Friday 23 January 2015

Thanks ....

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Well my day of crafting didn`t go to plan yesterday, i had my eyebrows done.Nipped into work to have a cuppa with my Mum,.Picked up groceries for tea.
Got home and then stupidly decided to defrost my fridge which has been a pain since we had it.It is only on number 1, according to the manual this is the warmest setting with 0 being the fridge turned off.
But it keeps getting huge build ups of ice at the back and i mean HUGE, as in 6 inches thick.
I emptied the fridge out, put in some bowls of hot water and then i had to go to work as my Mum had to nip out for a meeting.
So by the time i got back home it was nearly teatime and the ice was just as thick in the fridge, cue boiling kettles of water to loosen it and finally it is off.
With all that drama, lol i only made this card so hopefully i get time to make a quickie one this morning before work later.
Right, enough of my twaddle and on to my card which i am also entering into the following challenges:
1.Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Challenge 131 - Things with wings
2.Crafty Boots Challenge - Butterflies
3.Creative Card Crew Challenge - Challenge 79 - Shabby chic
5.Creative Inspirations Challenge - Challenge 297 - Pretty pearls
6.Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - Challenge 94 - Things with wings
7.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge 111 - Anything goes with ribbon

Products used are:
White card
First Edition paper
Distress tool
Distress ink
Stickles stardust
Pearl swirls
Spellbinders dies
Hobbyart butterfly stamps
Justrite sentiment stamp
White pleated fabric
Beige fabric ribbon

Oops my stickles are still wet, sorry but it really does sparkle irl.
I won these beautiful butterfly a while ago from the Crafty Cardmakers challenge and this is my first time inking them up.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot :D
My laddo is off to secondary school for the day today, they are giving them a tester of whats to some in September.
Lotsa Hugs


NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun, the butterflies are a lovely finishing touch. I can relate to your fridge issues, we've had pretty much the same problem! Oh and thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations :) xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Nic,fab butterflies and

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the beautiful embellishments and love the B.papers
Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love the butterflies. I have had frost free fridge freezers for years, remember what a horrid job defrosting was though x

Sue said...

This is stunning Nic, I love the design with gorgeous layers and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful, Coops! Those butterflies and die-cuts are just gorgeous!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous make none-the-less after your eventful day. Beautiful card.

Viv said...

Lovely card Coops.. we have a build up of ice here too.. about 6 inches of snow outside still! LOL

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Nic this is gorgeous and I would be so pleased with myself if I managed to make something halfway as good as that in a day! Susan x

thecraftycavalier said...

Agghh! Sorry about the freezer Coops - these things are sent to try us! Hope it's defrosted now. This card is simply stunning. Really pretty papers and colour tones - love that die too ;-) Beautiful. Hugs, Jayne x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, Luv Sam x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Nic. Great design and I love the butterflies.

Hugs Sarahxx


Stunning and beautiful card Nic gorgeous colour's and design have a lovely weekend
Dianne xx :)

Margarets designer cards said...

You might have only had time for one card but it's a totally stunning and gorgeous card.
Sounds like you have a faulty fridge I wonder if the number dial has been put on wrong try the highest number it might not make so much ice,

Lau W said...

Oh ! So beautiful card, very very elegant !

Mary J said...

What a pain for you! Something seriously wrong with your fridge!!

Your card is so romantic - love it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, thank you for entering it into the F&F challenge and good luck xxx Annie

Jackie said...

Oh wow, stunning card coops.
Sonds like that 'fridge wants a good kick :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissy said...

I'll give you an easy tip for defrosting Coops..a hot hair quick and easy and the ice falls off in huge chunks..and I don't even have to turn my fridge off.
Fantastic elegant card..just beautiful.


Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful, I just love the way you detailed the layout on this one... You have a natural way of creating... love it!

Jacee said...

What a beauty Nic, love your design, the butterflies are gorgeous
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Céline said...

absolutly stunning
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Sandra H said...

Can be soooo anoying defrosting and time comsumming too!! your card is gorgeous Coops l love the distressed look and the layout and embellis are stunning x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful creation Nic the colours, design and embellishments look awesome.
lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Nic. x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Nic, so much to see and love the muted tones. Get the old hair dryer out, I used to use that on our old fridge but be careful!! Hope your son had a good experience today.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Nic. Love the design and pretty butterflies.
Lorraine x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your fridge is not right :(

However, your card is lovely :) Something to really smile about. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lee said...

Oh dear you sound exhausted.Love the card though so pretty.xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Cops
Stunning as usual...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Nic! I love the dies you've used, delish papers and lovely swirly pearls too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Coops what a stunning card!! love it!, i haven't been on blogger much as looking after mum a lot but just trying to catch up on my talented blogger buddies!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Nic. I always defrost the freezer with the hairdryer. Much quicker and easierr.

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Stranger alert!!!

My apologies for not visiting for a while Coops .. .. life is rather manic at the moment and I am meeting myself coming backwards.

I have really enjoyed looking back on all the posts I have missed. You sound as busy as ever.

Love Jules xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Coop's, I like your design
Kevin xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful butterfly card.

Lozzy said...

Absolutely adore your card Nic, stunning design and pretty colour tone. Pretty and elegant..Hugs Lozzy xx

Only By His Grace said...

Adorable card Coops. I love the colour scheme.
Hugs Maz

Sandy said...

Stunning, love all those layers, fab diecut and the beautiful bow and butterflies.
PS glad your son had a great trial run at secondary school. It's a big step and sounds like he enjoyed it.

Sue B said...

Oh this is stunning Coops… what a fab layout and I love the die cuts and the beautiful butterflies and pearls! :-)
Ooh your fridge/freezer sounds like ours… we have it on warm setting too and it gets icebergs in it… what a pain it is! it takes ages even with hairdryer... so we usually end up eating all the food and then turning it off while it melts... which is very messy.
Hope you got it sorted out ok
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

sian said...

What a lovely elegant card, I love how all the elements work so well together. Thank you for entering JIC challenge this week, I hope you will join us next week when the challenge will be - Heat Embossing. Sian - JIC Co-Owner

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

paper fun said...

Very lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.