Sunday, 12 June 2011

you`re only a kid once but you can be young for a lifetime.

good evening all :D
i hope you are all well.what a day hey, its not got light or stopped raining and those blooming weeds in the garden are in danger of taking over the house.i keep looking out the window and seeing them edge closer to the door :D
so tonights card i  am entering in to the following challenges:
1.creative inspirations wednesday challenge - challenge 115 - card for dad/men in your life.
2.lotv challenge - challenge 100 - anything goes.
3.sketch saturday - week 159 - fantastic sketch ladies, i turned it on its side :D
4.little claires challenge - challenge 9 - cards for men.
5.creative inspirations challenge - challenge 61 - fathers day/card for dad
6.dream valley challenge - challenge 9 - fathers day.

products used are:
plain card coloured with promarkers for matting.
first edition papers - desert bloom
butttons and twine from stash
tim holtz distress tool
inkadinkado sentiment
lotv image
promarkers.
cotton scrim from B&Q ( thanks to the lady who recommended this the other day)in my local store it was with the bags of plaster and plaster board in the builders section.
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral.
cinnamon,cocoa,walnut,shale,black.
satin,pastel beige,khaki
putty,tan,cinnamon,walnut.

background - pastel blue,denim blue,midnight blue.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a  lot.
off to link up and then a good hop around blogland :D
luv coops xxxx

73 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww fabulous card, great image & colouring, great papers & design,fab embelies, sue,x

Aunty Sue said...

Oh Nic this is stunning just love everything about this from stamp to layout and colour. Thanks for sharing with Creative inspirations wednesday blog

Sarah said...

Love your card,fab colouring and cute image, must of been thinking on the same lines as i have just been to B & Q to get some myself!
hugs, Sarah x

Christine said...

Hi Nic awwww love the sentiment & the image is great to..fab layout not seen the scrip before mmm do i need it???

smiles Christine xx

Amanda said...

Lovely card Nic. Love these stamps.

Mau xx said...

Oh! Coops little do you know how true that saying is...lol I have a photo of someone in his 60's (silly man) having a go on a tarzie... His grandchildren thought it was hilarious!
Little boys!!!...lol
Your card is fabulous love the rustic look and detail xx

bosenberries said...

What a fab card! Love the detail and colouring is just amazing!
Robin

tilly said...

wow stunning card, love the layout, must give it a go, hope you are feeling better
Tilly

Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic card might pinch the scrim idea looks great, another gorgeous card
Chris x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Nic.
Sue x

Jane said...

B&Q...where abouts would that be in the store? I am heading up to Inverness on Saturday might just have to call in!
LOve the card!!xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

What a great card .. .. I love this very much.

Great colours and layout with a fab image and sentiment.

Loving the cotton scrim.

Love Jules xx

karen said...

Gorgeous card, he is one of my fav LOTV's soooo cute. Karenx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Nic I have so enjoyed looking at this card in detail the papers, design and image are great a perfect card for any male.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

ooh fabby! love the shading and buttons! ?cotton scrim..looks great anyhoo x

Sheila said...

Come one Nic - which aisle do we find the scrim in? Beautiful card and such a cheeky image too - there is a play park near to my mam's and when we are up visiting we all have a go on a death slide thingy only if there are no normal aged kids around!! Mam is in her late 70s too!! Have a good week Nic, Sheila:)X

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card love the image, reminds me of been a kid watching the boys, swinging from a tarzan rope and being to cowardly to have a go lol xx

Wendy said...

WOW! This is stunning Coops,love it.
Wendy xx

Paulagriff said...

I LOVE this card, its just gorgeous, your colouring is always spot on, fabby :) Paula x

~ Ali ~ said...

this is fab Coops, love it

Ali x

Rosietoes said...

Love it Coops. Your scrim looks fantastic.

Edna x

Cazza said...

Wow Coops this is such a wicked male card! Love the muted colour combo and your colouring is perfect!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Sketch Saturday too, fab take on the sketch :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Julie said...

Fab card!!! Scrim is just brilliant!! Makes the most wonderful bows! I used it to wrap a classy present for my brothers wedding. My brother,like my dad, used to work for a plasterboard company,he kept looking at the present,turning it and remarked how stunning it looked..., then the penny dropped and he couldn't stop laughing.
Tis very reasonable too! Let's wish for sunshine tomorrow! Julie x

Jennifer said...

Brilliant Nic!! Love your B&Q purchase! xx Jenny xx

Netty said...

Terrific card Coops. I bought my scrim from the 99p shop and it looks very effective displayed on your card like this. Annette x

Kimberly said...

Such a wonderful card...love the image and the netting on the side is just perfect...you rock girl.
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Elaine said...

Fabulous card Nic.
Love your colouring and the scrim is perfect for a rough and tumble sort of boys card.

Hugs Elaine xx

Carole of Brum said...

Lovely card, and smashing pairing of image and sentiment, I love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

jules said...

wow gorgeous and love the effect with the raffia stuff! it looks fab!

Sue said...

