Monday, 17 February 2014

Love Hearts - Blog Candy

Good evening all!  Where did the weekend go? I planned on launching a new blog candy yesterday however my weekend got took up when hubby wanted to spend Saturday looking at cars......exciting but just doesn't have the same buzz as craft shopping:) but I was the supportive wife and he is now a happy hubby:)
Yesterday I cooked for 14 members of my sister bless her has been waiting for her new cooker to be delivered and it has been delayed so I thought hey I could cook a roast dinner for them:) but obviously I had to invite all the children and grandchildren:) It turned out to be a lovely weekend......My family are so precious to me:)

Exciting Date For Your Diaries

Back in the craft room today, I have started prepping for my first Heartfelt Creations show! I don't have times yet but the date is March 13th:)  I will let know times nearer the date!

Love is in the Air!

So to my card I would like to share with you is a Valentines card which I made for my son for his girlfriend....they are only 15 and have been going out for nearly 2 months, so sweet......he didn't want anything to fussy!

I started with a red card blank measuring 6 1/2" square. I took some white card measuring 5 3/4" x 5" and put it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations embossing folder - Cheerful. I inked over the embossed area with Distress Ink - Fire Brick. I adhered this to the top half of the card.
Next I die cut out the decorative heart from the Heartfelt Creations die set - Timeless Amour in red card. I adhered these as in picture, only gluing just the centre piece of the open heart so that it sits away from the card. I used the Martha Stewart Heart punch to create the 2 bottom borders.
I die cut 2 medium Bitty Blossom flowers in white card and 1 large in red card. The leaf swirls are from the Heartfelt Creations die and stamp set - Bella Rose. I stamped them out in the Fired Brick ink.
The little heart locket is from the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key stamp and die set. I adhered all these elements to my card. The tiny hearts around the outside are the leftover bits from the punched border. I have added some pearls to the centre of the flowers and small ones to the centre of each tiny heart.To finish of the card I add some Stickles Glitter.

       Blog Candy Giveaway

Right! So who would like to win some gorgeous crafting goodies?

All you have to do is leave a comment so that I can put you into random org....It would be nice if you was a follower of my blog, but no pressure. I only want you to follow my blog If you like my creations:) x This Candy will end on Feb 24th when I will announce the winner!
Take Care x


  1. Oh now the new car is sorted you can return to the craft room will wait patiently for that time and this is another of your gorgeous cards
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Hi Nicky,
    I used that die set on my card for my husband! It's such a lovely 'fat' heart,and I like the smaller lattice heart as well. I'm sure your son's girlfriend must have loved the card. So pretty.
    Best wishes, Anne O

  3. Hi Nicky

    I have only just found your blog and I am loving it. Your 'future daughter in law' will love the card I am sure.

    June x

  4. Hi Nikki beautiful card, young love is wonderful. Glad you have your TV date, look forward to watching it x

  5. Gorgeous card. Would love to be in with a chance to win !

  6. What a lovely card you have made for your son - I love it. Thanks for the chance of winning your candy

  7. Such a sweet card! Isn't young love so grand.....I know she will just love it and be blown away because he cared to have it handmade. Thanks for the chance at some fab candy! Hugs, Robin

  8. gorgeous card Nikki... love the heart designs... thanks for the candy..
    Moxie Craftie

  9. What a beautiful card! Your son's girlfriend will just love it! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  10. Morning Nikki, Yes, I would love to win all those goodies, thank you for the opportunity.
    Car shopping does fade into insignificance compared to craft goodies shopping haha, but we have to keep our hubbys pleased, don't we haha.
    Oooeeeerrrrrr, cooking for 14, my 'hat goes off to you', I don't think I could fit 14 extra people into my little house haha. I bet they all enjoyed their meal, I hope your Sister gets her new cooker very soon, it must be awful without a cooker.
    I love the card you made for your Son's girlfriend, I bet she was 'over the moon' when she received it.
    So glad you now have a date for your next show, I'm already looking forward to your sneaky peeks of the new goodies.
    Take care.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. What a stunning card Nikki, a simple but really striking design. Glad you managed lunch for 14 & I hope your sister cooks lunch for you once she has her new cooker!! Pat x

  12. Morning Nikki
    What a stunning card, your son's girlfriend will love this work of art and treasure it from perhaps her future mother In Law Ha Ha !!
    Would love the chance to win the candy goodies
    Carol x

  13. Such a pretty card that could be used for many occasions. Really looking forward to seeing you on your first heartfelt creation shows as your cards are beautiful & very inspiring. Have dug out all my stickles since following your blog.
    Sue x

  14. Such a lovely card. I love how you used the stickles on the edges. The locket is to die for. Thanks for the chance at some awesome candy!

  15. Hi Nikki,
    Aaaw young's many moons ago since my love was young! Lol!! Todays card is stunning and I bet your son's girlfriend was thrilled to bits with it.
    Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens on March 13th and thank you for doing the some giveaway candy.

    Love Sheila xx

  16. Hi Nikki
    What a beautiful card you made for your son to give his girlfriend, hope she treasures it. Date of your show entered in the diary, wouldn't want to miss it!!
    Good luck to the winner of the blog candy you're in for a treat!
    Best wishes, Pat

  17. Such a pretty card-hope they don't mind you sharing!! Thank you, Jan x

  18. Hi Nikki, I just Love your Card, and I so agree Your Family is Very Precious!
    I'm so looking forward to watching you on Create and Craft, I don't watch very often unless it was Sue Wilson or Creative Expression, But I Will Certainly watch yourself in fact I'm so looking forward to it, Nikki thank you so very much for giving us the chance to win the Blog Candy, Good Luck to the Lucky Winner, Take Care Nikki Love and Hugs from Sam x

  19. Hi nikki.
    Beautiful card. I really can't be bothered with valentines lol as my hubby says he can buy me flowers anytime!!! Love mothersday tho and people are now asking for me to make some cards woo hoo the effort has paid off showing my creations. And a big yes please to some blog candy as I'm skint after having my new extension built so hubby says no more crafting stuff till we are back on our feet!! Boo hoo lol
    Love Tracy from killie xx

  20. Lovely clean looking card, I'm sure your son appreciated it and paid you back, maybe with the washing up or even loading the dishwasher!

    Cathy M

  21. Dont go much on valentines cards but if I did this is the type of design I would go for, it's a lovely card. Will make a diary note for 13 March, looking forward to seeing you demos.

  22. what a lovely card, your son is fortunate to have a talented mum on hand for cardmaking. How on earth did you manage to cook for 14, hard work comes to mind x

  23. Hi Nikki
    Another stunning creation today. I bet your son's girlfriend was over the moon to get such a stunning card. Thanks for the chance of winning some blog candy. Look forward to seeing you again on C & C. Like you I hope that a regular follower wins the blog candy.

  24. I love your wonderful Valentine's Card and how nice of you to make him one for his girlfriend...Thanks Nikki for the chance at winning your candy...Hugs, joann

  25. Love your creations Nikki. This is a gorgeous Valentines card, unfussy, but still stunning.

  26. Super card Nikki and Thanks for the chance to win the candy.

  27. Gorgeous card Nikki.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    :) x.


  28. hi, looking forward to you being back on c & c, really like your style, heartfelt creations are my favourite dies and stamps, won one of your cards last time, its the only one i have won and its up in my craft room, thanks for blog candy, fingers crossed, xx

  29. Such a lovely card, incorporates some beautiful tropes of Valentine's day whilst still being faultlessly classy!


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