Tuesday 29 January 2013

Crafts and Me - Butterflies of hope

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.Thanks so much for all your encouragement on giving up smoking, i am using an electronic ciggy at the mo, which gives me my nicotine hit but non of the tar and other nasties, so far so good and i am not really using the electronic one much, i find just holding it is helping.Fingers crossed i can keep this up.
So on to my card for today which you will also see over at the Crafts and Me store blog today.
I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
1.Creative Card Crew Challenge - Challenge 28 - Girly
2.Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Glitz and Glam (papers and butterfly are really old)
3.Creative Craft Challenge - Challenge 2 - Bling it up
4.MAWTT Challenge - Bling it on
5.Sweet Stampin Challenge - Ribbon
6.One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 213 - Sparkle and bling
7.Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge - Challenge 141 - Caroles sketch

Oh you might need your sunglasses.
Products used are:
Black card
Wild rose studio papers
Marianne Butterfly die
Stickles stardust
Distress tool
Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Light fawn.blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon,warm grey 4
Carmine,magenta,vermillion,maroon,cool grey 4,black
Leaf green,grass,forest,pine
And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xxxxx


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Coops great colouring loving that pink and green and I love your papers
jacqui x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic. Love the colours and the marvellous butterfly die.

Jackie said...

Stunning card and vibrant colours.
Good luck with the stopping smoking :o)
Jackie xx

Bridie said...

Fabulous card as always! I love the butterfly and the bright colour combo.

Thanks for stopping by.


Christine L said...

So stunning Nic... LOVE the colours!!

Well done on getting so far with your giving up... I smoked till I was thirty and have no will power at all.. so know how hard it is!! I was able to stop when my first daughter was born.. something to do with all the gas and air they gave me... after that I felt sick when I smelled smoke! So you go girl..... you can DO IT with all of us behind you!

Big hugs
Christine x

Loopylou. said...

Gorgeous card Nic and you keep at the non smoking hun, I am sure you can do it
huge hugs Lou xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Nic the colours are gorgeous.
Chris x

Sue said...

Stunning card Nic. I love the pretty image and the colours look amazing.
Hugs Sue

Wiccababe said...

absolutely beautiful - love the black against the pink, so dramatic.
congratulations on your decision to stop smoking - I stopped in July 2010 and it's the best thing I ever did. My one bit of advice though, eat carrots, not chocolate :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Coop's, I love the way you have coloured her and the big butterfly.
Kevin xx

Viv said...

Another day gone without a ciggy - well done!! Every day brings you nearer to your goal Nics! Stunningly beautiful card - gorgeous colours - hang in there! xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fab card Nic love her hair and what a gorgeous butterfly! x

Shelly said...

Nic your card is so pink and girly, I love it! Fab butterfly, I have this and never use it... you have inspired me, thank you! Shelly x

Jane said...

Love the added sparkle - works brilliantly.

Janice said...

Beautiful colours and a brilliant card. Jx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Nic. I love the image and all the pink looks fab.
Lorraine x

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

love this!

Chris said...

Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colours!
Thanks for joining the challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

Roma said...

Hi Coops
My dad is using one of those at the moment too and he seems to be managing ok so best of luck to you too

Gorgeous card !
Beautifully coloured image ,love the papers & butterfly x

Deb said...

so beautiful, love the butterfly! stick with it hun, you can do it!

Jovan said...

This card is STUNNING!

Jean said...

What a stunning card, love the colour combination and the sparkles xx

catherine said...

Such a fantastic card Nic and such beautiful colours. love the butterfly. I use the E lite as well and finds it really helps. Keep going and I'll keep going with you !!
x catherine

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely colours her green eyes really pops the card out... That butterfly die is just pretty also.. love the touches of all the sparkly effects...

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Coops!… what a fab image and your colouring is awesome… I love the subtle sparkles… and the pink and green look so pretty together…and I love that butterfly.. it's so delicate and beautiful !!
You are doing well with the quitting smoking… keep it up hun!!! :-)))
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Laine said...

Fabuloud card Coops, wonderful image and very sparkly. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Creaive Craft Challenge.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Another lovely card Nic! That butterfly ties in smashing. Judy x

Isabelle Linnér said...

Absolutely wonderful colored with pink and green. The eyes are so beautiful.

Hugs Isabelle

Debs M said...

fabulous colours - love it x

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Nic, the image and details are all so pretty.

Donna x

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW - simply stunning!
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

ps thanks for playing along at OBAG and MAWTT - Good luck xx

Eileen said...

