Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 37 - Sketch by Tina46

For our challenge this week we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow which has been designed by our Guest Designer Tina. Do take the time to visit Tina here. Her cards are breathtaking and her attention to detail on her cards is stunning.
We have a fabulous prize this week (see below) from our sponsor Nutcrafters. One lucky person will win High Hopes 'Cowgirl Candice', High Hopes 'Howdy Pardner' sentiment and also a Prima 'Pixie tin' (small assorted colour flowers). Thank you Colette and Katie for this wonderful prize!
For my card this week I have used some yummy products from my new Silly Monkey Crafts DT box. The gorgeous Tilda is one from the new '09 Valentines colletion and is called "Tilda with hearts". I thought it would a cute idea to add the goodwear mini heart buttons in her apron. Silly Monkey crafts have some fabulous new stamps in stock. As well as new Magnolia's they have Pink Cat Studio and The Greeting Farm stamps (Anya). I distressed the edges of the image using Versamagic Jumbo Java. I was then also very brave ;-) and even though there is no stitching on my card used my sewing machine to do the corner design.

I received the above beautiful award from my dear friend Agnes. Thank you Agnes!

Hope you find time to get inky and join in with our challenge.

Hugs,
Nikki x


Card details:
Stamps: Tilda with hearts and sentiment from SU SAB "Yummy" set.
Ink: Momento
Papers: SU Cardstock and Bo Bunny
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Image stamped on Concord card. Versamagic Jumbo Java
Embellishments: Goodwear heart mini buttons, flowers, pearls
Equipment: Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart doily lace punch.

78 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki your card is so adorable!
Lve your sweet image and your gorgeou papers.
hugs
kim x

Lim said...

WoW Nikki this is a gorgeous card!! I love the little buttons, the coloring, the papers, flowers, everything!! Love it!!
Hugs,
LIM

mar1ene said...

Wonderful card Nikki..
Delish colours and image.. fab papers :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Rach said...

Nikki this is one delicious card, gorgeous papers and your image as always is so beautifully coloured. Hugs Rachxx

scotspanda said...

beautiful card, love the heart buttons in her apron.....inspired idea!

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Nikki. I love the image and gorgeous papers. x

Stacey said...

Beautiful papers Nikki and this Tilda is so adorable! My friend is sending me some of these images and I can't wait to play! ~x~

angeljakki said...

This is totally stunning and those buttons are just right. I'm jealous I haven't got this one!! x x x

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the papers and your sweet Tilda is coloured beautifully, the buttons are a fabulous touch
hugs Gill x

Heike said...

Nikki i'm speechless this is so wonderful. Your coloring is brilliant and the Image is so cute. Love the sweet flowers.......

Hugs
Heike

agnes said...

Wow. beautiful card,fabulous papers.So sweet this tilda.
Big hugs Agnesxx

Rosette said...

Stunnug card Nikki! Those papers are just yummy.. and I LOVE that stamp. I'm lucky I have it as well! :) xx Hugs

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Nikki this is just beautiful love the colours you have used, and those gorgious flowers just set off perfectly
Hugs Jacqui x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So beautiful! Such a gorgeous image with gorgeous colouring! Beautiful papers..and perfect details! Love it!
Judy x

Valérie said...

Very, very beautiful card ! I love the colors and this stamp ! So lovely !!! And perfect coloring !
Bigs hugs Nikki !
Val.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the way you've coloured in the tilda image. Fab papers also. Michele x

Dawn said...

Adorable.. I really love the way you colored the hearts.. Such a pretty card.. The layout is wonderful..

Karen said...

Hi Nikki,

This card is adorable, just love the colours that you have used and what a great sketch. I need to get myself some of the new Magnolias - they are just soo cute.

The new weekly sketch blog at Ispirational Card Sketches is now up and running and you may be interested as Dawn creates some wonderful sketches.

Have a great day

Karen x

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the rich colours
love Susie xx

Cindy Haffner said...

She is super cute, great work, hugs Cindy.

Heidi said...

Is she not the sweetest Nikki! I love her.

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Nikki, the papers and image are just scrummy and I love the flowers and teeny buttons!
Joanne x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki the colours are beautiful.Hugs debbie x

Heather Bradley said...

Awesome card Nikki :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

dianets7 said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch! Really a great card!

Janna said...

Nikki this is incredible!! I love your coloring of course, but the idea of using little heart buttons is just so perfect!!! And i adore the shading you did on the flowers!! I really wish we lived closer so you could teach me all you know! I still wouldn't be able to create like you, but at least it would be a start! lOL!

Smiles,
janna

Justine said...

Stunning Nikki as always!! Just beautiful!
Justine x x

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this card is cute!!! Love those colors!!! TFS! ~Heidi

Malin said...

Adorable card, just love it!
Everything is perfect.
//Malin

Debbie said...

Such a sweet card Nikki, the Tilda image is so cute and I love the pastel colours and the pretty flower details. Debbie x

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Nikki! I love the colors, the heart buttons, and those flowers! So cute!

Katy said...

Gorgeous card Nikki I love the colours

xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! Your coloring and shading are amazing! She's just so dang cute!! hugs!

Georgia said...

Hi Nikki,
This is brilliant! I love the colours and it's great how you've matched and co-ordinated everything. So pretty!
Love from, Georgia xx

Deb said...

beautiful card Nikki, I love the image and such a great idea to give her all those pretty buttons!
have a great evening, hugs Debx

Ila said...

