Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Summer's Sweetness

Just a quick post today as it's Zoe's 9th birthday on Sunday. I am sure if you have kids you know that birthday's always go on for a few days at this age. The celebrations start tomorrow after school and end Monday with her party so not much time for crafting!

Anyway on to my card.. this cutie pie is High Hopes Summer's Sweetness with "One in a Melon" sentiment . Don't you just love her chubby little cheeks and toes! These papers are from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby girl stack but I thought the colours would be just perfect. I paper pieced her dress and the rest of the image is coloured with Prisma pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

I received the above award from Linda, Rhonda and Agnes. Thank you so much for thinking of me and this award is so sweet!

I'll see you Sunday with my High Hopes challenge card!

Hugs,

99 comments:

Danni said...

This is so adorable!! Just makes you feel the warmth of summer!

The Country Rose said...

What a sweet, sweet image and I love the papers you used with it. Beautiful card Nikki! A big Happy Birthday to Zoe! Have fun this weekend celebrating!

Barb

Moni said...

I just love it! Great papers you used and the colouring is fantastic! Hugs, Moni

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, I know the birthday feeling well! lol, wishing your daughter a fabulous few days.xxx

This is my fave of all the new hh images, I love the frame you have sat her in, the colours are fab. joey.xxx

Kim said...

This is gorgeous Nikki, lovely summery colours. Happy Birthday Zoe, have a fab few days!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Nikki, this is fabulous! I love the papers and that image is soooo adorable!!! Your coloring is just amazing! Beautiful!!

Cathy said...

This is super sweet. I can almost tast that watermelon!!! Love your colors and papers. Your coloring is wonderful as usual!!! Love it!!

My daughter is 9 as well!!

Hugs, Cathy

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, makes me smile, and long for summer. Hugs Cindy

scotspanda said...

well now isn't that image just the sweetest thing ever? lol I love how you've coloured her, its a gorgeous card

lotsalove

Amandaxxx

Have a fabby birthday weekend Zoe :o)

Maria said...

Okay. . .that High Hopes image is making me want to eat a watermelon. You colored it so nicely . . .the little girl looks like she's having a grand time eating it!! LOL!!!

Beautiful card, Nikki!! I love the scallop shape on the dp. Such pretty colors too! Happy Birthday to Zoe. . .I hope she has a WONDERFUL birthday!

Maria

Tammi said...

Mmmm...can I have a piece of that watermelon, yummy! She's so adorable, you colored her beautifully and I love her paper pieced dress, cute!!
~Hugs

tina46 said...

nikki your card is sooooooo sweet !! I love your works !!!
big hugs tina46

Georgia said...

Ooh, I love it! The colouring is beautiful, I love how you have shaded the watermelon and the image and sentiment are really sweet!
Love, Georgia xx

daisy said...

hi nikki

just love the card, and the colors you've jused!

hugs
daisy

louise said...

love everything about this card,the colours are fab and the little girl looks so cute

Scrapmumur said...

Wow.... Nikki
your card is so lovely and marvellous looks.
Wonderful colours used.
Hugs Mumur

America said...

What great colors and beautiful coloring. This is super adorable!!!

Pinklilac said...

Hi Nikki I just love this image it's on my list of must haves. The card is stunning and just love the colours.
Hugs Linda

Jodi said...

So sweet!! She is a cute image, but your coloring makes her come alive. =) Birthday hugs to Zoe and have fun!!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Doramiyi said...

Very cute card. And great job with the blending. I'm quite new to crafting and have been seeing so much of those Copic markers for coloring/blending images. The results look great but the markers are so expensive. And for a newbie there's a lot to buy.

Great to know that there are other much more economical ways to color my images. Adding paper stumps to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing.

doramiyi
doramiyi@gmail.com
-CANADA-

Lora said...

That image is so adorable. You have done a great job with this one Nikki.
Hope Zoe has a brill birthday. Oh and please tell her a big Happy Birthday from my Daughter Rhianna who is now Zoe's biggest fan lol.
Hugs Lora

sevi said...

just found your page,and i just needed to add on it,so beautifull things on here.

greetz from switzerland sevi

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, that is adorable! Your coloring is perfect!

Bev said...

Too adorable for words!! I could just pich them chubby cheeks lol - bless!! A fabulous card sweetie, you always use the most delish colours and papers xx

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous as always!
Love the colors, the paper, the stamp...

Sue said...

Oh Nikki
what a stunning card, the colours are beautiful, fabby papers, luv it, sue.x

gina said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the colour combo, great sentiment too :)
Gina xxx

Riet said...

wowwwNikki,you made fabolous cards,l love the all.

zo mooi.

hugs Riet.x

Kit said...

fabulous card, i adore the colours and such a cute image.

Best Wishes, Kit x

POPPET said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday Zoe big hugs (((( ))))

Card is gorgeous hun as always so well thought out, hugs Pops & Girls x x x x

Karin said...

