Thursday, 24 July 2008

New High Hopes stamps


The girls had a great day out today with Nanny and Grandad which gave me a little time to play with some of the fish characters from the High Hopes new releases. I made this card for the girls to give to their Nanny when we go to visit her next week. We are going to Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium so these stamps were just perfect. All stamps are available to buy from Silly Monkey Crafts.

Can't wait to make some more cards with these fun characters.

Hugs,




Card detail:
Stamps: High Hopes - Olivia, Edgar Eel, Findley and Dolly Dolphin
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust and Stickles
Paper: Karen Foster "Bubbles", Bazzill, SU Only Orange Card Stock (All SU products can be purchased through myself)
Embellishments: Doodlebug ABC's (Swimming Pool)
Equipment: Cricut Expression and George Cartridge

63 comments:

agnes said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Loves the colors,fiches and your lovley girls.
Hugs from sanne & Agnes

Joan said...

This card is fabulous Nikki. I love those little fishes....they're so cute. The girls are awfully cute too. Joan

Kathy said...

Wow your coloring is absolutely gorgeous and the stamps look awesome with that pic!! Very cute:) Kathy

Rach said...

oh wow nikki, this card is gorgeous, and will be treasured i'm sure. your colouring is fantastic, beautiful details. love the new stamps...hugs Rach.xx

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

this one is fabulous.
Love the coloring of those great stamps. I think you're mum is very happy when the girls give this to her.
Great they had a great day at the farm.

Hugs,
xoxo karin

Heike said...

Ooohhh Nikki, how cute is this. The Stamps are so funny. Gorgeous work so lovely, your girls look's so sweet :-))) I think your Mom love's this card........

Hugs
Heike

Christine said...

What an absolutely wonderful summer card! Love the colours and the stamps are so cute!
Christine

Dawny P said...

These stamps are fab Nikkie but I really love the photie of the girls - they are just gorgeous xxxxx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab, I love all the images and the colours are great, perfect with the photo

Tara said...

Great card, these images are such a lot of fun xx

Kelly Schelske said...

What an awesome idea!! Love the stamps!! I just go tmine from HH as well, but haven't had a chance to use them yet...it'll have to wait now until after holidays!! I'm sure your Mum will love it, your girls are adorable!! Have a wonderful evening!!

Tina said...

Nikki this i just adorable, the girls grandparents will just love it.... you are right about the stamps, but i think the girls out shine them a little...hehehehe Big Big Hugs Tina xxx

Littlekel90 said...

First that is one beautiful picture of your girls (fun in the sun) and LOTS of color right there, but you added those cute sea creatures and all that sparkle -- really WOWed that one up, girl! I bet Nanny will LOVE it. Beautiful!! :) Kelly

ella bella said...

fabulous card Nikki, love the little fishes and that sentiment is brilliant. The girls grandparents are going to treasure it. really lovely photo of the girls.
have a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Shary said...

Great fun Nikki. Love the way you have coloured them they really stand out.

Ila said...

Gorgeous layout, fantastic colors, coloring and 2 Beautiful little ladies.....This is just Fabuluos Nikki!!...Hugs, Ila

Dawny P said...

There's something over at my blog for you, something niiiiiiice xxxx

Justine said...

Hi Nikki, loving this! colours are so bright and summery, have a great weekend!
Hugs, Justine x x x

Rach said...

Morning Nikki,
Just popping over to Give you this award
Hugs Rach.xx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is brilliant, love the sparkly marine life and your girls are beautiful.

Stacey said...

Gorgeous, thoughtful card. Such beautiful stamps, love the way the fishies glitter and shine. The sentiment is cute too! Have a great weekend ~x~

Gill said...

wow! this looks fabulous, the stamps go perfectly with that lovely photo of your girls, what a fabulous job you did, I'm sure grandparents will adore it
lv gill x

Frances said...

this is so fun and vibrant Nikki. I'm sure the grandparents will love it. Love these characters, that fish just cracks me up whenever I see it (!) and your colouring is fab.

Have a great weekend. xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Nikki, amazing colouring. Your girls are beautful. Love the new High Hopes...not had a chance to play with mine yet :(

Debbie x

Maria said...

Fabulous card Nikki! Love your layout and the colouring is superb - really like the bling on the fish. Your girls are adorable and this will be a treasure I'm sure for your mom. Since I told my girls about Crafty Monkeys, they've been asking daily to checkout the site and start a project. They're really excited and after this weekend's festivities they'll start working on their project. Such a great idea to have a blog/challenge for kids. Have a great weekend, Maria

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki Love the sparkle on the fishes,your Mums going to love it.Hugs Debbie x

Deb said...

fantastic card Nikki, love the fishy stamps, your colouring is fantastic. That is a fab photo of the girls too!

mar1ene said...

Wow! totally adorable Nikki!!
Love how the frame turned out!! amazing and their Nanny will love it :)

Have a fab day! Hugs, Marlene xx

Jeanette said...

This is so adorable. I am going to have to break down and get these stamps sooner rather than later. Looking at your creation, my fingers are starting to itch. I want to color them too! I love this card but cute as the High Hope critters are, your sweet girls really do outshine them. They look so happy!

