Time Out DT #25, Simply Create Too #79, SSS Monday 16/2

Our shiny new challenge starts today at Time Out … this time we’re ‘Inspired By Words’ … and our words are ‘Rock Around The Clock’.  I focussed on the clock … look …

Time Out DT 25Time OutDandelion clocks!  Remember blowing the seeds off and making a wish when you were little?  I do … soooo many wishes!  This stamp set is from Clearly Besotted … stems stamped first, dandelion heads stamped in two colours each and the seeds stamped floating off in the breeze.  The flowers were coated with Wink of Stella and each seed had a touch of Stickles added to the middle.  The sentiment was dressed with a tiny sequin and a couple of gems and the panel was popped up on foam tape on the base card.

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Rock Around The Clock’?  Let your imagination wander a little … and when you’ve settled on an idea, why not get creative and play along with us at Time Out … we’d love to have you!   All the details are over on the Time Out blog, along with heaps of inspiration from our wonderful and talented Guest Designer, Hazel and our amazing DT!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m joining in with …

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes

SSS Monday – A Piece of Paradise (having wishes come true is pretty paradise-like!)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog          Grab Our Badge!

I’d like to say a huge thank you for all the birthday wishes, cards and gifts I received/opened yesterday … I was bathed in kindness, friendship, generosity and love … and my special day turned out to be a smiling-all-over-my-face sort of a day!  I’m so blessed to be in this amazing card making community … thank you for having me!

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

44 thoughts on “Time Out DT #25, Simply Create Too #79, SSS Monday 16/2

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    Do you realize I will now have this tune and Bill Hayley rocking round my head all day Anita!!! Fabulous card you’ve made, love the effect of movement you’ve created. Happy belated birthday.


    Karen xxx

  2. Petra

    Anita, this is absolute brilliant for the challenge!!! You really rocked it!!! Your dandelions are so pretty stamped with the two colours each and the flying seeds are so pretty!!! I can see the light breeze carrying the seeds on it’s wings!!! And of cause the sentiment is so fitting!!! This is so beautiful, Anita!!! I love it!!!!
    Have a great day!!
    I apologize greatly that I forgot your birthday yesterday, Anita!!! I’m not good at remembering birthdays 😦 !!!! I hope that you had a lovely day and wish you lots of happiness for the new year!!! Congrats!!!

  3. Michele F

    This is my all-time favorite Clearly Besotted stamp – and obviously everyone else’s as I can never find it in stock!! Oh I love your card, and the memories it kindles, Anita. You are so welcome… my life is blessed having you, and your beautiful creations, in it…

  4. Bev

    Awesome card! Hmmm…did I see this stamp at the Lake House?! It’s really delightful, and your creations with it are always beautiful. I’ve got a photo of 2-year old Grant blowing and wishing on dandelions. Your card brought that memory forward and memories of summer, which right now would feel pretty darn good! Bitter cold here today! So a perfect card to post my dear sweet friend! Hope you’re still celebrating (well, you will be as my card to you will be late. sorry) Missing you. Bisous, bisous. xoxo

  5. susannev2014

    Love your creative interpretation! The colors, the movement – just so lovely! I do love dandelions but didn’t know that it was called dandelion clocks!

  6. Brenda

    Amazingly beautiful Anita!! I love these flowers, ok, I know people hate them and call them weeds, but I honestly do not hate them. I have always loved them, love the yellow flower against the green grass, love the fluffy white seed heads and blowing them. My neighbor doesn’t like them and doesn’t like them in my yard because the seeds blow to his yard. lol The only place I don’t like them is in my flower beds. So your card has rocked me around the clock and took me back to when I was a kid playing with these little beauties!! Love, love this card! Glad you had a great birthday Anita!! Hugs, Brenda

  7. BarbGhig

    Oh, what a delightful card and wonderful memory! I really love your design, your beautiful color combo, the charming little blooms, and how you added sparkle to your dandelions! So, very pretty!

  8. Sarah Gray

    Such a sweet interpretation of the phrase, Anita! Love those dandelions from CBS – they look so fresh. We have more of them in our garden than flowers 🙂 I am so glad that you had a lovely birthday!

  9. Geri G

    Hey there pal! What a party…eh? Kind of wondering if the two carpenters have showed up at your house yet? Va Va Voom!

