Monday, 11 March 2013

Chronology and Bubble Bloom

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.Hubby let me have a lie in yesterday, bless him he had been on nights too and he also did the ironing so i had nothing to do :D
I had the sweetest handmade card from my boyo and a fab one from hubby too.2 new books to read and some crafty goodies too.I actually brought my own pressies and gave to hubby to give to Jack.My hubby would normally buy the gift but they have changed his pay pattern at work from weekly to fortnightly and this is the 2nd week on 1 weeks pay so things are a bit tight....................but that means i get another pressie when hubby is paid :D
So here are my cards for today, the first is for my stepdad who is 65 today, Happy Birthday Dad :D.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.Here come the boys challenge - Challenge 47 - No stamps allowed
2.Cards for men challenge - Challenge 5 - Monochrome
3.Crafty Creations challenge - Challenge 212 - Use some green.
For this fab card shape i have followed a fabulous tutorial by Lyndsey which you can find HERE.
Products used are:
Card blank
Black card
Brad
Docrafts Chronology papers and pre done topper.

the topper.

and  a sideways view.
 
My 2nd card is one i have made with my new stamp.
 
Products used are:
Orange and black card
Woodware clear stamp set - JGS290 Bubble Bloom Felicity
Card candi - covent garden
Gems and Pearls
Promarkers
Promarkers used are:
Mustard,burnt orange,mint,plum.
And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xxxx

50 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Nic love that second one with the bubbles
jacqui x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic fold on your male birthday card Coops, great papers and colours, and love your new stamp.The card candy, gems and pearl are fabulous and love the colours on the leaves..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these are absolutely stunning, huggles Pops x x x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

I hope you had a great day,
Lovely cards, I love the new shape for the first one and the bubble design, very different and interesting shapes.
Margaret

Crafty Lark said...

Both great cards,what super use of the card candi and bling, love it. xx Flora

downrightcrafty said...

wow on the first one great masculine card and love the new stamp and beautiful additions to it, just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Joey said...

Hiya Coops, Your cards are gorgeous, love the sentiment on the top one and the added bling to the bottom, thats a great stamp! Joey xx

Marie-Louise said...

Two fantastic cards. The male one is superb both the colour and the topper.

tilly said...

2 beautiful cards both completely different, love the fold on the top one and the pretty flower on the 2nd
Tilly

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Nic.xxx

maxine said...

Lovely cards x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards Nic. I love the design of your first card and the image on your second card is beautifully embellished.
hugs Sue

Marilyn said...

Fab cards Nic! At first I thought the green was my fave but then no, the bubble one... no, the green.. then back to the bubble one. Can't decide and love them both!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great man card Coops - think I need to source these as they'd be great for my 'man' stash.Please can you send me the deets?
And I adore adore adore the second card - it's amazingly gorgeous - love the blingy!

Janette said...

Both these are gorgeous Nic and I just love your mothers day gift in the post below, for some reason I can't leave a comment there.....it'll be me I'm sure..xxx

Eileen said...

Two great cards Nic. That male card works so well and love the design.
I can see why you bought this stamp. So useful for so many things. Love what you have done with it here
Eileen x

Mary J said...

They are both so fab, Nic! The first is a great shape and love the bling in the second!

Mrs F said...

Two lovely cards Nic and so very different in style.

Glad you had a nice day yesterday :)

Big hugs xx

Whisper said...

Both are super - i so love what Jane at Woodware comes up with, with her bubble stamps, what a super shape for the man's card too, Luv Sam x

Netty said...

Loving both of your fab cards Coops. Hugs Annette

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous Coop's I like the design of the first card and all the gems on the second.
Kevin xx

Christine L said...

Hi NIc

Wowww ... so different... but I love them both!! Fabbie card for a male... perfect colours and love that topper.... then the new stamp one... is fab!! Have seen it before and now have firmly put it on my wish list!

Hugs
Christine x

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my both cards are very lovely... I got that first card pattern from Little Claire's but haven't tried yet...
Gorgeous on the second card too...

susiestacey said...

Great cards Nic, love the gems on the second one x Susan x

Lau W said...

So lovely shape for the first card, a very nice male card !
And the second is wonderful, so nice design !
xxx

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Nic. I love the design and sentiment on the first and the fabulous 'flower' on the second.
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Brilliant male card Nic, such a great design! I just love this second card, the flower is fabulous and the colours you have used are just stunning! Hugs Susan x

Ira Huberts said...

Two totally different but STUNNING cards! I'm very fond of vintage, but I so love your bead card, too! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Debs said...

Two fabulous cards Coops - love the fold of the first one - but the second has to be my fav - stunning design and that stamp is gorgeous.
Debs xx

Pat K said...

Two gorgeous creations Coops....I do love the shape of the first one...will have to give that a try. Love the gems on the second one...simple but elegant. hugs, Pat K x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Love both your cards Nic but oh I do love your new stamp the most, I especially like how effective the pearls jewels etc look instead of just colouring the image xx

Sarah said...

Hi ya, firstly apologies for being absent from commenting for so long - hopefully now that I have less DT commitments I'll be by more often.

And secondly, what fabulous cards - these and the ones in the other posts I've been catching up on. Love the altered mirrors as well, sooo sweet!

I would've loved a lie-in yesterday, but SHMbO came charging in at 7am pushing presents at me!! Still not a bad way to wake up, eh!

See you soon,
Sarah

Lozzy T said...

Both amazing cards Nic. Love the colour and your design for the 1st..bet your stepdad loved it..gorgeous 2nd card, so pretty and elegant with the colours and your design.
Hugs Lozzy xx

Sandra H said...

Oh you lucky lady have your hubby doing the ironing do you rent him out....lol your cards Coops are totally stunning x

Janice said...

Both cards are brilliant Nic, and I love the new stamp, Jx

crafty-stamper said...

love these upright z fold cards have made quite a few -love the papers and topper and love your new stamp
carol x

karen said...

Well the first one is a jolly good make old bean LOl ( fabulous) and love the design of the second one, beautiful! hugs, Karenxx

Jackie said...

They are both so very different and I love them. I love the green of the first and the beautiful colours of the second :o)
Jackie xx

Louise said...

Fabulous cards Coops,love the colour of first one and what a great idea for candi on second one.
Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

Two fantastic cards here Coop's,love both of them.Great colours and designs .Jacqueline.S

Marlene Atkinson said...

Two gorgeous card. Marlene

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, just love the male card, perfect for any bloke I reckon!

jean said...

A beautiful pair of cards, love the colours on the male card and how you have filled the circles on second card, great idea xxx

Lisa said...

Thanks for joining in with us at Here Come The Boys, love the male card, fantastic colours and layout
Lisa x

Woo said...

So glad you shared your lovely work with us at Here Come The boys! Thank you! Good Luck! Hugs Woo xx

Teresa said...

A brilliant creation Coops, thank you for joining us at Here come the boys no stamping Challenge.
Teresa x

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful monochrome card
Thanks for joining us at cards for men this fortnight
Lisa x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love these two because they are so different. Great engineering of the first card and fab image too. Your flower on the second card is lovely with all of the little embellishments. Striking - both of them, Nic! Hugs, Lesley

Daria C. said...

Teo terrific cards. I love that bubble bloom card.