Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bella with balloons

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.i did manage nearly an hour on my rocking relaxer yesterday with my book.It was a little breezy though so it didn`t last
I have had a good sort out of my craft stash too and spent 2 hours last night washing clear and wooden stamps that i no longer want.I am going to take them to the craft fair with me next week and see if i can sell some of them.
So on to my card for today which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.Cupcake craft challenge - Challenge 204 - Bunting
2.Cherry lynn designs challenge - Challenge 40 - Shaped card
3.The paper shelter challenge - Challenge 76 - Going round and round
4.Simon says stamp challenge - Bingo ( i chose diecut,free & glitter)
5.Paperplay challenge - Week 32 - Shaped card
6.DYSU challenge - Challenge 84 - Four legged friends
7.Charisma cardz challenge - Challenge 31 - Flowers and fauna
8.Allsorts challenge - Week 167 - Going round in circles

Products used are:
White card
White pearl card
Go create scallop and plain circle dies
Lucy Cromwell papers (glittered)
Circle punch
Inklicious sentiments
Cheery Lynn French pastry doily die
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish
Glitter Glue
Wild orchid craft flowers
Wild rose studio stamp - Bella with balloons
Promarkers and Flexmarkers

Promarkers and Flexmarkers used are:
Blue grey 1,2,3, pearl,sorbet
Pink carnation.rose,watermelon
Lime zest.pear,forest

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot and a warm hello to my latest followers :D
Have a fab Sunday.
Hugs Coops.xx


purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi Hun glad you managed some relaxing time in your rocker - we all need r&r on a weekend! Love your card it's so fresh and bright and such a cute image hugs xx cara xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous little 'Bella' Coops..she is adorable,love the balloon colours and fabulous card shape.


sue - bearhouse said...

Such a lovely card. The image is adorable and coloured so beautifully, I especially like the way you have done the balloons. I love the layout and the bunting looks fabulous

I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Coops,love the layout and colours.gorgeous image

Grenouille Greetings said...

Magnificent design, Coops! Love how your card is kind of off kilter and yet beautifully balanced. Gorgeous colourwork too. Love the translucency of the balloons especially where they overlap. Lovely!!! Hugs, Lesley

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous colouring on the balloons Nic and a gorgeous card
Hugs Kate xx

emma mitchell said...

This card is so beautiful , love this adorable image and your fab design and detail .
Hugs Emma xx

Christine L said...

Just gorgeous Nic.... that little elephant cerainly is sooooo cute!! Love your layout too..

Happy Sunday
Christine x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous. Such a cute image and fantastic detail.

Alessandra said...

so sorry that I haven't visited you the last few days!
this is a wonderful card, I love the sheer look of the ballons, really cool! Cute image and wonderful layout!
Hugs, Alessandra

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic,

Gorgeous card, great image, and those balloons look so real.

Loopylou. said...

awww too cute coops! that little ellie is so sweet
have a great day hun huge hugs Lou xxx

Debs M said...

gorgeous, love the coloursx

carrie-lee said...

A lovely card hun, love the way youve coloured the image is so cute too xxx

Anonymous said...

Coops, those balloons are amazing. How do you colour them so that they look transparent? I'm totally blown over by them!

Glad you got some time on your rocking chair with your book :)

Happy Sunday xx

Janette said...

OMG this is stunning and I love the balloons, they look so real and clear fab, fab job Nic.xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw!!!! Aw Nic! this is lovely! Love it! Good luck with the Craft Fair next week too! Judy x

tilly said...

a really cheerful beautifully coloured card,love the happy balloons, pleased you like the rocker lol

Sally said...

It's beautiful Nic & such an unusual shape. I love everything about it.
Sally x

Sue said...

Aw, how gorgeous is this image.Love your card Nic,glad you got some garden time.
Sue xx

Gemma said...

Oh this is gorgeous Coops & such a sweet little image too...
hugs and xxx

Star said...

Wow Coops....amazing card. Great image and what you have done with the balloons is unbelievable. Love the layout. Totally stunning card
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week
Eileen x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww just fabulous Coops! I adore little Bella, a great design and I love the bright balloons n flowers too :)

Alyce said...

Too cute Coops! Love how you did the sentiment and the colours are just lovely. What an adorable image too! :D

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card. I love how you've coloured Bella and made the balloons translucent. Kim x

Sandra H said...

