Time Out DT #24, SSS Monday – 2 February, SSS Wednesday – 4 February, SSS Work It Wednesday – January 2015

We have a fabulous challenge for you at Time Out this fortnight … our theme is ‘CASE With your Own Twist’ … and the designer we’re CASEing is the challenge owning, community creating, amazing and talented Kylie from Kylie Is Addicted To Stamps And More!  Here’s my take …

Time Out DT 24Time Outand here’s Kylie’s deliciously bright and spring like card …

I was inspired by the lovely blooms and all that glorious white space … and my twist was to add a touch of dramatic black in the chevron DP (yes, I used DP!), that came from the Lake House stash (sorry, BABES, don’t know who to attribute it to!).  I cut the DP to size, adhered it to the card base and added a black card strip that’d been white embossed with a sentiment from Annabelle Stamps (sadly now closed).  The blooms and leaves are from Avery Elle, stamped and die cut (apart from the lower leaves that were stamped direct to the card base), arranged in a little posy on the DP/card base, and adhered on different depths of foam dots.  I used a black fineliner to define the flower centres and added a touch of black Stickles over the top.

So, how will you CASE Kylie‘s card … and what will be your twist?  There’s inspiration galore from our fabulous Guest Designer, the lovely Sarah at Sazzle Dazzle … and from our wonderful Design Team over at Time Out … have a meander over and enjoy exploring!  I do hope you’ll find some time to have some fun and play along … look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m also linking up with …

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes (my first time joining in)

SSS Monday – H is for … Happy (Birthday!)

SSS Wednesday – All Things Bright And Beautiful (spring flowers)

SSS Work It Wednesday  – Something New (DP and sentiment)

January’s been a crazy month in my world, and I’m slowly catching up on everything blog related that passed me by amid all the busy-ness.  So if I owe you an email or haven’t responded to a particular comment yet, I’m really sorry … I will get there … an extra day in the week (perhaps between Saturday and Sunday) would help a lot … if any of you could arrange that, I’d be so grateful!  As always, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

          Simon Monday Challenge Blog          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


43 thoughts on “Time Out DT #24, SSS Monday – 2 February, SSS Wednesday – 4 February, SSS Work It Wednesday – January 2015

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    Great take on Kylie’s card Anita. Love the bold top third, the lovely spring flowers and all that gorgeous white space.

    Karen x

  2. vinita jain

    Wooo, Love this DP and what a great twist on casing a very talented Kylie’s card! Love that bloom with great dimension! Hugs! Vinita

  3. Kylie

    LOVE your twist, Anita. Your black DSP is a stunning addition. Thank you for your kind words, so sweet of you. Thanks so much for having me at Time Out xx

  4. claire A

    I don’t know whether I’ve ever seen a piece of dp on one of your cards before Anita! I was going to comment on what amazing stamping you’d done lol. It’s a wonderful background for those pink blooms..so pretty. For the hundredth time, I HAVE to join in on a Time Out challenge!

  5. Sarah

    this is a super eye-popping take on Kylie’s beautiful card.
    Your DP backdrop looks fantastic against the floral posey Anita.
    So honoured to be GD this time alongside you and thanks for the lovely shout out.
    Sarah x

  6. Michele F

    I am so in love with black and white stripes, and prints… these little chevrons are really fabulous, Anita… wow, does that pop behind your adorable little posy. Darling, really. Must go meet Kylie now!

  7. djkardkreations

    Your CASE of Kylie’s extraordinary card is, well, extraordinary, Anita!! I love it! Love the paper, too, although I don’t remember it or who had it at the Lake House. You’ve put it to excellent use!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Petra

    Oh, Anita, it’s always so nice to visit your blog – you really make the most beautiful CAS cards!!!! Bet you know just how much I LOVE those stunning flowers you’ve got on this card!!! – so simple, but so elegant and lovely (would give my two front teeth to have some of those to put on a card!!! LOL!!!) Your choice of dp is perfect to go with the flowers!!! Love the small sentiment on the black cs!!! This is simply stunning, Anita – love it a LOT!!!!!
    Have a super Friday!!!!

  9. quilterlin

    Such a pleasing design, Anita! Just love your pretty flowers against the black and white background, and there’s plenty of white space left to please those CAS people! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Bobby

    Those flowers really pop off that black and white, Anita. The little leaves stamped directly on the card really add dimension to you little bouquet.

  11. Geri G

    This card absolutely POPPED off the page at T.O! I’m sure it’s the delicious chevrons! What an incredible way to showcase the pretty posies and the lovely white space!

  12. chriss58

    I love your posy arrangement with the pretty pinks and plums Anita! The black flower centers really pop against that chevron dp and your sentiment strip really grounds your art and defines all the beautiful white space! Lovely :))

  13. BarbGhig

    I love your take on Kylie’s card, Anita! The flowers are so pretty, and your color combo is beautiful! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Beautiful CASE – that contrast between the black and white, graphic chevron pattern and the soft flowers is stunning! I also like the little sentiment – just enough to be noticed, but it does not take anything away from the card itself!

  15. kimheggins

    Love your sweet card Anita….Your flowers are just so beautiful and I love them against your black and white patterned paper. Just the sweetest birthday card.

  16. popscards

    This is simply stunning, I love the paper so striking with the flowers at the front, stunning creation sweetie, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time hugs Pops x

  17. Brenda L.

    Oh my word, this card is stunning Anita!! I love the chevrons but didn’t think it was design paper. lol I though you stamped them! The flowers are stunning and I can’t wait for spring to come. Love, love, love this card! Hugs, Brenda

  18. Joyce M.

    Wow, this is stunning. The black and white with the flowers make such a bold and eye catching statement. What is it stating? “look at me–I am gorgeous”

  19. stampersuzz

    Such a lovely and elegant design! Lovely flowers with the chevron pattern! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  20. Lisa Kind

    Absolutely stunning! Love the chevron dp! It really makes for a dramatic card against the bright flowers! Love it!

  21. Barbara Roe

    This is gorgeous and a little outside your normal pastel cards. I love black and white and it is lovely with the shades of pink. What happened to January? You have made some winning cards and congrats.

  22. born57

    I went to edit and I must have pressed publish ……I was going to say I am way behind myself…never seem to get caught up on my comments and I get sidetracked easily. 🙂

  23. Tracey McNeely

    Anita I love the bold black chevron and your beautiful flowers! Still lots of glorious white space, beautiful.

  24. Hannelie

    Wow Anita the black and white creates such a fabulous bg for the beautiful blooms!
    So glad you joined s at Seize the Birthday!
    ps… was wondering if you received my email ?

  25. c

    My dear friend, I’ve fallen so far behind in commenting, but I’m here now, with my shoes laced up, ready to add words to the oohing and ahhing that’s been happening with each card’s appearance in my Feedly. This one: gorgeous! Bright, vivid, fresh…I’m ready for flowers!


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