Wednesday, 20 January 2010

High Hopes Blog Hop and Release Day!!!


Yay.. it's our blog hop and also release day!!! You should have just arrived here from Sirpa's blog but if you didn't please go over to the start of our hop at the High Hopes blog.

Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four random Diva blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which one...so leave a comment on all of them!!

One lucky person will win the FULL release with 3 others winning stamp packages!!!

I think this kitty on my card has to be my favourite character from the release. I coloured Scuba Kitty with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I also added some SU Crystal effects to his mask. This is the first time I have used this product and loved the effect! You can see the shine of his mask more clearly in my photo below. I also added a little stickles to the bubbles. The fabulous papers are again from the Crate Paper kit Orbit. You might remember these used on my earlier sneak peek card featuring Willy One Eye.

Ok.. I won't keep you any longer.... The next stop on the hop is Karen... I know she has something awesome to show you!

If you are looking to purchase the new stamps be sure to pay me a visit at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I ship worldwide and have all the new stamps in stock.... shipping today!!!

Have fun!

Hugs,


catfishclose

161 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Nikki! Man, what a fun release!

Jennie Dove said...

Hopping along....love the fact Dustin is now rubber! Love ur card and color choices

Stampin Mindy said...

a cute kitty! Great card, love the "catfish"

Sheng said...

Ah hahah....that cat kinda looks like my son. Tehehe..he looks like a trouble maker, but a cute one. Sorry kitty, there's no fish for you!!!

Love what you did. Great coloring.

xoxo :)

Jodi said...

This is adorable ~ I love using Crystal Effects too! The paper you used reminds me of pool tiles, so it is quite fitting for this cutie!

Sinikka said...

Just great new images. Love the catfish!!!! Now I have to hop to the next blog.
Hugs Sinikka

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

How will I ever be able to pick just one ... I love this little kitty.. What a great blending job.. everything is so perfect.

Kelli B said...

such a cute image- I love your coloring!

Blankiefinder said...

Great card, I love the way you colored it!

Ola said...

What an adorable card!!! Thanks for Sharing!

**hopping along**
okj83@live.com

Kari said...

Hopping along...

So Cute and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kari :-)

Mom said...

You have a marvelous eye for color. This is an adorable stamp and card. Thank you. KayW

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Nikki this is fantastic!
Such a cute image and your colours and design are wonderful!
hugs
kim x

Squirrel x said...

OMG Nikki, in my excitement this morning I hope I managed to order this little guy! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Merry said...

So fantastic and wonderful colouring. So love the papers you have used with the image. Terrific!!

Regina said...

Just hopping by to say hi!
This is so cute image. I totally love your card!!!

Riituli said...

Wow! Your card is so cute! I love these new stamps.

Hugs
Riina

Marie said...

Totally love your card and the stamps. Have already orderd them from you! :)
Marie

LeanneP said...

I love your card. These new stamps
are great.

ribenaruby said...

Oh how cute and fun Nikki, love these releases, your card is wonderful!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow, these stamps are amazing. I love this particular image SO much. Lovely card and fabulous colouring. Lauren x

Debbie said...

This is so cute Nikki,Love the name Scuba Kitty,Hugs Debbie x

Lisa Summerhays said...

Adorable card. I love all the little details!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Love the Catfish.
Dorte

Mina said...

wow Nikki amazing colouring...great colour for the cat and of course lush papers
Mina xxx

Sue said...

Adorable - just love these images! TFS

Kristen said...

Hehehe....The image is super cute and you did a fabulous job with your card and coloring. Loving the new images.

Heike said...

Wow,Nikki this is so cute and adorable. Wonderful work....

Hugs
Heike

dot said...

Hi!
Like the stamps from HH.
You made a nice card.

StampinCathy said...

This hop keeps getting better! Your card is adorable and just love all the details you added. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Tracey said...

That cat is too cute! A fabulous card Nikki! xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, that will teach that cat not to get in the fishbowl, stunning image and so beautifully coloured. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Laura.K said...

