Monday, 12 May 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Cascading Flowers

Hello fellow blogging friends!
I am feeling pretty relaxed today after my show yesterday:) Just chilling out and catching up on some boring housework.
I am thrilled that you all loved the show yesterday.....thank you so much for all of your support:)
It was a fun show with Leonie...she really is a brilliant presenter and made me feel so welcome.
After a few minor hiccups....leaving my precious Cosmic Shimmer on my craft desk at home, I am really pleased with how it went and now looking forward to my next one.
I hope to be able give you a date very soon:)
Todays card is of course from the show yesterday....showing you how you can use the pram die to make an umbrella!

After making the card I decided that maybe I should have used the lemon card instead of the pink for the umbrella!  It wasn't until I took the photo and uploaded it onto the computer that this occurred to me, but I still think it looks pretty:)
  •  I started with a 7" square white card blank and inked the edges a little with some pink chalk ink.
  • I cut 2 6" x 1" strips of pink card and made 2 borders using a Martha Stewart punch....this is one of my favourites at the moment:). I also inked the edges.
  • I cut the decorative 6" square panel from the paper collection, adhered the 2 borders at the top and bottom from the back and adhered it t my card.
  • I fussy cut out the little girl and her dog image and adhered her to the card with some foam pads.
  • I die cut out the pram and cut of the hood part. I adhered it to the card just at the edges (not the top) allowing it to curve.
  • I die cut out the handle and added this to the umbrella.
  • Next I die cut a mixture of different size flowers in both pink and white inking the edges again with the pink chalk ink.
  • I die cut out the delicate flourishes in lemon....these will be available in Junes collection (sorry I don't mean to tease)....
  • Next I added the flowers just inside the flowers the umbrella and cascading out of it.
  • I cut out the Birthday sentiment from the Paper collection and added this to the top right hand side of the card.
  • I made a double satin pink bow and added this just underneath the sentiment.
  • Finally I added some pearls (lot's of them), a decorative pearl button to the bow and of course I had to add a little Stickles glitter:).
So that's my card for today...I hope I have inspire you:)
Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your day x



  1. Hi. Nikki enjoyed yesterday's show and you are right Leoni is a great presenter. This card is beautiful and I love it in this colour. X

  2. This is really a stunning creation by you using your pram die and beautiful colour combo and pearl embellishment. I love it!!!

  3. I loved this one yesterday. Really very, very pretty. You brought some amazing products to the show and I enjoyed every minute of your demos. The pram die makes a great brolly!

  4. Hiya nikki
    Ur card is bloomin georgeous!!! Lol. I love all the wee flowers. Which die is that uve used??
    Great that u can make a wee brolly outa the pram amazing what u can come up with when u know how lol
    Love it!
    Love Tracy from killie x

  5. Love the way you snipped away at the pram to make the brolly Nikki! Very versatile die and a beautiful card. Really enjoyed your show, your demos were brilliant. Pat x

  6. This is just gorgeous,a lovely design and

  7. Great show yesterday Nikki, well done! Lots of beautiful samples and demos!xx

  8. Beautiful card Nikki!! Love all the pretty details! Hugs!!

  9. Morning Nikki, Fabulous shows, I could watch you all day !! This card is stunning, I especially love the little flowers they are so pretty, you didn't mention which die you used for those ??
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia,
      The flowers are from the very versatile Sweet Lullaby die set including the pram/umbrella, pram wheel/decorative circle, bootee, and the 3 flowers:) x
      Glad you enjoyed the show .... X
      Hugs Nikki x

  10. Morning Nikki
    This card is stunning, what a good idea to make the umbrella out of a pram - you are great., love watching you
    Carol x

  11. Hi Nikki
    Another stunning card today and I love the colours you have used. like the others I would like to know which die you have used for the flowers. I haven't watched the show yet but hope to do so today. hope we don't have to wait to long to see you again on the tele. I'm glad that you had Leonie on with you. No one in blogland seems to like Dawn Bibby as she just talks over the presenter.

    1. Hi Pat,
      Sorry I should have mentioned that the flowers are part of the pram die set. You get the pram/umbrella, bootee's, pram wheel/decorative circle and the 3 different sized flowers!
      In all it is a ver versatile die set:)
      Hugs Nikki x

  12. Hi Nikki
    Loved the shows,and really love this card.You did some great samples and demo's,can't wait for the next show.
    Love Angela x

  13. Hi Nikki,
    Sorry I missed the show yesterday but will try and catch a repeat. Tody's card is so beautiful I love it (well I love all your cards! ). I love the pastel colours and how you use them. Wonderful!

    Love Sheila xx

  14. Hi Nikki
    Such a gorgeous card, love that you can turn the pram into a brolly and love all the beautiful flowers.
    Best wishes, Pat

  15. Have just watched recording of your show, all very beautiful, love all the colours and glitters.
    Best wishes Lilian

  16. Hi Nikki ,
    I have fallen in love with this card , lovely soft colors ,and your flowers beautiful as always
    Well done on your show , i enjoyed it all .
    Elaine H X

  17. Hi Nikki, "WOW WOW" This Card is Truly Fabulous I really Love The Soft Colours you have chosen I Love all The Awesome Embellishments you've used, I Love the Flowers and The Beautiful Umbrella, what a Fantastic idea from a Pram to a Umbrella, I Love The Backing Paper. You Truly Inspire me.
    Take Care Love and Hugs from Sam x

  18. Lovely pastel colours and a lovely card to match, the versatility of the dies is great too,
    Thanks for the inspiration x

  19. Good Morning Nikki

    This is a charming card so well put together and the colours are lovely. I have just seen the new collection and I soooo want it.
    Have a super sunny day.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  20. Gasp....I'm beginning to believe that all your work will take my breath away :)....what's the "show" everyone is talking about????


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