Time Out DT #73, CAS Mix Up – December, CAS-ual Fridays #163, Happy Little Stampers – December, SSS Wednesday – 21 December, SSS Work It Wednesday – November

Hello … bonjour!  Today we start the last challenge of the year at Time Out … this fortnight, we’re Inspired By Words … ‘With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning’.  To me, this is a perfect phrase for Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus,  the Son of God, who came to the world to give us all a new beginning in Him … here’s my card …  time-out-dt-73Time Out         

My Christmas Day sunrise is made up of a blend of five sponged Distress Inks, sprayed and splattered with Shimmer Spritz.  The die cuts are from Concord & 9th‘s Holy Night Bundle … they were adhered flat to the inked card base and the star was covered with a generous coat of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  I finished off with the sentiment, also from the same bundle, stamped in Delicata Gold ink, to match all the other sparkle.

Where will these lovely words take you this fortnight?  You can use any or all of them to inspire a card … we’d love to see your take in the gallery!  We’re sponsored by STAMPlorations this fortnight … our winner will win a £20 GC and our two HMs will each receive a $10 GC.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of creative ideas from our fabulous DT and our talented Guest Designer,  Marina from My Perfect Life.  Do go and have a wander around Marina’s fun and creative blog … there’s lots of loveliness to enjoy!

I’m playing along with …

CAS Mix Up – Stamping + Sponging + Choice (Die Cutting)

CAS-ual Fridays – Christmas or Hanukkah

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Make It Sparkle

SSS Work It Wednesday – Die Cuts

It’s been pretty quiet here on the old blog recently (other things have been pressing!) … and I’ve not been in blogland very much either … looking forward to catching up with everyone very soon!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂








44 thoughts on “Time Out DT #73, CAS Mix Up – December, CAS-ual Fridays #163, Happy Little Stampers – December, SSS Wednesday – 21 December, SSS Work It Wednesday – November

  1. born57

    This new beginnings sunrise is beautifuly blended ! What a beautiful card and post you have for today,with such lovely words! Merry Christmas Anita!

  2. Jeanne

    Gorgeous ink blending, Anita! Those colors reflect a beautiful sunrise and the white star sparkles brightly. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Izzy Scrap

    Superbe Anita ! Ton dégradé de couleurs pour ton lever de soleil est tout simplement magnifique ! Et comme tu le sais déjà, j’adore ce Die si fin et si délicat ! Il se détache si magnifiquement sur ton arrière plan ! C’est la carte parfaite pour illustrer ces quelques mots de ce nouveau challenge !
    Très joyeux Noël et bonnes fêtes de fin d’année ! À bientôt !

  4. kimheggins

    Wow….such a stunning and beautiful card. And yes, each sunrise is a new beginning, a wonderful way to start each day. Wishing you a very blessed and merry Christmas!

  5. Michele F

    Anita I need those words where I can clearly read them each day … your sunrise is the most beautiful of all … and I imagine it looking just like this the day of His birth! Gorgeous, beautiful, exquisite, and outstanding are just a few of the first words that come to my mind … Merry Christmas, mon amie! xxx

  6. Geri G

    STUNNING! Your pastel sunrise sky is magnificent! Beautifully clean, simple and serene!

    It’s definitely a busy time of year so blogland visits move down to the bottom of the list..but we’ll have plenty of time to catch up once the new year rolls in!

  7. cmayne

    All is calm; all is bright….and you’ve visually conveyed the power and message of those words in a fashion most gorgeous, most elegant, most incredible! I agree with the visitors ahead of me and those to come: your card is STUNNING! Adding this beauty to my Evernote file now!
    Hugs, love and wishes for a most Merry Christmas!!

  8. lollthompson

    Love the mix of colours and shimmery shine for your gorgeous background Anita. Such a lovely die-cut scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. Bonnie

    That simple Nativity with the gorgeous sunrise is as beautiful as the first Christmas! It makes me think of His glory shining all around! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up! Christmas blessings to you Anita!

