Friday, September 3, 2010

Three cards today!

this is going to be a long post - I have three cards to show you today.

First up is
Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge - Vintage

This is a style that doesn't usually come easily to me. But I had loads of fun making this card - for a very first time I used an image from Prairie Fairy and I think she really looks the part on vintage style card!

I coloured the image with Copics (colours listed below), inked all the edges in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Desert Sand. I then dabbed on Versamark and heat embossed all the edges with extra thick embossing powder mixed with Perfect Pearls.

The metal fancy corner was originally quite harsh silver. I also dabbed it with Versamark and heat embossed with old gold detail embossing powder - result! Inside is finished up as well and says "make a wish".

Then I glued narrower satin ribbon on wide wired one, tied a fancy bow and once again embossed a gorgeous butterfly I got from my wonderful friend Tara.

Skin: W3/1, E13/11/00/000/0000
Hair: E59/57/55/53
Dress, headvand: YG93/91, G82, G0000, W3/1
Wings: C5/3/1/0, B0000
Shadows: W9/7/5/3/1/00, 0

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Pad - Simply Pearls
Midnight Madness - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams - Soft Shades of Vintage
Artful Inkables - Distressed Out
Papertake Weekly - Just the One (butterfly)
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge - Pastel Green, Pink & Cream
Flutter By Wednesdays- Birthday Blowout
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious - Vintage
Cute Card Thursday - material
Lots to Do - Fairies or Angels
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Distressed Birthdays
Shabby Tea Room - something old and something new (new butterfly, old corner embellie)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - use metal
Alice in Wonderland - little girl theme
Our Daily Bread Designs - texture it

Next up is
Phindy's Challenge - Paper Piecing:

The main reason I don't usually do it is that I tend to print out my images in bulk and by the time I make the card I have totally forgot what scale I used!
Well, not this time!

The image is one of Phindy's new Summer Cuties, coloured again with Copics. And yes, I'm now on "deepen your shadows" kick, lol. One can play, right?

The papers are from Basic Grey Oliver 6x6 pack - aren't they just sooo cute!!!

And let me remind you that Phindy still has her End Of Summer Sale on! Click on the link to get a discount code! Best time to get some images you've been needing for a while!

Copic Colours:
shading of paper-pieced areas: W5/3/1/00
Skin: W3/1, E11/21/00/000/0000
Hair: E59/37//97
Shadows: C8/7/5/3/1/00

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - For the Guys
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - material
Truly Scrumptious - Get Knotted
Fab 'n' Funky - use material
Your Next Stamp - anything goes
Wild Flower Patch - fall colors
Crafty Emma - anything goes

And the last but not least
Stamp Something - Something Cute

Our sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps who kindly provided us with images to play with!

I coloured the image with Copics and did the background with chalks. T get some texture onto the layers I put two of them through the crimper. Other than that it's a very straightforward card - just some yarn, buttons and MS zig-zag punch.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - For the Guys
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Long Summer Days
Papertake Weekly - Just the One (arrow)
Charsima Cardz - Hot, Hot. Hot
Catch The Bug - dog days of summer
Crafty Emma - anything goes

I hope I didn't bore you to death - fair play for sticking with me through this mammoth post!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Julie said...

My word lady,you certainly hit a lot of challenges with this post lol!!! What a brilliant effect the perfect pearls with UTE give, I thought you said you don't do vintage??? It's a fantastic card and I love it!So very creative!!! You have just over a month to create a special for my birthday lol! Have a fab day,hugs p.s. (look at how many exclaimation mark I used !!!!! How else could I get across how fab I think those cards are!!! x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are all amazing.

Kylie said...

OMG - You are one BUSY BUSY chickie!! All three cards are just amazing. I especially love your paper piecing - i am far too chicken to do that yet, lol. You did a fantastic job!!

Michele Roos said...

OMG Annika these are such amazing cards. The first card is just beautiful and the colouring is stunning. Hugs Michele x

Tara said...

Crikey girl...... three cards in one post, how do you do it?!! And all totally amazing I must add. I think you do vintage perfectly and I agree that the image really fits the bill. Love, love, love the paper piecing on your Phindy card and how you got the patterns to work so well for his little trousers and top.... CUTE!!
Have a fabby weekend my friend,
big hugs, T xxx

Dorcas said...

