Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Happy Wednesday

Morning peeps, hope you are not all exhausted in this heat like I am. What I would give for a good shower of rain but alas I will have a wee while to wait for that.
Today as always is Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and the theme this week has been set by the lovely Michelle and she has chosen Buttons and Bows and this is also the theme set at The Next Level.Charisma Cardz theme is Buttons, Pile it On is to use three different embellishments plus to enter more that one challenge - flowers, ribbon and buttons, Whimsy Stamps theme is Happy Birthday - thought I would be different and include a birthday verse rather than a sentiment. Dottie´s World are looking for a garden theme, flowers etc and last but by no ways least Die Cut Dreams theme is Corners and Curls so I hope the swirls on my insert count.

For my card I have coloured Water Lilly, from set 2, and coloured her with my prismas blending with sansodor and adding a touch of glamour dust to her wings and eyes. My paper is from the "Scenic" section of Bearly Mine Designs-Designer Inserts Extreme cd and all flowers, ribbons and buttons are from my stash.

My insert papers are also from Designer Inserts Extreme cd and I have flipped the left hand paper and also my Water Lilly and inserted a birthday verse.

I am honoured to receive this wonderful award from the mega talented Vikki and I have to pass this onto 5 other deserving blogs. Now this is not easy as you all have wonderful blogs full of inspiration but 5 is the rule I must follow so I am going to pass this onto my daughter Marcea because she is always so sweet and kind, Jodi who is celebrating her Birthday today - happy birthday sweetie, Donna my fellow DT buddie, Chris fellow DT too and Vicki, what this girl don´t know about stamping simply ain´t worth knowing!

Enjoy your day, I am now off for a cuppa as I am parched again. -x-


Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

This is a gorgeous card! :-)

Marcea said...

wow, what a beauty!!! Gorgeous idea of using the scenes on the outside with your fairy. Stunning insert ..... someone will truly treasure this card. Oooh thanks for the award :o) and congrats to you!!!!!

Sheila said...

Aww Nicola Waterlilly, looks gorgeous Sweetie, love what you've done with herand the inside is stunning!!!
Thanks for joining us again this week over on Dottie's World.
Hugs as always
Sheila xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is such a lovely card. Everything is just perfect. I better check out these cd`s with papers.
Great job you done on this challenge and thanks for playing.
Hugs Gunn

Tara said...

OMG Nicola! That's an amazing amount of challenges covered in one card, fantastic!
Your card is gorgeous and the WaterLily Pixie looks so beautiful in amongst the flowers!!
Thanks so much for joining in with DW this week ;o) xx

Denise Clark said...

Such a pretty card, Nicola! Love the colors and the layout! You did a terrific job on the coloring. Also thanks for the heads up on a couple challenges that I wasn't aware of. I'm going to go check those out now.

pinky said...

Excellent card Nicola, just loving the image and the background. The inside is beautiful, too nice to give away lol.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Wow Nicola this card is stunning.. It looks as if the foliage is jumping out of the page, what a fabulous effect. As always your colouring is mindblowingly fantastic, your attention to detail is superb. The inside decorated as beautifully as the outside. Simply stunning!
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card both inside and out! Love the image and your coloring, fabulous detail accents. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy and Pile It On! challenges. ~Denise :)

Taylor said...

pure gorgeousness!

Michele Spera said...

Hi Nicola
I love this image:-) Those DP are perfect for her:-) I really like the flowers added too!! Really nice job on this, I love the shading on the image too!!

Lelia said...

WOAH! You really did pile it on! I have no idea how you do so many challenges all rolled in to one. Wonderful!


Cathy said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the gorgeous colors and that image is too sweet!! Very nice job!!

Hugs, Cathy

Heather said...

Ah Nicola such a lovely scene and the inside is just as super gorgeous as the outside is!!!

Love it!!!


Liz said...

Oh wow thats so lovely Georgous Beautiful cant get the right work Layout is fab u ate just a true artist Nicola no other word will do!
LOVE it!

