Sunday, 13 September 2009

High Hopes Challenge 44


This weeks challenge over at the High Hopes blog is hosted by our sweetie and very talented Diva Inge. Inge is asking us to Wrap it up!!! Basically this week let you imagination go wild and all that Inge is asking is that we see NO cards. You could make a gift box, bag, cover a book, bookmark, gift wallet... so many things you can create.

The random winner of this weeks challenge will receive the below cute stamp - Tidy up Tillie.

I made a little Christmas gift bag. I cut a paper bag to size and covered it with the new My Minds Eye from the Wonderful Winter Glitter Stack. The colours are just so pretty. The cute image is Party Hippo with Sentiment Hippopotamus for Christmas. This stamp is so versatile and great for birthday cards too.

I have lots more High Hopes arriving tomorrow. As well as restocks of the newest release I have lots of good old favourites coming too. If there is ever a stamp you are after which I don't stock be sure to drop me an email.

I couldn't help myself and had to use one of the new Prima flowers from the Evelyn Sugar blooms collection. Oh they are just so yummy!!!

Party Hippo is stamped in Memento and coloured with Prisma colour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I also added some more sparkle with stickles.

Be sure to pop over to the High Hopes blog to check out the fabulous creations from the team.

Have a great Sunday. My girls have a party this afternoon for 2.5 hours at a Playcenter. Ok... fun for them but I can think of better ways to spend my Sunday afternoon ;-)

Hugs,


46 comments:

Mary J said...

What a fun card - love that little fella! Love the colouring!

Moni said...

So gorgeous card, love the image and great papers! Hugs,moni

sandra_w said...

Beautiful creation, Nikki!! Cute image and lovely colors!

San x

Wenche said...

What a cute card! Love the image and the colouring!

Thea said...

Great card, Nikki.
Love the image and you colouring is perfect.

Greetings Thea

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is so cute and beautiful. Great image and coloring.
Hugs Jacqueline

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nikki what a gorgeous card!
Such a cute image and I love your fabulous colours and detail!
hugs
kim x

dpkennedy said...

I love your colors and coloring! That hippo is one of my favorites! Love the pearls on the box!!

Beth said...

This is so gorgeous Nikki! I love all the details you've added, especially the curly ribbon and the stamp is so cute! I hope you're having a lovely sunday!

Beth xx

Monique said...

It's lovely Nikki !!

Hugs Monique

Sandra said...

Such a cute card and great colouring. Love the pearls on the box.

Hugs Sandra

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is too much fun, awesome job.

dawnmarieg said...

I love Hippo's! So cute Nikki, beautiful colouring and I love the papers and those flowers are beautiful. Have fun at the party, it won't be too long hopefully. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Danni said...

How fun and adorable!! Great card!

Lacey said...

Great job! I love the fun colors! Still haven't found this MME pack here locally yet!! But, I did fine four (4) mega packs in the past week...3 very girly and 1 boy...I am addicted to paper!
~Lacey

Niki Estes said...

Oh, this is so cute, Nikki! I love the colors and the embellishments on the package!

Marley said...

I love it Nikki!!! Soooo beautifull.. really like the image too.. its too bad they are hard to get here in the netherlands.. xxxMarley

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Nikki! Love the papers and the super cute image is colored to perfection!'

Hugs,
Kelly

Natalie said...

Lovely card Nikki, great image and beautifully coloured as always. x

POPPET said...

he is gorgeous the paper is too and i love the ribbon, stunning card, hugs Pops x

Dragonlady said...

Isn't that hippo cute - great fun card Nikki.

Ali x

christelle said...

Your little Christmas gift bag is gorgeous!!
The papers are fab and the image is very cute!!
I love your colouring too!!
I'm very happy to know that Gary was at home for the weekend. I hope you spent gorgeous moments all together.
Have a great evening nikki,
Love to you all,
big hugs,
Christelle.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh fabulous coloring as always, and wow, can you ever use embellishments well! I love the added bling on the box part and the sugared primas!

Mel said...

Really cute image and fabulous card. Hope you are ok ~ Mel x

Heather said...

Super cute!! Love the bling on the present.. Hope your having a fabulous sunday!!

Tracey said...

What a fun and adorable card nikki! Love that hippo! xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Great coloring NIkki!! Adorable image!! Love the sentiment to match!! Love all your bling and primas!!
hugs,
Chris

6 wacky women said...

Awesome bag, Nikki.
Your colouring is fabulous, love the papers, the beads are a perfect touch.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and such wonderful colours.
luv
Debby

**Inge** said...

This awesome gift bag will for sure brighten up someone's day, love it Nikki!

Inge xOx

Lily said...

What a fun and adorable card, Nikki! Love your coloring too. Hugs, Lily

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, wow what a fabulous card, mind you Im not sure that box is big enough for him. But its gorgeous and the colouring and papers are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Nikki, this is just the CUTEST!! I love your sweet coloring and fun layout!! HUGS

Silli said...

Hello sweet Nikki, your card is so very pretty. I love the cute image, your coloring is fab!!!! And that paper is sooooo yummy... Great work. Big hugs and happy day for you! Silke

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Nikki this is so so adorable!!! love all the fun colours and cute hippo :) sorry it took me so long to catch up and well done on your new shop, im delighted for you hugzz xx

Joy said...

such a cute image on NOT a card! this came out so sweet! love your bag! love the new flowers too! what wonderful creations you come up with! TFS! have a wonderful week!

ribenaruby said...

Cute hippo image, fab nesties and papers!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous bag nikki,your colouring is amazing,love the half pearls on the box,Hugs Debbie x

DottyJo said...

Hi Nikki, I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas too! Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and such fun! Jo x

Tara said...

This is so sweet Nikki and I love the layout! Fab image and those papers work beautifully!
Hugs Tara xx

COCO said...

Hi Nikki, your card is very very gorgeous !!! I love it !!! very funny !!!
I have internet in my home now !!! wo very good for my !!!!
hugs COCO

Andrea said...

Great card Nikki!!
xAndrea

Georgia said...

This is such a fantastic card, so scrummy! ;)
The hippo is gorgeous and I love the little pearls you've added to the box. The frosted flower looks really pretty too! :)
Love, Georgia xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Nikki, what a great image...love the colours and pearls.
Hugs
Carole x

Julie said...

Such a gorgeous bag, love the image and those papers are fab.
Julie x

Karin said...

Stunnig card sweetie.
Love the bright coloured papers and adorable image.

Hope you all are doing fine.
Big hugs,
xoxox Karin