Thursday, September 22, 2016

Toasty Greetings

I managed to get one more card done for the MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar challenge! 


I mixed a couple of MFT's cutest sets.  The snowman, penguin, and fire are from the BB Toasty Greetings set and the deer, bunny, and bird are from the Sweet Forest Friends set.  

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper, heat embossed it, and then sponged distress inks for the wintery sky.  I used the Die-namics Snow Drifts to cut a snowbank and adhered it to the cardfront.  I colored all the images with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating Die-namics dies.  I used a black glaze pen on all of the eyes and used a white gel pen to add the polka-dots to the penguin's hat.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the fire and then added Glossy Accents to the snowman's coat buttons.  I love the way this little scene turned out!   

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  My Favorite Things - BB Toasty Greetings and Sweet Forest Friends
Paper:  Watercolor paper; Neenah
Other:  Copics, distress inks, MFT Die-namics:  BB Toasty Greetings, Sweet Forest Friends, and Snow Drifts, black glaze pen, white gel pen, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen   

I Will Always Be Here For You

Good morning!  I debated on entering the MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar challenge.  There are so many gorgeous cards that have been submitted but I figured I might as well give it a go.  I'm hoping to maybe slide in one more card before the challenge closes. 




I think this sweet BB Adorable Elephants is one of my favorite MFT sets - I just love these cute elephants!  I colored the elephant and kite with copics and then diecut them using the Die-namics BB Adorable Elephants dies.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper and used distress inks to create the sky.  I used the smallest die from the Die-namics Circle Spinner Channels to create the slider area for the kite.  I used one of the Spin & Slide Discs on the kite - these handy discs make it so easy to create slider cards.  I used the Die-namics Rolling Hills die to cut the white fence from cardstock and to cut the grassy hill from the County Fair Plaid Paper Pack.  Then I added a frame around the little scene using the Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame.  

There's still some time to enter the contest but it ends tonight so you need to act quickly.  You can find all the challenge details here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day!

Hugs, Anita  

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - BB Adorable Elephants
Paper:  My Favorite Things - County Fair Plaid Paper Pack, Neenah, watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, MFT Die-namics:  BB Adorable Elephants, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames, Rolling Hills, Circle Spinner Channels, distress inks, black glaze pen, MFT Spin & Slide Disc      

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wishing You Brighter Days

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made awhile back but never got around to posting on my blog.



This cute little girl is Lucy's Flowers from the Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps etsy shop.  There are tons of adorable images in her etsy shop so be sure to stop by and check them out!  I colored this sweetie with copics and cut her out using the Stitched Rectangle Die from Your Next Stamp.  I used some fun Doodlebug Design plaid paper for my card and added some clear sequins for some sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp - Lucy's Flowers
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Dies, MFT Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die, sequins

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy Fall Y'All

Good morning!  So I guess fall is on it's way whether I'm ready for it or not.  I actually love fall ... except that it signals the end of summer.  Anyway, I thought I'd share a fall card featuring a sweet little scarecrow.



This cute scarecrow is from the Scarecrows clear stamp from Pink and Main.  There are a couple of adorable scarecrows, accessory images, and fun sentiments included in this set so be sure to go check it out.  I colored the scarecrow and crow with copics and diecut them with the Scarecrow Dies.  I added some polka-dots on one of the patches with a white gel pen and used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the overall buttons.  I used a black glaze pen on the scarecrow eyes and the bird's eyes, and then applied some Glossy Accents to the bird's beak and claws.  I used some colorful Doodlebug Design papers on my card and finished it with a few of their matte sprinkle dots.  If you live in my area you can find all the supplies to make this card at The Paper Cottage.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Fun Friday Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
Pink and Main Challenge #13  -  Autumn

Stamps:  Pink and Main - Scarecrows
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Flea Market; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Pink and Main Scarecrow Dies, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle STAX Die, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, black glaze pen, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Doodlebug Design Fall Matte Sprinkles

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Challenge #78 - Inspiration Challenge

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our new challenge over at Always Playing With Paper's The Challenge.



Our challenge this week is an inspiration challenge and we have a beautiful picture to inspire you.  I stamped the pineapple from SugarPea Designs' Pineapple Paradise and then diecut it using the SugarCuts - Pineapple Paradise die.  The awesome sentiment is also from that stamp set.  I sponged some blue ink on the cardstock panel and adhered the pineapple with some foam dots.  I used Your Next Stamp's Stripe-Tastic Edge stamp to add the pink stripes at the bottom of the panel.  I added a few sequins to add some sparkle to my card.



Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see the fabulous projects by the rest of the DT.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita


Stamps:  SugarPea Designs - Pineapple Paradise; Your Next Stamp - Stripe-Tastic Edge
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  SugarPea Designs SugarCuts - Pineapple Paradise die; sequins

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Good morning!  I hope you're having a fabulous week.  I have another fun Halloween card to share today.




This cute kitty image is Digi Magic from Digi Box Designs.  If you're not familiar with Digi Box Designs be sure to stop by their shop.  They have adorable images and they're having an amazing sale right now, too!  I colored this sweet digi with copics and then added some Glamour Dust to the round candies to give them some sparkle.  I used some colorful Doodlebug Design papers on my card and finished it with a few of their enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Digi Box Designs - Digi Magic; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Haunted Manor; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Your Next Stamp Stitched Square Dies, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Dies, enamel dots, Glamour Dust   

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Challenge #77 - Color Inspiration

Good morning!  I hope you have plans for a fabulous and fun weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the new challenge over at Always Playing With Paper's The Challenge.  Each week we have a different type of challenge and this week it's a color challenge.  I hope you play along!




I used this fun LLD Soda Pop stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I used distress inks to watercolor my background.  I diecut the soda bottles with the companion Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles and sponged distress inks on the bottles.  The bottle labels were stamped using cute stamps from this same set.  There are some really cute sentiments in this stamp set too.  I added a few sequins to give the card a little sparkle. 
  


Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see the beautiful work by the rest of the DT! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - LLD Soda Pop
Paper:  Neenah; Strathmore w/c paper
Other:  Distress inks, MFT Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles; sequins

Monday, September 5, 2016

Enjoy Your Day

Good morning friends.  Since my mojo is still missing I'm sharing another card that I made awhile back but haven't posted here on my blog.  I made this card while I was on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen DT.  I'm so glad I've got some of these cards to share while I wait for my creative juices to kick in again!




This cute image is Gardening Phoebe from Your Next Stamp.  This set includes lots of adorable images and the sweetest sentiments!  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating die set.  I cut the blue polka-dot paper with the Stitched Rectangle Die and then used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the opening.  I sponged some color in the circle opening and then added the little flowers.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Gardening Phoebe
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, Spellbinders Circle die, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, YNS Gardening Phoebe Dies