Sunday, 1 February 2009

High Hopes Challenge 16 - Lovely Lace

For our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog Ila is asking us to use lace on our cards or projects. Thanks Ila for this great challenge and I think this is the first time I have used lace on my card! If you don't have any lace you can always use a lace effect punch. This cute little lamb stamp is called "Posey's for you" with sentiment "Ewe's so Sweet!".

Don't forget that each week if you join our challenge you have a chance of winning a yummy High Hopes stamp and sentiment!

Ok I've been a little naughty again and Mummy has pinched more papers from my daughter Zoe's stash. The papers are by Smirk and come in a little stack pack and are so cute and glittery. I know she will get plenty of new stash soon when we go to Alexandra Palace "The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show" in April ;-) If any of my blogging friends are going we are going to the show on the 18th and would love to meet up drop me a line!

A nice short post today but before I go I would like to thank Michele for passing the above award to me on Friday. Michele's blog is fabulous so if you get time do go and pay her a visit!

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,


74 comments:

Kristine B. said...

CUTE Nikki! Love all those beautiful primas and buttons, and your image is of course so very sweet and colored so nice! :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Louise Forsyth said...

Gorgeous card (as always) Nikki, love the colours and the image is so cute.

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear. I love it!!!!!! Such a gorgeous layout dear

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, your card is gorgeous, I just love the sheep, so sweet and the flowers are beautiful too. I'm sure Zoe does'nt mind her mum raiding her stash, thats what mum's and daughters are for.x

Tracey said...

Adorable card Nikki! Love the flowers! xx

Heather said...

Ooo OOo OOOO I get to be the first comment that never happens on your blog I am always like comment 64 or at least 37!!!! You are so talented Nikki and so well loved as well!!!!

I love this card and the embellies are so awesome!!!!

Love the lace and the buttons and the images is so so so cute!!!

Great Job Nikki love it!!!!

Heather

Kathy said...

Your card is so cute Nikki!! I love that sentiment haha!! Gorgeous papers and coloring ~ but of course you knew I would say that!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Jodi said...

I love this Nikki!! Very sweet with the lace and cute image too.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Ila said...

This is So Gorgeous!! and the image is Super Cute!!...I love the paper (you thief..lol)..the way you adorned the image with flowers and the creative way you used the lovely lace ..on top of the ribbon and underneath as well...looks Beautiful!!....Have a Great Day!!..Hugs, Ila

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin all those buttons and your coloring, Happy Week-end!!!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, this card is so sweet!!!
Hugs, Andrea

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Nikki!! I don't even think I have any lace in my stash!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card! Super.
hugs Jacqueline

Rosette said...

Oh this is gorgeous Nikki.. so delicate and sweet!! Fun stuff :) Lace lloks good on your card as well.. I love including lace in my cards :) Lucky Zoe to have a crafty mum, buying her new stash :) lol I think she wouldn't dare not let you have it!! :)) Hugs to you both xx

christelle said...

Waouh!! Your card is MARVELLOUS!! I love it!!
This little lamb is so sweet and the flowers are gorgeous!!
I adore the pearls or the buttons you have put in the center of them!!
The two laces are fab and Zoe's papers too. I think she is in a hurry to be on the 18th April and you too!!
Thank you Nikki for this gorgeous card, it's a real pleasure for the eyes!!
Have a great sunday,
Big hugs my friend,
Christelle.

Karin said...

Morning dear,

what a adorable card.
I love the sweet coloured papers and cute image.
You naughty girls, have you asked Zoe if you could take some papers?
I bet she didn't mind, this way it's gives her a reason to use your papers the next time.
I would love to come over for the stamp event, but I'm affraid it's a bit to far for a few hour visit.

Enjoy your Sunday,
xoxo Karin

mar1ene said...

Soo delish Nikki, love the stamp and papers!!!
Have a great Sunday :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Natalie said...

