Friday, July 30, 2010

Stamp Something - Christmas In July

This is my second post today, please scroll down for Phindy's Challenge card!

It is quite tricky to get into jingle-bells-mode in the middle of a summer! But boy will I be delighted to have all those Christmas cards ready once The Time Comes (insert dramatic music here).

Thus we are creating Christmas cards at Stamp Something this week. Our generous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp so hurry into your craft room and get creative with those stashed-away Christmas supplies!!!

I used an achingly cute digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps.

So sweet and in my opinion just what Christmas is about!! I know that sentiment is a digital one I got last year and had it printed out already in my Christmas box but, for the life of me, do NOT remember where I got it from!

I've GOT to get myself a notebook because I managed to lose the scrap of paper I wrote my Copic colours on, sorry folks. And I was quite heavy-handed with that Crystal Stickles bottle. Methinks I will have to get a new one very soon.

IMAGE: Whimsy Stamps
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: My Minds EyeNeenah card for image
Accessories: ribbon, Stickles, dimensional stickers, chain, snowflake charm, flatback pearls Tools: ATG adhesive gun, glue gel, Purple Cow guillotine, Martha Stewart scoring boardTim Holtz distressing tool.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Dazzle Me 
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July
Creative Cottage Challenge - Touchy Feely
PaperPlay Challenges - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Christmas in July
Rosie-D's Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Christmas in July
Sundays With Crissy - Christmas In July

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Vanja said...

Oh, wow, Annika! This is absolutely stunning!!
Hugs, Vanja

Ms. Jen said...

Annika WOW! Your scenery cards are something to shout about. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia Blum said...

ok... another boring *WOW* from me ;-) .. oh no.. wait.. I want to do something different now .. this time you'll get a triple wow from me: *WOW WOW WOW* :o)

Annika.. this is amazing! Totally LOVE how you always create a scenery around your stamped images.. it always looks like a framed piece of art!
LOVE your christmas card (even though I'm so NOT in christmas mood at the moment *giggles*)
{hugs} Sylvia

Unknown said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Annika, your colouring is so fab, loving your choice of colours too...haven't fond my Christmas Mojo yet! Big Hugs JO xxx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! I love your coloring and all the sparkle. So cute.

Unknown said...

Hi Annika!

Ooohh, what a cute image is that! Love these little pinguins!


Debbie said...

This is just Beautiful Annika,Your colouring is Amazing,Hugs Debbie x

Mummylade said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning!

Gemma said...

Great card, love the image and what you did to that bear is absolutely wonderfull! Great take on our challenge this week, thank you for joining us at SSC! Gemma

slbt17 said...

oh Annika - this is wonderful!

Netty said...

Two fabulous cards, adore them both Annika. Have a great weekend. Annette x

Inkerbelle said...

Absolute perfection!
Do you need my addy, so you can send the card to me??? :)

Erin... said...

Annika this is fabulous hun!!! Love the scenery you've created!!! LOVE it all!

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

wow what cute!
You make again a amazing card!

Hugs Ida

Lori said...

Oh yoy yoy! This takes the cake. That scene is just perfectly executed. The colouring is so amazing, I didn't notice the card at just in a trance staring at the beautiful blue sky and the soft shadows on the bear and those penguins wow! I am in love!!!!

Archies Mum said...

What a cute christmas image. Love the papers you've used, and that ribbon is gorgeous x

Debbie Schneider said...

Hello Annika - this is really adorable! I love the image so cute and as usual a beautiful job coloring the images and background - I love how you color backgrounds!! Thanks as well for your kind comments on my blog - have a great weekend. Hugs Debbie

Sue said...

Hi Annika
wow a stunning card, beautiful stamp & colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, luv the ribbon.Thank you for joining us at Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Dianne said...

WOW! This card is gorgeous !! Your coloring is so amazing and all the details are to perfection.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Annika ! That is one cute image and I love how you've used green for the scarf, ties in beautifully with that gorgeous ribbon ! Sue C x

shortyrose said...

