Monday, November 8, 2010

Sneaky-sneaky-sneaky...

Hello and happy Monday!!

It's getting really cold and dark here - and wet. And let me tell you a little secret - I love it! I am actually the kind of freak who likes dark evenings and strong winds and even November storms that will soon be upon us.

And speaking about winter - Whimsy Stamps has a new rubber stamps coming out on Friday!!

It's another amazing release - I am totally honest saying that in my opinion Whimsy keeps getting better and better!

Today I have a little sneak peak for you - I used a snowman stamp from Melissa Jenkins and the sentiment is from Ann Vento's Winter Seals set. You will be seeing that set A LOT!!!

I coloured with Distress Inks and created snow with glass glitter. Then I dotted white Sakura Glaze pen on image to create an effect of falling snow. I think it looks kinda nice.

The papers are from Papermania (sponged with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress inks), ribbon from my stash. A dash of gems, Marianne's swirl and some dew drops - and the card is ready!

I would like to enter following challenges:
Crafty Calendar (monthly) - winter
One Stitch At A Time - winter wonderland
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - let it snow
Allsorts - christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - square cards
Marks Finest Paper - paper piercing
Charisma Cardz (3 entries) - with love at christmas 
Stamp Insanity - punches 
Little Red Wagon - use red 
Christmas Card Challenge - photo 

Thank you so much for visiting!!


52 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous creation Annika!! I love the coloring and beautiful flourishes!! GREAT SNEEK PEEKY!!! HUGS

Marlene said...

I second what Vicki said! WOW!!!!

GORGEOUS!

(Oh, and I'm with you - I love windy stormy dark cold nights....as long as I'm inside and warm, of course!)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Annika - lovely Christmas colours, fab colouring as always too. Thanks for the peek.

Julie

P.S. I'm another lover of dark stormy winter nights - yayyy for hibernation!!!

Donna said...

Awesome card Annika, and I really love your falling snow effect.....you did a smashing job on it. And the bow is fabulous too.
hugs
Donna xx

Liz said...

Stunning card thanks for playing with our winter wonderland Theme at OSAAT

Liz xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very nice! Love all the added goodies! Nice effect of snow! I hate the cold and the dark, but I do like that it makes me stop and then I get to stay inside and craft!

Crystal said...

Annika this is WONDERFUL LOVE LOVE the way you used this image, great colors, and wonderful design!!! ADORABLE!

Julie said...

So very cute Annika,beautiful papers,enhanced by your fabulously coloured image! Love it.(I too love the fact that I have an excuse not to go out on my days off in the winter,I stay home crafting instead!Have a wet and windy week lol,Julie.x

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Annika! Fantastic papers and colouring.
Hugs, Vanja

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Annika - this is fabulous! Thanks for the sneeky peek - love the Snowman! The traditional Xmas colours are beautiful, great snow effects too! Love it!!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Di said...

WOW this is just stunning, i love the sentiment, must get me some of them and this image is really cool! your colouring again is just fantastic!!
Hugs Di xxxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent! Nice piercing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Beth said...

WOWZA! Annika!! This is SO awesome! Look at that coloring!! Wow - you did a beautiful job with this one! Did I say WOW yet? :) Thank you so much for sharing your Punchy Love with us at StampInsanity!

Beth said...

WOWZA! Annika!! This is SO awesome! Look at that coloring!! Wow - you did a beautiful job with this one! Did I say WOW yet? :) Thank you so much for sharing your Punchy Love with us at StampInsanity!

Joanne (jojot) said...

totally awesome coloring.....thanks for piercing along with Speedy's Friends

CraftinGranny said...

Another awesome creation Annika! Love that snowman. Wish I knew how to color with distress inks. It's fantastic. "Hugs" Carol

Cheryl said...

I so love this! Gorgeous!

Netty said...

