Sunday 7 June 2009

High Hopes

It's my favourite time of the week and time for a new High Hopes challenge! This week I am hosting our challenge and have the below sketch for you to follow. I hope you like it!

If you take part in our challenge this week you will be put into a random draw to win the stamps used on my card today.

This cute character is called Hopeful ant with sentiment High Hopes. I wouldn't normally call an ant cute.. but he is! My image is coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. The zesty papers are from the DCWV Citrus stack. I have added some Sisal ribbon for some fun texture. You can find this in some gorgeous colours in my Etsy store.

Now for the winner of my candy.......

Thank you to everyone who entered my candy and it was lovely to read all your messages. I have used the Random generator and the winner is:

Congratulations Beccy... please email me your address details so I can get your prize out to you.

Random Integer Generator
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Timestamp: 2009-06-07 08:40:52 UTC

Before I go I would like to thank Nannie Flash for passing the above award to me. Thank you Shirley! If you haven't visited Shirley before please do pay her a visit as she makes the cutest cards!

Update: My friend Lacey has some awesome blog candy to celebrate the "End of School Year/75,000 Hits". Be sure to admire Lacey's beautiful creations when you stop by her blog to enter. Ends 11th June.

Have a great Sunday!



Debbie said...

A gorgeous card as always Nikki, the ant image is adorable and your colouring is fabulous. Debbie x

Elaine said...

Fab card, Nikki! Love the bright colours, and your colouring is awesome! The ant is totally cute. :)

Will have to hunt down some of my High Hopes stamps and have a play!

Victoria said...

Such a bright fun card Nikki! Love the sketch you've designed as well!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

jo said...

amazig card hun, huggs jo x

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous and fresh card Nikki, fab colours and detail. hugs rachxx

christelle said...

Your card is adorable Nikki and your sketch is fab!!
The image is very cute and I love the bright colours and papers you have used!!
Your colouring is gorgeous, i will never be able to do like you!!!

Congrats to Bessy for your blog Candy!!
Have a great sunday,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,

Tab said...

Oh hun I love your card, the colours are gorgeous and well the image is adorable and coloured to perfection! Thanks for a great sketch, just love it!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs Tab xxx

Silli said...

Hello Nikki, your card is sooo sweet. I love the cute image and the paper! Your coloring is awesome! Hugs and happy sunday!

Amy said...

Ah, we used the same stamp! I did my card days ago but was rushed tonight to take a photo and upload it I didn't even check to see what everyone else did! Fantastic ant Nikki and thanks for a great sketch... I will keep an eye on your blog for more!

Beth said...

This is gorgeous! I love the texture you've added with the green stuff(!) The flowers are so pretty too!
Beth xx

Beccy said...

Wow Nikki, Can't belive my luck, thank you so much for the candy win.

BTW he is Definetly a cute Ant - love the colours that you have used, its so bright and cheerful.

hugs Beccy xx

Tara said...

I so love this Nikki - it's bright and fun and I love your colouring as always! Wish I could play along but shouldn't be too long now ;o) xx

Lacey said...

What an awesome card! I love all of the fun colors, the textured piece, the great primas and buttons...and of course, your awesome coloring!! Thanks for the was fun to play with :-)

Lilian said...

Your card's just adorable Nikki! The ant's cute because of your gorgeous coloring. Lovely flowers and really yummy ribbons and paper. Have a happy Sunday!

sandra_w said...

Such a sweet card, Nikki! Great sketch!


Donalda said...

This is just so cute dear I so love the image you have used and so love your sketch dear. You sure have posted a lot of beautiful art this week dear

Moni said...

So cute card, love it! Gorgeous image and the papers!
Congrats to the winner! And congrats to you for the award! hugs,moni

Nancy said...

OH Nikki, I love this one:O) Cute ant, beautiful colours. Great layout.
Hugs, Nancy.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your card is great, really wonderful. I like the image of the ant, super.
Hugs Jacqueline

Michele Spera said...

