Friday, 8 August 2014


Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am in work tonight and i am feeling so much better today.
My bedding was changed and i had the best nights sleep, no waking up scratching.
My eyes look lots better, a bit dry still and my skin blotches are fading.
I am gradually working my way through rewashing all my clothes, towels and washcloths.
Soooooo lets get on to why you are here, my card for today is also going into the following challenges:
1.Time Out Challenge - Challenge 11 - Celebrations
2.As You Like It Challenge - Fav papers and why (it has to be First Edition papers pads, they are just fab, great designs and really good thick almost card like weight, i admit that Docrafts papers come a very close 2nd)
3.Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Challenge 91 - Baby, baby
4.Crafty Calender Challenge - August challenge - Anything goes
5.Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Challenge 16 - Buttons & Bows
6.Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge - August challenge - Anything goes
7.Sweet Stampin Challenge - Bingo time (lace, ribbon, pearls)
8.Glitter & Sparkle Challenge - Challenge 96 - Add some glitter or sparkle
9.Sketchy Colors Challenge - Challenge 219 - Sketch by Wenche
10.Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 17 - Buttons & Bows

Products used are:
White card
First Edition papers - Its a boy
Distress tool
Spellbinders floral oval die
Stickles - stardust
Justrite sentiment
LOTV baby stamp
A close up of the image which has been mostly paper pieced.

and a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot ;D
Hugs Nic


Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Lovely card, beautiful image and gorgeous layout,
I am so glad you have found out what the cause is and hope it clears up now.
Have a nice weekend

Dortesjs said...

waue, coops, i always gets blown away with your cards this is soooooooooooo cute and gorgeous done

Chris x said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nic.
Chris x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Glad you feeling a little better nic.
Your card is fab, pretty baby colours
Hugs Kelly

Doreen said...

SOooooo beautiful,such a pretty

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Nic and I'm so pleased you gave found the source of your discomfort. I had to change brands a while ago as like you I have very sensitive skin and there is nothing worse than itching. Hugs, Amanda x

Jacee said...

I love the papers on this one Nic, and the image is super adorable, fantastic card.
Sp pleased to see that you have improved as regards your health, lets hope you've found the cause now and you can get back to normal.
Look after yourself hun.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow! Love this nic, it's just so lovely to look at... stunning!!
Marjorie x

Janette said...

Morning Nic, Awwww bless this sweet little card, so cute, I love it...
Glad your feeling more comfy, nothing worse is there....I still put a cup of white vinegar in my rinse to kill the soap after all these years....and NO...I don't smell like the
Have a lovely, itch free

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A fab baby card Nic, love the papers. So pleased things are improving for you, hugs Susan x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the paper piecing and super background papers and the image is so very cute.



Gorgeous card Nic love the image fabulous colour's and design glad to hear you are feeling much better have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Little Man said...

Hi coops. I love the image you'v put on the card and excellent color cowordinations. I'v just started my own blog. Do you know my mum Lisa from ella's design

Josh x

Kari said...

What a wonderful card! Love the cute image and fabulous paper and details!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
Hugs,Kari :)

Gerrina said...

A super sweet card! So beautiful in all its colours and a great coloured stamp! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie am loving the different lace and a great layout too.

Glad to hear you are feeling better too, luv Sam x

Tracey T said...

This cute image makes me wish I knew someone who is having a baby! Glad to hear that you're feeling so much better today. Hugs xx

PS Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Joey said...

Oh gosh this is too cute!! too cute! love it. Joey x

JayBe said...

A great make, Nic - love the cute backing paper to compliment your focal image. Great to see you back at Fantasy Stampers - thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card Nic and I have to agree with your paper choice although I forgot to add First Edition to my own list...ooops!! Thanks for playing at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah

Marilyn said...

Awww...I love this card! Everything about it is fabulous, even the little pearl wheel hubs.
Also, fingers crossed it is the laundry detergent causing you so much grief and simply switching brands will fix it!

Eemeli said...