Such a sweet card!!
I love the beautifull papers and adorable image.
She looks a lot like Ruby, she love eating watermelons this way.

Have fun this weekend with all the b-day activities. Hopefully those kids won't drive you crazy.

Talk you to after the weekend,
Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to Zoe! I'm sure she's had/having a fabulous birtday. love the card you made with this so cute chubby cheekd baby and the papers are just gorgeous! hugs, annie x

Denise said...

This card is so cute!! I am falling in love with those Magnolia stamps. Beautiful job with the coloring in of image.

PatR said...

Lovely card Nikki and I just want to tickle those toes! Love the fresh colours.
Pat x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Nikki I loooove this card, the stamp is just the sweetest and love those spotty papers!! :) hugzz ♥

Caryn said...

Oh Nikki that is the most gorgeous card EVER! I love everything about it and that little chubby toed girl is soooo sweet!!!

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is so totally adorable!
I love your sweet image and fantastic colouring1
Your papers are so pretty and love your flowers!
hugs
kim x

Janna said...

Nikki this is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it! That watermellon looks so juicy and real and the papers work so well together! Completely reminds me summer! Now I am really craving for it to be here! I hope that Zoe has a great birthday!!

Smiles,
janna

Teri said...

Nikki, this card is so adorable! I love this High Hopes image. I love summertime and the yummy watermelon! Happy Birthday to Zoe!! xo, Teri

Deb said...

Beautiful card Nikki, such an adorable image and I love the subtle colours, it is stunning! My eldest son has his birthday next week too so I anticipate a busy week! There will be at least 2 days of celebrations!
hugs Debx

Kristine B. said...

Gorgeous job on that paper piecing Nikki! :) She's just adorable as can be. LOVE that paper too! Happy early birthday to dear Zoe!! :) Have FUN and tell her Carly and Maddy wish her the BESTEST birthday ever!! HUGSxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Delicious card Nikki, adorable image and awesome colouring. Hope Zoe has a wonderful birthday.
Hugs
Carole x

6 wacky women said...

Aww, gorgeous card, Nikki.
Love your paper piecing, the papers are just beautiful and your coloring is amazing. I just love this card!!

Karen x

Tracey said...

This is just adorable Nikki! Such pretty colours! Early birthday wishes to Zoe!! xx

Sharron said...

What an absolutely darling card! I love it!!! It's just tooooo sweet!!!

Huggies ~~~

Andrea said...

Hi!! I am new to your blog and I LOVE IT!! I just ordered this little cutie so I am excited after seeing what you did with her. :)

Heather said...

Nikki,

I was on the phone with Janna, and she was telling me how cute this card it, but I never could imagine this!!!!

This card is gorgeous!!! I love her and the papers you choose are so so adorable!!!

I love this card you totally rocked it to the Max!!!

Awesome Job!!!

Heather

christelle said...

Your card is adorable and these papers are perfect for the spring!!
I love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing!!
Her dress is marvellous with paper piecing!!
Great work Nikki!!
Happy birthday to Zoe and have a great celebrations!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Malin said...

Another adorable card from you, love the pastel shades and the image is super cute, I must buy a water melon today, it is so tasty.

Have a ncie weekend
//Malin

Shary said...

That's a great image and love the sentiment to go with it.
Happy Birthday to your daughter. xxx Hope you all have a great weekend.

debby4000 said...

Oh she is adorable and gorgeous card, love the spotty frame and the fab colours.

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

we think your card is very sweet. The girl with the watermelon is so very sweet and we love the pretty papers you've used.

Big hugs,
Ruby and Britt.

Tara said...

Fantastic card Nikki, it's soooooo pretty and the sentiment is fab!
Have a great weekend! xx

Jeanette said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the coloring and that paper is perfect!
Happy Birthday to Zoe!
I know what you mean about their birthdays...it is a week-long extravaganza for us too!
Hugs Jeanette

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Just wonderful Nikki! LOVE her paper pieced dress!!

Taija said...

A big thank you to you a prize. Today, we came across:)
Stimulant day and immediately inspired to try out, I put my blog as long as the photos I get the cards ready = D

When only the first clean here at home, so I get to make the cards received the stamps.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful shipping = D

Donalda said...

This is just gorgeous dear such a beautiful image dear. I ordered some of the new images can't wait to get them

angeljakki said...

Super sweet card Nikki, I hope that Zoe has a lovely birthday x

agnes said...

OOOHH NIkki this is fabualous and your coloring so great.
I love this little girl.
Big hugsmy friend and have great time with Zoe's birthday this weekend,
Big hugs agnes

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love this image!

Hope Zoe has wonderful celebrations!
hugs
Vicki

Joy said...

I know what you mean...my daughter's birthday is coming up soon too and I haven't even started the preparations...well maybe just a little but there's no time to craft!
your cute little chubby girl is so darling sitting there eating her melon! love the flowers and the colors! you did a fantastic job! happy friday!

