Sunday, 16 November 2008

High Hopes Challenge 8 - Buttons and Brads

Our new challenge starts today over at the High Hopes blog and we are asking you to use buttons and brads on your card/project. I have used the gorgeous stamp Crystal Snowlady. She is coloured with my Prisma Pencils using Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have then applied Sakura Stardust using a damp brush to give her shimmer. Finsihing off with Stickles on the top of her flower, plant and spade handle. I've punched lots of mini snowflakes and once stuck down stickled them too. I used a mixture of buttons and dew drops to create a little snow pile.

The Noel stamp was a gift from my friend Jakki. I've also used part of the stamp to stamp the swirl in the top left corner - thanks so much Jakki!

Pop over to the High Hopes blog to check out all the gorgeous creations from the DT. Join in the fun as one randomly chosen winner will win some yummy stamps!

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,


Card details:
Stamps: Crystal Snowlady
Ink: Memories and Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: Imaginisce - Snowy Jo . Tinsel to the top, Bazzill, SU Card Stock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending. Sakura Stardust and lots of stickles!
Embellishments: Buttons, dew drops, punched snowflakes, SU Rhinestone brads

68 comments:

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

this card is gorgeous.
I love the bright christmas colours and cute snowman.
All that glitter on the snowman and snaowflakes give it a great finsihing touch.

Have a nice Sunday sweetie,
Hugs,
xoxo Karin

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Nikki, this card is just stunning hun. I really love the colouring its so perfect! lovely card! hugs Linda x

Sandra said...

Absolutely love the card you made Nikki, I am a big sparkle fan and she does sparkle alright !!!!

Hugs Sandra

Suzanne said...

Nikki this is beautiful..I adore these snow people I have the cowboy from last year must dust him off. Gorgeous card. Sue :o)

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Nikki!
Love your snowlady she is so cute and your colouring is perfect.
Your buttons are just so beautiful perfect for this card.
hugs
kim x

ribenaruby said...

Really, really stunning creation,love how the snowflakes grow out of the pot. Brilliant! Oh forgot to say good luck in my candy draw.Have a good sunday.

Ann Hedvig said...

This is soo cute, love the colors you have used :o)

Rach said...

gorgeous Nikki,
your card looks fabulous. love how you have done your snow pile out of buttons and dewdrops, they look really effective. your snow lady looks so beautiful and all shimmery. hope you have a relaxing Sunday. Hugs rachxx

stephscrap87 said...

Wow Nikki,
I'm speechless,your card is fantastic!!!!!!!!!
Your coloring is really perfect
I love this stamp
Great,great,great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a nice day my friend
Hugs
Stéphanie

Diane.W. said...

Beautiful card & sooo cheerful!!! :o)x

Beth said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous card! I love all the glitter and bright colours! xx

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fab, I love the image. x

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Nikki, love the colour combo and a perfect card!
Clairex

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fantastic card Nikki...love the glittery snowlady. The buttons look wonderful too.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning i'm enthusiastic. The Image is so gorgeous, love the shimmer and stickles so much.......

Hugs
Heike

Sanna said...

This card is gorgeous! :-)

ink'n'rubba said...

what fabulous sparkle on this cute snowlady and I love the pearl buttons for a snow pile .. .. I am going to pinch that idea! hugs, annie x

angeljakki said...

Stunning card Nikki she is so cute x x x

Jill Jones said...

What a fabuolous card Nikki. The snowlady looks wonderful the colours are just perfect. Great idea with the buttons.Your colouring is so neat.
Have a great day
Hugs
Jill x x

Chris said...

I love your snow lady Nikki, all shimmery and gorgeous with your perfect colouring. Fantastic idea to make the snow pile out of buttons, it looks brilliant. Hope Danni as back to 100% now. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs, Chris xxx

scotspanda said...

awwww so sweet :)

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, adorable image and your colouring is amazing. Love how you have worked in the button detail...so clever. Debbie x

Heather "Hev" said...

How fantastic! So bright and cheerful :)
Love it Nikki!

Donalda's Blog said...

This is just breathe taking dear. I sooooooooooo love this card, I love the HH snowladys. THey are just so adorable. SO beautiful colored dear and your papers are just gorgeous.

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
I love your composition, Nikki.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous scene!
Have a good sunday, my friend.
Hugs Mumur

Tracey said...

Beautiful card! I love this snowlady stamp!

Justine said...

Stunning card Nikki, loving the detail!
Justine x x

Lacey Stephens said...

I just love this card! You coloring is amazing! I just love all the glitter!
~Lacey

Debbie said...

Gorgeous festive card Nikki I love the cute snowlady you have coloured her in beautifully, Hugs Debbie x

Shary said...

your snowman looks lovely and sparkly. Gorgeous card as always.

