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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

GDT Project #1 for LOTV

Hi everyone! You would not believe how happy I am to be posting this today. Yeah I know it's been far too long between my posts of late and for that I'm truly sorry.....but I've saved it all up and got loads to tell you about now, sooooo I'll begin with the reason for this post. I was thrilled and gob smacked when I found out a little while ago that I was picked over at the fab 
 winning a Guest design spot for October! Well, you can guess how excited I was, this kind of thing usually only happens to other very talented crafters, not little old me - I had to double and triple check that they actually meant me lol!
Enough of the's my first creation: a simple side step card featuring Red Squirrels Pine Tree from the latest LOTV launch.
I cut the side step design out of a Go Kreate die shaped card, paper used was Magnolia Turning Leaves - Vintage Mushrooms. I randomly painted some corrugated card and the 'pinecones' with white acrylic paint, stapled some vintage lace to this layer too and added a gold frantaged leaf charm with linen thread. 

I used distress inks to colour this gorgeous image, and machine stitched around to finish it off.

The birthday sentiment/message card is topped with a double layer of 'lace' using Magnolia scalloped stitched doohickey border die and tucked in an 'envelope' based on a criss cross card design, finished off with linen thread and a button.
Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you like my card and I will be back as soon as I can with my next creation


Sammy said...

Just popped over from the LOTV blog to tell you I absolutely adore your card. I love the grungy/shabby feel to your projects and have become a follower! x

brenda said...

Apologies this is a bit of a copy/pasty comment Nicola but the fingers and hands are not playing the computer game at the moment, but still wanted to pop in any say hello and what lovely work as always.

B x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Nicola, saw it at the LOTV blog earlier and came over for a better look! Love all the little details and how you've coloured the image, great idea to use this image as a birthday card too. Congrats on the FT position, looking forward to seeing more.


Brigitte said...

Congrats Nicola!!!! What a beautiful card with such a lovely and different shape. Love the image and gorgeous details. Hugs, Brigitte

Inky Angel said...

Congrats Nicola!!! And welcome back to the craft land.
This is a gorgeous sheaped side step card, full of details as always. Have a great day.
Hugs, Katie

Fiona said...

hey Nicola...your card is gorgeous!! Well done to us on out guest spots!!


Kathy said...

What a fabulous card, Nicola! So many wonderful details, lots of texture, all surrounding the sweet stamped image...a real treasure! :)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Nicola! I love the shape and the details. the image is soo cute and your colouring is fantastic! Congrats with your lotv guest spot! Marlies

coops said...

so stunning nicola.i love your beautiful design and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Lou said...

Hi! this is just gorgeous,love your design and hope you are having a fantastic** weekend and birthday wishes to you Nicola.Hope too you get some lovely crafty treats,BIG hug.Lou.xxxx

Tindaloo said...

awesome project! congrats on the guest post :)

Louise said...

Wow love your card and the way you have done it,totally gorgeous.
Hugs Louise xx

Kirsty said...

Hi Nicola

Just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my giveaway! I am a bit late at announcing it but please email me at and I will arrange postage of your prize

Kirsty x

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