Sunday, 22 June 2014

Aperture Frame Card

Hello all! Hows your weekend going? I am thinking you are all enjoying this beautiful glorious sunshine:) 
I have now finished moving everything out of my old craft room in the house. It is going to be a good few weeks before everything is in order, but I need to get back to prepping for my shows on 3rd July. Did I mention that I will be on with Emma Lou again:)  This is going to be fun and I am very much looking forward to meeting up with her again:) I just hope we have some lovely weather here in the UK so her and her husband Richard get to enjoy there visit here in the UK:) 

Today I am sharing a aperture frame card using the Arianna collection again.....(I will be sharing some sneak peeks of the new collection at the end of the week) I think this card would make a really nice piece to hang on the wall too!

  • The card measures 6 1/2"x 6 1/2".
  • I have cut a decorative panel from the Arianna paper collection and cut out the centre square with a knife.
  • I adhered the small panel which was left to the centre of the card. 
  • Next I adhered the frame with foam pads.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Arianna Hummingbird precut stamp set onto some pink card and die cut it out with the Spellbinder die - Decorative Labels Twenty-Two. I then adhered this to the centre of the frame with foam pads.
  • I have stamped and die cut several Arianna Blooms flowers and the stamens. I have adhered 3 around the bottom corner and one to the top right. 
  • I have die cut some of the decorative flourishes in pink card and also some of the lace elements from the Arianna Lace die set and added these within the flower clusters.
  • To finish off the card I have added some tiny pale green flower pearls to the centre of the flowers and added some Stickles Glitter. 
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and as my daughter has just told me that it gives rain this week I think I will go and enjoy some sunshine and leave my prepping for this evening:)

Take Care:) x


  1. Afternoon Nikki, This card is truly beautiful !! I am looking forward to the sneaky peeks of next months' collection !!
    I came home from Church, moved my sun lounger to where the sun was, got changed, put my towel on the lounger, lay down, and 'the sun went in' !!!!!!! how annoying was that, since then, I have been in and out like a 'fiddler's elbow' (as they say), but during the 'in's' I have managed to finish the ironing, so can't be bad haha. I hope you are managing to catch a few rays.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Glad you're managing to get yourself sorted out. I' trying to sort my craft supplies and it seems to be taking forever, so I can sympathise.
    Love the card and agree it would make a good wall hanging, very pretty. x

  3. Hi Nikki. Wow, another magnificent Arianna offering ~ it would certainly grace any wall! Hugs,
    Maggie x

  4. Beautiful card-too nice to hide away!


  5. Hi Nikki may as well enjoy this glorious weather we have at the moment. Mind you it wiped me out this afternoon and I fell asleep on the settee for an hour . Your card is beautiful and would look great on any wall. Glad you are getting sorted with your move, sure it will take some time. Looking forward to sneaky peeks of new collection x

  6. This card is just so beautiful Nikki, the colours are really lovely. I've been thinking about getting the Arianna Blooms die set & now I know that I just have to buy it. I'm sure you will love your new craft space once you have it all sorted out. Pat x

  7. Lovely card Nikki, such warm colours. Good luck with your craft room move sure it will be worth it when completed.

  8. Hi Nikki
    Another great card from the collection,nice frame.Don't envy you the craft room sorting,as I am trying to get mine in some order at the moment and it is going slowly!
    Love Angela x

  9. Hi Nikki, Yet another Beautiful Card, I So Love The Papers, and The Fabulous Flowers, I Love the aperture card, I hope you managed some sunshine yesterday, I was out all day with my Dogs although after a while I found that they were both nearly under the Sun Bed to get some shade, but there was other places to go, it's just that there so loyal and never leave my side, if I'm Crafting there in my room with me, Lol!
    Take Care Nikki
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x (and Archie and Charlie my Two very mischievous Cocker Spaniels)

  10. Hi Nikki
    Such a lovely card again, I have managed to get the Double sided paper book, but can't seem to find the dies or stamps anywhere at present ,however i will keep looking .
    Have a lovely day
    Elaine H X

  11. Morning Nikki
    Stunning card again, just love this Arianna kit, a must to have.
    Have the winners been drawn for the blog
    Carol x

  12. Hi Nikki,
    As always I have so enjoyed your amazing creations but the Arianna Blooms has been the most beautiful and my favourite so far...although I have loved them all! I think HC has to go along way to beat it....but no doubt they will! Lol! Today's card is stunning and as you said would make a gorgeous wall hanging.
    I'm afraid you daughter is right about the weather, they say it's due to change round about Wednesday! Fingers crossed they have got it wrong!

    Love Sheila xx

  13. Hi Nikki

    This is beautiful card; very pretty. I can't wait to see what HC have in store for us next month!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  14. Hi Nikki, sounds like you are well on your way to your new craft room, how exciting for you. Hope your daughter and grand kids are settling in ok.
    This card is gorgeous!! The collection is really beautiful and on my list!
    Great to hear you'll be back on TV with Emma Lou and can't wait for the sneak peek!
    Take care
    Hugs Annie

  15. We're all in love with this collection! Wonderful rich colours and beautiful dies and stamps. All the projects you've made with Arianna have been absolutely stunning! Congrats on moving your craft room - it must have been exhausting, but will be worth it. No doubt we'll be treated to more of your gorgeous samples on the show next week. Glad it's a Wednesday - I should be at home!

  16. Oh dear, the 3rd of July isn't Wednesday, but Thursday. don't know how I misread that. My brother's birthday is on the 2nd so it's a good job I re-checked! I'll have to re-schedule my week now. Lol

  17. Hi nikki
    I do love this collection an I hope the next new one is just as georgeous.
    Lucky you getting to work with Emma Lou I'm jealous of course she's lovely an very talented as you all are!
    Well it's started to rain here in not so sunny Scotland in the Ayrshire region lol it's never far away and always rains for the kids finishing up for the summer this week lol ah well summers over for us here x

  18. Another of your awesome creations! It's just beautiful xx

  19. I never get tried of looking at your beautiful cards. Each one a work of art!! Beautiful!!

  20. beautiful card, lovely Arianna blooms.

  21. This is so gorgeous, Nikki.... and yes, The Lord is my Refuge....


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