Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 42 -Sketch by Michelle

Our Challenge this week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is a to follow the below sketch designed by our very own talented Michelle. Stitching on your card is optional. Thanks for the great sketch Michelle and I loved working with it! The cute stamp used is by LeLo and is called "You go first". Silly Monkey Crafts stock a variety of LeLo stamps here. Please see details below for other products used on my card today.

Our prize of the below £10 gift voucher has been kindly donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts.

If you are looking to buy yourself some new goodies they are having a prize draw at the end of March. You will receive 1 entry ticket per complete £20 spent (excluding p&p) before midnight on 31st March, therefore if you place an order for £45 you will receive 2 entry tickets.

The prize will be over £200 worth of goodies, including the most sought after punches in the country!

Our talented Guest Designer this week is Lilian. I was so happy when Lilian said yes to my invitation to join our team this week. Thank you Lilian for your stunning card!

I would like to thank Alex for the above new award.

Also Kelly for the above cutie.

Zoe had a great time with her friends yesterday bowling and Frankie and Benny's but the day came to a bad ending when Gary had it confirmed that he will lose his job in the next couple of weeks. Trying to stay positive!

I'll be back again soon with my DT card for today's sketch challenge at the Scrapmagasinet blog.


Card details:
Stamps: Lelo - You go first and Pink Cat Sentiment from the Lily and Billy Sweetheart set.
Ink: Momento, VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Papers: SU Cardstock, Basic Grey Bitter Sweet
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and papers stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Meow charm, Prima Hydrangea's, brads, gems,
Equipment: SU Word Window punch


Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and the iamge is fab. You coloured it perfect! Hugs, Moni

Shary said...

Love the Lelo image Nikki, must find mine somewhere under all the rubbish on my desk!! Gorgeous card as always Nikki.
Big hugs to you and yours. xxxx

Maria said...

Nikki I love this adorable card. The cats are so cute and wonderfully coloured. The BG papers go so well and the meow charm is perfect. Hugs, Maria

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. SO glad Zoe had a fab birthday and fingers crossed Gary will find something soon, must be a worrying time for you. Take care!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous colour combination Nikki. I love that stamp too!
Jen x

Tessa said...

Beautifull!! Love the colors and the beautifull colored stamped-image!!

Debbie said...

This is Gorgeous Nikki the image matches the DP perfectly,Big Hugs Debbie x

debra said...

fab card love the colours and cute image, the layout looks fabby to will have to get my finger out this week.
Debra xx

angelique said...

Nikki, this is so cute, a like the stamp, and the paper, jammie...nice colouring.

xxx Angelique.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nikki this is just adorable!
Such cute image and your colouring is fabulous!
Love that paper and detail!
kim x

Alex said...

Aww, what an adorable card! Love the cute cats, great colouring in as always, (bought the paper stumps where you recommended) and love the "meow" embellishment in the corner :)

Sending big wishes your way and fingers crossed something crops up for Gary job-wise.

Bye for now,

Alex x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a delightful card, just love those sweet kittens and what fab papers.

Caryn said...

Hi Nikki, your card is just gorgeous - the warm colours are beautiful.

Keep those thoughts positive - I'm sure something even better is just around the corner for Gary.

Caryn xxx

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the rich colours of the yummy papers, the image is so sweet and great charm!
Glad you all had a fun time for Zoe's birthday.
So sorry to hear about hubby's job, fingers crossed he will find something new and better soon.
Joanne x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, this is gorgeous~ I LOVE your colouring and the charm



thread-bare said...

Fabulous card hun & can't wait to have a go at this sketch xx Sorry to hear your OH is being laid off xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, these little kittens are just so cute and I adore these BG papers - I must get some of these now that they appear to be available again.

Karen x

Nixe07 said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! Looks so sweet with the fab papers and your colouring is fantastic as always.

Trina said...

Nikki, your card is gorgeous!! I love the image and your wonderful dp's and colors!! Michelle made an awesome sketch this week!
I'm sorry to hear about Gary's job. Tell him to stay positive, something will turn up! Have faith and I'll be thinking of you.

