Sunday, 17 May 2009

High Hopes Challenge - Can ya doodle?

This week over at the High Hopes blog our super talented Guest Karen is asking us "Can ya doodle"? I'm afraid my doodles are a very poor show... hands up... no I can't doodle! This is just one area I have never felt comfortable and I get annoyed with myself as some of you girls make it look so easy. I have used a Sakura Souffle pen to doodle a little pattern on my SU punched photo corners. Yeah.. pathetic I know! I am sure my wonderful DT buddies will show you lots more inspiration!

The adorable little bee image is from the recent High Hopes release. The cute papers are Imaginisce Twitterpatted. I used some pale pink Jute ribbon for a little added texture. You can find this in lots of gorgeous colours in my Etsy store. The "For you" embellishment I picked up in Tesco. My image is coloured with Prismacolor papers with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I finished by adding lots of stickles to her wings.

A picture of kitty today.. yeah, she sure does looks impressed, lol! I'm naming this photo Kitty deathlock! I'm sure Bella really looks forward to her two hours rest on weekdays when Danni is at Nursery. She just doesn't give poor Bella a moments peace!

Have a wonderful Sunday and see you for a big celebration on Tuesday when A Spoon Full of Sugar will be celebrating our first birthday!

Big Hugs,

72 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Kitty and Danni are precious, love your card. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Nana Diana said...

This card is just too adorable Nikki. I love the layout, the mesh looks super and as usual your colouring is fabulous. Miss you,
Diana

Heike said...

WOW, this is so wonderful i'm enthusiastic. Love the papers and the gorgeous colors. The image is so cute.....

Danni and Bella are so sweet, wonderful picture.....

Big Hugs
Heike

Tab said...

Ooooh I adore your card hun! Just love the colours, so yummy! Fab layout too!

LOL @ at the kitty's face! My word is looks could kill LOL! Danni clearly loves her too bits, so sweet!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

What a fab card sweetie, love the sweet image!" Fabyb colours and papers too and such wonderful details. Brilliant photo of Danni and Bella (although I guess Bella is not of the same opinion bless) x

Danielle said...

Fab card Nikki - and I think you're doodling looks just fine!! Very cute bee image and so beautifully coloured! Sweet papers too!
Hugs, Danielle

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this Nikki, the colors are so vibrant and pretty together! Love the flower centers, your famous coloring skills, and your doodled dots look sweet! You can so doodle, you did a great job! The netting looks amazing and your papers are perfect!

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki!! I think you card is so cute!! I love how you used your jute ribbon too.
That is an adorable photo of Danni, you can tell she adores Bella so much!! Very cute picture!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous!! and that Bee is So Cute!!...Fabulous coloring, papers, accents..and your doodling looks just fine!!...Hugs, Ila

Danni said...

What a cute card and even cuter little girl and kitty!! Fun!

Lacey said...

You did a great job with the doodling! This isn't my best area either, but at least I tried! Love the ribbon...awesome texture.
~Lacey

Tracey said...

That picture is adorable and I just love your card!!

Sharon Caudle said...

FABULOUS card, Nikki!! I love all the texture and interest on this card! And that bee is adorable! Don't be so hard on yourself with the doodling! You did a great job with your photo corners!
hugs!
Sharon

Lisa Foster said...

This is just adorable! I love your doodles! The picture of your daughter and kitty is just priceless!!! Have a great Sunday!

Sharron said...

Well I think you did a great job with your doodling. And your kitty is adorable! How much fun that must be!

Love your little bee & the sparkly wings.

Ying Pang, said...

Very beautiful card, I love your colors and all is perfect. Am sad I don't have chance to make a card.
hugs, ying

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card Nikki he looks lovely, ya doodlin looks brill hun, i cant doodle either. Great piccie sure kitty is smiling!! lol, sue,x

Maria said...

Your bee card is so cute, Nikki! I love the pretty turquoise color that you used for your card and as always, your coloring is perfect. You did a wonderful job with your doodling!

Poor kitty. . he doesn't look amused! LOL!! Your daughter is adorable!!

Maria

Lil Sis said...

Great card - I love the colour combo the doodling is great I cant even do that much!!!!!!!!

Kitty looks real cute too.

Beccy x

ribenaruby said...

