Friday 30 January 2009

LOVE My Pink Cat Stamps!

Remember a couple of day ago I told you about the LOVE My Pink Cat Stamps – DT Challenge hosted by my DT pal Janna Hull.

Here are the full details from Janna:

Challenge Description:
Since Valentine's Day is coming up fast, I have a LOVE themed Challenge for you! But this isn't any old love themed challenge, this is a special one! My challenge for you is to create a card or project with at least four elements (you can have more if you would like), but four of your elements have to spell LOVE. For example, you can use Layers, Ovals, Violet, and Embellishments; see spells LOVE. Or you could use Lily, Owls, Very pretty sequins and Emerald brads. Spells LOVE. The possibilities are endless and yes, V can stand for very! Just remember that four of your elements must spell LOVE. Have Fun, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Date the challenge ends:
Tuesday February 10th, 5 pm EST


A Pink Cat Studio stamp must be used as the main stamp on the card or project. It is okay to use stamps from other companies as well. Your entry can be a card or any type of 3D project.

To be eligible for the prize you must upload your card before the deadline to your PaperCraftPlanet gallery and include the tag PCSDTC1. You may enter only 1 project for this challenge.

If you have questions about this challenge, please post them in the challenge discussion thread in the Pink Cat Studio group on Paper Craft Planet. Here is a link to the group:


On February 11th, a winner will be chosen by a random draw from all of the challenge participants. The winner will receive a grab bag of Pink Cat Studio stamps. The winner will be announced in the PCP challenge discussion thread and on the Pink Cat Studio blog. Some cards from the challenge will be displayed on the PCS blog and all entries will go into the PCP gallery.

I have made a photo card for this challenge. I would like to thank Donna (Atty) for giving me this idea as I see a fabulous photo card she had made over at her Christmas Challenge blog which she runs with her friend Barb.

So the elements for my card are :

Lily with Billy from the new Sweethearts stamps
Embellishments or Eeek I could have found a better photo! lol (see below). I can't believe that I have 7 years of photographs on our computer and not one photo of hubbie and I together on our own! The nearest I found had Mickey Mouse with us - suppose I could have tried and Photoshopped him out! I scanned this one which was taken in Seaworld from our holiday last year - hence the screwed up faces!

The gorgeous papers are Basis Grey Bittersweet and beautiful Hydrangea Prima flowers are from Roses on Paper.

Before I go I would like to thank Katy for the above award. Thank you sweetie and you have spoilt me this week!

Have a great Friday!



Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nikki!! I love it!! xxx

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic idea Nikki, and those gorgeous images look so good on there. The papers and colours are just perfect, I just adore it
Hugs Jacqui x

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just beautiful!! Such a lovely couple you two are. Love the layout dear just beautiful

Kristine said...

Aaack, what an awesome valentine, Nikki!! I'm so flabergasted at this beautiful creation of yours. I ♥ those papers so much, and Lily and Billy are so perfect on here--especially with those heart borders. LOVE IT! =)

Jeanette said...

Fantastic project Nikki. Love those flowers! Hugs Jeanette

The Country Rose said...

Love the photo! What a great picture of you and your hubby! Also love your photo card Nikki. Thanks so much for doing Donna's challenge :).


Janna said...

Nikki this is the coolest idea ever!!!!! I love that you created a photo frame and I think the picture is cute!! Lily and Billy are colored so beautifully and the layout is just amazing!! You are so creative!!


Jodi said...

Great idea! I love that! So perfect for Valentine's Day!
Big Hugs, Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this, Nikki! It is so adorable!

Cindy Haffner said...


Sinikka said...

Hi Nikki,
What a LOVEly card. Cute stamps, like the girl ( now I mean the stamp, but like you too :-D)
I guess that the photoframe is a left over from a nesti. I ordered one and it will be the first of many.
HUgs and have a splendend wwekend

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so fabulous Nikki!! Love it!!

Hugs, Kelly

Anonymous said...

So super gorgeous Nikki :)
Love the pic in it.. just fab!

Hugs and have a great day!

Marlene xx

Dawny P said...

This is fabulous Nikki - what a great idea xxx Love your photies as well xxx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, love it with the photo in!


Amanda xx

Linda . J said...

Beautiful creations and the colours are great, just love those stamps of yours. Linda

Michele Roos said...

WOW gorgeous card. What a fantastic idea. I've got a little something on my blog for you. Michele x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

How sweet is this!!!! Love it Nikki, great idea.

Hugs, Renata

Andrea said...

Wow Nikki this is so beautiful!

Bev said...

What an amazing creation Nikki - it's fabulous. So much beautiful detail. Great pic too.

hugs Bev x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Lovely card! I love how it is like a frame and what a fab pic! Have a great weekend!
Judy xx

Tara said...

So much work has gone into this Nikki and I love it! Fab idea for the challenge too, spelling out 'love'! xx

Deb said...

what a gorgeous frame, I love it, great gift idea for Valentines! Hope you have a great weekend!

Atty said...

WOW Nikki your card is just awesome. What a cute couple you guys are. All the elements in the card are wonderful.
Thanks so much for using my sketch and giving The Chistmas Blog a plug. Barb works very hard at keeping our blogs looking great.

Debbie said...

This is absolutley gorgous Nikki, Hugs Debbie x

MichelleO said...

Beautiful! Love that punch, and those images are perfect! Very practical card, that is just adorable

Georgia said...

