Time Out DT #64 Mid Challenge Reminder, Happy Little Stampers Dies – August, Uniko #35

Hello … bonjour!  I’m calling in with another card to inspire you to play along with our latest challenge at Time Out!  This time, our theme is CASE The Designer … and our designer is the amazingly talented Julia Alterman from Just One More Card. Julia’s given us a fun and whimsical shaker card to CASE, which is a little futher down … here’s my second take on it …

Time Out DT 64RTime Outand this is Julia‘s fabulous card …

The elements I picked out were the bright colours, the stripes and a framed panel.  I die cut a pierced edge panel (Winnie & Walter) and adhered a strip of washi tape along the bottom of it to act as a ‘road’.  The SSS houses were cut, sponged with Distress Inks and adhered along the road in ombré order.  I stamped the sentiment (SSS/Clearly Besotted) using the same colours as I did on the houses and filled all the windows with Glossy Accents for shine.  The panel was mounted on craft foam onto the card base.  The occupants of these homes are clearly very houseproud … just take a look at all those shiny clean windows …

Time out DT 64R DetailWhere does your eye wander on Julia‘s card … the shape, the image, that fun shaker element, or something entirely different?  You can use any or all of the elements that Julia used for your card … we’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of inspiration from our amazing DT, and from our fabulous and talented Guest Designer, Jenny from Craftmosh (have you been yet … you really should … there’s so much wonderful CAS inspiration)!

I’m playing along at …

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Uniko – Inspired by a Song Title … mine’s Our House by Madness

Thanks so much for coming by, you know how much of a joy your visits and comments are … always!  Anita🙂

         

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Time Out DT #64, SSS Wednesday – 17 August

Hello …. bonjour!  We have a fabulous new challenge starting at Time Out today … our theme this time round is CASE The Designer … and our designer is the amazingly talented Julia Alterman from Just One More Card, who has given us a fun and whimsical shaker card to CASE (a little futher down).  Here’s my take on it …

Time Out DT 64Time Outand here’s Julia‘s cutie …

The things that caught my eye here were the bright colours, that fun striped frame and the sense of movement about the image, so that’s where my focus went.  I took a white card panel, stamped it with a scripty Mama Elephant sentiment in a gradient of colours similar to those Julia used (thank goodness for MISTI!), overstamped it with Versamark and clear heat embossed it to add shine.  The panel was framed with washi tape (sent by my lovely friend, Joyce … thanks Joyce!), I added a sprinkle of sequins and popped the panel up on the card base.

What captures your creative imagination in Julia‘s card … the square shape, the whimsical image, the shaker element, any of the things that caught my eye?  You can use any or all of the elements Julia used for your card … and when you’ve finished, we’d love it if you linked up to our gallery!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with loads of inspiration from our wonderful DT, and from our fabulous and talented Guest Designer, Jenny from Craftmosh (do go for a meander, you’ll so enjoy all the delicious CAS inspiration!).

My sweet sentiment is heading to …

SSS Wednesday – Make For The Border … my washi tape

You’ve heard it for the last few weeks so I won’t labour the point … suffice to say I’m still not able to spend very much time at all playing, visiting, commenting and returning emails … but I will!  For now though, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments here are always a joy … you are all so appreciated!  Anita🙂

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Time Out DT #63 Mid Challenge Reminder, Uniko #34, SSS Wednesday – 10 August, STAMPlorations CASEplorations – August

Hello … bonjour!  I made this really, really QACAS (quick and clean and simple in Darnellese) card to remind you there’s still almost a week to go to play along with our latest challenge at Time Out!  Our theme this fortnight is ‘Holidays’ with the option of using no stamping … once again, I went with the vacation take on the word, rather than the Christmas one …

Time Out DT 63RTime OutYep, you’re wondering aren’t you … what’s holiday-ish about this card.  Well, here’s a story that explains it.  Some years ago I was away in a tropical paradise-y type place … the beach side cafés had pastel striped canopies … there were tropical flowers blooming wild everywhere … there was me, in a little itsy bitsy teeny weeny polka dot bikini.  OK, that last bit’s a bit of an exaggeration … it wasn’t polka dot!!  When my sweet friend Rosemary sent me this pre-printed card front, it put me in mind of that holiday (thanks so much Rosemary!) … and I was just waiting for the right moment to use it!  All I did was adhere it to the card base, stamp a Papertrey sentiment, and add some stickles to the flowers.  See, QACAS … and holiday-y … here’s the sparkle …

