Thursday, 20 March 2014

Blog Candy and a Monochrome card

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well:) x
Now I know I did an extra rather late post yesterday so if you missed it, I promised you all a new blog candy giveaway today that is a little different to my usual!.........Well I decided that as like me you are all Heartfelt Creations lovers and I think you will all admit that you are all addicted to a little bling and ribbon! So for my blog giveaways today and in the future the winner will get to choose one stamp from any current Heartfelt Creations collection and I will also include some goodies including some yummy embellishments from the Hobby House! If you have a favourite colour that you like to work with then just let me know and I will put the candy together with those colours in mind!

So just to clarify that this blog candy and future blog candies you will get 1 x Heartfelt Creations stamp of your choice plus some Hobby House goodies:) Oh and of course one of my cards:)........How does that sound?
As always just leave a comment on this post and you will be put into the random org draw:)

I will update the blog candy picture in the sidebar at a later date as I am having a new banner and buttons designed and they are not quite ready yet!.....Ooooohhh I can't wait to get a new look blog:)

                                         Black and White.....with a little glitter

So here's todays card!  Gosh! I have so many to share, but I have decided on this monochrome card.

I have just added a little Diamond Stickles to some of the roses and some pearls to the centre of the tiny Posy Patch flowers.

  • This card ,measures 5 1/4" x 7" and I used black card for my base card.
  • I cut a piece of white card measuring 5" x 6 3/4" so that it leaves just a small border. I used the Spellbinder M-Bossabilities folder - Twisted Heart, design A to add some texture. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the corners.
  • I die cut the Spellbinder die Timeless Rectangles in black card and matted it onto the card with foam pads.
  • I then cut a piece of white card measuring 3 1/4" x 5" and used a corner punch to round the edges. I adhered this to the card with foam pads.
  • Next I die cut the 2nd from largest rectangle from the Spellbinder die set Decorative Labels Eight in black card and adhered this again using foam pads to the card.
  • I stamped the stamp from the Heartfelt Creations floral Stamp set in black Archival ink onto white card. I die cut it out using the 2nd from largest die from the Timeless Rectangles and used foam pads again to adhere to my card.
  • I already had some Time sentiments stamped and die cut.....I always like to stamp and die cut a batch of sentiments in different colours from each collection so that I have them at hand, which makes it a lot easier when making my cards. (I do this with my flowers too).
  • I made a shabby seam binding bow and adhered it to the right hand corner of the card.
  • I added the sentiment to the centre of the bow.
  • To finish I added some pearls to the corners of the card and I used some stickles glitter - diamond on some of the roses and leaves.....I love this very subtle effect. I have also added some tiny pearls  to the centre of the Posy Patch flowers.
Good luck with the blog candy :)
Take care x


  1. Black and white my favourite colours and the once upon atime are my favourite heartfelt creations collection. A lovely card...xx

  2. Loving the monochrome look - really classy. Really into pearls as well at the moment too! xx

  3. Hi Nikki,
    Oh this is stunning and the Heartfelt Creations stamps as they always give a clear image and I love the way they mix and match with the Spellbinders dies. Really beautiful Nikki.
    Many thanks for giving us the chance to win some goodies.

    Love Sheila xx

  4. Hi Nikki, WOW WOW WOW, What a Truly Stunning Remarkable Card I really Love Black and White the card is just so Beautiful, Good Luck to the winner of this fabulous Gift I'd Love just the Card as your work is Awesome.
    Take Care Love and Hugs from Sam x

  5. Beautiful card as always, monochrome always looks so sophisticated I think. Love the way you put stickles on everything
    & it has made me dig out mine & actually use them, some of which I probably bought about 5 years ago.
    Good luck to everyone in the draw for the candy, someone is going to be very lucky. Sue x

  6. This is so very gorgeous!! Hugs, Robin

  7. Just so beautiful! I love the dies you used and the embossing is gorgeous!

  8. Hi Nikki
    I love black and white cards and this is so beautiful and elegant. I missed your posts yesterday so just to say I loved your Kenny k card just right for a teenage boy and the clock is out of this world!
    Best wishes, Pat

  9. Hi Nikki,
    many thanks for providing the chance to win some candy, it's a super idea to choose a stamp also and very kind.
    Re Hobby House colours, I don't have a favourite as they are all absolutely gorgeous but maybe navy blue, deep pink or purple, lilac or cerise might be different ?
    Monochrome like your beautiful card today is always good to have a supply of also. x

    Good luck to everyone also x

  10. Beautiful card black and white is always so elegant. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy

  11. Hi Nikki
    Wow !! how generous is your blog candy ? A simply gorgeous card Nikki, i love those pearls they somehow make a card extra special with a finishing touch
    Take Care
    Elaine H x

  12. How very generous of you ! Fingers crossec. Another beautiful card x

  13. Hi Nikki

    Beautiful card I love black and white cards. Would love the chance to win some candy.

