Friday, 17 August 2012

Teddy Bears Picnic

Good morning peeps, tis only little ole me popping by after such a long absence and hopefully I´m back for a while! I had my first hip replacement six weeks ago and whilst mobility still isn´t great at least I have got rid of the awful pain in my right hip.
Anyhoo I have finally got back into crafting and had a wee play with this much neglected stamp, can´t believe  I have had "Strawberry Tea" by Elisabeth Bell for over three years and never inked her up.


I have coloured her with my copics and as always used my nestability dies. Papers are Me to You Spring Chic, pearls and gems from Mei Flowers and everything else from my stash.

Challenges:

Crafts and Me - Add some Lace
Crafty Catz - Animals
Crafter´s Companion - Best Friends
Crafty Ribbons - Feeling Fruity
Elisabeth Bell´s World - A Summer Scene
Flutter By Wednesday Open but you must use a Fairy or Butterfly
J&C Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says -Animal Antics
Totally PaperCrafts - Inspired by a Song ... Teddy Bears Picnic

edited just noticed my postings show Spanish time despite clock on my computer showing British time, any way round this please?




30 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and pretty papers.

It's lovely to see you have got back into crafting ... hope you are recovering well from your hip op.

Not really sure about the spanish time ... you probably need to go into your settings and change it back to UK.

Lisa x

j said...

Love your card Nicola from 1 lancashire lass to another hunz j

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Nicola, it's so good to see you back in blogland again. Pleased to hear that the hip operation has reduced the pain, and I hope the mobility improves very soon.
Your card is gorgeous (as ever)! - Love the papers and the colouring - fab. layout too!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Betty said...

Hi Nicola
Great to see a card from you so glad you're crafting again. You haven't lost your touc, hbeautiful card love the image and colours you've used
Hugs
Bettyxxx

Jenée said...

This is such a lovely, lovely little card. Those Elizabeth Bell images are always so sweet, and you've done well by this one. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday. Look forward to seeing you again.

carol said...

Hello..lovely sweet card, fab image, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, CRAFTY RIBBONS and
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS, x carol

Pat said...

Lovely card Nicola, sweet image and gorgeous pastel papers. Lovely to see you posting again, glad the hip operation went well and that you now have relief from pain. Hope you are soon recovered and mobile again. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Flutterby Trina said...

How adorable! She looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Craft Sentiments Designs with our sketch challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon! xx

Marcea said...

wow, this is just stunning. You would never know you had been away for so long looking at this beautiful creation. Looking forward to seeing more lovely creations xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola I am so glad to see you posting again, I am glad the operation went well and the pain has gone, I love, love this beautiful card the image, colours and design are stunning. Take care
Hugs
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Beautiful Nicola...and glad to hear you are on the mend too sweetie...:o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine A said...

Hi Nicola :-) so lovely to see you back ! :-) your card is absolutely gorgeous , you haven't lost you knack :-)

glad you're doing well and hope you're fully fit in no time :-)

it sounds like your blog is still set on CET and you will need to go into settings to make it GMT :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Chrissy said...

Adorable card Nicola, gorgeous colouring and design, thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hi hun, how nice to see you, hope your ok and your hp feels better now,
love your card,

you managed to get used to new blogger yet lol, hugs liz xx

pinky said...

Glad to hear your pain has gone Nicola and I am sure you will be back on your feed like a new woman in no time. My aunt had both her's done and she is amazing! Love your gorgeous card, it is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Pinky

Danni said...

So happy to see you back blogging and crafting! What a darling card, just precious! Good to see you at FBW this week!

Cheryl said...

hi Hun I am so chuffed to hear you are no longer in pain Hun,must have been really hard,as for your card Hun well its gorgeous love the image,and as always your detail is just first class hugs Cherylxxxx

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck..

Caz CS DT

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! Really gorgeous creation and I'm sure it feels great inking her up too!! :) So glad to hear that you are getting along better now my friend!! Thanks so much for stopping by as it's wonderful to "see" you!! BIG HUGS

Liz's creative corner said...

Only me again hun, thanks for your lovely comments on my recycled box lol, hugs Liz xx

Joey said...

Nicola this is so cute, gorgeous image and love the softness of colour, thanks for joining us at Flutterby. Joey x

Karal Schuknecht said...

Such a pretty card. I had to come over from Simon Says for a closer look.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I just love all the sweetness in this adorable card. Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my post too. Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day.

Mandy said...

Hello lovely lady, it's nice to see you back hun, I hope you'll be waltzing around the lounge in no time :)
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Nicola, the image is adorable and I love the pretty pastels.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at EBWC this month ...

Rose said...

Nicola, your EB's Strawberry Tea image looks fabulous on this softly and beautifully layered, summertime card. So glad to see your entry at the Elisabeth Bell's World "Summer Scene" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

bonnie said...

So super cute...thank you for joining us over at Crafty Ribbons! ;) Hugs, Bonnie x

Elaine said...

Hello again Nicola just popped over to thank you for following me you are so kind Hugs Elaine