Thursday, 5 February 2015

Birds and Blooms Inspiration and Blog Candy Winners

Hello everyone xxx 
Yes I know....what a surprise for you all to see that I have finally blogged again:)
Without going into to much detail I decided to take a break from blogging due to lots of family commitments.
I am back though and am looking forward to sharing lots of creations with you:)
Thank you all so much for sticking by me and waiting patiently for me to come means so much to me :) X

As you all know I have had a very busy few months.... the most amazing few months in fact:)  Spending the week with my Heartfelt Creations family over in California at CHA was just the best time ever and many of you may of seen the pictures that I posted over on Facebook.
What do you think to the new packaging?  I think it is just gorgeous:)....of course I love the colour pink so that helps.
I have also been doing lots of USA shows some which have been pre recorded and some that have gone out live which has been a great experience and feels so unreal when we receive emails from our fellow crafters over in America:) 

My next UK shows are this Sunday the 8th Feb at 10am and 5pm.  The shows will consist of the Birds and Blooms collection and also the Butterfly Medley collection.....I am loving these collections as who can resist birds and butterflies :)

Blog Candy Winner
It may seem a while ago but I launched a blog candy on my last post and I apologize for taking so long to announce the winner.  As it has been so long and I have decided to announce 2 winners:)
The 1st winner is Stephanie Cunningham....Congratulations xxx
The 2nd winner is Kathy Rackley....Congratulations xxx
If you email me your details I will send you both a beautiful Heartfelt Creations paper pad, a stamp and also some gorgeous Hobby House goodies :)

I have used the gorgeous Birds and Blooms collection for this card.....this is one of my favourite stamp images from the collection:)

  • I have used a 6 1/2" square card base and one of the decorative panels from the paper collection.
  • I stamped the Bird Bath image and coloured it in using Chameleon pens.
  • I cut the image out using a Spellbinder oval die.
  • I stamped 6 individual Hydrangeas and fussy cut them out. I also stamped some blossoms, leaves, branches and fluffy birds die cut them out. I coloured them to match the main image.
  • I added the image to the left of the card using foam pads and added all the elements to frame the bottom half of it.
  • I cut the sentiment from the paper pad and adhered it to the bottom right of card using foam pads.
  • I have made a double bow with some pale pink organza ribbon and added this to the top right of the image.
  • Finally I have added some Stickles glitter to finish.

That's all from me today.... It is nice to be back and I promise I will be back very soon :)
Take Care X


  1. Stunning and lovely to see you back blogging x

  2. Evening Nikki, nice to hear from you again, glad you are ok and don't blame you for taking a well earned break from the blogging it can be very time consuming. Saw your recent show and think the latest Heartfelt sets are both lovely and will be sure to watch on Sunday. I am
    So pleased to see I have won some blog candy will email with my details. Love the card you have shown here today and have missed your inspirational examples.

  3. Evening Nikki its so nice to see you back and you have brought us this fantastic card.
    It is stunning I love the design and the colours are wonderful. It's nice to see decoupage coming back. Loving the bow.

    Debs xxx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  4. Gorgeous, and great to see you back missed your creations. I love all the decoupage and the row of flowers, stunning, hugs xx

  5. Lovely to see you back Nikki, I've missed seeing all your fabulous designs. Great card to come back with, such fabulous colours. Congrats to the winners. Pat x

  6. Welcome back Nikki, great to have you on our screens again.

    Congratulations to both Stephanie & kathy.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Gorgeous soft dreamy card Nikki, What fabulous experiences you've had this past few months. Lots of photo's for scrap book pages. congrats to Stephanie and Kathy. Hugs Suzi x

  8. Welcome back Nikki, such a pretty card.
    Congratulations to Stephanie and Kathy x

  9. Morning Nikki, Lovely to see you back with us.
    Congratulations to Stephanie and Kathy, you lucky pair.
    A gorgeous card, I love, love, love the birdies.
    What great news and you must have been so honoured to be asked to broadcast in America, what a great time you must have had, enjoy your success, Nikki, you deserve the accolade.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Welcome back Nikki. We missed you!.I love this card and may now have to buy the Birds and Blooms collection. I decided I preferred the Butterfly Medley collection and bought that in its entirety ...... but now I'm not so sure!! lol Everything is beautiful anyway. Have a great day and thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Hi Nikki
    It's lovely to see you back blogging. Seems like it wasn't to have a rest, but to have a fabulous experience over in America. No wonder you didn't have time to blog. Hope you had a fantastic time. You've really come back with a bang. This card is gorgeous. I to love the new packaging. Congratulations to Stephanie and Kathy on winning your blog. I won one awhile ago, and Nikki sent me some lovely things. I'll set the recorder as usual.

  12. Beautiful card!!! I love those stamps and dies!

  13. Welcome back. Setting sky box to record Sundays shows. Love the butterfly collection and can't wait to see what you do with it

  14. Hi Nikki, glad to see you back again. You have been busy. I did catch your show this morning. You were great and that collection is just gorgeous. The colours and designs are very feminine and make me think of springtime.

  15. Nice to see you back Nikki.
    I've looked for your blog posts a few times.
    I love both of the new Heartfelt collections and as always your samples have been just gorgeous and I've enjoyed the recent shows too. x

  16. Morning Nikki
    So pleased to have you back and managed to catch one show yesterday but recorded them all. These cards are stunning and think the whole package is lovely. Pleased to hear you are doing well in the US.
    Carol x

  17. Morning Nikki
    So pleased to have you back and managed to catch one show yesterday but recorded them all. These cards are stunning and think the whole package is lovely. Pleased to hear you are doing well in the US.
    Carol x

  18. Good to see you back Nikki.
    Have watched the shows and all the cards were beautiful. This is a very pretty collection, will have to sit on my hands!!
    TV on the blink at the moment, so cant watch anything :-(

  19. Hi million
    Nice to see u back again it's been sooooo long lol
    Caught a few shows. Saw u do this one I'm sure I love the colours cause it's a bit different xx


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