Wednesday, November 24, 2010

OK, so maybe I'm NOT the most organized person in the world...

I've known for a month what the theme for Make It Crafty For Fun challenge is - and of course I made it pretty much last minute, panting. Well, maybe not last minute - the minute before last minute. Yeah. That's better. And I know that cause I'm going to show you another card later today and THAT was last minute.

I blame global warming. Gotta blame something. Totally won't admit that I've been mojoless and lazy. Nope.

Anyway, the theme for the challenge is to make Anything But A Card. Yeah. So I did.

I heard you! Yes you, laughing hysterically, pointing at me! I hope for your sake it's because my creation is hilarious, not that you failed to identify a SHADOW BOX and mistakenly took it for a card.

Tut-tut! Clearly a SHADOW BOX, see, thanks to my crappy photography skills it even has some pretty sharp shadows. No mistake can be made. It's not me, it's you.

Now that I have it off my chest, I thought I'll briefly mention some card...erm shadow box details too. Images are called Aussie Santa and Gingerbread House. The colouring is pure Copic job, nothing added. Except about a bucketful of Glamour Dust and some Viva Pearl pen. And no, I didn't write anything down, I was too late making it so just pushed myself to actually get it done, lol

Because there were two strong images I chose to have a very clean design - well, for me anyway. The felt frame is cut with Spellbinders and I just got those cool border dies from MFT so had to play, obviously. As a result - a lot of felt borders.

And it wouldn't have been my c...shadow box unless there was some baker's twine involved. Or twill tape. Or both.

So there, that's all the entertainment for now. I'd like to enter some challenges though!!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd monday) - christmas but no cards (stop laughing like a hyena)
Cards For Men (2 weeks) - MASCULINE and christmas
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - sparkle and scallops
Die Cut Dreams - anything but a card
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - great outdoors 
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - christmas
Catch The Bug (1 entry) - christmas crafts 
Our Creative Corner - anything but a card
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - no flowers
Pals Paper Arts - ribbon or fabric 
Paper Play (2 entries) - let it snow 
Some Odd Girl (2 weeks) - window cards 

Thanks for looking...please come back again. I'll promise I'll be good next time!
Hugs


49 comments:

Frea said...

Hahahaha, you should start writing, I mean, short stories or something, you have such a nice writing style!! You really made me laugh out loud! Anyway, love your c.. eh shadow box, that Santa is the best!! And the colouring on that house in the background, oh my you're soooo good girl!! Hugs, Frea

Sanna said...

Wow.....
You are the best !!
This was stunning.
Hugs ....

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Annika, you are really the best!! Great card and what a story you wrote.
Have a nice day, Ageeth

Jo Davies said...

lol Annika I love it great hehe! Jo xxx

xGemmax said...

As soon as i saw this it made me smile and giggle :o)
Its absolutely fantastic hunni!!!
hugs and xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

lolololol I love it!! That is so my dad!! hehe!!
Thanks for making me smile with your fabby creation.
Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Heidi said...

Wow this is fantastic Annika!
Love your colouring, you really know how to do that:)
Also some fun reading, your writing is great:)
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Marilyn said...

Love this card... erm shadow box! heeehhehehe... great story telling & what a fab card. So much atention to detail. Love the glitter, your colouring is wonderful& that Santa is such a fun image

Andrea said...

A very great box/card - laugh .... the images are so nice! I like it so much!
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

Debbie said...

Santa is so funny Annika and would be perfect for my brother who lives in Australia might have to purchase this image,Thanks for the inspiration,Hugs Debbie x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Annika!! Love Santa and the scene you created in the background is so gorgeously colored. You are d bomb girlfriend.
hugs,
Chris

Ms. Jen said...

You so crack me up! Very creative "shadowbox" darling. I love the scene and of course you colored it magestically. I was laughin when I first looks and rolling by the end of your post.

Cheryl Nelson said...

haha! so super cute and fun!!

...just Barbara said...

Oooo, I haven't colored the Gingerbread House yet but this is perfect! Love the color of the gingerbread and the sparkling frosting. :D (And I never noticed the camera and satellite dish before!)

I think I could color all day as it's my favorite part... it's the card making that slows me down. ;D

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at DCD with this gorgeous box!!! it's a fab project and you did so make me laugh, wish I had a way with words lol, hugs Liz xx

Laura said...

Hahaha...funny girl :) you are in mood for jokes today... I swear I saw it's a shadow box ... after you mentioned it :) hihihi but you can see the shadows in the last pic...
Anyway the whole thing is so funny!!! Those borders were really a "must-have" so don't feel "guilty" about it (I know you're not hehehe). Funny image and cool coloring as usual...

I am with my internet down :((( until next week. I would have sent you lots of e-mails but I am writing everything in a hurry now...

So lots of hugs and I will let you know once I am back on track

Laura

Julie M said...

Hee hee, that Santa is so funny, Annika!!! Loving the gingerbread house too, all gorgeously coloured. And it's a shadow-box, you say?!!! I believe you!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie xx

Viv said...

