Monday, May 2, 2011

I am soothing myself..

...with some soft cooling colours. I do love my brights but once in a while a girl has got to take the sunglasses off while crafting, lol

Anyways, isn't that a CUTE image!! She is called Blowing Kisses and she's from Elisabeth Bell line of SCACD stamps.
 Those papers are a new find - well, for me anyway! It's my first time trying out Memory Box papers and they work so well together. Beautiful, balanced pad. Oh, it's called Minuet, almost forgot to tell you that, lol. I am now VERY tempted to get some of the other pads of theirs as well!
Since the card had quite sharp defined layers I wanted to soften it a bit and that glorious Prima lace was just perfect for it.  I went a bit wrong with pearls - in theory I was trying to make swirls but I placed the pearls too far apart and it now looks like a random scattering, lol
 Challenges
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with C - Copics
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - cards ony - Hearts
Crafty Pad - SIO - Pearls and Swirls
Let's Ink It Up - 2W, 5E, no digis allowed -  Embellish it
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Try Something New
Stampavie and More - JFF - #139 pearls 

I hope you will have a marvelous week and some really fun hours of crafting!
Hugs


47 comments:

-Sanna- said...

Stunning card, Annika.
Beautiful stamp and nice papers.
Hugs...

Laura said...

Nice to see your cards again! :) I haven't been blogging lately (for obvious reasons. I love your coloring and color combo! Looks amazing and I love that background paper with butterflies...

Hugs

Carrie said...

This is so pretty xx

Dee G said...

So so sweet Annika xx

Chrissy said...

Absolutely fabulously cute image...coloured so perfectly. Beautiful papers for sure...
Luv CHRISSYxx

Shazza said...

so beautiful x

Carole of Brum said...

Ah! The fine shading on the skin is lovely to behold, Annika, could look at anything you've coloured for hours! I love the pearls, you can tell they are in swirls, but they do look random at first, but that is perfect because they look like an extension of the kisses she's blowing, one of the things that caught my eye first actually. Fab work. CoB

Iulia said...

Your card here is sheer delight, Annika! Glad to see so many beautiful yet different cards coming from one person!
Hugs, Iulia

Karen said...

Hi Annika
~This is gorgeous as always. I tried contacting you with a question by email, but got no reply, so wondered if you'd received it or not?

xx

ellabella said...

Your cards are always so eye catching and beautiful! So many wonderful elements!

Reflections from Granny said...

She's so huggable sweet!

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous & soooo beautiful I keep looking at this sweet little girl but now I think I'm gonna have to get this stamp & these papers now. As for the pearls I think they look fabulous as they are.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Ageeth Holster said...

Yeah!!! you did it again! So wonderful coloured Annika.
Hugs Ageeth xx

Marilyn said...

This is lovely! I love your brights but you do a wonderful job with this style too. Yes... I like it a lot!

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft colors and papers, your pearl accents, and the lace. And yes, that image is just the sweetest! Love it!

Renkata said...

wow Annika, very cute card dear.
Amazing colouring of this cutie.

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

So pretty Annika! The colors are very soft and very soothing. The image is very sweet! Love the lace, butterflies and pearls!

heidy said...

Wow Annika,how pretty this is,just love it!!
Hugs Heidy

CraftinGranny said...

What a sweetie she is for such a gorgeous LO. Love those colors! Memory Box are some of my fav DPs. The pearls, lace and paper piercing are truly stunning on this card. "Hugs" Carol

alina said...

very beautiful and sweet card, Annika, gorgeous colour combination!
hugs, Alina

Posh Tags & Tickets said...

Stunning card so special
Thank you for the inspiration
Love Posh x

Dorcas said...

Random scattering can be a good thing :-) Especially where it looks like she's blowing kisses, the pearls naturally scatter like dandelion fuzzies. :-) Beautiful!
I really love that paper you used too. I need to go check your link out cos Ive never even heard of them over here.
Really lovely card, Annika~

inkyfingers100 said...

This card is gorgeous - full of texture and beautiful colours. Your colouring of the image is always a delight and an inspiration. Love the pearls...they don't look random to me.

Marlene said...

Simply beautiful! Love this, Annika!

runzalot81 said...

Such an adorable image and card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! How darling and beautiful GF!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! I so want this image!! Cute!!
hugs,
Chris

Kathy said...

Oh Annika this is absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors you have used and the layout is fabulous! Such pretty details! That image is just darling as well!
:)Kathy

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Annika, your cards are always so beautiful and so very different. Such a talent. Oh and wanted to let you know that I have tried your Tut on making clouds. Thanks for that a really easy follow and with great results.
Hugs
Tamara

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, adorable card Annika.
luv
Debby

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Annika,love the soft colours you have chosen,Hugs Debbie x

Lisa Jane said...

aww this is so cute .. love the lace and the pearls
Thanks for linking up to make it monday
Lisa x

aqualeiga said...

Adorable card, and I think you did a great job with the pearls! Thank you so much for sharing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Pearls & swirls challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Annika .Stunning card with beautiful papers and adorable image coloured superbly .Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

Kreativmonster said...

This is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.
I am quite sure that you just have been infected with collecting pretty papper-pads! I know what I am talking about, I love them, too....

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Annika and I love the lace and pearl embellishments.
Thanks for sharing this with us at LIIU.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shelly said...

Hi! What a really pretty card, gorgeous colours and really fab details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous card, Annika! I'm a self-confessed paper junkie and know so well how lovely the Memory Box papers are! Love the pretty colour scheme and your image is very cute. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Faye said...

Ooooh perwetty! What a fabby card. I love your C element. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

Shirl said...

Annika, she is coloured to perfection and yes you are right those papers go so well. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

xxxtglxxx said...

I love your colours and colouring on this Annika :)

Stunning card, super-cute image and I love the lace!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
claire xx

Gerda said...

I love your card! I saw it at "Make it Monday" and am a follower since a while already.

Hugs. Gerda

Nadell said...

Wow, great colorcombo and I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning, love it!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad in SWIRLS & PEARLS challenge! :)

Maggie
xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Annika, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nadine said...

Hallo

ein Traum, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining us at SFC

Hugs
GDT-Bella

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