Tuesday 26 May 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Lace

For our challenge this week over A Spoon Full of Sugar we are asking you to use lace on your cards. If you do not have any lace you are welcome to use a lace effect punch. It is worth checking to see if your local market has a haberdashery stall. This is where I buy mine cheaply.

On my card today I have used the cute Nutshell image Hazel. She is coloured with a mix of copic sketch markers and prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I have paper pieced her little dress. The gorgeous papers are from the Basic Grey Wisteria pad. I printed the sentiment from word direct onto my dp. My flowers are Prima Hydrangea. I added brads and spacers to my flower centres. I have these spacer beads for sale over in my Etsy Store.

Also for anyone who missed my post on Friday their is a DT Call over at the Nutshells blog. Be sure to check out the candy too!

Our sponsor this week is Stampavie. They have kindly given us the two below Leere Aldrich stamps for one lucky player. Not only that there will be a few surprise craft items in your package too! Thank you Michelle for arranging this fantastic prize!

Our wonderful guest this week is Sandra MacLean. Be sure to visit Sandra over at her blog to admire her card for our challenge - it's breathtaking!

Before I go I would like to thank the very talented Lena for the above cute award.

I also wanted to show you this picture of my cute kitties. After having Bella now for just over 5 weeks this is the first time they have cuddled together this closely and the first time Gemma has show Bella some love.

Be back soon with my DT card for our new Scrapmagasinet Reader challenge.



Karin said...

Goodmorning Sweetie,

Gorgeous card!!. Love the beautifull coloured papers, flowers and cute image.

I hope you and the girls are enjoying the schoolbreak.

xoxo Karin

Victoria said...

Cute card Nikki. Love these BG papers and the image is adorable! Might have to put my thinking cap on for this challenge as I don't really have any lace!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. x

Moni said...

So gorgeous card, love the cute image and congrats on the award! Hugs, Moni

trudette said...

Beautiful and so cute !

Nannieflash said...

Im glad to see your older cat has at last admitted that she actually enjoys the company of the kitten, they are naughty having you on a bit of string like that. Anyway Nikki, I love the new stamp range they are lovely and they card is stunning especiall the flowers and the beautiful papers youve used. love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Tracey said...

A fantastic card Nikki!

TA Carbone said...

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Enjoy your day and hope you had a wonderful day yesterday


Shazza said...

gorgeous card Nicky, adorable image and I love the pic of your cats

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Nikki !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Nikki thanks so much for the comment you left me wow your card is wonderful love the image and how cute is your little cat and kitten!!!!

Jeanette said...

Such a sweet card Nikki! As always, I am in awe of your coloring!
Have a great day. Hugs Jeanette

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet, sweet, love that paper. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Karen said...

Hi Nikki,
This adorable and what a great job you have done with this sketch, I am going to have a go at this DT call when I can get a moment!! Have already downloaded the image - perhaps tonight!!
Karen x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki,Love the cute little image and the gorgeous BG papers,hugs Debbie x

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card as always Nikki the layout is fabulous.
Paula xxxx

Paula said...

What a very nice card Nikki and the stamp is so cute. love Paula.

cats whiskers said...

Just love this image must go and check this out. What fantastic ciolours you have used its a really happy card, how are things with you sweetie.
Love to you all
Jacqui x

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet, sweet card, Nikki! I love the background papers and that image is oh so cute.
Hugs, Christine :)

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is so sweet. I love the cute image... have a good day... Hugs from Silke

Tara said...

I sooooooo love this one Nikki - how cute is Hazel?! Gorgeous colours and papers, really sweet!
Still no delivery, but I get the feeling I might not be alone, lol!! xx

ella bella said...

gorgeous Nikki love the image and those fabulous papers. the lace really sets it of.
hope you had a great weekend
Tracy x

Jacilynn said...

Soo Cute! I love the DP. Great CArd NIkki!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the wisteria papers. A very pretty card!

strawberry fields said...

Gorgeous card Nikki and I love the cats! Such a cute pic
fiona x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Nikki! Love that paper and the spacers too!!

So cute too see the kitty's having a cuddle!!

Hugs, Kelly

Murielle said...

WOW...gorgeous card, Nikki!!!!!
I love your image so pretty and colours are perfect.
Lovely look and beautiful details.
Your cats are so cute!!!
Hugs, mumur.

Camilla said...

Beautiful card Nikki!! And I just love your cats:) Supercuteies!
Hugs, Camilla.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki! I love Hazel!! Your colored her brilliantly and paired her up so nicely with that gorgeous Wisteria paper and lace! Your cats are too cute too!


tracie said...

Hi Nikki, hope you had a lovely BH weekend. Oh wow this is gorgeous, I love this sweet image and her dress looks fabulous.. and my fav BG papers ~ gorgeous. Fab challenge will try to join in this week.
Tracie :)x

Tammi said...

Sweet card, love those pretty papers and lace! Your cats are cute! xx

Jodi said...

This is a sweet card Nikki! Love your coloring and pretty embellishments too!
Jodi =)

Maria Therese said...

cool card!!

Heather Schlatter said...


Oh my word that image is totally adorable!!! You really rocked this and I just love that lace and the papers and the elements and your coloring as always is gorgeous!!!

I am now off to check out your etsy shop!!!


Heidi said...

What a wonderful card Nikki. Love the colors you have used. And the photo of the cats are so sweet. I just love cats and really want one later.

Hugs and love

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Wow gorgeous card Nikki, love the image and the papers.
Your two kitties are adorable and appear to get on so well.
Jill x x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Nikki! Love that adorable image and your coloring! That lace is a great touch!

Nixe-Moni said...

What a gorgeous card, Nikki! Love the fab papers and the super cute image. Your colouring is fantastic as always.
Big Hugs

Marcea said...

hi there hunny, loving all your newest creations. How cute is this image ... adorable!
Just had a nosey around your etsy site ... tempted with that jute ribbon, very yum!

christelle said...

I love your card Nikki!!
It's adorable!!
The love the sweet image and the papers are fab!!

Bella and Gemma's picture is adorable!!
Have a great day! I hope the sun is shining in England by the way Zoe and Danni are spoiled during their half-term;
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Beccy said...

fab card - such a cute image.
Love the cats looks like they will becxome friends.
hugs Beccy x

Stacey said...

Love these beautiful papers Nikki, gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for sharing the super sweet pics of your fur babies! ~♥~

Teri said...

Aww, Hazel is so cute! I love the lace on your card, so sweet! The kitties are so precious together! TFS! xo, Teri

angeljakki said...

Great card.
I am so jealous!!!
I miss not having cats anymore.
They look like they have really bonded x x x

Heike's Creativeplace said...

This is so cute and adorable Nikki, wonderful work with lovely Details. The Image is wonderful....

Love the picture from Gemma and Bella, sooooooo cute kittys :-)))...


Valérie said...

Very beautiful card ! So sweet ! I love the colors and the stamp !
Big hugs my friend !