Sunday, 15 February 2009

High Hopes Challenge 18... and release day!


Happy Sunday! I am hosting the High Hopes challenge today and with Valentines now been and gone... just ;-) ...we move onto our next season - Easter! Our challenge today is "Hoppy Easter". If you don't have any Easter stamps to play along please use any High Hopes Springy stamps you may have. I have used another of the new release stamps on my project today. Keep checking the High Hopes website as depending on when you read this the new stamps may be up on the site.. Yippppeee!!

I had the idea to decorate an egg box and fill with yummy cadbury's eggs. I gently removed the label from the box and used this as a template to make the new cover. Oh yes.. the egg box really is this bright in real life! I shredded some paper to make the inside of my look like a nest.. very Blue Peter! lol If you join our challenge today you will have the chance to win this cute bunny stamp and sentiment I have used today!

Images coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. Just to let you know I have also updated my Primsacolor post which contains hints and tips. A lady emailed asking which colours I recommend and what I use them for so thought it would be useful to add this information.

Don't forget to check out the wonderful work of my Diva pals!


Thank you Abi for making my day and passing the above award to me :-)

Before I go I just want to aplogise for my lack of comments over the last couple of days and will be round to visit your blogs today. Only two more days until my blogoversary to be sure to pop back Tuesday as I have not 1 but 5 great prizes!

Hugs,


70 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun is that!! Gotta love the funky colored egg box...I've never seen them that small...we always buy the ones that hold 18 eggs...very fun!! Love the bunny, great coloring, what a wonderful project!!

Hugs, Kelly

Maria said...

This bunny is tooooo cute! Love your colouring Nikki and what a great idea using the egg carton. You rock! Hugs, Maria

Donalda said...

Nikki this is just gorgeous!!! I have to have this stamp!!!! I so love your coloring and the tail Oh my so cute dear. Just beautiful

Rosette said...

Nikki this is just Goooorgeoous!!
I love it!! Just an awesome dea!!! AND I love Cadbury!! MMMmm

The candy came today sweetie.. I was just delighted!! Thank you so much.. hugs to you and Zoe>> Hugs from me xxx

Marcea said...

What a wonderful project Nikki - such a clever idea!!! The perfect way to deliver those yummy eggs, mmmm. Looking forward to the new release, the stamps are all so cute so far! Off for a nosey at your updated prisma info :o)
-x-

Joan said...

What an awesome project Nikki! Love the bunny's tail!!!!!...and of course the chocolate inside!

Janna said...

OMG!!!! Nikki this is incredible!!! I adore this idea! Now I have to find egg boxes so I can make these! You truly are a creative genius! And the puff on the bunny tail is adorable!! I love everything about it!!! And your coloring is as usual unbelieveable! I am in awe!

Smiles,
janna

Tammi said...

Oh that is so adorable! You decorated this egg carton so cute, love the eggs candies in it, wonderful gift idea!

Tracey said...

What an adorable Easter project Nikki! Love that bunny. Too cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, I love that carton, awesome job.

Lacey Stephens said...

Nikki, this is soooo awesome!! I love EVERYTHING about it!! Especially the fuzzy bunny tail!! What a perfect embellishment. I may just have to steal this idea...I love those chocolate eggs. I haven't had a chance to ink this one up yet, but I can't wait to do so! Hugs :-)
~Lacey

The Country Rose said...

What a cute bunny! I just love your idea of the egg box to hold Cadbury eggs. I wish our egg cartons were colored too- that would be soooo much fun! I would have to buy some eggs just to get the cartons, lol! We have our own chickens so we have farm fresh eggs everyday and don't have to buy them ;). Have a great week Nikki!