Liz xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola well what can I say....I am lost for words.....well not quite lol. This is an absolute masterpiece I am sorry if anyone thinks I am OTT but when I see such beauty it is quite overwhelming and I must say what I feel. The design of this card is perfect and I think that faerie is so gorgeous and the scene is just wonderful.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Nicola,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Nicola!
Such a gorgeous image and love your background scene!
kim x

Michelle said...

Nicola this card is out of this world!! I LOVE the scene on the front of the card - holy moly is fantastic. And then the inside is just as go girl! And to meet so many challenges well you rock for sure!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a beautiful card so gorgues xxxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Donna said...

Wow Nicola, what an amazing card and to enter it into so many challenges too, that's incredible, love your coloring as usual, and your embellies, but am missing them wee tiny flowers lol.
Also thank you for the award I will put it on my blog.
Donna xx

Jodi said...

Good morning Nicola!! OH you are just a sweetheart for sharing this award with me and for your birthday wishes!! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!!
Your card is just fabulous!! I love all your wonderful details on it, so pretty and cute!
Jodi =)

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Wow Nicola, this is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many details here that I just keep seeing something new the more I look at it. I also love the inserts! Great job on all those challenges!! Hugs, Harriet

craftypagan said...

Oh this is soooo pretty! I love that image! Gorgeous insert too! Hugs Rowena-Pile it On dt

Ann Kranitz said...

Sorry that it is so hot and dry. That can really wear you down. But it did not take away your mojo because this card ROCKS!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Nicola!! I love all of your details!! Lovely job!!

Susie Sugar said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, the papers are lovely and the image is coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining in our challenge at DCD
Hugs Susie xx

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Nicola, this is gorgeous! Waterlilly is colored so beautifully and the scene you created just wonderful! Well done!
Blessings, Maria

raindropecho said...

Great job on this! Those flowers look amazing and so does that gate. The inside looks wonderful, too. Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Anonymous said...

this card is so pretty! I love the shimmer you added to the wings. Great detail of the garden too.

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

-- dalis

Danni said...

I'm speechless! This is simply stunning! Gorgeous work of art, Nicola!

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun I lopve this and the inside looks beautiful to. What a talented family you are sweetie, well done to you on Marcea on the DT post I love Donnas CDs and really must get back to her on how to resize the inserts, so I can use them more. Cannot wait to see yoru creations
Hugs Jacqui x

Cheryl said...

oh my hun this is the most adorable card your layout is brilliant your colouring super image perfect and those papers are just lush inside is brill too.
You are such a talented lady no wonder you are on so many DT as your designs are always made to perfection all my love cheryl xxxxxxx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

What a beautiful card. I love how you did the inside. Very pretty!

Hmm, heat huh? Send some our way. We are not having a good summer so far here in Ontario!

Paula said...

Wow Nicola this is absolutly Beautiful all the detail is fabulous.
Paula xxxx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Nicola!! What a beautiful card hun!! I really love how you've colored it in!! :)

Thanks so much for the award, your wonderful thoughts and kind comments are so much appreciated!! HUGS

joey said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS card Nicola, this is stunning and so beautifully made.

ps: congrats on your award.x

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Girl! this card is so whimsical. Love the layout, the details and the fact that you completed the inside.

Marimer said...

¡Uhau!, es precioso, me encanta este card. Enhorabuena, saludos.

Christine said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you did the scene!


Caroline said...

stunning card Nicola and the insert is brilliant too
Caroline xx

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card outside and in!! I really love the swirls on the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Amy Schultz said...

love the vibrant colors!

Amy --Pile It On DT

Adele said...

Beiful card- stunning colours! Thank you for playing along with Dottie's World!


Vickilyn said...

Love it!!!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see more from you in the weeks ahead!

PIO Owner

Louly said...

Oh my word Nicola! It's totally stunning! I love how you've decorated the inside of the card too. The recipient is going to be thrilled!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl, you sure incorporated it all for those challenges to create this luscious card!! What a beauty! Congrats on the award and thanks for thinking of me. I feel so honored!!

Nicole Bailey said...

oh Nicola I just Love your is so all those details and the papers you used are totally fabby!
Thanks for playing with us this week at Charmed Downloads!

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, I love the scene you have created, it is so effective.

Liza x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Just beautiful, so pretty love the image and the inserts, wish they came bigger than 6x6
Chris xx