Thursday, 9 August 2012

A book at bedtime

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.The image on my card today is so me, i absolutely love to read and the last book i read i just couldn`t put down.Now do you ever have times when you faff and faff around with a card that it ends up as a faff up? you do.Good because thats what this card is, i faffed around with it for so long that i really don`t like it now.Never mind its still going into the following challenges:
1.The sketchy challenge - Challenge 24 - Kylies sketch
2.Sweet stampin challenge - Books and text
3.Ribbon girls challenge - August card challenge - Bingo(ribbon.,pearls,image)
4.Dream valley challenge - Challenge 38 - Diecuts and punches
5.Fab n Funky challenge - Challenge 133 - Use pearls/rhinestones

Products used are:
Black card
Dovecraft garden party and First edition boho chic papers
Old book pages
Black ribbon
Pearls
Distress tool
MS edge punch
Spellbinders create a rose leaves
Sizzix rose die
Circle nestie
Tag sentiment
Saturated canary digi - Books and bedhead
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Chalk

Promarkers and Flexmarkers used are:
Blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon.
Primrose,chmapagne,buttercup,cappuccino,caramel
Pastel beige,soft khaki,khaki,olive.cool grey 4
Soft peach.peach,mango.orange
Pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna
Satin.antique white

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot :D
Hugs Coops.xxx

66 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh this is stunning Coops,love the image,love the papers,just love it.xxx

Doreen said...

Oh this is stunning Coops,love the image,love the papers,just love it.xxx

Sarah said...

Faffed around or not, I love it! There's such depth to your colouring and the rolled flowers are beautiful. I too read at bedtime, not every night but when I can. Just finished Me Before You, loved it x

Shree's Blog said...

Ohhhh Wow Nic this is totally stunning, I adore the colour scheme, lol xx

lis-m said...

Morning Coops.... i love this.. those flowers are fabulous too. Coloured to perfection as always..
Hugs x

Amanda said...

Well I think it is fab even if you don't lol. love the colours on this too. Hugs, Amanda x

Teresa said...

Good morning Coops,
I love your card, beautifully coloured, it must have been a tear-jerker of a book she looks quite sad, maybe it's my diary she's reading lol.
Have a great day :o)
Hugs Teresa xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Beautiful card, great image and those flowers brilliant
Margaret

sue - bearhouse said...

Well, you may not like it but I think it's gorgeous!! I love the image and the colours are so beautiful. I really like the way you have made the flowers too.

Hugs Sue

Dotty Jo said...

Doesn't look like a 'faff' to me - looks great! Jo x

Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card Coops. The colours are fab as well.
big hugs
Doreen xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a lovely card. Those flowers with the pearl centers are so cool.

SoniaW said...

I know Exactly what you mean with the faf card. Your colouring on your images always stands out on your cards! Fab copies as ever! What set of copies do you use for the skin? I currently use coral saffron and ivory but I am finding ivory too pale any suggestions?

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow....your card is gorgeous and I love the handmade flowers.
Diane xx

Ladock girl said...

Love this card Coops the image reminds me of so many teenagers I know. The colours are fab as well. I know what you mean about reading a book you can't put down, I've recently read the Fifty Shades trilogy of books all three of them in record time for me lol. Love Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

So stunning is your card Coops as alays and l have to agree with Diane those hand made flowers are gorgeous!! x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely fabulous card Coop's I like the image the papers the distressing and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Lau W said...

Oh me too, i like to read befor sleeping !
Your card is wonderful, your colouring is so perfect, and love your flowers. So nice papers too !
xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Nic! Love those flowers! Judy x

Pat K said...

I think your card is gorgeous Coops so faffing is a good thing :) The colours are great and I love how you coloured her, especially the skirt. hugs, Pat K.

Delphine said...

Your card IS gorgeous, Coops! I love the colours and embellishments and your image looks fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

Sheila said...

Stunning card Nic - you are not kind to yourself hun! Love this digi. Hope you and wee man are enjoying summer hols, Sheila:)X

Mary J said...

OH wow, I love this, coops! Gorgeous distressing and papers!

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...I just LOVE the colors!

tilly said...

stunning colouring and fab flowers, I read every night in bed for a while, but never look so cute lol
Tilly

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely card Coops! great way of upcycling using the old book pages for the flower very unique idea...
Great colours and such a fabby card..
TFS - enjoy your evening...

