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Friday, 1 June 2012

Fussy and Fancy DT Flourishes and Swirls

Morning everyone,
I firstly want to thank everyone who commented on my Allsorts blog hop card last week, I loved reading each and every one and I'm just sorry that I haven't had time to visit you all back, it was great to see so many of you enjoying the hop though and I will be back later to announce who won my candy!
Hope you are looking forward to the long weekend (if in the UK), for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. My two sons, Joshua and Callum, can wear red, white and blue at school today and Jasmine and I are meeting them at lunchtime for a picnic. I can't think of a better end to the term and we're all ready for the week off too!

As it's Friday, it's a new
 Fussy and Fancy challenge
 and this fortnight it's
 Flourishes and Swirls.

I have done a circular side step easel which complements my big Tim Holtz elegant flourishes perfectly! You can't really see the side step very clearly from the photo's but it's to the right of the image and looks fab IRL.
The LOTV image Blossom is the other one that I was lucky enough to win from Lili's Little Fairies challenge a couple of week's ago and I was delighted to discover yesterday that I was picked for one of their Top 3 from last week's challenge! I'm honoured that anyone thinks my creations are that good as I'm a typical self critical crafter and never believe my work is good enough.

I made a tag in coordinating colours:

A better look at the bottom part of the easel:

Grand Nesties Scalloped circle
Nesties lacey square and labels twenty three?
Tim Holtz Elegant flourishes and weathered clock dies
LOTV image Blossom coloured in Distress inks
SU paper and 'For You' sentiment
Marianne creatable rolled flowers
Magnolia Heart Swirl Branch die
Kraft paper is either MME or BG, can't remember which as they've got mixed up together

Challenge I would love to enter:
Lili's Little fairies - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look at my card and I hope you are inspired to join in with us this fortnight. I will be back tomorrow to show you what I made for Allsorts this coming week.


Sazzle said...

WOW Nicola your card is just fab and shows your talents superbly :-)

Don't underestimate yourself as your wins/prizes are testiment in themselves, aren't they?

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Wendy L said...

Stunning card. xxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and creative.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the blues and browns....

sassy said...

wow what a stunninng creation love the colour combo..fabulous hun..hugs sassyx

Lynn said...

Hi Nicola,
Your card is simply breathtaking:) So much detail and creativity xx
Love it!
Lynn xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, I LOVE it. xx

Mary said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love all the flowers you have added, fantastic job!


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Nicola and don't put yourself down your work is beautiful, I do understand though, I'm too critical of my work & loads has ended up in the bin.
Enjoy the hols
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Tonya H said...

Oh my goodness, Nicola! This is gorgeous. I love the colors; they are so soft looing. The design itself is fabulous! I love it!
Have a great day and enjoy your picnic.

thecraftycavalier said...

Oh my goodness - this is sooo beyond perfect! I am practically drooling! I love it. The image and colouring are fab and the embellies are inspired. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne xx

June Nelson said...

Wowser this is amazing darlin thanks for joining us this week at lilis little faireis, huggies June xx

Cinzia C. said...

Really wonderful card!!
Love the design, papers and colouring!!

Sheryl said...

Wow, Nicola! This card is beyond GORGEOUS AND STUNNING! I love it!
But than again, I love all of your work! I don't know how you find the time to do such gorgeous and time consuming projects!
I hope that you have a great weekend!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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