9.20.2009

Early Monday post!

Hey there! I wanted to post this early instead of auto-piloting to make up for not only NOT posting on Friday but also because I'll be BUSY tomorrow! I'm gonna be working on some stuff that's close to being due and I don't like rushing when making my cards anymore. I use to just rush through them and not like the outcome. It's happened recently...but most def. for sure not on this card!

This card took me 1 hour to complete! Why? I honestly don't know. I guess because I kept rearranging the elements and adding and subtracting other elements...lol. In the end though I loved the outcome! I even finally got to use one of the crochet flowers I bought from Joani! Her mom, Rose, makes them! I also got to use some lace trim I won in a lot on eBay. Also...I got to break out my SU Hodgepodge Hardware I hadn't used in AGES!!! LOL! I'm so glad I finally got this Anya...Birthday Anya! I didn't buy her...she was in my wishlist...but I did win it from Club Anya's "I Wanna Be Like..." contest. :D

Anywho...I'll cut this short by saying that this card was made for 2 challenges. Challenge 1: Anyone For Anya? Funky Flowers challenge! Challenge is to use flowers in your creation...I LOVE FLOWERS!!! O_O Challenge 2: The Greeting Farm-Farm Fresh Friday's "Emboss It"! Birthday Anya's diadem holding up that cake is embossed using gun metal EP. It's nice and subtle since I already have so much going on here...lol. Hope you like and thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and I'll see you soon!
Copics:
Supplies:
CS/DP: C2Cocoa, PPirrouette, Bright White, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black & Copics
Stamps: Birthday Anya & Susie Surprise
Embellishments: Hodgepodge Hardware, Prima flowers, nailheads, brads, satin pink ribbon, sheer dotted cocoa ribbon, lace trim, & crochet flower
Others: scalloped edge punch, Mega & Giga punches, oval punch, leaf punch, &gun powder EP, & white gel pen


12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is so precious.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card, Gabby! I love all your creations.

Angie said...

It's gorgeous Gabby. And I love the shiny hair and shiny skirt. The color combo is so great. I've seen birthday Anya in mostly bright bold colors, but this combo is different and so nice! I love the way your arranged the elements on the card. i need to get cracking with my challenge entries. Oh how I wish I didn't need sleep sometimes!!! lol!

Melissa Craig said...

Super super gorgeous Gabby! I have got to sit down and crochet me some flowers and butterflies. They are so pretty!! Should've posted yesterday 'cause this would've worked for TMS challenge, too.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Gabby!! I just love your coloring and wonderful layout!! I need to get me some of those crochet flowers!!

Jen Shults said...

That is super cute! I love how you colored her. She's gorgeous and I love the arrangement. I have to say I'm stunned that this only took you an hour. I wish I was that fast. I always labor away on these things, lol.

I also wanted to let you know you are a blog candy winner! You won the Free Broom Rides Wild Flower Kids blog candy! I'll be emailing you in just a bit! Congratulations!!! :D

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Great card! The crocheted flower is a lovely touch.

WickedPixie said...

Cute, cute card!!
Most of the time music on blogs is annoying and I immediatly turn it off, but I almost always enjoy what's playing on yours (and have been introduced to some new-to-me stuff!) and then today it was playing The Ramone's - I could just hug you!! :-)Traci

gina g said...

Beautiful card love the image the colours are great and i love the crochet flower. luv gina xx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

gorgeous!!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Gabby :)

Dawny P said...

Hi Gabby xxx Fabulous card, fab flower and a very very sweet image:) Thank you for joining us at AFA, hugs, Dawny xxxx