Sunday, 12 April 2009

High Hopes Challenge 26 - Piercing

Sorry for my absence this week... but i'm back for my favourite challenge... Sunday's High Hopes Challenge of course! It's been a busy week and Danni had a great birthday. Thank you to everyone who left birthday wishes on my last post. She was also so lucky and had chicken pox very mildly with only about 12 spots in total and only two on her face.

Right now onto the challenge... this week the very talented Crissy is asking us to do some piercing on our cards. If you don't have a piercing tool as I don't you could use your sewing machine. Once I had used my sewing machine I then used a large sewing needle to make the holes slightly bigger.

On my card this week I have used the adorable Farm Kids, Bobby Lee and Ally Rose!!! These are part of April's Project of the Month.

Here are all the details:

L-041 Bobby Lee $10.00
L-042 Ally Rose $10.00
M-046 Bale O' Hay $10.70
E-161 Take A Break $6.00
F-167 Sit A Spell $6.70

The regular price for all these stamps would be $43.40CDN woodmounted but for the month of April only you can get them on sale for 25% Off which means $32.55CDN wood mounted or $16.25CDN unmounted!! What a saving!!

Until this special is up on the High Hopes website, you can order by emailing Tina and Bethany directly at highhopesstamps@sympatico.ca

Papers used on my card today are Basic Grey Marrakech. I really love the colours in this set. I have used SU punches - 5 Petal Flower and Photo corners. Images coloured with in Copic sketch marker for skin and Prismcolour Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend for the rest of the images.

Happy Easter and hope your having a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend! I'll be back again Tuesday with the next A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge and also the new Scrapmagasinet Sketch challenge.

Hugs,


76 comments:

Danni said...

Ohhh, I like this!! Such a happy card with the bright colors and such cute images! Awesome job!

Andrea said...

Hi!! This is such a sweet card. :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Tonya said...

This is so adorable Nikki. Love those stamps and the colors are fabulous. Great layout too. Thanks for sharing. >:0)

Tammi said...

Such a sweet & happy card, just puts a smile on my face! Your daughter is lucky, my son had 100s of chicken pox on the bottom of his feet...such a strange place! lol

Jeanette said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Nikki! I just love this card! Happy Easter...hope your have a wonderful day! Hugs Jeanette

Tracey said...

What an adorable card Nikki! Love it!! Happy Easter to you! xx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, this is just gorgeous, I've seen Michelle use this image and its so sweet. Glad you are having a great Easter, and Danni had a good birthday, good news on the Chicken pox, hopefully they'll be all away soon. Look forward to seeing you post again soon. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Donalda said...

Girl this is just adorable!!! I soooooo love it so cute and so beautiful colored dear. have a Happy Easter dear

Cindy Haffner said...

Look how cute these two are, darling. Happy Easter!

Heather said...

Hi Nikki,

I hope you are enjoying your break with the kids!!!

This card is gorgeous, and you may have just convinced me to go buy these stamps. My only Draw back at the High Hopes stamps is when I go there it is a tad hard to find the stamps I am looking for on the web site, but they have such gorgeous stuff!!!

I love your coloring and these stamps totally rock girl!!!

Heather

Crissy Armstrong said...

Eye catching colors Nikki! I love the depth in your shadows. Beautiful flower made from dp, and I love the tidy sewn button. Gorgeous dp for the back panel. I love everything you did!

Malin said...

Good morning, this is a very cute card, makes me smile, love the colours.

Happy easter!
//Malin

daisy said...

just love the adorable card!

hugs
daisy

Maria said...

Hey Nikki!! Your card is too cute! As always your coloring is always so beautifully done! I love that image. . .it's such a cute image and so fun to color!! I hope your daughter is feeling better!!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Maria

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful card, Nikki. I like the piercings and the image is great.
Happy Easter Jacqueline

sandra_w said...

This is absolutely perfect! Love your beautifully coloured images!

Happy easter!

Hugs,
San

Kim Piggott said...

Just wonderful Nikki!
Superb colouring and gorgeous design and lovely paper!
So glad the birthday girl is ok and have a fabulous Sunday!
hugs
kim x

Valérie said...

