Sunday, 5 June 2011

you are great.

good evening all.
i hope you are all well, its been as dull as dishwater here again today but never mind.have been sitting with little man and getting his homework finished ready for school tomorrow.he was not happy about it, he`d rather be playing in his bedroom.
some people have asked me where i got my daylight lamp from.i got it from argos, it was £29.99 and the item number is 267/1231. i must say i use it all the time now and hope the bulbs last a while cos its a circular shape and i have no idea where to get a spare.
so on to tonights card and i`ve used the same papers again, sorry :D
i wanted to use my scraps up though, so i am entering this card in to the following challenges:
1.simon says stamp challenge - fathers day / for a male (2nd entry)
2.the fuzzy wuzzy challenge - challenge 10 - recipe -  papers.2 buttons,colour blue.
products used are:
plain card coloured with promarker for matting.
first editon papers - up,up and away.
buttons and twine from stash.
fizzy moon stamp - little messages.
promarkers.
promarkers used are:
satin,sandstone,caramel.cocoa,cinnamon,walnut,shale.
satin, pastel beige, khaki,
pear, moss.
pastel beige,powder blue,denim blue.
blender.

background - satin,pastel beige, khaki.
pastel blue,powder blue,denim.

for the dotty background.colour all over first with the lightest shade i used pastel blue and satin and then using your other 2 shades of darker colours use the fine tip of you promarker to apply small dots following the outline of your image.
i then go back over with the lightest shade again to tone it down a bit and you can also use your blender all over. hth :D
and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
enjoy the rest of your evening :D
luv coops xx

57 comments:

Katina said...

Ooh, gorgeous card Nic! Love that image and those papers. The bulbs last for ages; I've had mine about three years and it's still going. I've just jinxed it haven't I - you wait mine'll go tomorrow, lol!! xx

Angie said...

great card, i love these stamps.
thanks for the comments on my blog.
love angiexx

Angie said...

great card, i love thses fizzy moon stamps.
thanks for the comments on my blog.
love angiexx

Julie said...

Super card, Nic - love the colours and the image too - great colouring!! Hugs, Juliexx

Carol said...

Great card again Nic! Luv these fizzy moon stamps and aren't those dps just gorgeous?! As always your colouring is just ACE. Good luck with the challenges Hun. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Debs M said...

this looks fabulous..i have this stamp and never inked it! x

Wendy said...

Fab card Coops,love these fizzy moon stamps,your colouring is brilliant.
Wendy xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops,
Great card,love this image and the fab paper's.love the buttons too
Wilkinsons is a good place to look for those kind of bulbs :)
xx

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is gorgeous Coops, I love these stamps and haven't used mine yet! Lush papers and a great layout too :)
Kelly.x

Lindsey said...

Wow! Fab colouring and the papers are really gorgeous! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Awww this is so cute! Love his little signs! Thanks for the 'dotty' tip! x

Sue said...

Lovely card Nic,fab colouring and papers,very cute image.
Sue xx

Cor* said...

It's 9 pm where you are? (or at least when you posted this) It's almost 4 pm here now (in Canada). And I'm just getting supper ready. Still makes me dizzy thinking of all the time zones out there.....but hey, it's always 12:00 somewhere, let's have a drink! lol
Your card is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute. did the words come in the signs like that or did you stamp them?! Great layers!

Rosietoes said...

Oh, use away at them Coops. I love those papers and this is one fab card. I love your colouring and the whole lo. :)

Edna x

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful colours and fab colouring. He is a cute bear. Elaine

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Coops! love the image and pretty dp's hun...and I am loving your background too...it's super sweetie..!

hugs Vicky xx

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
This is just absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the Fizzy Moon bear, the dp's, the colour scheme is just scrumptious. Love the layout and the buttons. Coloured to perfection as always. Thanks for the tip on the dotty background technique, will have to give it a go lol.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous :o) Such a fab image and I love these papers too - I'm so glad I've already got them, because I wouldn't be able to buy them now I've banned myself lol! Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

This is amazing nic, love how you've done the fab backgound and great LO. I have seen the round bulbs at Hobbycraft to fit my light, they may stock them to fit yours too.

Donna x

jules said...

wow isn't he just adorable?!! you made him look gorgeous!!!! love the card

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Great card Nic - I love this stamp and the gorgeous papers you have used. Your colouring of the image is amazing as always as is the background colouring it is a great technique thanks for sharing, Hugs Sarahxx

Faye said...

OMG, your colouring is perfection. Wow. xxx

Ella's Design said...

