Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch by Sonja

For our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar we have the below fantastic sketch designed by our talented Sonja. Thank you Sonja and I loved working with your sketch!

The cute character on my card this week is Scrapmagasinet Rakle Sitter. I think these Rakle stamps are so much fun and I love colouring them in bright colours. I have used my DCWV Taj Mahal papers and am really loving these colours! I picked up the lace a few months ago at my local market. The large flower, buttons and brad from my stash. The sentiment is from The Greetings Farm set McSplendid Farm.

My Rakle is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I have also used my personalised Biksen stamp on the back of my card.
If you would love to own your own Rakle stamps be sure to check out my Rakle grab bag listings on Etsy. A bag of 15 assorted stamps is $33/20. 1.33 per stamp!

We have a great prize this week which has been kindly donated by Regina Easter from The Cutting Cafe. The lucky winner can choose any 3 sets from the cafe site.

Our wonderful guest this week is Maren. Thank you Maren for your beautiful card. We love the pretty details. Be sure to visit Maren at her blog.

Before I go I thought I would leave you with a new Danni and Bella photo. Please excuse my daughters messy hair. This picture was taken Sunday when she was in and out the paddling pool every 5 minutes!



Fern said...

Gorgeous card Nikki.
Love all the bright colours.
Fab embellishments- the buttons look great.

Fern xx

Anja's weblog said...

And this card is beautiful too:)) Love the combination purple and orange. And your coloring:0))


Moni said...

Hi Nikki! Card is so beautiful love the colours you used and your little princess is so gorgeous! Hugs, moni

Elaine said...

Brilliant card Nikki! Love the colours. I received this stamp in my grab bag - looking forward to using it! I think I might have to grab one or two of the personalised stamps soon too...they're fab!

This is a great sketch, think I might have to play with it myself!

Great pic of Danni and Bella, so cute, and they both look full of mischief!

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card, dear Nikki! Love the bright colours and the great image.
Have a nice day.
Big Hugs

Artyjen said...

Great fun card.....your car is just so cute! :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Nikki, wow your card is so vibrant it really zings, so bright and colourful.
Wow your daughter and Bella are definately very happy together, the photo is priceless. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. I love these stamps and the colours are just fab. I have done my first card with one of these stamps and will get it entered into the challenge this afternoon after it is posted to my blog.
Have a great day,
Karen x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Love the colour scheme on this one sweet blow me away when I firast saw it, I am joing to have to get some of those stamps now!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele Spera said...

I love the colors of this card! Cheerful, I've been into using bright colors too:-) and the image colored is perfect for the sketch! Love the coloring and the wonderful lace and flower added!!
Wonderful job:-)
XMichele Spera

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous bright colours, love the lace. Kim

Danielle said...

Fabulous card for this sketch Nikki - those colours totally remind me of India so Taj Mahal is a very apt name! You coloured your image perfectly! Love the Danni and Bella pic - they are both super cute!!
Hugs, Danielle

Tasha said...

WOW Nikki, this card is absolutely fantastic! The colours look sensational and i love the lace and beautiful coloured buttons. Fab image too - your colouring always leaves me in awe. Thanks for all your wonderul comments - i had PC problems but i am back now lol
love tasha xx

Paula said...

Wow what a stunning card Nikki i adore the lovely bright colours you have used.
Paula xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, love those images and what a great colour combo too.

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun, fun, great colors!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki,Love the bright colours and all the embellies,Hugs Debbie x

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome card, Nikki!! it's so bright and cheery and I love that image! too cute!!

Tammi said...

Fabulous card & sketch, love the bright colors you used for it, wonderful card Nikki! Super cute pic too! xx

Rach said...

awwww, to both your card and the gorgeous picture.. so sweet. it's lovely that they can make the most of the weather.. love the bright colours of your card sweetie. and you colouring is faultless as alwaysxx

Alex said...

Beautiful card Nikki - and love the sketch too!! The bright colors are fabulous, girl!! And, she is adorable, messy hair and all, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful card Nikki! ! Love the bright colors and the fabulous image!!

Danni and Bella looks so cute, cuddly together!

Hugs, Kelly

Caryn said...

Nikki, I love your card, that image is so funky!! Love the purple lace too.

