Friday 1 May 2009

Hanna Stamps Guest Designer!

I am so excited to tell you that I am Hanna Stamps Guest Designer for the month of May! Thank you so much Kristi and Vicki for this wonderful opportunity to play with your stamps!

This month Hanna Stamps are also having a Summer Retro month so as well as some cool new releases they will be revisiting some of their good old favourites! I will be here for the next 4 days showing you samples of new and old. I will also have more to show you throughout May!

The new stamps are released this coming Monday, 4th May! Be sure to come on over and join in the fun, chatter and chance of winning some sweet prizes over at Splitcoaststampers. The Release Party starts on Monday 9 - 11 pm EST!

For my card today I have used new Riley in a Sea Serpent Floatie. My cute little Riley is coloured with Prisma colour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. The papers used are from the Sunshine paper pad by Me and My Big Idea's. For my sand I tore up some sandpaper. Nestabilities used are circle, scalloped circle and labels one. I added a shell and some seaweed fibre to complete my beachy scene. The little sun sentiment is by Pink Cat Studio.

Here are the links to the talented Hanna stamps Design Team so you can check out their Sneak peaks! I can't wait to see too!

May Guest Designer: Pam Varnell
May Guest Designer: Nikki Fairbairn! :-)

See you again tomorrow!



Savor the Journey said...

Fabulous coloring, and a delightful 'peek'! Congrats on being a Guest Designer for Hanna Stamps!


Cindy Haffner said...

Nikki I love your sweet Riley. Congrats on beening Guest Designer.

Jodi said...

Nikki ~ congrats on being picked as the guest designer for May :) This card is adorable and I love the scene you created.

I just read about your husband losing his job, and want to say that I'll be thinking about you and hope he finds something soon. Unfortunately, I know a lot of people that have lost their jobs in the past month :(

Take care :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, such a beautiful card my, love the summer colours.

Ying Pang, said...

congratulations Nikki!! Your card is so gorgeous !!! I all the happy colors of it! hugs, ying

P/s: thinking of you and hope that you are fine:-))

Kerry D-C said...

Yeah!! So glad that you are hanging with us this month!! This is such an adorable card! LOVE the Sand paper sand! I must go into my husbands workshop and get myself some. hahaha

Amy said...

Fantastic card Nikki! The way you did the sand is FANTASTIC!

Sinikka said...

Congrats on your guest DT.
What a cute the diverglasses. Nice idea with the shell.
Have a great weekend
Hugs Sinikka

Renata van Miltenburg said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How cool is that. I'm so glad you had a bit of good news this time. ENJOY!!

Big hugs, Renata

p.s. Love your card again, especially the shell!

Rach said...

your card is fantastic Nikki, huge congrats on your guest designer spot. hugs rachxx

Riet said...

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

zo mooi....
Hugs Riet.x

Joey said...

Beautiful card nikki, your colouring is gorgeous. Joey.x

Jeanette said...

Congrats on being chosen as Guest DT Nikki! Your card is so gorgeous...they may not want to let you go! HAve a great week-end! Hugs Jeanette

Debbie said...

This is fab Nikki I love the effect the sandpaper gives with this super cute image, Hugs debbie x

Jodi said...

Congrats Nikki!! (I am next for June!!) You did such an awesome job with cute little Riley! Love the sandpaper idea.
Jodi =)

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a guest designer for Hanna stamps.
Love the card and the zesty fresh papers you have used. Coloured beautifully as always.
Have a fab weekend
Jill x x

Sandra MacLean said...

Nikki!! So glad to have you as part of the Hanna team this month! Your Riley is just toooo cute! Love your sandpaper idea!

Shazza said...

congrats on being guest DT Nicky. Great card, love the sandpaper idea. Never heard of these stamps so will have to check them out
Have a good weekend

Debbie said...

Fabulous news Nikki, I'm so pleased for you.
Your card is brilliant, that image is so cute and your colouring is amazing. I love the seashell detail and the wolly seaweed. Debbie x

CraftyC said...

What a beautiful card and the stamps look fab. Have a lovely bank holiday Nic, hope your all OK!

stephscrap87 said...

Congratulations Nikki!!!
Your card is really great!!! and your coloring fantastic as usual!!!
I'll be back tomorrow to visit your blog
Hugs and kisses

Marcea said...

woohoo, so happy you have some wonderful news, this is just excellent.Lucky you getting to play with Riley - he is adorable!!!!!

Joy said...

wonderful coloring and blending! I love to see your are so detailed and your layouts I would never have thought of until I see yours =) I wanted to ask if it's easier to color with those prisma pencils and do you prefer it over copics or other things? and why? if you don't mind. TFS and have a wonderful Friday!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, that is such a great image and beautifully coloured.
Congratulations on the Guest DT spot

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome card Nikki, I can't wait to see the rest!! Congrats on the GD position too, how fun!!

Hugs, Kelly

Renee said...

Adorable as always! Your cards always make me smile :)


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

realy wonderful, Nikki. Graet image.
And Zoë has a wonderful blog and her cards are super too!
Hugs from Jacqueline

Danni said...

Super, super cute! So fun!

Islander Girl said...

Another amazing job!!! The whole LO of your card and the coloring/blending!!! I so admire you! Hope you're having a great weekend!!!!


Vicki G said...

Nikki, this is AMAZING!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Your Stuff!

Lacey said...

Congrats on the guest spot! This card is so cute! Perfect for summer. I can't wait to see the new designs!

Michelle Alejandro said...

Wow this is such a wonderful card! Love your coloring job, so professional! You are so deserving as the guest designer, they are lucky to have you!

Moni said...

Beautiful card, and love this image, great colours! Congrats! Hugs, Moni

Ila said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer!!...Your card is Gorgeous and Riley is such a Cutie!!...Hugs, Ila

daisy said...

hi niki

love the beach card!


christelle said...

Marvellous card Nikki!!
You have created a fab scene and Riley is very cute!! His colouring is gorgeous!!
Big hugs,

angeljakki said...

Congrats on yout guest design team spot hunny, you deserve it with all your wonderful creations.
Love the card and the colours you have used x

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fab! I love Riley. x

Maria said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer for Hanna stamps!! Too cool. Can't wait to see all your fun cards for Hanna stamps! Awww,your Riley is adorable!! I love the nice beach scenary you created!! It really feels like summer looking at your card! beautiful job with your coloring as always!!


Heather Schlatter said...


How adorable is this card??? your coloring and the colors you choose are totally wonderful and I just love that stamp!!! Your scene you created is so so so super cute too!!!

You and I are alike in one way we like to create scenes, however mine are no where near as cool as yours!!!


Valérie said...

I love the bright colors, the image and the background !!
So cute !!
Big hugs.

Diana Gibbs said...

Love this, you are very talented!
Welcome to the Hanna Stamps! DT, this is a fun group!
Looking forward to seeing all your masterpieces!

Unknown said...

Awww, Riley looks so cute here.