Sunday, 15 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 22 - No Patterned Paper!

For our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog Diana has asked us to use no patterned paper. I bought this stitched paper some time ago from Lakeland which was part of a handmade paper pack.

My Mum is on strict instructions not to check my blog this week as this is her Mother's Day card. We celebrate Mother's Day on 22nd March here in the UK.

This adorable bunny is called Bunny Blooms. I just thought she would be perfect for any occasion. Bunnies aren't just for Easter you know! lol I used part of the sentiment Hugs and Hugs. The pretty heart edge is by Martha Stewart Punch and the brad in the centre of my flower is by Laura Ashley. Again I have used the SU word Window Punch to cut the sentiment. Popping it back into the punch on a sticky note to cut to trim to size. Bunny is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend - you knew that ;-)!

I received the above award from Laura. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

Have a great Sunday and i'll see you Tuesday for our next A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.

Hugs,


82 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Nikki, what a super creation for your mum, I'm sure she'll love it. Beautiful colouring on bunny and nice bloom to show it off. Stunning!

Moni said...

Waw it is perfect, your my will love it. Gorgeous colours you used and the bunny is so adorable. You put gorgeous paper with stiches and the flower is fab! Hugs, moni

Shary said...

That's a hard challenge Nikki. You did a great job though and the bunny is so cute.
Hope you are well and trying not to worry to much.xx

Nixe07 said...

OMG Nikki, what a stunning card!!! Love the so cute image and your amazing colouring. The colours are great too.
Hugs
Moni

Anki said...

What a cutie! Hope you are having a great weekend. Kram - Anki

Kim said...

Beautiful Nikki, just adore that little bunny!!

Lilian said...

Oh this is so cuuuute! Your coloring's just as beautiful as always. The DP you used is really lovely (stitches! my fave) :) Lovely MS punch - really want one now :)
Your mum will love it! How sure are you she can keep from checking your blog? (wink)

cats whiskers said...

This is a difficult one hun, but you have pulled it off perfectly, love the colours and your fabulou colouring of thid cute bunny
Hugs Jacqui x

Sandra said...

Wonderful card you made . The colours are cheerfully bright and you done a great job on the colouring as usual.

Hugs Sandra

Rach said...

oh wow Zoe this is amazing well done, love the huge flower that you have used and that bunny is coloured to perfection. Had my pencils out the other day... and all my pictures ended up in the bin!!! just can't get it.. maybe one day...lol.
hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nikki your mum will love this!
Such a cute bunny and coloured so perfectly!
Love those colours and your flower and brad are gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

COCO said...

oh NIKKI you are fabulous !!! your creations is very Gorgeous !!!
I am fan !!! good day !!!
Hugs coco

CraftyC said...

Just gorgeous Nikki, your mum will love it!
Claire

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wonderful Easter card! Nice colors and I like the image of High Hopes!
Jacqueline

mar1ene said...

gorgeous bunny, great layout and fabby colouring Nikki, love it :)
Have a great day!
Hugs, Marlene x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, fab colours and love the sweet bunny.

neeta said...

This is so pretty! The bunny is just too cute:)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous work Zoe! Love that bunny! I have him ordered but he hasn't arrived yet :( Great use of stitched paper! I know your Mum will love it!
Judy x

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh you card is very very beautiful !!!
i love rabyt and i love colors is my colors favorit !!!lol
hugs didi

agnes said...

Beautiful card.love this bunny,youre coloring is fabulous. Your mum will love it.Have nice day my friend,Hugs agnesxx

Pati said...

Dear Nikki

This is such a cute card. I very much like your coloration, the stitched paper and the punched heart border. Great work!

BIG hugs and have a wonderful Sunday!
Pati

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the cute bunny image and the gorgeous colouring. Michele x

Scrapmumur said...

Wonderful card, my dear Nikki!!!
Lovely colouring and colours used.
Have a great sunday.
Big hugs, Mumur

Natalie said...

Nikki this is gorgeous. x

Tab said...

Nikki, how cute is your card.......very! That bunny is adorable and I agree not just for Easter! Your colouring is fabulous as always!
Hugs Tab xxx

Joy said...

this card is so sweet! I love the bunny and of course you did the card in my favorite color! your mom will love this for mother's day! that is so neat to know that others celebrate other holidays on other days! hope you have a great weekend!

Marcea said...

This is gorgeous Nikki, the paper works so well with your card. I simply adore how you have coloured the flowers ... stunning!! I am now finally going to order myself some paper using your link - will let you know what I think to it when it arrives!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
-x-

Tessa said...

sweet card!!

tracie said...

oh wow Nikki this is adorable, I love the gorgeous papers and cute bunny ~ fabulous as always hun.
Hope your having a lovely weekend
hugs
Tracie :)xx

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just so adorable. Your mother is going to love this just gorgeous!!!!!!!

Tammi said...

The colors in the flowers really make it pop, love your coloring and adorable card! ~Hugs

bumblebee creations said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!!!! I love the colors, and that bunny is so adorable!!! your coloring is amazing!

Michelle said...

Don't you just *heart* this bunny?? Great job coloring....love all the purple...what a great Mother's Day card!

POPPET said...

Stamp is gorgeous i love his colour, brillaint card, have a great day hugs Pops x x x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Zoe,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Maria said...

Oh that bunny is adorable, Nikki! I love the purple colors of your card. Wow, that paper with the stitches is beautiful and love that big flower. Your mom will definitely love her card.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!

Maria

Heather "Hev" said...

Magnificent :)

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, this is just beautiful!!!! Wow!! Love that Bunny image!

Vicki

Cindy Haffner said...

So so darling, love that bunny, hugs Cindy

christelle said...

