Friday, 10 July 2009

"Stampin´ for the Weekend" Challenge #6 "Strawberries dipped in Chocolate"

This weeks challenge at "Stampin´for the Weekend as the title suggests we have a colour combo for you. We would like you to take some inspiration from the two photos below. Kimmi had great fun with the strawberries, and guess what, she devoured the lot after she had taken the photo and said they tasted delicious ! The Tulip photo is from me and I must say there is nothing more beautiful to see in Holland than the miles and miles of tulip fields. So I hope using the title and the colours below you find some real inspiration.

This week our sponsor is the lovely Heidi from Simon Says Stamp and she is again offering the lucky winner a fabulous gift voucher of $25 to spend in the shop. Such a pity I can´t enter!

For my card I started with my designer papers and these have been chosen from the "Strawberry Collection" in the Designer Inserts Extreme and Designer Extreme Vol 11 cd´s and from here my card fell together no problem.
I have coloured my image with Prisma pencils blending with sansodor ... she is from an Australian company called Stamp It.I added some small pearls for her necklace. chalked the edges and adhered some flat backed gems and kept it simple finishing off with a few tiny roses and small bow.

I have carried the main paper through to inside mirroring the design and included a verse, how easy peasy is that and a quick, no hassle finishing touch at the touch of a button!

I look forward to visiting your blogs to see how you interpret this weeks challenge and on a final note why don´t you also visit the Design Team members blogs too as I know Donna, Kimmi, Amy, Claire, Ida, Vanja and Vicki would appreciate some love too.
Have a wonderful weekend. -x-


Kimmi said...

Good Morning Nicola. I love your card! That image is so elegant, she is beautiful. you've coloured her perfectly! Great little detail with the tiny roses and bow, very sweet. Great choice of papers too!


Kimmi x

crafty amy said...

Gorgeous card hun!
I love the image and you have coloured her perfectly. I love the inserts inside they are just such a perfect finishing touch.
I am not surprised Kimmi ate those they look so yummy.....I might have to go buy some lol


Amy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Nicola what a thoroughly stylish and gorgeous card!
Fabulous image and your paper and design just wonderful!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Nicola, this is so gorgeous!! I'm trying to ignore the luscious strawberries, but your creations is so pretty!! The colors are amazing!! Wonderful job friend!! ;) HUGS

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Nicola,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgawd! is this gorgeous! i love that image and those papers and the inside and omgawd! gorgeous.


nessy said...

wow what a stylish card ~love those strawberry colours ~yummy!!
vanessa xx

Danni said...

Yummy!!! What a fun challenge!
Love your card, so elegant!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful, Nikola! I love the image which you coloured perfectly and the papers are fabulous. I love how you decorated the inside, too.
Hugs, Vanja

Susie Sugar said...

wow fantasic card Nicola love the rich lush colours
Love Susie xx
ps I tried the link it works ok for me try the link on the Mum to be card I made a few days ago its the same place and there is a button in my side bar for both the shop and the blog with the examples

Nancy said...

WOW Nicola, this is wonderful:O) This is a yummy colour combo. I love your elegant image, your colouring is amazing. I look forward getting to know you better, and to work with you. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Vicki said...

oohhhh la la Nicola, this is very chic. I love that image and the layout is absolutely fabulous. The inside is gorgeous too and such beautiful papers, wow and stunning. Enjoy your weekend luvly, xx vicki xx

aardvarkpest said...

Wow I just love this Nicola. The papers are simply gorgeous and the image is devine.


POPPET said...

Hi Nicola, this is gorgeous, i love the image and it is one i have not seen before, the papers are fab and the inside is just at stunning, gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Lavender Rose said...

What a fabulous card, very stylish, inside and out!

Marimer said...

Es una combinación de colores, atrevida, pero que has resuelto maravillosamente, enhorabuena.

Tessi`s Kramecke said...

The card is beautiful. The beautiful paper was used, as is the inner part of the map looks great.

Hugs Gitte


Fabulous card Nicola, beautifully coloured image, and I love the papers. What a great summer challenge - it really is mouthwatering!
Love, Sylvia x

cats whiskers said...

This is stunning Nichola dear, what a great image and fab colouring, just adore that colour scheme
Hugs Jacqui x

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Nicola

Gorgeous card, love the stylish image very classy.

Hope you are keeping well and had a great weekend.

Joanne x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is simply gorgeous Nicola!!! Love your image and the pearls you added. So elegant and colored so beautifully too!!! So sweet!!

I have missed your gorgeous creations and our chit chat while on vacation. I am back now and trying to clean up after vacation. I hope to be back to normal tomorrow.


Donna said...

Fab card Nicola, love the image you chose and of course those papers are lovely. Love the little gems you've put round her neck and at the bottom of the white card. The inside looks fab with your greeting typed on it.
Donna xx

Liz said...

Inside and out a masterpiece
Liz x

Michele Spera said...

Hi Nicola
I love how you put this together:-) I love the DP and then for it to be inside, very nice!! The image is really cute and love the shading:-)
Really nice job

Sandy Hulsart said...

How elegant this looks and I love how you have finished the inside. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration.

Bev said...

Oh thisis just sensational sweetie. WOW! So gorgeous, love the papers and colours and what a fab image too. The inside is stunning - I think I need to go shopping lol x

Jodi said...

Wowzers!! This is soo pretty! I love the image and those fab papers!!
very pretty!
Jodi =)

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Nicola!
Your coloring, the pearls, the wee flowers...absolutely gorgeous! A very elegant card!
Your inspiration pictures are just beautiful...each in it's own way! lol
blessings, Maria

Heather said...

This card is so so pretty Nicola!!!! I love your coloring!!!



Cheryl said...

morning sweetie when you get a moment plese pop over to my blog as there is something for you hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Marcea said...

wow wow wow mum, this is amazing!!! You have certainly mastered the graphics programme and your pencils too. Such attention to detail - perfect in every way

tiggertastic said...

amazing work, the lady is so elegant and the colours you have used are stunning,

Sarah x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, I love the yummy colour combo. I hope you haven't gone into melt down with this heat!!

Liza x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Fab card Nicola, love the image and the papers, and the inside is gorgeous.

Chris xx

Paula said...

What a great card Nicola love the fab image and such great colours and papers.
Paula xxxx