The 12 Kits of Occasions – December Guest Designer

Hello … bonjour … hope you had the most wonderful and blessed Christmas!  Today, I’m excited and honoured to be Guest Designing with the DT at The 12 Kits of Occasions!  What a fabulous surprise and huge thrill it was some months ago, to receive the lovely Lindsey‘s invitation to play along with this group of truly amazing, super talented crafters.  Thanks so much, Lindsey … it’s been so much fun playing with the myriad of wonderful goodies in your ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’ kit!  Just take a look at all the yumminess that tumbled out of my happy package …

12 Kits Dec 15 Yep … fantastic … so full of delicious supplies!  I made eight cards … so far (warning, photo heavy post!) … and there’s still tons left to play with.  Are you sitting comfortably … can I share?

12 Kits 1Isn’t that feathery trim from the kit just gorgeous … perfect frostiness … and the snowflake’s been shimmered up too!

12 Kits 2The blended card base was an ‘Anita’ addition … as was the sparkly Stickles shining from the windows of those sweet little houses!

12 Kits 3Here, these warm hearted neighbours have thrown open their shutters to welcome guests who arrive by the shimmery light of the Stickled stars …

12 Kits 4… and the residents of this tiny mountain hamlet must be skiers … they’re hoping for more snow … my sparkly seed beads serve as the shaker snow!
12 Kits 5Non traditional colours for a contemporary door wreath … complete with Wink of Stella’d and Glossy Accented ornaments.

12 Kits 6The slightly more traditional next door neighbour …

12 Kits 7and the minimalist one on the other side !  The tiny berries were my own addition.

12 Kits 8Finishing as I started … with snowflakes … all shimmery and pearly …

12 Kits All… and here’s a final photo of them all, lined up along the cheminée.

If you haven’t already been, I know you’ll want to head over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog to check out the fabulous array of cards from the DT and from fellow Guest Designer, Bhavana … and to follow the links to their blogs.  There’s a full list of supplies over there too, if you’d like further details on those.  Thanks so much, once again, Lindsey for such a fantastic kit … it’s been a delight playing along with you all!

I’m linking some of my Walking in a Winter Wonderland cards to …

SSS Wednesday – All That Sparkles (the first four)

SSS Monday – Winter Wonderland (the first four and the last)

I hope your New Year celebrations turn out to be magical … and that 2016 brings you blessings in abundance … health, happiness, love and laughter among them!  As this is my last post of the year, I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of you … friends, followers (of the active and silent variety!) and visitors … for your support, encouragement, kindness, generosity … and most especially, your friendship.  My world is a better place because you are in it!

I’ve written these following words so often … and each time I mean every single word … they come from my heart!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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44 thoughts on “The 12 Kits of Occasions – December Guest Designer

  1. Lynn

    Happy New Year Anita! I love your gorgeous cards. You’ve created a beautiful set of cards. Love how you had specific people in mind when you made them. xx

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  2. born57

    Oh….you made some gorgeous cards here with sweet Lindsey’s kit, Anita! I love your blended sky and colorful houses ! The cards all look so beautiful lined up on the mantle!
    Happy New Year with many blessings of peace and hope to you in 2016 and always!

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  3. quilterlin

    Beautiful cards all around, Anita! Lucky you to be the recipient of this fun kit that Lindsey put together! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. Michele

    You have done a fabulous things with this fabulous kit, Anita! OH you’ve really used each element just as Lindsey envisioned it – and those Anita’d ways that I LOve so much! How fun to have you playing cards with us this month – you know my favorite, right? That first one with the darling little neighborhood – I’ll choose the wine colored house, if I may, especially if you live next door! YOUR support, encouragement, and sweet and kind words make us all happy, Anita … blessings and happiness to you in 2016! OH the fun we have to look forward to! xx
    =]

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  5. chriss58

    Such a lovely collection of cards…the neighbors have such great taste :)))
    I love the blended sky and colour rich houses…magical!
    Happy New Year sweet friend! xox

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  6. Geri G

    My-oh-my….an incredible display of your talent and productivity! These ‘kits’ that the ladies put together (I’ve seen some from Kim) are UNBELIEVABLE! Seriously, who needs to shop after receiving a treat bag full of goodies like this one!