Nikki, this is so pretty. I love the papers and gorgeous flowers. x

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is absolutely adorable!
Love your cute image and your little flowers look so pretty!
I can definitely see why you had to nab some of that paper so cute!
hugs
kim x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the cute image and the papers are fab. Love the flowers too. Michele x

Monique said...

Nikki, this is fantastic really love the colour combination ans of course the cute image,

xx Monique

Clare said...

Wow Nikki this is stunning! Love the little image you have lovingly coloured and the flowers compliment it beautifully. Love, Clare x

ribenaruby said...

Cute, fun creation, love the HH image, papers and lace are pretty too. Have a good day!

tracie said...

Oh Nikkit what an adorable card, love this cute image and those papers are fabulous - love the lace too.
Have a great day
hugs
Tracie :)x

tessa said...

beautifull!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card and those colours are fab! Caroline x

agnes said...

Beautiful card,love the papers the combination from you're coloring,papers,image perfect.
So i wish you a nice sunday!
Big hugs my friend,Agnesxx

Rach said...

a super sweet card Nikki, lovin your image and those papers of Zoe's are beautiful..love it. hugs rachxx

Beth said...

Super sweet card Nikki! I love lace on cards and these papers are so pretty! I hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Lilian said...

This is just adorable Nikki! Love your card! I may case it someday and I am telling you in advance. :) Zoe won't mind - she has new stuff to look forward to lol! The Scrapbook and stamps expo in April sounds heavenly! Have a great time!

Marja Sch said...

Wow what an adorable card, love the DP, flowers, lace and stamps. You put it al together so well. Have a nice day Marja

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Nikki, another gorgeous card hunny. You naughty girl pinching Zoes stash! never mind im sure you share yours with her too!! hugs Linda x

Steph said...

What a delightful card Nikki - so pretty & cute! xxx

Bev said...

Wow Nikki this is FAB!! I did a double take when I saw the card, and had to make sure I was on the right blog lol. You do "pretty" so well babes, it's a gorgeous creation

hugs Bev x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the cute stamp and the prima flowers and buttons look beautiful.
Beautifully coloured as always. Im sure Zoe wont mind you pinching her papers.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Jill x x

angelique said...

Nikki, what a nice card, and a lovely stamp, and very cute colouring.

xxx Angelique.

agnes said...

I have soething on my blog for you.
Hugs agnesxx

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is absoloutley gorgeous! Love the layout, wonderful papers, details and colouring.

Take care and have a wonderful sunday.

Hugs/Gunilla

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Such a pretty card. I love the image and the lace and layout of flowers are perfect! Great , great card!
Judy xx

Sinikka said...

Oh, gosh, how cute is this one!!!!
Love green and pink......and such a lovely sheep.
Hope you hade a great weekend. I'm really enjoy my time off. Put soon I have to look for work BLEHHHHH
Hugs Sinikka

Jorunn said...

Aaaawww... Beautiful!!!!!
Love the colors you`ve used, and the image is just adorable!!!
I have this cute sheep, and I just want to make a card with him right away!!!

Thanks for great inspiration!!!

Hugs,
Jorunn

stephscrap87 said...

Hi dear Nikki,
your card is very pretty !!!
I love this sweet ship and your wonderful coloring
well done
I hope you had a good week-end
Hugs
Stéphanie

Pinklilac said...

Hi Nikki. This card is just bautiful I love the colours and the flowers are awsome.
Hugs Linda

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Nikki! I love the colors, lace, buttons, flowers, everything! I'm going to have to put these stamps on my looooong wishlist! :)

CraftyC said...

Your card is so pretty Nikki and those flowers are lush!
Clairex

Maria said...

Wow, Nikki! I love the lace on your card. It's GORGEOUS. I've used lace on my cards from time to time. . .it has a romantic vintage feel to it. Just like your card. The image is so darn adorable too and you did a fab job once again coloring the image!! Beautiful job on the challenge!

Maria

joey said...

Hi Nikki, this is a gorgeous card, love the spring feel and gorgeous papers, so pretty. joey.xx

Heidi said...

