Thursday, 19 March 2009

Something a bit different...

It's my brother Joe's 21st Birthday next week. I know he would probably love any card I made him but is Disney mad (and I mean crazy mad ;-) ha ha) so knew I should dust off my Cricut Expression to make his card. I have used the Mickey and Friends Cartridge and also Mickey's Font. My poor machine doesn't get the love it deserves so I must make more of an effort to use it as there are so many great cuts that can be combined with stamping. I added his initial using a charm cut from the font cartridge and then added some stickles. I also added some sparkle to the 21st too. I found the ribbon in my stash and it reminded me of film on a reel. I wanted the balloon strings to stand ridged so had some bright paper clips which I straightened out. The balloons were cut from the George cartridge and then run through the Cuttle bug using embossing folder Spot and dots.
I've been busy working away getting ready for Tuesday's Pink Cat Sneak peaks. I'll be back now on Sunday for the next High Hopes Challenge but promise I will be bombarding you next week!

Before I go I just wanted to thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts regarding Gary's work situation. There is a little light at the end of the tunnel but we probably won't know anything for another 3 weeks.. Keep those fingers tightly crossed!

Big Hugs,


Moni said...

Beautiful card! Hugs, Moni

POPPET said...

this is fantastic hun, i am sure he will love it, hugs pops x x x

Tab said...

Wow, fab card Nikki! Love what you have done with the old Cricut, I'm guilty too of neglecting mine LOL, its the stamps fault.

Fingers tightly crossed for ya, but I'm sure things will work out just fine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Malin said...

This is fab. I also love Disnye I wish I had the cricut instead of the Sillhouette machine when I see this creation.


Kristi said...

HOLY COW...Can we see the back of this??? I LOVE LOVE this card!

Maria said...

ooh what a cute card Nikki! Your brother will definitely love it! I have a Craft Robo and I rarely use it either. Arrrghh! I always have to have all these new gadgets and once I buy it, I don't use it! LOL!

Your Mickey card turned out fabulous!! Can't wait to see your PCS creations. . you always come up with spectacular sneak peeks!!


Rach said...

this is an awesome card Nikki, your brother is going to love it.. got my fingers crossed tightly for you all hun. hugs rachxx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

nikki i love this card... its brill.. your bro is going to love receiving this...!!!! and i have a cricut.. but not express and i am just the same .. never seem to use it

Natalie said...

This is fab!! x

Tessa said...

hey how cool!!!

Doramiyi said...

Hi Nikki,

What awesome eye candy first thing in the morning for me. Love it. I have a cricut too, and man, I need to give it some love just like you did. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

doramiyi at gmail dot com

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card Nikki, I've actually just used my cricut, had to blow the cobwebs away 1st. Fingers crossed for Gary!

mar1ene said...

:) that is such a fab card Nikki, I'm sure he will love it!!!
Hugs, Marlene x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Nikki.

hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

This is fabulous Nikki, your brother will be delighted with it. I know what you mean about the cricut - I used mine for the first time for ages to make a tag at the weekend and said to myself, just like you - I must use this more often.

Am keeping my fingers crossed for you and Gary.

Karen x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh Nikki, this is adorable and love-able and so fitting for a boy of that age!~ Wonderful work girl!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

How cute! Super. realy something different, but very nice.
Hugs Jacqueline

Danni said...

Wow!! This is amazing! What a wonderful job!

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card!
Your brother is going to love this!
I am keeping everything crossed for you!
kim x

lisa808 said...

Adorable card. Your brother will love it. btw, I'm a big Mickey fan too.

ella bella said...

wow Nikki what a fabulous card your brother is going to love it.
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you :)
Tracy x

Georgia said...

Wow Nikki! This is such a brilliant card, so professional - I love it and the 'J' is a really nice touch. :D
Love, Georgia xx

Martha said...

so so cute., Im the same way, Im trying to use my cricut more and more.
so many cuts, that I dont even knew i had lol

Annie said...

whata great card Nikki! and love the sparkly J. hugs, annie x

Mariska said...

