Sunday, 31 May 2009

Cute as can bee!

For our new challenge over at the High Hopes blog our talented Diva Niki is asking us to have no corners on our cards. I rounded the edges of my card using an SU Corner rounder punch. You can always get out your nesties for some fun shaped cards!

The cute as can bee image is High Hopes Sitting Bee. I figured her antenna's would be hard to cut out. I didn't have any wire and didn't have time to pop to the craft store so created her Antenna's by lightly coiling and gluing some black waxed cotton.

The fabulous bright paper is by Prima Marketing and is called My Mommy and Me. Thank you Stephanie for sending me this fabulous bright kit which also included the huge blooms! I twisted some ribbon to create a stem and added the sentiment leaves using my SU Word window punch. The sentiment was created in word then printed direct onto my cardstock.

The gorgeous fimo button was also from my friend Stephanie. I added a little fibre to the bottom of my card to create the effect of grass and to cover up the bottom of the ribbon. To finish I added a tiny blue gem to the centre of her bow and also a tiny heart to her shoe.

Sitting Bee was coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

I hope you can play along with our challenge this week and remember that every challenge one lucky player is randomly chosen to win a yummy stamp prize!

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,



69 comments:

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Nikki this is a darling card! I love the bee and the big flower and all your coloring....very cute :)

Lilian said...

CUTE CARD! Love the flower center and twisted stem! You make such fast and beautiful cards! Fun and bright colors - screaming summer! Cute antenna! Have a great weekend!

Danielle said...

What a super cute card Nikki! I love the challenge and you've done it wonderfully! Gorgeous bright papers and flowers and the bee is just the cutest! Wonderful card.
Hugs, Danielle

bumblebee creations said...

This is adorable!!! I'll be back this week with a challenge card since I have the stamps now!! Whoo hoo!! Love your bright colors!

Tracey said...

This is a fantastic card Nikki! I love that Prima paper and the little bee is just too cute!! xx

Kristine B. said...

FABULOUS Nikki!! Love that huge flower and the way you twisted the ribbon for the stem. Also love that you stamped the saying on those leaves, and your DP is sooo cute and bright. What a great card!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is cute as a bug!!!!!!!

America said...

This is precius and love the bright happy colors.

Alicia said...

Wow! This is sooo bright and colourful! What a fantastic card.
Alicia xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a cute card Nikki, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

Wowww Nikki,what a beautiful card,l love the image and papers.
So gorgeous Colours and flower.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki what a cute card!
I love your sweet bee and great idea for the antennae!
Such pretty paper and love your gorgeous flower!
hugs
kim x

Natalie said...

Great card Nikki, I love the big flower. x

Moni said...

Waw you did the perfect job, love this card! Hugs, moni

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card, fabulous sunny colours and sweet bee.
luv
Debby

Elaine said...

Nikki, this is super cute! Love the antennae.

The colours are great - a really cheerful summery card!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

This card is fantastic!! Love all about it but especailly the big flower, so cute with the little bee!

Hugs, Renata

Lora said...

This is adorable Nikki. Love the bee and the flower is gorgeous.
I have been meaning to enter the High Hopes challenges for a few weeks now but lots has happened and I haven't had the chance so I am going to make sure I enter this time.
I really must get some High Hopes stamps though. They are all so cute but I just don't have the money to buy any just now :(
hugs Lora x

Niki Estes said...

This is absolutely adorable, Nikki! I love, love, love the colors! They are so bright and cheerful!

Ila said...

This is just the Cutest Nikki!!...your coloring and papers are Gorgeous...I love that little bee and the rounded edges look Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG Nikki! what an adorable cute card! I LOVE the summer colors and the image is so spankin cute!!
LOVE IT!

Tara said...

This is so scrummy Nikki - I love the zingy colours and the little bee looks so sweet - just fab! xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh hes so cute Nikki, I love the way youve layered him up and the details are really gorgeous. The colouring is stunning. Well done love and hugs Shirelyxxxxx

Kim Dellow said...

So cute Nikki. :) Kim

Lavender Rose said...

Fab card, love the bee and all the bright zingy colours, very effective!

ella bella said...

Nikki the bee is just adorable and your card is stunning, love the bright colours, fabulous work
hope you have had a great weekend
Tracy x

Heidi said...

What a cute card Nikki. i just love it. The colors and the details are so great

Hugs and love
Heidi

louise said...

catching up on your lovely creations I had a week off with the kids.I love this card so bright and cheerful, it is gorgeous.