This is really pretty Nikki, I love the heart bordering along the bottom!
Hugs, Georgia xx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous idea, Nikki.
Your card is just gorgeous. I love this layout/frame and your fab coloring and details. Great pic too!

Karen x

CraftyC said...

Your frame is gorgeous Nikki and very romantic, a great piece and a real eye catcher!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

WOW! What a fabulous card!
Zee x

Monique said...

What a beautiful card! I love it!

xx Monique

Natalie said...

Nikki this is stunning. I love the layout, papers and gorgeous PCS stamps. x

ella bella said...

this is gorgeous Nikki love all the detail and the cute stamps. Lovely pic to :)
Tracy x

Heather Schlatter said...


I adore your Photo Holder Card so very talented you are, and your creations drop my jaw to the floor every day!!!!

You are such a sweet heart with your comments too!!!!

I love this Nikki, and now I must go find that punch somewhere!!!

I love your photo card and Lily and Billy are the cutest too!!



Joy said...

great job on this cute frame/card! the colors...the way you used L.O.V.E. the flowers, stamps and layout is so cute! love that heart border too! hope you have a great weekend!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, what a Stunning creation with wonderful colors and Details. Love the new Valentine Punch so much........


Have a nice weekend :-)))

Janette said...

I just LOVE this frame Nikki! Beautiful stamping and love the images you used and the border punch

Nana Diana said...

Nikki, this is just fabulous. I love it and such a cute picture of you and hubby. Love the lace heart border. I've never seen that one, but I NEED it!!

Catherine said...

Just gorgeous, Nikki!

Maria said...

Wow, Nikki! You did a beautiful job with the challenge!! You rock, girl!! Love all the flowers, the images, and most of all the beautiful picture of you and your husband.

I have the same problem, I don't have a recent photo of me and my husband without someone else in it or that the picture turned out so bad, it's embarrassing. LOL!!

Awesome job with your card. . .as always!


Ying Pang, said...

LOVE your creations, you are talented, my dear!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Nikki...beautiful layout and accents. Your pictures are wonderful...what a handsome couple you and your husband are!!!
Have a nice weekend.
Carole x

Justine said...

Wow Nikki!!!! I love this design!! those papers are gorgeous!!
Have a fab weekend!
Justine x

Nicci said...

Aww, your cards are so cute!

Debbie said...

This is just fabulous Nikki, I love your photo card! the design is brilliant and the Lily and Billy images are perfect for this project. Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Angel Billy and Lily were perfect for this card which is marvellous!!
One more time you have made a gorgeous work!!
I love the papers, the lace heart border and the flowers!!
The image of Gary and you is adorable!!
Today it was cold but sunny so Corentin played outside with his skate-board and Honorine with her rollers with their friends.
Have a great weekend my friend,
Big hugs to Zoe, Danni, Gary and you,

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! This is awwesome!! I love the photo card idea. This design may be something to use for my Christmas cards next year!!

Mariska said...

Oh Nikki, this is so precious. I love the Bittersweet papers, the gorgeous flowers, of course I love Billy and Lilly and I don't think that picture is so bad at all. Gorgeous work sweetie... but getting used to that :). Have a great weekend!!!


tracie said...

Oh wow Nikki this is gorgoeus, love the idea and fabulous stamp - great pic of you and hubbie too.
Have a great weekend hun
Tracie :)x

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! what an Amazing project Nikki!! I love the way you made this photo card...Beautiful!! and the photo of you and your hubby is Wonderful!!....I will have to make one of these for my Mom...she would love it!!....Hugs, Ila

Karin said...

Hi dear,

what a beautifull photo card.
I love the idea. I need to redorate a wall on the girls bedroom and mayby I could make a few of these photocards to decorate it.
Love the picture of you and Gary.

Big Hugs,
xoxo karin

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous project - & a great piccie too :) xxx

Heidi said...

WOW and WOW again Nikki this is soooo wonderful. What a great idea. You are so clever my dear friend

Hugs and love

Katy said...

My pleasure Nikki your blog has been an inspiration to me :)

Love this card the stamps are so cute


Chris said...

Fantastic Nikki, this is such a great way to show off your gorgeous photograph. Love the images, papers and embellishments and of course your beautiful colouring. Such a great idea and the sentiment is perfect, all very romantic. Chris x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are so CREATIVE Nikki!! Love your card. The E could have been embossing too (dry embossing)hee! hee! What a fun challenge!!

Great picture and frame!!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful, love the papers and colours and those stamps are fab

Stacey said...

Absolutely brilliant Nikki - i love it! The papers are wonderful and I really like the way the little Lily and Billy peak over. Fab layout too. don't you two look perfect together?! great card, thanks for sharing! ~x~

Becky Carafa said...

What a great idea! Nice work on the challenge!

Kim said...

Love these cards Nikki. I have won a MS arch lattice punch on ebay and have bid on the valentines lace one too, couldn't wait til our trip to Florida in 10 weeks!! It looks so pretty. Hope you are all well, the girls look like they are having a ball in the snow, mine did too and they are much older!!!

angeljakki said...

This is sooooooooo cute, I love it totally gorgeous x x x

Anonymous said...

Very good idea !! The picture of you and your husband is so lovely ! And I love the colors, your papers, and the flowers !
Very great work !
Big hugs !

Lise Roy said...

This is so gorgeous!!
Love it!!
You are so creative, Nikki!!!!