My fave is the conversation one, That is soooo cool, I love it!! But they're all fab. Awesome work! :-)

Lovely Linda said...

Oh I love them all - they are gorgeous - you are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge - we love to have you join us! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Patti P. said...

I am loving all three of course, but the vintage card speaks to my this style and the colors are so gorgeous. The sleepy boy is adorable...such a cute sentiment. Your coloring is jealous. You are so talented and I enjoy seeing your creations. Way to go on so many challenges...TFS

Rae Anne said...

OMG - My heart practically stopped beating when I saw the cards on your blogs. . .I mean, seriously, HOLY COW & WOW!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Dog Days of Summer challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

slbt17 said...

oh my .... sooo cute!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow all your cards are amazing, I love your copic colouring, thanks for joining us at DCD with your gorgeous vintage card, love the image and the colours, hugs Liz xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Annika there is a lot of inspiration to be gather by all your beautiful cards here. I do want to mention how much I love your Vintage MMSC card. Wow is that absolutely stunning and such a wonderful piece of eye candy. Just love it! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

marsha said...

Wowzer! You have created some real beauties here, I must say I am so impressed with every card you made - fabulous coloring, rich embossing and so many details! Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and hope you will come back and play again next week!

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, your cards are just SO cute! You have great style. Love that image on your Tea Room card and adore the soft coloring. All that embossing and detailing is out of this world, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Anne said...

I know when I've reached an Annika card, the sentiment always makes me laugh! Your sleepy boy is just drop-dead gorgeous, love those shadings and the card is fab. Love your vintage one too


Ms. Jen said...

NO! Look at YOU go. Dang girlie! The first card - to die for - so cutesy. Second card - WOWZA - can't even tell it paper pieced you did it so fantastic. I absolutely love the saying too. That's my favorite of these three. The last one so darn cute. Ahh, you set the standard so high, I'm in trouble now. So I'm assuming those fab papers are from the Swirly club???? Are you a fellow Swirly girl too! It just keeps getting better...

Anonymous said...

OH MY WORD! Annika!!! These are STUNNING! the vintage distressed Prairie fairy is gob smacking then I saw your Phindys card. WOW! Your paper piecing is amazing, the way you have paper pieced the perfect parts for his top, too cute!

Have a great weekend hunny, and Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, good luck
love emma xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wowzers, Annika, you have hit a new high with these three outstanding cards. I love the first one - you have out-vintaged me! I have been meaning to try that technique with the EP around the edges but never thought of adding Perfect Pearls. I LOVE the effect you have achieved and MUST try it right away!

Have a great weekend!


Cec said...

Wow all the cards are fantastic. I love your Phindy card. It has such great papers and that sentiment is perfect. As always, your colouring is gorgeous.

Shirley said...

These cards are all spectacular and your creative genius is amazing. The first card is just simply a piece of art with the wonderful gold embossing. Got to get some PP.

Paper pieceing on the second couldn't have been better and I've got to tell you, you must have known my youngest child with that sentiment. It had me cracking up.

Papers are perfect with that image on the third card.


Lori said...

First of all omg that paper piecing is tdf, so darn cute, you usually don't see so much, shirt/pants/blankie, but it just makes that little guy even more adorable than he is, wowzers. And that fairy card is so soft and magical. I couldn't even tell it was copics, I thought for sure it was distress inks, you're awesome, love these! Hope you're having a great day. The sun is finally shining here after days of rain!

Tammy said...

All of your cards are fabulous but my favorite has to be the paper piecing one. OMG....I love everything about that precious card. Such fabulous colors and patterns and your paper piecing is totally awesome!!! Great coloring girl!

Kimberly S said...

Oh Annika, they are all so amazing! Your coloring and paper piecing are spectacular. The layouts are wonderful, and your choice of embellishments are just perfect! Thanks so much for joining the FBW challenge this week too! :)

Phyllis said...

Annika, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are just so delighted that you have found us! All of your cards are lovely, but the first one with all the gold and that sweet little image from Prarie Fairy is just wonderful!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Nannieflash said...

Hi Annika, wow youve been busy, fabulous cards and I love your paper piecing its fantastic. Love your character for our challenge hes really cool. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - you've been busy and with little ones at your ankles too! are you sure you dont have card making fairies LOL
I love all 3 - know I should single out our Phindy one (which is truly a delight - love your piecing) but your talent is a joy to just enjoy! beautiful work my friend (-:

Marlene said...

