Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Touchy Feely!

This week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar we are asking you to add some texture to your cards. This could be lace, fibres, fun flock, embossing, sandpaper.. anything touchy feely!

This is my favourite image from the new High Hopes release and for anyone out there who doesn't know... ;-) this image was named after my 4 year old Danni - Danni Dress up! The sentiment is also from the new release. I just love the expression on her face when she has been caught raiding her Mummy's wardrobe!

My image is coloured in a mixture of copic sketch markers and Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. The pretty papers are BG Perhaps and were a gift from my kind friend Jill along with the brad used in the centre of the flower. I added some fun flock, lace and crochet flower for my touchy effect. This is the first time I have used fun flock and not sure if I am happy with the results. If anyone can give me some tips on the best way to apply it I'd appreciate it!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. She has kindly donated the below cute Greeting's Farm stamp "Geisha Anya".

Hope you can join in our challenge this week and be sure to check out the gorgeous cards from the talented Design Team!


Before I go I just wanted to thank Lena for the above award. Thank you so much and I am so honored to receive this from a talent such as yourself! If you haven't visited Lena's blog before it's a must!


Hugs,


70 comments:

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous hun, love the challenge and you rocked it!! Hope to join in real soon :)
Have a fab day!
Hugs, Marlene xx

Ila said...

Your card is So Gorgeous!!..love the coloring, fabulous papers and lace!!....I have some fun flock too...but haven't been happy with the way I've applied it so far either...Hope you get some tips...Hugs, Ila

Riet said...

WowwwNikki,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous so perfect nd that image is super cute in the shoes, hugs pops x x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card and congrats on the award! Hugs, moni

Anki said...

Love it Nikki! You colouring is just stunning! And how cute is that little Danni - just like yours. Kram - Anki

ella bella said...

gorgeous card Nikki, love the colours and the image is just so cute, love it.
hope you have had a good weekend
Tracy x

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! Love the image, the colouring, the papers, everything

Hugs
Suzanne x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, This is such a cute Image,and your colouring is Amazing, Hugs Debbie x

Ying Pang, said...

your card is so gorgeous !! I love your lace, color combo and the crochet flower too. May I know where did you get the flower? I like to have some too. hugs, ying

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is so sweet. I love the cute image and your coloring! Have a nice day. Big hugs from Silke

Marja Sch said...

Wow wonderful card and gorgeous lace. fabulous colouring love the image. Hugs Marja

Lil Sis said...

Gorgeous card love the paper and colours they really set that lovely image off well.
Beccy x

Jodi said...

This is a very cute image and wonderful coloring. I love using fun flock! I just use 2 way glue from Stampin' Up. Hope that helps.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Sue said...

aww nikki what a gorgeous card, fabby colours, brill colouring, luv the flower, sue

Shary said...

Danni looks very pretty, the embellies go really well with the image too.

Nixe07 said...

Such a gorgeous card Nikki! Love the lovely image and your fantastic colouring.
Have a great day :)
Big Hugs
Moni

Nannieflash said...

Oh Nikki that is so like young girls to dress up like that, I love the image its gorgeous and the way youve coloured her up, the flower is gorgeous to. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tara said...

This is a beauty Nikki - I love the lace and crocheted flower..... very touchy feely! xx

LuLu said...

Brilliant card and as you say, that expression on Danni is priceless.

All Pink girl said...

Stuning card babe ,love thw image and the deatil ,gorgeous ,hugs Dawnxxx

angeljakki said...

Such a lovely card,
Danni looks awesome and the flowers are lovely x x x

Christine said...

Wow, Nikki. This card is gorgeous. I think that is my favorite stamp of the bunch!!! Love the rich colors and the touchy feeliness of it all. Have a great day!
xoxo, Christine

wendy said...

wow...wow...wow...brilliant card....that stamp is soooo cute!

Wendy:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, so all the details, the beautiful paper and your gorgeous coloring. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful!! I love this Nikki and your coloring is superb!! Fabulous work!
hugs!
Sharon

Tammi said...

Ooohh your coloring just pops! Love your beautiful girly card, the lace and flower add the perfect touch! xx

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous Nicky. Can't help with the flock, haven't used it before
x

eba said...

Another darling cute card from you! That image sure is a winner!

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fabulous!! Such a great image. x

bumblebee creations said...

Hi! I hope all is well with you and your family! I love this card! All the pretty lace and memories of dressing up!! I will definately have to get this one! I used flock today for the first time too!I had to try and try again to get it half way right-but i am hoping practise will make it easier-as I love the effect it gives! TFS!

debby4000 said...

Oh she is fabulous and makes a gorgous card,
luv
Debby

Marcea said...

This is so gorgeous Nikki. Love the lace edge and all the scrummy details you so lovingly add
-x-

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is totally adorable I love it!
hugs
kim x

America said...

omgoodness gorgeous & a-Im-lovin' all the LACE!!!

Janna said...

