Saturday, 20 October 2012

A bit of Sugar Nellie and Stampendous

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.Thanks for all your well wishes for my hubby too.His leg is still painful (it is all of his leg below the knee)and rather than being red it is now going purple and he says he has a fizzing sensation in it but he says it doesn`t feel as tight.Hopefully the antibiotics are working as the doctor didn`t really explain to my hubby what to expect or watch out for?!
So 2 more Christmas cards for you, its the fair tomorrow so i should have enough variety for people now and i always carry peeloffs if people would like a relative sticker on there card.Hate peeloffs but its surprising how many more people will buy your cards if they can have mum/dad etc adding to it.
So i am entering my 2 CAS cards into the following challenges:
1.Totally papercrafts challenge - Challenge 139 - Christmas
2.Charisma card challenge - Challenge 41 - Clean and Simple

Products used are:
Cream pearl card
First edition papers - vintage christmas
Stickles stardust
Stampendous sentiment
Sugar nellie stamp - saint nick
Promakers used are:
Blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon
Ice grey 1,3,4
The rest is paper pieced.
And a sideways,
Now card 2 which is my fav.(hubby and jack prefer the santa)

Products used are:
White linen card
WRS christmas papers
Stampendous sentiment stamp
Stickles stardust
Stampendous stamp - Trim tree kiddos
Promakers used are:
Blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon
The rest is paper pieced

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Hugs Nic,xx


Unknown said...

Hi sweetie , gorgeous cards as always! Sorry for the distinct lack of comments lately I've been ill. Good luck with the fair too.
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Andria said...

WOW - those sentiments are fantastic, given me a chuckle this morning. I love them both but the santa wins for me too, love the colours. I'm sure these will sell for you. Glad your Hubbys anti-bs are working, the only thing I would say to watch out for is the infection spreading upwards or for any weeping, but he's hopefully on the mend. Good luck for tomorrow :) x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two more lovely cards Coops, love the Santa one, he's great

jacqui x

Jackie said...

two delightful cards, I love them both but Santa is my favourite.
Good luck with the fair today :o)
Hopefully the antibiotics will soon kick in and hubby should be more comfortable!
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Morning Nic..

Ooooh gorgeous Christmas cards... both! You should do well at the fair tomorrow...fingers crossed!

I just read your last post too... sounds like your hubby has cellulitis which I've had... it's nasty, but does go with the antibiotics. I was told I had to keep my leg up as much as possible... above my hip level, so if I lay on the settee, I had to have cushions to prop it further up. Hope that helps!

Christine x

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous Nic love them both the images are so cute and have been coloured as always beautifully. Caroline xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great cards, but Santa is my fave. Love the sentiment and soft colours. Hope hubby is better soon and the craft fayre goes well. I take sentiments too but can't stand peeloffs. I use printed sentiments. I could send you my template if you like, saves reinventing the wheel. Let me know.

sue said...

fab cards as allways coops,wishing your hubby better,Good luck with the fair. sue xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

You gave me laugh I love the words you have put on the cards, They are great and I love the images.
I hubby's leg gets better soon, does not sound very nice.
Have a good day tomorrow, hope you have lots of sales.
Have a nice weekend

Doreen said...

Two stunning cards Nic,love the images and beautifully coloured....Hope your hubby is better

Sue said...

Hello Nic,sorry your Hubby is in the wars,hope his leg gets better soon.
I love all of your cards ,you have been busy.Hope all goes well at the fair tomorrow.
Hugs xx

Chrissy said...

I must admit I love the Santa, and such different but totally effective colours, gorgeous Coops..and the little elves are just plain cute, great paper piecing on both.


Lorraine said...

They are both gorgeous but I agree with your hubby & Jack! I've had my eye on that Santa for a while, you've just convinced me that I NEED him!! lol
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

nnalorac said...

These are fab sentiments Coops, a chuckle from me in the morning! Love the images too. Good luck with your fair tomorrow.
crafty hugs

Betty said...

WOW love these Coops Santa is my fav though I love the other one as well. I really like how you paper pieced them.

Margot-craftcorner said...

Great job coops:)lovely images and colours:)good luck with fairs:)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I love your stunning creations so wonderful, huggles Pops x x x

Debs M said...

both lovely, but sants is a ctie! x

Vicky said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Coops, I love the colours, seasonal but not over the top, lovely

hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

Hi coops.two fabulous cards ,great paper piecing and the sentiments are great.Fab work .Jacqueline.S

Hope the craft fair goes well.

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful cards hun, but having to focus on the one that really is gorgeous. The cream one wow don't those paper pieced colours work so well and just love the idea of a cream Xmas card, must find me some papers :)
Hugs Kate xx

Faye said...

These are both gorgeous Nic. The paper piecing looks fab. Loving the colours on the first. X

Janette said...

I love both these designs Nic...brilliant cards...
Hope hubby is soon better abd the fair goes

Denise said...

Two fab cards Coops - love the sentiments.
Hope the fair goes well.
Denise xx

Naomi Johnson said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the Santa sentiment! Best of luck at the fair today

Linda said...

Two wonderful cards Nic, I love the first one best, its so different, the second is brilliant too. Just perfect. Linda x

Isabelle Linnér said...

What a wonderfully funny text stamp on the first card. Two wonderful Christmas :)
Hugs Isabelle

Jacki Daniels said...

What gorgeous sweet cards I think the 1st one is my fav he looks so jolly and it's so nice to see him in non xmas colours to
Your are an inspiration to us all Nic have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Crafty Lark said...

Two super cards, love the colours and sentiment on that first card. Hope hubby continues to improve rapidly. xx Flora

tilly said...