You have made a terrific job with your card Annika as usual. I love it. The new stamps look amazing would love to play with these. Annette x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Annika!! I so love your coloring!! The sky is so pretty and makes the snowman pop!! Great combo of papers and details to girl!!
hugs,
Chris

Linda Carson said...

Oh how fun & delightful!! Wish I were on your Christmas card list! How do you keep up w/all those challenges??

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow!! Love the shading, and the little details of the sky with the snow!! Gorgeous!

Sue from Oregon said...

Another wonderful card with lovely colors and shading. Love that you were brave enough to let it snow over your wonderful image!

HappyCrafter said...

ooh, that winter seal is fabulous! As is the rest of the card :-) Your colouring is top notch and the end result beautiful.

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Annika, love your card, and yes I like this season of the year too. Stttt don´t tell anyone.
Have a great day1 Ageeth

Tracy said...

This is totally awesome Annika! Both images are just wonderful. I love how you used the white pen for the snow. It's a perfect addition. All the elements blend so well together and your coloring still awes me. Another great card. Hugs!

Laura said...

Awww! how cute is that image!? I LOVE how you managed to pull the snow effect! Looks just adorable! And I toally love snowmen!!! :D... I think I miss making one ...too bad we don't have snow in Mumbai :(

Hugs,
Laura

brenda said...

Hi Annika

Yet another stunning card from you, a perfect Christmas creation.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

B x
More Stampalot candy here

Fleur said...

Annika, your cards are always so beautiful
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful details and sweet image.
luv
Debby

Frea said...

Kinda nice?!?!? You can really understate can't you?? Great card, love the image and the effect of the snow with the Sakura pen is really good.
Greetz, Frea

Therese said...

Me like! The snowman is very cute and I love his wooden arms with the mittens on, he,he....he looks funny!
The text stamp is gorgeous and I love the snow effect you have made. Have a great day! Hugs :)

alicaz said...

oh wow! amazing coloring! Love the swirls and papers too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

raindropecho said...

Annika, my dear, have I ever told you your coloring is flawless? Oh, yes, only about a million times but I'll say it again: Your coloring is flawless! Geez, what a great card and I soooo adore how you've put it together, with all the embellishments, the piercing, and how you've arranged the sentiment. Just LOVELY!!

- Ann

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely FANTABULOUS!! Just as cute as can be!! LOVE it!!!!!!!

Angela said...

Oooo I get a chill down my spine just looking at him. ;) What divine coloring, Annika! I love the background behind him - wish I could see how you did that. Love the beautiful combination of papers and colors and ribbon! I have to find some glitter glass - it's a beautiful effect. You are awesome! hugs, Angela

Archies Mum said...

So cute and I just love the sentiment stamp you've used.

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Anesha said...

Another stunning card, your colouring is just wonderful!!!

Viv said...

Awwww! How cute is this snowman and bunny! Love that ribbon and the seal is fab! I want it!LOL! Guess I'm gonna have to go shopping again....sigh....!

Dorcas said...

ANother lovely and cheerful card! Re: Gamsol, no, I've never used gamsol, I only use Goo Gone or Baby Oil to blend. Whatever works, right? lol

Rebekah said...

Fab christmas creation thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

uksharon said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Lynne said...

Absolutely beautiful Annika!!! your colouring never ceases to amaze and inspire me :o) xx Lynne xx

laney said...

WOW!! Fabulous card Hun!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too
hugs
laney

redwasher1 said...

This is so beautiful!! Love it!!!!!!
Thanks for joining us and sharing your art with us at Speedy's Friends.

KC said...

this is a great card! I have learned so much! Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

Sandy Ang said...

Fab card !

cardcrazy said...

Amazing job, love your coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

scotspanda said...

fabulous card, i like the snowy effect, excellent idea. I love the image too

thanks for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week :o)

Amanda xx

Vee said...

Thanks for joining the Charisma challenge.Your card is beautiful.
xx Vee

Padster said...

Fabulous card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Debbie x

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, Annika, this is fantastic!!! I love this! Your colouring is gorgeous, and that snow is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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