So beautiful !! Your coloring is perfect and your stamp is so cute !! I love the boy and the girl !! Very great work !
Big hugs !
Have a great day my friend.
Val.

Nixe07 said...

Such a cute card Nikki! Love the great colours and your beautifully colouring.
Wish you a very happy easter and hope you have some great days with your family :)
Big Hugs
Moni

Sue said...

As ever Nikki stunning card & fantastic colouring, luv ya papers, i have just stamped these images to colour, happy Easter, sue,x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the image! Happy Easter! Hugs, moni

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Nikki :)
Have a fabulous Easter with your family, big hugs, Marlene xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, fabulous colouring and gorgeous colours.
luv
Debby

Shazza said...

fabulous card, love the colours you have used. My order is already placed for those stamps, they are so sweet
x

Monique said...

What a beautifull card you made Nikki ! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Heidi said...

Dear Nikki

Wow this is just sooooo cute. Love the images and the text-great card. And the colors are so wonderful. The children look so cute sitting there smiling.
Thank you for the mail and photos I will write back later today

Hugs and love
Heidi

agnes said...

Beautiful sweetie,fabulous papers and coloring.Love this little boy and girl i've buy them last weekend i can't wait to play with them.

Happy easter,

Love and hugs agnes and sanne

papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous Nikki, have a happy easter. hugs Rachxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Nikki....love the colors & of course I *heart* that BG paper!! Sorry Danni had the pox....can you believe I've never had them? Glad it was a mild case though...kids are so resilient!! Hugs & Happy Easter!

Niki Estes said...

This is so adorable, Nikki! I LOVE the colors! Here I thought I could live without that paper! One of my favorite cards in a long time!! Hope you had a great Easter!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Nikki.
I love your coloring, it's just fabulous!! Love the beautiful dp, flower and corner too.

Karen x

Mariska said...

Wow once again a stunning creation sweetie. I love everything about it from the cute images to the gorgeous papers that I have lying around somewhere too from an older cardkit and NEED to use after seeing this stunner. So sorry to have missed that it was Danni's birthday but I'm glad she had a wonderful day allthough chicken pox on your birthday shouldn't be allowed even if it's a mild version. I hope you are having a wonderful easter weekend sweetie!!

xxx
Mariska

papercraftsbyrach said...

Nikki,
don't apologise hun for not being around, or visiting.... there really is no need sweetie, i always look out for your posts and your family will grow way quicker than you'll ever realise, spend every minute with them that you can...
Happy Easter sweetie. hugs rachxx

Riet said...

wowwww Nikki,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Love your card Nikki! The DP flower really looks nice. Your colouring and choice of paper are really great too! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Sarah

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so cute Nikki, I love the papers and the images are gorgeous. I hope you and your family are enjoying the Easter holidays

Natalie said...

Nikki this card is gorgeous, I love the image and your colouring is fab! Happy Easter. x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Another gorgeous card Nikki. What a sweet image and beautifully coloured as always. I love the Basic Grey Marrakech papers too, have just bought them myself recently. Glad to hear that Danni has had a mild dose of the chicken pox, that wouldn't have spoilt her birthday too much hopefully. Happy Easter. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Lainy xxx

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card hun what great colours just makes you smile when you look at it
Hope you are all having a great break together
Hugs Jacqui x

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

so sweet!! happy easter!!

Teri said...

Such a cute card! I love the High Hopes images! The coloring is fabulous and what a great idea to pierce holes around your subject! hugs, teri

Stacey said...

Wow! What a bargain price for such brilliant images. I love what you have done with these Nikki, your colour is wonderful (as always!) and the BG paper ties in perfectly. Hope you are enjoying the BH weekend! ~♥~

COCO said...

WHOUAH !!!!Nikki your card is very fabulous !!!! Very nice stamps and very wonderful coloring !!!!
wo I am very fan !!!!!!!

Big Hugs COCO !!!!!!

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOU FAMILLY !!!!!!

Shary said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the piercing. good to hear that Danni had a great birthday and the chicken pox didn't spoil it.xx

Jorunn said...

So so very beautiful card!!! Love the colors and the image is just adorable, and your coloring is amazing!!!
Love the great details too... you are such an inspiration!!!

