CAS(E) This Sketch #104, Colour Q #273, Virginia’s View #11, SSS Wednesday 24/12

Happy New Year everyone … friends, followers, commenters and silent readers … I hope 2015 will be a blessed and wonderful year for you all!  Thanks so very much for your friendship, inspiration and encouragement over the past twelve months … it’s been an honour and a delight to have spent it with you!

I’ve not been around very much over the Christmas and the New Year holidays, so it’s nice to be back with a card to share tonight.  One of my teamies at Time Out, my friend Gerrina, is celebrating her birthday today, and this is the card I made for her …

CTS 104, CQ 273, VV 11, SSSW 24-12Happy Birthday, my friend, hope you’ve had a fabulous day doing exactly what you like most (and hope your card has already arrived with you)!

I stamped the stems, leaves and stylised tulips from Avery Elle along the bottom edge of the card, added a touch of Wink of Stella to the flower heads, and stamped the WPlus9 sentiment in Versamark.  A scattering of dewy bling and a strip of black along the bottom finished it off.

I was inspired by, and am joining in with …

CAS(E) This Sketch – the first time in forever I’ve played along, see the fab sketch below

Colour Q – Poppy, Coral, Olive, Honey, White (or rather my equivalent colours)

Virginia’s View – Clean Slate (the lots of white space category)

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes (Second Entry)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

38 thoughts on “CAS(E) This Sketch #104, Colour Q #273, Virginia’s View #11, SSS Wednesday 24/12

  1. lollthompson

    Love this design Anita. The flowers are so fun, fresh and pretty … it makes me think that spring might now be far off! 🙂 Happy Birthday to Gerrina! Loll xx

  2. chriss58

    Oh this is a fabulous card Anita! I love your stamped tulips and the wonderful colours…SU a breath of fresh air for this time of year. Your beautifully stamped black sentiment and that elegant black strip pulls everything together!
    Happy birthday Gerrina!

  3. Brenda

    Oh my Anita, this birthday card is just fabulous! I love the tulips pilled on top of each other like that and the colors are so beautiful and springy looking. You’ve added the perfect amount of bling and the sentiment is just perfect! Happy Birthday to your friend. Hugs, Brenda

  4. Nora

    This is so pretty!! I LOVE the tulips in the “happy” colors and the simplicity of the design. The stacking of the tulips is brilliant!!

  5. Harriet Skelly

    Those tulips are so sweet! Love this clean card! Happy new year to you! I heard all about the BABES from Darnell and Kim at lunch a few weeks ago! I wish I could have met you in real life!

  6. Virginia L.

    Absolutely DELIGHTFUL, Anita! I love the contrast of colors and white space! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge! Happy 2015!

  7. Bobby

    Sketch challenges I can handle but not so much colors ones. And you did both in one delightful card. Love those colorful little tulips, Anita.

  8. kimheggins

    Fabulous, simply fabulous! I love your beautiful tulips, my favorite flowers and those colors are so perfect. Such a sweet card for a special friends birthday, you are the best! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week!

  9. Gerrina

    And in real it is even more beautiful! Love the freshness and the flowers; they make me smile everytime I see them! Thanks for this beautiful gift! Enjoy the sunday, Gerrina

  10. hannelie

    Your stamping is so perfect Anita! And I love the texture on the card stock!
    Thanks for using our sketch in such a beautiful way!

  11. BarbGhig

    Such a pretty card, Anita! I love how you lined up the stacked tulips, and the colors are beautiful! I’m sure Gerrina loves it, too! Great job combining challenges 🙂

  12. Geri G

    This is so ‘fresh & spring like’ and the perfect card to wish a dear friend a happy birthday! Love your PERFECTLY stamped images and the sweet wee pops of ‘dew’.

  13. Joyce M.

    Love this wonderful card. Everything is perfectly lined up and stamped just right. That little strip of black does something fabulous–but I don’t know how to describe it. And, those flowers are so pretty–I’ve not seen those stamps in action.

  14. Jingle

    This is really quite pretty! Great design and balance! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  15. Shona Chambers

    I love this, it has a real ‘retro’ feel with the tulips in those colours. We had a similar pattern on our bread bin when I was MUCH, much younger… And its amazing how much a strip of black can finish off a card, its perfect!

  16. Petra

    Oh, I love those stunning tulips you have stamped so perfectly, Anita!!! And the colours you have chosen are so lovely and I can just imagine how beautiful the WOS has them look IRL!!!! The black strip at the bottom is perfect and highlights your lovely tulips even more!!!! Love the bit of bling added and the lovely sentiment!!!! So very beautiful, Anita!!!

  17. c

    Gahhh…20 days behind in commenting (but not in gazing and admiring!). Time to match words to the dazzle! Your stacked tulips are smile-making..and it won’t be ‘too’ long before real ones will make their appearance! I know Gerrina loves her card, as do I!


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