Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Fluttering By with a challenge or two

Good morning and a happy Wednesday to you all. This day as always we get to play with Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and this week our challenge is to use a circle or circles along with your butterfly, fairy or angel.





There are more than a few challenges this week looking for Christmas themed projects so I am playing along with

Papertake Weekly ... Christmas Crackers

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ... Thank You and/or Christmas

Allsorts ... Christmas Carol or Song Title ... Once in Royal David´s City

Gingersnap Creations ... include a Frame.

For my card today I decided to go back to basics, so no fancy papers - only pearlescent card. I created my frame using my circular nestabilities, cased this from my fellow DT Harriet, thank you sweetie, and edged this with those long forgotten peel offs. Both images have been coloured with copics ...central image is from See D´s Traditional Christmas ... Christmas Angels - Praying from Lili of the Valley and the flower was another of last week´s finds. Very plain and simple and looks much better IRL.

Please be sure to visit the Flutter By Team's blogs to see their wonderful fluttering creations! Links are on my sidebar.

40 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful as always Nicola, gorgeous images, love the circle detail on it.. just stunning!.
Hug
Sheila xx

Karen Wilson said...

Good morning Nicola! This is so pretty. I really need to invest in some more nestabilities, I only have one set. What a beautiful image you chose as well. Very pretty...

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Stunning card! Such a sweet image and you have coloured her beautifully. Just goes to show you don't need fancy papers to make a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how you framed the manger scene with the layers that softly indicates a glow from the center! The angel image is beautifully colored - what a great Christmas card!

Kristie said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous, Nicola!! Love that flower.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow nicola! this is breathtakingly gorgeous. i never, ever would have thought framing it like that. which is why i love coming here - i learn sooooo much.

but girlfriend.... this is absolutely gorgeous!

hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Nicola!! I just LOVE this multi-layered frame with the sweet image in the middle!! WOW!! Beautifully colored hun!! Have a wonderful week my friend!! HUGS

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is adorable just love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Lelia said...

Nicola, this is beautiful! I'm with Stef...I never would have thought of that! I need to try it!

Hugs,
Lelia

Kris said...

Hi Nicola!!! your card this week is very heartfelt! Love the images... that Angel is so precious and adds the perfect touch... hugs, Kris

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Nicolia, the frame looks so effective.

Liza x

Cassie said...

gorgeous nicola! i love that nativity stmap!!!!

Lorraine A said...

Oh Nicola ,, this is just gorgeous ! I love this card ! :-) Perfect ! :-)


Luv
Lols x x

Shirley N said...

Wow Nicola--this is so stunning! Love how you did the nestie and the edging! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

What a sweet card - beautiful coloring and love the gold details on the flower, card and angel. Stunning once again, Nicola!!

Jodi said...

Oh Nicola! What a beautiful creation!! I love the pretty coloring you did too!!
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Jodi =)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicola,i love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful card Nicola - so lovely to see a traditional Christmas scene, and the little angel is adorable. Perfect colouring, and I love the way you've "stepped" the Nestie cut-outs - very effective, and I will definitely be having a go at that one!!
Love, Sylvia xxx

Danni said...

How gorgeous!!and the true celebration of the season!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Totally beautiful and precious at the same time! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW! hugs!

MrsETaylor said...

Such a precious creation. Thank you so much for being a part of the Red Head Challenge here at Gingersnap Creations.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Nicola this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the angel image in the corner - the card is just so beautiful! Hugs, Harriet

Christine said...

Very beautiful card, Nicola. I really like the nativity image in the center! Your coloring, as always, is impecable!

Blessings,
Christine

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just stunning dear what beautiful colours and sweet image and I just love the little LOTV angel what a perfect touch
Hugs Jacqui x

Cindy Haffner said...

Nicole your card is so PRECIOUS. Love the embossing.

brenda said...

Hello Nicola

This is a very pretty card, the way you have used the nesties with just the one colour works so very well.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Kirsten said...

Hi Nicola

Stunning card love what you have done with the nesties...x


Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the two images they work beautifully together.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

Ooooh Nicola, this is really lovely, love how you've done the frames.
xx

Marcea said...

This is so sweet and such a lovely card for christmas - wonderfully put together
-x-

Crafting Joanne said...

Truly beautiful Nicola.

Hugs

Joanne xx

chelemom said...

Love the frame around the image! Very pretty! Your coloring is wonderful too!

POPPET said...

Loving the new angels from lotv they are just my kind of thing, i love what you have done here it looks fab, have a great weekend hugs pOps x

Dotty Jo said...

In a word - stunning! great work with the Nesties, really effective! Jo x

Gibmiss said...

hi nicola
fabulous card.. when are you coming to gib next need some help with my blog.. if you can help me would be super
hugs
Sylvie
xx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Nicola - fab card! I love your scalloped frame and your colouring is divine!
:o)

Bev said...

This is fabulous sweetie, I love how you have used the angel image, what a brilliant idea. Gorgeous dreamy colours too xxx

Nancy said...

Fantastic job, Nicola! Why don't I think to use the outside of the nestie???? Sorry my comment is so late!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Nicola,

Your creation from last week was devinely beautiful I adore it and I adore your little cute scene you created my stamping friend!!!!

Heather

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Completely gorgeous and sweet! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Frames Challenge!