A New Challenge At Time Out – #101 – Inspired By Words

Hello … bonjour!  We have a lovely new challenge starting today at Time Out, where we’re Inspired By Words … Each day is a gift.  Open it.  Celebrate it.  Enjoy It.  It is indeed!  Here’s my take on it …

Time OutA one layer card, stamped and heat embossed with this gift bearing chickie (from SSS) and coloured with Zigs.  The Winnie & Walter happy sentiment was cut, ombré sponged with Distress Ink and set back into the card (the inside was lined) … and the birthday (from the same Birthday Farm Animals set as the chickie) was nestled in underneath it.  I finished off with some Lucy’s Little Gems … and added Glossy Accents and Enamel Accents to the eyes.  If you go in for a closer look you’ll see the shiny excitement in them … seems he’s all ready to start opening, celebrating and enjoying!

Where will our words take your creative imagination?  You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love to see what you make!  This time, we’re sponsored by Birch Press Design … our overall winner (as voted for by the DT) will receive a $20 GC … and will also be invited to design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with a plenty of inspiration from our fabulous DT … as well as from our Guest Designer, my super talented and lovely friend, Michele from I Card Everyone.  You probably know Michele already … if not, you really need to!  There’s so much deliciousness to take in over at her blog, you really don’t want to miss out on a visit!  Enjoy!

I’m playing along at …

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Birds of a Feather

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Add a Sentiment

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


31 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #101 – Inspired By Words

  1. Cathy R

    This little bird is adorable Anita, so colourful and a bit kooky looking! Love how you’ve coloured him, gorgeous design. I really like the inspiration quote too, Cathy x

  2. Sandie

    that is such a cute chickie and placed so perfectly protecting his pressie. I really like how you placed the Birthday sentiment, tucked under the die. Super cad for our quote x

  3. Lorraine A

    Gorgeous card Anita 🙂 the little chick is super cute and I love the die cut ‘happy’ I am going to have to get me that die! the whole design of this is adorable! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  4. Jeanne

    Awesome. This is a one layer?? Wow, the depth you got with your coloring is amazing! Love the colors, the sweet chick on the fun gift package. It’s a smile inducer for sure! Hugs! 🙂

  5. Michele F

    Oh my, Anita… hope I can live up to your glorious review!!! You certainly live those words, my friend – glad you allow me to feed off of your enthusiasm for life!
    LOve your fun chick – and really wonderful way to celebrate a birthday – xo

  6. conil

    LOVE (and own) that chicken…perfect that she’s brooding on the gift waiting, with anticipation, to see what fortune has brought her. The juxtaposition of her and the bold “HAPPY” is just ideal for this challenge. Such a fun and pleasing birthday card.

  7. Rosemary D

    your card just makes me smile (and chuckle!), anita!! that little bird perched on his present is just too darn cute!!!

  8. susannev2014

    Those words are so true – a good reminder since we humans tend to forget that! Your card makes me chuckle with that funny bird! Love the color combo, too and all the special details!
    Hope you are in the middle of enjoying your weekend, my friend!

  9. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    This is just adorable Anita! I love that kooky little bird perched on the present, and I love the ombre inlaid die. This card is also perfecr for the ATCAS current ombre challenge and also Less Is More. Have a wonderful day.

  10. cmayne

    Oh my stars, Anita! Talk about an absolutely adorable little bird (this coming from a person with bird terror!), with the most precious wonky-eyed expression! Fabulously cheerful card to speak to the powerful quotation! And it’s one-layer! WOW!!

  11. izzyscrap

    Très belle citation pour ce défi et tellement vraie ! J’adore ta carte, elle est tellement mignonne et si joyeuse avec ces couleurs vives ! J’adore la technique de remettre le “die cut” dans son emplacement mais en ajoutant de la couleur, ça fait très beau. Je n’y pense jamais. J’espère que tout va bien et que vous n’êtes pas inondé avec toute cette pluie ! Y’en a marre ! Très bonne semaine. Bises

  12. Bobby

    Your brightly colored image and beautifully inked sentiment definitely say ‘happy’ to me, Anita. The birthday part is icing on the gift. 😉

  13. BarbGhig

    Goodness, how did I get so far behind…This is such a darling card, Anita! Your little chicken is too cute and I love ombre inking on the alphas! Very clever and fun one layer card, my friend!!! Hugs, Barb

  14. lollthompson

    Such a fun design Anita. Love it done with the bright and bold colours. This is sure to make the recipient smile! 🙂 xx

  15. Darnell J Knauss

    Sorry to be so late visiting, Anita! I love your gift-bearing chickie! It’s a happy HAPPY way to start my Friday!! Your coloring on all elements is outstanding! The whole design is perfection!! LYAMYMAAHYHAHW!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Nonni

    I absolutely love this layout with the bold, large sentiment and a smallish image -great combining of elements! I also love the vivid colors and that bird makes me smile. 🙂

  17. Jill Vickers

    Such a fun card – I love your chick bearing gifts and your fun bright colour scheme! A perfect Birthday card!


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