Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thankful Fairy Dust

 There's always something to be grateful for. For example - at the moment I am pitifully thankful that Beloved is reading kids the bedtime story and I was able to make myself a nice hefty mug of frothy latte. Curled up in an armchair with my laptop and typing away.

The challenge for next two weeks at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge is a project to say "thank you". As long as you use a stamp from 7KCF you'll be free to create whatever you wish. And the choice is wide - Magnolias, Kraftin Kimmies, Penny Black, Stampavie, C.C. Designs, Whiff of Joy - I could just keep counting!

And you better try to play along because a prize is 75.- USD voucher for 7KCF store this time. Just THINK of all the goodness you can buy with THAT!!

 My card today is featuring a sweet Tilda blowing fairy dust. She is from Fairytale collection - which  happen to LOVE!!

Colouring is all Copics - I made a mistake with that because she was stamped on softer-than-usual card stock and I fought a lot of bleeding. If you want to use a similar technique that requires a lot of soaking of the paper, you will be better off with Xpress-It cardstock or something alike.

I added a bit of Stickles to the image and kept the card pretty simple. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl 6x6 pad, all sponged with Scattered Straw and Pumice Stone distress inks. A nice gingham bow, button, twine and some dew drops. Simple and sweet. And of course took me ages.

Copic Colours
Skin: E000/00/21/13, W5/3/1, R00/01/
Hair: E79/77/75/71/70, 0
Clothes:G20, YG03/25/63, W5/3/1/00, 0

Oh, and I cannot NOT to mention that 7KCF is now carrying one of my big favorites - October Afternoon papers!!!  And there's new High Hopes stamps in the store - you get 10% off ALL High Hopes stamps with a code HOPES10!

I would like to enter these challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - buttons and bows 
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - buttons 
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - give thanks 
Fairy Tale (2 weeks) - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - And Attitude Of Gratitude
Just MAgnolia - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Thank you
Raise the Bar - Curves

Thank you so much for looking!!!


Marilyn said...

This is one of my favourite Magnolias & you've done her proud. She's coloured beautifully (the highlights on her clothes & hair are perfect) & I love your layout & that big bow.

Dena said...

So very gorgeous! Wow, I love the way you did the background behind her!! Her hair is also colored perfectly. Love it!
Hugs, Dena

Kathy Czygan said...

Annika! This is sooooooo beautiful! I love that the DP has buttons on it to go perfectly with the real button. Is that baker's twine I spy? With green in it too? Love the big zig zag stitches! There aren't enough beautiful words to describe your coloring and I love that her feet hang over the circle frame! Her hair is amazing! The recipient will be sending you a Thank you for the Thank you card!

Unknown said...

Hi Annika, great card! Love that Magnolia stamp. Haven't got the stamp myself but I do believe I have the image somewhere lying about. It just occurred to me that she would also fit a Christams card nicely!!
Will have to check that challenge out, that is some price you can win!!
Greetz, Frea

Suzi Mac said...

Utterly adorable as always Annika, your colouring is amzing and I love that gingham ribbon and those delicious papers.
Suzi x

Dana said...

Annika she is just lovely!! Your coloring is just gorgeous and look at that awesome ledge you created for her!! She would qualify also for our challenge over at Raise The Bar. This week is circles ; )

Renkata said...

So magical and amazing card Annika.
Love the background and the layout of your card.

Renkata said...

So magical and amazing card Annika.
Love the background and the layout of your card.

Marlene said...


Girl, you ROCK......not to mention you're one of my favorites out in bloggy land!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Annika!! This is most stunning!! Your coloring is so amazing!! I think you need to teach me!! :) HUGS

Ms. Jen said...

I"m just so in awe of your coloring lately. You've definitely gone to another dimension. It's just so gorgeous!

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! Love the addition of the Stickles.

Therese said...

So sweet! I love this image it`s so gorgeous. Fantastic colouring, your absolutely one of the best out there. :) Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Annika,
Wow your beautiful card.
The image is colored stunning. Tilda is so cute.
The ribbon is gorgeous.

Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Joan V said...

Annika, this is so gorgeous. Just love everything about this card. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

This is so lovely Annika,I love the background you've achieved! I'm struggling a bit with suitable cardstock to use with the Copics at the mo,I've been getting through loads experimenting with printing Digis. It doesn't show that you'd had any problems with bleeding!Hugs Julie.x

Bianca said...

You have made a very pritty card! I love the image and the colors very much! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

Viv said...

Gorgeous Annika! Your colouring looks fine, even if it was a problem. I slaved over an image the other day, then went to distress the edges and my scissors slipped and I sliced right through the middle of it ! Aaarrrgghhh!

PS Brodie says thanks....but he thinks he might have been caught out!

Debbie Schneider said...

This is striking - I love the simplicity of it and the gingham ribbon - there is something about gingham that really makes everything just pop! Again your coloring is too perfection - I love how you did her hair and thanks for the copic colors for the hair - will have to experiment with it.

Stella said...

Wow this is stunning! I can understand it took you ages. I am not into coloring and if I try to make a card like this it would turn out a disaster......
But you made a beauty and I love it!

darling Ho said...

What a pretty card!
Toyr coloring is terrific!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Unknown said...

This is amazing for a "simple card". Your colors are just fabulous and your coloring is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is amazing, you are so good at coloring, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sharon said...

A STUNNING card. Your colouring is superb! Just love how you've coloured her hair! Overall a sure WINNER here! hugs Sharon x

Ros said...

Beautiful card and beautifully done ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB

Annette22 said...

what a gorgeous card, such I love your coloring and your papers Annika

thanks a lot for sharing us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Jenny said...

This is just darling! I love the layout!! As always, you coloring skills ROCK!!

Leanne said...

Wow! I'm just speechless! This card blows me away it's so gorgeous! My gosh, do you live close by so you can teach me how to color!?!? I would seriously love to have a ounce of your talent! Love, love LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog!!
Hugs, Leanne
Scrappy Frogs Design Team

Carole Pillon said...

Beautiful card, your Tilda is magic !

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

mycardz said...

Hey there sweetie! I've been long remiss in visiting your wonderful blog. But, each time I come here, I spend WAY too much time in awe of your incredible talent! Holy moly, lady - this card is "da bomb"!! :D (had to come up with something new to say!) I love it, adorable and such awesome candy to the eye! hugz, Mary

Laura said...

WOW!This is gorgeous.YOur coloring is fantastic.Thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Tracy said...

This card is just adorable. I love the green you chose for her clothing. Bleeding or not the image looks fantastic. So far my Copic coloring is really stinky but I'm hoping the paper I have coming will solve some of my problems. Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

Unknown said...

WOW... This is so adorable. I love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

PokSa said...

Your card is so cute. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Marilyn said...

heheheh... how many times can I visit your blog & comment on your lovely cards? As many times as I want to...
She's gorgeous Annika!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Laura said...

I love Tilda! :) Hardly wait to get my prize hihi... it had some prestamped Tildas. And then to run back to my Copics.. they must feel so lonely and deserted... Hope they'll still be in good conditon with the hot weather... You make me want to COLOR!!!

Really hope you'll feel better soon... but as soon as I get back to India you have to give me some coloring tips ;)

Liv said...

Cute card! Great take on the sketch!

cnelson said...

This is so adorable! LOVE it! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB

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