Saturday, 21 January 2012

For a beautifu lady

Good morning folks, hope you are all well. Wow it sure is blowing a gale here this morning and the wind howled all night so think it will be another day indoors again.

I have not done much crafting this year as I have been suffering with back and hip problems since November so sitting, walking etc are not easy and sadly I have stood down from Lili´s Little Fairies, old Lili of the Valley challenge blog where I spent many happy years on the DT.

Anyhoo onto my card, I have used this gorgeous digi image by artist Morgan Fitzsimons available at Scrapbook Stamp Society/ Addicted To Stamps and she is called Cameo 1.
Decided to use my new Me to You - Spring Chic papers, ribbon from Joanna Sheen and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

A wee close up for this gorgeous lady which I have coloured with my copics and cut out with my oval nesties, especially made for my dear friend Betty whose birthday it is today

Crafty Ann´s - What´s New Pussycat ... papers and image
Stampalot - Monochromatic
Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Use something new ... papers and image



Nicola - I am so sorry to hear that you are not well at the moment. Back problems can be so painful.
Your card is stunning, and perfectly coloured. Love the yellow roses too.

Take care - sending love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

CraftyC said...

This is just gorgeous Nicola. She's a beautiful lady and the colours are stunning!

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Nicola, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Stunning card! Love the fresh colours and beautiful image. I am sure Betty will love it!

Sorry to hear you have been suffering with your back and hips ... hope things improve for you soon.

Lisa x

nessy said...

what a stunning card nicola ~ sunshine in a card!!!
hope you feel better very soon!!~maybe some warm sunsine would do you good!!
vanessa xx

mulberry station said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Betty said...

thanks for my beautiful card Nicola and the birthday wishes. The card is even better in real life lo

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is simply stunning that lady is really beautiful love the layout and colurs,really hope you feel better soon hun Hugs cherylxxxxx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Nicola...and love the colour combo too sweetie :o)

have a super evening hun....big hugs Vicky xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, your colouring is fantastic Nicola, love it .. sorry to hear you are not so well, really hope you'll be better soon. Hugs xxx

Heide said...

Such a lovely card, your flowers are just perfect with the great image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Simply gorgeous. I love how the yellow roses compliments those on the image.

Heathers Pur Imagination said...


The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, this is lovely!!! Gorgeous coloring and I love your yellows flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, I love the shades of yellow that you have used and the roses look fantastic
Lindsay xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, I'm sure your friend will love it. Sorry your back is troubling you hope it is soon easing a little. As for the wind last night, all I could hear was the bins blowing around and it has been howling all day. Probably not far from you as we are both Lancashire based.

Pat xx

pinky said...

Nicola thats one gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, love the roses and your colouring is beautiful. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Genevieve said...

Such a stunning image & beautifully coloured, I love the wee flowers too. Sorry to hear that your back is giving you problems, hope you get relief soon. Thanks for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Patti P. said...

This is just the yellows, such a beautiful array of beautiful flowers as well. Great job and so glad you could share with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope you are soon feeling better and 2012 is a better year health wise.

Patti SSW/DT

Arlana said...

Beautiful card. Love your sweet roses and yellows. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Digi Darla said...

Oh my goodness you have made her gorgeous! The colors and flowers just set everything just right! (almost as beautiful as those grandsons!) Love it! XXX~DigiDarla

Sharon Basel said...

Wow what a stunning image and I love the yellows. Beautifully colored and the roses just make this so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Cindy Haffner said...


Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and all of the beautiful yellow roses are fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Nicola I love the sunny yellow, the stamp is fab too xx

Kim Piggott said...

So, so, sorry to hear about your back and hip problems Nicola. They can really bring you down. So rest and take care.
Your card is absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous colours and wonderful design!
kim x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THIS definitely is one BEAUTIFUL LADY!

nic!!!! you've been on my mind lately and i'm sure i would have gotten here SOON! sure hope u are well. now that i have more time in blogland, i hope to be by more!

always good to see you my friend!

hugs :)

Crafty Chris said...

Sorry Nicola its been a while, just so much going on, sorry to hear about your back its so painful back problems, your card is gorgeous she is a beautiful lady indeed and so beautifully coloured,
Chris x

Kathie said...

Hi Nicola this is a lovely card great image and I just adore your yellow roses. Great job and thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Liza said...

Lovely work Nicola, the yellow flowers are so pretty. The weather is starting to pick up over here, although we still have some cold days (although not cold like in the UK!!) I hope you have a great holiday.

Liza x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola I am so sorry that you are suffering and it is sad that you have left LOTV DT but times change don't they. I adore this stunning creation that image looks like a real picture the colours are so rich and intense, i love the papers and those flowers are beautiful, this is a total joy to see.
Lorraine x

Susie Sugar said...

Pretty card Nicola, the lemon yellow is so fresh and uplifting
Your roses are beautiful perfect for this image
Hugs Susie xx

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Victoria said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, love all the roses.

gutted to hear you've been struggling - how are things now for you, any better lovely?

thanks for stopping by Jelly's place and for your lovely comment. I must find some time to do some blog hopping and catching up with folks. SO great to hear from you, especially as I'd literally just mentioned you to Susie on the phone!


Sally H said...

such a fabulous card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

thecraftycavalier said...

Great to see you crafting again Nicola. I love this image and the colouring is fabulous! Just love how you've done the hair - I've taken note!! Great colours too. Hope the pain is lessening and that you are on the mend. Lovely to get a message from you on my blog - big fairy hugs, Jayne xx

Elise said...

HI Nicola! :) Well this is just GORRRRRGEOUS!!! Love how you coloured this beautiful image and this makes me feel like Spring is right around the corner!

I hope your back and hip will start feeling better soon .. we miss you. Take well care hunny.


Heathers Pur Imagination said...

Nicola.... This is simply BREATH TAKING!!!!
You did a fantastic job with Morgan Fitzsimmons Digi. So elegant and the coloring amazing!
Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear friend! :) I've really missed your lovely creations and inspiration!! Thanks for stopping by to visit!!

Love your creation with the yellow colors and beautiful image!! Hope all is well with you friend! HUGS

Shirley N said...

Nicola, your card is beautiful and your coloring is just gorgeous! I hope your back and hip gets better soon. Take care!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Nicola!! Your coloring is stunning on this!! so realistic!! Stunning with the yellow roses too!!

I pray your back and hip improves my friend. Praying for you!!


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Liz said...

Nicola Had to look ur blog out see what u were up to looks sad and neglected like my own Are yOu OK hun or are you still having troulble with ur health Thinking of U and sending love

Liz xx