Monday, 2 February 2009

ABC , One Stop Craft & Papertake Weekly Challenges

What a dreadful day and night we had yesterday, horrendous thunderstorms and torrential rain which left us without electricity for far too many hours. I hope you are all keeping nice n snug and warm whilst your snow falls heavily in UK and elsewhere. So much for the sunny costa´s as it is bitterly cold here too.

Righty ho I actually managed a card today but boy oh boy why does one realise the problem they have until it´s too late. I had only lost one of those little cushion nose pads of my glasses so eyesight was more than a bit wonky to say the least so believe me I now know you can teach an old dog new tricks teehee.



Over on ABC this week it is Y for Yesteryear so out came this pretty little flower from the Floral Set of See D´s which I bought about 3 years ago. I have coloured this with Prisma´s and added a touch of stickles then matted and layered this onto a hand embroidered background of hearts which also falls into the theme over at Papertake Weekly which is to use Hearts and Flowers, or both . One Stop Craft Challenge theme this week is Buttons and Bows so I have used both ribbon and buttons from stash.Basic Grey Boxer dp and a bit bugging complete my card.

30 comments:

Sharon said...

Stunning embroidery Nicola. So delicate too. Your ribbon and flower stamp are gorgeous. Another beautiful card. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Marcea said...

Oh wow oh wow, this is really gorgeous mum. Love your stitching at that bow is delicious!!!! Thankyou soooo much for joining us this week. Hope you get your glasses fixed soon and that it warms up for you .... although if you want to know what the cold feels like you should be over here, lol
-x-

Rach said...

wow this is beautiful, hope you find your cushion pad for your glasses. Hugs rachxx

Poppy said...

all that sewing wow, gorgeous.
poppy

Jane Carroll said...

stunning card

thanks for joining us this week on ABC

hugs jane x

joey said...

Hi Nicola, gorgeous card, I love the stitching and beautiful colours. joey.xx

Bev said...

Utterly exquisite - Nicola your stitching is out of this world!!! Such a beautiful colour combination too. Ummm think you'll have guessed I LOVE IT!!!

Hugs Bev x

Sally said...

Nicola,
Fabulous card and your stitching is just perfect! Love the bow. How did you do that?

Faye said...

This is just stunning! I love the embroidery. Everything coordinates so well.

Jayne said...

Beautiful card and love the stitiching. Hope you dont lose your power again! xx

cats whiskers said...

What a stunning crd dear this is just beautiful, from the lovely image to the fab papers and of course your wonderful stityching I just adore the whole thing. BTW the glasses thing I know where you are coming from, I am always breaking mine 'cos I am always putting them on my head and they get cought in my hair, I give them a yank and the blooming cushion thing comes off.
Big Hugs Dear from Sunny but freezing Kent
Jacqui x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear, don't know what is happening but I keep getting a failure to deliver message when I make a comment so hope you see this one.
I love this stunning card, what a fabulous image and beautifully coloured as usual, the papers are perfect, but oh that stitchingis just perfection dear I love it all so classy
Hugs Jacqui x

Susie Sugar said...

What a beautiful card Nicola, it must have taken you hours the stitching/embroidery is lovely
You are clever
Love Susie xx

aardvarkpest said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love the bow, stitching, embellishment and colours.
Hope you get your glasses fixed soon.

Glenda

Marlou said...

love your card :)

Madge said...

A very beautiful card Nicola, the detail and the elements are beautiful x

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card Nicola, the image is beautiful. I love the gorgeous stitching and the colour. Debbie x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

what an adoreable card adore the stitching
thank you for joining us on abc this week

Alison said...

Stunning card, what patience you have. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous. I just love it.
Thank you for joining us this week at One Stop Craft Challenge
Nikki x

Made with Love x said...

lovely.beautiful colours
debxx

maxine said...

Lovely card Nicola

Shelley said...

Such a gorgeous card, I especially like the hearts, and the colours and flower are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley x

Paula said...

Absolutly Stunning Nicola wow. Thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Nilcola!
Clairex

Cardmaking Galore said...

really elegant card - well done

Donna said...

Stunning card Nicola, absolutly beautiful. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

steph said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Sam said...

Absolutely stunning Nicola- I LOVE what you've done with those hearts... might have to raid your patterns for that one :)

A thoroughly fantastic card.

Sam
x

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Nicola, your embroidery is so beautiful! Another gorgeous card!!!!
Blessings, Maria