Friday, 18 February 2011

hugs and hearts.

good evening all.
a big thankyou to all who have left me suggestions and links for tutorials for my hougie board, i wll be having a good look over the weekend. i have made a box for my card tonight, i made a box at christmas and i adapted the size and i`m pleased how it turned out, a bit rough round the edges but am sure i`ll get better with practice.
i am off work next week but am going to be decorating my little mans bedroom so apolgies in advance if i don`t get round to commenting much.
so i`m rambling again, lol :D
tonights card i am entering into the following challenges:
1.wild orchid challenge = challenge 17 = a fab sketch.
2.lili of the valley = challenge 84 = my fav colours ( choc,caramel and cream, yum )

products used are:
cream card.
dovecraft papers.
cream bias binding.
flowers and pearls from stash.
ms cherish punch.
lotv image.
proamrkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,burnt orange.
vanilla,pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna.
white gel pen.
and a sideways view.
piccy of the box next.
and my box :D
quite pleased with it.
so how much would you charge for a boxed card.
i sell my cards for £1.50 so now need to work out what to charge if people want a box, any suggestions welcome :D
thanks so much for visiting me, always appreciated :D
off to hop again now :D

luv coops xxxxxx


Mags said...

Wow! What lovely, subtle colouring on your card! So chic! The box is beautiful, too!!

love, Mags x

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful coops i love the colouring xx

Carol said...

Sooo beautiful Nic!! Fabby lo and dps and awesome image, aren't LOTV's just the sweetest little images ever? As always your colouring is just ace Hun. Great choice of colours too. Good luck in the challenges. Have a great weekend. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Patsi said...

this is gorgeous, well done. I charge £1 more for a box. xx

Rachel x said...

Hi again Coops :)
This is really gorgeous- I love the colour tones and papers- and I was trying to visualise this exact layout myself earlier... it looks even better on your card than I thought so think I'll be giving it a go asap!!lol Your box looks fab, too!! :)
Idk if I got the wrong end of the stick with my comment earlier- you probably really didn't need to be told that bit!! :S Really shouldn't try to comment sensibly when I'm that tired!!lol
hugs, Rachel x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Your card is gorgeous.

Beautiful image and colours .. .. and I love your box.

I love how you list your ProMarker colours too - a great guide.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow.. coops this is really sweet
i love your coloring especially how you matched the background to the design paper
have a lovely weekend hun

jenny said...

Stunning card Coops, love the sepia tones and the box is the sentiment x

Jenny xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Nic, wonderful card, love the soft colours and pretty papers. Fab box too. Your beautiful creations are worth far more than you're charging. :o)

Donna x

Annette said...

Hi Coops
This card is amazing love the colours you've used. Your blog is looking stunning i know i've not been on for ages love the style writting. Your cards are just getting better and better. Let me know how you get on with the boxes i've got a board but not really used it! Good luck with the decorating is it going to be a themed room?? Have a good weekend. Sandra xx

karen said...

Beautiful card and box, fab colour combo,Karenx

Vicky said...

Fab card love the colours enjoy your busy week you wont have time make many will have withdrawal I know I've just had it... all I've made are DT cards cus inbetween I've had commenting catch up on with my followers so not had chance to play for myself hopefully once I've caught up tho things will be back to normal.

Hugs Vicky xxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card and box. I do love that image :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

You've used perfect colours for this card Nic - I love the effect you've achieved with them. Your card is stunning and you charge far too little.
Christine x

Cazza said...

Hiya Coops,
Wow what a gorgeous card, fan layout and stunning colour scheme! Your box is great too :o)
Can't believe you only charge £1.50 for a card, your customers are getting an amazing bargain!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Nic...sorry I haven't had tiome to visit much this week. Stunning card as always. The box is so clever too! xx Jenny xx

bosenberries said...

Love all the layers... super soft and pretty! Will be keeping an eye on your blog to get ideas for the score board!! Robin

Janette said...

