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 🙂


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

  1. born57

    The colors and images are so vibrant and beautiful. Anita! Love the panel you stamped ,beautiful card again today! Hope you have a good one!

  2. Susi

    There is definitely a lot of inspiration from that Time Out photo, Anita, and your card matches it perfectly! Your choice of big, bold flowers mimics the shape of those found on the armoire beautifully.

  3. BarbGhig

    Oh, I love how you played with the vibrant colors for your flowers, and how beautifully the black sentiment and borders ground your design, Anita! Such a lovely take on the inspiration photo!
    So happy you played along with us this week for the CAS challenge at ATSM!

  4. Petra

    Oh, I love those beautiful flowers in the lovely vibrant colours, Anita!!! And the black strips really bring out the colours and work wonderfully with the black sentiment!!! This is really beautiful, my friend!!!! Love it!!!
    Have a great Friday!!!

  5. conil

    Already inspired me but not as well as it inspired you. You’ve used those colors to their best advantage. And trimming them with black to match the sentiment is brilliant. You really are a CAS genius.

  6. susannev2014

    Anita, you achieved the impossible! Making a CAS card while still capturing this very colorful pattern! What – no Wink of Stella??? Are you okay? Oh, you must have run out of it! 😉 😉 😉

  7. Brenda L.

    Oh Anita, I am loving your second take on the inspiration photo! So bright, so fun and so cheerful is your card. It just makes me happy looking at it. Hugs, Brenda

  8. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    I really admire your card – such a beauty you created from this inspiration picture (I’m not very fond of that armoire…) – amazing!

  9. Geri G

    Oh. My. Goodness!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am so in awe of your beautifully stamped images and the colors that you chose! The little peep of a black border along the stamped panel is the perfect way to highlight the images! Stunning creation dear friend!

  10. Colleen F

    Stunning card for the Seize the Birthday Challenge; Florals! Your flowers just pop with all those vibrant colors! Love it and love that you kept it clean and simple with all the white space! thank you for joining us!

  11. Coralynn

    Such a great design. I love how the colours just pop off the card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  12. djkardkreations

    I didn’t think you would be able to top your first card, Anita, but holy spumoni, this is out of this world fabulous!! All those who have entered are breathing a sigh of relief that you are on the DT because this would have won, hands down!! Unbelievably mwah!! MYMA! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

    1. Željka

      Stunning card,Anita,and amazing CAS design with gorgeous vibrant colors,you really did a nice job…Thank you for joining us at ATSM CAS challenge…Željka DT

  13. Claire A

    I just don’t feel as though I’m getting out in blogland at all at the moment Anita – really, these pesky school holidays do get in the way of my craft time! What a fab take on that interesting closet. Should I say I’d prefer your card sat on my mantelpiece, than that closet sitting in my bedroom! The bright colours are perfect for those stamps and the black border on the panel really make it pop!

  14. Gerrina

    This is such a great card! Love the bold flowers,, the colours and the doodling! And they look great between the little black stripes; a great extra! Enjoy your sunday!

  15. hobbitnoll

    This is AMAZING!!! LOVE the bright colors you used on the flowers. I have this set and just cannot seem to get my creations to look like yours.

  16. cmayne

    WOW! Your vibrant flowers are yet another marvelous take on the photo! So pretty, and given all the more impact with the black strips….


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