Monday, 7 July 2014

Floral Thank you card and New Blog Candy

Hi everyone:) ....I hope you have all had a good Monday!
Well I made it back from Silverstone in one piece and I have to admit that I really did enjoy myself and would definitely do it again. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone was so friendly:) Not sure why hubby has insisted on watching all the replays on TV though? It must be a man thing:)
I took quite a few photos so the new Heartfelt Collection - Cut Mat Create will definitely be coming in handy especially now I don't have quite so much time to create as may scrapbook layouts as I used too:)
So with the weekend over and housework all done I have already began to prep for the Heartfelt Creations Christmas release on Create and Craft next week:)  Christmas is my favourite time of year so I have been itching to play with this collection since I received it a few weeks back:) So sorry it is being released so close to the last release, but you really I going to love it:)
I am sharing another card from last Thursdays show using on of the new stamps from the collection as well as the dies and also the beautiful floral paper.
  • I have used the Summer Song stamp set for the main image which I coloured in using water coloured pencils and distress inks.
  • I cut the 6" square floral panel from the paper collection and cut it down to 5 3/4" to fit on my card base. I have used a Martha Stewart decorative punch on both the card base and the paper.
  • I distressed the edges of the papers and image a little with Tea Dye distress ink.
  • I die cut out the image with die set 1B and matted it onto the co-ordinating die from set 1A. I adhered this to the card at an angle.
  • Next I have die cut 2 of the decorative lacy corners from die set 2B and added one at the top and one at the bottom of the image.
  • I stamped the sentiment and cut this out with the arrow die from die set 1B and adhered this with foam pads to the card.
  • The flowers are from the Sweet Lullaby collection which I have die cut out in the patterned paper. I have used some Pinflair glue and seed beads for the centre of the flowers.
  • The flourish vine which I have used is from die set 2A which I have die cut once and cut in half.
  • Finally I have added a few seed beads to the centre of the flowers on the image and also a little Stickles glitter.
New Blog Candy
So who wants to win a Heartfelt Creations stamp  and a die of your choice from any Heartfelt Creations collection? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be in with a chance to win:)  Good luck everyone:) X
Now for an early night so I can get up nice and early for a fun day in the craft room:) I will be back soon to share some more inspiration....maybe a few scrapbook layouts:)
Take care everyone x


  1. Hello Nikki
    After watching you and Emma Lou I had to track down the Dove Pen ! c/c are carrying it!!!!
    Loved the show and I'm still stuck on the Arianna blooms... they lend themselves to the front of a card.
    The Mat and Layer will be useful but funds say wait awhile LOL!
    Glad you had a good weekend.
    Love Marg

  2. Hi Nikki, glad you had a good weekend. I have been catching up the shows from last week, my order came today so exited to have a go at scrapbooking which I have never done. This card is lovely , shall try to do something like it. Lilian

  3. Hi Nikki so glad you enjoyed your weekend. Lovely card, beautiful flowers.such a pretty set. Thank you Marj for info, will have a look on CC x

  4. I would love the chance to win the candy. I caught your show on TV last week -loved it - we don't get these shows in NZ

  5. Hi Nikki
    Glad you had a good time.Lovely card today,nice colours.Looking forward to the Christmas release.
    Love Angela x

  6. What a beautiful card and please count me in your wonderful giveaway hugs Nikki

  7. Gorgeous card Nikki! I love the colors. Glad you had such a great time but glad your home safe and sound. Thanks for a chance at some new candy too. Hugs, Robin

  8. Very beautiful card....loving the papers and the dies you used. Hope you had a good time on your vacation. Thanks for offering some candy and I can't wait to see the new line.

  9. Hi Nikki, Another Awesome Card I so Love The Paper you've used in the Background I'm really loving these New Dies from Heartfelt in coordination with Spellbinder, as I mentioned before they are great for me great for Card Making, I Love those Flowers, I know it sounds sad but I'm so looking forward to the Christmas Collection to arrive.
    Nikki Take Great Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  10. I just love the feminine touch with these lovely papers and beautiful dies. The flowers are so pretty and I love the punched edges. A perfect look and what a lovely piece of artwork!!!

  11. Morning Nikki, So glad your weekend was fabulous, hubby did well then !! haha.
    Your card is, as always, truly beautiful.
    I am so looking forward to seeing the new Christmas Collection, oh no !! I just said the 'C' word, but I only whispered it haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Of course I would love to be included in a draw for blog candy, I am only human, after all! Love this card, wish I could buy all the papers that come out, but I have to be selective, sadly. (I keep buying the lottery tickets, but no luck so far!)

