Saturday, 5 July 2014

More Inspiration from the new Heartfelt Creation Collection

Hello blogging friends! I hope you are all having a good weekend:)

My Weekend Away

After the very successful shows on Thursday my husband has taken me away for a weekend break for some quality time together:) Now my first reaction was 'oh wow' how thoughtful of him and then he told me that we were going to watch the Gran Prix at Silverstone.....oh yes you can imagine my thoughts lol.  Now, although I do quite like to watch a little racing on the TV and always try and take an interest in his hobby/s....oh yes he has quite a few:), this wasn't quite what I would have in mind for a quite weekend away....however the truth is it has been amazing.....he booked special tickets through Red Bull racing which included a 2 1/2 hour time spent in the hospitality lounge and also a pit walk and guided tour around the Red Bull pit garage:) The best of it was when we got to meet Christine Horner(the Chief Principal), Daniel Recardo and also one of the Torro Rosso drivers!  So this probably would not have been my first choice, but I really have enjoyed myself. Tomorrow of course I am sure is going to also be as exciting:) ....I will post a few pictures on Monday:)
We are now in our hotel having an early night, but of course I thought I would take this opportunity to do a quick blog post.....You probably have all been wondering where I have been as I haven't blogged for a few days:) So I thought I had better explain :)

Create and Craft Shows

I hope you all got to see the Create and Craft shows on Thursday.....I can't thank you all enough for your emails and comments of good luck wishes and support x  The big bundle and papers were sell outs and the stamps weren't far behind.  I will be having this collection available soon in my online is coming soon I promise, but I have had to put a hold on it with everything that's been going on in my family and also the prepping for the shows...but it will soon be ready to launch and I will let you know the date very soon.  I have another show next week - July 15th which will be the launch of the Heartfelt Creations Christmas collection which I really am looking forward too:) I will try and get a few sneak peeks posted towards the end of the week:)
Now for a card....This is one of the cards that I demo'd although the one I demo'd was in pinks. As Emma Lou and I explained this die collection isn't just for scrapbooking....the dies are also perfect for the card maker....I am also hoping that if you watched the shows that you too may be inspired to do a little scrapbooking even if you have never done any before.  I will post some of the layouts that I created for the shows next week.
  • This card measures 7" x7".
  • To give this card a little vintage feel I have inked all the edges with Tea Dye distress inks and also distress the edges of the papers with a Tim Holts distress tool.
  • I chose the green and cream patterned paper from the paper collection as my base colour.
  • Next I cut one of the panels in lilac and adhered it to the card at an angle.
  • I stamped the Classic Rose onto some cream card and coloured it in with water colour pencils and a little tea dye distress ink. I have cut the image out with the Cut Mat Create die set 1B and then matted this onto the perfectly sized set 1A die which I have cut out in lilac card stock.  I have then adhered this to the card at an angle with foam pads.
  • I have added a length of Hobby House lace and Hobby House pearls on string.
  • Next I have stamped the Sympathy sentiment which is from the Birds and Blooms pre cut stamp set. I die cut this out with die set 2A and adhered it to the card.
  • I have used  the daisy flourishes from die set 2B....these really are so dainty and pretty:)
  • To finish my card I have added a lilac organza bow to the top of the sentiment with a small pearl in the centre.
This stamp is so detailed and easy to colour and a great size for those cards. I will add a picture of the pink one that I made on the show  sometime next week so that you can see the same design in a different colour.
That's all from me tonight as hubby has just reminded me of the time:).....I told him it was going to be a 10 minute job writing my post lol and I think it has been almost an hour:)
I will be back on Monday with the launch of a new Blog Candy!!!!
Take Care and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


  1. Evening Nikki, hope you enjoy your weekend away, my husband and daughter are big F1 fans and went to Silverstone a couple of years ago, not my cup of tea, I prefer the tennis myself. Love the card, I managed to see a couple of your shows and enjoyed them very much.

  2. Such a beautiful card! Hope you have a great time on your mini holiday. Hugs, Robin

  3. Hi Nikki glad you are having little break away. The card is so beautiful and I love these colours. X

  4. Hi Nikki, This Card is Truly Beautiful I love the Soft Colours and the fabulous embellishments as always your work always look great, I loved the shows with yourself and Emma Lou, and I'm so looking forward to the Christmas Show I've made a date on my calendar as I've said before there's only certain people I like to watch, I'm Glad your showing The Dies etc on a Card as I don't do Scrapbooking but I make Cards all the time and I love it.
    Nikki thanks for sharing your great work.
    Take Great Care Nikki
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  5. Hi Nikki
    This card is simply stunning. Mind you all your creations are. Just loving this new collection. Glad the shows were a success. I also watch a bit of the F1 on TV. But it wouldn't be my first choice for a weekend away either. My partner would have been over the moon doing this. Will be recording your shows as usual.

  6. Morning Nikki, I'm so glad you are enjoying your weekend away, what a thoughtful hubby you have.
    Your shows were fabulous, and this card is stunning, my favourite colour so a definite stunner.
    Enjoy the rest of your time away.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Nikki,
    Oh my word such a beautiful card (as always) and the colours are gorgeous....looking forward to the show next week after missing last weeks (have no way of recording them). So pleased you had a lovely weekend and a well deserved one too as your life is so very busy. Take care, looking forward to the sneaky peeks.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Hi Nikki

    Loved watching you on C & C all the cards were gorgeous.
    Please you are having a lovely weekend at the Silverstone
    Carol x

  9. This card is just Beautiful Nikki,as is all of your work, i am so pleased i always record and keep your shows ,they pass many an hour for me in the early hours when i cant sleep you give me inspiration and ideas .I copied one of your Arianne cards yesterday for my poorly Sister in Law who is in Hospital and took it with me last night , Oh she was so delighted with it and even the Nurses oo'd and arr'd over it and said how beautiful it was .
    So pleased you are having a nice weekend,
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  10. Hi Nikki
    Lovely card,enjoyed all the shows and samples and can't wait for the Christmas one.Enjoy your racing weekend,my husband always enjoyed racing and I spent many days standing watching the cars whizzing round.He would have loved to go on a special pass day.
    Love Angela x

  11. Beautiful card Nikki. Loved all your shows cannot wait to see the Christmas collection, oh dear can see me being skint!

    It would not have been my ideal weekend either though my son would have LOVED it. Glad you are enjoying yourself though.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  12. Hi Nikki. What a beautiful card! Hope you enjoyed your weekend away. Hugs,
    Maggie x

  13. Hi Nikki
    Glad you are having a lovely weekend away with hubby, you deserve a little rest and relaxation
    Beautiful card as always, can't wait to see the Christmas collection
    Best wishes, Pat

  14. What a considerate hubby you have, I'm so pleased that you've enjoyed your weeked together. Your shows with Emma Lou were fabulous, I enjoyed them all. Beautiful card today, the colours are so pretty. Look forward to seeing the scrapbook layouts as I've never had much success with scrapbooking. Pat x

  15. Hi, very pretty card, as yours always are. Sounds as though you have had a good time away, I have been away to see the tennis, sorry to be late

  16. Hi nikki,
    Beautiful card. I loved the shows and z lot of the demos were very inspirational and yeah I wanna buy more of the dies but the arianna ones I want first lol.
    I'm patiently waiting for my blog candy to come thru the door to get me in gear for makin a few cards but with the Xmas collection coming soon I might have to do those instead lol

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