Cute Nikki, love the pink jute and that lovely bee! Have a fab Sunday.

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Hi Nikki
Gorgeous card, love the doodles they look great. Wonderful image and papers. The pink jute looks divine, I may have to have some.
Hugs
Jill x x

Sinikka said...

Don't be sad that you aren't a doodlegirl. But I know for sure that you are one of the girls that is very creativ in other techniques. That's why it is always so much fun to visit your blog. And ofcourse you seem so nice :-) Love the bee with his little heart.
Poor Bella, but our cat has also that look quit often because I'm the same as Danni.
Hugs to you.
Sinikka

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is such a cute card!
I love that bee so sweet and coloured to perfection!
Gorgeous paper and wonderful detail and design!
Thank you for the kitten picture I was so hoping that we would be treated to one soon. How much does Danni love her! So sweet.
Have a great day!
hugs
kim x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

I really love your card, he is super!
And the picture of the cat and your daughter make me smile!
Hugs from Jacqueline

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cute card, love the bee. I'm not a doodler either just about managed dashes!
luv
Debby

Dawny P said...

Hi Nikkie xxx Hope all is well chick and sorry I've been a bad blogger and not been over in AGES!!!! I am trying to catch up with all my faves so I am getting there slowly. Love the card, you are still pretty fab at the old colouring thing I see lol xxx And how sweet does Danni look with the cat, and check out the cat's expression, it's awesome :)))xx Hugs xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Nikki! I'm with ya on the doodling.I'm quite a nervous doodler!! Love the jute ..great texture. this is one gorgeous card! Love the death lock piccie :)
Have a fab day !
Judy x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Vicky said...

Stunning card Nikki! This bee is so cute and I love the colours you've used! Good attempt at doodling. At least you've given it a go! :-) I adore your kitty as well, sooooo cute!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Natalie said...

Great card Nikki, I love the image and papers. x

Shazza said...

great card Nicky and gorgeous pic of Bella and Danni
x

Frances said...

Hi Nikki, sorry not been over - looks like I've missed some fab cards. This is so cute and I love the hanna one below - I find single layer cards so difficult too! Your photo of Danni and bella is just too cute -their expressions are priceless - says it all! Hugs, Fran x

Donalda said...

Oh your card is just beautiful dear and love your doodling dear you done great hon. Danni looks so adorable with her kitty. You have been busy this week and sorry it takes me so long to get to blogging dear Hugs

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Love the papers also. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. Hugs Michele x

agnes said...

What a sweet card ,i love all the images from a bee.
And what a lovley photo from danni with bella she is so sweet.

love and hugs Agnesxxx

CraftyC said...

What a cute card Nikki, love those papers, (i have them somewhere) and the bee is a great stamp and so beautifully coloured. Enjoy the rest of a showery sunday
Clairexx

Tammi said...

OMGosh adorable picture!! :) Nikki your card is so cute! Your coloring is always so gorgeous and your doodles look fantastic to me! ~Hugs

Heather said...

Beautiful card Nikki!!

Paula said...

What a beautiful card Nikki and i love the papers. The photo from your daughter with the cat is so nice. Nice sunday Paula.

Georgia said...

I absolutely love this Nikki, I really like the mesh you've used, it looks great!
Also, the colouring is fantastic and I really like that toadstool paper! :)
Bella is sooo cute! I want one! Hee hee!
Love, Georgia xx

Karen said...

Looks like Danni adored Bella and she is growing so fast.
What a great card Nikki and I love this image and your colouring is just so perfect.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Karen x

louise said...

very sweet card love the bee I have just ordered one of the bee designs they look fun,the colours you have chose are fab and your doodling is great but I know what you mean about some people making it look so easy I am not a doodler if thats a proper word lol.

Michele Spera said...

I love this Bee card! The prisma colors look wonderful shaded! your doodles are cute, you at least tryed right, who cares how much doodling you can do I think it all looks great!!
Love the card and its embellishments
XMicheleX

Silli said...

Hello Nikki, your card is so beautiful. I love the cute image and your coloring. The papers are so fabby... Happy sunday and big hugs!

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic Nikki, beautifully coloured and a gorgeous image

Moni said...

