Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Challenge 43 - A Little Gem


For our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Surgar we would like to see you use Gem's on your cards.

For my card this week I have used these fun little monkey's from Scrapmagasinet set 222 Jungelfeber. This is a fabulous set and is packed with so many fun stamps. I'll be showing you some more of these soon. The sentiment is High Hopes Swingin' Birthday was just perfect for this card. The bright papers are from K&Company's Berry Sweet collection. I added some fibres to the vine and also some string to add more jungle texture. Images coloured with Prismacolour pencils and Papers stumps to blend. I added my gems to the centre of my flowers and also to the flower on the dp. The background has been copic airbrushed while still inside the nestabilities to get the white border.

We have a great prize this week of the below stamp "Sporty Edwin". This has been kindly donated by Colette and Katie at Nutcrafters. They have just received their first delivery of Greeting Farm stamps so be sure to pay them a visit.
Our wonderful and talented Guest Designer this week is Lena Katrine. Be sure to pop over to Lena's blog to admire her gorgeous work.

Before I go I just wanted to say i'm sorry if I normally visit your blog but haven't been to visit recently. I have been visiting as many of you as I can but I think most of you know that I have been helping my husband with his job hunting and also organizing our finances the last week so this had to take priority. I do love to read all your comments and hope you stick with me during this unsettling time.

Hope you get time to join in our challenge.

Hugs,


92 comments:

Tessa said...

cute monkey card!!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nikki I just adore this card those onkeys are just so cheeky and the string is just the perfect touch perfect card dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Shary said...

Such a fun card Nikki. Love those monkeys.
Hope you and yours are all keeping well and trying to stay positive.
Big hug Shary
x

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the stamp image is awesome! Hugs, Moni

angeljakki said...

Great card, love the monkeys.
The background looks brilliant.
Fingers crosed for you guys
x x x x x x x x

agnes said...

This is fabulous,beautiuful colors.Great background with your airbruch i must learn a lot with my airbrusch.
Stay positive my friend,Big hugs and Love Agnesxx

Jodi said...

Nikki, very cute card and an awesome job coloring as always! =)
Not to worry about the comments, we will be here waiting for you!!
Big Hugs,
Jodi =)

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a fantstic card. Love the funny monkeys and the bright colours.

Hugs/Gunilla

debby4000 said...

What a brilliant fun card, its so cute. Hope something postive comes your way soon.

Chris said...

Fantastic card Nikki, love those monkeys and your colouring is wonderful. Love the airbrushed background and the paper is so perfect for the jungle theme. You're staying really positive about everything by the sounds of it and that's brilliant, I'm sure something will come along very soon and being prepared is half the battle. Big hugs sweetie, Chris xxx

POPPET said...

Looks fantastic love the way they are just hanging about lol, hugs Pops x x x

daisy said...

hi nikki

love the card, so swingin'

hugs
daisy

Karen said...

Hi Nikki,

What a great card, these little monkeys are just soo cute - I just love it.

I hope things with Gary move forward soon. We went through a similar time a few years ago and I know how stressful the whole thing is - my thoughts are with you all.

Karen x

jan said...

These stamps are such fun, I saw your post on UKS and the Kriller Sitter image, she is brilliant. I'm going to check out their website. The monkeys are crazy and terrific fun, I love how you have used the twine on the card, so clever.

Hugs Jan x

Valérie said...

I love your cute card, those monkeys and all the details ! Very great work !
Big hugs Nikki.
Val.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, wow hunny this is such a gorgeous card hunny. Im loving those cheeky monkeys! and what fabulous bright colours you've used. Stunning work as always. I hope you are well and enjoying some lovely weather. Hugs Linda x

Monique said...

Your card is lovely Nikki !!! You coloured it so beautifull !!!

