Tuesday, 20 January 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - Oh Baby!

Over at a A Spoon Full of Sugar this week we are asking you to make a Baby card. Now we understand this is something we don't all need to make so maybe you could make a card for a Mum to be, new Mum or Pre-schooler.


We have the above fabulous prize this week which has very kindly been donated by Lori from Scrappopotomus.

I have gone with the Pre-schooler option and made the above card for my niece who will be 4 in March. I have been dying to ink this new stamp which I got for Christmas. Isn't she gorgeous and is called Mermaid Anya. This stamp is from The Greeting Farm. I have also used one of my favourite HH sentiments. She has been coloured with a mixture of Copic sketch markers and Prismacolor pencils. I have paper pieced her outfit with the dp used on my card. I added a little stickles for some added sparkle. The gorgeous papers are Brenda Walton's Speciality for K&Company. The punches used are SU ticket punch and Martha Stewart embossed Zig Zag.

We have a great Guest Designer this week... Debbie - Passion for Crafts. I am a huge fan of Debbie's gorgeous work and if you haven't come across her blog before you must click the link! Thank you so much Debbie for your sweet comment on your blog and for all the wonderful awards you passed to me. It was such a lovely surprise yesterday!

Thank you to my dear friend Jakki for sending me the above gorgeous card. Jakki has been using lots of The Greeting Farm stamps recently and rocks them! If you get time do check out her blog!

I would like to thank sweet Heike for the above award.. you really spoil me!

The above award was given to me by a very talented 12 year old called Georgia. Her creations are beautiful and she has the most cutest blog header too! Please go and visit her and say hello if you have time.

After my busy week I will now slow down my posts so see you in a couple of days with my High Hopes POTM.

Hugs,


68 comments:

angeljakki said...

Wow, what a lovely card. I love the colours, its so sweet. x x x

Shary said...

Lovely card Nikki any girl would love the little mermaid with her bit of bling. Lovely bright colours too. xxx

agnes said...

HI Nikki,
OOOhhhh this image is so sweet,your coloring is fabulous.
The color combination is so great.
have a nice day.

Big hugs Agnes

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Nikki, what a cute mermaid...love your paper piecing. The punched edge is perfect and so is your colouring.
Have a good day.
Hugs
Carole x

ribenaruby said...

Love this bright, colourful creation Nikki, what a fab card to give to a little girl,those Anya stamps are sooo cute and perfect, love the one sent to you too,so pretty.Well done on your awards!

Monique said...

I love your card Nikki !!! What a cute image that is :)).

Hugs Monique

Karin said...

Wow, just amazing.
I love the bright colours and great border punch.
And you've coloured the little mermaid so beautifully.

hope you have a nice day,
Big hugs,
Karin

(Sorry no kisses today, or you also will have the flu).

Bubbles said...

Nikki this card is sooooo.... scrummy, I love it, the bright colours, fabulous fibres and the great image, just Wow!!
Sorry I've been a terrible blogger recently, I've missed so much, but you know I adore everything you make anyway!
Hope you are all well.
Joanne x

Nixe07 said...

Oooh Nikki, what a gorgeous card! The image is just sooo cute and your colouring perfect. All the details are great too.
Hugs
Moni

Natalie said...

What a beautiful card Nikki, I love the image and colours. x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning, what a sweet Image. Love your coloring with the glitter. Wonderful Colors and Details....

Hugs
Heike

Jodi said...

I love these images! I have nearly all of them but have not inked them either. lol.
you colored so well as usual and I love the colors you used for your card. =) Its super cute!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Lovely card! I like the bleu fiber as it reminds me of water and waterplants at the same time.

Warm regards, Renata

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card Nikki !! I love the bright colors, your stamp and all the details ! Very great work again !
Big hugs.
Val.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, lovin your layers and colors.

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki Love the bright colours perfect for your
4yr old Niece, Hugs Debbie x

Swaantje said...

What a sweet card!
The image is sooo lovely.

Hugs from
Germany ;o)

Jeanette said...

OMG!!!! Your card is STUNNING! I love your color choices and the whole layout and of course your spectacular coloring! What a fab card Nikki! Hugs Jeanette

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the new stamp, beautiful colouring.

Marja Sch said...

Such a wonderful card. Your colouring is fabulous. Hugs Marja

Chris said...

Fabulous card Nikki! Gorgeous image, stunning colouring and the papers and colour scheme are wonderful, it's so zingy and gorgeous. Love the sparkle and those great fibres too. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, so much appreciated. Hugs, Chris x

Mel said...

Nikki, this is a wonderful card and fab colouring too ~ Mel

Heidi said...

Nikki this is just soooooo sweet. Love the image and your coloring makes it so wonderful. Great job my dear

Hugs and love
Heidi

Annie said...

what a fun card and that image is so cute! love the fibres too. hugs, annie x

Justine said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this!! I love the brigh colours Nikki! Such a cute stamp too!
Hugs Justine x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, this is just a beautiful card, I love the stamp, so girly and I love how you've managed to bring the ocean into your card too.x

Maria said...

Your card is AWESOME, Nikki! Your coloring as always so beautifully done!! I really love the image, it's so big and so cute. Congratulations on your awards and you received such a pretty card from Jakki!

Maria

Tara said...

I love this card Nikki, it's scrummy and so detailed! Your colouring is fab! I also love the strands you have used to criss-cross your card!
Thanks so much for visiting Georgia's blog (and thanks to Zoe too). She's had a lovely welcome to blogland, I think she's capturing people with that header! xx

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the cute mermaid. Lovely bright colours and so neatly coloured. Great layering with the nesties.
Hugs
Jill x x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, the mermaid image is so cute and your colouring is stunning..so vibrant. Love what you have done with the funky fibres.
Thanks for having me as GD this week...I really enjoyed it :) Debbie x

Lise Roy said...

