Sunday, 10 May 2009

High Hopes Challenge 30 - One for the boys!

Today over at the High Hopes challenge blog we are asking you to get creating for the men or boys in your life! This challenge is bought to us by our talented Anna!

I couldn't wait to ink up this stamp Gordon Groundhog and such a perfect man stamp! Such a cool sentiment too... Diggin' Ya! The papers are Basic Grey Archaic. I stamped and masked Gordon so I could sponge my background with SU Bashful Blue. My image has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Punch used - SU Photo Corner. I finished by adding some co-ordinating buttons.

I am excited to say that I have now also set up my Etsy store to sell my cards. This is something I have been meaning to do for a while but hadn't got around to it.

As you may remember we celebrated Mother's Day here in the UK back in March but for all my friends and visitors celebrating today.....

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Hugs


60 comments:

Danni said...

What a fun card! Love the buttons and the torn paper....just makes the fun image even better!

Rach said...

A fantastic card Nikki, beautifully coloured as always sweetie, good luck with your new etsy shop..xx

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, love the sentiment!!! gorgeous colourwork as always. Joey.xxx

CraftyC said...

Just brilliant Nicki, love the stamp and so beautifully coloured as always. Enjoy your sunday, looks like good weather!
Clairexx

Cindy Haffner said...

Hehe he is a cutie, super job. Hugs Cindy xxoo Happy Mother's Day.

Maria said...

LOL! Mr. Groundhog is such a ham!! Such an adorable image! He does need a bit of a work out though. I see a bit of a pudge with his tummy! LOL!

Awesome card, Nikki!!! As always your coloring is beautiful!! Your card is perfect for a guy!! It's masculine enough for a guy to appreciate it!!

Maria

Stacey said...

Just brilliant Nikki! How adorable is this stamp?! Love your distressed edges too. Good luck with Etsy! ~♥~

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, hope your having a good weekend hunny. I love this card, fabulous image! you have been very busy with your wonderful creations. I have no idea how you keep up with it all! hugs Linda x

Natalie said...

Great card Nikki, I love the image. x

christelle said...

Waouhh!! Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
I love this very cute image and this little scene is adorable!!
Your colouring is perfect as always!!
I'm sure that you will sell lots of cards, they are all gorgeous!!
Here in France the sun's shining but I don't think that it will stay all the day.
Have a great Sunday my dear friend,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

agnes said...

As always a fabulous card.love youre coloring. Have a nice day.
Hugs and love from a sunny Holland.
Agnesxx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image! Hugs, moni

Lisa Foster said...

This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! How adorable is he? WOW!!! Fantastic card and your coloring is out-of-this world fabulous as always!

inge said...

He certainly puts a smile on my face Nikki;-) What a great boys card, wow!

Inge xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous work!! Love the buttons and torn paper..and the image is wonderfully coloured as always.

Big hugs Judy xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nikki,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Valérie said...

So cute !!! I love this stamp so funny and your coloring !
A very beautiful card again !
Big hugs my friend !
Have a great day.
Val.

Shazza said...

fab card yet again Nicky, love the sponged blue background too. Well done on setting up your shop, sure you'll do well
hugs
x

Bev said...

Wow, what a fab card Nikki!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x

Donalda said...

You have been so busy this week dear!!! Oh my I just love them all but this HH image is just the cutest!!! I so love your coloring I wish I could do that but not that talented> Hope you are doing well dear friend!!

Heidi said...

This card is so fun and stunning Nikki. I really love it. You are so fab with your coloring and I just love your work Nikki.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Danielle said...

Wow Nikki, I love this!! Gordon Groundhog is so darn cute, I love him! What an awesome boys card. Great papers and buttons too - really nice touch!
Have a great Sunday - I'm being spoilt by my boys!!
Hugs, Danielle

Michelle said...

This is adorable Nikki....I haven't gotten around to inking him up but I'm anxious to. Congrats on your Etsy store, I'm sure you'll do well. Have a great Sunday!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, love this card, such a fab image, really great for a man, fab papers too. I'll go and have a look at your Etsy shop. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Mel said...

Nikki, another wonderful card, I love the cute image and the buttons just set the card off a treat ~ Mel x

Janette said...

just fabulous Nikki!! the coloring is so wonderful and I love the layout too. BTW- congrats on being the hanna guest designer, sorry I did not tell you before now :)

Suzanne said...

