Tuesday 21 April 2009

PCS Lily at the Beach - Sneak Peaks Day 1

Today is sneak peak day 1 of the new Lily at the Beach set. This new stamp set will be available at the Pink Cat Studio store this Thursday, 23 April. Today I am sharing with you two images from this summer fun set. My first card is for A Spoon Full of Sugar and today we have the below fabulous sketch from our designer Caryn. Thank you Caryn and it was a fun sketch to work with!
We have a great prize this week of the below cute Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from Stampavie called 'Hoppy Spring'. This has been kindly donated by Colette and Katie at Nutcrafters.
The papers on my card are MME and part of the Magnolia collection. The flowers were sent to me from my friend Heidi, the ribbon free from a magazine and the buttons in my stash. I added a mini prima flower and gem to Lily's hat.

My second project today is a little purse I made using a fantastic tutorial over at Anita's blog. If you haven't visited Anita's blog before it is a must especially if you are a Hanglar fan! This was so fun and easy to make and the main die shape is a Big Shot top note die.

A side view of my purse:

Back view:
Close-up of these sweet little charms:
Again I have used the MME Magnolia papers for my purse. All images coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending.

I can't wait to see what my talented team members have created for this release. Here are the links to their blogs so you can see too :-)

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van der Veer
Sarah Anderson
Vicki Garret
Guest Designer: Tori Wild

On a personal note my husband Gary has his interview today and in the next couple of days will find out whether he will keep his job. It is 50/50 so please keep us in your thoughts.

See you tomorrow for another sneak peak!


A close-up of cutie pie Lily:


Kristine said...

Such a cute cute card & tote bag!! Lily is so cute sittin' on the turtle :)

Danni said...

Oh how fun this set looks! Can't wait!! Your card is so cute as is the little purse! Fun!

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness Nikki, these are absolutely incredible projects! I adore this new set! We do family trips to the beach in the summer and this set brings such fabulous memories! Gorgeous work! xx

Jeanette said...

How adorable are these stamps and your projects are amazing! Gorgeous coloring as always Nikki!
Hugs Jeanette

Jodi said...

Very cute Nikki!! My most favorite image from this set is Lily on the Turtle!! Cute purse, just like a beach bag!!
Jodi =)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Nikki!! You never cease to amaze me with your fab creations!! I lvoe the colors and images on both. I am going to have to make one of those totes though. It is too cute!!

Christine said...

Your card and your purse is just amazing. I love them both. You are such an amazing artist!!
xoxo, Christine

jacque4u2c said...

WOW! Just awesome - I am on my way to check out the others....

Alex said...

These are totally cute Nikki!!! Love these! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Renee said...

Oh Nikki these are so so cute! I love these new images!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your fun colors, so darling.

christelle said...

One more time you have made two marvellous creations!!
Your card is adorable and I love this new Lily stamp(I collect turtles)!! I can't wait to see this new set!!
Your little purse is gorgeous too!!
Lily is as always very cute and the papers are fab!!
I keep you in my thoughts for Gary's job.
Have a great day my dear Nikki,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Louise said...

gorgeous cards especially love the little bag. will keep fingers crossed for your husband must be a very worrying time for you. xxxx

daisy said...

hi nikki

I so love the purse idea, have to check that out. the card is so makin' me wanne go to the beach, I wish it was summer alreaddy


Moni said...

Waw fab card and the purse project!! You did the fantastic work! Hugs, moni

Anja's weblog said...

Wow, What a gorgeous card and purse! You did a great job. And i love the images:))


debby4000 said...

Oh what adorable creations they are gorgeous.
Have my fingers crossed for Gary.

Natalie said...

Great card Nikki and I LOVE the little bag. x

Anonymous said...

Morning sweetie,
Love the card and bag.. stunning! and I'll have to give Anita's tutorial a go sometime soon :)

Keeping my fingers crossed all day today for Gary!!
Big hugs, Marlene xxx

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Fabulous card and purse,love the new images.Your combinations with papers and coloring is perfet.Have a nice day my friend,
Hugs agnesxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Nikki,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

OMG, wow just love the bag that's amazing! Stunning card too and lovin'the new images, fab colour combo!

Best of luck to your hubby, I shall keep my fingers crossed for ya hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Karen said...

What a great little set and I just love that little bag - off to check it out now. These PCS stamps are just perfect for summer cards and I love these papers they look like they were made to go with these stamps.
Karen x

flatis stempelwelt said...

Oh Nikki.... these are so so cute! I love these new images and your beautiful coloring...

Hugs, Sonja xx

Mariska said...

First sweetie let me start by wishing you husband good luck on his interview today and you all a lot of strength in the next days while you have to wait for news. I'll keep you in my prayers and will hope and wish for good news! As for your cards, they are absolutely mind blowing but of course I didn't expect anything less from you :). Your colouring is just fabulous and the turtle card is so gorgeous and bright. And as for the little purse... I adore it!! Love everything about it from the ribbons to the buttons.. stunning work!! See you back tomorrow sweetie!!


Penni said...

Hi Nikki

These new stamps look great. Love what you've created with them.


Caryn said...

Wow Nikki, that little bag is just unbelieveable. You just doubled the value of my Nesties overnite!! I'll definitley check out this turorial - thanks for the headds up!

I love your card this week too and I'm glad you enjoyed the sketch. I was worried I had made it too simple but after seeing everyone's interpretation of it, I'm glad I did it that way. Your card is beautiful.

Hugs and healing light to you and Gary,
Caryn xxx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki I love your take on Caryns Sketch, And I absolutley Love the fabulous little purse,Fingers crossed for gary today,
Big Hugs Debbie x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a sunny card and purse, love the colours, they fit the Dutch weather of this moment! Gorgeous stamps and beautifull charms.

