Saturday, 2 July 2011

happy 40th birthday

Good evening all.i hope you are all well.have been to work earlier and then have had a lazy day really.hubby was doing the big pile of ironing when i got home and i hadn`t got the heart to stop him ...........until he`d finished it, hehehe :D
so you remember me telling you about the boxed wedding card i made, well i had to take it to work with me as i needed to drop it off after and a lady was visiting our store for training and saw the card and has asked me to make an 8x8 boxed card for her sisters here it is, i made a cack up with my box base so i only have the decorated lid at the mo until i can get another sheet of card on monday morning.
do you think the lady will like this and how much do i charge??(i charge £1.50 for a 6x6 with enevlope)
so i am also entering this card into the following challenges:
1.totally papercrafts challenge - bingo - i chose diecuts,flowers,gems.
2.stamp something challenge - july digi day
3.allsorts challenge - week 110 - free and easy

products used are:
black,white,cerise,and pealised charcoal card.
black lace and black gems from stash.
marianne swirls
computer generated sentiment.
sizzix roses
digi image i won from meesh.
gcd papers - melody ross
pink glitter glue

promarkers used are:
cool grey 5,black
pink carnation,cerise,magenta
pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna
lime zest,pear,forest,pine holly
and the lid of the box.
and a pictue of both together.
sorry for the weird typing.its gone off on one again

thanks as always for visiting me , means a lot.
off to catch up with you all now.

luv coops xxxx


Catherine said...

Its fab!!! They would be mad if they did not like it!!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow truly gorgeous creation! Love the bold color combo you have used and the gorgeous lace! Love those beautiful handmade flowers as well! Amazing job!

Thank you for all the visits to my blog and for all your wonderful comments! :D

xx Tracey xx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Coops, love the bold colours, just gorgeous xxx

Debs M said...

wow this is stunning! your colouring is fabulous and the flowers are lovely x

Lisa said...

Hi Coops, Stunning card! Such a beautiful image and pretty colours. Not sure how much to charge. Maybe £5 if you charge £1.50 for 6 x 6 cards.

Lisa x

sara said...

its beautiful she will love it ,im loving those rolled flowers and swirls im a bit addicted to swirl dies might need this one !!! you need to charge way more than 1.50 !! i would charge around £8 ,thanks for joining us at stamp something this week
hugs sara x x

Sandra said...

It's fabulous and the handmade flowers are adorable she will be pleased with this as there is a lot of work gone into it her sisters will be over the moon truely is stunning.:) Sandra H

Chrissy said...

This is just gorgeous. The colours are beautiful, love all the details. A card and envelope...that is very light...thats $5 N.Z. especially with cards this gorgeous.Card and box should be 5 pound.Card and envelope...crank it up to 3.

Donna Mosley said...

Oh Nic, this is so beautiful. Love the image and gorgeous colours.

Donna x

Faye said...

Well, this is a bit different for you and I really really like it. I just have a new flourish die, but I think I need this one now!! Have a great Sunday. xxx

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous Coops...beautiful colouring and the flowers/swirl looks stunning too...

When I make a 8x8 card with box I normally charge no less the £5.00..and anything up to £10.00..depending on embellies sweetie..hope that's helpful Nic..

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Woo hoo! Another one for Coops - I'm telling you are good MF. Luv the colors you chose for this card/box project... Their is no doubt that they wouldn't like it...
This is choice MF.. luv all that effort you did to detail it- Great job....

Anonymous said...

Stunning work Coops,

Love the colours together, the whole card just looks perfect.

Huggies Angel

Jill said...

I love your creation, it's so beautiful
You made some really stunning flowers, wish I could do like that!
Your colouring is fab and the colours you used is gorgeous
She's gonna love it!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation at Allsorts this week and good luck
Big hugs, Jill

Jennifer said...

Hi's totally gorgeous....lovely colours! £1.50 is way too cheap for your 6x6's!! For this one you need to charge between 6 and 10 pounds, depending on how much you spent on the 'ingredients' xx Jenny xx

Sue said...

