Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hello Friend

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring a cute rhino from Tracey Hey.   

This adorable rhino is from the Rhino Rascals stamp set.  I colored the rhino with copics and then fussy-cut her.  Did you notice her little mouse slippers - so cute!  I diecut a scalloped stitched rectangle from white cardstock and adhered it to my card.  Next I diecut a small stitched rectangle and using a stencil, I sponged distress ink onto the panel.  I diecut several star wreaths and glued them together.  I adhered the star wreath to my sponged panel and adhered the panel my card using foam adhesive.  Lastly I adhered the rhino with foam tape to finish my card.

Copics Used:

Rhino - W5, W3, W1, W0; R20, R00; E01, E000, E0000; C3

Slippers - BG78, BG18, BG57, BG53

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hello Spring

Good morning everyone!  Can you believe it's already March?  Today I'm guest designing for the "There's A Stamp For That Challenge" over on Facebook.  

The theme for the challenge is Spring, or Bunnies, or Shamrocks!  The challenge runs from March 1 through March 14 so be sure to join the challenge.  There's also a prize for one of the lucky participants - a gift card to The Greeting Farm.  

I used the adorable McGregor's Garden stamp set and the Treehouse Scene Die to make my spring card.  I used the Treehouse Scene Die to cut the base of my card and sponged the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  I sponged the grassy area with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks, spattered it with water and again with diluted distress ink.  I diecut the tree with colored cardstock and adhered all the pieces to the front of my card.  I colored the stamped images with copics and used a white gel pen to add polka-dots to the watering can.  I used a black glaze pen on the bunny and bird eyes, and adhered them to the card with foam tape.

Copics Used:

Bunnies - E53, E51, E50; R20, R00; E01, E000, E0000

Flowerpot - E08, E99, E97, E95

Flower - R85, R83, R81, Y15; G28, G24

Watering Can - W3, W2, W1, W0; R85, R83, R81

Birds - B05, B02, B01, B000; Y38; R20

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita 

Monday, February 22, 2021

I Love You A Whole Bunch

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card featuring an older stamp by My Favorite Things

This cute little bear is from the stamp set called Rooting For You.  I couldn't find the stamp set in their shop so I'm assuming it must be retired.  I think this little bear is so sweet and there are so many perfect sentiments included in this set.  I sponged Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink onto a stitched rectangle and spattered it with water.  I diecut a slope, sponged it with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks, and also spattered it with water.  I stamped the sentiment and then adhered some diecut clouds to my card.  I colored the bear with copics, diecut him using the coordinating die, and used a black glaze pen on his eyes, nose, and buttons.  I adhered the bear with foam tape for dimension.

Bear - E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E000
Clothes - YG17, YG13, YG11; B97, B95, B93, B91
Boots - C7, C5, C3, C1
Shovel - C7, C5, C3
Carrots - YR18, YR14, YR12, Y15; G28, G24, G20

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

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Birthday Wishes

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card featuring a cute hippo from Tracey Hey    

This cute hippo is from the Rhino Rascals stamp set.  My card measures 5" x 5".  I cut a piece of striped paper, adhered it to the front of my card, and wrapped it with black twine.  Next I diecut a large heart from bristol card, sponged it with Wilted Violet Distress Ink, and spattered it with water.  Once dry, I adhered it to my card with foam tape.  I colored the hippo with copics and fussy-cut him.  I adhered him to the heart and added some clear baubles to finish my card.


Hippo - W5, W3, W2, W1, W0; E01, E00, E000

Shirt - C3, C1; BV09, BV17, BV15, BV12

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Sunday, February 14, 2021

You Make My Heart Go Wild

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!  I'm sharing a Valentine I made featuring a stamp by Penny Black 

This adorable stamp is Hot Pants.  It's a wood mounted stamp that I've had for many years and I think this may be the first time it's ever seen ink!  I inked the stamp onto a stitched rectangle diecut from Neenah cardstock.  I masked the hedgehog and balloon and inked the background lightly with Spun Sugar and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Inks.  I colored the stamped image with Copics.  I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and I applied Wink of Stella Clear Glitter on the hearts on his shorts and the balloon.  The pattern paper is some I pulled from my stash and the heart banner is a die by C.C. Designs.  


Hedgehog - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000; R20, R00; E29, E25, E23, E21

Shorts - C3, C1; R29, R27, R24

Balloon - R29, R27, R24

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

Hugs, Anita    

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Guess Who Thinks You're Special?

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card using an adorable digital image from Polkadoodles

This cute image is called Snowmen Frosty Hugs Too Cute.  This shop has the sweetest images and I fell in love with several of their snowmen digis.  I sponged my card base with distress ink and then spattered it with both white and blue watercolor paints.

I printed the image on Neenah cardstock, fussy cut it, and colored it with Copics.  I added some Glamour Dust to the cuff of the hat and the little pom-poms on the top of the hat.  I diecut a few tiny hearts and colored them with copics to match the snowgirl's hat and scarf.


Snowmen - BV20, BG70; R20, R00; E33, YR68, YR04, YR02; E25

Hat/Scarves/Mittens - R22, R20, R00; B000; G02, G00, G0000

I'm entering my card in the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Wk 7 for Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Happy Birthday

Good morning!  I'm popping on to share a birthday card today.

This is an image that I colored many years ago but never made into a card.  It was colored with Prismacolor colored pencils, long before I discovered and fell in love with Copic markers.  I need to build up my stash of birthday cards so I thought it was time to put these sweet animals on a card.  I'm pretty sure this is a Penny Black stamp ... a wood mounted stamp at that lol!  While it may be an older image I still think it's sweet and hopefully the recipient will enjoy it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hey There, Valentine

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Valentine card featuring a cute critter by Reverse Confetti.  

This adorable bear is from the Heart Pals stamp set.  I colored the little bear with copics and fussy cut him.  I used a black glaze pen on his eyes and nose and I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on his heart.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I heat embossed it, cut it into a strip and adhered it to the tag.  The fun pattern paper and tag are from the Sweet Talk Collection by Simple Stories.  All I had to do was diecut the diagonal plaid paper with a stitched rectangle die and apply it to my card.  The preprinted tags are part of the collection so I just had to cut it from the 12 x 12 sheet.  I added some black twine to the tag and applied fun foam behind it for dimension.  I also adhered the bear with foam tape.  The tiny hearts are diecut from the pattern paper and glued directly onto the tag.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the hearts for some shine. 


Bear - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50; N8; E02, E00

Shirt - BG13, BG11, BG10

Heart - R29, R27, R24, R22 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Hugs, Anita