Sunday, 30 October 2011

winter friends and mystery of the missing trunks

Good afternoon all.i hope you are all not feeling too tiptop today but hey oh.its back to work for me tomorrow and i haven`t missed the place at
little man also goes back to school in the morning and i have been hunting high and low all morning for his swimming trunks as its swimming tomorrow and i know when i ironed all his uniform last weekend they were there but can i find am going to have another look in a minute but if i don`t find them i will have to admit defeat and buy him a new pair tomorrow.
anyhooo emough of me waffle and on to my card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.simon says stamp challenge - anything goes (5th entry)
2.the paper shelter challenge - challenge 37 - anything goes
3.digi doodles challenge - challenge 80 - anything goes
4.sweet stampin challenge - anything goes
5.the crafty pad challenge - challenge 145 - friendship
6.charisma cardz challenge - challenge 43 - anything goes (2nd entry)

products used are:
red card
yummy echo park papers i won from mina - damask,frost and merry border strip
marianne swirl and snowklake
gems and pearl flower from stash
sentiment from a house mouse stamp set
gorjuss girl stamp - winter friends
tim holtz distress tool
stickles - stardust
white gel pen
promarkers and flexmarkers

promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
light fawn.blush,sunkissed pink,coral
cool grey 2,4,5,black
amaranth red,cardinal.crimson,burgandy
linen,champagne,soft khaki,satin,pastel beige
glaciar blue,dolphin blue,cloud blue,celestial blue
white gel pen

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by, means  a lot :D
a quick mooch through blogland now and then back to the search for the trunks.

luv coops xxxx

** update**
well i`ve searched high amd i`ve searched low and i have literally had the whole house upside down but i can not find little mans trunks anywhere.
they seem to have dissapeared into thin air.
luckily his swimming lesson isn`t till last session at school so i am going to have to hot foot it to the sports shop in the morning and hope they have another pair so i can drop his swim bag off at the school.
fngers crossed.
thanks so much for your well wishes.
i am suffering with horrendous heartburn and stomach cramps.i am sick of eating


Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...what a gorgeous card!!! I LOVE it! I LOVE it!!!! This looks sooo beautiful and did you make the background? I love red and blue Christmas cards and was thinking of this stamp today as well, but first did my Birthday card and spent the rest of the afternoon with a book. Your coloruing is often did I tell you this? ;)....but this can't be told enough! What a FANTASTIC card dear!!!

P.S.: Hope you can find your son's swimming trunks!

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the presentation on this gorgeous number, love the flourish with the bling and the beautiful image just perfect
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

Re your logo for WW spotlight if you go to the WW challenge site and scroll down a little on the right there is a special blinkie there for you :)
K xx

Rosietoes said...

Another beauty Coops. Love the way you have done the background for your image and your colouring is superb.

Hope you find the elusive trunks before tomorrow. They are bound to turn up after you buy another pair!

Edna x :D

Vicky said...

Fantastic the image and super dp's hun....and loving all your elements too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Coops
Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good today - hope you feel better tomorrow....and hope those trunks turn up!!
Love, love, love this card. Gorgeous image and those DPs are beautiful. Fab background and swirl too.
Denise xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous. I just love these girls and your colours are lovely together. Hope you find those trunks and are feeling better soon. Marianne x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Sue x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Coops; love the image, colouring layout ...everythng!!

Sue said...

Oh Wow, this is really beautiful Coops! An adorable image and colouring is awesome, the background is just gorgeous!! Love the papers and the flourish and snowflake - all stunning! It's a corker of a card! :-)
Hope you find Little Man's Trunks!!!
Hugs Sue xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Happy Sunday Coops! As always, you've created another awesome card. I love the sentiment, perfectly colored sweet image, and the flourish. In one word, BEAUTIFUL!

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous Coops, love those fun christmas papers and the image is too adorable.....

Christine said...

Hi Nic wow fab job colouring this likkle cute image..great layout & colour combo lovely crimbo creation..

smiles Christine xx

hope you find the s/trunks

CraftyLoops said...

Another beautiful card, I love the background. Hope you find the trunks and you feel better soon. Lee x

Fiona said...

gorgeous card as always Nic, pretty colours too. I hate when you can't find something...I bet it will be ion the place you first looked.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the gorgeous swirl, thats a beauty.
Fabulous colouring, and papers..


