Little Tangles #57/The Crooked Stamper, Colour Q #293, SSS Wednesday 3/6, Simply Create Too #87, Seize The Birthday 4/6 … and a Winner!

As promised following my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Finale, I’m back today to announce the winner of the US$30 Gift Card that Julie and Shay generously gave me.  Thank you so much to everyone who left me such lovely comments after each performance, I appreciate you all!  I won’t keep you in suspense any longer … the randomly drawn lucky winner, who can now go on a Winnie & Walter spree, is Claire A … congratulations, Claire … I’ve emailed you!

While you’re here, how about a card … my first ‘just because I can’ one for a looooooong time … it was good just to play … and make this …

N&T 57, CQ 293, SSSW 3-6I was inspired here by the sketch at Little Tangles (which is a joint challenge with Leslie at The Crooked Stamper) and the colours from Colour Q.  The Neat & Tangled ‘Happies’ were stamped onto white card, cut with a Papertrey circle die, edged with a black Promarker and clear embossed to add some shine.  I cut a chevron border into a white panel using a little diagonal die from Papertrey, and stamped/heat embossed the ‘Birthday’ (from Technique Tuesday, thanks to my lovely friend, Darnell).  The base card was covered with black card, the ‘Happies’ were popped up on foam tape over the chevrons, and the finished panel was popped up onto the black.  I pondered over dots/gems … but as this will eventually be heading to a teenage boy, I thought better of it … don’t think bling would go down too well!

I’m playing along with …

Little Tangles & The Crooker Stamper – Sketch (see below)

Colour Q – my closest colours to Basic Black, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, White

SSS Wednesday – Masculine

Simply Create Too – Masculine

Seize The Birthday – Without the ‘Animal’ Toppings

Thanks for all your warm wishes following the attack of the Heavy-Head-Cold Monster here … I’m more or less back to normal now (hahaha!), and have been enjoying lots and lots of visits across the blogosphere over the weekend … it’s been wonderful!  There’s still more to see, but I’m getting there … and then it’s next stop, my bottomless email inbox!  Thanks so much for your patience … and for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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35 thoughts on “Little Tangles #57/The Crooked Stamper, Colour Q #293, SSS Wednesday 3/6, Simply Create Too #87, Seize The Birthday 4/6 … and a Winner!

  1. susannev2014

    Congratulations, Claire!
    What a fun card! The colors, the shine, the chevron border – I love everything about it!

  2. chriss58

    Handsome masculine card Anita! I love seeing anything that you make 🙂
    Happy to hear that you are feeling better.
    Congrats to Claire!

  3. leslie

    What a fun card! I love the chevron and the pretty colors of the circles. Thanks for playing my CSSC and Little Tangles challenges!

  4. Sandie

    so pleased you are feeling more yourself and how fab you got to create just for you. And I love the graphic and glossy look to this x

  5. Hannelie

    I love this fabulous graphic card Anita! I love how the chevron leads the eye to the focal point!
    hanks slot for sharing at Seize the birthday. have a happy ( healthy ) week!

  6. Claire

    Chuffed to bits to be a winner Anita thank you! Fabulous, fun take on the Colour Q colours this week-loving those big, bold chevrons!

  7. Petra

    Love the shine of the heat embossing on the fun ‘happy’ circles, Anita!!!! The chevron ties them together beautifully and the lovely clean font of the ‘birthday’ fits perfectly with the whole graphic design!!!! The small black frame is all that was needed to finish it off beautifully!!! And I agree with not adding bling for a teenage, boy!!!! Any teenage boy will love it as it is!!!!!
    Have a great week!!!!

  8. Colleen F

    What a fun way to get those colors that are needed for that challenge!! And I love the strip of chevron joining them together!! Thanks for joining us at STB!

  9. quilterlin

    A great graphic design, Anita, perfect for a masculine card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Nora

    This is so lovely. I like the simple style with the bright colors you used. It is a perfect color scheme for a male. Great design!!

  11. Brenda L.

    A big congrats to Claire! A lucky name as my granddaughter’s name is Claire. lol I love, love your card Anita! The circles with the happy’s on them are so fun and I love the chevron under them. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Daisies Girl

    LOVE this – so cool and trendy looking!! Those circles are spectacular and everything just looks SO good on this card – Way to go – I love it!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” – hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  13. Shona Chambers

    So glad your feeling much better. Took me 4 weeks to get over my flu/virus thingie and hopefully it will be the last for the rest of Winter. This is a fantastic masculine card and I think you made the right choice not adding any embellies. I must ask you, when you do clear embossing over a stamped image (to give it some shine) do you have problems with it melting in little blobs instead of all melting together over the image?? I keep trying to do it but get the same result. Maybe its the embossing powder I use. Any advice???

  14. BarbGhig

    I’m loving what you created while you had a chance to ‘play’! The graphic chevron pattern is so striking against the colors of your Happy circles and I love this CAS layout! Really fabulous card as always, Anita!
    Congrats to Claire on her win…it was great fun to stop by to see all of your amazing ‘performances’, too 🙂

  15. cmayne

    Your ‘just because you can’ card is graphic gorgeous and bold beautiful! The happy circles, the chevrons, the yummy white space…design delight!


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