Time Out DT #43, CAS-ual Fridays #144, Simply Create Too #97, SSS Monday 26/10, SSS Wednesday 28/10

Hello!  We have a lovely theme for you at Time Out this fortnight … it’s Christmas … with the optional twist of using pink or purple.  I went with the pink (a very vibrant one!) … and a little added gold …

Time Out DT 43Time OutI inked my craft mat with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and a little Delicata Gold ink, spritzed it with water and started smooshing a white card panel, doing a little, drying it, doing some more, drying it … and so on till I was happy with the result.  The panel was trimmed to size, a snowflake from Uniko was cut from the middle of it and the sentiment was white embossed … it’s made up with stamps from Uniko and SSS.  I adhered the die cut smooshed panel to a white card base, cut another snowflake from a spare piece of white card, coated it with Wink of Stella and pieced it and the loose smooshed pieces back into the die cut space.  Voilà!  Here’s a look at all the shimmer and shine …

Time Out DT 43 DetailThis is my first Christmas card of the year … how are you doing with yours?  How about making one including pink or purple (or any other colours if you don’t want to twist) and playing along with us at Time Out?    We have a sponsor for those who do use the twist … a random winner will be able to choose any stamp set from Uniko … and there are such yummy ones to choose from!  As usual, our overall winner, as chosen by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge … it could be you!  There’s lots of inspiration over at the Time Out blog, from our talented Guest Designer Suchi from Suchi’s Cardstock … from our own fabulous Design Team … and from some of the Design Team over at Uniko … what a treat!   If you comment on the Uniko blog here and on the blogs of the Uniko DT who have played along with us, you could win their stamp of the week … Label Love … oooh, yes please!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

I’m joining in the fun at …

CAS-ual Fridays – Tic Tac Toe … Distressing, Sparkling, Embossing

Simply Create Too – Baby It’s Cold Outside … snow’s a smidge chilly!

SSS Monday – Throwback … I chose January 2015 Inky Backgrounds

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

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

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53 thoughts on “Time Out DT #43, CAS-ual Fridays #144, Simply Create Too #97, SSS Monday 26/10, SSS Wednesday 28/10

  1. Sandie

    I love the way the gold looks and had not thought of using this gold ink like this, makes for a stunning background. I have a large Uniko snowflake sitting on my craft desk winking at me…now I have an idea-thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Suchi

    Hello Anita! Your card looks elegant with pink and gold! It stands out and looks wonderful! Thanks for mentioning me in the post..I am glad to be a part of Time Out this week! 🙂
    Suchi xx

  3. Sarah

    WOW! Absolutely stunning Anita! Your BG is just awesome and I love the effect on the textured linen cardstock and the dash of gold – may have to give that a try. Great to see the Uniko snowflake and use of the sentiment stamps too. Love it! Sarah x

  4. susannev2014

    Wow, look at you swooshing away and creating this gorgeous background! If this is your first Christmas card I would say you are off to a great start! Absolutely lovely!

  5. serendipitydragonfly

    Such a pretty card Anita. Hadn’t thought of using the Delicata Gold ink so thanks for putting that in my mind. Will go and have a play.


    Karen xxx

  6. TK

    A-MAY-ZING! Love the colors, and that gold! Beautiful shimmer; I didn’t even know you could “smoosh” Delicata gold!!!

  7. conil

    Shimmery delight…love that it’s pink. For the first Christmas card, you really nailed it. You’ll have a tough time topping this one. But since you have the talent, I’ll bet each one will be a masterpiece.

  8. chriss58

    Stunning comes to mind with this elegant colour combo that is so rich with the addition of your gold! Love the white embossed sentiment and that center stage snowflake has got it going on!
    Love this mon Amie! xox

  9. Geri G

    Totally loving your water colored background….ESPECIALLY with the pretty flecks of gold! Adore the inlaid snowflake and how your inking technique highlights the glorious texture of the linen cardstock!

  10. BarbGhig

    You are so clever, Anita! I never thought to mix distress inks with Delicata Gold and the effect is gorgeous! Love your inlaid snowflake, too! Another stunning card!

  11. Bev

    You’re going to be a trendsetter with this background my friend. I can see cardmakers all over blogland CASEing this idea. As well they should; it’s utterly fantastic. Love the vibrancy of the pink you’ve chosen, pale would have been too wishy-washy. And your embossing is perfect. Fabby snowflake all dressed up in sparkle. Another wonderful card sweet friend. Miss you tons. bisous, bisous. xoxo

  12. djkardkreations

    Gah, this is so vibrant and a true smooshing sensation!! The colors are out of this world and look so gorj on that linen paper! WOWZA a hundred times over, Anita! So pinning!! Love and hugs to you and well done with your first CC!! Darnell

  13. Barbara Roe

    I love the card and it is a different style for you but it is beautiful. Swooshing is one of my favorite techniques and I love teaching it. Sorry I didn’t write sooner but I have been out of town and really don’t like typing on the I-phone. I met Darnell and that was special. 🙂

  14. jmhave44

    I’m enjoying ‘smooshing’ right now too, so I’m really loving this vivid pink-y tone one. Looks wonderful with the streaks of gold (hmm…hadn’t thought to try the Delicata, and it’s my favorite gold ink pad too). The inlaid snowflake just added more delicious beauty…I LOVE this non-traditional, yet so very festive CAS (well it isn’t really!) card. It’s just beautiful. TFS & Hugs

  15. smouwen

    Gorgeous background, the pink in all those shades is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  16. Petra

    Your pink and gold bg is soooooo beautiful, Anita!!! All the shimmer and the inlaid snowflake is lovely!!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of your CCards – this one is so stunning!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  17. Gerrina

    A stunning X-mascard! Love the modern design and the pink does work beautifully!
    (I saw some pink and mint and purple baubles in shops; being the newest trend)
    Blogger is playing up; I didn’t see your post in my blogrol for several days…
    Hope you have a good week! Hugs, Gerrina

  18. cmayne

    This debut Christmas card for 2015 is utterly spectacular, Anita…the vibrant pink and the shimmer gold are a stunning canvas for your beautiful Uniko snowflake! Gorgeous, inspired and most definitely inspiring!


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