Saturday, 13 September 2008

Portholes!

(this picture is kinda small so you may want to click for a larger view)

We had a great day today at Southend with the kiddies. The weather turned out to be quite warm and sunny in the afternoon which made a nice change. You can see some photo's over at my daughter Zoe's blog. You might notice that I even added a little shell on my card which we collected on the beach.

I had great fun making this Portholes card with these cute High Hopes sea characters and am really pleased with how it turned out. I used twinkling H2o's to give my colouring a bit of added glimmer. These can be purchased from Silly Monkey Crafts. Hope you like it!

If you like the layout of my card you can find the sketch for it here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you Tuesday with my "Spoon Full" card. If you haven't entered my blog candy see my below post and you still have until Wednesday 6pm GMT to enter.



Card:
Stamps: High Hopes "Diver Dan", "Findley", " Horatio" Sea Horse and "Dive Right in" sentiment.
Ink: Memories, Twinkling H2o's, Sakura Stardust
Paper: SU Designer paper "Fall Flowers, Su Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip Card stock, Wood effect panel from an old cardboard toy box.
Embellishments: Buttons, Fibres, Charms (thank you Heidi)
Equipment: Wizard, Nestabilities

All SU products can be ordered from me direct to your home. Sorry but I can only ship within the UK.

Close-ups



70 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Glad you had a good day Nikki, it has been really cold here. Love this card it is such fun and beautifully coloured as usual, I think the images call for H20's. So pleased you have started a blog for your sketches,thanks honey
Hugs Jacqui x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, love those port holes, sweet, sweet, sweet.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Nikki, this is absolutley adorable! Cute, Cute, Cute!! fantastic job, what a wonderful idea...you are so creative!! Glad you guys had a great day today. lance and I are taking the kids to Calaway Park in calgary tomorrow...kinda like the smae thing as Southend I would think! I love this card!! Love it!! Hugs, Kelly

Michelle said...

So cute ~~ the portholes are a great idea!!

Kathy said...

OMG!! What a cute card!! I love the whole concept of it!! What a neat idea!! Of course your coloring is fabulous and the shimmer looks great!! Really this is so stinkin' cute!!
Glad to hear you had a wonderful day and BTW ~ love the seashell!! Have a great Sunday!! :)Kathy

cocoetnono said...

Waouhh!! I love your card!! The images are so cute and the colours are very nice!! Have a good day!!Hugs,
Christelle.

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

wauw, what a great idea. Was it the card that made you go to the beach or the other way around.
I love everything about your card. The H2O's give it the finishing touch.
Great to hear you had such a great day at the beach.

Have a nice Sunday.
Hugs,
xoxo Karin

The Country Rose said...

This card is just flat out adorable!! I just love the portholes and the seashell is a very nice touch, as well as the sentiment that you used. Rich colors too.

~Barb

Kyra said...

Hai Nikki, what a beautifull card!I liked the way you used the stamps in the holes, super!! The sketch is great too, I'm sure I'm gonna use it soon.

Have a nice sunday, greets from kyra.

Sinikka said...

Hi Nikki, What an extrem lovely card.
I really thought that I'm sitting on the lower deck of a big boat and looked out of the windows.......and could see three of my friends. THis is a great idea. Perfect colouring and now with the close up I could see the nice effect of Twinkling H20.
Hugs Sinikka

Bunny B said...

Super cute!!! I love the seahorse :)

Andrea, said...

Brilliant card Nikki, fabulous idea and I love how you have coloured the images

Jill said...

delightful card I love the images and bright colours your colouring is just amazing, love the fibres you've used and the shell, it all just works together so perfectly Jill x

Anja's weblog said...

Wow what a beautiful card!! I love your idea!!
And the coloring is super:))

Hugs
Anja

Heather's Creations said...

oh I do love this card Nikki! Beautiful :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Debbie said...

Wow Nikki this is Absolutley Amazing,you have coloured these images beautifully. Hugs Debbie x

Diane.W. said...

Genius! What a great idea!!! Luv this card :o)x

Monique said...

wow, I love your card Nikki !!! Gorgious :)).

Hugs Monique

Line said...

OMG i just love this!!
You are soo creative! Love the card and the idea with the port holes is just great! Wonderful colouring as always, and your added detail with the shell is just perfect.
Have a great sunday!
Hugs, Line

Debsg said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The colours are stuning.

Viv said...

Aww I love this card Nikki. The colouring is outstanding as always and you've put all the elements together beautifully. It's gorgeous. Love the idea of a sketch blog! Brilliant!
Viv xx

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Nikki :)
Loving the portholes!!
Marlene x

Debbie said...

Oh wow brilliant card Nikki. You are so innovative what a brill idea to use portholes! Beautiful colouring as always. Debbie x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a really fun and cute card at the same time. Love the details, layout and the colouring is perfect. Love the shiny look.

Do you know if I can buy stamps from High Hopes and if there is shipping to Sweden?

Take care and have a great day
Hugs to you from me/Gunilla

Maria said...

Great card Nikki! Love the layout, colouring and all your embellies. Glad to hear you guys had fun. Hugs, Maria

Rach said...

wow Nikki,
Your card is so effective with the portholes...with the diver and sea animals peering in...what a fantastic idea. hope you had a lovely day out with your family. Hugs Rachxx

Shary said...

