Friday, 20 December 2013

Sunnier Days

Good morning fellow bloggers! I am hoping you are all well. Today I am putting together the table decorations for my sons wedding and actually now beginning to panic that I will run out of time:)
Although this is supposed to be such a happy time I am beginning to get rather emotional about it all.....although my son moved out 3 years ago and only lives over the road he is my first baby to get married, but when he put his suit on to show me today I realised he has grown into a very fine young man, giving me 2 gorgeous grandchildren and I am thinking maybe another in the future! I am going to be one emotional but very proud mummy tomorrow:) x
I love this card....the stamps are so pretty and I am really liking the yellow and black combo!
What do you think?

The picture doesn't show it very well, but I have stamped the flowers twice and cut some out and layered them up to add some dimension to the card!
Products Used:
Cardstock - Foundations
Stamps -Justrite:  Black eyed Susan, Vintage Labels Five
Dies - Grand Squares, Vintage Labels Five, Labels fifteen, Eyelet Pendants
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations - Jasmyne
Stickles - Champagne
Distress Inks - Wild Honey
Creative Expressions Water Colours - Pastels
Embellishments - Bakers Twine - Pastels
That's it from me today until Sunday:( I hope you all have a lovely weekend and not too stressful:) x


  1. Hi Nikki. I really like the card. I wouldn't thinkm to put black with the yellow on this sort of image but I think it is lovely, and the butterflies too. I hope it all goes well for everyone tomorrow at your sons wedding. It's funny how every now and then -at random moments in life- it hitsyou that this wonderful manor lady is YOUR baby isn't it! Enjoy yourself. Take care.

  2. Please excuse the spelling mistakes, I mean think and man not thinkm or manor! X

  3. Morning Nikki, A stunning card, I love the yellow and black, and I, for one am desperately praying for sunnier days haha. I love the stamping and embossing and the decoupage adds to the overall effect of the card, the flowers are quite 'magical' on this card, and very 'atmospheric'. Stunning !!
    My thoughts will be with you tomorrow, as you see 'your baby' get married, what a fabulous day it will be for you all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Lovely card and colour combination. Enjoy the day and I am sure all will be fine x

  5. These colours go really well together. Love the stamps I'm guessing ill have to practice my stamping technique a bit more as sometimes I get it smudgy! Any tips people I'd love to hear them please????

    Love Tracy from killie

    1. Hi Tracy. Stamping can be tricky and I always hold my breath ! One thing I wouldn't be without are my various sizes of Rocker Blocks from Crafters Companion, they are brilliant and always helps get a perfect image. They do what they say - rock ! Ink up your stamp, put heel of block onto card/paper and rock forwards once, perfect first time. Just remember NOT to get ink on the edges and if you do just wipe off. Im sure they will help with your stamping confidence. Hope I've been some help.
      Lancashire Steph xxx

  6. Morning Nikki
    Another stunning card
    Put your feet up after your rushed day and enjoy tomorrow
    Hugs Carol x

  7. Hi Nikki,
    It's a beautiful card - just what's needed on this rather grey morning. Hope your Saturday is not stressful, either. Braved town last Saturday because I had to but won't do that again tomorrow!
    Hugs, Rose

  8. Hi Nikki
    A lovely card and beautiful color combo ,it really works ,
    I am sure your day will go well tomorrow ,take a deep breath and enjoy it all .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  9. Your card is beautiful. Just enough sparkle on the flowers to make them wonderful. I always cry at weddings. So take a good deep breath and try and enjoy!

  10. Morning Nikki this is a really Beautiful Card it makes me think of Spring, and as you say "I hope I've Inspired you" well since visiting your Blog and you joining Creative Expression you most certainly have take care love and hugs from Sam x

  11. Hi Nikki and Nikketts. Lovely card today.
    Sending lots of love for the wedding tomorrow, Im sure you will look amazing. I shall be Mother of the Bride in June, our only 'baby' (at 34) and no children yet - and in no hurry to be a Nanny thank you : ) so Im certain I shall be feeling just as tearful Nikki.
    Love n hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  12. Hi Nikki your card is gorgeous. I just wanted to wish you well for tomorrow I'm sure everything will be fine. Best wishes Jackie

  13. Stunning card Nikki as always....... Hope all goes well tomorrow..... I'm sure it will... and as Mum of the Groom, you're allowed to have a few tears...

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  14. What a lovely pretty design and sentiment especially at this time of year - we are all missing the sunshine I think! Funnily enough I was making a black and yellow card today!
    I hope you and your family all have the most wonderful day tomorrow and enjoy every moment :-D
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  15. A lovely card Nikki, sunny happy colours! Wishing you all a wonderful day tomorrow, Carole Z xx

  16. Hope the wedding was as beautiful as expected, Im sure it was. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's card (after you've had a lie in)

    love and best wishes.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  17. Morning Nikki

    Hope all went well with the wedding - looking forward to hear all your news
    Carol x

  18. Merry Christmas Nikki hope you have a wonderful day (not sure if or when you will see this)
    I have visited each day hoping to see something new,but will continue to look regardless.
    See you soon.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  19. I cried for joy all through both our sons' weddings. It is hard not to remember them as wee babes in our arms...very emotional to see them all grown. Hope the wedding was splendid. The card certainly is! Hugs!


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