Friday, December 17, 2010

Does that hat make my hips look fat?

I must apologize that I'm not able to do my blog rounds much or even sometimes answer emails - my laptop died and I only get very little chance to sit at the upstairs computer! :( Santa might bring me a new one (Santa has nonchalantly asked what specs would one appreciate in a laptop) but before that my communications WILL be erratic at best.

Isn't that pooch just darling! I got that image at Mo's and made a card for my dog-crazy parents (not that I'm any better myself!)

This is also a design team card for Stampin' For the Weekend where the theme is simple - CHRISTMAS. There's a fab prize too and a bonus prize of 6-month design team spot so if you're in any way interested, head over. You have until Jan. 7th to enter.

I coloured this slightly cranky mutt with Copics and used the lush papers and borders from Girl's Paperie. And some buttons. And baker's twine...of course.

I used the whole range of warm grays for the mutt and R20-ies for the hat and ribbon. The shadows are done with cool grays.

I'd like to enter these challenges:
Card Patterns - the sketch
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Christmas
Double Dutch - Christmas
Crafty Ho's - Red and Green
Spoon Full Of Sugar - Christmas Card
Allsorts - last minute Christmas
Hanna and friends - Christmas

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Kylie said...

Yup, saw your mutt on the dashboard and HAD to come for a visit... dog crazies over here too Hun. Very very cute!! Beautifully coloured,
Kylie xx

Renkata said...

mhhhh I think the hat is ok , hihihihi
Such a cutie.

-Sanna- said...

There's nothing else to say,- Another stunning card.

Unknown said...

Hi Annike, great card, love your flower and the dog is too cute. I'm still looking for a Cavalier KIng Charles stamp myself so if you ever come across one pls. let me know. XXX Frea

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card and fab image.

Ingrid said...

I love what you do whit copics, just LOVE it... This dog seems to really get texture through the coloring. And it's so helpful that you mension the copicnumbers, thanks!
These papers are beautiful too. Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Ing

scrapperjulia said...

Another masterpiece, Annika! I love your colouring of the cute, grumpy little dog! Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

Manuela said...

Gorgeous card, Annika! ♥ Love all those lovely Christmas colors! :)

Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week. ^_^


Debs said...

Oh wowzers - this is stunning and your colouring is totally amazing!!!
Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Annika, your parents will certainly treasure it :) You did a great job with the SFTW post too - well done!

Have a fantastic weekend.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful and sweet Xmas card. Love your coloring of the main image. I hope you get your new computer!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Annika!
Love the image, it's adorable. And your colouring is fantastic.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Heidi:)

cnelson said...

This couldn't be more adorable!

Anonymous said...

Annika, your coloring here is amazing! What a beautiful job you have done! hugs, Angela

Jenn K said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!

Stella said...

Every piece of this card makes me ohhh and awww....My oh my girl you're talented! And a master with Copics. By the way; the hat is perfect and so is the darling dog!

Berry said...

Gorgeous work, your colouring is stunning and I love the colours on this! Hugs Rebekah xx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the image is fabby and the papers are lush

Thanks for joining us for the Allsorts challenge this week


Amanda xx

Viv said...

OMG this is gorgeous ! LOVE yur fur!
My boys look a bit cranky when we dress them up as Santa too, must be the hat!
Cool flower too Annika, simple and effective. And guess what I've just ordered....some bakers twine! LOL!

NinaB said...

What a sweet card. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning! The coloring of the pup image is awesome. Paper layers and design of the card, amazing. Lucky recipient!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Beautiful entry.


Lisa Summerhays said...

He is so cute! I want to take him home with me. Fabulous coloring as always!

Tine said...

Fab colouring again Annika, with lovely paper choice and layout too. I am sure your parents will love the card.
Tine :)

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS!!! FAB card!!!

DeeDee said...

Wow... this card is so stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Hugs, Diana

Jolanda said...

Hi Annika,
Nice card!! The challenge on Double Dutch is to make a Christmas wrap using the box pattern wich you can find here This card can not participate with the challenge. I Hope you can make a box with the pattern.

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