Friday 18 April 2014


Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I have still got my rash and it seems to be spreading, i have no idea what has caused it, maybe something in the garden when i was weeding it? or maybe the upvc cream i used to clean the outside windows?
Anyhoo enough of my itchy bits and on to my quickie card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.As You Like It Challenge - Fav style of stitching and why (for me it has to be faux, i did buy a small sewing machine but i just can`t stitcj straight and i wasted so many pretty papers trying.Faux stitching is just quicker, prick you paper and join up the dots, plus no electricity required)
2.Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Challenge 80 - Anything but square
3.Partytime Tuesdays Challenge - Challenge 168 - Diecuts
4.Crafty Creations Challenge - Challenge 261 - White and 1 other (blue)
5.MAWTT Challenge - A card containing the word happy.

Products used are:
White card
Papermana Parisienne papers
Faux stitching
Go Create circle and scallop circle dies
Sue Wilson die
Tonic Happy Birthday die
Hobbyhouse roses
Stonewash ink
Sparkle and shine spray 

I really wish you could see the sparkle.

and a sideways view.
Thanks so much for looking,it means a lot :D
Hugs Nic.


Claire said...

Oh dear, I do hope your rash clears up soon! Love your pretty card, great colours and lovely shape. Have a great Easter weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty card, love the blues. Hope that rash goes, if not off to the docs for you

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Stunning card Nic love those beautiful papers and the gorgeous circular die! HAVE a wonderful Easter Weekend, hugs Susan xx

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous shaped card, Coops! Beautiful blues and a fab die-cut sentiment. I need that!! xx

downrightcrafty said...

such a pretty card and love the shape
hugs Kate xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Coop's, I love it! Happy Easter
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous monochrome and am loving that Sue Wilson die and a great layout too.

I hope you rash improves and Happy Easter too, luv Samx

Michelle said...

WOW this is different Nic and gorgeous. I love everything about it, especially the blue colour combo. Lovely. Hope your rash goes soon (hugs) Michelle x

Sue said...

Love your beautiful card Nic,fabulous shape and design.
Your rash sounds nasty.Hope it clears soon,hugs Sue xx

Donna said...

So pretty Nic, love the blue hues and circular design...the sentiment die looks fab! :) Donna ♥ x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Oh dear, I remember I while back that I came out in a rash when I was taking Clarityn Antihistamine tablets and they reacted with other medication that I am taking, so the Doctor changed mine to Levocetirizine and they have helped.
Gorgeous card Nic, I love those papers. Marlene

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, what a fabulous card and I love that glorious blue!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nic, such a pretty design and beautiful colours.
I hope your rash and itchiness eases soon.
hugs Sue xx

Christina said...

This is a beautiful card Coops!!
Hugs Kristel said...

Nic gorgeous card love the design your pretty papers and the useful tip on faux stitching. you need to go the doctors about your rash he can either give you some cream or some antihistamine tablets as you are obviously allergic to something. Hope you have a good Easter break love Alison xx

Lau W said...

Oh superb ! This is original !

Debbie said...

A beautiful card the blues. x

Lynsey said...

Hi Nic
This is a beautiful card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Christine L said...

A really pretty card Nic... love those blues!

Hope the rash goes soon and that you have a lovely Easter weekend..

Christine x

Viv said...

a really pretty card Coops - could be either the weeding or the upvc cream that caused your rash - some E45 cream will stop you itching if nothing else!
Hope it doesn't spoil your Easter weekend.

Shazza said...

fab card, hope your rash disappears soon x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....and have a lovely Easter too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card and so beautifully presented too! hope your rash clears quickly for you xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Nic. Love all the pretty dies.
Hope your rash clears up
Happy Easter
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Your card is really beautiful. I love the shades of blue you've used, they're so pretty.

Emma x

Little K Smith said...

Such a lovely card Nic! I love all the dies you've used and lush roses too!
Have a lovely Easter hun :)

Elaine said...

Gorgoeus card Nic.
My fave colours, love the shape and yes I agree, faux stitching is by far the better option for me too. I bought a sewing machine but it seems to have a mind of its own!

Hope the itching stops soon!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Juls said...

very stylish! Hugs Juls

CaroleAnn said...

Love this design and the colors just pop! Take care of yourself and hope the rash goes way soon!
Happy Easter to you and yours

MagsB said...

I hope your horrible rash clears up soon!!

What a lovely, elegant card! I love the blue-and-white colour combo, it's so elegant!

Have a lovely Easter weekend!

love Mags B x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Nic that's so striking and pretty hun! Love it. Hope your 'itchy and scratchy' show is now offline ;) Sorry, a little Simpsons humour there for ya! Hope you feel better soon hun. I empathise, had a horrid time recently with similar thing xxxx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty. I hope your rash soon clears up! :o)
Jackie xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the B.paper-hope you get your rash sorted
carol x

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Nic.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely beautiful Nic...
hugs and xxx

Chrissy said...

So effective Coops....gorgeous colours..fabulous card.


nwilliams6 said...

Love the die and I love that you kept this all blue and white - perfect choice! Hugz!

Sandra said...

Lovely shaped card! I love the blue color :)
Hugs, Sandra

shampylou30 said...

Another beautiful card. Love the shape and the flowers set it off nicely xxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Nic, love the blues and fab design x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card hunny and love the sewing and also its not that other colour you love so much its my favourite colour! yay! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)