Sweet. sweet. Where is the fish?

Stephanie said...

wonderful card...

Cherry said...

These stamps get better and better. Love the image and how you'e used it. Meow! Hugs Cherry XXX

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra

Carol Dee said...

CATFISH, LOl...love the Dustin images, hopping on...

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

...hip-d-hop....

Your card is awesome I love the papers & your colouring is fab

....hop-d-skip...

Stephanie said...

Wow! Lovin Scuba Kitty! Another fave I really must have! Beautiful card and fantastic hop!

Chrissy said...

Cute image and great card! Loving all the new releases!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Love this card Nikki--this kitty is co cute!! Love your layout and colour combo too!

Maxine said...

Oh this is too cute!!!

Claude said...

Such a cute kitty... and so is your card!

Diane said...

I love this little guy he is so cute!! I love the card and the paper you used is awesome! Thanks for sharing him with us.
Have a wonderful day!
Diane

Kaymin Kantina said...

I love this image -looks like my fat cat! Terrific card! Love the Crystal effects - it's such a neat addition!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

lillianchild said...

As the head servant to three cats, I definitely can relate to this darling image. Love it!

Michelle said...

Such a naughty kitty! I love the card and the layout fits it perfectly. Thanks for sharing...

Susanne said...

Very cute and funny card! I like blog hopping - what a fun!
Susanne

Helen said...

What a cutie! Fun image and great card!
Blessings!
~H

Pegg S said...

Very happy to see a fun kitty image!! This one is hilarious! Love your coloring - what a beauty.

Kellie P. said...

What a great card. Kitty is super cute. I love that you did not use copics. Even though I want to try them, your card just goes to show that you can still produce wonderful art with the simpler stuff. Nice!!

Karen Wilson said...

Oh what a fun image! I LOVE it!! Reminds me of our kitty! LOL!

luvmy2k9z said...

Beautiful card...this is another one of my favorite images. Love the papers that you used with it. Great combination! Great job.

Dianne said...

Fabulous card!! The way you did the border at the border is super creative. Great coloring and great card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love this stamp. How funny. TFS.

rhonda said...

this image reminds me so much of my cat!i love it!great card!

sam said...

He's fab - I can see my cats doing the same along with my dogs too.
Sam x

craftymamma said...

hippity hopping along! can't wait to see what's next:)

Lelia said...

Very cute card (and kids)! Love the shading on your kitty!

Wenche said...

A wonderful card. Love the colors, love the image.

Callie said...

Great card! love the colors you chose and that image is way too cute!

Rhonda said...

What a funny little guy! Too cute. I love your card and the detail.

Cat said...

very cute! tfs

Mryia said...

The catfish is so cute! I love the button accents!

Lynn said...

Love it!

Kathleen said...

That cat looks just like mine. love this card will have to have this one.

Gloria said...

That is some Catfish! So cute and your card is terrific!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Scuba Kitty is so cute. Love the card!!!

whatever4 said...

Aww what a cute little kitten stuck in a fish bowl. Also glad to see Dustin is going into rubber form.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Haha...his images are realy too funny! Great card Nikki, love the buttons on both sides!

Warmest regards,

Renata

jan farnworth said...

great card.

Christine said...

Oh my goodness. That stamp is hilarous and cute all at the same time. I love it!! Your coloring of the image is also fantastic. I'm off to hop.
xoxo, Christine

Ida P. Krause said...

From one cat love to another your (Cat Fish) is adorable. Very fun card.

Angie said...

This card is precious! You did a fabulous job on the coloring! I need to practice more with my pencils and stumps too! This image is precious!!!

MiamiKel said...

Adorable! I love his googles :) Superbly nice card!

Amanda said...

Fantastic card!!! Scuba Kitty is definitely one of my favorites from this release.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love that image! Very cute card!

Tanya said...

This is such a cute card.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love the idea of Crystal Effects on his goggles.

*Alison* said...

