Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Blog Candy Winner and a Very Festive Christmas Card

Evening everyone:) I hope you all have a had a good day and got to enjoy a little of this glorious summer weather:)....Me? well had to spend the day in and wait for the boiler man as my boiler broke down! And what a complete nightmare that was as he told me I had a little leak in one of the connectors from shower pump(nothing to do with the boiler)...ok thank you I will get my husband to take a look at it I said:) When he had gone hubby went up stairs to take a look and what was just a little drip earlier was a full blown water leak and was running out of the pipe like a tap.....Obviously it had got knocked whilst the boiler man mended the boiler, but he failed to notice so we now have a big wet patch on the downstairs ceiling lol and a very unhappy hubby:( So I have escaped the house and decided to do a blog post:)

Christmas Create and Craft Show

So did you get to catch the Christmas release shows yesterday? I hope I inspired you all to get cracking on those Christmas cards:)  The shows went very well and I am really enjoying my time in the studio.  I think I have had most of the presenters now...I think I just have Jaquie and Lee to go and I would have had them all.  Please don't ask who is my favorite that would be so wrong, but I do think I am more confident with Leonie and Dawn....I think it may be because they are crafters:) and of course Dean is very nice too:) oh and Dave and Nigel.

Blog Candy Winner

It's time for me to announce another blog candy winner!Drum Roll.................A big CONGRATULATIONS to................CLAI01....if you email me with your choice of Heartfelt Creation stamp and also a die from any collection:) I will get your blog candy sent out to you x

It's a very Festive Christmas Card

So tonight it is toss up between sharing a Cut Mat Create card or one from the Christmas collection???
I think tonight I will share another Christmas card....I know it is only July, but I have so many to share and hopefully I will inspire you to begin yours:) x This card is completely different to the one I shared yesterday...just to show you how versatile stamping can be.

  • So for this card I have used the Festive CandleLight precut stamp and the sentiment is from the Dove of Peace precut stamp set.
  • I have coloured the images in with Cosmic Shimmer pearlescent mica powder which just gives it a slight shimmer.
  • I have heat embossed all of the stamps and used Cosmic Shimmer gold detail embossing powder. 
  • I die cut out the sentiment using the Cut Mat Create dies.
  • I have added a little Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges of the card and also the  flowers and holly.
  • The poinsettia is the Sun Kissed Fleur die and the Poinsettia stamp.
  • The holly is also a Heartfelt Creations stamp and holly die.
  • I finished off the card by using some Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes - Precious Gold
Have I convinced you that you need to make a start on those Christmas cards....or are you one of those crafters that leave them until the last few weeks before Christmas?  I have to confess I do prefer to leave them a little later when I can have Christmas carols playing in the back ground or watch a good Christmas film whilst creating:) However it is nice to know that I have made a good start with them so I won't be rushing around like I was last year making cards for my loved  ones....only my family and very special friends get a handmade Christmas card from me:)

Now I had better say bye for now as I have some emails that I need to reply to and time is ticking:)

Take Care x


  1. Hi Nikki
    Beautiful samples in the shows, and a stunning card here. It's probably a bit early for me to start on Christmas cards, but with so many cards on show at the moment, I might be tempted! Having just seen Emme Lou in action, I'm making lots of different flowers at the moment. I'll then need to make some cards to stick them to!
    Hope you get your boiler problem sorted soon.
    Best wishes, Anne

  2. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the layout and glitter. I have to start making Christmas cards soon. I love new Christmas stamps. x

  3. Hi Nikki not the dreaded boiler , afraid I have one of those. Loved the show and demo's. Congrats to CLA101 x

  4. Hi Nikki, First of all, I would just like to say I loved the show's I just get "Extremely Cross" when your only on for a couple of show's and through your show The Presenter goes on about "Crafters Companion Products" which I thought was extremely out of order and I'm sure if Crafters Companion was on Air and the presenter went on to talk about Heartfelt Products they Would Not Be Happy!!! Create and Craft get all these Exclusive Deals so they should look after that Product and let the Guest Demo, ok off my Soap Box, I Love this Card I really Love this Collection I Love How you create your wonderful Cards the Fabulous Colours and The Awesome Embellishments that you add to your creations, I so wish I was as talented as yourself.
    Take Great Care Nikki
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  5. Lovely card I must get the poinsettias stamp xxx

  6. Morning Nikki
    I agree with Sam above, why don't they leave you to demonstrate more - we can all see the products first time around - I love this card the collection is beautiful.

