Sunday, 6 September 2009

HH Challenge 43 - Fall into Autumn

Yay, our Sunday High Hopes Challenge is back!!! Our talented Diva Michelle has a perfect challenge for us this week - Fall into Autumn. The mornings are sure getting fresher and nights drawing in. If you don't have any suitable stamps for this challenge don't worry.... you can use any High Hopes image and use Autumnal colours/embellishments. Each week one player is randomly chosen to win a yummy stamp prize!!

On my card I have used the stamp Milton's Fall Harvest. Milton is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I used VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink to soften and age around the edges of my image and cardstock. I wanted my sentiment to be a softer colour so used Memento Rich Cocoa. I have used a mixture of papers from the K&Co Classic K Baily pad, My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow and My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus. I found the branch and acorns in my stash and these were picked up from Hobby Craft sometime ago. The buttons used in the centers of my flowers are from the Autumn collection and the dinky buttons in the corners of my card are from the Tiny Victorian collection. Also used on my card is Raffia Lace for some added texture.

Before I go I would like to thank Clare for the above award. Thank you sweetie! Be sure to check out Clare's yummy candy too to celebrate her blogoversary!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I look forward to seeing your Autumnal creations!!!

Hugs



53 comments:

Paula said...

Wow this is just fabulous Nikki what a fantastic image and such a fab layout and detail.
Paula xxxx

ros said...

this is such a gorgeous card, perfectly embellished. how cool is that branch!! gorgeous stamp too

Marja Sch said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki. Such lovely colours. Hugs Marja

CraftyC said...

Saw this on the challenge blog Nikki, what a fab card. Love those MME papers and your image is superb. Enjoy your sunday!
Clairexx

daisy said...

hi nikki

the card looks fab!

hugs
daisy

Maria said...

Great card Nikki. Love the fall feel and the wonderful embellishments. So happy to see the HH challenge up again. Will give it a try once the girls are back in school. Hugs, Maria

christelle said...

Congrats Nikki!!
Your card is gorgeous!!
I love all the embellishments you have put on your card!! The branch is perfect!!
Congrats for your award too!! You deserve it!!
Have a great afternoon,
Love to you all,
big hugs,
Christelle.

Monique said...

Your card is lovely Nikki !!

Hugs Monique

thread-bare said...

Wow what a wonderful card. Its such a shame we don't make such a big deal of the autumn over here as the colours are amazing xx Clare x

joey said...

Hi Nikki

this is gorgeous, love the texture, and I do love autumnal colours, as always your colourwork is gorgeous.

Joey.xxx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh Nikki, this is fabulous! love all your elements and your colouring is to die for of course

Hugs,

Vicki

Sirpaliina said...

Nikki, your card is fabulous.

Anki said...

Love your colours Nikki! Hope you've had a great weekend. Kramis - Anki

Dragonlady said...

Brilliant card Nikki. Love the colours and the moose is cute.

Ali x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Nikki!! That is definitely one of my favorite "new" fall images!! I just love that moose, lol!! Love all the papers you used, & I especially love that raffia lace....must....get....some...lol! Have a great Sunday!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Oh, I love your card very much! Great colours and the image is Super.
Hugs Jacqueline

Tracey said...

Love Milton and this card is just gorgeous!! Love it!! xx

Danni said...

What a great autumn card!! Wonderful job!

Beth said...

Yey! I love the HH challenges! This card is gorgeous, I love all the papers and this stamp is fab! I hope you're having a nice sunday!

Beth xx

By the way, I recieved my order from you the other day and it's fabulous! Thanks Nikki!

Squirrel x said...

Oh Nikki, Milton looks so cheeky you just gotta love him! Your colouring technique is fabulous (may have to come down for lessons!) and the whole card is simply gorgeous. Squirrel xx

Danielle said...

Fabulous HH card Nikki - I love the colours and papers! Milton is so super cute and you've coloured him perfectly!
Hugs, Danielle

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Nikki this is stunning and love the image, the colours and design are gorgeous.
Hugs Linda

Tara said...

This is right up my street Nikki! I love the Autumn colours and your beautiful image, plus those acorns and leaves are so scrummy!!
Hugs Tara xx

Kelly Schelske said...

My gosh, how fabulous Nikki! The papers are fabulous, the buttons and acorns are perfect! I love everything!

Hhugs, Kelly

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Lora said...

This is gorgeous Nikki. Love the autumn colurs. Think I will have to pop by your store sometime to get some of that of that raffia lace. I love it but none of the shops here sell it.
Lora x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I love the image. x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so adorable.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really cute card Nikki, love the colours and accents.
Congrats on the HH news..well done!
I'm still trying to get back to normal after the school holiday...it certainly isn't easy!
Hugs
Carole x

Mina said...

wow stunning card Nikki, those apples look good enough to eat
Mina xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Nikki! I sure do love how you colored this! Brilliant idea to have some of the apples green! I love the color of the moose too. Fantastic layout and super perfect embellishing as well! You're amazing GF!!

dpkennedy said...

Aww, this is so cute! I love the texture from that ribbon and your cute little acorn branch! Adorable card!

agnes said...

What a beauty love this autumn colors and your coloring is great Have a nice day.

Hugs agnes

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what a wonderful card!
Love your cute image and amazing colouring!
Gorgeous paper and fabulous detail!
hugs
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Lovely design Nikki, the papers, image and colours are just perfect, have a good day sweetie hugs Jacqui xx

Mel said...

Hi Nikki, fabulous card and gorgeous colour combo. Hope yo are ok ~ Mel x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki,Love the colours and the gorgeous Buttons,Hugs Debbie x

Paula said...

What a lovely card and beautiful colors. The stamp is very cute.
Hugs Paula.

Georgia said...

This is absolutely stunning Nikki! The apple image is perfect for autumn and I love your gorgeous colouring! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Alex said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki, I love the autumn colors and of course your fabulous coloring!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a beautiful autumn colours and details! Love it, also the great new flowers and papers in your store!

Liefs, Renata

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous autumnal card Nikki, cute image!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a beautiful card!
Love the warm colours and the detail with the lace.

Big hug to you and have a wonderful day/Gunilla

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is so cute! I love the sketch and your coloring is gorgeous as always!

Lilian said...

This is really cute Nikki! Love your coloring and mix of papers and embellishments! The acorn is the perfect touch! Gorgeous work!

You're right though..days move so fast. I haven't inked up most of my summer stamps and it's Fall already argh!

Have a lovely day all the same! ;)

Tammi said...

Oh wow, a fabulous moose...your coloring is amazing, and love the acorn embellishment, beautiful Nikki!

Stacey said...

This is wonderful! I love your colouring (as always!) and these papers work brilliantly with this layout ~♥~

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous Nicki as are all the scrummy new products you have- stop tempting me
hugs
x

Heather Schlatter said...

Nikki,

This card is gorgeous!!! I love the fall colors and I have enjoyed reading your last several posts!!! Good Luck to Danni in her new section of school I hope she really enjoys it!!!

Big Spiders Yuck I do not blame you for jumping into the tub!!!

Heather

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, what a perfect card.
xAndrea

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
Your fall card is fantastic!
I love each detail,the cute image and the papers
It's really a great one!
Have a great week-end my friend
Hugs and kisses
St├ęphanie

Marley said...

Fabulous card.. lovely colours and the image is really sweet!! again so bad they are not here in the netherlands haha! xxx marley

Paula.Crafty Cow said...

Fantastic blog you really inspire me with your crafting, maybe one day mine will be something like.