    Every card is stunning! I love how you carried your CAS style throughout all these sa-weet creations! My favorite one of all is the purple card – adore the boldness of this non-traditional color combo!

    Can hardly wait to see more!

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  7. Rosemary D

    wow… what a gorgeous set of cards, anita!! congrats on your guest designer spot… so very well deserved!! wishing you a happy and blessed new year, my friend!!

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  8. Tracey McNeely

    Anita you made so many gorgeous and thoughtful cards! I will be casing some of your ideas with my leftovers. So happy that you were able to share with us this month at the 12 Kits my friend! Happy New Year and all the best in 2016!

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  9. Jacquie

    Beautiful cards, Anita! Love the way you used the fiber to back the snowflake on the first one. Looking forward to more wonderful inspiration from you in 2016 – Happy New Year!

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  10. BarbGhig

    Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! Gorgeous cards, Anita! I love how you played with all the goodies in your kit, and how you made each card so special with your details!
    Sending you my best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2016!

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  11. kimheggins

    Miss Anita…you totally rocked this kit! Your cards are simply gorgeous, sweet and just amazing. I love your wonderful style and I see that we have a few cards that are almost the same, love it when I can channel your fabulous creativity! Wishing you all the best in 2016 and looking forward to seeing you again! Happy New Year.

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  12. Joyce M.

    Wow, Anita. You have certainly put me to shame! However, I see so many wonderful ideas to CASE with my leftover supplies. You really rocked this kit, and I love all the cards you made with it. Happy New Year my friend.

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  13. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Hopping around in blog land like mad today….but you have some real showstoppers here, Anita! I am not even sure where to start…your first card – love that feathery trim under that gorgeous snowflake. A perfect fit! Card #2 has such a lovely sky and that scene with those little houses is adorable! Card#3: Perfect CAS and to add yellow to the windows gives just the right touch of color! Card#4: who doesn’t love shakers and an alpine shaker – super! Card#5 and 6: beautiful wreaths! Cards #7 and 8: the glitter makes them shine – CAS beauties!

    I wish you a Happy New Year , my friend!

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  14. conil

    Another bevy of beauty. You’ve incorporated this kit into some lovely designs. Looks as though you had some fun doing it, too. The picked the right person for Guest Designer…you’ve done them proud.

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  15. Jeanne J.

    Hi Anita and Happy New Year! So excited to see you here at the 12 Kits! You made so many cards and each one so clever…. love the fringy glittery twine behind the snowflake, the blinged out snowflake border..and .. oooooh the shaker! Wonderful!

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  16. maria f.

    Think that qualifies as a plethora! What a lovely display on the mantel. I love those little houses. Hope your house has been a place of joy this holiday season. Happy 2016, my friend.

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  17. Lisa

    I’m so delighted that you joined us this month Anita!! You did an outstanding job with Lindsey’s beautiful kit!! It’s sure hard to pick a fave, but I do love the wreath thank you card. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed New Year!!

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  18. Lindsey

    Oh, Anita! You’ve made this whole experience even greater than I imagined. Each and every card you creating is stunning on its own and I LOVED seeing them all lined up together. From your fabulous blended background, to the creative way you used the “icicle” trim, to the bead shaker, to the lit/sparkly windows on the houses, to the pearls on the snowflakes…all the tiny and perfectly placed details are just that…perfect. The card that I just CASE is the gorgeous wreath atop the deep purple cardstock…so stunning! I am truly overjoyed to share this with you! Thank you so much! Hugs and Happy New Year Wishes!

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  19. Clelie

    They are beautiful!…and to see them all lined up…what a wonderful array! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration to jump into the new year! Happy New Year to you!

