Tuesday, 17 February 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 39 - Sketch by Debbie


Our Challenge this week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is a sketch by our very own wonderful Debbie!!! Thanks Debbie and it was a great sketch to use.


Go on you knew it wouldn't be long before you see my Miss Zoe and Gemma in colour :-) I was just itching to ink her up! This card is going to a very special little girl.. I think you know who ;-) You may remember that I had saved some buttons from Zoe's jeans from when she was little. Well the largest heart is the last one of these and will be staying in the family.

The fun paper used on my card is from the DCWV Pets stack. Even though I didn't get flowers for Valentines my husband was a gem and ordered me the new Miss Anya's and treated me to a couple of DCWV stacks!

The very cute fimo cat button is from my friend Stephanie. The paw print ribbon along with the teeny heart buttons can be purchased from Silly Monkey Crafts. I think you know that my image was coloured using Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor and paper stump for blending ;-). The background was copic airbrushed.

We have a great prize this week of the below $12 gift certificate which has very kindly been donated by Summer from Roses on paper. Thank you Summer!
Our wonderful Guest Designer this week is my friend Kelly - Crafting Creatively. Thank you for joining us this week Kelly and for your gorgeous creation!!


Blog Candy Alert: My friend Lacey is celebrating 50,000 wonderful hits and has some super yummy candy for one lucky person including some of the new release HH stamps. Be sure to stop by and admire her gorgeous creations while your there. Closing date 22nd Feb.

As you may know the kiddies are on half-term this week. My brother is coming to visit today and we are taking the girls to the cinema to see Bolt. Also Gary has a few days off later in the week as it is his birthday on Thursday. My next post will be Saturday when I will be showing you the sneak peaks for the new Pink Cat Studio Enchanted Lily release. I've still got a little more work to do on this so will still be busy beavering away in my free time.

Have a great week!

Hugs,


102 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous backing paper Nikki, love the saved buttons and little zoe is so beautifully coloured. Have a great day.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Love all about this card! The SUPER CUTE image of Miss Zoe, the papers, the colouring and the heartbuttons. In one word gorgeous!

Hugs, Renata

Lia said...

hi nikki,
I take a look on your blog and wow what a wonderful cards your coloring is brilliant
hugs Lia

Moni said...

It is gorgeous card, love the paper and colouring! Hugs, Moni

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card your colouring is so supurb!
hugs
kim x

Sinikka said...

HI love, You are totally right. This cute card should really stay in the family. Zoe looks sooooo cute.
Have a splendend week.
Hug to you
Sinikka

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, Love Miss Zoe and those sweet little buttons! The paw twill is gorgeous too!
Enjoy your half term!
Have a great day! Debx

Scrapmumur said...

Awesome card my dear Nikki I love the colours and the charm you have added is perfect.
Big hugs
Mumur

Tessa said...

beautifull card! Love the paper you have used!

Stacey said...

These are brilliant papers - I want them! Miss Zoe looks adorable too ~x~

christelle said...

Your card Nikki is gorgeous!! Miss Zoe and Gemma are adorable!!
The buttons (from Zoe's jean and from Stephanie) are perfect on this card!!
The papers and your colouring are fab!!
Congrats Nikki for the great work you have done one more time!!
Have a great day all together!! I'm sure the girls will have fun with Bolt!!
I think I will go to the cinema next week with Honorine and Corentin to see it too!!
Big hugs to you all,
Christelle.

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Nikki,
Just love Miss Zoe and you've rocked the sketch!!
Have a fab day!
Marlene x

Natalie said...

Nikki, this is a gorgeous card. x

Hannah said...

wow nikki
you card is fab the image is lovely and it is amazing how much the stamp looks like Zoe.
i love the way you have coloured the image and the papers you have used are brilliant.
big hugs hannahxx

scotspanda said...

lol knew it wouldn't be long til we saw Miss Zoe inked up!! What a gorgeous card hun, love the heart buttons they really set off the image beautifully

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Rach said...

Nikki you have done an absolutely wonderful job with miss Zoe, how very special.. and to use one of zoe's buttons on it as well... definitely one to keep in the family...xxxx

Pinklilac said...

Hi Nikki This is so cute, just love it and the kitten is so cute, love the colours you have used.
Hugs Linda

Monique said...

Your card is so lovely Nikki !!!

Hugs Monique

Shary said...