Hi Nic, wouldn't worry about using those papers again, coz they're fab and so is this card! I love this little image, handy for all occasions and he's coloured beautifully. A clever way of using your scrap bits - may just have to take note of a sketch! Lisa X

Sandra said...

Awesome again, it's amazing what you can do with scraps, love the image and he's so adorable, the colour scheme is just scrumptious really is a gorgeous card...:) Sandra H

Elaine said...

Cute!!
This little chap is so darn cute!
Love the papers too and your background is fab.

Hugs Elaine xx

sallysbitz said...

This is gorgeous, love that image & you have coloured it perfectly (as always).

Thanks for joining my blog candy & posting in your side bar. I shall be announcing the winners at some point this week, so keep checking & good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Mina said...

I totally agree with your little man Nic you shouldnt have to do homework at weekend lol...gorgeous card its a fab image and I love that spotted background
Mina xxx

Teresa said...

Aww Coops this is gorgeous, love that bear and your great colouring, the papers & colours look fab together too. xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous colouring..the little bear is so cutre and looks beautiful all coloured up. Love the dots..tried this and ended up dotting the whole image..lol..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

OMG, what an absolutely darling card. Such a sweet image and your coloring is awesome! Pretty pastels. Thanks for joining us at the fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.

Hugs
Sue

Netty said...

Terrific card Coops and a great design. Annette x

Creations by Shirl said...

such a cute card~

Jules said...

Fantastic work Coops!!!

Loving this. Your layout and image is gorgeous .. .. and I love the background treatment. Brilliant!!!

Love Jules xx

Heather said...

this is a gorgeous card, love the papers you've used xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh Nic, he is so totally gorgeous hun - your colourwork on this little bear is amazing (I have the stamp, just can't get to grips with him). Love the dotty surround, it really works beautifully to frame him. Stunning as always hun. Hugs Sxx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, great colours and lovely papers :o)
Jackie xx

Mary J said...

Wow, so beautifully coloured in coops! Love that layout too!

Whisper said...

Hun, this is just so darn cute, love it, Luv Sam x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Nic this is gorgeous, love the bear and fab colours.
luv
Debby

Janette said...

Gorgeous Nic, love these fizzy moon...so cute...have a good day.xx

Sarah said...

Hi coops, my goodness this is gorgeous. I never know quite what to say when I look at your cards - they are all so perfect! I'm not really into animal stamps, but I spotted these at the Lincoln craft show and picked up a couple, they are just so cute aren't they! Can feel a play coming on with them! Sarah

Sheila said...

Beautiful card Nic! Still not mastered your tip about the wee dots but pracice makes perfect they say! Happy crafting, Sheila:)X

jackid said...

lOL I have this stamp but not used it yet how cute is he love it as always your cards are stunning
Jacki xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful paper. I have seen this pad in the shop, but must admit I have not been tempted to purchase it, but I am now tempted.

Sorry I have not been around your blog for a while as you may know from my blog my mother has been poorly in hospital, and blogging has been playing up.

Christine L said...

Hi Nic
Such a cute card... I have that image too.. lovin the colours you've used! And thanks for the mini-tut on the dotty background technique! Will have a play later
Hugs
Christine x

xxxtglxxx said...

Loving your colouring on this, especially the 'dappled' effect background, it looks brilliant.
Great layout and fab papers (I approve of using up scraps!)

I love these images btw, but I think I need to buy a different coloured stamping ink, a little softer like yours looks better, instead of harsh black. I had a devil of a job trying to shade mine this weekend for my DT card on weds.

have a great week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Cazza said...

Fab colouring Coops, love the dotty background! Gorgeous stamp and DP's too!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That is a darling and sweet card. Your coloring is superb and I like how you accented it with buttons.
Have a Scrap Happy Day. :-)

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nic, love your papers and your colouring is fantastic.

Hugs Debbie x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i do love this image, the colours are gorgeous, hugs pops x

Julie said...

A very cute card.

Juls said...

adorable card! your colouring is just amazing!!! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Great card Nic love that stamped image, I got this one from Crafty Emma's store but haven't inked it up yet. The papers and colours look fab
Hugs
Lorraine x

jenny said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you coloured the cute bear.....great papers and layout too :)

Jenny xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Nic! Fantastic colours and colouring and the image is so so cute! I think I will have to buy some soon:-)... Beautiful background and your papers are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Andrea C said...

those poster boards are superb, super fantasticly cute card x

stephanne said...

This is soooooo cute!! Your colouring is fantastic and the blues make that fuzzy little guy pop!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TFWC this month!!
hugs, stephanne