Friday, 19 July 2013

Garden Gal

Good morning all. I hope you are all well.
I managed to get my laddo some shorts yesterday, he is such a slim jim its hard to get things to fit his weeny waist but I managed to get him a couple of pairs plus some new trainers and t-shirts.
Hubby had some new clothes too and I brought myself an ankle length summer dress in black with purple lillies all over.I`ve not worn a dress since I got married nearly 12 years
So enough of my waffle and on to my card which I am entering into the following challenges:
1.Joanna Sheen Challenge - Citrus colours
2.Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 171 - Thank you
3.I Love Promarkers Challenge - Challenge 177 - Anything goes
4.Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Challenge 278 - Oranges and Lemons
Products used are:
White linen card
First Edition papers - blank canvas
Hobby house roses
Bling swirls
Spellbinders floral oval die
Marianne designs border die
Stampendous cling stamp - Garden gal

Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Blush, sunkissed pink, coral, cinnamon, warm grey 4
Nutmeg, henna, walnut,black
Champagne, cappuccino,caramel,umber
Lime zest, lime, pear, forest
Pear, moss,yellow ochre,pesto
Lemon,tulip yellow, sunflower, mustard
Amber, pumkin, spice, burnt orange
Soft aqua, glacier

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.xx


Tracey Brossart said...

SO bright and beautiful Coops! Your coloring around her skin is so life like. The paper are gorgeous too!

I so know what you mean about skinny minis lol. My oldest is super skinny too and it's so hard to find pant in his size. We always have to make sure we get the ones with the elastic inside. Enjoy your dress, it sounds lovely...I too have not worn a dress in ages! Maybe when I got married was the last time lol. I love my jean! :)

Big Hugs
xx Tracey xx

lalkygirl said...

Hi coops
what a stunner ,love the fresh summery colours
your dress sounds lovely too
Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
tracey x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely cheerful card Nic love the colours you've used
jacqui x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The card is so gorgeous Nic, it has a lovely summer feel. Enjoy the dress sweetie!

Warm hugs

My Time To Grow Up said...

Beautiful vintage card and I love your citrus colour scheme.

I have the opposite problem with my lads legs, they are really muscular so even shorts that are suppose to look baggy, look snug. If I get a bigger size the waistband is usually too big for him and he thinks his shorts will fall down lol.

Your dress sounds lovely - Michelle x

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card,Coops!Love the colours and the design!Fantastic coloring as always!

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful Nic, summery colours and gorgeous colouring, the lady looks 3D. Love your die's..Hugs Lozzy xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,loving the image and fab

rosie said...

beautiful. gorgeous colours.

I have the same problem with my hubby! he has a 27" waist!! he is tiny lol

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Coops, love the colours and dies,gorgeous butterlfy and very pretty.


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Coop's, I like the image, the die cuts and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Coops, love the bright sunny colours! I also love clothes shopping, be it for myself, the boyfriend or my little nieces haha. I live in dresses lol! The one you bought sounds lovely :)

Tags xx

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image and beautifully coloured love the dies and pretty papers-I have to get a new dress for my Grandsons christening soon but hate shopping for clothes
carol x

Loopylou. said...

wow I love this Nic! and thats one of my fav paper pads ever too! lol on the shorts for mini man!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Netty said...

Loving your fab card and enjoy wearing your dress, x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Nic. Love the colour scheme.

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Nic, love your perfectly coloured image and all that awesome distressing!
Your dress sounds gorgeous, I'm the same - really must start to wear dresses more often lol!
Hugs Nicola xxx

rachel said...

stunning card Nic - love all the layers xx

Lou said...

Hi! love this too Coops and with your colours/colouring it is so pretty.I am the same for dresses,always look but never buy and they are so pretty at the moment with the floral print.
Have a lovely weekend,hugs Lou.xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Coops,
Love the pretty card, the image is beautiful! and love the colour and flowers.
Hugs Mau xx

Deb said...

she is fabulous! such a beautiful card!
have a great weekend! Debxx

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning, wonderful colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Elegant card Coops! Love those pretty colours and details to it..

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Nic. I love the image, wonderful colouring and fabulous layout. Some of my favourite papers too.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful colours so soft and refreshing and gorgeous
hugs Kate xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Nic. Love the summer citrus colours and the image and die cuts

Hugs Sarahxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Nic, this is beautiful! Lovely and colourful too. Happy Weekend. Judy x

Sandra H said...

This is a beautiful card as always x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Nic. The image and colours look so pretty.
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

Hi Coops,
I'm back commenting again, hope you are well. Gorgeous card, love how you've coloured her.
Take care, hugs Teresa xx

Debs said...

So gorgeous Nic - fabulous image and beautiful die cuts.
Debs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like some great shopping, would love to see a pic of you in the dress. Your card is so Summery, great use of the dies


Stunning work as always Nic - the colouring is delicious. I love the combination of diecut frames - they have a lovely vintage feel which looks perfect with the beautiful image.
Have a fabulous weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

maggie said...

beautiful :)

tilly said...

such a pretty card, love the colours, I hope you really enjoy discovering how pretty a dress can look
Tilly x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Tres elegant and so so pretty Nic! Love it, Susan x

Whisper said...

Such gorgeous colours and a great layout too, luv Sam x

Little K Smith said...

Oohhh such a beautiful card Nic! I love the gorgeous colours, delish flowers and I love the die too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is a beautiful card right down to the last detail. Your colouring is lovely as always. The layering and paper choices add such depth and interest to the card. The flowers and bling tie everything together so well. Thanks for joining our Thank You challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

sassy said...

she is divine nic love the colour yet im not a yellow girl but its perfect in every way hugs sassyxxx

nwilliams6 said...

Pretty card! Great image and lovely details/framework! I haven't worn a dress in a million years either - make sure and post a pic when you wear it! I bought a dress in April and I have not put it on since trying it on at the store - LOL! Hugz!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Nic what a stunning card that image is so beautiful especially with the colours you have used for her, those die cut frames look amazing a perfect accompaniment for the Lady, the papers are gorgeous and again the perfect match.......magical
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Coops. Beautifully put together as always. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Cards by Alison said...

Stunning Card, love the colours and the dies you have used, so pretty. Love Alison xx

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful! So vintage and classy!

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Nic, your colouring is amazing and I love the pretty soft pastels and distressing :) Donna ♥ x

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful.Lovely colouring and the colours are so fresh and Summery.Lots of pretty detail too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card, love the details. Thanks for joining us for the Citrus Colours challenge at Joanna Sheen.
Kim x

Karen said...

Great card Coops, so pretty too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Sarah said...

So beautiful, I just love the image and colours x