and inked the leaves with Crushed Olive. I have fussy cut 6 leaves out which I have then added along with the Bitty Blossom Flowers to the card in a cluster at the bottom right of the sentiment and a single flower at the top left.
  •  To finish I have added a few pearl swirls which I have cut up to make smaller swirls and added a little glitter.


  1. Fantastic card Nikki, I love that detailed scallop die - so useful - I must put it on my wish list!

  2. Gorgeous colour hun looking forward to watching your new year xxxx

  3. great card Nikki, lovely colours. look forward to seeing next years creations

  4. Morning Nikki Thank you it is a very pretty card take care Kitty

  5. Hi Nikki, I really Love this Card I love the Colours you have chosen, I'm really looking forward to watching you on our screens once again love and hugs from Sam x

  6. Hi nikki
    Stunning card. I just love the bitty blossoms. I use this set a lot along with my wonderful wings set.
    Looking forward to your shows and watching what you come up with this time!
    Love Tracy from killie xx

  7. Hi Nikki
    A very pretty card - I love the colour combination and the sparkle.
    Best wishes
    Anne O

  8. Good morning Nikki this card is gorgeous. You are very generous to do a regular give away - thank you. Have a great day. Jackie

  9. Hi Nikki. Great card using some lovely colours. Thank you for doing a regular giveaway. Take care.

  10. Hi Nikki,
    Gorgeous card and I love the colours too. Many thanks for doing a regular 'give away'. Hope to see you back on C&C in the near future.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. Morning Nikki
    Stunning card, love how you have put purple and yellow together they really work.
    Looking forward to seeing you again on C & C
    Carol x

  12. Hi Nikki

    Yes a lovely card,and the colors work really well , i had some JustRight labels from Santa { cant wait to use them , but i want to get New Year out of the way first }
    looking forward to your next show .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  13. Hi Nikki, A stunning card, these are definitely my colours, I love purples and greens together and when married up with golds, they are stunners. The sentiment is really beautiful, and I love, love, love, the stamping and 'stickling', I have already dusted off my sets of stickles and ever since I watched you on C&C have been using them on the edges of labels and flowers etc,, they look adorable. Thank You.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hello! I am a fairly new follower, but am so intrigued by your beautiful style. This card is so gorgeous - I love the dies you used and those pretty little flowers at the corner. Thanks for the chance for a giveaway - so sweet of you! Happy 2014, Nikki!

  15. Hi there Nikki and all Nikketts. Wow, what a colorful card. Me thinks I need to 'play' more ! I only have half a dozen distress inks from Mr H and loads of other small ovals, but I rearly use them in this way, now time to start ! Im sure it wont take you long to learn 2 things about me - 1. I waffle too much and 2. Im so 'behind times' with my crafting ! 2014 must be the year for that to change hopefully, with every card, packs of gift tags I sell, it will all go on updating card, stamps and dies (ordered some foundation card) earlier from the craft store I use so I've made a start : ) who knows, one day I may even have enough (if you can EVER have enough) nope, to try and replicate some of the stunning cards you and our other wonderful CnC ladies show us - Mrs W, Julia, Kim and yourself. I must be doing something right as my 'boring' compared to you etc cards have just got me an order for 6 so Im quite chuffed. See - waffle !
    Look forward to your future shows and the continuing projects you show us here : )
    Sending Sunday hugs to all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  16. This is just gorgeous! I wish I had that stuff to play with. My distress ink collection needs a bit of increasing. I also just forget I can do that to the cards. It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win. Hope you have a wonderful and prosperous New Year! Hugs, Robin

  17. Stunning card! Loving the quilled flowers. Thanks for a chance to win some candy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  18. Hi Nikki
    Great card, super colours and looking forward to seeing you on C&C again
    Best wishes, Pat

  19. A beautiful card Nikki, hope you are going to be back on C&C soon as your demos are very different. Happy New Year to you & yours Sue x

  20. Hi, Nikki! Happy New Year! It has been so much fun to watch your crafting endeavors blossom like a rose this past year. I am so excited to see what 2014 holds for are such an amazing talent. Gorgeous colors in this card! Hugs!

  21. Happy New Year. Love the colour scheme and think the small flowers are exquisite.

  22. Oh yes, the colour scheme here is fabulous - love the rich tones and the sparkly touches.
    It certainly seems like you have been very busy of late and I think 2014 will be even bigger and better for you so I am enjoying being along for the ride!
    Big hugs, Kat x

  23. beautiful card, playing catchup after three weeks away


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