  13. This is really pretty and I love the way you used the corner dies here - so clever! The colours are all gorgeous of course :-)
    Big hugs, Kat x

  14. Hi nikki.
    Loving this card. Really like the cours an I just adore the flowers :-) x

  15. Once again such a pretty card the colours & the flowers..thanks foe this candy!!

  16. Hi Nikki
    How exciting it is to know what you have in store for us , i love Scrapbooking , it seems the older i get the more important it is to get my family Heritage in order with my old family photo's , so my Boys and Grandchildren will know who is who etc .
    Your card today is just lovely Nikki , such beautiful colors and very beautiful flowers .
    Have a good crafty day
    Elaine H X

  17. Morning Nikki
    Another stunning card again you have such a wonderful flair, the colours and dies work beautiful
    Carol x

  18. I love all thinks Heartfelt. Just wish I could buy them all. Love the latest mat and layer collection and your demos on the shows. Stunning cards......xx

  19. Beautiful card. I'm always inspired when I look at your cards. I'm going on holiday in a weeks time so this time the new heartfelt will have to wait a week or two. I'm not sure I'll cope though lol! Will have to save some of my spending money so I can order when I'm home. Xx

  20. Hi Nikki - just watching the shows from last week - wow what a lovely collection. Its a good thing I wasn't watching it live as I'm sure In would have been tempted to buy and I cant really afford that. Glad you had a good weekend at Silverstone - my daughter's 'toy-boy' was also there (a 40th birthday present from his mates) and had a wonderful time.
    Looking forward to seeing the Christmas show xx

  21. Love the colours and the stamp is a very use able design

  22. Hi Nikki

    Lovely simply lovely! I am confused though as I thought it was the Cut Mat and Create was only being released next week in the US now there is mention of a Christmas release next week over here? The Christmas releases are so spectacular I would rather have that! :) so when is it going to be released in the US? I sometimes buy over there you see. I haven't seen a heads up on the HC website as far as I could see they haven't even the last release up yet, but hey I haven't a moment to myself at the moment.

    Also a question where would I get scrapbook spacers for giving extra depth for decorated pages? Any ideas anyone?

    Glad you had a nice break hope mum is a lot better
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  23. Sorry that should have read being released this week in the US!

  24. You make such beautiful cards, its lovely to see all the details which inspire us all. The Heartfelt stamps and dies are gorgeous, shame that we cant have them all but where would we put them!
    What a lovely job you have. Keep up the good work as we enjoy seeing all the cards you continue to make. I record all the shows its great to see all the samples and good that they give you time to show them all. Thanks for all your hard work

  25. Hi Nikki
    Loving today's card. I especially like the lacy corner die, it's gorgeous isn't it. I'm glad that you had a good time at Silverstone. I can understand why he would want to watch it back on the TV as he probably missed most of it by being there anyway. I shall be recording the show next week as I shall be in Llandudno for 5 days. So will have to watch when I get back.

  26. Hi Nikki,

    Fabulous card, so, so pretty. I adore the flowers in this collection.

    Glad you enjoyed your time at Silverstone, my hubby would have loved that as he is a biker lol!

    Looking forward to seeing some peaks of the Christmas show so I hope we#re not kept waiting too long lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. Such a pretty card, lovely colours and great composition.

  28. What a beautiful card Nikki - these colours are very popular. So glad you enjoyed your 'surprise' week-end. Fantastic shows last week: I don't know how you kept going all day. Loved the dies and stamps.

  29. Hi, lovely card, really like this collection, just received my pad and very happy, i met Emma Lou last week on a workshop, she was so lovely, you are very lucky to work with her and the products, look forward to you next card, xx

  30. Hi Nikki, glad your weekend away turned out to be enjoyable after all!
    Gorgeous card, so,love this collection. Have my son from Australia with me for 10 days so normal blog following routine is being a tad interrupted but a really lovely reason so I don't mind! Haven't seen him for over 2 years!
    Hugs Annie

  31. Just caught up with your last shows I had recorded, really informative, made the lay out look so easy, looking forward to your Christmas show, do you know the dates and times please? give us a days notice to set the recorder xx

  32. lovely cards as always, great inspiration
    thanks for the help with the journey album x sue x

  33. Hi Nikki
    Glad you had a good weekend. I'm quite jealous! But on this occasion, only 'quite' as I had an amazing time with Emma Lou of Heartfelt at her retreat! I learnt SO much and am itching to try out the new ideas and techniques I've seen! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Christmas!
    Best wishes, Anne O

  34. Lovely cards, very feminine.
    Thanks for the chance to win a Heartfelt Creations stamp and die

  35. Hi Nikki, thank you so much for my parcel which arrived today - it's wonderful and well worth waiting for! Today's card is another real beauty. Hugs
    Maggie x

  36. Gorgeous card and I especially like the colour tones and the layout, it looks super.
    Thanks for the chance to win the candy x

  37. Just watched you on C&C, stunning cards I love anything floral, yours always look like they have grown on your cards!

  38. Hi Nikki. L. O. V. E this blooms set, its lush and I neeeed it !
    Mind you, I cant imagin my attemps would look anywhere near a gorgous as your's !
    Glad you had a great time at Silverstone, sounds like hubby did too lol.
    Have a good week everyone.
    Hugs to all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  39. Hi Nikki
    Gorgeous card, as always , love the colours and the beautiful flowers. Can't wait to see the Christmas collection
    Best wishes, Pat

  40. Loved watching you on C & C as I always enjoy your demos. I am sure the new Christmas collection will be stunning :)

  41. Hi Nikki, loving this new range, can't wait to get my hands on them, beautiful card as always, love Donna xx

  42. Hi Nikki, love this card with its vintage feel. I've just invested in Set !A and 1B and now it looks as though i will have to buy set 2 as well! Or will it be the Christmas collection! Decisions!!
    Marion B xx

  43. hi Nikki love this, love your inspiration and H.Creations. Would love to be in with a chance to win some happy mail. x

  44. Beautiful card with so many wonderful details!

  45. My first time visiting your blog will it be lucky I wonder?


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