Saturday 3 September 2011


good evening all.ooops very late tonight sorry.have been to spend some of my birthday money.
i got 9 sugar nellie stamps the other day and had hoped they would arrive today but they haven`t so will have to wait a little bit longer.
i went to try and buy some clothes but everything was vile, it seems the 80`s and early nineties fashion is coming back and i remember the horrid mustard colour from the 1st time around, it didn`t suit my pale skin then and guess what the shops were full of today, yep blooming mustard!!!!lol.
so on to my card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.deep ocean challenge - challenge 7 - hearts
2.whiff of joy challenge - challenge 112 - pink and pearls
3.paperplay challenge - week 35 - make your own flowers
4.moving along with the times challenge - challenge 114 - handmade flowers
5.craft your days away challenge - challenge 28 - make your own flowers. ink sketch challenge - sketch 5 - kirstys sketch
 apologies for squiffy pic :S
products used are:
white pearl card
first edition paper - sweet owl
hand rolled flowers made from backing paper
xcut heart punch
melissa francis pearls
hero arts sentiment
woj stamp
promarkers and fleximarkers
white gel pen

 promarkers and fleximarkers used are:
light fawn(FM),blush,sunkissed pink,coral
antique white(FM),sandstone,caramel.umber
pale blossom(FM)watermelon(FM),salmon pink,antique pink,crimson,cool grey 5
background - satin,pastel beige,khaki,white gel pen

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

whoops a bit behind in commenting i`m afraid, i`ll catch up in the morning ;D


Sandra H said...

Hi Coops must of been one of those days for you we all get them! your card is amazing coloured to perfection as ususal and background papers gorgeous too! Sandra H

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Coops - hope your new stamps come soon. I did mustard way back when but won't be doing it again x Susan x

sara said...

really pretty card love this stamp and that sentiment is perfect for her hope your stamps come soon
hugs sara x x x

Fiona said...

Fabulous card Nic! I know what you mean about the colours in the shops at the mo. Don't you just wish everything was available in all colours!!! xxx

Jill said...

Gorgeous card Coops :)
Love the pink and your handmade flowers looks great!
Great image also!
Hugs, Jill

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Coop's I like the gorgeous image, design and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Nic, colouring is fantastic...lovely card and i agree about the mustard !!!
love and hugs
chris richards

Debs M said...

i am SO NOT wearing mustard!!
loving the colours, gorgeous image and beautifully coloured!!

Lou Mac said...

A bummer about the clothes shopping. Typical that, ain't it?!

As for your card, what a beaut!! I'm still feeling the white gel pen details!! Love it!!

Gorgeous image and those rolled flowers are yummy!!

Take it easy, xo.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning luv this image and so beautifully coloured, I noticed those colours in the shops and felt the same, Krista is selling Simply Sassy digi's.
Chris x

Berry said...

This is so pretty Nic what a sweet image! I am so with you on the fashion thing I went to buy something last wk and couldn't find anything I liked does that mean we are getting old?! Hope the sugar nellie stamps turn up soon! hugs Rebekah xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, just love the handmade flowers!

Unknown said...

Hi ya, another fantastic card! Love the colour combo and the flowers - they are just gorgeous! Thank you also for the kind comment on my blog. I hope the first days back at school for your little man go well. Sarah P.S. Isn't it horrible when you see fashions you didn't like the first time round come back, yuk to mustard!

Jo said...

This so pretty. You do fantastic work. I just I could get my gel pen to would work like yours :-)

Lou said...

Hi!this is so pretty,your colouring is really lovely and love too the flowers/pearls.
If i have no luck with clothes shopping i buy buttons-mmmmm a very full jar on my desk lol!!
Enjoy your new stamps when they come,hugs Lou.xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Luv your hearfelt card Coops!
Thosw rolled up flowers are awesome, and the colors are great with your layout too!

Mina said...

dont you just hate it when that happens when your clothes shopping Nic, its sods law isnt it...when you dont have the money to spend you would find to your beautifully coloured WOJ stamp, I love her shes so pretty isnt she...which two SM's didnt you get?
Mina xxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Coops! The image is adorable and love those flowers and all those pearls.
Diane xx

Mary J said...

Gorgeous! I love that layout coops!

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
OMG this is just Stunning!!!! Love that gorgeous image, the dps, the colour scheme is just scrumptious. Love the layout and those little flowers are fabulous. As always coloured to absolute perfection.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Amanda said...

Lovely card, expertly coloured. Can't wait to see which stamps you have bought. I remember the eighties first time around as the decade style forgot lol, oh heaven I hope blue mascara doesn't make a comeback or shoulder pads so huge you had to walk through the door sideways, happy times

Sue B said...

Oh no! the dreaded mustard is back !!! It never suited me either as I'm very pale also. I bought a mustard top in 80s and had it in wardrobe for years and never ever wore it !!! LOL
Aww this card is gorgeous Coops! Awesome colouring and the background is stunning! Love the layout and papers and those flowers are fab!
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs Sue xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours, love that flower :)
Jackie xx

Lisa said...

Hi Coops, Gorgeous card! I love these pretty papers and lovely WOJ image.

Know what you mean about the fashion!!!!!

Lisa x

Crafty Loops said...

Oh no!!! Not the dreaded mustard colour! Ive just been catapulted back to 1990 being 10 years old and my Mammy producing the most awful skirt and jumper! A skirt with a jumper!! As if that wasnt a crime against fashion, it was all mustard coloured too. And of course at the time, I thought I was the bee's knees in it, heehee. Anyway, enough of my fashion faux pas! This card is beautiful Coops, I love your flowers. Lee xx

Jules said...