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is amazing in gorgeous colours stunning work hugs pops x

Elaine Stark said...

Love this image, love red cards they are so warm and vibrant. Elaine

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous Coops. Fab colour combo. Lovely image and I love the background. Fab swirl and snowflake.
Kathleen x

Janette said...

Hi Nic, so love this sweet and gorgeous card, colouring, papers the lot....fabulous....hope the trunks turn up....always the way hun...feel better soon too.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Another stunning creation Coops!Thanks for playing at Tge Crafty Pad this week in our Friendship Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx
(Hope you feel better soon & the trunks appear! My OH has just spent an hour looking for his joggers which he left hanging at the bottom of the stairs! lol)

Rachael said...

Lovely lovely card Coops love all of the snow! Fab colouring! Rachael xx

Debbie said...

Hi Coops.
Sorry things are not going ok for you. I sometimes think things are worse when you ahve been off for half term...You relax and then it's all go again.
You will find the swimtrunks when you have another look!
Your Card is adorable. I love everything about it.
Thanks for showing us all at Sweet Stampin good luck.
I have a feeling you won on a challenge last week somewhere, saw your name!! Debbiexx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow a beautiful card, awesome colouring of this lovely image,luv the embelies, fab papers, hope the trunks turn up! sue,x

Teresa said...

Wow Coops, A gorgeous, gorgeous card, all your cards seem to zing out of the screen. I adore your colouring and that night sky is beautiful, Hope you find those trunks! Hugs, Teresa x

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous card, love your colouring, such a sweet image, hugs, Sarah x

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Nic, fab colours together (my fav) and such a beautiful design...gotta love this image :) Donna x

karen said...

Gorgeous Coops, love the image and fab colours, hope you feel better soon, hugs, Karenxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card,love the papers and layout.The image is fab.Hope you find the missing trunks.
Hugs Sue xx

pinky said...

This is so sweet Coops, love the distressed papers and the image is so gorgeous in those colours.

Julie said...

Coops - this is absolutely stunning! Your colouring is glorious and such a fab design!! Love it! Juliexx

Tracey T said...

Oh Coops, this is SO lovely. What a fabulous colour combo red and light blue is - it works so well with this image. Hope you're feeling better and that the disappearing trunks reappear! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning creation Nic, your colouring is INCREDIBLE hun. Love how you've done the snowy sky. Gorgeous details too. It must be driving you crackers over the missing trunks.

Donna x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow coops this is gorgeous, love the colours and gorgeous image, your papers and detail are fab,

hope you found his trunks, if not you will find them when your not looking, that's what usually happens to me anyway lol, hugs Liz xx

ps hope your feeling better soon,xx

Fiona said...

Gorgeous card - I'm in awe of your colouring. Hope you find the missing trunks. x

Debs M said...

stunning! the background looks fab, beautifully coloured and those bp;s are yummy x

chris richards said...

Hi Nic fabulous card, love the image!
love and hugs
chris richards

cardmaking bird said...

Ha, ha - great post title! I bet you find them after you buy him a new pair. That's the sort of thing that happens to me!! Gorgeous card, Nic - I love those papers and colours. Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well, I'm not either today to be honest. Am hoping a good night's sleep will sort me out!! Hugs, Marie xx

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow Coops, this card is GORGEOUS! Love your colouring of the image, the snow looks amazing. Hope you find lil man's trunks before he goes to school, what a pain to have to buy more :-( xxx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just stunning Coops! I adore this image and you've coloured it perfectly, I love all the snow in the background! Gorgeous papers and love the dies too!
Hope you feel better soon and you find some new trunks tomorrow :)

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Nic - I love the image you have used and the great colours.

Sorry you didn't manage to find the trunks - they will probably turn up after you have bought a new pair or have disappeared into the black hole which is filled with all my socks!


xGemmax said...

Stunning card the layout & love the gorgeous little scene you have created..stunning!!

*fingers crossed* you can get little man another pair of swimming watch you probably find them once you have bought the others..usually the case lol
hugs and xxx

Louise said...

