Sunday, 5 April 2009

High Hopes Challenge 25 - Sketch by Jeanne

We have a great sketch for you to follow this week over at the High Hopes blog which has been designed by our very talented Jeanne. Thanks Jeanne and it was fun to work with! I have rotated Jeanne's sketch 90 degrees.

This sweet bunny and her little butterfly friend is called Curious Bunny. I have left the sentiment off this card so I could use it as a general card to send to a friend just to say "hi". The beautiful papers were sent to me from my friend Jill and are Basic Grey Perhaps. The pretty flowers are also from another friend Renata. Wow, you gals spoil me - thank you!

I have layered my butterfly for a little added dimension and added stickles. I also added stickles to the bunny's bow. The little flower button is from SU Buttons - Button Latte. I added some sparkly brads that match bunny's bow. The circles and scallop circles were cut on my wizard using nestabilities dies. Images coloured with Prismcolor pencils using sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

I'm having a couple of weeks break from my challenge A Spoon Full of Sugar so will be back again some time next week.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and hope you get some time to get inky!

Hugs,


74 comments:

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Nikki! I love the colors, papers, and flowers!

angeljakki said...

I just love this image,
you have coloured it beautifully x x x x

Sandra said...

Wowww you have made a a really gorgeous card again. Superb colouring as usual.

Sandra

Moni said...

Oh it is fab card, love the bunny and the paper and little sweet butterfly! Hugs, Moni

Cindy Haffner said...

What a sweet bunny, I love the colors and design.

Kim Piggott said...

Such an adorable card Nikki!
Love your sweet image and wonderful colouring!
Gorgeous paper and such fabulous detail!
hugs
kim x

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous card and image Nikki, love it ;)
Have a wonderful week with your kiddies!
Hugs, Marlene x

Danni said...

Oh this is so cute!! Love it, especially the little butterfly!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Hugs Michele x

Tab said...

Fabby work, sweetie! Just love this cutie bunny, tis sweet, and you have brought it to life with your colouring!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tammi said...

Gorgeous bunny and butterfly, love the bit of glitter on them...soooo cute! ~Hugs

Georgia said...

I'm lost for words! This beautiful - I love the way you've chalked/inked around the bunny, it really makes it stand out!
Amazing card!
Love, Georgia xx

Maria said...

Oh gosh, Nikki. . that bunny is the cutest bunny ever! Your coloring made it the more cuter!! Love the happy spring colors and beautiful dp!

Hope you enjoy your time with your kids. . .my daughter was on Spring Break and it was really difficult to hole myself in my craft room while she was at home so I understand why your posting will be erratic!! Time with your kids are precious.

Maria

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful, gorgeous card, Nikki.
Lovely image! Hugs from Jacqueline

Lacey said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you rotated the sketch so the butterfly works in the circle!! What a neat idea!
I won't have time to play along with the challenge this week. We are leaving for Orlando tomorrow and I still need to pack! I had a bunny colored and ready to go for the challenge today, but it's a diamond shape, not circle! Maybe I can still make it work...if only I can stop blog hopping and finish packing!! LOL
~Lacey

jacque4u2c said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

Tara said...

A wonderful card Nikki and such beautiful colours! I haven't seen this paper before but it's yummy and now I need it, lol!
Hope you had a nice weekend ;o)
xx

eba said...

Isn't that the most adoreable bunny ever... <3
Hope you have a wonderful easter!

Tracey said...

This is just adorable Nikki! I love it!!

dawnmarieg said...

Such a cute bunny Nikki and I love his little butterfly friend too. Gorgeous papers and all your embellishments are perfect. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the cute bunny and so perfectly coloured.I knew you would put the papers to good use!
Have a great easter
Hugs
Jill x x

Deb said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the sweet bunny and the 3d butterfly! Enjoy the holidays with the girls and Happy Birthday to Danni!
Have a great evening, Debx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

what a cutie Nikki!! have a happy happy Easter, blessings to you and your family :) hugzz xx

Bev said...

Aww this is so adorable sweetie, that little bunny is just too cute for words, love the bling bow too xx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww...adorable! I love your popped out butterfly and your colours are beautiful!

Clare said...

What a stunningly beautiful card! Have a lovely Easter break. Love, Clare x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Nikki! You flipped the sketch! What a clever way to use it! I love the sparkly ribbon, the three flowers at the bottom are sweet -- looks like you inked the edges of the white petals... love that! I esp love the way you used the smaller circle for the butterfly. Very creative girl!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so sweet Nikki! That bunny image is just too precious! I'm still working with my Prismas! I hope I can color this well when I grow up...lol! Big Hugs from across the pond!! :D

Michelle said...

So sweet, Nikki! Love how you turned the sketch, & that paper is so beautiful!! Have a great week!!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki.
Your coloring is fabulous, love how he's looking at the butterfly in the corner, such pretty papers too.
Have a great Easter break with your girls and I wish Danni a super "Happy Birthday!!"

Karen x

Sinikka said...

What a cute bunny. Like the way that you coloured the bow and the butterfly. You really can see the glitter.
Have a splendend week
Hugs Sinikka

Gagaie said...

I love the colors and the cute rabbit. A beautiful card again !

Hugs & happy holiday !

