Sunday, 27 November 2011

happy christmas

Good evening all.well i counted my christmas cards last night and well i won`t be sending many this
i must start earlier next year i now its time to make quick cards to give to my family.
we went into our nearest big town today and i managed to get nearly all my pressies including hubbies, just a few bits to get now and the ones left over are having money.
i also now have a lovely swollen face where my wisdom tooth was taken out, i presume its the bruising coming out.just gotta keep taking the
back to work tomorrow too.
so onto my card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.charisma cardz challenge - challenge 46 - snowflakes
2.deep ocean challenge - challenge - C is for
3.totally papercrafts challenge - challenge 94 - christmas
4.poodles parlour challenge - christmas
5.stampin with the dragon challenge - anything goes christmas

products used are:
kraft card blank
2 shades of turquoise card
echo park papers - trim the tree and christmas bells - thanks mina
all edges daubed with white acrylic paint
snowflake charm - thanks christine
gorjuss girl stamp - fox gloves
papermania sentiment
promarkers and flexmarkers
white gel pen
stickles - stardust

promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral
cerise,shocking pink,vermillion
cloud blue,celestial,cadet
antique white, ice grey 1,3,5

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



Hi Nic
A gorgeous card love the colour's you have used
Hugs Dianne xx :)

MagsB said...

Lovely! What fab papers and the image is... gorjuss! Best of luck at work tomorrow, I hope it goes well.

love, MagsB x

(PS If I don't have enough cards made this year I'm sending Oxfam cards and hoping nobody will complain, since it's for charity!!)

Martinas Welt said...

Good evening Coops,
what a great colours and a little Gorjuss Girl =) I love (again) your lovely background with the snowflakes and the papers are lovely, too!
Have a nice Sunday!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the way you have glittered the edges, fab image and a gorgeous design all round
Lindsay xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops!
Gorgeous card,love the colours you've used,fab image and love the white inking on the edges a really nice touch :) xx

sara said...

gorgeous card love that blue and pink together and the white paint looks fab on the edges
hugs sara x x x

Kathleen said...

Hiya! Love this image, really want to buy it but I am going to be good and sit on my hands! (until tomorrow, saturated canary here I come!!) lol
Hope your mouth feels better soon
Love and hugs Kat xx

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful colour choice and the white edging gives it great touch. x

Debs M said...

wow this is gorgeous, the paint looks great and your colouring is fab x

CraftyC said...

Wow Nic, this is gorgeous and so colourful. Love the stamp and fab papers you have used. Hope the tooth settles

cardmaking bird said...

What a beautiful card, Nic - your colouring totally rocks!!! I know what you mean about starting earlier next year, I'm exactly the same and I doubt if I'm gonna get 'em all done! Hope your face isn't too painful hun! Hugs, Marie xx

Lou said...

Hi! this is so pretty Coops,really love the colours/papers and such a sweet image.
hugs Lou.xx

Kimberly said...

So so sweet. I love this one. Such a beautiful scene...i can't wait for the snow to come but the -30 is a killer. I got smart this yr. I colored a couple full pages of images and got them color copied and made a few of each one to have enough to send out. I only get about 3 that are the same with the same image but i send out more than 60 a yr so i gotta do what i gotta do right?? tfs

Donna Mosley said...

Verrry beautiful card Nic, love the GG and stunning colourwork especially the snowy scene. I know what you mean about the cards, will still be at it xmas eve. Hope your mouth gets better soon hun.

Donna x

craftymum said...

gorgeous card Nic
hugs Sarah x

craftymum said...

forgot to say....I have blog candy on my blog

Hugs sarah x

Sandra said...

Hi, Oh my goodness what a fabulous image love the colouring its done to perfection:) Sandra H

Sarah said...

On Nic, this one is just gorjuss! Love the image (and colouring, as always) the papers, layout - everything. Sarah

PS - Do hope your mouth pain subsides soon.

Tonje said...

Beautiful as always. details are amasing. Pro Marker are lucky to have you on their design team ;)

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Coops, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Nic. I love the image you've used and it is beautifully coloured and I love the way you have done the background and used white paint on the edge of the card too.

Hope your mouth starts to feel better very soon.

Hugs Sarahxx

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Nic this is Gorjuss i love the colours and a great idea of yours to daub the edges with acrylic paint, i just might have to pinch that idea it looks brill.
Hope your swelling goes down soon, take it easy at work tomorrow.
Trish (-:

Little K Smith said...

Oooh I bought this stamp the other day! :D I just love how you colour these images Coops, it's just stunning! Lovin' her pink hair! And fab papers too :)

Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous hunny, adore the colours and the image is just the cutest. Love it. I counted my cards too, and promptly went out and bought some (oh the shame) Hugs Sxx

Cat's sCrap said...


