Thursday, 20 November 2008

Mimi - Pink Gem Designs

I made this card for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge which has the theme "Snow and Snowflakes". They have a gorgeous WOJ Herb stamp for one lucky entrant. I have used this cute stamp called "Mimi" designed by Janet - Pink Gem Designs. I am just so in love with her and she has the cutest face don't you think? The gorgeous papers are by Bo Bunny. I stamped the SU Trees by colouring the stamp with Marvy le Plume pens. The image was then stamped onto Basic Grey paper and then stickles added to the trees for a snowy effect. This doesn't show well in my first photo which is why I have shown you the extra tilted photo below.
I would like to thank Maria for sending me the gorgeous velvet ribbon used on my card.

Do you like my Christmassy blog? Yeah, I know i'm early but the shops and town have their Christmas decorations up already so I thought i'd put my blog ones up too! I had great fun designing my blog banner in Photoshop. If you scroll to the bottom of my blog you can also see our family portrait ;-)!!!

Can't believe it's Friday already and less than 5 weeks until Christmas.. Yikes I still have another 19 cards to make! Maybe I should apologise now to my friends who may get a shop bought card.. I know.. tut tut! See you Sunday with my High Hopes Challenge card. I should tell you also that there is still a Diva out there with some yummy candy.. check out the links to the bottom right of this post!

Wishing all my friends and visitors a great weekend!
Hugs,


Card details:
Stamps: Mimi in Hat and Coat, High Hopes "Best Fishes" sentiment and SU Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Momento
Papers: Bo Bunny - Believe Peace , Basic Grey, SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending, Copic Sketch marker for skin, Marvy Le Plume Pens, Stickles
Embellishments: PM Adhesive Stones, Prima flowers, snowflakes, SU Rhinestone brads, velvet ribbon

63 comments:

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Janette said...

Nikki- I love this card, it is so cute! That image is adorable and I think I have to go check out pink gem.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, i love her boots and jacket, TFS.

6 wacky women said...

Super cute, Nikki. I love the green and purple together. Great card.
Take care
Karen

Catherine said...

very cute, Nikki :)

Rach said...

gorgeous nikki, love the cute image and the lovely tree's as your background. a fabulous job. hugs rachxx

Lacey said...

Gorgeous card and I love the new look!! I am photoshop challenged!!
~Lacey

Femin Susan said...

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Lim said...

I love this card Nikki. It's beautiful!! I love the color combination!! Gorgeous and the glitter on the tree...wow!!
Hugs,
LIM

Janna said...

This is so cute!!! I just love this stamp!

Scrapmumur said...

WOW....Nikki, your card is brilliant!!
The colours and papers are marvellous.
I love your fabulous composition different stamps.
Hugs, Mumur

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Nikki!
Love your background scene so pretty.
Your cute little image is so sweet.
Loving your festive blog it looks fab. Great family photo I love it.
hugs
kim x

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Nikki, the little girl is so cute and I love how you have used the trees in the background, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Jackie said...

Lovely card, and I so love that little girl stamp,

Jackie

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the woodland winter scen in the bacground and your beautiful colouring as always. Debbie x

Ila said...

I love this Gorgeous card Nikki!! this little gal is just the cutest and your layout, papers, and coloring is fantastic!!...Love your family portrait..lol...Hugs, Ila

Valérie said...

Your card is so beautiful Nikki ! I love the little girl and your coloring and your lovely background with the trees !
Very great work again ! And your blog is marvellous with the atmosphere of Christmas !!
Hugs !
Val.

Karen said...

Wonderful card Nikki. I love this Mimi stamp and these SU trees are brilliant. I also love your new blog header - I really must work out how to make one for my blog - my IT skills are not that great!!

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Chris said...

A beautiful card Nikki! Mimi is gorgeous I agree and your colouring is so beautiful! Love the trees in the background and the luxurious ribbon. Great new blog design too, I think I must get busy LOL! Have a great weekend. Chris x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful winter scene Nikki...fabulous card!
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Carole ;-)

POPPET said...

Lol at you with the blog, and the family potrait, makes you wonder where the year as gone???

Card is beautiful, coloured perfect and i love the trees, they really add to this, Hugs Pops x x x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love those trees and the cute mimi. Your Christmassy blog looks great.
Oh and I forgive you for spelling my name wrong but don't worry I'll answer to anything.

Pati said...

Dear Nikki!

Woowww, you are so reliable! Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. That is sooo nice of you. I'm relieved to see that eventhough I am travelling and not showing any artwork, people still visit my blog. Thank you so much!
Hope your beautiful family and yourself are in good health!

Greetings from Australia!
Pati

stampingheaven said...

Nikki this is gorgeous love those trees and fab colouring. Loving your new look! Have a lovely weekend.

Monique said...

Beautifull card Nikki.
I also love your new blog header :))).

Hugs Monique

Diane.W. said...

Luvly card & great family portrait!!!Have a good weekend too :o)x

ribenaruby said...

Brilliantly coloured image. Love the new christmassy blog.

megastamper said...

oh nikki, your card looks really great, i also love to combine cute- and non-cute-stamps ... really well done!!! that makes the card so precious. and your colours are also so brilliant!!1
hugs, bea

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Fab card..love Milly. She is so gorgeous! The velvet ribbon adds such a luxurious touch! Great new blog background and LOVE the family portrait!
Judy x

Lia said...

hi nikki,
your card is wonderful I love the stamps you used
hugs lia

Debbie said...

