Monday, 27 July 2015

Thinking of you.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.

Super early post from me today as today is the day of the start of a new venture.
I have to be in work at 6am to carry out a full stocktake and then after that the franchised business that I work for will then be under new ownership.
Me and my Mum have gone into partnership together, so from about 10am ish today I will be self employed,eeeeek :D

Anyhoo I am sure a lot of you had already guessed but there you are, that is the news.
It has taken so long with various things cropping up, we started the process at the end of February but finally we are here.

We will need a few weeks to settle in, we know the day to day running as my Mum has been the manager for 16 years but we still have a few things to learn :s

Some friends and family still do not know yet so please could I ask that no-one mentions it on my facebook, pretty please.

Anyhoo lets get on to why you are here, a card.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

1.Stamping Sensations Challenge - July - Feature a creature
2.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 124 - Anything goes
3.Fussy & Fancy Challenge - 144 - Things with wings
4.Brown Sugar Challenge - 156 - Anything goes
5.Allsorts Challenge - 321 - Add a butterfly
6.Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - 147 - Something with B (butterfly, bow, button)
7.Pile It On Challenge - 79 - Thinking of you

Products used are:
White card
First edition papers
Cheery Lynn doily die
Pearl trimmed lace
Distress tool
Personal Impression sentiment stamp
Woodware Zentangle Butterfly stamp - stamped once and then paper pieced and then stamped again onto pattered paper to give it dimension,
Stickles stardust

A close up of the pretty butterfly.

A close up to the dimension on the butterfly.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by :D
Hugs Nic.



Gorgeous and beautiful card Nic love the butterfly and gorgeous colour's and wishing you all the best to you and your mum on your new partnership together
Dianne xx :)

Chrissy said...

Congratulations to you and your Mum Coops and I wish you both all the very best in the world..I'm sure you will be a great exciting..
Your card is just beautiful...gorgeous butterfly and lush very pretty.


Janette said...

Congrats on the news Nic, I hope you do well, and your Mum of course.....
Beautiful card....
Enjoy your day..xx

Jackie said...

Your card is as gorgeous as ever coops.
Wishing you and your Mum success and happiness in your new venture :o)
Jackie xx

Dortesjs said...

wonderful romantic cards love all the layers and the butterfly is gorgeous

Lo Scatolone di Dodò said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Nic, such a beautiful butterfly and stunning design.
So pleased to hear your good news - how exciting for you and your mum. I wish you both all the best.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

Congratulations to you both you and Mum Nic and I wish you every success!! Love your pretty card too xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow congratulations nic. All the very best in your new venture
Your card is beautiful as always

Hugs Kelly

crafty-stamper said...

Good luck and congratulations to you and your Mum--fabulous card and love the beautiful butterfly and gorgeous bow and layers
Carol x


Huge congratulations on your new venture Nic - wishing you and your Mum all the best for the future.

Your card is fabulous (as always) - what an awesome Butterfly and gorgeous colours. LOVE it!

Have a happy day - Sylvia xxx

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous card Coops, beautiful colours and layers. I love all the beautiful detail.
Best wishes in the new venture, I know it will be a wonderful success. Xxxxxxxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love your colours, hugs Pops x

Jane said...

Woo hoo way to go Nic - congratulations to you and your Mum xxx oops nearly forgot, lovely card :)

Sharon said...

Congratulations and good luck with your venture!
Sharon x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great news and good luck to you and your mum in this new venture Nic.
Lovely card today too, A pretty combination of lemon and lilac, love it.

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and beautiful papers x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Coops! Love the pretty floral papers and your layered butterfly is so stunning against the white doily, love it! hugs :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous as ever, love the colour combo and that lucious big bow x

Sue said...

Stunning card Nic,love everything about it.
I am so chuffed for you,onwards and upwards hunny.
Hugs xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card as always Coops.
And Good Luck to you both with the business.

Jacee said...

A wonderful card Nic so very pretty.
I wish you well on what sounds like an exciting adventure, but what exactly is it! would love to know
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Elizabeth Hart said...

So gorgeous -- the colors in the butterfly are stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

thecraftycavalier said...

Super pretty design Coops :-) Beautiful papers and a stunning layout. Fabulous news about you and your Mum going into partnership :-) Aww, I wish you all the best! Hugs, Jayne xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is stunning Nic.
Sue x

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Coops. The butterfly is so pretty and love the gorgeous bow and the layers.
Enjoy your week and congratulations on your business venture with your mum.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! Congratulations and the very best of luck to you and your Mum!
Gorgeous card, that's a fabulous butterfly :)

Jules said...

Hi Coops

Wishing you and your Mum all the best in your new venture together .. .. how exciting.

Loving all the projects you have been posting. Especially the Dream Big card and this gorgeous butterfly card. Beautiful colours, papers and embellishments.

Hope the early morning stock take went OK.

Love Jules xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is one fabulous creation Nic and lovely colour combo..xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Nic - lovely layers and gorgeous butterfly. I wish you loads of luck on your new venture - Michelle x

catherine said...

This is a fabulous card Nic and beautiful colours. I am so pleased to hear your news and I am sure you will both make a fabulous job of it both and good luck to you. Sorry for not having been around visiting much lately
x catherine

Nathalie said...

So cute card. I love papers. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Lynne K said...

So pretty! I love the colours, the gorgeous papers and that stunning butterfly! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Lynsey said...

Hi Nic, this is a beautiful card! Love the butterfly! Good luck with your new business venture, hope it goes well!
Hugs Lynsey x

Joan said...

Lovely card and such a beautiful butterfly

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Sheila said...

Congratulations Nic! Wish you every success in your new venture! X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good luck with your new venture, sompleased for you. Gprgeous card, lovely butterfly and colours x

Jane Savage said...

Many congratulations on your awesome news, Coops! What an exciting adventure you and your mum are taking together! I wish you all the luck in the world!!
Gorgeous card with stunning colours and such a super lush bow too! Xxx

Lozzy T said...

So pretty..Hugs Lozzy x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful butterfly and bow.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Thank you for entering it for the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge blog x Lisa x

Tracey Boley said...

Beautiful creation,such a pretty image and papers

Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

MagsB said...

Wishing you and your Mum all the very best in your exciting new venture! Oh - and your card is fabulous, the butterfly is just gorgeous!!

love Mags B x