Great fun card Nikki. Love the porthole idea, brilliant.

Maya said...

WOW! This is suuuper cute!!
Love the portholes,and the colours you have used :)
And you`re colouring is beautiful!

Hugs from Maya

carolann said...

Wow stunning card brilliant colours and love the image well done hun xxxxx

pickle said...

Fabulous, love it all!!
Kerry x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Simply stunning Nikkie! What a creative idea!

Heidi said...

nikki=- another fabulous HH card, I love this girl! How creative is this! Heidi

Marja Sch said...

This is so cute. I love the idea. Your sketch blog is fabulous. Hugs Marja

Malin said...

Wonderful, like the idea with this card!

//Malin

Heike said...

Wow, another Stunning creation from you this is so cute and adorable. The Image's are so sweet, love it......

Hugs
Heike

Kim Piggott said...

Just fabulous card Nikki!
I so love those images and with the twinkling paint they really pop.
kim x

angeljakki said...

what a brilliant idea love it and your colouring x x x

Lana said...

This is so adorable Nikki. I love the fibres you have used they really add texture to this fun card!
Hugs
Lana x

Deb said...

Fantastic card, it is so cute, love the portholes and the peeking diver and fish. Your colouring is perfect as ever and I love the wood effect!

Dawny P said...

Really lovely card Nikkie. And I love the way you used the buttons. Your colouring is stunning and even more so close up. Absolutely gorge xxxx

Camilla said...

OMG Nikki!!! This is just fantastic!! Love the "Windows" and the bright colours, and all the details! AWESOME!!
Hugs, Camilla.

Marlou said...

Nikki, this card is just gorgeous!!! a lot of work has went into this and its beautiful :) x

Trina said...

Gorgeous Nikki! I love the portholes too!! Love the sparkle and your coloring!

Lilian said...

This is such a cute and lovely colored card!

Andrea said...

Wow-wow-wow, the card is fantastic Nikki!
Hugs, Andrea

CraftyC said...

This has defo got the wow factor Niiki, a fabulous card!
Clairex

Bubbles said...

Nikki this card is fantastic, the images and the portholes look fab! Really liking the fibres accross the bottom to and the shell looks perfect!
Good to hear you had a lovely day out, we had good weather to and supposed to be nice here all week, although it's a bit grey just now!
Joanne x

ink'n'rubba said...

such a fun card Nikki and love the sparkle you have on those cute images. And the buttons on the portholes are just fab! annie x

Amanda said...

love those images. so cute x

Diane said...

What a "fintistic" card!!! I love it. I have added your blogs to my favorites, so glad I discovered it!!!
www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Carmen O. said...

What a fun card! I love love love the portholes and the sparkle adds just the right touch. Beautiful work and fabulous coloring.

MichelleO said...

This so clever! Really wonderful!
HUGS
MichelleO

Chris said...

Hi Nikki and what an inspired card, so clever and I love it! The sparkle of the H20's really shows up in the close-up and looks wonderful, beautiful colouring. Love all the details of the plank paneling, fibres and sea shell. So glad you have a lovely day out and were able to enjoy the great weather and how lovely to be able to add that shell to your card. Thank you Sweetie for the lovely, lovely comments you've left me, they're so much appreciated. Looking forward to 'Spoonful' tomorrow. Chris xxx

kraftykizzy said...

This is just gorgeous nikki I love the colours you,ve used and the cute embellishments well done
hugs karen

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nikki!!!
Your card is fantastic!!!
I love idea!
Great work.
Hugs, mumur

cocoetnono said...

Waouhh Nikky!! What a marvellous card!! The images are so cute and I love the little scene!!
Hugs, Christelle.

Atty said...

Nikki this card is just adorable. Love all the details, sure looks like they are looking through water.
Donna

Lim said...

Nikki, this card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!
Looove the coloring, the sketch is great and all the details.. WOW.. Love it, love it, love it!!
Hugs,
LIM

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
your card is fantastic!!!! you're the best!!!
hugs
steph

Valérie said...

Fantastic card !! I love the colors and the portholes ! Very good idea and your card is marvellous ! Very great work ! Love it !! Hugs. Val.

Catherine said...

i want them!!!!!

V Colbourne said...

LOVEEEEEEE those portholes!! Your cards are stunning!

Heather said...

WOW! This is amazingly cute and one of the most clever cards I have seen1 What a great and fun idea! One of those that make you uncontrollably say Awww! aloud:)

Bev said...

Love love love it! You are so full of the most amazing ideas Nikki.

hugs Bevx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely cards! colouring is great

lolo said...

Wow!!!!!!!!
It's very beautiful!
I adore!!

Frances said...

What a brilliant idea Nikki and perfectly executed - love all the shimmer. Really fun card. x

Heather said...

I love this card! So cute and those portholes are so clever! This is one of my fave cards I've seen recently! Heather x

Stacey said...

OMG, I'm totally in love with this card!!! Love everything about it, from the beautiful layout to the way the characters twinkle. Fabulous ~x~

nins said...

wow, elle est magnifique !!! j'adore l'idée des hublots et le scintillement de l'eau, c'est vraiment superbe !!!