This is so beautiful Coops .. .. love the gorgeous colours and those brilliant flowers.

Yuk!! Mustard has never suited me either!!!

Hope you are having a good weekend and that your stamps arrive soon!!!

Love Jules xx

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Nic! Who does wear mustard?!! Love this card - pink and pretty! Fab colouring and I love those little paper roses made with the patterned papers (which may have to go on my next paper list!) Lisa

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Nic, such a sweet image, very pretty....

I'm with you on the mustard colour, I just hate it....not struck with the 80's look either, been there done

Stefanie said...

Lovely card, the colours are fitting perfectly.

X Srefanie

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Coops - I lurve the effect you have created with the white gel pen - I may have to "borrow" ;o) this idea.

Toodles. Hazel x

Donna said...

So pretty in pink Nic and a beautiful layout...fab colouring too hun :) Donna ♥ x

Sally said...

Another stunning card coops & such a pretty image & papers. Amazing colouring as usual.
Sally x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab flowers.
Wendy xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your card and congrats on your two wins. I have just spotted them today on Dream Valley and here come the Boys. Brilliant! Judy x

Lorraine said...

That's smashing Coops. Love your flowers. A belated happy birthday to you and I'm sorry you couldn't find any nice clothes. It's a bummer isn't it?

Lisa Jane said...

whata gorgeous card ,, beautiful colouring
Thanks for joining us for our handmade flower challenge at MAWTT THIS WEEK
Lisa X

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Coops, oh how annoying about your stamps but they will come and you will be able to have a very good play with them. What a gorgeous card you have made. Love the dotty effect on the image and tried it out for myself here and mentioned your name:

Take care, Kym xxx

Jessica said...

Bootiful!!! Love the colouring and the flower detail. Jxx

Karen said...

So pretty. Love the papers and design. Must try these rolled flowers. You must have the whole collections of sugar nellie stamps lol x I love them too. When it comes to birthday money, forget about clothes, crafting bits always comes first. xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Aaah, well I dont have that problem - I only 'do' black! :D lol

Its been great catching up on your blog today, I have really missed it. Visiting you and seeing your daily creations and reading your 'waffle' always makes me chuckle! :D lol

Love this pink and beautiful creation and I really LOVE the chinese roses and pearls.

catch you later dudey,



Netty said...

Beautiful card Coops, and loving the flowers. Look forward to seeing your new stamps. Annette x

karen said...

Gorgeous card coops, love the colours, so pretty.

Yep I am with you on the mustard, I quite like it but doesn't suit me either.
BTW wahoo for the win at Here come the Boys, Karen!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo gorgeous Coops!! Lovely image, papers, colouring, flowers ... everything!! I'm with you on the mustard - YUK!! Makes me look mustard coloured too! xx

Christine L said...

Oooh I love this image! And you've really done her proud Nic... love the papers you've chosen and your rolled flowers are perfect for it! Sorry you couldn't find anything nice to spend your money on, am sure you'll find something soon!
Christine x

nnalorac said...

Sweet and so cute Coops, yummy papers, image and flowers. Got mine yesterday,so darn cute they are. my, no0thing like buying in bulk girl!! Says me!! Carolxx

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, Coops! Fantastic image, beautifully coloured (love your background too:-)), and the papers are gorgeous! Great flowers too, I love it all! Hugs Delphine xx

cardmaking bird said...

Ha, ha - I know what you mean about the whole 'mustard revival'!! I was shopping the other day and felt like I'd fell in a hot dog LOL! It can't be too popular though cos the same blouse in New Look in mustard was £11 and in cream was £22!! The only thing I'm glad has come back is leggings - and that's only cos they're so comfy LOL! Anyway, on to your card - it's gorgeous!!! This image is a beauty and I love how you've done the background with the dots. Funny enough, I bought a cardmaking kit with these papers from TKMaxx today! Hugs, Marie xxx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Coops, love the image and papers and the layout is fab. I love the rolled flowers and your colouring is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning what a great card. Thanks for playing along with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, the flowers are so sweet. Mustard does not go well with me either lol so I'll stay clear of clothes shops!! Hope your stamps have since arrived.

Cazza said...

Awwwww Coops, gorgeously girlie card hon, loving all the pink!

Andrea C said...

Just beautiful x

XxJULESxX said...

wow such gorgeousness!!!!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its gorgeous sweetie..just love everything about it :D
hugs and xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Nic loving the image and what gorgeous papers those flowers look lovely.
Lorraine x

melsanford said...

A beautiful card! Beautiful image and I love the rolled flowers and gorgeous sentiment :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sarn said...

Absolutely flipping lovely!

Hugs, Sandra

Pam said...

Fabby colouring as usual & I love those rolled flowers & all the pink!! Very girlie indeed!

Unknown said...

How cute and fun is this! Love how you did the background of your image! Thanks for playing at Pink {INK}!

Franz♥ said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the image and her background, i like colours and flowers, perfect creation, dear!

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean and good luck!

Hugs, Francesca.

Unknown said...

WOW that is so awesome!! I love your Hand Made Flowers:-) Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Play this week:-)
P.S Ewwwwww to the mustard clothing... YUCKO

Céline said...

gorgeous card, amazing colouring
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline PPC DT

Durvina said...

Wow, really beautyfull, love your colouring!
Thanks for joining WOJ challenge.

hugs, Durvina

Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Kylie said...

Oh wow Coops!
I love your take on Kristy's amazing sketch.
Thanks for playing at Pink INK and have a great weekend!
Hugs Kylie xx