    Your card is gorgeous! The different colors blend together beautifully! I’m quite sure that I can feel the gentle wind that has given flight to the seeds. You have magically captured “wishing” …

  10. BarbGhig

    I just wanted to stop by again to send you my very best (yet belated) Happy Birthday wishes! I read Darnell’s post and love the beautiful card she created for you…how sweet!

  11. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    So delicate and gorgeous! I can just see a magic fairy flying by and granting you your wish! Hopefully all your birthday wishes will come true – in case my card id not arrive in time – happy belated birthday, dear friend!

  12. Rosemary D

    beautiful card, anita… I had no idea that dandelion heads were called “clocks”! thanks for helping me learn something new and happy belated birthday!

  13. chriss58

    Such a clever interpretation of this theme Anita! Gorgeous in these ombré colours too. You know how fond I am regarding this set and your creations! Beautiful!

  14. pinnednpenned

    Make a wish indeed! I still blow the dandelions if I can find them! Happy belated birthday– I hope whatever you have wished for manifests in your life this year!! Lovely card! xo

  15. kimheggins

    Anita….what a wonderful card! I love those sweet dandelions and how you used them. I can almost see Tinker Bell leaving all that sweet pixie dust behind and dropping it on your sweet flowers, just beautiful.

  16. hazelhodgkins

    Anita, a belated happy birthday from me! I am glad to hear you were well celebrated!! As for this card, I love everything about it. That textured paper just feels so right too!! Finally, a big thank you for the opportunity to GD with you this week! Feel very privileged among such talented gals!

  17. Christine Smith

    Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had an awesome birthday – I am so sorry I am late! Stunning card, I love dandelion clocks so this is perfect! Lovely colours and such pretty sparkle too xxx

  18. Cathy R

    Beautiful card Anita, and yes I do remember making lots of wishes with dandelions (I still do when a fluffy seed head floats past… catch it make a wish and send it on it’s way!!) Happy belated birthday, sounds like you had a wonderful day, Cathy x

  19. BożenA

    Wonderful card, takes me on a summer meadow. It’s fun to immerse yourself in the warmth of summer when your card is admired. Thanks for the great experience.

  20. djkardkreations

    I’m sorry I’m so late getting around to visit and comment on this wonderful post, Anita! I love those puffy dandelions, full of seeds to blow to the wind (but not in my yard!), but I have never heard them called clocks! I think it’s really cool and your card is – guaranteed – another winner! It could NOT be more fabulous in any way!! I hope you have had a great weekend, still celebrating your birthday! Mwah! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

  21. stampersuzz

    Beautiful flowers with the gradient effect you created with the three flowers. Sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  22. Miriam Prantner

    What a beautiful card! Gorgeous movement to this and congrats on winning the N&T gift card from Cosmo Cricket!!!

  23. Tracey McNeely

    Oh my Anita this is so so gorgeous, I love that flower and the colours! Happy Birthday, it happened while I was away! I hope you had a fantastic day. Wishing you all the best in the year ahead! xoxoxoxo

  24. Joyce M.

    This is so beautiful–I love your color choices and the light and airy feel of the card. A big and belated happy birthday from me to you. So sorry that I did not know about the birthday or the party, But the good news is that I just got a whole set of belated birthday greetings stamps, and now I can use it to send some belated birthday love across the pond to you. XOXO and hope it was special.

  25. Lindsey L

    I’ve loved every card you’ve made with this stamp set, but I think this is a favorite! I adore the colors and your interpretation is fantastic. And happy belated birthday!!! I truly was just thinking about your birthday a few days ago, but I thought I had one more month. When I read your post today I realized I had the wrong month because we did the hop last year the month *after your birthday. Ack. I’m so sorry!

  26. jmhave44

    I admire your ‘thinking out of the box’ to create your look for this challenge. It certainly rocks, because you have got the time element just so imaginatively. Love the bold colors, the graphic images and the texture of the background dp, not to mention the clever use of the dies. So much imagination to create a stunning CAS card. Love it! TFS & Happy wkend.

  27. c

    Your puffy, colourful, dreamy dandelions are a wonderfully innovative interpretation of the theme! Love seeing those fluffs drifting off in the breeze…and actually, I don’t mind dandelions at all! Pretty, pretty, my friend!


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