Claudia Rosa said...

oooh nikki i love this!!!
you certainily picked the cutest stamps out of this new line.
this is wonderful!!!

hugs
claudia

ink'n'rubba said...

Fabulous card with those cute stamps! If you get a free 5 mins in Plymouth give me a shout, I'm just over the Tamar Bridge! annie x

TaraG said...

Nikki,
Your card is soooo much fun, bright and cheery!!! Great colouring and love the sparkles!!I love the pic of your adorable girls that you added,such a great idea! These HH stamps are soooo great I don't know how I have manged to hold off from buying them for so long, smile!!!

All Pink girl said...

Wow its so gorgeous ,love the stamps you have used and the beautiful photos ,Dawnxx

Monique said...

It's gorgious Nikki !! I love everything about it :)).

Hugs Monique

Lim said...

Beautiful Nikki. I love the coloring and all that little creatures. The picture it's perfect.
Looooove the colors.
Hugs,
Lim

Shelly said...

What a super card! I love the way you've coloured the fishes and the sentiment is great! Lovely piccy of the girls, their Nanny is going to love it!

Bubbles said...

Fantastic card Nikki, the images go so well with the beautiful picture of your girls. I love making personal cards like this, it makes them all the more special.
Joanne x

Ingela from Sweden said...

Hi Nikki!

Thanks for your nice words about my card for the challenge in the A Spoon Full Of Suger-blog :-)

Your blog is fab and I would come back soon!

Ingela x

Bev said...

I am gobsmacked Nikki, this is just totally amazing hun. The colours are so vibrant and the stamps are just fab!

Monika said...

wonderful card Nikki, these new stamps are so cute...
wish you a nice weekend too
hugs Monika

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

I already gave you a compliment for this piece of art.
There's another award waiting for you on my blogg.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

My lifes inky escape and more said...

this is so so cute! Your girls are adorable!

nessy said...

just stunning ~these new stamps are fantastic!! great page!
vanessa xx

Scrapmumur said...

Congratulations Nikki on your award I have an award for you on my blog.
Hugs mumur.

flati said...

oh wow Nikki, this card is gorgeous,these new stamps are so cute... and your coloring is so lovely
I love all your works...

hugs, Sonja xxx

Trina said...

This is gorgeous Nikki!! I love those new High hopes fishies!! They look excellent with the little bit of shine you gave them!

BTW...There is a BFF Gold Card award on my blog for you!!

rudlis said...

Beautiful cards Nikki,
Thanks for stopping by my blog ;D

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is such a cute card. Lovely photo and the stamps are really funny. Love the way that you´ve colured them.
Is it alright for me to put a link to you at my blog?
Have a great day
Hug to you from me
/GUnilla

The Country Rose said...

Awww! This is just too adorable! Grandma will love this card! Thank you so much for the award too- made my day!! Have a really blessed weekend!
Barb

Nixe07 said...

Wooow Nikki, this is just so stunning. Love the stamps, they are really so cute :) Love also your colouring. Great work as always!
Big Hugs, Moni
P.S. I have an award for you on my blog :)
Have a great Sunday ...

cats whiskers said...

Hi Honey
Just wanted to wish you all a very happy weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

My Paper World said...

It's gorgeous Nikki! Your girls are adorable! and the sentiment is just sooooo sweet! xx

Christa said...

This is such an adorable combination Nikki, the fishes and your girls!! Lovely present!

Diane.W. said...

Hi Nikki! This is soo fab!!! luv all the sparkle too.
The photo is luvly :o)x

Nice said...

Everytime when i see yout high hopes, i wish them for me. But i can wait. In September is a big stamps ...... (hmhmhmhmhmhm, i don`t know the english word .... hm ......... *headscratch*) i think i write "basar" and hope you understand what i mean *giggel*. It`s your language *lol*! I hope i find much high hopes than (if my husbands birthday präsent for is money, money, money.
Untill i have my owen high hopes i`m glad to watch yours.

MichelleO said...

Oh this is so wonderful and the perfect photo of adorable children makes it even better! She is going to LOVE it!
HUGS
MichelleO

lolo said...

It's very lovely!!!
I adore!

Tina said...

Hey Nikki i left a little something on my blog for you, i hope you are enjoying your time with the girls.. have a great week... Big Big Hugs Tina xxx


http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-feel-so-honoured-to-have-received.html

Scrapmumur said...

Splendid composition!!!
I love the fishs stamps.
Beautiful photo and adorable childrens.
Have a good day!
Hugs mumur

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great work!!! Think it is so much fun you and Zoe becomming friends with Agnes and Sanne!!! Left an award for you on my blog. I know you already got it, but I think you earned it! You don't need to pass it on again...
Love,
jacqueline

Sandra said...

Hi,love the card,lovely cute stamps,nice bright colours.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your kind comments,
Sandra x

Alison said...

Stunning creation Nikki, love it.

Lainy's Little Blog said...

What a gorgeous card. Your girls are beautiful. I love the sentiment too.