Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ya Don't Say

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring a new image from Sassy Cheryl's.


This image is called Ya Don't Say.  Love that cute snowman with his sweet little birdie friends!  I printed the image on Neenah and colored it with copics.  I used a black glaze pen on the bird's eyes.  I kept my card very clean and simple by only adding a sentiment.  I used a Christmas sentiment but this image would be great for birthdays, missing you, or just because.  Be sure to stop by Cheryl's shop to check out all the beautiful digis she has.

Copics Used:
Snowman - BV20, BG70, R20, R00
Nose - YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00
Birdhouse - R59, R46, R24, R22, C7, C5, C3, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Birds - B37, B34, B32, Y38

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - Ya Don't Say; Sentiment - The Greeting Farm
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Naughty or Nice?

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using an adorable stamp and die set from Pink & Main.


This adorable Santa is from the Nice List stamp set.  I colored the Santa with copics and then diecut him using the coordinating Nice List Dies.  I used a die to cut the dome shape and then sponged on some distress inks for color.  I used a black glaze pen on Santa's eyes, and added Glamour Dust to the "fur" on his suit.  The fun papers are from Pink & Main's Jolly 6x6 paper pad.  I adhered the Santa with foam tape and then added some Nuvo drops for embellishment.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair & Moustache - W2, W1, W0
Mouth - C3, R02
Fur - B000
Red - R46, R24, R22
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Shoes - N8, N6
List - E41, E40

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Pink & Main - Nice List
Paper:  Pink & Main - Jolly; Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, Glamour Dust, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, distress ink

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Baker's Assistant

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring a sweet image from Sassy Cheryl's


This image is called Baker's Assistant.  That adorable dog cracks me up!  She looks exhausted, doesn't she?  That's pretty much how I feel after I do Christmas baking lol.  Even though I used this image to make a Christmas card, it could definitely be used for other occasions.  I printed the image on Neenah and diecut it with a stitched rectangle die.  I colored the image with copics and added some polka dots to the baking bowl using acrylic paint.  I used a white pen on the pup's nose and then added Glossy Accents.  Be sure to stop by Cheryl's shop to check out all the beautiful digis she has.

Copics Used:
Dog - W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0
Dog's Nose - N8, N6
Bowl - G28, G24, G21, G40 and E42, E41, E40
Spoon - E35, E33, E31, E30
Sugar Canister - C3, C1 and R59, R37, R35, R05
Sifter - R59, R37, R35, R05 and C5, C3, C1
Ladybug - R37, R35, R32
Dough - E55, E53, E51
Ground - W2, W1, W0

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - Baker's Assistant; Sentiment - Neat & Tangled
Paper:  Simple Stories - Cozy Christmas; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, white gel pen, Glossy Accents, white acrylic paint

Friday, December 1, 2017

North Pole Pals

Good morning!  Wow, can you believe it is December?  You know what that means ... Christmas will be here before we know it!  So, I have another Christmas card to share with you today.


This adorable Santa and his reindeer pals are from Avery Elle's North Pole Pals stamp set.  I bought this set last year and never got around to inking it up so I HAD to make sure I found time to play with it this year!  I stamped the images onto Neenah cardstock and then masked them.  I used Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio distress inks, along with the My Favorite Thing's Drifts & Hills stencil to create the background.  I colored Santa and his reindeer with copics.  I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and on Santa's buttons.  I used my white gel pen to add a few highlights and then added some Glossy Accents to the reindeer noses.  The little snowflake was frosted with some Glamour Dust and then I added an enamel dot to finish it off.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Moustache & Beard - C3, C1
Reindeer - E33, E31, E30, E50, R20 and E43, E42, E41
Deer Noses, Hooves, Santa Boots - N8, N6, N4
Red - R59, R37, R35, R24
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Fur on Santa's Coat & Hat - W2, W1, W0, Colorless blender

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend planned!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Stamp:  Avery Elle - North Pole Pals
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, distress inks, black glaze pen, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, MFT stencil, MFT snowflake die, Glamour Dust, enamel dot  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jingle All The Way

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using another fabulous digital design from Skogstokiga Digital Stamps & Art.


If you're not familiar with Skogstokiga stamps, Petra Maria is the Swedish artist that creates these cute digis and she sells them through her blog.  You can also find her on Instagram at Skogstokiga_Design.  This sweet puppy with his Christmas gifts is called "Mischievous Santa - Dog" and you can find him here.  I colored this image with copics and then diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I used a white gel pen to add some highlights.  I used a black glaze pen on the puppy's eyes and added some Glossy Accents to nose.  Be sure to stop by Petra Maria's blog to see more of her adorable images.

