Sunday, 22 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 23 - Buttons!

We have a great challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog and Niki is asking us to use buttons on our cards... I just love buttons and I know I haven't been very creative with them on my card today but I do like to use them on the corners of my images or as the centres for my flowers.

As it's Mother's Day here in the UK today I thought it only appropriate that I use this adorable stamp Busy Mama and the very apt sentiment "Grey Hares!". I am just loving the colours from the new Basic Grey Marrakech papers. My image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

Before I go I thought i'd share this picture with you of my gorgeous daughter Danni taken when she got home from Nursery on Friday. Here she is showing the Mother's Day card she made.


Hope you have a wonderful Mothering Sunday!

Big Hugs,


90 comments:

Danni said...

Super cute!! Love the lace and all the "extras" you have on here!! Great card!

SallyB said...

Oh what a clever little girl! She looks adorable. Enjoy your Mothers day!

Moni said...

Beautiful card you made, and your girlie did for you gorgeous card! Have nice sunday with your family! Hugs, Moni

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, that is such a beautiful image

joey said...

Hi Nikki, your colouring is gorgeous, very apt image for tomoz. love the colours. awww dont you just love it when they bring home there made gifts and cards from school. Joey.xxx

Stacey said...

This image is so perfect for mothers day Nikki! I really love the sentiment too. Gorgeous card. Big hugs, Stacey ~♥~

Sandra said...

Very lovely bright coloured card. As usual you coloured it in beatifully.

Sandra

Anki said...

Love it and your colouring rocks! Love the sentiment too - thank you for putting a smile on my face. Kramis - Anki

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card - your colouring is wonderful! And your daughter's card is fab too! She's a real cutie!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Eye popping gorgeous Nikki! I love the paper, its just delish! Beautiful coloring on the image, as usual for talented YOU! Love the cute colorful buttons, and you were creative with them, don't count yourself short! I never saw anyone use them in the corners like that! Danni looks adorable with her card for Mum too!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card Nikki!
Your image is so sweet and beautifully coloured!
Such pretty paper and gorgeous detail!
Danni's card is brilliant!
hugs
kim x

Deb said...

such a gorgeous card Nikki, love the bunnies and such a fabulous sentiment, made me giggle!
Danni's card is so sweet, awww!
Have a great evening! hugs Debx

CraftyC said...

Your card is so sweet Nicky, just like Danni. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day and thankyou for your kind comment on my blog, I've been smiling all day!
Clairex

Monika said...

Love these beautiful colors on your card and the sweet image wonderful colored.

I press out the thumb, that your husband finds work again soon.
Hugs Monika

Steph said...

Wonderful card Nikki - I'm seriously thinking about getting some High Hopes stamps now - shame on you lol What a lucky muumy you are to receieve such a delightful work of art :) xxx

Bev said...

So stunning hun, love that cute image and yes you're spot on - it's perfect for mothers day. Love Danni's card too - she looks as proud as punch bless her. Hope you're okay, been thinking about you lots this week xx

Andrea said...

This is adorable!! Your little girl's artwork is pretty darn cute too!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Nikki this is so delightful! The coloring is just gorgeous! Nikki you are awesome :)

Paula said...

Oh wow your card is stunning love that super cute image and the colour's you have used are excellent. Your Daughter is so beautiful and her card is fab you must be so proud. Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.
Paula xxxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Your card is so adorable! I love the fun, bright colors on the paper. And this image is awesome!! Hope you have a very happy Mother's Day! Oh, and Danni looks so proud!
~Lacey

Tessa said...

cutie cute!!!

Nicole Bailey said...

Oh LOVE it Nikki!
I just love your coloring...it's so very pretty. :O)
Love the papers and the flowers and the layers!
Your daughter is adorable!
Thanks for sharing!

Femin Susan said...

Hi,
Your blog is very creative and colorful. your creations are extremely attractive.

Sharron said...

What an absolutely darling card! Love your usage of the buttons ~~ it adds just the right finishing touch.

Donalda said...

Oh this is just adorable dear. I just love the image you have used. So beautiful colored and the buttons look great dear you done a wonderful job as always dear.
Your daughter is just a living doll.

Mina said...

such a beautiful card and I love the image and text so much xxx

Becky Carafa said...

This is just so adorable, love those bunnies! Their chubby cheeks make me smile! Thanks for your kind words about my hubby, so sorry to hear about your situation. I know how that goes, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Cindy Haffner said...

Danni is so sweet, and i love your card. Hugs Cindy

Ying Pang, said...

gorgeous card!! I love your coloring and the patterned paper& color combo, and sure love all the details.
hugs,
ying

Cathy said...

This is so adorable!! I love this image and your daughter is really beautiful!!

Hugs, Cathy

Kelly Schelske said...

Danni is adorable!! Fabulous card Nikki, I think the buttoms look super!! Amazing coloring as usual my friend, fun sentiment...too funny!!

