Friday, September 17, 2010

Three cards for three design teams - phew

This is going to be a long post again - got three cards to show you!!

First up is

The challenge is obviously to incorporate a tag into your project, easy-peasy!!

Our sponsor this week is Meljens who also kindly gave us the images to use. Aren't those kitties adorable - I'd take them any day. If my dog wasn't cat-eating kind, that is. lol

The flowers on card are also from Meljens - they're called Flower Layers and you get loads of flower shapes and leaves you can paper piece or colour. They're only available since yesterday at Whimsy Stamps. I paper pieced mine and shaped with embossing tool. Left them quite plain because I liked the homespun feel of the card.

Just a message to anybody who wants to order something from Whimsy Stamps - their website is experiencing some MAJOR technical issues and if you want to order something and know what it is, you can just email Denise with your wish and she will issue a Paypal invoice.
The kitties were coloured with my Prismas. I've been admiring gorgeous cards by Dorcas and Tara and it really has made me want to play with my pencils more. Those cute soft "cosy housewife" sort of papers are from Fancy Pants.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio - animals
Some Odd Girl (2 weeks) - 3 or more images
Scrappy Frog (3 weeks) - flower power
Totally Gorjuss - flowers
Sketch Saturday - sketch

Next card is for
Any project involving a digital stamp goes!

We have lots of different digi companies sponsoring - I got this cute image to work with from Wink Wink Ink. It came with several sentiments besides the one I used. I thought it would be fun to really make things fuzzy so dug into my forgotten stash of fibres and roughed up the papers. Lemme tell you, sewing with furry fibre is A MAJOR PAIN IN BUTT. There. I said it.
I coloured the image with Prismas (told ya - playing!) and made the vintagey lopsided flower from lace and Papermania brad. Leaves are made of satin ribbon.  The papers are from Jillybean Soup.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge (2 weeks) - D is for Distressing
Wild Flower Patch - stripes
Ooh La La Creations (2 weeks) - stripes
Shabby Tea Room - inspired by nature and/or using the color green
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - faux or real stitching
Andrea's Stampin' Moments - thinking of you
Paper Playtime - if the shoe fits, buy one in every color (variety)

And the last but not least
Now, another card for OWH. At least this time I knew what A2 card is. You can find some guidelines for making a card for Operation Write Home HERE.

The papers are from SEI and October Afternoon, I edged everything with silver leafing pen to keep the card reasonably flat but still define the layers. Green strip was put through the paper crimper and then accented with leafing pen again.
It's back to Copics for this card, I'll need more practice to colour hoomans (and fairies) properly with Prismas.
Skin: E13/11/00/000
Boots, tights, hair: E39/37/35/34/33/31
hat, jacket: E79/74/71/70
Dress: E44/43/41/40
Cat: T3/T1, 0

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Romance - birthday or christmas cards for OWH
Paper Pretties - pearls, rhinestones or glitter dots (you can't see them very well, but they're there, in the corner!!!)
Die Cut Dreams - using a digi, sweet little girls
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge (3 entries) - christmas cards for OWH

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Larisa said...

All are cute so much!!! Very talented job!!! Love your style! Thanks)

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Crafting Queen said...

Wow, love these card and the image with the cat is just adorable!!!

Lisa said...

Shabby Tea Room checking in!
Cute Card - check!
Adorable image - check!
Amazing coloring - check!
Yep, must be one of Annika's cards! I love them all but that catepillar card is just the cutest thing I've ever seen! As always, so nice to share a cyber cup of tea with you! Cheers!

Julie said...

You never fail to amaze me with your stunning,better than perfect designs! So pleased I'm a follower so that I can witness them all!!!,Happy crafting,Julie.x

Julie said...

You never fail to amaze me with your stunning,better than perfect designs! So pleased I'm a follower so that I can witness them all!!!,Happy crafting,Julie.x

stampingmarianne said...

Your cards are beautiful. The design, the detail, the coloring! Very great work!
Thanks for playing along at this very special challenge at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Robin said...

Great to see another person from Ireland in blogland!!! All your cards are beautiful... Thanks so much for playing with Some Odd Girl!!

Gina said...

Such gorgeous images youv'e used, I especially like the "warm fuzzies" :D Thank you for joining in with us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Janis Lewis said...

All of these cards are gorgeous! I do especially love the warm fuzzies one though. Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness, Annika! Your cutie patootie kitties and warm fuzzies are soooooooo cute and fuzzy! lol I LOVE them. So sweet. Awesome job! Oh, hey! thanks for the shout out, too. :-)

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness, Annika! Your cutie patootie kitties and warm fuzzies are soooooooo cute and fuzzy! lol I LOVE them. So sweet. Awesome job! Oh, hey! thanks for the shout out, too. :-)

peggysue said...

Gorgeous cards and fun and playful too at the same time. That little fuzzy caterpillar is adorable! Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

stephanne said...

I'll bet you could colour with anything, couldn't ya, these are all magical Annika, you are like WonderWoman of the crafting world!! All such sweet images, that bottom one with the kitty, oh, I might just "need" that one, fab detailing, lush papers, oh, I think I am in love!!

