Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Another Arianna Blooms Sneak Peek

A very good evening everyone!
It is a rather late post today, but I have had lot's to do today......the hairdresser came which was rather chaotic & quite funny.... just as well I have known her for a few years because whilst she was covering the dreaded grey I was busy colouring my images in for Thursdays shows:) She said it was a first lol, but needs must and I new there was a reason for me having a mobile hairdresser:) I also had my friend Vicky and my daughter Sophie die cutting for me and my craft room looked an absolute bomb site....but I have almost finished....just 2 more cards to prep! I have to say that now I have at least 10 shows under my belt I haven't  had any nerves this time (well probably because I haven't had time to think) and I am really looking forward to the shows....which by the way is now 5!!!!! Yes they emailed me yesterday and said they have squeezed another show in:)
So these are the times:
8am with Nigel
11am again with Nigel
2pm with Leonie
4pm Stephanie ....I am looking forward to this one because although I have met Stephanie I haven't had the pleasure of doing a show with her:)....I think I might just be a little nervous for this one:(
And lastly 7pm with leonie.....oh I am so pleased about this as by this point I might need Leonie to keep me awake:)
Ok so here is another sneak peek:
 Arianna Blooms Collection - Thank You So Much

  • I have used the Arianna Blooms stamp and matching die.
  • The beautiful lace die is the Arianne Lace die.
  • The image is Arianna Bird Haven stamp which I have coloured in using Distress ink - Tea dye & Scattered Straw & some Versa Magic chalk ink - Aloe Vera, Hint of Pesto, Wheat and  Thatched Straw. I love using these to colour in my images as it gives them a really soft look. I have used a blending pen to colour in with some blending medium.
I will be demonstrating this card on the 4pm show.

Sorry this isn't a full tutorial, but if anyone would like any info on how I assembled it then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Also I would like to say that I have ordered the blog candy items and they should be with me soon and I will get them all out to everyone as soon as I can....so sorry for the delay in posting them out.

Right now to bed  for me now although I am sure that I will be making Arianna cards in my sleep:)

Take care everyone and thank you so much for all of your thoughtful and kind comments you leave me ....you all brighten my day so much:) X

I will be back tomorrow evening and I am thinking another blog candy is on the Cards!!!! hehe...not sure where that came from:)

Bye for now x


  1. Love this such beautiful bright colours, can't wait for Thursday's shows.

  2. Hi Nikki
    Fabulous just love that lace die, can't wait for the shows
    Best wishes, Pat

  3. Loving the look of all this, can just imagine the scene of you having your roots done colouring in :-) Good luck with the shows x

  4. hi, looks like another great collection, looking forward to your shows, i wish my clients were crafting when doing there hair, i would love that, xx

  5. Stunning card Nikki,

    Good luck with your shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Hi Nikki. This card is a real stunner ~ I love the colours you have used. Hope the shows go well for you. Hugs,
    Maggie x

  7. Your card has just blown me away, as it is just beautiful,
    Enjoy your day Nikki
    Elaine H X

  8. Absolutely fantastic card, so quirky and fun. Looking forward to your your shows tomorrow, wow 5 hours, lots of enjoyable crafting to watch x

  9. Just gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

  10. This looks like a lovely collection Nikki, cant wait to see the shows x

  11. Morning Nikki, I have a mental picture in my head, and am chuckling at the thought, hairdresser colouring your hair and you colouring your images, and a 'conveyor belt' of die-cutting haha !!
    I love this card, the little birdhouse is gorgeous, and I'm really looking forward to watching you demo this, roll on tomorrow !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Nikki,
    Oh I love this card and the colours...I always love your pastel colours but this is gorgeous too.
    The red really makes it pop.
    Looking forward to your shows and great that your 5th show will be with Leonie...as you said to keep you awake after such a long day!

    Love Sheila xx

  13. Pretty card Nikki the die in this collection looks very similar two two I already have which is great so can spend my pennies on the paper! Looking forward to your demos grey hair or not! LOL! Good luck with all your shows you will be sleeping on the way home. :)

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  14. How lovely! Gorgeous paper background, beautiful colours and that lace die is so delicately detailed. I'm really looking forward to the shows tomorrow and I may just have to spend some money. Now there are 5 shows I'll be watching a LOT of telly. Good luck (if you need it) I hope you can get a word in edgeways - I guess that depends on the presenter :-/

  15. That should have read 'too' just thought I would say I do know the difference! LOL!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  16. Hi Nikki
    Love the card,can't wait to see the new range.Looking forward to all your shows.
    Love Angela x

  17. hi Nikki
    Love the lace die used on this card. Can't wait to see the new stamps and dies in action so to speak. Look forward to seeing your shows on Thursday. I shall be cording them as usual.

  18. looking forward to seeing some shows and some samples I imagine they will be gorgeous.

  19. A beautiful card, Nikki, the lace die is gorgeous, the birdhouse is quaint and beautifully coloured. So looking forward to the shows, recorder already set, if they change your times I will cry!! Good luck, after so much hard work I'm sure they'll go really well. Love the duo-colouring team!! Lol ! Hugs Annie


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