Hugs Monique

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Nikki, the monkees sure look like they are having fun, love how you've got one doing a handstand on the sentiment!! Great addition of the fibres and string to.
Hope things are ok and that things get sorted on the job front soon.
Take care
JOanne x

** Isa ** said...

Such a sweet card... They're definitely having some fun on those strings :op

Hugs x

Kristine B. said...

Awww...how PERFECT is that twine on there Nikki?!! Awesome card--Maddy will go crazy when she sees this one ☺ Your coloring is fab!!

Caryn said...

I love the gorgeous bright colours and those cheeky little monkeys!! Great card, hope you're keeping well too.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Heidi said...

Oh I love all the colors and the gems on this one Nikki.
I hope the "hunting" improves and all goes well. I will say a prayer for ya!

mar1ene said...

Fab Nikki, love the monkeys and sentiment!!
This is a challenge I definately will join.. love gems!!
Hugs, Marlene x

Sue said...

Brill card Nikki, those monkeys look fantastic, great colouring as always, luv the papers they are lush, sue.x

Mina said...

what a cutie...it made me smile and the papers match it perfectly xxx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Nikki what an adorable fun card, I just looove it!!!!! meant to ask you can you use any cute stamps now on spoonful of sugar?? as I made a card yesterday with a cute penny black stamp and it has gems on it, just wondered. hugzz x

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is as cute as can be Nikki! I really love the extra fuzz on the jute and how you wrapped it. Love how you have the monkey's paws on the sentiment panel. Love your coloring, the paper, all of it!
ha ha, the word verification I have for this post is "hangs". How appropro!

Christine said...

I just love this card. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! I love your design. That hemp really gave it that special touch. It's a awesome scene. I always love coming to your blog. Good Luck with your family matters.

christelle said...

Your card is marvellous Nikki!!
I love the fibres and string you added!!
These bright papers are fab and the monkeys are very cute!! I love them!!
Your work is gorgeous Nikki!! Congrats!!
I keep my fingers crossed for Gary's job. I think about you and your little family.
Big hugs my dear friend,
Christelle.

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card hun xxx stunning colouring and layout as always ,hope you are all ok ,hugs Dawnxxx

Riet said...

what a fabolous cards Nikki,love the colour combo.

hugs Riet.x

Lacey Stephens said...

What a cute card! I love the extra texture from the fibers and string! And the papers are perfect for this image!
Of course we all understand! I haven't have much of a chance to visit everyone's blog...but that's only because I can't seem to kick this cold!! You and your husband are in my prayers! Big hugs and head's up...something will come up soon!
~Lacey

Ila said...

This card is just Fabulous and those monkeys are just the Cutest!!...Wonderful coloring and details!!...Take Care!...Hugs, Ila

Maria said...

Not to worry Nikki. . .I'm still here. I visit your site because I love looking at your lovely creations and just have to comment how beautiful they are.

This card is no exception. . .okay the monkeys are just rascals. . .LOL! I love the jungle feel to your dp and as always beautiful job coloring your images.

I hope your husband finds a job soon. . .I wish him the best of luck!!

Maria

Sinikka said...

This is so nice again, Nikki.
Like the monkeys a lot and also the tread you used for a liane ( is this the right word?)
Hope your husband will find a new job soon.
Hugs Sinikka

Daniel Askeland said...

WOW!!

Must really say that you're playful with the colours.. and such great composisions!!

Wow

Greetings from Daniel
*Norway*

Ps. If you wondered, I found you through "Jorunn sitt hobbyhjørne"

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, you've put so much onto it! Sending hugs to you and your family, hope all turns out OK!
Clairex

Justine said...

Lovely card Nikki and I know how you feel about the job hunting thing, I've been going through it for the last 5 and a half months! I lost my job in September and Mike lost his in January, so my sympathies go out to you!!
Keep your chin up, hugs Justine x x

Tab said...

Fabby card Nikki sweetie! Just love the image and coloured to perfection as always!

