Monday, 31 August 2009

Anyone For Anya # 2 - A Sketch

Evening peeps!

Well with the introduction of another great challenge I couldn't resist having a go at this week's Anyone For Anya sketch. It really is a gorgeous layout and there's so much inspiration from the team.

I used this sweet wintery Miss Anya to create my very first Christmas card for this year! I coloured her with Polys and Koh pencils and added some Stickles to the white bits. I picked up the scrummy paper a few weeks back but I'm not sure who it's made by. I added some raffia ribbon sent to me by the lovely Carole and die cut some Sizzix snowflakes using some paper scraps. The green flowers are Prima and the brads and red ribbon are from my stash.

Now I have some very exciting news to tell you about a new range of stamps and a Design Team call to coincide with the launch. If you haven't already seen the amazing cards made by the lovely and very talented Janny using the new stamps, hop across to her blog now for a taster. The stamps will be available very shortly here at Michelle's Scrapbooking and I love every single one of these gorgeous designs. Here's some information about the call:

The Pixie Cottage is looking for their very first design team!! We are a new stamp company with a wide variety of stamps. We specialize in whimsical designs, as well as background and accessory stamps that work well with other stamp lines. We are looking for a handful of design team members who are ready to grow with us and show their talent by making cards, altered art, scrapbook pages and whatever else they can dream up with our products.This call is open to talented artists worldwide.
You will be serve a six month term starting Oct 1, 2009 and ending April 1, 2010.Deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2009 11:59 pm EST.Members will be contacted by September 25th, 2009 via email and announced on the 30th of September.

Hop over to the new blog here and you can read the rest of the information. I have made this card above plus my last two cards in order to enter the call and I have to say I would be over the moon if chosen to work with these fantastic images. Good luck if you decide to enter too, you haven't got long!!

Well I'm off to get some tea now as I have a very hungry family looking at me with those pleading eyes, lol!

Have a fantabulous weekend and I'll catch up with you all a bit later. Just a reminder before I go that my candy finishes on Sunday and there's still plenty of time to enter.

Hugs Tara xxx


Georgia said...

Mum, this is amazing, I absolutely love it! The snowflakes look great, I love how you've used script paper to make them. Your colouring is fantastic as always and I really like this paper! :)
Lovely card!
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxx

Francesca said...

This card is fab love the papers


Ruth said...

Just one word....fantastic!!
I don't know which part I love most,Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Tara,
Sue x

Stephanie said...

Your cards really are too amazing for words & OMG how did I miss your candy?!!!!
Have a great weekend hun
Hugs xxx

tigerlilly2608 said...

wow stunning card, love everything about it. Well done, have a great weekend hugs x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow tara, adore the newspaper snowflakes, might have to case that :) Such a gorgeous card. Kim


Oh wow Tara, what a totally gorgeous card, i am loving all that detail and those cool snowflakes! have a wonderful weekend, hugs Linda x

Christine said...

Hi Tara another STUNNER of a card you have here fab idea for the snow flakes brill colouring & think this Anya will be a fav the Xmas.

hugs Christine xx

scrapnnMO said...

Tara I totally love those newspaper snowflakes. STUNNNG card! :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fantastic!
She is adorable and your design and detail are gorgeous!
kim x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

This is such a gorgeous card. I lov ethe backgground papers and detail you have done. The colouring of the image is perfect. I haven't heard of koh pencils before but they are effective.

Ali x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Gorgeous card Tara!I love this miss anya(well i love em all lol)gorgeous colour scheme too!
hugs amanda x

Mina said...

fabulous card Tara I ove that snowflake...stunning
Mina xxx

Ali said...

This is fab loving the whole feel to this card. Have a fab weekend.

Rica said...

Hi You - it's me - still desperately trying to cath up (lol). Gorgeous card, so 'lush' don't normally like red & green Christmas cards, but just love this one. Super Anya, fab details and scrumptious ribbon & bow.
Going to mail you - have a confession to make (haning my head with guilt - not shame I hasten to add)(hee-hee-hee).
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Tara!! Love the stunning details you've put into this!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Awesome card Tara, such beautiful eye candy. Your accents are gorgeous...and the raffia is just perfect!
Have a great weekend.
Carole x

Jessica - Layouts from the Heart said...

Wow, that card is so pretty, I love the snowflakes and all of the flowers!

Good luck!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the gorgeous miss anya. The papers and colour scheme look fab, and the snowflakes look great too.
Lyndsey xx

jenny said...

Just stunning Tara! I love the embossing and the snowflake/flower combo, fab!

Jenny x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Helen x

gina g said...

Hi Tara Gorgeous card love the image and the papers and colours are great. luv gina xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara, love the embossed bg and the flowers are perfect, fab coloring, I love it!

Hugs, Kelly

sandra_w said...

Beautiful card, Tara!

San x

Ann-Marie said...

Oh how beautiful the colours you've used are stunning so rich. A fabulous card as always. Hope you have a good weekend. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

scrappyjan said...

WOW WOW and please let me say WOW!!!

What a wonderful card!!!!!!! Love it all!!!! Just beautiful!!
hugs, janny

scrappyjan said...

Okay sweetie I was so excited for your beautiful card that I didn't read your post until after I commented... LOL....... Thank you for the very nice comments you made about my art. *blush*
have a great weekend and tons of luck to you!!
hugs janny

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Wow this is gorgeous! I love the gorgeous colours and Miss Anya looks very pretty all dressed up for Christmas.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Lisa x

Nixe07 said...

OMG this is such a fantastic and stunning card. Love everything about it. The colours are so yummy and all the details are great too!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card! Love everything about it.

Nice to have you in our AFA challenge!

Warm regards, Renata

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, wonderful Miss Anya and such stunning colours and details.

Riet said...

Wowwwww Tara,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Dawny P said...

This made my jaw drop!!! Oh how gorgeous. I love the image and papers and all the details, and you did a fab job with the sketch as well - LOVE it :) Thank you for joining us over at AFA, hugs, Dawny xxx

Julie said...

Can't believe I haven't already commented! Another divine card from you Tara - love it, it's got a real feel of all Christmas sumptuosness (is that a word?!) about it !!!Juliexx