This is Stunning Nikki I Love the colours you have used on Mimi, Hugs Debbie x

Suzanne said...

Your blog and your card are both beautiful you are a cleaver girl. Love what you have done with the trees it looks fabulous. Sue :o)

MichelleO said...

Your blog is gorgeous... scary as I am not ready to accept that Christmas is only 34 days away! I have 55 cards to make, I do donkey cards every year for family...

Your card is wonderful, love that girl - adorable!
HUGS
MichelleO

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi Nikki, this is such an adorable card hun, i just adore that new image, that little girls is so cute! need to sit on my hands as i daren't order any more stamps!!! only 34 days till christmas, omg isn't that frightening. We did most of our shopping today, feels good to have done it! hugs Linda x

ink'n'rubba said...

love the festive feel to your blog, lovely and bright and cheerful on a dark and dreary night! Sorry I've not been around to comment much this week, but I'm playing catch up now. You have made some gorgeous cards since my last visit, and not too many more christmas ones to make now! hugs, annie x

flati said...

wow Nikki...I love this card, it is so cute!

Hugs, Sonja xxx

mar1ene said...

another gorgeous creation hun, love the colours and the girly is so sweet!
Love the new look too!! :)

Hugs, Marlene xx

christelle said...

I like your Christmassy blog!! I love also the family's photos you have put on it!!
Your card is one more time gorgeous!! I love your colouring and the little girl is very cute!! Congrats too for the trees on background with snow!!
Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Christelle.

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

your new look is beautifull.
Love the banner and new lay-out.

Your card is so beautifull.
You've coloured the sweet Mimi so beautifull, nasd the combination with the tree stamp is great.

Hugs from all of us,
xoxo Karin

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Nikki, the image is gorgeous, love it!
Love the christmassy feel to your blog and think your header is fabulous.
Great family portrait, we had soooo... much fun with this last year!
Have a good weekend.
Joanne x

Andrea said...

Great card Nikki. I love Janets stamps also.

Hugs, Andrea

Mel said...

Fabulous card, love the image just going to have a look at the site ~ Mel x

Jeanette said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki and I love this image. So very sweet! Have a fabulous weekend and thank you for sharing all your beautiful creations! Hugs Jeanette

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Nikki!! Lvoe the background and that little girl is so sweet!! Fabulous job on your new header and the background looks awesome...I'm going to just hang out here so I can enjoy the festive feel!! Hugs, Kelly

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki another Stunning Work. The Image is so cute and the Background is great. The Flowers are wonderful........

Your new Blogimage is so beautiful :-))).......

Have a great Weekend too.....i hope the snow stay long.

Big Hugs
Heike

Kathy said...

Adorable card!! She is adorable and your coloring in is fabulous! Love how you did the trees!! Looks awesome!! I also love your new header and the look of your blog!! :)Kathy

mueppi said...

Another gorgeous creation hun, love the colours and the girly is so sweet!
Love the new look too!
Have a nice weekend
Husg Gisela

angeljakki said...

lovely card nikki and your blog is looking beautiful. Love the background scene and Mimi looks so cute. Of to my local craft shop to see a demo by american artist today have a good weekend hun. We might even get snow today :o0 x x x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. I may have to buy Mimi myself as I have some of Janet's stamps already and have enjoyed using them. Love the look of your new blog. I've given mines a Christmas look too. Hugs, Lainy xxx

thread-bare said...

A fantastic card well done xx

strawberry fields said...

This such a gorgeous card. I love the tree image and the colours x

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card honey, do love the great little Mimi image, and of course your oolours and colouring. Also think the way you stamped and glittered the trees is reallt effective. Great new page hun
Hugs Jacqui x

scotspanda said...

beautiful card, lovely colours

there is on my blog a wee award for you :)

lotsalove

Amanda xxxx

POPPET said...

Hey hun hope your having a warm weekend, there is an award for you on my blog, enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hugs Pops x x x

POPPET said...

Hey hun hope your having a warm weekend, there is an award for you on my blog, enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hugs Pops x x x

Lilian said...

Love your card and your blog's new look. Those trees are really something. I have to ink mine up. lol! I know what you mean, I have to make tons of cards too. Sigh. Have a great weekend!

Heidi said...

Nikki- great new blog, love the cat! This little girl does have a sweet little face, the card is so sweet.

Turid Mari said...

And wooow!! I really, really, reallt love this one!! The trees you've used are gorgeous!! And the your colouring is just fab! :)

Also have to say that your two little christmas girls in the sidebar are too cute!! :)

Bev said...

I agree, Maisie is just the sweetest little thing. Gorgeous card Nikki, love your use of colour.

hugs Bev x

Janet said...

Beautiful Nikki!!!! You have given me inspiration to use my tree stamps!X

The Country Rose said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This is just GORGEOUS!!! Love the rich colors you used and the images are wonderful too :D.

Barb

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a yummy color combo, and that velvet ribbon is scrumptious!
hugs, Jami

Crissy Armstrong said...

This little girl is adorable, and I love how you colored her and made the snowy tree background. What a beautiful velvet ribbon too, the perfect touch!