Sunday, 12 October 2008

High Hopes Challenge 3

This week's High Hopes challenge is to SEW on your card! Now you can pull out your real sewing machine, you can use a little craft sewing machine, you can hand stitch on your creation or you can fake it by using the faux stitching technique! It's up to you!!

I had fun with my card this week and thought it was time I had a little play with my Cricut Expression. Santa's house was cut from the Christmas Cheer Cartridge. I have used my sewing machine to stitch some detail on Santa's house and I also did some hand stitching on the sentiment.

While I was saving my photo's I also had a little fun using Photoshop and created a little snow storm!
I have added a slideshow to the right hand side of this post showing all the gorgeous cards I got for my birthday. Thanks again to all my friends for making my day so special. I had a great time with my friend Mandy last night. I really enjoyed the film and she totally spoiled me. As well as a present she bought me balloons and a mini cake and even sung Happy Birthday to me!

Don't forget you have until tomorrow 6pm to enter my candy. See my earlier post here.

Have a great Sunday and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!
Hugs,



Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Woodland Santa & SU Circle of Friendship
Ink: Memories
Papers: K&Company Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist deluxe Paper Pad, SU Cardstock, Glitter card - Hobbycraft
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Prima Flowers - flowers, trees and star, SU Rhinestone Brad
Equipment: Cricut Expression, Christmas Cheer Cartridge, Sewing Machine, Kraft Edgers "Bounces" Scissors

All products highlighted in blue can be ordered from Silly Monkey Crafts. The links provided will take you directly to the products.

All SU Products can be ordered through me and sent directly to your home. Sorry but I can only arrange delivery of goods if you are within the United Kingdom.

50 comments:

Mariska said...

Oh this one is gorgeous Nikki!! Love the Santa, he is so cute with his lumberjacker shirt (I believe that's what those shirts are called in English?). I love the backing paper and you house is so perfect! Just amazing!!

xxx
Mariska

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

great to hear you've enjoyed your b-day evening with your friend.
Wauw, I love this card.
Great how you did the stitching, I still have to do this by hand.
Cute little santa, and a great snowstorm (I hope we won't have any this year).

hugs to all of you,
xoxo karin

Maranda Marie Burke said...

So cute, I love the snow storm:)

ink'n'rubba said...

love the stitching on your card, and that cute Santa hauling the tree! hugs, annie x

CraftyC said...

A great card Nikki, I've used that house to in the past!
Clairex

Deb said...

Awesome card I loooove that Santa!!

Chris said...

Such a wonderful card Nikki! Love your Cricut house with it's stitching and the Santa stamp is fab and so beautifully coloured. I'm so glad you had a great birthday with lots of presents and cards. Sounds like you had the perfect girlie birthday evening and Zoe's card to you is perfect, I bet you're as proud as punch! Hugs, Chris xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Nikki such a beautiful card again!! I am so sorry I missed your birthday, I hope you had the bestest day!! Hugs Linda x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki Your colouring is Amazing on this cute little santa love his rosy cheeks, Hugs Debbie x

Cindy Haffner said...

Nikki i love Santa and your star, super job.

fairymadjo said...

wow stunning card. huggs jo x

Malin said...

Hi, I love the Santa card you have made!

//Malin

Poppet said...

I love it, so christmassy, lol, glad you enjoyed your birthday, hugs Pops x x x

Natalie said...

What a fun Christmas Card, I love the snow effect. x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a cute christmas card. I love your brilliantly coloured father christmas. Your stitching looks fab.
Love all you birthday cards, how lovely.
kim x

Debbie said...

Great card Nikki, I love the scene that you have created and your colouring is beautiful as always. Debbie x

michele said...

hi nikki, fab card love the cute snowman! sorry i missed your birthday, sounds like you had a great time. Zoe's card is brilliant,she is a talented little girl. hugs mxx

Marlou said...

awwww, this is adorable Nikki, and love the stamp and beautifully coloured!! :) xx

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is a wonderful Idea, love the little Scene. The Santa looks so cute and the snow storm is fantastic......

Hugs
Heike

Amy said...

