Jan 29, 2010

Card redo

Well, since I did NOT care for the Toby Cub I created a few days ago, I pulled off the image and replaced it with Princess Anya ... I am much happier with the card now ... What do you think?
Anna Banana

Hogs and Sketches Challenge #4

I took this adorable Flower Pig from Hambo Stamps and followed the sketch. I just Love how cute this card turned out. The muted spring colors are perfect with the paper flowers, pink lace, rhinestones and the touch of glitter I added to the dots on the patterned paper!
Enjoy .... Anna Banana

I remembered almost at the last minute that about the Hogs and Sketches challenge!!
The sketch this time looks like this:

Jan 27, 2010

The Greeting Farm relay cards

The Greeting farm was having a relay, as you read before, but apparently there was such a great response to this event that we crashed the servers!! I finished the last two cards that were eligible for the relay and I am going to make a final card using the last image they gave us either tomorrow or the next day.

In any case, here are Charlotte and Toby Cub...

Charlotte is a sassy lassy with her kinky curls and awesome fashion sense!

Well - I will be honest - Toby is just not my style... I struggled with this one, but in the end, I think it turned out ok. Oh - by the way, she is not white - it is a very very pale pink that the camera just washed out no matter what I did to it.

Anna Banana

Jan 26, 2010

Mrs. Clause

Mrs. Clause is thankful that she gets to go on Vacation in the Caribbean now!!
Wouldn't you have a big grin like that if you were about to go someplace nice, sunny and warm?

Mrs Clause is from The Greeting Farm's Xmas Sweeties set.
The fur on her hat and dress are puffed up liquid applique sprinkled with a little bit of glitter. I had a wooden snowflake just lying around and I sparkled it up and gave her a pretty embellishment! The coloring is once again my prismacolor pencils.
I have a pack of these pretty ornament hangers just sitting here in my craft room and I thought that it would be fun to hang a real ornament from it!! I think it works! But this would need to be sent in a box or hand delivered - the ornament can be hung right on your tree!
The silver ribbon is just a pretty little bit of sparkle to hold the ornament hanger on the card:)

Looking back on it now, I might have border punched the left side of the green paper for more interest, but it is what it is!

Simple, Cute, Fun!!

Anna Banana

Jan 25, 2010

More Blog Candy!

Over at A Latte Inkin' Fun, Mary is celebrating that she got onto the Farmer Design Team for The Greating Farm with some AWESOME Blog Candy!!!

Go check it out! I also have it linked it in my side bar, so you can find it easier:)

Anna Banana

Greeting Farm - TGF CHA RELAY Card 1

The Greeting Farm is doing a Relay while they are at the CHA!! Check it out ... It's a lot of fun and you still have a little time before you can't enter.

To start us off, they gave us this adorable image of Mer-Ian.
I printed him out right away and got to work...

I colored him in with my Copic markers and topped that off with Stickles in lime green and crystal.
I layered him on top of my oval and scalloped oval nesties, and I cuttlebugged the oval with the D'vine Swirl to make it look like ocean waves. I pop dotted Ian and the ovals so they have some really nice dimension. I also bent his tail so it looks like he is swimming right off the card!
My patterned papers are from Doodlebug and are layered on Archiver's cardstock.
My ribbon came from Michael's Dollar bin - it's by a company called Basic Basic.
I gave Ian a necklace of flatback swarovski crystals.
To finish off his underwater look, I used some colored seashells and some fake seaweed from Michael's floral pick isle :)

Had a great time making this handsome Merman!!

Anna Banana

Santa?? You are a month late!!

Well - Better late than never ... Right Santa?
This cute santa comes from The Greeting Farm's Xmas Sweeties set.
I did him up for my nephew's first Christmas. My sister thought it was adorable :)
I cuttlebug embossed the background with snowflakes and put some glitter here and there on the pattern to add sparkle as well as on his hat and the fur on his suit.
The green paper was from my scrap bin and came embossed... it added a nice dimension of texture.
I sewed a snowflake button onto a felt heart and glittered the edge so the heart would pop off of that red background.
Coloring is my Prismacolors.

It was easy and so cute!!

Anna Banana

Jan 24, 2010

Blog Candy!!

I have not entered any blog candy in quite some time, but I have found some really terrific blog candies while visiting some of my favorite blogs!
Give it a try!!

First is This super sweet candy from A Thousand Sheets of Paper - I just adore this sweet sprite!! Drawing open until January 30.

Amy at Mad 4 Creations is celebrating!!
Open til Midnight on Friday, Feb. 13 ... My Lucky Day!!
I can't believe how ADORABLE this owl and lamb are!! I just gotta get them!!

Dawn at All Pink Girl is being very generous with this FAB blog candy!
Open until January 27th.

Sharon at Gramma's House of Cards is celebrating 400 followers and 150,000 hits!! WOO HOO!!! Congrats!!!! This candy is open until January 30th.

A Challenge!

I have not been in my craft room with any regularity for the last 4 months, so today I decided to find a challenge sketch and see what I could do. Well, I started at noon and it took me until 1am, yes there was a 3 hour break, but it took me 10 hours to create this card. It's amazing how much effort it takes when you are out of practice!!
Even tho it took me a while to get back in the swing of things, I am really pleased with how this lovely lady turned out!

The challenge is from Sketch Saturday and I participated in this week's challenge #87.
The sketch that I followed looks like this:

Stamps: Maid Charlotte, Whiff of Joy
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Memento
Paper: DCWV Cardstock, Misc. Scrap Heart paper
Ribbon: Offray "kendra", Heart Lace
Tools: Odorless Mineral Spirits, Stumps, Prismacolor Pencils, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- Floral Fantasy
Embellishments: Crystal Stickles, Jumbo Heart Brads by Spare Parts, Pop Dots, Flatback Swarovski Crystals, Prima Flowers, Metal "Princess" Ribbon Slider, Metal Heart photo corners, black pen

Anna Banana

Mistletoe Card

Here is the first of three cute cards that I made just after Christmas when I finally had time to get into my craft room!! I started by trying to do the 12 cards of Christmas challenge by The Greeting Farm, but all too soon, I got too busy and didn't get all of the challenge cards done :(

They are all decked out in their holiday best and probably at the party of the season!

The main images for this one is from the "Cake Topper"set by The Greeting Farm. The mistletoe is from Hero Arts and the Merry Christmas is from Stampendous.

I colored these in with my prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits (Which really are NOT odorless!!)
There is glitter on his hat (which comes from the Xmas Sweeties set by TGF).
The paper is from my good friend Karyn - She sent me a Basic Grey pack called Wassail - it is sooo fantastic!!
The silver ribbon is from Offray.

Anna Banana

Jan 23, 2010

More Christmas Gifts

I had a really busy week ... but I am Finally getting to posting my other really awesome Christmas gift ...
My mom-in-law is living in Australia and she had these sent to me from Europe! Isn't the internet Awesome?

So ... without further delay... I got these stamps from the Whiff of Joy Medieval Collection!

These are fantastic ... and I am going up to my craft room now to play with them!! WOO HOO!!

Anna Banana

Jan 16, 2010

Christmas wrap up...

Sorry I took a little break with a New Year party and well - my general laziness ... but I wanted to share the last three cards I made for Christmas and the gifts I got which I am TOTALLY Excited about!!
I will do a few posts to keep you coming back, but this is the first of the gifts:

I got the Manga Wallet of Copics - it has all the bright colors I love and I figured it would be a great beginning set :) This is what it looks like open and then closed - it stores so nice!

Anna Banana