Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blue Birthday Wishes.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Sorry for the absence again, I have been trying to learn how to do the books at work, VAT etc and my goodness my brain can`t cope.We are also planning a relaunch too, to advertise the new ownership and we will be having a fun packed day with freebies and raffles etc next week,
I do have this week off and today is mine and my hubbies Wedding Anniversary, we have been married 14 years and together 26 years.

We are spending the day at Alton Towers with our laddo as my hubby has to work the rest of the week.
So enough of my waffle and finally onto a card which I am also entering into the following challenges:
3.Inspiration Destination Challenge - 47 - Anything goes
4.I Love Promarkers Challenge - 283 - Anything goes
5.Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - 241 - Anything goes
6.4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - 260 - Distressing
7.Fussy & Fancy Challenge - 146 - Birthdays
8.Sweet Stampin Challenge - Spots/and or stripes
9.Chocolate , Coffee & Cards Challenge - 98 - Use a sentiment
10.Sister Act Challenge - 120 - Anything goes

Products used are:
Black card
Dovecraft papers
Distress tool
Woodware sentiment
Woodware sneakers stamp

A close up of the image.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Nic.


  1. Fantastic card as always, Happy Anniversary, have a fun filled day.
    Chris x

  2. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Your card is fabulous, I love the image and gorgeous colours. Such a great layout too.
    Sue xx

  3. Happy Anniversary, love your fabulous card perfect for a boy.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Nic! Enjoy your family dat at Alton Towers and your week off work - sounds like you need it with all the extra stuff going on!
    Love these trainer cards you do, so handy for those awkward teens! Have a fab week! Hugs, Lisa x

  5. Great card Nic, I do love that image...
    Happy Anniversery, have a fab day out together..xx

  6. Awwh, Nic, I hope your anniversary was a fabulous one, congratulations to you both. Loving your card, I bought that stamp after seeing it here but haven't used it yet (oh the shame), so thank you for some more inspiration for it. That blue is just fabulous. Hugs xx

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary. Super card today, love the image and bright blue! Jx

  8. Happy anniversary, lovely wedding pic and a fab card

  9. Happy Anniversary, have a fun day but stay off the large roller coasters please. Gorgeous colouring on this card, great layout too x

  10. Well done on learning the books, I'm sure it will get easier and then you will be doing it without a second thought. Enjoy your wedding anniversary, we went to Alton towers for our first anniversary, had a wonderful day, mind you not been since lol. Hugs, Amanda x

  11. Fabulous card Nic and Happy Anniversary to you both have a lovely day out
    Dianne xx :)

  12. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day!
    A fabulous card Nic, love the image and design.

  13. Great card - love that blue! And a very happy anniversary to you both, enjoy your day, Jo x

  14. Good luck with learning the books - don't envy you. Lol. Your card is fabulous. Love the image and your design.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

    I have some candy on my blog as an apology for my lack of commenting recently. It is also a celebration candy and I would love you to join.

  15. Fabulous card Nic... and a lovely photo too! Happy Anniversary and have a fabulous day!

    Good luck with the VAT too!

    Christine x

  16. A fabulous card for the boys Nic.
    Hope you are enjoying your Wedding Anniversary, congratulations.
    Hugs xx

  17. Congratulations on your Anniversary! I love this card- the colors, the image and the distressing...all just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and Good luck with your entry.

  18. Happy Anniversaru to you both, hope you have had a lovely day out. Fabulous guy card Nic xx

  19. Fabulous card, love those sneekers! Happy Anniversary too, that's a lovely picture, bet it was a wonderful day, and I do hope you all enjoyed yourselves at Alton Towers.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  20. Happy Anniversary and many many more to come Coops.... love your sneakers card absolutely cute!

  21. Fabulous card Nic - love the colour.
    Happy Anniversary - gorgeous photo.
    Here's to the next 14c years :o)
    Debs xx

  22. What a fabulous masculine card Coops..such a neat image and love the fishtail tags with the buttons..and again, a very Happy Anniversary..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  23. Hi Coops

    I haven't blogged for a while and thought I would try and start again! I have tried to visit all the blogs I used to love and yours was definitely well.

    Happy Anniversary and I hope you had a lovely day with the family. I love your card - perfect for a teenager - girl or boy!

    Love Kerry x

  24. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  25. A great card Nic, a fab layout and wonderful colouring too! Hope you all had a great day!

  26. Fabulous card and a lovely photograph. I hope you had a great day :o)
    Jackie xx

  27. Congrats on your anniversary, Nic. A terrific card. Wonderful image. Love the blue, the black frames and the distressed edges.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  28. Fabulous card -but beautiful wedding photo and congratulations on your wedding anniversary
    Carol x

  29. Happy Anniversary! I love this image, the color and not to mention with rockin layout with the distressing. It is so gorgeous. Well I love everything you do! Thank you for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Distressing Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  30. LOve the AWESOME details on this card and the colors are bright and amazing!! What a fun and very cool card!! I am so glad that you joined us at 4 Crafty Chicks for this challenge - sure hope we see you next week’s challenge as well!!
    Taunya Butler
    4 Crafty Chicks August Guest Designer

  31. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our last challenge at Sister Act!

  32. Gorgeous card Coops. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  33. Happy Anniversary Nic - you sure were a beautiful bride. Great card too. Nicola x

  34. Happy belated anniversary!

    Love the card. And I think you've just inspired me on a card I was struggling to make!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  35. Great card - the faux stitching finishes it perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  36. Gorgeous card, love those blues.
    Happy belated anniversary!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  37. A fabulous card, great colouring!!! And a lovely photo too. 26 years! Wow! Well done you guys! Hugs, Lesley

  38. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week. Lizzie xx

  39. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Email me link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com. I will send you an email when the post goes live. Thank you.
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog

  40. Great male card. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers.
    Lyn - DT

  41. Wow! This is a gorgeous creation. Love the effective choice of bright blue and black. I actually saw this on winner's podium somewhere and just had to come by and say how fab it is.



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