Monday, 19 April 2010

Die Cut Dreams meets Sweet Pea Stampers

Good morning folks, I hope you have all enjoyed a fabulous weekend. I woke up to brilliant sunshine this morning which is a blessing considering we have had torrential rain and awful thunderstorms this past three days. It looks as if our family celebration is not to be, received email to say our flights for tomorrow are cancelled, that is us joining 1000´s of others but not too bad because at least we are stranded at home unlike the unfortunate holiday makers.

Anyhoo onto my cards for today.

First of all I wish my wonderful DT buddy Vikki a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

This week at Die Cut Dreams we challenge you to


So all you have to do is use some tearing somewhere on your entry. There is a fabulous tuturial on the Blog from our lovely Victoria, well worth checking out.

Now I am not a tearer but I really enjoyed this technique so may even try it again lol. As you can see I have torn around my paper and Penny Black "tender hearts" image so nothing difficult in that is there? I am also combining this card with Stamp Something - Something Layered, Stamp with Fun - Animals and Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Flowers ... both cards


My 2nd card today is for Sweet Pea Stampers and our theme this week is


The DT have used images that include Alice. You can use fairies or Alice just as long as your card conjures up a Wonderland.

I have used Ching Chou Kuik´s "Mad Tea Party" decoupage sheet from The Crafty Purple Frog and found this so relaxing to cut out. Papers, flowers etc are all from my stash.

Time to go shopping as all fresh food has gone, freezer is empty but think I will keep it that way hoping we manage to get a flight. Have a lovely day and don´t do too much . -x-


Teri said...

Great cards hun - cute bear image. Love the colours on both of them!
Hope you get to see your rellies. . .
Teri x

Poppy said...

wow they are both lovely, cant do tearing how brave you

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Nicola - your card is amazing...I love your colours and the colouring and those adorable flowers, they just stand out so beautifully! Great tearing too - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to see your cards and would love to see you next week again!
Linda SSCC Design Team

Pascale said...

Two gorgeous cards Nicola i love the sweet pea one great colours and love the flowers you added hugs Pascale

Liz said...

Nicola are you trying to get home lol my friends are stranded over there seems there is hope tomorrow of the planes flying again well maybe What a palava love yiour card too not chatted for ages you ok now

liz xx

Cheryl said...

wow 2 gorjus cards,hun but wow love that sweet pea one great colurs and love the flower too hugs cheryl xxxx

Mona said...

what a wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us this week at stamp with fun.
Hugs Mona

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous cards Nicole, beautiful colours.

Anonymous said...

Nicloa, your cards are fabulous and so different! But the one thing that is constant is your coloring skills!!! WOW.

Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Nicola!! I love your gorgeous colors, coloring and designs!! Love the added flowers!! Hope all is well!! Thinking of you!!

Nilla said...

Adorable card!! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Spyder said...

Both of these cards are fabulous, Lovely bright colours


Susie Sugar said...

Two stunning cards Nicola I love the rich colours you used and the flowers are adorable too
Hugs Susie xx

Cheryl said...

Lovely cards! I love the colors you chose on both. Great job on "tear it up". I always have problems tearing my paper. I think I am too worried about making a mistake. Yours looks fab.