Thursday, 11 May 2017

winter 'pick me up'

Great days when it's cooler and we can sit in our craft rooms
and colour to our "heart's content.
Today is one of those days.
A 'winter pick me  up' card for those of us going into
winter mode and mojo has gone with the sun. 🌤

This card was especially made for a special friend, Maxine, who just recently
lost the love of her life....♥

The image is called "winter pick me up" by Power Poppy Stamps
coloured with copic markers and framed with my Marianne Die.
The outside of the frame was left in black and white where I added
parts of the gorgeous stamp.




Challenge:
Power Poppy....frame it up


Watercooler Wednesday....Mum [In memory of]
Simon Monday challenge ...It's a frame up
Create with TLC...a/g
Scraps and Cards....make your own background


4 days left for my follower's Candy

59 comments:

Margreet said...

This is so beautiful Annie. I pinned it (if you don't mind)...so sweet of you to send it to your special friend!
xxx Margreet

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is gorgeous.xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous, lovely image and I really like the layout too. I'm sure your friend drew comfort from such a beautifully made card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Desire Fourie said...

Annie this is a beautiful floral design. Adore the offset frame.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lia said...

Annie this is gorgeous. I like the blue colours and the way how you made an eyecatcher of the flowers.
Lia xx

Laine said...

Such a beautiful card Annie and sure to be treasured.
Laine
xx

Tracy Freeman said...

Annie this is really very beautiful ! Gorgeous colouring my lovely 💙

Veerle said...

Your card is a real stunner Annie. I love how you did the black and white background with the same flowers. And I love the coloured flower too. Looks amazing. Hugs Veerle xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Annie and love how you also used your image for the background

Annd

Olga Jewell said...

Oh WOW! Love those flowers and how they pop out at ya!!!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful combination of black, white, and a gorgeous colorful spray of blue flowers! Love this design Annie!

Bunny said...

I love the colors with the black/white. Just beautiful. My sympathies to your friend.

Rosina said...

beautiful card Annie
hugs Rosina

Donna Ellis said...

My sympathies to Maxine, Annie - your tender card with the gorgeously arranged frames, is sure to bless her heart during this sad time. I cannot imagine going through what she is enduring.

Love the black and white stamped frame around the pretty image. Did you stamp the mat after cutting it out? Or is it stamped solid behind the colored layer, and the other pieces are popped on top? Either way, it's beautiful. I especially like that you left a part of the stamped area vacant on the bottom right corner. GORGEOUS DESIGN and beautifully colored, Annie.

hugs,
de

Dortesjs said...

waue its gorgeous Annie, and smiled a bit when i read that "we" love colour to our "heart's content and creative mind out i must add WHEN its COLD outside, AND we dont mind at all, i gues we all enjoy our creative space so much we can enjoy sitting on a chair alllll day long and create.. i do...lol lol lol i do...lol

chrissie said...

Such a thoughtful card Annie with beauty as well

Love Chrissie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Annie
Gr Karin

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tag! Hugs, Valerie

Chris said...

Beautiful image and design Annie, the bold black frame really draws the eye to the delicate flower.
Chris
x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and love the black and white uncoloured flowers behind too
Carol x

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Annie, this is stunning, love the flowers and gorgeous background. The frame is fabulous too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Scraptastisch said...

Dankjewel voor het vinden van ons Challenge blog Annie en hoop dat je er plezier aan beleefd! Natuurlijk zeer tragisch als iemand een dierbare verliest,maar je hebt haar vast veel troost gegeven met deze speciale kaart!
Dankjewel voor het meedoen met de Challenge van Scr@p-Cards en je achtergrond is heel mooi maar ook het frame er omheen! Ik ga je meteen volgen Annie.
Groetjes van Gerie en DT Scr@p-Cards Challenge

Lisa Lynn said...

Annie, this is another stunning stamp and love the bright colors of the flower bordered with the black and white. We are just starting to get some sun and warmth here, and flowers are just starting to bloom.

KandA said...