Hugs, Kelly

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, hope you are well hunny, happy Mothers Day to you. Love this cute card the bunnies are gorgeous and what fabulous papers and added detail!! love your work. Enjoy your day, hugs Linda x

Hannah said...

hi Nikki,
fab card i love the image and the sentiment made me chuckle a bit because it goes perfectly with the image. i love the DP you have used it is lovely. the ribbon is cool, and the flowers and the buttons are great.
big hugs hannahxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful, colorful card, very nice!
I like the mothercard too.
Hugs Jacqueline

Natalie said...

Fab card Nikki, great colouring as always and I love the sentiment. x

christelle said...

Gorgeous card Nikki!! I love this bunnies family, they are very cute!! The papers and the lace are marvellous!!
Danni is adorable and her Mother's Day card is gorgeous!!
Have a wonderful Mothering Sunday!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs my friend,
Christelle.

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, gorgeous image and lovely vibrant colours. Danni's cards is gorgeous too another budding cardmaker.
Luv
Debby

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Zoe,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

ella bella said...

gorgeous card Nikki, i love the very cute image and those papers are fab.
the pic of Danni is very sweet i love the card she has made you she is very clever. :)
have a lovely day today
Tracy x

Georgia said...

Hi Nikki,
This is a stunning card, the sentiment is great and I love the bright fresh colours!
Danni's card is lovely too!
Have a nice Mother's Day!
Love, Georgia xx

agnes said...

Hi ,Danni you have make a beautiful card for your mum!!!!And Nikki, i love this bunny family,youre coloring is fanstastic!!!
Have a nice morther's day!!
Hugs from a spring Holland,speak you later Agnesxx

** Isa ** said...

So Cute... Love the sentiment too. Will put a smile on anyone's face... And what a sweet card your little one made... Have a great Mothering Sunday.

{HUGS} xxx

Debbie said...

This is Gorgeous Nikki Love the Beautiful DP I think I can Feel a spending spree coming on, Lol. Danni's card is also Gorgeous I just love her cheeky smile.
Hugs Debbie x

Alex said...

totally adorable Nikki, just love those images, and the flowers look awesome!!!! Your little one is soooo cute - Happy Mother's Day! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tracey said...

An adorable card Nikki. Love it! Happy Mother's Day to you!! xx

Mel said...

Danni's is just so cute, lovely card she made for you. Hope you are having a great day. Will email you in the week ~ Mel x

Malin said...

Happy mothers day Nikki, Danni´s card is loveley, so is yours, love the cute image and the sentiment is great...
//Malin

louise said...

love the cute bunny family and your colouring is brill

Linnie said...

ahhh i adore her little card i still have all the cards from when my kiddies were young the hand made ones are the best..i see she is following in your footsteps
luv
linniex

Maria said...

Happy Mother's Day Nikki!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Your card is "wow" so pretty! You did a great job with the buttons. You can't go wrong with buttons. Love how you added the lace too. . .lace just adds such a romantic look to a card. Well, your bunny is way adorable. Your coloring is always spectacular!! Everythng about your card is beautiful!!

Aww, your daughter's card is so pretty. Tell your daughter that I said that she is a "WONDERFUL" card maker just like her mom!!

Maria

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Happy Mother's Day Nikki, hope you had a great day, i did.
Love your card and the colours look fab. Your card has just reminded me I need to buy a hair colour to cover my grey hairs !
Hugs
Jill x x

Heike said...

ahhhh, Nikki how cute is this. Love your card with all the wonderful Details, and the Image is so cute and adorable.

Danni is a sweety, wonderful card from her. Hope you had a great Mother's day.....

Big Hugs
Heike

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous Nikki!! and your coloring is Fantastic!!...and what a lovely card your sweet little Dani made for you!!..Happy Mother's Day!!...I hope your day is Wonderful!!...Big Hugs, Ila

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

loving your sweet bunny card Nikki, its just adorable and your card from your daughter is so beautiful {another cardmaker now in your house Nikki :) } hugzz x ♥

Chris said...

Hi Nikki, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and were spoiled rotten. Danni's beautiful card on Friday was a good start, she's a clever girl. I love your HH card, the bunny mama is gorgeous and your colouring stunning. Love the buttons and the papers are delish. Hugs, Chris xxx

Michelle Ueligitone said...

My Bff, Joy, told me about your wonderful blog and I love it! Your coloring is so fabulous! Adorable work and very inspirational.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet picture of Danni and her wonderful card!! I love your bunny card, Nikki!! Love all the textures!! Hope you are having a good mother's day!!

Christine said...

I love your bunny card. That stamp is so cute and you colored it so well. You've got some skills! What a lovely gift from your daughter. I hope you had a great day!

Joan said...

Fantastic Card - I love all the rosey cheeks - very cute.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Your coloring is just beautiful and
I love the bright papers too.

Love the pic of Danni...she is such a beautiful little girl!

Karen x

Sue said...

super cute card Nikki, lovely image luv the words!! lol. Gorgeous piccie of your daughter, sue.x

Karin said...

