Monthly Archives: April 2016

Time Out DT #55 Mid Challenge Reminder, MFT Sketch #278, Little Tangles #67, SSS Wednesday – 27 April, Virginia’s View – Link Up Party

Hello … bonjour … hope you’ve been enjoying your week!  I’m popping in with another card for our latest challenge at Time Out, which still has almost a week to run … so there’s plenty of time to play along if you haven’t already!  Even if you have, we’d be happy to see you coming back with more!  Our theme is Celebrations …with the Optional Technique Twist of Die Cutting /Fussy Cutting … here’s my second take on it …

Time Out DT 55RTime OutNothing like celebrating a friendship … in full colour!  These rainbow strips evolved … I heat embossed the ‘fabulous amazing terrific awesome fantastic’ from CAS-ual Fridays‘ Truth Is set repeatedly down a piece of watercolour card stock … brushed a thin stroke of Zig marker through the middle of each one … and ran a wet brush over them, line by line, allowing the colour to merge and flow.  After some discussion with myself about how to use the piece, I trimmed it into strips, popped three up on foam tape on the card base … and adhered a Studio Calico die cut over the top … covered liberally with Wink of Stella, of course.  Want to see?

Time Out DT 55R DetailSo … will you play along?  You can celebrate anything you wish on your card … and we’d love it if you joined us in the gallery! This fortnight we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps … not only did owner Michele provide the DT with yummy goodies to play with (thanks so much, Michele!) … she’s also giving away a US$25 gift voucher to a randomly drawn participant who uses the Die Cutting/Fussy Cutting twist!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with plenty of delicious inspiration from our amazing DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Elizabeth Stewart from Paper Sweetness.   Hope to see you there!

My card will be celebrating over at …

MFT Sketch – see below … with a small gap or two!

Little Tangles – Die Cutting … sorry,  I have no N&T die cuts … yet!

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Virginia’s View – Surprise Link Up Party … lovely to see your challenge back for a visit, Virginia!

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

         

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog         

Time Out DT #55, MFT Colour Challenge #43, AAA Cards #62, SSS Wednesday – 20 April, SSS Work It Wednesday – March

Hello … bonjour!  Hope your week’s been wonderful so far!  Today marks the start of another fabulous challenge at Time Out … this time our theme is Celebrations with the Optional Technique Twist of Die Cutting /Fussy Cutting.  Here’s what I came up with …

Time Out DT 55Time OutThese delicate blooms are from the Truth Is set from CAS-ual Fridays … there are two flowers on the one stamp … I did some masking to add a third … and heat embossed them in white.   I used my Zigs and a refilled Wink of Stella pen for the floral watercolouring and for the blue colour wash in the background.  The sentiment is from SSS … the secondary one was stamped first and the ‘wishing’ was cut into it and the flower stems.   I stacked the word onto apple green craft foam, pieced it back into the watercolour panel and added a scattering of SSS sequins, before adhering the finished panel flat onto my card front.

So … will you join in with us?  There are so many options with this Celebrations theme … and we’d love it if you joined us in the gallery!  This fortnight we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps … not only did the very generous Michele provide the DT with lovely goodies to play with (thanks so much, Michele!) … she’s also giving away a US$25 gift voucher to a randomly drawn participant who uses the Die Cutting/Fussy Cutting twist!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of fabulous inspiration from our amazing DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Elizabeth Stewart from Paper Sweetness.

I’m linking my blooms up with …

MFT Colour Challenge – Primitive White, Sour Apple, Daffodil, Berrylicious

AAA Cards – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Make It Girlie

SSS Work It Wednesday – Pastels

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

          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Time Out DT #54 Mid Challenge Reminder, AAA Cards #62, Addicted to Stamps & More #189, Seize The Birthday – 7 April, SSS Monday 11 April

Hello … bonjour!  Hope you’re having a great week!  I’m here to share another card for our latest challenge at Time Out, which still has almost a week to run … so plenty of time to play along!  We have a Home Sweet Home theme at the moment … with an amazing and vibrant inspiration photo (below) … here’s my second take …

Time Out DT 54RTime OutI wanted to capture the overall feel of all those bold and bright floral images, yet still keep my card clean.  So I did some random stamping of Papertrey‘s Friendly Flowers direct onto the base card, using the colours from this funky armoire … popped up split panels edged with black over it … and added a die cut and heat embossed Papertrey sentiment.  The only addition was a little doodling in the flower centres … yep, no Wink of Stella!

So, which parts of this photo will inspire you … colours, images, borders along the top and bottom, the different tiled floors … just let your imagination roam and see what it comes up with!  We’d love to see what you make … hope to see you in the gallery!   We’re sponsored this fortnight by Happy Little Stampers … so not only will our winner have the chance to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, they’ll also receive a $15 GC from HLS!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with tons of inspiration from our fabulous DT and from our lovely and wonderfully talented Guest Designers, Kylie, the dynamic owner of Happy Little Stampers and Elisabeth from Aufspapiergebracht (a blog you don’t want to miss visiting … you’re in for such a treat!)

I’m joining in with …

AAA Cards – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More – Clean and Simple

Seize The Birthday – Florals Topping

SSS Monday – April Showers Bring May Flowers

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

         

        Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Time Out DT #54, A Blog Named Hero – April, CASology #192, One Layer Simplicity #26, Seven Hills Crafts – April, Uniko #30

Hello … bonjour!  We have a Home Sweet Home inspiration photo for you at today’s new Time Out challenge … it’s an amazing vibrantly coloured armoir (below) … I went less vibrant and rather more CAS …

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I picked out the floral images and the predominant turquoise and yellow colours as the focus for my one layer card.  The base was masked round the edges and in the middle and I stamped the Hero Arts Spring Hello by Lia blooms/leaves randomly around the space, using generational stamping to achieve the different aqua hues.  The masks were removed, I scored a frame on the inside and outside edges of the stamping (to add definition), added a sentiment from Papertrey and coloured in the loops of the letters.  Not sure if it would’ve been better if the loops were in aqua … or without the colouring at all … but by the time I realised, it was done!  The flowers were coated with Wink of Stella … the larger ones were adorned with bling centres and the tiny yellow ones with Glossy Accents.  There’s lots of shimmer and prettiness IRL … some of that’s visible here …

Time Out DT 54 Detail

How will this armoire inspire you?  Why not let your creative imagination run wild and see what it comes up with … we’d love to see your card in the gallery!   We’re sponsored this time round by Happy Little Stampers … so not only will the winner have a chance to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, they’ll also receive a $15 GC from HLS!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of ideas from our wonderful DT and from our super talented Guest Designers, Kylie, dynamic owner of Happy Little Stampers and Elisabeth from Aufspapiergebracht (a blog you really, really want to visit … take supplies, you’ll be there a while!).

I’m playing along at …

A Blog Named Hero – Clean & Simple

CASology – Sprout

One Layer Simplicity – As You Wish

Seven Hills Crafts – Colour Palette … the middle one, see below

Uniko – Spring/Easter

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

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