Friday, November 11, 2011

Anita Be Stampin' Blog Hop

Today's the day Anita Be Stampin' is releasing their new digis for Christmas - they're available NOW!  What better way to celebrate than with a blog hop; our chance to show these lovely digis off, if you've come from Brenda's you're right on track, if not you might want to start at the Anita Be Stampin' blog.  Be sure to visit all of the stops on the hop today, because one lucky winner - who comments on EVERY blog along the way - will win the ENTIRE digi release.  How good's that?!
I got to play with two of the new digi images, the first one is Santa Bear.  What a cutie. He's coloured with Copics, with Diamond Stickles on his fur.    Charisma Cardz has a two week challenge this time around with the theme "Cutesy", this definitely qualifies, so I'm in.  
The paper is from Basic Grey's Oliver Collection, not really Christmas paper, but it works for me. I've double matted on deep red cardstock and gold foil board.  Three poinsettias with Gold Stickles centres and a few brads finish it all off.
I made an easel card, mainly 'coz I like them :-)  Ready Teddy Go has Take it Easel for it's challenge theme this month, so I'm entering there.  I've used the same stopper system I used here for my Son and DIL's anniversary card;  It's a lazy way of getting a sentiment on to the inside and the outside of the card...sort of "now you see it, now you don't", lol. 
Here's a picture of the "now you don't", lol.
The gold foil sentiment is from a sticker sheet I've had for...well an embarrassingly long time :-)
Gem of a Challenge has Cold and Frosty as its theme this time, I'm quite sure Santa Bear is cold with his little bare tush! so I'm entering there. 
The other fab new Anita Be Stampin' image I got to play with is this foxy young lady... well not so much "fox" as "deer".  This is Reindear, I love the play on words in her name and used it in reverse with my sentiment: Merry Christmas "Deer" 
Of course Reindear is available today at ABS, and of course she's a digi!  I coloured with Copics and added gloss accents to the light bulbs and Glittery Fluff to her fur trim...and her little fluffy tail!  Bearly Mine Challenges theme this time is One for the Boyz, I'm sure this little darling would be popular with the lads, so I'm entering there.  Cards for Men's challenge is to make a Christmas card for the man in your life, this card is for my "deer", so I'm entering there.  
I used the sketch from Card Patterns, elongated and turned on its side.  Allsorts Challenges  theme is Anything but a square so my rectangle is going there.  The image is mounted on red card then green, I used a starry sort of punch to punch the red down one side of the image and as it just didn't look finished I added some gold ''peel offs" around the edge. When I looked at the image, and the way Reindear has her foot held, I thought it looked perfect for hanging something from... so that's what I did;  I made a sentiment on the computer printed in green, then dangled it off her foot with more of the peel offs.
 The inside of the card is finished very simply indeed...it's what you need for Christmas cards! I used elements from the front of the card and stamped...yes with a REAL rubber stamp the sentiment from Tickled Pink Stamps.  It's the first red rubber stamp that I've bought then had to mount myself, I did alright, if I do say so myself and even stamped the top of the EZ mount so I can see what the stamp is. I'm very proud of myself.  I've got to say it's a lot more sudden death stamping inside your card at the end... I usually print on the card first thing or cut the sentiment out. Its stamped in Stazon Ink, Saddle Brown.  There's plenty of brown in all sorts of shades on this card so I'm entering Craft Your Passion Anything Goes + brown challenge.  Digital Tuesday has Anything Goes, so I'm entering there too.
Thanks for hopping by today. I hope you liked my offerings. The next stop on the hop is Lelia, you wait 'til you see what she (as well as the rest of the team) have in store for you!  Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs on the hop by 12:01 (CST) Sunday November 13th for your chance to win, not one but ALL of the Anita Be Stampin' digis released today.
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of the stops on today's hop: 
Happy Hopping and until next time Happy Crafting, Dee Donna...of the Craftdee variety, lol.

27 comments:

Brenda said...

Dee, these are so fabulous. Your coloring is amazing. Your eye for design is so striking. Absolutely love both of these!
Hugs~Bren

Tracy S said...

Both are very cute! I love ho wyou hung the tag of her foot. That was perfect!!

Trina said...

The coloring is perfect on these two cards! I life how you have the sentiment hanging from Reindeer's ankle!

Kim Kelley said...

Cute and sexy! Both are fantastic cards! Love the sentiment on Reindear!

Lau W said...

Oh the little bear is so cute ! And the other stamp is very sexy ! Superb creations !
xxx

lindaplus3 said...

beautiful beautiful work love the bear color scheme and my husband would love the second card:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Bonnie said...

Love both cards but I think the reindear image is my favorite

Wishcraft said...

Both fab cards hun :o) Love how you've hung the sentiment on the second one and the little bear is so cute. Lisa x

Jenny said...

What a cute bear card!!

PS-I have blog candy! ;)

Sara I. said...

Aww, love the little bear - he's too cute and colored perfectly - the polka dot paper is just perfect! On the 2nd card, the dangling sentiment couldn't be any more perfect for the image and love the paper choices!!

busybusyhoneybee said...

Oh my goodness Dee! That first card is soooo adorable! That second card - well...Hubba hubba! ;) I love it! Thank you so much for the wonderful bit of inspiration!
Hugs,
Karen C

Karen said...

Oh way too cute and the reindeer......wonder what santa thinks of her????

Dawn said...

The bear is sooo cute and the spunky deer too

Anita said...

Oh Dee, these are both gorgeous! Your coloring is so beautiful, and I love the way you added the glittery fluff to the trim on the Reindear image. I love, love, love your work! :)

Angel said...

that bear is adorable! and love that sassy "deer"! great cards!

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both just awesome!! I love that cute bear but that sassy girl is way too much.. I love her!! Great job!!

Gemma said...

Fab card I love the image he so cute. Thank you for joining us at Reddy Teddy Go Challenge. Gemma x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Ooh these cards are fabulous! Thank you for entering the gorgeous bear easel card into our challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go this month.
Clare x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your colouring and your paper choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

A Passion For Paper said...

Stunning cards Donna, love them both.

Thank you for entering the Ready Teddy Go challenge with the cutest bear easel card.

Warmest wishes and good luck for the draw

Julie Ann x

Jenni said...

Cute card (first one) and perfect for our challenge, thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenges.
Jenni x

shell said...

really cute card, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards this week.
Shell xx

Anne-Marie said...

Fabulous card, the image is so cute!!!

Thank you for joining us this month at RTG.

Anne-Marie x x

Marie said...

Lovely cards. Great images. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
Love n hugs
Marie

Sally said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the Teddy Easel one such a cutie. Thanks for joining us at Ready Teddy Go this month.
Hugs Sally xx

Daniele said...

two gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at ready-Teddy-go this month
hugs

Vicky said...

Just so cute Donna...! Thanks for joining us at RTG...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx