Sunday, 17 March 2013

Perfectly Pink and cheating.

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.I do not have a lot planned for today, out to get the Sunday papers and nip and have a quick cuppa with my mum at work and then just the ironing to do and the day is mine and Jacks.
So here are my cards for today, now i feel a real cheat because i have used some of the fabulous Hobbyhouse pre coloured toppers which my local craft shop (crafty urchins) has started to stock and these are samples for the shop.I decided to ease my guilt of cheating by making 2
I am entering both my cards into the following challenges:
1.Fashionista challenge- Challenge 13 - Pink
2.Diva`s by Design Challenge - Put on some pink.
3.Fab N Funky Challenge - Challenge 162 - Add a sentiment
4.Sketch Saturday - Week 250
5.In the Pink Challenge - Challenge 14 - Floral/mothers day
Products used are:
White card
Wild rose studio papers
Pink Ribbons
Joy Craft leaf die
Go create circle die
Distress tool
Inkylicious sentiment
Glamour dust
Glue Gun
Hobby House pre coloured topper - baby fairies HHM0010

Close up of the sweetie, i just added a little glamour dust.

And a sideways view.
Now on to card 2, which  am also entering into the same challenges:
Products used are:
White card
Papers and sentiment were free with a craft mag
Cheery Lynn victorian flourish die
Glamour dust
Go Create circle die
Distress tool
Hobby House pre coloured topper - cupcake girls - HHM0015
Hobbyhouse flowers

A close up, again i have added some sparkle.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot ;D
Hugs Nic.xx


Mary J said...

They are both gorgeous, Nic! even though you've used toppers, you've enhanced them beautifully!

Louise said...

Super cute cards Coops,have a lovely Sunday
Hugs louise xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Two super cards, love them both,
Have a lovely day

Delphine said...

They are gorgeous, Nic! I love your cheating;)! Gorgeous DPs and embellies and I love all the sparkle you have added! Hugs Delphine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These toppers are so cute and great for building up stock quickly too. You have made them into gorgeous cards. Enjoy your day x

tilly said...

2 beautiful cards, the toppers look fab, have a nice day

Dani art 4 U said...

The toppers look gorgeous....not cheating at all, your layouts are fab. xo

Jacqueline said...

Cheating can be your guilty pleasure Nic,these are so beautiful,with your talent for colouring you could have passed this of as your own I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.Beautiful layouts and embellishments.Jacqueline.S

Sandra H said...

Morning Coops, Don't feel as though you have cheated both cards are stunning and you have dressed them up beautifully with all of the lovely embellishments and distressing totally stunning enjoy your day with Jack xx

Chrissy said...

Two gorgeous cards Coops,love the pretty papers on both, fabulous details..


Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Nic,love the

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Nic, love the fab images and beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, these are both stunningly gorgeous..

Have a lovely Sunday Huggles Pops x x x

May said...

Gorgeous cards, I don't think it's cheating to use the toppers as you still are adding wonderful elements to them... Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

purpleprincess2007 said...

Aaaaw I always feel the same when I use toppers - but don't worry they are just as gorgeous as always!
Have a great day!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such gorgeous cards Nic. I love all the pretty details you have added to the images to make them so special.
Hugs Sue

Christine said...

Hi Nic awwww how sweet these 2 creations are & soooo as to cheating I think still have to make the card & use your artistic flare..give your promarkers the day lovely work

smiles Christine x

Marie-Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards.

downrightcrafty said...

morning Nic Two gorgeous card so pretty and love all the detail

do share them with us on the Hobby House face book page

Hugs Kate xx

sassy said...

wow nic...two fantastic cards...and perfect colour choices...stunning work hugs sassyxxxx

lis-m said...

Hey hun... these are both delicious.. and they aren't cheating.. they are a shortcut to a cut and pretty card!(I use 'em)
Hugs xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Nic
jacqui xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Those toppers are just gorgeous Nic! And what a pair of fabulous cards you have made with them too! Hugs Susan x

Viv's Visuals said...

Not cheating at all - you still have to do layout, embellish etc! Great cards.. and now am probably going to buy pre coloured for myself!

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

Both very sweet!!!!!!!

Teresa said...

