Sunday, 16 October 2011


Good evening all i hope you are all well.have had a lovely roast chicken dinner and now i really fancy a bowl of bananas and custard, ,might have to flutter my eyelashes at hubby and see if he`ll make me some :D
so on to tonights card which just ain`t working for me at all but here it is anyway.
i am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.simon says stamp challenge - halloween or goth
2.sketch saturday - week 177
3.craft your days away - challenge 31 - halloween colours
4.paper sundaes - challenge 91 - halloween/fall
5.dream valley challenge - challenge 18 - halloween stop craft challenge - week 153 - halloween
products used are:
black card
mix of papermania,my minds eye and kaisercraft papers
tim holtz distress tool
fake webbing and plastic spider - B&M
paper shelter digi stamp - studies of a witch
promarkers and flexmarkers
white gel pen
basic grey booo stamp
gems from stash

promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
cool grey 2,3,4.5
gold,.pumpkin,burnt orange
wild orchid, purple,aubergine
antique white,sandstone,caramel,umber
lime zest,pear,moss
white gel pen used tio try and create a mist effect, not too sure if i`ve acheived it or not.

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

mmmmmmm yum hubby is in the kitchen doing the custard, yum :D


Donna Mosley said...

A stunning halloween card Nic. Love the colours and white gel mist looks amazing hun. Hope you got and enjoyed some yummy banana custard. Mmmm!

Donna x

Cazza said...

This is fabulous Coops! Love the white gel pen effect to create the mist, what a great idea!! Brilliant card honey!
Oh and thanks for joining us this week over at Sketch Saturday too :o)

Rosietoes said...

It's just fab Coops. Your mist is a wonderful idea.

Hope your fluttery eyelashes did the trick!

Edna x

karen said...

Brilliant card coops, fab colours and design and love the creepy spider, hugs, Karenx

Debbie said...

Beautiful Nic...Love the image, fabulous colouring and great details.
Debbie x

Debs M said...

love that image and those bp's are fabulous x enjoy your bananas and custard x

Kathleen said...

Fab card, I think your mist effect has worked really well, I like it! Great image, coloured beautifully as always.
Hope you get your bananas and custard!
Hugs Kat xx

jenny said...

Fab card Coops! I love the mist effect too......great effect.
I could just eat bananas & custard now, unfortunately we forgot the bananas when shopping today!!
Enjoy :)

Jenny xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Nic, love the image and the colours are gorgeous, Sue x

Sandra said...

Wow this is a beautiful Halloween image and coloured beautifully:) Sandra H

nnalorac said...

What an ingenious idea Coops, the misty effect finishes off your fabby card beutifully. Gosh I would have a few hairy moments trying that technique, probably end up in the bucket lol! We had Apple and Morgan Spiced laced Raisen Pie, Custard and Cream, mmmnnnn yummy. Not sure about the calories tho! Carolxx

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastically spooky Coops. Lee x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun this is fabulous, lovely image and great layout and papers, fab colours, hugs Liz xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Coops,love the mist effect,great idea.
Wendy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nic this is superb, the colours, design image and the embellishments look terrific so does that mist effect, it worked by the looks of it. Excellent card.
Lorraine x

Mags said...

Oh, I like this very much! Great colours, and what a fabulous image! The spider is groovy and scary, too!!

And thank you for joining in at Dream Valley, too!

luv, Mags xx

*Jellie* said...

I think the mist effect looks great too!

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous image but have to say that the fog effect is stunning fabulous creation and a great piece of art
Hugs Kate xx

pinky said...

Bananas and custard,mmmn not sure about that one Coops lol. Love your card though, love the texture you've added.

Vicky said...

This is brilliant the image and layout hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

This is a fab halloween card Coops! Perfect colours and a great image too!
Enjoy your bananas 'n' custard :D

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fab card Coop's this is one of my fav paper shelter images, I like papers and all the distressing.
Kevin xx

Mary J said...

Well I think it is fab! Hope you got your treat!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nic! Dunno why you're not liking it cause I think it's just fab. Luv the colours and beautiful image. Hope you got your bananas and custard from hubby rofl. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Susan Flynn said...

Such a fab card coops that colouring must have taken ages! The mist is fab, hope you enjoy your bananas and custard mmmmmmxx

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Nic,I take it you enjoyed your Bananas and custard Lol!!!! Your card is fab love that image, by the way it fits our use Orange challenge over at Crafts and me!!
Trish (-:

Rebekah said...

What a stunning card Nic love the colours and fab image! Hugs Rebekah xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a great Halloween card... love the image and your colouring.... great distressing too.... ooh and I see eeky on the card - yikes...

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image and colouring..the misty, foggy sky is brilliant...


Sue said...

