A New Challenge at Time Out – #99 New Beginnings

Hello … bonjour!  Hope your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely.  Before all the joyful excitement begins, we have a fabulous new challenge starting today at Time Out … this fortnight we have a theme for you … New Beginnings … with the optional twist of using your Christmas goodies for this non Christmas theme.  I chose to twist this time around (with the joyeux part of my sentiment) … and made this pretty little number …

  Time OutThe wonky stitched panel is from MFT (Lake House stash) … it’s heat embossed in silver with a floral spray from Reverse Confetti … and is coloured with Zigs and a water brush.  The first part of the sentiment is from a Christmas SSS die (it also has Noël), cut from silver card … and the stamped element is from Papertrey and is heat embossed in silver.  I scattered a few sequins (filled with Stickles) and mounted the panel on craft foam on the card base.  There’s a party surprise on the inside … it’s my version of Ellen Hutson’s Confetti Flinger!  I loved the idea after seeing the amazing Jennifer McGuire showcase it not long ago, so made my own.  It was so much fun on Tuesday evening, watching the surprise on the recipient’s face when all the starry confetti came flying out!   I’m really sorry there’s no photo … try as I might, capturing that flying confetti was beyond the camera’s capacity … and my skills!  Do check out Jennifer’s video, though, it’ll give you the idea … the impact is fantastic!

Where will our theme take you … and will you go with our distressing twist?  Whichever way you choose, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  We’re sponsored this fortnight by Happy Little Stampers (thanks, Kylie), who are offering a $15 GC to a random twister.  As usual, our overall winner, as voted for by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with heaps of inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Patty from PJ’s Projects. Why not pop over and have a visit with Patty … you’ll find heaps of fabulous, fun, bright, happy cards to enjoy … and you can leave her some love while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

CAS Mix Up – Stamping plus two … die cutting, heat embossing, watercolouring

CAS Watercolour – Anything Goes

SSS Monday – Party … a birthday’s a good enough reason … the added confetti is celebratory!

SSS Wednesday – Party … as above

Are you almost ready?  I’m getting there and should have a little time to just breathe before The Big Day … hope that’s the case for you too!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



36 thoughts on “A New Challenge at Time Out – #99 New Beginnings

  1. Nonni

    Gorgeous floral stamp and I love your ZIG coloring! The layout is very stylish too and I love the wonky stitches, it adds fun detail to your card!

  2. Bonnie

    These flowers are lovely, Anita! It’s so nice to see these pretty flowers! Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  3. Michele F

    Leave it to your genius mind to have engineered your own version of Julie’s ‘fetti flinger, Anita! I’m having no problem imagining the recipient’s surprise – clever you!
    A gorgeous anniversary card, mon amie! hugs, and all the best Christmas wishes…

  4. kimheggins

    So beautiful Miss Anita…love your gorgeous flowers, the perfect card for new beginnings! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  5. Lisa E.

    Oh my stars Anita…this is gorgeous!! The embossing and the colors flow perfectly together. Love this one to bits!! Wishing you a blessed holiday season!!

  6. quilterlin

    Oh how lovely, Anita! The metallic embossing makes this wonderfully festive! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. conil

    Tres jolie, my friend. You’ve successfully taken the bits from current craftopia and made it your own. Your coloring and design is dead-on perfection. The theme is carried out beautifully with touches only you could execute. I’m so crazy about this card, I’m still saying “WOW!” in my head. Then you make your own confetti flinger…your talent knows no bounds. Brilliant.
    Hope your holiday is everything you want it to be, surrounded by family and friends.