Wow, what a great card!!! I love the coloration!!!


Lynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your ribbon and charm - just fab!! :o) xx Lynne xx

Kim said...

Your card is fabulous! The image is so adorable! Wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so darling Annika!! I love your coloring of the image and your layout!! The sentiment is so sweet!! Gorgeous!!

Tracy said...

wow this is stunning, i love the image you have used and you have coloured it beautifully. that sentiment is just so sweet to. thanks for joining us at the creative cottage. Tracy x


Your cards are always fabulous Annika, and here's another one!! I love penguins, and these are totally cuddly. Both the colouring and the background scene are perfection.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

I just love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Bee xx

Crystal said...

Annika WOWZA girl this is soooooooo AWESOME!!! I LOVE those snowflakes you added and you rocked this challenge and image sweetie!

Julie said...

Oh Annika,I'll send you my address,I'd love to get this in the post! I'm a bit busy for a couple of weeks but you've inspired me to get cracking on those crimble cards PDQ! Xxx

SemSee said...

What a super, stunning card, Annika!!!! I love all the stickles and the way you've graduated the blue sky behind the snow. You are SO darned good, girl!! {grin} I have several notebooks, but they've all gone missing ... can't think where, but then I do have the messiest craft 'area' LOL!! Hugs, Sem x

Di said...

i have seen this image recently by crissy and its soooo darn cute, but you have coloured this just stunningly it should be on a wall. Has Crissy seen this? she should, its just fabulous and i love all the rest of the card too! you are definately an ARTIST!!!!
Hugs Di xxxx

Davi said...

Anika, this is soooo pretty! I love the image and the great coloring and shimmer. The dp and the lovely bow looks beautiful with it!

Cheryl said...

This is so sweet, cute, and wonderful! As always, I love your coloring. The stickles are perfect. (I don't think you can ever use too much)

Take care!

Ann English said...

Positively stunning, Annika. Your coloring makes me GREEN---nope, not sick, super envious!

CuddlyBunny said...

Aww, a wonderful, sweet image and sentiment!

And THEN, the colors and embellishments! BEAUTIFUL!

If you have a minute ... I'd love to know where you found that gorgeous silver snowflake (I'd wear it on a necklace). :)

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

stephanne said...

Awwwwww, that image is the sweetest and your colouring takes me away to my Happy Place, LOVE IT!!!

Dawn B. said...

Your coloring is spectacular.. Great job on this Annika..Love it all.

Paula said...

Adorable card, love the bling on the penguins and the ear muffs...and the soft blue perfect! I'm so glad you could join our Christmas Card challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week!

Zoechaos said...

Adorable image love the mix of cute and elegant here great card. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week, xx Zoe

Mina said...

wow stunning christmas card Annika, I love the image its a real cutie and your colour choice is fantastic
Mina xxx

Sue U said...

I know it's been said before but WOW!!! This card is stunning!! The image is gorgeous and your colouring is superb (I'm really quite envious :-) )Know what you mean about the stickles, mine is disappearing at an alarming rate! Thanks for sharing Sue xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Annika.. another beauty! Your style always catches my eye and I just love visiting your blog!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ for our Christmas in July challenge!
And, I'm sorry to be so behind in my commenting! I didn't forget you, there just weren't enough days in my week!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Viv said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE these colours! Another masterpiece ! Viv xx

Julie M said...

I see ribbon and patterned paper!!! LOL!! This is fab, that image is so cute, love your colouring, especially the bear's fur. Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay (twice!)this week.

Julie :o)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love this...cute is my thing and this is beyond cute!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is just a delight to behold! I love your choice of colours and the beautiful silvery snowflakes with pearl centres. I am just wanting to stare at this creation!
Thanks so much for playing my challenge at Sundays With Crissy!!

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