Thursday, 9 October 2008

NOW CLOSED - Candy time! High Hopes Blog Hop!

If your playing the High Hopes blog hop.. yep it's me! I've got the candy! To celebrate the launch of the yummy new High Hopes stamps and also my birthday on Saturday Tina Russell the owner of High Hopes has very generously given me the below two stamps to give away - "First Ride" and "Baby Dragon". These stamps were illustrated by the extremely talented Crissy Armstrong. You can check out her amazing artwork on her blog. My card is based on the very talented Katharina's sketch 31. I did add some extra's to my layout. I used twinkling H2o's to give my little dragon more vibrancy once I had coloured him with my Prisma's.

What do you need to do to win this fabulous prize? Just leave a comment on this post and help me spread the word by posting about my candy on your blog too. I will ship my candy worldwide and if you don't have a blog you are very welcome to enter by emailing me your details: nichola.fairbairn@googlemail.com

The draw will take place on Monday 13th October, 6pm GMT and my girls will pick the lucky winners name from the hat. Good Luck!

Hugs,


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes "Baby Dragon", Dragon Prints and "Oh Baby" sentiment.
Papers: Dream Street "Birdie Bits" & Cricut "Animal Kingdom"
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils, Sansodor and paper stumps to blend, Twinkling H2o's.
Embellishments: Fibres and brads
Equipment: Wizard and Nestabilities

157 comments:

Wackie said...

Wow - I'm the firet one to find your blog and the "candy". Can't belive it. I don't have a blog so if I win I'll email you all my information. would love to win those stamps. Jackie D

Pam's Pride said...

Oh that baby dragon with a pacifer in his mouth is CUTE!! I hope I win!!
Off to post a link on my blog!

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card Nikki!! Theres just no stopping you...
Clairex

Lynne in NI said...

Hi Nikki
Have sent you a pm.
Lynne

Claire said...

oh wow . Thank you do very much for the chance to win . How cool is this. The card you made is sooo cute and I hope I win.

Love the stamps

Jilly said...

Oh wow great nikki. A possible chance to start collecting high hopes. will put a link on my blog. Happy Birthday to you for Saturday. It's my birthday too this month so winning this candy would totally make my birthday

Catherine said...

Those 2 are just the cutest. I don't have any high hopes stamps...YET so this would be a great addition to my collection and as a birthday gift also..tee hee.

Happy Birthday, Nikki from a fellow Libran :)

Oh, btw, what a cute card

Mariska said...

That card is so cute! I have ordered a baby dragon of my own at High Hopes but unfortunately haven't received it yet.. seems a lot of people wanted some dragons of their own :). I would love to win the First Ride stamp though, so I hope it is ok that I placed a message. I have warned people about your candy on my blog here. Thank you for the chance to win and I hope you have a wonderful birthday next Saturday!

xxx
Mariska

Ria said...

Ohhhh that dragonbaby and its whole family wants to come live with me ;) can't you hear them call me?? I can hahahahaa
You colored it beautifully.
You know my businessname is DragonMagic ;) hahahahah I used to sculpt dragons :)
Thanks for this chance ;)

hugs Ria

Ann Hedvig said...

Those are just too cute, great candy :o)

Stacey said...

I love these little dragons! So adorable and the way you have coloured this one is utterly perfect! P.S. Thanks for the candy! ~x~

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Another beautiful card nikki I love the colours you've chosen. Hugs Linda x

Poppet said...

how cute is that!!??!!??!!

pops x x x

Lim said...

This card is amazing Nikki. The coloring is beautiful and fantastic and I LOOOOVE the color combination. Spectacular!
Hugs,
LIM

BTW...I'm smeling a Birthday cake from here ... :))))

Tinemor said...

Beautifull card!! And those dragons rock ;) Sooooo cut..
Happy birtday on Saturday.. :)

Hugs from Tine

Alyssa said...

Crossing my fingers and toes for this one! I love that little baby dragon!! :o)

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!

Oh pick me, me, me!! Not that spoiled brat Lim!! Hahahaha!!

Thanks for the chance to win! I have added your candy to my blog!

freaky said...

Oh, what a cute card!! I love the baby dragon!! I hope I win the candy :-) *finger crossed*
Here I post the link to the Candy.

hugs, Nicole

Gayle said...

Hi Nikki
These are just too cute! I NEED THEM!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Nikki,

I sent you an email to enter, but wanted to post as well to tell you how cute those baby dragons are.

HBF!
Gina Wrona

maxine said...

I love this card, great colours and cute stamp

AngelRenee said...

Ok now that is the sweetest little dragon I have ever seen..