Oh wow.. this is just beautiful.. I LOVE this image.. how cute is that cat in the fish tank.. :) great coloring too..
Thanks so much for the chance to win..I am crossing my finger AND TOES, and EYES, and LEGS, and anything else I can cross.. :) HUGS

familybubbles(at) hotmail (dot) com

craft_princess said...

LMAO! This card is great! Just love the sentiment and image....so funny!

Jacqueline said...

No colouring with markers, yet bold colours. You are amazing! Thank you for this gorgeous card !

PeeJay said...

Love this card. The facial expression and the colouring are superb!

Wilfreda said...

Cute card. Love the catfish :)

Hollyk said...

love the card, and the catfish :) Thanks for sharing

K. Joy said...

How funny! I love the paper you used - it goes so well with the image. :)

Belas Creating Place said...

Yipee it is finally here !!!! Catfish...how funny is that...I love your card.

Thanks for sharing

Sherri said...

Scuba Kitty is delightful!!!

Kay said...

What a cute kitty; love those buttons!

Gloria Westerman said...

so cute.......I love how you did your mask... I don't know about this product and I will have to check your store out......thank you for sharing...........

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a cute card, so pretty! Wonderful.
Hugs Jacqueline

Dizzie Noodle said...

1st- adorable card! I love this digi!

2nd- OMG! You are so freakin talented!

This is the first time I have stumbled upon your blog and it rocks!

:) Michelle

Nikki said...

Your Card is Fantastic now WHERE'd the Fish go ACK!!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE your card, Nikki!! That kitty is just too funny! And pretty determined to get what he's after too! LOL! Your coloring is fantastic. Love the bright fun paper and colors! hugs!

Jessie said...

Just brilliant!

Nicola said...

Scuba Cat. So cute. Great Card.

Hugs
Nic

karen said...

hahah.. WHAT A CUTE IMAGE!
Love the colors you picked for this kitty.

Lynne in NI said...

LOVE your kitty, Nikki and fab LO & colours too!
:o)

Lyn S said...

Great image! Love your card!

Niki Estes said...

lol What a cute image and card, Nikki!

Betty said...

awesome job with the cat... love the colors you used

Mimiko said...

That cardi so greatand the image is so funny :)

Heidi in CA said...

Nikki-
This guy has to be my favourite out of the new releases. I Love cats and I love snorkeling! Great mosaicy looking card!
Heidi

Michelle H in IL said...

Your card is great and the image is adorable!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

cute as a button! Love that kitty.

Erika M. said...

Cute card!

Stephanie said...

Great card!

Rachelle said...

great card. thrilled to see Dustin with HH

Krista said...

Love your card, its great!! Adorable image!

Stephanie said...

So cute!

Mary said...

cute card!

hugs
Mary

Jill H said...

Cute! I love all the new images!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a fun image! Love your coloring Nikki, and those papers are great!!

southernscraps said...

Great card. Love the image.

Linda L said...

Such a cute little fellow! I love your coloring and I am enjoying the hop.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Scuba kitty is just adorable, especially coming out of that fish bowl. What a darling set of stamps!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Nikki, Your scuba kitty is just too cute! Love the way you have colored Dustin's image and paired it with those awesome blue buttons!
Hugs,
Charlotte

LINDA said...

These stamps are great i love
your card.
Linda W.
ljunewall@hotmail.com

Gramma said...

What a great colouring job on this image.... All of you ladies have done a fabulous job on Dustin's images. His images are easy to love aen't they?

Lisa T said...

Wow, fabulous card. Great coloring job!

Payne Holler Cards said...

hehehehehe! just makes you smile! adorable!

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Hi Nikki, I love your cat card and looking at your blog, I can see you love cats. What a great job with the prismacolour pencils. I am still learning to colour and blend that well. The buttons are a cute touch too. Thanks for sharing. Tanya R.

Curt in Carmel said...

You did a wonderful job with this super cute image. Wonderful coloring and the paper you used is so fun! Best, Curt

Crystal said...