Hugs,
Jorunn

Tasha said...

Wow terrific card Nikki, that image is so cute! The paper is lovely too - this card is fabulous
love tasha xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki Your colouring is stunning, Hugs Debbie x

dianets7 said...

Love this card! TFS!

Georgia said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous! The paper is lovely and I love the corner and gems, they really finish it off!
Love, Georgia xx :)

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nikki, your card is wonderful!!!!
Beautiful look and colours.
Image is so cute!
Hugs, Mumur

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Adorable Nikki! Your coloring is fab!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Nikki, this is so cute!!! and love the piercing it makes the image stand out!!! hope you are well and belated birthday wishes to your cute daughter :) ♥

Bev said...

Nikki this is just adorable hun - love the image and faby cheerful colours and papers you use. Hope you've had a fab Easter x

POPPET said...

Wow this is gorgeous hun, i hope Danni is feeling better and you are getting some you time, hugs for all Pops x x x

louise said...

This is so cute and I have got to have them papers now I have seen them used.

Jodi said...

Beautiful coloring as usual!! Love the image, its sooo sweet! So glad to have you back in blogland!!
Hope your Easter celebration was fun. =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Alex said...

What an adorable card Nikki - I love the papers, the image is darling, and the stitching looks fabulous! Way to ROCK the challenge, girlie! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Schelske said...

How cute Nikki!! Love tha tppaer and the flower you made, of course your coloring is awesome as well!!

Hugs, Kelly

Joy said...

such a wonderful card! so cheerful with them sitting next to each other =) love the piercing. I never know how to use it on my card...TFS! glad to hear you had a good Easter and birthday party celebration!

Christine Riley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the coloring and layout, too cute. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Hugs, Christine :)

Janna said...

OMGoodness Nikki I love this card! This little boy and girl are jsut too cute and I love the way they are sitting next to each other! The coloring is incredible of course as all your coloring is! the layotu and flower are amazing and I adore the papers!

So glad to hear Danni is over her bout with chicken pox and I hope you had a great Easter!

Smiles,
janna

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card, such a happy couple and so beautifully coloured.
Hope you had a nice Easter.
Hugs
Carole x

bumblebee creations said...

This is so cute!!! What a great deal! Thanks for the info!

Frances said...

Aww, such a sweet card Nikki - I love it! Hope you had a nice Easter break and glad Danni only got a mild dose of chicken pox and had a happy birthday. xx

Becky Carafa said...

Awww, how cute are these little munchkins? Just adorable! Happy Belated Easter, Nikki!

Summerthyme Studio said...

gorgeous Nikki!!!! Love this sweet sweet card!

Vicki

Trina said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the images and how you set the whole card up! Great paper piercing!! I hope things are going well with you!

Vicky said...

Ahhh this is adorable Nikki. Love the colurs you've used and the flower you've created is gorgeous!
Hugs, Vicky x

angeljakki said...

Such awesome colouring Nikki.
The layout is gorgeous and the paper piecing looks great x x x

Tara said...

This just looks amazing Nikki - I don't think you could have picked better papers if you'd tried! I love it!! xx

Ila said...

Your card is So Gorgeous...these two are the Cutest and your coloring is Fantastic!!...love the piercing too. I am hoping to get one done for this challenge a little later in the week...A Happy Belated Birhtday to your little Danni!!...So glad she is on the mend and the chicken pox is a mild case...Hugs, Ila

Tab said...

Oh Nikki, I just adore your card! Love these two images and you have coloured them to perfections! Fab papers too, really go well with these 2 little cuties!
Hugs Tab xxx

christelle said...

Waouhhh!! You did,one more time, a fab work Nikki!!
Your card is gorgeous!! I love the sweet image which you have coloured marvellously!!
I am like you, I love this Basic grey papers!!
Have a great day my dear friend,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Karin said...

Hi Sweetie,

this card is so adorable.
I love the beautifull papers, flowers and sweet images, which are colured perfectly.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet! Love your papers, the flowers and the adorable images (that I just may have to splurge on).
Have a great day!
hugs,
Chris

thread-bare said...

Awww this card is just stunning xx Adore the colours you have used xx Clare x