Barb

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I'm up late to spy the new High Hopes stamps, and I thought that I'd pop on over to your blog while I'm patiently waiting!!! Boy, am I ever glad that I did...this is darling! What a wonderful idea Nikki! I love Cadbury chocolate! This image is adorable and you've colored it perfectly, as always! Thanks a bunch for sharing! Hugs, Kimberly :D

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, I love this so much!! Such a cute image and such a great idea to put chocolate eggs in! Wish we had cool colored egg cartons like that around here! Might have to pain one! Great project! If my first High Hopes order EVER gets here, I might have to join in on this challenge!

jacque4u2c said...

clever!

Sinikka said...

How perfect can a present be??? Well, as perfect as the egg box. JUST LOVE IT. Nothing more to say but......GREAT JOB!

Hugs Sinikka

christelle said...

Nikki, it's marvellous!!
This egg box is most gorgeous like that!
This bunny is just adorable with an egg in his hands and your colouring is fab!! I love the bunny's tail, I think you have used a pom pom ribbon.
Easter will be here soon!
Today we're going to celebrate my birthday with a couple of friends and their two daughters,
Have a great sunday,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

angeljakki said...

this is such a lovely idea and that bunny is the cutest I have ever seen x x x

Maria said...

What a cleaver idea to decorate an egg container!! I love the colorful egg and that bunny with his cotton tail is so CUTE with a capital "C"!! She sure looks happy to be holding such a big egg!!

Love the dps that you used and that you decorated the inside too!!

Those yummy egg candies look fattening! LOL!! Gotta stay away from those puppies!! I'm on a diet! Don't tempt me!!!!

Maria

Kim said...

What a fab idea Nikki and the colours are just adorable, much nicer than an easter egg in a box.

Naoual said...

Aww this is CUTE!! What a lovely idea.

xx Naoual

Michele said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous. Love the cute bunnie image and the colouring is just fabulous. Michele x

SallyB said...

Such a fabulous idea, I am going to do one for my girls. They will love it!!! Can I share the idea at school! I am trainng to be a teaching assistant. The little year ones would love to do this!

Tessa said...

how cute a stamp!!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a cute idea Nikki love that bunny and perfect papers!
hugs
kim x

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fantastic!! I love creme eggs. Great image and colours too. x

Heather Bradley said...

What a wonderful creation Nikki! The kids will love this, very inspiring :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Diane.W. said...

Fantastic idea,you made it look great!!!
(Those eggs are about the only chocolate that would stay there,they play havoc with my teeth,lol!!!!) :o)x

Alex said...

OMG: This egg box both outside and inside is adorable! Great work Nikki :) Thanks for sharing.

Alex

Zoe said...

Hello Mummy, I love the sweet rabbit and I love the inside of your egg box.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Heike said...

What a wonderful Idea Nikki, i love your Eggbox with "yummy" chocolate :-))). The Image is so cute and the colors are gorgeous......

Hugs
Heike

Malin said...

Adorable egg box, love the cute stamp and the idea!
//Malin

scotspanda said...

gorgeous egg box, it looks fabby hun, love the Miss Zoe stamp too :o) Lily loves the Pink Cat Lily stamps for that reason too lol

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Deb said...

love this little project Nikki, such a great idea, the Easter bunny is so cute!
Hope you are having a great weekend! Debx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is so totally fab.. I am going to make these for my kids...this is so inspiring! I love the bright orange...did you paint it?? Gorgeous image on the front...me thinks I am needing these high hopes new releases :)


Judy xx

Annita said...

the egg box is CUUUTE love it. adorable stamp, beautiful coloration. have a great sunday

hugs Annita

Atty said...

What a cute idea. I've never seen cartons like that, just adorable what you did with it.
hugs,
Donna

Georgia said...

Ooh, what I wouldn't give to get my hands on those Creme Eggs! Mmm!
This is fantastic - a brilliant idea and I love the bunny's pom-pom tail! :)
Love, Georgia xxxx

MichelleO said...

Perfect!!! Love the coloring on this bunny an egg. Great idea and mmm chocolate eggs. Wow and that is one bright egg box! cool!
HUGS
MichelleO

Rach said...

nikki this is gorgoeus love the rabbbits cotton tail.xxx

Shary said...

it's gorgeous Nikki. Lovely and bright.

