Tuesday, 6 September 2011

noel

good evening all.i hope you are all well.little mans day back to school went well.he has his first male teacher this year and he was rather worried but hes says hes ok and didn`t shout.lol.his next worry is swimming lessons which start on monday.when he was born he inherited clicky hips from me and he had to wear a body harness for 9 months in which time he could only be bathed once a week in hospital so he associated water with the harness being changed over so hence he has never been swimming, i`ve told him he will love it.so we will see.
so enough of me waffle, tonights card i am entering into the following challenges:
1.christmas crafting challenge - challenge 3 - christmas sparkle
2.crafters companion monthly challenge - challenge 16 - christmas wishes
3.crafts 4 eternity challenge - recipe 35 - sketch recipe

products used are:
cream card
papermania noel papers
ribbons from stash
sentiment came from backing paper
go create circle die
sugar nellie stamp - old saint nick
glamour dust
promarkers and fleximarkers
white gel pen

 promarkers and fleximarkers used are:
light fawn,blush.sunkissed pink,coral
watermelon,.ruby,crimson,burgandy,shale
pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna
warm grey 2,3,4,5
bright green,forest green,pine
warm grey 1,antique white
bcackground - satin,pastel beige,khaki,white gel pen

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
luv coops xxx

72 comments:

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card x Susan x

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOw Nic this is lovely! A Santa image too! I have not seen many Santas but you know what, this one is lovely! Love your layout and colours! Judy x

CraftyLoops said...

Lovely card, the glitter is fab around his hat and coat. Lee x

Fiona said...

fabulous Nic...love the gel pen around this image!!

Fi
x

pinky said...

Oh wow I am so loving this Coops. What a great take on our sketch and what a gorgeous Santa. I love all his sparkle. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Irene said...

fab card,love how you've done the sentiment

Rebekah said...

Love this Nic fab image and great use of the spots! Glad your little ones first day back went well I have a full on first day tomorrow! Hugs Rebekah xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Coops. I love the image and all that glitter.
I'm sure little man with love his swim.
Thankyou for sharing with your colouring tutorial, It has really helped me when colouring skin and hair. I have mentioned you in my post today.
Diane xx

Denise and Louise said...

This is such a jolly Santa - I love him. Great card, fab colouring and gorgeous glitter.
Hugs
Denise xx

Catherine said...

Fantastic card, love santa cards!
Bless your little boy, hope he loves the swimming!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Mr. Santa is very handsome Coops!
Luv his santa outfit with all that glittering going on.... pretty papers too!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous card Nic love that image of Santa the colours look so rich and juicy the sparkle is great and the design is perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Coops! and that is one fab Santa which you have coloured to perfection! Love the rich reds and greens - it has a lovely traditional feel to it.
Hugs Sue xx

Amanda said...

Such a cute card, love the image and the colouring is superb.

sara said...

gotta love that santa !! great colouring as always love all the sparkle
hugs sara x x x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Coops, love your fabby coloured Santa and traditional colours. Hope little man gets to enjoy his swimming! Carolxx

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
Glad Little Mans first day went ok.
Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas card!!! Love the gorgeous Santa image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the ribbons. As always, coloured to absolute perfection.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

jenny said...

Fabulous card!! Love the sparkle and your dotty background.....really makes the image pop :)

Jenny x

Sarah said...

Hope your son enjoys the swimming x Love your card Coops, gorgeous image and festive colours, beautiful colouring xxx

chris richards said...

really super Nic....love it !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Coop's, I love the santa, fab colouring as always.
Kevin xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning Luv how you can see your sparkle he is so cute, was over looking at these today couldnt make my mind up, just too much out there at the minute.
Chris x

Sally said...

A really striking crimbo card with that jolly santa. You've coloured him perfectly & I can almost hear the "ho, ho, ho ". I really hope you're little man's swimming teachers understand his fear & he gets to enjoy his lessons. That is something I wished I'd learned at school.
Sally x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Nic, fabulous card love the sweet image and funky papers. Everytime I pop by here your colouring gets even more amazing love the way you now do your backgrounds makes the images really stand out.
Been having a bit of a catch up with your blog (need loads more hours of blog hopping to catch up with everyone lol). As always love your stunning creations - have to say the card with lady in red on it(looks a bit vampish) is amazing just love it.
Lyndsey xx

Andria said...

Aww its brill, lovely santa stamp :).

Lynsey said...

Hi Coops what a super cute card and so beautifully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

Vicky said...

Oh Coops what a fabulous image hun...! love the sparkle and your gorgeous colouring sweetie....

big hugs Vicky xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Fabulous card Nic, lovely layout. I am so jealous, this is my favourite stamp of the new Nellies but am on a self imposed stash diet at the mo. It will be the first one I get when allowed again. Debs xx

Netty said...

Wonderful Christmas card Coops, such a fabby design. Your little boy has had many hurdles to climb and am sure with patience he will win through. Annette x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous Coops love your santa K x

Fiona said...

Great card Nic - I just love making Christmas cards!!!! The image is fabulous.
xxx

Jo said...

Beautiful. I love the way you color your images and add the dotting around your image.

jules said...

fab card Coops and the colouring is spot on!
My daughter Natalie was born with clicking hips we had to put two nappies on her for a few mnths.She was ok then.

jules said...

fab card Coops and the colouring is spot on!
My daughter Natalie was born with clicking hips we had to put two nappies on her for a few mnths.She was ok then.

Martinas Welt said...