I to, love your santa best and lovely colours for him........ agree, it does sound like cellulitis, very painful, keep the leg elevated as much as possible.
Good luck with sales tomorrow

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Nic. I love the images and the such fabulous sentiments too.

hugs Sue

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Nic! I love these two cards!! Both the stamps are divine and your elegant card layouts and muted colours are delish!! Love them both to bits!!! Hugs, Wends xxx

Lisa xx said...

two gorgeous cards again, loving these unconventional christmas colours you're using! Good luck with the fair xx

Olivia said...

Love them both. Fabulous unique colors for Santa & great paper piecing on the second. hope Hubby gets well soon.

Ally said...

lovely cards, Nic. I especially love the paper piecing.

Hope your hubby soon recovers. it's dreadful when dr's don't know what it can be... hope they have tested his blood. I knew someone whose husband nearly died because he had a sore and fire red leg and nobody knew what he had. Until they tested his blood and found out that he had an infection that made him nearly die!!!! ooops, I better don't tell this, don't mean to scare you!!! Fingers crossed that he will be well soon!
Hugs, Alessandra

Joey said...

Fabulous cards Coops, absolutely LOVE the top one, the colour tones are right up my street and the image toooooooo cute! Joey x

Marlene Atkinson said...

2 gorgeous card coops, love the designs and colours.

Pleased to hear hubby is on the mend, pleased the antibiotics are working. Marlene

Debs said...

Two stunners Nic - love them both - especially love the colour of the first one.
Hope hubby's leg heals real soon.
Good luck with the fair tomorrow.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Anita said...

Both are beautiful cards Coops and I especially love the sentiments - so funny!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Coop's I love that santa great colours, I like the sweet elf's
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Great cards Nic and those sentiments are perfect! Now I'm on the hunt for more stamps!

Maureen said...

Two super cards from you as per usual. You always inspire me with your layouts. The sentiments are brilliant, must use the first one soon.

susiestacey said...

Two stunners as always x Susan x

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow! Both these cards are amazing, hunni! The first sentiment made me laugh. Awesome! Great job! Hugs...Mona

maxine said...

lovely cards

Andrea C said...

They are both wonderful but I agree with the boys the santa one is out ofthis world fantastic. Love how you never used the traditional colours and made it so classy x

CaroleAnn said...

Oh boy - I absolutely love these cards. The sentiments are so funny - big smile on my face! Love your style and paper piecing is awesome. That is something I have never tried - yet! Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nic these are two awesome cards I love the clean and simple design the images are fantastic I love them both.
lorraine x

Janet - aka stacky said...

I love both the cards but I must admit I am drawn towards Santa the paper piecing looks fab and I love the sentiments on both xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Two stunning cards Nic, love the first one. Hope Mr Coops leg gets better v soon. My dad has had cellulitis twice and had to have ABs for 6 weeks. Take care Debs xx

pinky said...

Ouch, poor hubby Nic, hope it recovers back to normal soon. I love your two cards. The Santa colours are just so vintage and gorgeous and loving the cheeky little elves. Good luck tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. Hope hubby feeling better. Also hope the craft fair goes well for you- carrying peel offs is a great idea. If you have a chance could you let me know what glues you use for mats and layers.

Aud said...

Two lovely cards coops love the colours youve used for the santa one, really nice. Aud x

kay said...

super cards coops,hope hubby feeling better today and you sold loads of cards at the fair,x

cardmaking bird said...

Two fantastic chrimbo cards - and I'm with you, the kiddos are my fave!! Hugs, Marie xx
P.S. What did you think of The Walking Dead last night??! x

Unknown said...

Both fab cards - I couldn't decide between them! Hope the craft fair goes well.

Sorry to hear about your hubby's leg as well, hope it continues to improve.


Little K Smith said...

Fabulous crimbo cards Coops! Love them both! And the sentiments are great too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Lou said...

Hi! really lovely cards,very sweet images Coops and love the distressing-hope you have a great time and sales too.
Also that Hubby feels better very soon,the Docs really don't seem that interested lately.

Elaine said...

Two fabulous festive cards Nic. I would struggle to pick a favourite though, they are both gorgeous.
I LOVE paper piecing, it's such a great technique and adds another dimension to the image.

Glad to hear your hubby has antibiotics, I'm sure he'll back to his good self soon.

Good luck tomorrow, I hope you have a fun time and sell all your cards.

Big hugs
Elaine xx

Caz said...

This is Lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz,
and good luck.

Caz xx CC DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous Santa I love him these two cards are gorgeous

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Coops, love them both x

Pat K said...

WOW, two very cute Christmas the sentiments on both. hugs,xx

Craftyrose said...

Both are simply stunning, but Santa gets my top spot! xx

Sue B said...

Aww these are both gorgeous Coops! Love the cute images and fab sentiments! and the touch of sparkle is just perfect :-)
Hope your hubby's leg starts to feel better very soon...
Big Hugs
Sue xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Oh these are stunning sweetie, your images are beautifully coloured as always & fab detail too...
hugs and xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Both gorgeous Coops as always!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Okay, so just to say, this post has cost me a bomb! Just had to run off and find me those Stampendous sentiments and that cute trimming the tree kiddos stamp! My pocket doesn't thank you, but my heart does! Thanks for the awesome inspiration lovely lady! Mwah, Wends x

mixamatoasties said...

Both are fab cards. Loving the sentiments you've used. And the paper piecing too. You've given me some ideas :)

Sorry I'm late but thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts!

Susan x

Kelly said...

Great cards! Those sentiments made me laugh!