What a great card and keepsake. Love the image and the way you added the button from Zoe's clothes. The DP is gorgeous, might have to invest in some of that! :0)
Have you been good this week? 2 lb lose this week for me. Slowly but surely.

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card Nikki!! Zoe is adorable anhd you have coloured her beautifully! xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nikki this is fabulous, and dosn't Zoe look fabulous she must be so proud to see herself on one of your cards. Perfect colouring dear and great papers
Hugs Jacqui x

Maria said...

Nikki this is a fabulous card. Just amazing that you used Zoe's stamp and buttons for this special card. Wonderful colouring as always. Hope you have a great time with family this week. You will all enjoy the movie Bolt. Hugs, Maria

Tara said...

Fab card Niiki and I love all the themed embellies you've added!
Hope you enjoy seeing the film today! xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Nikki and how wonderful to have a stamp named after Zoe - a real honour. Love the colours you have used on this one and beautiful colouring as usual.

Karen x

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful card and colouring...love it works really well together. Can you also tell me on your title bar where can I get the Moose stamp from?
Sarah

Heike said...

Wow, another Stunning Card Nikki, the Image is so cute. Love the Kitty embelishments and the wonderful Papers. Your coloring is brilliant.....

Hugs
Heike

Heather said...

this is fab! LOVE all the paw prints - too cute! :) Just saw Bolt myself - awww its really good. Had a little softie moment and cried, hehe
hugs

Debbie said...

Absolutley gorgeous card Nikki with a super cute image, Hugs Debbie x

Faerielore said...

lovely card, love the vivid colours and that image is sooooo cute. love the little heart buttons - yummy !!!!!

i hope you dont mind but i love your blog and im going to put a link on mine so i can find you again to visit, hope this is ok xxx

Annie said...

such and adorabel image and beautiful colouring, and I love those little heart buttons. hugs, annie x

Tina said...

OMG Nikki, i just smiled and smiled when i saw this stamp..hehehehe it's uncanny how much she looks like Little Miss Zoe for real..hehehe.. and look she even has sweet Gemma with her... I love your card, it's just perfect... Big Big Hugs Tina xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, so gorgeous Nikki! I absolutely love what you did with Zoe and Gemma! Gorgeous airbrushed background, what perfect papers, and the little cat embellishment is so cute! Love the glow on her shoes! I love it all!

Nicola said...

What a truly extra special image. Congrats.

Hugs
Nic

Cindy Haffner said...

Love sweet Zoe. Looks so fun to color, awesome job.

Michelle said...

Very cute Nikki, love the image & what a great sketch!!!

Atty said...

Your card is soooooooooooooo cute, you did a wonderful job of coloring. I adore this stamp, may have to get one. I like the idea that she has a kitty.
hugs,
Donna

Sharon Caudle said...

Nikki, this card is way beyond adorable!!! Love the coloring on that cute, cute Miss Zoe stamp! the papers you chose are perfect, and the embellies are wonderful! Still love the fact that you've used Zoe's buttons from her jeans when she was little! BEAUTIFUL card!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Nikki it's fabulous!! Love all of the pawprint goodies, it looks awesome!!

Have a fun day today!!

Hugs, Kelly

Kort og Søm said...

Hi,
I must say, you make so many beautiful cards!!

Fredrikke :o)

daisy said...

i so love this card! what a adorable stamp!

Alex said...

This card is absolutely adorable Nikki - I love that cute little image and your coloring is just amazing, girl!!! LOVE the papers you used too!! I love that sketch, I don't have any of those stamps though, too bad! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Alex said...

Love the card! Thanks for sharing your creations :)

Alex x

6.54pm

Rosette said...

Of course we knew you'd be soon using pretty miss Zoe!! :)
And she looks fabulous!! :) Love it sweetie.. those heart buttons are a treasure ;) Keep them safe!

Lacey Stephens said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I just love all of the paw print accents...perfect for your precious Zoe and Gemma!! That is so cool that Tina named the stamp after Zoe!! She looks identical! I also have to thank you for the link to my blog candy. I have gotten so MANY people comment that they found me through you!! Big Hugs!!
~Lacey

LuLu said...

Stunning card and love all the elements on your card. The image is soooooo cute.

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, you've coloured Miss Zoe in so beautifully, those heart buttons are so sweet.
Lucky you getting the Miss Anya stamps I was too late :0(
Joanne x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

I knew you wouldnt be able to resist inking and colouring 'Miss Zoe'. She looks perfect and beautifully coloured as always. Love the cute buttons and the paw prints.
Hugs
Jill x x

Heather said...

