Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peachy dreams

I don't have a design team card this Sunday for Sentimental Sundays. The theme is Thankful there - if you have a moment, head over, the DT samples are just exceptional and very diverse!!

Our neighbours had their little girl christened this weekend and I had to face one of my big cardmaking fears (some of which include wedding, anniversary, christening and shaped cards).

I didn't want to make a traditional white or pink card so I went with warm peachy and aqua tones instead. The image is from LOTV and papers from Sassafras Lass.

The colouring is pure Copic Markers and then I dipped on liberal sprinklings of glamour dust, some Frosted Lace Stickles and covered the window in clear glaze. Verry shparkly....

I used some of my favorite laces from Wild Orchid Crafts and gorgeous peachy ribbon I got from Ebay from all the places!!

And then I dumped on loadsa peachy pink pearls. I MIGHT admit that I went a bit overboard with these. Very reluctantly, mind you! :P

I'd like to enter these challenges:
Pink Elephant - Sketch
LOTV - glitter and glitz
City Crafter - little children
Cinema Saturday - a hint of lace
Crafty Emma - lovely lace
Crazy 4 Challenges - circles 
Charisma Cardz (3 entries) - babies 
Pals Paper Arts - ribbon or fabric 
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle 
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - sparkle and scallops

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!
Hugs


44 comments:

Frea said...

Goodmorning Annika, do I LOVE this card. Not only the colours are great, but I love the way you used the DP!! Positioning it so that it works perfectly. Great card, really great!! Hugs, Frea

dj1952 said...

Annika, your card is absolutely beautiful. I love your coloring and the papers and colors you used are awesome. It's no wonder that Stacey chose you to the "Attitude" award. Hugs, dj

xGemmax said...

Wowwww its stunning.....sweet image, yummy colour and fabbie layout :o)
hugs and xxx

Renkata said...

Well Annika, this is amazing colours combo. I just love these colours together.
Beautiful layout.
Hey you got one more Attitude award I see.:)

Anneke said...

So cute!!
Beautiful colors :)
Hugs Anneke

Auntie Em said...

What a wonderful keepsake! Love the colours and design.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

CraftyC said...

Your card is so peachy Annika, I love it. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES & LOTV Challenges!
Clairexx

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous card Annika! I love the peach colour. The image is gorgeous, love the lace, ribbon & how you've personalized it with Chloe's. And no... there aren't too many pearls. You can never have too many pearls or Stickles... ever!

Laura said...

:) For a "fear" card you did GREAT! You did add a lot of pearls hihi but "me likey"... I would have probably added more for a little girl...:) That and a ton of glitter everywhere. LOL! Am I getting some regret traces at the back of my mind?

Lovely card...oh did I say I like the colors??

Hugs,
Laura

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful card, great LO & colours
Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this week! hugs shell xx

Dorcas said...

THis is a BEAUTIFUL card, Annika! I love the colors and I think its just the right ammount of pearls. Definately a keeper!

Julie said...

Annika I've just got to say,I think this is the nicest hand crafted Christening card ever!!! so beautiful. Must admit,I really dislike making them for other people too,scarey stuff!bet your neighbour was absolutely thrilled with this!.Catch you later in the week,Julie.xx

Kerttu said...

Very pretty. Väga ebatavalised värvitoonid minu jaoks aga lõpptulemus on väga ilus.
Loving the stamp you've used.
Hugs
Kerttu

Heidi said...

Stunning!
Wonderful colours:) Adorable image and great layout.
Love it!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ros said...

Beautiful card... Iove the colour scheme ... I bet the parents will be so delighted ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Archies Mum said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the image you've used, love the flowing gown the baby has on. There is no need to be worried about making christening cards, as your card just shows how talented and clever you are. Also love the personal touch on the sentiment

Stella said...

I'm so glad you came over your fear for a christening card( is this English???)
Your card is stunning; the lucky parents will be thrilled.
And...I love pearls and the way you used them on this card is right up my alley :)
Hugs,
Stella

Ms. Jen said...

So beautiful hon! This would be perfect on the cover of a baby christening album I'm doing. I'll have to scraplift it if it's okay with you. You've been creating some masterpieces lately.

*Vicki* said...

Another true beauty Anniki!! I LOVE IT ALL!!

Judi said...

Oh WOW Anniki, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love it, love it, love it.

Judi xxx

Marlene said...

GORGEOUS card, Annika! Such beautiful colors and textures here!

Netty said...

A truly peachy wonderful card Annika, they will adore this.
Annette x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, the pearly edge is so sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Debbie said...

I just happened upon your blog and can't believe all your beautiful creations. I've been oohing and awing at each and every one of your creations.. One more spectacular than the next .. You are truly inspiring

Laura said...

WOW! Stunning card.I really love the color combo.Thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Viv said...

This is absolutely stunning Annika! Love those colours , just perfect for the occasion! And hey, you can never overdo the pearls !!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so sweet Annika and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Rica said...

This is gorgeous Annika, fabulous colour and paper choice. Love that border, adorable LOTV image and stunning ribbon and bow!!!

Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Therese said...

Very cute card Annika! Love all the pearls and the beautiful ribbon. Hugs :)

Tracy said...

Not sure why you were scared to do this. It turned out beautifully. I love all your "shparkly"! LOL And you can't have too many pearls . . . I don't think. :) Lovely card Annika.

distresseddesserts said...

Hej.
I love your cards. The way you collour it makes every one a true pice of art.
/Maria

Faye said...

Oh Annika, this is so, so, so pretty. If this is you scared!! I just love all the elements and can't stop looking at it. xxx

Elisa said...

Wow,this is just stunning!I love the feathers at the side,just gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.Elisa.x

chris said...

Wow Annika your card is out of this world beautiful, love it love it. hugs chris xx

Cards by Gina said...

So sweet--pretty colors, pretty ribbons, lovely image. Thanks for playing at PPA with us this week!

Anita said...

Wow, Annika, this is so gorgeous. Beautifully colored image and I love the colors you chose. And the sparkle is perfect! I'm sure your neighbor loved it too.

Lorraine said...

This is truly beautiful. One of the nicest cards I've seen in a long while. :o)

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, what a perfect image for a christening! the colour combo is fabulous too, for this, love it!!

Debbie Schneider said...

OMG!!! This is beautiful - your neighbors are so very lucky - hopefully they will realize what a special gift they have received and if it were me I would put it in a frame!! Just so heavenly looking - love the soft color combo!!!

CraftinGranny said...

So beautifully done Annika. Absolutely stunning card. Thanks for sharing. "Hugs" Carol

Squirrel x said...

Oh my! How have I not found you before hun, your work is sooooo amazing. Absolutely adore this work of art and how you have used such wonderful warm colours. Bea-u-ti-ful!! Hugs, Sxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

A wonderful image- so sweet. The colors are just beautiful- the pearls really add to the elegance and I LOVE the pretty ribbon. Thanks for joining the Stamps R Us Challenge

Silvia said...

This is so beautiful!!! Love all the colors and that image is too sweet! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

LORi said...

Gorgeous Sweet Annika!!
Thanks so much for joining us The Pink Elephant!! Hugs - LORi

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