Simply Pam said...

Sewing w/ fibers might be a pain in the butt but it I LOVE IT!!!! That warm fuzzies card is the cutest! You just want to squeeze him. Well, in a gentle way. :) thanks for participating in the Paper Playtime challenge!


Jacqueline said...

All three are absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for playing along with us at The Wild Flower Patch!

Becky said...

What fabulous cards, and the sending fuzzies is fabulous and well worth that pain :). Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous! Fabulous designs on all! I love, love, love that little woolly bear guy on your Tea Room card. How cute is that? Love the lacing around the edging and love the papers and the natural look. thanks so much for sharing with us at TSTR.

Unknown said...

What gorgeous cards, all so beautiful in different ways. Thank you for entering your second card into our Stripes challenge at Ooh La La and also thank you for entering our digital sweet little girls challenge at DCD this week.
Dawn x

Lorraine A said...

oh my goodness !! you have been busy !! fantastc cards !! I love the fuzzy fibre ,, well worth all the swearing :-)

Lols x x x

Wendi said...

Oh wow your cards are absolutely gorgeous I love each one and your colouring is amazing love the stripes
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Tracey said...

Wowzer Annika, you have been busy & these cards are all stunning. I love that you always have lots of different texture, & interesting stuff going on in your cards (& your colouring is perfection too!).

Have a great weekend.

Erin... said...

these are 3 amazing cards as always Annika!!! So crafty with those fibers for that little caterpillar I just want to take him home he's so cute!!!!! Of course those kitties are adorable too!!!! Love them all!

Miesje said...

Love the warm fuzzies! Great cards! Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Hi Annika
This is gorgeous!!!!
The image is beautiful and your colouring in is stunning.
Thank you for joining us for our Special Challenge at CSSC.
Hugs Alison

Poppet said...

Great card Annika, the silver edges do give it depth with the height. Your colouring is wonderful and the image is very cute, I love the smiles on their faces. Wonderful splash of colour with the green band.

Thank you for sharing your card wit us at CSSC. :-) xx

Viv said...

Awwwww! Beautiful! Love this image and for a card you need to keep flat, its gorgeous!

Viv said...

OK, so all 3 cards are absolulety fabtabulous! Don't know how you manage to throw together so many masterpieces!
Tried to get some Meljens yesterday but can wait I guess till the site is sorted. ( I'm in spending mode so look out!!!!!)
Viv :) xxxx

Deb said...

fabulous cards, you've been very busy, love all the details and colors, the "sweet little girl" image is fab, thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

Ms. Jen said...

You have been a busy bee. I would love to know where you find the time to do such masterpieces??? I can do one maybe even squeeze out two, but dang girl, I think I've counted 5. And they're ALL fantastic. You're my idol.

Love ya - Jen

Kim Sonksen said...

Holy Schmoly your cards are fabulous and your colouring is brilliant!!!
I just can't make up my mind which is my fave card, I love them all!

Thank you so much for being odd with us this week at

April said...

How adorabe are these cards Thanks for stopping by the ranch and playin in the CSSC....hope to see you next week!
~Huggz, April with Cowgirl Up

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, girlfriend, you've really cranked up the mojo this week. Love them all, but I must say, the fuzzy fringe on that caterpillar card is totally BRILLIANT!!! It blew me away. I'm always inspired when I visit your blog!


PapierGirl said...

Oh my......don't make me pick a favorite - they are all fantastic! I love the stitching with the twine - marvelous idea! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Kleeblatt said...

Wow, what for a wonderful card. Your image is sooooo cute.
Thanks for playing by CSSC. Hope to see you next week.
Hugs Monika

Claire said...

Wow what gorgeous cards!! thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck, hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Annika these are all gorgeous !

Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Tanya said...

Your cards are all amazing- I love the way each one has it's own energy! I adore the first one- your coloring is beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl!!

Anita said...

Your cards are all gorgeous and your coloring is amazing. Congratulations on being named a Shining Star in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

yyam said...

Oh my! Your creations are gorgeous! Great coloring and layering! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Leah l'Orange said...

these are SO cute, Annika! i love the kitties in the box - fabby job combining images, and thank you so much for joining us at Some Odd Girl! :)

This N That said...

Wow, you have some serious talent. And I am in LOVE with your caterpillar image too! fantastic job and thanks for sharing it with the Odd Girls!

Marcie Sharp said...

Wow! Just stunning cards! Thanks for playing along at Some Odd Girl!

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the fuzzy one..cute!Thanks for joining us for 1+1+1=3 challenge at Some Odd Girls!

Ms. Jen said...

Mornin sweetie. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a HUGE CONGRATS on your first place win at Paper Romance with this card. Well deserved!

Lisa said...

Beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing with Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Marilyn said...

OMG, that caterpillar is fabulous! The further I go into your blog, the more impressed I am. I sat down here for a few minutes & an hour later, the vacuum is still sitting in the middle of the floor.

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