Sunday 8 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 21 - Zig Zags

Hi All! Sorry my post is so late today.. You probably know it is Zoe's birthday today so the weekend has been so crazy busy and I can't believe it is already 14:20 and the first time i've got to the computer today!

Our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog is up and Anna is asking us to use zig zags on our cards. I pulled out my Martha Stewart punch for this one but you could always get out your sewing machine.

This cute character is Party Donkey and he's holding accessory stamp single present. I have used part of the sentiment Swingin' Birthday. I just love this character and so fun that you can add different accessories to his hoof to personalise your card for the right occasion. I inked up the Happy part of the sentiment then cut it out using the SU word window punch. I also did the same again for Birthday. I then attached them to a sticky note to pop back into the word punch to cut off the excess to fit the word perfectly. The paper is from the Basic Grey Cupcake collection.

While I was colouring my donkey I popped on over to my friend Michelle's blog to look at all her gorgeous donkey's for inspiration. All though he didn't come out quite the same I picked the chocolate colours to resemble her "Freddie". Edit: ok.. just heard from Michelle and she say's my donkey is more like Jazz or Fanci Pants... lol.

I'm so sorry I haven't been to visit your blogs over the last couple of days but hope to visit you tonight :-)

Right.. must get back to the girls who are now playing Wii Sing it.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!



Ali Watson said...

Stunning card as always Nikki, isn't he fab. Enjoy the singalong!

Natalie said...

Wow, Nikki this is a fab card. x

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear. So love the new images. Still have not gotten any yet.
Tell Zoe Happy Birthday for me dear

Tracey said...

First, I want to wish Zoe a very happy birthday!!!

Second, I gotta say your card is fabulous!! Love that Party Donkey with his present!! Fun pp on this one too!!

Lilian said...

What a cute (and funny) card and beautifully colored as always. The color combo is just fun! Thanks for the great tip on how to separate a sentiment.

Happy birthday to Zoe! Have fun with the kids and the Wii is a great investment! (wink wink!)

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Congratulations with Zoe's birthday, and your card is super!

eba said...

Great card!

Teri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! A bright, fun card .... that just looks great!

Teri xx

daisy said...

hi nikki

happy birthday!!!! to zoe

love the card! looks amazing


Michelle said...

This is adorable, Nikki!! Your coloring is beyond fabulous, & I love that he's holding a present! Have fun with Zoe's party!!

Christine said...

That card is so stinkin cute!!! Wow, you did a fantastic job coloring the donkey. Love it!!!

Justine said...

great card Nikki, say Happy Birthday to Zoe for me will you? Enjoy your day!
Justine x

Anonymous said...

So cute, Nikki! I love your coloring and the colors you chose for you card! Hope Zoe has a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Love this, beautiful as always..

Joey said...

Hiya Nikki, Happy Birthday to your daughter!.xxx

everytime I visit your blog I see another hh stamp I want! your colouring on them is gorgeous. love the colours on this one. joeyxx

Kelly L said...

Another gorgeous creation with beautiful colors, and what a great horse stamp! LoVE IT! Sorry I haven't been around more lately. Work has taken a jump upwards in stature for me, so my spare time is very in-frequent! :) Hugs, Kelly

P.S. -- There is an award for you on my blog ;)

Alex said...

WOW lovely card Nikki. Sounds like you're all having a great weekend :) what with all the celebrating of Zoe's birthday.

Please pop over to my blog when you get time as I've nominated you for a blog award for all the support and time you've given me.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Bye for now,

Alex x

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Fabulous card ,,lovley bright colors a real birthday card.Love this cute donkey.
I hope you have with Zoe a the family a nice birthday and for Zoe a lot of gifts.

Hugs Agnesxx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Zoe hope you had a lovely day.
Nikki stunning card as always hun your colouring is fantastic, great image, fabby papers, brill card, sue.x

Sandra said...

Congratulations with Zoe's birthday. Love the card you made.


Moni said...

Happy birthday to Zoe, and card is gorgeous, love the colouring! Hugs, Moni

CraftyC said...

