Thursday, 9 September 2010

Down By the Riverside

Good morning peeps, hope you are all well and enjoying yourselves. Time, for me at the moment is very precious and I have had to take a back seat with blogging but do hope to catch up with all my buddies real soon. The de-cluttering process is going great, I should never be allowed so much storage space cos I am a hoarder but whey hey I have reduced a triple double wardrobe to less than one and helped clothe the homeless into the bargain! OMG it was like Hazel giving Viv the same treatment in Emmerdale. Thank goodness only 3 more bedrooms to go and smaller wardrobes so should be much easier!

This week we have a fabulous theme for you at Lili of the Valley

One for the Boys

I now find this challenge so much easier especially with the wonderful range of stamps available at Lili of the Valley and what a snip they are at only £3.75 each. Have you checked out the fabulous new Christmas Range yet, if not, why not - go on take a look and spoil yourself, you know you´re worth it?

I have coloured "By the River" from the Boys/Mens Collection available from Lili of the Valley , with both copics and prismas and added only the lightest touch of glamour dust - cutting out with my nesties. Papers are My Mind´s Eye Bloom & Grow, sentiment from Stampin Up, gems and charm from stash. I did pinch a wee bit of hubby´s twine, which he uses for the rigging on his model ships, to attach the charm.


Crafty Creations - Transportation ... my charm
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything book related ... Down by the riverside ... Tanah Keeta Song Book
Cupcakes - Books and Stories ... As Above
Fab´n´Funky - What'eva
The Crafty Pad - Lemon, Lime and Mango
Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Water either in word or image
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch with optional extra to use a knot ... I tied 3 on the twine


Pops x said...

I am loving this image it is really fab sweetie, gorgeous colours too big hugs love Pops x x

Paula said...

Wow Nicola such a fab boys card absolutly love the colours and the image is so so sweet.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Kruemel said...

What a cute card! Love the happy colors and that little sailboat charm goes perfectly with the image!

Thanks for playing with our books & stories challenge at Cupcake Craft!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Nicola,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Catherine said...

What a sweet card Nicola ! The image is so so cute ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Michele Spera said...

really nice job on this:-) Love the colors you picked for it and I love the added layers on it with the charm:-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw what a sweet image Nicola!! So peaceful and cute!! Love your coloring and choice of paper too!

Sheila said...

Hiya Nicola, he is the cutest little fella, so perfect for the little fellas in our lives :-).
Love the layout hun & your colouring is beyond gorgeous sweetie.
Sheila xx
P.S when you've finished your tidying up you can come start on mine :-) xxx

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

mforquer said...

OH what a cute card! I love this image and that little charm is just perfect! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week - I look foward to seeing more of your creations!

Crafty Chris said...

ah such a little cutie and gorgeous papers.
Chris x

Becky said...

What an adorable card, love the layout and colors. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Little K Smith said...

This is a gorgeous card Nicola, I adore this image, think it's my fave boys image! Fab papers and layout too.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Nicola,gosh it's quiet in blogland with out you hun lol,your cards fabulous,love the image and your colouring, I went to a craft show last weekend and treated myself to a few LOTV gorgeous stamps, lol,hugs Liz xx


Fabulous card Nicola - just love the LOTV images - they're too darned cute to resist!! Sounds as though you are extremely busy and close to packing your cases?? Wishing you all the best. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jodi said...

Cute image and pretty coloring! Love the layout and cute charm.
Jodi =)

Danni said...

This is so adorable!! Just darling!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is precious Nicola! look at that sweet face...GORGEOUS card hun!
hugs & blessings!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola what a fabulous card that image is so adorable and cute, your papers and design are gorgeous. I wanted to thank you for your lovely comments you have left on my blog they mean so much to me.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

this is too adorable it must be the same collection as the boy holding the sailboat? love it and your layout. I have a little something for you on my blog

Lovely Linda said...

Awww - this is adorable! I love that image and your gorgeous colouring! Great embellishing too! Love it! It is great to have you play along for this weeks Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge and would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

maxine said...

Hi A great card, lovely image and fab lo. Thanks for joining us at The crafty pad this week and good luck.

Kim Piggott said...

Nicola what a super sweet card I love it!
kim x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

awww how cute your card is! I love the dangling sailboat charm. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

craftyb said...

Awwww...your card is just as cute as can be! Your image is your pp's....such a lovely fresh card! Perfect for our Crafty Creations challenge! bx

Lisette Morris said...

So Sweet!! The sentiment is perfect. I love this little image. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh what a CUTIE!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun you really do make the most amazing cards,hun this image is just so super sweet,and your detail my friend is just pure joy,love hugs cheryl x
oh hun,just seen you have won some candy over at slyvias hun,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Nicola, i love the layout and the gorgoeus image you have used. Fab colours too
love tasha xx

Susie Sugar said...

What a cool card love the papers and the image is great too