Hi Nikki
What great colors you picked!! I love the sisal ribbon behind it, I have to play with mine today!! I love the texture it gives the card!!
Very Nice, The image coloring is wonderful too as always:-)

mueppi said...

Wow... Nikki
yyyour card is wonderful!
I love the bright colours and this cute image!
Hugs Gisela

1crazyjoe said...

Wow!! great coloring. My favourite part is the way you've done the flower pot, nice job!

Marcea said...

Fantastic card Nikki, love the bright colours and I agree - that is one cute ant!

Vicki G said...

Another gorgeous Creation! You're the best!

Cindy Haffner said...

I'm lovin this cute bug so darling.

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki! I love the colors! Thanks for the great sketch to play with!

Inge said...

Thanks for the challenge Nikki, it was fun to play with this sketch:-)

Your card looks lovely and bright.

Inge xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Nikki! Love the sisal and the colors are so fun and bright!

Great sketch, I will for sure give it a go tomorrow!
Hugs, Kelly

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Have to admit....this ant is cute ;) Love your sketch, it's a bit of a challenge for me because I never put a paper awry! Hope I find some time to join in this week. By the way lovely card again.

Liefs, Renata

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Nikki !!! I love the colours you used and you coloured it so well (as always).

Hugs Monique

Nannieflash said...

Congratulations to the winner of your blogcandy, Im sure you will enjoy playing and creating with it. Oh Nikki, I love your little ant, hes so colourful and the details are really stunning. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Georgia said...

Hi Nikki,
I love love love your card! It's so gorgeous and summery! I love the cute image and your colouring is brilliant! I love the sisal ribbon too, it looks great! :)
Lvoe, Georgia xx

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

OOhh i love the stamps from high hopes this one is so your sketch.Beautiful paper combination.
Big hugs from Holland, agnesxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Nikki luv the bright colours, fabby papers n flowers, sue.x

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
I hope you're fine
I really love this sketch and keep it in mind to use it one day
You have done a great job as usual!!
Congratulation my friend
Hugs and kisses

Terry said...

HIya nikki what a wonderfull card you made, wonderfull image and very nice colours.thanks for sharing hun. Hugs terry

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Danni said...

Wonderful card! I love the texture, so nice!

Sandra MacLean said...

Love the card Nikki! The colors are so vibrant and I am loving those fun buttons!

Louise said...

fab card your colouring is beautiful as always louise xxx

Heather Huggins said...

He is a cute ant!! Love the wonderful bright colors!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Love the vibrant colors of the papers and flowers. Awesome coloring, lovin that sisal ribbon too, a perfect touch.

Karen x

Stacey said...

This is fab Nikki! Really loving the texture you've added. Such a fab layout ~♥~

Katy said...

Fabulous bright colours very summery :)


Unknown said...

oh how wonderful colourful, looks so funny and gives a happy feeling.
have a nice week.
hugs, bea

Crissy Armstrong said...

Nikki this sketch is perfect for so many images. I love using it and want to use it again too! Your coloring is so great, right down to the grass under his feet! I love your bright and cheery colors, you do have a way of bringing life to each card you make! Gorgeous flowers with interesting centers on them too. Hugz!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Beautiful card Nikki--love the colours, papers, and flowers! Your colouring is awesome too! Thanks for the awesome sketch I really had fun with this one!

Susie Sugar said...

Great card Nikki it inspired me to join in the challenge
Hugs Susie xx

Heather Schlatter said...

Nikki this card is so cute and I love the green fibers over that blue paper so so so cool for this type of image!!!!

That sketch looks like so much fun to!!!


Tracey said...

Love your sketch & card Nikki! That ant is too cute!

Tasha said...

Wow Nikki beautiful crd - love the colours and fab image. Loving your take on the sketch - its a fantastic card
love tasha xx

Valérie said...

So beautiful !!! I love the bright colors, the flowers and your funny stamp !
Big hugs my friend.