Monday, 3 October 2011

merry christmas

Good evening all.cor it was a busy one at work today.the first thing i did when i got home was kick of me shoes and socks and then a bath.my job is so manual and dirty that i look a right mucky duck by the time i get home.lol.
so on to tonights card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.simon says stamp challenge - anything goes (6th entry)
2.paperplay challenge - week 39 - white  + 1 colour ( i chose black)
3.bling it on challenge - october challenge - no patterned papers
4.pink ink sketch challenge - sketch 7 - ericas sketch
5.paper sundaes challenge - challenge 89 - lots of layers
6.dream valley challenge - challenge 17 - monochrome
7.cupcake craft challenge - cupcake 162 - black and white christmas

products used are:
black card
white pearl card
go create circle die
cuttlebug and crafts too embossing folders
papermania sentiment
glamour dust
white gel pen
promarkers and flexmarker

promarkers and flemarker used are:
cool grey 1.2.3.4.5
ice grey 1.2.3.4
blue grey 1
white gel pen

amd a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
luv coops xxxxx

89 comments:

Donna Mosley said...

What a really lovely xmas card Nic, love this Santa, he is so jolly. Fab colouring and embossing.

Donna x

Crafty Chris said...

Wow the glitter looks amazing a stunning card.
Chris x

Whisper said...

Superb and stunning, Luv Sam x

Ruth said...

A stunning monochrome creation!! I love all the embossing, Ruth x

sue said...

love it

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow Coops!! This is amazing! Love how sparkly it is! That shimmery paper is awesome and thanks for letting me know what glitter you've used! I've always wondered how everyone gets their images so sparkle...all I have is stickles. I wonder if I could find that glamor dust here???! Beautiful job as always and really loving the way you've been outlining your images!

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the santa!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, your colouring is awesome as always!
Hugs Shell xx

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is stunning huni i just love your colouring and the embossing its all so beautiful huni xx

Deb said...

gorgeous card, fabulous colouring!
have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

Amanda said...

Fab embossing and such a cute image, looks like a photo

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
WOW WOW WOW..Stunning creation!!!! Love the Santa image, the embossed panels look fabulous. Love the layout and the monochromatic scheme is striking. Coloured to perfection as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun, stunning, really love it, gorgeous image and fab colours tones,hugs Liz xx

pinky said...

Oh wow that is just stunning Coops, I would love to be able to achieve that shading...amazing.

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Coops, l think the black and white always looks classy. Not been visiting for a few days so had a look and your cards are STILL AMAZING x Susan x

Carol said...

WOW Nic, I'm in luurrvveee!!! This card is just awesome Hun. Luv the monotone look and stunning colouring as always. How crazy, I've just used this sketch myself for my dt card on Wednesday hehe. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Debs M said...

FABULOUS! - love the monochrome, beautifully coloured, great embossing x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning Christmas card Nic. I love that santa image and all the gorgeous embossing folders you have used.

Hugs Sarahxx

Cazza said...

Wow Coops, you totally rock Black and White hon, this is STUNNING!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

chris richards said...

This is definitely a 'WOW' card Nic,
it is stunning !!!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxx

tilly said...

a happy looking chappie lol and love all the glitter
Tilly

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the colouring and the glamour dust really sets the card off, hugs, Sarah x

Faye said...

Oh Coops, I absolutely LOVE it! xxx

Mina said...

wow Nic how well does this fab santa work in shades of grey...stunning
Mina xxx

Susie said...

Fantastic card - I love black and white and it works so well with this image! Loving the embossing too! Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Netty said...

Loving all the different embossing folders you've used. A fab card Coops. x

jenny said...

Stunning card Coops....love the monochrome colouring and the embossing looks fab on the pearly card x

Jenny xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant. Love the embossing and the santa image. beautiful colouring.
Kathleen x

Julie said...

This is wonderful Nic! Love the monochrome and the soft sheen and of course your awesome colouring!! Juliexx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Coop's, i like the santa, all the embossing and sparkle.
Kevin xx

Diane J said...

Awwww your card is just so Christmasy and Gorgeous... Love it.
Diane x

Ella's Design said...

Oh, I do love monochromatic cards and this little Santa looks just as nice in black & white as he did in the sepia tones you did! Love all the sparkle on his trim - you can never have enough glitter! Fab layout too! Lisa X

Lou said...

Hi! what a great Santa,love too how you have coloured him Coops and the sparkle is perfect.
hugs Lou.xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Nic
Hugs Dianne xx :)

nnalorac said...

A real fab Monochrome Christmas card Coops, love the Santa and all the embossing, great design. Carolxx

cardmaking bird said...

Fabulous card, Nic!! It's not often you see mono chrimbo cards but if they all look like yours, it's def the way forward!! As always, your B&W colouring is fantastic. Hugs, Marie xxx

Judie said...

Fantastic black & white Christmas card, Great image.

