Monday 22 June 2009

High Hopes Challenge - Use up your scraps!

This week's challenge over at the High Hopes blog is brought to us by the super talented Jeanne. Jeanne is asking us to Use Up Your Scraps!! We all have them....piles full, drawers full, buckets full! Pull out some leftover cardstock, patterned paper, an already stamped or coloured image and make something from it instead of pulling out some new stuff. Let's use it up!

The papers used on my card today are scraps left over from cards made earlier in the month and are a mixture of MME Magnolia and DCWV Citrus. The cute buggy stamp is High Hopes Sweet Dreams with sentiment "Kiss of the Sun". The bright buttons are from the Fiesta button collection. I have also used my SU Photo corner punch. The flower and metal button were from my stash and I have added a waxed cotton bow to finish.

Be sure to check out the inspirational samples from the rest of the gang!

Have a great Monday! Mines a boring one with household chores, grocery shopping and ... oh no.. the dentist! gulp!



Debbie said...

A fabulous card have mad your scraps look amazing...beautifull put together. I love the beautiful sentiment too!
Hope you & your are all well.
Hugs Debbie x

christelle said...

Gorgeous card Nikki!!
This challenge is a good idea!!
The image is adorable and the papers are fab!!
Have a great day and good luck for the dentist!!
Big hugs,

Elaine said...

Fab card! Love it.

Have fun at the dentist, rather you than me. ;)

Tanja said...

Adorable card, the image is sooo sweet!

Hugs, Tanja

DawnMarie said...

Hi Nikki, another beautiful card, such a sweet bug relaxing in his garden and a beautiful sentiment too. Hope things are going well for you and your shop is a massive success. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Moni said...

So gorgeous card Nikki! Love the image and the colouring! Great papers! Hugs, moni

Paula said...

Your card is fantasic and the stamp also. love Paula.

Sparkle and Flourish said...

perfectly put together! I love the coplours and the fab image! Gorgeous sentiment too.
Hope the dentist goes ok! My day is full of chores too :(
Judy xx

Tara said...

I can't tell you how much I love this image Nikki and I love the colours you've used. Fab use of scraps and such a wonderful sentiment which fits in perfectly.
Good luck at the dentist hun..... make sure you get a 'good girl' sticker if you don't have to have any fillings, lol! xx

Penni said...

Using up scraps - wow I have sooooo many!!!

Love the stamp you've used for this card Nikki - Will you be stocking him in your store?

Hope the dentist goes ok.


Nannieflash said...

Oh Nikki, this image is so lovely, and the colouring is gorgeous. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

I hope you had a great weekend.
Fabulous card. love the colours, beautifull papers and the cute image is coloured perfectly.

Enjoy your afternoon.
Bigh hugs,
xoxo Karin

Laura (Faerielore) said...

FAB card and well done using up those scraps, this image is so lovely xxx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Nikki and a great use of your scraps,Hugs Debbie x

ribenaruby said...

Great image and beautiful colours Nikki!

Heidi said...

Stunning card Nikki-I really love that little bug.
Great colors and the sentiment are so wonderful

Have a great monday

Hugs and love

Juls said...

gorgeous card, I love the red and blue together!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling!!!!!!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

What a happy and FUN card, Nikki! Love the bright colors and that image is just too cute! The flip flops are just way beyond adorable! LOVE it!! hugs!

Pop's Cards said...

Just gorgeous, i love the sentiment to so inspiring, beautifull colours, hugs Pops x x x

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki! I just love the bright and cheerful colors you usually use on your cards!

Victoria said...

This is just adorable Nikki! Love these colours so summery and fun!!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Maria said...

Hey Nikki! Wow, awesome use of scraps! I have a ton of scraps! 4 years worth as a matter of fact. LOL!

Love the color combo and the image is such a cutie. Love the buttons and flowers too!!


Murielle said...

Hi Nikki,
I love your adorable card!!!! The stamp is so pretty.
Wonderful colours.
Have a nice week, my dear.
Big hugs, Mumur

daisy said...

hi nikki

love the card! hugs

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the bright cherry colors Nikki! Such a cute image too!

Hugs, Kelly

Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Lovely card!! Great to see your shop is growing and all those new things coming in! Lots of love,

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow, what a lovely image and your card is super!
Hugs Jacqueline

CraftyC said...

Oh, how sweet Nikki, love your card and a wonderful sentiment. Hoep your day wasn't that bad, at least its all out of the way. Have a great week!

cats whiskers said...

Love this card dear such fabulous colours and cute image your colouring is superb as usual
Hugs Jacqui xx

Nancy said...

Fabulous card in gorgeous colours:O) I love that image, if I only could be that ant for five minutes, LOL:O)
Beautiful colouring, Nikki! Great challenge.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Nancy.

Anja's weblog said...

Love this card Nikki. Beautiful colored again and a cute image:))


Georgia said...

Hi Nikki,
Your card is stunning! I LOVE your colouring and the flower is sooo pretty! :)
Fab card!
Love, Georgia xx

Mina said...

dont you just love it when you can use your scraps up...fab image love the chillin bug looks like a brill afternoon to me lol xxx

Lacey said...

Cute card. Great use of the scraps. I just love this image...makes me smile :-)

Alex said...

Totally ADORABLE!!! Love this Nikki! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tasha said...

Super cute card my friend - amazing colours you have used here and im loving your colouring of the image! Your sentiment rocks too
love the flower really sets it all off
love tasha xx

The Country Rose said...

What a cute, cute card! Love the sentiment too!

Renee said...

Oh Nikki how adorable! Beautiful colors!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Stunning coloring, as always Nikki! I love the whole card!