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Wow!!!

kayjben said...

oh this is stunning coops-love the colors and your flowers are brill-kym x

Sheena said...

Even your "faffed up" cards are fabulous!!

Sheena
xxx

Vicky said...

I'm the faffing queen!!! And I DO like your card, it's gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Nic, Beautiful card :-) Love these papers and FAB roses!

Lisa x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab colour combo Coops - love this image - and as ever coloured magnificently. Hope you had a good day. x

maxine said...

wow stunning card x

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow I think this card is gorgeous , love the image and your colouring is amazing . The colour combo and flowers are beautiful .
I get lost for hours reading a good book.
Hugs Emma xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness nic what a super faffed up card ... just love it ... and if you don't like it you can send it to me ... lol ... love that little girlie ... think she is reading "that" book ... lol ...happy crafting and love sandy xx ps thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment so kind when people visit xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Can't see what you don't like because I think it is gorgeous. Love to read too and we share the same taste in authors.

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

i faff about with cards too sometimes. For me, its normally the easier cards that i end up faffing about with. Anyway, your card is gorgeous! Fab image, great layout, cool distressing and beautiful papers. Hugs, Jill x

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Coops! I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully to match the scrummy papers… the rolled roses and ribbon are really pretty!!
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Coops love your colours and the way you've coloured your image

jacqui x

Sarah said...

Well I wish I faffed like you! Gorgeous card and thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Sarah

Chrissy said...

Yes..I faff about, and then say to myself..'leave it..leave it' but I dont listen...gorgeous card, love the colours and flowers, fabulous Coops.

luv CHRISSYxx

Little K Smith said...

It's still gorgeous hun! :D I love the delish colours, a gorgeous image, fab layout and I love the yummy flowers n pearls too :)
Kelly.x

Susan Flynn said...

Oh coops it's just divine no matter how much of a fact it was to make it certain,y was worth it! Hugs Susan x

pinky said...

Love love love this Coops, the book page flowers are gorgeous.

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning Coops...just love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Nic
Gorgeous card, I love it even if you are not so keen. Great layout so much going on.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Tina said...

Love your card Coops, Tinaxx

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Coops - love the paper flowers and fab image.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely Coops! Fab glow from the light, pretty papers and wonderful embellishment! Hugs, Lesley

Alyce said...

Aww well I like this one coops! I think it is just stunning. Love the layout and those colours are gorgeous :)

Mandy said...

I love it Nic even if you don't fabulous colours and I love the flowers and papers...
Mandy x

Louise said...

Totally fab card coops the colours and flowers are gorgeous
Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Nic, fabulous details.
luv
Debby

Mrs F said...

Great card and great word 'fluff up', love it and totally know what you mean :)

Happy Friday Coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A fabby card. Love the colour combo and your gorgeous papers.

I don't know how you manage to fit reading into your busy schedule too!!

Hope the school holiday is going well for you and your lovely little chappie.

Love Jules xx

Curlybear said...

Wow I love the colour theme, I just love the orange its stunning, and great design and layout too,
Have a good one,
:0)

Jennifer said...

Stunning Nic, what a fab image xx Jenny xx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this!! Great image, fab colouring, gorgeous papers and brilliant flowers. Totally adorable.
Hugs
Denise xx

Tracey T said...

You know I love your cards, Coops and this one is no exception! What a fabulous interpretation of this week's challenge theme. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

jules said...

Another stunner Coops!! i love to read i get into bed every night with my kindle i read untill late thats why i cant get up in the morning!!! lol!!

coldwaters2 said...

Nic you are magic with those pens, that image is awesome so are the colours and flowers, amazing card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning, love the style and image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xxx

Sandy - Live & Love Crafts said...

Hi Coops,
Every time I visit your blog, I'm amazed by your awesome colouring. Love this image and the card is awesome, especially those book pages flowers - what is there not to like about it? Thanks for playing with the Sketchy Girls!


Hugz,
Sandy

Kelly said...

Wow, I love those flowers you have made! Perfect for this gorgeous image, hugs Kelly xxx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Coops,this is great.This would be perfect for my daughter Hannah ,the image reminds me of her,she is often sat on her bed reading. .Love the flowers too.:)Jacqueline.S

xxxtglxxx said...

You must have just been staring at it too long hun - cos this looks amazing to me! :)

Beautiful colours and those flowers are fabulous!

hugs

xxalisonxx