Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wish You Were Here

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a card using a sweet stamp set from Newton's Nook.


These cute kitties are from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set.  I colored the images with copics and then fussy-cut them.  I diecut the sand and ocean using a Lawn Fawn die and then applied distress inks.  I flicked some brown acrylic paint on the sand and added flicks of water to the ocean.  I stenciled the clouds with a stencil from My Favorite Things and then added a sun that I diecut using a Lawn Fawn die.   I used foam tape on the kitties and sun to add some dimension to my card.  I applied Glossy Accents to the kitty's sunglasses to make them shiny.  I'm not sure exactly where these kitties are vacationing, but I'd love to join them lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anita


I would like to enter this in the following challenge:
Inky Paws Challenge #51  -  Tropical Theme

Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Newton's Summer Vacation
Paper:  Neenah; Watercolor
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn dies, My Favorite Things stencil, Glossy Accents

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You Mean The World To Me

Good morning, I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card using an adorable stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.


This cute little astronaut is from the BB Space Explorer stamp set by My Favorite Things.  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating die-namics.  I cut a puffy cloud border and a hillside border.  I used distress inks on the sky background, clouds, and the hill.  I flicked water and then white acrylic paint onto the night sky.  I used foam tape on the astronaut and planets to the the card some dimension.  I also used a black glaze pen on the astronaut's eyes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #342


Stamps:  My Favorite Things - BB Space Explorer
Paper:  Watercolor; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, My Favorite Things BB Space Explorer Die-namics, Your Next Stamp Puffy Cloud Border Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Die, white acrylic paint, black glaze pen

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Challenge #92 - Colors

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our 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 find some time to play along!



I added distress ink in Twisted Citron, along with some water to create my background.  Then I stamped the little butterfly from the Studio Katia Mini Thank You on my card.  I used the coordinating die to cut the sentiment from black cardstock.  Lastly, I added a few sequins to give my card some sparkle.  
  

 
Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see the great projects by the rest of the DT! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Studio Katia - Mini Thank You Bundle
Paper:  Watercolor
Other:  Distress Ink, sequins

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sugar & Spice

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using some sweet Neat & Tangled and Doodlebug Design products.


These sweet little kids are from the Say Yes To Donuts stamp set.  I colored them with copics and then used the coordinating Nice & Neat Dies to diecut them.  I cut the sentiment panel from the 6x6 Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar paper pad and then just tucked the little kids behind the panel.  This was a quick and easy card!  I added a few Doodlebug Design matte dots to finish the card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  Neat & Tangled - Say Yes To Donuts
Paper:  Doodlebug Cream & Sugar; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Nice & Neat Say Yes To Donuts Dies, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, black glaze pen, Doodlebug Design enamel dots
 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Have A Fintastic Day

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card using an adorable mermaid stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions.


This cute little mermaid is from the Mermaid Kisses and Oceans of Fun stamp and die combo.  I colored the mermaid with copics and then diecut her with the coordinating die.  I cute a frame from white cardstock and created a fun shaker card.  The glare from the acetate made this card a little hard to photograph and the colors look a little faded - it really looks better IRL :-)  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

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

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  Taylored Expressions - Mermaid Kisses and Oceans of Fun
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Under The Sea; Neenah
Other:  Copics, foam tape, acetate, sequins

Monday, July 17, 2017

You're Grrreat

Good morning, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card using an adorable stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.


This cute little pirate and parrot are from the Party Like A Pirate stamp set.  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating die-namics.  I used the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics and the Stitched Square Scallop Frames Die-namics to cut my Bristol paper.  I used distress ink to create the sand and I used the Stencil Cloud to stencil the clouds.  I used foam tape on the frame, pirate, and parrot to give my card some dimension.  I also used a black glaze pen on the pirate's and parrot's eyes.  

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

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 341

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Party Like A Pirate
Paper:  Neenah, Bristol
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics, MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames Die-namics, MFT Stencil Cloud, black glaze pen        

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Challenge #91 - Sketch


Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our new challenge over at Always Playing With Paper's The Challenge.
 
 
 
I used the cute little girl pirate from the My Favorite Things' Party Like A Pirate stamps, colored everything with copics, and then diecut them using the coordinating die-namics.  I used a black glaze pen on her eyes and applied Glossy Accents to the glass on her spyglass.  I added several enamel dots to finish my card.


Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see what the rest of the DT created this week.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Party Like A Pirate
Paper:  Carta Bella - Ahoy There
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, My Favorite Things Party Like A Pirate Die-namics, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers Stax Die-namics, black glaze pen, Glossy Accents

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Challenge #90 - Inspiration

Good morning!  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 used the Spring Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, colored everything with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them.  The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings set by Mama Elephant.  I added some sequins to add a bit of sparkle to my card.


Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see what the rest of the DT created this week.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita


Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp - Spring Flowers; Mama Elephant - Everyday Greetings
Paper:  Neenah; w/c paper
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, sequins

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Butterfly Baby

Good morning.  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far!



I made this card ages ago but never got around to sharing it on my blog.  I don't think this sweet image is available any longer.  It's called Butterfly Baby and it was from the Saturated Canary shop.  I colored the image with distress inks and used some pretty papers from Graphic 45.  The butterflies were cut using a butterfly border die and I added a tiny pearl to the center of each butterfly.  I punched a tag using the Martha Stewart Scalloped Tag Punch, stamped the word Baby, and tied the tag onto the bow using some embroidery floss. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Butterfly Baby; Papertrey Ink - Mixed Messages (sentiment)
Paper:  Graphic 45 - Little Darlings Collection; watercolor paper
Other:  Distress Inks, QuicKutz Nesting Circles Dies, CC Designs Butterfly Border Die, Martha Stewart Scalloped Tag Punch, pearls, ribbon, embroidery floss 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Let's Chill

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a card using an adorable stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.  