Michelle said...

So adorable Nikki ~~ love all the buttons you used for the snow!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my goodness how sweet is this, I always so love your coloring, super job.

amanda said...

Fantastic card!! I love that stamp, so adorable.

Valérie said...

Fabulous card Nikki !!!!
I love the glittery snowlady, your coloring so perfect, the buttons, the bright colors... all !!! So wonderful !!!
Hugs dear Nikki !
Val.

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring and I love the buttons and dew drops as snow! That is so neat!

Andrea said...

Wow Nikki, the card is so beautiful. I love the snowlady.
Hugs, Andrea

Heidi said...

This card is so stunning my friend-I just love it. The snowman is the cutest snowman I have ever seen. I also love the sparkling on your card.Beautiful job Nikki.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stunning...I'm amazed at your details - like the bit of "dirt" on the tip of that shovel. Those buttons are so fun!!!
hugs, Jami

Lynsey said...

Wow Nikki
Your card is stunning! I love the glittered snowman.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Jeanette said...

This is adorable Nikki. She is so shimmery and sweet! I love the buttons along the bottom. Such a lovely touch! Hugs Jeanette

Kelly Schelske said...

Ok, so I've decide to become a night time commentor...hopefully I get a bitmore time to be able to actually get through my Google reader!!

Anyway, this card is gorgeous Nikki!! lvoe the shimmer, buttons, snowflakes, everything, it's awesome!!

Hugs, Kelly

Lilian said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki! I love love love your buttons & how you used them. Your coloring is wonderful as always.

POPPET said...

Nikki this is stunning, i want them stamps lol...

I love the buttons they make is so nice, and the snowlady is so glittery...

Hope Danni is ok and back at school today hugs for you all Pops x x x

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card, wonderful HH snowman and love the gorgeous colours.

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, fab snow pile of buttons!! Such a cute image and your colouring is amazing love the sparkles! Great layout to!
Joanne x

agnes said...

WOW i love snowman/lady stamps are my favorites and this one you have coloring beautiful.Great card.

Big hugs Agnesxxx

We have a great weekend with jacqueline!

Kinglake said...

Oh my goodness this card is absolutely gorgeous,i have looked at this stamp before and thought nothing of it BUT after seeing this card i am going to buy it lol xx jo xx

Ila said...

This is Sooo Gorgoeus Nikki!! I love the sparkle and all the Wonderful details...the buttons along the bottom for snow is so unique and looks so Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Renata van Miltenburg said...

You are an expert in using buttons on your card!!! I love it on this one again! Love your colouring too, especially the shimmer.

With love from Holland,

Renata

BA said...

hi Nikki! this is a absolutely gorgeous card! I love the bright colours and the glitter, and the crystal snowlady is so sweet.
xoxo BA

Moni said...

Great colors, card is just fabulous! Hugs, Moni

Kirsten said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous Nikki!! Your colouring is perfect, as always. I love the bright colours and the shimmer!! Wonderful!!

Big hugs,
Kirsten

tracie said...

oh wow Nikki this is absolutely fabulous, this image is adorable and the buttons look so cute - stunning as always hun
hugs :)x

Tindaloo said...

gorgeous card and pretty details :)

Marlou said...

this is amazing Nikki!!! perfection!! I just love it :) xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so sweet, what a gorgeous image and great colours and papers. Love the cute little Paper Nations dog

Jennifer Love said...

Yikes! This is just perfection! GORGEOUS!

Nixe07 said...

Wow Nikki, what a fabulous card! Love your snowlady she is so cute and your colouring is perfect.
Hugs
Moni

The Country Rose said...

Love the snowlady! Such a bright and cheery card, very cute!

Barb

Frances said...

this is beautiful Nikki. Love the colours, the sparkle and those buttons are fab. Have a lovely day. xx

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Nikki, I think I'm going to have to invest in some of these stamps! Fab colouring.

Monique said...

So cute Nikki. I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Anja's weblog said...

What a fantastic card! This highhopes stamps are so cute. And your coloring is beautiful. I love those bright colors.

Hugs
Anja

thread-bare said...

I just love this stamp xx Its adorable & a fab card xx

IsaNorris said...

This is so cute !! love that stamps
isax

Bev said...

OMW!!! AMAZING!!! I just love everything about this card Nikki - I'm gobsmacked!!

hugs Bev x

michele said...

gorgeous card nikki beautiful colouring hugs mx

christelle said...

Waouhh!! Your card is marvellous Nikki!! I love your snowlady!! The colours are very bright!! I love also your colouring and the papers!!
Congrats Nikki!!
Hugs,
Christelle.