Friday, 26 June 2009

Stampin´ for the Weekend Challenge #4 "Pocket Full of ..."

Golly gosh we are onto week 4 already at ¨Stampin´for the Weekend", how time flies when you have fun and that is exactly what we have in store for you.

Our sponsor this week is Paper Makeup Stamps

and the fabulous prize on offer is a Cupcake Stamp Set AND a Birthday Fairy Stamp.

We extend a warm welcome to Nancy who is our Guest Designer for the next two weeks. Please stop by her blog and leave her some love.

Anyhoo onto this weeks challenge ánd as the title "Pocket Full of ..." suggests... we would love to see some POCKET or WALLET cards and here is my interpretation.

I have coloured Annie with my Prismas then matted her onto a pretty pastel pink. My papers are from SU, I do love these, and I have used the very first border punch I bought yonks ago. Primas and roses are from stock and the tiny flowers are waste from past punching - being the canny Scot I am I waste nothing! oops and the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.

I have carried my papers and punching through to the inside, ooh I am so proud of myself as never done this before, and secured my pockets with minature Papermania brads.

Ooh wait for it ... I have decorated the back as well ... getting good in my old age!

I wish to thank my wee bloggie pal from over the pond for the know how, little did you realise your birthday card was also a tutorial!

Be sure to join us for a "Pocket Full of ..." and check out my DT buddies blogs Donna, Kimmi, Amy, Claire, Ida, Jen, Poppet, Vicki and Vanja for inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend too. -x-


crafty amy said...

Good morning :)
I do love this card soo much The colours you have used are just so bright and fun and that image is too cute. I can't wait to see what everyone does for this challenge.

X Amy X

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Nicola:O) Love all about it! The colours, beautiful image, the papers. It is stunning;O)
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Nancy.

Vicki said...

morning Nicola

i love your card, it is absolutely beautiful and considering you've never made this style of card before you done a brilliant job, it's really fab. The border punch looks so pretty, as does all the lovely floral arrangments. Gorgeous image, not got any of these.....yet....may have to do something about that as they are really growing on me, your colouring is ace and I love the layout and choice of papers you have used. Really did enjoy this weeks challenge and it's great to see everyones different take on the theme. have a lovely weekend, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous hun and one of my favorite stamps too, you have done a fab job with this one and decorating the back to whoo hooo way to go...

Have a lovely weekend hugs Pops x x x

Linnie said...

I Love this Nicola mmm will have to get my thinking cap on for this challenge thankyou for your fabby inspiration

Kimmi said...

Morning Nicola.

Love your Annie image. Coloured perfectly! Your colours and papers are fantastic. love the border on the blue. your flowers are very pretty. Love the pink and blue together! Love the way you have taken the outside in. The borders are great!


Kimmi x

Cheryl said...

i aodre this card hun gosh how clever are you to get the inside done too stunning creation as usuall lots love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Nicola!!! I adore your beautiful card and your lovely pocket design!! This is just as cute as can be and you've inspired me to make one of these!! :) TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicola! This is a beauiful pocket card! The papers are fabulous and I just LOVE the image you have used (I said that already lol), it's perfectly coloured, too. The flowers and the leaves are wonderful! :)

Have a lovely day
Hugs, Vanja

Riet said...

Wowwww Nicola,what a beautiful ,l love the image and colours.
What a gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Marcea said...

Hi there mum, I love this type of card, they are such fun to make and you have done a fabulous job of it! Love your sweet image and gorgeous colour choice. Perfect punching to finish it all of .... lovely!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Nicola, this is absolutely stunning.. your colouring is out of this world.. so much attention to detail....i really must practice a bit more lol Please nip over to my blog as there is a little something for you to collect.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Donna said...

ooooooo Nicola you're really outdoing yourself, love your pocket card, your coloring is fabulous on Annie, you really are a pro at these Prisma's, and love those wee flowers again, they certainly look gorgeous on the branches, the whole color scheme is wonderful and I love how you've attached your pockets inside with brads, never thought of that. Great thinking there.
Perhaps we should come up with some even harder challenges just for you.....LOL

Jodi said...

What a super cute card!! Love your coloring and pretty embellishments.
Jodi =)

Sheila said...

Whaooo!! my little Spanish bloggie pal, this is just Gorgeous with a capital Gorg!!!!sweetie.
I love those yummy papers going to have check those ones out, and you made wonderful of job on sweet little Miss Annie & her pal Ted...pity I don't have a B'day now till next year :).
hugs as always Hun.
Sheila xx

cats whiskers said...

Great card wallet dear what a fabulous image (I just adore Annie) and you have coloured her beautifully, have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Nicola, this is beautiful! Love your coloring and all the details here! I like the little bitty flowers you placed on the punched greens....Just fabulous!
Hope you had a great are a busy lady, I wish I knew how you keep up with it all! Any advice?? lol
blessings, Maria

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Nicola this is stunning!
Beautiful colouring and I love those delicious papers and detail!
Love your great inside too!
kim x

Marimer said...

Hola,Nicola, gracias por tu comentario, me llena de orgullo que te hayas fijado en mi blog. El problema mio es el idioma, pero para admirar bellísimos trabajos como los tuyos no hacen falta saber muchos idiomas. Es impresionante lo exquisito que haces tus proyectos, con un gusto realmente elegante, me gustan muchísimo y si no te importa te seguiré,Saludos desde Tenerife.

Ila said...

I love this Gorgeous card!!...the image, papers and layout are all Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Poppy said...

love the wallet it's gorgeous, and you very pretty new look.

maxine said...

wow a beautiful card Nicola, lovely design and colours.

lindal said...

Wow, very cool card. I love that paper.I have or should say had some. It was easy to use. How did you do brads? They don't show on the front. Thanks for the kind comment on my card.

Susie Sugar said...

Oh breathtaking I just love this image she is beautiful and sooooo cute to
Love Susie xx

Paula said...

Hiya Nicola your card is fabulous the image is great and your colouring is outstanding.
Paula xxxx

Bev said...

Aww this is amazing sweetie - your colouring is brilliant!! Love the papers and detials too, just fantastic! x

Liza said...

You have done a great job with this Nicola. I love the punched borders and your coloring is superb. Its boiling hot here.... not sure what I'm going to do in August!

Liza x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Wow NIcola, its 4 cards in one, love it

Chris xx