Monday, December 6, 2010

Am I a penguin or a polar bear?

First let me say I'm sorry I haven't got round to do my blog rounds - we have relatives over from States and yesterday was also a memorial mass for my wonderful father in law who left this world three years ago couple of days before Christmas.

I want to show a little sneaky-peeky - Whimsy Stamps are releasing loads of wonderful winter stamps this Wednesday - there's going to be a blog hop with cool prizes to stay tuned!

This image is supposed to represent me and hubby...not sure yet myself but I'm sure my hubby would snort and announce that I'm definitely the penguin in this family, lol You know, The Boss Lady...

AND there's a set of brand spankin' new LOVE LETTER SEALS. Can you spell "a new obsession coming up"?? Ha!

The colouring is Copics with a bit of a Prismacolour haze for the background. The snow is done with vintage glass glitter, yummy stuff.

The papers are from Lily-Bee, swoon. Gorgeous muted tones and soft vintage feel. I used a variety of punches and dies for hearts.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Sunday - the sketch
Crafty Pad - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - old stash, new stash  (papers new, punches and dies OLD)
Winter Wonderland - CHRISTMAS and penguins or polar bears
AiFactory (2 weeks) - winter 
Moving Along With The Times (3 entries) - for someone special 
Pixie Dust Studio - wedding or anniversary 
Rainbow Lady's - christmas animals 
Cooking It Up With Katie - vintage green card or tag set 
My Time To Craft - vintage cards
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it 
Fuzzy-Wuzzy - Christmas with an animal on it 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs


65 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous Annika love how you have used the hears and pearls.... Simply divine as always, sending warm hugs JO xxxx

Stella said...

I'm speechless; this is tunning. It took my breath away; wow!

Frea said...

Jeepers Annika, this is a supercalifragillistic ridiculously great card!!! Love the stamp, loooooove your colouring, love the paper an loooooove all these little hearts at the bottom. XOXO Frea

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Woow what a great card, and so happy!

Hugs Ida

chris said...

Wow Wee, this is SO VERY SPECIAL, always such amazing work. hugs chris xx

Anneke said...

Ooh Annika,
what a beautiful card!!
And that stamp is so cute.
Love the cute hearts on your card :)
Hugs Anneke

scrapperjulia said...

This is gorgeous, Annika! Love that Whimsy digital stamp too! Love how you colored it an the distressing. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy CHallenge!

xGemmax said...

awwww Annika, its absolutely gorgeous....just love everything about it hunni :o)
hugs and xxx

Diane said...

What a wonderful card, Annika! The colours are wonderful and your colouring is absolutely exceptional!
Diane x

Mercy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...this is so stinkin' cute, annika! beautiful coloring, and all of the heart accents are the perfect touch! precious!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, I love the vintagey feel & those hearts with the pearls look awesome!!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

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

This is beautiful Annika! The image is cute! I love the paper and all the layered hearts! Love the pearls too! Adorable!

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Annika, I love this card! First of all it is coloured perfectly of course because you do that so well. But then your individual flair & creativity show with those hearts! I have similar dies but would never have thought of doing this with them! And I have to get some of those stamps... I love the Whimsy circle stamps. Good job!

Dawn B. said...

Annika this is gorgeous.. I love the coloring on your bear.. Your hearts are the perfect embellishment.

Kathleen said...

Annika you are an inspiration, wonderful work.

Trina said...

Divine! I love the colors and all the added hearts!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous!
I just love it:)
Have a lovely day Annika, hugs:)

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Annika, love the cute image.
luv
Debby

Dorcas said...

Oh Annika! You've outdone yourself here! definately one of my favorites, Love it Love it!!!!!

Mette said...

Gorgeous card. Love your colouring and that's a must have image. All the papers and elements are super.

Hugs, Mette

Chrissie said...

Super card, I absolutely love your colouring!
Thanks for sharing in our challenge at MTTC this week!
Chrissie

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh girl this is sooo gorgeous!! I love your coloring on this sweet image!! Great sneaky!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This could not be more adorable!!!

Lau W said...

Me again lol !
Here (the link) where you can see what I used on my snowman ;-)
http://www.scrapmalin.com/fiche-scrapbooking-neige-structurée-grain-fin-15-32624.html
Bisous
xxx

Julie said...

Scrummy as always,love the hearts that you've used over the top edge of the image,the open ones. I've lost my favourite heart dies and am thinking of investing in some new ones,could you share with me what you used to cut these beauties please. Would these help me to make stunning cards like you then.........
Never! Hugs,Julie.x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Rosa-kreattiva said...

semplicemente fantastica

Lisa Jane said...

wow a stunning card - love the image which is beatifully coloured and the hearts and pearls are beautiful
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Renkata said...

wowiiiiiiiiiiiii Annika, this card give me such a smile.
Love this cute image and your stunning colouring, ohhh the background is so wonderful.

downrightcrafty said...

Stunning creation and love the image with both of the choices on it thanks for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

Viv said...

Wow!I LOVE this card! YUMMMMMMMYY! Love this paper and all those hearts are so cute! And another gorgeous seal of course!
As to you being the penguin.... snigger... I think we'd all like to be the boss, but have you got a collar on hubby? I haven't figured out how to do that yet! The dogs are easy....!!!!

Val said...

