Tuesday, 8 July 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar - "One for the Boys"


Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at "A Spoon Full of Sugar". It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations.

This weeks theme is "One for the Boys" and as the title suggests you need to make a card for a boy/man in your life. Remember you need to use either a Sugar Nellie, Rachelle Anne Miller or Hanglar stamp.

This week Camilla has very kindly donated the stamp "Giddy up!" by Elisabeth Bell for our prize.

I made my card for this weeks challenge for my Grandad who will be celebrating his birthday this week. I coloured the Hanglar boy in my Prismacolor pencils but the goat and tree were coloured in a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. If you are looking to buy some marker pens Silly Monkey Crafts has a fabulous selection of ProMarkers. I used three different Basic Grey papers to create the background and used fibers for the grass. I put a little slit into the goats mouth to pop in some more fibers. I am really pleased with how this card turned out and hope you like it.



Card detail:
Stamps: Hanglar Trädgårdskille, Hanglar Goat and Magnolia Tree
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Copics, ProMakers
Paper: Basic Grey Archaic
Embellishments:Fibres
Equipment: Cricut Expression with Mickey's Font Cartridge



Thank you Erna for passing this award to me today. I can't believe this is the 12th time I have received this award in a week. Thank you!

53 comments:

pounette said...

fabulous!!!i like!!!
hugs pounette

mar1ene said...

Wow.. Amazing card!! totally love the DP and your colouring fab as ever!!
Awesome!

Marlene x

Justine said...

this is fabulous Nikki!!! I don't think I'm brave enough to have a go at a male card!!!!
Justine x

Rach said...

wow!
You have created a real stunner here Nikki. I love all your details..the fibres are a brilliant touch and I just love the way that you have created your background.Your colouring is out of this world. I bet your Grandad is going to just adore this. Hugs rach.xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow Nikki this is so full of detail, I adore it, love the way you have made the DP paper look like scenery and that goat is so funny. great colouring as ever, Grandad will adore it. Just fantastic
Hugs Jacqui x

Shary said...

I adore this it's so clever. Really lovely!!

Kristine said...

This is so cool! and I love the "grass" the goat is eating ;)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fantastuc card Nikki, love the H&S boy and the goat is so funny!
Hugs
Carole ;o)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, trying hard not to be interested in those pens.

Gill said...

Stunning card, love everything about it, I have this paper would never have thought to do that, it looks fab,great colouring as always
lv gill x

MALIN said...

Loveley card, I like the way you are coluring! I have promarkes but no Prisma pencils, but I will buy it in the near future I guess!
//Malin

agnes said...

Lovely card.a real boys card.love your coloring..Great the combination with the paper.
Big hugs agnes

Mel said...

I love this card Nikki

karin xoxo said...

Hi Nikki,

what a fabulous card. Great scene you've created.
It's not easy making a card for a boy/man.
just bought only girly stuff.

Big Hugs,
xoxo Karin

karin xoxo said...

Hi Nikki,

we think you've made a funny looking card. The goat looks silly.

hugs form Ruby and Britt

Trina said...

Love all the images on this card Nikki! It looks great!! Bet Grandad will love it!

Bubbles said...

Wow Nikki your card is amazing! Love it, especially the grass eating goat! Just fab.
Joanne x

MichelleO said...

wonderful Nikki! Love your coloring, and the papers are perfect. I am sure Grandad will love it!
HUGS
MichelleO

Andrea, said...

Great card, love the goat

mueppi said...

Deine Karte ist phantastisch!
Wunderschöne Szenerie!!!!!!!

Deb said...

just love this Nikki, the goat is adorable, love the basic grey and how you used the fibres too, fabulous card!

Katharina said...

Terrific Nikki, what a great idea with the background and all the details. You put a wonderful scene together!
And your two little girls are just too cute!!

My Paper World said...

I love it Nikki! the fibres in the goats mouth are a fantastic touch! xx

eba said...

That was a really cute card! And, I have something for you in my blog... :D

The Country Rose said...

Oh, my gosh!!! What an adorable card! The stamped images are too cute and love the fiber grass!!! We used to have goats so this one sits close to home :).

My lifes inky escape and more said...

How stinkin cute!! I love everything about this card and especially the colors that make it really look manly! Fantastic job Nikki!

Tonniece said...

TOO CUT, I LOVE IT.

Heidi said...

Like I told you Nikki - This card is so beautiful. I cant stop looking at it. Love everything about it and your coloring is stunning.
WOW and WOW again!

Hugs from
Heidi

Nixe07 said...

Wooooow, I just love this, Nikki! What a great litte scene you have designed. Love all the details and your colouring is fab.
Big Hugs, Moni

Debbie said...

Amazing card Nikki. Beautiful colouring as always... love the way you have used the fibres.

Debbie x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning, wonderful Idea and your little Scene is so lovely. Love all the beautiful Details.....

chelemom said...

Awesome card!!!! Lots of details!!!

Frances said...

really striking card Nikki, love it! That DP makes a perfect background and your colouring is fab. Love the 'grass' too! x

Lim said...

Beautiful card Nikki. I love all the details. Your grandad will love this card, Happy birthday to him. :)
LOev the papares are the colring. fab card as usual.
Hugs,
Lim

ella bella said...

wow great scene you have created love all the detail and fab idea to put fibres in the goats mouth. gorgeous card
have a lovely day
Tracy x

Ila said...

This card is Amazing Nikki! I love your coloring and the fibres in the Goats mouth is a perfect touch!!..Hugs, Ila

Hanne said...

Brilliant card, Nikki!!! Great idea to use these pattern papers and images to create a scene like this. Love the colours and the details.

Have a nice day!
Hugs, Hanne:)

Lana said...

Love all the detail to this very cute card. Fab coloring!

Maureen said...

What a very cute card, your grandad will be happy with it!!!

CraftyC said...

Another great card Nikki, love the colours on this!
Clairexx

Joan said...

Oh goodness....this is fantastic. You do such an incredible job of colouring!!!! I love the grass!!!! Joan

Claudia Rosa said...

outstanding coloring!!
iam spechless

Camilla said...

Amazing card Nikki!! Love it!! And your colouring is perfect:) You have created a beautiful scene, and added some nice details. Hugs, Camilla.

ink'n'rubba said...

oh what a fabulous card for Grandad! love all the stamps you made to create the fun scene. annie x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Nikki
This is a really lovely card, I love the Hanglar image and the combination of colours. Fantastic! Linda x

Monique said...

I love your card Nikki. So beautifully coloured in :)).

Hugs Monique

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Becky said...

Wow! What a great card! I love the grass fibres, they look so life-like! Great colouring too!
Love Becky xx

Scrapmumur said...

I love your card!!!
Wonderful scene.
Great job!
Mumur

Nice said...

You`ve coulered the little boy wonderful. I don`t like the animal really. It`s to big. But the card is very pretty!

mariaadams said...

Fabulous card, lOVE your little scene with the goat and tree. Well done on on all your awards too!
Mariax x

drop said...

quelle magnifique carte!!!

Stacey said...

This is such an amazing card. Actually, it is more like a work of art! Love the way you have constructed the scene - I would never have thought of using the archaic paper as a backdrop but it works brilliantly! Fab work Nikki! ~x~