Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Cards Blog Hop for Joy's Life!

Happy Friday, everybody!! Today, Joy's Life is hosting a blog hop with her Fall/Winter Design Team and featuring her brand new Wintery Puns stamp set! Each designer has created a holiday card using the new stamps and just wait until you see them! This set is so cute and is perfect for use on Christmas/Winter cards, layouts and other winter-themed projects. After having had a chance to use stamps from several of the sets Joy has available for purchase on her blog, I have to tell you that they are very high quality and the images they produce are crisp, detailed and excellent for all stamping applications.  

If you arrived here from Amanda's blog, you're in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog by accident or just stopped in for a visit, you'll definitely want to start at Joy's Life so you don't miss any of the awesome projects created especially for this event by all of the Joy's Life designers. You'll also have a chance to win some cool blog candy along the way! And who doesn't love winning prizes?

My card features a rural homestead blanketed in the fluffy white stuff that makes wintertime so picturesque. I love this image from Delicious Doodles and it was so much fun to color with my Copics.  It doesn't show up very well in the photographs but I used a pearl glaze to give the snow that glistening appearance it gets when the surface gets just warm enough to melt ever so slightly and then refreezes.   
I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but the greeting is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Here's how the inside looks. I used a different patterned paper to add more visual interest.  

Now for the really fun part! I have a little candy for one of my visitors during this hop so please leave a comment to be to be included in the draw. If you like what you have seen here, I would love to have you as a follower but it's not necessary to be eligible for my giveaway. I don't have a photo of my candy but it will include some stamps, ribbon, embellishments and whatever else I find to add to the mix before I let select the winner on Sunday. I'll leave the giveaway open until noon Central Standard Time and I'll post the winner's name on my blog. If you'll include your email address in safe Blogger format, I will contact you personally. The winner will have until December 9th to claim their prize.  If it hasn't been claimed by then, I will draw an alternate name.

The complete lineup is included below for your convenience. If you somehow get lost along the way, you can return here and follow the links to each designer's personal blog and pick up where you left off. I hope that you have enjoyed my little project and that it has inspired you to create your own holiday cards. Don't forget to check out all of Joy's awesome stamp sets on her blog at some point before the end of the hop.  Your next stop is the very talented Annette.

Anne (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Until next time...

Happy Holidays!


  1. What a Beautiful Card Anne.. Do you actually hand colour all the pics they are stunning.. Off I Hop again..
    Tracy xx

  2. Your card is just stunning! I love the embossing.
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  3. Oh wow! This card is perfect! So very pretty and so very Christmas! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

  4. This is stunning!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  5. Very sweet Christmas card, you have done an amazing job.

    great to be on the blog hop with you


  6. you do such beautiful work Anne! I love this pretty winter scene...just lovely!

  7. What a pretty card this is! I love the happy Holly Days stamp and the scene you used is breathtaking!

  8. This is so pretty! Such wonderful details!

  9. This is so elegant and pretty!! Great job!! :)

  10. Gorgeous card, the scene is beautiful. Love the was the inside is decorated. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Wow Annie! your card is just BEAUTIFUL! awesome job!

    oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

  12. What a beautiful card!!! I wish I could get an up close look at it to see all the details like the pearl glaze :)

    morose44 at hotmail dot com

  13. Your card is just so elegant. I love everything about it.

  14. What a beautiful card! TFS!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  15. I love this card! Thank you for sharing.

  16. What a GORGEOUS Christmas card!!! I love the image and you did a fantastic job of coloring. The design is beautiful-nicely done:)
    Sherrie K

  17. Beautiful card! What a lot of work you must have put into it, but the result is beautiful. It reminds me of the old-fashioned Christmas cards. TFS and thanks for the chance to win.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  18. beautiful card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  19. Such a lovely card. I have not tried copics yet. Thanks for being in Joy's hop!

  20. Oh this is lovely. I really like the 3D elements. Well done.


  21. OH goodness...your image is so beautiful! I love your coloring technique and all the layering.

  22. That is gorgeous!! Love that classic Christmas Style!! I am crazy about the embossing!! Beautiful!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  23. Annebee, I can't get over this card and all the work you put into it!!! Wow you have a real gift using those copic markers!!! I love the scene... it could make anyone enjoy winter ... Beautiful card girl!!!

  24. I love the embossing! That is something I haven't tried yet. It makes the card look so rich!
    akarklus at gmail dot com

  25. very pretty. great job.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  26. Wow, you do beautiful work with Copics! I looked at some of your other cards too and you are very artistic!The blending of the blue sky behind the house is spot on and I love how you used the red to add contrast. Beautiful card! I'm a new follower!


  27. Your card is really beautiful! I need to learn how to emboss.
    janlmil at yahoo dot com


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