Lovely card. Beautiful colors and papers. I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week.

Hugs from France.

Jacq said...

Hi Coops,
Awww hope your mouth soon heals for you.
WOW WOW WOW..Stunning creation!!!! Love the Gorjuss image, the dps, the colour scheme is simply fabulous. Love the layout. Coloured to absolute perfection as always. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Coops super colours and the image is super. hope your face soon feels much better xxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Coop's, I like the sweet image and those fabulous papers.
Kevin xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Oh wow!!

What a big week you have had whilst I have been tied up with wedding and Christmas work.

I am so pleased your treatment went so well. How brave are you?!?!?

Your card tonight is beautiful!

I love the layour and papers you have worked with and your image is coloured perfectly as always.

Love Jules xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cute stamp and fab papers Coops...

CraftyLoops said...

This card is really beautiful, I love the colours and I just love using kraft card. Lee x

Sue said...

Oh I'm glad it's not just me with the Christmas cards! I haven't made enough and not gonna have time! I'm gonna start in January next year!! LOL
Oh Wow! I love, love this card Coops! The colours are amazing - so pretty. I would never think to put those colours together but they look awesome!! Fab layout and the image is adorable. I wish I'd bought more of those Gorjuss stamps now.
Hope the swelling goes down soon and pain eases!
Hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Not to worry Coops. I've made my cards to send, but not foo foo, by any means, in fact so simple and fast and really inexpensive as the postage is a killer.

Gorgeous card, love the pretty image and all the snow, the glitterd edges are gorgeoous.


June Nelson said...

This is "fantabulous" coops darl, its just great and love the way you have made it look realy snowy too xxx

Jackie said...

What a fantastic, colourful card, great layout.
So glad to hear that you are getting there. It's bound to take a few days to get back to normal :o)
Jackie xx

Susan Flynn said...

Love your card Coops, the image is so sweet and your choice of colours is amazing x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card coops. Such vibrant colours and cool image.
Kathleen x

pinky said...

Its so gorgeous Coops, love the vibrant colours you have used and as usual your colouring is amazing!! Hope your aren't in too much pain and the swelling goes down soon.

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable card.

Kristel said...

This is really a stunning card Coops! Such a wonderful work!!
Hugs Kristel

melsanford said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love all the colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Julie said...

fantastic colouring and fabby card.

tilly said...

stunning colours Coops, love the layout as well, I just do simple for the cost of the postage... hope your mouth is soon better

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful! x

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card; love the colors and the white paint along the edges. So glad you joined us for the Anything Goes - Christmas challenge at Stamping with the Dragon.

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

Such fabulous colours Nic......great card as ever !
love and hugs
chris richards

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Trying to catch up with everyone having been away for most of November. This is such a lovely image and such gorgeous colours.Hope your mouth is better today. You'll have to play along with us at Winter Wonderland and start your Christmas cards much earlier next year. Marianne x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the gorjuss image and coloured beautfiully. Love the bright and funky papers and the edging looks fab. Great layout too. Hope your gums feel better soon.
Lyndsey xx

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Shazza said...

oops, forgot to say glad you are on the mend x

Christine L said...

Ooooh sooooooo gorgeous Nic.... really loving how you're doing the sky too..... in fact I ordered the fleximarkers in the colours you'd given last week and they've arrived today! Any tips on how to achieve the look?

Sorry to hear you're all swollen... ouch!!! Sure you can't wangle a couple more days at home?

Big Hugs
Christine x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card nic ... love her pink dress and matching tights ... but UI really do think she should have a little coat on ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Debs said...

Simply stunning!
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Vee said...

A beautiful card, love all those colours. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Sue said...

Just gorgeous Nic.
Hugs Sue

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, this is delightful :) Cool contemporary colours and papers and fab layout! :)

I'm like you, I dont make many xmas cards - probably about a dozen (1 a month) and everyone else has to make do with cards made up from pop out decoupage kits stuck down with 3d foam :D Well, they are still handmade eh? ;)



creativchen said...

Dear coops, You are so creative! It is simply stunning, your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love all your works! Many Hugs fromn Marina

Andrea C said...

LOVE this card it is gorgeous xx

laney said...

Super card !!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

Elaine Stark said...

fabulous colours and image. A beautiful card. Elaine

Anonymous said...

Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Nic!
Lush vibrant colours,i love it!!! xxx

xGemmax said...

Love it!!
hugs and xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the bright colours, it works so well with the Kraft! Hugs Juls

Gram's Treasures said... how you`ve created the background for the image! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

clare brown said...

stunning card, love the little scene you have created. goodluck at charisma this week

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, love the way you coloured it, just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the poodles parlour, blessings Hilde

jules said...