Thursday, 15 January 2009

Love birds!

For my card today I have used more of the yummy Cloud9 BeLoved paper for this Anniversary card. Aren't these owls just the cutest pair and as well as being perfect for valentines I thought they would be great to use for an Anniversary card for my mother and father-in-law. It's not until April but now i'm well prepared! The clouds are part of the designer paper so thought it would be great to stamp the sentiment in the centre.

I didn't want my little owl lovers to be floating around in the air so I stamped them twice. Coloured one in full and then cut it out cutting off their tail feathers. I then stamped the image again and just coloured in their claws and tail feathers. I then cut just this part out from the second image. I stuck the fibre into place behind the main image then matched it up with the claws and tail behind on the second. Ta da.. you have them sitting on a little branch.. I think it turned out kinda neat don't you?

I would like to thank a dear friend for the SU Corner ticket punch (you know who you are ;-) and know it will get lots of use!

This cute couple along with lots of other yummy High Hope stamps can be purchased from Silly Monkey Crafts.

If your feeling lucky this stamp is also our prize this week at "A Spoon Full of Sugar" .... so get paper piecing!

I would now like to thank Jackie from Illinois for sending me a picture of her beautiful card she made for Tina's Grandfather. Jackie doesn't have a blog so thought it would be nice to share it with you here. Thank you so much for your kindness Jackie.

I've been quite a busy little bee this week haven't I? I can't keep at this pace so will be slowing my posts down again now ;-) Phew you all say.. as if you don't have enough blogs popping up in your google reader!

Hugs,



Card details:

Stamps: High Hopes "Love Birds"
Ink: Momento
Papers: SU Cardstock and Fiskars Cloud9 - BeLoved
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Image stamped on Concord card.
Embellishments: Fibres, ribbon, PM adhesive pearls
Equipment: Wizard, circle and scalloped circle nestabilities, SU Ticket punch

50 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Nikki I love your coloring, super job.

jacque4u2c said...

This is just so darn cute! Great job!

Atty said...

A really cute card. Wonderful job on coloring, like the layout of your card too.
hugs,
Donna

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card!
Such a cute image and perfect for so many occasions!
Love your paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Jules said...

Very sweet card :o)

Moni said...

Such a cutie! Hugs, Moni

Annie said...

those love bird owls are so cute and a great idea for the branch to sit them on. hugs, annie x

Heather Bradley said...

Beautiful card Zoe, I like how you have done the owls and the papers are cool too :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is adorable!! Your coloring is always so amazing!

Karen said...

I am sure your inlaws will be delighted to get this card Nikki. I love these papers and what a great idea to put the sentiment in the cloud.

Karen x

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

They are SO sweet! I love the papers and the way you colored those owls. Very cute indeed! :) Kelly

Tanya said...

This is so fun! I haven't visited in far too long, so many cuuute things!

Rosette said...

So so cute Nikki!! :)

angeljakki said...

This is so cute and these owls are the sweetest, your colouring is awesome and those papers are yummy x x x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is gorgeous with so lovely owls. Love your color combo with this wonderful Papers and all the sweet Details.....

Hugs
Heike

Kathy said...

Very cute card Nikki!! I love how you put hte sentiment in the cloud and the 3d owls look awesome!! Have a great night :)Kathy

Kristine B. said...

Hi Nikki...CUTE CUTE card!! LOVE your coloring as always. Your paper is soo cute and I'm just itching to buy some cute stuff, but our local scrap store went out of business months ago and we don't have Michaels or Walmart of any of those big ones. :( So I have to try to be creative with my stamps and make some bgs.

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, those owls are adorable and love how you have them sitting on the yarn!

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous Nikki these owl are just too cute and I love their branch. Beautiful card. Sue :o)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wonderful card Nikki! Love those cute owls and an inspired idea to have them sitting on the fibre. Fabulous papers too!
Judy x

Tina said...

Awww Nicky this is just the cutest little pair of love birds... Your in-laws will love it i am sure it will make their day.... another stunning creation Nikki..You really do deserve the awards on my blog... you are so talented.. Big Big Hugs Tina xx

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh they are sooo cute! ! Great job on the coloring and the dimension!! Fun papers too, they'll love it!!
Hugs, K

Heather "Hev" said...