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  20. cmayne

    You’ve created magic with this kit, my friend, spicing Lindsey’s fabulous array of elements with your spectacular Anita-ized style. How fitting that you are a GD for this month; your Christmas spirit infuses each card with delight, charm and beauty. Gorgeous x 8! I love them all, but the wee villages capture my heart…oh, to live in one of those sweet houses, with you as my neighbour! Your support and encouragement, paired with your abundant creativity, brings joy to all of us, Anita! Wishing you a Happy New Year! May 2016 see all of us ‘together’, crafting, sharing, laughing, loving…
    Hugs and love~c

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  21. Barbara Roe

    What a nice honor Anita and what a grand array of cards. My favorite is the “blended sky” which truly pops off the page. A great collection of art to display on your mantle. Regardless of the materials presented to you, you create unique cards that say “made by Anita,” – you are gifted. Wishing you a wonderful new year full of many blessings and good health.
    My best – Hugs, Barb

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  22. djkardkreations

    Congratulations on Guest Designing for 12 Kits, Anita! You knocked Lindsey’s kit out of the park with these EIGHT magnificent creations! Each one is beautiful!! Thank you for the new year’s wishes! I wish the same right back to you with big squeezy hugs!! May you have an abundance of love and laughter in 2016! I can’t wait to see you again!! Mwah with love! Darnell

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  23. bhavanakesarkar

    Such beautiful array of cards.. Loved each of them.. Its nice to be guest designing with you 🙂 Happy new year!!

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  24. Sharron Gregory

    It has been such a joy to have you with our little group this month! Your cards are all so gorgeous and the personal touches made them even more special. Love how you used the ‘icy’ trim on your first card. Your blended background is so pretty and I adore the shaker design. Gosh, as I scroll back through them, there is so much to see. You’ve worked such magic with Lindsey’s kit! Wishing you much peace and joy in 2016!

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  25. onecraftystamper

    Anita, what a lovely set of cards you’ve created! Beautiful little scenes to wonderful snowflake cards! Your little skiers hamlet is just darling, especially with it being a shaker. Glad you joined us in the winter wonderland challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Happy New Year! Maura

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  26. Bev

    Dang! Your cards from this kit are stunning! LOVE them! The sparkly, feathery trim on your first snowflake is perfect. All those little houses look warm and inviting. And the wreaths and snowflakes are delightful. You’ve really showcased this kit to the fullest. Wow! You’re a genius, my friend. And I’m sending wishes for the best New Year ever. May 2016 bring you untold blessings and joy. xoxoxo

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  27. smouwen

    Gorgeous cards! The are all so pretty! Happy New Year and thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  28. Jessica

    Look at these EIGHT beautiful cards you made, Anita!! Wow! I just love the little let it snow scene you created, I so need to case that design, just beautiful! And the joy and peace cards come in a close second and third place, although it was way too hard to choose since you truly had an eye for how to use everything in this kit!

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  29. Nancy L.

    First and Foremost, Thanks for all your sweet comments over at my blog as of late. i have been taking a bit of a break from blogging through the Holidays but I did so much appreciate them. Now, Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! I love each one of these card Anita, they are all unique in one way or the other. My favorite is the last snowflake one…I do believe!
    Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2016 and I feel very blessed that our paths have crossed! Hugs too!

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  30. jmhave44

    First, Happy 2016, with all the Blessings you & your family would like to be happy & content. Second, congratulations on this splendid assignment as G.Designer. They picked well! Third, each of these cards is so unique & beautiful, and what you did with the kit was simply amazing. I’d not have had a clue as to where to start! And I did especially love the feathery snowflake. Brilliant use of that particular object. TFS & Hugs.

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  31. barbarayaya

    Fabulous card! I love every detail! The snowflake is amazing, your color choice is fantastic and the background is so beautiful! Absolutely wonderful work! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  32. Anna-Karin

    These cards are all wonderful Anita! Gorgeous designs and colours. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Happy New Year!

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  33. Claire A

    What a fantastic way to use that kit Anita – those cards are all stunning! Looks like you got heaps out of the kit. Congrats on being guest designer!

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  34. Miriam Prantner

    Wow! What a wonderful set of cards! I just love how many you were able to make! Way to kill the kit!

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