Sunday 25 January 2009

High Hopes Challenge 15 - Hearts!

Today we have a great challenge for you at the High Hopes blog and Janette is asking us to make a card or project incorporating hearts somewhere. A perfect challenge to make your loved one a Valentines card! Don't forget that each week if you join our challenge you have a chance of winning a yummy High Hopes stamp and sentiment!

I've kept my card very simple this week and had fun playing with my nestabilites. As you can see I haven't gone for traditional valentines colours as I was influenced by these bright wooden hearts which I found in Hobby Craft.

Don't you just love Kissy Face Frog puckering up ready and waiting for her smacker! I just love the fun "Not a Geek" sentiment which I've stamped on the inside.

back view of my card

Before I go I just wanted to thank Katy for the above award. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

Have a great Sunday!


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Kissy Face Frog, "Kiss Me" sentiment and "Not a Geek" sentiment.
Ink: Momento
Papers: Me & My Big Ideas - Sunshine
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Ribbon and wooden hearts
Equipment: Wizard, labels one nestabilites, Square nesabilities, Scalloped circle nestabilities, SU Corner rounder


Anonymous said...

This is so darling!! I love these wonderful colors and the great shapes!!
hugs, Jami

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki how cute is this, wonderful Idea with the Nestabilites Layout. The Frog looks so cute and the coloring is brilliant as always. Love it.....


Anonymous said...

oooo this made me giggle Nikki :)
Have a fab Sunday!
Hugs, Marlene x

Katy said...

Fab card Nikk, love the bright colours, the image and sentiment are just fantastic!

Thanks for all your lovely comments


Cindy Haffner said...

Bright, Happy and adorable.

Maria said...

Oh my gosh that kissy face image is so darn cute! Makes you just want to kiss it! Wait a minute, it's a frog! I'll pass! LOL! But another frog may want to kiss it!

Awesome job coloring the image and love the colors of your card!!


Janna said...

This is just too, too funny!! I laughed out loud when I read the sentiment on the inside! Of course the coloring is gorgeous and I love the color combo! I will have to try to find those hearts because they are just too, too cool! And of course I love the shape of your card!! You always come up with the most amazing ideas!! I love everything about this card!


jacque4u2c said...

I just love the vibrate colors - just beautiful!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute Nikki, love the bright colors and check out those lips!! Love it!!

Hugs, K

Heidi said...

Nikki- how bright is that! I love it and those hearts are adorable? Did you paint those wooden hearts? If so- those are sweeeeet girl!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my goodness gracious! I feel that I just simply HAVE to have that kissy faced frog!!! How ADORABLE!!!!! Love your card Nikki!

Heather "Hev" said...

How adorable :)

Love the saying - but I think geek should be freak ;)

ella bella said...

what a fabulous card Nikki i just love that image and the fabulous sentiment, it really made me laugh. great colours to!!! Love it :)
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

wow!!! you're card is fantastic Nikki,the stamp is so funny!!!!
I like the wooden hearts too!!!
Have a great sunday my friend

Natalie said...

Nikki this is gorgeous. I love the colours and great HH image, the verse is great too. x

ribenaruby said...

What a brilliant, vibrant creation. love the orange! Fun sentiment too!

Hannah said...

wow Nikki fab card i love it. the image is lush and the papers are just brilliant.
love the poem in on the card.
big hugs hannahxx

Tammi said...

Thanks for the smile, this is fun and adorable!

Unknown said...

wow nikki, what a funny card and so colourful ... looks so amazing.
i wish you a nice sunday.
hugs, bea

Alex said...


I would like to let you know that I've awarded you The Marie Antoinette Award as your blog inspires me. Please click on my name to collect the award.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Waauw, what a beuatiful Card.
Hugs, Jacqueline.

Gill said...

Fabulous card Nikki, lovin the non traditional colours, the cute frog and sentiment really makes me laugh
have a lovely day
hugs Gill x

freaky said...

hello Nikki, this is so a sweetie!! I love it!!
Please have a look on my blog, I have something for you :-)

hugs, Nicole

Anonymous said...

Waouhh Nikki!! Your card is just adorable!! I just love the cute frog and the bright colours!!
I love also square nestabilities!!
Congrats Nikki for your award!!
I love your wonderful creations and your fab work, so I have a surprise for you!! Go and see on my blog!!
Today in France it's sunny!! This afternoon we will go for a walk!!
Have a great sunday,
Big hugs to all of you,

Jodi said...

Cute cute card!! I love the simplicity of it. =) Cute froggie too!

Marja Sch said...

So sweet and cute. I would like to kiss him. So lovely with this label 1 nestabilities. Love Marja

Mariska said...

This is brilliant Nikki!! Love the bright colours and the cute frog and how you coloured it and that sentiment!!!! Love this!!


Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a wonderful card Nikki i love this cute frog. Its a lovely and bright card, just what you need on such a wet and dreary day!! hugs Linda x

Justine said...

Wow Nikki, you never cease to amaze!! how cute is that froggie!!!

I've left you a little something on my blog..

Hugs Justine x x

Donalda said...

Oh how adorable dear. I just love the bright colors you have used dear. Your frog is just so kissable!!!!!! lol Beautiful dear

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh Nikki! This is just too sweet! I love that! I must pull out my High Hopes stamps! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

eba said...