COCO said...

oh very fab idea !!!!
lovely !!! very good !!!
hugs coco

Steph said...

Oooh, how delish is that? fab idea & you have dressed the box up delightfully :) xxx

May-Bente said...

Kanon stilig, denne ideen likte jeg godt.

mar1ene said...

Fab idea Nikki, love it :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Janette said...

cool challenge and a great project you created Nikki! I did not know that the name of that image was Miss Zoe. How cute and I am sure Zoe is tickled pink LOL

Tara said...

What a fantastic idea Nikki, I love this! Bit cruel showing us those cream eggs though..... they are my all time fave! xx

Mel said...

Nikki, what a fab idea, I might use it to make on for Poppy if that is so with you ~ Mel x

Jodi said...

Very cute bunny and project!! I love your coloring and what awesome fun this is!! The stamps are so cute cute cute!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

tracie said...

Oh Nikki this is absolutely gorgeous, love this cute stamp and you've coloured him so beautifully - love his fluffy tail, gorgeous !!
Hugs
Tracie :)x

dawnmarieg said...

Wow Nikki that is just the nicest egg box I've ever seen, just goes to show you what you can do with an empty box. Lovely idea. Love the stamp, so sweet. Beautifully coloured, away to look at your prismacolor hints.x

Bev said...

Another amazing project Nikki, love the idea of decorating the box of eggs. That bunny's tail is way too cute too!!

hugs Bev x

Chris said...

Fantastic project Nikki! I love your gorgeous Cadbury egg holder and the eggs, well, one of my faves LOL! Love that bunny and your beautiful colouring. Chris x

Kristine B. said...

OH NIKKI!! how adorable! You're so making me crave chocolate right now! LOl. So yummy looking.

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nikki how do you come up with these fabulous ideas dear, this is such a great gift for easter and of course your colouring is just superb
Hugs Jacqui x

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
Your egg box is really fantastic!!!!!
What a good idea!!!
Have a nice day my friend
Hugs
St├ęphanie

Debbie said...

What a fab idea Nikki Love the bright egg box and the super cute bunny, Hugs Debbie x

Nixe07 said...

Oh Nikki, what a cute idea!! I love your gorgeous egg box and of course your great colouring of the cute bunny.
Big Hugs
Moni

Monika said...

wonderful Idea ,never seen so a colored eggbox,here are all light brown.

Pinklilac said...

Hi Nikki I just love the idea of the egg box and you have coloured it beautifull. As these are my hubbys favourite eggs ie chocolate I will just have to borrow this idea off you. Hope you don't mind it's excelent.
Hugs Linda

Ila said...

I love this Wonderful Easter project Nikki! The way you colored this bunny and egg is just Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful idea Nikki, what a great box of creme eggs lol! Love the easter bunny...your colouring is perfect... :-)
Hugs
Carole x

6 wacky women said...

Awesome egg box, Nikki.
I just love this bunny and you colored her so beautifully. Love the vibrant colors too....so pretty.

Karen x

Monique said...

Oh, your box is soooooooo cute Nikki!!

Hugs Monique

Stacey said...

Wow! What a fabulous project Nikki, I'd love to have a go at this! Great job ~x~

Tina said...

Awwww Nikki i absolutely lurrrrv this, i'm going to do this now for my nieces and nephews for easter, thank you for some amazing gift inspiration... you are a treasure... Big Big Hugs Tina xxx

Renee said...

how adorable is that? I jus love how you colored that bunny stamp! Love all your work!

Teri said...

Wow! I am so blown away with your awesome blog!! I've seen your name on comments from my friend, Joy's blog (A Place to be Me) and only now had the chance to visit your blog. I am signing up to get your posts!! Looking forward to more awesome projects!! Thank you for your blog and the inspiration!! Aloha, Teri

Iren said...

Oh my what a sweet and lovely idea!!! Such lovely colors and coloring!

Hugs