Sunday 26 July 2009

Sparkle and Shine

Our challenge this Sunday over at the High Hopes blog is hosted by me! This week I am asking you to add a little sparkle to your cards. Straight away I thought I would do another Christmas card but then I found this cute little fellow - Party Cat and couldn't believe he was still uninked. I added my sparkle with stickles on his balloons and also the ribbon on his present. Some of my buttons are sparkly too. You could even pull out some sparkly paper, sparkly ribbon or any other sparkly embellishments you can find. Be sure to check out the blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the team.

I have used the great sketch by Jacque over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog. Party cat is stamped in Memento and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils using sansodor and paper stumps for blending. The bright papers are from the new Basic Grey June Bug which I have also used with the purple paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria pad. The fabulous coloured buttons are from the Mardi Gras collection. I stamped the Party Animal sentiment direct onto my dp using Versafine Black Onyx.

By playing along with our challenge this week you have the chance to win the two stamps used on my card today.

Have a wonderful Sunday!



Anonymous said...

What a great card the sparkle. The buttons and papers are just delicious!
I have this cute cat uninked too!
Carole x

Maria said...

Oh so cute and I do love the sparkle. It adds that element of bling that is soooo irresistible. Hope you're enjoying the summer with your girls. Hugs, Maria

Stef H said...

there's no such thing as "too sparkly" in my book! this is fabulous!


Ann Kranitz said...

Wowza!! This is all blinged out!! I cant believe you colored that with prismas!!! That is AMAZING!!! I was never able to blend like that with my prismas. TFS

Beccy said...

Hiya Nikki

Love those bright colours on your card - how could you not have inked that cute little cat? Shame on you!!!!! he is adorable.

Hugs Beccy xx

Sandra said...

Great looking card, love the bright colours!

Hugs Sandra

Maria said...

Such a cute kitty, Nikki! Love your choice of colors. . .the purple and yellow stands out so nicely!1 Beautiful job with our coloring!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!


daisy said...

what a cutie nikki! love the colors! nice and bright


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a cute card Nikki, I love the pretty colours and the image is lovely too.
Hugs Jacqueline

Heidi said...

Hello sunshine
What a cute card Nikki I really love it! Its sooo sweet.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer. I will write to you soon

Hugs and love

sandra_w said...

Such a cute card, Nikki! Love the colors!

San x

Paula said...

What a fab card Nikki i adore the image and love how you have made the ballons sparkle and such great colours.
Paula xxxx

Trina said...

Your card is so cute Nikki!! I love the bright colors and the sparkle on the balloons!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh wow, I love everything about this card, the bright colours, the layout, your coloring and ofcourse the buttons, especially how you added the one on the piece of ribbon!!

Hugs, Renata

Wilma said...

Lovely card Nikki, and such vivid bright colours, together with the sparkles its irristible.

Thank you for your blog, you make really fantastic cards!

Hugs, wilma

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Nikki,what a beautiful card,i love the image anbd colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Laura Evangeline said...

I just LOVE it!

DawnMarie said...

Oh he is sweet Nikki. Great colours you have used and the glitter on the balloons is great. Hope you are well. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Wow stunning card Nikki, love the bright papers and the kitty is so cute. Love the sparkly balloons.
Have a fab weekend
Big Hugs
Jill x x

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is sooo sweet The image is cute and your coloring so wonderful. Love this! Hugs and hpaay sunday. Silke

Janette said...

great challenge and super cute card Nikki! Have a great day and hugs to you.

Penni said...

What a cute kitty Nikki. I love the sparkly balloons.


Karen said...

What a gorgeous card Nikki and a super cute image.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Karen x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, I love the sparkly balloons. x

Christine said...

What an amazing card Nikki. I love the way you color with your pencils. I love this stamp and the bling on the balloon is absolutely perfect. So cute!!
xoxo, Christine

Mel said...

Nikki I just love the bright colours & sparkle on your card. The image is cute too ~ Mel x

Tracey said...

This is a fabulous card Nikki! Love that image! xx

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
gorgeous card hun, luv ya colouring, the spakle on the balloonsis fab, great papers lovely bright card, sue.x

Mariska said...

What a fantastic card again Nikki! I love the sparkle on the balloons!! And the bright colours of the papers are gorgeous! Of course your colouring is incredible as always... just stunning! Hope you are doing well sweetie!!


Pop's Cards said...

This is a really super cute image. love the papers too, and the button with the little bow looks fab, {hugs} pops x x x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki. Would you believe, I have this stamp sat uninked too! LOL.

Mina said...

wow this is gorgeous Nikki, those sparkly balloons are fabulous
Mina xxx

Debbie said...

A wonderful card Nikki, Love the kitty and the sparkly balloons and the bright colours are fab. Debbie x

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki.
Awesome coloring and the vibrant colors are just fabulous. Love the sparkly balloons too.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, beautiful cat and I love the sparkly balloons and the fab colours.

cats whiskers said...

Love this cute card Nikki what a brilliant image beautfully coloured as usual and those glitter ballons are just perfect.
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele Roos said...

Such a fabulous card Nikki. Love the cute image and the beautiful colouring. Love the papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

COCO said...

WO Nikki I love it !!! your cat is very nice and pretty ballons !!!!!
very fab !!
hugs coco

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Nicky, I hope to join in as I am on holiday from work this week :0)

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Nikki and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
Hugs Linda

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Nikki, love the sparkly balloons. hugs rachxx

Sew This N That said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the sparkly balloons :0)
*hugs* Heather x

dpkennedy said...

Wow, Nikki, your coloring is stunning! This kitty is adorable and the sparkly balloons are fantastic!

Gagaie said...

Wonderful ! I love colors and sparkles, perfect for a birthday !