Aww this is fabulous Coops! Love the design and layout. Everything compliments the image which you have coloured beautifully! Love the sentiment and the Scrim! I was wondering what it was called.

I can see B & Q are going to be wondering why this is suddenly selling so well and why on earth women are buying it LOL!!! brilliant!!

Hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image, what a sweetie. Gorgeous colouring, love the papers and all the details, fabulous.[make cards...weeds can wait..lol..]
Luv CHRISSYxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nic
A gorgeous and fabulous card love the idea of using the scrim,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dodici said...

Fantastic card,love the sentiment!x

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Nic that colouring is amazing! Love the scrim, and the sentiment too. Great idea! Judy x

Marion said...

Hi Coops,
Fabulous card hun. Love this image and the sentiment is just great. Fabulous Male card and love the papers and that knotted trim.
hugs
Marion

Squirrel x said...

Simply STUNNING hun, and what a fab sentiment to go with that super cute image, perfect. Hugs Sxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and your colouring of the image is stunning x

Judi said...

BRILLIANT card Coops! Love EVERYTHING about it!

Judi xx

Mary J said...

WOW! A perfect boyu card, coops!

kerry said...

Wow what a fantastic card and so well done. I love the brown colours that you have used and the image is so cute.

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nicf,

Beautiful card, lovely image,
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog I do appreciate it
Margaret6

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Gorgeous card ....love the image soooo sweet....
hugs
sylvie
xx

Shree's Blog said...

Ohhhh wow I love this one, what a cutie, such a cheeky little chap

Shari said...

This is so cute, and I love how everything came together to make this work of art! Thank you for joining the Dream Valley Challenge.

louise said...

Gorgeous card and fab shading,think I will also need to go to b&Q.
Louise xx

Georgina said...

A lovely card, as usual! Great colouring and layout. Like the frayed edges.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge

Christine L said...

Another fabbie Nic.. lovin the blue background you're doing lately, and the kraft paper is perfect for that image..
Hugs
Christine x

sandy's crafty bits said...

oooo I love him ... well I mean I love your card ... what a super little boys card ... my little grandson oli would love it tooooo well done and happy crafting nic love sandy xx

Cheryl said...

this is one brilliant card great coloring and love the distressing on this, bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Coops..! beautifully coloured cutie and fabby embellies too hun...!

hugs Vicky xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I am loving this gorgeous work as always hugs pops x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow coops this is fab, love the colours and the embellies look fab, the sentiment is brill, hugs Liz xx

Debbie said...

Hi Nic, what a fantastic card. What can I say other than I love everything about it.
Hugs Debbie x

~@ngie~ said...

well all I can say is
WOWWWWWWZA!!! these last few cards are awesome darl... but then again your cards always are ;o) lotsa love n huuuuuuuuuuuuuge hugz Angie xXx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Coops! I love the image, coloured beautifully, your papers, all the shades of brown and the fab distressing! Oh and your embellies are awesome! Hugs Delphine xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wow Nic, this is amzing. Love the very cute image and fab design. Great sentiment and love the netting. :o)

Donna x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Stunning card Nic - he is such a cutie and beautifully coloured. Love your B&Q purchase it looks fab on your card. Hugs Sarahxx

Little K Smith said...

Aw fabulous boys card Coops! I love the image, love the colours 'n' layout and perfect embellies too :)
Kelly.x

Donna said...

Adorable card Nic, fab distressing and beautiful colouring! Hope all goes well with the play tomorrow :) Donna x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning, am loving the papers, buttons and it's amazing what you find in the most unusual of places too, Luv Sam x

Katina said...

Brilliant card Nic! Love the way you've put the whole design together and I'm off to B&Q at the weekend! xx

Caroljenks said...

Wow this is fab! I love that Cotton Scrim - think a trip to B&Q is called for!!!

A HUGE thank you for your continued support, comments and visits to my blog (((hugs)))

Carol x

Julie said...

Beautiful card Coops - the colours are faband I love the natural theme of the embellies!! Love the cotton scrim - can feel a trip coming on!! Juliexx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and the fab papers and buttons you've used! Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Fluffles said...

Love this one, really clever use of sketch, great colouring & lovely embelishments. Jx

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Nic. Love the image and fab sentiment. I'd never heard of cotton scrim but it looks great so I might need some :o) Lisa x

shell said...

Brilliant card Coops, oh i do love that image,but then i love all LOTV.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

sue said...

gorgous card coops as always your colouring & colours are perfect sue xx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Coops! Good to see you as gDT with CCT :) Kimx

xxxtglxxx said...

Smashing! :) Awww, Nic this is gorgeous.

1. What a fantastic sentiment, I love it,
2. Cute and beautifully coloured image. Fab background again.
3. Love the meshy stuff and button trim.
4, Great DP!! :)

I love everything about this, everything :) My kind of card! x

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lee said...

Just amazing.Love the cute image.Great sentiment.Fab card all round.xx

Louise said...

Wow, this is a fab card!
Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

Faye said...

Coops, this is fantastic. Love the colours, the elements, the netting, how you've used the sketch. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday this week. Good Luck. xxx