WOW!!
Love it!
Gorgeous!!
Love the fibre, coloring, lay out, color...every thing!!!

Deb said...

Stunning card Nikki, love the mermaid, your colouring is perfect as always!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This card has your signature bold colors and sweet embellishments going on! You're good no matter what stamp you start with~!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nikki this is darling, I love it all what a sweet image she is and I just love that braid just adds to the beauty of your delic card
Hugs Jacqui x

Alex said...

Too too cute Nikki - I love that image, how fun!!!! And, your RAK is gorgeous, lucky you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Georgia said...

This is great! I love all the contrasting colours and you've embellished it really well!
Love, Georgia xxxxx

Monika said...

wonderful card,sweet little mermaid and so great colored,love it

Amy said...

I love the bright colours! The ribbon looks excellent too crossed on the side!

Katy said...

Love both these cards Nikki :)

xx

mar1ene said...

Hi Nikki,
This card of your is just the sweetest!
Love how you coloured Mermaid Anya and all the little details are fab!!
Have a great evening and will email you soon about Allypally.. it'll be great to see you again :)

Marlene xxx

Danni said...

Such a fun, bright, happy card! Love it!

christelle said...

What a marvellous card Nikki with the Mermaid Anya!! This image is very cute and your colouring is perfect as always!! I love how you have cut the papers, like waves!!
Congrats also for the awards, you deserve them!!
Jakki's card is gorgeous too and I have visited Gorgias's blog, her cards are marvellous too!!
Big hugs my Friend,
Christelle.

Janna said...

Nikki I just love this card!! I saw it first out on a spoon full of sugar and then on the greeting farm blog and now here and everytime I see it I jsut have to stop and stair!! It is so well colored and put together. I am just in love with the beading and thread!! That is the coolest idea ever! You are so talented!!

Lots of smiles,
janna

Elaine said...

GORGEOUS!!! So bright and beautiful. Brilliant work Nikki.

I seriously need some of the Greeting Farm stamps...

Janette said...

your card is so cute and I love how you colored that mermaid and added some sparkle too- it's fintastic LOL!

mariaadams said...

A double WOW for this one, Nikki, I love the zingy colours which you've used!
Maria xx

6 wacky women said...

Nikki this card is just fabulous!
I love the vibrant colors the layout, your coloring....wow!!
Just gorgeous.

Karen x

Donalda said...

Oh Nikki this is just the cutest!!!!! So love the colors you have chosen and such gorgeous yummy papers. Just beautiful dear
Hugs hon

Joy said...

you did a wonderful job on the coloring of this anya mermaid... it is so pretty...with all those orange-e, red colors...I love awesome coloring! love the card!

Tracey said...

I love this Nikki!! Your colouring is fabulous and the colours are gorgeous together!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! What awesome bright and beautiful cards! These are outstanding!

Kelly said...

Oh so awesome Nikki!! I've seen this images popping up here and there and they are really fun!! Will have to go and have a look see!!

Hugs, K

Ila said...

Gorgeous!!..so Bright and Fun!!..The image is so Cute and the funky fibres are a perfect accent!!...Hugs, Ila

Rach said...

Nikki this is one super gorgeous card, your mermaid looks so glam with her touch of eye-shadow.and bling. love the colours that you have chosen and as always your colouration is stunning. Hugs rachxxx

Malin said...

Beautiful as always Nikki!

//Malin

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous , dear Nikki!!
Lovely image coloured wonderful.
Great colours and details.
Hugs, Mumur

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Congratulations on your much deserved awards hunny and what gorgeous cards you've made! love the images hunny and you always colour them perfectly. Lovely papers too and such wonderful detail. Hugs Linda x

Mariska said...

Oh I love this one Nikki!! Love the colouring, the string, the papers you've used, the design, brilliant and stunning!!!

xxx
Mariska

Susiesuger said...

Stunning card Nikki, and the colours are so vibrant....beautiful
Love Susie xx

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is absolutley gorgeous. The bright colours make me so very happy and the image is so sweet.
Love the detail with the blue ribbon.

Take care and have a wonderful day.
Hugs/Gunilla

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! The papers are fab and I love the glittery bits! xx

Kit said...

lovely card Nikki.
I adore these stamps, but cant find a supplier in the UK where do you get yours from? I would love to know
Hugs Kit x

Heather said...

Oh My Nikki this card is soooo lovely!!! Wow I can not believe all the detail and the coloring is so so pretty too!!!!

So many aspects to luv about this card!!

I did not think I needed this Mermaid, but now I have changed my mind!!!

Heather

Bev said...

Wowzers Nikki, this is just amazing!! I love the way you have wrapped the blue trim around the card - it's so effective. Gorgeous colouring too

hugs Bev x

Heidi said...

That box is awesome Nikki! And you card is adorable as usual! Love the bright colors.

The Country Rose said...

I can see why you wanted to ink up this stamp- so cute! Great job on the coloring too! As always, such a cheerful card to brighten the day and put a smile on your face :).

Barb

Lilian said...

Beautiful mermaid! You make such beautiful cards! I cannot compliment them enough. Fab coloring! I could stare at your blog all day you know. I confess as to not inking my mermaid Anya yet. My niece has been having fun with my stamps though lol! Have a great weekend!

Elenor said...

The little mermaid is so cute, she will love her card! =)
Hugs, Elenor