Sunday, 10 August 2014

Summer Heat

There seems a little irony here - it is pouring with rain outside and my project is about summer heat! So I am back on my PC after my little operation on Friday - moving slowly and slightly uncomfortable but not too bad. (It was nothing serious by the way...). So yesterday I tried to craft in 15 minute goes and this card is what I came up with....

(Edit.... I may have mislead, it took me longer than 15 mins... Just had to work for 15 , then stop and come back to it etc...)

I would like to play along at:
Craft Stamper - any 2014 technique - this being a combination of : Embossing on Adhesive Sheets - Birgit Koopsen - P67 - September issue and  Colourful Canvass - Annette De Clerk - P20 - June issue.
Sugar Creek Hollow -  Summer Sunshine (Reds, Oranges and Yellows)
Our Creative Corner -  Summertime
Craft Room Challenge - Summer Garden

Thanks for looking
Nikki xxx


  1. Fabulous card Nikki, great background and I love how the embossing and those gorgeous colours turned out!
    It's nice to be reminded of the lovely summer colours, even when it's grey outside....
    Oh and thanks for joining our challenge at Our Creative Corner!

  2. Beautiful card, Nikki! A work of art, more like! I'd happily frame this! ;)
    Oh, well done, I'm glad to hear all went well and that you are crafting. great news! Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending hugs!
    Ingrid xx

  3. Stunning card,Nikki. Love these colours,they really radiate a lovely glow and the flowers are wonderful too.

    Glad to hear you are on the mend too :)

    Donna xx

  4. A beautiful card Nikki, lovely colour tones. Take things slowly, so please the op went well.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Thank you for sharing this with us at SCH

  5. This is just stunning Nikki! I am so in love with your summer colours and that background is amazing! Glad to hear you are recovering well, but don't strain too much. Best wishes and hugs :)

  6. Gorgeous tones, the texture looks great. Lovely cheery card, hope you keep improving! Ruth x

  7. What an amazing background and you can feel the summer heat coming from your card. Hope your feeling little stronger now after your op.
    Take care, Julie x

  8. Gorgeous mix of colors Nikki!! Definitely brings to mind hot summer days! Love the texture and depth from your paste and the sparkle from the gold. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  9. A wonderful mix of colours Nikki - hot summer definitely! The background is stunning with the colours and the texture and just that little bit of gold. Glad to hear that everything went well on Friday and that you are recovering well. Take care xxxx

  10. Awesome texture! And wonderful warm colours! You have captured the summer sun!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  11. Wow Nikki, I love the gorgeous warm colour tones and those flowers are so beautiful.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending warmest wishes.... Anne xx

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the depth and texture! The colours definitely reflect the light and heat of summer!
    Hope your have a speedy recovery! So glad you joined us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  13. I'm loving that background texture and the colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  14. I think you have a real flare for card making. So far removed from what you were doing at uni!! Ha are the crits from this group of really positive people. Imagine if the lecturers had been like that? See you soon. I would love to see your studio!

  15. I wish I could create something this fabulous in just 15 minutes. I am such a slow crafter. I love the clean lines of this and the wonderful embossing. This is pure sunshine. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  16. Fabulous background, beautiful texture... and so fast.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  17. That's a wonderful card, great texture and colors.

  18. It certainly looks very hot in your garden, thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  19. That's gorgeous Nikki I love the colours and the textures, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  20. Hi Nikki, I hope you are feeling better now, this is a lovely project, great texture and colour. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck.
    NIkki K.

  21. Fabulous hot colours, and I love the zingy black accents - amazing card. Thanks so much for playing along at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx

  22. Only 15 minutes?! Impressive Nikki. I love that textured background and the way you've balanced it perfectly with simple, stunning flowers. Hope you continue to get better after your op. Jenny xxx

  23. Good to read that you are recovering Nikki

    What an amazing card the colours just pop

    Mines on my blog
    HERE it would be great if you had time to come take a look
    X Hilda

  24. This is fabulous, the houndstooth BG and these colors look such a perfect combination. I love the added shimmer :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC !

  25. This caught my eye straight away with those beautiful, rich colours. On looking closer I see all your gorgeous texture too. A beautiful make. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

  26. Such beautiful texture and the hot, hot, hot colours look fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge.

  27. great texture and layers! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  28. Fab combination of two techniques! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge.

  29. WOW! Love the colours and all the texture. Thank you for joining in with the Take It Make it Challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  30. Hope you are feeling much better Nikki, gorgeous warm colours...beautiful:-)
    Thank you for taking part in the Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge. xxx

  31. Love this Nikki, gorgeous warm colours! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

  32. Love the textures and the warm burnt umber color. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hope to see you with us again in September!

  33. Amazing textures on that background! The colors are gorgeous!


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