Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Is Coming - well, to Phindy's Challenges anyway!

Yup, you got it right, Christmas Is Coming is a theme for next week at Phindy's Challenges.

But I didn't have quite the right jingle-bell mood while I started making this card so I kinda cheated and made a wintery card that COULD be given for Christmas too. The name of that image is Let's Play and it's one of Phindy's "older" winter images. :)

I used Copic markers for colouring, colours are listed further on.

The papers are from Basic Grey, all sponged with Antique Linen. I wanted a soft but structured look so went for double matting in muted tones.

The embossing punch I've used I found in my punch box. It's a lovely pattern but not really good for heavier cardstock - luckily the tan one I used was not too thick.

The sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps new release, the set is called Winter Seals and it's one of my all-time favorites!

Copic Colours:
Dog: E39/35/53, YR24, W3/1/0
Dog coat: YG91/93/45, G45/40
Skin: E21/11/00/000, W3/1/0
Snowsuit: BV29/25/23/31/20
Scarf, hat, boots: RV99/95/93/91/25, T3/1/0
Sky: BG11/10/000/0000

Challenges I'm entering:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - sketch 
Crafty Creations - buttons
Creative Cottage (2 weeks) - for someone special at christmas 
A Spoonful Of Sugar - snow / snowflakes 
My Time To Craft - roses (the punched border)
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - buttons and bows 
Crafty Calendar (monthly) - winter 
One Stitch At A Time - winter wonderland 
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - let it snow 

Thank you so much for looking!
Hugs


40 comments:

Sanna said...

Oh, what a fabulous stamp.
And your coloring is fantastic.

CraftyC said...

Wow Annika, its stunning. The image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Love the new sentiment and a great L/O. Have a great weekend!
Clairex

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh wow indeed. What a super card Annika. Just love your creations. Well done. Love the snow falling... hugs Sharon

Tara said...

Gosh Annika this is stunning! I love the papers which aren't an obvious Christmas choice but that's what makes them work so well!!! And that embossed border panel is too delish!! Gorgeous colouring and layout, this is just a stunner!!
Hugs Tara xxx

Stella said...

This is not just coloring; this is ART!! Love the colors!
You are uber talented; I can't stop looking at this beauty!
Hugs,
Stella

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Such fabulous colouring. He really looks snug and warm - and the dog too! LOL. Great colour combination & layout. A marvel!
Tine :)

Crystal said...

OMG GIRL your coloring is OVER THE TOP STUNNING!! I LOVE this sweet image and your card layout and colros are ROCKIN, JUST BEAUTIFUL ANNIKA!!!!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card! And of course, your colouring is absolutely amazing!

Tammy said...

This is a beautiful card, Annika!! I love how you added the little snow flakes. Your coloring and colors on this card totally rock G/F!!! LOVE it!!

Laura said...

WONDERFUL coloring as usual :)... such a cute image and lovely colors! I love that sentiment...

Ms. Jen said...

Beautiful as always. I think it works for a christmas card just fine. That embossing punch is just great.

Dorcas said...

Annika, this is really aweome!! I love it. And being winter neutral you could use it for more than one occasion which I doubly love. Really terrific ideas going on in this card. I ahve so much to learn from you. And the digi is fab too. Looks like i'll be trottingback to Phindy's! lol

Dorcas said...

You're blinkin blinkie isn't working. :-(

Cec said...

This is stunning. I love the colours, the layout and of course your colouring. Oh heck, why wouldn't I like it because it is a creation by Annika and they are always awesome.
Hugs!
Cec

*Vicki* said...

Holy Copic markers girl!! Your coloring is soooo amazing!! (I NEED lessons!!!) I adore your colors and fantastic layout!! SO STUNNING!!HUGS

Renkata said...

mmmhhh why when we are kids enjoying the cold winter weather so much :) Love this cute little boy, brings so much memorys, when I was kido and just love to play outside till my hands are frozen :)
Adorable card Annika.

Tracy said...

I love the colors you've chosen for this card. Soft purple and green are such a great combination. The punch work and that green trim--YUM! I feel like a broken record, but your coloring just amazes me. Hugs!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Annika, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. I'm glad you enjoyed using my sketch! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is gorgeous Annika - your colouring is perfection, as always. Fabulous layout and embellishments too.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Viv said...

You've done it again! Another gorgeous card ( and its got a doggie on it too!) and LOVE these colours girl! What a great choice of papers and LO.
And I've ordered these sentiments.... thanks to you! LOL! You've gotta stop doing this to me!

Marilyn said...

Well Annika, I seem to spend more time on your blog than I do making cards! Again, this is gorgeous... that snowflake & button is very clever.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

alicaz said...

oh wow! Totally amazing! Love the colors, ribbon and your coloring too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful. WOW!!!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Ummm, yeah...how can I pick my fav when you make every card a masterpiece?! This is wonderful and your coloring...FAB! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Shelly said...

Hi Annika! Well all I can say is stunning... and your colouring is out of this world! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Davi said...

Anikka your coloring really takes my breath away!! Darling image and wonderful embellies!!

Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodnes! Your coloring are FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya

Jayne said...

Really lovely card Annika, love everything about it and beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Zoe said...

absolute perfect lighting and shading. perfectly blended. Fabulous contrast and the addition of snow is brilliant. I love the simplicity of the card too. Makes the image pop!

A.J. said...

An absolutely beautiful card and I love the colour scheme!
Thanks for joining in with our Winter Wonderland challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

...just Barbara said...

I love the purple you added to this card - it really makes it vibrant! You did an amazing job on the sky and the gradient from the blue to white looks perfect! See, that's why I needed to buy 000, and 0000 colors. Teehe... thanks for the justification - now only if my husband will believe me. :-P

Seriously, the castle is super easy to color! I even colored up another one yesterday (to preview next week). :D The girls took almost just as long because she had more colors.

jimlynn said...

Wonderful card and your coloring is just sensational!!!!!!
Lynn

Anita said...

OMGosh, this is so stinkin cute! Your coloring is amazing and I love the colors you used for this card. Just beautiful!

made by fifi said...

fab card - love the image -thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Lovely card - thanks for sharing it with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Anne said...

This is just stunning! Love your colouring and your colourscheme, this is totally perfect
Anne
x

craftyb said...

aw this is beautiful! Love the cute image and your colouring is FABULOUS! LOVE your papers and colour mix...love the circular sentiment....gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Anne-Marije said...

Oh wow this card is soooo amazing! Your colouring is perfect...
xxx Anne-Marije

Sheila said...

I just love your coloring. I think I'm going to have to pull out my BG Copics.

Sheila

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