Hi Nic, Fab card and the box is brilliant too....have a fun week-end doing littlemans room for

Sarah said...

Such beautiful colours Coops! It gives it almost a vintage feel and your box is fabulous too!
Sarah xx :0)

tilly said...

beautiful colours and colouring....... I love this image lol, your box looks good, enjoy your decorating, pleased I don't live near to you, then I don't need to offer any help hehehe
Tilly x

Lee said...

Hiya hun.Don't know anything about prices sorry,but somebody will.As always your cards are STUNNING.I love the way you have coloured this one absolutely Fantastic.Gorgeous image.Love the box,might have to borrow that pricking idea looks so elegant.xxxx

susiestacey said...

Coops they are absolutely stunning and soooooo dreamy x Susan x

Leighpea said...

Stunning as always :)

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Nic. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors and image you have used:)
Thank you so much for your lovely visit and for a supernice complement, I warms my heart:)
Have a lovely weekend:)
Hugs Lill

Sue said...

Hi hun
totally stunning card,awesome colouring, beautiful papers & design, happy decorating, sue,x

Vicky said...

Just so adorable Coops! great image, super colours and great border punch ~ I love it!!

Good luck decorating hun!

hugs Vicky xx

sallysbitz said...

This is stunning x
Love the layout & the colour wave.

You need to charge more for your cards!!!!
I know its a hobby BUT the materials cost... & your time. Personally I would charge at least £4 - £4.50 for a card & box. (good card stock costs a small fortune & you need to use at least 2 sheets for a box) xx

hugs sally x

saturated canary said...

love the muted colors...reminds me of an old photo...:) what a sweet image too!

xo, krista

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow love the gorgeous papers you have used Nic and also love your box - definitely a nice finishing touch. Sarahxx

Andrea C said...

Very fancy, how are you decorating his room, a theme? x

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card love the colours you have used. Oh and by the way you have an award over on my blog if you would like to pick it up.

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is just soooo lovely Coops! I adore this sweet image, gorgeous colours and a lovely box to go with it too!

xGemmax said...

Hiya Sweetie

Your card and box is absolutely stunning and love the colours you have used :o)
hugs and xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous card Nic :) Great box too. I love your colours, and I think I need a few more 'natural shade' promarkers, as I couldnt believe the colours you listed I dont have :)

I sell my cards at the local hairdressers and craft shops, and charge £4 - £4.50. I judge if it needs a box or an envelope at the time of packaging. If I decide eventually to sell online and post, then I think a surcharge of 75p for a box would be fine. Its not just the time making stuff, but the replacement of materials is costly too - white card isnt cheap, neither is adhesive.

Thanks so much for your advice and great tip re black cardstock - I never thought of that! :D

good luck with the decorating, Im not long grown out of luminous stars on my bedroom ceiling! ;) lol



The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nic, what a stunning card. I love the image and your colouring is awesome (as always). I have a little something for you on my blog. Hugs, Denise x

jules said...

Hi Coops this is stunning!!!!!

Kim said...

Coops this is absolutely GORGEOUS hun! I love the image and your shading around it is beautiful! Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Coops, superb colouring, I love to see what combo's you have used, this is my main blog for Promarker inspiration!!

Hope the decorating is progressing...I hate glossing!!



Katy said...

Wow Nic this is beautiful, love the colours you've used and this GORGEOUS image! Fabby card. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Dena said...

Oh so very pretty! Love it!!! This is one of my favorite images!!
Thanks for joining the Lili of the Valley Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Nicola said...

Awe this card is absolutely gorgeous Coops, love your colouring, papers and fabulous image. Sooo cute!
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Nicola said...

Awe this card is absolutely gorgeous Nic, love your colouring, papers and fabulous image. Sooo cute!
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card and box, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time. Hugs Christine x

PS: Your creations are worth far more than you are charging.

Lizzy xx said...

Absolutely stunning card hun...luv the soft colours on this one ...perfect!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card!!! I love the simple look of it! So elegant! The colors are perfect and your coloring rocks! I just adore this card!!