Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hooray, we're hopping!

To celebrate a new release  at Whimsy we are happily hopping. Go on, hop along, you do NOT want to miss all the visual treats on offer! And, of course, the hidden prizes on the way! :)

There's A LOT of new wintery stamps from Crissy Armstrong, Meljens and Ann Vento. But that's not all - Whimsy now has a line of metal dies as well - the first one is a ticket die, perfect for cutting out ticket sentiment stamps! And you can also put in preorder for THIS:

It's called Winter's Jewel 1 and should be shipping in week's time or so - an absolutely stunning snowflake metal die - and it embosses as well!!

Oh, and there's 10 new designs for custom rubber stamps too - have a look!!

Now, if you're coming from Claudia's blog, you're on right track. If not, you might want to start over from Crissy's blog.

My card uses a beautiful angel from a Peace on Earth set created by Crissy Armstrong. The sentiment is in the same set, along with several others. I used another image stamp in that set to stamp a frame around the angel.

I coloured the angel in distress inks, trying a out a bit different approach and style for me - which, as you can see, needs A LOT of practice! lol Most of the embellies on that card came in a RAK from WONDERFUL friend Tara! I am incredibly lucky!

My goal was to achieve a very vintage and softly wintery look and I think I came pretty darn close!!

The image looks actually better irl, the embossing is lovely but VERY hard to photograph. :(

The next stop in the hop is our fabulous, fantastic ERIN! she has something real pretty for you...

I would also like to enter these challenges:
Stamp With Fun - Sketch
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - things with wings
Kaboodle Doodles (2 weeks, 1 entry) - vintage
Wild Orchid (2 weeks) - classic christmas
Crafty Calendar (monthly) - winter 
Cinema Saturday - a hint of lace 
Charisma Cardz (3 entries) - with love at christmas 
Scrap-Creations - Christmas 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs
Annika


125 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Annika, this card is just amazing! It's jaw dropping gorgeous! Your coloring just transforms this image and all those details, WOW! LOVE it! :)

*Vicki* said...

I can't get over how gorgeous this is girl!! Amazing details and the colors look so fabulous!! HUGS

jan farnworth said...

very pretty.

Deb said...

oh wow, your card is totally stunning Annika, your colouring is divine and such beautiful details! hugs Debx

Erin... said...

This card is unbelievable!!! You're a stamping, coloring and embellishing genius my dear!

*Alison* said...

Oh my heavens.. this card is BEAUTIFUL.. I think you captured the "Vintage Feel" very well.. I think it is simply stunning!! anyone would be so overwhelmed with joy to recieve your creation.. thanks for sharing off to the next inspirational blog..for the hop..crossing fingers, toes, and eyes to win.. HUGS

Crissy Armstrong said...

Jaw dropping perfection!~ Wowzers!! I totally love your use of the branch to frame her too. But seriously, if you just started colouring with distress inks and this is what you come up with, look out, what will your work be like in a year?? Seriously. Off the charts wonderful!

Marjon said...

What a BEAUTY love the way you colored her its fabulous.
And all the yummie details.

Grtzz Marjon

Frea said...

Hi Annika, just love the way you coloured the image of the angel, it is breathtaking!!
Hugs, Frea

heidy said...

Oh wow,this is gorgeous
Heidy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I couldn't wait to see what you would create, Annika, and you never disappoint! I think it's already been said, but this is jaw-droppingly, drool-worthy GORGEOUS. Your coloring is a work of art and having her gold embossed makes it seem like she is absolutely glowing. I love the sepia tones and the way you used the pine bough to frame her - brilliant (but not surprising!). Another Annika Masterpiece!

Hugs,
Linda

Iris said...

WOW! This is out of this world beautiful! Absolutely stunning creation Annika!!!

Hugs,
Iris =)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Annika love the sepia look
Anne xx

Netty said...

F A B U L O U S, xx

Shazza said...

WOW what a great card, I think you coloured it brilliantly x

Jill said...

Really gorgeous Annika, as you always produce such gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us over at Kabooldledoodles this week and really hope to see you back again. Jill x

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW< so gorgeous!!!! I love the vintage feel and those embellies are amazing!!!!!

little man's momma said...