Your card is marvellous Nikki!! Your Mum will be spoilt!!
This rabbit is very cute with flowers in his arms and i love the big flower and the purple paper!!
We had a great weekend and thank you very very much for the gorgeous cards that Zoe and you have sent to Corentin for his birthday!! You're adorable!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Zoe said...

Hello Mummy, I love the high hopes image it is so sweet and I love your pretty colouring. Congratulations on getting this award.
love
Zoe
xxxxxxx

Annie said...

love the colours on this card and the cute bunny - I am sure your Mum will love the card and I do hope she doesn't peek! hugs, annie x

Trina said...

Adorable card Nikki!! I love that High Hopes bunny! Great coloring, and adorable background! Love the martha stewart punch too...I have been looking everywhere for that punch..but it's been sold out everywhere!
Thanks for all the well wishes...I am feeling better! Still working like crazy though!
I am thinking about you often, and am wishing you all the best. Things usually do have a way of working out...we just have to have faith! Take care of yourself Nikki!!
Hugs,
Trina

eba said...

That's a lovely card for your mum! Perfectly coloured! <3

Sinikka said...

What a great result just love it.
Hugs Sinikka

Pinklilac said...

Beautiful card Nikki and the colours are great and Iust love the paper.
Hugs Linda

Mar G said...

Hi Nikki - Gorgeous card, fab colouring & detail. Bet your Mum will love it!
Well Done :-) Mar x

Tara said...

What a beautiful, vivid purple colour Nikki, it's so gorgeous! I love this fun, Springtime card, you did such a great job - and well done for resisiting the patterned papers too! xx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, hope you are well. I just love that bunny, such a cutie! Really beautiful papers you have used, love that stitched one and the flower and brad is gorgeous. Hugs DawnM.x

Joan said...

Beautiful card for you Mum, Nikki. I'm sure she'll love it. Hugs, Joan

Heidi said...

Oh is this the cutest card! I need to get myself some cute bunnies for the Easter holiday.

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, love the gorgeous image, you have coloured it so perfectly as always! I am sure your mum will love it!
Hope you have a great night, hugs Debx

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable. Your coloring is wonderful and the Bunny is so funny.....

Big Hugs
Heike

Alex said...

What a lovely card Nikki, your Mum is going to love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Alex x

Kristine B. said...

Hi Nikki...this is sooo beautiful!! Bunny is aweful CUTE, and your colors are so stunning and gorgeous together. GREAT CARD! xx

Paula said...

What a beautiful card and you have a fab coloring. Greetings Paula.

Heather said...

Nikki,

Your coloring always always amazes me you are about the best colorer I know!!!

I love your images and I love your ideas you are so so so creative and have such a wonderful knack for creativity!!!

Heather

Teri said...

Nikki, this is such an adorable card! I love the stitched paper and that heart punch is so sweet!! xo, teri

Kelly Schelske said...

Nikki, it's so cute!! Love the paper:-)

Hugs, K

ella bella said...

This is gorgeous Nikki i love the fabulous paper and very cute bunny. hope you had a good weekend
Tracy x

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, that is such a cute little image and I love your border punch

Stacey said...

Gorgeous image Nikki and I really love the fun paper. The purple colour scheme is so striking! ~x~

Sue said...

Oh Nikki
what a beautiful card as always your colouring is fantastic, gorgeous colours, all works brill, scrummy flower and backing paper, sue.x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

How pretty Nikki! Love the purple stitched paper! You've colored that sweet bunny perfectly! As always, beautifully done! Hugs, Kimberly :D

Lacey Stephens said...

This card is so adorable!! I absolutely LOVE the stitched paper!! Your coloring is awesome (as usual) and I just love the layout. Your mum with love this card! Big Hugs :-)
~Lacey

Monique said...

It's beautifull Nikki !!! Love the colours :).

Hugs Monique

sandra_w said...

Adorable!!! Cute image and the stitched paper is fab!

Hugs,
San

scotspanda said...

what a gorgeous card, love the bog flower it really sets it off :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

MichelleO said...

Oh my I love this..the colors are great and I think it is a fun mother's day card! Wonderful!
HUGS
MichelleO

Jodi said...

Very cute and sweet card!! I love your coloring as always!! Such a cute image too!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Nikki this is sooooo adorable!!! what a cutie :) ♥

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Ahhh...darling Nikki! You are so creative and I can see that Zoe is following in your footsteps!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous, Nikki.
Your coloring is fabulous and I love the colors of the flowers.
So beautiful!!

Karen x

angeljakki said...

Stunning card Nikki and the colours are awesome.
Love your colouring x x x

Valérie said...

Wonderful card again !! Your rabbit is so cute and your coloring just perfect !!! I'm sure that your mum will love your card !
Very, very great work !!
Have a great day my friend.
Big hugs.
Val.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Nikki, I love that bunny and your colouring is fantastic! Love the big bloom and gorgeous handmade paper too. I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled when she receives it. Hugs, Chris xxx

Tracey said...

This is adorable Nikki! Love that bunny and the purple!! xx

Cathy said...

Your bunny is just adorable!! Super cute card!!

Janna said...

Oh Nikki this is just beautiful!!! Wow! I love the purple stitched paper and the beautiful flowers and punches you used! They all work so well together and the bunny is amazing! He is colored to perfection! I know your mother will love this!! Wow, wow, wow!

Smiles,
janna

Tasha said...

Wow what a beautiful creation i bet your mother will be blown away by this. The colours are so beautiful and eye catching
love tasha xx

thread-bare said...

OMG Nikki xx This stamp is just adorable xx He is just a fantastic little chap xx Well done on notr using any patterned paper xx