Hi Coops,

Aww this is gorgeous!!! How could she not like this!!! beautiful image and love all the papers and flowers, ribbons - everything is perfect!. A lot of work has gone into this - I would charge more than £1.50. for sure You have to consider the time it has taken you and making the box also.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Coops - stunning colours - and the flowers are terrific! x

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Nic, gorgeous card, sure she will love it! I would say £5 for sure! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

jules said...

wow totally gorgeous Coops!!! wouldn't like to put a figure on it! ask her how much she will pay you for it? bet you get more than you thought!

Fleur said...

It's stunning, She will LOVE it.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Crafty Chris said...

Absolutely stunning she will luv it.
Chris x

chris richards said...

Hi Nic, a beautiful creation and well worth £10 i would say, especially in a box !
love and hugs
chris richards

Marion said...

Hi Coops,
A stunning card and the box lid too. Gorgeous image coloured to perfection. I would say the minimum charge for a card and box this size would have to be £5.00 and more if you use lots of embellies. They wouldn't be able to buy a personalised card in the shop.
Let us all know how you get on.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Nic what a stunning card those colours are gorgeous with a capital G, that image is fabulous the design awesome. For a boxed card this size I would charge at least £5, mind you I am rubbish at charging for any of my things I just make them then pass them onto my sister, lol.
Lorraine x

Cazza said...

Love the hot colours of this card Coops and your colouring is perfect! Gorgeous DP's and embellies too. Can't believe you only charge £1.50 for a 6x6 card, that's way too cheap surely?! I would charge at least £8 for this one hon

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Coops she will love it for sure xx Mau
ps...shame on you not stopping hubby till he had finished...tut tut..would i do

shell said...

Hey Coops, this is beautiful hun, love the colours....£1.50 for one of your cards are you mad woman lol......this is worth a fiver (if not more) of anyone's money..She'll love it for sure.
Shell xx

Sylvia x said...

fantastic project!!!

thank you so much for your supportive comments on the creative craft challenges blog. We are working on another blog and will keep you informed with updated details..thanks again

Sylvia and the DT..x

Julie said...

Well,this is more than a bit stunning girlie!!!! I agree with what most people are saying here,your cards are well worth more than your current pricing (says the lady who has a box full but can't bring herself to sell them lol!) I'd say your normal 6x6 are worth £2-£2.50 easily,when I do sell mine to friends I leave it up to them and they usually give me £2.50 This boxed stunner is worth £5 at the very least!

Feebsy said...

Wow your card is fab I really love the colours and the flowers. The lid is lovely too, a brilliant keepsake!

I agree with everyone else in thinking that your work is worth £5 at the very least. You'd never get such a personal card in the shops. I'm sure your customer will be very happy to pay for your time and creativity.

Have a great weekend


xGemmax said...

Hi sweetie

Simply all the detail you have put into it and such a beautiful image :D

I also agree with everyone else you should charge way more then you are!!
Hugs and xxx

Gibmiss said...

Gorgeous card the flowers....1,50 is not enough i charge 2.25 for my 4to 5 pounds in a bow...
thanks for comments on my blogxx

Mags said...

Fabulous! I'm loving the colours and the fab image and the gorgeous flowers! Congrats on this surprise commission, the recipient is going to love it!

luv, Mags x

brenda said...

What a really ekegant card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Nic, WOW this is one lovely card and box! I absolutely love it! Well,lets be realistic here, it is not what a card is worth that warrants the cost for us it is more what people are prepared to pay. I always stumble when it comes to charging so it is really interesting to see what other people say. I wonder what price you will go with? £5 seems to be the minimum, do let us know! Brilliant card though Judy x

melsanford said...

Oh this is beautiful! Gorgeous colours! I can't believe you only charge £1.50 for your cards - they're worth far more than that!!! The box I'd say about £6??? Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card and your flowers are just beautiful. Lee xx

Christine L said...

