Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Ahoy Landlubber! - High Hopes Project of the Month


I needed to make a card for Zoe's friend who will be 6 on Friday and this months High Hopes Project of the Month set was just perfect for the job. Throughout the month of August you can buy this set of five stamps for 25% off the regular price. I made this card also for Trina's blog candy using her fabulous sketch - Thanks Trina!

I received the gorgeous card below today from my friend Gill. She sent it to congratulate me on my HH DT position. Thank you for such a lovely surprise.

I received the below award from Debbie a couple of days ago - thank you. If you haven't visited Debbie's blog before your in for a real treat.
Hope your having a great week. It's such a shame about the weather so I took the girls to a indoor play centre to run off some steam this morning so their daddy could get some rest after his night shift.
Hugs,


Card details
Stamps: High Hopes Project of the Month - On Guard Oberto, Treasure Map, Ahoy Sentiment, Polly Parrot and Ships Wheel
Medium: Prismacolour Pencils with Sansodor and Paper Stumps to blend, Sakura Stardust pen
Ink: Memories
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip Card stock and Basic Grey Archaic
Embellishments: brad and fibres

54 comments:

Jeanette said...

This is an amazing card! I love your choice of DP and how you put it all together. Is the weather very rainy across the pond? We here in Canada are having nice weather for a change!

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki what a wonderful Idea with the Map. The little Pirat and his Parrot look's so funny.....

The design is amazing and I love all the little details.

Hugs
Heike

Karen said...

Hi Nikki, what a fabulous card and so much detail on it. I am useless at boy cards but am so impressed with what you have done here.

Karen x

Dawny P said...

These are both amazing but I love the pirate one. All the details are just fabulous - especially the map!! Love it Nikkie xxx

Kristine said...

You did a fantastic job on Trina's sketch Nikki! LOVE your pirate stamps--the whole card is really neat. And what a sweetie Gill is to send a card of congrats!! It's very beautiful--now I'll have to go check out her blog. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, I so love your coloring, awesome work.

Trina said...

Your card is soooo adorable! I love your coloring on the image, and the map looks so realistic!! I love everything about this card!
Thanks for playing along with my blog candy sketch challenge!

Maria said...

Hi Nikki - this is a fabulous card! Love your colouring and the dp is gorgeous. I'm sure Zoe's friend is going to love it! Hugs, Maria

Bunny B said...

What a great card!! It's so fun and fab! :)

Sandra said...

Hi,gorgeous card,lovely bright colours,love the parrot,perfect colouring...
Sandra x

Line said...

Wonderful card Nikki!
Love the layout and the pirate is soo cute! I think the boy will love this card :)

Have a great day!
Hugs, Line

Karin said...

Ahoy Nikki,

another fabby card. It seems so easy to make a boy card with those stamps. Love the stamps and your coloring is great again!!!

Big hugs,
xoxo karin

Shary said...

Great fun card , my 6 year old boy would adore it!!

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,

it's really a great great boy card,I'm sûre Zoe's friend will be very happy!!!
you've done a fantastic job... as usually

Hugs

Stéphanie

Pati said...

Dear Nikki!

Thank you very much for having left a message on my blog. That really brightend up my day! :-) Your entire artwork is adorable and it's always a pleasure to stop by.

BIG hugs and have a great day!
Pati

Kim said...

Nikki, gorgeous as always sweetie, you are such a clever lady.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card Nikki, I love how you have used the images and as always your colouring is wonderful. I still haven't inked up these stamps!

Kim Piggott said...

Just fabulous!
kim x

Gill said...

Great card, just perfect for little boys, love the papers, the map looks great and your image is super, fabulous colouring
lv Gill x

Scrapmumur said...

Waw...Fantastic card Nikki!!!
Love your coloring and paper combination.
Great card, I love it!!
Hugs Mumur

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, wish I brought the map now because it looks fab with the Pirate.

Deb said...

fantastic card, these papers are so perfect, love all the images you used, the treasure map is fabulous and your colouring amazing as always!

cats whiskers said...

What a brilliant Dt card, love the composition and your wonderful colouring, no wonder they wanted you for the DT. I must start using my HH stamps a bit more.
Just GREAT!!!! honey
Hugs Jacqui x

Frances said...

fantastic boy card Nikki - love that map, so funny. x

CraftyC said...

