Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Clean and Simple

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. If you know me you know that clean and simple cards are not my forte and can be a challenge to me. So I took on the challenge at Impression Obsession to make a clean and simple Christmas card.  I used the Cover A Card Pine Trees stamp CC101 and added white embossing powder with glitter. I used the Penny Black In A Row die (birds) at the top.

                   Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!


                                        Impression Obsession : Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Love and Kisses

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Christmas is upon us and Valentine's Day is around the corner. Where are these months going? I want to share a card I made using the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Love and Kisses stamp set 676. I loved using the new Die-Versions die, Gents Background. I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer, adhered the die and then added Cerise glitter G1104 to make a sparkly background.

I paper pieced the dress and pants on the image, fussy cut and added Bubblegum glitter G1088 to the hearts at the bottom.

I cut the small  heart from patterned paper and added Black embossing powder EP170.

For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone! I finally finished decorating the tree today. Now I am all set for Christmas. Don't you just love these sweeties singing Christmas carols? I wish carolers would come by and sing at my house. They did that from time to time when I was small, but you don't see that much anymore these days.

I had so much fun making this card. The ornaments are svgs. The snowflakes are Spellbinders dies Create A Flake 5. I patted the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and added Vanilla Ice embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I colored the image using alcohol markers. White Liquid Applique was used  on the stump and glitter was added to it for a sparkly snow look.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this Christmas will be extra special for you!

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Christmas/ New Year's
Simon Says Stamp:  Christmas

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone! I know many of us are scrambling around getting Christmas things done. The outside of my house has decorations, but we still need to get out the Christmas tree. I went shopping today at our annual Holiday Fair and boy that will put you in the holiday spirit! I came home with a trunk full of items! I want to share a Christmas tag I made yesterday. I used a piece of clear acetate, ran it through a snowflake embossing folder, then dabbed Picket Fence ink on the indented side of each snowflake. I let the ink dry some and then wiped the excess off and the white ink stayed in the indented areas. I added the embossed acetate piece over a blue sprayed background and stitched around the edges.

The deer is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and the lamp post was cut using an svg cutting file. I WON an eclips 2 die cutter a few months back! What a fun surprise! I have really enjoyed using it so far. The snowflake is a foam sticker that I added Stickle's glitter to.

To the bottom I added Moon Rise Glitter Tinsel from Sparkle N Sprinkle! Don't you just love the shimmer? 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas/Holidays
Tim Holtz:  12 Tags of 2014 - December

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teddy Bear Christmas

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Toyland Bear #674   (digi version DIGI674)
Gymnast #675   (digi version DIGI675)
Love and Kisses #676  (digi version DIGI676)
Sweetheart Frog #677   (digi version DIGI677)

Hi Everyone! I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now prepared to enjoy the Christmas season. I decided to make my card using the Toyland Bear stamp set 674. I received and big cuddly teddy bear for Christmas when I was seven. He was nearly as big as I was and I loved him. I even handed him down to my boys when they were little. He was truly loved for a long time! This stamp set reminds me of him. 

 I had fun making my card with many layers of dies by Spellbinders and pop dotting them on top of each other. The white die is an svg cut file.

I added shimmer to the card by patting a Versa Mark ink pad on the green dies and adding Sparkle embossing powder EP107. Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft SS107 was used on the teddy bear's stomach.

For full details on how to make this card, please click here.

On Dec 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Dec 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having fun on the hop. Now on the the very talented Shona!

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We do have so much to be thankful for. My you have a wonderful time with family and friends and be safe!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweet Christmas Doves

Hi Everyone!  How are you coming along on those Christmas cards? I still have some to make and Christmas is almost here! I just love this new stamp release set 649 from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Christmas Doves. I think the doves are so sweet!  

I love using layers on my cards, so I pulled out quite a few dies to cut out and then pop dotted them on top of each other. 

I used sticker paper, peeled off the top layer and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to it before adding the first die. I also ran the base of the card through an embossing folder to give it some texture. 

Gypsy Red glitter was also used on the circle. I patted the doves with Versa Mark ink and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 to them. I also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to the rose. To see full instructions on how to make this card please click here.  


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day and Happy Christmas card making too!