Monday 28 January 2013

Vintage Baby

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.Its nice to have warmer weather and the snow has melted so even better :D
I am at work later and i decided to try and kick my smoking habit(a habit i have had for 24 years) on Saturday so if i am a little quiet you will know
I really want to quit this time so please keep your fingers crossed that i can do it.
So here is my card for today which i am entering in to the following challenges:
1.The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Challenge 99 - Anything goes
2.Songbird Challenge - Challenge 112 - Baby mine
3.Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Lets get paper piecing
4.Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 3 - Hearts and Flowers
5.Crafty Catz Challenge - Challenge 167 - Cute as a button
6.Sketch Saturday Challenge - Week 243

Products used are:
Cream linen card
Papermania Vintage notes papers
Mix of flowers and Buttons
Marianne baby wording die cut
Stickles stardust
Distress ink - antique linen
Sugar nellie stamp - Vintage baby
Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Light fawn,blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon,warm grey 4
Sea mist,carribean blue.blender
Babies clothes and booties are paper pieced
And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xxxxx

72 comments: said...

Stunning Card love everything about it. Alison xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful card Coops love this image great colours and layout
jacqui x

Squirrel x said...

Awwh, what a cutie hun, and so perfect! I would wish you good luck with quitting, but I am hopeless and can't give up (probably not trying hard enough!) I know it needs more than luck. But you know what I mean! Hugs Sxx

nicolet said...

This babycard is gorgeous!
Hugs Nicolet

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous wee baby Coops, love the design and great paper piecing..all the best with the quitting smoking,very proud of you, you can do it..


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nic. I love the sweet image and beautiful soft colours.
I wish you well with giving up smoking, it will be so worth it in the end and just think of all that extra money you will have to spend on crafting goodies!
Hugs Sue

Marie-Louise said...

What a beautiful card. Good luck giving up smoking - my sister did it using the little nicotine tablets.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Nic, great image and wonderful

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is brilliant Nic! Love your use of the buttons! Judy x

Janette said...

Hi Nic, Sweet, sweet card, love it....

Good luck with the smoking.....I am just coming up to my 1st anniversary....I smoked for 42 years and have paid a very high price I feel, I still miss the damned things, but no way would I go back to having that gun to my head.....if I can do it, you sure can I promise you....if there is anything at all I can help you with, you have my e-mail it now, don't wish you had...xxxxx

Ella's Design said...

Sweet baby card, Nic with a lovely vintage feel. Great choice of papers and embellies - I love the buttons in with the flowers.
Wishing you the very best in your bid to quit and as Sue said, just think of all the extra cash for crafty goodies, not to mention the health benefits! Supporting hugs, Lisa x

Viv said...

Gorgeous Coops. Stick with it girl - I gave up 10 years ago after 30 year habit - trust me it's worth it - no grey pallor to my skin,got more energy, no smelly hair and clothes and above all - I bought my dream car two years after quitting with the money I saved and have been able to change it every couple of years since - we have at least one luxury holiday every year - none of this we could have done if we'd been burning our money - so hang in there - it's tough but worth it in the end. xxxxx

Jane said...

Great card Nic and good luck with giving up smoking. You can do it!!

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card,Coops!LOve how you have arranged the flowers and the buttons!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Coop's, I like the adorable image and the buttons and flowers,
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

So sweet hun I Lou e the I ave and the soft colours! I have every faith in u quoting the smoking... If I can do it I'm sure you can... I've been stopped over a year now ... I am now addicted to nicorrette gum now lol!
Take care
Hugs xx Cara xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card nic. The image is so sweet and I love the pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Coops! This is really fantastic, I love the soft colours and the sweet image and the baby diecut too - so cute :)

All the best with the quitting smoking - I can't offer much advice as I never smoked, but my boyfriend has and quit, invest in some low-calorie nutritious snacks to nibble on when you get a craving, that way you'll have something to do with your hands and if they're healthy you won't feel bad about it :D Think popcorn, berries, grapes, raisins, banana chips, and supposedly peanuts are good for getting rid of cravings :) Good luck!

Tags xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good luck with the quitting. I am so glad I never started. This is beautiful, such sweet colours and love the buttons mixed in with the flowers.

The Craft Bucket said...

Just gorgeous Nic, as always. I hope your habit becomes a thing of the past. Just think of all the craft stuff you can buy with the money you save? Take care, love Jane x

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


MagsB said...

Oh so adorable! I love the die-cut sentiment, it's so elegant!

All the very best for quitting smoking! You can do it!!!

love Mags B x

Sue B said...

Aww this is so sweet Coops! what a lovely image and I love your soft colouring… the papers and embellies are just perfect! :-)
I really hope you can kick the cigarettes this time…it will be better for your health in the long run and save you so much money! (lots more spending money for crafting goodies!!)… I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Janine said...

Gorgeous card Nic. Great layout and I love the mixture of flowers and buttons. Oh and of course a beautifully coloured cute image.
Hugs, Janine xx

P.S. Good Luck with giving up smoking.

Janet - aka stacky said...

Oh Nic think of the money think of your health think anything but ciggies good luck, let us know how you get on x
Your card is absolutely adorable I love the image it's so sweet and the button and flower arrangement looks fabulous xx

Kerry said...

Hi Coops

Good luck with stopping smoking - I really hope you can do it!

This vintage baby card is gorgeous and I love the colours.

Love Kerry x

Creations by Shirl said...