Time out DT 63R DetailHave you played along … will you have time … where does your creative imagination take you?  If you do get chance to join us, we’d love to see your card in the gallery … all the details are over at Time Out, along with a heap of inspiration from the DT, and from our lovely, super-talented Guest Designer, Aileen from Colour and Sparkle.  If you didn’t get over to see Aileen last week … for a delicious meander round all her amazing cards … you really need to go … now!

Here’s where a tropical floral paradise is just right …

Uniko – Flowers

SSS Wednesday – Wild … my flowers

ETA:  At the suggestion of the lovely Shirley (thanks, my friend!), I’m also submitting this to …

STAMPlorations CASEplorations – Shalu’s gorgeous card below … stripes, flowers, bling, black!

As you might have noticed, I’ve been on a catch up marathon after almost three weeks of being MIA in blogland … viewing each entry in my Feedly list (300+) and making visits to everywhere  … I think!  Have to say what an amazing thing it is to see so much inspiration all at once … I only wish I had a nine day week … that way I could create all the cards you inspire me to make!  Next, my email inbox will be getting attention … sorry if you’ve been waiting … I’ll get there!  Thanks so much for coming by … your visits and comments are always a joy … and keep me going when life is especially frantic!  Anita🙂

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Time Out DT #63, Addicted to Stamps and More #205, CASology #209

Hello … bonjour!   I’m popping in to let you know there’s a squeaky clean fresh challenge starting today at Time Out … this fortnight we have a theme for you … ‘Holidays’ with the option of using no stamping (except for the sentiment!).  Here’s where my imagination took me …

Time Out DT 63Time OutAs you can see, I went with ‘holidays’ as in vacation rather than ‘holidays’ as in Christmas … this is the peak month in France for ‘les vacances’ … how could I not depict something dreamy, summery and relaxing?!  I used Zigs to create an ombre wash on a panel of watercolour card … it looked for all the world like the ocean to me, merging seamlessly into a blue sky … so I simply added a crisp die cut sailboat and a trio of far away birds … which came in a rather wonderful happy package from my sweet friend Barb … thanks so much, Barb!  The sentiment proved a smidge challenging … I toyed with a few ideas, but they all seemed to detract from the serenity of the scene … so I’ll put one inside when the time comes to use it.  Anyone remember towards the end of the musical High Society?  Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby … on the ‘True Love’ … take a look here, for the background clip and finale … you’ll see how I was inspired (and that Cole Porter song alone is worth a look!)

What will be your take on ‘holidays’ … and will you use our ‘no stamping’ twist?  If you do use the twist, you’ll be in with a random chance of winning a £15 GC from our generous sponsor, Uniko … so why not let those creative juices just flow!  All the details are over at Time Out, along with a delicious helping of inspiration from our fantastic DT and our lovely and talented Guest Designer, Aileen from Colour and Sparkle (which she does, brilliantly … just go for a visit and you’ll discover why her blog name is so perfect!).

My little yacht will be sailing into …

Addicted to Stamps and More – Inspiration picture below … yum … crisp white on blue!

CASology – Watercolour … my white space is ombre blue!

As I mentioned last week, life here is especially busy at the moment … hoping and planning for a little less crazy over the next few days … that way I can renew my neglected relationship with the computer, meander round blogland and visit all you lovely people, and get to all the happy mail (of the snail and e variety) that’s arrived!   I miss you!  Thanks so much for all your visits and sweet comments in the meantime … they are, as ever, always a joy!  Anita🙂

         

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Time Out DT #62 Mid Challenge Reminder, AAA Cards #69, Addicted to Stamps and More #204, Happy Little Stampers Dies – July, SSS Wednesday – 27 July

Hello … bonjour!  A sunny and crazy week here … hope yours has been equally sunny (in it’s widest sense!) … and just a little less crazy than mine has been!  I’m popping in with a reminder about the current challenge we’re running at Time Out.  There’s still plenty of time (almost a week) to play along with our Home Sweet Home inspiration (it’s a little further down) … here’s my take, second time around …

Time Out DT 62RTime Outand here’s the inspiration photo …

A white card panel, cut repeatedly with a Papertrey Hugs die … the individual words were coloured with Promarkers and set back into the negative space.  I mounted the panel onto a black mat with foam tape and adhered it all to the card base.  I’m guessing you’ll be able to see where my inspiration came from!

