Sunday, 26 April 2009

High Hopes Challenge 28 - Thinking outside the card!

For our new challenge over at the High Hopes blog our talented Diva Amy is asking us to create anything but not a card. Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog to see all the wonderful creations from the DT this week for inspiration.

I've picked up various sized little notepads in the sales overtime and just love to give these as little gifts for Zoe's friends. This one I have decorated using the adorable image Crissy's Snuggle Bear. My image is coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I have added a little stickles sparkle to the edge of Crissy's blankie. I couldn't resist adding this bow to my bear and even though a tad bigger than I would have liked... I think it looks cute! I cut the circle using my nestabilities and then took the edging off to a line it with the edge of the book. The paper is Imaganisce - Fairest of them all and the chipboard lettering is K&Co Sparkly Sweet. I added the little clock charm on a length of fibre and thought that this could also be used for inside the notebook for bookmarking pages. I added tons of ribbons and once finished couldn't help but think they reminded me of rags that you could tie in your hair for bedtime.

Hope you get time to join in our challenge and don't forget that each challenge taking part you have the chance to win some HH rubber. Who could resisit!

Be back very soon with the winner of my Danni Dress-up Candy winner.

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,


57 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

She is so darling, I love her blanket.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a pretty card, Nikki. I like the ribon you have used. Lovely.
Hugs from Jacqueline

Carol said...

Nikki, really great coloring on that image; perfectly enhanced by the used of all those tied ribbons!!! and that cute little clock is the perfect finishing touch! what a beauty!

freaky said...

I love it!! It's so perfect. Your family can count oneself lucky to have so a fantastic artist!!

big hugs, Nicole

Diane.W. said...

Beautiful & luv the image :o)x

ribenaruby said...

Lovely! Great decorated notebook and a pretty clock charm, so apt! Have a great sunday.

Fern said...

This is amazing Nikki!
Such a clever idea.
Love the colours you've used, and that liitle image is adorable.

Love Fern xx

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fabulous! I love the image and little charm. x

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is so very gorgeous!
Love your paper and such cute images and wonderful colouring. Your ribbons are so pretty!
hugs
kim x

Deb said...

very cute, what a sweet image and great idea!
Have a great sunday! Debx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the details! hugs,moni

Penni said...

Hi Nikki

This is great - I love the ribbons down the spiral spine, and the little girl is a realy cutie pie.

Best wishes
Penni
X

Donalda said...

hon this is just beautiful!!! I so love the new release they have. And your notepad is just gorgeous dear. Wow just love it

ella bella said...

this is gorgeous love the image and the little ribbon you have added to it looks fab. beautiful colours to.
hope your having a great weekend
Tracy x

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh nikki
is very very beaautiful !!
i love stamp and i love colors !!
Is very fantastic !!
hugs didi

Lena Katrine said...

This is exactly like the title says: CUTE!
Love all the ribbons on the side!

Have a great sunday! Hugs xxx

Tab said...

Oh Nikki, I love your notebook, so adorable! Love allthe ribbon down the side, but most of all the image is fab and coloured to perfect!
Have a great day!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anki said...

Love your notebook and I must say - what a job to tie all those ribbons... Hope you are having a great weekend. Kram - Anki

Shazza said...

she is so gorgeous Nicky, what a great project
x

E.T said...

awesome!

Jeanette said...

Oh my goodness! That is gorgeous Nikki! Love all the little "extra" touches and those ribbons look amazing! HUgs Jeanette

lisa808 said...

This is definitely cute!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, this is just sooo sweet, such a cute stamp (are all their stamps inspired by your cute girls??) def see a resemblance. Beautiful. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Tracey said...

This is adorable Nikki! I love it!!

Lisa Foster said...

So cute! I love this image! Those ribbons are gorgeous! Great job!

Suze said...