I used this cute little penguin and palm tree from the Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  I started my card by applying distress inks to a piece of watercolor paper I cut using the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax Die-namic.  I colored the images with copics and diecut them with the coordinating die-namics.  I used a black glaze pen on the penguin's eyes.  It's (finally) starting to get hot where I live so I thought this little penguin with the popsicle would be perfect for a card today!

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Penguins in Paradise
Paper:  Neenah; watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, distress inks, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax, MFT Penguins in Paradise Die-namics, black glaze pen

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Little Birdie Told Me

Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a sweet card using a fun stamp and die from SugarPea Designs.  I made this card ages ago but never got around to sharing it on my blog.




This cute image is from the Everyday Is Christmas stamp set.  I colored the image with copics and then diecut it using the coordinating dies.  I used the Zig Zag Stitched Circles to diecut the white cardstock circle.  I added a few enamel dots to finish my card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Everyday is Christmas
Paper:  Carta Bella - It's A Celebration; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SugarPea Designs Everyday Is Christmas dies, SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circles dies, enamel dots

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Challenge #88 - Keywords

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


Our challenge this week is a "keyword" challenge and I used the lovely Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.  I started my card by using distress inks to create the blue background and then flicked some water for lighter spots.  I used the Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namic from My Favorite Things to diecut the window.  I adhered some acetate and added sequins to make a fun shaker card.  I used gold embossing powder to stamp the flower and sentiment.  I used distress inks to watercolor the flowers and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.


You can use as many of the keywords to create your card as you like.  I used all of them with the exception of birthday.  Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see what the rest of the DT created this week.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Altenew - Peony Bouquet; Clearly Besotted - sentiment
Paper:  Neenah, watercolor paper
Other:  Distress inks, Altenew Peony Bouquet dies, MFT Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namic, acetate, gold embossing powder, sequins

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hello, Friend

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a sweet card using a fun stamp and die from Pretty Pink Posh.



I've had this stamp and die set for quite awhile and finally found some time to play with it!  This sweet little girl and balloon are from the Friends Forever set.  I colored them with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I added some distress inks to a piece of white cardstock to create the base of my card.  I used the Gift Box Cover-Up from My Favorite Things to cut the "windows" from white cardstock, then used acetate and sequins to create a shaker card.  I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pennon the balloon and a black glaze pen on the little girl's eyes.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Blouse - RV55, RV63, RV52, RV10
Skirt - BG09, BG05, BG01
Shoes - C7, C5, C1
Balloon - YG17, YG13, YG11

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Pretty Pink Posh - Friends Forever
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, PPP Friends Forever Dies, MFT Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics, acetate, sequins, black glaze pen, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen   

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have A Bee-utiful Day

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a sweet card using an adorable stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.


This cute bear bee is from the Sweet As Honey stamp set.  I stamped the image on white cardstock that I cut using a stitched rectangle die.  I masked the bee and sponged distress inks for the ground and clouds.  I added Glamour Dust to the wings to make them sparkle.  I love plaid papers and the one I used on my card today is from Lawn Fawn.  I added some enamel dots to finish my card.  

Copics Used:
Bear - E31, E30, E50, R02, R00, C7, C5, C3, C1, Y35, Y19, Y15, Y11
Balloons - YG17, YG13, YG11, R83, R81, RV10, BG05, BG01, B000

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita


I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
Craftin Desert Divas June Mood Board Monthly Challenge

Stamp:  Craftin Desert Divas - Sweet As Honey
Paper:  Lawn Fawn; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, My Favorite Things Stencil Cloud, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, enamel dots

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Marker Pop Guest Designer

I'm excited to be joining the MarkerPOP design team as a guest designer today.  They have a new challenge so be sure to stop by the MarkerPOP Blog for all the details.


Their challenge theme is Summer Fun ... summer, 4th of July, picnics, camping, ice cream.  Well of course my mind went straight to popsicles, so I decided to use the adorable For You Anya by The Greeting Farm.  I started my card by stamping popsicles on a piece of cardstock and then I colored them with copics.  Then I stamped Anya and colored her with copics too.  Since my background paper seemed a little busy with all the popsicles, I kept the rest of my card clean and simple. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Popsicles - YG17, YG03, YG01, BG09, BG05, BG01, Y38, Y15, Y13, RV55, RV63, RV52, YR18, YR14, YR12, E33, E31 


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have an amazing summer!

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - For You Anya
Paper:  Neenah; kraft
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Challenge #87 - Colors

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


Our challenge this week is a color challenge and I used the adorable BB Mermazing stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I started off my using my new Distress Oxide Ink pads in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China to create my background.  I colored the sweet mermaid and rock with copics and fussy cut them.  I used a black glaze pen on the mermaid's eyes and some Glamour Dust on the little starfish in her hair.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame Die-namic to diecut the frame around the scene.  I adhered acetate behind the frame and used some clear sequins to make a shaker card.  This card is on it's way to a special friend that absolutely adores mermaids - I hope she likes it!


Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see what the rest of the DT created this week.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge. 
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R30
Hair - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52, RV10
Mermaid Body - YR18, YR68, YR65, YR61
Rock - W5 W3, W1, W0

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  My Favorite Things - BB Mermazing
Paper:  Neenah; w/c paper
Other:  Copics, Distress Oxide Inks, MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame Die-namic, black glaze pen, Glamour Dust, acetate, sequins