Monday, 17 May 2010

Pink to make the boys wink

Monday is upon us once again and I have no idea where the last week has gone, gosh I seem to blink my eyes and a new week is upon me before I know where I am. At least my memory is still in working mode cos I remembered today always brings us a new theme at Sweet Pea Stampers and this week we challenge you to try your hand at
Paper Piecing

The wonderful Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps has donated a fabulous stamp for the winner so check out the blog to see what you could win, remember you´ve gotta to be in it to win it!

I have never done any paper piecing, played around with acetate and glitter, but always fancied trying using the paper and like everything else ... I just needed a push in the right direction and now that I have tried it this will be something I definitely will repeat.

I have paper pieced her tail and belt in pearlescent paper, her hat and outfit with BG papers -
coloured Caribbean Treasure with my Copics and used Prisma pencils for the background - added some glaze to the bones to make them look authentic and gems and pearls from my stash. Papers are from the Indian Summer pack by Basic Grey, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts ... check my Blog Candy. Embossing folder is Swiss Dots and the gorgeous ribbon was a gift from my DT buddy Victoria.

I wish to combine this card with the following challenges where we all reap so much inspiration.

Friday Sketchers - Sketch

Pixie Dust Studio - Cut It Out

Inky Impressions - Summer Creation

One Stop - Summer Breeze


This week at Die Cut Dreams we challenge you to

Lace It Up( Use lace on your creation)

Our wonderful Vikki ,who has just started up her own business selling beautiful handcrafted "Posh Pins" for your cards and crafts, is our sponsor this week. You can find Vikki's beautiful handmade creations here at Posh Pins and Charms and you will be in for a real treat when you check out her prize on the blog and I know how you all love your lace so there will be nothing stopping you to join in with this fabulous theme.

I have inked up Hero Arts ( retired) Kitty Cat Kitten C3939, doesn´t he have the typical Cheshire cat look about him and looking very guilty as though he has had a licking session at these cakes! The Sassy Cook stamp is Denami Designs (2008 collection from the USA) and I coloured these with my Copics adding a sprinkling of Glamour Dust here and there. Matted and layered these with my trusty nestability dies, sentiment is a See D, papers are a freebie from a magazine, leaves are punched and flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts .

I am combining this card with

Allsorts - Birthdays ... happy 1st birthday girls

Charisma - Sweet Treats

Crafty Catz - Petals & Pearls

Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts ... I have both

Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special

Paper Cutz - Image of a Dog or Cat

Sketch Saturday - Sketch ... rotated

Stampavie and more - Pink

Stamp Something - Celebrate Something


Tasha said...

Wow Nicola both of these are gorgeous! Love the colours and the beautiful sparkle, fab images you haveused too
love tasha xx

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Just stunning! Sweet Pea stamps are so beautiful, i ordered today a lot of them. You did an amazing job. hugs, Nataliya.

itsabrt said...

Wowsers these two card are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for "Cutting it Out" this week with the Pixie dust Challenges! Beth

Rach said...

gorgeous cards hun, fantastic colouring.xx

Mummylade said...

wow, amazing cards this time - again!!

Anonymous said...

These are both really lovely, the cakes look so yummy and the kitty is gorgeous!

Emma said...

Wow both such stunning cards Nicola, gorgeous images, colours and details....
Hugs Emma x

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards Nicola, you have put both together so beautifully. The colours in the first are stunning, very eye catching. Love the cute image in the second and the gorgeous lace.

Teri said...

These are afbulous cards hun! I really love your Paper Pieceing, gorgeous colours!
Have a great day!
Teri xx

Pascale said...

Two gorgeous cards again Nicola. I love the image you chose to paperpiece the perfect image for this technique. You mastered it perfectly too. I feel dead hungray now I have looked at your second card. Hugs Pascale

coldwaters2 said...

Two stunning creations Nicola I love, love the first one so sultry looking and the colours are so vibrant and the second one looks such fun loving the lace and your design great work.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are gorgeous Nicola.


Hi Nicola
Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Susanne said...

I really like these cards , there amazing.

Hugs Susanne

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab and cute card Nicola. Love it. Cathy xxxx

Dora said...

Both cards are so gorgeous, love the Sweet Pea stamp xx

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Nicola, I love all the shades of pink and the paper pieced bandana on your Sweet Pea card...and your DCD card is just so pretty.
Debbie x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh two totally gorgeous cards Nicola!
kim x

crafty amy said...

a Nicola wow these are both so pretty! I love how you have paper pieced her head scalf and all the sparkle on the second card is stunning :D


Amy xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Nicola,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Susie Sugar said...

You make the best pink cards ever darling these 2 are totally beautiful
Hugs Susie xx

Suzi said...

Oh my!! both these cards are gorgeous, Two wonderful layouts and colouring. Thank you for joining us at OSCC and Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draws.
Hugs Suzi x

Silvie Z said...

Both cards are beautiful!!! I love how you combined all the patterned papers!
Silvie from France

Cheryl said...

oh hunny both these cards are really beautiful the color combo and papers are just gorjus,hope you are okay hun its ages since I last heard from you take care sweetie thanks for playing along in my challenge this week at creative inspirations love hugs cherylx

Teresa said...

A stunning card Nicola I love all the colours you have used.
Luv Teresa x

Suzie said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh these are GORGEOUS!!

Helen Dooley said...

that cat is adorable. Thanks for playing along on PCC this week! great card!

kaos said...

Wonderful cards - I love the colour combination for the Sweet Pea stamp.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love your colors, image and design!! So elegant and fun!! Awesome take on the Inky Impressions challenge.

Ali - Crafty Ribbons said...

Very pretty card, I love the detail on the cakes.
Good luck with winning the ribbons.
Crafty Ribbons

Linda said...

Hi Nicola love your choice of colours on your card, the cat does look naughty doesn't he. Love Linda

Allison said...

such a lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jodi said...

Just Beautiful Nicola!! I love the pretty colors and coloring you did!! Great work!
Jodi =)

Lisa said...

Loving your card! Just super cute!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week-hope to see you back soon!

Annette said...

Ooooh! What sassy creations! I love it!

Fleur said...

Nicola, love your cards, colouring is fantastic
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week & good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Maggie Bob said...

Great card - I love all the detail you've included.

Thanks for joining in at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Mummylade said...

I love this image! Thank you so much for joining the Allsorts celebrations and good luck.

Pops x said...

These are gorgeous i love the cutie images and the papers are great too, stunning cards, have a great weekend big hugs pops x x x

Tammy said...

These are beautiful....Love the coloring.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx