A New Challenge At Time Out – #113 – Inspired By Words

Hello … bonjour!  We’re starting a fresh new challenge at Time Out today … this fortnight we’re Inspired By Words … smile, it’s the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart … here’s where my imagination took me …Time OutSome Mama Elephant letters (from my unused items box, which is miniscule!), sponged with Distress Inks, stacked up and adhered to the card panel to form the ‘smile’ part of our quote.  The little balloon bearing chick is from Stampendous and was coloured with alcohol markers … and the supplementary sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I added Wink of Stella to the balloon and to the letters and coated them all with Glossy Accents.    Voilà … a cute CAS card that I hope will have you smiling!

Where will our words take your creative imagination?  You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love if it you joined us in the gallery.  We’re sponsored by Stencils by Funky Fossils Designs (thanks, Sarah … here on instagram!) … our overall winner (as voted for by the DT) will have their choice of three stencils from the store … and will also be invited to design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with a heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT … as well as from our talented Guest Designer, Amanda from Diamond Lane Designs.   Do go and visit Amanda … you’ll have a lovely time wandering through all the yummy cards over there!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Animals

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

Less is More – Bits Box Item

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



36 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #113 – Inspired By Words

  1. Sandie

    I just love this CAS design-the large ‘smile’ and the tiny sentiment all glossed up and in smiley colours. You are expert at using the glossy accents, it always ends up a mess when I do this! Super take on the quote x

  2. Nonni

    So so cute, Anita! I love all the white space and the colors you chose. Great layout and super design, I love how that little birdie stands on the letters. Love the glossy look too. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More! xxx

  3. Brenda Lawrence

    Well Anita, this card sure does bring on a smile for sure! So cute!!! Love that little chick with his/her birthday balloon and what fabulous letters. Love their size. A fabulous CAS card! I wish I could say my unused box was minuscule!! lol Hugs, Brenda

  4. c

    Apologies for being MIA on your blog for so long…lots of bike races/traveling keeping me hopping…and I seem to keep leaving my creativity ‘somewhere’, which means not a lot of visiting as I *try* to keep up with DT tasks. All good, in the big picture…just means I’m running behind in pretty much everything. As you know…LOVE everything you design and, hopefully, the thought-bubble messages make their way to you!
    Your smile card is a 110% success…I’m mega-watt smiling in seeing it! Seriously, how cute is your little bird with his birthday balloon, perched atop the letters! Love this!

  5. Conil

    How is it that you bits always look planned? Are you using your wand to color coordinate them? Maybe it’s not you brain I need to borrow but your wand and your magic spell book. Anyway, you succeeded in creating a simply delightful card. I’ve fallen completely in love with that little chick. So much so, that I probably have him somewhere in my considerable stash.

  6. Bobby

    If that cute little chick can’t make everyone smile nothing can, Anita. He looks right at home atop the die cut letters. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  7. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    This card put a big SMILE on my face. It’s just adorable. I love the colorful letters, that sweet little bird and the tiny fint for the rest of the sentiment. Just fantastic, Anita. xx

  8. Mac Mable

    Ohhhh such a cute card. The little chick and his/her balloon is adorable. Love the scale of the tiny chick against the sentiment……which is so pretty with the colours and the glossy accents. Great too that you have a minuscule bits box…. x. Your wonderful CAS card most certainly made me smaile x.

  9. BarbGhig

    Oh my gosh, this is such a cute card, Anita! I love how your balloon bearing chick is standing on the ‘M’ and your color combo is fabulous! I have to say, this card really made me smile…Thanks 🙂

  10. Izzy Scrap

    Ooooh, j’adore ! Ce petit poussin est tout simplement adorable avec ses jolis ballons tous brillants ! Il est aussi magnifiquement mis en valeur avec les lettres de toutes les couleurs que tu as dénichées de ta boîte à restes. Même minuscule, tu as réussi à trouver les bons éléments pour en faire cette magnifique carte CAS. Superbe ! Merci beaucoup de partager et de jouer avec nous à Less is More. Bises et Hugs

  11. Anita

    Oh I do love how you do CAS, Anita. Another super sweet card, loving those colours and the gloss.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  12. Cathy R

    This card is definitely making me smile Anita! The little chick is adorable sitting on the block of letters, great design once again! Cathy x

  13. Shona Chambers

    This little chickie is such a cutie and goes perfectly with that smile die. Hope all is well with you and your enjoying the Summertime. Its freezing here and been raining since 3am this morning really hard (its now 6.30pm). We have swimming pools on our lawn, so definitely a stay inside day, hence me catching up on all my emails and commenting!!

  14. Sarah

    Super bright, cheery and fun Anita. Love all the little elements you’ve used and thanks so much for joining us at Less is More

  15. Michele F

    Just the sweetest little chick I’ve seen today! Anita! What a fabulous quote to craft by… LOve the glossy smile you’ve shared with us! xx

  16. djkardkreations

    I’m so sorry I forgot all about this delightfully sweet birthday card, Anita! I saw it on the main website and meant to come over straight away and then, well, you know a birthday and a national holiday got me all spewed up! (Hammy look at her face. Is she buying this excuse?) I do love, love, love it! It is CASlicious to the max, colorful, and enchanting! What more could you want from a card?!! (I’m afraid to scroll backwards and see if I’ve missed any others …!) ILYAMYMA … HTMYS! Sending big hugs, Darnell

  17. Barbara Roe

    Oh Anita I owe you a long, long letter. All is well just too busy and not doing much with my blog or even acknowledging entries from my favorite people. Things will slow down shortly. This card is oh so cute and like everyone else has stated the chick is the cutest. Somewhere I may have one and it might be patriotic. Hope the homestead is coming along as you like. Hugs, Barb

  18. chrissieann

    This is so simple and SOOOO stunning Anita. I just love that little chickie!
    Thanks so much for joining Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge!


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