Awww...soo cute your Santa!! =)
I wish your little man all the best for the swimming lessons! My daughter and I do not like it either, so we would understand him, but I know he will love it later...
Martina

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Fab image and I love the papers :-) Charlie my 2 year old is sitting with me looking at your card and he really likes your Father Christmas :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A fantastic Christmas card. Love your image which is coloured to perfection as always. All the little dots you have surrounded Santa with look like magic dust!! LOL!!

Fabby layout and gorgeous ribbon!!

Pleased school went OK for the little man .. .. and I hope the swimming goes well too.

Love Jules xx

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous Santa, love his beard and all the sparkle.Such fabulous colouring.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Mary J said...

Wow, your colouring is just so amazing coops!

lis-m said...

Wow,Honey! that is one stunningly coloured card.. awesome!
Hugs xxx

Fluffles said...

What a brilliant card, ho ho ho! Jx

Christine L said...

Lovely traditional Santa Nic..... fabulous card! Think I may have to invest in that image...

Glad your little man settled OK... maybe it's worth a word with his teacher about the water connections... forewarned is always better..
Hugs
Christine x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Nic wish I brought this Santa now.
luv
Debby

Jessica said...

Gorgeous creation Coops - lovely image and you can't beat a bit of sparkle!! Jxx

Marion said...

Hi Coops,
Gorgeous christmas card and such a lovely Santa. Great colouring as always.
Glad your little man was ok with his first day back at school.
hugs
Marion

Sue said...

Lovely card Nic,love the papers and image.Hope all goes well with your lads swimming,glad first day was ok.
Sue xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nic
A gorgeous christmas card love the santa
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Pam said...

Love all the sparkle on the card & how you have coloured the image in! Hope your little man will love his swimming lessons once he gets over the fear!!

Pam x

Jackie said...

Good luck to the little man with his swimming and his new class.
Fantastic card :)
Jackie cc

Kerryn said...

Hey Coops. Oh bless your little man! I hope he enjoys his swimming lessons xx

I loveeeee this image! so adorable. I wow I love that background with dots you have done.
Thank you for your advice on my blog xxxx

Sarah said...

Hi ya, another gorgeous card. Such a cute image and really do like your white dot technique. So glad your little man enjoyed his first day back at school, I wonder (as someone else suggested) if it might be a good idea to let the teacher know of the water associations your son has - it might help when it comes to the swimming lessons. Best wishes, Sarah

Sandra said...

Wow Coops this is one gorgeous image! love how you have coloured it and the layout is fabulous too!:) Sandra H

Janette said...

Hi Nic, what a great card, such a cute Santa too.......glad little mans day went well, hope the swimming goes well for him too.xxx

Ella's Design said...

Hi Nic! Glad little man's day went well! As you've seen, mine's been pretty good too! I'm sure he'll love his swimming, once he's been a few times - my little man is in the deep end at stage 5 now!
Love the colouring on this one - think I need to invest in some more red Promarkers! Fab card, as always! Lisa x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMG what a cute Christmas card. I totally love your coloring and the glamour dust surely adds sparkle to your creation. I must look into getting the "dust." Hope they sell it here locally.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Nic glad your little man enjoyed his first day of school. Hope the swimming goes well too. Can't believe my baby is now in year 4 and the eldest in year 7. Doesn't time fly.

Fab Christmas card and I love that Father Christmas image he is great.

Hugs Sarahxx

Jane said...

Lovely card Nic, glad your Sons day at school went well. Nice to have a male teacher as there don't seem to be many in Primary school anymore. I wish I could swim properly, suffered with ear aches every time I swam in the school pool, gave up!!!! Jane x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

My antivirus didn't want me to look at you blog due to it containing pornography!!! Had to tell it that your blog was Ok to open. This is another gorgeous card, fab colouring. Are you liking the flexmarkers? Haven't tried them yet. Marianne x

Lizzie said...

What a great Santa !!! Love it !!! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.
Liz

my little scrapping corner said...

gorgeous card. love it

thanks for playing with us at C4E this week, hope you join us next time too

my little scrapping corner
DT Craft for Eternity

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Nic, I love this fab card, what a lovely Santa and super colouring as always. Love the fab design and dp's. Glad little man had a good day, hope he gets to enjoy swimming, bless him.

Donna x

Arline said...

Stunning card hun! Really love the sparkle and that image is fab! Thanks for joining in with the Christmas Crafting challenge this month!xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh I adore this Santa image, will have to get it now I've seen it! :D
Gorgeous colouring as always and I love the layout too :)
Kelly.x

Debbie said...

Hi Nic...gorgeous card. Love the image and great colouring. Thank you for playing along at Christmas Crafting!.
Debbie x

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

xGemmax said...

I love it Coops...Santa look absolutely adorable & great layout too :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

darcy48 said...

Hi Coops what a lovely card love the santa image thanks for joining us this month at Christmas Crafting. Arlinex

Cazza said...

Coops this is a perfect Christmas Card hon, love the DP's and the image, your colouring is amazing!!
Bless Little Man, good luck for swimming x
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nic! Fantastic image and your colouring is simply amazing! Great papers and layout too! Hugs Delphine xx

Sara said...

Absolutely adorable, thasks for playing along with Christmas Crafting.

xxxtglxxx said...

Amazingly cute Santa! :) He is adorable. Brilliant card Nic.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Morgan said...

He's just fantastic, I love the stippled background you have done too, very effective. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month :o)