Friday 3 April 2009

Mariska's Card Challenge and Friday Sketchers

Mariska has a challenge for us over at the Pink Cat Studio blog and is asking us to make either a Birthday or Baby card and then to use either layers, stitches or both on our cards. Everyone who enters her challenge will be in with the chance to win a grab bag of Pink Cat Studio stamps.

As you can see I have gone for the Baby card option. I have used layers and hand stitched the corners. I used the great sketch designed by my friend Heidi for Friday Sketchers challenge.

This cute little baby is from the Sweet Pea Plate 2 set. Even though my card has a baby on it I think with the sentiment I created in word it could easily be used to send to a friend just to say "hi".

The bright papers are Brenda Walton's Speciality for K&Company and I have paper pieced the petals and plant pot. I didn't stick the top petals flat to my card so I could gently curl them inwards slightly for a little dimension. The cute fimo butterfly button is from my friend Stephanie. Thank you Stephanie, you know how much I love your little buttons! The ladybug embellishments are buttons which have had the backs removed. Image coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

My 3 year old Danni asked me to show you a tag she had made for an Easter Egg she took in for her teacher today. The image she chose is High Hopes Bunny with Gift and sentiment Happy Easter. I don't think it will be long and she will be asking for her own blog like her big sister! I know i'm biased but I think her colouring is so neat for her age.

Hope you have a great weekend and lets just hope the sun continues to shine!

Big Hugs,


Danni said...

Oh this is so cute! Love the buttons and the flowers and all of it!! Cute, cute and cute!
And tell Danni that this Danni thinks she did a wonderful job on her tag!

ella bella said...

Nikki your card is gorgeous, i love the bright colours and fabulous image. the layout looks really good to.
Danni's tag is so cute she has done a fabulous job and i agree her colouring is very neat, its beautiful, she def needs her own blog :)
Tracy x

Kit said...

such a cute card :o)
love those ladybug buttons

Gagaie said...

Danni did a beautiful easter's tag. Well done !
Your springtime's card is cute and the baby is adorable.



DawnMarie said...

Just so cute Nikki, I love the buttons. Wow, Danni has a talent, her colouring is fantastic for her age. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
I have seen you can't wait for using my little button!!!
your card is wonderful!!!
I've received your mail today !!! Thanks for all my dear!!! your card is fantastic,I love it!!!
Your little daughter has made a great tag,congratulations little one...
Big Hugs and kisses

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute, cute, I love all the details.

Anonymous said...

Love your card. Yummy colors and Danni did a fabulous job on the tag. Tell her SUPER JOB!!!

Michelle Alejandro said...

So sweet, love both of these designs. The baby in the flower pot is so cute!

Anonymous said...

fantastic Nikki, love the bright colours hun. And Danni well what a little superstar you have, she is awesome at colouring.. and only 3!!!
tell her well done from me.
have a great weekend. hugs rachxx

Jodi said...

Very cute! Love the bright colors and embellishments. Your daughter is so talented, she colors very very well for her age!!
Jodi =)

Sharon Caudle said...

Ok, first, If I gave my 3 year old grandson a picture like this to color, it would be a mess! LOL! So please tell Danni that she has definitely inherited her mom's wonderful talent!

LOVE your card! You keep tempting me with that stamp set! :) I'm trying soooo hard to resist and you are NOT helping! Stop it! LOL! Love all your wonderful details! Fabulous card!

Tammi said...

Wow your girls are so amazingly talented, just like their mom...sweet tag, she did a wonderful job coloring it. And I love the bright colors and paper piecing on yours, adorable Nikki!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, what a lovely image! Danni's tag is just have two talented daughters LOL.
Have a nice weekend.
Carole x

Tracey said...

Love your card Nikki!! And Danni's tag is adorable!! xx

Cathy said...

This is so cute!! I love the colors and buttons!!

Your daughter's tag is so cute!!

Hugs, Cathy

jjcreations said...

Wonderful - definately a sunshiney bright card - love it.

Becky Carafa said...

wow, Nikki, this is so bright cheery and fun! Love it!

Christine Riley said...

What a cute, birght, cheery card, love it! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh such a cute card Nikki!!

Danni's coloring is awesome..Landon's...not anywhere as neat as that although he is getting better!!

Hugs, Kelly

Joy said...

very cute card for that challenge! you do such wonderful work with the coloring, layout and embellishments! great job on the coloring of the tag Danni! you did such a pretty job! way to go! have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card.. so bright and colourful.

Ying Pang, said...

your card is too beautiful and Danni is so talented, her coloring is amazed! hugs,ying

angeljakki said...

What a cutie pie.
Great colouring.
Danni tags is adorable,
not long before she will need her own blog x x x

Those letters are the SU Billboard cutter

Moni said...

Fab cards, love them! Hugs, Moni

Riet said...

what a beautiful cards and box Nikki,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Mariska said...

I love your card sweetie!! The colours are so bright and lovely, the hello sunshine sentiment fits perfectly, and love your paper piecing!! And as for Danni's tag... it's stunning Danni! I can't believe you are only three years old, your mum must be mistaking, you have to be at least four to colour like that!! It's just gorgeous sweetie!!

Have a great weekend Nikki!!


Anne said...

just sooo cute, really love this little baby, the cute little beely button!!! Would love these images, what a pity they are'nt available as a download, I would definitely purchase, I live in Ireland so its a bit of a mission to get stamps this far, downloads are great! Lovely card, great layout and colours.

anne :)

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card Nikki, luv the colours, such a cute image, brill card. Luv the tag Danni has done brill colouring, takes after mum i see, sue.x

Anonymous said...

