Saturday 15 December 2012

Sorry its THAT stamp again.

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.Off to work for me soon but first a couple of cards.
I apologise in advance for the pics, my daylight lamp has died and i had to use a normal desk lamp and auto setting on my camera so the colours aren`t very true to life especially on the 2nd card.I have used the same red roses i have been using for weeks but they look a totally different colours instead of the lovely bright red that they are.
Anyhow here they are and i am entering them into the following challenges:
1.Songbird Challenge - Challenge 10 - Merry Christmas everybody
2.Cheery Lynn designs challenge - Challenge 58 - Tis the season
3.Fashionista challenge - Challenge 10 - Winter
4.Fab N Funky challenge - Challenge 151 - Vintage christmas
5.Simon Says Stamp challenge - Whats your favourite (without doubt this stampendous snowy postcard stamp is my fav christmas stamp this year)
6.CRAFT challenge - Challenge 185 - Winter
7.Charisma Cardz challenge - Challenge 49 - Christmas makes
8.DYSU challenge - Challenge 102 - Christmas

Products used are:
White linen card
First edition christmas village papers
Archival ink - cobalt
Cheery lynn holly flourish die
Spellbinders floral oval die
Stickles stardust
Distress tool
Stampendous snowy postcard stamp
Close up.

And a sideways view.
card 2.

Products used are:
Cream and brown card
First edition christmas village papers
Cheery lynn holly flourish die
Spellbinders floral oval die
Distress tool
Distress ink - vintage photo
Stickles stardust
Stampndous snowy postcard stamp
A close up.

And a sideways view.
Really dissapointed with these pics :(
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot.
See you soon
Hugs Nic.xxxx
updated with better pics.
i have got a new daylight lamp,the same make as my last one but a lot lighter in weight and me and hubby fixed my glue gun too :D
ok here are updated pics showing the proper colours.
i can`t believe the difference a daylight lamp makes.


Lou said...

Hi! I love this stamp Coops,your cards are both gorgeous and the blue is really lovely- great distressing and pretty detail too.
hugs Lou.xxxx

downrightcrafty said...

two gorgeous cards and love both colour choices so very pretty
Merry Xmas
Hugs Kate xx

Chrissy said...

Both beautiful cards Coops, it really is a gorgeous image..


Caroline said...

Both of them are gorgeous I love that stamp. The layouts are so beautiful. Caroline xxx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Don't apologise it's a great stamp and you can do so much with a good stamp. It make a lovely Christmas card
Have a nice weekend

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Nic, these are just stunning. Love the stamp and your fabulous layouts. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

mONAmi said...

I love the vintage image and all the layers and details are gorgeous.
Take care

Chrissie said...

Don't apologise for using this stamp again Coops, it's just beautiful and I love to see it.
You've made such stunning cards again and your finishing elements are perfect, I adore them all.
Chrissie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The pics are fine hun though the roses do look pink but gorgeous. Love the top one the best. Have a great weekend x

Lozzy said...

they are both gorgeous cards Nic. love the colours on both of them. you are so talented.. xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, I love that stamp, the colours are gorgeous. Gorgeous cards while I have been offline, its great to be back. Marlene

Fleur said...

Wow Wow & Wow !!! These are gorgeous, stunning image
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Viv said...

I am soooo mad I didn't buy this stamp when I had the chance! Fab cards as always Coops - have a good day! x

Shelly said...

Hi Coops! Well you say you're disappointed with your pics... but your cards look stunning, I love the vintage feel they have! Have a good weekend, hugs, Shelly x

Christine said...

Awww Nic these 2 are stunning creations love the vintage feel/look to off to find this stamp..yep I DO need it. lol

smiles Christine x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Nic. I can see why you love that stamp. Great colours on both and design.

Have a great weekend.


Judy said...

These both are stunning!!! even if the colors aren't true...with that said, you answered a struggling problem for me, as my cards never seem to be "true color", and I could never figure out why. Your mention of a "day lamp" may have just helped me out.


Sue said...

These really are stunning Nic. The image is gorgeous and the details and colours are wonderful

Hugs Sue

Laura said...

Oh for goodness sake Nic! That stamp again! Will you stop, because each card gets better and better and you're making us look bad :-P
Gorgeous cards as always!!
Laura xx

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous Nic - your family are lucky to have such a creative sister. Love your work. Merry Christmas, Nicola x

Jane said...

Fantastic cards Cops!

Marilyn said...

I know it's the same stamp but it looks gorgeous and different every time you use it and this is no exception!

Jodi said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! love the distressing! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

The Craft Bucket said...

