Tuesday 28 April 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 49 "Blue and Green"

I just want to say huge thank you for all your messages and emails of support. They really do mean so much! We are feeling positive today and am sure that there is something better waiting around the corner for our family.

Just a quick post today... so here is my card for this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge where we are asking you to use the colour scheme Blue and Green. The cute stamp is by Alota Rubber Stamps and is called Girl with Cat. I love this sentiment too which is also by Alota.

We have a great prize this week of the below two cute stamps which have very kindly been donated by Helene from Alota Rubber Stamps.

Also our wonderful Guest Designer this week is Steph. Be sure to pop over and visit Steph to see her gorgeous card.

Before I go I just wanted to show you some new pictures of Bella. As you can see she looks more content now and not quite so startled as in my first picture I showed you Saturday! The kids are having so much fun with her and to be honest I am glad we got her as it is keeping their minds on fun things.

Well it looks like it's going to be a gorgeous bright day here in the UK, so off to hang my washing out!



Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the image and the cute little buttons on her dungarees. Fab vibrant colours in the papers too.
What an adorable new addition to your family your kitten is soooo cute.
Stay positive
Jill x x

Anja's weblog said...

What a Beautiful card Nikki.
And what a Cute little kitten....My daughters a jealous ha,ha...


CraftyC said...

Morning Nikki, So glad you are feeling a bit more positive today, maybe the sun shining will help brighten your day. Another lovely card, blues/greens work so well together. Take care!

sandra_w said...

Beautiful card, Nikki!! What an lovely little kitten...sooo cute!


Suzanne said...

Hi Nikki so pleased to hear you are feeling more positive today. The card is beautiful as always love the image and the lovely colours would brighten anyone day. Your dear little Kitten is gorgeous and I am sure is is just the medicine you all need at the moment. Sue :o)

Joey said...

Hiya Nikki, gorgeous card, just love the touches of orange with these colours, fab layout. Your kitty is so cute :O) Joey.x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, what a gorgeous card hunny, Bela is gorgeous too!! am thinking of you and hope you are feeling a little brighter today. Much love and big hugs Linda x

DawnMarie said...

Hi Nikki, gorgeous card, great colours and such a cute image and sentiment. Belle is so cute, hope she and Gemma are getting on well and I'm glad you and hubby are feeling more positive today, you are in my thoughts. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, such a sweet image very appropriate!
Have a great day! Debx

Tasha said...

Hi there Nikki super card - love the funky papers and your colouring of the image - you are a true artist
Love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

fantastic card hun as always hun a pleasure to come visiting.. glad to hear that you feel more positive today.. your sweet addition to your family is gorgeous, hugs rachxx

Caryn said...

Good to hear that positive "sound in your voice" Nikki. We are all hoping your streak of good luck is just about to begin! It looks like that sweet wee kitten has brought a smile to everyone's faces too - I could just eat her!!

Your card is so appropriate - that stamp could have been designed with Zoe and Bella in mind!!

Tracey said...

Love this card Nikki! Adorable!! xx

Nannieflash said...

What a beautiful card Nickie, I love the image and such a lovely one to give a child. The colours youve chosen are also just right for it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Paula said...

What a Beautiful card Nikki the image is so lovely. Sorry to hear of your bad news glad your feeling more positive today hope things work out well for you.
Paula xxxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun colors, and sweet kittie.

Tammi said...

Adorable, love your colors & coloring and Bella is beautiful! ~Hugs

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

fabulous card,love the colorcombination.sweet image.
love and hugs agnesxx

Alex said...

Very cute card Nikki and your new kitty is adorable!! My thoughts are with you and I just know that something good is coming around the corner!! Big hugs, my friend!!!


Janna said...

I just love it!!!! Seriously Nikki this is incredible and so perfect for your new addition!!! Yoru colorign is perfection and the papers you used are gorgeous! But those buttons! Wow, wow, wow!!! I love it!!!

So glad you are doing so well! I am postitive as well that things will turn out for the best and Bella looks like she knows it as well!!! lOL! I am glad to hear she is offering the girls a postive distraction!


Joy said...

glad its a bright and beautiful day there! your card is matching how you feel...so cheerful and uplifting! I love that sentiment too! your kitty is too cute! I love them when they are small =) so playful and fun! TFS and hope your week is wonderful!

Georgia said...

