Friday 12 December 2008

Exciting news... and a card!!!

I am super excited to share this news with you today.. I have been chosen to join the Pink Cat Studio Design Team for 2009! My new stamps are already on their way and I can't wait to share with you the new Kiki Kitty and Lily & Billy Sweethearts stamps that will be released in January!

Here is a list of all the talented ladies who were chosen:

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van der Veer
Nikki Fairbairn
Sarah Anderson
Vicki Garret

Ok.. I am a just a little excited ;-) but you have to see what Melissa created for me! Cool or what! Even more so as I just love cats!

Thanks again Melissa for choosing me and I look forward to getting to know you and the rest of the team and working with your fabulous stamps!

If you love Pink Cat stamps or have never heard of them check out the Pink Cat Studio blog for lots of inspiration from the Team and customers.

Before I go I also want to show you this card/hanging I made for Zoe. As I have used my Martha Steward Doily Punch I can also enter for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge who are asking you to use Punches.

The Paper is K&Co Brenda Walton's Peppermint Twist. It was an off cut from another project but the wording was just perfect! I jazzed up the paper a little more with lots of stickles, gems and also added a Fimo star (thanks Stephanie!). I have been dying to use one of my new Hanglars and this one was just perfect because if you've seen pictures of Zoe you know she has dark hair and always wears plaits. The little gift in her hand is a sticker which was stuck on one of Danni's Christmas card envelopes from one of her little nursery friends. I knew it was perfect when I saw it.. I don't think Danni has noticed ;-)
I won't be posting much now before Christmas as we're taking the girls to a Christmas Panto (Aladdin) tomorrow.. starring The Chuckle Brothers.. Zoe loves them! On Sunday my Dad is visiting for the day. I have a busy week lined up with the kids Christmas activities so will be back and forth to the school and then Friday we go away for a long weekend. I still need to make Gary's Christmas card so will be back sometime.

EDIT: My friend Jill has some yummy blog candy to celebrate her 40th Birthday on 16th December.. If i'm not on my blog before...

free glitter text and family website at

Well have a great weekend and hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly. I will also get round to visiting some of your blogs today!



Pop's Cards said...

Congratulations hun i am not surprised at all...

This is reallt nice, and perfect for your little one, i hope that you enjoy the panto, we heard all about it last night bless...

Enjoy your weekend away hun, and enjoy your visit, hugs Pops x x x

Rosette said...

I'm saooo happy for you Niiki.. and for Jodi as well as I visit both your blogs frequently! :) Congrats dear, and look forward to your crations.xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Congratulations on your DT post Nikki, but so very well deserved hun, i am not at all surprised, you are so talented, and i love your inspiring work. You certainly do have a busy time ahead, you enjoy the weekend and we will catch up with you as and when you have time.

Big hugs Linda x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

WAUW...thats great Nikki! They made a good choice ;)

Congratulations and enjoy!

Hugs, Renata

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations Nikki, what good news to round off the year! You must be looking forward to the new year so much, beautiful creation for your daughter and can't wait to see your makes with these new stamps.

Ying Pang, said...

First of all , Congratulations to you my dear, you are deserved to it, your creations are always beautiful and perfect.
You have a very busy activities before christmas!! I hope you enjoy whatever you do:-))

Jo Nevill said...

Many congrats Nikki. I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations with your new stamps and DT work. Well done you !

Jo x

Chris said...

WOW Nikki, congratulations and what a great Christmas present! I'm so happy for you and I hope you have loads of fun on the DT. WELL DONE!!!!! The card you made for Zoe is beautiful, I love the image, your beautiful colouring and details. Have fun at all the Christmas events with the girls. Take care. Big hugs, Chris xxx

scotspanda said...

Congrats on becoming a Pink Cat!!! Fab news :)

love the image on the card, it is sooo cute


Amanda xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Huge congratulations Nikki, so very well deserved. You're in demand girl! Hope you have a great weekend away and enjoy your Christmas festivities next week. Hugs, Lainy xx

Mariska said...