This is so gorgeous and personal Nikki, love it!! I don't own a Cricut and always said I don't need one but seeing this card makes me wish I did have one. Something completely different but gorgeous as always!!


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

oh my goodness!! Nikki this has to be my favourite!!! its adorable!!! love it, love it, love it!!!! :) ♥

COCO said...

oh Nikki it's very fabulous card !! I love Michey !!!!
hugs coco

Sue said...

Nikki it is a fantastic card, i luv it im sure your brother will to, you must use yoour machine more!! lol how many times do we say that!! sue.x

Anja's weblog said...

Ooohh..Wow Nikki..this is wonderful. I love this card.


Islander Girl said...

Oh my this is just too cute!! I know my SIL who's a Disney fanatic would love this card! As always thanks for sharing!!!

sylvia said...

hi sooo cute
oooh I have a cricut expression and it really need love to
she is standing on a self
so sad isn't? hihi
big hug sylvia

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! This is awesome!! He's going to LOVE it! I know I would :-)
I'm keeping you and Gary in my prayers!

Paula said...

Hi Nikki wow this is so fab i love Mickey Mouse.
Paula xxxx

agnes said...

This is so cute,love it.
speak you soon.
Big hugsxx

All Pink girl said...

Wow Nikki ,its fabulous ,your bother will love it ,brilliant ,hugs Dawnxxx

Caryn said...

Nikki that is beyond amazing!! I so hope your brother appreciates it!! I know what you mean about neglecting your bug. I have been using mine a lot less since I got back into stamping. This has inspired me to make more of it!!

Caryn xxx

Tara said...

Fantastic card Nikki - great fun and i reckon your brother will be really chuffed!
I so hope it will be good news for you all concerning Gary's job situation! Chris found out he's got a new job today so I'm sending you positive cyber vibes, lol! xx

Sinikka said...

Oh this looks so much fun to make. I also have the cricut ( the first one ) with one cartridge. I hardly use it.Perhaps I should save some money to get a funny cartridge.
Well, I'm sure that your brother will love the card.
Hugs Sinikka

Carole said...

Fabulous card Nikki, what a perfect card for your brother! I've just bought an Expression today! I was looking at this cartridge...ohhhhh...there are just too many to choose from! What's your favourite Princess cartridge? I love them all LOL!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Carole x

Bev said...

Keeping everything crossed for you all hun, hope things work out for Gary.

Love the card - it's absolutely brilliant x

Christine said...

What an amazing creative idea!!! I love it and I am sure he will too! Too cute!

Janna said...

Ohh Nikki that is great news about your husband! I will definitely have my fingers crossed for you! I have a good feeling about this! This card is just adorable with a capital A!! I love the colors and the way you made the car and the balloons pop off the back! That ribbon is perfect and the mickey is amazing!!! Wow, wow, wow!


Carol said...

Nikki, this is AMAZING; the colors are perfect and love the monogram; a very nice touch! Really like how you embossed the balloons too:) Great job!!! As a Mickey fan, he will love it!

Michelle said...

This is so adorable, Nikki....LOVE Mickey & if you feel your Cricut isn't getting enough love...send it my way...I'll love the heck out of it, lol. Fingers & toes crossed for the job situation!! Hugs!

Alex said...

How fun Nikki - I love this!! Ya know, I have a Cricut too that hardly ever gets used - I haven't even opened this cartridge, I feel inspired to do so! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Conibaer said...

The card is just AWESOME Nikki! I´m sure he´ll like it! Especially since I´m a Dinsney-lover too and I would love to get a card like this! :o)
Have a great weekend!

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Great card Nikki, your brother is very lucky.Love the balloons.
Fingers crossed for you.
Have a great weekend
Jill x x

Karin said...

Love your different card Sweetie.
I'm sure your brother will love it.

xoxo Karin

Shary said...

