Monday, 11 August 2014

Two Blog Candy Winners and an Inspirational Arianna Blooms Layout

A very good evening everyone:)   I hope you all had a good weekend and didn't experience too much rain.  We have had quite a bit of flooding here in East Anglia although I myself have been fortunate not to have been affected.  If you are one of those who has been affected by this awful weather then my prayers go out to you and your families....hopefully  our summer will return soon! Thankfully the rain held off on Saturday so I got to enjoy my time at Cadwell park with hubby.....ok it wasn't my thing I admit, but we had a nice picnic and my grandson was fascinated by the fast colourful cars!

Two Blog candy Winners

It is time for me to announce another blog candy winner:) Now as you may already know it was my birthday yesterday (I spent the morning with my youngest daughter whom accompanied me to Dunhelm for a little retail therapy and I spent the afternoon in my craft room topped off with a meal with the family) ... So anyway as I was saying as it was my birthday yesterday so I thought I would pick 2 lucky winners this time!!!!!
The first lucky winner is...................... Homebird  and the 2nd lucky winner is.................Samantha Wade!!!!! If you both email me with your chosen Heartfelt Creations stamp I will get your stamp and crafting goodies off to you:)

Arianna Blooms Layout

Now for todays inspiration! I have used the Arianna Paper collection, stamps and dies to create this layout featuring my very beautiful granddaughter Amelia who was 2 when this photo was taken.  She is now almost 3 and is growing up so fast!  

  •  As I said earlier, I have used the Arianna Blooms paper collection.....choosing one of the ready layouts from the paper pad.
  • I followed the basic layout adding the photo first.
  • I stamped and die cut a few sets of the Arianna Blooms flowers in pale pink and deep pink card stock. 
  • I have used the Arianna Lace die to create all the delicate lace elements on the layout.
  • The leaves are the Heartfelt Creations Classic leaf stamps and dies.
  • The sentiments are also from the Arianna paper collection.
  • I layered all the elements and flowers onto the layout making sure that I was happy with it before I finally adhered everything onto the paper.
  • To finish off the layout I have added some lace and pearls and of course a little Stickles glitter.
I love to use these pages to make quick layouts.  Of course if you are not into scrapbooking you could use your layout as a decorative wall hanger....even framing it if you wish:)

Finally a big thank you to you all for my Happy Birthday wishes..... You are all so very kind:)

Take care x


  1. Hi Nikki
    Belated birthday wishes for yesterday sounds like you had a lovely day. The Arianna collection makes a lovely frame for your beautiful granddaughter, all those lovely flowers and lacy die cuts
    Congratulations to the two lucky winners
    Best wishes, Pat

  2. Glad you had a lovely birthday and a great weekend. Love this page so pretty in the Arianna papers, your granddaughter looks so pretty too. Congratulations girls on your blog candy win x

  3. Hi Nikki
    Happy birthday for yesterday.Love this layout,the colour and flowers are gorgeous.Congratulations to the winners.
    Love Angela x

  4. Hi Nikki, glad to hear you had a good day out and belated birthday wishes for yesterday. We didn't suffer too much from the rain but out power has been on and off all weekend but they seem to have it fixed now. Love the colours and layout on this scrapbook page, I have a granddaughter the same age and will be having her here with me all day tomorrow so will be a bit shattered tomorrow night.

  5. Gorgeous, glad you had a fab birthday x

  6. I am so glad you had a fabulous birthday! I am loving this stunning layout! It's perfect for such a gorgeous girl! Congratulations to the winners too! xx

  7. Glad you had a lovely birthday. Your project is beautiful

  8. Beautiful scrapbook page for such a pretty girl.
    Belated birthday greetings
    Carol x

  9. Belated birthday wishes, glad you had a lovely day with your family. The page of your little granddaughter is very beautiful, I would hang it on wall . Lilian

  10. Hi Nikki
    Congrats to the lucky winners
    Your Layout is just beautiful, i have my Grandchildren this week, so will have plenty of Photo's to scrapbook i fully intent to use my Areana blooms collection ,i just love this pad { i have hidden it from my Granddaughter } i know it sounds selfish of me , but i also know she would cut into every page , and it is just to precious for that .
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  11. What a gorgeous layout Nikki, those papers and flowers are just gorgeous. Congrats to the winners - enjoy your goodies! Pat x

  12. Hi Nikki
    Belated birthday wished for yesterday. Hope you had a lovely day. Another stunning card today. Another lovely creation for us as well. I love how you design these creations. Thanks for the inspiration. Congratulations to both winners.

  13. Happy birthday Nikki, your layout is adorable!!

  14. Morning Nikki, Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, and Happy Belated Birthday to you, I hope you had a lovely day. Your layout is, as always, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Nikki, What a Beautiful Scrapbook Page I Just Love all the detail, your Grandaughter looks delightful and Beautiful.
    Take Care
    From Sam x
    Congratulations to winners.

  16. Hi Nikki, belated birthday wishes! This page is just gorgeous, as is your beautiful granddaughter! I adore the Arianna collection, have used the dies but not the paper yet, it's so hard to cut into it! I'll find it is just perfect for a project one day, meanwhile I'm still just looking at it!
    Congrats to the winners,
    Hugs Annie x

  17. Oh Nikki what can I say - such a beautiful little grand-daughter surrounded by the most beautiful flower's and choice of paper and dies. What more can I add ? Apart from...

    Congratulations to blog candy winner's. Enjoy your gift's. Still keeping my finger's crossed that I shall be as lucky one day.

    Have a lovely day Nikki and Nikkets.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  18. This collection really is one of the best ever from HC! Love the fact that Amelia's dress goes so well with the papers.
    Enjoy your Blog Candy Homebird and Samantha.

  19. Hi, i'm a very happy girl, thank-you so much for choosing me to be a blog candy winner.What a lovely surprise. Jumping for joy.xxxxxxx

  20. Hi nikki,
    Ur wee granddaughter is such a cutie. I haven't used by arianna paper pad yet but I just love it. It looks so lovely that I don't wanna use it lol. Ill wait till I get the arianna blooms die and a stamp then I might think of using it!
    Hope u had a fabulous birthday xx


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