Waw the card is so gorgeous! Love it! hugs, moni

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful cards Nikki, Danni and Bella are so cute together.
Hugs Linda

Suzanne said...

oh Nikki this is so cute both the card and the photo, love the colours on your card it is beautiful. Sue :o)

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, fantastic card, love the mesh. awww your daughter looks so sweet holding your kitty lol, I think my kittys the older ones that is are glad when my son goes off to school too lol. Cant enter the above challenge you linked as dont own none of those stamps lol, maybe I should add a YET! joey.xxx

Christine said...

Your card is fantastic!!! I love the wings and you colored the bee perfectly. Such a wonderful design!!!
xoxo, Christine

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Beautiful coloring and papers. Your doodling is just perfect, love the flowers too.
Love the pic of Danni and Bella...so sweet!

Karen x

Kelly Schelske said...

Adorabel Nikki! Love the lace!!

Hugs, Kelly

Marcea said...

cute card Nikki, really love this cute image! Gorgeous embellies as always, giggling at poor kitty awwww, lol
-x-

Denise said...

Such a sweet card! Love the special touches.

COCO said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and the image is so cute! Hugs COCO

Tara said...

Such a fab card Nikki! I love the pretty colours and papers and your colouring is amazing. I'd make a card with this sweet image if I could, lol!!! xx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki I love the cute Image,and the jute goes perfectly.Hugs Debbie x

Janna said...

Nikki this is just awesome!! I adore the way you colored in this bee and the sparkle on her wings!!! Thetwo flowers are beautiful and I really like the use of that mesh on the side1 I ahve been seeing tha tmore and more and think I might have to pick up some!!

Oh and Danni is adorable!!! I just love the grin on her face and the way your cat looks like she can hardly wait to escape! Reminds me of Izzy and poor tuxy! I think the animals secretly like it though. Tuxy always hangs around her even though she is harassing him! LOL!

Smiles,
janna

Nannieflash said...

Oh Nikki, your image is gorgeous, I love the coloring, the design, flowers and the papers, its stunning. well done, love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lilian said...

Your card is just adorable!! I love your coloring and the papers you used! You make it look so easy to add and use embellishments.

Deathlock is such a cute cute name for the kitty (appropriate too by the looks of it! lol!) Danni is just a darling. Have a great day!!

Alex said...

Oh, that little bee card is adorable Nikki as is your little Danni and the kitty - too too cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

strawberry fields said...

These are gorgeous! love the colours you've used
fiona x

Joy said...

your doodle looks fine to me! I have a hard time doing that too! but your coloring and the whole card came out so wonderful! love that picture of the kitty...I know what you mean...my daughter tortures my dog too...they wonder when will they ever give it a rest...lol! thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapmumur said...

OH...my dear Nikki, your card is fantastic!!!!
Wonderful colours used and beautiful look!!!
I love your image so adorable.
Hugs, Mumur

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
This little bee is very cute and I love your colouring!! I don't know how you do to make such a marvellous colouring.
The papers are fab too and I love your doodle effect, be sure they are perfect!!
Danni and Bella are adorable!!
Have a great night and a great Tuesday,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, what a sweet bee! I have the same issue with doodling...yours looks fab! Great picture too.
Hugs
Carole x

Kirsten said...

I love this gorgeous card, Nikki! The colours are soooo beautiful, and the bee is so cute!!

Thank you for sharing this lovely picture of your adorable little princess and her cute little kitty.

Have a lovely Tuesday, Nikki.
Big Hugs,
Kirsten

Islander Girl said...

OK first off, your card is so cute! Very creative on the corner punches!!! Doodle or not your cards are awesome! Second, I can't stop laughing at the pic of your dd and the kitty! The kitty definitely doesn't seem to be comfortable...lol! I love it!!!

Hope you're doing well!!!
Aloha!
Claudette

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Waht a gorgeous Bee on your card!! Too cute! The picture of Danni is precious!!
hugs,
Chris

Teri said...

Your card and doodles are beautiful! Awww, love your photo of Danni and Bella, such a kodak moment you caught on camera! xo, teri

Anja's weblog said...

What a fantastic card Nikki:))
And what a sweet photo.

Have a nice day,
Hugs
Anja

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card ! I love the colors and the little bee !
And Danni and Bella are adorable !
Big hugs !!
Val.