Friday, October 8, 2010

Two challenge cards

Hi folks, I have two challenge cards to show to you today.


After making a standby baby boy card last week I needed a baby girl card this week. Of course.

So I used this incredibly cute image by In2Stamps I bought at Bunny Zoe's about a year ago - I discovered they are 40% off now!! The butterfly punches are from Woodware.

I coloured the image with distress inks and drowned in Stickles. The sentiment was computer-generated and then accented with Sakura Stardust pens and cut out with Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

The papers are from MME and all the bits and pieces from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Midnight Madness - sketch
Paper Sundaes - Something From Your Stash
Polycraft Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesdays- Sparkle & Shimmer
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Open Challenge
 Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Punch it Out
Cute Card Thursday - Make Your Own
The One Stop - Congratulations
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Sparkle and Shine


There is NO lack of cute images when Phindy's art is involved so this wasn't tricky at all!!! I have couple of little boy birthdays coming up so I chose to make a very understated and simple card. I haven't decided yet who is going to get it so I wil put the name on later.
The image was coloured with Copics and Prismacolour pencils and sponged with distress inks.
The papers are from Basic Grey Oliver pad, all the stitching is done by hand with embroidery thread.

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Card Positioning Systems - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Layer it On
Oh la la - Nothing Floral
The Pink Elephant - Childhood
Wild Orchid Crafts - Stitch It Up

Make sure to check back later for a new blog hop - Meljens will release a rubber stamp line at Whimsy Stamps!!!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting


Anneke said...

Hi Annika,
this cards are so cute!!
Love them :)
hugs Anneke

Me said...

They are both so beautiful,great coloring.
Lovey paper.

Grtzz Marjon

chris said...

such AMAZING WORK so so PERFECT hugs chris xx

Wendi said...

Wow fabulous cards your colouring is some of the best I have seen especially the second card it's amazing love the stitching
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la


Two fabulous cards Annika - Chloe's baby card is totally adorable - the image is just sooooo cute and I love the pink and green combo.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful Annika.
The coloring is gorgeous.
Karla **

Anne-Marije said...

Wow, wow, wow, Annika. Your colouring is amazing!!!I love that cute little boy. He looks so real!
xxx Anne-Marije

Netty said...

Both cards are truly fab Annika, the images have such great expressions. Enhoy the weekend.
Annette x

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Annika these are gorgeous! WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS coloring totally blow me away with the beauties you make! Thanks so much for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Jenny said...

Wonderful cards! I love the first one, it is just darling!

Marilyn said...

More beautiful cards... you use some of the best images ever! I love the baby/caterpillar... so cute!

Stella said...

I am speechless; this is pure beauty and ART. Love love love it!

Pattie said...

I am in awe of your coloring! These are both brilliantly done!

cnelson said...

Just as cute as cute can be!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card Annika! Love your SS card with that cute image. Beautiful details and love those butterflies! :)

Danni said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards! That first image is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Valerie said...

OMG! Your card is so cute! I just love the little caterpillar. Simply adorable.

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness! You've done a gorgeous job with these! YOu have colored the boys face to PERFECTION!! I wanna watch you do that. WoW! ANd I just love the cabbage patch kid. These cards are just awesome!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

AMAZING!! Both cards. Love the stickles and pearls on the baby card. But I'm floored...FLOORED by your coloring on the second. The truck, the boys face and shirt!!! And lets not forget the cat!! CAN NOT BELIEVE you did all that hand stitching. Must have taken forever, but it's so beautiful that it sets the card off.

I could gush forever girl!!


Ellibelle said...

Wow Annika, these are both gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing! Love the beautiful papers you used!

Marlene said...

I'm going to say it!!! You are THE BEST COLORER I've seen anywhere!

Fiona said...

fab cards...I love the stitching and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Cec said...

Fabulous cards and both are so cute. I love your colouring and the stitching on the Phindy card is terrific. I stitch by hand too and it is so time-consuming but looks so good when it is finished as you have proven.

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards Anneka ,,, your colouring is just brilliant !! I have spent ages admiring it !! fantastic work !! :-)

Lols x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow your cards are amazing, what beautiful colouring and design the images are wonderful thank you for sharing with us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable cards!! Love them both!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri~TPE DT

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Annika, WOW. I love both cards, everything about them! Fabulous. In both, the colors are spectacular, your coloring is wonderful, giving life to your images, which are both adorable. the sewing is "superb". can,t stop looking at all the little details, beautiful. On bothcards the layering is amazingly gorgeous.
Work of art.
Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

Anonymous said...

Girlfriend!!! These are amazing!

Sue from Oregon said...

just speedily scrolling through my google reader and SCREEEEECH...came upon this cards with the oh so lovely coloring. Amazing!

debby4000 said...

Amazing cards Annika love all the details, fabulous work.

Ashley said...

WOW! i love love love the cards! very good job! like the images i've never seen those before! thanks a bunch! thank you so much for joining us at stamptacular this week! also i'm giving away a candy at my blog so have a look! hugs ashley

Renkata said...

hihihihih the first one is so funny and cute.
The second wow , amazing colouring.
I just wish to learn from you!

Karita said...

WoW! Your both cards are stunningly beautiful! Images are soooo adorable and your colouring is fantastic. I love your card designs, so many wonderful details.

Thank you for sharing these beautys with us :)
And thank you for playing with us at SSC and hope to see you again :)


Anonymous said...

fabulous coloring Annika! You made this little guy and his truck come to life!
Pam Going Postal

Faye said...

Oh that top card made me smile and the second one is too darn cute. And Im afraid I'm going to drool over your colouring - again! xxx

Pattie said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Adria Slauterbeck said...

You manage to get so much depth with your coloring; it looks as if that cabbage is popping right off the page!

So amazing, Annika.

Thank you for sharing yet aother masterpiece this week with us at SSC!

Maria said...

Oh wow Annika! You knocked my socks off with this one too. Awesome. Hug, Maria

Anne said...

Totally awesome colouring Annika! And your stitching is so perfectly even, better than my machine does I think:)
Beautiful, beautiful cards

marsha said...

This is just so, so adorable! I just love this image and you have chosen just the cutest and brightest colors! This is definitely a fave of mine this week! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I hope you will come back and play along with us again next week!

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful cards you made! Really nice colored.
Thanks for entering our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Holly Moore said...

Golly Annika your cabbage baby card is just so darn cute! I can not get over it. Also your boy image is colored remarkably. It's really superb! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Love your cards!

Holly R. Moore

LindaS said...

Amazing coloring. I especially love the pearl tails wat the butterflies.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! I am creating a gallery on Facebook with all of our Remarkable award winners and was wondering if you would let me put your card up there. Please?


stephanne said...

My gosh, your blog is like a crafting paradise!!! Amazing creations around every bend, love this one, the image is darling and your LO and papers are fabulous!!

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