Adorable card Nikki and I love the branch - cute!! and them owls are too cute!!

Well done Jackie - very clever card concept!!! Awesome!

Rach said...

A gorgoeus card nikki, love how you created the owls little branch..brilliant idea. hugs rachxx

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Nikki.
I do love these owls and your coloring is fabulous. Love the papers too.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh those Owls are adorable, gorgeous card and fab papers.

POPPET said...

Love how you have done the owls on a branch, gorgeous card in gorgeous colours, hugs pops x x x

Lilian said...

That's a clever way of making them sit on that branch. Gorgeous coloring and great card! I should buy that stamp for my parents lol! Have a great day!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhhh NIkki.........this is SO beautiful........ I LOVE this image, the layout and your funky funky papers!

Vicki

Janna said...

Nikki this is just beautiful!!! I love how you made the owls sitting on the branch! You are so clever and of course the coloring is stunning!! I love how you do all your shadows and highlights!!

Smiles,
janna

Tara said...

Nikki this is a beauty! I love the colouring of your owls and the way you've layered them onto the branch, brilliant! xx

Moni said...

Forgot to tell, i have got sth for you on my blog! Hugs, Moni

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Another really lovely card Nikki, you certainly have been busy this week with all your sneak peaks. I don't know how you manage to keep on top of things. These owls are just adorable, might just go and take a peak at the silly monkeys website, have been trying to avoid the link button!!! hugs Linda x

Debbie said...

What a cute little pair I love how you have created the branch for them to perch on, Hugs Debbie x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so cute Nikki and I love how you have coloured the owls, they are so sweet. Have a good weekend and enjoy using your new punch, I have one of those and they are fab

Monika said...

Wonderful card and coloring,love the colors you use

LuLu said...

Stunning card and cracking image - they look so adorable.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, the cute owl couple is adorable and I love the fab papers ad your beautiful colouring. I'm sure your in-laws will lve it! Debbie x

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
this card is one of my favorites
I love the two owls and the papers
it's really a great one!!!
Hoe you enjou your week-end
Hugs
stéphanie

Valérie said...

I love this card !! Those love bird owls are so cute and your coloring is wonderful !!! What a great idea for the branch !!
Congratulations !!
Big hugs.
Val.

christelle said...

One more time, congrats Nikki for your fabulous work!! Your card is gorgeous and these owls are just the cutest pair!!
Your mother and father-in-law will love it!!
Your colouring is perfect!!
Big hugs,
Christelle.

cats whiskers said...

How Tweet is this dear just love that image which you have coloured beautifully as usual, and those papers are delicious
Hugs Jacqui x

Janette said...

so very adorable! I love the shades of brown on the owls-very warm and the cheeks-too cute.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a perfect pair Nikki...love this card and the beautiful paper you have used...wonderfully coloured.
Can't believe how productive you've been LOL!
Hugs
Carole x

Bev said...

Absolutely adorable card Nikki - your colouring really is divine!

hugs Bev x

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous Nikki! I love the way you colored these Owls..and the way the Fabulous sentiment!!...Hugs, Ila

Sonia said...

Hi Nikki
Love the Owls... Wonderfully Colored. Great job!

Sony :)

Heather said...

Hi Nikki,

This card is gorgeous!!! You are so mega talented girl where does it all come from???

Janna Hull and I were on the phone yesterday talking and we were talking about how incrediably talented you and Mariska are it is unreal the things you come up with!!!

I enjoy your blog and your creations so much!!!

Thanks for sharing, and the pictures of your girls on the side are tooooo adorable. Your older daughter is sooo stunning!!!

Heather

Stacey said...

Beautiful colouring and I really like the way your loved up owls are perched on the branch! ~x~

Maria said...

Oh, gosh Nikki. . those owls are adorable. They are definitely love birds for sure. Love the dp that you used and your coloring is fabulous!! Such a cute Valentines card!!

Maria