Love the donkey and amazing colouring as usual. Say Happy Birthday to Zoe from me!

Nana Diana said...

What a beautiful job on your card Nikki!! I love it, what great colouring. Thanks for the tip on using post-its to pop cardstock back in the window punch to make it fit. Would never have thought of that. Hope the girls are having a great time and that tomorrow will be super too. Thinking of you, Diana

sandra_w said...

Happy birthday to Zoe!! Stunning card and your colouring is fab as always!


LORi said...

Cute Card!! Beautiful Coloring!!!


Cindy Haffner said...

He is so fun, awesome job.

MichelleO said...


Second - I can say with some expertise... your donkey is wonderful! He is a little more brown than Freddie.. more like Jazz or Fanci Pants... but gorgeous no matter what!!!

Third - I am dying here... I can't wait to get my order from HH for all of these donkeys, I have been waiting two weeks already.. hope they come soon!

Wonderful card - you know "I" love it!
and thanks for the link!

Vivi Casale said...

Happy Birthday Zoe!!!
and your card is so cute!!
Vivi Casale

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Zoe!!

This is such a fun and sweet card!! Love the colors and the image is adorable!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great card!! I love it!

Teri said...

Happy Birthday Zoe!! Hope you have a fun day!! Nikki, I love your card! This party donkey is so cute and I love the border you used! xo, Teri

Lim said...

Beautiful card Nikki. Gorgeous colors and papers. Love it!


Unknown said...

What a lovely card Nikki, and such lovely colors .. beautiful.

Love Suze

Alex said...

This card is stinkin' adorable Nikki - I love that cute image and the different dps you used are fabulous!! Great card! Happy birthday to Zoe! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Caryn said...

Aw what a cute card. Hope Zoe's had a great day - bet you're pooped now!!

Caryn xxx

Riet said...

wowww Zoe,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Party Donkey is adorable and your card is very cute Nikki!!
I love the papers and the zig zags!!
You must have lots of ribbon because you always have the ribbon which is perfect for each paper!
You have made a great work Nikki!!
The half-terms are finished, the children will go back to school tomorrow!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Tab said...

Hey Nikki, this is one gorge card! Adore the image, my fave of the new release and you have coloured it to perfection.

Wishing Zoe a very Happy Birthday too!

Hugs Tab xxx

Lora said...

Love the donkey. Every time I come to your blog I keep thinking I must get some HH stamps. Don't have any yet:( so I think I will just have to starve the kids so I can buy myself some lol. Only joking but I really badly want some!
Hope Zoe is having a fab birthday.
Hugs Lora x

Annie said...

such a cute image, love the bright colours and the zig zag punced strip. hugs annie x

Stacey said...

I just can't believe how amazingly yummy and cute this card is! Amazing colouring on Jazz/Fanci Pants! ~♥~

Tammi said...

CUTE CUTE!! Your coloring is fantastic! Happy Birthday to Zoe! :)

Danielle said...

Fantastic card Nikki! Your colouring is superb and the image is just perfect. Love all the papers you used too!
Hugs, Danielle

Jodi said...

Another stunning card Nikki!! I love your pretty coloring and wow, you are sooo busy with the party and you still managed to get this card out!! =)
Hugs,Jodi =)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
The donkey is adorable and your coloring is wonderful, always just perfect. Love the beautiful papers too!

Karen x

Kelly Schelske said...

So fabulous Nikki! Fun papers too, it looks awesome!!

Hugs, Kelly

Joy said...

hope you all had a great time for her party! I'm sure all the hard work was well worth it! love your coloring of your donkey! he's just too cute! wonderful card! hope you had a great weekend!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Happy birthday to Zoe. I am so sorry i missed it. Hope you had a fabulous day hunny with lots of lovely cards and presents. Im sure you were spoilt rotten by your friends and family.
Nikki, what a gorgeous card hunny, i absolutely love this image, what an adorable donkey!!! and your papers colouring and layout are as stunning as always. Hope you had a good weekend, and have a good week! hugs Linda x

Sinikka said...

