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Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Hi all, I'm back with yet another creation, they are coming thick and fast at the moment! I apologise now for the length of the post but if you have a spare half an hour....Lol!
I was inspired by the Just Magnolia sketch for their challenge, this is where the card originated from and developed half way through to incorporate the great challenge at Allsorts too - paper piecing/paper piercing. I have gone for a woodland theme and the horseriding Tilda takes me back to my youth when I was pony mad. I still love horses although I have yet to find time and money to go back to the hobby. I am enjoying making aperture cards at the moment and I'm always pushing my boundaries to come up with bigger and better ideas. Just in case its not easy to see, I plaited three ribbons and stapled them at each end, faux stitched round the edges by piercing and joined the holes with pen and paper pieced Tilda's riding hat - subtle contribution to the challenge but sometimes less is more!)

The inside was looking a bit boring with just a photo of some trees so I added a few swirls and buttons to take the minimalist look away!

I used: Horserider Tilda - borrowed from my friend Fleur (thanks loads x)
Stampin Up - inks, designer buttons, swirl stamp, hodgepodge hardware and sentiment stamp
ribbons and papers from stash
photo taken in Ferry Meadows, Peterborough - 14th Aug, proof that summer hasn't passed us by completely just yet, it was warm and sunny believe it or not (had to dodge the odd shower though!)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just Magnolia sketch
Allsorts- paper piercing/paper piecing
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, even if you skipped bits!
Nicola xxx


brenda said...

Hi Nicola

What a really great card and so imaginative incorporating the picture.

Thank you for joing us at Allsorts tis week adn good luck.

B x

Fleur said...

Great card Nicola, love the pic in the background. Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week,
See you soon
Hugz Fleur xXx

chris said...

Hi Nicola, this is so fabulous, love the idea with the photo, and tilda and her horse look so great with it.
I know what you mean about dodging the showers its nice one minute and then rubbish the next.

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card great choice of image.

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

Nicola said...

Great card. That is all we here have in our house is Holly talking about having her own pony!!! Love the card and so many little touches with the plaiting of the ribbon and the paper piecing. Nicola

Jane said...

This is fabulous!! love the tree background, looks great with this image! thanks for joining us at JM, hugs, Jane xxx

Mackenzie said...

Hello Nicola I love the card and I love your colouring it is fab and I like the way you have put the stamp on a picture of the woods. I love the papers that you have used. Hugz from Mackenzie xXx.

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