Sunday, 29 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 24 - Creative Borders

We have a great challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog and Ila is asking us to get creative with our borders. I have used this fabulous sketch by Claudia over at Friday Sketchers - thanks Claudia! I used my SU Scallop punch for the border of my card. I also used some doodlebug paper frills as the main strip on the sketch and also for the grass. The cutesy papers are by Imaginisce and is from their "For Peeps Sake" collection. The adorable image is She-Baa Sheep with her little Easter Basket. The Egg-stra Special sentiment is also High Hopes. I have stamped and cut the sentiment out using the SU Word Window punch. Other punches used are SU Photo Corner punch. The paper is glittered so I added some more stickles to my images too. All images coloured with Prismacolour Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

Check out the challenge blog to admire all the gorgeous cards from my team members this week. Don't forget that also each week you have the chance of winning a great stamp prize for taking part!



I received the above award from Sarah-Jane. Thank you so much sweetie!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Big Hugs,


66 comments:

CraftyC said...

How sweet Nikki. Love the blending on your sheep, so subtle and the basket of eggs are brilliant. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Clairex

Janna said...

Nikki this is just adorable!!! I love the border punch and the way the sheep and Easter basket are outside your circle!! Such a great idea! But the sentiment idea is fantastic!! I really need to get that punch! Of course your coloring is just amazing!!! Congrats on your award as well! You are so sweet and certainly deserve these awards!

smiles,
janna

Kristine B. said...

Awww...this image is so adorable, and I ♥ your choice of patterned papers Nikki! Great sketch too--I'll have to try that one. ☺

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet, sweet, i love how you colored your sheep, just darling.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so adorable Nikki! Love your sheep and the springy layout! Gorgeous card as always!!

Congrats on the award! Hope you are having a good weekend!!
~hugs
Chris

Kelly Schelske said...

Hi Nikki,
Wow, love this card!! The grass looks great! Love those papers too!

Big hugs,K

Danni said...

This is so cute!! Fun card!

Maria said...

Hey Nikki! Baaaa! LOL! Love your card. . especially the pretty striped paper that you used. The colors are very spring like. The glitters on your image are very pretty. . love all the sparkles. As always, beautiful coloring!!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!!

Maria

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, that is beautiful!!!! Love the bling on the little sheeps bow and the basket! Cute.........I think the stamps are coming your way soon hunni, it was as I expected!!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, this card is so cute!
xAndrea

Joan said...

Oh my word Nikki, you have the cutest stamps!!! What an adorable sheep! Love the sparkles on the ribbons and eggs.

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
Your card is so cute!!! You always have adorable stamps
What a wonderful easter card!!!
Have a great week-end my dear
Hugs and kisses
Stéphanie

Malin said...

Absolutle super cute, love the image and I wish i was so good at coluring as you!
have a great Sunday
//Malin

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Nikki!
Love your sweet image and wonderful colouring! Those papers are gorgeous! Such a fabulous design!
Congratulations on your lovely awards!
hugs
kim x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

what a pretty card, nice image! And congratulations with your Award.
Hugs Jacqueline

sandra_w said...

Superrrr fantastic card, Nikki!! Lovely papers, cute image and your colouring is fab as always!

Hugs,
San

ribenaruby said...

Love She-baa, beautiful papers, grass, and basket full of eggs. Cute! Well done on your award.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and sweet image! Hugs, Moni

Tab said...

Ooooh Nikki, awesome card sweetie! Just love the images and your colouring is to die for! Fab borders too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jodi said...

Such a cute cute card! I love the scalloped border from your punch, and the pretty pastels you matched with the DSP. Your images are so perfectly colored too!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Adorable card Nikki, such a cute image..and lovely details. Thanks for joining us at FS.
Hugs
Carole x

Donalda said...

Hon this is just beautiful!!!!!! I so love the new images from HH I got mine and have colored and played with them all weekend. They are adorable!!! Going to have to get me a card made with them

Marcea said...

this is gorgeous Nikki - such a sweet image and beautifully coloured as always
-x-

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Nikki and I love this sheep. These papers are my favourites at the moment and I seem to be using them on just about everything I do, such lovely colours for easter and Spring.

Karen x

michele spera said...

Nikki
This card is too cute, I love the paper choice, the coloring is great, I like the shimmer you added to the eggs and the bow!:-)
Really nice
Hugz
michele spera

POPPET said...

This is really stunning hun, hugs Pops x x x

Christine said...

It's a fantastic card. I love the details. Wow! The stickles are the perfect addition to this card and you colored the lamb so well. Amazing card. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

what an adorable!!!! card and that sheep made me smile!!! love all the great detail Nikki and those fab papers too :) ♥

Heike said...

This is so cute and adorable Nikki, wonderful card. Love all the sweet Details......

Big Hugs
Heike

Heather said...

Nikki,

Your sheep is so so so pretty and I love this gorgeous card!!! Your shimmerz is so so pretty and the whole layout is amazing!!!