This card is So Gorgeous Nikki!..I love everything you've done here...the Tilda, coloring, colors, papers, accents...little heart buttons....all of it looks Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

MichelleO said...

This is gorgeous! Love the papers, and those mini heart buttons - your coloring is perfect!
HUGS
MichelleO

CraftyC said...

I saw this card on the Silly Monkey Crafts Blog, its beautiful but I didnt get this stamp, how silly of me! Your card is gorgeous.
Clairex

sandra_w said...

Such a lovely card, Nikki! Beautiful papers and fab colouring!

Hugs, San

COCO said...

oh very fab card Nikki !!!
lovely button !!!!!
hugs coco

Marlou said...

oh what a cutie!!! love this card Nikki, this tilda is soooo sweet with her little basket of hearts, awwwww :) x

Mel said...

Nikki, this is such a pretty card, it has a lovely soft look about it ~ Mel x

Anja's weblog said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the idea with the buttons:))

Hugs
Anja

Marcea said...

this is wonderful - fabulous colouring as always and great colours! Totally scrummy papers and flowers
-x-

Helen said...

Lovely card! Such pretty papers!
Helen x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, your card is beautiful, I think the magnolia stamps just get better season by season. Just a gorgeous card

Donalda said...

Nikki this is just breathe taking dear such beautiful colors and colored so beautiful dear. Just beautiful

Heidi said...

This is stunning Nikki. I really love it. The red hearts are so cute. Love your coloring.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Joy said...

that Tilda is so cute! I haven't had a chance to see or purchase any valentine Tildas! cute job on this card! I love whole layout! you did a great job on the coloring!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

There's only one word I can say - WOW!
Zee xx

Heather said...

Nikki,

You my dear always have such a talented knack for choosing the absolute perfect shades with the perfect stamp with the perfect coloring, do you ever have an off day???? LOL if so I have never seen one girl!!!! You are so so talented!!!!!

TFS

Heather

Lacey Stephens said...

Very cute card! I love the buttons...what a lovely accent. Your coloring is awesome and I love the fun bright colors!
~Lacey

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful Nikki!! Love that sweet Tilda!! Gorgeous papers and those flowers are so beautiful!!

Hugs, Kelly

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Nikki, I love the little heart buttons you have added

Tammi said...

She's so sweet, love your card! Great idea with the heart buttons in her apron!
Hugs, Tammi

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is absoloutley adorable. Such a lovely stamp that you´ve coloured beautiful and the flowers are such a nice detail.

Take care and have a wonderful day.
/Gunilla

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nikki your card is fabulous!!!
I love the look and colours and little details.
Big hugs, Mumur

Nixe07 said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki!! The papers are just great and sweet Tilda coloured so perfectly. Love also all the great flowers.
Big Hugs
Moni

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, brilliant use of the sketch and gorgeous Tilda.

megastamper said...

wow nikki what an lovely and so romantic card, looks very pretty and i can see it´s made with lots of love.
big hugs, bea

Beth said...

Wow, such a beautiful card Nikki! I love how she's holding the little buttons! xx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh...what a cute heart buttons! What a lovely card for a lovely occasion! There is notting comming out of my hands lately...

Maria said...

Oooh, wow, Nikki!! Look at all the pretty red and white colors! So gorgeous and your Tilda is so adorable. Very beautiful job coloring the image! Wow, that sketch has so many layers and you did a banging job following it!! Love how Tilda is holding all those buttons too. . .what a fabulous idea!!

Congratulations on your award!! It's well deserved.

maria

Bev said...

Oh this is fabulous Nikki, love the delish papers and embellies. Your image is so perfectly coloured too

hugs Bev x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, this is Beautiful. I love the colours and the layout.....the little flower embellies are precious too!

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love it! Hugs, Moni

Vicky said...

Stunning card Nikki! Love the image and the colours you've used, it all ties in so wonderfully together!
Hugs, Vicky x

Chris said...

So beautiful Nikki, I very, very nearly bought this stamp today, it's gorgeous and your colouring is superb! Love all the details of your card and those little heart buttons are perfect. Chris xx

Kathy said...

Wow Nikki your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! Those papers are so pretty and your coloring is out of this world. I pulled my prisma's out for a go and I just hate the results!! Oh well! Have a great night :)Kathy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Nikki!! I adore this image, your coloring and all of the intricate details!!! TFS

christelle said...

Congrats Nikki for this wonderfull card!!
Your interpretation of this fab sketch is perfect!!
Tilda is adorable and I love the hearts you have put in her apron!! These flowers are gorgeous, I have never seen flowers like these before!!
Congrats also for the gorgeous award you have received!!
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Swaantje said...

Oh this is just lovely, the papers and image are so pretty.

Have a nice day

Hugs
Swaani

ella bella said...

beautiful card, love the papers you have used and the image is so sweet. stunning work as always
Tracy x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Stunning card...so beautiful in every way, especially your colouring Nikki!
Hugs
Carole x

Paula's ponderings said...

yet another beauty!!

sylvia said...

wow what a lovely card
and how nice those buttons
love it hugs sylvia

The Country Rose said...

I just love Tilda and this one is as sweet as the rest of them. Your card is the perfect place for her to be :). Very pretty!

Barb

Steph said...

Great job on this sketch Nikki - I love the red against the other more muted tones - & those buttons - nice touch! xxx