These are gorgeous Coops, love the colours and beautiful embellishments. Hope you are having an enjoyable Sunday.
Teresa x

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning on both, regardless if you used those toppers.. It's the way you outlined and designed your cards that makes them special... Great detailing on both - love them...
Enjoy your wonderful Sunday~

Christine L said...

Oooh Nic, they're definitely not cheating and are both absolutely fabulous! I bought some HH toppers yesterday... can't wait to use them!

Don't forget to pop your cards into In The Pink Floral challenge this time... they both are so pink and gorgeous, they fit perfectly!

Christine x

susiestacey said...

Two stunners Nic, lovely toppers and you have used them well x Susan x

Loopylou. said...

oh Nic there are not cheaty at all, they are blooming gorgeous, I love how you distressed around their edges too.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

karen said...

Really gorgeous coops, love the images, hugs,Karenx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Nic.
Sue x

Ella's Design said...

2 sweet cards, Nic! Love your paper and colour choices and it's not cheating, the cards don't make themselves! Lisa x

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant cards Nic - the second cupcake one is especially adorable. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! It's not cheating, it's saving time and it's what you do with them that counts!

cebelica said...

Girl, you're a star. Thank you so much for stopping by my friend's blog and even started to follow her. I know she was really excited about it. :D As a thank you (and because you are always so kind and leave messages on my blog), I'd like to send you a small crafty surprise (a sugar-free candy if you want to call it this lol). Nothing big, just a little something. :) And yes, I do know you didn't visit her blog and that you are not leaving comments on mine because you'd want something, but I would really like to send you something - my way of saying "thank you". So if you could please email me your details, that would be awesome. ;)

You know that I love your cards, right? Well, these two are just the sweetest. I love all the pink and sparkle on both of them. Truly awesome!

Hugs! xx

Irene said...

2 gorgeous cards, and it's not cheating, it's ownly cheating if you pass them off as coloured by yourself xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Coop's I got a few of these Hobby House toppers they are so good for quick cards
Kevin xx

Judith said...

Aw how cuteI just love these two little cuties - fab design and layouts -thank you for joining in at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week hugs Judith x

Mau xx said...

These are both gorgeous Coops, Love the sweet pink and the images are great. I should buy some as I just can't talk myself into colouring at the present.
hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Nic these are fabulous! No, never cheating, those Hobby House Toppers are brilliant! Judy x

catherine said...

These are just so beautiful Nic and great images and colours. Great job with both of them
x catherine

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards Nic, so love Flora, she is adorable pre coloured or not. Carolxx

Nat said...

Both card are gorgeous Nic, I know what you mean about feeling like you have cheated, but how you have used the images make the cards 'your own' and they are fab.

MagsB said...

They may be pre-coloured toppers, but you've certainly made them your own! Fabulous cards! Lucky craft shop to have these samples!

love Mags B x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Two totally sweet cards and the dies are gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Two delightful cards, very girly :o)
Jackie xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are fab hun, even if you feel like you have cheated. Just love them both!
Hugs Shell xx

nnalorac said...

Popped back to wish you luck in the Fashionista challenge with your gorgeous cards Nic. Carolxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous girly cards x

Little K Smith said...

These are just gorgeous hun! It's nice to cheat abit now and then! ;D I love the lush pinks on the top card, gorgeous flowers and I love the delish ribbon too!

DesignerDiva said...

Both beautiful Nic and I know just how you feel as I felt the same when I used that topper!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Laurie xx

Sarah said...

Hi Nic, I was just taking a look at Sketch Sat site and saw your name in the linky - popped on over for some inspiration and found you've used HH toppers.

I completely agree - I've got some too (I live close to HH shop itself and got some there) and I've took them out and put them back sooo many times!!! I just feel such a cheat even thinking of using them - should get over it, eh, and I might make something as beautiful as you've made - not!!!! Don't have half your talent!

Gorgeous cards and if you're happy to use toppers then I'm going to give it a go too!!!


Lizy Bartaby said...

Omgosh I can't believe you used pre-coloured toppers! ;) Lol they are super cute and you have made stunning cards with them! :)
Lizy xx

Julie said...

Oh wow - two stunners - just look at your colourwork!! Juliexx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I don't call this cheating. Not when your finished cards do such justice to the pre-coloured images. They are gorgeous, Nic! Hugs, Lesley