Liebster Award, One Layer Wednesday #126 (Neglected Inks), CAS-ual Fridays #89 (Love Songs), Less is More #106 (Music OLC), Unscripted Sketches #197

First, I have a big huge thank you to say … it’s for my friend Bev at gottadothehappydance who last night (in this time zone) sent me this:

THANK YOU Bev, I am so touched and honoured to receive it 🙂  in fact I’m so delighted I had to do a happy dance last night to celebrate and still have twitchy feet!  Truly, it’s so sweet of you.  If there is anyone out there who doesn’t already know Bev, don’t delay going for a visit … her cards are always so creative and inspiring … and utterly and beautifully CAS.  On top of that, it’s impossible to leave ‘Happy Dance’ without a smile on your face!

So, about the Liebster Award … it’s for inspirational bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers and is designed to be passed on to others. These are the guidelines for recipients:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Pass the award on to five bloggers who inspire you and have fewer than 200 followers.
  • Leave a comment on their blog so they know they are the recipient of such an amazing award.

Since I joined blogworld, I’ve met so many super talented, creative, inspiring, supportive, sharing  and encouraging people (actually I much prefer the term friends if that’s ok with you guys!) … some of whom I know have already become proud recipients of this award … here are five more inspiring bloggers:

If you get the chance, pop in and visit, have a meander around their blogs and let them know you’ve been!

Now, onto cards … I have two to post today … and two challenges that finish in a few hours (one of them in this post), so I’m a bit squashed getting them in before the gate closes!  This offering is a bit of an experiment … for One Layer Wednesday, Susan at Simplicity is the host and has set us the challenge of using ‘Neglected Inks’.  I don’t have enough inks yet for any of them to be neglected (although I will have!), but there is one I haven’t had a lot of practice with (love the impact it has though), so I used it here, hence the experiment.

During experimentation the creative process, I drew ideas from some of the other challenges I love:  CAS-ual Fridays  –  Love Song (a card inspired by a song you love), Less is More  –  Music One Layer Card (yes, OLC!  Also at LIM, following Mandi’s departure, there is some good news … rather then being a ‘stand in’, Jen has become a regular designer … so more wonderfully inspiring cards from her are in the offing!), Unscripted Sketches  –  A super simple sketch (they’re often the most challenging!) slightly adapted!  Here’s my card …

OLW 126, CFC 89, LIM 106, US 197

          We'd love you to display our banner          SK 166 US 197

The song I chose for CFC was ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’, the lyrics say so much (check them out here)  … and we probably all have someone in our lives who we think of in this way, as a hero.

The ‘neglected ink’ is white, which has turned out better than expected, especially after it was embossed with white (and I remembered to anti-static the card beforehand!).  I’d never coloured on kraft before, but saw it last week on quite a few cards during my travels in blogland and liked the effect a lot, so a little Promarker was added here and there.  The finishing touches were the little heart gems to highlight the notes (which were already heart shaped!), scoring either side of the image  and dry embossing the rest.   The stamps are from Lawn Fawn (bird) and WPlus9.

That’s it for this post … hope you’re having a great day … I’ll catch up with you later during my meanderings.  Thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂

13 thoughts on “Liebster Award, One Layer Wednesday #126 (Neglected Inks), CAS-ual Fridays #89 (Love Songs), Less is More #106 (Music OLC), Unscripted Sketches #197

  1. Geri G

    Congratulations dear friend! You are so deserving of this award! I am thrilled that two of my BBFF are being recognized! (BBFF…might be a new text message thing – Best Blog Friends Forever). Passing on the award is such a great way to meet new friends.

    Your card beautifully captures the essence of the song (and the movie). I can almost hear Bette Midler singing as I type! GREAT results with the white ink (of which I am deathly afraid of!!!) and coloring on Kraft (which I also have never done).

    You have inspired me to give this a try – time to face those card making fears!

    ….doing the happy dance (a lively country & western two step – Garth Brooks singing Devil Went Down To Georgia!)

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  2. Lisa Addesa

    Hi, Anita!! First, let me say…congratulations!! …your blog is wonderful(I took some time and perused some of posts…LOVE your clean and simple style!!)…the award is much deserved!! I thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster award…but I received the award last year:). I recently removed my awards off my blog, so I’m sorry that it wasn’t posted on my sidebar, but i think I now have too many followers to qualify for this sweet award. You touched my heart big time, though, to nominate me…huge hugs to you, Anita!!

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  3. Kate

    Hello 🙂 Thanks so much for sending this my way, ive blogged it but still to decide who to pass it on to.
    I was thinking of Gillian but see you have have already lol.
    Thanks again.
    Kate xx

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  4. Rosemary D

    LOVE your take on the sketch, anita! so very clever and creative… the little gems on the musical notes is the perfect finishing touch!

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  5. Claire A

    Hi Anita! Thanks so much for my Liebster Award! You’ve reminded me that I have to pay it forward as I was given one a couple of months ago…I really must get round to it! Love your card – have always loved white on kraft….looks fab!
    I was going to ‘follow’ your blog but I don’t seem to be able to…or am I going mad?!

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  6. Bev

    You go girl!! Your card is so darling. Love the little bird. White on kraft. What a clever idea, Anita. And brave. I sure have trouble with that darn white ink…you’ll have to pass on your tips for using it! Those baby music notes are perfect for this. Great card. (had to pass the Liebster onto you…well deserved!) Bev

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  7. Christine Smith

    Such a sweet card! I love the white and Kraft together and the sparkly notes look gorgeous. The embossing is fab too Congratulations on your award, I was very pleased when I got mine so I understand your happy dance! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog xx

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  8. LOLI

    Hola Anita,i’m glad to see you, thank you for your very kind comment, i think to be a winner in LIM is not easy:D.
    Gorgeous card anita i like the kraft and white colour, the embosing is beautiful and the dove is a perfect touch, well done and well deserved your award.
    A warm hug from Palma

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