I think I just crapped my pants. Really.....these are GORGEOUS!!! That second card with the paper piecing is OUT OF THIS WORLD BEAUTIFUL!!!! How do you do it??!!! How do you make each and every card so dang PERFECT every time?!!!

Connie M. said...

WOW, Annika...all of your cards are just beutiful!! Your coloring skills are amazing!! i really love what you have done with this week's the ribbon treatment!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!

Connie M.

Renkata said...

Annika, your 3 cards are so beautiful. The first is so special and romantic and so beautifly coloured. The second wowowo so cute and so beautifly done and the tirth is so sweet and cute.

Tracey said...

WOW Annika, these cards are all stunning: I love the embossing on the vintage one & that fairy is beautiful. On Phindy's card I love how you've paper pieced his pyjamas & the Bugaboo card is such fun & all coloured to perfection as always!

Have a great weekend :)


Sue said...

Hi Ya
wow you have been busy, three stunning cards,thank you for joining us at CES on our first challenge, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Annika can I just have a slice of your talent...These are all three absolutely AWESOME!! Thanks for all the inspiration sweetie!! Have a great weekend!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous cards beautifully compossed and coloured and layered bowled over by all of them, and thank you for the EP mixed with PP method the results look stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xx Zoe

Deb said...

wow, all amazing cards, those images are all so cute and your colouring is perfect! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Unknown said...

WOW 3 stunning cards!! I do love the vintage one though!! Thanks for joining in at CES this week xx

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely've been very busy. Your coloring is so perfect.

Faye said...

Oh, I wish I could make cards as good as these. Sigh! What a talented girl you are. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin again. x

Debbie Schneider said...

You have been a very busy gal!! All 3 cards are equally fantastic!! My favorite one is the paper pieced one - the sentiment is so cute - I love how the pattern worked out so perfectly on his little shirt!! Love it!! Your work is AWESOME!!!! Your blog is for sure my favorite - I never know what I will find when I open it up - I am always so amazed!!!

Lisa said...

Hi Annika, I just LOVE looking at your cards! They are always so beautiful and your coloring is probably the best I've seen! Glad to see you joining us in the Tea Room!!

Lynne said...

Wow Wow Wow ... thats one wow for each card lol - they are all absolutely beautiful - I love prairie fairy images and I love Phindy images too - Bugaboo is new to me but is really cute too!! Cant believe how busy you've been - all gorgeous as usual :o) xx Lynne xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Annika, all totally adorable and beautifully coloured as always.Thanks for playing along the first CES Challenge. Hope you can join us again soon!

cnelson said...

wowzers!! so fabulous!! your coloring skills never cease to amaze!!

mycardz said...

You're never boring my dear girl! Always very interested in reading your posts... I love to hear about all the steps you've taken to create your gorgeous masterpieces! All THREE cards are soooo wonderful, I can't say which I love the best, they are equally stunning! hugz, Mary

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Priscilla said...

A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love ALL your cardS and what a great take on the MM sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika! Your creations are all amazing and gorgeous. You so rock girl. The fairy is so elegant and beautifully colored. The little boy with the blanket is so darling. Your coloring is d bomb. The last one is so cute!! You are so talented girl!!

Have a great weekend!!

Ann English said...

Okay, Annika, is there anything you can't do PERFECTLY?! Seriously, my friend, you ROCK every single thing you do. I love, love, LOVE this!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! Look at these three, you rock girlfriend!

Cheryl said...

Wow - each one is gorgeous! I love the card for Phindy's challenge. The paper piecing & shading are wonderful.

JD/ Jill said...

All your cards are so lovely, but I especially liked the first one...beautifully done...

Tammy Miller said...

What a cute cards, just amazing, thanks for joining us this week for our Dog Days of Summer Challenge, I hope you will join us again for our next challenge!

Davi said...

You are the creating woman Annika!! They are all fabulous but the vintage one is stunning! You would never know that it doesnt come easily!!

Emma said...

Wow such a fabulous collection of card, the images are adorable and gorgeous details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges, hope to see you again this week.
Hugs Emma x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wow, gorgeous vintage style with this image, tough to do, you make it look easy! :)

Lindsey said...