How cool is that card Nikki, I love it to bits!
Clairexx

MichelleO said...

Oh my how fun is this card! I love this set, and it is just perfect for a childs birthday. You coloring is wonderful there matey!
HUGS
MichelleO

angeljakki said...

awesome card, I can't wait for my stamps to arrive. Checking WHSmith everyday for the new craft stamper ;o) x x x

Joan said...

Oh My Word Girl - This pirate card is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! And all the cutting you did - and the colouring is.....way beyond me! I absolutely love how you can create a shine on the shoes! I need lessons! Have a great day!
Hugs, Joan

ink'n'rubba said...

love this card you made with those pirate stamps, and the paper works so well with them. annie x

ella bella said...

wow fabulous card love all the detail and the layout, those stamps are brilliant i might just have to treat myself. its not suprising they want you for their DT your cards are stunning cant wait to see more
Tracy x

agnes said...

Wow, lovley card,beautyful coloring.
i loves the high hopes stamps.
Hugs Agnes

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

I love your style -so super cute and lots of sweet details.
TFS.

Rach said...

Fabulous card Nikki,
superb colouring hugs rachxx

Becky said...

Hi Nikki! Wow! I love this card! The colouring is amazing!
Love Becky xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really cute card Nikki, I love the HH stamps and your colouring is wonderful!
Hugs
Carole ;o)

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic coloring! I love the dp and all the layers-great card!

Valérie said...

I love your boy card !! Fantastic coloring and I love your pirate and all the détails in your card !Very, very great work !! I love your realization as always !
Hugs.
Val.

megastamper said...

oh nikki what a funny card. the idea with the treasure card is really great and so well done. it looks so wonderful and is really fantastic coloured.
hugs, bea

craftyb said...

Hi Nikki, oh your pirate card is fab! Your papers are perfect with the images...great colouring...love the colours of the pirate and parrot!! bx

Debbie said...

Great card Nikki and beautifully coloured. Love 'Oberto' he's such a cutie. Love how you have used your papers too.
Debbie x

Heidi said...

That is a lot of work in this card, it is absolutely beautiful. HEidi

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Nikki, your colouring is amazing (I know I say it all the time, but it is!) love the map, wheel, fibres under the greeting, all of it!!
Congratulations on the award, and what a beautiful card you have received.
Joanne x

Monique said...

Hi Nikki,

Wow, your card is gorgious. So are your other projects you made recently. I just got back from vacation and it really was fun visiting your blog :))).

Hugs Monique

Jorunn said...

Oh wow.... Look at that pirate card!!! Such a beautiful card! Loving the coloring, it`s amazing work you did there, great touch with the map too!!!!

jorunn
xxx

Chris said...

Such beautiful cards Nikki! Your colouring is gorgeous and the papers fantastic. Particularly love the High Hopes card which is so full of colour and detail. Hugs, Chris x

Bev said...

It's such a joy popping on to your blog Nikki, you make the most delightful cards that always leave me smiling!! Really love this one - it's fabulous.

Gill's card is a stunner too - she is such a sweetheart!

hugs Bev x

Justine said...

Absolutely stunning Nikki!!! Zoe's friend will love it!!
Have a great weekend.
Justine x x

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,such a work of art ,love it ,Dawnx

traciejane said...

Hi Nikki, oh wow these stamps are great for kids - love your card its fabulous as always. Just received my PM from SM, hoping to find the time to have a play with them. Congrats on you DT post with HH - well deserved your cards are always gorgeous.
Have a great weekend
hugs
Tracie :)x

The Country Rose said...

We started back to homeschooling for the year so have been getting caught up :D. Really, really CUTE card for a little boy... or a big boy for that matter ;>). Great job Nikki!

Barb

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my goodness Nikki! How adorable is this! Your coloring is just fabulous! I love this card! :D

Nixe07 said...

Oooh wow Nikki, your card is really stunning. I love your colouring and the map looks so great. I love everything about this card.
Hugs, Moni

Nice said...

I love your blog, too.
And your card is wonderful.

Stacey said...

Such great depth to this card. The paper works brilliantly with the stamps and, as ever, I LOVE the way you have coloured your images ~x~