Saturday, 14 June 2014

Arianna Quick Card

Hi Everyone! How has your Saturday been......I hope you have all had a good one:) 
I am just taking 30 minutes out before cleaning the house again! Archie my 9month old grandson thinks it is rather funny to keep throwing his food from the high was quite funny when he first did it:) and Mason who is 3 and should know  better thought it might be good if he did a little grandmas fuchsia pot :)  It has been nice having them here though and has been company whilst hubby has been fishing.  My daughter has been helping with getting all the kits packed and ready to be shipped and she was also on cooking duty....I am now going to have a few hours in my craftroom before bed:) I think I will adjust to this very hectic house, but I think I will in  be doing a lot more late night crafting...this way all the children will be tucked up in bed:)
My card today is a very quick card to make.....with the clever design of the decorative panels you have instant mat and  layering!

  • I have adhered some pastel green Bazzil cardstock onto my card base which measures 7" square.
  • I chose the bird haven panel design, cut it out and adhered it to the card.
  • Next I cut a length of the pretty floral border and added this to the card about 2" from the bottom.
  • Just under the border I have added a length of cream cotton lace.
  • I have used one of my favourite Martha Stewart punches and made a border in the pastel green card and added this on top of the lace.
  • Next I have added some Hobby House pearls on string and also some small pink pearls.
  • To add some dimension to the bird haven I have stamped and die cut some of the Arianna Blooms flowers in pink card and used just 2 small and one medium and adhered these over the flowers on the panel. I have also die cut a selection of the small stamens and 3 of the flourishes  from the Arianna Lace die set.
  • I then have made a small double organza pink bow, die cut out the sentiment tag and added these to the card. To finish off the bow I have added a small decorative button from The Hobby House.
  • Finally I have added a little Stickles Glitter - Diamond.
I hope you all have an enjoyable evening :)...Now I'm off to my craft room whilst hubby is watching football!


  1. Evening Nikki, I missed you yesterday, the cards are equally gorgeous, the flowers are truly beautiful and the embellies are the perfect 'finishing touches', I love them both.
    Congratulations to Sheila on winning the candy, enjoy !!
    I'll bet you are glad of a couple of hours to yourself, Nikki, enjoy it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Hi Nikki
    Another lovely card from this gorgeous collection,I also liked yesterday's card,I think that is one of my favourite stamps from this time,as you can make an easy card.Enjoy your crafting,better than football any day.
    Love Angela x

  3. Very pretty card again, you are good at showing what a lot of different cards you can make from one collection, keep up the good work! Lilian

  4. Hi Nikki,
    Another beautiful card and I love pink and pale green together. I just love the different styles that you use. I just love the Arianna flowers...they are my favourite up to date. Enjoy your peaceful crafting time.

    Love Sheila xx

  5. Hi Nikki, I've been away for a few days with no internet so am just catching up. This is a great card with beautiful fresh colours

  6. Good evening Nikki, it may be a quick card but it is still very pretty and I love the colours. Grandchildren are such wonderful little helpers even when you don't need it !.Enjoy your crafting time and hope you get some free time tomorrow x

  7. Hi Nikki, I Love this Card you have made this range from The Arianna is just so Pretty I Love the Colours and I really Love how you Embellish you Cards at first I thought The Bird House was the Stamp but then you mentioned it being a Panel, having Heartfelt you've got best of both worlds either you can just use a Panel and mat/layer and embellish or like myself, I Love to Stamp so I'd purchase the Papers and The Fabulous Stamps so I could use my Copics and Prisma Pencils. Nikki it's wonderful to see your Cards I love The fabulous informative breakdown you share with us so many thanks for that and Thank You For another Beautiful Card Thanks for sharing.
    Nikki Take Great Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  8. quick and beautiful but then again all of your cards are so just you, your style is and always has been just dripping with gorgeousness, and I do love how you work with these products oh and thank you for the lovely comment on the car
    hugs Kate xx

  9. Hi Nikki. I love these Arianna quick cards, they are so attractive! Hugs,
    Maggie x

  10. Hi Nikki
    Oh what a beauty !! so quick and so so beautiful i love it all,
    enjoy your craft time Nikki .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  11. Hi. Nikki
    Love how you have made a panel of paper into a work of art. Grandchildren are wonderful aren't they, they love to help don't they. Even if it's unwanted. Luckily mine are now past that age. Olivia and Amber used to love standing on a chir to wash up for me. They were only 3 years old. They wouldn't take no for an answer mind you. I was on tender hooks watching them, but they actually did a good job. Godd that you have your crafting to escape to Nikki.

  12. Hi Nikki
    This is just stunning, how do you get the ideas every card is a work or art. Just love the papers of Arianna can't wait to get them
    Carol x

  13. Hi Nikki
    It may be a quick card but it is beautiful, love this collection. Enjoy your grandchildren even if they make a mess cause they grow up so quickly and as you say you can craft when they are asleep
    Best wishes, Pat

  14. It is amazing how fast a card can come together when you have all the matting and layering sorted. Then it's all down to how you embellish - and you always do this so beautifully!
    Good luck with the grandchildren - they might be 'testing the water' for a few days.

  15. Beautiful Nikki, love it all.

    Cannot believe you are a grandmother, certainly don't look old enough!!!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Just don't let the little one get his hands on your glitter!! I couldn't believe that you have children in their twenties when you were talking about it on C&C & you certainly are a young grandma. Love the card Nikki, the colours are spectacular. Pat x

  17. Hi nikki,
    Lovely card. I soooo need to get some of this collection but I canny seem to get myself into crafting when the weather is so nice I just live to be outside pottering around the garden trying to tidy it. A bit like trying to tidy the craft room (never ending) lol
    Love Tracy from killie x


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