Lovely color scheme and such a fabulous design. Thanks for joining our "Buttons & Bows" -challenge at Charisma Cardz.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Paddington fan said...

Such a pretty card, love the papers and that LOTV image is so cute!! Thank you for joining our bingo challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful Coops as always you are so creative with your cards x

My name is Cindy said...

Just gorgeous! (as always!) Thamnk you so much for linking to our challenge at Fantasy Stampers, Cindy

Christine L said...

Glad you're feeling better hon..... shame you have to go through all that washing though! And wow ... this card is gorgeous! Love that little LOTV image and your wonderful colouring!

Christine x

Fiona said...

wow Nic...this is fab!! Love the soft colours you have used...


Sue said...

Super cute image Nic,love your gorgeous card.
Glad you are feeling better xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card. The image is adorable and I love the papers and layout.
Glad your eyes are feeling better.
Lorraine x

Janice said...

How pretty! What a beautifully decorated card Nic, Jx


Hiya Nic, yay I get to comment on your card this week. Such a sweet card, and as always fabulous colouring and layout. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

PS Congrats on being our Spotlight winner last week hunni x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nic, the image is adorable. I love the papers and fabulous detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Lee said...

Hiya hun,so very glad to hear you are feeling much better.OMG,your card is so amazing,I adore the image and those lovely pastel colours are bootiful.Huggles xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Coops, thank you for calling in at Sweet Stampin' again, good luck. debbiex

Wendy said...

Adorable and so so gorgeous Nic... love it!
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Wendy xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Nic, I love the adorable image, lovely colours and delish ribbon & lace too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Nic, wonderful colouring as always :o)
Jackie xx

Nonni said...

Very cute, I love the coloring and the shabby look! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, love that image and gorgeous papers, not used mine yet, they are lovely aren't they. So glad your eyes are getting better x

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous, with perfect papers and sweet image.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So glad you've found the cause of your allergy and that you are beginning to feel better. Thai card has such an 'aww' factor, very cute and adorable.

XxJULESxX said...

Wow stunning card!

MagsB said...

I'm so glad you've found out what was wrong! Hooray for a good night's sleep! :)

Your card is just adorable, from the cute image to the gorgeous embellies! Fabulous!

love Mags Bx

crafty-stamper said...

love the gorgeous paper pieced image love that B.paper,and embellishments
carol x

Debs said...

Simply stunning!!! Beautiful detailing as always.
Debs xx

Nathalie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Litlle Miss Muffet challenge.
Nathalie DT

SARN said...

WOW . . .that is a really gorgeous card Nic. LOVE IT. xxx

Rachael Evans said...

This is so sweet Nic. I love the paper piecing on that really cute LoTV stamp. So adorable! Hope rewashing your laundry works! x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww this is adorable, I've had my eye on those LOTV babies for a while, might have to cave in soon!
Glad to hear you got to the cause of your itch ... my sympathies in advance for all the washing and ironing ;)

nwilliams6 said...

I am glad things are better Nic!

Your card is precious - that image just grabs my heart. Your coloring and details and layers are fabulous.


Anonymous said...

Cute cute cute LOVE it sooooooo love this card Nic Awesome job!

I am so pleased to read your getting better too! and that you have had some much needed sleep! keep getting better...

PS... Great to see you at As You Like It too xx
hugs Samantha :0)

Julie said...

Just gorgeous! Love the soft colours and vintage feel! Hugs, Juliexx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Nic such wonderful papers and colours the image is a little treasure, superb creation.
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Aww this is absolutely adorable Nic, love the soft colours & cute image x

linda said...

aww, cute! the blue lace is lovely, the image is adorable and i love all the buttons. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Carla S. said...

Such a gorgeous card, Nic! Love the papers, image and all the wonderful details! Thanks for playing along with the Little Miss Muffet Baby Challenge!

mixamatoasties said...

What a cutie pie! Gorgeous card.

Thanks for sharing at Charisma.


Jo Grason said...

beautiful card and absolutely perfect for our buttons and bows challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, good luck!
Jo x