Saturday, January 8, 2011

Totally an awww-factor

Guess what, I'm a
I was lucky enough to win one of Card Patterns sketch challenges in December and here's my contribution to this weeks sketch challenge.
I used an adorable rubber stamp from Whimsy, it's called Love in a Bucket. I thgought I'd try to revive my mojo by trying a different medium so I dug out my long-forgotten Twinkling H2O-s. Well, that was a mistake! I was pulling my hair out trying to blend them, the mica powder that gives them a sparkle just kept pooling on me and it took me almost 3 hours to get the poorly result you can see here.

Anybody want to buy a hefty supply Twinkling H2O-s cheap, loadsa colours and most of them not even used? Cause I won't be using them again!! :( I've seen people achieving gorgeous results with them - just not me!
As to papers - well they're from Sassafrass and I really loved them while I cut into them. Once they were on the card I just went YUK.

So, the short version - not one of my proudest moments here, lol
I'll still enter some challenges though :)
Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Central - flowers

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Unknown said...

you are so right... I just looked at went awwww lol.. I like the papers.. may even go looking for them in a minute!!! Anyhoo's fabby the cute image xx

Julie said...

You are way too critical girlie!!! Your card is gorgeous,different gorgeous to your other cards but gorgeous all the same!!!! I think the dark blue pattern is soooo strong and busy that it would just throw but you just worked it baby!!! Have a great weekend! Julie x

Judi said...

A FABULOUS card Annika, and as far as the colouring is concerned I can't see anything wrong with it, and I'm super fussy!!!

Have a great weekend

Judi x

scrapperjulia said...

I have a bunch of Twinkling H20s that I can't seem to what I want either. I do think that your image looks great with them, the puppies look fuzzy! I think this is a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge. We love seeing your wonderful creations!

Archies Mum said...

Congrats on your win, well deserved. Absolutely love your card, those puppies are soooo cute, and love the papers and flowers you have used, gorgeous colours

Heidi said...

I think it's gorgeous! Can't find anything wrong. Adorable image and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Yep, we're definitely our own worst critics! I think this is charming. I LOVE those papers and that image is just darling (and beautifully colored, I might add)! Love that lacy stuff along the bottom too!

Have a great weekend!


Cindy said...

You are too funny. I looked at this card and thought 'wow'. I loved the mix of papers and the coloring. Then I read your text. You did a great job - don't overthink. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at the SSCC Flower Power Challenge. C2

Anonymous said...

Stunning with all the detail but super cute cause of the puppies!

Unknown said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at SSCC and hope to see you again soon.

Jo Nevill said...

You are way to hard on yourself, your colouring is amazing ! I know what you me though, I used my distress inks this week for the first time in months and felt the same !

Love the papers and your whole card, fantastic.

Happy New Year !


Jo x

cnelson said...

It doesn't get cuter or sweeter than this!

Sue from Oregon said...

As much as you say you struggled with this card, it turned out lovely!

Renkata said...

You are right Annika the papers are so gorgeous make all details look fantastic and the image just pop up.
Very cute card.

Marilyn said...

So pretty Annika with perfect colouring (even though you say you had troubles, I can't see it), lovely papers & fab embellishments. I really like the scallops you have put on there.

Also, please check my blog at & pick up the award I've left you. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes!! This is certainly an AWWWW factor girl!! Gorgeous card and lovely design!! TFS! HUGS

Vanessa said...

This is adorable!!! And your coloring is amazing!!! I wish I would be able to color half as good as you!!! Vanessa x

Faye said...

Hello Flower! This card is awwwwwwwwwwwwesome! ;) I love how the paper at the back, reflects the squres in the LO. Cool. xxx

Viv said...

Well you got me with the cute image! As for twinklingfriggin-h2Os, I get blobs of colour so don't use them much at all now except for a bit of highlighting. But this is fab Annika! Yummy papers and ribbon.
Glad to see you back in the land of blogging! We've missed you!

Di said...

Just awesome Annika and i am not surprised you won. Congrats!
Hugs Di xxx

Vivi Casale said...

aww, what a sweet card!!
image is so cutee!!!
Thanks for joining us at SSCC!!

Val said...

I took one look and think this is AWESOME. This card is stunning. You are too hard on yourself - colouring is fab so are the papers.

Sue said...

These pups are adorable, what a great stamp! They actually look fuzzy in the picture, so even though you weren't happy, they look so cute. Papers are so pretty and make the lighter colors of your image pop! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Always love to see what you are creating.


Ms. Jen said...

Hey sweetie! This is so adorable. Totally reminds me of when my Buddy was a little puppy. Have a fab weekend!

Davi said...

I love this, the dps are so right with the cutie image!! You did a great job. We are always our own worst critic :)

sammi said...

Beautiful!! Love the shaped border!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I just smiled so big when I saw this card. I thought nothing negative either! I just love the colouring job and the papers! They complement beautifully! Take your "mud coloured" glasses off GF! This is great stuff!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! Your card is fabulous! As always, I am entranced by your coloring. I swear some day I coming to Ireland for some lessons. ;)

I hope every one at your home is on the road to recovery.

Louise said...

OMG! This is cute :) This has to be the sweetest dogstamp around!
Love the blue ribbon as well :)
Thank´s for joining us at TFWC Annika :)

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card, adorable image and wonderfully coloured. Gorgeous papers and fab layout too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)

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