Another gorgeous card Nic, great festive colours. Hope the trunks turn up before you have to buy replacement. Things get better when they get to 21, you know!! Hope you feel better soon. Take care. x

Cazza said...

Awwwww Coops, this is so pretty! I love the DP's and colour combo and distressing. The image is gorgeous too!

xxxtglxxx said...

Dont you just hate it when things disappear without reason! I cannot let it lie when I have lost something and lose sleep over it! :) lol.

Your card is amazing Nic, totally stunning and utterly gorgeous! Love the blue and red combo, gorjuss image and fabulous colouring too.

Hope you feel a little better soon (well a lot better actually! lol)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous Card Coops! Love the coloring and that is a Fab Flourish and snowflake!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL! Can almost feel that snow Nic. Ooh hope you find the trunks..hate it when that happens! xx Jenny xx

gymjean said...

wow I just love this card I might have to get this stamp its gorgeouse and your design is brillent Hugs Jeanxx

Jessica said...

Amazing, super, wicked and awesome card!!! Love the snowflake and flourish. Hope you feel better soon - I've always found Remegel much better than Rennie! Jx

Christine L said...

Absolutely LOVE this card Nic.... particularly the sky behind the image.... I really must try to master that technique!
Sorry that you didn't find your little man's trunks, and that you're not feeling too good... hope the rennies work!
Christine x

Pink Dandelion said...

Stunning card Nic, love how you've coloured the image especially the blue background. Hope you're feeling better soon and those pesky trunks are bound to turn up once you've bought a new pair lol. Debs xx

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card Coops. I hope you find the little man's trunks :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, gorgeous card Nic, love the sweet image.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the image and the design of the card is fantastic
Lindsay xx

Jules said...

You just know you will find those pesky trunks once you have bought some more!!! But at least you will have a spare pair.

Loving your sweet Christmas card.

Such a lovely image that you have brought to life with your fantastic colouring technique.

Love it!!

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Mags said...

What a fantastic card! How did you make the gorgeous swirl??!

I hope the new trunks fit - what a hassle first thing on a Monday morning! I hope you're feeling much better today.

luv, Mags x

Whisper said...

Wow hun this is stunning and i'm loving those DP's, Luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Hi ya, just playing catch-up on blogs now that school is back! As always all your cards are wonderful, the colours on this one are so rich and the blue fairy one is gorgeous!

Hope you are feeling better soon, and I also think that you will find the swim trunks as soon as you buy him a new pair!!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Coop's, the image is adorable, I like all the distressing the giant swirl and the colours.
Kevin xx

Liva said...

Gorgeous card! I am amazed about that snow effect in background. Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
Liva ❤

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week Love Jan

Flowergirl said...

She is beautiful! Such a gorgeous card, love your snow effect, perfect x
Wendy x

Susan Flynn said...

Fantastic card Coops, love the colours you have chosen and all the deet. Hope your son's trunks didn't fall off today or he won't be a very happy little man lol xx

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card as always, I have the same problem when our little madam needs to go swimming I am sure she hides her costume on purpose.

Happy crafting


Chrissie said...

A stunning christmas card Coops, love these colours sweetie!
I hope the new trunks were OK?
lol Chrissie xx

creativchen said...

Dear Coops,

you are so creativ and make so beautiful works. Thank you for your Inspirations! Many Hugs from Marina!!

Lee said...

WOW.Another Stunning card.No doubt the trunks will turn up when you have bought new one's

Delphine said...

WOW, WOW, WOW... Your image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured... Fab papers and layout and your swirl looks fantastic too! I love everything about your card! Hugs Delphine xx

bettand said...

OMG this card just hit the spotlight;) Wish I could colour the way you do. That image is coloured gorgeously and I love the sky and those snowflakes all around. The diecut swirl and snowflake makes the perfect card with that design;) Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shops Best and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, I bet that when you buy a new pair of trunks the others will turn up, that seems to always be the way, lol. Nic this is breathtaking, those papers, design along with the image is truly awesome.
Lorraine x

Pam said...

Stunning Nic, love how you have coloured the image especially how you have created the back ground!!

Kozmik said...

Great card - cute image - thankyou for sharing with us at sweet stamping xxKozmikxx

Lorraine said...

It's a beautiful card Coops. Love all the details. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.