Copics Used:
Puppy - E33, E31, E30, E50
Puppy Nose - N8, N6, N4
Puppy Tongue - E04, E02, E01, E00
Hat - R59, R37, R35, R22

Hat Fur - C3, C1, Colorless Blender
Gifts - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000, R85, R83, R81, RV10, YG17, YG03, YG01
Ground - W2, W1, W0


Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Skogstokiga - Mischievous Santa-Dog; Sentiment - The Greeting Farm
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Stitched Rectangle Dies, black glaze pen, Glossy Accents, white gel pen, enamel dots

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Oh, What Fun

Good morning!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring a cute set from The Greeting Farm.


These adorable foxes are from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  I colored the foxes with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.  To create the background, I stamped the tree from the set with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I sponged on distress inks and flicked on some water.  I diecut the snowdrift and adhered it to the inked panel and then stamped one of the sentiments from the set.  I used foam tape to adhere the foxes.  Be sure to check out this stamp set because there are other cute foxes and accessories.

Copics Used:
Foxes - E09, E15, E13, E11 and W3, W2, W1, W0
Green - G28, G24, G21, G40
Red - R59, R37, R35, R05

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  -  Anything Goes

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Oh, What Fun
Paper:  Neenah; watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, My Favorite Things Snowdrift Die, white embossing powder, distress inks, black glaze pen

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring another adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's


This image is called Holiday Hugs.  Although I've used this image to make a Christmas card I think it could be used for other occasions as well, such as a winter birthday card.  I printed the image on Neenah and diecut it with a stitched square die.  I colored the image with copics and added some Glamour Dust to the ground snow.  I also added some Glamour Dust and an enamel dot to the diecut snowflake.  I'm slowly but surely building up a stash of Christmas cards ... yeah me!  Be sure to stop by Cheryl's shop to check out all the beautiful digis she has.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R00
Hair - YR23, Y26, Y21
Coat - R59, R46, R24, R22 and C3, C1, Colorless Blender
Hat - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40 and E01, E000
Pants - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Mittens - E47, E44, E43, E42
Shoes - R59, R46, R24, R22
Bear - C3, C1, Colorless Blender, R20, R00
Bear's Nose - N8, N6
Scarf - BG78, BG75, BG72
Snow - BG01, BG000

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - Holiday Hugs; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust, My Favorite Things Snowflake die, My Favorite Things flag die, enamel dot

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

 
 
Welcome to the first ever Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

Lesley, from Always Playing With Paper, invited her bloggy pals from The Challenge Design Team to join her in an inspiration hop focusing on LAST MINUTE SIMPLE YET SWEET Christmas cards or tags.  If you need some last-minute inspiration, you've come to the right place!

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
 
 
 
I began my card by cutting an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") panel of Bristol Smooth paper.  I used washi tape to tape off an area @ 1 5/8" x 5 1/2".  I used the beautiful snowflakes from Pink & Main's Flurries stamp set.  I ran my anti-static tool over the area, then used VersaMark Ink to stamp the snowflakes.  I used WOW Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder to heat emboss the snowflakes.  Next, I sponged Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks over the snowflakes.  I spattered some water drops over the inks and then dried them using a paper towel.  I also used the towel to wipe off any ink from the snowflakes.  I stamped the sentiment using the Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink and finished my card by added a few clear sequins.  This was a very quick and easy card.  If you have a MISTI you can place all of the snowflake stamps on the tool and stamp them all at one time, and the distress oxide inks blend so easily on the Bristol paper.
 
Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 
Anita Madden  (You are Here)

 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Joy

Good morning!  If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a fabulous day with loved ones.  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Christmas card featuring a sweet little image from Love Cynthia. 


This sweet little gingerbread girl (or boy) is from the Happy Holidays stamp set.  Be sure to check out this set as the images are all so adorable and there are lots of cute kids to choose from. I colored this gingerbread girl with copics and then fussy cut her.  I used a black glaze pen on the eyes.  I diecut the Joy word several times using the Joy die-namics from My Favorite Things and glued them together for some dimension.  I added a few enamel dots to embellish my card.  Be sure to stop by the Love Cynthia shop because she has lots of adorable stamp sets available, including a brand new release!

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R00
Hair - C7, C5, C3
Gingerbread Outfit - E33, E31, E30, E50, R46, R24, R22, C1


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Love Cynthia - Happy Holidays
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, MFT Joy Die-namic, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, enamel dots, black glaze pen