Time Out DT #100 – We Challenge You To Be Thankful!

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to the first challenge of 2018 at Time Out … and our 100th!  We’re introducing a couple of changes to our monthly schedule this year … one of which makes it’s first appearance here today, with our new ‘We Challenge You To Be …’ theme.  So, for this challenge … ‘We Challenge You To Be … Thankful’.  This is my take on it …

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A simple, fresh, one layer card, masked and stamped with flowers and leaves from Verve’s Bloom Brighter … and overstamped with a sentiment from the same set.  Some enamel accent dots in the centre of the flowers … and a sprinkling of sequins … finishes it off.

Where will our challenge take your creative imagination … being thankful for a friend … being thankful for some kindness or special event … Christmas thank you’s … or somewhere else?  Where ever it takes you, we’d love to see what you create!  This time, we’re sponsored by Verve Stamps … the winner, as voted for by the DT will receive a stamp set of their choice from the store … and as usual, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with a plethora of wonderful inspiration from our fabulous DT … as well as from our delightful Guest Designers.  Yep, plural … this fortnight, we’re fortunate to have two lovely Guest Designers … Bobby from Bits and Pieces and Julee, owner of Verve Stamps, from Poetic Artistry.  They are both super talented card makers and have oodles of fantastic cards to enjoy on their blogs … do go and have a delightful meander through them … and why not say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Friendship

Inkspirational – Stamping Only

SSS Monday – Something New … my Verve Stamps

SSS Wednesday – Something New … my Verve Stamps

SSS Work It Wednesday – New To You … my Verve Stamps

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


43 thoughts on “Time Out DT #100 – We Challenge You To Be Thankful!

  1. Sandie

    what a one layer joy! I do love this set and you worked wonders with it. Such petty colours and I love the over stamping with the semtiment. Great to see you at Ink too!!

  2. Jeanne

    What a happy card, Anita! Beautiful colors and a wonderful sentiment. Hard to believe it’s just one layer. So very pretty!

  3. icardeveryone01

    In my very-white-cold-world, your darling bouquet is warming my heart, Anita! You are so good at floral arrangement, my friend – and yes, we all have something to be thankful for! Thank you, always, for your inspiration, and friendship! xx

  4. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Hello Anita! Such a beautiful job on this one layer beauty that brings sunshine to my mind’s eye. Wonderful masking and color choices. It is bitterly cold here and blizzardy conditions today. I am peacefully wrapped up in a blanket and doing some commenting. Hugs to you!

  5. Bev

    Pretty sure you need to change your name from “Anita,” to “Master-of-All-Cardmaking-Forever-Amen.” This is a stunning one layer wonder! Every single time I visit your blog, you manage to make my eyes and heart smile. Love this masked bouquet in those lovely warm colors (and I emphasize, “warm” as it’s pretty darn cold here still)! Perfect placement of that sentiment too. A delight. Pure and simple! xoxoxo

  6. cmayne

    What a wonderful theme for the new challenge; an opportunity to reflect on all those things for which we are thankful! I, like many of us, am grateful for YOU, sharing your inspiration with us with beautiful cards – like this gorgeous one-layered floral wonder here – and uplifting comments on our creations. Blessed to call you ‘my friend’!

  7. conil

    I feel so lucky that you’ve used one of my favorite, of yours, color combos. You had me at yellow, of course, but the way you pair it with oranges and corals is alway a delight. And what a happy, sweet sentiment. You certainly got the Thankful challenge right.

  8. Nora N.

    Oh I want to be able to do one layer cards like you!! This is AMAZING!! The colors are stunning and I love the enamel accents in the middle. I am thankful for a lot of things in my life-too many to count. One of them is lovely designers like you that share their talent with me. Thank you!!

  9. maria f.

    rightbackatcha! So happy to know you, my friend! All the best for 2018. Crazy wind in your ‘hood these days? It quieted down today but this evening it’s picking up again.

  10. Maria A Rodriguez

    Gorgeous one layer card Anita, the colors are so bright and beautiful, just about what we need up here in our frozen city. This card just warms me all over.
    Thank you for sharing and for visiting too, one of my 2018 resolutions is to truly make an effort to visit and leave a comment on my favorite blogs and yours is at the top of my list.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  11. lollthompson

    Beautiful flower bouquet Anita. Love the bright, sunny colours with your black sentiment over stamp. Great work! xx

  12. Sarah G

    Such a beautiful, elegant CAS card – your masking and composition are just perfection, Anita! I am thankful for all of the inspiration that you have shared with us over the 100 Time Out challenges – I never fail to be impressed 🙂

  13. Brenda Lawrence

    What a fun challenge and a good one as it is always good to be thankful for something! I love your card Anita, so pretty is that bouquet. Love the colors you used but really love how you stamped the sentiment over part of the bouquet-don’t think I would have thought to do that but it looks great! Hugs, Brenda

  14. inkyfingersandribbon

    Very pretty card, love the bold sentiment against the soft flowers.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  15. susannev2014

    Beautiful card and I agree whole heartedly with the sentiment – I am so very happy to “know” you!

  16. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    The bold black sentiment on those delicate flowers make a nice contrast! Of course I will play along! 100 challenges – fantastic! A good reason to celebrate!

  17. Debby

    Gorgeous floral card, love how you stamped the sentiment partly over the flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  18. Sharron Gregory

    Just like a breath of spring! Love this charming floral! It’s such a great one layer design with wonderful masking and layering .

  19. Nonni

    Wonderful one layer, Anita! I love all your ideas in this -the masked stamping, your color choices, the bold black sentiment. Fabulous CAS design! xxx

  20. Jill Vickers

    Beautiful layered blooms in sunshine-y warm colours, combined with a wonderful brush stroke sentiment – absolute perfection! Definitely one-layer wonderful!

  21. BarbGhig

    Congrats on your milestone, Anita! This is such a beautiful card! Your masking really showcases the pretty petals and your color palette makes me yearn for spring…I love it!


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