Tuesday 9 September 2008

Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 16

Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at "A Spoon Full of Sugar". It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations.

This week we would like you to create a card using my sketch below.
We have a fabulous prize this week (see below) which has been very kindly donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Silly Monkey crafts have some great new products in stock including Jolly Nation and Tim Holtz stamps and lots of new christmas papers.

We have an announcement this week and would like to welcome the very talented Sonja to our team.

For my card this week I have used Splashing Maggie who I thought was just perfect to reflect the weather we have had over the last week. I used my sewing machine to do the pricked border around the image (not sure of the technical term!). I was planning on doing more sewing on my card but think I need to practice a little more as my first attempt ended up in the bin! I was ok at keeping my stitching straight but the turns looked awful - even brads wouldn't have disguised the mess. I think it didn't help that I was trying to a fancy stitch design. I should just stick with plain stitching and Zig Zags!

Before I go I would just like to thank dear Erna for passing the gold card award to me. If you haven't come across her blog before pop over to visit. Her work is stunning and so beautifully detailed.

One last thing... My blog is about to hit 20,000! I can't believe it as it was only little over two months since I celebrated 10,000! Just waiting for the prize to arrive and then i'll post it up......check back soon!

Have a great week,

Card details
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Splashing Maggie and High Hopes "Hug and Hugs" sentiment (only part of this stamp used.
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and Paper Stumps, Sakura Stardust pen
Ink: Memories
Paper: SU Cutie Pie, Certain Celery and Real Red SU Card Stock
Embellishments: Ribbon, Dew drops, SU Hodgepodge Hardware (pewter)
Equipment: Sewing Machine

All SU products can be ordered from me direct to your home. Sorry but I can only ship within the UK.


Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

What a lovely card:))
and your coloring is beautiful!


debby4000 said...

She is so cute, fabulous papers they match the theme perfectly. Great sketch look forward to using it later.

Rach said...

fantastic card Nikki, great papers and maggie looks adorable in her blue wellies....just right for the weather at the moment :(
Brilliant sketch as well, are there no end to your talents Nikki???
will try and have a go at this sometime this week. hugs rachxxx

Anonymous said...

Love your card Nikki and your're right, Maggie is really apt for our weather right now! Fabulous sketch...will definitely give this a go.
Have a good day,
Carole ;-)

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Nikki what a great sketch you produced for us this week, thanks. I love this card, you know how much I admre your lovely bright colours and you hve coloured that cute mage to perfection. Great Card
Hugs Jacqui xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Nikki Ilove the bright colours and your gorgeous colouring, Hugs Debbie x

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

Great sketch you've made for this weeks challenge.
I love little maggie with her umbrella and the DP.

Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

You have make a great card,love your sketch.Beautiful coloring and combination from papers .You are a talent!!!

Loves Agnesxx

pickle said...

Wow nikki another stunner.
Love the sketch and the colours you have used makes for a really cheery card.made me smile!
I've been experimenting with the sewing machine too, not managed any successful attempts yet though, but i'll keep trying.
kerry x

Bubbles said...

Perfect card for the weather, yep it's raining as I type!!! Maggie looks fab as does the pricking, haven't attempted sewing myself yet!
Well done on the award and fab hit count!
Joanne x

Gill said...

Hi hun, hope you are well, fabulous card, love the bright colours even though its raining, Maggie looks great....fabulous sketch, I will definatley give it a go
lv Gill x

flatis stempelwelt said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I love the bright colors and your coloring is beautiful!!!
Hugs, Sonja xxx

CraftyC said...

Morning Nikki, and great card, great colouring and a super image!

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, love your fantastic colouring of sweet Maggie, she is so adorable. Love your sketch, I am sure I will use it again and again!

Maria said...

Great card Nikki! Love the layout and your colouring. Adorable new banner as well. Hugs, Maria

Swaantje said...

What a lovely card. Love the cute image .

Lim said...

Nikki, your card is gorgeous!! I love it!!
That cute little girl from sugar Nellie look fantastic!
Beautiful coloring and I LOVE your layout.. :)

PS: I have to send you an email today. Love you!

Nixe-Moni said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I love the bright colours and the cute image. Your colouring is great.

