Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Scrapmagasinet Reader Challenge

Our new Reader challenge has just started over at the Scrapmagasinet DT blog and this challenge we are asking you to shabby up your cards. Don't forget that each challenge we have a great prize for one lucky player! Be sure to pop over to the blog to see the gorgeous creations from the team.

For my card today I have used this beautiful image Dans sett. She is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I have added a little stickles to the edge of her dress and some tiny pearls to her waist band.

The sentiment is K&Co and was from a huge selection of sentiments and letterings which I purchased from QVC last year. I have given my card an aged feel by using VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink on the edges of my paper, leaves and image. I also used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser on the papers. This effect can easily be achieved with scissors or a craft knife. The pretty butterfly paper is by Laura Ashley. The flowers are Prima Hydrangea and the leaves cut from L-Em Leaf punch.



Before I go I would like to thank Clare and Alex for the above award which I received earlier in the week. Thanks for making me smile!

Also don't forget that there is still time to enter the Scrapmagasinet blog candy!


Hugs



48 comments:

Riet said...

ohh wowww Nikki,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Lena Katrine said...

Beautiful card, Nikki! Love the patterned paper and the flowers!

Have a great day! Hugs, Lena

Kim Piggott said...

Wow stunning card Nikki!
She is coloured so beautifully and love your paper. Those flowers are such a beautiful colour!
hugs
kim x

Tammi said...

Nikki this is lovely, pretty arrangement of flowers/leaves and I like the pearls/bit of sparkle on her! ~Hugs

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow Nikki, this is gorgeous, such a fabulous and pretty card. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

What a great card, love that image and the papers are a perfect match
Hugs Jacqui x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Stunning card Nikki. Love the papers and the distressed look. The image is coloured beautifully as always and i love the pearl waistband.
Hugs
JIll x x

Moni said...

It is gorgeous card, lovely image and love those flowers! Hugs, moni

Tab said...

Ooooh love your card hun! Fab image and those papers are delish! Those flower look gorge too and I love the sentiment, so true LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, i hope all is going well with you hunny. This is such a great card, im loving this image. Have been thinking of you and your lovely family, hoping all is going okay. Keep smiling, hugs Linda x

Tasha said...

Nikki i love this card everything about it is wonderful. Loving the colours and the image and sentiment. The flowers are delish and the layout is super
love tasha xx

Shazza said...

great card Nicki, I think i too have that K & Co set, mostly unused!
x

Ying Pang, said...

very beautiful card, I love your color combo and the composition of the card.
hugs, ying

Conibaer said...

Beautiful card!!!
I love the flowers and leaves! So pretty!

joey said...

Beautiful card Nikki, gorgeous image coloured beautifully as always. Love the softness of this. Joey.x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, how you doing? I love your card, this image is beautiful and you've coloured her beautifully as always, I love the flowers you have used and papers. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Cindy Haffner said...

She is gorgeous, I love her.

christelle said...

I completely forgot on my last comment to say that Bella is very very cute!! I would love to have a cat like her and Honorine and Corentin would love too!!
Your card is gorgeous Nikki!! I love the colours and the aged feel of your card!! The image is fab and you have coloured it marvellously!!
Very great work Nikki!!
Have a great afternoon,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.
Don't worry about Honorine's package. You needn't bother to sent her a little something soon, I know you have thought of her the day of her birthday.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Nickie, I know my granddaughters would love it, its really pretty, youve coloured it fantastically and the flowers finish it of. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE it! That image is so pretty and the colors are beautiful! Love the flowers too!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card, Nikki, and congratulations with your award. You deserve it!
Hugs from Jacqueline

thread-bare said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love this distressing technique but never tried it. Glad you liked your award xx Clare x

Ila said...

So Gorgeous Nikki!!..love the colors, papers, pearls on her waist...and your lovley coloring!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Maria said...

I love your shabby card, Nikki! you did wonderful with that challenge! I love shabby looking cards. . .there's something romantic looking about it. It gives it a vintage look! Great choice of image too. It's very pretty!!

Maria

Christine said...

Gorgeous coloring Nikki!!! Love the pearls and the sparkles underneath her dress. Those are great details.
xoxo, Christine

Lacey said...

What a beautiful card! This image is so beautiful...as is you coloring! I've been thinking about you. I hope you are holding up.
~Lacey

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Nikkin luv the image, the beads look brill, fabby colouring as always hun, sue.x

Sinikka said...

Hmmm, there is something wrong with your card.....Shouldn't it be Blonds have more fun?? LOL
Love the ballarina and the pearls you put around her waist.
Looks great.
Hugs Sinikka

Debbie said...

A really pretty card and image Nikki, beautiful colouring and embellies. I love the pearl waistband.
Debbie x

Alex said...

What a sweet card Nikki, I love that image and your coloring is AMAZING, girl!!! Love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Summerthyme Studio said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Nikki.
I love the image and your wonderful coloring of her. The papers and flowers are just perfect!!

Karen x

Jodi said...

Very cute card Nikki, I love how you colored this image!! Your embellishments are so pretty too.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Barbara said...

Great card Nikki, love the image and colours you've chosen.......and yes brunettes do have more fun!
Barbara
x

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS! I love it, Nikki!!!

hugs
Sharon

Kelly Schelske said...

Very pretty Nikki, and that's right, brunettes do have more fun!!

Hugs, Kelly

Tara said...

Gorgeous papers Nikki and such a cute and pretty image! I love the pearls you've added round her waist too! xx

Georgia said...

This is gorgeous Nikki! I love how you've put the glitter on her skirt and I love the colours you've used - the sugary pink is lovely! :)
Love, Georgia xx

louise said...

gorgeous card nikki love all the detail.

Joy said...

such a pretty card...love the attention to detail. if I can ask where you buy your prima flowers from? I have been looking for them but can't seem to find those. thanks for always inspiring! have a good day!

angeljakki said...

I have to agree,
Brunettes have more fun and have more brains too x x
Stunning card Nikki,
The colours and your colouring is stunning hun x

Islander Girl said...

Wow, this is so pretty!!! I love all shades of pink! I love how you embellished her waist with the pearls...so feminine! Lovin' it!

Aloha!

Paula said...

Wow Nikki this is a Beautiful card and such a pretty image.
Paula xxxx

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love that image, and your coloring is fantastic. Love those flowers too!
Hugs, Christine :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a pretty image and card, Nikki!! Love the colors, hydrangeas, your fab coloring and the distressing!!
hugs,
Chris

Enfys said...

What a scrumptious card, love your blog too
hugs
Enfys

Valérie said...

What a beautiful and pretty card !! I love that image, the papers and all the details !!
Perfect work Nikki as always !!!
Big hugs my friend.
Val.

Adela said...

I'm becoming a big fan of yours... this is a beautiful card, Nikki!