Friday, February 19, 2010

Anya Ink meets MMSC41, flowers and more

Hi all, been spoilt today, had some time to play, still not got the hang of these flowers, thankfully this didn't take as long to put together as my Magnolia card last weekend. I have taken loads of photos inside, outside, in the sun out of the sun but I am still struggling to get some of my PURPLES to look PURPLE and not blue. Must have stressed enough hubby is looking into one of those photo box cubes with lights, before we buy one, do they really work, would love some feedback, please:) Rather than waffle too much I am going to list the challenges below as most of you know what you are doing far better than me, but any questions only to willing to answer.

SU Cardstock elegant eggplant, Lovely Lilac & Lavender Lace, special effects for shoes, buttons, eyelashes and flower part of hat.
Anya Images (Madelynn and Guy Ian) and embossed background courtesy of my lovely friend Debbie P from Stamp Camp.
Flowers my stash, Kaisercraft and Bizzy Bec's (see sidebar), flowersoft from Bec to (hat) also 3d kindyglitz hat rim but flowersoft nearly covers it
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue 12 x 12 dsp and velvet ribbon
Purple Stickles - Susana's Store (see sidebar)
Lace ribbon, brads and charm from my stash


Anya Ink - Monochromatic
Anyone for Anya? - Flower Power
Midnight Madness Sketch 41 - as above
By The Cute and Girly February - LOVE
Pile it On - Flowers
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #34 - Double Up - use two images
A Spoon Full of Sugar #91- Spring is in the Air
Allsorts Challenge #39 - Recipe, 3, 2, 1
The Corrosive Challenge #51 - Sew it Up
The Pink Elephant #54 - Ribbon
Sophisticats Challenge Blog #22 - Stitching
Flutter by Wednesday #97 - Hearts
Think Ink Challenge #14 - Naughty or Nice
The Pixie Dust Challenge #9 - Charmed
The Creative Belli Challenge #85 - Butterflies or Dragonflies
Crafty Creations Challenge # 55 - Stitching
ABC Challenge O - O is for one paper
Cute Card Thursday 100 - Metal Mania
Little Red Wagon #16 - Ribbon
Lots to Do #6 - Love is in the air

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. This is gorgeous Annette! I love Madelines beanie, looks fantastic!

  2. such a gorgeous couple, love the special details in your card and the lovely colours.thanks for sharing your creation with by the cute and girly. janex

  3. Lovely card, they look so good together. Thank you for joining us at CCT.x

  4. Hi Annette

    A super gorgeous creation!!

    I love your colour choices and great images.

    I don't know anything about the light boxes I'm afraid - but if they are any good then I desperatly need one!!! LOL!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Wow Annette!! LOVE the purples!! And, there's so many amazing layers and details!! The flower soft hat looks like a real fuzzy beanie!! Sooo adorable and brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with FBW this week!

  6. Hi Annette
    Gorgeous card - love all the purple tones. Thanks for taking on my recipe challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  7. Oh my giddy aunt Annette - so many challenges!!! Well done! Love the image and the purple - I have no hints for you for photographing but would love to hear what you find out about the photo cube - I need to do aomething myself! Love the DP you have used Annet and those gorgeous flowers - makes one gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, it is always a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. What a surprise you chose purple for your monochromatic card - LOL. But it's a purple STUNNER!!! Fabulous use of the sketch - and such a cute combination of images - such a sweet couple!!!

  9. Beautiful card Annette! I don't know about light boxes (maybe a google search would throw some light: pun intended!) but I know that I can never get purple to look anything other than blue, but something pink/gold did turn out as purple once! good luck and keep crafting ;o) have a good weekend.

  10. Lovely couple! Love the purple, great layout and beautiful details.

    Love from AFA?!


  11. beautiful card in such a gorgeous colour.Loving all the emellishments too:)

    Thank you for joining us at pollycraft:)


  12. Woo hoo Annette!! Look at this fab creation and all the challenges you incorporated!! This is stunning!! I love your coloring and the take on the MMSC sketch!! Thanks for inspiring us and joining the challenge this week my friend.

  13. Fab card! It is so hard to take good photos of cards we have had loads of grey days lately- thank goodness for Photoshop!

  14. It's beautiful! the purple looks great!

  15. gorgeous!! Love the colouring and the fab floral detail! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

  16. WOWZA Annette-look at all those fabulous details. I am just so enthralled with Anya's hat-amazingly beautiful. It doesn't get any better than this from the color all the way down to those dragonfly charms. Simply enchanting. Thanks for joining in the fun at Midnight Madness this week. We cherish your friendship!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  17. Another gorgeous card Annette, good luck with all your challenges, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week, Hugs Avril xxx

  18. A lovely card and in just sooo gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.

  19. Very pretty Annette, love the purple! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

  20. Great card and fab colour combo, I find purple hard to use but you have made it look very easy

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  21. Such a cute card don't they make a lovely couple lol. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  22. Really cute and romantic card, like the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing at By the Cute and Girly.

  23. Gorgeous card Annette thanks for taking the time to join in the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  24. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this lovely card!

    Saskia :)

  25. Wow very pretty, love how you paired the two images! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Pink Elephant!


  26. Dear Annette

    occasionally I landed on your blog and didn't want to go without writing you a word. I very like the artwork you do and am sure to take a look again from time to time.

    By the way, right now I have a Candy to give away, if you like try your luck;

  27. Ok Annette, do you make the MMSC purple just for me? :) if so THANK YOU :) as you have heard a bunch of is my favorite color...when ever I see you name pop up on Mr. Linky I know I am in for a treat. This card is so pretty and you really worked the challenge rounds this week. Well done..{{{clap clap clap}}} Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. I wanted to just let you know that the MMSC42 Sneak Peek has been posted. It may look intimidating, but I hope you give it a go and just have fun with it. I will be posting the CAS sketch on Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with :)
    MMSC Hostess

  28. Aww, how sweet the 2 images look together! Love the texture too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
    Love Becky xx

  29. Wonderful Annette. Love the two characters together. Great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Anya ink.

  30. Very pretty card! Love all the little details! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  31. A very pretty card you have created here!! They look so cute together!
    Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)

  32. Wow!, Love your cards- just such a pleasure to view & so talanted!!! I just have to say as well- Luv the name of your blog!


    Deb- mitchy64
    Owner- Deb's Creations

  33. Cute card! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

  34. Oh my Girl this is soooo SWEET!! LOVE these images and your take on the sketch!!! Beautiful job Annette!!!

  35. Wow this is really beautiful
    love tasha xx

  36. Gorgeous card and so sweet. Love the colours and details.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  37. Annette this is a gorgeous card. I am always amazed how you manage to get so many challenges in on card - pure talent.

  38. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our stitching challenge this week. What a great colour and fab combination of elements - lovely! Cheers Claire x

  39. Such a fabulous card Annette, love the images you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

  40. Annette, I love all that of the more difficult colors for me!!! Awesome coloring of that pretty image and those flowers add such a nice touch of dimension! Fabby job! Thanks for playing along with us again this week.

  41. Ohhh Sweet image - it looks great in purple! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

  42. Great card! Don't know how you keep all the challenges straight, but thanks for including the Belli Challenge in your list!

  43. Gorgeous card Annette, love the purple tones and so beautifully put together, cute images.

    Thanks for joining us over at Pollycraft.


    Joanne xx


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