Nikki,

Your coloring is once again totally amazing and I adore that DSP you have in the background!!!

I really really love this card as a whole. I am so happy for you about your anniversary it sounds like total fun!!!

You have so many amazing creations Nikki I will never stop coming to your blog because it is one of my daily fixes I can not do without!!!

I also love what you did with Zoe's namesake stamp!!!

Wonderful job!!!!

Heather

Zoe said...

Hello Mummy, I love the colours on miss Zoe and I love the three hearts.
love
Zoe
xxxx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, I just love it love it love it, I am def going to get this stamp, it so looks like Zoe. I just adore this card, its so sweet, the papers are perfect and I love the ribbon too. Gorgeous. Hugs DawnM.x

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, this is gorgeous, loving the image and colours. the papers are gorgeous too. joey.xx

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki. The image is just so super cute and your colouring is fantastic.
Big Hugs
Moni

Helen said...

Cute card! Love the paw print paper!
Helen x

Heidi said...

I did wonder how long it would be before I saw Zoe! She is too darned cute.

Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear. I can't wait to get my stamps I think they are so lovely. I know Zoe has to be tickled pink

Lilian said...

Nikki, your card is just awesome! Love the new Zoe image! The heart buttons are just so perfect for this card. You should frame this or put on the mantle :) It's really perfect! Have a great time with your loved ones!

Julia Pollard said...

Great makes as always :o)

Anonymous said...

Could this be any cuter? I don't think so! I am new to your blog, but I'll be back for sure!

Nancy Freeman, aka directmailscrapper
www.stamp-shack.com

Janna said...

Oh Nikki! I love the idea of using Zoe's old buttons on your cards!!! What a great and special touch!!! So so cute!! I just love this card! The coloring is unbelieveable, but I absolutely adore the accessories you used! You have such a fantastic eye for details! I hope the kids have good time off this week and you enjoy your visit with your brother. I also hope your husband has a wonderful birthday!

Smiles,
janna

Jodi said...

Cute stamp of Zoe and awesome coloring!!! I love the cute little heart shaped buttons too!
Hugs,
Jodi

Joan said...

Ahhhhhhh - There she is...all stamped up! Awesome card!!! Love the little heart buttons too.

Agnes said...

This one is fabulous!!So beautiful coloring i have order here to i love this little zoe.
Have a nice day.
Hugs Agnesxx

Karin said...

Morning Sweetie,

hope you, your brother and the girls had a great day and enjoyed the movie.
ruby and Britt spent the night at my sisters and it's so nice and quiet in the house. I can enjoy this for a few more hours before I have to pick them up.

I love your gorgeous card.
Very sweet papers and that cute Miss Zoe is coloured so beautifull.

Hope you have a nice day,
xoxo karin

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

We love this cute card. The papers with the footprints are so great and we love the little Zoe stamp. SShe reaaly looks like Zoe and this kitty must be Gemma.

We also have the FRIENDS-award for you on our blog.

Have a great day,
Ruby and Britt.

Helena said...

Just fantastic, I bet Zoe is chuffed to bits!
xxxx

Sanne said...

Dear Nikki,
You're special for me i will give you the friends award to.

Big hugs sannexx

Steph said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Nikki - bet Zoe is over the moon with it! x

Trina said...

Beautiful card Nikki!! I love these new high hopes images!! Your coloring is amazing, and I love the hearts and paw prints....so adorable!!

Clare said...

oh oh oh this is stunning! Love the heart paper too1 Love, Clare x

Kristine B. said...

super cute Nikki! Fab coloring, and I still am flabbergasted that Zoe and Gemma have a stamp named after them! :) That's so cool. xx

Caryn said...

Love your card Nikki - I am so impressed by your colouring and shading, it's very clever. Congrats on your blog hits too - won't be that long before it hite 100k!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh NIkki !!!!!
you card is very very beautiful !!!
i love colors and i love miss zoéis very beautiful colors !!!
hugs didi

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Nikki and your image and colouring are stunning! Love the heart pawprints paper that's so cute. Hugs, Chris x

Tammi said...

Toooo cute!! This is adorable, and I love that you used one of Zoe's buttons, that's really sweet. What fun paper and cute sentiment...love this card! ~Hugs

Bev said...

