Sunday 24 May 2009

Stamp with Fun - Guest Designer

I was very excited when my friends Agnes and Jacqueline emailed a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would like to be a guest designer for challenge blog Stamp with fun. Thank you so much girls for asking me! I was asked to create a sketch and below is what I came up with. If this challenge blog is new to you be sure to check it out. As the title says "Stamp with fun" so you can use any cute stamps you have for their challenge. No excuses not to join in ;-)

I just love this High Hopes stamp I have used on my card today and this sweet lady is called Mildred. The sentiment is also High Hopes. I knew these new DCWV Nana's Kitchen papers would be just perfect to use too. I have used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch and also added more texture to my card using the Jute ribbon. You can find this ribbon in some great colours in my store. My image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. The paper is sparkly so I also added a little stickles to Mildred's oven gloves too. I added a flower, button embellishment and little bow using pink waxed cotton cord to the centre of my button.

My Etsy store is also sponsoring this challenge and one lucky player will win the cute Rakle stamp pictured below. I currently have Scrapmagasinet Grab Bags in my store. These bags are amazing value for money so won't be around for long and are limited in numbers!

I can't wait to pop on over to the challenge blog now to check out the DT cards.

Have a great Monday!


Kristine said...

:) She's the cutest little granny! High Hopes definately has some awesome stamps. Great job with the sketch Nikki! Love that paper in the bg--goes so perfect! Have a *sweet as pie* kinda day! heehee :)

Cathy said...


This is so cute!! I love that paper and that little lady is just the cutest!! Very sweet!

Hugs, Cathy

Tracey said...

This is adorable Nikki! :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous card. I love the High Hopes stamps. Keep up the beautiful work.

Maria said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer, Nikki! Whoohoo!!

Your card is adorable. . .I love that image. Love all the different patterns on you dp too. . .such pretty choices of dp. Your sketch is fantastic too!

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!


Sally Cicada Designs said...

I love your card!! Your colouring is beautiful--I especially like your shading! I love the patterned paper too! Thanks for sharing your sketch--I will have to try it!

bumblebee creations said...

This is totally amazing! I love the papers and your coloring is out of this world! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a guest designer for Stamp with fun. Love this little card you made.. I am sure everyone can relate to the grandma looking stamp.. Too cute.. Really like the flower button accent.. Love the kitchen looking paper.. Everything turned out so cute on this card..

Cindy Haffner said...

So adorable. Hugs from Cindy xxoo

daisy said...

hi nikki

must be such an honour to have been asked! love the card you've made


Conibaer said...

Another gorgeous card! So cute!

Agnes said...

Thanks sweetie to be our guest designer,your card is fabulous i love the high hopes stamp.
have a nice day.
Love agnesxx

Moni said...

So beautiful card, love the colours and the image is so gorgeous! Hugs, Moni

Pati said...

Dear Nikki

This is such a gorgeous card. I love this adorable image and the background paper, which is so cute, fits perfectly. Congratulations to your sketch!
Thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog.

BIG hugs & have a great week!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, wow, what gorgeous cards hunny, love the images you have used. Another great challenge blog, there are so many new ones popping up, how much fun! hope all is going okay at your end Nikki, have been thinking of you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs Linda x

Hannah said...

~Hi Nikki~ wow fab card i love the image she is groovy and cool the colours you have done her in are gorgeous. i love the nana's kitchen papers they go perfectly with the whole card.
Big Hugs Hannah x

Karen said...

Hi NIkki,
This is just adorable, what a cute little image and these papers are just so perfect with this stamp. Love the colours you have used also.
Karen x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Donalda said...

Oh what a gorgeous card dear and a wonderful sketch. Will try hard to see if I can join the challenge dear.

Linda . J said...

Beautiful cards Nikki, I love the papers and the image is so cute.
Hugs Linda

christelle said...

Congrats Nikki to have been choosen to be a guest designer, your sketch is gorgeous!!
Your card is gorgeous too!!
I love this sweet image and her colouring is fab!! The papers are perfect!!
Have a great afternoon,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Crissy Armstrong said...

It's a no-brainer they'd pick you for their guest designer Nikki! I'm very happy for you!!
I love what you did with Mildred, she looks so sweet with your soft color choices and perfect blending abilities! Gorgeous detailing on this card, wow!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards and fabby sketch Nikki :)
You know I'll be having a go.. can't resist your sketches.. lol
Have a great week sweetie,
Hugs, Marlene x

Heather Huggins said...

How fantastic for you!! Your card is adorable!!

Murielle said...

Hi Nikki,
Gorgeous card and fabulous sketch....I love it!!!
Wonderful challenge.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Unknown said...

wow nikki, your card looks so wonderful and really amazing. your colours and papers and so soft and precious. such a funny image with a perfect coloration.
thank you so much for you fabulous sketch. it was really funny to work with,
big hugs, bea

Beth said...

Oh this is so sweet! I love this image and the cakes paper is perfect!
Beth xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your card is lovely, very cute. And the sketch is super!
Hugs from Jacqueline

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great sketch!! Congrats lucky one ;)I can't blame them asking you, your cards are beauty's! Like this one with paper matching this fab image perfectly,love it.

Hugs, Renata

Andrea said...

Wow Nikki, great sketch and wonderful card!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, love the sketch and the card youve created. What gorgeous stamps and the way youve coloured her is stunning. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Nikki, the papers are perfect with this cute image

Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Hi Nikki, thanks so much to be our guestdesigner!! Great colouring as always!! Could be my baking grandmum.... Loved the sketch, it was fun to work with!! Love,

Sandra said...

Hi Nikki...gorgeous card,love the High Hopes image you have used and the papers are perfect for it!,beautiful colouring too.
Thank you for being our GD this week and for such a great sketch which i enjoyed working with,i will be using it again....thank you for your kind comment on my Blog,
Take care
San x

Deb said...

fantastic card, love the sweet image and the sentiment is fabulous!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Absolutly gorgeous cards Nikki!!! love all your cards because you always find just the right embellihsments or papers. thank you also for that fabulous sketch you have made. i loved it
Take care

Danielle said...

Great card and awesome sketch Nikki - I look forward to seeing more of you on the challenge blog! Such a cute image!
Hugs, Danielle

Jacilynn said...

Really CUte Nikki. I love the DP. Soo Perfect

Sandra MacLean said...

What a cute card Nikki!! I love that dp in the background! It's so cute!!

Karin said...

Cute, cute, cute.
Love this old lady with her yummie cake.
Papers are fabulous and I love the lay-out.

Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

Shazza said...

fabulous card

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Nikki!! great sketch, I love ti!! Such a sweet image, great coloring and that paper is a perfect fit!

Hugs, Kelly

Valérie said...

So cute !!! I love your stamp and the colors !
Your creations are fabulous !
Big hugs.

Bastelzauberin said...

your card looks so wonderful. your colours and papers are precious. such a funny image with a perfect coloration.
thank you so much for you fabulous sketch. it was really funny to work with,

Silke XX

having a {me} day said...

Fabulous colouring & detail. Just love your card. katxx

Anonymous said...

nikki your card is fantastic !!! I love the wonderful colours and the fabulous stamps.
Thank you for being our GD this week and for such a great sketch,thank you for your kind comment on my Blog,
big hugs tina46