Sunday, October 3, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Holiday Release Blog Hop

Today's the day! Whimsy Stamps is releasing 9 gorgeous holiday stamps and you have the chance to win them all - just hop with us and leave comments on all blogs! There's some prizes and surprises on the way too so keep your eyes peeled! The hop lasts until Thursday Oct 7th at 12 noon (EST)

If you came from CYSTALs blog, you're on right track. If not you can go and start a hop at BEVs blog!

I want to show you a card I made with Crissy Armstrongs Jingle Bell Ride stamp - the sentiment comes in a set with the image!

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and cut out with Nestabilities labels. The papers are from Crate Paper Snow Day collection, sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped with Newsprint Definitions background stamp in Antique Linen. The effect is very subtle and doesn't really show in photos well but adds lovely depth irl.

The ribbons are all from my sash, as is the lace. The flower is from Petaloo, adorned with a snowflake sticker and a Dew Drop on gold.

And the card actually JINGLES, I tied some tiny bells on with gold cord. Believe me, it looks and sounds adorable!!

I punched all the corners with a Fiskars punch I've had in my stash forever - I must say I love the effect!

And now to the good bit - YOU HAVE ARRIVED TO ONE OF THE PRIZE STOPS! Pop your name into Mr Linky at the bottom of the post and you can win a stamp of your choice from the new release at Whimsy Stamps!!

Next stop on the hop is DONNA - you're up for a treat! Happy hopping and good luck!

I would like to enter following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes/As You Like It
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Flowers & Frills
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge - Christmas in September
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Punch it Out
Wild Orchid - Ribbons and Bows
Stamptacular - Layer It On


ENTER YOUR NAME FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE FROM WHIMSY HOLIDAY RELEASE


110 comments:

Renkata said...

wow Annika, you blow me away with this gorgeous card.
It's so happy one, great layout, stunning ribbons and flowers.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Amazing card Annika! I love the colors and your coloring on the horse. The fluff has so much texture with the way you've colored it. Love the papers and accents too. A beautiful holiday card! :)

Debbie said...

Stunning card Annika,love all the added accents,Hugs Debbie x

Dazie said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love the lace!
Dazie
x

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh WOW Annika... you have really excelled yourself this time. I can just imagine how beautiful it must look and sound in real life. An excellent job! hugs Sharon

angelwhispers said...

Fabulous just adore the image and so beautifully coloursed and the papers and added detail are all amazing especially the litle bells!! Love Chanelle

Brenda said...

Fabulous card. I love the sentiments that you added. I love the way you colored the fur. Just perfect!

Heather said...

Fabulous card!! love the pretty flower and bow..

Darsie Bruno said...

I just love the colors in this creation of yours! Such a wonderful card!

mycardz said...

Well hello there my fellow busy stamping friend! :) I was excited to see your name on the bh list - and you did such an amazing job with the awesome image from Crissy! I just love it!! hugz, Mary

Marion said...

Stunning card. I just love the red and gold and all the detail is fabulous. Image is coloured beautifully.
Marion

Oma said...

This card is really stunning! I have always loved merry-go-rounds and enjoy riding them with my 2 granddaughters at fairs.

My real name is Anna but I am Dutch and my family used to call me Anneke when I was a child so your name brings back a lot of memories. My younger sister just found out recently that I was named Anna when I was born. She always thought my name was Anneke! We have been in Canada for over 50 years and I am now called Anna so she thought my name was changed to Anna when we emigrated.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh wow, beautiful! I love all the gold. Gorgeous colouring, as always! I esp. love the golden bow and flower embellishment. And the bells too! This is so much fun to look at!

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Annika, as always!! Wonderful colouring and great details.
Hugs, Vanja

Saskia said...

Oooh... gorgeous card!! You're so talented!!
I love the new stamps!!! Thanks for the great blog hop!

Saskia :)

jan farnworth said...

thanks for the chance to win.

Tanja said...

Stunning card! I'm totally loving the lace!

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely work!
Love your blog!
Hugs
Kim
x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card...lovely image coloured to perfection!...brilliant work!

Take care
San x

Marilyn said...

Wow! The colors, lace & papers are perfect!
http://www.onestampingfool.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Stunning card Annika gorgeous colours
Anne xx

Auntie Em said...

Wow, your card is so colourful and festive. It really hits on so many of the senses. Feels like a holiday carnival!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Sanna said...

Lovely card.
And stunning colors...

Lorraine said...

this is stunning i love the lace detail at the bottom xx

Netty said...

This is fantabulous Annika, ooh I wish I could hear those bells. A masterpiece. Annette x

Sinikka said...

A great card and lovley coloured. Like it a lot.
Sinikka :-)

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous card Annika! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous! :)

Faye said...