NIkki this is just awesome!!!! ANd how terrific that it is named after Danni! Your coloring is just stunning and I adore the beautiful image! I really think i need this one! Izzy is starting to play dress up now as well! That lace and the pearls and flower are just amazing and the perfect accessories!!! Love it!!!

Smile,s
janna

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Hi Nikki
Gorgeous card love the colours and the extras also the cute Danni stamp. She looks so much like your little Danni too.
Hugs
Jill x x

Beth said...

This is such a gorgeous card and she looks so cute with ehr dressing up gear on! Lovely lace too!
Beth xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Nikki what a gorgeous card hunny, im loving the adorable image you've used, and the stunning colours youv'e chosen. Hope you had a good weekend, thoughts with you, hugs Linda x

Kelly Schelske said...

Nikki, it's so very pretty!! Love that stamp too, I have ordered it...hopefully I will hear from them soon!!

Love the lace and the crochet flower is fabulous!

Hugs, Kelly

Alex said...

What a GORGEOUS card - that image is soooo fun, and I just love how you colored her!! Love this Nikki! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Hi!.. My name is Brenda said...

Wowsers.. is this ever a cute card!.. Look at all the comments!.. I agree with D all of the above. Everything that everyone has posted ~ love the coloring in ~ love the lace ~ the flower ~ her little face ~ pearl brads ~ papers are beautiful. LOVE IT!..

Danni said...

Totally cute card!! So fun!

Tab said...

Fabulous card hun! I adore this image too, love your divine colouring, you have brought her to life!
Hugs Tab xxx

Joy said...

this stamp is so cute! I love how shes dressed up in "adult" clothes and how cute she looks in them! I love the detail you added to make it a touchy, feely effect to the card! you did a wonderful job on this card! TFS!

Terry said...

Hi there Nikki, I saw your blog through Jaqueline's blog and I must say what a wonderfull blog you have, my compliments. And wow what a beautifull colourfull image and card you made...wowie...hugs terry

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Nikki! Love this image!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Nikki and I love the image and colours you have used.Its so cute.
Hugs Linda

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Your coloring is awesome, love the colors, beautiful papers and the lace is a perfect touch!

Karen x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, Nikki, this made me smile the minute I saw it! Its really outstanding! Your colors are so vibrant and pretty together. I love the layout too, and how you embellished along the side with the pearls and the curved edges. I also love how the flower on her hat matches perfectly with the flower up on the corner. Brilliant work!

Islander Girl said...

This is just too cute!!! Love the stamp you used, loved your coloring, and love the LO of the card!!!

Aloha!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, I LOVE this card! Great colors, coloring, papers, everything :) Love, love, love it!
Hugs, Christine :)

Sandra MacLean said...

Nikki! Your daughter and my 3 yr old sound so much alike! We were just playing 'shop' tonight and she was 'buying' scarves from me and looked exactly like this cute stamp - all the scarves on and in her fancy dress! :D I love the little bit of lace on this card - the perfect amount of embellishment! (((big hugs to you!))

Kathy said...

Nikki this card is just adorable!!! I love this image and your lace matches so perfect with it!! Have a great day!
:)Kathy

Heather said...

Really cute!! I love all the stuff you've added.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I LOVE this card! Such cool/cute stamp and lovely colours!

Hugs/Gunilla

Stacey said...

What a perfect image for this challenge! I'm loving all of your texture Nikki! Hope someone can help you with the fluffy stuff ~♥~

flati said...

I love the little Danni (o:
She looks so lovely .....

Thats a beautiful card, great colors, coloring, papers, everything......

Hugs, Sonja xx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

I ordered this stamp too!!!! Your little Danni is so cute! Love what you did to her, she is beautifull at this lovely card.

Renata

cats whiskers said...

Morning Hun Just adore this card what a great image and fabulous colouring as usual
Hugs Jacqui x

Steph said...

Such a gorgeous card Nikki - I love it! :) xxx

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Nikki, the image is so sweet and yor colouring is stunning. I love the papers and the pretty lace. Debbie x

christelle said...

Waouhhhh!! Your card is gorgeous!!
This image "Danni dress up" is very cute!!
I love the papers and the flower is fab!!
Have a great evening,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Teri said...

Fabulous! I just LOVE this card, it's soooo cute! Love the touch feely additions to your card! hugs, Teri

Maria said...

The image is defnitely a cutie!! Just like your daughter Danni! Your card has such a pretty romantic/vintage look to it. As always you colored the image so beautifully!!Awesome job, Nikki!!

Maria

COCO said...

wo very fab card Nikki Thanks for Didi !!!! She is very enjoy !!!!!
big hugs
coco

Bev said...

Oh this is just adorable Nikki, love all the fantastic attention to detail x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning. Wonderful papers and colors. Love all the beautiful Details.....

Where can i buy the wonderful lace?

Hugs
Heike

Karin said...

Yep, this is Danni.
She looks so cute with that guilty look on her face.
Love the colours, beautifull papers and that crochet flower.

Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

Valérie said...

Fabulous card !! I love the coloring so perfect, and all the details ! Marvellous !
Big hugs !
Val.