Saturday, January 19, 2013

And what a break it was.....

So I had a wonderful winter break with friends and family, a sweet vacation in Hawaii ( my all time favorite place in the world) and tons and tons of food - which unfortunately is showing on my waistline :) And while I wasn't able to spend that much time with my papers, I did keep up with all the wonderful blogs and the newest creations and that was fun. And now, back on the wagon, this is my first creation for 2013....

I started with this wonderful sketch at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

And with a bit of green and a lot of pink, this is what I ended up with

The stamped image is from Saturated Canary and though I love it, I have always been a bit hesitant to use it. Reason? The hair...I am not very good at coloring hair and all the Saturated canary girls have gorgeous hair. I guess I should just sit and practice coloring hair one day.
The shadowing around the image is done with artist chalks. The balloon has sparkles on is definitely more shiny in reality than it appears in the picture.
All the papers are DCWV except the pink gingham which is a really old paper ( probably 15 years old) that I bought in Japan. Talk about old times :) 

The inside of the card is simple, lined with pink polka dotted paper with a white cut-out for writing a message.

Submitting for the following challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Sweet Stampin Challenge - show us your frillies / frills. "Ava" has a frilly dress on and the rosette flowers have frills / pleats so that counts too, right?

Simply Create too - Anything goes

Stampin for the weekend - Something girly


  1. Anu, your card is gorgeous. I love every little detail. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card. I love the pink/green combination and you have coloured the hair really well, so no reason not to use this image again and again. Thanks for joining us at SSW this week. Holly x

  3. This is gorgeous. I love the sweet image and pretty colour scheme
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

  4. Wow, a Hawaiian vacation, how wonderful!!! Your card is the sweetest. Love the rosettes. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  5. Fantastic card! Love the rosettes and you fun ribbon. Happy you could join us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  6. Anu: Your card is fantastic. Glad you joined us for Challenge #29 - "Anything Goes"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. Yummy colors this week and I love that Saturated Canary image. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  8. Oh I LOVE this image and she is perfect in Pink and Green!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you Anu!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  9. What a fabulous card Anu! Your coloring is outstanding here including the hair! Love your combination of those pretty pink and green papers and the accordian pleat flowers are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  10. Gorgeous card with lovely pastels colours and sweet image. Beautiful idea with flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Frillies/Frills” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  11. Ooooh! I am loving these soft pastel colours. Thanks so much for joining in our frilly challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.