Thursday 14 January 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge - Hearts

Our new challenge this week has just started over at the Wags 'n Whisker blog and this week our talented designer Sharon is asking for hearts to appear somewhere on our cards. I have used my favourite Martha Stewart Punches - Heart Lace Edger and NEW Lace Scallop Heart. I backed my Lace Scallop heart die cuts with co-ordinating cardstock which I embossed for a little more added texture. They have then been popped up using foam dimensionals.

The gorgeous image is Steal a kiss which features my 9 year old daughter Zoe with Lacey's 5 year old son Ryan. I will tell you now that Zoe cried her eyes out when she first saw this design... yuk.. a boy trying to kiss me!!! lol I think the Zoe in the design looks really pleased that Ryan is trying to steal a kiss!!!

Zoe and Ryan have been stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The beautiful papers are from the K&Company 6x6" paper pad Classic K McKenna. These handy pads are such fantastic value at £2.75 for 36 sheets!!! I have also added a gorgeous Prima Camelot Rose - Vanessa, 4mm Peach flat back pearls and again cut down a little lemon Raffia Lace - can you tell I love this stuff!!! As always all edges are slightly aged with my trusty Jumbo Java VersaMagic chalk!

Take part in our challenge and you have the chance to win a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of your choice!!! Be sure to check out the beautiful samples from the rest of the team.

I'll see you Sunday with my first High Hopes sneak peak :-)




Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Nikki!! I just love your coloring and all the textures and details you added with those sweet hearts, gorgeous roses, and your gauge ribbon....Gorgeous layout! All your punching is incredible!


Pati said...

Hi Nikki

Congratulations on this wonderful card. The image is gorgeous and I love the soft colours you have used. And all the embellishments... Fantastic!

BIG hugs and have a great weekend

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh Nikki, this card looks so cute... Gorgeous papers and flower and your border is fab!

Warmest greetings,


Nannieflash said...

Wow Nikki, I love your card the papers and the details are gorgeous and your image has been coloured beautifully. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mary J said...

Oh, what a wonderful card Nikki! They are so cute! As usual, a very professional finish!

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the way you've coloured in the adorable image. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Niki Estes said...

Nikki, this is absolutely adorable!! Beautiful colors, papers, and embellishments not to mention your always beautiful coloring!

Stacey said...

This is so pretty Nikki. I love the papers and those roses are wonderful ~x~

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous, love the image and the papers, stunning, big hugs Pops x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Nikki,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

eba said...

Love the clolor-combo and the lay out of this card. The image is gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

Really sweet card Nikki.
Have a great weekend.
Carole x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Nikki, this is beautiful! love, love the colors, the heart punch and of course the gorgeous flower!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Nikki, I love this card!! I love all of the hearts and the papers are just gorgeous!! But your coloring is truly amazing!! Big hugs!

Tara said...

This really is beautiful Nikki..... so pretty and your image looks wonderful! I just love the punched hearts too!
Have a great weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Joy said...

such a cute card! I do love the image and it's will be so sweet when they get older =) love that heart punch...wonderful coloring and love the flower. hope you have a fabulous weekend!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki
Your colouring is so beautiful, love the hearts and that rose is just awesome!

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and what wonderful colours.

cats whiskers said...

This is stunning Nikki love the colour scheme and your colouring is fantastic, oh I did laugh about Zoes reaction!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!! Looove your coloring!! Have a great weekend!!

Georgia said...

Oh wow Nikki, this is just stunning - that rose is gorgeous!! I love this Martha Stewart punch and the papers are perfect for the love theme, really beautiful! Have a nice weekend. :)
Love, Georgia xx

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
gorgeous card hun as always coloured to perfection, i luv that lace heart i need one!lol,gorgeous papers. Thanks for my goodies got them yesterday, sue.xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Nikki - what a wonderful stamp! Jo x

Mel said...

Hi Nikki, your card is just so cute. I did chuckle about Zoe bless her. Hope you are ok ~ Mel x

Ila said...

What a beautiful card Nikki!
I love this sweet image...your coloring and details are Amazing!!..Hugs, Ila

Sharon Caudle said...

Nikki, your card is sooooo gorgeous!! That paper is very yummy and your coloring is beautiful! Fantastic detailing!! I love it! hugs!