Friday, 19 October 2012

double snowman

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.My mass card production went tits up yesterday as first hubby had to go the doctors with his leg which had gone bright red, its infected so hes now on strong antibiotics and then we got a phone call from a relative who was worried cos they could not get in touch with my mil.So a speedy drive over and it seems that she was just out or in the garden every time the relative phoned.I then decided when i got back home to sort Jacks bedroom out, BIG MISTAKE, it took 4 hours.I have filled 3 binbags full of tat and then i had to take mr tat hoarder for his haircut as its school photos today.I did however make 2 more christmas cards to share with you which i am also entering into the following challenges:
1.Fashionista challenge - Challenge 8 - Anything goes (2nd entry)
2.Creative craft challenge - 3rd Birthday challenge - 3 of something (3 papers on both cards)
3.I love promarkers challenge - Challenge 139 - Anything goes
4.Cute card thursday - Challenge 239 - Got glitter

Products used are:
Black card
Dovecraft merry and bright papers
Cuddly buddly sentiment
Stickles - stardust
The paper shelter digi - snowman
Promarkers used are:
Cool aqua,duck egg,blender
Pink carnation,cerise,shocking pink
Leaf green,bright green,forest
Pumpkin,spice,burnt orange
And a sideways view.
Now to card 2.
Products used are:
Kraft card
Dovecraft back to basics vintage papers
Woodware sentinent
Stickles stardust
The paper shelter  digi - snowmen
Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Warm grey 1,3
Pumpkin,spice,burnt orange
And a sideways view.
Thanks for popping by, off to take Jack to school soon and then work for me :D
Catch ya later
Hugs Nic.xxxx


Amanda said...

Fab cards Nic, great idea to have a marathon session even if I didn't go to plan. Hope hubbies leg s better soon. Hugs, Amanda x

Louise said...

Super cards coops I must get started on Christmas cards,you made me smile with the 'Mr Tat' my boys are just the same and one is now 18 and the other 15 and they still seem to keep hold of tat.
Louise xx

Caroline said...

My word what a day you had I hope today is better. Gorgeous card's I love the snowman and I love both of the card's. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a fun image Coops love both of these

jacqui x

susie said...

Love these two cards - amazing to see one image so different - your designs are just great. xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Two fabulous cards Nic, love the image he looks a bit surprised! Hope your DH is ok x

Squirrel x said...

Oh crumbs sweetie, no wonder the card production suffered - what a day! But if it is any comfort, these two simply rock! Love that snowman - he's a cutie - and both versions are fabulous. Brilliant as always. Hope today goes better hun. Hugs Sxx

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Nic, Love the ice effect on your snowmen, great colouring and love the layers. xx Flora

Doreen said...

Such gorgeous cards Nic,love the image and fab

nicolet said...

This two cards are really gorgeous!
Hugs Nicolet

tilly said...

love the design of these two bright cards, sure they will sell!
hope Mr Coops leg is soon better, Tilly

Liz Miller said...

What a great image that is to colour Coops. You can adapt it to match any backing paper. Love your bright and subtle versions of it.
Liz xx

Unknown said...

sounds like you have been a very busy bunnie.....just love this cheerful snowman....fab colours brill lo just perfect...hugs sassy

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic cards both of them. Great fun image and your usual fabulous colouring. Hope your husband's leg gets better soon.


Hi Nic
A gorgeous card fabulous Nic love the snowman and fabulous paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Janette said...

Your doing well Nic, compared with me
Fab cards, so cute...xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card coops,love the snowmen, gorgeous layout. Hope Hubby's leg gets better soon. Marlene

Sue said...

WOW! These are fabulous. I love the image and your wonderful colouring. The cards look so different just by changing the papers.

hugs Sue

Lau W said...

Oh hope your husband will be better soon !
Thises 2 cards are superb, so fab papers and superb colouring !

Marilyn said...

Wild and crazy day, huh? Gorgeous cards and I like that image. I like the brightness and cheeriness of the first card and then the second one is so nice with the more subtle papers. I like how you've added the bit of sparkle on the snowman and love all the distressing.

Unknown said...

Love both of these cards. Your colouring is fab, love the choice of colours on the first one and love your layering on the second :) x

crafty-stamper said...

both great card alove the papers and layout hope your hubbys leg is better soon
Carol x

Lisa xx said...

both super cards Nic, love the bright colours xx

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow these cards are gorgeous I love the colours and this fab snowman.
Hugs Emma xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my seems like you went a little crazy on the home front... Hope all is okay and hubby is feeling better.
Love both of your snowman cards...
Pretty and bright....
Enjoy your Friday evening and crafty weekend!

Joey said...

Two stunning cards Coops, love this image. I did my girls room on monday, also took me 4 hours and 4 full black bags, 2 huge baskets of dirty washing, I was ready to lose the will! Joey x

Debs M said...

ooh love him, fabby dp and colours on both - gorgeous cards x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Two lovely cards Nic! Lovely snowman! Judy x

Isabelle Linnér said...

Really nice Christmas card. I like the colors you use and the snowman is so funny :)
Hugs Isabelle

XxJULESxX said...