Judie

Sally said...

Hi Nic, this Santa looks great in B & W & love all your embossing as well.
Sally x

Roma said...

Lovely work :)

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous mono work Nic fab xmas card hugs Rebekah xx

CraftyLoops said...

This is really stunning, I love the monochrome look. Lee x

Creations by Shirl said...

OMgosh Coops -
Love this monochrome card, saint nic looks sharp with the black/white detailing..... and those blings on his outfits really pops him out from the card...

sweet said...

Oh what a super cool B&W card. Totally out of the box... Love it!

Iris Benkel-Sommer said...

a very elegant christmas card,
love it

wishes frim germany
iris

June Nelson said...

OOh this is lovely coops, I love the monochrome santy, the whole card is gorgeous love and huggies June xxxx

Fluffles said...

Beautiful - I didn't know Santa would look so good when not in red! Jx

Lisa said...

Hi Coops, FAB card! Love this cute santa image in the black & white colour combo.

Lisa x

gymjean said...

stunning card just love the black and white hugs Jeanxx

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card,hun!LOve all those embossed layers and lovely image!xxx

louise said...

Stunning Coops
Hugs Louise xx

Chrissy said...

WOWSER!!! This is gorgeous Coops...love the layers and embossing and the colouring is superb.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jackie said...

What a brilliant monochrome card, I love it :)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Hi Mrs Mucky Duck.. (love that name... hehe)
Your card is stunning (as always).... though not sure my brain computes Santa being in B & W!!)
Hugs
Christine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw this is just lovely Nic! Judy x

Andrea C said...

Fantastic layout and I love the monochrome cards this is classy x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

What a fantastic look .. . and so many layers too!!

I love how you colour and dot around your images.

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Sandra Stephens said...

A stunning,elegant card...love the embossed layers and shading.
Thank you for joining the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week. Hugs, Sandra xxx

Wendy said...

Fantastic Coops,love it.
Wendy xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is fab, Coops. Love the monochromatic style. xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Nic :o) Love all the embossed layers and fab image - so beautifully coloured too. Lisa x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic,

Gorgeous black and white card, love the image, very different for a christmas card.
Margaret

Andria said...

Aww it's gorgeous. Love the embossing on the pearlised card, looks even more effective as the light catches it and your stunning colouring really brings Santa to life :) x.

Andria said...

Aww it's gorgeous. Love the embossing on the pearlised card, looks even more effective as the light catches it and your stunning colouring really brings Santa to life :) x.

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Coops! I love how well black & white Christmas cards look. I'm gonna have to do one! Really cute Santa and awesome colouring!!! Love the embossing - looks so good. Sounds like you are mega busy at work.
Hope you have a good day today!
Hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

This is stunning Coops, love the colour scheme and the embossing looks beautiful. Gorgeous Christmas card xxx

Sandra said...

Wow Coops this is just amazing :) Sandra H

Jo said...

Stunning. I love the look of just the grays.

Rachael said...

Wow such an amazing card Coops! Love the embossing and your shading is fantastic!
Rach :) xx

Donna said...

Wow, stunning card nic, love the embossed layers and your brilliantly coloured santa, I wish I was brave enough to colour in b&w :) Donna ♥ x

Céline said...

whaouh! fab card, love the pearlescent paper (wher do you buy it???) your colouring is amazing !!!!!!!
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline dt member

Debbie said...

Wow Nic, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the image but your colouring is just wonderful.
Debbie x

Katina said...

STUNNING!!!! xxx

Pop's Cards said...

OMG this is just stunning sweetie, i do love the mono colours really makes him pop right out, hugs posp x

Sue said...

This is just so gorgeous Nic.
Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Oh it's THAT Santa again :D This is stunning Coops, I love how you've coloured him and the layout and all the embossing is perfect!
Kelly.x

Jennifer said...

So lovely Nic....a striking colour combo xx Jenny xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Nic,love the mono colouring.
Sue xx

melsanford said...

Fab card! The image looks great in monchrome :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

craftybirdlisa said...

All I can say is WOW. I just love this one. Stunning. x

Julie said...

Oh my goodness sweetie,One AMAZING card!.x

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card Nic that image is super, so is the embossed panels, stunning.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lee said...

Blimey Nic 81 comments is this some kind of record !

Loving this card,such a cute image.Great monochrome look.Another Stunner.xxx

Wendy Colledge said...

Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week
@ Paperplay Challenges.

Karen said...

Oh that is so beautiful, thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Mags said...

This is so elegant and charming! I love that Santa! What a great combination of texture and monochrome. Thanks so much for joining in at Dream Valley!

luv, Mags x

Britta Swiderski said...

I love the greyscale santa; it's so elegant and unexpected. You've done a wonderful job with the coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Livert said...

Amazing card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

jules said...

wow stunning!!!!

Patsi said...

stunning! Thanks for joining us at Bling It on xx