Hope Zoe had a great Birthday.
Fab card with a cute image. Perfect coloration as always.
Hugs Sinikka

ella bella said...

fab card the image is so cute and i love the bright papers.
hope you had a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, the donkey is adorable and I love layout and bright fun papers.
Belated birthday wishes to Zoe, I hope she had a great day! Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow hun this is just so stunning lobve the brilliant colours and that cute image. Hope Zoe enjoys her day
Hugs jacqui xx

angeljakki said...

Nikki Dude this is great. The colours and the your colouring is awesome x x x

Anonymous said...

Awww what a fab donkey xx Sorry I have not commented recently, have got sooo behind xx

Katy said...

Fab card love the colouring Nikki :)


Chris said...

Fantastic card Nikki! I really love the donkey and your colouring is amazing, love your shading and your clever idea with the sentiment. Hugs, Chris x

Swaantje said...

what a cute card
Your coloring is wonderful.
The card is perfect..


Anonymous said...

Oh I just love this card! I love your coloring and the fun bright DP really make this card pop! I hope Zoe had a wonderful birthday!

Tara said...

I just sit admiring your colouring Nikki - you really are an expert. Your images have so much dimension through the light and shade you create - brilliant!
Hope Zoe had a wonderful day!! xx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

First of all, congratulations for Zoe's birthday!! (don't have a computer at home so I had to wait untill today). Did she (you all)have a nice day?

Like your card, such a funny image. Great papers and great colouring!

Hugs, Renata

Paula said...

Happy birthday Zoe. Nikki the card is so beautiful and i like the stamp very much. Love Paula.

The Country Rose said...

Awwww, he is soooo cute! The balloon background paper is the perfect backdrop for him :).


Linda . J said...

Hi Nikki Beautiful card and that image soooo cute.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

wonderful card, i love it.
hugs nadine

Debbie said...

This card is so cute Nikki The colours are gorgeous, Hugs Debbie x

Murielle said...

Your card is so pretty, Nikki.
Love the colors and the papers., and your coloring is beautiful.
The details are fabulous.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Marcea said...

This is fantastic Nikki, love how you have added the present to his hoof. Great colouring and brill papers. Hope Zoe had a great day hun

Nixe-Moni said...

What a stunning and so cute card Nikki! Love the bright colours and your fantastic colouring.

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Beautiful card as always Nikki. Love the design and the colour combo.
Hope Zoe had a great day
Jill x x

Janna said...

OMG Nikki!! This is the cutest card ever!! I just love the way you colored in your donkey and the layout is fantastic! Those buttons really set off the card! Great job too on the zig zag punch. That is one of my favorites! Adds so much character!

Hope Zoe had a good birthday!


Renee said...

Very very cute! I love your coloring!

Vicki G said...

What a cutie! Love this image and your card~!



Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Nikki, great job colouirng the donkey!
Hope Zoe had a great birthday.
Carole x

Heather Schlatter said...


This card is adorable, and I love your layout and your coloring!!! The DSP is great too!!!

Love the bright red brads and the ribbon!!!


Tanya said...

Oh how fun!

Ila said...

Wow....This is Fantastic!...I love the way you colored this donkey...again your papers and colors are Wonderful!!..I've been gone all weekend...I can't believe I missed so many Fabulous cards!!...Hugs, Ila

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card again ! And your stamp is so cute and your coloring perfect as always !
Big hugs !

Kathy said...

Another beauty Nikki! I also love this image! I am really afraid to go to the HH site because I will spend all my money there! (LOL) Wow the images are just so cute! AND your coloring is just amazing. I hope Zoe had a great day! :)Kathy

Bev said...

Gorgeous card, the colours you have used are beautiful Nikki and the image is just fab!! ! x

jjcreations said...

Oh my, he's too cute for words.

COCO said...

whoooooooah !!!! Nikki this card is very perfect !!!! super stamp and GorgEOUS coloring !!!!!!!
hugs coco