Monday, 10 August 2009

Furry Friends

We have a fantastic sketch for you to follow this week over at the Scrapmagasinet DT blog. I just love all the layering on Heather's sketches. Be sure to come on over and visit us. Every challenge Lisbet, owner of Scrapmagasinet has a great prize for one lucky player.

On my card today I have used an image from the digital set My Furriest Friends. If you prefer your rubber I have a set on a special pre-order now which includes this fun stamp.

My image is coloured with a mixture of copics and prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. Most of the papers are from the new Basic Grey Lemonade paper pad. I have added Jute ribbon and pom pom ribbon for added texture. The flowers are Prima Hydrangea's and I have added sparkly pink brads. The sentiment is High Hopes and is part of the sentiment Hugs and Hugs.

Ok, now I have some fantastic news! Most of you know that my husband Gary was made redundant at the beginning of May. Well we got news last night that he is to start work with a new company soon. This is such a relief for our family.

I would like to apologise to my friends for not visiting your blogs at the moment. The girls are on their school holidays until early September so I am limited to my computer time. I will be back visiting my favourite blogs real soon.



Lena Katrine said...

WoW! Your latest cards all looks great! Love the colours, and your layer-style! Beautiful!

Have fun! Hugs, Lena ;)

Stephanie said...

A fabulous card & such fabulous news to accompany it - I'm so glad things are working out hun
Love Steph xxx

Ann Kranitz said...

Such Adorable Cards!!! Love your fabulous colors.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this makes me smile.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a great image and fabulous card. your colors are sooooo HAPPY! and big congrats to hubby!


Christine said...

What an adorable card Nikki. Love that digi stamp.
xoxo, Christine

jacque4u2c said...

Just toooooo cute!

Maria said...

Beautiful card Nikki and wonderful news for you and your family. All the best and enjoy your family time. Hugs, Maria

christelle said...

A marvellous card Nikki!!
The papers are fab and the image is funny!! The girl loves so much her cat!!
I'm very very happy that Gary start to work with a new company soon! As you say, it's a fantastic news for all your family!! You will all spend marvellous school holidays!!
Have a great day my dear Nikki,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Vicky said...

This is just adorable Nikki! Love the colours you've used. Such good news about your husbands new job, so pleased for you all!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a brilliant card Nikki!
Love your cute image and wonderful colouring!
Gorgeous paper and detail!
kim x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Nice layout, fun image, great coloring, beautifull papers and ribbon....short, fantastic card!

What a fantastic news about Gary!! Congratulations!!! Herbert have had some jobintervieuws but the people who deside are all on vacation so we have to wait...

Hugs, Renata

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful details.
What fab news and such a weight of your mind. Good luck Gary in his new job.

Fern said...

Fabulous card Nikki, i love the papers and sweet image the pom-pom fringe looks wonderful too! :O)

Fern xx

christelle said...

I'm sorry, I left you a comment early this morning but I'm not seeing it.
Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
The papers are fab and the image is funny!! This girl loves so much her cat!!
I'm very very happy that Gary found a new job. As you say, it's a fantastic news!! You and your family will have the most beautiful school holidays!
Have a great day my dear Nikki,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Monique said...

I love your card Nikki.
And that's GREAT news !!!

Hugs Monique

Penni said...

Fab card Nikki. I love the pom poms. Great image too - poor kitty cat he really looks a little fed-up lol!!!!

Have a good summer with your girls. I hope we get some good weather so that I can take my boys out for some day trips, they go a little stir crazy if we don't go places - here's hoping !!!


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the image and the colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, that poor cat looks as though its been through the wringer. But I love that image and I suspect you may have memories of your young daughter and your cat. The colours and details are stunning. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

oh Nikki. I love all your colors and textures on this card! Cute image! As always, awesome coloring.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Danielle said...

Great card Nikki - I love the bright colours and your colouring of the sweet image is fabulous! Wonderful embellishment details!
Hugs, Danielle

Faerielore said...

FAB love this card, the image is great and how much do i love that pom pom ribbon !!!!!! xxx

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...Nikki, your cards are fantastic!!!!
These colours are marvelous
Lovely stamps.
Hugs, Mumur.

dpkennedy said...

Aww, this is so cute! Great coloring!

I flipped when I saw the popcorn bear on Inge's blog...I never heard of them before! I had to hold myself back when I saw all those stamps! Well, you'll see, when you get my order ;)

So happy about your hubbys new job! Best wishes!

Jodi said...

Very cute, love your pretty coloring and colors for the card!
Jodi =)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Aww, what a fabulously cute image Nikki--love all the pretty elements on your card. I got my order the other day--thanks so much, I'm thrilled!


Lilian said...

Your card as always is adorable! Congratulations on Gary's new job! It's wonderful to hear your good news! Have a wonderful day!

cats whiskers said...

OMG this is just stunning what a beautiful image and so beautifully coloured
Hugs Jacqui x

Conibaer said...

Wow, you did some great creations lately!!!!

Mel said...

Wonderful card Nikki. So please to hear that Gary has a new job ~ Mel x

Georgia said...

This is beautiful Nikki, the colours look gorgeous together and that kitty image is so cute!
I also love the pom-pom and jute ribbon! :)
Love, Georgia xx

SCRAP DIDI said...

Hi nikki
oh you card is very very fabulous !!!
i love stamp and colors !!!!
big hugs didi

SCRAP DIDI said...

hello nikki!
come see my blog I have a little surprise for you!

Tammi said...

Oh Nikki I'm so happy to hear about Gary, that's wonderful news!!

Oh I love your card, what an adorable image, love how she's hugging the kitty and their faces! Beautiful coloring and design! ~Hugs

Heather said...

you always have great colors on your cards. I love it!! :)

Tara said...

Sorry I've been AWOL Nikki - had a few internet probs!!
You've been busy recently and have made some gorgeous cards!! Hope you are well ;o)
Hugs Tara xxx

Michele Spera said...

Oh Nikki
I Love it!! the colors together are wonderful:-) I really like the shading of the image and the extra trim behind the image is perfect:-)
Lovely job
XMichele speraX

Tab said...

Beautiful card, just adore the sweet image and the colours are delish!

So glad to hear that Gary has a new job, I can imagine its such a relief for you all, so please for you sweetie!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mina said...

wow I love this stunning card Nikki...and wwwwhhhooohhhoooo what fantastic news about your husbands job thats brilliant
Mina xxx

thread-bare said...

This is such a fun image & reminds me of the pics of Danni with your Bella when she arrived. Great use of colours xx Clare x