Jeanette said...

Such a lovely card Nikki. I am glad Zoe had a nice birthday but sorry to hear about Gary's job. I hope that something new and even better is on the horizon for him. Hugs Jeanette

Cindy Haffner said...

So darn cute, love your mix of papers.

mar1ene said...

Fabby Nikki :) gorgeous papers!
Have a great day!
Marlene x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki love the colours and the image is coloured beautifully.
Glad Zoe had a great birthday.
Sorry to hear about Garys job, will keep my fingers crossed.
Jill x x

Stacey said...

Such yummy papers Nikki, they are totally the next on my hit list! Combined with this wonderful image - simply gorgeous! ~♥~

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, this is fantastic, love the papers you have used with this image. joey.x

Tammi said...

Nikki I'm so sorry about his job loss ((hugs)) I hope things work out and he finds another soon.

Your card is so cute, I love the little meow charm with it.

Cathy said...

WOW what an amazing card!! I love the image and the papers are just perfect!! The little charm and your coloring is wonderful as usual!!

Annie said...

such a cute card and love those papers! hugs, annie x

Karin said...

Gorgeous card again sweetie.
Love those great papers. The cute kitties are coloured beautifully.

xoxo Karin

Michelle said...

Such a cute card, Nikki (I almost called you Zoe, lol)....with a great sketch...I'll have to pop over to SFOS! So sorry to hear about Gary's job.....is job hunting as tough over there as it is here right now?? Praying for your family, I know it's tough to stay positive but something will come along for him!! Hugs!!

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is adorable! I love the colors, papers, and those cute kitties! Hope your week is going well!

MichelleO said...

Wow both are just fabulous cards! Love those kitties, and knew you would have to have them when i saw them. Thanks so much for making my sketch looks so wonderful.. you are the bestest!

Rosette said...

This is cute Nikki, those pinks and browns are delish, I will pray for you and Gary hun, hopefully he'll get work as soon as possible! Hugs, and chin up!! xx

Ila said...

Your card is So Cute and so Gorgeous!!...your coloring and papers are Beautiful..and the kitties are just the Cutest!!..
I'm so glad Zoe had such a Fun Birthday!
I'm so sorry to hear Gary will be out of work...(such stress)..you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers..stay positive and Take Care!...Hugs, Ila

The Country Rose said...

Oh Nikki, so sorry to hear the news about your hubby's job. Will be praying for your family and that he finds an even better job very quickly. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Love your card- pretty papers, great sketch, and cute kitties :).

Many blessings to you and your family,

Heike said...

This is so cute and adorable Nikki, love the cute Image and your brilliant coloring.....

Big Hugs

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nikki! I love the Bittersweet. xx

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

adorable kitties, beautiful embellishments, great sketch, and another lovely card!! :) Kelly

Janna said...

Nikki such a cute cute card!!! I adore your coloring and those delish papers you used!!! So fun! Great job with that sketch! It looks like so much fun!! Glad to hear Zoe had a good time bowling but I am so sorry to hear about Gary's job! I will be thinking and praying for your family!


Sue said...

Aww Nikki what a stunning card, gorgeous image brill colouring, luv the papers, sue.x

agnes said...

This is so beuatiful ,papers are great and the image i love it.Speak you soon,hugs agnesxx

Valérie said...

So beautiful !! Ilove this colors and the cats are so cute !
Very great work !!! I love your coloring !
Big hugs !

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Nikki I just love your cards, they are so beautiful and inspiring. Hugs DawnMarie.xxx

Nicola said...

Awe how adorable, I love these cute cats and your colouring is so inspirational to newbies such as I. The little "meow" embellishment is gorgeous. -x-

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. I love the image and papers. x

Maria said...

Ooh, both your cards are adorable, Nikki. Such beautiful coloring and the images are so darn cute. I really love that kitty image. . .they're so sweet! Te dps that you used are such great choices. . .your cards are always so well put together.

I love bowling. . .glad to hear your daughter had fun bowling. I've been sick for the past week so we weren't able to go bowling for the past two weeks.