I don't know which is more lovely - the kitten or the card?!
The colouring is gorgeous and I love the little cat brad!
Love, Georgia xx :)

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Nikki, I love the cute image and the vibrant colours.
Bella looks to be settling in well...she's so cute :)
Debbie x

Denise said...

Very pretty card, love those colors together. Your coloring is so neat.
Bella is a cutie!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nikki,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Dawn Wheeler said...

Fabulous card ,stunning as always xxx so sorry to hear about garys job xxxxsending you huge hugs xxxxDawnxxxx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Nikki love the Alota image and the cute kitty button.
Oh my she is a cutie. You are lucky with Gemma we tried to introduce a new cat to our cat Jinx but she wasn't having any of it!!

Lacey said...

Adorable card, Nikki! And Bella is just so cute! Reminds me of my cats. They were the same coloring as Gemma and Bella. Big hugs.

Stephanie said...

Hi Nikki,
I'm sorry to hear abut hubby's job, these are uncertain & scary times for all of us so please don't feel like you're on your own & also, you're right to feel positive hun - these things are sent to try us but it always works out & in your family's case I'm sure it will be very soon :) Bella is adoreable, what a lovely distraction she must be!
Love Steph xxx
p.s. I ordered some HH stamps on 23rd March - should I be worried they havent arrived yet? Don't worry about replying, just thinking out loud lol

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous and So Fun!!...love your coloring, pretty papers and the kitty button!!...Your new kitty is just the Cutest...makes me want to go out and get one right now!!...but...Hubby would not be happy with me at all...lol...Hugs, Ila

Heather Schlatter said...


I am so glad you are feeling better today!!!

I am sure there is somthing wonderful coming around for you!!!

This card is so so so super cute!!! You did a wonderful job on it, and I love all the papers and colors you choose to use!!!


Nixe-Moni said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki! Love the cute image and the fab colours.

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Nikki. Such a cute image and as always your colouring is just perfect.
Karen x

Tab said...

Ooooh love your card hun! Fab image and those papers are delish!

Glad you feel a little better about things today, I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, and I'm sure there is something good waiting out there for you all, hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jodi said...

This is a cute card, I love your coloring as always, and thank you for sharing those cute pics of your new little Bella! She is sooo cute!!
Jodi =)

Christine Riley said...

What a wonderful, wonderful card! Love the colors and that image is adorable. Love the pics of the fur baby too :)
Hugs, Christine

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am glad you are a bit more cheerful and positive today. Everything will work out I am sure. Thinking of you!!

Your image is cute and your colors fab!! Cute pictures of your very content cat!!


Danielle said...

Beautiful card Nikki - just love that image with those colours and the sentiment is fab! Really hope things stay positive for your family Nikki - my thoughts are with you!
Hugs, Danielle

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning. The Image is so sweet. Love all the beautiful Details and you coloring is brilliant.

Bella is so sweet i can't see enough from her :-)))......


Amy said...

GREAT card... I love the bright colours. Bella is gorgeous... aww to hold a little kitten! Our cat is rather petite but its still not the same!

christelle said...

Fab card Nikki!! The papers are just gorgeous and the image is adorable!! This little girl and her cat are just so cute!!
Big hugs,

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG! so totally cute! I love kittens and cats-so adorable!

thread-bare said...

Awww what a gorgeous cute card. Just love that image. Another stamp for my wish list lol!!! xx Clare x

Sinikka said...

So cute the little cat... on the stamp and the real one. Just adorable.
Great colouration and such a nice paper.
And so cute with the small buttons you put ont the girls pants.
Hugs Sinikka

Heidi said...

Nikki I am so sorry about Gary's job, I am sure this is so hard for you all.
This care is absolutely sweet girl, I have that paper and love it.
Bella is adorable and what a joy to keep the kids busy I am sure.

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely fabulous coloring Nikki!! Love the bright cheery colors and the fun buttons!!

Hope your week is going ok!!

Sending big hugs!!


Cathy said...

This is so cute!! I love everything about it!! The colors are great!

Love your kittie too!! I wish I weren't deathly allergic to them:(

Hugs, Cathy

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love, love that image & what a cute card! I have 5 cats myself and your lil' kitty is sooooo cute!!


Valérie said...

I love the colors and this stamp !! Your coloring is fabulous ! And Bella is so lovely !!!
Big hugs.

Unknown said...

Your kitty looks so much like my Kato used to look when he was just a little kitten. Very cute!