Annie said...

a very apt image for us today in Cornwall! beautiful colouring and a fabulous sketch - I'll have a go later today.
annie x

Jeanette said...

Nikki, what a fabulous sketch! I can't wait to use it! Your card is adorable, love your new blog banner (I suppose you did that as well!), and congrats on your hits! I'm not surprised, you are amazingly talented! Hugs Jeanette

Chris said...

Hi Nikki, and I love your card for the challenge this week and your wonderful sketch. Beautiful colouring and colour scheme and I think that Splasing Maggie is my all time favourite Sugar Nellie, so it's a winner with me!!! Congrats on your 20,000 hits, that's amazing! Hugs, Chris xxx

Debbie said...

Thank you for your lovely sketch, inspiration and comment on my blog :) Your cards are beautiful!

Many thanks

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome sketch Nikki!! I love your card!! Congrats on 20 000 hits,fantastic!! It really does not surprise me though, your blog is super!! Hugs,Kelly

Cindy Haffner said...

Nikki love your coloring and your sketch, so darling.

Sharon said...

Great card Nikki I love how you have coloured her and the papers.
(the swivel card is easy, if I can do it anyone can!)

Marlou McAlees said...

awwww, this is adorable Nikki, love that stamp so much :) x

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,
what a great card,wonderful,I love this sketch!!!
Have a nice evening

Catherine said...

anotehr gorgeous card, Nikki!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love the clear colors and your coloring!!! Amazing!!

And congrats on being published!!! WTG girl!!!


eba said...

Oh - fab sketch! I really like the card you've made too. And the stiching looks great! I've only tried using the sewingmacine once, and I really liked it, so I guess I'll try it again ;)
Your heading looks brilliant! Congrats! :D Have a great week!

hugs, Eba/Erna

Sinikka said...

Great sketch and lovely card. The stamp image is just sooo cute.
Hugs Sinikka

Camilla said...

Hi Nikki!! This is so beautiful! Bright & wonderful colours, and your colouring is fntastic!! Love your sketch;)
Hugs, Camilla

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Nikki and thanks so much for the sketch! loved it!

Marlene x

Anonymous said...

tres jolie carte

Anonymous said...

your cards are so lovely!
good job!

Hanne said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki!! Great colours and those details with the pebbles were just beautiful!

And then the colouring - a oiece of art!
Big hugs to you, Hanne :)

kes said...

really great card nikki and your header is fab

Michelle said...

Adorable!! Sorry it's taken me FOREVER to come check out your blog ~~ now that school has started I actually have **gasp** SPARE TIME!!! Woohoooooo....time to catch up!!

(And your girls are adorable too!!)

Louise F NZ said...

This is lovely Nikki! I love the papers, we haven't got these yet:( I love your colouring too! Just totally great really!

Andrea, said...

Fab card Nikki, love the image

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Great sketch and colouring. I'm going to try and join in this week!

Debbie said...

Great card Nikki. Your coloring is fantastic. Love the bright colours. Have some free time today so I will have a go at your fabulous sketch. Debbie x

jjcreations said...

Very cute little card - I have always loved this polka dot paper - I think it's so fun. And splashing in puddles - oh yes - even at my age!!!!! (That and shuffling through fall leaves!) Joan

mueppi said...

Your card is so great, Nikki
I love this image and your colouring!
Hugs Gisela

Stacey said...

Ooh, a sketch! Might have to have a go at this one :o)

Love this image and perfect for the current weather situation!

Sorry to hear you had problems with your stitching. I've just bought some plastic cross stitch canvas shapes to help with my paper piercing and I have to say, it was 45p well spent! Perfectly straight lines every time! ~x~

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki and such a fantastic sketch!! I love how the spotty paper reflects the puddles - brilliant

hugs Bev x

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable. Love the Image, your coloring is gorgeous as always. The Embellishment is wonderful....


Trina said...

Great card! I love your coloring on that cute image! Also love the d paper you used and the baubles!

Murielle said...

Waw...this is very lovely card! Nikki!
I love colours and your sketch is super!!!!
Thank you for visit in my blog.
Hugs, mumur

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is just so sweet. I love that image and your perfect coloring just brings it to life!
Btw, I nominated you for a blog award! Come on over to my blog to pick it up!
hugs ya,

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so beautifull

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