Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big news - my first DT AND first blog hop!

I am incredibly happy and proud to to display THAT on here the very first time:

I have been fan of Phindy's fabulous stamps for a long time and when she had a DT call for a new challenge blog I gathered all the bravery and applied. Couldn't believe my luck when I got email from her telling me I am one of the 12 fabulous crafters chosen for her team.

Here are the links to all our DT members blogs:

Ann English
Anne Ray
Anne-Marije Poppen
Cindy Royal
Emma Lockley
Jane Wetzel
Linda Payne
Lynda Nielsen
Mary B. Giemza
Sylvia Blum
Tammy Maynard

Just look at their work and you'll understand why I feel humbled and truly grateful to be a part of that fabulous new venture.

To celebrate the birth of our our new and talented challenge-blog-baby we came up with a big fun blog hop with loads of eye (and some other) candy to be had.

Here's the story:
"Because the DT and the Challenge are new, our theme for the hop is "New". Phindy has designed an adorable New Arrival digi especially for the launch of the challenge! This image is not available to buy in her shop until Friday, April 16.
The bloghop winner (chosen by random) will receive candy from Phindy – a $15 gift certifcate to her shop! Not only that, you will also find some small individual pieces of candy hidden along the way by the DT! All you have to do to win is to sit back and enjoy the wonderful projects from the Design Team, be sure to leave comments at each blog and you will be entered into the candy draw.
The Blog Hop Draw closes on Thursday 15 April at midnight GMT."

Congratulations! You have arrived to one of the "candy spots"! lol There's a fair bit of yummyness on offer! Check it out in my candy announcement in the post below or just follow the link from the side bar!

Here is my first time showcasing Phindy's achingly cute New Arrival stamp:

I used Copics to colour the image and 3D-d the cot and the cat.

The papers are from Papermania Rose Garden stack (soooo cute), ribbons and brads from my stash. The flowers I made myself from simple cheap lace trim. Thrifty, me. lol

And of course I couldn't resist the temptation of finishing off the inside of the card as well - I really should cut back on work that goes to insides of the card - takes away a lot of VERY valuable colouring-and-playing time. lol

And now go on, hop straight ahead to Anne-Marije's beautiful blog, she has something real cute to show you! :)


Thanks for looking and happy crafting!



Randi WS said...

Stunning card! And I love all your details! That sentiment i so funny ;)
Congrats to you! :)
Hugs, Randi

Linda said...

What a fun this bloghop, your card is very beautyful,the card is fantastic. i love the colloring
hugs Linda

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWZERS Anikka, Simply STUNNING. I absolutely love the pinks you've used. All of your embellishments & the ribbon too. WOW!

I'm so excited about this "Grand Opening" today, and having the pleasure to design with you. We're going to have a blast!
Happy Hop Day
Big Hugs

Tammy said...

This is just the most beautiful card, Annika!! Your coloring is just stunning and those lace flowers are the perfect touch to this sweet card!! Congratulations on your first DT....look forward to working with you!!

debb said...

Congrats and what a beautiful stunning card! Love the sentiment...

Theresa's Studio said...

Beautiful colors on your card! Love the DP(really so cute) and your lace flowers are great! Congrats on being selected for the DT!

Shirley said...

WOOHOO Annika for making the DT, but this card pretty much explains why. It is gorgeous with the beautiful coloring, wonderful bg papers, the added flowers and lace and ribbons. I absolutely love the sentiment and perfect for that first time parent. The inside of the card is beautiful also. This one would definitely go in the scrapbook.

Sammi said...

oh wow! This is gorgeous!! Love your card!!
Congrats on making the DT!!

Cec said...

You go girl!! Congratulations on being selected to Phindy's DT. This is a super sweet card and I love it, love it, love it. Did I say I love it:)

Lisa said...

adorable and congrats

Ann English said...

Oh, Annika-nothing to do with "luck" girl-you are over the top amazing! This card is so beautiful, it leaves me nearly speechless-I said nearly! The colors, the coloring, the embellishments-all made my jaw drop! Congratulations on an appointment well deserved!

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW WOW WOW...Did I say WOW?? ha ha! This card is just AMAZING girl!! Sooo happy for you and for me to be on the dt with you! hugs, jane :)

Vanja said...

An amazing card! Beautiful colouring and papers. I just love the ribbon and the flowers. Simply stunning!!
Congrats on the DT spot! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Stef H said...

wow! i'm speechless! this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Deonna B said...

Beautiful card! I love all of your embellishments and the colors are gorgeous.

Marlene said...

Stunning!!! Love what you did with the inside, too! Congratulations on your DT appointment. You clearly deserve it!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is gorgeous and the inside is just as beautiful!

Anonymous said...

First of all congratulations!
Fantastic card! I love the bow, colouring and your flowers. You did an amazing job. :)
xx Myriam

Moments by Marla said...

I love this card and every element of it. The lace flowers, the bow and colors are just perfect together. The inside is beautiful too! Congratulations - I can see why you were chosen as a DT.

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats on making the DT. Your card is gorgeous. I love those lacey flowers, I'd love to know how you made them. TFS.

Sylvia Blum said...

*woohoo*... huge congrats, Annika :)
Annika.. your card creations are always pieces of art!!! I so adore looking at all your creations! This one is a stunning card! I'm totally in love with the lace flowers!!! Everything is just PERFECT!!! So glad to be on the same team as you are *smile*
{hugs} Sylvia

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I can see why you are on the DT. Congrats! Your work is lovely!

I found your blog from a link on Stef H's (Glitterbabe's) blog.

Mary Ski said...

The inside is just as great as the outside! Congrats on being chosen for the team!

Rufus said...

Really great card and the sentiment just cracks me up!! Love it!

DQ said...

Congrats on becoming a DT member! love everything about this card. Love the color scheme, love the layout, of course love the image and the inside of the card is to die for! Again, Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trish said...

Congratulations on your DT appointment. I just love everything about your card- inside and out.
Many hugs,

Anne-Marije said...

ohh this is so sweet! Your colouring is beautiful...
It's so nice to be in the DT with you!
xxx Anne-Marije

Marion said...

Stunning card. I just love your layout and the colouring is awesome.

mycardz said...

Hi Annika! Your card is sooooooo beautiful. I love all the amazing details you've added, not to mention your awesome coloring! The papers and colors are so perfect too! I'm very happy to be on the team with you! hugz, Mary

Sandra said...

I wish I was that good, the bow is so cute!

Louise said...

Oh Wow, this is beautiful and nicely detailed! Love your coloring and the lace flowers!

Ellis said...

Amazing card and lot's of green, wonderful! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anne said...

Annika this is just the best sentiment ever for a new baby card LOL!

Love your work, welcome to the team friend, it'll be the first of many I'm sure

Tara Godfrey said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Annika this card is just soooo unbelievably beautiful, hun! I'm totally in love with this darling image, your colouring is just breathtakingly beautiful and I love the 3D effect! What a fab and funny it! Well, you would never know the scrumptious flowers were made on the cheap...they are just divine and soooo luxurious looking!
I love this card to bits,hun! Congratulations on your DT post and they are totally lucky to have you on the team!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Beautiful card and cute sentiment!

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