You did that with distress inks! Think I need to pull mine back out and get more aquainted with them. Very vintage feel. Love your card. Keep it up!

chris said...

Hi Annika, wow this is so special. so love the vintage look its PERFECT.hugs chris xx

Therese said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love the embossed image, it looks great. And will you look at all that yummi embellishments....gorgeous! Hugs :)

Beate said...

Annika, your card is stunning! Love the embossing, the coloring and all those wonderful embellishments.
Hugs and smiles

Pops x said...

stunning creation love the soft colours hugs pops x

Helen said...

Love the way you made this card, it is really gorgeous. Rgds, Helen

Sylvia said...

oh my word... Annika... how I missed visiting your blog during the last weeks... your christmas creation is so wonderful... just like out of this world *sigh*
{big hugs}
Sylvia

Dina said...

nice card you made

Marion said...

Just stunning. Love the effect of this. Very soft.
Marion

Tracy said...

Beautiful! I love the new stamps.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. TFS.

Tami said...

I really love this angel and like the large snowflake die too:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika!I love the gold,the image,paper,and your amazing coloring!
Chris

Lillian Child said...

Oh my ... this card is so very beautiful! All the extra shine and your coloring and paper choices all come together in such regal elegance!

Crystal said...

WOW this is SOOOOOO GORGEOUS Annika I LOVE LOVE all your stunning embellishments what a masterpiece this is GF!!

Judi said...

What a STUNNING, GORGEOUS, ELEGANT card! Love it!

Judi xx

Peggy said...

Love the softness and embellies on the card. Just beautiful.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Kathy said...

WOW this is so beautiful! Your vintagey look turned out gorgoeus!! Love all your details as well!
:)kathy

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous card, Annika!

Andrea said...

Wow your card is stunning, definitely very vintage. I love the way you stamped and coloured the gorgeous angel.
Love, Andrea xx

Viv said...

Whaddya ya mean close?!!!! Its perfect!! Just beautiful!!
And you've made me spend more money again girl! LOL!

stephanne said...

Oh so amazingly gorgeous, you have certainly achieved the look you have set out to do and I LOVE it!!! Divine embellies too!!
hugs, stephanne

Karen said...

loving this stamp and the sentiments too x

Stampersue said...

Wow I think your card is fabulous. Asolutely stunning.

Stampersue
X

christa-peter said...

gorgeous card such a beautiful stamp

coralie said...

OMG it's a true masterpiece!!!!

Debbie Schneider said...

WOW - this card is amazing, stunning and there are just no words to describe it!! I love this - I love the vintage look - I think you created that look to perfection!!! Your coloring is so beautiful and really adds to the beauty of the card. The embellishments, the ribbons, the flowers - they couldn't be more right for the card as well - this is absolutely stunning!!! - those lucky, lucky people who get to receive your cards - hopefully they will appreciate the masterpieces that they are receiving!!! WOW!!! You have an amazing talent Annika - simply one of the best out there. I check your blog daily - but I don't always comment because everytime I would be saying the exact same thing and that is "WOW". You truly are an inspiration to me and I learn a lot from your work - I truly do admire it and thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!!! Sorry for blabbing on and on - I guess maybe I should comment more often instead of just once in a while. Hugs Debbie

Shirley N said...

Wow, your card is amazing, love all the details and gorgeous layout! And love how you did your angel, so beautiful!

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Annika, I see you've really got the hang of those distress inks, and the papers are lovely and your flower arrangement totally superb.
hugs
Donna xx

Lyse said...

This angel stamp is very wonderful. I love it very much.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

You need practice?? Are you kidding me? this is amazing! Bravo!

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Annika! Fantastic colouring and I love the embellishments.
hugs, Vanja

x laura x said...

wow o wow i love your card. 100% vintage(i think).
x laura x

yvon said...