Super gorgeous Nikki, love the bright colours :)
I'm with you and will have to take a little step back while the kids are on their holls..
Wishing you a happy easter break
Big hugs,
Marlene xx

Unknown said...

wow that´s such a funny and so lovely card. and so wonderful colourful as mostly your works!!!
have a nice and sunny weekend.
hugs, bea

Unknown said...

Wonderful fresh colors and the image is adorable!!
Made me long for summer!!!


Diane.W. said...

Beautiful bright card,luv it!!!
Happy B'day to Danni for nxt Wed,mine's the day after,so she is an easter bunny,like me!!! :o)x

Natalie said...

Super cute card Nikki. x

aardvarkpest said...

Stunning card. So cute. I love the image, buttons and the little ladybirds.


Donalda said...

This is just adorable dear I so love the new release so cute!!!
And your daughters tag is just gorgeous, you tell her she is one creative artist already hon

MichelleO said...

Absolutely adorable card from you Nikki... love that image and the fun bright colors... but I am sorry you daughters bunny just really touched me this morning!

ribenaruby said...

Bright and cheerful card Nikki, love this baby, so cute! Tag is so pretty by your little one. Enjoy the well earned rest and your daughter's birthday!

Tara said...

Ooooo, I'm so loving what you're doing with these Sweet Pea images Nikki..... they are sooooo cute! Danni's colouring is fantastic too, so neat and such a pretty tag!
Have a wonderful Easter break with your family, take care! xx

Mel said...

Nikki, Fab card, loving the bright paper. Danni's tag is beautiful her colouring is so neat. Hope you have great Easter hols with your girls ~ Mel x

Bev said...

What a fabby card sweetie, love the hot zingy colours and darling image x

Lacey said...

Wow! Danni's tag is awesome. She did a fantastic job coloring! My 4 year old can't color in the lines to save his life (and even Ansley who is 6 struggles with it)!
Oh, your card is very nice as well!

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
This baby is very cute and i love the colours you have used!!
Stephanie's button is very cute too!!
Congrats to Danni for her gorgeous tag!! Her colouring is very neat for her age, I agree with you Nikki!!
Hope Zoe and Danni will have great Easter Holidays and hope the sun will continue to shine!!
Have a great weekend my dear friend,
Love to you all,

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wonderful card, Nikki. Realy super.
Hugs Jacqueline

Kristine said...

SUper CUTE Nikki! I love love love those bright bold colors, and they really POP with the edge distressing! NICE :)

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Nikki, love the cute image and gorgeous colour combo. I think a few of us are in the same bout regarding the holidays. I doubt I'll be posting everyday atm, depends on the weather as wel but must make the effort to spend time with them. Hope you and the kids enjoy the time together and hope Danni's birthday goes down a treat. Will get a card sorted

Nana Diana said...

Love your card Nikki, it's so bright and cheerful and the layout is great. I agree with you, Danni's colouring is phenomenal for an almost 4 year old, wow!! Tell her NanaDiana says she's amazing!! I am sure missing being on the HH team with you, but I'll be checking in too.


Joey said...

Hiya Nikki, suoer duper card, oh my gosh I just love baby cards that arent the norm colours, this is fabulous!.xxx

enjoy your easter hols.x

Kathy said...

This is adorable Nikki!! I love the cheerful colors and that image is so cute!! Love your sentiment as well! Enjoy your time with the girls and hope Danni has a great b-day!! :)Kathy

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the fresh colours. The fimo button looks great, and the little ladybirds are so sweet. Danni sure has her mums colouring talent. Hope she has a super birthday. Have a great easter break.
Jill x x

Teri said...

Love your card for the PCS challenge! Also loved the tag that Danni made, so cute! xo, Teri

Heather "Hev" said...

These are marvellous - the baby flower is so cute :)

Thank you fro your inspiration :)

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, I love the sunny colours and the image is so cute!
Danni has made a fabulous tag too!
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the Easter holiday Nikki, hope Danni has a lovely birthday on Wednesday.
Carole x

Maria said...

Hi Nikki! Wow you did a fantastic job with the PCS challenge! Love your layout and pretty colors! Love the idea of stitching the corners! I never tried that!!

Your daughter's bunny is so cute. I can see that she's a budding artist or card maker in the making! Whoohoo! Tell her she did a beautiful job. . .the cutest bunny ever!!


Stacey said...

So fun and bright and cheerful! The perfect card for spring time! ~♥~

thread-bare said...

Aww what a great card hun xx Scrummy papers. I so adore the little bunny tag too xx Clare x

Tasha said...

Oh super super cute! wow what a wonderful card - love the colours and all the detail fab use of stitching
love tasha xx

Heather Schlatter said...

Wow Nikki!!!

You have a bunch of cute projects here!!! I just got my Sweat Pea in the mail yesterday so I am hoping to get him inked up and used soon!!! Maybe on Thursday!!!

Nikki I always so enjoy your posts and your comments you are such a sweat blogging buddy and I really enjoy you alot!!!


Ila said...

Gorgeous card and Super Cute project!!...fabulous details and papers on both!!...Hugs, Ila

Janna said...

Nikki this is just too cute! You did an amazing job with Mariska's challenge. I love the little stitches in the corners and the the wonderfully distressed layers! The flowers and coloring are amazing as well!

I can't believe Danni made that take! It is amazing!!! She colored and stayed in the lines so well!!! Wow, wow, wow!~ What a talented little girl!


Heather Huggins said...

What a fun image!! Made me smile!!

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card !! I love the bright color, the stamp and the details !!
Danni has made a very beautiful tag !! Congratulations !!!
Big Hugs Nikki.