I love this card. But the question is, who's pretty knickers did you cut up to embellish it?! ;)
xx

Mona Evy said...

Wow, georgeous card! I Love the image! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card :)

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card Annika. Love your coloring!!

elsi67 said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at Wild Orchid Crafts ♥

Miria said...

Gorgeous creation, Annika! I love it. Hugs from Italy. Miria

PJsKreativeKorner said...

Annika....this is absolutely stunning. I felt I could reach out and pet this horse. I am amazed at your work. Awesome!!!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how stunning and beautiful Annika!! I so love your gorgeous coloring and the rich colors and awesome design!! Pure gorgeousness girl!! Love the lace and the gold accents!!
hugs,
Chris

SemSee said...

WOW Annika, this is STUNNING!!! (but I expect nothing less from you, hee hee!). You are SO talented and I always so look forward to seeing your creations! I love those adorable bells and those gold dew drops are gorgeous! And of course your colouring is...WOW!!!! Awesome job!!! Hugs, Simonne x

Ashley said...

what a gorgeous card! my gosh, this is just so amazing! i love the colours and warm winter feel about this card, Very nice image and super duper colouring! good job!, im giving away a candy so have a look at my blog, Thanks for joining us at stamptacular

Tanya said...

Very pretty :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and the trim works so well with the beautifully colored image.

Monica said...

absolutely gorgeous card!! I love everything about it!!

Crystal said...

WOWOWEEE Annika I am speechless this is one TOTALLY GORGEOUS creation, You did an AMAZING job with this image!

Anneke said...

This is beautiful Annika!!
Hugs Anneke

Stella said...

So many gorgeous details; I can't stop looking at it. This is stunning! Love the colors!

Patti P. said...

This is the most beautiful card...all the details you put into this are just amazing. Love it, Annika. You are so talented and I always enjoy your creations but I think this is my all time fav. TFS.

Angela said...

Wow your card looks really nice.
Many thanks for the fun with the blog hop.
Many greetings
Angela

sallysbitz said...

This a gorgeous card, just love your colour scheme and the embelishments xx

Lynne said...

Hi Annika, sorry I haven't commented for a while - been away and been really busy :o( - just spent the last 30 minutes admiring your cards you've done recently - they are absolutely gorgeous - all works of art - your colouring as always is stunning you really are an inspiration :o) hugs xx Lynne xx

Teri said...

What a beautiful card!! The gold is so perfect!!! Love your ribbons and lace!
Teri

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so beautiful. TFS.

Linda Robinson said...

WOW... This is stunning.. That image is amazing... Thank you for playing along with us this week at CCCB!

Rosalee said...

Hi Annika. Awesome looking card, I especially love the ribbon and flower. Gives you card a fantastic look.
Hugs, Rosalee

Lynne in NI said...

Oh My Gosh, what a stunning creation!

stampingsue said...

Fab card, I love the colours used.

Sue

Donna said...

Annika......only got one word for your card
A-W-E-S-O-M-E

Coloring is perfect,your poinsetta is gorgeous, love the lace...but then I wouldn't expect anything less from you.
hugs
Donna xx

Angela said...

OOOOOooooWOW so gorgeous! What a fabulous stamp! Your coloring is fantasmic!!! ;) The gold and red color combo is just so rich looking. Love this, Annika! hugs, Angela

Allymcb1 said...

Annika this card is stunning everything about it is just gorgeous.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold bow.

Jennifer

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, love the little details, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda Carson said...

You and Crissy make an awesome creative team! Quite stunning! I love the whimsy of the real bells!

Patrice Herrera said...

Your cards are very beautiful I just love the way you have colored them and made them POP! This stamp set is the best!

BearyWishes said...

Absolutely stunning! It is perfect!
Kathie xx

Mickie said...

So colorful and well coordinated. I really like it!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your card is stunning and beautiful. Love all of the colors.


tfs
bobbi

raindropecho said...

Oh Annika, you are the Queen of Coloring. This is wonderful! love your coloring and how creative with the bells!! Great idea!

- Ann

Anita said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful. I love the dp, lace, ribbon, jinglebells - everything!

Dena said...

Such a pretty card! I love the gold poinsettia!!! So many pretty details!
Hugs, Dena

Marlene said...

Wowza...another GORGEOUS card!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

Also wanted to thank you for hopping over to my blog in the "Little Hop of Horrors" Halloween Blog Hop this weekend.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous card!!!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!! Love it!!!!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Sandra said...

Beautiful card!
Sandra

Lisa T said...

Very beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Gail said...

looks like he's ready to come to life!! so realistic..tfs..loves ya

CraftinGranny said...

Beautifully done Annika...all of the new images are just fantastic. "Hugs" Carol

Mary Lou said...