This time I went cool and graphic, as opposed to my bright and colourful confection of last week … where will your creative imagination take you?  What draws your eye in this fabulous photo?  Whatever it is, we’d love you to be inspired, make a card and link it up to our gallery!  All the details are over at Time Out, along with wonderful ideas from our fantastic DT and our lovely and talented Guest Designer, Stephanie from My Ink Well (who you need to visit if you haven’t already … you’ll have a fabulous time!).  Hope to see you there!

My cards fits cosily into …

AAA Cards – One Stash Favourite … mine’s Papertrey’s ‘Hugs’ die … love the word, love the font!

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

As I mentioned above, it’s been a wildly busy 10 days or so, which means I’ve hardly been near my computer, never mind blogland and all you lovely people.  There’s even a heap of snail mail that hasn’t even been touched yet … breathing has taken priority!!  So, I’m a looooooong way behind with what everyone’s been doing … looking forward to catching up with you all soon!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita🙂

         

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Time Out DT #62, Addicted to CAS #92, Less is More #285, Seize the Birthday – 14 July, SSS Work it Wednesday – June, Virginia’s View #22

Hello … bonjour!  There’s another fabulous challenge starting at Time Out this morning … this fortnight, we have a delicious Home Sweet Home inspiration picture for you to get your creative teeth into … here’s my take on it …

Time Out DT 62Time Outand here’s the photo inspiration …

Bet you can’t guess what took my eye … yep, those glorious drippy rainbow colours!  Papertrey splashy stripes, stamped across the top of my card base … a slender black strip with a SSS white embossed sentiment … and a SSS die cut inlaid into the black.  Rather serendipitously, the loop of the ‘y’ fitted just nicely onto the longest stripe … I’d love to say it was all part of a well planned design, but that would be a big fib, so I won’t!

What takes your eye in this photo … the cool frames, the highlighted alphabet, the hanging cluster of lampshades, all the glorious white space … or something else?  Whatever it is, we’d love you to be inspired enough to make a card and link it up to our gallery.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with heaps of ideas from our fabulous DT and our lovely Guest Designer, Stephanie from My Ink Well (you need to go visit if you don’t know Stephanie … you’ll have a fabulous time browsing round her delicious blog!).  Hope to see you there!

I’m playing along with five delightful challenges …

Addicted to CAS – Stripes

Less is More – Repetition

Seize the Birthday – Bold and Bright

SSS Work it Wednesday – Dies or Stencils

Virginia’s View – All About Colours

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita🙂

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Time Out DT #61 Mid Challenge Reminder, Happy Little Stampers Dies – July, Just Us Girls #351, SSS Work it Wednesday – June, Winnie & Walter – Join in to Win

Hello …. bonjour!  Hope your week’s been a sunshiny one!  We’re about half way through our ‘Inspired by Words’ challenge at Time Out … ‘Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine’, and I’m popping in with another sun filled card.  If your week’s been lacking in enough warm yellow rays (of all kinds), help yourself to some here …

Time Out DT 61RTime Out

A white card panel, sponged with a sunny halo of Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, cut with a Winnie & Walter die, and stamped with a supplementary sentiment from Avery Elle.  It was  sprinkled with water and blotted, I added white, platinum and silver splatters, and sprayed the whole thing with a drift of shimmer spray.  The inner portions of the letters were adhered flat to the card base and the panel was popped up on foam tape.  How would you like a glance at all that gentle shimmer …

Time Out DT 61R DetailHave you been inspired by this delicious phrase yet?  You can use any or all of the words as a jumping off point for your creativity … and we’d love to see you in the gallery!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with creative cards galore from our fabulous DT and our super talented Guest Designer, Sue from Foleys Friend … hope to see you there!

I’m playing along at …

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Just Us Girls – Spongeing

SSS Work It Wednesday – Dies or Stencils

Winnie & Walter – Join in to Win

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita🙂

                  

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