Hope things work out for your hubby soon, sweetie...I admire how positive you are being,and I shall keep my fingers crossed for you both!
Hugs Tab xxx

Debbie said...

This is such a cute card Nikki I just love the playfull Monkeys, Hugs Debbie x

eba said...

that is such a cute card!
Good luck hunting jobs... Hope something will come your way soon. :)

Teri said...

What cute stamps from the Swingin Birthday set! Your card is super cute too! Good luck on the job hunt...thanks for being an inspiration to all of us and don't worry about the comments, you are amazing that you comment back to everyone!! xo, teri

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Love your cheeky monkey card Nikki.
Gorgeous colours and beautifully coloured. Got my fingers crossed for you.
Hugs
Jill x x

Kathy said...

What a cute card Nikki!! I love the monkeys and how he is on the sentiment! Great layout and beautiful gems ! :)kathy

Georgia said...

Hi Nikki,
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for the lovely images and the cute bird stamp you sent me for my birthday. I'm sorry I haven't got round to thanking you before now but I have been incredibly busy with a large history project.
So, thank you again, I really appreciate it!
Love, Georgia xx

Alex said...

how fun - love this card!! The dp is fabulous, and those monkees are just adorable!! Fabulous card as usual Nikki! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Annie said...

love the bright colours with those cute monkeys, and the little bits of string too! hugs, annie x

Malin said...

Hi, this moneky card is super cute.
//Malin

Islander Girl said...

What a happy card!!!! Love the colors you used and love the monkeys!!!! TFS!

Pinklilac said...

Hi Nikki wow what a beautiful card I just love those monkeys.
Hugs Linda

Denise said...

This card is so adorable! Love those monkeys, and I love the vibrant colors.

Heather said...

Nikki,

This card is so cool. I love your coloring and I love the rope and the embellies and the layout I think you must be the most talented stamper I know!!!

Heather

Joy said...

these monkeys are so cute! they look like they are having some fun swinging on that branch! you make them look real and they are jumping off the card! wonderful job!

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki your card is fabulous!
Such a brilliant design!
Love your cute monkeys and wonderful colouring!
So sorry to hear that you are having such a worrying time. You are in my thoughts.
hugs
kim x

Deb said...

this is fabulous Nikki hun! Love the fibres and string ropes! Such a wonderful creative touch!
Hope you get some good news on the work front soon!
Have a great evening, hugs Debx

Heike said...

ahhhh Nikki, how cute is this what a wonderful work. Love all the beautiful Details.......

Big Hugs
Heike

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh those monkeys, way to darling, they make me smile, smile, smile. Thanks for sharing.

joey said...

cool monkeys, love the colours you used on this card Nikki, absolutely fabulous work, so many little details. Joey.xxx

Nicole said...

utterly adorable! so happy to have you on the team! :D
Nicole

Tracey said...

WHat a fantastic card Nikki!! Love those little monkeys!! xx

Donalda said...

oh hon your card is so adorable those monkeys are just so cute and you have colored them beautiful dear. You and your family are in my prayers dear I know times are rough everywhere but I know God is watching over us dear.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Great card Nikki, what fun monkeys and wonderful accents.
Thinking of you and hoping things get sorted very soon.
Hugs
Carole x

Joan said...

This monkey card is too cute......I love the ropes!!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
The image is so adorable and the beautiful bright papers are just perfect.
I wish your husband the best of luck with his job hunting!!

Karen x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Nikki!!

I hope things are going better this week!!

Hugs, Kelly

ribenaruby said...

These monkeys look really cheeky! Great effect of the fibres on the vine, gorgeous! Hope all is well Nikki.

maddy hill said...

heheeeee ! what cuties Nikki ! love all the colours in your card , tis one super card Nikki ...

I do hope things get more settled for you hun xxx you take care of yourself !

love maddy xx

Paula said...

What a Fantastic card those Monkeys are so fab.
Paula xxxx

Nicole Bailey said...

