Sunday 12 May 2013

Clean and Simple x 3

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.I will be having a walk out soon to fetch my newspapers and then a nice pile of ironing to be done, yuk.
So here are my cards for today and considering they are cas it took me nearly all night to make these and they came close to the bin a few times  but I stuck it out and here they are.
I am entering the first card into the following challenge:
1.Allsorts Challenge - Week 206 - Any sport (1st card - fishing)
and all 3 cards into these challenges:
1.Crafty Ribbons challenge- Challenge 45 - No patterned papers
2.MAWTT challenge - CAS
3.Totally Papercrafts challenge - Challenge 166 - CAS
Products used are:
White card
Promarkers - royal blue,indigo blue,black
Blending solution
Ariondack blue ink
White gel pen
Woodware stamp and sentiment

Close up of the stamp

A side view.
card 2.
Products used are:
White card
Kraft card
Mustache is from a sentiment set
Woodware sentiment
Coloured inks

Close up

A side view.
card 3.
Products used are:
Black card
Docrafts embossing folder
Metallic wax
Marianne designs bike die
Docrafts sentiment

A close up.

And a side view.
I can`t believe how long these took to
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xx


SoniaW said...

Fab cards coops. My fav has to be the blue fishing card. Thanks for sharing. X

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Three great cards Nic
jacqui x

tilly said...

Coops.... one of these would have taken me all night lol...... well worth the time, all are great

Crafty Lark said...

These all look great and also very interesting, I must admit I haven't got the hang of CAS yet. Don't overdo the i*****g. xx Flora

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Nic, love them

Unknown said...

Morning Nic,great cards this morning,such simple designs but so effective,love the background on the fishing stamped card,the white pen detailing adds a perfect finishing touch.Have a good day.Jacqueline.S

Aunty Sue said...

Hi nic love the top one for how it has been made and inspiration but bottom is my fave just want that bike die just to make a card like this

Chrissy said...

Three brilliant CAS cards Coops, impossible to choose a favourite and dont even want to try..fabulous.


Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

All three cards are great, men's cards are a pain to make that's possibly why it took so long. Sometimes no matter how simple it is time just takes over and the clock goes faster than our hands.
Have a nice weekend

Jackie said...

Brilliant selection coops, Love the first one best :o)
Jackie xx

nnalorac said...

Worth the time Nic, so love your stunning cards. Carolxx

rachel said...

wow Nic - these are just wonderful - love them all - probably love the last one best of all xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards Coops, I especially love your bicycle card with its gorgeous embossed BG :)

Tracey T said...

What a great CAS collection, Coops! You've been busy! Love the Penny Farthing card - I had to have that die when it came out but I've hardly used it. Think I might have to case your design! Hugs, Tracey x PS Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'!

Unknown said...

Ooooh fabulous Nic - really fabulous!! They are all great, but I think the last one just tops it for me - such a great die and background, though I could say that for the first as well! Hmmm, maybe I've changed my mind, maybe!!

I know what you mean about CaS taking a long time - I might faff about making my ordinary cards, but CaS tops that every time!

Enjoy your ironing, not!!!


Elaine Stark said...

WOW they are all fabulous. The fishing one is my fav. Elaine

Shazza said...

these are fabulous, love the moustaches x

Sue said...

These are fabulous Nic, I am pleased that they didn't end up in the bin.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the day, after the ironing that is!
hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

All three cards are great Coop's, I love the tash card.
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous CAS cards Coops, love all three.
Wendy xx

Christine L said...

Love each of these fab male cards for different reasons Nic... the fishing one is so perfect for lots of men I know... the tache one is fab and fun... and the embossing folder with the metallic rub on the last is perfect!

Christine x
PS... and you have time to read the papers too?? LOL!

Marilyn said...

Each and every card is gorgeous and I like them all! Love the humour of the mustache one.

cebelica said...

I'm really glad these got saved from being thrown into the bin. I think they are great! I'm really glad you entered one of them into our challenge at Crafty ribbons!

Wendy L said...

Your card is great, nice to see a non-cutie image too, thank you so much for joining in my challenge at Allsorts. xxxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops!
A great selection of cards...I love the background's you created on the fishing card :)

Little K Smith said...

WOW! Fabulous cards for the chaps Nic! Such great designs, love the middle one! Glad you didn't chuck them in the bin!

Debbie said...

Hiya Coops, thanks for joining us again at Sweet Stampin' with this week with your gorgeous cards. Just love the old bike and emossing on it. Debbiex

sandy's crafty bits said...

good afternoon nic ... love your cas cards ... all of them are super ... well done ... hope you managed to get to the bottom of your ironing basket ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Marita said...

Wow, fab cards, all three♥. My favourite is the blue fishing card♥. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck♥.

Hugs, Marita

Creations by Shirl said...

Love all (3) unique in every way and style...

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Coops! the first one is very beautiful and peaceful looking… and I love the quirky moustaches with the twine… and the wonderful penny farthing with the cog background is awesome… they are all stunning!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and Good Luck in the challenge!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Mau xx said...

lol...welcome to my world coops, all my cards take forever to make. these would have took me 4days to make if I was on a
All gorgeous cards Love them. xx
hope you have had a lovely weekend.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous selection of cas cards Nic. They look great.
Lorraine x

kay said...

Great set of cards x

Donna Mosley said...

Great cards Nic, love the fab designs. The bike die is amazing.

Donna x

MagsB said...

These are wonderful! They all use such different techniques, and they are all so simple and chic! Love 'em!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

Did you make the background on the fishing card? Looks great, really different.

Emma x

susiestacey said...

3 great cards Nic, hope you have had a good day and managed some crafty time x Susan x

Anonymous said...

Fab, fab ,fab!! Love these CAS cards Nic. The backgrounds on the first and last ones are great.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

All gorgeous cards, I love the backgrounds and colour on the first one, the moustache's and string on the second are fab and the image and embossing on the third are gorgeous, love them all
Lindsay xx

Cazza said...

Fab, fab and FAB!

catherine said...

These all look fabulous Nic. Love the background in the first one. Great layouts on them all
x catherine

Sandra H said...

Wow Coops they are all lovely cards x

♥Gemma♥ said...

3 awesome cards hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comments recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

Unknown said...

These are all fab hun! I think my fave is the moustache one...such a fun card!
Lizy xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Brilliant cards Nic love the tash one, had to laugh about them taking so long it's the same for me, CAS always take the longest I usually avoid them.
been at work all day so my pile of ironing which is mainly mine and hubbies uniforms for next week are still sat looking at me !!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant cards Nic.

Anonymous said...

3 Brilliant cards! I spy another woodware stamp! tehhehe Me thinks your liking those! LOVE the Mustaches too! and the embossing on the 3rd is cool! love that bike! so to recap! LOVE them ALL! teehhehehehe hugs me x

Whisper said...

All absolutely fabby, luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Fabulous selection of cards Coops! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our sporty challenge x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great CAS cards x

Mummylade said...

Gorgeous fishing scene! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome selection of cards Nic the images are terrific, the design are superb, top notch work.
lorraine x

Lisa T said...

Great masculine cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

Suzette said...

3 fab cards. Thanks ever so much for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.