Wednesday 1 October 2008


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I've been having lots of fun with my new High Hopes stamps. As you can see I have dressed up Albert for Halloween with his witches hat and broomstick. His hat was cut on my Cricut Expression. I've used a mixture of mediums for this card and have used my Prismacolor pencils on Albert and copic sketch pens on Frog Prince. These stamps are just so versatile and I have removed my Frog Princes crown for this spooky scene. I stamped Albert's hand again so I could pop his broomstick underneath to look like he is holding it. I love these K&Company papers and have added a little bat and pumpkin brad to complete the scene. I would like to enter my spooky creation into this weeks Everybody-Art challenge. Their topic this week is "Halloween". Even if you don't have time to play you have to check out the DT's amazing creations!

High Hopes "Frog Prince"

Bat - Lizzie Anne Designs - Part of the Little Bit "Spooked" set.

Karen Foster Halloween keepsake brad (part of a set)
Did you spot the picture at the top of my two little trick or treaters..? This picture was taken last halloween. Their t-shirts are just so cute and I hope they will fit again this year. My Nan and Grandad bought them back from Florida and they have Hello Kitty on her broomstick and when you tap them they light up! Did you spot that Dolly has had a fright! he he

I have a few cards to make over the next couple of days but can't show you until early next week. See you Sunday with my High Hopes challenge 2 creation!


Card details:
Stamps: High hopes Albert and Frog Prince, Bat - part of the Lizzie Anne Little bits "Spooked" set and witches broomstick - part of the CC Designs Sugarplums Halloween set.
Ink: Memories & Momento
Papers: Bazzill and K&Company Halloween papers
Technique: "Albert" - Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and Paper Stumps. Frog Prince - Copic Sketch Markers & chalk
Embellishments: Karen Foster pumpkin keepsake brad, ribbons, fibre.
Equipment: Cricut Expression - Witches hat cut from the Paper dolls cartridge

All products highlighted in blue can be ordered from Silly Monkey Crafts. The links provided will take you directly to the product.

High Hopes "Albert"
"Witches Broomstick" from CC Designs Sugarplums Halloween set


Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Nikki! What a great card and I love your coloring!

Annie said...

love this little halloween scene you have created for the frog and the cute dragon - such fun! hugs, annie x

Diane.W. said...

This is brilliant Nikki! very creative :o)x

Anita said...

This is a really cute Halloween card! The little dragon is so adorable, the frog too and they're colored so sweet!:)

And thank you so much for the wonderful comments you leave on my blog, it really makes me happy!

Hugs, Anita

cats whiskers said...

What a great little scene you have made, this is fantastic just waiting for my stamps to arrive, (I know I said I wouldn't order any but how could I resist after seeing your great creations). like the way you mixed your colour mediums on this card.
The Girls look so cute in their halloween T Shirts and hats and I love the sound of that broomstick, makes me wish I was a child again, still I suppose I could just ring on the door with no make up on that would frighten anyone
Hugs to you all
Jacqui x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh he is so cute, and you colored him so fine. Love it.

V Colbourne said...

This card looks so fun!! Love it!!

Ila said...

This is Totally Fabulous Nikki!! I love the Halloween scene you've created with these stamps....I was just thinking yesterday that the dragon with a witches hat would make a good Halloween card...but I sure never dreamed of a great scene like this!!....You're Amazing!!...and your girls are just the Sweetest in last yrs Spooky t-shirts...TFS!!...Hugs, Ila

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Nikki, this is absolutely fabulous!! the pict of your girls is adorable...Danni looks so little:-) Hugs, Kelly

jjcreations said...

Awesome Halloween card Nikki. That little dragon is cute and of course I love the toad. Thanks for your thoughts wishes for Friday. Joan

It All Begins With A Tree said...

Oh wow, Nikki! You sure made Albert look great for Halloween! That is the absolute cutest thing! Your coloring is fabulous, you're such an inspiration to me!



Bev said...

Nikki I just love the depth of colour you achieve, I'm in awe! Fantastic work hunny

hugs Bev x

CraftyC said...

Your cards just keep getting better Nikki!!!

Kelly L said...

WOW, Nikki, I knew you were one creative girl, but this is the TOPS! I just love this Halloween scene, slightly spooky but CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! :) Kelly

Kati said...

what a funny card - I love it! Thanks for joining us.

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Wow another gorgeous card Nikki, this is sooo spoooookyyy!! Love it. Hugs Linda x

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

OOOh what a beautiful card and what a lovley stamp.Your coloring is fabulous .And from sanne big hugs for Zoe and she loves the hello kitty t-shirt.About 2 weeks we are going shopping and looking for Hello Kitty shirts in holland.

