Sunday, 10 June 2012

Ooh to sit out and eat icecream

Good evening folks, sorry I´ve been AWOL for ages. It´s months since I made a card or browsed blogland but hopefully I´m back for a wee while at least. Once I get these new hip replacements hopefully I´ll be hunky dory again. I can´t believe I haven´t made a card in months but better late than never I suppose, at one point I didn´t think I´d ever craft again but thanks to my daughter´s constant encouragement here I am.

I have no idea what has happened to blogger in my absence so will keep trying to publish this post. Does anyone know how to get the old page back?

Ooh I can´t believe I have never inked up "Summer Icecream" which I´ve had for ages, I coloured this cutie with copics and cut out with my beloved nesties - I sure would be lost without them as I would my glamour dust which simply isn´t showing up with this dreadful light. Paper is "First Edition" Up, up and Away and everything else from stash.


Crafter´s Companion - Time to Embellish
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo - Pearls, Ribbon/Lace, Glitter
Crafty Ann´s - It´s a Girl Thing
Crafty Catz - Summer Time
Delightful Challenge - Fun In The Sun
Fun with Shapes and more - Summer
J & C Creations Challenge - All That Glitters
My Mum´s Craft Shop - Bingo - Flowers, Pearls and Die Cuts
My Time to Craft - Hats or Handbags
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - My favourite sketch challenge
Totally Gorjuss - Sunshine

edited - no idea why my time zone is out, can anyone help me with this please.


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Such a lovely card.

mulberry station said...

Gorgeous card. I love all the beautiful embellishments. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Pamela said...

Hi Nicola, how nice to see you back again. Your card is beautiful and such pretty colours and cute image.
Sorry I am not a lot of help with the technical stuff, I tend to fumble my way around, hope someone can help you with it.

Pam xx

Marcea said...

woohoo,welcome back!!!!! Really gorgeous card and I can see sparkle too which is so pretty. So glad you called it encouragement and not nagging rofl. Hope you have started your next card. Sorry I didnt reply to your text - spent 24hours with head down loo being sick.
Feeling on the mend now thank god! xxx

carol said...

Beautiful card, so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATz, X Carol

Crafty Chris said...

Hiya great to see you back, i went back to the old blogger but it will be going after a while in your dashboard at the top you will see a little cog wheel, hit it and you will see a drop down menu and old blog style will be there, hope this helps and beautiful card.
Chris x

Kathie said...

Hi Nicola, this is such a lovely card and great image and wonderful colours. I do love all your added embellishments the perfect finishing touch to your card. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT


WELCOME BACK TO BLOGLAND Nicola! What a fabulous card to return with - love the gorgeous colours and the embellishments. You certainly haven't lost any of your crafting talent, that's for sure!

I do hope everything goes well for you with the hip replacements.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jeannie said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the pretty colors and swirls and beautiful bling! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, this sure is one darling card!! Gorgeous coloring and embellies! Love your image, she is so sweet. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Nicola, gorgeous image and lovely colours you have used, love the swirl. So nice to see you back blogging, have missed your beautiful creations.

Pat xx

Mummy lade said...

thrilled to see you up and about, knickers on and all ;)

I've missed you here in blogland

Heide said...

Beautiful card, glad to hear you are back to posting and making cards. Your card has lovely coloring and great papers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

A beautiful come back! Glad you feel well enough to create! Your card is gorgeous! Yes, we are all still trying to get use to the new blogger design!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola it is so lovely to have you back with us again I have thought about you often. This card is an absolutely delight to see, the image, flower and flourish look amazing, superb card, I look forward to visiting you again soon, take care.
Lorraine x

Ann Whitfield said...

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

Pulsatilla said...

WOW a beautiful, romantic summer card you've conjured up. Looks like a summer fairy tale. Thank you for your participation in fun with shapes and more, hopefully before the next challenge! greetings ANDREA

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,welcome back was only thinking about you the other day wondering if you were okay,sorry to hear about all,your pain hun hope they get it sorted out real soon,
As for your card boy you have not lost your touch sweetie as this is simply stunning,the detail is just amazing,take care sweetie and hope you get it sorted soon hugs Cherylxxxxx

Betty said...

Welcome back my friend. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the lovely comments on my blog. You haven't lost your touch, your card is gorgeous


Hi Nicola
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
hugs Dianne xx

DT Member

Rosietoes said...

How lovely to see you posting again Nicola. Gorgeous card and lovely flourishes.

I hope you don't have too long to wait for your op. All the best for it.

Edna x

Cindy Haffner said...

SOFT and so PRETTY!~

Trudie said...

Beautifully soft. Gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week. Trudie xx

Sharon Basel said...

Such a pretty card! I love this sweet image and all your wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this card is just lovely! So glad you pulled this one "out of storage" and made it up! I love the color combination that you used. Thanks for playing along with Delightful Challenges this week!


Chriss -DT

Patti P. said...

Nicola, I adore this image and your coloring of her. The flourish is so pretty....Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Arlana said...

Great job on coloring up your image. Love your image, sweet colors and embellishments. Have a sweet day!!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Curlybear said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge, with this absolutely gorgeous creation,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image & papers!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

pinky said...

Wow Nicole you really have been missing in action! So nice to see you back again. I love your gorgeous creation, so pretty and loving those scrolls and pearls. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog, truly honoured. I have been a follower of your for quite some time now lol. Hugs

Larelyn said...

Such a sweet image. I love the flourish and the butterfly, too. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
DT member

Seija said...

Absolutly beautiful, fantastic and so wonderful card. Amazing! Thanks for playing with us at fun with shapes and more! XOXO Michi

Seija said...

Absolutly beautiful, fantastic and so wonderful card. Amazing! Thanks for playing with us at fun with shapes and more! XOXO Michi

Jen said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card. I love the colour scheme that you have used.Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion. xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is a really pretty card Nicola

Emma x