Sunday 6 December 2009

High Hopes Challenge - Tall Card

Our new challenge has just started over at the High Hopes blog and our wonderful Diva Amy L is asking us to make a tall card. I must confess to making either 5x5" or 6x6" most of the time, so it made a really great change... thanks Amy!

Remember to enter our challenges you need to use High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!!

The random winner of this challenge will receive the stamps Love Birds, Sentiment "Owl Love You", Bubble Love and sentiment "Filled with Bubbles". Perfect to get you rolling with the love season!

On my card today I have used a sweet Nutcracker image which has been coloured in Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I added some Polar White Flower soft to his feather and also some Mustard seed distress stickles for a subtle sparkle. The yellow dotty paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird pad and the red dotty paper from the Basic Grey June Bug pad. Also added half back pearls, buttons and check ribbon.

If you are looking to purchase High Hopes stamps I currenlty have 25% off all Christmas stamps. I ship worldwide too! Bunny Zoe's Crafts has 25% off all Christmas stock but be quick... it's going fast!!!

Wishing you wonderful Sunday!




Christine said...

So adorable Nikki! I love High Hopes stamps. That little nutcracker is so cute. Normally I am not a big fan of them so he is sweet. Love the bright colors and the polka dots!! Great card!!
xoxo, Christine

Marley said...

Lovely card Nikki!! Love the dots and the buttons.. xx hugs Marley

Georgia said...

Aww wow, this is fabulous Nikki - I love the nutcracker and your colouring is great! Gorgeous papers too, and I love the contrasting colours! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Squirrel x said...

gorgeous card hun, adore your colouring. great idea for challenge too - most of my cards are square so this'll be fun to do. sorry for lack of capital letters, cat is curled up on my right hand. ooh, and stsmp has arrived safely from norway, thanks hun. hugs, squirrel xx

Joey said...

Hiya Nikki

oooh beautiful card, I love the primary colours, fab image, may just have to sneek him onto a list!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Nikki, love the dotty background!

Mina said...

oh wow Nikki this is stunning I love those bright colours you used it really makes the fab image stand out
Mina xxx

Stampin Mindy said...

I just got my first High Hopes Stamps I will definatly be using to play! This is adorable LOVE the nut cracker!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Nikki
your colours are always so vibrant,stunning colouring,fabby image n great papers hun, sue.x

Melanie said...

Hi Nikki!

Love this fabulous Nutcracker card! So bright and cheery.


Louise said...

really caught my eye so vibrant and colourful, love it.
louise xx

Denise said...

Lovin that Nutcracker card! Too cute.

christelle said...

Your card is gorgeous Nikki!!
Nutcracker image is very cute and your card's colours are marvellous!!
Love and hugs,

Tracey said...

What a fabulous card Nikki! I love the colours!! xx