Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring pastels

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am in work this morning hence the early post.
The verdict is out on this card, i seem to struggle with liking pastel colours when i use them myself (yet love seeing them on other peoples creations).One tone is fine but i have several on this card and mmmm i don`t know.
Saying that i am entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Challenge 80 - Anything goes
2.Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Challenge 310 - Springtime
3.Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Challenge 205 - Make it shine
4.Stampin For The Weekend Challenge - Sparkle and shine
5.Allsorts Challenge - Week 248 - Spring is coming
6.Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Challenge 5 - Spring colours
7.Created With Love Challenge - Challenge 77  - Think spring
8.My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge 15 - Spring and/or easter
9.Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - 3,5,7 of something (3 butterflies, 5 papers, 7 flowers)
10.Sketchy Colors Challenge - Challenge 200 - Fabulous sketch

Products used are:
Off white card
Docrafts Bellisama papers
Distress tool
Stickles - stardust
Crafters Companion spray and sparkle - Pearl Diamond
Marianne Designs birdcage die
Inkylicious butterfly stamps
Justrite sentiment card
Hobbyhouse roses

a close up of the main bit.

A little closer, hopefully you can see the pearly sparkle better on this one.

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


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its gorgeous Nic nothing not to be happy with here! Love that bird cage its so pretty. Susan xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this style pf card and love the different pastels

aussie aNNie said...

The sparkle looks super on this card, very obvious and love the bird cage, flowers and whole design...very inspirational.xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Nic, love the sparkle and the pretty flower colours (think l solved the problem l must have accidently clicked follow up by email ) x Susan x said...

Nic this is wonderful love the pastel shades and the layout is fantastic. Love Alison xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is absolutely fabulous: romantic, delicate and fresh creation, I love it! Thank you for your inspiration!
Anna xxx

Sharon said...

There is absolutely no problem with the pastel colours here Coops. Your card is gorgeous. Beautiful papers, embellishments and love the design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Julie Beech said...

Very soft colours,Coops. I like the contrast between the distressed backing and the crisp outline of the cage and butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers this challenge. :)

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Nic. I love the design with those gorgeous pearly shimmery butterflies and beautiful papers.
hugs Sue xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful colours, Coops and I love all the amazing layers! Those butterflies and flowers are gorgeous! xx

Sandra said...

I love this card, Nic!
The colors ARE fantastic and the flowers look like candy :)
Hug, Sandra

Lau W said...

Aw ! Just beautiful, so soft, so sweet ! Love this card !

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous and very beautiful spring card all your details is great your so good at this - do have a great day to.

Viv's Visuals said...

So pretty Coops - fab colour combo. x

Marilyn said...

Well Nic, if you aren't keen on this card, then send it on to me because I LOVE IT!

Whisper said...

Simply devine and sparkly, luv Sam x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Nic
I don't what is wrong with it the pastel colours work beautifully together give a soft romantic feel
Jacki x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

If you straggled with this card I would never have known its beautiful, I love your butterflies and the wonderful design.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your Spring card, the blooms, the butterflies are just perfect accent to the card... Pretty spring colours....

Kari said...

This is a wonderful card!Love all the butterflies!Great take on the sketch!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!

HUgs,Kari :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card Nic... loving that butterfly... and your layout is stunning... don't know how you keep on coming up with such fabbie designs!

Christine x

Helene E said...

Just lovely colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Claire said...

Just beautiful - love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

The colours are beautiful the birdcage and very delicate and pretty.


Anita said...

Love this gorgeous spring card - it's beautiful!

heidy said...

This is so gorgeous Nic,thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

Lorraine said...

This is really pretty Nic and I love the pastel colours and pretty flowers.
Lorraine x

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous Nic, so bright and cheerful and beautifully embellished.

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Nic, love the birdcage and all the pretty details.

Donna x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the bird cage and butterflies
carol x

Jackie said...

Stunning card, I love everything about it :o)
Jackie xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Nic, back to revisit this stunning card to add to my previous comments...Thank you for joining the Allsorts 'Spring is Coming' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Donna said...

Utterly gorgeous Nic and a really beautiful theme :) Donna ♥ x

JayBe said...

The verdict is definitely 'in' here, Nic - your pastel tones card is stunning, as always. I love the added sparkle and those stamped butterflies are so pretty.

Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers for our Spring colours challenge.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Shelly said...

Totally gorgeous Nic! Love the way you've added the flowers and butterflies to compliment the birdcage! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Nic, love the paper distressing and also your stickles for that added Glam! Great to see your 3,5 & 7 too! well done using all 3... Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the colours and design x