Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  I hope you're able to spend the day with your loved ones...eating, relaxing, and just enjoying each other's company.  I had hoped to make a Thanksgiving card to post today, but as you can see, that didn't happen.  So, I'm sharing a very simple Christmas card instead.



I used the Starry Holly image by MelJen's Designs.  This is one of Melissa's freebie images and you can find it here.  I used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color the image and then added some Glamour Dust for some sparkle.  I used my new Sizzix Basic Grey embossing folder (Snowglobe) to emboss the holly and berries on my cardstock.  My image was cut out using Nestabilities and then I used my Martha Stewart holly border punch.  A little ribbon, a bow, and a button...and it's done!  This was a very quick and easy card.



Please stop by the MelJen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog today to check out the latest challenge.  And while you're there, be sure to take a look at the latest creations by the talented Design Team!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 47  -  Let's Celebrate Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge  -  X is for XMas
Artful Inkables #34  -  Punches/Diecuts
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 10  -  Holidays
Crafty Pad Challenge 98  -  Red and Green
Creative Belli Challenge 105  -  Anything R (ribbon)
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challeng 44  -  Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge 40  -  Buttons and Bows
Keep It Simple  -  Evergreen
Lollipop Crafts Challenge  -  Christmas
One Stitch at a Time  -  Choose a season or event
Paper Pretties  -  Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly  -  Cut It Out
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 12  -  Christmas Theme
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 30  -  Use a Circle

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs  - Starry Holly
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, MS punch, Stardust pen, Sizzix Snowglobe embossing folder, ribbon, button

35 comments:

theCook said...

I love your embossed background!

Lisa Jane said...

wjat a beautiful card Anita .. i love the embossing and the cleanness of the card .. Happy Thanksgiving
Lisa ;)

Rusty said...

Fab image, love the embossing and the punch!! beautiful x

Sharon Keanly said...

I just love your Christmas card and that embossed folder is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Sharon

Becky said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Speedy's Friends.

Mandi said...

Lovely card, that is a fab free image of Melissa's

Thanks for joining us at KIS
mandi x

Trisha said...

Great card! Love the holly embossing-complements the holly image!Thanks for playing at DCD's Christmas Club! xoxo Trisha

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.
xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

Oh wow. I'm usually not a big fan of the mostly white card look but this is done just perfectly. Love the added glitter and the bright red and green.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card. Thnaks for joining us at OSAAT

maxine said...

A beautiful card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card!! love the embossing :o) thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne xx

pinky said...

Hope you have had a lovely Thanksgiving Anita. Love the CAS card, perfectly coloured.
Pinky

artish said...

Christmas works!! love how you repeated the holly! great CAS card...thank you for sharing at paper pretties!

redwasher1 said...

This is gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! I love the texture and your use of white space.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy' Friends!

snailzpace said...

a beautiful CAS card, anita! i love the embossed holly, the punched border and your colouring of the image.

Whimsey said...

What a great card; love the simplicity, the embossed background and flabby image!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the simple elegance of it. That embossing folder is FAB!!! I've never seen it before. Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving together.

Suzi said...

Wonderful Christams card, love the nice clean lines and the embossing is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Evgenia said...

I love this card!!! so elegant! Thank you for playing with us at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club!

Annika said...

you're showing off your cool shading again!!! You can even make a very small image a total statement! Off to sulk now! :p
Hugs
Annika

Samantha said...

Lovely card! that holly is just perfect! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Mary J said...

Gorgeous use of that digi, Anita! Love your colouring - sooo jealous!!

Gemma said...

this is so lovely Anita! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

The Spotted Chick said...

Ohhh Anita, this is just darling! So clean and elegant! Love it!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Clean, simple and stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

Tammi said...

Beautiful, love the bit of sparkle!

jules said...

Hi I just had to pop over to say i love the card! it's gorgeous!!

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty card-great cas design and layout-thanks for joing us at the creative belli challenge

Annie said...

a fabulous festive creation and I love the embossed holly layer! thanks for joining in our challenge on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x

jdmommy said...

That RED ribbon is just so pretty on this card! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Kelly said...

I love how crisp and sharp your card looks, it adds a lot of impact to the image. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.