Congratulations again Nikki!! I'm so excited to be in the design team with you. I can't wait to see what you create with the new stamps!!


Andrea, said...

Beautiful hanger Nikki, great colours and image, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge.
Congratulations on making the DT, looking forward to seeing your cards

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your exciting news. Your work is awesome and I know they'll love having you aboard.

debby4000 said...

Congratulations and well deserved too. Beautiful hangar for Zoe.

Natalie said...

Congratulations Nikki, I am so pleased for you. I love your hanging card too. x

Sew This N That said...

Congratulations Nikki!
we look forward to seeing your creations next year :0)
Have a wonderful xmas and all the best for 2009!
**Hugs** Heather x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome!!

Rach said...

fabulous hanging Nikki, great idea to use the sticker gift in the hangler girls hand...have fun with the girls next week with all the christmas activities you have planned.
And HUGE congrats on the pink cat studio dt position. will look forward to your creations..
enjoy your weekend. hugs rachxx

Sandra said...

Congratulations Nikki !!!! So more awesome cards to look forward too.


Heidi said...

Congratulation my dear friend I am so happy for you. this is great news.
And the card you have made is so beautiful. Love the colors and the paper.

Hugs and love

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Congratulations Nikki, i'm happy with you :-)))......

Your Card is so wonderful, love the papers and the Martha Stewart Punch. The Image is so cute and great Idea with the present.....


Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats girl, so happy for you, i love Pink Cat. They made a great pick picking you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, looking forward to your fabulous designs and your card here is beautiful as always.

Vicki G said...

YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE Congratulations Nikki!!! I am totally thrilled to be on the team with you. You are SO talented and I am totally excited to work with you to bring Melissa's Images to life!!!

have a wonderful weekend!


Dawn Wheeler said...

Hugeest congrats babe ,i am so thrillied for you xxxxxx
your cards and projects are always so fabulous and brilliant ,well done
hugs Dawnxxxxx

MichelleO said...

Yipeeee! How wonderful Congrats! your stuff rocks so they made a great choice!

Love your hanging, very cute! Have a great Weekend -

Anonymous said...

Waouh !!!! Congratulations Nikki ! I'm so happy for you !! What a great news before Christmas !!
I'm looking forward to your fabulous realizations for this DT.
And the card you have made is very beautiful as always ! I love the colors, the paper and your coloring.
Big hugs ! Have a great day.

Debbie said...

Huge congratulations Nikki I am so pleased for you,Have a fab weekend,Big hugs Debbie x

Lise Roy said...

I am so excited to be on the team with you.
Your cards are gorgeous!

Diane.W. said...

Congratulations Nikki,well deserved :o)x
Luv the new H&S image & what you made with her,so cute.
(Been trying to leave a comment all afternoon,but having internet probs,grrr!!!!!)
Have a luvly weekend :o)x

Kathy said...

Congratulations Nikki!! I cannot wait to see what you create!! Looks like a fabulous team to be a part of!!
Adorable card as well!! I really like that paper and that image is just darling!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Maria said...

Hi Nikki!! Congratulations on being chosen for the PCS DT!! I look forward to getting to know you better. Your work is beautiful. . you do wonders with the images! I can't wait to the see beautiful cards and projects you'll be creating!!


Ila said...

Congratulations Nikki!! they are so lucky to have you!!
The card hanging you made for Zoe is Super Cute!!....Have a Wonderful time with your family!!..Happy Holidays!!...Hugs, Ila

Catherine said...

oh Nikki, congratulations :) and just love the hanging card you make...too cute.

Jodi said...

Nikki, Congratulations to you!! I am so happy to be on the PCS DT with you too! =) Looking forward to lots of fun!
Big Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nikki to have been chosen to join the Pink Cat Studio Design Team!! You always make so gorgeous cards!!
The card you have made for Zoe is wonderful!! The Hanglar image is very cute and i love your colouring!! Has Danni noticed her sticker in the little girl's hand??

