Sunday, 5 July 2009

Lots and Lots of Polka Dots....

This weeks High Hopes challenge challenge is brought to us by the wonderfully talented Crissy. She would like us all to use Lots and Lots of Polka Dots!! You can use dotted papers, dots on your images, use your circle punches to make dots, even your embossing folders! Just make sure you've got some polka dots on your creations!!

My new MME Bloom and Grow were just perfect for this challenge. As well as having a few dotty designs, I love the fact that some of the papers in this pack are embossed too for some added texture.

This cute fella is called sweet little thing and I have used sentiment Cuppy Cake. My little bug friend and his huge cupcake is stamped in Memento and coloured in Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I added some Sakura stardust to my frosting for a subtle sparkle. I do this by applying it to an acrylic block then sweeping off the stardust with a damp brush. I then added a little stickles to the candle and sweeties. You can see the shimmer better in the angled picture below.

I stamped my sentiment in Versafine as I prefer this ink for a more crisper finish. Once dry I then used my SU Word window punch to cut out the sentiment. Other punches used: SU Ticket corner punch and Horizontal slot punch (thanks Jakki x). The ribbon and flower brads were from my stash and the little brads in the corners are also SU.

Before I go I would also like to say hi to our super talented new guests Sirpa and Danielle. Be sure to check out the teams fabulous creations this week.

Have a great Sunday and i'll be back again later today with sneaky peak at a new Hanna set.

Hugs,


47 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is just fabulous!
Such a brilliant image and love your beautiful paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh he is fabulous, love those papers and the cute bug.
luv
Debby

Elaine said...

Beautiful, Nikki! The MME papers are just so yummy!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Nikki! Love that little cutie and your colouring and design is superb. I'm a huge fan of the Bloom and Grow papers, such a gorgeous combination of colours. Hope you're having a good weekend. Chris xxx

RoseOhio said...

Love this card! So cute! The color combination is wonderful! Have a great sunday!

Pascale said...

Hi Nikki
I adore this it is so creative. I love the dots on the ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs Pascale

Sandra said...

Such a really cute card you made this time. Lovely colours!

Sandra

Tasha said...

Oh wow wondeful card my friend - loving those fabulous papers and the gorgeous colours - the image is super cute and what a wonderful layout
love tasha xx

sandra_w said...

Stunning card, Nikki! Lovely papers and fab colouring!

San x

Erin said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image and the papers are lush! Fab!
Erin x

Moni said...

So fab gorgeous card, love the image and you have coloured it fantastic! hugs, moni

megastamper said...

he nikki what a very pretty card you have made in such fresh colours, really lovely and cute.
have a nice sunday.
big hugs, bea

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just so cute!!! I so love the image you have used and the papers are just gorgeous dear. Sorry to be such a bad blogger anymore but just don't have a choice right now. Hugs dear friend and thanks for always visiting me dear

daisy said...

such a lovely card!
hugs
daisy

Paula said...

Fantastic Nikki as always i just adore the HH image and such fabulous colours.
Paula xxxx

Danielle said...

Fantastic Nikki - those MME papers are just gorgeous and work so beautifully with this HH image! Love the stardust frosting to the icing too - great touch!
Hugs, Danielle

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card Nikki love the papers and ever so cute image:)
Val xxx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh Nikki, that image is the sweetest!!!! What a cute cute cute Card!

Hugs!

Vicki

Enfys said...

This is adorable Nikky, what a great image. Great idea for using the sakura glitter too, I'll try that..
hugs
en x

Michelle said...

So cute Nikki...this is one of my favorite newer HH images....& I just LOVE that MME paper....so summery. (I'm leaving this comment using IE, lol)....have a great Sunday!!

Mina said...

Im so loving those papers Nikki, its no good resisting anymore I will have to have some...I love this little cutie stamp and the added sparkle on the frosting is the perfect touch
Mina xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh perfect, I love all the dots!!

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! Love the shimmer!

crafting diva said...

Hi wonderful fun card and love all the dots. Colours work great togther and love the image

dawnmarieg said...

Oh this is (literally) so sweet Nikki. Beautiful papers and I like the glitter on top of the cupcake too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Kelly Schelske said...

How cute Nikki! Fun papers and embellies too!!

Hugs, Kelly

Tracey said...

This is just fabulous Nikki! I love this little ant!! xx

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

POPPET said...

Hi Nikki, this is just gorgeous love the papers and the colours that you have used here, so cute, hugs Pops x x x

Ila said...

I love this card Nikki!!..the image is So Cute...your coloring and dotty papers are Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I just adore these papers
Clairex

CreaRenata said...

How cute is this! Really love the papers and the colours.

Nixe07 said...

Oh Nikki, this is just so super cute. Love the fab papers and your colouring of the sweet image is fantastic.
Hugs
Moni

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! Nikki, what a really sweet little fellow this is!! I even love the yummy cupcake he's carrying!! :) But you've made this card so gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring and design!! TFS!

Stacey said...

I love this card Nikki! Gorgeous papers and I really love this layout.

I always use Versafine for my sentiments too! ~x~

Tammi said...

Oh this is cute! I love the color of the cupcake, fabulous card Nikki! xx

Lacey said...

This is beautiful! I love those papers...perfect for this challenge. You coloring is amazing (as usual)!!!
~Lacey

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is adorable! I love your coloring, of course, and your sketch!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Love the color combo and your wonderful coloring. The stardust looks great!

Karen x

Lilian said...

Adorable card and gorgeous papers! Have to get me some now...been looking online and can't find any. :)

agnes said...

This is so beautiful,love the combination with the papers and your coloring is fabulous.
Have a nice week my friend
Big hugs Agnesxx

Faerielore said...

great card this image is FAB love it and the paper are soooo scrummy

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful card Niki, lovely paper and image!
Hugs Jacqueline

christelle said...

Very cute card Nikki!! I love the papers and your colouring is amazing!!
Very Great work Nikki!!
Big hugs,
Love to you all,
Christelle.

Lil Sis said...

Oh how cute is he - im sure i could helphi out and eat that cake it looks scrummy.

hugs Beccy x

Teri said...

Love this sweet little thing! and love the dots challenge!! super cute! xo, teri

COCO said...

wo Nikki your card is very fabulous and nice image !!!
hugs COCO