Beautiful card Annie. love the design with the frame and pop of blue colour xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic layout on this card Annie! I love it - clean and simple because od the white space and yet so special! Gorgeous!
oxo Susi

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Annie!! Your coloring is perfection!! I love how you famed the pretty flowers!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ans Gilbert said...

you've made a wonderful card Annie,
hugs,Ans

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing and so creative design!!! Love the framed blue flowers against the black and white background with the same stamp!!! Brilliant and very effective!
So sorry for Maxine...

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Annie! I love the layout of your card! Your coloring is beautiful.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Annie, such a pretty image and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous design Annie and I love the stamp and beautiful blue colouring..just lovely.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card and an amazing design. Love the colours of the flowers. Hope your Mojo pops back! Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Laurel Kerr said...

Such a Beautiful card for your friend Annie..Loz

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card Annie and I am sure your friend will find comfort in knowing that you are thinking of them xx

pam said...

How beautiful is your card for your friend Annie, love this image and wonderful colours.
Hugs Pam x

GerJanne said...

So beautiful! I hope it will give your friend a bit comfort.

Migdalia said...

A beautiful card. Such a sweet thing to do. I am sure she will love it my friend!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Fiki said...

very pretty card!
hugs

Valerija said...

A beautiful card with great image and die. Love your colouring too.
Valerija xx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning card Annie! Beautifully colored and I love how you stamped it around the frame! So sorry for your friend!

Brenda

Shirley Young said...

Such a beautiful design Annie, I'm sure your friend appreciated it xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, love the rich blue

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Annie. Just lovely for the sad occasion. My heart goes out to Maxine.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

martine said...

What a very nice card Annie
With a beautiful backdrop
Also the stamp
Thank you for you participation on the challenge on the scrap-card blog
Greetings DT Martine

Heidi Weaver said...

What a lovely card, Annie. The unusual tilt of that black frame really sets off the beautiful floral arrangement. I also love the repetition of the centre image around the frame, in black and white. But in the end it's the colouring that makes this card. Beautiful work on shading those blue flowers and those wonderful pussy-willows. Thanks so much for joining us for our Mom theme Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Pia S said...

I love how you used this image for both main image and background and the black frame is the perfect added detail! Might borrow this idea at some point,,,,

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Annie :-) the flowers are so pretty and I love the background stamping and frame, the whole design is stunning!

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Danoesja said...

This is gorgeous, i love the frame on it.
Thanks for joining us at Scr@p-Cards.
Greetings, Danoesja

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the stamps and colours. TFS

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Annie! I know your friend will appreciate it. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Annie this is such a beautiful sympathy card, well thought out and designed. It will provide your friend with such comfort in days to come. It's also a beautiful tribute in memory of your own mom. The first picture on your blog post had my jaw dropping over the spotlighted coloured floral arrangement, and when I scanned down further to see the whole card I was amazed at the way this card was designed. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the "Mom's Theme" challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week, it's a delight having you, and happy mother's day to you too!

Fiki said...

so beautiful card!
hugs

Judy Markowitz said...

I truly love everything about this card! It is really stunning! Your coloring is fabulous as is your use of black and white to add to the power of the central image! Love it!!!!!Thank you so much for joining in for the WWC118 Mom's Theme Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week!

Fiona said...

Such a stunning card - thank you so much for sharing it with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Gail said...

I just love the B&W with a pop of colour! The black frame placed at an angle really sets off the lovely blue flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Lisa Andersson said...

What a wonderful card you've made for your friend in her difficult time. So love the tilted frame and the deep blue color of the beautiful flowers. All details so well thought out.
My sympathies to your friend.
Big hugs, Lisa

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful, I like the splash of color against the white and black. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!!! Where to start with this beauty!! The pop of colour on your main image really pops, the offset black frame really makes a statement and then there are all those stamped images around the edges!! Such a stunning and clever way to showcase this stamp and create for the Power Poppy Challenge this month!! Thanks for playing along!!

Desire Fourie said...

Annie this is beautifully designed and perfect for our 10th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}