Thursday, 14 July 2011

especially for you

good evening all.i hope you are all well.have had a little play in my tidier corner and i put it all back nice and tidy too, not sure how long it will last, lol :D
so on to tonights card, i had a bit of a disaster with my sky, its had distress inks then shimmer chalk and then acrylic shimmer paint and finally distress crackle paint, lol but i got there in the end.
tonights card i am entering in to the following challenges:
1.dream valley challenge - challenge 11 - summer theme
2.truly scrumptious challenge - challenge 61 - sketch by mandy
3.i love promarkers - challenge 74 - recipe - 1 ribbon,2 papers,2 button/gems/brads
4.simon says stamp challenge - anything goes
5.crafts and me challenge - challenge 43 - summertime
6.lili of the valley challenge - challenge 105 - pink and blue

products used are:
white pearl card coloured with promarkers for matting
papermania papers
doily - cut in half
silver acrylic shimmer paint
pearl mica spray
distress crackle paint - rock candy
alchohol blending solution
white ribbon (ribbon has been coloured with promarkers,alchohol blending solution dripped on and sprayed with pearl mica spray then scrunched up and left to dry)
gems and sentiment from stash
distress inks - tumbled glass and broken china
blue shimmer chalk
free lotv image - with mag
tim holtz distress tool
promarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
baby pink,cocktail pink,antique pink
artic blue,sky,azure
forest pine,holly
spice,terracotta.burnt orange

also i have used the new fine nib on my promarkers for this image and i only used 1 nib.
you do not need to flush the nib out, just change it from one pen to the next and it will blend itself as it comes out.
when changing your colours to a new colour pallete just squiggle on some scrap paper until the new colour comes through,
you do not get any contamination on your bullet nib.
i have also found that your pen needs to be quite new for the fine tip to work, on some of my older well used ones it will not let the ink through :D
i cannot rave about these nibs enough , I LOVE THEM

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
also can i say a big thankyou for the ammount of visitors i have had today and yesterday, especially when i was unable to visit any of you back, thankyou :D
luv coops xx


Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Coops, lovely card hun, love the sky! love the image too and great distressing, sounds like you've been having fun, lol hugs Liz xx

Sheila said...

Stunning card Nic! Love the crackle on the sky and the colours are just adorable! Glad you managed to locate all your crafting goodies after your clear out he he! Have fun, Sheila:)X

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card. Not a papermania fan but love this BP. Great image and fab colouring. You have been having fun.
Kathleen x

Teresa said...

Smashing card Coops, lovely details and fab colouring as always. Teresa xx

downrightcrafty said...

that is certainly no disaster. such a pretty card and love the sky effect beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous,i love this image so much, gorgeous details, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week hugs pops x

Sandra said...

Stunning card love the image and the colours used :) Sandra H

CraftyC said...

What a totally gorgeous card Nic and looks like its been made with love. I've not long had a good sort out in my craftroom. Think it helps with the creative juices. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge. Good Luck!

Elaine Stark said...

This is so sweet, all your work paid off. Elaine

Ohneilly said...

Thisis a lovely card, I have those papers but love the distressed look you've created,
Claire xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Nic love the sweet image, because of you I started tidying my craft room today and have two bags of rubbish so far lol. luv gina xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
glad you got ya corner all staright, totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the colours, pretty papers luv the distressed edges, what be the nibs?? what am i missing?? lol, sue,x

Catherine said...

I think your tidier corner must have had an impact cos this is fab!!! (Not that your others havent been!!!))

Fiona said...

wow Nic...I am speechless...this is stunning, I love all the layers and I love the distressing too but the colouring is simply faberooney!!


sue said...

Love the card, pink and blue looks great , Love the image which reminds me I got those free images, will play tomorrow.

chris richards said...

Hi coops, beautiful colouring,a lovely card !

Rebekah said...

This is so cool Nic I just love the sky effect! Hugs Rebekah xx

sara said...

oooh lovin this !! the sky looks fab worth all the effort i love your coloured ribbon too gorjuss card
hugs sara x x x

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Coops,love this image and all the distressing looks fab.Think I have rushed in with buying 20 packs off nibs lol,sounds like I could have got away with a lot less saying that I love them too.
Wendy xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Gorgeous colours on this beautiful creation .. .. love your image and of course your colouring and shading is fabulous.

Thanks for the low down on the fine nibs.

I bet you are well pleased to be back in your crafty corner!!

Love Jules xx

Sally said...

Hi Coops, what an amazing card. Great distressing & colouring. Nice touch to colour the ribbon as well. Good luck with the challenges.
Sally x

jules said...

