Friday, May 8, 2009

The Greeting Farm Annika

Hi Friends! Gosh, I'm so glad it's Friday. My favorite day. What's your favorite day? There's something about Fridays. . .it seems like it's a day that everyone is celebrating . . .I think that is why I like it so much.

I created this card yesterday! I wanted to create a ribbon design that I haven't done before and this is what I came up with.

I sometimes look at my cards and think they look too busy. Do you think my designs are too busy? Maybe I should start going simple. . not too simple but a little simpler just to change things up a bit. . . .you know, use less designer paper.

I don't know. . it's strange because I like both simple cards and busy cards. Most of the time, I can't make up my mind which direction I want to go. Do you go through that dilemma when creating your cards?



Anyway. . .I colored the Greeting Farm "Annika". . .one of the new gals in the "Wild Sprout" category. There's 3 cuties in this stamp category and Annika is one of them. I'll post a card using "Dahlia" later today.

The Greeting Farm is also selling an awesome designer paper pack called "Sunny Glen" . The dps on my card is from that set. Aren't they pretty? The papers are fantastic because they're double sided and of thicker quality than regular designer paper. They also match images from a few of their stamp sets. How awesome is that!!

I hope you all have a beautiful Friday and weekend!!

Card Details:

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Annika
Paper: The Greeting Farm Sunny Glen
Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz distressing ink
Accessories: Darice Rhinestones, Prima flowers, Basic Basic ribbon, Fiskar Cloud Scissors, SU Key Tag Punch, Marvy corner punch, Coluzzle Oval Template


21 comments:

Sally13 said...

It's a beautiful card. I like it.

Greetings
Petra

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Maria, another stunning card hunny and what a fabulous anya image. I love the papers and layout you've used with that gorgeous ribbon detail. Perfect combination. I hope your having a good day, its raining here and im feeling very sorry for myself. Im also loving the card below, i don't know how i missed that one! you have a wonderful day, big hugs Lind ax

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so gorgeous Maria, love the ribbons and bows (I'm so rubbish with bows :-( Gorgeous colouring as always and love the colours, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn Easton said...

Oh isn't she darling!!! I love the ribbon treatment!! I have been working more and more on my bows and not just knots...lol. Took me years to master the knot...haha! Hope it doesn't take that long for a pretty bow like yours!

Cindy Haffner said...

Look at Annika, she is darling, great colors, and design, love her. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Elena said...

Love this card! Really like how you used these papers! Love the ribbon and corners you added! And of course always enjoy your coloring!

doris said...

Such a beautiful card Maria... wow!!

Hugs
Doris xx

kadie said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you used the paper! She is so sweet, Maria. Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!

Danni said...

So cute! Fab ribbon design! Wanna come do something with my ribbons? I've decided I'm ribbon challenged! LOL!
Great card!

Joy said...

she's just too cute! love those new images...always loving your coloring and layouts! they are so "perfect"! you need to do a tutorial on coloring...so I can copy you! lol! TFS and have a great weekend!

Rleen said...

Happy Aloha Friday Maria!
WOW! this is beautiful! I love how you tied the ribbons and the cute image. Fabulous job as always.

Creative Mish said...

No your cards aren't too busy.. They're beautiful. I love all the colors, coloring and layers that you do. What an adorable new Anya stamp!

Islander Girl said...

Love this!!!! Ugh, you're so freakin' talented! LOL!!! I so want to craft today but I want it to be a lazy day also! Been so busy this week really don't want to do a thing! LOL!

Hope you're having a great day!

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous!! You are so talented, everything you touch turns beautiful!! Your work is great!!

Hugs, Cathy

Holly said...

cute! I love how you highlight!

Cassie said...

this is just wonderful maria!!

Rita said...

I love all the detail you put into your cards & always love your color combos! Another gorgeous card Maria!

specialcraftmom4 said...

How delightful! This looks like my little girl (:

WickedPixie said...

So sweet! I love how you used the DP on this! And I have the same dilemma - I admire those who can make those elegant CAS cards and those who use lots of stuff and it all looks completely thought out and coordinated. I'm afraid I don't do either to my own satisfaction! But your cards are fantastic! Never too busy, just perfect!

Margie said...

OME! Your cards are so beautiful and unique, Maria! I love your style! I love being able to say - "hey, that's Maria's card!" ;)
Annika is sooo pretty - I love the way you colored her!
Awesome use of ribbon, too!!!
:*)

Jodi said...

I love it! Adorable! I have to use my stamps of these little ones and the paper I got too!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

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