Have a great weekend,

Anita said...

Your wall hanging is so cute.

Donalda said...

Oh your hanging is just beautiful dear. You are just so talented. And BIG congrats to you on being chosen for the DT. That is just wonderful news dear

Lilian said...

Congratulations Nikki! What a fab Christmas present!! You make gorgeous work! I have some of their stamps and they're really cute. I would also like to thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate your comments. :) Have a great weekend!

Janna said...

Nikki, Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! I am so honored to be on the same team with you! You are amazingly talented!

Your door hanger is so cute!!! I have that same paper and would never have come up with this in a million years! Hope you don't mind me casing it!

Good luck with everything before Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Tracey said...

Congratulations Nikki! That's very exciting news!! Love your card/hanging too!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow....congratulations Nikki...hope you enjoy the DT!!!
Love your creation for Zoe and what a cute image...I must start to use mine LOL!
Enjoy the panto and have a great weekend.
Carole x

Clare said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the Pink Cat studio Design team! Love, Clare x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Nikki!! Can't wait to see what you create with them!

Jennifer Love said...

Awesome! Congrats! :)

The Country Rose said...

Wow! That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you Nikki and a big congrats to you!

Love your little hanging- so very cute and very sweet :).


Alex said...

WHOOHOOO Nikki - congrats girl!!! That is fabulous!! And, your door hanger is adorable!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Congratulations my friend!!! you're the best!!!
Have a nice sunday with your dad.

Gill said...

wow Nikki, huge congratulations, can't wait to see your new DT work, your hanger is gorgeous, love the little hangler girl
Hope you have a great (busy) week
hugs gill x

Annie said...

Congratulations Nikki! and I love your Hanglar creation. hugs, annie x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Congratulations dear you so deserve this position and I have just won my first Pink Cat stamps cannot wait fir them to arrive nbow I have seen your fabby header. Love this hanging must get my H&S out to play with, have neglected them lately
Hugs Jacqui x

Mel said...

Nikki, Congratulations well deserved. Love the wall hanging, Hanglar stamps are so cute ~ Mel

Jeanette said...

Fantastic news Nikki! Congratulations! I can't wait to see all your new creations with Pink Cat Stamps! Hugs Jeanette

Trina said...

Wow, Congratulations Nikki!! You are sure going to be one busy lady in 2009. I can't wait to see all of your new creations!!
Love the card/hanging you for Zoe!! It is absolutely adorable and I love the hanglar girl!!

eba said...

Congrats on being chosen for the pink cat Design team! Hope you'll have lots of fun :)
Great doorhanging you've made!

DawnMarie said...

Hi Nikki, CONGRATULATIONS!! on your great news, really looking forward to seeing more of the Pink Cat stamps (tut! more stamps to buy). I also love your doorhanger, its gorgeous, and a great gift idea. Look forward to seeing you posting again, hope you and yours have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful Hogmany. Love and Christmas hugs. DawnM.x

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

COngratulations my friend,the stamps are great and you're card for Zoe is perfect i think she love it beautiful colors.
Big hugs Agnesxx

Bev said...

Nikki the hanger is adorable! Your colouring is amazing hun.

Huge congrats on the DT post, it's so well deserved!
hugs Bev x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Huge Congratulations Nikki on becoming a Dt member for the Pink Cat Studio. Cant wait to see your designs you will be busy during 2009 !
Thankyou for the birthday message its fab. Ive had a fantastic weekend away with my family we have all enjoyed ourselves at the seaside.
Have a great day
Love n Hugs
Jill x x

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you in advance "A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

Monique said...

Your card is gorgious !! Congratulations on beeing choosen for the design team :)).

Hugs Moniqeu

Stacey said...

Wow! Thats brilliant news! Well done you, I love Pink Cat stuff - you lucky lady ~x~