Big hugs my friend,Agnesxx

Anja's weblog said...

Wow Nikki. I LOVE this card!! What a great idea. And i love the new highhopes stamps too:)) I've already placed an order.


ella bella said...

this is awesome i love the scene you have created and all the detail such a stunning card
The girls looks so cute in their halloween hats :)
have a fab day
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Perfect Halloween scene, love the spooky creatures!
Carole ;-)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Halloween scene, love those new stamps.

Natalie said...

What a fab card. Love the cute photo too. x

Stempelfrosch said...

I have no words .....It is fantastic!! Great stamps, scene,colours...all is perfect!
Lg Anke

Nixe-Moni said...

Ooooh Nikki, this is such a great Halloween card ... soooooo cute!!! Love everything about it, stunning work!! Thanks for joining in the EAC challenge :)

Sanna said...

This card is awesome and funny! I like it a lot. :-)

Swaantje said...

Ohhh what a cute card!

betty said...

what a fabulous Halloween-Card! I love this cute and funny Scene, really stunning!

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Nikki what a fun card love the design. Congrats on your card and story beening in cardmaking and papercraft brought my copy today and your card looks wonderful just sad it's for your granddad whos moving away. well done enjoy your prize when it arrives

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning !!!!

Pops x x x

Debbie said...

This is amazing Nikki I love the little scene you have created with Albert and the frog prince, Hugs Debbie x

Heike's Creativeplace said...

ahhh, what a perfect Work this is Spook-Tacular :-)). The Images are so cute and adorable.....Love it.....


Anonymous said...

nikky ich freue mich das du bei uns am challenger teilnimmst :-) your card is wonderful !!!!!!!!! i love it !!!!
thanks for joining in the eac-challenger.

hugs tina
eac team

Kirsten Aune said...

Oh, this is so adorable, Nikki! I love the bright colours!
I think your two little trick or treaters are beatiful!! :)

Have a nice day!
Hugs, Kirsten

carolann said...

Wow what a colourful card its so brilliant well done hun xxxx

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable, I love the little scene!! The images are very cute and I love your colouring!!
Zoe and Danni are so cute with their T-shirts!!

Monique said...

What a lovely card Nikki !!! Don't you just love it when you can use the cricut for cards like these ????

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

Funny cute card, very Halloween, love the scene!


Camilla said...

Great Halloween card Nikki!! So many cool details!:)
Hugs, Camilla.

michele said...

fab card Nikki, really clever idea. Your girls look really cute.
hugs mx

Deb said...

gorgeous card Nikki, love it, the papers and stamps are fantastic and I love the spooky Halloween scene you created! The photo of the girls is so sweet!

Joanne said...

Very cool Halloween card. That little monster really tickles me! Your coloring is fabulous as usual.

angeljakki said...

stunning card, I love it, love it, love it. Its so cute.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love the dragon

Janet said...

Fab images and beautful work as always!X

Karin said...

Great spooky card.
I love the papers and those cute new stamps.
Love the way you've used that ribbon as grass.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

flatis stempelwelt said...

This is brilliant Nikki! very creative, love the dragon and your coloring is beautiful
Hugs, Sonja xxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Ah...they are so cute, nice work Nikki!

With this visit I'm very cheeky, I want to invite you for my cardkit swap. You can find more about it on my blog.

Thanks in advance! And hé, feel free to say no ;)

Regards to Zoe.

XOXO Renata

Dawn Wheeler said...

Fabulous card again Nickki,
love how you made the hat brilliant ,colouring scrummy and gorgeous ,Dawn
i so need to ask you about the blender pens you have used on your Halloween cards as i have never seen them lolxxxDawnxx

Inger Marie said...

So great Halloween card! The little dragon is so cute.
The colour and colouring is so wonderful

Have a lovely day

Hugs from Inger Marie

Trina said...

Great card Nikki!! I love the whole scene you created!!

MichelleO said...

First thing I saw when you blog popped up was your two adorable little witches in pink hats no less! Sooo cute!

Then I saw this wonderful card, wow! so many fabulous details... you can really tell the cards that time has been put in on. This one is amazing!

Stacey said...

Amazing colouring and a gorgeous rich colour scheme. You build up scenes so well - fantastic work ~X~

simplyfairies said...

What a super fun card, it's at rest your bones... come and joins us, spoooooky!!!

Iris said...

What a funny card - I love it and your coloring ist sooooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us.