Aaw! Coops what a stunner!!!!

Deb said...

so pretty, love those colours and the crackled sky looks amazing! Debx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Nic. I love the image and the colours are so so pretty.
I especially love the crackle paint on the image, it gives it such a lovely finish.

Hugs Elaine xx

Kimberly said...

Ohhh what a darling card...i'm so excited to get the nibs, but can't get them until late Aug here....i'm a little bummed out about that, great that you can switch from marker to marker, i thought i would have to buy all 148 to fit all my current markers...thanks for

Iulia said...

This is fabulous, Coops! So mufch work went into it but it looks great! Love the crackle effect! Great image, how on Earth have I missed this one- just have to go on the LOTV site and check:)
Hugs sweetie and have a great weekend!

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card Nic! :)

Fabulous colouring and I love the pink and blues!

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Sue said...

Hi Coops, This is gorgeous! Love the whole look - very shabby chic! Beautiful papers and colours and love the colouring on the image - awesome!

Hugs Sue xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey coops~
luv your card, gorgeous my friend!
Very sweet colors the pink and blue.
Thanks for your sweet comment about my hubby...

Jackie said...

Oh wow, gorgeous card and great colours :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring, and I love the sky. The distressing is great and love the layers.

Jessica said...

Hiya - another lovely card Coops - fab colouring and love the ribbon detail. Jxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Coops, love the bright colours and the crackle in the sky. Thanks for the review on the nibs, think I'll get some. Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card Nic.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, just love the colours & the papers are fab!
I am loving these new nibs, just fantastic!
hugs shell xx

Janette said...

Hi Nic, Fab card, love the sky, not a cloud to be seen, a perfect summer's all gorgeous.xx

Andrea C said...

This is one yummy summer card. Such an amazing look to it. x

Mary J said...

I love it coops! The sky is perfect with those papers - fab fix!

angelwhispers said...

Your image is just perfect and I love the background looks beautiful to me!!!! Chanelle xxx

Think I will have to invest in some of these new tips!!! Thanks for the pointers you have given us.

Have a great weekend.

Faye said...

Oh I think this looks fab. You have created soooo much texture, both on the image and the card itself. A wonderful creation. xxx

Christine L said...

Absolute stunner Coops.... really love that sky!
Christine x

katesacraftybugger said...

stunning card , love the strong colouring-thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week-Kate

Lee said...

Hiya hun.Beautiful card i love those

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Have just been checking out your tidying up below. That's a great case for your PMs. Love the distressed and vintage look to this card, so much has gone into it. Fab. Have a great weekend. I have some candy on offer. Marianne x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful layout Coops. xx

Squirrel x said...

So this is where everyone comes, lol! Sorry not been visiting much hun (life's a bit of a struggle just now) but I have been keeping an eye on what you are up to! Another stunning creation - such amazing work, love it. Hugs Sxx

bente_me said...

Love the beautiful card. Cute summer stamp and design papers:) Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious!
Hugs Bente:)

Whisper said...

Wow it's a gorgeous, i'm loving the layout and cutie image, Luv Sam x

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

I love this card, the colours are great, her dress looks so vibrant! I must try those colours.

I agree those little nibs are the best.... so nice to use although I have had a few struggles getting a couple of them off the pens! lol

Sam x

Lou said...

Hi!this i just love so much,one very gorgeous card-lovely colours and design!!
hugs Lou.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nic this is stunning I love the distressed edges of the papers the design and colours look terrific and that image is gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful Nic! Love the crackle paint xx Jenny xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours - thanks for the promarker fine nib tips! And thankyou for joining in with our summer theme at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Nic. Love the cute image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

maggie said...

beautiful :)

Wendy said...

great card hun and fab image thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious for our sketch challenge this week love the colours

Wendy DT TS

lalkygirl said...

stunning card coops,beautiully worked sky and fabulous colouring on the image,love this pretty card
tracey gdt at i love promarkers

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Coops, love the colours together and it sounds like your fine nibs are a hit with you, I think I will have to invest. xx Your New tidy space looks Fab...can you come help to tidy mine now :)) Pleeeesssse!

Melly said...

Stunning creation!
Just perfect for our wee Summer Challenge!
Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I have CANDY!!! xxx

Lena Katrine said...

Such a beautiful creation! Lovely papers and colours, and great design! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week, hope to see you again next time too :)
Hugs, Lena

Bev said...

Beautiful card and my favourite papers! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just beautiful Coops! I adore the image and so perfectly coloured. The papers are my fave and I love how you've distressed them too! Perfect!