Monday, 23 March 2009

Hanglar Cutie Challenge Card

Hi folks!!
Hope all you Mum's out there enjoyed your day yesterday :o) I managed to squeeze in some crafting time towards the end of the day and this is what I came up with. I followed the sketch over on Friday Sketchers. Colour Create have another great combo to use. I tried ever so hard not to use designer papers but I just had to give in to this piece of K&Co, it was too perfect for the Navy, Lime and Turquoise combo. It did make me get my embossing powders out, which is great for me as I haven't used them in ages (lost my heat tool in the craft room 'move' back in November... have just replaced it). Don't know about you but the card I'm working on is always my favourite, so I'm hoping it's ok to enter this one to The Saturday Challenge who are asking for card made with your favourite colour.

I stamped and embossed the first layer with a swirl stamp (those foam ones from QVC) the embossing powder is by Debbie Moore. There is a strip of vellum over the K&Co patterned paper which I punched using the Martha Stewart Doily punch. I embossed the blue panel with my Cuttlebug. I used Co-ordinations and so was able to sand it to reveal the core colour. I coloured theHanglar image (hope you like it Heike ;o) using distress inks (for the first time), my koi watercolours and glitter. Was a I had to cut his antennae off, so I made him, some new ones with wire and a couple of blobs of liquid pearls. I layered a button on more card. The leaves were also in my button box. Lastly the sentiment is K&Co.
Have just noticed I forgot to give this poor chappy his rosey cheeks... Doh!
Hope you like the card,
Ciao for now!
Sandra xx


Annie said...

such an opulent card! love the colour combo and all the layers and detail, and of course the beautifully coloured cute Hanglar chap too! hugs, annie x

Desire Fourie said...

Sandra this is beautiful. Just love the rich colours. The chappie looks quite cheery without those rosy cheeks. Its interesting, we only celebrate Mother's Day here in South Africa, during may. Hugs from Desire

Sonia Kertznus said...

Sandra, it is a gorgeous card... love the colored Hanglar. I must get me some of those stamps... the paper choice is gorgeous and the whole entire card is wonderful!!!...HUGS...SK :)

POPPET said...

Gorgeous hun even without his rosey cheeks, you always leave me in awe at your creations, hugs pops x x x

Evelina Wikberg said...

gorgeous card, sandra. love the colours and the image is sooo cute. your pirate dan stamp would go great with my skull stamps. have a good monday. hugs eva.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Sandra,love the cute Hanglar fella and he looks fine without his rosey cheeks...i see you got your QVC foam stamps out,we must have the same
Thanks for the award :0),
Take care
San x

Jacilynn said...

Wow, the colors are so rich in this card. It's a work of art! Love everything about it. Your detail is just fabulous. Hope you're having a great day.

Mel said...

Sandra, your card is just stunning, love the dp ~ Mel x

lilacanglia said...

gorgeous card, colours everything,

Mina said...

what a gorgeous lush coloured cards...dosent matter if he isnt blushing you have to love a hanglar xxx

Chris said...

Stunning card Sweetie, well you know already that I absolutely love it and all the work and love that went into making it. So much wonderful detail and the embossed swirls are gorgeous ;). The paper is lovely, can't blame you for using that it's perfect. Stunning colouring with your distress inks, duck to water I'd say and your Hanglar cutie is gorgeous rosy cheeked or not. Speak tomoz, hugs, Chris xxx

Sara said...

Beautiful card! I am loving the colors and your image is great!

Awesome take!


Mrs Wonka said...

Beautiful card! love the colour combo!

Mrs W x

Kim Piggott said...

Sandra what a fantastic card!
Just the cutest image and so beautifully coloured!
Love your gorgeous design and your embossing looks fabulous!
Thanks so much for joining us at CC.
kim x

Debbie said...

I adore this card. I love the hAnglars, and this one is perfect. Love how you've put it all together. That embossed background is perfect.

hugs Debbie xx

My Little Space said...

wow, this is stunning


Emma said...

Hi Sandra
Thanks for popping by my blog. Wow what stunning cards you create, love the images and colours.
Emma x

COCO said...

WHOUAHHHHHHH !!!! your card is very stunning !!!!!!!!
very fab coulouring and papers !!!!!!!!!
I love !!!!
hugs coco

Rica said...

Oh WOW Sandra - this is absolutely stunning. Fabulous use of the colours and I think I would have sneaked that piece of K&Co psper in it's jusst perfect.
Love that Hanglar imate - he'e so cute.
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, its absolutely amazing such brilliant details and colours, fab cute hAnglar image too.

Michele said...

Stunning card Sandra. Love the image and the colouring is gorgeous. Love the papers and details also. Michele x

megastamper said...

oh thank you for such a wonderful and so lovely card you have made with my sketch, it looks very pretty and cute.
hugs, bea

Vicki said...

Another stunning card Sandra, as always, love the colour schemes and your colouring is beautiful, xx vicki xx

joey said...

Oh Sandra this is amazing, love the colours, super image, all that detail, fantastic card. Joey.x

scrapnnMO said...

WOW absolutely breathtaking! I love everything about your card! great job! :) Have a lovely day!

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Karen said...

STUNNING ! Absolutely gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

Sharon said...

Wow! Stunning card Sandra. There are so many elements to look at! I Love it. Thanks for joining the Colour Created Challenge.
Charon xx

Poppy said...

Gorgeous colours love the card.
nip over to my blog you have a hug and a glass of lemonade.

Paula said...

Sandra this is stunning just love the colour combo you have used.
Paula xxxx

Sarita said...

Truly stunning card Sandra. Your embossing is really striking and there is so much depth and texture to the card.
beautifully put together, I love it,
Thank you so much for joining in the CC challenge this week,
Love Sarita xx

Heike said...

Wow, Sandra this is Stunning. Wonderful colors and Details. I LOVE the Image :-))). You have color the sweet Image so lovely........

Big Hugs

Iren said...

What a wonderful card! I loved everything on it!


Ruby said...

Ooh, I love your card Sandra. Fab colours and layout! Thank you ever so much for my blog awards, I really appreciate you thinking of me :o) I will try and get them posted over the weekend. Are you going to be demo-ing (is that a word?!) at the Craft Barn day in June??

Chrissie said...

Fab combination of challenges. The colours are just great and the card... brilliant!

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful colour combo, love the heat embossing, love foam stamps and these swirls really stand out. Have a great weekend!

aardvarkpest said...

Wow I love the rich colours of this card.I love the stamp and papers.