Bonne Année 2018!

Hello … bonjour!  There are just a few hours left of the old year … and so many to look forward to and make the most of in the coming one!  Très Bonne Année … A Very Happy New Year … may God bless you with health, joy, love and creativity throughout 2018 … and beyond!  I’m back today with some more of my Christmas designs for this season … first up, some silvery white on white snowflakes …

I believe the embossed snowflakes on the white panel are from SU … not sure as they were part of my Lake House stash.  They’re embellished with dots of silver and a stamped sentiment in silver from Concord & 9th (Silent Night) … and are mounted on a base that was swiped with Delicata silver around the edges.

I apologise in advance for the photo on this next snowflake one … don’t know what I did with the lighting here … and this was the best I could do with Picasa!

A one layer card with the sentiment (SSS) silver heat embossed and coloured with Zig brush markers … and the snowflakes (Hero Arts) stamped in Delicata silver.

More snowflakes on this next one …

This is one of those QACAS cards (quick and easy CAS in Darnellese).  A panel of designer cardstock,  already foiled with snowflakes … with a silver foil die cut sentiment (MFT) inlaid into it … all attached to a card base.  The shimmer and shine is fabulous IRL … you can see just a little of it in the reflection on the desk top.

Here’s another similar one …

Different designer cardstock, foiled in gold, with the MFT inlaid sentiment in festive red.  Again, you can see the shine of the foil in the desk top … seems those stars are slipping off the card!

Finally, a cute little tag …

These happy little birds are from Lawn Fawn … they’re frolicking against an ombré sponged Papertrey tag and are topped with a heat embossed sentiment from Uniko/SSS.  You might be able to see that their warm winter woolies are coated with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

I’m sending all these projects to SSS Wednesday where Anything Goes this week … and the sweet tag to Lawn Fawnatics, where we’re using a favourite Lawn Fawn set (Winter Sparrows).

I’m off to celebrate shortly … hope you’ll be seeing in the new year in style!  Thanks so much for coming by … today and all through 2017.  I always say it and I always mean it … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


24 thoughts on “Bonne Année 2018!

  1. cat craig

    Wonderful cards Anita, and I am so honored to call the first one mine! I am also sending along wishes for Health, Happiness, Prosperity and New Adventures during the coming year and beyond.

  2. Jeanne

    Happy New Year, Anita! What a lovely array of cards you’ve shared! I think each is delightful in its own way. Lots of pretty to look at. Thank you so much for sharing and I so look forward to the delights sure to come in 2018! Hugs! 🙂

  3. kerstin462kesu

    Aaaah! Beautiful cards! My favourite (difficult to choose only one) is the designer cardstock with inlaid MFT Merry Christmas in red. Simple (a compliment!) and delicious. Brand of designer cardstock? Wishing you a very crafty 2018!

  4. quilterlin

    What a fun bunch of winter cards, Anita! Love all the snowflakes, and those winter sparrows are a fave of mine – will never tire of seeing how others use them! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! Happy New Year!

  5. nancy

    Such gorgeous cards, Anita! I love the adorable Winter Sparrows tag! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

  6. djkardkreations

    You left 2017 on your blog by giving us the wonder of your talent evident in these schparkly Christmas cards, Anita! I am especially mesmerized by those beautiful DSP backgrounds! Those papers were a find and you have showcased them brilliantly! I hope you enjoyed ringing in 2018 and I wish you nothing by good health, excellent weather, safe travels, and ICWTSY!! LYAMYMA!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Sharron Gregory

    Such a beautiful collection, Anita! Love all the wonderful sparkle. The little trio of birds is a favorite of mine. And they make an adorable tag! Wishing you a wonderful New Year, full of happiness, good health, and lots of fun crafty days!

  8. Virginia Lu

    Snow many fabulous creations, Anita! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done! Wish you a happy and healthy 2018.

  9. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    So many beauties! But the little tag is my favorite – no wonder – it has birds on them…..I hope the New Year has only good things for you in store. Especially ample crafting time! Hugs, Cornelia

  10. BarbGhig

    Happy New Year to you, Anita! Another beautiful collection of your amazing creativity…especially your embossed snowflake…WOW! I’m so glad you’ve taken the time to share some of your Christmas cards with us…I may have to CASE a few next year 🙂 Crafty hugs, Barb xo

  11. Claire A

    The first embossed one is just like a Christmas card I received and I absolutely loved it for its simplicity. Yours is perfect (and so much nicer as it’s handmade!) You’re far better than I am when it comes to Christmas cards Anita – I tend to do the same design for everyone as it’s so much quicker! I’m a lazy Christmas card maker!

  12. Rosemary D

    beautiful set of cards, anita!! looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful designs in the new year!!

  13. Brenda Lawrence

    Happy 2018 Anita!!! Oh my goodness, your cards are just stunning. I love that sweet tag too. I know first hand just how beautiful your cards are my friend-they are amazing just like you. Hugs, Brenda

  14. susannev2014

    Une très bonne année à toi aussi, mon amie!
    Your snowflake cards fit our wintry, cold weather perfectly! They are all lovely, including the tag!

  15. Bobby

    Snowflakes are lovely (on paper) and you’ve made them into wonderful cards, Anita. You made the most of your DP with the inlaid sentiments.

  16. izzyscrap

    First of all I apologise to have been remiss lately in my visits and comments. But I’ve been following all your posts and the beautiful cards that you shared with us. And you brilliantly finished the year with this gorgeous array of cards ! They are all so beautiful, with a preference for the second one…. and this birdies tag is so cute ! Hugs xx

  17. Marisela Delgado

    Anita, I LOVE LOVE LOVE snowflakes. We actually got snow here in San Antonio, which is rare. How do you say snowflake in French?


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