Too cute, love this cat :) Your colouring is great!

sweetpz said...

Cute card! made laugh at the scuba cat.. hehe

Tink said...

Great Card! Love that image!!

Kat said...

this card is toooooooooo cute for words!

consider yourself blog hopped!!

Katx

Julie said...

Ha ha ha... this cat makes me laugh!! What a great image!

Windy said...

Love the scuba kitty. Your coloring is very good.
Evette Rice
evetterice@aol.com

DQ said...

Cute kitty, but where's the fish:(
love the card

inbar said...

great card - cute kitty!
inbar

Tracy said...

What a naughty little kitty! SO cute!

Shelly said...

Wow! These are fab stamps but look even better on your cards, great imagination and talent!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Yvette said...

Great card, and I think my favorite image so far ...cant wait to see the rest.

saundersatthelake said...

hehehe....this kitty is just too cute! I love your card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent wit us!

Anne-Marije said...

Hi Nikki,
What a great card. I love the image. The new release is very cool. Now I'm going to hop to the next blog!
xxx Anne-Marije

Wendy K. said...

What a fun cat and great coloring!

Rosanne said...

I love this image!

Ildiko said...

Hi Nikki. He is very cute. I just got to make my mind up which one do I have to have lol not an easy tusk.
Hugs
Ildiko

bonnieR said...

what a hilarious image. I love that cat.

Crazy Creations said...

Love your car as always .Your the best.they are so cute.Hugs Sarah

Kim said...

Hey Nikki!
You guys are going to make me GO BROKE!!! LOL!!
Another Dustin stamp to add to my wish list!
THANKS!
Cheers,
Kim

Peggy said...

So cute! Thanks for making me laugh and smile.

Cheri Howard said...

Great card! I love the happy, fun colors. And that cat looks like he's having WAY too much fun in the water!

Samantha said...

I totally love your cards!! the colours and layouts are Ace! thanks for stopping by my blog too!
I love love that cat! looks like my Max when he was alive!! soooo cheeky! have fun with your hop!! Samantha :)

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Imke said...

I´m a diver and i like this image. Your coloring and the colors you choose are awesome.

Sternenglanz said...

oh, a Cat with Fun in the Water!Very Great!

Basteltriene said...

Süße katze und die Idee mit den Knöpfen ist auch klasse.

Alyssa S said...

What a cute release! This little kitty is adorable - love the buttons you added and all the little details like the glossy mask and glittery bubbles :o)

Kathy said...

"on the hop" I love the Dustin Pike releases especially the one eyed monster

COCO said...

oh very fantastic Nikki a love it !!! very nice colours !!!
hugs coco

Shazza said...

fabulous card Nikki
x

Mindy said...

Cats and monkeys, love the new collection allready.

Debs said...

Gorgeous kitty, coloured perfectly. Love it. Debs x

Nic said...

Haha brilliant stamp! fantastic card.
Nx

Dana said...

Hey Nikki this cat looks like a one cat that you may need to keep tabs on! Lol! You have given him such character with you coloring and pp choice. Thanks for all of your amazing designs. Love all that the HH Stampin Girls, will now girls and 1 guy lol! design. You all rock!

kandistar said...

I think this is my favourite blog hop ever, I am loving everything I see and this is no exception, my mom would love this!
*Candace*

Carol said...

This cat is so cute and mischievious!

ciili said...

These new stamps are TOO cute!!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Wow, Nikki! You and the DT girls are really rockin out some terrific cards with the new Dustin Pike images. I am SO jealous! I haven't gotten mine yet from Bethany . . . but you have an inside scoop! LOL Hope your business is going GREAT! I see you are busy in a lot of different design teams, don't know how you find the time, girl! Sorry I don't get around blog hoppin as much as I used to. Dog-gone full-time job takes too much of my time! Hugs to you and your little girls, Kelly :)

Arianne said...

O wow, what a great image!

Love what you did with the DP. I know I have got that same paper...somewhere.....