Fab creations, all stunning but I LOVE the paper piecing especially, it is soooo sweet. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Suzi Mac said...

Oh Annika, for goodness sake, where do I start girl. The PF vintage is stunningly beautiful, I can't believe you find this a difficult mode, you are amazing at it. I love that sweet little boy and how you've paper pieced him and yet another adorable card with that bugaboo image. I've really enjoyed my visit with you. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x

Debbie said...

Ooh my word what stunning cards - they are all beautiful and your attention to detail is perfect. Adore the one you have entered into the Crafty Pad challenge this week. ;)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)


Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Annika, I sincerely hope we see you back at A Crafty Little Place. Your work is stunning! The first card is breath takingly beautiful. Your second card is really the way you pieced the monkey on the jammie top...very clever! Your third card is very humorous in image and the bright colors make it really fun.

It may have taken 36 years ladybug...but you my friend are an ARTIST!


PapierGirl said...

Your work is amazing - such wonderful detail in all of your cards and your coloring is flawless! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Deirdre said...

Wow.... what an amazing post ... full of amazing inspiration. Adore your cards.

Jenny said...

Your projects are amazing, but I'm loving your Bugaboo card! Super cute!! Thanks for playing in the Catch the Bug Challenge with us!

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW...fabulous cards!! Loved all three!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at ACLP!!

Kathy said...

Ohhhhhh my goodness...your coloring is just amazing...breathtaking actually! I have signed up to follow you so I don't miss a thing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Annika!
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Challenge! We are so glad you found us and wanted to play along. Your card is so beautiful! Love all the gold adn the pretty fairy! It looks like something you would find in the Versaille castle. Great take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Scrappy said...

Everything is simply perfect! ALL of your cards look fabulous!Impeccable coloring too! Thanks for joining us this week at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

Amy said...

Awesome cards!! The coloring is amazing!! Thanks for joining the fun at Bugaboo!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a stunning cards. Your dp is perfect with all of your adorable images. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Erin... said...

Annnika, you're amazing my dear!!! These cards are all soo fabulous!!!! Love love love them all!

Ms. Jen said...

Did I already tell you how gorgeous these all are??? I think I did. But I also made the mistake of referring to the paper we both used as from the swirly. It was from My Creative, wasn't it?? OOps On that Sympathy card I didn't use any water at all. I'll find the tut and send it to ya. Have a fab week darlin!

Marjo said...


Too cool card. Beyond cute DT creation. Love all the details. Awesome!

Hugs, Marjo

~jan said...

Such beautiful cards!! I adore the colors of the first-just lovely! The image on the second is quite adorable! Love the whimsy on the last!

Holly Moore said...

Oh WOW!! Your cards are totally AMAZING. We are so honored to have you join us in the fun at Midnight Madness for the 1st time! Welcome!! :) Now back to your stunning vintage card. I love love love the muted colors. And the embossing just makes it over-the-top fantastic. Thank you again for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I can not wait to see more of your beautiful work, I do hope you join us again.

Holly R. Moore

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun, Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Heather said...

ALL of these cards are absolutely AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE the details and colors of your angel card and LOVING the paper piecing of your little boy card, that is just too darn SA-weet!

Linda Carson said...

Ditto to all the above comments! Love your creative style!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What awesome cards! Your cards are all amazing. I love your work!

stephanne said...

Hmmmmmm, I don't reall know what to say other than wow!! All of your creations are gorgeous and this post does not disappoint!! Lovin' every bit of it!! The jammies you've created are amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Annika!
Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! So well deserved!

I am creationg a Remarkable Awrd Gallery on facbook and was wondering if I could add your card to this gallery. Please?


Cheryl said...

So elegant and beautifully coloured!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Well, so much goodness I don't even know where to start!!

The fairy card ~ did you emboss a doily??!?! Brilliant!! Love all the gold and your coloring is just stunning. Really I mean that. She looks like she's made of porcelain.

The sleep boy card ~ Again BRILLIANT paper piecing with his shirt and blanket. And the sentiment is so funny!! Love the shadow that you've created behind him too!!

The dog card ~ great papers and I love that arrow and string!! And I'm going to have to use my crimper!! LOVE the texture!!!

Gunn (Merete) said...

This first card is so beautiful.Love the image, And the embossing is such great details.

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