Marlou said...

very cute nikki :) and fab colouring!!! enjoy the weekend :) x

ribenaruby said...

Happy Birthday.Your cards are very unique and thought out. Love coming to visit your blog and there is a link and post on my blog.

Bev said...

Love the card Nikki, once again your colouring is stunning.

I've linked your candy on my blog in the side bar
hugs Bev x

sheffsue said...

Don't ya just luv 'em? They are sooo cute!! Would love to win them....thank you for giving us the chance.

Sue x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, love the card, its beautiful. I have left a post about your blog and blog candy in my own blog, I'm sorry but I don't know how to do a proper 'link' but have told people to click on your blog in my blog list. Love your cat Gemma too, she's gorgeous. Dawn M.x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! Just love these stamps.

Will pop a link to your post on my blog in a mo!

Tracey said...

That card is AMAZING!!! Those stamps are too cute!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Yay, I found you! I don't have a blog, so I'm emailing you! Thanks!

Heather said...

these stamps are so cute, thanks for the opportunity!
Fab blog btw
Hugs

Janice M said...

Thanks for the chance! Don't have a blog so I'll email you!

Carla said...

Love this card, your coloring is awesome!! I recently ordered some HH stamps and I can't wait to get them! I've been stalking everyone's blogs to see what they are doing with their HH stamps! Thanks for the chance to win some, it's a great prize!

lee said...

They are so cute! don't have a blog so I will email you.
Thanks for the change to win.

Levina

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable so lovely Image's. Love the colors and your coloring is brilliant as always......

Hugs
Heike

carolann said...

Fantastic card hun I adore these stamps they are so cute well done hun xxxxx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Those are the cutest dragons!!! I love the colors you used on these - so non-traditional dragon and so awesome!! I'd love to get my hands on these cuties!!
hugs, Jami

cheribella said...

Love the card and would just love to have the stamps. Thanks for the opportunity! I am off to post a link to you on my blogs right now.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wow, what great candy! Thanks for the chance. I'm putting a link on my blog in just a sec.

Heidi said...

I just LOVE the stamps Nikki - they are so cute. And your card is so wonderful. I really love everything about it and your coloring is fab like always.

Big hugs from
Heidi

Jodie said...

this card is just breathtaking... love it

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I am so excited to enter this blog candy!!!! I love these stamps (but have yet been able to purchase 1 ::sobbing::)

Linked to you here... http://amandajenks.blogspot.com/2008/10/squealing-with-delight.html

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Dragon w/ the pacifier is too cute!! Really like your coloring too!

Julie.G said...

Your card is so cute...those stamps are the cutest. I have posted on my blog. http://creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-candy.html

kim A said...

oohhh love this set the card is great! i have just ordered my first stamps from highhopes and i love them. I just got the wee three kings and nativity ornament. I have not seen this one!

i do not have a blog but will send info if picked

kim

Heather "Hev" said...

Have a happy Birthday Nikki :)

I have put your name on my candy store list :)

Have a great day!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, your cards are always so fun and pretty.

flati said...

I will win...I WILL WIN ....(o:I love these stamps.
And your card is lovely, as all your fabulous works
The colouring is perfect, I love it

Hugs, Sonja xxx

sylvia said...

hi

ooh they are so lovely these stamps!!
hugs from the netherlands

sylvia said...

hello I really love the new stamps from high hopes
hugs from holland

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

what a beautifull card. The colouring on this cute little dragon is amazing. You ahould do a tutorial on how you colour those cute images. I can;t seem to get it this way.

Fab. candy too, made a post about it on my blog.

Have a great weekend,
Big hugs for everybody,
xoxo Karin

stardustgemsandribbon said...

A fabulous card Nikki, love your colouring and the H20's look stunning...!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki, I love those little dragons, they're so cute. I sent you an email, cause I don't have a blog.
Bye, Diane

suzanne said...

What a gorgeous stamp. I really hope I win. Ive made a link to spread the word.

Suzanne

Tanja said...

What a lovely stamp! I made a post about it on my blog.

Have a great weekend!

Rachael said...

love your choice of colours and the dragon! Cutie pie isn't he?

agnes said...

OOOh nikki, what a cute card.love yor coloring.The dragon is so sweet.
I make a link on my blog for you candy.

Big hugs my friend and have a great day tommorow with a lot of present.
Agnesxxx

clare said...

this card is just so cute and the colours.thanks for the chance of the lovely blog candy.
hugs clare xx
linked you and im a follower xx

ink'n'rubba said...