Hugs, Renata

thread-bare said...

Wow Nikki what a fab card & bag. I am going to have to get these new stamps, just adorable xx Keeping everything crossed for hubby xx Clare x

Sharon said...

Two great projects Nikki. I miss the beach haven't seen one for about 6 years now!! Love those images, so cute, I may have to invest in some.

I think I got the date wrong for the interview and left you a previous post. But just wanted to say I'll be thinking of you and have everything crossed for you and your family. xx

Vicki G said...

OMG!!! Nikki, both projects are adorable!!!! OMG!!!!!

Michele Kovack said...

Beautiful projects! As always your coloring is FANTASTIC!!!!

Becky Carafa said...

These are darling! I love the colors and those flowers on the turtle one, and the bag is so adorable, great work!

Christine Riley said...

So, so cute! I love the sneak peek, Lily is so adorable :) Love your colors and that layout is wonderful.
Hugs, Christine

Lauretta See said...

Oh that bag is so cute ;)) and the card is reallynice ;)) keep up the great work!! thanks for sharing with us!

Lise Roy said...

Both are gorgeous!
Love the lovely purse with the charms!

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Nikki, love the colours and fun image. The bag is just wonderful ever detail down to the charm are just great!
Adore the Danni Dress-up image from a couple of posts back, so like your Danni, so sweet!
Got everything crossed for good news re Gary's interview.
Joanne x

Tammi said...

Oh wow, just fabulous!! They are both so cute, definitely a must have set! ~Hugs

Powerful Search Engine said...

I love both of these the images are so cute and your designs fab as always, I will keep you and Gary in my thoughts,I know how that is, hugs Pascale

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and Bag Nikki, Love the cute images and the bright summery colours.
I hope all goes well with Gary's interview...keeping everything crossed for you! Debbie x

Camilla said...

Ohhh beautiful card and a wonderful purse!! You are so talented!
I so hope this day will have a happy ending for you and your family!!:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Fern said...

Wow Nikki,
Both your creations are stunning!
Beautiful papers, and great colour combo! :O)
Love the new Lily. Very Summery!

Fern xx

Lisa Foster said...

Wow! These are Gorgeous! Amazing work!

Anonymous said...

oh such a fantastic and cheery card Nikki, and the little bag is so sweet. fabulous work. Hugs Rachxx

Stacey said...

You are too clever Nikki, these projects are wonderful! Really loving your colouring (especially the turtle!) and the little handbag with the charms is gorgeous! Great PCS peeks! ~♥~

Heather Schlatter said...


I really love love love your coloring!!! That turtle stamp is so stinking adorable and I love Lily at the beach!!!

Great Job on both of your projects and I am so loving those little purses!!!

Wonderful Sneek Peeks girl!!!


ella bella said...

Nikki these are just fabulous, I especially love the bag its stunning.
hope everything goes well with the job, keeping my fingers crossed for you all.
Tracy x

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, such a lovely card! I'm really loving the color combo! The colors are fantastic and as always, you do such beautiful coloring . . .your coloring of Lily is no exception, Nikki! You did a beautiful job!

Okay, that purse is AWESOME!! I love purse projects and yours is such a great idea to show off Lily. I love how you added the charm!!

Can't wait to see hwa tyou come up with tomorrow!! Whoohoo!!


Anonymous said...

Everything is crossed for Hubby!
Love your card and projects. Those images are so cute

Ann said...

Ohhhh, totally cute and fun! Love that purse!

Islander Girl said...

OMG! I absoluetly love the new set!!! I gotta get it!!! Shoot I still have to get the fairies! But since I'm in Hawaii, I would love this set and you once again did an awesome job!!!! Love it!

Deb said...

Fabulous card and purse, such gorgeous creations, fingers crossed for Gary's job!
Have a great evening, Debx

Paula said...

Oh wow Nikki these are both amazing all the detail is fantastic.
Paula xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card and what a fabulous bag...must check out Anita's blog.
Love the details and sweet images.
Carole x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow! These are all just fabulous Nikki! Your girls just have to be loving these stamps! As always, your work is exquisite! Big Hugs, Kimberly :D

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Nikki, these projects are absolutely fabulous!! Love Lily ont he turtle and love the purse!!

Hugs, Kelly

6 wacky women said...

Wow, Nikki... Ilove your card and purse. Awesome how you did the water on your card. The image is adorable and your coloring is just beautiful. The purse is sooo cute. Love that image too. Looks like a great set!
Thinking positive thoughts for Gary, hope all goes well!!

Karen x

Shazza said...

gorgeous card and I love the bag Nicky. I feel that I will NEED some of these stamps.
Good luck for your hubby

Janna said...

WHat can I say Nikki these are amazing!!!! seriously! I love the way you did the rick rack ribbon ont he first card and the great flowers! The colors of the paper are so bright and fun and the colorign of course is perection! But your tote/purse is incredible!!! I want one to carry around as my everyday purse!!! It is beautiful! THe charms really make it! I so want to try this project!


Lacey said...

Love this sketch...hopefully I can play along this week. And that top Note purse is beautiful! I love how you added the buttons to hold the straps.

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh !!
beautiful bag !!!
hugs didi

Tasha said...

Wow what wonderful creations - lily riding the turtle is fabulous - love the papers and fantastic detail
love tasha xx

Valérie said...

So beautiful !!!! I love the card and the bag and the bright colors !!
Very beautiful work as always !
Big hugs !

Anita Hagen said...

OMG I havn't seen this super cool purse before. FANTASTIC Nikki. Love it! You are so talented and I just love the way you combinate happy color.

I also fell in love with your sweet little Bella as well. O'my gosh what a cute little kitty.

Have a nice day!

Hugs from Anita