  10. Brenda Lawrence

    This is the perfect card for those words Anita! Oh my, I just love your sunrise and i just love the die cut scene. I am late sending out cards to overseas Anita, but I wanted to thank you for your beautiful card you send to me. I loved the card although I don’t feel the same as you do about me. lol I am trying to be courageous, but there are many times I fall short. Mostly at night, at bedtime-I have my talks with Dwayne and the Lord and I cry. Then I pick myself back up the next morning and go on. About all I can do. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happiest of New Years my friend! Hugs, Brenda

  11. djkardkreations

    Ah, this is an exquisite “Anita Card” to the max! A simply stunning sunrise! It is breathtaking as a backdrop for the birth of Jesus!! Here’s to life and blogging get back to a lovely balance in the new year!! LYAMYMA! I wish you untold blessings and the happiest Christmas!! Hugs and MWAHS! Darnell

  12. Rosemary D

    love your interpretation of the inspiration phrase… the true reason for the season! the card you created based on that interpretation is just gorgeous… Merry Christmas, my friend!

  13. BarbGhig

    A stunning Christmas card, Anita! I love the soft color palette that you chose for your sunrise, and your nativity is perfection!
    Sending you my best wishes for a Merry Christmas!!!

  14. Bobby

    It’s amazing how some inks and a simple die cut can make such a gorgeous and meaningful card when you have the creativity to see the vision and execute it perfectly. This you have done, Anita, in a most spectacular way.

  15. TK

    Oh Man this is GorGeous! Love the nativity (of course), but that sunrise is beautiful too! And yes, I’m STILL in love with your linen cs!

  16. katelesh

    This is so beautiful Anita. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I can’t believe how quickly this one snuck up on me. Looking forward to catching up with blogland after Christmas too!!!

  17. kelly griglione

    This card is almost as gorgeous as the one on my kitchen window sill that brings a smile to my face every day : ) Such a great design that really captures the spirit of the Christmas season. Love, love, love!! A very merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Anita!

  18. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    What a stunning sky you created for that delicate die-cut – it just came together in one wonderful little scene! Merry Christmas to you, Anita. Thank you so much for your wonderful card – its gracing my mantle! My card should get to you hopefully soon….

  19. Clelie

    This particular Christmas season my mind keeps jumping from Christ’s birth to His Resurrection! This wonderful manger sunrise perfectly speaks my heart’s thoughts this season…Hope springs Eternal ! I think your beautiful card has encouraged and uplifted all our hearts. God Bless you, dear Anita!

  20. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    After I saw your first card using these wonderful dies, I bought them immediately and used them a lot this season. I just love them (thank you for your inspiration) and I truly love this dawn sky you’ve created with this beautiful manger. Sending new year hugs your way…

  21. Mary H.

    What a perfectly splendid & glorious sunrise to showcase this beautifully simple and lovely nativity die. (will have to hunt for this one!). It represents so many ways in which to remind us of the reason we celebrate Christmas, and I love the idea of a ‘new day’. It’s just magnificent, Anita. TFS & Hugs. Best wishes for a very happy, healthy New Year too

  22. Emma Sims

    This is absolutely beautiful. I love the background. Wishing you all the best for the New Year. Thank you so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die.

    Emma – DT

  23. maria f.

    Oh what a beautiful morning! That is the PERFECT Christmas sunrise. Another gorgeous design of the nativity. I hope your Noel was wonderful and peaceful. We had several nice days with family. Now a couple quiet days just for us. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my blog and your gorgeous Christmas card. All the best for 2017.

  24. Claire A

    A blended perfection Anita – so love your Christmas cards this year..the one you sent me is absolutely beautiful. I may just have to CASE them for next years cards!

  25. conil

    That thud you heard is my bum hitting the floor after seeing this exquisitely crafted card. Just the best Christmas card I’ve seen all year…more like all decade. Woman, you are completely brilliant. The card is simple but it just shouts out, “Peace, Love and Joy”.

  26. Jill Vickers

    I love the colours you chose for your sunrise – you captured it beautifully and it contrasts so beautifully with the peaceful Christmas morning scene! Love it! Jill


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