Fab card Nikki - love the image and sentiment

Hugs
Suzanne x

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki!!!!
What a great job you've done this week!!!!
I love all your cards and what a good idea to sell them
Hugs and kisses my friend
Stéphanie

Tab said...

Wow stunning card hun! I love this image, I nearly used this one too this week! Fab layout and the buttons are just perfect for embellishing male cards!
Hugs Tab xxx

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is so sweet. I love the image and the papers... The colors are so fabby. TFS! Big hugs and happy sunday!

Nixe07 said...

OMG Nikki, what a gorgeous card! Love the sweet image and your fantastic colouring. Great job!!
Have a wonderful week :)
Big Hugs
Moni

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is totally awesome Nikki!
Love your beautifully coloured image and such gorgeous detail and colour!
hugs
kim x

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Nikki.
Your coloring is fabulous, the papers are just perfect. Love the layout too.
Congrats on your store, I'm sure you will do great!!

Karen x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh I so love the torn edges on the diagonal lines. I've never seen that done before and it looks fabulous! Of course your coloring is amazing, as always! Love the use of buttons too!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki! I love your coloring and the patterned papers!

Conibaer said...

Stunning card! So cute!

Lilian said...

Hi Nikki! I just got back read through your posts and BIG CONGRATULATIONS on being a guest designer for Hanna Stamps! I was wondering at first why your cards were mostly Hannas (duh) Your cards are always awesome and beautifully colored so no surprise there. :) Good luck on your Etsy shop venture. Have a great day!

Nannieflash said...

What a butch card Nicki, definately a man with attitude card. Beautifully coloured and quite stunning. love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a great card, love that fab image.
luv
Debby

Debbie said...

This is fab Nikki Love this cute HH image,It's perfect for a male card, Hugs Debbie x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! This is just as precious as can be!!! I love your coloring here!! Awesome card!! :)

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...Nikki, your card is gorgeous!!!!
Lovely colours and image is adorable.
I love your marvelous look.
Big Hugs, Mumur

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh nikki !!
you card is very very beautiful !!
i love colors and i love stamp is beautiful!!
hugs didi

Alex said...

GORGEOUS card Nikki!! I love your coloring!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

ella bella said...

fabulous card Nikki, he is just adorable and i love the layout.
good luck with your Etsy shop i'm sure you will do great
Tracy x

Joy said...

so cute and perfect for a guy! love the sentiment and the groundhog is too cute! love the coloring too! TFS and have a wonderful Monday!

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki, very cute!! Cards for guys are the hardest for most of us but you did a great job!
Good luck with your Etsy store!
Hugs,
Jodi=)

Islander Girl said...

Oh my goodness! That groundhog is so cute!!!! Lovin' it!!! Awesome job yet again!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute--I'm totally "diggin'" this stamp, hee hee! Love it! And the kitty photo below is award-winning cute!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sandra MacLean said...

What a fun, fun card Nikki!! I love that sentiment and the shirtless beaver - what a hunk of burning love! hahahha I love it!

Kathy said...

Haha this is so cute!! Love this image and that sentiment is fabulous!! Outstanding coloring as always!!
Good luck with your etsy store!!
Have a great day :)Kathy

louise said...

fab card nikki lovely image and love your choice in colours they all blend so well louise xxx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Nikki, a great image and beautifully coloured

Teri said...

I just love Gordon Groundhog Nikki! Love the bashful blue background and the BG papers!! hugs, Teri

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

What a fabulous card again:))
Love your coloring. And the image is cute!

Have a nice day,

Hugs
Anja

Karin said...

Very coll card sweetie.
love the stamp and the little frma you created.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Kelly Schelske said...

So much fun NIkki!! Love that little guy adn the sentiment is fabulous!

Hugs, Kelly

Ila said...

I love this card Nikki!! your coloring is Incredible..and the image is Super Cute and Fun!!..Hugs, Ila

Heather "Hev" said...

Nikki I love how you have done this card :) What a cheeky but very cute fellow :D

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Love your card Nikki! Your colouring is amazing as usual! Love the patterned paper and buttons too!
Blessings,
Sarah