I'm sorry to hear that your husband will be losing his job. I wish you and your family the best. I hope you DH finds a new job quickly!!


Riet said...

what a beautiful card Nikki.

hugs Riet.x

Lacey Stephens said...

Nikki, I am so sorry to hear about Gary's job. We were almost in the same boat. Scott's job is going away. He had to basically "apply" to keep a job. He was just offered a job in South Florida, but he will be replacing someone who was let go. We are blessed that he still has a job, but are sad that we have to leave our friends in order to have that job! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs from across the "lake"!

Georgia said...

I LOVE the colours on this card and the image is so cute! It is so pretty, I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

christelle said...

I love this couple of cats, they are so cute!!
Your card is adorable Nikki!! And the papers are marvellous!!
Great work Nikki!!
I keep my fingers crossed for Gary's job. I hope he will find a new job quickly.
Love to you all,
Big hugs My dear Nikki,

Joy said...

this is such a cute card! those kitties are so adorable and you always make them come to life with such great coloring! love the layout too and of course the detail! sorry to hear about Gary losing his job...will keep you in my prayers...just know that God closes one door and opens a window for a reason. there must be something better at the end of that rainbow! take care!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki. Coloured beautifully, as always!

So sorry about Gary's job, I hope something comes up for him soon. *hug*

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card hun I love this stamo and who fabulous the colours are
Hugs Jacqui x

Bev said...

Too adorable for works hun, the image is so cute and those papers are so yummy. x

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning cute card , its soooo yummy

Marcea said...

Firstly hun I am so sorry to hear the bad news, hopefully things will all work out for the best although I know right now you probably will not think this is possible. Keep smiling hun, you never know what is just around the corner!
Wonderful card sweetie and so glad you all had a great day out :o)
Your friend, Marcea

Kelly Schelske said...

So sweet Nikki!! Cute image, lvoe thsoe 2!! Fabulous job on Michelle's great sketch!! Sending you hugs and thinking of you guys, keeping my fingers crossed that something will come along for Gary very soon:-)

Hugs, K

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, Love the cute LeLo image and the gorgeous papers. Sorry to hear about your bad news...keep positive..I'm sure something better will come along for Gary. Debbie x

Scrapmumur said...

OH...your card is adorable Nikki!!!
Wonderful image and marvellous look.
Hugs, mumur

Heather said...

Love it! That paper is super..

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the colors and the stamp

Swaantje said...

Oh, Nikki
this is a very cute card.
The image is so sweet..
Great work..


Tasha said...

Gorgeous card i love the colours
love tasha xx

laurence said...

de biens belles cartes sur ce blog !!

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous Nikki, I love this image and the papers are so scrummy

Nancy said...

wow, die karte sieht einfach grossartig aus !!!

nancy from lelo :o)

Katy said...

Gorgeous card I love the cats and the colouring :)


Heidi said...

OMG these little kitties are so sweet, just love the card nikki. I just wish I could do these darned challenges......... I am so swamped with travel, work and other things- you go girl!

Andrea said...

Nikki, this card is so beautfiful!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, beautiful colouring and such a sweet image. Sorry to hear about Gary's job.
Carole x

COCO said...

whouah !!!
Nikki your card is very fantastic !!!
I love your colours it's perfect !!!!
hugs coco

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh nikki !!
you card is very perfect !!
i love cats and colors is very fabulous !!!
hugs didi

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Such a cute image...and those papers are delicious! Love the little meow charm too!
Helen x

ella bella said...

love this card Nikki the colours are so yummy and the image is fabulous.
Really sorry to hear about Garys job I'm sure something will come along soon
sending a big hug
Tracy x

Heidi Johnston said...

Absolutely love your coloring, fantastic!

You've really brought out the "timid" you go first look we wanted.


Ying Pang, said...

wow, this is so gorgeous, I love your patterned paper's color combo( I always wonder how people chosse their various patterned paper:-))and your coloring also is a WOW:-))Great job. I hope and finger crossed that everything is fine with your family.