Nikki this is so gorgeous honey - the image is just so cute and as ever perfectly coloured. Delish papers too

hugs Bev x

Anonymous said...

Love the card even though I am a dog person. Wish my DH would give me some stamp related stuff! But, it took him a zillion years to get to the needlework stage so I have to be content with that. Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Marcea said...

Nikki, I love this!!! So great to see Miss Zoe inked and coloured ..... just wonderful!! Fab papers and details hun .....the last button - how special is that!!!!
-x-

My Paper World said...

Oh my goodness! Miss Zoe is ADORABLE Nikki! What a special stamp!
I've only had a quick look and I've been totally wowed by your creations, all as beautiful as ever!
I look forward to seeing lots more!
Take care, big hugs! Nicola xx

anni said...

Such a cute card!Can't wait to see the sneak peeks for Lily!

Maria said...

Hey Nikki! I always love visiting your site and seeing what you created . . .you always have the cutest images! Beautiful job coloring the adorable image . . .love that dp too! I actually have it and it's such a fun paper to use. Awww, those little hearts are such a perfect addition to you card!

maria

Anki said...

Hej Nikki! Your colouring rocks! Love this one. Have not been able to check in on you for some time, since my illustrations for "Anki's Sweethearts" have been taking up a lot of my time - but now they are released and well received - so I'm one happy lady. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Kram - Anki

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, the image is adorable...Zoe must be thrilled to have the stamp named aftre her...how cool! Your colouring is stunning and I love the fab DP. Debbie x

Alison said...

Fabulous card Nikki and coloured wonderfully too. This stamp is adorable Zoe must be trilled.

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous card as always!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Zoe must love this card you made since this image is named after her!!! Another awesome creation Nikki!! Your coloring is awesome!! Can you fly here and show me how to airbrush? Just kidding! I would love to know how to do this though!

Conibaer said...

Congrats to your anniversary! :o)
Your card is stunning as always!

Ying Pang, said...

your card is super cute and it's so meaningful with Miss Zoe and the hearts too!!! Hope you have a great time with your girls.

christelle said...

Hello dear Nikki,
I have got two surprises for you!! Go and see on my blog!!
I hope Danni and Zoe have fun during their half terms. And for you it's better too because you can wake up later!!
Have a great evening,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Mel said...

Nikki, I just love this card, especially the Miss Zoe image, so cute. Enjoy half term ~ Mel x

Maria Jesus said...

Beautiful, beautiful card :)

MJ

Heather said...

Hey Nikki,

You do not have to post this comment just checking in and hope you are O.K. not like you to not post for 2 days!!!

LOL, like you are not totally busy with all your stamping I am sure you are O.K., but just wanted to let you know we appriciate your projects so much that we go into withdrawls!!!! LOL!!!

Heather

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
I just love Zoe's stamp. As always your coloring is amazing and the dp you used is perfect. I love that you saved the buttons from her jeans.
So sweet!

Karen x

Jean said...

So cute Nikki!

bastelkueken said...

Your card - and your girl are fantastic and wonderful in creation

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wonderful card, again. Super!
Hugs Jacqueline

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Nikki, hope you are having a good half term week hunny. Well what a gorgeous card you've made, this image is just fabulous. I have a very excited daughter she won this weeks crafty monkeys challenge. We will craft together tomorrow, she can work on her card for this week while i colour some of those new gorgeous whiff of joy images. Have a great weekend, hugs Linda

Ila said...

I don't know if I already commented on this card or not..but who cares? it deserves 2 anyway...lol..I love the way you colored Miss Zoe...the little hearts, paper, kitty charm ...everything is just Fabulous on this card!!....Have a Great Weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, she is just Precious!!!! I truly missed all our gorgeous work while I was away............Your colouring is to DIE for!!!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

eba said...

It must be so special for you and Zoe both to have this stamp made! What a great gift for - I guess Zoe? ;) Your card is lovely!

Valérie said...

Your card is so beautiful Nikki !!! I love the colors, your papers and your cute and lovely Zoe stamp !! And your coloring is perfet !!
Very, very great work as always !!
Have a great weekend Nikki !
Big hugs !
Val.

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Nikki love the colour combo and the extra sweet image which you have coloured so beautfully as always
all your creations are always so stunning
Tracy x

leenda said...

WOW! You certainly brought this stamp to life! It sure will brighten someone's day!