Tuesday 16 December 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #126

Hi there

It's time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Whether you're still creating those last minute Christmas cards or if you're super-organised and just creating in general there's no excuse not to enter as this week we're back with everybody's favourite challenge...

Anything Goes
Go mad...create whatever you like and we'd love you to share it with us!

This week's fab challenge sponsor is QKR Stampede and the prize up for grabs this week is 3 free digis from their store.

This week I have two DT cards to share with you.  The first is a creation using a digi from our Sponsor called 'Snowy Cabin'...

I printed the digi image onto white card and used my Inktense pencils to watercolour.  For the trees I used a wet brush to pick up the colour directly from the pencil tip, then for the rest of the image I watered down the colour onto an acrylic block before washing the colour over the sky, cabin and foreground.  I then die cut the image using a flag die, but ran it through my Big Shot twice, flipping it over to create a long rectangle.  On the card base I randomly stamped some snowflakes and temporarily positioned the panel so I could stamp the greeting.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam before adding some Stickles for lots of snowy sparkle.

Materials used:
  • Digi Image: QKR Stampede - Snowy Cabin
  • Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax
  • Stamps: Uniko Studio - Stunning Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas
  • Ink: Versa Color - Silver; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stickles - Star Dust

I am linking this card up at the following challenges:

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #129 - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #259 - Last Minute Christmas
Merry Monday - Challenge #139 - Winter Wonderland
Dream Valley - Challenge #97 - Christmas
Love to Create - Challenge #146 - Create a Scene

Now onto my second card...

Those of you who follow Addicted to Stamps and More should be familiar with the wonderful creations of my fellow teamie, Marina.  Sadly, Marina has now stepped down from ATSM and we are going to miss her heaps :(

But Marina is getting married at Christmas so we couldn't let her leave the team without marking this fabulous occasion.  So, Marina, this card's for you and I wish you a fantastic day and a lifetime of happiness with your new hubby...

I stamped the rose in pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This was then die cut with a heart die.  Next I took a strip of deep pink cardstock, one edge was die cut with a small scallop edge die and the other with a dots die.  I them stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The strip was adhered across the card base and the heart was popped up on 3D foam before adding some tiny clear gems.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Happily Ever After
  • Ink: Versa Color - Rose Red, Evergreen; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear; Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: Xcut - Heart Nesting Dies; Clearly Besotted - Scalloped Edges Die Collection; Paper Smooches - Dots & Dashes
  • Gems: Glitterati

I am linking this card up at the following challenges:

STAMPlorations - December Challenge - Choice (October Challenge - Stamps and Embossing)
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Challenge #278 - Something to Die For

So, if you have some time free in the manic run up to Christmas why not create something and link up at ATSM.  My teamies have also been busy creating and there's lots of inspiration over at the challenge blog should you need it.

Thanks as always for popping by, I hope to be back again soon.


  1. Both cards are lovely, Anita! Love the little snowy Christmas scene you created in the first and the beautifully embossed rose in the second! Thanks so much for playing at 613 Avenue Create and STAMPlorations!

  2. That Christmas scene is beautiful. LOVE the sparkle! The second card for Marina is wonderful - love the embossing xx

  3. Great cards - of course I fall for that sparkly Christmas card - sooo pretty! Like your second card, too!

  4. love your water coloring on the first card. The heart card is fab too.

  5. Wonderful card, Anita. The composition is so very interesting and visually powerful. Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Crafting Challenge

  6. Really gorgeous cards, Anita! I love all the sparkle on your first one, and the card you created for Marina is stunning!

  7. What a gorgeous scene all the glitter looks fab and your card for Marina is just pure elegance x

  8. Beautiful cards, Anita! Love the snow cabin with all the glitter, it's very festive. The rose on your second card is simply beautiful, love the embossing and CAS look. Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the new year too. Hugs Monika xxx

  9. Beautiful cards! love the glitter! It makes it so festive! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  10. Great cards Anita. Love the scene set off by the subtle use of the stamped snowflakes in the corner. :)

  11. These are beautiful cards :) love the glitter on the city scene !

  12. This is gorgeous!! Love the scene you've created here and the CAS design...thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! xoxoxo

  13. Beautiful cards, Anita. I want to go cozy up inside that cabin, which I know has a lovely fireplace, warm quilts and a place for me to craft without having to clean up every day *grin*. Your card for Marina and Max: fabulous! They'll adore it, as do I!

  14. This is an adorable winter scene! Love the little cabin and the glittery trees! And a beautiful card for Marina! She will be missed. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  15. Both are awesome cards! Love the pretty colouring and sparkle on the Christmas scene! And the second card is so sweet!

  16. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  17. Lovely and perfectly made CAS X-mas card, beautiful entry to our 'Last minute X-mas' challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you for playing with us and good luck in the draw!
    Anna xxx

  18. Two beauties. But on the one you entered into our challenge, what a darling scene. I love how you have turned it into a plaque, against a reasonably plain background. Gorgeous

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Christmas

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  19. Two beautiful cards Anita. LOVE the watercoloured winter scene. Great tip for taking the colour direct from your pencil til with brush. I need to play with watercolour pencils ... have only done one card (a few years back) ... and they've been sitting waiting patiently for me to pick them up again :) Just love how soft and subtle the colours are. And your pics of your card are amazing ... really shows off all the glittery goodness from the stickles - great job!

    Your card for Marina is beautiful. Love the embossed rose in the heart die-cut. Loll xx

  20. Both your cards are lovely!! Love the winter scene you created with the touches of sparkle -- beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  21. lovely cards! :) I like the clean style.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  22. 2 super STUNNING cards Anita and love them both but the first one just edges it for me.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family
    Sarah xx

  23. Gorgeous cards! Love the winter cabin scene! Thank you for joining our "Create A Scene" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  24. Gorgeous!! Love all the glitter and Sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create "Create a Scene" Challenge!
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/designer

  25. Beautiful cards, Anita! Love the snowy scene, and your wedding card for Marina is so elegant. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations!

  26. Lovely clean and simple design on teh Christmas card thank you for joining at Ooh La La Creations Christmas Challenge
    Alli x

  27. Sorry I didn't notice earlier.

    Thanks for joining us also at

    Dream Valley


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