Sunday, 2 January 2011

thanks for being you.

evening all, i was going to say good but i`ve lost a follower :(.i`ve had such a nice family day today too.oh well lets get onto tonights card which i really enjoyed`ll notice i`ve persevered with my sewing machine and am getting better but decided to go with wavy stitching to be on the safe thankyou to julie and christine for your tips which have really helped.
so i am entering tonights card into the following challenges:
1.papertake weekly = be thankfull.
2.creative inspirations challenge = challenge 50 = use something new ( my stamp )
3.paper sundaes = challenge 50 = something new (my stamp)

products used are:
plain card coloured with promarker for matting.
papers are from my stash so not sure who makes them, sorry.
inkadinkado sentiment.
sewing machine.
sugar nellie -kathy hare- little bear image.
papermania shimmer chalks.

promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,rose pink.
satin,vanilla,cool grey 1,blender.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, always means a lot.
i`m off to link up and then a good mooch around your blogs.
have a fab evening :D
luv coops xxxxxx


Carol said...

Gorgeous Nic!! Such a sweet image, not seen this one before and you've done a fab job as always Hun! I have these dps too, they are by craftshouse, not that it really matters but just incase you were still wondering rofl! Hope you've had a good start to the New Year and wishing you the very best and all that you wish for yourself and your family. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Lisa said...

Hi Coops, Fab card! Love this image and papers. Well done on persevering with the sewing machine - wish I could say the same but mine is now at the back of the cupboard. I really must have another go.

Lisa x

shell said...

Another stunner Coops, stick with the stitchin i love the look on my cards, i need more practice as well, i have found the thicker the paper the better it works or maybe thats just me lol
Shell xx

Andria said...

Wow, your sewing is fab and really adds to the card, but your colouring is perfect as usual...Pawfect.

Netty said...

Terrific images and a fab card Coops, love it all. Annette x

Whisper said...

Oh super hun - reminds me of the Spy on the ice programme we watched this morning (about polar bears), love it, i wish i was as good as you at the sewing machine, Luv Sam x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww Nic this is gorgeous, love the very cute image and the fab papers. Your stitching looks great and so does your new blog background.

Donna x

Vicky said...

Hi hunni hope you've had a good weekend. Loving your card the papers are lush, I love the colours I'm a sucker for browns lol. The image is sooo cute. Fabby colouring as always & cool stitching lol. You could try just using the handle instead of the foot pedal while you get the hang of straight lines if it helps hun, & keep the inside of the sewing foot against either a line that you draw on to get your straight edge or keep it along the edge of your paper depends where you want the stitching. Just remember to take it as slow as you can until the get the hang of it. I'm used to the sewing machines you get infactories which are super fast compared to the ones you buy in shops so I'm normally moaning lol. Keep persevering hun before long you will wonder why you worried in the first place, if I lived closer I wud come show you :0( but I cant,I'm sad now I'm going to have a weep.....TTFN duck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

cardmaking bird said...

Oooo, look - you've had a change too, new year, new blog background (for you and me, anyways!!) I wouldn't worry about loosing a follower, don't take it personally, I think people sometimes just give up blogging - you've still got 238!! As for tonight's card - it's beautiful, that image is absolutely amazing, so adorable, I love it!! Hugs, Marie xxx

Juls said...

adorable!!! soo cute!! Love the image and his little pink cheeks!! The DP you have put together is gorgeous!!! and your wavy stitching is perfect! Hugs Juls

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Coops!

Such a cute image hun and love your stitching!
Fabulous background too, looks sooooo fresh i love it!!

Hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh a wonderful card Coops, just adore the super cute image and so beautifully coloured as always! Love the fab papers and your stitching too! I'm tempted to get a mini sewing machine, but I get scared around those things! Haven't picked up me Mum's genes on that skill :D
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year.

Janette said...

Hi Nic, Love the card,also love the stiching as it is,it somehow looks more realistic....does that make any sense at,it's as fab as ever.hugs Janette.xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Coops, love the new you - the lemons remind me of Italian holidays :) The papers, colours and image you've used in the card are really great - you can't go wrong with polka dots. Thanks for your recent comments on my blog - really appreciate them. Happy New Year, Elizabeth xx

Shaz said...

Gorgeous card hun, and such a cute image. I just love those rosy cheeks. lol xx

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card, love the image you have used and the colours.


Mags said...

Oo, pretty new blog background! Ace card, too - I think the stitching looks good, it's such a nice frame around the cute image!

luv, Mags x

Lesley said...

wow hunni this is gorgeous and ur stitching is Fab...i has a practice with my sewing machine yesterday but nothing that i could shocking at using really need way more practice...anyway Happy New Year hunni i hope that 2011 is a fab year for u...hugs Lesley xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nic, firstly can I say what a beautiful blog look you have it is so fresh I love it, secondly I love your card so much that image along with the colours and design are awesome, but can I also add that I just couldn't help but have a little giggle, I think your stitching is great, honestly I am in awe of your perseverance, I would have given up but you are getting on with it, I love it, I also love that you have shared this wonderful creation with us this week at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Lisa xx said...

wonderful card hunny, as ever! love the new blog makeover too. xx

Jenni said...

Very striking card, the image is really sweet and the papers are fabulous and really make the image stand out. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Creative inspirations this week.
Jenni x

Lindsey said...

Happy New Year!
What a gorgeous card! The papers, image, colouring....everything is gorgeous about it!
Linds x

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous card. Image is lovely. I have those papers too I think they're 'Allsorts' from Craft house, ain't they just FAB!
Hugs xxx

tilly said...

love your new stamp and the stitching looks good, it's not meant to be perfect lines, mine never is lol
Tilly x

Christine Levison said...

Awww what a fab image.... your card is wonderful ...... colouring and layout perfect! Love the browns you've used too!
Bye for now
Christine x

The Crafty Den said...

HI Nic, what a gorgeous card. I love the adorable image and your papers are fab. Your stitching looks amazing to me :) Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year to you x
Hugs, Denise x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic,

Love the card, and the stitching makes it different. lovely image.
Happy New Year

Teresa said...

Hello Coops, its been a long time lol, just thought I'd pop by and visit my dear friend, your blog looks great I love the fruity background, very bright & cheerful. This new card you've made is gorgeous, so cute. Hope your little man is well and you are all avoiding these horrid colds. Take care, love Teresa xx

Cor* said...

What a sweet, sweet card. I ADORE your papers and stitching is wonderful! Thank you for Being Thankful with our special team of designers this week at the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Happy New Year! Corry (GDT)

Delphine said...

Wow... I love your card so much, Coops! The colours and image are sooo beautiful... I absolutely adore the papers and your stitching looks awesome! Simply fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx PS: thank you so much for your lovely comment:-)

Patsi said...

very cute, your colouring is amazing as always x

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING.i love the colours and the stitching is fab.Gorgeous image

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card and great sewing, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Karina said...

This card is so cute. I love this image. And your layout is gorgeous as always. And the stitches looks great. I want to stich as well, but first my sewing machine needs a service.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes. Always glad to seeing you taking part.
Hugs, Karina