Friday 8 August 2008

Friday Sketchers, Mothers and Daughters Creations and an Award

We're back from a very wet Cornwall but we had a lovely break. It was lovely to see my Mum and for the girls to play with their Nanny.

Here is a card I made today to cover two challenges. Firstly Friday sketchers which is using the fabulous sketch by Bea as shown below. Also this weeks Mothers and Daughters creations which is to use Stickles on your card.

The shell on my card was collected by my girls at Looe beach on Sunday. It was chucking down and both girls were like drowned rats but had such a great time digging around with their buckets and spades with my Mum. All stamps can be purchased from Silly Monkey Crafts.

I also came home to this lovely award from my good friend Justine - thanks honey!

I know this award has been around lots but would like to pass it to any of my friends who make my day and leave me comments who haven't received it.

My daughter Zoe and her friend Hannah's new challenge started today over at Crafty Monkey's. Please show them your support and ask you little ones to take part. They have a Magnolia stamp to give to one lucky winner.

Have a great weekend!

Card details
Stamps: High Hopes Sweet Anabela, Stanley Sea Snail & You're Fin-tastic! Sentiment (thank you Agnes)
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor, Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust pen and stickles.
Ink: Stazon
Paper: SU Ruby Red and Old Olive & Fanciful Pink Diamonds by Paper Adventures. All SU products be ordered through myself.
Embellishments: Ribbon, dew drops (thank you Heidi), Fibres (thank you Lim)


Rach said...

Nikki this is fintastic...(sorry!)
such lovely colours and your image is perfect. hugs Rachxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is the cutest, awesome coloring, great glitter.

Unknown said...

Love the card, the stamps great fun Tx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card Nikki, love the pretty mermaid. Glad you had a nice time with your Mum.
Thanks for joining us at FS.
Have a great weekend.
Carole ;o)

Hanne said...

Nikki, I think that trip to Cornwall has been good for you ;) such a gorgeous card! This image wa so great for the use, and a brilliant idea to put a shell on it! Beautiful details with the sticklers and the ribbons!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Hanne:)

My Paper World said...

Sooooo pretty Nikki! Love the sparkle!
Glad that you had a fab time in Cornwall!
have a great weekend!
Nicola xx

Kristine said...

=) Fabulous job Nikki!! Love that image and with the dp and fibers and twisty ribbon--it's sooo CUTE!

Thanks for the tip--I didn't know MDC even had a challenge blog--I'll have to check that out!

OH, and my daughters would LOVE to do a challenge set by other kids their age, so I'll have them take a looksee when they get back tomorrow. Hugs!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous Niki!! Love the coloring, accents and glitz!! Have a Great Weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

great to hear the trip was a lot of fun.
I love the little mermaid and the way you've colored here.
Great papers too.

Have a great weekend.
xoxo Karin

Unknown said...

oh nikki, your card is really wonderful and sooo cute. the coloration is so fantastic and shiny. i love your card.
thank you for your entry to my sketch on friday sketchers.
hugs, bea

cats whiskers said...

Welcome back Nikki sorry about the weather but must have been good just to have a break and I am sure the girls loved it. Love this cards the colours are scrumptious, and absolutley brilliant colouring with your prismas. Just adore it. have a great weekend and nice to have you back
Hugs jacqui x

Gill said...

Gorgeous, the papers are fab, your image looks beautiful, all full of glitter and the shell is a lovely touch, a reminder of your hol
lv Gill x

Bev said...

This is not jsut a card Nikki, it's a work of art!!! Absolutely amazing and I am in love!

Dawny P said...

I'm back in the land of Blog after Mr Blgoger decided he wouldnt let me post any comments - slap slap xx

Hope you had a nice time with your Mum Nikkie. I saw the pics of the dinkies on Zoes blog and they looked like they were having fun, bless 'em.

I love this one - super cute image and I love that background paper - but the one above wth the curly twirly ribbon is just fabulous. The shell is perfect on it and a really nice touch. Have a great weekend xxxx

Sew This N That said...

I love love love it :)
I love the High Hopes stamps, they are all adorable and this one stands out, your colouring is amazing :)
Have a great weekend
**Hugs** Heather x

MichelleO said...

Really love your card! That stamp looks gorgeous with your coloring and the stickles!

Glad you had some fun with Mum!

Christa said...

A lovely card again Nikki!! I love the mermaid and has used it myself today ... LOL!
Have a nice weekend!

CraftyC said...

Hi Nikki, Gload you had a nice break! You've coloured the image in fab and I love the sparkle on it. Have a good week.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card

xx mandy

sandra_w said...

Another lovely card, Nikki! I love the mermaid and your colouring is fabulous!!

Have a nice weekend!

Sandra xx

Deb said...

nice to see you back from your jollies! Hope you had a great time!

