Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A FAIRLY traditional Christmas card

Hello and welcome to the final day of our October Rubber Die Release Showcase!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00 PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00 PM EST on 19 October.

Today is also the day you can finally have a look at 4th issue of Whimsy Inspirations Magazine - and seriously, it would be SO worth your time to check it out. Ideas and talent and tutorials galore!!


Here is my last showcase card - I have utterly LOVEDthis release and I have seen the next release and I love it even MORE. I have no idea how I am going to be able to choose the stamps!!!

Anyway, without boring you any further - I am using this lil' minx called Mistloetoe on my card. She was fun to colour, let me tell you that (and I did the combo of Copics, Spectrum Noirs & Flexmarkers as seems to be my latest thing, lol). Once again I used purples and blues for desaturating colours in skin shadows.
The papers are from Prima North Country pad, edged with chalk inks and Gelly Roll pens. The beautiful vines are new die by Whimsy. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I got that lush twill ribbon from Ann who is utterly amazing and almost omnipotent. Seriously, there's pretty much nothing that woman can NOT do!!
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Challenges:
My Time To Craft - C3, JFF - #162 Punches & Dies
Heart Song Inspirations - 1E, SIO - Flowers and/or Felt
Wild Orchid Challenge - 2W, C3, (must have at least one WOC product) - (2nd week) Christmas Fun (ends 23rd Oct) 

Hugs


88 comments:

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card, the colours are perfect. Lee x

Zora said...

Wow she is perfect coloured and the card is greate :O)

Cec said...

Fabulous colouring as always and I love all the fun elements - ribbon, flowers, vines. Other than her Santa costume, she doesn't look very traditional to me but this is certainly a card any guy would drool over if it landed in his Christmas mail.
Hugs!
Cec

Marcea said...

beautiful work as usual hun - gee it has been ages since I visited you, hope you are well xxx

heidy said...

Amazing card Annika!
Hugs Heidy

Christina C. said...

Love those Kenny K images and yours absolutely SIZZLES!!!! Fantastic job coloring and showcasing her!

raindropecho said...

Hahahaha I think that's the most flattering comment that I have ever received, Annika! lol, omnipotent! You are WAY too kind and I am happy to see those gorgeous ribbons used in this even more gorgeous creation. Hmm, me thinks I am need some more markers now. Anywho, as mentioned, the creation is yet another masterpiece, the image colored wonderfully, the sentiment placed perfectly, and the dies used beautifully. And I've run out of adjectives so I'll stop here :D

Uta said...

Your card is so fantastic. Great work!

Hugs, Uta

raindropecho said...

Oh and I forgot to agree that yes, November's stamps are the best yet. I soooo cannot wait to be inspired by everyone and to ink up those beauties!!

Glennis said...

Great card - I love those vine dies

LaJanette said...

What a great card; always so balanced! And your coloring amazing like always!

I just saw on the whimsy blog that I am the winner from your blog....whooo hooo!

Sending big hugs;
Janette
PS. I had been wondering who had colored the slouching fairy on the cane that has been in badges for the blog and just saw your card on the magazine! I should have known! Your coloring on the pants is just AMAZING!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous card. I love the look of the ribbon with the brads.

stephanne said...

Ooooooh, another Annika stunner!! Wonderful colour work and fabulous details!!
hugs, stephanne

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! You are blow me away with your colouring today. Totally gorgeous.
Hugs Nataliya

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Annika, a great card ! The way you used the ribbon is so original.
Great colourinng as usual.
Hugs Ageeth

CraftinGranny said...

I love it and your coloring is awesome. "Hugs"

Trisha said...

Another wonderful card. This stamp is great and love the flowers, too.

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely colouring, and you've teamed it up so well with the DP and trimmings.
Joyce xx

NanaConnie said...

This is such a fun card. Love your coloring on the image and your flowers are fab! The papers are great as is the stitching. So glad you played along at Heart Song this week. I hope you're going to show off your incredible work with us every week.
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Carly said...

wow! gorgeous! those flowers are awesome! Your colouring is terrific!

Mary Lou said...

Splendid Annika!!! Love the beautiful color in this card!!
Hugz

Gea said...

wow, such a pretty card!
And your colouring is stunning as usual :)
I sent you an email to thank you for your candy, in case you didn't receive it: THANK YOU!!
The card you sent with it is gorgeous
Hugs Gea

Frea said...

Hi Annika, another gorgeous creation. Great design paper and I love those flowers you added!! Hugs, Frea

Julie said...

Great card, love the faux stitching on all those edges!

Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

elsi said...

Beautiful! Love your colouring ♥ Thanks for joining us at WOC this time ♥

Jacque said...

Sweetie, Annika, this is just the cutest card and so much fun!!! Your coloring is so stunning and all of the details you have used are just so striking!! Thank you so much for joining with us at the WOC Challenge and we hope to see you often! Big hugs..Jacque

Iulia said...

Gorgeous work Annika, your colouring is so spot on - truly inspirational, and the design work is just amazing! Your work is incredible and I'm just sorry I don't get enough time to visit you more often!

tiggertastic said...

oh my word your colouring is amazing, i always have difficulties with skin and also red, i would love to know what colours you used

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Amy Johnson said...

Another beautifully colored image and card. Your shading is always amazing. Love the colors on the card!

Archies Mum said...

Love your colouring Annika. Lovely card. I used this stamp last year for hubbies card. Perfect image for a man.

Steph said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured! x

Gea said...

Hi Annika,
I made a card with the paper you sent me in your candy, and put in a link to your blog.
Wanna have a look-see?
Hugs Gea

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JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

Although I am not big on the buxom minxs, I am a huge fan of your coloring techniques. I can't even begin to imagine being that masterful! Thanks for sharing the details of your craft.

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Tine said...

Hi Annika. Fab card & as beautifully coloured as ever. Love it all.
Tine :)

featheredheaven said...

I love this card, the coloring is beautiful!
Thanks!
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Moni said...

Stunning card, and fab image, you did great job with colouring. Hugs,Moni

Rene said...

WOW, just beautiful.. fantastic coloring TFS

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Sassy, sassy, sassy!! Love the sentiment tag and your pretty flowers and gorgeous coloring. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Mimi said...

wow! gorgeous coloring! and fabulous card! TFS! ;)

Adriana Vanderhoeven said...

Great card!!! and very funny your image!! hugs

Dorinda said...

you are one of, if not the best copic coloring I've seen. You inspire me to keep working for perfection.
Thanks for sharing your talents. She is just breathtaking

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Love your cards.. :D

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khushifairy said...

nice job Annika. but dont you think another bright yellow flower will suit more than this dark green one on the left side.?

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BrigitteG said...

woww that is such a gorrrgeous card !
and what can I say about the coloring..just perfect !!
well done !! love this !!

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Oooh this is a little sassy! Gorgeous, as ever. Have a super Christmas and New Year. xxx

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Just wondering where you've been...hope you are okay.... I enjoy your creations and miss seeing them....

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Sure do miss seeing you and your creativity Annika!

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