Hi nic.. This boxed card is fabulous.. I'm sure she'll love it.. And you need to charge at least a fiver.. And I say 'at least'! Remember it's a unique card.. Not one churned out by hallmark where they'd charge about a tenner! I think we crafters have probs charging for our cards.. I'm a bit like you.. But its easy to tell someone else!
Christine x

Rosietoes said...

It's fab Coops and you are not charging enough by any stretch of the imagination.
Have you seen the prices similar cards go for on ebay!!!
This is a one-off so be good to yourself and put a decent price on it. :)

Love it BTW!!

Edna x

Mary J said...

OMG, amazing attention to detail coops! Beeeeautiful!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Coops,beautiful image and the colours are stunning.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Its gorgeous Nic,it will be well loved.Sorry cant help with card charging,If I say £1,50 I get funny looks sometimes.Have a lovely day.
Sue xx

Debs said...

Stunning card and matching box Coops - it is sure to be loved.
Fabulous colours and embellishments.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Jacee said...

So gorgeous Coops, what a treat to recieve this, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous Coops!! Love the swirls and the rolled flowers.

I am crap at pricing so don't look at me *hides face* LOL! I hope you work out something soon though!!

xo Lou.

Juls said...

this is fabulous!! I love the bright zingy colours!!! hugs Juls

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Nic and such a beautiful iage and are deffo under pricing your cards at £1.50 for a 6x6 espesh if they are made to order :) Donna x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is a gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and great combination with the papers.

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is amazing ! Such a classy card. Your colouring is sensational as is your composition I just love this !


Debbie said...

What a great card...wonderful flowers. Love the colours.
My daughter had a wonderful Prom thank you. Thank you for looking Nic.
Debbie x

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card and box Nic. For my 6 x 6 I ask for £3, sometimes I get more. For this I definitely wouldn't take less than £5.
Debs xx

carrie-lee said...

A fabulous card, its a beautiful design and I would charge a lot more than your previuos at least £5

Pops x said...

This is stunning the colours are so striking, i really love this one and the flowers and swirls are gorgeous, hugs pops x x x x

sandy's crafty bits said...

oooo really lovely card and yes I agree it is much too cheap ... but it is hard to know what to charge isnt it ?? I am sure the lady will love it as will her sister ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ... ps thank you for visiting my blog

Teresa said...

This is gorgeous Coops, really beautiful, love how you've decorated the box too, I'd say no less than £5, hope you get more it's worth it. hugs Teresa♥ xx

tilly said...

a stunning card, love the colur but those roses are just fab!!
Tilly x

Elaine said...

I don't make many cards so I don't generally sell them, but I really think you are under pricing your cards Nic, £1.50 for a 6x6 is far too cheap! You can't buy a mass produced card for as little as £1.50!
I would definitely increase your charges to a £4 or £5 a card, plus more for a larger or boxed card.

Hugs Elaine xx

Sheena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure she'll love it!

You don't charge enough!!!!


Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Nic,love the image and the colours.
Trish (-:

Sarah said...

Oh my word! This is absolutely stunning Nic!! The colours and papers are beautiful and I love the roses with the swirl! You definitely need to be charging at least £5 for this, if not more!! It's a work of art and one of a kind!
Sarah xx :0)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the colours & the image is fab!
hugs shell xx

Lee said...

WOW.Love this.Fab

Carrieanne said...

Wow, a gorgeous card - I love the colour combination you have used x

Andrea C said...

WOW this is WOW x

Julie said...

So beautiful - your colouring is amazing!!! Juliexx

Wishcraft said...

This is beautiful Nic! Absolutely stunning.

It's hard to price things isn't it? Some people just aren't prepared to pay what cards are actually worth. I have a box of cards at hubby's work and tend to keep them simple and fairly cheap (as I know they won't pay more!), but my box for mum's work I can fill with more detailed cards because they seem happy to pay a good price.

After all my waffling... thanks for joining us at Stamp Something hun :o) Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer this is totally gorgeous, fabulous image & colouring, luv the pink & black, gorgeous papers & embelies, bet she will luv this, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so elegant and stylish Coops! Beautiful colours and love the flowers too :)