Time Out DT #49 Mid Challenge Reminder, Little Tangles #65, AAA Cards #57, Tic-Tac-Toe #3, Addicted to CAS #81

Hello … bonjour!  We’re just about half way through our lovely ‘Inspired By Words’ challenge at Time Out … this fortnight we’re using this song line … ‘Love Is The Flower You’ve Got To Let Grow’.  I went whimsical …

Time Out DT 49RTime Out… and almost one layer.  The stems and leaves are from Neat & Tangled‘s Scandinavian Flowers and were stamped randomly over the card base.  I stamped two sizes of Winnie & Walter outline hearts in place of the flower heads and scattered a third tiny size (also W&W) around them.  The hearts and little leaves were watercoloured and I added a couple of coats of Wink of Stella over the top.  The sentiment’s from SSS … a die cut ‘hello’ over the top of a white embossed slender strip of black … both adhered flat to the card.    How about a close up of all that shimmer …

Time Out DT 49R DetailWe’d love it if you played along … you can use all or any of the words them to spark your ideas.  You’d be in with a chance to be a Guest Designer with us for a future challenge … and there’s a £15 prize up for grabs for the winner, thanks to Stephanie at Clearly Besotted  Stamps.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with lots of inspiration from our fabulous DT and our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Valentyna from Flourishtina … hope to see you in the gallery!

I’m joining in with …

Little Tangles – Watercolour

AAA Cards – Love Me Like You Do

Tic -Tac-Toe – Top Row … Love, Shimmer, Hearts

Addicted to CAS – Bloom … flowers and love here!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend when it arrives!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



46 thoughts on “Time Out DT #49 Mid Challenge Reminder, Little Tangles #65, AAA Cards #57, Tic-Tac-Toe #3, Addicted to CAS #81

  1. born57

    Hi, Anita! Oh this is so pretty with that stamped background and Wink of Stella on each heart. Love the black word die against the pretty stamped images. We are having a little heatnwave here in CA , sunny and very warm. Hugs and I hope you enjoy your weekend too !

  2. Susi

    Love how you combined the 2 stamp sets to create the fabulous background , Anita. I’m also envious of how you combine so many challenges with one card 🙂

  3. Brenda L.

    What a pretty card Anita! I love those little heart flowers and vine/leaves background. That just makes the whole card! Your bold black sentiment and black strip with sentiment just pops off that beautiful background. Hugs, Brenda

  4. Petra

    Love all the cute little heart flowers with the beautiful shimmer, Anita!!!! The black sentiment really pops wonderfully and the white on the small black strip is lovely!!! Such a sweet card!!!
    Have a great Friday!!!

  5. conil

    WOW! Way to fulfill a bunch of challenges in one pass. And what a pass it is…that is such a sweet, lovely background. Using the N&T foliage and adding those W&W hearts is nothing short of GENIUS! Then to color them in…it’s so pretty it makes my heart ache. Wonder if someone makes wallpaper like that. If not, there is a second career for you. The bold sentiment sets it off to a tee. Just brilliant.

  6. BarbGhig

    I really love how you paired your stamps to create such a pretty pattern, Anita! Your sparkly hearts are so sweet, and your bold, black sentiment grounds your design perfectly! Great job combining challenges, too 🙂
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards in the gallery!

  7. Bev

    Just so you know, I’m totally CASEing this card. This is one of my all time favorites that you’ve made. Dang girl!!! Those greens are amazing. Love the bold/subtle feel they have. And don’t get me started on those sweet hearts… I’m a sucker for hearts! I love this card. And you too! Happy Valentine’s day! Miss you!

  8. djkardkreations

    What can be sweeter than HEART FLOWERS? This is such a happy spring card, a real breath of fresh air for wintertime! Well done, Anita, and thank you so much for playing in the TTT challenge at Stamping Smiles Designs!! Enjoy your weekend! Missing-you-hugs, Darnell

  9. Lindsey L

    Anita, this is so wonderful! I adore your decision to replace the flowers with the various sizes of hearts. So cute! Your watercolring looks great, too, and I love love all that shimmer. Such a perfect card for each challenge, but thanks especially for joining the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! I smiled with delight when I saw your name amongst the entries. 🙂

  10. jmhave44

    Oh my, I thought at first “what lovely pattern paper” , and then discovered you had stamped it. It’s awesome. Love the different sizes of the hearts on the green stems, and so very pretty. Liked all the shimmer too. The black strip really sets off the bold black sentiment splendidly. Awesome. TFS & Have a super wkend. Hugs

  11. hobbitnoll

    The background on this is AMAZING!!! I cannot believe you used watercolor!! Mine would be everywhere!! I really like the black sentiment too. Really grounds the card. Thank you for playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!

  12. Jill Vickers

    Love, love, love this card Anita! The background you created is amazing – such an amazing idea to combine the two stamp sets. You have really inspired me to take another look at my stash…. Hugs, Jill

  13. Geri G

    Total sweetness! Love the softness of the background paired with a bold, black sentient! Nice shimmer too! So sorry for being MIA…playing catch-up again!

  14. TK

    This is so pretty, Anita! I love that you used random stamping to make a background, but I also love that you replaced the flowers with hearts!


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