What a fab card! You really are the queen of prisma color pencils.....you make your images come to life!
Love the hemp details on this card too....so super clever.

Jackie said...

Lovely card Nikki, such fun.
Jackie

Janna said...

OMGoodness Nikki don't you dare worry about visiting my blog. Family is so much more important and getting your husband's situation sorted out. I just hope everything resolves itself quickly for you! I will be thinking of you and wishing you the best!

Now this card! Wow!!! Of course the coloring is absolutely amazing and the use of the papers and the twine is incredible!!! I love, love, love it!! Such a fun card! And you did a great job of using the charms! An exceptional card!

Smiles,
janna

MichelleO said...

Playing catch up here.. and just had to stop in and say.. WOWOW just loved this card! that vine with the twine added is so fun! Great colors too!
HUGS and thinking of you and Hubby...
MichelleO

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous as always!!

don't worry about comments on my blog.
I just don't knwo how you can read and post more than 70 comments a day, everyday!!!
I post comments to a few people once or twice a week and this is all I can do!!

Swaantje said...

Oh,
what a fantastic card.
The Monkeys are so cute

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

This card make me happy! He is lovely.
Jacqueline

Marcea said...

Hiya hunny, love these cheeky monkeys .... they are so cute! Great colouring and I love your attention to detail. I am happy - my canon paper has arrived so going to have a play :o)
Hope everything settles down for you and your family sweetie - dont you worry about bloghopping, we will all still be here when you get back :o)
-x-

bumblebee creations said...

How cute!!!! I jsut love those little monkies!!!! your coloring is totally amazing!!

Tasha said...

Oh my Nikki this is terriffic - i adore the image and your colouring is so awesome
love tasha xx

Lilian said...

Nikki, this is another very creative card from you with exceptional coloring! Luuuurve it! (new word for me - slang for "love") lol! Don't worry about not visiting my blog, I love to always visit yours so it's not really a bother for me ... am I making sense?

Sending good vibes and well wishes to you and your family! Keep smiling!

much hugs, Lilian

COCO said...

Gorgeous creation Nikki. Love the image and the perfect colouring.
hugs coco

Rach said...

wow Nikki, this is amazing. hugs rachxx

Nixe07 said...

Ohhh wow Nikki, such a cute and wonderful creation!! Love the great colours and your stunning colouring.
Hugs
Moni

Stacey said...

Such a wonderful card Nikki, I really love these cheeky images and the way they are swinging around!

So sorry to hear about Gary's job. The world is a bit of a scary place to be at the moment :o( Hope he manages to find something soon.

Huge hugs, Stacey ~♥~

Natalie said...

Nikki this is stunning, I love the monkeys. x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh Nikki, this is the cutest!!!! The monkeys are precious and I love your fun colour combo!

Vicki

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, I'm sorry, I've been so lapse this past week visiting all my blog friends pages. Firstly, your card is gorgeous as always, secondly I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear that your hubby was out of work, its such a difficult time at the moment and I really hope he finds something soon. Keep your chin up honey. Hugs DawnMarie.xxx

Karin said...

Love this cute monkey card.
Great happy colours and 2 cute little monkeys.
The ribbon fits perfectly.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Anja's weblog said...

What a beautiful monkey card. Love the colors. It fits perfect to the monkeys:))

Hugs
Anja

Bev said...

Such a brilliant card hun, love those monkeys and the delish papers x

Ying Pang, said...

your card is so cute, Nikki, I love how you arranged the stamped images and all the details. Thinking of you for your hard time.

hugs,
ying

Mariska said...

Oh sweetie, I had totally missed the news about your husband's work. So sorry!! I can totally understand that you whole world has turned up side down and your priorities have shifted in a big way. Please take care sweetie and I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

xxx
Mariska

thread-bare said...

What a really fun card xx I know a few cheeky monkeys that would love this lol!!!! xx Hope hubby soon finds a new job & you can both get back on track xx