Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Vintage Elegance

Hi there and welcome!

Sharing a card today that unusually for me has only one layer plus embellishments.

I've used 3 panels of differing papers from Graphic 45's 'A Ladies Diary' collection. Added a lace trim that I've been hoarding for ages to save for a special piece where it looked just right. Then applied pearl trims, roses and die cut leaves (Memory Box 'Grape Vine' die). Edged perimeter with Distress Ink 'Black Soot'. That's It!

I wish I could make all my cards so handily as this doesn't happen often!

Very many thanks for stopping by,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Kort o Mania - Vintage / Shabby Chic
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Made (Single Layer Card)
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Days of Yore (vintage / shabby)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Girly
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Workshop with Marta Lapkowska

Greetings from Dublin, I hope this day finds you well.

I was lucky to attend a fantastic workshop recently with the very lovely and talented Marta Lapkowska (Maremi Small Art).

We made what Marta calls her 'Tiny Art Quintet' as well as a gorgeous book cover. I'm sharing today the Tiny Art Quintet - each piece is about 14.5cm / 5.75 inches in height. Our ingredients were chipboard, wood and some embellishments. We applied Marta's secret magical process to achieve results below.

I so enjoyed making this Quintet! Huge thanks to Marta and to the wonderful Agnieszka Barska for facilitating a really super day.

I hope this week is kind to you no matter where in the world you are.

Warmest wishes,
Nicola x

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Bird Tweets are Always Sweet!

Welcome to my first post of 2017.

After all the rich embellishing of Christmas cards, it feels calming to post a clean and simple style card. Isn't this little Dina Wakley bird a darling!

Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds

St. Petersburgh White Nights Watercolors

Ranger Archival 'Watering Can'

Winsor & Newton coldpressed / NOT watercolour

Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft - Stitched Circles
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders

Dew drops - thank-you Ger. Wool from stash

Thanks so much for your visit today - each and every one is appreciated.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
A Vintage Journey - Going Around In Circles
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with die brand carried by Scrapyland)
Penny Black Allsorts - January - Anything Goes (with stamping)
Dies R Us - Anything Goes Using Dies
Bastel-traum - Wasserfarbe / Watercolour
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Bird Day
Moving along with the Times - Something In The Air
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Three of a Kind