Sunday, 21 September 2014

Oh to be 21 again...

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am going out today to spend my Birthday money, i plan on getting some new clothes, a yum handbag i have seen in M&S and of course a trip to The Bodyshop and Holland and Barrett as i am now using their Dr Organics Manuka Honey range for my skin and hair.I have been suffering for a while with really bad spotty blotchy skin on my back and face.This could be hormonal because of my age!!!! according to the nurse at my doctors, lol.My skin and hair have never been better though so something is working.They are all completely organic and paraben and other nasties free.Oh and i might just fall into Lush too.
My Mum has also ordered me an O.W.L watch which i am waiting for :D
So enough of my waffle and on to my card which i am entering into the following challenges:
1.A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge 128 - Milestone Birthdays
2.Pile It On Challenge - Challenge 37 - Flowers/and or feathers
3.Creatalicious Challenge - Challenge 67 - Flower power
4.Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Challenge 213 - Butterflies & Bows
6.Fab N Funky Challenge - Challenge 229 - Show us a number

This is trying yet another camera setting, this is using my Aperture Priority setting with macro and vivid colour setting.What do you think?
Products used are:
White card
Go Create Circle die
Cheery Lynn butterfly die
Papers are from my stash and a have lost the cover.
Distress tool
Stickles - stardust
White ribbon
Woodware 21st stamp

A close up of the main bit.
and a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot :D
Lotsa Hugs


Sarah said...

A lovely milestone Birthday card Nic!! Yup 21 is a memory for me too (double that + a bit!!). Hope you have a lovely day treating yourself!! xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love all the layers & the bow looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Nic stunning card, really pretty and feminine! The papers are gorgeous and love those butterflies. Your photos always look excellent to me, very clear and well defined. I'm afraid I have no idea about all these settings I'm a kinda point and shoot gal!! Susan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,a fabulous design and

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nic, such a pretty design with beautiful detailing.
Have fun spending your Birthday money!
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Have a fun days pending. Fab card, the colours look lovely

Dortesjs said...

yes 21 is a long time ago...lovely card love all the layers.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card,Nic I love this sweet image and I say sweet as like you to be 21 again I would change a lot of things, coloured to perfection and your beautiful papers....stunning as always.xx

The Journey is the Start

Anna Jasiolek said...

This card looks amazing, love these soft colors and romantic papers. Oh, boy, being 21 again... meh...
Have a nice Sunday!
Anna xxx

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Nic.. I love what you do with these Woodware Stamps!

I use Manuka honey for my digestive system... it's supposed to be very good for IBS and Diverticular Disease.. and I must admit, it seems to be making a difference!

Christine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Very beautiful coops! Love your big 21 and how you popped it up to make it more 3d! love it! hugs :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card, yes the new setting on the camera works well.
Thank you for the comments on my blog while I was away.
Happy belated birthday,

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Coops… I love the paper pieced 21.. looks fab! and the papers and embellies are very pretty… beautiful colours! :-)
Hope you enjoy your shopping trip!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

love the paper pieced numbers and pretty papers -good luck with the shopping,hope you get everything you want
carol x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Nic. Love the stamp and pretty papers.
Hope you ad a good shopping trip.
Lorraine x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Nic, beautiful flowers and design as always.
Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

Chrissy said...

Hope you have [had] a wonderful day shopping and pampering..gorgeous card the dimension of the number and love the flowers and butterflies...very pretty.


Louise said...

Sounds like you would have had lots of fun spending your birthday money,loving your card and wish I was twenty one again too
Louise xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful are your cards Coops and this is another one of them x

jimlynn said...

A beautiful card for someone turning 21! Love all the flowers and the design you used on this. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card x Susan x

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card!
Enjoy spending your Birthday cash ... I'm gonna try some of that cream. Oh, and your watch is gorgeous, loving the wee owl!

thecraftycavalier said...

I think that the card is beautiful and the photo is great. I haven't a clue about my camera settings and am in awe of your knowledge!!! I love this card - I have the 18th stamp and really really must use it! Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs, Jayne x

nwilliams6 said...

21 was a fun age - wish I could do it over again some days! Sweet card with lovely details Nic. So glad you have something that is really helping your skin. Natural stuff is probably the best. Hugz!

Desire Fourie said...

Nic I am so pleased you got so many spoils for your birthday. Just love your beautiful chic card with the gorgeous flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun girly card! I love the big '21' and the fab flowers you added! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Jackie said...

Another ctunning card and such pretty colours. Sounds like you are going to have a lovely day spending your Birthday money :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and such pretty colours

Michelle said...

How gorgeous Nic - lovely soft pastel colours and I love the way you have layered the numbers - Michelle x

Jane said...

Beautiful Nic, love Jane x

sian said...

what a lovely pretty card its so elegant. Thanks for entering JIC this week and I hope to see you again for future challenges. Sian (JIC DT Co-Owner)

Sue said...

Fabulous card Nic I love it!
Sue xx

Jacee said...

Such a pretty card, love the little flowers and the butterflies.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Nic..... Thanks for playing along with us at Fab' n''Funky this week
Wendy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful papers on this card Nic. Thanks for your gorgeous comment on my last card hun, made my day. Sorry for my late comment. Busy days!! Thanks for entering our last challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations in our next challenge. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Nic love the soft colours and the number stamp, awesome card.
lorraine x

Juls said...

fabby!! Loving the combo of papers :-) xx

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous, Luv Sam x

robert claudine said...

Fabulous! Thank you for your participation on JIC and good luck. Tinanoute

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, 21 is a dim and distant memory for me! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Coop's, Thanks for playing along with us in our Milestone Birthday Challenge at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

MagsB said...

(Goodness, 21 was a very long time ago for me!!!) Your card is just perfect for such an important birthday, I love how the numbers take centre stage!

And a belated Happy Birthday to you, too!

love Mags B x

Sarah said...

Beautiful 21st card Nic, love the papers & design x