Those papers are fantastic, love the stamp and all the blooms...
Pretty baby card Coops~

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous baby card Nic a real stunner, love the word too. I am really rooting for you with your no smoking. I gave up 3 years ago and I know it is not easy but it is so worth it!! I can now smell a smoker at 20 paces lol! You will save loads of money but the main thing is your health - you want to be able to enjoy your son and perhaps some grandchildren at a later date! Good luck xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Coops - so pretty.
You CAN do it - I too smoked but for 30+ years and just decided to stop - nearly 5 years ago now. You just take 1 step at a time - either by the hour and then by the day and before you know it you won't remember feeling like a cigarette.
Stay strong :o)
Debs xx

pinky said...

What a delightful little baby card Ni, so gorgeous. Think I need this stamp. Good luck with the non smoking, you will DO IT no problem!!

Lau W said...

Love the sweet vintage look of this card, a pure beauty !

May said...

Gorgeous card, Beautiful image & design... such a cutie!! Hugs May x x x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous coops, love the sweet image, clours and layout. good Luck with the giving up smoking, I know it will be hard, but just think of how much money you will save and being able to speed it on crafting items. Marlene

catherine said...

Stunning card Nic and such beautiful colours. Now I'm the same as you so shall we do it together. Stopped in oct for 6 weeks but christmas back again and so wish I hadn't. We will cheer each other on !!!
x catherine


Gorgeous and beautiful card Nic thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

crafty-stamper said...

AAAAwwww what a beautiful card and gorgeous image -love the paper piecing and gorgeous papers
carol x

Lou said...

Hi! such a gorgeous card,really love the colours and the collection of buttons/flowers-are lovely too Coops.

Unknown said...

Hiya Nic, I have been an on off smoker for 30 odd years but 2 years ago I decided to pack it in for good. I went through my doctor and used the patches, not everyone gets on with this method some use tablets or go cold turkey. I gave up easily with the patches and I kept very busy for those moments of temptation. Please dont give up, it will take a while to break the habit physically and mentally. You can do it. I chewed lots of gum lol.. Good Luck and you know if you want to email me for a rant feel free ..

Happy Monday and thank you for sharing x

Isabelle Linnér said...

Wonderfully sweet card :)
I keep fingers crossed that you are able to quit smoking. Fight on, so you can manage it!
hugs Isabelle

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Nic, love the gorgeous image and design. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Coops your image is just so cute too! great layout papers and fabulous colouring x

Donna said...

Beautiful Nic, cute image and the flowers and buttons look amazing together :) Donna ♥ x

Tina said...

Beautiful card Coop's , it's so pretty love the papers. Tinaxx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Nic
Thank you for the lovely package hun! :)
And this is just beautiful, I adore this image and the colours n embellies are just lush!
Good luck with giving up smoking, you can do it!

Janice said...

Lovely card Nic. Jx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Coops, wow gorgeous card as usual!!
oh i thought you had beaten the habit,it's now two years nearly for me c'mon hun you can do it

Aunty Sue said...

Hi nic this just adorable definitely cute and lots of buttons for our challenge crafty Catz. Good luck

Deb said...

so beautiful, I love the sparkle on the edges! good luck with quitting!

Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous work on your baby. Magnificent composition with flowers, bottons and pearls. Card full of sweetness. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous Nic! Adorable image, love the buttons/ flowers and die cut sentiment... oh and I'm really tempted by those papers now! Hugs, Lisa x

PaperDaisies said...

What a cute image. Love your card design. Stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

sue w. said...

Hi Nic, gorgeous cute image and love the paper piecing. Flowers and buttons are wonderful.
Hugs Sue W.

sue w. said...

Forgot to say good luck with the smoking hun.
Hugs Sue W.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is so sweet and adorable! LOVE what you did with the 'baby' diecut! :) Thank you for joining us in the "Paper Piecing" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week! xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Super cute .. .. and I love how you have mixed the flowers and buttons together.

Great look!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable, cute card and I absolutely love it.
Good luck with stopping smoking you know you can do it.

Louise said...

Gorgeous card coops and good luck with the non smoking will keep fingers crossed for you.
Louise xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Nic, so sweet, such a cute image and I adore all those flowers and buttons

hugs Vicky xxx

Jackie said...

A delightful card, I love the soft colours and layout :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Definitely an oooooooooohhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh one Nic.... so delicate and gorgeous..

Christine x

Jo Nevill said...

Super cute card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x

Jean said...

Oh such a sweet card, love the effects xx

Sarah said...

Awwww, such an adorable card Coops, stunning colouring and design x

Mau xx said...

Stunning card Coops, I love the colours and sweet image.
keep up the good work sweetie, You can do it I know you can xxxxx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is super sweet, Nic. Lovely colour work and your embellishments are stunning! Hugs, Lesley

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beautiful card! Really love that image and the 'baby' die cut. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma….hope to see you next time too!
Joyce xx

Miss Sophie scrappar said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors and the vintage image is so cute!!!!! Thank you for joining us at songbird challenge this time!
Good luck!

xx Sophie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image, papers and buttons between the flowers. Good luck with stopping smoking. I had the same habit but with junk food! I gave up 3 months ago and i am thinner now than i was as a teenager (many years ago!). If i can do it, you can! Go girl! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous baby card Nic. I love the image and your gorgeous flowers and buttons.

Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the image and the papers and those flowers and buttons look awesome
Lindsay xx

Kim said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

xxxtglxxx said...

What lush papers! ;)

Wonderful card hun, so very sweet!