Will pass the word Nikki, especially as that 'first ride' stamp is so adorable and I want it! love the card you made with baby dragon and such fun in bright dragon sizzling colours! hugs, annie x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Thanks!...but it wasn't a card, it's a tin where I keep my stamps ;)

This stamps of the little dragon is gorgeous and your card too (as always)!

XOXO Renata

Ilona said...

Oh what a verry beautifull card how cute.
And what verry nice to offer these stamps to winn.

Ive post on my blog a message for this Candy :D

greetings Ilona

Jackie said...

OMG! That card is just too cute! I keep putting off getting these dragon stamps, but I know it is only a matter of time before I crack! Love it!

Claudia Rosa said...

hi Nikki.
what a cute card.
must say i havent cared about the hh stamps for a while but this new release looks very cute

awesome coloring too

jencie said...

What a cute stamp! I really hope I'll win! I put a link on my blog...

Petra said...

Hi Nikki,

hanks for the very cute stamps..hope I win once in my lifetime ;-)

laurlynn said...

Adding again to my HH wish list!

Mette said...

How wonderful are you and Tina Russell for offering such wonderful candy. They are just adorable.
Have left a mention on my blog http://danishstamper.blogspot.com

ElaineBC said...

Would love to receive some high hopes stamps don't have any yet. Also don't have my blog up and running yet.
Thanks for the opportunity.

agnes said...

What a beautiful stamps! I'd like to win them. I don't have my one blog, but I hope this will do!
Congratulations with your birthday!

doris said...

hello Nikki
What a beautifull card and I love the stamps.

I have a link on my blog
(from France)

Paula

Malin said...

Loveley card as always, the dragon is so cute, the colouring is perfect!

//Malin

Maria said...

This is just ADORABLE, Nikki! Love the layout and colouring is FAB. Hugs, Maria

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the "hot" colours used :o)

I've linked you to my blog (on the right hand side).

Hugs
Tracey
x

angeljakki said...

Stunning card and love the way you have coloured the baby so sweet. Happy birthday for tomorrow as I am away early for the day. Something will be in the post monday x x x

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Nikki, the colours are gorgeous as is the image, and the fibres accross the middle look great.
Now off to pop a link on my blog re your yummy candy.
Have a great weekend.
Joanne x

Lori said...

Love your card Nikki!!!! Terrific!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!! I have added you to my blog!!

Sue said...

Aww your card is adorable!! and the stamps are just so cute :)

Fiona Y said...

yeay i found u! it was fun :)off to leave a post!

Karen said...

Whoohoo: Found you! lol
Great card and I love those stamps!
I have posted here

Debbie said...

This image is Adorable Nikki, You have coloured him in beautifuly,Hugs Debbie x

Nicola said...

I put a mention on my blog. Happy Birthday.

http://gorillamamagreats.blogspot.com/

Hugs
Nic

cats whiskers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NIKKI!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Have a great day,
Hugs Jacqui x

acreativeneed said...

Absolutely adorable! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for the chance at winning these sweet stamps!
smiles,Deena

Camilla said...

Supercute dragons! Would really really like to win these;) Fingers crossed...
Great candy!

Jeanette said...

You have made such a great card. He is so adorable and I think he needs to come live with me! My boys love dragons. We are in the midst of reading the "Dragon Slayers Academy" series and I'd love to use the stamps to make some bookmarks! Have a great week-end. We are celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday in Canada.
Hugs Jeanette.
Posted a link on my post for Oct 11th.

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute. I don't have a blog of my own, cause I am new to all of this WONDERFUL STUFF! I love your blog, keep up the good work. You are an inspiration!

JoAnn Hite
ladyjo1957@yahoo.com

Lim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI!!!!
It's almost Oct 11th in Miami, Florida .. :)))

I wish you the best!!!

Love you,

Lim :))

christelle said...

Your card is adorable!!
I love this cute baby dragon, you have coloured it wonderfully!!
Have a great day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, NIKKI !!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours and the cute little dragon

scotspanda said...

how gorgeous are these stamps? sooo cute lol have put a link to your blog candy on my blog here

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Gill said...

wow, fabulous card, love the colours and those cute stamps, I'll post on my blog a bit later, wanted to drop by and wish you a very 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'
Lv Gill x

Katharina Frei said...

Super cute and perfectly coloured!! Happy birthday Nikki :)
Hugs
Katharina

Pink Sunshine said...

Happy Birthday Nikki, hope you have a great day.
What fantastic candy you are giving away, I'm soreading the news.
Sally. x
http://apinksunshine.blogspot.com/

Scrapmumur said...

Oh....Nikki, this is absolutely FABulous card!! love everything about it!
Have a great week end
Hugs, Mumur

Toni said...

fabulous card love the little dragon

CraftyC said...

