Sunday, October 24, 2010

Merry and Bright

Whoo hoo! Two posts in one weekend!

This one was purely just for fun.  I've been meaning to use my winter Lili of the Valley stamps for a long time now, but I just haven't had a chance to.  This one is one of the newest ones I bought.  Isn't it an adorable image? 

The pennants sentiments banner is from the Happy Things Pennants sentiments set from Whimsy Stamps. I used the blank one and filled it in with my own sentiment.  I ruffled up the ribbons in the back and glued it to the back of the sentiment.  The sentiment on the bottom is from the Vintage Christmas set from Whimsy Stamps.  I used some Stickles to add some glittery snow to the image, which was colored using Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush

All papers used were from the BasicGrey Wander 6x6 Paper Pad.  I was actually looking at the Wander paper pad and thought I wouldn't be able to use it for anything other than boy cards, but I thought this worked out perfectly!  The paper right behind in the image looks like the ice pattern on the igloo so it was a match made in heaven.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley Igloo for Two
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush
Paper: BasicGrey Wander 6x6 Paper Pad.
Accessories: Wild Orchids Crafts flowers, Stickles
Tools: Cuttlebug,  Nestabilities Labels 11, Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun

This card is for a few challenges:


Michele Gross said...

What a cute card!! Love those sweet little eskimo penguins :) Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories :)

E.T said...

wowa! long list of challenges huh! LOL
love your card! It is so fun and so vibrant! awesome :)

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card Ann. great work. looks like you are getting in early doing your christmas cards. I received a lovely little surprise in the mail from you, a while ago. Thank you so much, it was lovely.

Annika said...

Oh Ann, it's utterly stunning!! I am SO going to steal the pennants on ribbon idea!!!
And it's a lovely image so beautifully coloured - boy, you do EVERYTHING perfectly, woman!
PS. Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, it's been a full blown hospital here for weeks with kids on/off sick and now I'm properly ill as well. Oh joy.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Ann, adorable cute image.

sallysbitz said...

This is a cute card x
love that image and your colouring & glitzy bits xx

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

So cute! Wonderful image and beautiful job coloring it. Great use of the papers too. Lovely.

Thanks for playing along with the Paper Garden Projects 4th Friday Challenge.

Kimberly S said...

Awww, how sweet is that! The image is adorable Ann, and your coloring is lovely! Fun DP, and I love the snowflakes with the rounded corners on the bottom half of the easel! :)

Debs said...

Totally Stunning card
I love the sentiment banner - off to add that to my basket now lol!!!
Thanks for playing along with my Spots & Stripes challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

crafty creations said...

What a stunning card and so beautifully coloured

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Peggy said...

This is beautiful!! What a great idea for the banner. Really adds to the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by...but now I'm at my "old" blog again!! I've switched it up once again!!

I really ADORE these penguins, such a darling card and love those papers too!! Hope you're doing well hun!! HUGS

Riet said...

So wonderful card Ann,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Renkata said...

wow Ann, how cute is that, beautiful flag , great design and the paper is stunning.

Tami said...

Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. I love the penguins!!

BethieJ said...

Your card is WONDERFUL.. that image is just darling!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO this week! Have a GREAT day!

Zoechaos said...

Super cute card, love it as an easel shows your work so well. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Anneke said...

such a gorgeous and cute card .
wonderful colored image.

Carol said...

Ann this is adorable. I love the banner and your cute cute image. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Love the sparkle you added to the image. Great embellishing!

Donna said...

Ann, what a great card!. I love your image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun Ann!! Love the sweet penguins and your banner. Gorgeous easel!

Laurel said...

What a great card, love the banner! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Linda McClain said...

Oh wow. Love all he details, embellishments and that adorable banner. Thanks for playing with Paper Garden Projects.


Hi Ann
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Jaqi said...

How canny is this? these little guys are so cute , what a great card

Neet said...

Gosh, what a lot of followers - I am now 379! Love your card - so bright and happy - love the banner especially.

cats whiskers said...

What a stunner dear, thanks for entering LOTV with such a beautiful card
Jacqui xx

scotspanda said...

fabby papers, so colourful! love the image too

thanks for joining in with the Allsorts challenge this week


Amanda xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your card is really stunning - I love the bright colours and the theme!

StephC said...

Very cute! Love the penguins. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Manuela said...

Wow, this card is stunning!! I love the LOTV-image - everything's perfect!

Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your Life!

Hugs, Manuela

Amber said...

Wowzers, what a creative card! LOVE IT! I just love penguins! Thanks for playing along at Paper Garden Projects!

Anonymous said...

This is just so adorable, love it! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Christmas Card Challenge!

stempelhexe said...

Ann, what a great card!. I love your image and colors.

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

You have been picked as the winner for the Pile It On! challenge! Please do contact us ASAP.

girl, so gorgeous!!!!! love to see you playing with us!

-- dalis
PIO Owner