Time Out DT #37, Muse #127, CASology #158, Simply Create Too #91, House of Cards – August

Hello!  We have a yummy new ‘Inspired By Words’ theme for this fortnight’s challenge at Time Out … this time round, our words are ‘ Friendship is Golden’ … how gorgeous is that!  Here’s what I was inspired to create …

Time Out DT 37On a white card panel, I stamped and gold heat embossed the Technique Tuesday sentiment and image.  The slivers of stripes were added down each side of the card base and the panel was popped up over them on fun foam.  I coloured the hearts with Promarkers, picking out colours from the stripes, coated them with clear glitter and topped off with a layer of Glossy Accents.  Voilà … in the words of the lovely Darnell … QACAS (Quick and Clean and Simple!).

How will you be inspired by our words this fortnight?  I used the whole phrase, but you can go anywhere your imagination takes you … we’d love to have you link up what you create!  There’s inspiration galore over on the Time Out blog, from our lovely and super talented (go see, you’ll understand!) Guest Designer, Cornelia from Stempel Spass (Fun Stamping) and wonderful Design Team.  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

CASology – Precious … there aren’t many things as precious as friends … golden ones!

Muse – Joan is our fabulous muse this week … my take uses a simple sentiment  as focal point, a cluster of hearts and a popped up panel … and I swapped Joan’s embossed white stripes at the sides for my coloured ones (her delicious CAS card is below).

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes

House of Cards – Metallic … a new to me challenge, discovered via Cornelia who is on the DT (among … thanks, my friend!

Hope you’re having a splendid week … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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47 thoughts on “Time Out DT #37, Muse #127, CASology #158, Simply Create Too #91, House of Cards – August

  1. sandie

    I love the striped panel idea and picking up the colours in heart. I agree with Nonni, I can’t seem to stamp on textured cards let alone emboss x

  2. kerstin462kesu

    Mmmmmm! CAS rules! QACAS rules even more 🙂 Love the idea to just use a strip of paper on both sides and then pop up the motive. (Don’t know if I use the right terms here, I’m fairly new to this wonderful world.) What striped paper have you used? Clever to match it so perfectly with Promarkers.

  3. born57

    Gorgeous CAS card, Anita! I love the patterned paper with stripes, gold embossed image and matching colored hearts…so pretty!

  4. susannev2014

    This card is so very pretty! The stripes and the glittery hearts make it very cheerful and fun! Love it!

  5. Barbara Roe

    I like this card Anita and it was QACAS. I especially like your thoughts on golden friendships and I am fortunate to have had a friend for 55 years (yikes that sounds old). Even though we live far from one another when we get together we are giddy like little kids – and yes this friendship is precious. Hope all is well with you, Barb

  6. Hannelie Bester

    Oh my goodness…. since I am in a striped crafting mood lately… I fell in love with this beauty immediately! Add gold, hearts and pretty colours and yes voilà… you created a winner!
    Thanks for joining Casology!

  7. Jen W.

    Gorgeous! Love the sentiment in gold and the sweet coloured hearts and the stripes are the perfect frame! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Sarah

    CAS perfect and a beautiful combination of colours making a great take on Joan’s Muse card Anita. Love your clever embossed sentiment too. Sarah x

  9. Petra

    Another beautiful card, Anita!!! Love the colourful, fun stripes on the sides and the sweet little hearts coloured in the same colours!!! Really like that sentiment stamp and it looks great embossed in gold!!! Perfect QACAS card!!!
    Have a wonderful Friday!!!

  10. Tammy

    Beautiful CAS card Anita, I love the gold embossing and the colorful striped paper! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!
    Tammy x

  11. Geri G

    First off…like Noni, I’m in awe of your flawless embossing on the textured cardstock! Adore your QACAS design – especially that you matched the colors of the hearts to the peek of striped paper!

  12. Joyce M.

    Amazing card. I love you you made your focal point–and your execution is perfect–not a stray bit of ep in sight. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  13. Mynn xx

    SO loving this gorgeous CAS card! I adore the gold embossing with the POPS of color in the hearts and patterned border! Fabulous! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards, friend! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  14. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous CAS card, Anita! I love your hearts and how you placed the pretty striped papers! Beautiful gold embossing, too!

  15. kimheggins

    So sweet Anita…just adorable. I really love the stripes on the edge of your card, it really makes your sweet sentiment shine!!! Hope you are well, miss you lots!

  16. lollthompson

    This is so sweet Anita. Love how you’ve taken the colours from your striped panel and added them to your hearts. Great design! xx

  17. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    So pretty – love the hearts matching the colors of the PP! Thanks for all those wonderful and thoughtful comments you always leave on my blog posts – they make my day :))))

  18. jmhave44

    Very CAS with lots of white, but still that dash of color. Loved the repetition of the stripe colors in the golden hearts! TFS & Hugs

  19. TK

    Oh this card is wonderful! The gold embossing pulls out that color from the stripes, and the colored hearts are great mimics of other colors. I love how the stripes seem prominent, yet the focal point is understated and really draws you in!

  20. Bev

    Sweet friend, our friendship is worth a bazillion times more than all the gold in the world. You are a treasured friend, and I wish we were next-door neighbors! Of course, if we were, we’d spend all our time laughing and crafting and not accomplish anything else, lol!! Your card is stunning simplicity. The beauty of the gold, and the soft colors are truly striking. This is just gorgeous. And I adore it! Though, I adore YOU more! Missing you everyday.

  21. Beverley

    This is FAB Anita, I love the layout and the rainbow stripes down the sides of the panel, it really accentuates the gold embossed sentiment. Hugs Bev x

  22. Jenny M

    Awesome how you covered so many challenges with this fab card!! Those rainbow stripes down the edge are a perfect accompaniment to the golden focus 🙂
    Jenny x

  23. linda

    i love how the gold sentiment pops against the white and the little glittery hearts matching the colours of the stripes are too cute! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!

  24. chriss58

    Oh, such a lovely! She is cheery, colourful and stylish. Her little shimmering hearts are darling!
    Bisous xxx

  25. cmayne

    I treasure our friendship immensely, Anita and yes, meeting you in real life is on my wish list! I’ve met Geri and Bev in person, I’ve chatted with Darnell via Skype and Kim on the phone, so…The universe works in magical ways! I adore your card: QACASS (Quick and Clean and Simple and Stunning)!

  26. djkardkreations

    Well, now ’tis I who is embarrassed by how long it’s been since I’ve visited! I’m so sorry, Anita! I didn’t realize I had gotten this far behind between not feeling well and having my sister here. Goodness! On the other hand, I am getting a whoop-load of wonderful and amazing Anita Inspiration!! This card is fabulous and I thank you so much for the shout-out and for promoting my QACAS aaachronym!! Mwah! You’re the BEST and I miss you!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo


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