Both beautiful Nic, I love this stamp but never got round to getting one. All done on the Christmas card expect my Hubby & Daughter. Jane x

Wishcraft said...

They're both beautiful Nic, I really must get this stamp for next year's cards! Hugs, Lisa x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Fabulous card .... Love the image .... Sooo christmassy....
Gorgeous... Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards Nic! I LOVE this stamp! Gorgeous papers and such fabulous designs too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Unknown said...

You might say this card again, but I actually like it alot and plus you bring it to life so well with how you create a card.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday x

nnalorac said...

I know I should of bought it! Just so beautiful, both of them but being a blue person Nic, it has to be my favourite. Carolxx

Eileen said...

Both beautiful card but I have to say the blue one is my fav. You're certainly getting good use from that stamp... and all great cards
Eileen x

Gem said...

well I could tell you weren't going to let it rest until I went ahead and ordered this stamp Nic!! I couldnt risk seeing another of your creations with this and not be able to use it myself so it's winging its way to me as we speak ;) Stampendous should be paying you commission! beautiful work hun xx

Sue B said...

Wow! these are So gorgeous Coops! I love this stamp and your layouts, papers and embellies are just stunning!! :-))
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Nic, very pretty designs and lots of sparkle too! :) Donna ♥ x

PS: Your tree looks beautiful :)

Pat K said...

All so beautiful Coops. Your distressing is always fabulous - great inspiration. hugs,x

Mary J said...

They are both so stunning Nic!

nicolet said...

They are both beautiful!!
Hugs Nicolet

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

both lovely Nic!
thank you so much for joining us at charisma!!!

Lorraine said...

This stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you use it. Fabulous colours and pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

MagsB said...

These are wonderful! I love what you do with this gorgeous stamp!

love Mags B x

Vicky said...

Beautiful vintage cards Nic, I love them both!!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Donna Mosley said...

These are both so beautiful Nic, ove the gorgeous image and details.

Donna x

Sandra H said...

Coops, Both of your cards are so beautiful l would use that stamp often as its gorgeous x

Juls said...

wowzer!!!! these are stunning!!! Love the vintage look!! Hugs Juls

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Coop's IO love this stamp and these cards are both beautiful.
Kevin xx

Wishcraft said...

Me again... I ordered this stamp today, I blame you entirely ;o) Hugs, Lisa x

Netty said...

Loving both of these beautiful cards Nic. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Larissa said...

Hi Coops!

Gorgeous cards! Really love the stamp in the blue ink, that is my absolute favorite.


pinky said...

Its looks so different each time Nic, makes a stunning card so totally understand why you want to use again.

Kym said...

absolutely awesome cards coops - i especially love the blue tho

Roma said...

Wow Coops stunning cards !

love this stamp ,i love the colours & details you add to your cards .

the recipients will love them x

Jackie said...

No need to ever apologise for using this wonderful stamp. All of these cards are stunning :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of that stamps Nic because its gorgeous! Two stunning cards and I can't believe the difference in colour either!! xx

Anonymous said...

haha don't be sorry its Brilliant! LOVE both cards too! hugs me xx

Joann said...

I love that stamp, thank you for showing it to us again. I am going to have to try to get that one. Good luck and Thank You very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Anonymous said...

OMW, they do look different don't they! I actually love both 'versions'. That stamp is fantastic and I love seeing how you use it.

Unknown said...

Love this vintage card! Great details! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge and good luck!

shulsart said...

Wow, what a lovely set of cards, Coops. I love the frosty feel of the blue one. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Kianel said...

Marvellous as always Coops!
Thanks for joining the fun over at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

xxxtglxxx said...

Im so gonna have to get this stamp Nic! :) I think I would use it for most of my xmas cards too - its beautiful and so versatile!

Gorgeous cards hun, its amazing how different they have all looked!

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Pauline said...

All so beautiful, and so festive.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

carol said...

oh wow gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing them with us at CRAFT x carol

Lin said...

This may be MY favorite stamp this year, and I love what you did with it in the blues, just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Denise said...

No need to apologise for using this stamp -its gorgeous.
Love your cards, especially the blue one.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Donna Ellis said...

Your cards are gorgeous! What a difference in the ink colors - two completely unique cards. The textures and elements are beautiful and make these framable. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with the rest of us!

Christy Designs said...

These are so gorgeous ! Love this stamp and color designs. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

Jackie said...

These cards are stunning! I love the color combinations you picked, they are amazing. Thank you fir joining us this week at the Fab n Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Fab n Funky DT

Andrea C said...

It's amazing how they all look immense in their different colours x

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow, they are all stunning, just love the image x