Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snappy Holidays

Good morning!  It's time for Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) December release...I always look forward to seeing and working with the new sets and this month was no exception!  The sets I'll be showcasing today are Cute Critters and Flower Garden.

First, I have used the fun set "Cute Critters"; it includes outlines, pre-colored images, sentiments and a selection of papers.  It isn't a holiday set, but I wanted to show the versatility of the images and created a Christmas card.  The turtle is colored with pencils and accented with glitter...I imagine even turtles like to get their glam on!  I distressed my papers a bit, added a silver bow, lots of silver brads and a computer generated sentiment.

Image: Cute Critters Digital Stamp Set
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, SU! Soft Sky, Carta Bella "Merry and Bright" DP
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitter in "Cherry Popsicle", Recollections Brads (mini), Spare Parts Brads, SU! Silver Cord
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes (Holiday/Sentiment)
Charisma Cardz: Christmas Makes
Crafting For All Seasons: Green and Red with Glitter and Sparkle
Moving Along With The Times: Christmas Crackers (Funny)
Stampotique Designers Challenge: Non-traditional Christmas 

Next, I have used an image from Austin Owen's "Flower Garden" collection.  I like to go clean and simple with Austin's images, so the image will shine.  The iris is printed, colored with pencils, accented with some bling, and layered onto a white card base.

Image: Flower Garden Digital Stamp Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select
Embellies: MAMBI Bling
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

Thank you for stopping by!



Sue B said...

Oh I love the way you've used the image Angela… he's So cute!! love the gorgeous papers and embellishments! it's a really fun card!
Your flower card is beautiful too :-))
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Linda Palmer said...

Darling turtle, beautiful flower. I love them both but really do love what you did with the flower. You showcased it perfect.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Angela, great colours and a fab

Imke said...

Both cards are great Angela. The flower is really awesome and i like the rhinestones around. Wonderful !

pst said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love the turtle image and with the glitter it has something extra festive.

Hugs, Petra

Carol Willis said...

Both gorgeous cards Angela. Love both of them. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Caz x

Amy said...

Love the little turtle with the glittery eye shadow! And that iris is to die for! Irises used to be my fave flowers until I moved to KS. Now they're sunflowers of course! But I still love irises.

Kaz said...

Fab cards! Thanks for linking to us at Stampotique.

Hazel (Didos) said...

both your cards are lovely, I especially like to top one, it made me smile, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

TC said...

Lovely cards.
Love the fun cute critter.
Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
Hugs TC x

Judith said...

Both your cards are lovely - the smiley one is just perfect for our challenge ! - thank you for playing along at MAWTT in my Christmas Crackers challenge this week and merry christmas! hugs judith x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous card - Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Carol said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x