I love the papers and the colors you choose!!!

This card is wonderful!!!

Heather

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! The sheep image is so cute and your colouring is wonderful. Love the design and gorgeous papers you used too. Hope you're having a good weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Nikki, I love the colours and image. x

MichelleO said...

how cute!!! love the soft colors and your little sheep is adorable!
HUGS
MichelleO

Tammi said...

Oh wow Nikki, how cute this is!! Love the bits of sparkle, looks fantastic! ~Hugs

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, I really love this card, its so bright and cheery and just looks like spring. I love how you have coloured she baa, is that just white prisma's with some shading? Beautiful. Hugs. Dawn Marie.xx

Gagaie said...

It's adorable ! I love the sheep and the scalloped borders.

Hugs and good evening

Gaëlle

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki! Great card! I love this time of year because of all the spring time around us. ;) Have a nice day!
Hugs~
Andrea

Georgia said...

Oh wow wow wow! This is fantastic! YYou make such nice High Hopes cards! The borders are lovely and you always have such brilliant sentiments. I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

Pascale said...

I love how you coloured your image and the grass is fabulous so creative to use the jaggered edges, Hugs Pascale

Michelle said...

So very cute, Nikki! Love the colors...those papers are magnificent...& I love the sparkly Easter basket. Hugs :)

Valérie said...

So sweet !! I love you card, the colors, all the details and your stamp is so lovely !!
Very beautiful Easter card !!
Have a great day my dear friend !
Big hugs.
Val.

Monique said...

oh that's such a cute card Nikki !!!

Hugs Monique

Beth said...

Oh wow, I love it! This stamp is so cute and the papers are perfect and 'springy'! xx

Mel said...

Nikki, your card is so cute, I like the dp. Hope you are ok ~ Mel x

Maria said...

Just perfect for Easter. Love the layering you've done with the punches and all the sparkles make the card so special. Of course your colouring is like always AMAZING. Hugs, Maria

Atty said...

Oh such a sweet card, wonderful coloring as always, Nikki.
tfs
Donnaxx

fairymadjo said...

wow hun, soo very stunning, huggs jo x

Joy said...

what a wonderful card! I love how you are so ready for this Easter! I am so behind! as you can see I haven't been blogging for the weekend...I better get a move on! your lamb is so adorable! like always you do such wonderful work!

The Country Rose said...

How very sweet! Love the pretty papers you used!

Barb

Steph said...

Absolutely delightful card Nikki - can't wait to be able to join in some of the challenges (although your DT have set the bar so high it's a bit intimidating lol) xxx

Alex said...

Oh my!!! How totally cute it that??!! I LOVE this Nikki, just so cute and fun!! I love that sketch too, I may have to give that one a try! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Pinklilac said...

Beautiful card Nikki just love the colours and the sheep is just so cute.
Hugs Linda

Islander Girl said...

This totally shouts out EASTER! Lovin' it! You always pick colors that go so well together! Love how you added glitter to the egg and bows! Mindy's paper once again goes so well with your card!!! Yes, that's her paper that she did for Imaginicse!

Hope you're having a great day or is it night there? LOL! Whatever it is, I hope you and the family are doing well!

Aloha!
Claudette

Crissy Armstrong said...

You are just so amazingly creative! Gorgeous delicate coloring on the lamb, wow. Love this Nikki!

Kathy said...

So pretty Nikki!! I just love the colors that you have used and the image is so cute!! Love all your shimmer ~ so pretty and springy!!
:)kathy

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Nikki.
Your coloring is wonderful and I just love the pretty papers too. The basket and bow look fab with the stickles.

Karen x

Ila said...

This card is just Adorable...and So Gorgeous!!...I love the image, your coloring and Fabulous borders!!..Hugs, Ila

Tracey said...

So cute! Love this card Nikki!! xx

angeljakki said...

Such a lovely card. The lamb and your colouring is awesome. Its brilliant such a cutie x x x

Stacey said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki! I love this bold and bright colour combo and I lurve how you have coloured your cuddly sheepie - he's spot on perfect! ~♥~

Kit said...

wow Nikki I love these.
I admire the way you use Prismas I have a lot of learning to do when it comes to use mine.

Best Wishes Kit x

Anja's weblog said...

This card is so cute!! Beautiful:))

Hugs
Anja

thread-bare said...

OMG this sheep is just adorable hun xx Awww its smiling at me lol!!! Fantastic colours xx Clare x

Tasha said...

Super cute card Nikki, fab colours and loving the touch of glitter
love tasha xx

Bev said...

Junst gorgeous honey - love those pretty papers and darling image and especially the sparkly easter eggs!! xx

christelle said...

Hi Nikki!! I'm back!!
Our computer was out of order and a friend of Fabrice tried to repare it, and he did it but now I have lost all my email adresses.
Your card is adorable, I love the sweet image and the papers!!
Love and hugs,
Christelle.