Caryn xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!! I just love the colors here and layout!! :)

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..I love the colors..so bright and happy...the image, coloring and sketch are all Fabulous!!....Danni and Bella are just the Cutest!!..TFS!!...Hugs,Ila

Renata van Miltenburg said...

A great sketch indeed, but I also like what you did with it! Great colors, a bit hippie. Love your coloring as usual.

Sunny regards,


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is just so fabulous!
Amazing colouring and such gorgeous bright colours and pretty detail!
Danni and Bella are looking so happy!
kim x

Tab said...

Oh Nikki, stunning card! I love the bright and vibrant colours. Fab image too!

Awww that is such a sweet piccy of Danni and Bella, looks like those two are bestest of friends, bless!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning card sweetie, Love the image. Love the pic of Danni and Bella -too adorable! I have missed blog hopping these past few weeks but am all caught up now so will be visiting again more regularly lol x

Anki said...

Love the strong colours and your colouring is wonderful as always. Cute little pic of your sweet one's. Kramisar - Anki

Jodi said...

Love your card with these colors together! One of my favorite color combos!
Very sweet pic of Danni and her sweet kitty!
Jodi =)

MichelleO said...

Love the card - the colors are just wonderful! FUN! And a great image too...

But sorry the photo of Danni and Bella just stole my heart! ADORABLE!

Danni said...

Love the photo of Danni and Bella...way too cute!
Fun card too!!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Nikki Beautiful card the colours are great, I love the image and your own stap fantastic.
Greta pic of Danni and Bella
Hugs Linda

Mina said...

I love this image so much, your card is so colourful and gorgeous...your daughter and her cat look so great together and messy hair is part of summer days and water lol xxx

Maria said...

Ooh what a fun sketch Nikki! Your card is adorable. I love the bright pretty colors! I'm really loving the purple colors mixed with the orange. What a great color combo!! Love your coloring of the image too! I think I may just need to try this sketch out!


6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
The vibrant colors and papers are so beautiful. Great image too.

Danni and Bella are just adorable. Such a wonderful picture...

Karen x

Heather said...

Very cute!! Love the bright colors and your coloring is super!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card and awesome sketch!!! That stamp is so cute. I just love all of your creations!!
xoxo, Christine

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. great image and I love the colours and all thr fab details. Debbie x

flati said...

Lovely card Nikki...
Love all the bright colours.

Hugs, Sonja xx

Beth said...

This is so fab! Such a bright and gorgeous card! I love the pictures of Bella and Danni together, they look like good pals!
Beth ~xx~

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!! I love the bright colours and DCWV papers!!
This sketch is fab and your interpretation is marvellous!!
Bella and Danni are adorable, they seem to be good friends together!!!
Have a great afternoon my dear friend,
Big hugs,

Sandra MacLean said...

Loving those purples and oranges Nikki! And those buttons are delicious!! I wish I had time this week to play this sketch challenge - it looks like a great one! Next week perhaps. :) And I am eyeing those personalised stamps you have in your Etsy shop too - they look fabulous!!


Good afternoon Nikki, i am loving these cards you've made they are allstunning hunny. I hope you are okay and things are going well for you all. Im often thinking ofyou all, even if im not visiting! have a lovely afternoon big hugs Linda x

Faerielore said...

what a lovely bright and colourful card xxx

Heidi said...

Stunning card and coloring Nikki. It looks so perfect together.
I also love the photo of danni and bella-they are so cute

Hugs and love

Carole said...

What a great card Nikki, love the orange and purple combination. Super picture of Danni and Bella...how cute :-)
Carole x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I love this card. Great colourcombo and I think the detail with the buttons and the big flower is gorgeous.

Danni and Bella looks like they having a wonderful time, cute picture.

Take care and a big hug to you/Gunilla

SCRAP DIDI said...

Hi nikki ,
I love you card !! is very very funy !!!
i like colors and stamp !!!
hugs didi

Islander Girl said...

I just love the colors in this card! I also love the LO...I always have a hard time with figuring out my LO...gonna have to use this one!!! Great job as always!


Kristie said...

Fabulous card! I love the color combo!

megastamper said...

oh nikki, that´s such a wonderful and funny card, lools so pretty in those bright colours.
have a nice weekend, hugs, bea

Valérie said...

Your card is so beautiful ! I love the details, the papers and your coloring !!!
Very great work !
Big hugs my friend. Have a great day.