This one takes my breath away. Stunning.
Hugs, Yvon

Rosa-kreattiva said...

this card is just amazing!
saluti dall'italia

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Annika, I'm seeing such beauty on this hop and this card is absolutely stunning. I've admired your work for a long time but this card is drop dead gorgeous. "Hugs" Carol

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow!I love all the gold,the bow ,flowers,pearls,sentiment,and that image!
Nicki

Kellie Winnell said...

This is nothing short of absolutely amazing! Your colouring and the way she looks so vintage, WOW love it!
Hugs Kel xx

Lelia Pierce said...

I don't see anything that needs a lot of work on this card! We're always our worst critics though. It's simply beautiful!

XXX

grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

Vee said...

Thanks for joining the Charisma challenge.Your card is a beautiful work of art.
xx Vee

Swedie said...

The colors you used are so right, with just a bit of bright red and green. I love the result.

ribenaruby said...

Absolutely stunning card, love the angel and how you did the frame!

Aussie Loz said...

I think you nailed the vintage, soft wintery look! I love your colouring ♥

Stella said...

You knocked me off my socks and I fell of my chair. And if I didn't make myself clear.....This is art. It's a jewel!

sandra said...

This coloring technique is amazing!
You did great job!
I loooove your image!
Beautiful card!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Patti P. said...

I love this stamp....love your coloring, I think you did a wonderful job with the distress inks. The sentiment is perfect as the image seems to glow with light. Love the vintage look.

Peggy said...

Wow this card is so elegant. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Rae Ann said...

Wow...wow...wow! You may think your coloring with distress inks needs practice but it looks just beautiful to me! Love the feel of this card. Simply gorgeous.

Nilla said...

Fabulous card, very creative! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Lisette Morris said...

What a stunning card!! I love all the embellishments! DI's are my favorite medium and this is fantastic!

Heather Jensen said...

Wow that is a lot of comments girl!

This is amazing. Love the gold embossed stamp. The coloring and all the pretty details are perfect Annika. :)

Calla said...

another great work of art

Josie0602 said...

This hop has some amazing creations...each blog is a new treasure to see! You are a bunch of talented ladies!

http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

craftaholic said...

That Is the most beautiful Creation! Very good Job!!! TFS!!
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ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Tameko said...

Very elegant. Love this card!

Denise said...

Wonderful card Annika!! What an intricate design!

Cheryl said...

Annika, once again you have left me speechless. Your creation is gorgeous! Any one getting this card will surely treasure it.

Mary Lou said...

STUNNING and great approach you totally accomplished a Beautiful Work of Art!!!!!
Every little detail and embellishment is superb and vintage!!!
Love It Totally :) Thanks for the great tips and new incite ;)
Blessings of thanks

Linda Carson said...

I was anxious to hop over here knowing you would have something wonderful! I was wrong. This is incredible!!

Marsha said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the ribbon and flowers.

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning. Your coloring is amazing.

LindaC said...

She is beautiful...great job with the DI. Linda Cummings

Diane said...

Wow, Annika! I don't know why I've never found your blog before but your work is amazing and I'm now a follower!
Diane x

Pat said...

Wow amazing card! Just stunning.
Hugs xx
Pat

Tiiti said...

Very beautiful card you have here! I like the snowflake die very much, it is really nice!

debby4000 said...

Oh my goodness this absolutely stunning.
luv
Debby

Dot said...

This card is awesome. The image is beautiful,and I love the colours and the details.
hugs Dorte

Julye said...

Wow I love how different this angel looks when coloured with different techniques she has a real aura, fab card, thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Wow Annika this is just stunning I love everything about it,Hugs Debbie x

Silvie Z said...

oh my gosh, this is stunning, Annika! Such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic! And love all the beautiful details on your card - flowers, berries, pearls, lace ribbon - love everything :-)
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

Alice said...

wow Annika, your cards is gorgeous!!! The embossed glittered stamp is so beautiful and I love all the details of your cards! What a beautiful work!!!
Alice

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Annika

What an absolutely stunning card - I really love it - the way you've coloured it with distress inks really makes it look so vintage - I too also love your embellies how lucky for you to have received them in an RAK! Your card fits so perfectly with the vintage challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - so thank you for joining us and see you again soon.

Tina
X

Shirley said...

