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:

  1. I love your embossed background!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at KIS
    mandi x

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Beautiful card. Thnaks for joining us at OSAAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. Beautiful, love the bit of sparkle!

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

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

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  33. 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

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

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  35. 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.

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