Gorgeous card, just love it, the mermaid is fantastic, love your colouring!

Unknown said...

A great card - I am loving these new High Hopes stamps and you have coloured this beautifully. The glitter adds just the right touch. Lol Lynn x

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, the shell is the perfect embellishment for this fab imgage. Your colouring is amazing. Congrats on the awards, and glad you had a great break with your family.
Joanne x

Heidi said...

Love the mermaid.

The Country Rose said...

Hi Nikki! So glad you had a fun vacation! I loooooove your card! The colors are so warm, I love the glitter on the mermaid, and that snail is just too cute! Have a great week!!

ella bella said...

pleased you had a lovely break and what sounds like a lot of fun.
gorgeous card love that stamp and the papers are gorgeous
have a great day
Tracy x

mueppi said...

Wow.... Nikki
Deine Karte ist wunderschön!
Ich liebe diese Meerjungfrau! Du hast sie toll coloriert!
Hugs Gisela

Sharon said...

Gorgeous as always Nikki. Good to hear you had a great holiday despite the weather.
It's tipping it down here, summer over already? Have a great sunday and thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. :0)

Beth said...

This is beautiful Nikki, I love the way you've blended the colours on her tail! Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Ying Pang, said...

wow, I love how you colored annabella!! great card!!

Karen said...

Hi Nikki, fantastic card as always. Love the colours and also those dew-drops are brilliant.

I have left an award on my blog for you to pick up to let you know that I love your blog.

Karen x

Justine said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I love your colouring!! Glad to see you back!
Justine x x

tracie said...

Hi Nikki, oh wow this is fabulous. The image is gorgeous and as always your colouring is beautiful. Love the shell, and fibres - perfect with the image. Sounds like you all had fun.
Have a great day
hugs :)x

tracie said...

Back again to let you know there's a little something for you on my blog :)x

Kristine said...

Wow Nikki! A stunning card from you! I love that shell! Looks so good with the stamps;)
Thanks for joining the challenge!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

what a pretty card!
you colored the mermaid just wonderful and the glitter is perfect.
i was worried about that ribbon twisted like this on my card but boy i should have tried it .. it looks amazing.

Heidi said...

WOW Nikki - you have made so many wonderful things when I was on Holiday. It was so great to have a look in your blog again-you are a super talent my dear friend. I love your coloring and the details on your cards are just so beautiful.
I am working on a mail to you.I got mail from you yesterday - it really made my day !!!!

Hugs and love from

Diane.W. said...

Hi Nikki! Glad you had a nice break.
Gorgeous card & soooo want that stamp now,lol!!! I need Dewdrops too :o)x

Moon Hulsman said...

What a fab card Your colouring is stunning
Hugs Moon

Jill said...

gorgeous card, love the shell it looks great and works perfectly. Fantastic colouring as always Jill x

Trina said...

Gorgeous Nikki!! I love the way you colored her! The ribbon looks great on your card too! Cute snail too!

Nixe-Moni said...

Wow Nikki, what a wonderful card. I love your colouring and all the glitter. Great work.
Hugs, Moni

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki this is just gorgeous.
Beautiful work and coloring, love it......

Please, take a look on my Blog, there is something for you

Alex H. said...

Dear Nikki, I was on holiday for 3 weeks... I was looking at your blog now for the first time after nearly a month... WOW... so many wonderful new art works, I love them all... an also the funny hairdresser picture ist so great! hugs, alex

Conibaer said...

What a beautiful card! Love the way you colored the image!

Christa said...

I have awarded you on my blog Nikki!

jjcreations said...

This is an awesome little mermaid. I simply love the way you've coloured her - it's great - and the shell! Perfect touch I had a look at your catalogue - it's funny that a lot of the sets that were discontinued a year or so ago for us are now available for you. Good to know they're still using the templates. Some are ones that I miss - So I think you're lucky.

Have a great day! Hugs - Joan

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC Nikki!! love what you did with the ribbons
isa xxx

Annie said...

love the card with the sparkly mermaid! and gorgeous papers too. annie x

gailscraftyplace said...

Fabulous card, really pretty colours, love that image. Gail xx

Holly said...

Hi Nikki i love your card the mermaid is fabulous.
I no you have it already but there is something for you on my blog
Holly xxx

Rebecca said...

This card is very nice .

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card ! I love the colors, your stamp and your coloring ! Very great work as always ! Hugs. Val.

Tam said...

Wow, beautiful job! Love the delicate touch of your stickles - thanks so much for playing with us again!

Murielle said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!
I love your composition fantastic!!
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs mumur

Kimberly Gajewski said...

It's been such a hectic week and I've missed so much blog hopping! This little mermaid is divine! Love the image and your coloring is just brilliant! :D

Katharina Frei said...

Wow Nikki, your colouring is out of this world!!