We have rain and thunder at the moment l only hope the two sunny days we had wasn't our summer!! this is gorgeous Coops as always a beautiful creation, xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww so cute and pretty hun! Love the image and your fab design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lorraine said...

oh hun this is gorgeous i just love your floral arrangement it looks fab xx

Elaine said...

What a super shape , fab image and beautiful design Coops you are amazing Hugs Elaine

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card Coops. Such a great design and that little Ellie is totally adorable.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Joey said...

Beautiful card hunny, love the effect you got on colouring those balloons. Joey x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Coop's the image is sweet I like the design and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Great card and that little elephant is just the sweetest image!

Creations by Shirl said...

Fun card, love all the happy colours and the image and layout is just so perfect....

kraftyk said...

Stunning card Coops, fabulous image,
gorgeous papers and layout, love the embellies
Kim xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card coops, bella is gorgeous and coloured beautifully, love the design. Marlene

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful Coops, love the off the page style and the colours and details are gorgeous x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card I love the design,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week
Louise xx

maxine said...

stunning card x

Kianel said...

Super cute shaped card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week and good luck for the draw!
Love from France, Kianel.

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Nic! Glad you got a bit of me time on your relaxer - I managed 10 minutes in the sun the other day, before retreating to the shade because it was scorching! (Not complaining though, apart from the heat lumps!) Love this card and cute image - I'm really into things hanging off cards at the minute, though it can be a nightmare for finding envelopes! Great colouring as always, pretty papers and fab embellies make for a lovely card! Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww this is so cute. Depends who visits the craft fair but I often do well selling my unwanted stash so good luck with that.

Netty said...

Amazing card Coops, x

Jovan said...


Sue said...

Aww this is so sweet Coops!! what a cute image and I love your colouring… those balloons look fab! the papers, flowers and bunting are all perfect… it's a real stunner!! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Vicky said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous the layout hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Fabulous card Coops, love the shape and the ever so cute Bella. Thanks for playing along this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
Donna xx

Karina said...

Awww... this little elephant is soooo cute!! Love how you coloured the ballons in different colours. And the shape of your card looks so great!
Hugs, Karina

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear you managed to spend some time in your rocker - I spend more time going off my rocker!! lol

Gorgeous card, love the image and you've coloured the balloons brilliantly.
Lorraine x

Lozzapops said...

This is so cute!! I love those stamps! Gorgeous card! Laura x

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Nic and love the sentiment bunting. Love all the flowers. glad you managed to try out your new chair
x catherine

Diane said...

Such a pretty and adorable card!!

Hazel said...

Hey Coops

beautiful card - I am so loving all the fabulous vibrant colours you have used - awesome.

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is awesome Nic, I love that cutie image I like how you have made those balloons look transparent the doily and those flowers look amazing.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A fabulous card .. .. I can't stop looking at the balloons .. .. you really have made them look transparent! You are clever and very talented.

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Tracey Manderson said...

oh my this is so sweet and totally adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter, good luck and hope you will join us again.

Kathleen said...

Hi hunni, gorgeous cute card! How sweet is that little elephant? Stunning.
Sorry I have been such a bad blogger recently, I hope I will get back into a routine soon. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave for me, I feel bad that I havent been to visit you as often as I would like.
Kat xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...


Shari said...

Awwwwww, I absolutely love this image and your card is so adorable. Fantastic job of coloring! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Nic and its so cute.

Jackie said...

What a stunning selection of cards since my last visit. I am now busy trying to play catchup after being glued to the Olympics :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqueline said...

What a great layout,liking your style,this is fab ;)Jacqueline.S

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful and just love how you have coloured the balloons. Chanelle xx

Mau xx said...

Beautiful colouring Coops, Those balloons are amazing! and love the shapes and detail.
such a sweet and pretty card with all the gorgeous colours.
Hugs Mau xx

Debs said...

Wow what a great card , love the shape and image.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Curlybear said...

This is absolouely adorable, I love how you've coloured the balloons
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Janet - aka stacky said...

awww this is just the sweetest image ever and wow what a fantastic layout I just love your designs xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Nic, love the image and design. Wow! the balloons look so real.

Donna x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Coops, so pretty & the image is adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Jan Garber said...

Great transparent balloons! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh what lovely card - the embellishments and your coloring is superb. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Mary Jo said...

Wow! Your coloring is terrific! Very fun card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Carrie said...

Absolutely stunning work as always!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week x

clare brown said...

your card is so cute..i'm a huge elephant fan...goodluck at charisma this week.