Sunday 7 December 2008

High Hopes Challenge 11 - Flower Power!

For our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog we would like to see flowers on your card. This doesn't have to be just blooms.. maybe flowery paper or flower embellishments.

For my card today I have used the stamps from this months Project of the Month. The stamp combo this month features some of our feathered friends, accessories and a wonderful sentiment just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

Edit: Ha ha.. I can see from my comments that some of my visitors think i'm crazy working on Valentines.... but hey.. it's only 9 weeks away!! Don't forget these POTM stamps would also be perfect for Anniversary cards by swapping out the Happy Valentines for Happy Anniversary!!

The regular price for this set would be $39.40 Canadian mounted but for the month of December you can purchase them on sale for $29.55 CDN mounted, $14.80 unmounted or $22.15 on cling foam - which is 25% off!!! What a bargain!!

My 8 year old daughter Zoe has also made a Christmas card for her teacher for this challenge. You can see her card here on her blog.

Hope you get some time to play and this will be our last challenge now before Christmas. We will be returning on 4th January.

Have a great Sunday!



Lim said...

Wow Nikki, gorgeous card and amazing coloring. I love these new stamps from HH.


Anonymous said...

Beuatiful colours and a beautiful card!

Diane.W. said...

Hi Nikki! Gorgeous card & so cheerful :o)x

Rina said...

Oh how beautiful Nikki. I love the coloring, the color combo is great!

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Hi Nikki, youre coloring is fabulous,beautiful card and sweet images.Big hugs to you and you're family.Have nice sunday!!!
Love Agnesxx

ribenaruby said...

Great images, gorgeous creation!

tessa said...

really beautifull card!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning card, love these little birds, so sweet, HUgs pops x x x

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki this is so cute and adorable.The Image is so sweet. Love the Flowers so much, and your coloring is briliant as always........


Chrissie said...

Great card Nikki, such a sweet image too. But Valentine's Day??!! I'm still working toward Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Super card Nikki, wonderful colouring, gosh, you're so in advance of Valentine's Day!
Carole x

Marcea said...

Beautiful card and incredible colouring. I love these stamps - might have to treat myself

Chris said...

A beautiful card Nikki! The little birds are so cute and your colouring is superb. Love the colour scheme and those gorgeous flowers. I was wondering if you have a hot line to High Hopes as I've tried emailing about the Forest Santa prize I won a couple of weeks ago and I can't seem to get a reply, I'll be so grateful if you have a moment to see what's happening. Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left for me and hope you're having a lovely weekend. Chris xx

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Great card Nikki, love the little birdies they have such cute faces.Coloured to perfection as always.
I cant say anything about making cards in advance as i have already made my mums mothers day card !
Hope your having a great Sunday
Jill x x

Donalda said...

Oh this is just so darling dear. I so love your coloring hon and I don't think it is ever to early to get started on the next holiday. Beautiful dear

Annie said...

fabulous colouring on the cute little birds and their nest in the tree. Although I'm getting tired of making Christmas cards, I can't quite get my head around Valentine's just yet! hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

Oh how gorgeous! and fabulous colours!
Those flowers look good enough to eat!!
Big hugs,
Marlene x

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely birdies. Your coloring is so nice. Hugs Marja

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, fun, love your coloring.

Bev said...

Love it! What darling images and once again your colouring is just amazing Nikki.

hugs Bev x

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning Nikki. I really love the images and your coloring. The birds are so sweet. And the flowers are so beautiful together with the rest. Great work

Hugs from

maxine said...

A beautiful card.

Karen said...

What a great set Nikki and beautiful card - I love these little birdies.

Karen x

Justine said...

wonderful card as always Nikki!!! thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card you sent me....very sweet of you! Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs Justine x x

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

gorgeous card.
I love the little birdies and the way you've coloured them.
Great papers and flowers too.

Hope you all had fun at the fair yesterday.

xoxo karin

eba said...

Awww, that was so cute! Great to see something other than Christmas cards for once... ;)
Well, I have learned that you can never be too early making a card for an occation, so well done on being early w. valentine! ;)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Nikki!! This couple of birds is adorable and your colouring is fabulous!! Love also the flowers!!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute, Nikki! I love the extra option with turning the branch like that. Great colors, too!

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Nikki love your colouring and those gorgeous flowers thanks for reminding me about Valentines lol!!!
Lets get christmas over. Hugs to you all
Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so sweet Nikki, I love the image and as always your colouring is wonderful

6 wacky women said...

Soooo pretty, Nikki.
Your coloring is awesome and the soft colors are perfect. Very clever how you turned the branch. I love it!
Karen x

Dawn Wheeler said...

Stunning card ,fabulous coouring and image ,brilliant as always
hugs Dawnxxx

The Country Rose said...

Awww! What a sweet card! Hope you have a great week!!


Heidi said...

This is a sweet card, but I am laughing at Vday being only 9 weeks away. I wish I was ready for christmas.
also, your kitty is so sweet there sleepingw/ his stocking.

Ila said...

I love this card Niki!! the colors, coloring and layout is Beautiful!!.Hugs, Ila

angeljakki said...

Such a lovley card and your colouring is perfect, as always x x x

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Nikkie, your colouring looks fabulous on these little birdies
hope you had a great weekend
hugs gill x

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki!
your card is great!!! those little birds are so cute!!
Have a nice day!

Mel said...

This is such a sweet card, love it! I'm thinking about Valentines too, you can never be too organised ~ Mel x

Tara said...

Nikki this is beautiful, I think it's so refreshing to see a non-Christmas card at this time of year! xx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki, Your colouring of these cute little birds is Amazing, Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

nikki so sweet images and wonderful colouring !!!!!!!!!!!! love your card ;-)
hugs tina46 xxx

DawnMarie said...

Just beautiful Nikki, and a great idea too, never thought of sending a valentine to friends who are couples, need to get those stamps lol. Hugs always DawnM.x

Renee said...

So so cute! You did a wonderful job!


Alex said...

Such a happy, adorable card - I love this Nikki!!! I love the coloring, girl, it looks fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Murielle said...

Very lovely card, Nikki!!!
I love your scene, fantastic colouring.
Big hugs my friend.

Marlou McAlees said...

this is adorable!!! love these birdies :) xx

MichelleO said...

Wow your coloring really pops on this one! It is gorgeous as always! Love the birds wing coming off the edge -
LOVE it!

Catherine said...

very cute, Nikki :)

Kristine said...

Awww...LOVE the birdies!! Your coloring just amazes me all the time. It's wonderful! :) Tell the girls HI from us. Sorry my girls haven't been participating in the kids challenges lately. Hopefully we can get back into that soon. Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,
Your card is so beautiful !!! I love your papers, the sweet image with the little birds and your coloring so perfect !! Very great work !
Have nice day!!!

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

what a Gorgeus cards. Love the stamps and your coloring.


Janna said...

I always love coming to your blog and casing all of your ideas!! You have such a gorgeous coloring technique!! I always learn so much from you!

Happy Holidays,

Jami said...

Gorgeous!! I love the shading on those leaves!! Good for you for working on Valentines cards...Ack, I'm still working on Christmas!
hugs, Jami

freaky said...

Oh my god, so a lovely card!! I love your projects. I add you to my blog, I hope this is ok?

big hugs and a happy new year!!