Wednesday, 31 August 2011

you are in my thoughts

good evening all.i hope you are all off tomorrow, seems weird cos i keep thinking its tuesday  not wednesday today.
i`ve really enjoyed making tonights card, was nice to have a good rummage through my stamps and pick this one out which i think has only been inked once before, how naughty :D
i am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.craftycatz challenge - challenge 97 - metal and lace
2.the crafty pad - challenge 136 - distressing and tearing
3.creative inspirations challenge - the final challenge :( - set 2 - shabby chic,pearls and lace
2.sunday sketch and stamp challenge - challenge 70 - claires sketch

 products used are:
cream pearl card
melissa francis papers - 5th avenue
melissa francis pearls
metal ornate corner
cosmic shimmer gold shimmer paint and gold pearl paint
lace and cotton scrim from stash
personal impressions sentiment
whiff of joy stamp
promarkers and fleximarkers
white gel pen

promarkers and fleximarkers used are:
antique white(fm)light fawn(fm)pale blossom(fm)
blossom,pale blossom(fm),watermelon(fm)
warm grey 1,2,blender.
background - satin,pastel beige,khaki,white gel pen.

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
luv coops xxxx


Catherine said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

Denise and Louise said...

This is lovely. Adore the image and the vintage/distressed look. Gorgeous papers too.
Denise xx

Karen said...

Lovely card. I so love these papers, so soft and pretty. Lovely design and love the cotton scrim around the image. xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh my! Nic this is amazing. Love the image and very elegant details. Love it! Thanks for joining us at SS&S.

Donna x

aqualeiga said...

Hi Coops, this is a beautiful shabby chic card, I love the image, especially the little pearl drawer-handle.
Thanks so much for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Debs M said...

gorgeous vintage card and i love the pearl as the drawer handle x

louise said...

Gorgeous and elegant coops
Hugs louise xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Nic,the colours are so soft,lovely image.
Sue x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Coops, love the image, not seen that before. The distressing looks fab with the image x

Anonymous said...

Oh Nic, this is stunning!! I love the shabby chic style of it. I want to sit at that desk looking out onto a gorgeous garden! Beautiful! xx

Dawn said...

Coops, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at The crafty Pad this week for our distressing /Tearing challenge! You've certainly nailed it!
I too am charmed with the little drawer pull!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

nnalorac said...

Really gorgeous Coops so shabby chic, yummy papers and oh I love the trimmings round the edge, fab work/ Carolxx

Wendy said...

Hi Coops... Have missed your cards while away,they are all stunning as always,fab tutorial love your dotty backgrounds.Happy belated Birthday,hope you had a good one.
Wendy xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Ahhhh you USED 5th Avenue? I have jsut been sitting looking at them LOL - gorgeous card Coops, love everything about it. x

Louise said...

Oh this is lovely Nic, so pretty and delicate. Just gorgeous!

Aunty Sue said...

what great card Nic and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

carol said...

aah lovely card, very shabby chic indeed, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week,
x carol

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Coops! Beautiful colours and image and your papers are gorgeous! I love the distressing too and all your embellies! Hugs Delphine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nic what a beautiful creation all that wonderful distressing the gorgeous pastel colours and what a fab image ooo I love this big time thank you for sharing this with us in our final challenge at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
This is just Absolutely Beautiful!!! What a Gorgeous image, love the dps, the colour scheme is just so feminine. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured to absolute perfection as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Cazza said...

Coops this is sooooo pretty, love the soft colour tones and all the distressing, really beautiful!

Ella's Design said...

Love the vintage style and soft colours on this one, Nic! Your blending is fab and the lovely pearl details go with the scheme perfectly!
Very pretty!

Vicky said...

Oooh I likey a lot Coops...!

big hugs Vicky xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

A really lovely card Coop's, I like all the distressing and the soft colours.
Kevin xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Another great card Coops!
This is so sweetly, soft and perfectly layed out...

Amanda said...

Lovely card Nic and so nice to rediscover a lost treasure, love the distressing and pale muted colours

Sally said...

Totally vintage look & love all the distressing. A really pretty card.
Sally x

Sandra said...

Truly amazing card:) Sandra H

Chrissy said...

Lovely card the distressing and painted edges, really lovely..


CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word, I MUST get those papers. Do you think if I told the hubby that I really desperately NEED these papers that he'd give in?? Its not a lie.....I really only have 2 packs of 12x12's and a 3 6x6's pads so those papers really are NEEDED!! Heehee. My word my paper stash is sad! Beautiful card Coops, I really love how feminine it is. Lee xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so delicately pretty :O0
Jackie xx

Claire said...

WOW what a gorgeous shabby chic card. Love the image and all the soft tones and elements. Great take on my sketch too. Thanks for playing along with SS&S this week. Hugs, Claire x

Dodici said...

Stunning card,love your shabby chick cards so much!x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful hun, very shabby chic and vintage combined just gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

This is really lovely, love the soft distressed papers, the image matches perfectly..

Huggies Angel

Feebsy said...

Oooh Nic you do shabby chic so well, this card is fabulous! I adore the papers and the lace you've used. The scrim around the image is genious, I love how you've twisted it, such a great effect.

Hope you have a good day off.


Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Nic, This is gorgeous! So delicate and elegant! i just love those papers! Judy x

Tonje said...

as usual I wish I had your talent when it comes to coloring and I dont understand how you and others get the time to make something every day. You are amasing Hugs

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, this is gorgeous (I have this stamp too, and it's not been inked yet, oops) - love the delicate petal colours. You sure know how to create beauty. Hugs Sxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Nic, love it's soft shabbiness

Mary J said...

A wonderful whimsical thoughtful card coops - love it!

Kristel said...

This is a gorgeous card Coops! Looks so great!
Hugs Kristel

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Nic, beautiful image and details.

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful Nic, gorgeous image and fab distressing :) Donna ♥ x

cebelica said...

I love vintage look and this card is a fantastic example of vintage. Fab work! Hugs!

chris richards said...

Hi Nic its nice to be able to comment
without mishaps ! love this darling !
love and hugs
chris richards

purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi coops - what a lovely card, shabby chic is my fave style and I really want those Melissa Frances papers! xx cara xx

Sue said...

Aww love this Coops! Gorgeous soft colours and fab distressing! The image and sentiment are perfect together! Love the little pearl on the draw and the lace and scrim look delish!
Hugs Sue xx

laney said...

Fabulous card Coops!!
thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations final challenge Good Luck!!

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Nic, really elegant and lush, love it.xx

Kerryn said...

That's a lovely card Coops, and perfect image with the sentiment!! xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too, hugs pops x x x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is lovely, I love the dreamy feel to this card :)

xGemmax said...

Stunning card sweetie & love the image along with the sentiment :D
hugs n xxx

Diane J said...

This is such a beautiful card, love the image and the layout you have chosen. Diane x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.:)


jules said...

oh just beautiful!!!!

Sarah said...

Stunning card. Love the delicacy of it.

Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp xx

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is so very pretty,
I love the papers and the image is adorable,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 97 Lace and Metal

I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Andrea C said...

Very shabby chic xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful shabby chic card :)

love it!



melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the distressing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx