Thursday, June 24, 2010

Newsflash and a moggie card

I know I promised not to take on any more DT work but some time ago Denise from Whimsy stamps contacted me to ask if I would like to design for them and I just HAD to graciously (read: squealing frantically) agree. Because:
a) it's an INCREDIBLE compliment - have you SEEN the work of Whimsy DT??
b) I flippin' adore their stamps to the oblivion and back.

So from now on I won't be giving ANY promises! lol

Anyways, this is my first Whimsy card as a fully fledged DT member:



I just had to use that moggie with a sign - so versatile, you could stamp any sentiment on it. I needed a card for a birthday of my son's friend from play school, so "Happy Birthday" it was. I stamped the moggie on cold press watercolour paper with Versafine ink - I prefer that to Stazon. And, you know, it felt GREAT to actually stamp!!

The colouring is once again Derwent Inktense pencils - this time with water. Lovin' them at the moment. The intensity of the pigment is just fabulous and because of the waterproof-when-dries factor it's a joy to add highlights with different colours without everything getting muddy!

The stars are from grungeboard set I've had for yonks and barely used. I dabbed a Tea Dye distress ink on top straight from pad so it pooled and was a bith blotchy, then blasted with heat gun and rubbed Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles on top with me finger. Heat gunned again. Nice 'n textured.



The papers are from old collection of MME, unfortunately I have NO idea, which one. Perfect for boy card though! Sentiment stamp is from LOTV set.

Had to dig very deep into my Random Button Box to find the perfect buttons and I have no idea where I got the burnt orange cord from. It was just there, staring at me, sayin' "I'm perfect. Use me!". lol

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Simon Says Challenge - Friends (moggies are the best friends and the card is for a friend!)
Crafty Creations - Shine (one word - Stickles)
One Stop Craft Challenge - One For The Boys
Polka Doodles - male card
Colour Create - photo inspiration

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!
Hugs


55 comments:

Sanna said...

Congratulations !!!
And your work is colorful and beautiful as usual.
I don't use English often enough, so I'm short of words to describe your nice work.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Congrats! Absolutely fantastic card! Love it in every way.

Sylvia said...

*woohoo'*.. CONGRATS hunny!!!

But I'm so not surprised you have been asked! I'm sure there will be more manufacturers in future... knocking at your door... begging on their knees that you will work with their stuff :-))))

You know what I think about your work: It's oustanding and amazing! And I have a diffuse feeling, that I'm not the only one with this opinion ;-))))))))))))))

So.. keep up your great work and have lots of fun with your new 'job' at Whimsy Stamps :-)))

{{big hugs}}
Sylvia

Wendy said...

Every card I see on your blog rocks GF! I love the little details you do which makes them all so amazing!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Alright now, this is one amazing card!! Your coloring is outstanding, and such wonderful embellies too!!! Thanks for playing along with SSW!!

Linda

Crystal said...

WOOOHOOO girl CONGRATS!!! I am soooo happy to be working with you...!!!! I just LOVE this image and how you used it is AWESOME!! What a fun card and GREAT colors!!! The twine and star is such a perfect touch!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card! absolutely fabulous! and woooooooo hooooooo on the whimsy dt spot! denise is just super. i'm a past dt member! kudos, my friend.

hugs :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awesome work, Annika!! I really love the grungy stars and the twine-fab embellies!! Congrats on joining Whimsey. Denise has a great knack for getting the best talent around for her team. I'm not surprised that she tracked you down!

Rosie said...

Annika congrats on your wonderful DT post, cannot wait to see what else you create with these stamps.
Love this card - as a doggie lover myself and because it is the most wonderful card. Rosie x

Julie said...

Congratulations dear Blogging Buddy!!! But then we all know that your cards are just fab!!!!! x

Emma and Susan said...

WOW!! Annika this is just amazing!! Congrats on your fab DT news!! We love this little image and your colouring is stunning,
Have lots of fun sweetie!!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

FABULOUS card!!! Love all of the details and your coloring is spectacular. TFS!

Netty said...

Congratulations Annika and so well deserved, you are brilliant at cardmaking. I agree with everybodys comments, terrific stamp (ooh I love him) and great colours and details. Wishing you every success my dear little friend. Annette xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Congratulations hun!!! So well deserved!! Your card is gorgeous!! Love this little guy!! too stinkin cute. Fab take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

No wonder you were asked to join the team! And I am lucky you will be working with some of my images! Can't wait to see what you will do with them!

Cec said...

Congratulations and well-deserved. With little people, I don't know you find the time. You are definitely at the top of the list for a "Woman of the Year" award. I can't wait to see what wonderful new creations you come up with.
Big Hugs!
Cec

Marlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I should say, however, they are lucky to have YOU!!! You're amazing!!!

Genevieve said...

Congratulations! Your card is stunning, coloring is breathtaking. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Genevieve.

Simple and Sweet said...