Wow.. great cards Nikki... I love how you embossed the trees and the little house is gorgeous... well, the whole card is FANTASTIC!

Amy said...

Oh, Nikki... one more thing... HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY!!! WOOHOO!!!

Lynsey said...

Hi Nikki
Your card is great! I love the cute Santa house it goes so well with the image.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Justine said...

I love that cut on the Cricut, your card is gorgeous Nikki! your colouring is ace!

Justine x

Beth said...

Fabulous card Nikki! I love the little santa and your colouring of him! (The snowstorm looks fab too!)

Bev said...

Oooh Nikki this is just amazing. Love the santa house and the adorable Santa. Fabbie card hunny

hugs Bev x

maddy hill said...

too cute ! love what you have done with the snow lol very cool !

Lilian said...

Awww, this is a darling card! Makes me wish we had snow. :) The new HHS all look adorable but I have to stop my spending for awhile... and start using what I have. They're all on my wish list though lol!

Kristine B. said...

Hi Nikki...

THis is SOOO ADORABLE!! Your coloring is FAB, and I'm so impressed with this cute house you cut out with your Cricut!! WOW...you really seem to "have it all" girl!! I'd love to own a cricut or even Photoshop...in my dreams, lol. LOVE your cute snowstorm there too...very clever of you!! :) HUGS!

Kristine B. said...

And, btw...LOVE your new picture of your girls for halloween! So cute that she has Hello Kitty on her shirt :) THEY'RE ADORABLE!!

Helena said...

WOW the snow affect on that photo is amazing!! Love sentiments in circles... on the look out for stamps like this that don't cost the earth...

Andrea said...

Wow Nikki, the card is fantastic!
xAndrea

Rach said...

gorgeous card Nikki, looks wonderful, a great idea to add santa's house...i like your snow scene that you created on photoshop...xx

Sandra said...

That is such a really cute santa. Love the card you made with him. The little scene, it looks cute.

Sandra

Scrapmumur said...

Marvellous card, Nikki,
great colours and details..your image looks wonderful.
Lovely scene!
Hugs Mumur

Heidi said...

I just love this little snowman, he is adorable and the card is so sweet.

Claudia Rosa said...

gosh nikki.. this card is beautiful as usually. looove the coloring.

but must say your snowstorm is the best.. made me laugh.
hugs
claudi

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the snowstorm too - Just doing that is so funny!

Heidi said...

This is so wonderful Nikki. And the images is SO cute. Love the santa with the tree. And the coloring is so beautiful-like always.A great card.

Big hugs from
Heidi

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is fantasic I love that image and the fantastic colours you have used
Hugs Jacqui x

The Country Rose said...

Santa is certainly busy, but what a cute house he has to drink his hot cocoa in :D. Great card Nikki! As always :).

Barb

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really cute card, love the Santa and his house is super cool...great photoshop effects¬!
Hugs
Carole :-)

ella bella said...

fabulous card love the santa he is adorable and the scene you have created looks great.
Tracy x

MichelleO said...

So happy to hear you had a nice evening with your friend for your birthday!

Your card is just precious! Love the house, but Santa is wonderful!

And the snow storm just made me grin.
HUGS
MichelleO

christelle said...

Your card is marvellous!! I love the Santa House , Santa and the little scene!! You have made a beautiful work!!
Hugs,
Christelle.

neeta said...

A lovely christmas card, the santa is just too cute:D And I love your sewing, the house, the star, gorgeous!:)

pounette said...

Beautiful!!!I love it!!Your stamps is fabulous!
huggs pounette

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Nikki, your challenge card is beyond belief! Wow, awesome coloring and love the little house! Wish I could sew as lovely as you, awesome job!
The photoshop snowstorm made me grin!
Glad to see the snow falling on lumberjack Santa, felling his tree for the holidays! AND Happy Birthday! Had no idea it was your special day, so warm wishes to last you the entire year!

Love,

Heidi

Ila said...

This is a Fabulous creation Nikki!! the composition is wonderful!! I love all the things you've used on this card..I have a Cricut and hardly use it...I have to change that!!..Hugs, Ila

Catherine said...

another gorgeous card :)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful, the Santa is so cute