Gaëlle

louise said...

beautiful as always and the rabbit stamp is so adorable, have a lovely easter break I so look forward to the school holidays, a time to relax with the kids.

Natalie said...

Nikki this is so cute, I love the image and papers. x

Stacey said...

This bunny is adorable Nikki! Love this simple layout too, I'll definitely be having a go at this one! Especially as I won the last week - woohoo! ~♥~

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
The sweet bunny is adorable and your colouring is marvellous!!
I hope you have fun time during the holidays and I hope the sun's shining!!
Have a great week my friend,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

POPPET said...

I am loving this rabbit perfect in everyway and it has the awwww factor, you have done an amzing job, hugs Pops x x x

Ying Pang, said...

this card is so SWEET!!!! Stunning, gorgeous and fanstastic, I love all the details, specially the bunny:-)

thread-bare said...

OMG I have sooo gotta have this stamp xx Your card is just gorgeous xx Clare x

CraftyC said...

So sweet Nikki. Hope you and the girls have a lovely fortnight together!
Clairex

Jodi said...

Beautiful creation and love the pretty coloring of the bunny and the stickles for shine!!
So Sweet!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

COCO said...

whouah !!! Nikki your card is absoluty gorgeous !!!! I love this rabbit it's very nice !!!!
fab papers and colours !!!
hugs coco

Malin said...

Hello..

Wonderful card!

//Malin

Barbara said...

Lovely card Nikki, the image is gorgeous and your colouring fab.
Barbara
x

Janette said...

I love this Nikki! The coloring is fab per usual and the touch of sparkle and dimension of the butterfly is great! Happy Easter

Sue said...

aww such a gorgeous card Nikki, he so cute, fabby colouring as always, just lovely, sue.x

ella bella said...

gorgeous card Nikki the bunny is so cute
Tracy x

Joan said...

What an adorable bunny - he looks so cuddly! Love how you've done his ribbon and the butterfly wings...that butterfly is pretty cute too.

Joy said...

such a cute bunny and Easter is right around the corner! I am busy like you as I have my daughter's party and Easter too! glad someone is busy like me! thanks for keeping us updated and hope everyone has a great week! take care!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

I love how you added the stickles to make it shine! So cute! I love how you always layer your cards and they come out so wonderful. TFS!

Tasha said...

Hey nikki hope you are enjoying the easter hols and that Danni has a great 4th birthday!
This card is beautiful love the distressed edge and the colours - goreous image too
love tasha xx

Alex said...

This is adorable Nikki, what a darling image and I love that dp!!! Enjoy your time with the girls and I hope you little one has a great birthday party! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun so sorry I have been such a bad blogger but the computer glich has now been fixed so I am playing catch up you have made some great cards this week as usual, I wish I had your way with lovely brigh colours, they seem to frightem me. Have a great time with the girls dear, you s=deserve it
Hugs Jacqui x

Marcea said...

Hi Nikki, this is so sweet!1 Gorgeous image and wonderful details. Hope you enjoy your break with the family :o)
-x-

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Super cute image and a lovely card Nikki, have a nice day.
Hugs
Carole x

Shazza said...

gorgeous card, enjoy your hols
x

Scrapmumur said...

Fabulous card, Nikki!!!
I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
Adorable image.
Hugs, Mumur

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki, I hope you have a wonderful vacation with your girls and a terrific birthday celebration for your sweet Zoe!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Chris said...

Fantastic card Nikki and I just love how you coloured that gorgeous bunny! The little butterfly is the perfect addition too. Great paper and embellishments and I love the HH sketch this week. Hope your Easter break is going well and that your baby has a happy birthday, how time does fly. Hope the spots are kept at bay! Hugs, Chris xx

Monika said...

Thats so a sweet card and a nice bunny.Great work Nikki

Christine Riley said...

So sweet! Love the bright colors.
Hugs, Christine :)

Christine said...

What a fantastic card!!! I love how you colored the bunny. Excellent art work!! Love it!!

Ila said...

This card is totally Gorgeous!!...I love the way you colored the bunny...the papers..and your great take on this sketch!!...Hugs,Ila

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

You've made a beautiful card again:)) The stamps are so cute and your coloring is wonderful.

Hugs
Anja

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Nikki, another gorgeous image. have a good Easter

Paula said...

Stunning as alway's Nikki love the image its so cute and what a great layout.
Paula xxxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Nikki, the bunny is adorable and I love the gorgeous colours and papers. Debbie x

Janna said...

Oh Nikki this is just the perfect card for saying hi! I love the fabulous coloring and the great image! So, so sweet! The stickles really brighten up the image! Can't wait to see what you do when you return!

Smiles,
janna

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is so adorable Nikki. Absolutely beautiful. Lainy x

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, the card is so cute!
xAndrea

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just so adorable.Such gorgeous coloring as always. I am so behind again this week working the hours I work so please forgive me but you tell that darling daughter of yours a Happy Late Birthday from me dear
Hugs

Heather said...

Beautiful coloring! Suck a cute image!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a cute bunny card! Love your coloring as usual!! You are such a good artist!

Hugs
Renee

Valérie said...

I love your card !!!! And the Bunny is so cute and your coloring so beautiful !
Very beautiful card again !!!
Big hugs.
Val.