Just dropping by to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU".

Clairex

Anne said...

Wow gorgeous cards and great stamps. Off to link to my blog x

Mada said...

Happy Birthday!
May you have a great day and all your wishes to come true. :)

I cannot stop looking at your card - it's awesome! The colouring is fantastic and everything on that card matches to perfection.

I was so lucky to win the baby dragon stamp in the Dutch Dare Challenge #17 and now my happiness starts to fade because seeing your dragon I realise I could never do it justice no matter what and a great stamp will probably be wasted on me ;)
Karin is right, maybe you'll have mercy on us and do a tutorial on your fabulous colouring.

Hugs,
Mada

Nikki said...

Gorgeous artwork, a stunning design and hope that I would be able to do something like that justice..
No matter how many stamps I make, there are always designs elsewhere just begging to be collected..
Have a lovely birthday and enjoy your film.
Love the card Zoe made too.. a talented young lady following in her mums footsteps..

Thao said...

Nikki, great coloring as always. I'm gonna have to try that technique! I don't have a blog, so I will e-mail you. Thanks for the chance to win.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a cute dragon! You've done a great jog coloring him and your card is darling!

Hugs
Renee

Happy Birthday!!

Annelies said...

Very nice card! And great candy! Here's my link . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Henderica said...

Happy birthday !

What a beautiful card :)

I love dragons, thank you for the chance of winning the stamps

I posted about it on my blog http://catstitching.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-candys.html

Michelle Weerts said...

wow, what a gorgeous card, and i LOVE these stamps! I have to have them!

i have put a link on my blog.
thanks for the chance to win such great candy!

Anonymous said...

Those baby dragons are soooo cute! And cute on your card.

Swedie

Debbie said...

Hi Nikki

What a great blog you have and what a great candy you're giving away. Really fell in love with these stamps.

Love Debbie

Debsydoo said...

Wow what fab stamps, great blog too.
Have put you candy on my blog here:
http://debsydoos.blogspot.com
hugs Debs (Debsydoo)

eba said...

What cute dragons! :) I'll rush over to my blog and post a note about your candy... ;)

Neva said...

What adorable images these are. I just love almost all of High Hopes images but need a 2nd job to buy them all that I have to have. Thanks for the chance to win.
Happy Birthday BTW! Hope it's a good one. Mine is next week.

Anonymous said...

Darling dragons and I love your colors. Belated Birthday greetings and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Ann Lind

Moni said...

You have gorgeous card,your blog is awsome, thanks for the chance to win such great candy!Hugs Moni

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

Hop hop hop hop hop hop hop! Exhausted now! Wow these 2 stamps are on my birthday wishlist with my husband, and I would love to win them, if not only 6 weeks to wait!
Had so much fun hopping and seen some fantastic cards - fantastic idea x

Nice said...

Hui! In the middle oft the night and Nice must think and write englisch. Oh oh.
Nikki, i was here just for a look and find this candy.

Put your hands on your ears ................... "HIIIIIIIIIIGH HOOOOOOOOOOPES!!!!" *tobray* (hihihihi)


*hughs*
Rika

V Colbourne said...

This is the cutest!! It these stamps would be perfect-o for my nephew and godson and all the cards I could make for them :)

Leigh Anne said...

WOW CUTE card - those dragons are TOO CUTE!! how fun it must be to be able to give things away!!

Leigh Anne said...

dang! I was gonna say I really like your card too and love the bg on the yellow circle behind the baby ;)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday .So süße Drachen gibts zu gewinnen,da versuche ich doch mal mein Glück.

Debbie Fiegen said...

What a great cards you make, really love them. Congrats with your B-day. Offcourse I also hope to win the stamp... ;-)

Love, Debbie Fiegen

Mireille said...

What a cute card!! The baby dragon is so sweet!!
HereI post the link to the Candy.

Greeting from Germany.
Mireille

Sharon said...

A belated Happy Birthday Nikki. I'm spreading the word about your fab site and the adorable candy here
Sharon

Jilli said...

What fab candy! I have spread the word about your fab candy here.

Jillix

rosalien said...

Great candy, I posted about it on my blog. http://rosalien-cardfun.blogspot.com/
I love your card,those colours look really good with the stamp. :)

Rosalien

Bunny B said...

The dragon's are super adorable! I love 'em! Blogged!

Els G. said...

What a cute card!
I hope you enjoyed your birthday!
Thank you for the chance to win such fabulous candy! I posted a link on my blog
Els
x

jakey said...