Aww it's fab Coops! Love the witch and colouring is awesome, and yes the mist looks really good!! Great layout and colours - I love it all !!!
Hope you enjoyed your bananas and custard! :-)) I had plum crumble for dessert Mmmm!!! LOL
Have a good day!
Hugs Sue xx

June Nelson said...

The mist looks amazing to me darlin in fact the whole card is brilliant xxxx hope yougot your pud!!!xx

Dodici said...

Fab card,hun.Even the witch looks beautiful,coloured by you:)

Christine L said...

Mmmmm to the bananas and custard... and pat on the back for hubbie!! LOL

Love this very misty looking card - fab image and very spooky looking!

Christine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Brilliant Nic! Judy x

Kathleen said...

Wow Coops this super card looks great. Great misty look.
Kathleen x

chris richards said...

Full of 'witches brew', love it Nic !
love and hugs
chris richards

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nic.

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous work, I absolutely LOVE your distressing x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A briliant card. Loving all the layers and your fabulous colouring.

Well done on fluttering your eyelashes enough to get your bananas and custard LOL!!! I turned mine into banana cake!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

it's a real stunner, love the vibrant colours :o)
Jackie xx

Janette said...

Fab card Nic, love that image, so brilliant.xx

Feebsy said...

Nic this is fabulous, I love the colours and the white gel pen works brilliantly. You'll have to show us how to create the effect.


Sheila said...

Love the spooky look of this tho I do hate Halloween - think I must have had a scare when I was little or something. Loving all your work right now but not always able to comment - spooky or what? I am gonna work on blogger later today to check if all my settings are ok. Take care, Sheila:)X

xGemmax said...

wow this is fantastic the papers & that image is awesome :D
hugs and xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Nic,I love your Witch.
Hugs Sue xx

Marion said...

Hi Nic,
This just fabulous and I love that image. Colouring is terrific.

Donna said...

I don't know why this card doesn't work for you Nic, I love it espesh the distressed papers and the fab colours on the's brill hun and just perfick for halloween :) Donna ♥ x

Delphine said...

Well, I love your card, Nic! I love the image and colours and the mist effect is fantastic! Gorgeous papers and fab distressing too! Thank you for your lovely comment and for bearing with me... Have a lovely evening:-) Hugs Delphine xx

Teresa said...

Hi Coops,
What a beautiful blog you have and I don't know why you think this card doesn't work - because it certainly does! I love your beautiful colouring and love your style of cards - I wish I had found you before now! Hugs, Teresa x

nessy said...

ooooh just perfect coops ~love your colouring and deatils ~ eeek just seen that spider!!!
hope you enjoyed your custard
vanessa xx

Faye said...

Your mist looks amazing. Your card is amazing. I love it, it's amazing! Mmmmmm, bananananaanana and custard. Yum. Have a great evening, warm and full of salmon dinner. :)
xxx Oh and thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday this week. Good Luck. x

jackid said...

you really need to stop being so hard on yourself it's a stunning card and I love the misting on it great colours as always did you get your bananas and custard lol
Jacki xx

louise said...

Super spooky card love the image
Hugs Louise xx

Crafting Joanne said...

A wonderful card Coops!! Fab image and great colouring.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Halloween Colours challenge.


Joanne xx

Cor* said...

SHUDDUP the mist is totally evident! Great layers! LOVE THE SPIDEY!! YAY!!

Pop's Cards said...

Simply stunning sweetie hugs pops x

Jenny said...

That spider is way too life like for me! Ahhhhh! Thanks so much for joining in with our Halloween/Fall challenge at Paper Sundaes this week.

melsanford said...

This is fab!!! Love your colouring - that mist is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

jules said...

Hi Coops, stunning card!!!! i do love the image, oh and good luck in the draw for my candy!

sara said...

ooops think ive done it again !!! did i say thanks for joining us at truly scrumptious i ment dream valley !!!!!! lol sorry
hugs sara x x x

Christine said...

Hi Nic awesome image & colouring brill Halloween creation love it

smiles Christine x

Tracey Brossart said...

Ahh wow!! Amazing job Coops, I love it! It's so Halloween!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Pam said...

Love the mist effect, really finishes the card & the little spider is really cool too!!

Deb.x said...

Hi Coops, Thanks for visiting me I've really missed visiting all my fave blogs & it feels really good to be back!
LOVE this card, the distressed edges fit perfect & really add to the style, great image & colouring too!
Take Care, Deb.x

Crystal said...

Wonderful card, love the layout and great paper! Love the added spider too! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fab Halloween card .. love your misty effect! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley... Good Luck!

Lesley said...

Great card! I love the image and colouring. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Nic this is a great Halloween image. a great layout and I love your mist you have creted and your black spider.

Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our halloween colour challenge.