Friday, 21 March 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Enjoy the Beauty

Happy Friday everyone:) How many of you are going to be visiting the NEC this weekend?.....Unfortunately I won't be going as I have classes this weekend....on the plus side I get to
craft with lots of lovely ladies:) ....Its going to be a fun day and we are hoping to make at least 3 cards including some stamping, flower making and lots of other techniques:)

Oh and on the subject of classes there are still a few places left for next Sundays class at Gravesend - Christine Emerson's studio 'Hope and Chances'....if you would like to join us then their is a link on the above tab - Workshops & Demonstrations.

My card that I am sharing today is what I class as one of my quicker cards to create:) No stamping involved as I have used one of the toppers from the Once Upon a Time collection.

  • I started with a cream 8" x 8" card blank
  • I have matted some olive green card onto the card base.....this measured 7 1/2" square.
  • I then embossed a cream piece of card measuring 7" square, using a Die'sire embossing folder.
  • I added a length of cream ribbon and the some velvet olive ribbon on top and then adhered the embossed card onto the card.
  • I used Spellbinder dies: A2 Curved Matting Basics A (olive card), Decorative Labels Eight (cream card), Timeless Rectangles (cream card). I then adhered them to the card using foam pads as in picture.
  • I cut out the sentiment panel from the paper collection. Die cut the Decorative Circle from the Raindrops on Roses collection, cut it in half and adhered from the back to each side of the panel.
  • I adhered the sentiment panel onto the centre of the matted Spellbinder dies.
  • I added a length of the beautiful flower pearls on a string to the ribbon using some strong double sided tape.
  • I have made a double bow in the cream ribbon and added a spacer and pearl brad.
  • To finish I have added some small pearls to the sentiment and the Decorative Circle.
  • All of the pearls and ribbon are from The Hobby House
I just love the colours of this card....I'm not really into my greens, but if I do use them I tend to go for olive tones.....not sure why:)

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  1. Nikki, this card is so elegant! I love the embossed background and the lovely pearl trim. You are rocking it!

  2. This is a beautiful elegant card you have made Nikki, I love the colours.
    I'm not going to the NEC, maybe one year but I have heard that it is so busy
    you fight to get near the stands & that would wind me up.
    I like Ally Pally & it's only 1/2 hour drive for me, so really looking forward to that .
    Enjoy your class, lucky people who are attending. Sue x

  3. Hi Nikki,
    Oh wow a super elegant the colours too.

    Love Sheila xx

  4. Hi Nikki
    Lovely card it is stunning.
    I have tried logging on for the goodies but it will not let me put my name on
    I will try again, but if my name is not there before the draw perhaps you could put me in
    Carol x

  5. This is lovely Nikki. The colours are really nice, have to agree not too much into green, however, the olive is lovely. Those pearls are beautiful Have a good weekend x

  6. Not me going to the NEC, although I'd love too.
    Great card with use of olive green. I don't see very many really nice cards using green but this is a stunner, beautiful card. x

  7. Hi Nikki
    Love the card, don't make many cards using green though after seeing this maybe I should!
    Oh how I would love to go to one of your classes or one of the big shows but unfortunately living in Northern Ireland its not easy but I live in hope!!
    Best wishes, Pat

  8. Lovely card very elegant. Can't make the NEC too far for me but I'd love to get to one of the really big shows one of these days.

  9. Hi, of to nec tomorrow can't wait.lovely card today, I like to use the pearl flower trim on my cards too, thanks for commenting on my card on hobby house blog. Have a good weekend, x Sam

  10. Gorgeous Nikki, looking forward to the class tomorrow xx

  11. Hi Nikki, I really love this card even though it's not stamping involved I do like the topper and all the Die Cutting and the Fabulous Embellishments, I really wish one day that I could join one of your workshops.
    Take Care love and hugs from Sam x

  12. Morning Nikki, A really beautiful card, loving the colours and the die-cuts, and especially loving the dazzler and pearl string, and the sentiment (focal image) is really lovely. I love it.
    Have a great weekend demo'ing in your classes, I wish I could be there !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Love all the layers and the pearls Nikki - a beautiful and elegant card. Pat x

  14. Aww love this card Nikki,
    It has such style and the layers are very eye catching along with the sentiment and embellishments .

    Take care
    Elaine H X

  15. Another stunner of a card. I wish I could get 8 x 8 cards easily - they are either very expensive, or sellers won't send them to Ireland.

  16. Hi nikki. Stunningly beautiful card as always. I'm up north in Scotland so no nec or ally pally for me!! I didn't even bother goin to the secc in Glasgow as a few ladies I know we're saying it was a dissapointing show this year. Plus there never is anyone from heartfelt creations there! Boo hoo maybe next year??
    Love Tracy from killie xx

  17. Hi Nicky. I'm not one for commenting on blogs usually but I have been following you for a while now since you were first on C&C. I have been watching you demonstrating the new Heartfelt Creations release, which I recorded.. It is lovely and very tempting but not sure my pension will stretch that far - maybe the papers and one stamp soon! The cards you made were really lovely and not too difficult I think. Thanks for the tips. This card is beautiful too.

  18. Another lovely card - soft and pretty. I hadn't thohgt of just cutting a sentiment from th epaper pack - don't know why!


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