Sunday, 9 May 2010

Shabby Chic and a Colour Combo

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you had a super weekend, I know I did. Can´t believe it´s Monday again already, where on earth do the weeks go? I was good yesterday and tidied up my craftroom although there were other places that should have taken priority but whey hey a gal needs some clear space to work in. Bet I´m not alone at leaving things lying around after a project!! Memo to self ... tidy as you go along, well I do that in the kitchen rofl.

Monday´s always allow me to share two DT cards with you and thank goodness for the challenge blogs which make my life easier ... this is where I get my inspiration to complete my projects so without further ado my 1st card is for Die Cut Dreams and our challenge this week is



SHABBY CHIC






Out came my scissors for this decoupage easel card, artwork by Linnie Smith.


I was good and made a matching envelope too.




And here is the card folded back .







Challenges:


Crafty Catz - Card & Tag





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The challenge this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is a colour combo of


Green, Pink and Brown







Challenges:

Alphabet - B is for Butterflies


Flutter By Wednesday - Use a fairy, angel or butterfly

PaperPlay - Stamp/Digi and Bling


Stamp Something - Birthday Somethings, congratulations on your 100th Challenge



Materials:



Ink: Copic Ciao

Papers: BG Eskimo Kisses

Sentiment: See D

Punch: Martha Stewart

Dies: Spellbinders


Glitter: Art Institute



Two of my DT buddies have fabulous candy as seen on my sidebar. You can find Susie´s here and Vikki´s here and don´t forget to check mine out too.

33 comments:

Kristie said...

Pretty cards, Nicola! I love that Sweet Pea card!!! My favorite colors and she has pink hair!

Thanks for playing at Flutter By Wednesday, nice to see you flutter by!! :)

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous cards Nicola! Beautiful colors and so wonderfully creative! :)

Mummylade said...

absolutely stunning!!

Crafty Chris said...

gorgeous card for DCD seen it over there and thought wow, must go over and see what you have used, but you havent said, really beautiful card with matching envelope.
Christine x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nicola
A gorgeous card and tag,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Pascale said...

Two stunning projects Nicola I totally adore the first one and your Sweet Pea card is so vibrant I love the take on our colour theme hun. Hugs Pascale

Dot Scrap said...

Beautiful and lovely card. Your choice of colors for coloring is fantastic. It bright and makes me think of summer.
Thank you so much for joining Stamp something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrapSo amazing.

Michelle said...

Hi Nicola! How are you? Glad to see you joined us at FBW this week. Gorgeous card - your sweet pea card is AWESOME. LOVE the bright colors - very pretty!

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards Nichola! Lovely colours. Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

made by fifi said...

gorgeous colours on this card - fab - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x

Danni said...

I smiled when I saw your name/link!! So happy to see you playing along with FBW!!! Gorgeous creations!!
Hugs!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Wow Nicola your cards are stunning. Apologies for not visiting you in ages & just realised I wasn't following you either slap wrists!! I'm still coming across blogs I use to follow before my deleting blog catastrophe at the beginning of the year!! Hope you are well. Congrats on the big birthday!!
Hugs
Helen x
I have blog candy

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Nicola!! Nice to 'see' you!! Your cards are gorgeous! LOVE that shoe!! Your fairy is stunning too. Love the colors. Thanks for 'fluttering' with us!

Chiara Handmade said...

Lovely! I'm happy to be a new follower XD

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Nicola,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nicola these are two stunning creations and so very different. The first one is very elegant so soft and very ladylike the second one in comparison is so dramatic I love your diversity wonderful work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nicola, Iyour colouring is beautiful..I love the added sparkle and all the pretty flowers.
Hugs
Debbie x

Debbie said...

Hi Nicola me again:) Just wanted to add that your Shabby Chic card is beautiful...love the matching envelope.
Hugs
Debbie x

Nancy said...

Nicola, her hair is fantastic!! Why can't I have pink hair and get away with it? Love your creation...it's so good to see you!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Lori P said...

Incresibly gorgeous and striking card! Love the colours! Pori P

Julie M said...

Lovely work, Nicola - the first is so pretty and shabby - and the second, totally different with all that bling and super colouring.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW these are both gorgeous hun!
Hugs~ Kim

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

These are exquisite x Leigh x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nicola. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Linda said...

Love the vintage shoe Nicola, love Linda

She said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week. S x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Lovely cards, the shabby chic design is beautiful - love the soft colours, it's very elegant.

Nicki, xx

Diane said...

Wowzers! Those are oh so beautiful!

Mary Lou said...

Amazingly Gorgeous card Nicola!!FABULOUS!!!!

Susie Sugar said...

Two more beauties , how did I miss them they are stunning sorry I haven't been over for over a week
Hugs Susie xx

Annette said...

Nicola, such gorgeous creations! Beautiful!

Jan said...

That blog candy looks scrumptious. Great blog too xx Jan

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Hi there, wow 2 fab cards, but I am in love with the shabby chic one, the shoe the colours the papers, the lot love it, would love to know where you got the images xx