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 …
The 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 🙂