Friday, December 31, 2010

Soft sparkle

It's going to be a short post- we are still living in chicken pox land here, my youngest caught it as well and has a pretty bad time of it.

The challeneg at Stamp Something is Something Glittery this time. I used sparkly texture paint, Stickles and Shimmer Spray to give the card a subtle(ish) sparkle.
The colouring is a combination of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.
The image is from LOTV - I needed a baby card and this cutie was just PERFECT.
The paper is from October Afternoon. Doily is dug out from my stash, covered with texture paint and then sprayed with Shimmer Mist.
Wishing you all a happy new beginning - may the year 2011 be kind to you!

Hugs


42 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow girl!! This is just precious as can be!! I LOVE your coloring details and layout!! SO AMAZING!! :) Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful New Year!!HUGS

Renkata said...

hey hi stranger :) nice to see you, hope everyone will be better soon.
This card is so cute, the image is adorable and so stunning coloured.
Wish you a magical New Year!
Hug's
Renkata

karlinchen50 said...

Hello Annika,
your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
Beautiful!
Happy New Year
good health and creative ideas!
Hugs Karla

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer Annika - your colouring just gets better and better (if that's possible) - this is totally adorable. I am so sorry to hear that your little ones are not well - I do hope they are feeling better very soon. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful 2011 - Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooohh, so sorry the kiddies are still down for the count, but hopefully very soon you will banish the 'pox once and for all. Your card, of course, is fabulous. I love what you did with that doily, I used one for the first time today and its whiteness grated on me so I was considering options for coloring the next one. So thanks for showing me a possibility. I'm still lovin' that October Afternoon paper and the gingham ribbon is the perfect finsher.

Wishing you and your family the best of blessings in this new year.

Hugs,
Linda

Kristi said...

So adorable! The image is so cute! You make such lovely cards!

Dorcas said...

Oh this is very cute, Annika!
I'm so sorry youve been having such a time of it with chicken pox! Man! I hope everyone recovers soon and you can have your sanity back. :-)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Annika :-) such a cute image and your colouring is fantastic ! :-)

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and hope the chicken pox clears up soon xx
luv
Lols x x x

Sylvia said...

Get Well wishes for your family!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, hunny!!!

{{{hugs}}} Sylvia

Viv said...

Happy New Year Annika! Hope the family recovers soon.
Gorgeous little image, I think I might have to go LOTV shopping! Fab colouring as always and LOOK! I spy bakers twine! Hehehe!

Netty said...

A very Happy and Joyous New Year Annika and hope everyone soon recovers from the dreaded Chick Pox. Gorgeous card as usual and always created with your special flair. Annette x

dj1952 said...

Your card is adorable. I love the colors. I hope your family gets over their chicken pox soon. It's always a bummer when our children are sick. Your cards are all fantastic! Hugs, dj

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

This is so cute Annika! Your coloring is fantastic as usual! Love the image and the mesh. The sparkle is nice too!

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

Forgot to mention that I am so sorry your kids are sick. Hope they feel better soon!

Frea said...

Hi Annika, wow girl you're sooo good at colouring! Look at his little face, the shading is just perfect!! Love it!!! Happy New Year hun!! Hugs, Frea
p.s. Did you receive the blinky fans yet??

Heidi said...

Happy New Year!
Gorgeous card Annika:)
Adorable image and design. Your colouring is fantastic.
Hope your kids are feeling better.
Hugs, Heidi:)

chris said...

Hi Annika, sorry you are still living in chickenpot land, but hope you have had a great time and the children have not felt too poorly.
your card is AMAZING with AMAZING COLOURING.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and have a happy 1.1.11 Hugs Chris xx

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable! Love everything about it: the papers, the image, the olorings, the glitter around the image, the ribbon, the mesh: just full of wonderful detail!

Di said...

Just STUNNING as usual i dont know how you colour so fabulously! sorry to hear about the chicken pox, but it will be fine and at least its done. I remeber having to take my daughter to A&E she was a nightmare with it and really poorly but all they told me to do was to give her more antihistamine and go home.
She was fine as your s will be too!
Big happy new year hugs Di xxxx

Ellie said...

What a cutie!! Love the image, your coloring is amazing as usual. Fabulous details you added and the papers are so pretty!
Sorry your child has the chicken pox. I had them when I was 18 and it was BAD!
Hope she/he gets over it quickly!

Have a happy and healthy new year!
Ellie.

Cheryl said...

Hi Annika,

My daughter left you a blog award on her blog. Click Here.

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Oh Bless you!all three of mine caught it one after the other,my youngest was only ten weeks old. I remember feeling like I would never go out in the outside world again! What a way for you to spend Christmas! Wishing you a Happy New Year,look forward to seeing more of your amazing cards,Julie.x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Yikes - so sorry to hear about the Chicken Pox - good news is you only get it once, so hopefully you'll all be done with it soon!

You coloring really blows me away! This is so beautiful! Happy New Year

Mummylade said...

totally stunning card. I hope you all recover soon, luckily you only have chicken pox once =)

Carrie said...

Your colouring is just something else hunni...I do not know a word that would describe it!! I love the papers, embellies and layout too xx Happy new year and I hope the pox has gone soon xx

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Happy New Year to you Annika!

Adorable card! I see you haven't lost your coloring and layout skills!

Looking forward to seeing your creations for 2011 and wishing your house to be Chicken Pox free.

Faye said...

Happy New Year Annika! This card is soooo pretty, I just love it. xxx

Val said...

Wow - this is so beautiful. Just fabulous colouring.

Here's wishing you and your family all the best for 2011, and I hope you are chicken pox free soon.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments.

Hugs
Valxx

Patty said...

This card is so charming, I love your your fantastic coloring. You will make some new mommy very happy with this little keepsake!

Michelle said...

Hi Annika

OMGosh, WOW! I totally love this card!

I am in awe of your colouring.

Michelle :-)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow - this is so beautiful. Just fabulous colouring....

Hugs
Judith

Lynne said...

Hi Annika - sorry to hear you are all still poorly :(
Just love your card - your colouring never ceases to amaze me - it's just so beautiful!!! I now have my copics and have had a "dabble" but need lots of practice lol - will keep checking you for inspiration
Big Hugs xx Lynne xx

FairyD said...

Your colouring is some of the best I've ever seen. WOW!!!!

FairyD x

Dianne said...

Sorry to hear about the little ones !! Your card is so sweet and absolutely stunning.

Happy New Year !!

Hugs,
Dianne

sue said...

I have just found your blog through the feature on Chrissys blog and am so pleased. Your cards are wonderful, the colouring is spectacular, you really bring the images to life. I'm looking forward to visiting you and gaining loads of inspiration during 2011.
Hugs Sue x

Linda Carson said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! Hope your babies are feeling better & you're getting some rest yourself!

Dawn B. said...

Chicken pox...oh no.. Good luck.. Your card is incredible as always.. Great job.

Marilyn said...

Another gorgeous card Annika! Love your colouring skills & you have such a flair for adding just the right embellishments.

Hanne said...

Beautiful card with beautiful details. Lovely stamp and coloring!
Happy New Year!

Meghan said...

Aw this is so adorable I love your coloring,colors,image,paper,embossing
and ribbon!
~Meghan

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Annika!! Love your coloring of the sweet image and your layout with the mesh ribbon and dp. Gorgeous!!

Happy New Year my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

America said...

gorgeous coloring, beautiful design.

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