    June x

  14. Well Nikki this is a fabulous offer, thank you so much. That card today is beautiful , thank you for sharing. Love how you break everything down so clearly. Take care x

  15. Beautiful Nikki! Amazing how a little glitter and a few gems is all that's needed to bring a simple stamped image to life. Great idea to create batches for future use.

  16. Fabulous card, very elegant, & great candy

  17. I always love black and white and this one is just gorgeous. The layers all go so well together.

  18. Lovely card Nikki like the layering with the different dies.
    Great candy idea - good luck everyone xxxxx

  19. Lovely card Nikki. I got my stamps and papers from C&C today they are stunning!!! Will you postings pictures of your scrapbook book as it looked amazing xx

  20. Hi nikki.
    Ooooooh just when u think the majestic blossoms are an amazing set from heartfelt creations they then go and top it with new time collection!! Bloomin marvelous lol. And new blog candy ah yes please.
    Love Tracy from killie xx

  21. Fabulous card Nikki, it's amazing how many different effects it's possible to come up with from one stamp, I think I will be investing in this one when funds allow. I am becoming quite a fan of sticklers as well after seeing your cards.

  22. a beautiful card as usual, bought some Heartfelt goodies at NEC today, cannot wait to unpack my bag x

  23. this card is so beautiful.. very elegant!! the image is awesome!! thanks for the new candy :)
    Moxie Craftie

  24. hi, very elegant card, love all your cards, thank you for the chance to win one, also thank you for the new candy its so exciting,i love heartfelt creations,xx

  25. Lovely card, thanks for the chance to win xxx

  26. Hi Nikki
    A gorgeous card and such a striking look. I really like the latest set of HF stamps - so pretty and versatile.

  27. Morning Nikki, What a fabulous giveaway you are treating us to, thank you, the goodies sound fabulous !!
    I'm loving your monochrome card today, it is so elegant, I love it !! My HC bundle arrived yesterday, I am so looking forward to 'playing' with them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Nikki
    A beautiful monochrome card today. Not to sure how I missed this one yesterday. I'll take down the instructions on how to make this one, and put my own spin on it. What a lovely collection you are doing for the giveaway. we actually get to choose a stamp from the new collection, and some goodies from Hobby House. How lucky are we.

  29. Very elegant card Nikki and what a generous giveaway. Pat x

  30. Morning Nikki
    Stunning black and white card, it is so striking.
    What a dear to give away some goodies, they sound great, will keep fingers crossed
    Carol x

  31. Nikki, your work just gets more gorgeous all the time! I love the stunning simplicity of this card! So elegant and so many beautiful layers. Just gorgeous!

  32. Hiya Nikki. Im sorry I didnt leave a comment re your show but my world has been spinning out of control, what with our daughters wedding in June, appointments at the hospital plus MD and Easter cards to catch up with ready for market Sunday I dont know if Ive been coming or going but Ive been chasing my tail and getting nowhere fast !
    Your show was brill and didnt email in as Id already been lucky and received a card from your previous show.
    I adaore mono cards there is something special about them. Im certain you alone have revived Stickles Nikki : ) at one time not many vraft stores stocked them or if they did, not many to chose from, but there is a stickles rainbow now in almost every shop (thank goodness) and if I hit V instead of C one more time I'll scream !
    Love the idea about Candy. Thanks for your generosity.
    Have a good weekend.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  33. Lovely card as always. Blog candy super as well. Lilian

  34. Got back from the NEC yesterday evening. Love your monochrome card and the whole Once upon a Time collection.

  35. Beautiful Card Nikki.. I love Black and White and you made it awesome and elegant..

    New follower..Placed this on my sidebar..Thanks for giving us a chance to win..

    Handmade With Paper

  36. Hi Nikki, just found your blog, WOW WOW WOW. I adore Heartfelt Creations products, such lovely stamps etc etc etc.
    This card is classical and elegant. I love Black and White. You do such nice different things that we can't help but be inspired. Thank you

    lorraine - scotland

  37. Wow! I love it. I never thought to do this. You have inspired me.

  38. Lovely card as usual.I adore all Heartfelt creations products and so glad you will be on create and craft.
    Love Angela

  39. A stunning card Nicki. I just love HC stamps they are so detailed and stamp perfectly every time.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  40. Sorry Nikki I miss-spelt your name! :(
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx


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