Friday, 6 June 2014

Arianna quick make card

Afternoon all:)
Wow! Where do I start.....Yesterday was a world wind of enjoyment:)  Very hectic, but I really enjoyed myself.  All the presenters were lovely and all had there own ways of doing the show. I am so pleased that you all loved the collection and I really appreciate all of the emails although I do understand that there were a few technical hiccups with them. So nice to hear emails from a lot of my regular bloggers too:) I really feel like we have all become one big crafting family....thank you:) x

Journey Album Update

Just a quick update: I finally managed to finish the recording of the tutorial this morning and providing everything is ok with the editing side this should be ready by about Tuesday so I will be adding a link to the details and paypal button I am thinking Wednesday.  Sorry for the delay.  I will then be working on the next one....which collection would you all like me touse for the next kit and also would you a card or album? I would love your feed back on this:)
Ok! Now I must share my card with you before my grandson gets here!
  • This is one of the demos from my last show. However I decided to do it a little different than the one here.
  • This is a quick make card using one of the decorative panels from the paper collection as the focal image and matting onto a card base which I have adhered some pale green card to. As the panel already has some decorative borders around it you don't have to do any matting and layering.  This is what I love about Heartfelt creations papers...they are perfect for those days when you want to make a card, but just don't have time to colour and stamp!
  • I have used just used a few of the Arianna flowers and positioned them over the flowers which are around the birdhouse.
  • I have added lace and a border which I made with a Martha Stewart punch along with a strip of the tiny flower border from the papers. To finish the borders off I have  added some Hobby House flower pearls on string.
  • I have cut a sentiment from the papers and added this with an organza bow with a pearl button in the centre.
  • To finish I have added some pearls and some Stickles glitter!  This is the only problem when I am doing my demo's on live tv as I really like adding these finishing touches to my cards and I just don't get the air time to do this, but I hope by showing you the finished sample of the card that I am going to be demo'ing first with all the finishing touches gives you more idea on how you to can bling a card up! Not that all my cards are as blingy, but a few pearls here and there and a little glitter I do think adds that extra wow factor:)
Again I can't thank you all enough for your comments and support X
Take care everyone and I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend....I plan on having a rest day tomorrow (well catching up on house work) and of course I am looking forward to my mini pocket album class on Sunday down in Gravesend:) is going to be a great day!!!


  1. Hi Nikki
    Wow what great shows yesterday,and I actually emailed in for the first time,got read out and won a card! Love the collection,the samples and demo's were gorgeous.I really liked the ones with the 'red' colours such a change from the pastels,but equally as lovely.Perhaps you would consider doing something in those colours for the next project.Looking forward to the album.
    Love Angela x

  2. Hiya nikki,
    Beutifully done card. I wish most of mine turned out that way! I really love those flowers mind u I just love flowers tho. The colours are lovely too. I forgot to record ur bloomin shows never mind I'm sure ill catch up another time. Lol.
    Love Tracy from killie x

  3. Hi Nikki
    I've recorded your shows and caught up with just one! Lovely dies, stamps and papers! Good luck on Sunday! I would have signed up if I weren't visiting grandparents this weekend :(
    Best wishes
    Anne O

  4. It's beautiful! I love the matting and layering, and particularly the colour scheme.

  5. How beautiful those colours are, they look gorgeous. Pretty flowers, love this Arianna collection. Pat x

  6. Hi Nikki
    Enjoyed all your shows yesterday especially all the wonderful cards you and the design team had prepared. Love the flowers and dies from this collection
    Have a good rest and enjoy your class on Sunday
    Best wishes, Pat

  7. Evening Nikki, I have just finished watching you demo this card on my last show recording, it is fabulous.
    I enjoyed all of your shows, your samples and demo's are stunning, as always. I especially loved your demo's of the various flowers you made, each one looking different depending on the shaping, I especially loved the stamens and what you did with them, the flowers really benefited from adding them.
    I would love to have been able to afford this whole collection, it's absolutely gorgeous.
    Enjoy your time in Gravesend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Nikki,
    I eventually caught up with your shows on C&C...all the samples were beautiful and the demos you did were great. Oh I do love this Arianna collection.
    Today's card as always is stunning and the colours are right up my street. Hope you manage to get some me time and enjoy your day in Gravesend,

    Love Sheila xx

  9. Fantastic , have a great day at Christines shop x

  10. Hi Nikki. What a beautiful card in gorgeous colours ~ I love it! Hugs,
    Maggie x

  11. Hi Nikki really enjoyed yesterdays shows. The demo's and samples were wonderful. Love the colours on today's card soft and pretty. I still love Roses on raindrops so I would love anything with that set . Enjoy your weekend x

  12. Morning Nikki - I watched all your shows last night, oh what a pleasure. Everything absolutely gorgeous, your demos are amazing!! The cards are stunning. Have a good weekend, a well deserved days rest for you, what a marathon day you had on Thursday! This card is beautiful, your demo of it was fab.
    Hugs Annie

  13. Morning Nikki
    Watched all your shows and what beautiful cards you had to show is and demonstrated.
    Just loved them all. Hope you have a rest this weekend
    Carol x

  14. Hi Nikki I love this card! I did email into your shows and will now be following your blog! I loved everything you and design team prepared for the shows and thought you were excellent at demonstrating very informative.....thank you! Crafty Hugs Michelle xxx

  15. You did a Grand job on the shows Nikki i watched and recorded , all the beautiful creations.

    Your card today is just delightful ,i dont usually do greens but i am warming to them with the pretty pinks and fab flowers .

    Have a nice rest today and a smashing day at Gravesend tomorrow ,Oh and enjoy the cake !
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  16. Good Morning Nikki

    Congratulations on your shows I still have a couple to watch but I loved this card when you demoed it very pretty and clever use of what could be odds and end for embellishments. I have a box that I keep odds and ends in and then when I want inspirations I have a rummage through gather like things together and then find a paper to go with them it works for me anyway.

    Have a good weekend
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  17. Have a great day tomorrow Nikki, sure the class will love their makes x

  18. Loved the shows and your demo's were great. Am looking forward to doing your album when its sorted as I have recently got into making them and am itching to do the one you have tormented us with. Am waiting with baited breath. Have a great weekend Hugs xx

  19. Hi nikki, loved the shows and all the samples. Can't wait for my collection to get here. Would love an album kit using the once upon a time collection, this is my favourite one and am having to order another paper pad as am nearly at the end of mine lol! I saw your first album on those shows and have already made the cuckoo clock which everybody loves. Many thanks for sharing your inspiration
    Love michele, bedford

  20. Your shows were great, I watched them all! I almost emailed in at one point, but chickened out at the last minute. All your samples were fantastic. A very pretty card today - this collection is just totally gorgeous.

  21. Hi Nikki
    lone today's card? The collection is gorgeous. Haven't watched the shows yet but hope to do so later on today. Could we please have a card for the next

  22. Another lovely card Nikki. Have now watched almost all of the shows and this collection is so pretty. Just wish I could afford it all :( Well done you, some lovely demonstrations and I guess you are under pressure with not much time to do them.

  23. Love this card, loved all the shows, have ordered the whole set! More albums, would be my choice as I have never made one, any design. Lilian


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