WOW! wow! Love this card - so, so beautiful. I can feel another shopping session coming on. Really bad just before Christmas.

Hugs
Valxx

Tine said...

Amazing colouring, Annika, and I love the trail of hearts & pearls. I would never have thought of using those papers & colours but they work perfectly. Brilliant job again!!!!!
Tine :)

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfect for my challenge and I love them both. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Archies Mum said...

What a cute image, I think its so funny that you are comparing it to you and hubby. Love the love letter seal (I may have to purchase that sometime), and those hearts give the card a romantic feel to it.

Maria said...

Oh Annika - simply stunning from the colouring to the layout to everything!! Hugs, Maria

Vicky said...

I love the detail and colours, and the stamp is sooo cute!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow this just popped on my dashborad. Simply amazing. Love the colours. Your colouring is sensational. Great job.
mwah
Trace

Aussie Loz said...

Gosh, I love this one!! Your colours are incredible, and besides that uber cute image.. I love all the heart embellies and yes - your seal stamp!! ♥

Kimberly S said...

This is just too cute Annika! The image is darling, your coloring is perfect, and I love all of those hearts! :)

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Annika this is SOOO fabulous, I LOVE LOVE how you used this image, GORGEOUS girly!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Another beautiful card x
Thanks for sharing it with us over at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Lori said...

OMG what a beauty of a card, I am in love with your path of hearts, gorgeous, drooling over this one!

Netty said...

Woo hoo Annika you hit the jackpot with this fabulous card. Totally love your creativity. Annette x

Marlene said...

WOW. A new favorite!! AGAIN!!!! You are AMAZING, girl! Simply AMAZING!

Anita said...

OMGosh Annika, this is absolutely amazing! That image is so sweet and of course your coloring is the BEST. Love all the hearts and pearls and that paper is absolutely yummy. I LOVE it!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Ok this has to be one of my all time fave cards EVER! I love it!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! Love it, love it!

Ms. Jen said...

I can tell your work even when it's a little tiny thumbnail amongst all the others. It just stands out from everything else! Super gorgeous. I love that you took such a simple sketch and made it bada-bing -- bada-boom!

Love ya!
Jen

Davi said...

A most fabulous card Annika!! Lots of wonderful embellies, layers and the cutie image are just the absolute best!! Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week. ;)

tampatha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! this is a fabulous card! I love your embellishments and I think your coloring is amazing! thanks for entering this week's winter challenge at AIF
-Tammy

Sue from Oregon said...

Stop me in my tracks card! Wow!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Annika!! I just love your layout and details and your awesome warm coloring. You rock girl!
hugs,
Chris

Debbie said...

Oh my word Annika this is so stunning - I love everything about it - it is perfect. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)
To be eligible for the prize you need to leave a comment to guess the amount, display our 100th challenge badge on your blog and only one entry please. :) Do hope you can still play along. :)
There are mini challenges on the DT blogs too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad

maxine said...

wow this is stunning thanks for joining use at the crafty pad this week

Crissy Armstrong said...

K I think I need to find my jaw cuz it hit the floor and I haven't seen it since...
Wow
I will be visiting this card again to study it some more. I just want to keep staring at it! There's so much in your colouring and in the details, everything you did. It all works together brilliantly. Its over the top amazing Annika. Really, I do enjoy your work so much, its just so inspiring!
I love the string of hearts and pearls, so beautiful. Love the distressed and textured edges on much of it. The colours, they work so well together. There's lots of detail and yet my eyes keep going to the main focus, which means its not over done.
You're just a genius I think. This is one of my fav cards of all time, anywhere, by anyone. You amaze me woman!!!!

Tracy said...

I've never seen anyone with the shading skills you have. Your cards are just doubly amazing because of it. Waaa, I wanna be able to do that. :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, This is lovely,I adore your colouring its stunning. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT This week Hazelxo

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful card Annika, it really is goreous and just perfect for hubby - I am sure he will love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and OSAAT this week.
luv {brenda} xox

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week. Hugs, Anne (TCP DT)

stephanne said...

A classic question, who is the penguin and who is the polar bear, one that my husband and I struggle with on almost every decision. If we could just establish who wears the fins in our relationship, life as we know it would be easier.

So your card here is flippin' fabulous!! Your colouring is always outstanding and the yummy papers give that warm, cozy feel, great heart trellis too!!

I asked Santa to send me some of Annika's magic crafting skills for Christmas, just a pinch, a small sprinkling of Annika mojo, that's all, I'm not greedy!!

hugs, stephanne

Sue said...

Hi Annika, your card is simply stunning. Those beautiful papers are wonderful with the amazing coloring of that adorable image. Love the hearts and pearls too, such a beautiful touch. We are so pleased that you shared your card with us a the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Such a fabulous entry!!

Hugs, Sue

Ingrid said...

Annika, how nice to meet you at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge. You've done such a great job with this loving. All the colors are so nice and your coloring is... perfect! And all those hearts are so lovely. Thanks for joining us.
Hugs Ingrid

Wendy said...

Ok, this one has to be one of my all time fave's from you!!! Everything about it is amazing, love all the hearts and that image, OMG, too cute! That is how I am with my hubby so I get it!! LOL

Vanja said...

Another stunner, Annika! Wonderful colouring and details.
hugs, Vanja

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