A Birthday Bouquet … and an Exciting Reminder!

Hello … bonjour!  Happy New Year … Bonne Année 2018!  In just a week’s time, a deliciously pristine, shiny new challenge starts … I’m pretty certain you’ll have heard about it as the first announcement was made before Christmas … it’s the lovely Darnell‘s Twofer Card Challenge!  That’s exciting enough, really … though for me it’s beyond that … I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be part of the Twofer Design Team.  Goodness … so thrilled!  Do check out the Twofer blog for all the details of this unique challenge … it’s going to be so much fun … and so inspiring … wait till you see all the talent on the DT (if you haven’t already) … and come back in a week to find out what all the excitement is about!  So, I do have a card to share today (which is why you’re here) … a fresh, pretty little number made with some NBUS … A bouquet of blooms from WPlus9, stamped and white heat embossed onto a panel of Canson Mixed Media cardstock.  I coloured it with Zigs and a water brush, stamped the sentiment (SSS), added a little sprinkle of Lucy’s gems and popped the panel up on craft foam onto a base of the same card (I like my panels to match!).

I’m playing along at …

CAS Watercolour – Birthday

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … no sequin option

SSS Monday – Something New … WPlus9 Botanical Bunch

SSS Work It Wednesday – New To You … WPlus9 Botanical Bunch

I’ll be back tomorrow with Time Out‘s first challenge of the year … and in a week for Twofer‘s debut … do hope you’ll have chance to join us for both!    Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


32 thoughts on “A Birthday Bouquet … and an Exciting Reminder!

  1. Claire A

    I do like your matching panel! Just the right amount of detail for your beautifully simple blooms. Looking forward to the new challenge blog – have just become the 100th follower. Congrats on being on the DT!

  2. Jeanne

    Happy New Year Anita! Hope it’s a creative and happy one for you. I adore your beautiful birthday bouquet. The colors are wonderful and happy. Terrific way to start the new year! Thanks ever so much for sharing the card and the reminder about the Twofer challenge. 🙂

  3. Rosemary D

    gorgeous, gorgeous card, anita!! congrats on your new design team spot!! darnell could not have picked a better designer for her team!!

  4. cmayne

    Stunning flowers, Anita; just what we need to brighten and warm these wintry days! LOVE this! Counting down the days to the launch of Twofer…seven more sleeps!

  5. djkardkreations

    Thank you for the awesome shoutout for Twofer, Anita! I’m so honored and delighted to have you on the Design Team! I know we are all chomping at the bit to get the show on the road!!! But for today, I’ll settle down and enjoy your lovely and happy spring bouquet! Such a great and welcome change after nothing much but Christmas cards for weeks now (she says, pointing the finger at herself!)! Your coloring and blending are gorgeous, as always!! LYAMYMAATYFBMF! Hugs, Darnell

  6. conil

    You florals are always gorgeous…love the vibrancy of your blooms against the soft blue outlining them. And Darnell hit the jackpot when she chose you to be on her team…you’re are the perfect team member for this new challenge. Cannot wait to see your stellar creations.

  7. Michele F

    A beautiful arrangement, Anita! I’ve been waiting for that stamp to be back in stock!
    I’m so excited that you will be on the Twofer DT! It sounds like such a fun new challenge!

  8. Mac Mable

    The slight bloom of colour on the background, around that ever so pretty flower bouquet looks gorgeous. Love the matching panel too x Many congratulations on making the DT and so looking forward to being inspired by your wonderful creations in this new and exciting challenge x

  9. cat craig

    Beautiful card Anita. The white embossing and the colors are just lovely. I am looking forward to the new challenge. I hope I pack the right stuff to be able to play in the first one.

  10. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow what a stunning card Anita! I love that image and how you colored it. Glad your posts always come into my email box cause I wouldn’t have know about the new challenge as Darnell’s post don’t come in all the time. I am looking forward to seeing what you ladies do to inspire us as I know I will need some inspiration. lol Hugs, Brenda

  11. Bobby

    Your flowers are lovely with that soft blue background, Anita. I’m so looking forward to the twofer challenge and excited that you’re on the team.

  12. Bev

    Such a pretty bouquet of flowers today, dear friend. Just what we need in these (brrrr….) cold times; a reminder of springtime! Love the colors and that sweet sentiment. Can’t wait for the 10th!! So excited to be on a DT with you (and our other incredible designers)!! Hugs to you. xo

  13. Bonnie

    I love this mix of colors, Anita! Such a beautiful bouquet and the wash around it brings out the gorgeous colors! Congratulations on the new Design Team spot! Can’t wait for this challenge to start! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  14. Nancy Littrell

    Congratulations, Anita. I was thrilled to see on Darnell’s blog before Christmas that you will be one of her very talented DT stampers:-) I LOVE your NBUS flower bouquet heat eb and watercolored with Zigs. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolor. Hugs..

  15. BarbGhig

    Hi Anita! Happy New Year to you, and CONGRATS on your well-deserved spot on Darnell’s new DT! I really love all the beautiful spring colors on this lovely bouquet and how you showcased it with the blue wash! Looking forward to the new challenge…I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us 🙂 Big hugs, Barb xx

  16. lollthompson

    Your bright flowers are a breathe of fresh air during this cold winter. Lovely design Anita. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. I’m so excited to be working with you on the Design Team for the new Twofer Card Challenge. Can’t wait to get started on Jan. 10th! xx

  17. Maria A Rodriguez

    Gorgeous Anita, WOW!! the white embossing really makes the watercolor in your bouquet pop beautifully.
    This is what all of us who are still enduring this hard Winter months need right now, bright, happy, colorful flowers, a reminder that Spring will be here soon.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  18. Christine Smith

    Happy New Year! I love the white embossing and your gorgeous watercolouring – a really happy and glorious card! I am so looking forward to Darnell’s Twofer challenge – congratulations on being on the DT! xxxxx

  19. susannev2014

    This gorgeous bouquet is a feast for the eyes, especially considering the temperatures of -24ºC and the snow that we are having here at the moment! The light blue background shading makes the blossoms pop!
    Only three more days…

  20. Sharron Gregory

    Such a lovely bouquet and the colors are wonderful! Love the soft blue as a frame for your happy blooms! Congrats on being on the team for Darnell’s new challenge. It’s almost time for the first one!!!


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