Monday, 28 February 2011

summertime and the living is easy.

good evening all, i hope you are all well.i am starving, i have had my tea but this cutting the saturated fats out of my diet is leaving me so hungry and i have lost half a stone already.i am craving chocolate and cheese and cakes but i can`t have them.i am going to take a trip to tesco i think, there will probably be  more low fat choices there.
so for now i will just dream about a yummy treacle sponge and
tonights card i have been faffing with for ages, not sure if its a bit plain though.
i am entering it in to the following challenges:
1.dream valley challenge = challenge 1 = anything goes.
2.paper sundaes = challenge 58 = how charming (there is a little anchor charm attached to the raffia )
3.cupcake craft challenge = challenge 131 = anything but a square (mine is another stair step card)
products used are:
hougie board.
cream card.
corrugated card.
blue coredinations card.
images and sentiment from the june stamp kit- whiff of joy.
small anchor charm.
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,burnt orange.
cyan,true blue,french navy.
cool grey,1,2,4.blender.
and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
off to link up and then try and catch up on my commenting, my laptop keeps turning itself off again so fingers crossed :S
luv coops xxxxx


jules said...

Hi Coops wow gotta say your imagination is brill!! what a stunning card!

Carol said...

WOWZER Nic, this is just marvellous Hun! Definately far from plain, it's perfect! Luv the whole scene you've created and the "volley ball" net is such a stunning touch. Luv it. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

Cazza said...

Fab male card Coops, love the layout and the corrugated card and raffia :o)

Amanda said...

Hi Nic, the card made me feel all summery. I have been dieting for months and I still crave chocolate lol

Catherine said...

Cool male card

Delphine said...

Plain??? Amazing card, Coops! I love the scene you have created! Wonderful colours, the waves are awesome and the design is just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Lizzy xx said...

Ooooh luvin your card hun :D the scene you created is fantastic ...good luck in the challenges.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Fleur said...

Wow this is awesome, I love the "waves" ~ perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Diane's Card Designs said...

A fantastic card. You have put a lot of work and imagination into this. It reminds me of my old home town by the sea. I LOVE IT!!!

Diane xx

Fiona said...

wow this is very clever...I love the little sdcenr you have made and fab use of the raffia!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Donna Mosley said...

Stunning creation Nic. Love the waves you've created and the fab image. Great idea for the net.

Donna x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Nic your card is amazing and far from plain. I love your waves, the net and the gorgeous anchor charm and he is a real cool dude. sarahxx

Patsi said...

this is ace and is certainly not plain! xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nic, what a stunning card. I love the step card and the raffia looks amazing. Great "waves" and your image is coloured perfectly. Hugs, Denise x

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Mau xx said...

Its a Super card Nic and I love the way you fixed the Anchor. Hope you overcome your cravings soon.Its so hard isn't it..I just give in have a small bag of maltesers(Snack Size) and then move on again.xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Genius card Nic! :)

So dimensional and textured with tons of detail. Great colouring and just very original.



Anonymous said...

Great male card Nic.
Sue x

Crystal said...

Wow, great card! I love all the elements you added & the water looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Kathleen said...

Oh coops its fantastic. You have great imagination. Love the waves.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - love the fab waves and the charm :-) Well done on your diet - I wish I was doing as well! Thankyou for joining our first challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A brilliant and really original card. Love the style of it and your fantastic colouring as always.

Love Jules xx

Christine L said...

Very clever way to do the waves Nic..... your card is brilliant! Hope the food cravings go away soon!
Christine x

petra,s cards said...

wowwww coops what a fantastic card!!!! love the way you made your card!
xx petra

Rosietoes said...

Very effective and clever card Coops.

Edna x

tilly said...

Lots of lovely textures on this, it has made a super boys card
WOW half a stone !!

kay said...

coops this is superb and well done on your weight loss,i give up too easy!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh, what a cool card! Love the stair effect and your 'net' is a brilliant idea! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley... hope to see you again next week!

Andria said...

It's a fantastic card, so original :).

Elaine Stark said...

I love how you created this card. A great card for a young man. Elaine

Little K Smith said...

Another fabulous card Coops! Love the design and those waves look fantastic! Love the ribbony stuff too with the little anchor in it! Brilliant! :)

Donna said...

A great entry for our 'Anything But Square' challenge at Cupcake this week...such great detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us :) Donna x

Lee said...

Ooooh WOW.He looks just like next doors son inlaw.Fab image,i adore that seagull.Really Brilliant card.great layout n

Juls said...

fab!!!! a real summers feel, loving all the texture! Hugs Juls

alicaz said...

Fantastic! Love how you made a net and the waves! Great charm too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Lisa M. said...

Coops~ this is just brilliant! Who would have though this would make the perfect volleyball net? Definitely not me! Love it!

thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!