Hi sweetie,

your card is beautifull.
I love the bright coloured papers, beautifully coloured image and the lace you've used.

Have nice day,
xoxo Karin

Mariska said...

I am so jealous of your colouring!!! It's so incredible. Love the card, the gorgeous paper and all the gorgeous details. Just stunning as always!!

xxx
Mariska

papercraftsbyrach said...

Hi hun, lovin your card that you have made so sweet and beautifully coloured, a very apt image for this time of year, hope that you had a lovely mothers day. Dannni looks adorable with your gorgeous card and daffodil. hugs Rachxx

Tessa said...

cute card!!

thread-bare said...

Another fantastic cheery card xx Just adore these bunnies xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

awww this card is so great! Love the image and the sentiments is exactly how I feel! Hope you were pampered yesterday and I just adore the lovely homemade card from Danni!

Big Hugs
Judy xx

Tara said...

This is just a perfect paper choice for a perfect card Nikki - it's fabulous and such a great image for Mother's Day too!
I saw you RAK - isn't it wonderful to be part of this blogging community..... friends who are there for you when you need them the most! You take care!! xx

Caryn said...

Amazing card Nikki, I love those little stamps. Don't have any but love the cards I see made with them.

Your RAKS are so sweet too, what a great lift.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

angeljakki said...

just love this,
the colours,
your colouring,
layout
everything x x x

angeljakki said...

Forgot to say,
danni's card is lovely.
Another crafting fanatic
in the making x x x

The Country Rose said...

Sorry I haven't had time to come and visit everyday :(, but I am taking the time to visit my favorite blogs today before I do anything else, lol! Love all the cards that I have missed since my last visit! Your cards are always so bright and cheerful- like a sneak peek of Spring and Summer! Praying for your hubby's job situation. Blessings to you and your family.

Barb

Atty said...

What an adorable card and such wonderful detail coloring. Your little girl is such a pretty thing, she looks like her Mom, lucky girl. :)
hugs,
Donna

bumblebee creations said...

Hi!! I am loving your busy mama card!! I too love buttons, matter of fact I just bought more the other day!! Your daughter is so proud--how sweet!!! It is not Mothers Day here yet for a while! TFS!!! Your creations are always amazing!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a darling card Nikki, such a sweet image and wonderful colouring. Love the papers and lace detail.
Hugs
Carole x

Heidi said...

oh so cute...............

megastamper said...

wow nikki, what an amazing and wonderful colourful card. the coloration in these bright colours looks so great and funny.
thank you for the inspiration.
hugs, bea

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nikki your card is marvelous and adorable.
I love it!!!!!
Great colours used and lovely image.
Have a nice week.
Big Hugs, Mumur

dawnmarieg said...

Just gorgeous Nikki, such a lovely image and the sentiment is fab too. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, Danni's card is just lovely, I'm sure you will treasure it. I have a question, what does RAK mean?? Pardon my ignorance. Any news on hubbies job yet?? Hugs always DawnMarie.xx

Janna said...

Danni is so, so cute!!! You must have been so excited to receive her lovely creation! It is gorgeous! Your mother's day card though is stunning! Wow, wow1 I adore the beautiful colors and that gorgeous BG paper! The coloring is stunning and I love how you used the buttons! so, so cute!

Smiles,
janna

tina46 said...

OMG nikki your card is wonderful !!! sweet image and perfect colouring !!! I love it !!!!
your girl is sweet ;-))) .
big hugs tina46

Nixe07 said...

Oooh Nikki, this is such a cute and wonderful card!! Love the bright colours and the super cute image. Your colouring is brilliant!! Love it!!
Have a great week.
Big Hugs
Moni

Tasha said...

Hey Nikki this card is soadorable i love the colours image and buttons - fantastic.
Your daghter card is so cute! Unfortunately i couldnt make out what my 2yrold put on the card she made at nursery - she keeps asking if i like it i say i love it! lol Im glad she doesnt ask what i think it is lol
love tasha xx

Islander Girl said...

Belated Happy Mother's day to you and to everyone there!!!!

As usual I love your card, your coloring/blending, the LO and the colors you choose!!! I think that stamp imagine is adorable!!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!!

Aloha!

Jodi said...

One of my favorite papers!! you did a really great Job!! I love the lace and how you ued it.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Joy said...

well, Happy Mother's day to you... love that card and what a perfect sentiment...that's too cute! such great work as usual...you are just a natural!

Valérie said...

Very cute card !! I love the bunnies and your fabulous coloring !
Very great work !!
Have a great day !
Big hugs.
Val.

Annie said...

love this card! that sentiment is so perfect with the image, beautifully coloured and love the bright spring papers. hugs, annie x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet Sweet Sweet!!! Your colouring is unbelievable!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

Heather said...

Nikki,

These bunnies are so so so pretty!!!

I love your coloring girl!!! I am on the phone with Janna right now and I told her that I do not think I will ever be able to color like you do, I do not know how you get all that amazing shading my friend!!!

I love this card!!!!

Heather