Wow! Cool " not a card" shadow box!!!!!!
Love those borders girl, is that plain felt you've cut it out of?
Santa of course is perfect for us downunder, so summery and ready for a bbq. I didn't know he lived in a gingerbread house though....no wonder he's slighty hanging out of his shorts! Bet he has to replace bits of his house quite frequently!
And as for leaving things to the almost last minute.....well of course! Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow!

Heather Maria said...

Lol, wonderful post and wonderful project! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Debra said...

LOL Your project is wonderful. Maybe you could do a tutorial..on creating..your shadow box :)

Viv said...

Hehehe....maybe that should say " Santa's Getting FAT!"

Marlene said...

ROFL!!! That image is HILARIOUS....and your card is AMAZING!

Gale Varland said...

OMG, this is wonderful, hilarious, campy, LOL. Made me smile. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Gingerloft Challenges! :) Gale

Pamela said...

Fantastic Annika, great fun. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pam x

bosenberries said...

Great window and colouring is fab!! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!

Lynn said...

Loooove this card and your little guy with the tinnie in his hand is so typical and sooo cute!!
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
And thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
huggs
Lynn xx

Ebru - (April) said...

Your post was loads of fun to read. You have uch a wonderful sense of humor. Love your card- sorry shadow box lol :o), absolutely amazing coloring job.

Hugs,

Kim Sonksen said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaa holy schmoly - your colouring is AMAZING!!!
Love this card Thanks so much for joining us at http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/

Mina said...

fabulous Annika...oooohhhh global warning I never thought of blaming that must write it down in case I forget lol...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Renkata said...

hihihihihihihihi,
wow Annika, you girl give me such a giggle this morning. Such a fun card.

Tara said...

LOL!!! This is fantastic Annika and I just adore the image, sooooooo funny!!! You have a real talent for making images come to life and this one is perfection!!
Big hugs, Tara xx

Stella said...

I love love love your stories; you should start writing a book. You're too funny!
I love your creation; beautiful!

Melissa S. said...

Wow! this is fantastic. Shadow boxes are just hard to pnotograph. You did a great job with this . Love the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug this week.

Tami said...

Really love the coloring. WOnderful job. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Now this is so my Chirstmas here in Austraila! I love your choice of images and the coloring you have done is fantstic! Love it ! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love coming here - you always tickle me! I totally emphasize with the global warming mojo killer. I think it's killed Santa's mojo too - shouldn't he be hard at work directing the elves to make toys?

It might be a marginal shadowbox but as always, your coloring is totally amazing - you added all the shadows so beautifully creating amazing depth! Love the die cut felt too - a very cool embellishment!

Super 3-d project... always thrilled to have you join in the fun with us at Our Creative Corner!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love coming here - you always tickle me! I totally emphasize with the global warming mojo killer. I think it's killed Santa's mojo too - shouldn't he be hard at work directing the elves to make toys?

It might be a marginal shadowbox but as always, your coloring is totally amazing - you added all the shadows so beautifully creating amazing depth! Love the die cut felt too - a very cool embellishment!

Super 3-d project... always thrilled to have you join in the fun with us at Our Creative Corner!

Laura said...

OMG! I love this gingerbread house.I have not seen one yet.You did a fabulous job with this box.thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, what a cute image, lovin the colours, thanks for joining us Gingerloft. xx

Robin McK said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love your colouring and your images! Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl!

Patricia St Martin said...

Annika,
Thanks for joining our challengte at Cards for Men. I look forward to she what you are going to do, Your card is wonderful, I love everything about it. Your guy is so funny with all the snow and the way he he is dressed, just too funny!!! The gingerbread bread house framed in is wonderful... Good luck on the challenge. Hugs, Patricia

Alison said...

What a great Christmas project! I love the fun image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this challenge.
Hugs, Alison x

deesdesigns said...

Love the 3D affect - the sparkly snow is a great accent! You coloring is amazing. I'm so glad you could join us this weeek at SSDS

Marcie S. said...

Such a wonderfully coloured card and SO funny too! Thanks for playing with us Odd Girls!

This N That said...

What a GREAT card! HAHA! Love it! This is really a wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing at Some Odd Girl!

Linda said...

You are too funny!! I love it. I hate to tell you but you are a week late for the challenge at SSDS but I sure am glad you are. I would have hated to miss this. I love it!!!! The whole theme is a hoot.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
I love being on a design team. I get to meet so many new and talented people.
I am now a follow of yours. I would love to have you stop at my blog. I just did my first video. It may not be that good but I would love to know what you think.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

yyam said...

You are amazing! This is just awesome! I love how fun this card is!

Thank you for joining us at Some Odd Girl! :)

Tanya said...

What a fabulous & FUN card!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Some Odd Girl!

Wendy said...

OMG, look at this one!!! Did it take you days to colour this!! LOL Amazing job!

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