Time Out DT #26 Mid Challenge Reminder, Addicted To CAS #13, Virginia’s View #13, Winnie & Walter JITW – March

We’re only half way through our first birthday celebration at Time Out … and there’s still a whole week left to join us and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous goodies!  I’m popping in with another card based on our Home Sweet Home inspiration photo …

Time Out DT 26R, ATCAS 58, VV 13, W&W JITW MarchTime Outhere’s our fabulous inspiration …

Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor

If you were here last week, you’ll notice some similarities to my first card … I picked up the colours again … and a swirly sentiment to mimic the branches … but then went with a whimsical rather than graphic look.  I stamped and white heat embossed some Winnie & Walter envelopes, sponged them with Distress Inks, stamped the ‘lining’ of the open one with some Clearly Besotted stripes … and added some tiny white sticker hearts to the closed flaps.   The envelopes were clustered together on a white card panel, with the open one ready to ‘pour’ the sentiment out … the die cut ‘sending’ is from SSS (courtesy of and thanks to my lovely friend and fellow BABE, Geri) … and the ‘hugs & kisses’ is from Winnie & Walter.  They were both heat embossed to give them a little shine.  The finished panel was popped up on foam tape on the card base … and I added a coat of Wink of Stella to shimmer up the envelopes.

You may be wondering what goodies are up for grabs for our birthday challenge … the winner, as chosen by the DT, will receive a £15 Uniko Gift Voucher and a $15 STAMPlorations Gift Voucher!  There will also be a random draw … with a celebration/birthday stencil pack from STAMPlorations going to the winner!  So how about taking a closer peek at the Home Sweet Home photo, see how you’re inspired … and then come play along with us at Time Out, we’d love to have you!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … where there’s a ton of wonderful inspiration from our fantastic DT and our fabulous Guest Designer, Mandi … see you in the gallery!

I’m linking up with …

Addicted to CAS – Distress (those DI sponged envelopes)

Virginia’s View – All Things Embossed (envelopes and sentiment)

Winnie & Walter Join In To Win – (envelopes and part sentiment)

Finally today, I’m delighted to say a warm hello to a some new followers … and friends …

non blogging/non gallery card makers … Mary L, Barbara H, Mary H and TK

and bloggers … Pam S (Expressions With Heart), Vinita (Made With Love n Care), Pam (Pam’s Paper and Ink), Cornelia (Fun Stamping), Michele F (I Card Everyone) …

If you haven’t explored these fun and inspiring blogs already (or even if you have!), do pop over for a meander …  you’re in for such a treat … oh, and take plenty of supplies … you’ll be a while!  Whether you’re blogging or non blogging, ladies … you’re all very welcome, and thank you for joining me 🙂

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


38 thoughts on “Time Out DT #26 Mid Challenge Reminder, Addicted To CAS #13, Virginia’s View #13, Winnie & Walter JITW – March

  1. Sandie

    Such sweet envelopes and each one heat embossed, such patience! I got some new WW goodies the other day and am looking forward to using them!

  2. susannev2014

    Those heart envelopes in bright colors are so adorable! I really hope I will find time to play with this fun inspiration picture!

  3. Michele F

    Anita this is so sweet – love the tumbling message, and all the darling details – you certainly know how to pull them all together in a most whimsical way! I was surprised to see my name on the ‘new’ list! But whatever I’ve done differently, my info does now pre-fill for me!! Yay!
    =] M

  4. chriss58

    In love with your teeny envelopes, all dressed in embossed goodness and I am sure each and every one of them is filled with a heartfelt message because each one has a teeny heart placed with Anita-esque flair. Yummy glossy sentiment atop those darling envelopes that are arranged just so! I hope to play in the TO challenge…I made a card a few days ago but got some finger smudges on it last minute…
    Oh, and I was thinking exactly what Ardyth said about a bisous stamp!
    Have a great rest of the day friend!

  5. Geri G

    Mission accomplished dear friend! You’ve sooooo inspired me to get my craft on this afternoon and try to come up with a card for this challenge. Such a cool photo! I love how your sentiment (you’re very welcome) springs forth from the open envie – such a good idea! Sweet design layout too!

    …I’m off to craft now 🙂

  6. Joyce M.

    You are truly the queen of multiple challenges, and you have done it again. Love this card and your sweet collection of tumbling envelopes. Fantastic idea.

  7. lollthompson

    Such a fun design Anita. Love your interpretation of the photo challenge! 🙂 Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

  8. BarbGhig

    Oh, I just love how you stamped and placed these fun envies and your sentiment is perfect! Fabulous card, Anita! I’m so happy you’ve included your card in this week’s challenge at ATCAS…we always love seeing your creations in the gallery!

  9. Petra

    So much fun and so super cute, Anita!!! Love those sweet little envelopes in the lovely colours and so clever to have the sentiment falling from the open one!!! The little hearts on the envelope are really cute!!!! Oh, I love this, Anita!!! AWESOME!!!!
    Have a great day!!

  10. Bev

    Sweet. Not too much, not too little. It’s just right. Seriously cool idea, those little envelopes are such a fun and brilliant idea. They capture the shape of those frames, and I love the ‘spilled out’ sentiment. I’ve been remiss in emailing…my bad. I really hope to get to that today. Depends on the YKWs. Anyway, this is a wonderful card, and you’ve inspired another ping. Hope to play again. MISS YOU. Bisous, bisous. xoxo

  11. kimheggins

    I love this card and those stamps are just fabulous. Love that adorable little envelope all decked out in so many beautiful colors.

  12. Caroline

    Just found your blog. I’m in love!!! I adore your style . . . can’t wait to browse all the way to day 1!!!

  13. born57

    Oh my goodness. I love all these colorful enveleops and this wonderful card! You have inspired ?….Anita!

  14. jmhave44

    Still loving these fun colors, and what a perfect image for the sentiment! The tiny envelopes are a delightful embellie and work beautifully on your CAS – but so gorgeous! – card. TFS & Happy wkend.

  15. Tracey McNeely

    Anita those envelopes are so perfect! I love the happy, bight colours of them. Your distressing is PERFECT and I am awestruck with the lined lining! Wow

  16. Shona Chambers

    What is it about teeny tiny envelopes and houses, I just can’t resist either of them!! This is such a great interpretation of the photo and I’m so jealous of the beautiful inks you have. And so excited to see you have so many new followers, more people learning about your amazing card making skills!!

  17. Virginia L.

    ADORE the white embossing in this! The color contrast is perfect in this design! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

  18. c

    Your tumble of sweet envelopes, each one sealed with love, is simply spectacular, charming and darling! Happy mail, indeed! Again, an innovative, fresh, fabulous take on the photo! Love!


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