Wow!!!!!1 this is such a stunning card. I love EVERYTHING about your card is is just beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope you will join us next time.
Shirley

Aluap said...

Annika, your cards is gorgeous!!! I love colours, details... everything about it!
Hugs!
Paula

Angela said...

Oh so beautiful, Annika. Love your color choice with the gold and all those yummy embellishments! So elegant! Awesome coloring too. A masterpiece! hugs, Angela

WeirdCat said...

This card is beyond stunning,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Karen said...

Gorgeous card. Love this image and you've embossed and coloured it beautifully.

Rita said...

beautiful card!!!!!

Sondra said...

How elegant - found your site through my first blog hop - you are very talented

Lori said...

Annika what can I say, drooling over here this is soooo majestic, love all the shimmer and the way you've stamped around the image, tdf!

**Farrah** said...

Another beautiful creation!! Your cards are such a pleasure!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

MrsK said...

Hey Annika chick! As usual my dear you have created a stunner its just sooo beautiful! hugz xx

sallysbitz said...

Your card is beautiful. You certainly have achieved that Christmassy vintage look, love it xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Annika this is just STUNNING!!! Love it your water coloring is just as awesome as your copic coloring, I love your card!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Wendy said...

Hi Annika,

Just wanted to congratulate you on being our #1 choice over at Delightful Challenges this week, this means you have the next spot at Digital Delights as Guest Designer. Please contact me at marwhall@sbcglobal.net to set up a date.
Hugs
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)
Digital Delights

Diane said...

What a stunning card. Love the distress look.

Renkata said...

wow dear Annika, I just want to make card just so gorgeous like your :)
Love the paper colour and all details are just stunning and the colouring ohhhh blow me away, but that is every time :)
Just ART work!

MissD said...

Beautifil card and image love the vintage look

MissD said...

Beautifil card and image love the vintage look

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful creation!!!

dmbennett said...

Wow. Amazing card. Love all the gold details and all the little details that you added (the embellies)....

Lynne said...

Another gorgeous creation Annika - beautiful image beautifull coloured, gorgeous flowers and I love your sparkly, icy "feathers" - perfect!! xx Lynne xx

Anneke said...

Hi Annika,
this card is amazing!!!
Love this beautiful stamp :)
Hugs Anneke

Jules said...

The embossing is just beautiful on this card TFS.

fusiafscrapping said...

Your card is sooo perfect. Love it!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow - what an exquisite card!

...just Barbara said...

You crack me up! And you've got it backwards - I'm the one that comes to your site for inspiration! LOL - too funny! :-P

I totally love this card and all the embellishments you piled on - gorgeous! I haven't tried the distressed inks yet - we're they difficult? Before you answer, you should know that I despise water coloring! :D LOL!

Anyway, don't worry about the colors list if you cant find it. I'm going to give the skin colors a try first. ;D

Tara said...

Woohooooooo! Just look how you used those goodies I sent you..... I knew they would be right up your street and you've done an amazing job! Don't even start me on that image and the way you've coloured her..... WOOOOOOW!!!! I can't believe how good this card is and I reckon who ever receives it is in for such a treat, because I bet it dazzles in the light!!
Hugs Tara xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Annika, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise

kaos said...

Simply gorgeous - love the embossing!
hugs
kaos

Rosalee said...

Love your card. Great work with the coloring
Hugs, Rosalee

Debra said...

Stunning card! I hope to get this good someday! TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Cammy said...

OH MY GOSH! This is just absolutely stunning! It must be drop dead gorgeous in real life! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kylie said...

Your card is stunning!! I absolutely LOVE the gold embossing - beautiful :o) Kylie F

xGemmax said...

Wow its amazing, just perfect in everyway :o)
hugs and xxx

Nikki said...

Everytime I see this stamp I just love it more you've all done an amazin job
hugs Nikki C

SassyCricut said...

wow.. your hard work is evident.. it is gorgeous..

Anna Banana said...

Your card is beyond beautiful. Your attention to detail on your coloring and embellishments is amazing!
Thanks for your inspiration!

Anna Banana

http://annabananacreations.blogspot.com/

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