  7. Wonderful Christmas card Nikki.
    Congratulations to the winner

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Congrats to the lucky winner,
    Such a lovely Christmas card Nikki, love the layout and sparkle .
    Enjoyed your shows, but the chatter by the presenters ?? i have started to turn down the volume until the demo comes on if im watching , and if its a recording then i press forward to the demo .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  9. Thanks everyone for the congrats, I'm absolutely over the moon to win , and Thanks Nikki for all the inspiration both on this blog and the Create and Craft shows x

  10. Wow Nikki, really love this card, very pretty, yet subtle too. Haven't managed to watch the shows yet but hope to later today xx

  11. Hi Nikki
    Really enjoyed the Christmas shows,the samples were gorgeous as usual.Today's card is no exception.Congratulations to CLA101.Perhaps I will make a start on mine.
    Love Angela x

  12. Morning Nikki, Congratulations to the very lucky Winner, enjoy your goodies.
    This card is stunning !! I love everything about it, especially the colourway.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. I'm definitely in the 'leave it till later' camp, maybe October? This is really pretty though, the subtle colours with all the sparkle is just gorgeous :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  14. I love the Christmas card. I tried to pin it but I kept getting a blank about page. Lovely job.

  15. I love this one, totally Christmas and not a traditional colour in sight. As beautiful as the previous Christmas card but so different!
    Congrats to Clai101 on your win! Enjoy your goodies!
    Hugs Annie x

  16. Hi Nikki,Just go back from holiday turned on the tv & there you were so I had to watch.I love this card & ordered the stamp can't wait for it to arrived.x

  17. Hi Nikki
    Love love love this card, it is so beautiful. Sorry about the boiler water can do so much damage so I don't blame you for escaping for a while!!
    Congratulations to Clai101
    Best wishes, Pat

  18. Evening Nikki, love this card it's different but still traditional. I managed to watch your first show and was so impressed I ordered the paper pad and the candle stamp set. I won't be starting my Christmas cards yet but I am pretty sure what they will have on them so I am well prepared. Best wishes.

  19. I loved this stamp when I saw it on your show and the colours you have used for this card really show it at its best. Congrats to CLA101, enjoy your goodies. Pat x

  20. Just another Thanks to everyone on here for the congrats x

  21. Very elegant card!!
    Congrats to the winner!

  22. Hi nikki.
    Lovely card. But I'm not keen on that particular stamp. Canny please everyone tho right? Lol. There were loads of lovely stamps in that collection u were demoing. I might get the 2 that I really loved if I'm a good girlie lol
    Congrats to clai01. Enjoy ur prize :-)
    Love Tracy from killie x

  23. Hi Nikki and all Nikkets. Woohoo, congrats Cla101 lucky lass, enjoy your candy : ) xx
    C cards, hmmm its 70 in the shade, roll on the cooler days ! But this card is beautiful Nikki.
    Sam, you rock ! That channal knows its the only craft channal but sometimes they abuse it ! I say put our fav products and we all know what they are as a lot of us blog on 2 maybe 3 regular blogs on its OWN craft channal where only those products are used along with our fav demonstrators, adios Crafter Companion/tattered Lace bla bla bla ! Ok, now ive said my peice along with Sam, how can we get this new craft channal going lol.
    Hope your house is now sorted Nikki and no more waterfall !
    Stay safe everyone in this heat.
    Lancashire Steph xx


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