What a nice card Nikki, very beuatyful
Love Suze

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous, Nikki.
Your coloring is so beautiful and I
love the layout and all the ribbons on the side. Fab how you added the bow to the bear, so sweet.
Awesome notebook!!

Karen x

bumblebee creations said...

this is so absolutely sweet!!! I love the colors you have used and all the beautiful ribons really made it gorgeous!

Cathy said...

This is so adorable!! What a wonderful little gift!! I love turning notebooks into something more and you have done that so well with this project!! I just love it!!

Hugs, Cathy

Christine said...

Oh, this stamp is so sweet. I just love how she is holding that teddy bear. I love how you used it on the notebook. What a fun gift to give.

Danni said...

This is so sweet!! Totally adorable! Love the bow and the charm, just perfect touches!

CraftyC said...

This really is very sweet Nikki, love the added charm and all that ribbon!
Clairex

christelle said...

I love this little notebook!!
The Imaginisce papers are gorgeous and the image is very cute!!
I love all the ribbons and the bow to the bear!!
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Gill said...

Hi hun, sorry I've not been around much, love your notebook, great papers and the image is just adorable, hope you had a great weekend
hugs Gill x

Merry said...

What a beautiful card. Love the little bow on the teddy.

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, this image is adorable, love her :O) gorgeous little gift idea. Joey.x

Lacey said...

This is an amazing book! I am sure one of Zoe's friends will be thrilled to receive it! I love your coloring...as usual...and the ribbons are a perfect touch! I am so happy I was able to participate again with the team!!! Yeah!
~Lacey

Heather said...

What a cute notebook!!

Tasha said...

Nikki, this is gorgeous and so much fun. Lovely and cute image and gorgeous papes. The ribbons are beautiful i love the effect
love tasha xx

Christine Riley said...

This is just too cute! :) I love that image and I love the little bow you added to the teddy bear. The charm is the perfect. touch. What a sweet project! :)
Hugs, Christine

Jacilynn said...

Oooh, too cute. I can think of a billion ways to use this image. Love your project.
Hugs

image coloring said...

Beautiful girl.. Loved the card. Nice picture colouring.

Ila said...

I love this book Nikki!! the coloring and ribbons are Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

Jodi said...

Very cute, love her blanket and the cute little clock charm!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

angeljakki said...

Oh, I just love this stamps its soo cute. You have done a stunning job on this notebook x x x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a cute image and creation Nikki!! Love her blanket, the bow on your bear, the bows and the little clock charm.
hugs,
Chris

thread-bare said...

Wow this is just amazing. I love it xx Have left a little something for you on my blog xx Clare x

megastamper said...

wow nikki, that´s really CUTE and so lovely. i love all the wonderful ribbons and the soft colours.
big hugs, bea

Maria said...

Awesome altered notebook especially with that image and pretty paper. As always your coloring is gorgeous! Very pretty colors. You've inspired me to alter a notebook which I haven't done for a long time!!

HOpe you have a fantastic Monday!

maria

Alex said...

This turned out darling Nikki, she is so sweet and your coloring is amazing as always!! I love the papers and the ribbons too, fabulous challenge project all around! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Niki Estes said...

I absolutely love this, Nikki! I love the colors, papers, coloring, and all the ribbon, especially the teddy bear's bow. So sorry to hear about your husband's job. Hope something comes up soon!

Tammi said...

I missed this one somehow...such a cute image and you've made the cutest notebook out of it! Cute little clock charm and love all the ribbon. xx

Riet said...

Wowww Nikki,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nikki, your card is Fabulous!!!
I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
Your image is adorable.
Have a nice week.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Pascale said...

Wow Nikki this is fabulous and such a great idea for a gift for a young girl!! hugs Pascale

Kelly Schelske said...

It's absolutely fabulous Nikki!! Love that paper and allt he beautiful ribbon, that image is adorable too!!

Hugs, Kelly

Valérie said...

So pretty !! I love the colors and the stamp !!
Very great work Nikki !
Big hugs my friend.
Val.