Monday, 3 May 2010

Two sketch cards today

Good morning and what a glorious morning it is here on the Costa del Sol, wall to wall sunshine and a kiss goodbye to the rain. I still can´t believe we were in UK this time last week, it sure was a flying visit due to the volcanic dust and cancelled flights but 3 days were better than none and it was wonderful to see our youngest grandson christened and be with our family.

Anyhoo onto today´s cards.
This week at Sweet Pea Stampers we have

A Beautiful Sketch

for you to follow designed by our very own Anne and once again we are sponsored by the very generous Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps .
I adore Ching-Chou Kuik´s artwork and these stamps are just so addictive.


My Time To Craft - Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes


Image: Red Hearts

Sentiment: Sweet Pea Stamps

Ink: Copic Ciao

Papers: BG Indian Summer

Punch: Martha Stewart

Pearls and gems from my stash


This week´s challenge at Die Cut Dreams has been set by our lovely Susie and she has chosen the theme of

Tilda in Pink

Susie is addicted to Tilda and her favourite colour is pink and she has set this theme for her upcoming Birthday on Friday. Have a great day sweetie!


Charisma Cardz - Girly Card with Flowers

Crafty Angels - 1 Ribbon, 2 Papers, 3 Flowers

Creative Card Crew - April Showers bring May Flowers

Just Magnolia - Sketch

PaperPlay - Pretty Pastels

Totally Stampalicious - Flower Power


Image: Tilda with flowing hair

Sentiment: Stampin Up

Papers: BG Sugared

Die Cuts: Nestabilities

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls, lace and ribbon from stash


Pascale said...

Hi there Nicola very jealous of the wall to wall sunshine xxx I adore the rich reds in the card and how you faded the colour on the dress. Hugs Pascale

Sharon said...

Great to see you back in action Nicola. Your two cards are just wonderful! Love the Sweetpea with the dramatic red and your colouring on that image is perfection! Tilda looks so pretty in pink. The papers and flowers are beautiful and they complement the card so well.
Sharon xx

Pat said...

Love your card, great Sweet Pea image and colouring. Thanks for joining in at MTTC

Pat xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! love the borders on the 1st card and the colors! gorgeous

your 2d card is another beauty! great layout and gotta love thos flowers!

Sarah A said...

Hi Nicola

Wow, this is stunning, love how you have coloured Tilda in and those red shoes look gorgeous!

Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Incy Wincy.

Sarah x

Mummylade said...

glad you're safely home hun. Your creations are lovely as usual ;)

Shirl said...

Card is gorgeous, love the lace and the image is just way too cute.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Angels.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very beautiful and darling at the same time. Your coloring is wonderful.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh these are GORGEOUS!!

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful to see your gorgeous cards again Nicola, I've missed visiting! Sounds like you had a nice time with the kids, even if it was shorter than you would have liked. :)

Your Ching-Chou Kuik card is favorite colors too! Tilda in Pink is so sweet and girly, and your coloring and layout are fantastic!! :)

Dora said...

Awww these cards are awesome, love the soft colours of Tilda and the fiery ones of the Sweet Pea Stamp. Just got my first one last week. . . I will go have a look at the sketch. Thanks and thanks also for your comment on my card. Hugs xxx

Vee said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the colours and the beautiful image. Thanks for joining Charisma this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicola,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun these are 2 stunning cards,so beautifully detailed and wondeful colurs too great to see you back hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous colouring Nicola and your details are beautiful! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw Nicola!! You never disappoint with your stunning creations!! You are right the Sweet Pea is addictive although I have yet to get my first. Love them!! Your coloring on both of your creations rock!! Great choice of dp and details!! You rock gf!!

Hope all is well!!

Rach said...

this is gorgeous Nicola, fabulous colouring and detail.x

Jodi said...

Oh Nicola!! Your cards are beautiful! Your first card is so pretty and the second it just adorable!! Wonderful work!
Jodi =)

Patricia Rose said...

absolutely adorable.... love it. tfs

Patricia Rose said...

absolutely adorable.... love it. tfs

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous, but my fave has to be the Tilda one.

Saskia said...

Gorgeous work! You're so creative!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nicola these are simply gorgeous two real beauties and both appeal to me so much the design the colours are just awesome.

Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Nicola, your Sweet Peaa card is stunning and I love the pretty Tilda card too.
Debbie x

MayJay said...

stunning cards Nicola, love them both.xxMayxx

Betty said...

Just love these cards Nicola especially the Sweetpea one it,s stunning

cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie, wow these are 2 stunning creations, I just love the colours on the top one and the Tilda is beautioful, hope all is well with you and Tom, hope he is still wearing his stocking!!!!!!
Hugs Jac xxx


Good morning Nicola, and wow you've been busy since my last visit with so many absolutely stunning makes, loving them all. Lucky you having such great weather, the sun is out here but its very cold, im going to walk Rocky Bear in a minute and hopefully have a sit down in my bluebell woods. I love it there. Have a great day hunny hugs Linda x

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh wow!! These are both SUPERB!!!! Gorgeous creations!!!!

Susie Sugar said...

Two beautiful card and I'm proud to be the very lucky owner of the ever so pretty Tilda one !!
Thank you so much Nicola
Big Hugs love Susie xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Nicola,
This is beautiful. I love the colour combination and layout. Your attention to detail is brilliant.
Thanks for joining in at the Creative Card Crew this time.
Jen x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nicola these are absolutely beautiful!
Stunning colours and gorgeous designs and details!
Take care.
kim x

Anne said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get around Nicola - this is what Saturday mornings are for in my case!!! I absolutely LOVE both of these cards. Your SPS one is so beautiful and dramatic and the Magnolia one so soft and pretty but both are very feminine! Your colouring is just amazing!! Have a good weekend. Hugs XXX

Pops x said...

Good morning honey, both of your cards are stunning, i love the first one cos she has wings, and the colours are stunning, a real beauty, and the second one is just adorable, loing all the pinks and her shoes look fantastic, have a great weekend hugs Pops x

Heather "Hev" said...

Oh wow this is absolutely magnificent!!

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

Good Luck!!

Heather and the design team
Please feel free to visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Nicola these are just stunning, Your sweet Pea card is amazing the colours are just perfect for that image and the sentiment is lovely.

Tilda looks just adorable in her little pink dress and her pearl button shoes are so sweet, perfect papers and beautiful lace and flowers xxxx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Ah, your little Tilda is so sweet, I adore her red shoes!

Nicki, xx