Tuesday, 16 September 2008

A Spoon Fall of Sugar - Challenge 17 "Christmas"


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 you made with my sketch.

Our challenge this week is for you to make a Christmas card.

We have a fabulous stamp "Lola with bird" to give away this week which has been very kindly donated by Lim.
We also have some great news in that Jacqui has agreed to stay with us on the Design Team. We are so lucky to have you and I think you will agree that Jacqui's work is stunning.

This week I followed a great sketch for the front of my card which is designed by my friend Marlene - thanks honey I really love the result and will use it again! I created the template myself and finished the join by punching three holes on each side and adding ribbons. They are lightly tied so the card can be flattened easily for storing/sending. The adorable kitty is from High Hopes and is called "Meowy Christmas"

side view

Hope you have a great week!
Hugs,



Card details
Stamps: High Hopes "Meowy Christmas" (sentiment printed from Word - Font "Curlz")
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and Paper Stumps, Stickles
Ink: Memories
Paper: SU Not quite navy & SU Cameo Coral card stock, DP - The Range (sorry this came as a pack earlier in the year and unsure of make).
Embellishments: SU Rhinestone brad, ribbon, flower & heart button (thank you Heidi)
Equipment: Crop-a-dile

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

close-up

71 comments:

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

what a very sweet chtistmas card/gift box.
Perfect for some small presents.
I love the little kitty and sentiment.
Have a great day!!

Hugs,
xoxo karin

Conibaer said...

Awww! This is just perfect! Soooo cute!

ribenaruby said...

Such a sweet card and all the colours go perfectly together.Great!

agnes said...

Hi Nikki,
What a beautiful card , love the image and your coloring is so great!
Have a great day.
Loves from Holland Agnesxx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki,Love the cute little kitten that you have coloured beautifully.
Hugs Debbie x

Poppet said...

I love it, the colours are stunning..

Love Pops x x x

debby4000 said...

Oh he's so cute, love the sparkly bits in his hat. Fabulous card.

cocoetnono said...

Your card is adorable!! This little cat is so cute and the format of this card is very original!!
Hugs, Christelle.

Dawny P said...

Ohhh gorgoeus and soooper cuet thsi Nikkie. I just love it cos it is so different xxxx I'm going to have a nosey through the SU catalogue cos there is a punch I want that you can use to make scalloped borders with - a corner one I think and you take the guard thing off. So I'll e-mail you and let you know if I can spot it. Have a great day xxxxx

Chris said...

Hi Nikki, beautiful! Such a great card fold and I love how you tied it with ribbons at the back as I haven't seen it done like that, such a great idea. The image is so cute and your colouring wonderful. It's purrrfect. Hugs, Chris xxx

cats whiskers said...

Nikkin this is such a cute and unusual shaped christmas card, it is beautiful and I have got to have that fabulous kitty stamp, it is adorable, love the colours you have used and beauifully colouring as ususal
Hugs Jacqui x

Shary said...

Gorgeous card again Nikki. Love the cute kitty with her sparkly hat.

Rach said...

what a cute image Nikki so beautifully coloured. great card design, marlene is so clever..Hugs rachxx

Bubbles said...

So very very cute Nikki, the shape, colours, image, everything, love it!
Joanne x

Debbie said...

Cute card Nikki, this is one of my fave HH christmas stamps. Your colouring is beautiful. Debbie x

Valérie said...

So beautiful as always !! I love your card and the design ! And the image is so lovely like your coloring ! Very great work !!
Hugs. Val.

Camilla said...

Hi Nikki!! Another stunning creation from you!! It is really lovely!
Hugs, Camilla.

Shelly said...

Great little card! Love the kitty, sentiment is perfect. Colouring is fab too!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Nikki, really sweet cat...just may need to order that one! Love Marlene's sketch too.
Hugs
Carole ;-)

Kirsten said...

This is adorable, Nikki!
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Kirsten

flati said...

This is just perfect Nikki! Sooo cute! I love the image, the cat is lovely colored ...
Hugs, Sonja xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is such a cute card. I just love your card shape and your image with his glittery had is just so cute.
kim x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable. I send you my adress "gg"......The kitty is so sweet, what a wonderul idea. Your coloring is brilliant as always.

Hugs
Heike

ink'n'rubba said...

such a cute card and pretty in pink and blue. And love the triangle too - I have ideas for that thanks to Marlene! hugs, annie x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh he makes me smile, so sweet and great coloring.

mar1ene said...