Aw this is great Nikki, love it. Same as you my poor Cricut sits there alone, getting no love at all. Maybe you can inspire me if you use yours more often. ;0)
I have everything crossed for you, hope it all works out.xx

** Isa ** said...

Great card and I'm sure your brother is going to love it. My youngest is mad about Mickey too but he's 3. Maybe I'll end up making him a Disney card too when he's 21 :op lol

{hugs} x

ribenaruby said...

So beautuiful Nikki, absolutely stunning piece of work! You're brother is so lucky to receive this and I'm sure he'll love it, hope all is going well, enjoy the weekend!

Heidi said...

Oh Nikki this is so sweet, I love that card and I am sure Joe will too! Keepin you in my prayers that the light will be a good one girl! Take care.

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous Nikki! He'll love it:-)

Hugs for a great weekend!!


christelle said...

Waouhh Nikki!! Your card is marvellous!! You had such a gorgeous idea!!
Your brother will love it (moreover he is Disney mad)!!
Happy Birthday to Joe!!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

cats whiskers said...

Wow Nikki what a fantastic card, I love how you have layered it all up and that ballons just look fabulous what a lucky brother he is.
Keeping everything crossed for you and Gary dear
Hugs Jacqui x

MichelleO said...

This is fun! I am sure your brother loved it! I know my nephew would.. of course he is 6.. but he adores Mickey too! REally great card!

Joy said...

this is a wonderful card! I love what you made from your cricut! I am borrowing one from my friend but its so amazing at how quickly you can make such a awesome card! I love this mickey riding in a car! this is great! I know your brother will definitely love it! I love disney too! it's so much fun! have a great weekend!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

How fun! It's very cute and I bet he'll love it :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh Nikki!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Mickey!!!!!! I have a giant one that occupies my other pillow!!! lol

This card is FABULOUS!!!!!

Have a great weekend,


Jodi said...

This is sooo cute Nikki! I love the embellishments on the card!! I love love love it! I know what you mean about the cricut, I have to start using my cricut more often too.
Keeping my fingers crossed!
Big Hugs,
Jodi =)

Amy said...

EXCELLENT Micky card Nikki! I love it! The embossed balloons look great!

Marcea said...

what a great card - your brother is going to go mad for this :o)
Keeping fingers crossed very tightly babe, good luck!

Lilian said...

Fun fun card and your brother will love it! Great work! Sending good vibes and well wishes your way! Fingers crossed too!

Erin said...

Fantastic card, your balloons look fab! Love it!
Erin x

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Nikki.
Everthing about it is just amazing!!
I love it!

Karen x

Alex said...

WOW: This is fantastic Nikki, I hope your brother appreciates this card, mine certainly wouldn't! lol.

I love everything, the ribbon idea for the film reel is just perfect.

Have a good weekend,

Alex x

Heather said...


I so love this card!!!! I love Disney and Mickey too!!!

I do not have a Cricut machine but have thought about it, but so many people I know say they do not use them very often so am on the fence about that one!!!

Sorry it took me a couple of days to get by Nikki I have been so far behind on my favorite blogs!!!

I hope things are looking up on the job front soon!!!


Stacey said...

What a cool card! Perfect for a big kid, I'm sure your brother is going to love it ~♥~

Ila said...

What a fabulous card Nikki!!...makes me want to start using my Cricut!!....Keeping my fingers crossed!!....Hugs, Ila

Pati said...

Dear Nikki

What a fantastic card you did. I am speechless and I am sure that Joe freaked out when he saw Mickey. ;-)
I keep my fingers crossed too!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

BIG hugs & take care!

thread-bare said...

OMG what an awesome card xx Just love everything about it xx

Tasha said...

Wow awesome card - i bet Joe adored this card! Its such an awesoem idea i thin its fantastic. Your in my thoughts regarding Garys job
love tasha xx

Heather "Hev" said...

What a cool sister you are!

I hope Joe had a wonderful day :)

Joseph Carter said...

I loved it! hehehe