What a beautiful card Nikki. I really love it. The image is soooo cute and you have colored it so great.
I will email you soon. The weekend have been so busy and I feel I dont have time to anything this days.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Zoe xx said...

Nikki this card is stunning - i just adore that image - what a cutie she is and coloured b-ewe-tifully heheh!!
Absolutely gorgeous hun!!
Zoe x x

Chris said...

You stash stealer ROFL! It was worth it though and as you say, there'll be more to come! Your card is so beautiful, bright and cheerful and I love the lace. Lovely stamp and perfect colouring as always, the flowers and buttons are the perfect finishing touch. Chris xxx

Marcea said...

stunning card hun - love it all but the flowers are gorgeous .... off to buy some (you naughty temptress!!, lol)
Have a good week, looks like lots and lots of snow
-x-

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, your card is BEAUTIFUL. I totally missed looking at all your yummy creations while I was away...........Your blog is such sweet candy to my eyes!!!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

Nana Diana said...

Your card is just fabulous Nikki, love the little sheep and your flowers are just awesome!!

Janette said...

this is so adorable and I just the love the pretty spring colors you used! The lace and buttons look terrific too!

Happylittlestamper said...

Great Card Nikki, Thanks for sharing, I love all the buttons, you make them work so well. Whenever I use them I don't quite get it right.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Nikki! I so love how your cards always have a splash of eye catching colors! I love how you used color in this card especially; like how the green in the ribbon that goes across the card gets continued under the sheep in the grass. And how the dark pink flowers outside the oval get continued on the main image in the flowers the sheep is holding. I love the combination of the tiny flower print paper with the bold stripes. I so love the button centers on the flowers and the two rows of lace too! Just a gorgeous card!

6 wacky women said...

Just beautiful, Nikki.
Fabulous papers and all those flowers and lace....so pretty. I thought of spring as soon as I saw it!

Karen x

Conibaer said...

This card is so beautiful! I just love your colouring! That sheep is so cute!

Andrea, said...

This is so pretty Nikki, the colours are beautiful and I love the cute image and flowers

Scrapmumur said...

Oh... my dear Nikki, your card is splendid.
Lovely colours and details.
Wonderful papers.
Thank you for your nice comments in my blog.
Have a marvellous week.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Heike said...

This is so cute and adorable, wonderful work. The Sheep is so funny. Wonderful colors and Details........

Hugs
Heike

Stacey said...

Such a cutie sheep! I love these papers too. Very 'Springy'... if you get what I mean! ~x~

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous nikki the papers match the image perfectly.Hugs Debbie x

Becky Carafa said...

So sweet! Love that lamb, and the paper is fabulous with it!

Catherine said...

Simply adorable :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Too cute Nikki! I love all the flowers and the cute image..wonderful job :)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is so very pretty! Has a great Spring feeling. Love the colours, and the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured, as always! The flowers and buttons look fab!

Janna said...

Nikki this is just too stinkin' cute!! I love the little lamb and those flowers are divine! I am so glad you pinched papers from your daughter because they work perfectly with this card!

Smiles,
janna

Valérie said...

Just marvellous !! I love your card Nikki, this Spring papers, and this lovely flowers !
Very great work as always !
Big hugs.
Val.

Debbie said...

A really pretty card Nikki, The lamb image is soo cute and your colouring is beautiful. I love the pretty papers and embellies. Debbie x

Amy said...

This card is adorable Nikki! I have this stamp coming!

ella bella said...

really cute card Nikki the image is so sweet and i love those papers.
fabulous design
Tracy x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card Nikki...I can see why you had to have these papers from Zoe's stash...they are gorgeous, I must get some. Love your details and the lace is so beautiful.
I might be going to Ally Pally, if I do, I'll send you an email, would be great to meet you.
Hugs
Carole x

The Country Rose said...

Awwww! This is both cute and pretty at the same time. Love that little lamb and the flowers!

Barb