Hi Nikki :) this is soooo cute!! thanks for using the sketch and it turned out fabulous, love the stamp!!

You know I'll be joining the challenge for this week ;)

Big hugs, Marlene xx

Mette said...

Awww - he is just so adorable. That is a super card.

Hugs, Mette

Jeanette said...

So sweet and beautifully colored. The card design is lovley! Hugs Jeanette

megastamper said...

oh nikki, your pyramid is so wonderful and die image cute and really great coloured. it looks so amazing and fabulous.
hugs,bea

Kelly Schelske said...

Adorable Nikki, fabulous job and oh sooooo cute!!

Scrapmumur said...

Hi Nikki,
Your composition is gorgeous!!
I love your job!!!
Marvellous image and colours.
Good evening.
Hugs, Mumur

Deb said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Nikki, love the triangle shape and the image is so cute, the fur looks amazing!

Crissy Armstrong said...

You are amazing, how you make your own templates and think of new folds!! I wish for some of those creative brain cells to rub off on me! Maybe if I keep hanging out here... I love this!

SusanneSj said...

What av cute card.

/Susanne

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is adorable!! I love every sweet detail:o)

Turid Mari said...

Woow!! This is great :)
Loove the stamp and your colouring, Nikki :):)

Mel said...

Love your triangle card, cute image ~ Mel

MichelleO said...

Your card just puts a smile on my face each time I see it! Love your cute kitty! And great design for the card/box!
HUGS
MichelleO

RubyMay said...

what lovely work...the kitty is adorable x

Beth said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it, especially your colouring and the sparkly hat!

Heather said...

Super cute!! I love his little cat and the sparkles.

Gill said...

Aww, this is gorgeous, great shape and that image is soooo cute
lv Gill x

Catherine said...

Nikki, this is just adorable =)

Lana said...

Nikki this is super cute. I love the colours, shape and especially how you have used ribbon to join it together
Hugs
Lana x

Janet said...

Such a sweet image! I love the colours you have used X

Trina said...

I love the shape of this card!! And that image is so, so adorable!! Great job on the colors and your coloring! I find it amazing that so many of us used High Hopes stamps this week. I hope that lots of participants do to, cause their winter stamps are the cutest.

LizzyWizzy said...

Love card :-)
And GREAT image!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, I love the cute image and great colours

Jill said...

gorgeous card I love the little kitty, so cute and I just adore your colouring. Beautiful Jill x

Diane.W. said...

Adorable card,Nikki,just luv it!!!! :o)x

eba said...

What a cute christmas card you have made! It is really adorable! and the portholes is so fun and full of details! Love it!!

I really wanted to try out your sketch last week, but didn't find the time. So I'll try it later, because it looks really great and fun to work with!

Tindaloo said...

cool format and great colors - love the kitten you've used! :)

fairymadjo said...

wow just so very stunning , love the images, huggs jo x

Marlou said...

awwww, how adorable Nikki, I just love this sweet card :) x

Manu said...

This card is so sweet! Hach! Wunderful! The kitty is like sugar!
Hugs Manu

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Nikki, this card is stunning, im loving the adorable cat image, and the lovely combination of colours you've used. Hugs Linda x

michele said...

gorgeous card, beautiful colouring.
hugs mx

carolann said...

Wow absolutely awesome work hun this is beautiful well done xxxx

Bev said...

I just fell in love with this card when I saw it Nikki, it's utterly gorgeous!
hugs Bev x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I just LOVE this card. Such a cute stamp and wonderful colurs.
Have to try to do a card like this, great idea!!!

Take care and have a wonderful day,
Hugs to you/Gunila

Alice said...

WoW! Very nice card!
Alice

lolo said...

It's very cute and very beautiful!!!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great card!! Love it, saw it with Marlene too. Must go and give it a try sometime... The cat is so cute. Love it.
Love,
jacqueline

Frances said...

Aww, this is one cute kittie and your colouring is fab Nikki.

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. what a wondeful card

Ali said...

Beautiful card! Love the dimension on the cat's hat.

Nixe07 said...

Ooooh Nikki, what a little cutie. I love your card, everything on it is looking perfect. Love also your great colouring.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Moni

Sinikka said...

This is sooooooo cute!!!! LOVE THE LITTLE CAT. Great work Nikki
Hugs Sinikka

ella bella said...

wow stunning card love the design and the image is soooooooo cute
Tracy x

Monique said...

Gorgious !!!!

Hugs Monique

Stacey said...

The triangle card is a fab idea. Love the cute kitty ~x~