Both gorgeous cards as usual!!!

Andria said...

Another great selection of cards each as gorgeous as the first. That snowman is fab. :) x

Sarah said...

Absolutely love these Coops, fab image and beautifully coloured (as always!) x

Sandra H said...

Hi Coops, I have this image and you have coloured your brilliantly just love the green it makes a nice change from origainal colours great layout too! x

Anonymous said...

Lol, Mr Tat Hoarder - I've got one of those too!!

Fantastic cards Nic. I love how you mix your papers.

Lorraine said...

Fab Christmas cards. I love the snowman and the papers on both look great.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

What a fabby snowman and both cards are superb - but i don't know how you found the time though - i hope hubby is feeling better, Luv Sam x

Vicky said...

They are both adorable Coops...and loving the colours too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Fleur said...

WOW these are adorable, pretty colours and fab details
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Unknown said...

More gorgeous cards, lovely colours and the image is adorable. Love the image in the previous post as well - very elegant.

I'm other people have children who hoard tat as well - Emily is terrible for it!! Open one of her cupboards and loads of little plastic figures fall out - those stupid things you get in Kinder Eggs that she won't let me chuck!!!

Hope you have a good weekend.


PS - Thanks for help with my colouring, I tried colouring with the black first on the hair - I will try next time doing it last.

Lozzy said...

gorgeous cards. love the image and your colouring. bright and a happy christmas. bin looking at those papers but now you making gotta get some lol...hope hubby ok and young man smiled for his photos xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Nic,
These are super cards, I really cannot make up my mind which I like the best, but I do know I love the image.
Have a super weekend
Suzie xx

Lou said...

Hi! that sounds like a very busy day Coops,it must have been nice to sit and craft a bit:) your cards are really lovely,the colours and papers are gorgeous,love the sparkle on the snowmen .hugs Lou.xx

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Coops, love the image and the papers are fab.
Wendy xx

Faye said...

Bags of tat? Sounds like you need a chainsaw operative and I know just the person! Liking the jazzy colours on this one. Hope your tits up go tits down soon. Giggle. X

Jude said...

Both cards are fabulous Coops and so different, love the colours.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both gorgeous coops, I love how different they look in the different colours, the glitter highlights look fab and the layouts are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

My goodness Nic you have been busy and you still managed to make TWO cards. MIL going missing made me laugh we get phone calls at the hospital all the time they go something like this 'can you tell me if my grandmother is in you A&E I have phoned her and she isn't answering the phone'
I hope hubby's leg is ok
I love love love this oh so cute snowman and the cards you have created with it are stunning xx

MagsB said...

Oh my, what a day you've had!

I'm so impressed that in spite of everything you've made these fabulous cards. I just adore the bright green, it's so cheerful!

Have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

June Nelson said...

OOOh I love em both shug, wouldnt be able to pick a fav, both brilliant!! have a great weekend hunnie and hop ehubbies leg is soon better, hope he doesnt have cellulitis!!! take care darlin big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Two fab Christmas cards Nic, love the snowman and gorgeous papers.

Donna x

Chrissy said...

Both of these are superb Coops.I love them equally..gorgeous..hope all is well with the family, sounds like you had a right ole' day..


Betty said...

You had quite a day Coops, I hope hubbies leg is getting better. 2 gorgeous card just love your cards and you're colouring is fab I need help with my promarkers have loads but hopeless with them. I love the sparkle on the snow men.

Unknown said...

Hi Coops,isn't it always the case,when you plan to do anything for yourself you seem to be bombarded with everything and anything that life can throw at you but as along as your loved ones are Ok that's all that matters. Despite all that you have created two wonderful cards here.Great co-louring and layouts.Jacqueline.S

Ally said...

two wonderful cards, love this cute snowman!
Hugs, Alessandra

Andrea C said...

Both are brilliant and very bright and vibrant and cool x

coldwaters2 said...

Nic you are doing really well with your Christmas cards these two are gorgeous I always love seeing your wonderful work, the first one is so bright and cheerful, the second one is delightful super cards.
lorraine x

cardmaking bird said...

Ooooo - I love these - 'specially the first one, those papers are yummy!! Hope your hubby's leg is on the mend soon. Hugs Marie xxx

Little K Smith said...

More fabulous crimbo cards hun! Love the snowman and the gorgeous papers!
Hope your hubby's leg gets better soon and good luck with the craft fair tomorrow :)

Rina said...

Hi Nic... I just LOVE how you colored the first snowman!!! Your creations are always so awesome!!!

Thank you for joining the Fashionista's this is wonderful to have you and hope you will join us again!

DT Coordinator~~ Rina

Unknown said...

Superb designs and each one so different well done

Judith said...

Two gorgeous cards - I love the bright cheeriness of the first and the cool look in the second - hope you had a successful craft fair day

Judith said...

Whoops! And- thanks for playing at creative craft challenges this week hugs Judith x

Christy Designs said...

Love these two cards.
Amazing to see one image so different with great coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, sounds like a busy time you are having!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Coops, love the colours and the snowman image is fab, love snowmen! thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the snowman. Thanks for joining in our third anniversary challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x