I'm usually rubbish at winning things but those stamps are so gorgeous I have to give it a try! Thanks for letting me take part :-)

jk x

Monique said...

Love the card and your blog, thanks so much for shraing. I am posting a link on my website for others to enjoy!
Monique

bumblebee creations said...

Thank you for the opportunity to join in the blog candy fun! I will post this on my blog-smiles... : )

Melissa Bove said...

AWWW! How cute are these stamps!! Love them!! And I love your card too with the baby dragon!! Too cute!! Off to link you on my blog!!

Chris said...

Haven't visited for a while - you have some fabulous cards - couldn't tear myself away - belated birthday wishes xx

Debbie said...

What a great card. I love those fiery colours, just right for a dragon. I would love to win your blog candy. Here's keeping my fingers crossed.

Love Debbie xx

Emma said...

Nikki these are so cute! Off to share the news on my blog. Hugs Em.x

Melissa Bove said...

Oh, yeah and Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Ohhhh such cute stamps! Love your blog!

funnywitch said...

What a cunte candy and great stamps to win.

I'd love to win them.

Clare said...

Fab cards and beautiful stamps. You are very clever. I've posted a link on my blog www.clarescrafts.blogspot.com

I love dragons anyway, I run a website shop selling dragons and other mythical figurines www.dragons-keep.co.uk

Happy birthday and thanks for the chance of winning the candy.

Paul said...

Those dragons are FANTASTIC - being Welsh, I really like dragons.
TFS
Paul

Angela said...

Thanks for this great Candy.I hope i can win this very nice stamps.
I put a link on my blog.Here is the link.
http://angelasbastelwelt.blogspot.
com/2008/10/neues-candy.html
Many greetings
Angela

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, this is a great candy. Thanks for the chance to win. I post your candy on my blog.
Hugs, Andrea

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Nikki, Fab candy would lovve the stamps they are so cute of to shout it on my blog now here

Val xx

Heidi said...

Hey Nikki- I am certainly in on this one. HH is one of my favs and Tina is a doll! These little dragons are just too kute too! As always, you pick the right colors to set them off! Heidi

Tori Wild said...

These are just the cutest and your coloring is fantastic-- I especially love the pacifier dragon!! So adorable!

Krissie said...

Lovely dragon card! :D

What a cute blog candy you have, Nikki! I'll keep my fingers crossed for this one! ;)

Kristin

Marian Berggren said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the chance to win some candy.
Your card is fantastic!

I do not have a blog so will email you.

Lilian said...

What adorable stamps. I hope I'm not too late to join the draw. Your coloring is lovely. Cute cute cute baby dragon.

Helena said...

Well I just HAVE to try for these cute dragons! Thank you so much for the opportunity to join in and many happen returns of your birthday!!!

I have 3 blogs - mine, one run by my Bear and one run by my dragon. HErs is at http://gweenwagons.blogspot.com and she has told me that if I don't try for this competition she will get me with her pointy stick.

Voila!

:)

Darlene said...

Ohhhhh how cute!
It's fantastic that you are all offering blog candy and I have a chance to win as I surf my favorite blogs.
Awesome work, thanks for sharing!

Julie Temple said...

Adorable baby dragon....and l love your card! I linked your blog so everyone can see your fabby work!

Julie

KarenB said...

Hi Nikki!!! I just found the High Hopes stamps this evening AND your blog!!! I absolutely adore your cards!! Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy - posting about you on my blog now!!!

Karten-Stempel-Chaos by Inge said...

Hi,
Happy Birthday!
Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs
Inge

Jane said...

oh so cute the dragons!
I love the baby!
Thanks for the Candy and I hope I have luck!

best regards Jane

Shazza said...

fabulous blog and I adore those stamps. Fingers crossed
x

Paula's ponderings said...

Many happy returns! What gorgeous stamps, but I do so love the picture of your daughter with her bunny...really cute. Leaving a link on my blog. Just checked out your blog too...fabulous!

Stephanie said...

great stamps and awesome cards, your work is incredible... leaving a link on my blog...

6 wacky women said...

Asolutley the sweetest cards!! I love the colors.
Karen

Krystinah said...

How fun...These are two really cute great stamps...Perfect for a few cards for a little boy....How very excting...I'm going to post a link on my log....Thanks so much...Kristina

Stempeltigger said...

Oh, is this a cute card, the color *wow*!! I love the dragon's!! I hope I win the candy :oD *finger crossed for me ;o))* and 1000thanks for a chance to win some blog candy - posting about on my blog now!!!

regrads
Tigger
http://tiggerartwork.blogspot.com/2008/10/und-mal-wieder.html

Kirsten said...

very very sweet :-))