Lacey said...

This is so adorable!! I love that huge flower!!
~Lacey

Joan said...

Awesome card Nikki - very sweet!

joey said...

Love Love Love this card Nikki, gorgeous colours, gorgeous image and the sentiment is fab, so cheerful. Joey.x

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just gorgeous I so love there stamps and all your gorgeous work you have uploaded while I have been gone is just beautiful dear. Hope all is well hon Hugs

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
I love the bright colors and papers, beautifully colored image, the big flower is awesome, love how you did the stem!

Karen x

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
Your work is always amazing!!
I love the bright colours and the hugge blooms!!
Sitting Bee is very cute and your colouring is fab!!
Have a great day my dear friend,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Georgia said...

This is amazing! Stunning card Nikki, I love all the bright colours and the cute bee and the flower is gorgeous! :)
Love, Georgia xx

cats whiskers said...

What a cutie this one is hun love that great image and the colours you have used on here
Hugs Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

What a lovely card Nikki, so vibrant, a happy bee
Clairexx

stephscrap87 said...

wow,what a fantastic card Nikki!!!
Great job with this wonderful kit!!!
Have a nice day my friend!!!
Hugs and kisses
Stéphanie

Silli said...

hello Nikki, your card is sooo sweet. I love the cute image and the fabby papers... Great work! ALWAYS!!!! Hugs and happy day!

Alex said...

Cute card Nikki, especially love how you've done the sentiment :)

Hope you're enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having lately.

Alex x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Nikki, this is the SWEETESTQ!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Hugs,

Vicki

Heather said...

Awesome colors!! Love that huge flower..

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous Nikki! Love the bright colors! Hugs Jeanette

Tanya said...

How fun! That large flower is great!

Rach said...

this is just so adorable sweetie, love it, fantastic colouring and detail.xxx

Scrapmumur said...

Very beautiful card, Nikki!!!
lovely colours and the marvelous look!
Hugs, Mumur

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
aww gorgeous card hun, luv the bright colours, fabby colouring, sue.x

tracie said...

Oh wow hun this is fabulous, love the gorgeous papers, and beatuful details.. and what a fabulous cute image.
Hugs
Tracie :)x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

totally the cutest Nikki, beeeeeeautiful!!! :) love this sweet bee so much :) ♥

Islander Girl said...

So pretty! LOVE, LOVE,LOVE all the colors you used! So bright and cheerful!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Aloha!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Nikki what a beautiful card and very ingenious with the antenna's,
love it.
Hugs Linda

Paula said...

What a fab card Nikki. I love it. love Paula.

Marcea said...

awww nikki, cute indeed - just so adorable. Hope you are all doing ok hunny :o)
-x-

Alex said...

This is so freakin' adorable Nikki, I just love that cute little bee! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so gorgeous Nikki!! I love everything about it!! Your coloring of the bee is phenominal, your layout is magnificent and the bright cheery colors puts a smile on my face!! Over the top girl! Great job on the challenge!!
hugs,
Chris

Teri said...

Nikki, this bee is super cute! i love the fimo button and the color combo here, so cheery! xo, Teri

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the bright cheery colours and what a sweet image...coloured to perfection!
Hugs
Carole x

Jodi said...

What a cute little image and great job on the card for the challenge!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Christine Riley said...

I love this card! It's so bright and cheerful, love it! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Valérie said...

So beautiful !!! I love the bright colors and all the détails !!
Wonderful !
Big hugs my friend and have a great day.
Val.

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

Super! Love this card. The colors are beautiful.

Have a nice day and Hugs from
Anja

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow Nikki, this is such a cute card. Looks so fantastic with the gorgeous flower!
Big Hugs
Moni

Tasha said...

Wow talk about totally adorable - the colours are fabulous and i love the flowers
love tasha xx

Paula said...

Wow Nikki this is stunning.
Paula xxxx

Tammi said...

Colors are amazing on this, love your cute little button and that darling bee! Cute sentiment too! xx

COCO said...

WO VERY FAB IMAGE and very gorgeous card !!!!
Hugs coco

Heather "Hev" said...

Brilliant :)

Amy said...

What a bright fun card Nikki... I love how you made the flower!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is stunning. Loving that little bee and the huge flower with the fimo button. What a lovely present for someone to send you. Hugs, Lainy xxx