Thursday 25 July 2013

Braver, stronger, smarter.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
We had a fabulous day out yesterday with my Mum and Stepdad. We started off by going to visit Consall Hall Gardens only to find out it was shut so we headed off to Tittesworth Reservoir in Meerbrook.A fabulous day out with so much to do. Lots of walking trails, a huge play area for children, visitors centre and café and yummy ice-cream kiosk which we sampled :D
On the way home we stopped at The Lazy Trout pub and had a really scrummy lunch/tea. I had yummy lasagne, garlic bread, chunky rustic chips and salad.
So enough of my waffle and to my card which I made last night once my laddo was in bed.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Milkcoffee Challenge - Emboss it.
2.A Creative Romance Challenge - No designer papers.
3.Catch The Bug Challenge - July Bingo - Sentiment,button,sparkle
4.Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge - Challenge 166 - Pick a sketch (pic of the sketch below ladies as it didn`t have a number)
Here is my card:
Products used are:
White linen card
Mix of embossing folders
Distress ink - milled lavender
Distress tool
Spellbinders floral oval die
White ribbons
White twine
Hobbyhouse roses
Inkylicious stamp - Always remember
Stickles - stardust

Close up of the sentiment.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot :D
Weather permitting, I am hoping to get the garden de-weeded today.
Hugs Nic.xx


Michelle said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Nic. Love all the white embossing with the wonderful dashes of pink. Very stylish and elegant. Glad you had a great day out, bet your laddo loved it.
I like that sketch and may have a go :0)
Michelle xx

BrossArtAddiction said...

Wow this is fabulous Coop! :)

xx Tracey xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the colours & distressing!

I haven't been to Tittesworth for ages, might have to go have a nosy at the weekend. Glad you had a great day hun
hugs shell xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow another little work of art. Just stunning. So love the bow with the button, the pretty flowers and the embossing.
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Shelly said...

WOW Nic, this is tunning! I love the sentiment you've used, and the flowers are perfect! Really pretty and feminine! Sounds like you had a great day out too! xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful card Nic love your sentiment and pretty colouring
jacqui x

Tanya said...

Fab card Coops :D Love it! That sentiment is sooo good, always reminds me of being little and watching Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure :)

Tags xx

Christine said...

Awww Nic this is so stunning all the embossed details & the variety of pinks in your gorgeous flowers..

smiles Christine x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Nic gorgeous card love that sentiment beautiful design as always and details
Jacki xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful card Coops, love the sentiment and gorgeous sparkle x

Shazza said...

I love it x

Sue said...

This is stunning Nic. Such a beautiful sentiment and I love the embossing and gorgeous embellishments.
hugs Sue xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment I love it Nic xx

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Nic and such a great sentiment. Glad you all had a great day out and enjoyed yourselves. Thanks also for joining our challenge at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week too
x catherine

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nic it sounds like you had the most wonderful day out love the sound of that lunch you had, lol. Nic this is absolutely stunning, I was in two minds whether to buy this verse or another one I think i went for the other option (can't even remember that now and I only ordered it this morning) the design, colours and those flowers are just perfection and so magical.
lorraine x

Jane said...

Great card and fantastic sentiment.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Coops. The sentiment is lovely and the flowers and design are stunning. A very beautiful card.
Hugs Sharon. x

Christine L said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiment on this card Nic.... (oooh and the card is fabulous too!)... but I would like to live by that sentiment.. if only I believed it!

Fab cards since my last visit....I'm trying to get in commenting mode again but struggling a bit. Love the Crafts and Me one in blue... stunning!

Christine x

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the pink tinged embossing and gorgeous bow and flowers and beautiful sentiment -sounds like you had a great day and lovely lunch/tea -hope you got your garden weeded
carol x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous sentiment and a stunning card Nic!

Chrissy said...

This is so gorgeous Coops, beautiful verse,love the flowers and button..gorgeous.


Crafty Lark said...

Totally gorgeous, love the sentiment and fab surround. xx Flora

karen said...

So gorgeous Coops, really pretty, hugs,karenx

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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a fun day. Gorgeous card, lve the e,bossing and the pinks

Debs M said...

gorgeous card - love that quote! x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely sentiment and

Lynne in NI said...

What a fabulous card, I LOVE that sentiment and your flowers really pop against your white base :)

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful car Nic. Love the embossing and the sentiment.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Coop's I like the sentiment the embossing and the flowers.
kevin xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and a fabulous sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a beautiful card Nic I love the sentiment and the embossing! Sounds like a fab day! Susan x

Janice said...

Just gorgeous Nic. Such a pleasing card, Jx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card and what a wonderful sentiment.

Delphine said...

So beautiful! Very elegant and I love your sentiment! Hugs Delphine xx

CaroleAnn said...

Just love the elegance of this card and the use of different embossing folders and the cute buttons too! Hugs said...

Wow Nic love this card it's stunning. Glad you enjoyed your day out with family sounds like you had a brilliant day and to top it off no cooking, that's my kind of day. Love Alison xx

Unknown said...

This is stunning hun! I adore the colours and embellies, love the sentiment too!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Min said...

What a lovely card & a beautiful sentiment!

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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the embossing and the sentiment is wonderful
Lindsay xx

Little K Smith said...

A wonderful creation hun! I love all the embossing, delish embellies and a lovely stamp too :)

sgc said...

Very pretty card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Bingo challenge.