Saturday, 2 January 2010

My 1st card of 2010...


And Happy New Year!! - Is it tragic that I was working on this card on New Year's Eve?! Well maybe so, but I was perfectly content in my little crafting bubble although I did pop outside at around midnight to watch everyone else's fireworks & chinese lanterns go up... Needless to say there will be another article in our local rag about 'UFOs'...

This is the first time I've given the Winter Collection Tildas an outing too, I must admit to being a little disappointed when I first got them, they didn't seem like a 'collection' at all but after taking a look at a few blogs and seeing the beautiful cards made with some of the images I've decided they're definately a 'grower'.

So inspired by these blogs & in particular the scandinavian style of crafting, ( have you seen this blog? - OMG Camilla, your work is amazing!!) this is what I came up with...

Lots of lace, distressing, some fancy flowers & a bit of play-doh stamped with a tiny heart to make a 'seal', Tilda is Coloured with distress inks - my favourite medium - and the sketch is from ICS.

So the challenges I'm submitting for this week are ICS, Roses on paper and Charisma Cardz who have a Blog Hop which runs until 6th Jan.

*Sigh*...after all the christmas crazyness it's good to be back to normality again, TFL!

Nikki xxx


  1. Wow Nikki.. this card i fantabulous, and those flowers.. divine!! Can I steal them!? lol
    They are utterly beautiful

  2. Thanks Nikki, I think they are beautiful :) HOw are you doing? Just loving your cards, I showed my Ma your blog as she has just started making cards and thought she would get lots of inspiration from you!

  3. Fabulous card. love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
    xx Vee

  4. Pretty card, love the roses. thanks for joining in at ICS. :)x

  5. Your card is stunning - really beautiful!

    Thanks for joining in with the Charisma Blog Hop. Thanks also for leaving such lovely comments on my blog & entering my candy - best of luck!

    Jan x

  6. what a pretty card
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  7. beautiful Nikki! have ordered some distress inks to play with! I must have a play with these stamps too now that xmas is over lol! still want to make some xmas cards tho!! lol!
    hugs mx

  8. such a yummy card!!! sooo much richness in it, love the flowers and stitching.. great job with the IC card sketch this week!!

  9. What a stunning card. Thanks for the inspiration. The colourway is soooooo pretty. Happy New Year

  10. Wow great card, thanks for joining us at ics

  11. GOrgeous card Nikki!! Love all your detail and the colors are so pretty!! I must admit I too didn't like this one as much as previous ones!! But I did love this image!! SHe is cute! Love your play-doh idea!!
    I just wanted to say it was nice to get to know you and it was a pleasure to be on a DT with you for a little while!!
    I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  12. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at our Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop Challenge.