  8. susanbri

    A beautiful card – lovely colours and great watercolouring. Love the use of the Christmas die cut for a non-Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  9. Cathy R

    This is such a pretty card Anita, love that flower stamp, it’s perfectly coloured and the metallic embossing looks fabulous. Merry Christmas, Cathy x

  10. lollthompson

    Your floral sprays are so pretty with the silver embossing and zig watercolouring, Anita. What a great way to use a (normally) Christmas die-cut sentiment for something completely different. Great way to stretch your stash. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx

  11. lostinpaper

    A stunner Anita, I love the embossing, it really takes your card to the next level! Merry Christmas to you and yours, hope the holidays are filled with fun, laughter and lots of over indulgence x

  12. susannev2014

    These floral sprigs look très jolies silver embossed and watercolored! Adore how they frame the pretty sentiment!

  13. djkardkreations

    I can imagine the impact the confetti had because if I were the recipient, I would have been mesmerized and star-struck by the OUTSIDE of your stunning colored design and thinking of it while opening … BAM!! Oh, well done!! Was anyone’s drink full of confetti after that?! lol! Enjoy the weekend and all the festivities and joy of this wonderful, hopeful, blessed holiday!! LYAMYMA!! Happy Christmas Hugs! Darnell

  14. Jeanne

    Anita, that sentiment is gorgeous. You heat embossed the images? Wow! They look like dimensional stickers. The silver cardstock you used for the sentiment is fabulous, too. So clean, crisp and striking. Your flowers are so pretty, too. What a delightful card with a wonderful, fun surprise. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs!

  15. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    An exquisite card – so elegant with the silver embossing! Stickled sequins – how clever! Have a very Merry Christmas, Sending you a Christmas hug!

  16. Sharron Gregory

    So very lovely! The floral spray looks gorgeous with the embossing and watercoloring. And very festive with that wonderful sentiment and the surprise of a little confetti!! Sending wishes for a wonderful Christmas and very blessed New Year!

  17. BarbGhig

    Such a beautiful card, Anita! I love your color palette and your silver embossing is so elegant…Loving all the wonky stitches, too…Perfect!

  18. Gerrina

    What a great way to use the sentiment! And I love the soft colours you used! Enjoy the weekend!
    Today the postman brought an enveloppe wich I may not open, but I am so curious…:) I left it closed and will open it on the 3th;Thank you! Hugs, Gerrina

  19. Kara Lynne

    Beautiful anniversary card, Anita! I love the silver embossing and your pretty colors. Great way to use your Christmas die as well! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  20. Hideko

    Beautiful silver heat-embossing and the Zig colored flowers, Anita! Love the design too!
    Congratulations on being on the DT of the Twofer Card Challenge!! Looking forward to the Jan 10 launch!

  21. Jill Vickers

    This is so pretty Anita – I love the pretty flowers combined with the shiny silver sentiment – and I can only only imagine how the confetti flinger brought joy to the recipient! Fabulous! Joyeux Noel, Jill.

  22. Maria f.

    Lovely! Almost as lovely as the card that landed in my mailbox this week. A masterpiece, my friend! Merci! And Merry Christmas 🎄

  23. Mac Mable

    So delicate and so very pretty. Love the wash of watercolour. Clever idea to use the sentiment die in a non Christmas way x Great surprise inside too…win win xx Merry Christmas to you and your family and here’s to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2018 x

  24. Bobby

    Your card is so pretty, Anita. The silver embossing and the soft watercoloring make a lovely anniversary card. Kudos to you for making your own confetti flinger. Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. May your holidays be blessed and the new year hold many new adventures.

  25. cmayne

    Beautiful floral sprigs to frame your lovely sentiment! Applauding your engineering feat in recreating the confetti flinging feature. I watched the video, but will likely need to do so several times more to absorb all the details. I’m sure your friend was absolutely delighted with this surprise of an ‘extra something’!
    Hugs and love~c

  26. Joyce M.

    Beautiful and elegant, Anita. Love the water coloring and the silver embossing. Now, I need to watch that video to see what you were talking about with the flying confetti.

  27. barbara

    Love so much your card Anita! It’s colorful and elegant, fabulous project! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Happy New Year! barbara


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