What a cutie cute frog! Love the sentiment :D :D
If you're interested, there's a photo challenge for you in my blog... :)

Have a great day!

The Country Rose said...

Nikki you are the queen of bright and cheerful cards, lol! Your cards always make me smile and this one is no exception. That little frog is too, too cute!


Pop's Cards said...

This is such a fun card lol, that little frog looks really cute, love the choice of colours you have chosen, hugs pops x x x

cats whiskers said...

How stunning is that misture of green and orange its just so fizzy hun and that cute frog I have just given him a kiss on my screen
big hugs
Jacqui x

scotspanda said...

awwww how cute, love the funky colours too :o)


Amanda xx

Rach said...

fabulous card Nikki, great zingy colours. hugs rachxx

Marcea said...

absolutely brilliant, had me smiling straight away. Really fab hearts too - what a find!!!

Janette said...

this is just adorable!! I love the non-traditional colors and the sentiment is just a hoot. Great job with the challenge.

Anja's weblog said...

A cute and fabulous card. I like cards with hearts. I am working on a card for this challenge too:))


Line said...

Nikki, this card is just too cute! Love the bright colours and the sentiment is so funny:)

I have a fun challenge for you in my blog, hope you're up for it:)

Hugs, Line

Heidi said...

This is sooooo cute and funny Nikki. Love the green color.
Its a photo challenge for you in my blog

Hugs and love

Elizabeth said...

Very cute!

Tracey said...

Love this card Nikki! The colours are fantastic together! xx

Beth said...

This is sooooo cute! I love the cute frog and Nestie frames too!
I've tagged you by the way! Details are on my blog! xx

Anonymous said...

Really funny card Nikki...great image and I love the zingy papers and wooden hearts.
Have a good week.
Carole x

Renee said...

This is just the cutest card and the colors...oh so gorgeous!

Lilian said...

Love the shape if this cute card! It's really different :) Have a great day!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley adorable card, Nikki.
Love how you colored him...those lips are too cute! Wonderful vibrant colors too.

Karen x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the cute kissy frog (reminds me a bit of my son Jack when he puckers up !)Love the zesty fresh colours and the nesties look fab.
Jill x x

Bubbles said...

I love have you have shaped the card with these fab nesties, great bright colour scheme, the frog is such a fun image and the sentiment is great!
JOanne x

Joey said...

Hi Nikki, this is fabulous, I love the shape colours and such a cute image, never thought i'd say that about a frog! lol. joey xxx

Stacey said...

Brilliant! love the funky card shape, really original. Loving the lips on your gorgeous froggy! ~x~

Ying Pang, said...

your card is so cute Nikki, i specially love the shape for your card and your coloring is perfect!!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Stunning card ,fabulous colours so zingy ,love it beautiful colouring as always ,Hugs Dawnxx

Tara said...

Brill card Nikki! I think this is perfect to give to a hubster for Valentine's Day, made me chuckle!! xx

Mel said...

Nikki, this is such a happy, fun card, love it ~ Mel x

COCO said...

OH VERY FUNNY CARD !!!! and nice colors !!!!!
hugs coco

amanda stokes said...

this is a fab card fun!just love it.hugs amanda xx

Georgia said...

This is fantastic - you make such nice cards! I love it!
Georgia xxx

Suzanne said...

Great card, Nikki. I have left you an award on my blog

Suzanne x

Enfys said...

Wow Nikki, it's a while since I have been able to pop over, and there is all this gorgeousness going on here! This card is amazing, love the little frog and the sentiment is hilarious.

Deb said...

It is so cute Nikki, love the shape and the verse is hilarious!

Andrea, said...

Fab card Nikki, love the bright colours and perfect with the image

Chris said...

Fantastic card Nikki, Kissyface cracked me up and so did that brilliant sentiment. Love those hearts, absolutely gorgeous, I just got some brightly coloured buttons in HC last week and I must use them LOL. Fabulouse design witht he nesties and wonderful bright colours. Chris x

Heather Schlatter said...

So So Cute Nikki!!!

I love the bright colors, and the way you made the card with the fold at the top of the label die cut!!!

I have been thinkig of doing this all day!!!

I love the textured card stock, and the DSP!!!

And the sentiment made me laugh out loud literally!!!

Great Card Nikki!!!


Nixe-Moni said...

Wow Nikki, this is just sooo super cute. I love the great colours and of course your perfect colouring.
Big Hugs

Bev said...

Nikki this is brilliant hun - LOVE the non trad colours, the sentiment is priceless!

hugs Bev x

Becky Carafa said...

This is so cute! Love the colors, and that sentiment is hysterical!

Unknown said...

Oh my.... Can`t believe how cute this frog is, and the text is hilarious! LOL!!!

Great fresh colors, and Love the shape of this card!!!

Can you believe, I have this nestabilities and I blew my cuttlebug up first time I tried it, I just to much power, not knowing how to stack....!!! Grrr....
But I`ve orded a new cuttlebug, and can`t wait to start using these shapes...carefully!!!

Thanks for great inspirations!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card again Nikki !! I love the bright colours and the frog is so cute !!
I love your creations !
Very great work !
Big Hugs !