Annika, this is an awesome card. I love the image and you colored it perfectly. The embellishments are just as cute as can be as well. Thanks for playing along!
Erika - SSW

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Awesome girl.... you are really amazing.... congratulations!

Joanne said...
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Joanne said...

Congrats Annika!!! That's fantastic news and i'm lovin your 1st card as DT.

Hugs x

Craftie Mummy

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful coloring, and a fun card Annika! Congrats on your new DT position, your work is amazing and they are lucky to have you on their team. :)

Lindsey said...

Great card, your colouring is fab! Congratulations on your new DT position! WOW! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week xx

Marcea said...

Woohoo congratulations gorgeous lady!!!! I am thrilled for you.
This is a brill card - I really adore your work - you are such a skilled artist!!!!
I am delighted you could join us on Simon Says Stamp this week :o)
Gonna drop you an email, saw something and thought of you
-x-

Lynne said...

Congratulations!!! Well done :o) Love your card - and I love these pencils - you are a bad influence lol :o) xx

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card Annika! I love the images from Whimsy too. The papers are adorable and perfect for your image!
Hugs
Jodi =)

stephanne said...

Awwww, that is fantastic news, and it is completely okay to break promises now and then!! I am glad you did, I can't wait to see more from you and these cutie patootie stamparoos!! This project is fabulous, gotta love it when cord speaks, lol, the embellies and papers are perfect!! Gorgeous work deary!!
Stephanne

Kathie said...

Hi Annika, congratulations on your new DT role. I just love your card it's just toooo cute for words. It's a great masculine card. I notice your from County Clare my husband is from County Wicklow and we live in New Zealand.
Thanks for joining us this week at SSW.
Kathie
x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic card Annika! Love the fun stars and awesome coloring! Boy am I glad you didn't stick to your promises of no more DT work! We are so lucky and just thrilled to have you at Whimsy! Can't wait to see what else you do! :)

mulberry station said...

Congrats! And, your card is amazing!! Love all the detail and and absolutely perfect coloring! Beautiful work!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Congrats on the new DT position!! I love the papers and the layout is FAB!! Perfect little boy card!!

Viv said...

Wooo hooo!! Congratulations you talented, in-demand , amazing person you! Don't know how you manage it but everything you do is a work of art! I have this stamp, I love the whimsy animals, you card is FAB! hugs Viv xxx

Arlana said...

Congrats on the new dt position. You have a fablous card. Its adoorable. Have a sweet week. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!!

Sarah A said...

FAB and gorgeous card, love how you have coloured the image... think I may have to give the Derwent pencils a go, give the promarkers a rest LOL!

Congratulations on your new DT position.

Sarah x

Mina said...

wwwoooohhhhhoooo way to go girl...I love this mix of colours and it would be perfect for our Colour Create challenge...dont you just love it when things scream perfect to you
Mina xxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

super big congrats! Whimsy is really fun - dont know how you juggle it all - isnt there a family involved in your life somehow LOL
enjoy your Whimsy ride (-:

Dena said...

Congrats on your DT position! I see why they picked you for sure! This card is AMAZING!!!! Perfectly done and such adorable details!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Dena said...

Congrats on your DT position! I see why they picked you for sure! This card is AMAZING!!!! Perfectly done and such adorable details!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Terry Oulboub said...

Congrats on making the DT - that is an adorable stamp - I have that one! You've colored it so perfectly - love the papers and stars - great work! Thanks for joining us at SSW! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

How exciting! This is such a dandy card and such a great debut!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Annika, congratulations on your new DT position! Your card is fabulous! I love your rich colors and your fun embellishments! It couldn't be any cuter...what a sweet image! Thanks for playing at SSW!

brenda said...

Hi Annika

Just fabulous and awesome colouring of the doggie.

Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

B x

Carrie said...

I am soooo not suprised..everytime I see one of your cards a I am simply blown away..

This one is NO exception..I love the papers, colours embellies..everything just works so perfect together!!

Thanks for joining us at one stop xx

Maggie Bob said...

Brilliant card - everything just ties together so well!

Thank you for playing along at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Maggie
x

Stacy said...

FANTASTIC!!! All that needs to be said here....thanks for sharing wiht us at SSW!

Anesha said...

Congratulations and love the doggie image.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woohoo Annika!! So glad you decided to join us at Whimsy!! You are super talented!! Just love this doggie and your card is too cute!!
Welcome to the team!!
hugs,
Chris

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Annika
Love the image, fab design and details.
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

wordbird said...

CONGRATS Annika! You are so talented! You deseve it! ;D Diana Q

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Luv Dee x

JR Creations said...

Wow Annika! It's stunning, congrats on the DT position, well deserved. Great stamp and fab colouring. Thanks for playing at SSW this week!

Jenny T.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Congrats! I can see it is totally deserved. Your work is simply perfect!!!! Thanks for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Jenny said...

Just GREAT! you colour images so beautifully I'm not surprised they asked you on the DT! Love what youve done with the stars! Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles this week.

Jeannie said...

Love, love, love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

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