Congrats on giving up smoking, I keep threatening to do it (40 a day girl here)Have manage a couple of times longest was 9 months. My sis is using those fake ciggys atm and she is doing okay.
Todays card is a real stunner. Such a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured as always. Love the pop of green and the butterfly looks great in black
Eileen x

Little K Smith said...

Ooohhh just stunning Nic! Such a beautiful image and your colouring n colours are sooooo lush! And I love the black butterfly and delish ribbon too! :)

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous love the added glitter to her hair and how you have used those wonderful WRS papers
Hugs Kate xx

Whisper said...

Oooo very bright and cheery, just what we need on such a rotten rainy day, Luv Sam x

May said...

Gorgeous card... Your colouring is amazing... Love it all..Great colours! Hugs May x x x

Nat said...

Love those pinks Nic and your colouring is fab. Good luck with giving up smoking!

Unknown said...

A beautiful work of art,love the attention to detail hear,wonderful colours too.Jacqueline.S

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning Coops, love the bold colours and gorgeous details x

Unknown said...

Fab card! Love the colours and the sparkle :) Well done on giving up smoking, keep going, you can do it hun!xx

Unknown said...

Oh wow - this is just amazing!! Look at those colours and colouring - stunning!!!

Well done in giving up smoking as well, never smoked myself, but know a fair who have given up and it's not easy - but soooo worth it,

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin as well.


Janet - aka stacky said...

Fabulous card Nic I love the colours they look amazing xx

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous and vibrant! The colors are gorgeous and the glitter really made her pop.
Hugs, Dangina

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Nic.
Sue x

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful the images you used are stunning and coloured to perfection absolutely gorgeous and a really lovely layout too !! xx

Elaine said...

A simply stunning card Nic.
The colours are fabulous, very eye-catching, and your colouring is always perfect.

I know quite a few people that have quit the ciggies by using the electronic ones so good luck and a big pat on the back for your achievement so far. I know how hard it is (says me that still smokes!) but you will be so glad you did it.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the vibrant colours and black butterfly-good luck with the non-smoking
carol x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Nic. Love the image and her fab pink hair :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mau xx said...

Stunning! Your colouring is amazing
I love those gorgeous green eyes and pink hair together.
Keep going sweetie, you are doing well.
Hugs Mau xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

So bright and beautiful!!! Love the black sparkly butterfly with your fab colour choices. Very best of luck with the non-smoking, Nic, I'm still at it and I soooooooo need to not be!!! Hugs, Lesley

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning and I love the colors you used. Good luck on quitting Nic. I quit @ 13 years ago - hardest thing I ever did but well worth it. You can do it sweetie, just take one day at a time :)

Dewi Lestari said...

Yes, I need my sunglasses.. I love the sparkle and bling that you put on
Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Sparkle and Bling

Shuly said...

oooh your card is gorgeous, the colours are perfect, i love this contrast.the image + butterfly are great too!!
the skin colours on the face are stunning
talking about smoking, i don't know if you've heard about that anti smoking injection? 3 friends of mine have tried it; they were heavy smokers and since the injection (1 year ago) they haven't smoked at all and are vere serene about it!
i hope you feel the same; good luck!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card, simply stunning! Good luck with the quitting smoking. It's probably one of the hardest things I've done (I quit 6 years ago) but the rewards are so worth it. And not to worry if you stumble... I tried to quit many times and when it's right, it just is and you will do it.

Sam said...

Fabulous card! Love the image :) Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a stunning card,love the colours and image. Thank you for joining us at CCC this fortnight. Marlene DT

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Nic that image is a real beauty I love how you have coloured her, the butterfly die cut is super.
lorraine x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW I love the colours is this card! Fab work, perfect for our Glitz and Glam challenge at Oldie But A Goodie thanks for sharing it with us and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love the image and the butterfly is fabulous, the sparkle is the perfect finishing touch
Lindsay xx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh stunning again Coops!!!!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Nic. I love the image and the gorgeous colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us this week at The One Stop Crafts Challenge and good luck.


xxxtglxxx said...

Nic this is just breathtaking hun! Amazing colouring, she even has eye-shadow! Beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful and absolutely brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Kimbo said...

I love these vibrant pinks with the black - beautiful as ever. Thanks for joining in at Sunday Sketch & Stamp x

CreaSjouk said...

Beautiful this card!
Thanks for joining us at the sunday sketch and stamp challenge!
Sjoukje x

Kelly said...

So beautiful, her hair is amazing! Hugs, kelly