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable. The Image is so sweet, i love this color combo so much.....

Big Hugs
Heike

Have a great Weekend and a lot of fun with the Birthday Party :-)))

Kim Etherington said...

Cute image and just love your colouring of images.

Monique said...

Gorgeous, I love the color combo and your colouring is fabulous as always.

xx Monique

Erin... said...

How adorab;e is this card!!! Love that image and such fun yummy colors too!

CraftyC said...

Oh my, isnt this just the cutest card! Hope Zoe has a wonderful birthday and hope mummy has bought her new stash!
Clairex

Marcea said...

cute cute cute .... oh Nikki this is perfect. I am in love with her and such a fab colour combo. Great papers and perfect sentiment!!!
-x-

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

OMG! Over the top adorable! Love the colors and paper you used and of course your coloring is flawless!
I'm just waiting for my new HH to arrive....they are so super cute!

Ying Pang, said...

This is sooooo yummy !! Beautiful& sweet card!!! I am thinking of you and please receive my big huggggggg to you.

Hugs,
ying

Maria said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! Love the DPs you used and your colouring is perfect. Hope Zoe has an awesome birthday on Sunday. Hugs, Maria

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW! I just found your blog and now I am your biggest fan. I love Gamsol Magic... and your coloring is amazing...

Lilian said...

Your card is just adorable! They all are! The papers are yummy and your coloring is just beautiful. Happy Birthday to Zoe!

ribenaruby said...

Wow, Nikki, this is too gorgeous, the papers, image, paperpiecing, love everything on here. Enjoy your celebrations at the weekend!

Natalie said...

Nikki this is beautiful. I love the colours and what a cute image. x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Such a cutie, she looks like your youngest ;) Gorgeous papers and I like how you didn't centre the circles. Beautifull colouring too.

XOXO Renata

Alex said...

Aww what an adorable card! Love how you paper pieced her dress :)

Have a good weekend, and hope Zoe has a lovely birthday tomorrow.

Bye for now,

Alex

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Nikki, I love the cute HH image and the beautiful Dp, Hugs Debbie x

Frances said...

Awww, just too cute Nikki! Those papers are perfect for her and I love her paper pierced dress and your colouring - that melon looks good enough to eat! Have a fab weekend xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Hi Nikki,

Oh my, this is so sweet!! Love that paper stack too!!! Gorgeous hun!!

Hugs, Kelly

P.S. Happy Birthday to Zoe tomorrow:-) I hope you all have a fabulous day together!!

Alison said...

Stunning card Nikki, so cute your colouring is magnificant.

Andrea said...

Beautiful card Nikki! I love the papers and colors.

Happy Birthday to Zoe!

Hugs Andrea

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card babe ,so beautiful and cute xxxx
huge happy birthday wishes to Zoe xxxx hope she has a fabulous day
hugs Dawnxxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Nikki! This is so beautiful! I just love the paperpierced dress...perfect for this image! Big Hugs.
~Lacey

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Truly a delightful card Nikki! I love the colors, and for once, I can say that I even have these papers! You've put them together beautifully! I hope that Zoe has a wonderful day! Happy 9th Birthday Zoe!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh this is so darling Nikki!!! Beautiful work as always!!! Your coloring is magnificent!!! Love it!!

ella bella said...

very sweet card Nikki love the image and the gorgeous paper.
hope your having a lovely weekend
Tracy x
p.s happy birthday to Zoe :) x

Anja's weblog said...

What an adorable card. Love the image and how you did the dress.
And a happy birthday to Zoe:))

Hugs
Anja

Beth said...

This is so beautiful! What a cute stamp?! And as always your colouring is gorgeous! xx

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Nikki, I love, love, love that image...it's a must have! You have coloured it beautifully and the papers are lovely. Debbie x

Nicola said...

Ooh what a beautiful card, I love this image and your wonderful colouring.
Happy Birthday Zoe, have a great day. -x-

Atty said...

What an adorable card, wonderful colors. Happy Birthday to Zeo, enjoy.
hugs,
Donna

Stacey said...

Love your paper piecing and the watermelon looks good enough to eat! ~♥~

thread-bare said...

What a gorgeous card xx Congrats on your blog award xx

Katy said...

She is so gorgeous love it :)

xx

Swaantje said...

What a sweet card..
Great work.

Ila said...

Oh My...this is just the most Adorable card!! I love these papers....the paper piecing...and your coloring...all over the top Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

Valérie said...

So cute !! I love this spring papers, the colors and the stamp is adorable and so cute ! And your coloring and the dress make with the paper is so marvellous !
Very, very great work !
Big hugs !
Val.

Kathy said...

Oh wow I have missed alot of your creations!! This is so cute Nikki!! I love the papers but that image is so stinkin' cute!! Oh I just love her!! I will have to have this one!! Beautiful coloring and layout as well! :)Kathy

COCO said...

oh simplement Perfect !!!
hugs coco