BRILLIANT CARD ANNIKA!!!
Unbelieveable!!! Everything is stunning~~been examining you coloring--Excellent!!!
Thanks for you inspriation!!!
Beautiful talent you have!!
blessings of thanks

Lisa said...

just one word - beautiful!

Yvonne Russell said...

A stunning card and love the gold accents.

Candy said...

Your card is stunning!
Beautiful paper and lace.
Your horse is a masterpiece of colouring!!!
LOVE all the gold. It makes the card so rich looking :o)
Hugs ~

Shirley N said...

This is just soooo stunning! I love all the gold and your coloring is awesome!!!

Krista's Design said...

I really love your coloring...
Like the fact that you all have the same stamp, but used different colors! Makes every card different!
Luv&Hugs,
Krista

Sarah said...

What a lush card - very Christmassy - love the lace and the colouring of the image. Sarah x

Leah the Orange said...

that is absolutely, indubitably, GORGEOUS, Annika! the colouring is divine, and the bells are just the perfect touch! (isn't it funny how those old stash items can make an appearance and you fall in love with 'em all over again?!)

glad to be Making it Crafty with you, girlie! xo

Molecraft said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous colours.
Helen x

x laura x said...

love love love this. beautiful.
x laura x

Stampersue said...

Love all the cards that you talented ladies have made. Lots of inspiration to inspire my card making
Stampersue
X

karen said...

Your card is just absolutely beautiful! The colouring is amazing! Love this card!

MissD said...

Love this card adding the bells & the two different coloured lace give a greateffect

Kathy Czygan said...

Ouch! I've got a cramp in my fingers from scrolling down to the end of your last comment! heee heee heee Your cards just don't stop getting more and more beautiful! Yes, I agree that the corner punch on this is a really nice touch. All is perfect on this card. Couldn't be prettier! I love those gold dew drops! That lace is beautiful too. I'd love to see the your awesome stash! What a treasure trove! Hugs :)

Ros said...

An amazing card! full of beautiful details ... Thanks for sharing at CCCB

sue said...

Amazing card. Love your colours.
Hugs Sue x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Annika!
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog & leaving such a sweet, sweet comment. It was so very nice & thoughtful of you to take the time to bless me!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Shazza said...

I absolutely love your card, it is gorgeous x

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Annika and fab image super colouring and yummy lace.
(Hugs)
Trish (-:

Heike said...

Wow, your card is Stunning. Lovely Details and colors.

Hugs
Heike

Chris said...

Arrrgghhh, stop making me buy more stamps :D!! Sheer perfection and not that I need an excuse to buy Crissy's adorable carousel horses of course, I have all her other beauties LOL! Your card is fabulous Annika, and I love the way you coloured the mane and tail, you've brought the horse to life....is that jingle bells I can hear in the background? Chris xxx

Debbie Schneider said...

Stunning as always - your work never ever ceases to amaze me - truly an inspiration!!! I love all the lace work on this card and that gold ribbon - just the perfect touch!! Just Beautiful!!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Oh my WOW girl!!! You rocked this image!! Colored so gorgeous!! Love that dp too!

Rose said...

Absolutely incredible work, Annika!!! Thanks.

Corinne said...

WOW...your card is gorgeous...love the reds and gold. You did a wonderful job on your card. Your coloring is wonderful.
Hugs~
Corinne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally awesome, Annika! The image is wonderful and so beautifully done and I just love the papers and that fabulous red lace. The gold bow and flowers are the perfect finishing touch!

Hugs,
Linda

Cheryl said...

OMG! Your card is breath taking! Wonderful job!

Cheryl Nelson said...

You've done it again!! Absolutely AMAZING work Annika!! WOW!

Erin... said...

Stunning!!! His mane is fabulous!!!! Love all the extras you added to really make him pop off the page!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous Christmas design and the layers, colors, coloring, and detailng are WOW! Beautifully done, Annika! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Annika :-) the image is lovely and the colours and embellies are fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

SassyCricut said...

WOW..... this is so pretty.. your coloring is AWESOME

Elise said...
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Elise said...

Lovely card!

SueB said...

Gorgeous card! The depth of field is wonderful as are all the colors! I love all the different interpretations of the stamps!
Thanks so much for sharing
Sue Brailey

Annette said...

Annika, yet another absolutely stunning creation! Such wonderful layers & your colouring is superb! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Leonie said...

Just gorgeous! Loving that horse and your colouring as always is like...WOW!!!! Loving all your layering too! Thanks for joining in with us this week for our layering challenge at Stamptacular.
Hugs Leonie

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

BREATHTAKING! I could study and study this card and still never be able to copy the depth and illumination you created. amazing...

It's always a treat visiting your blog. I feel like a kid walking into a magnificent toy store!

Thank you for sharing your "layers" of creativity with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

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