A New Challenge At Time Out – #126 – We Challenge You To Be … Loving

Hello … bonjour … and Happy New Year … Bonne Année!  I do hope you spent a truly joyful Christmas and celebrated the start of 2019 in a way that was just right for you.  Thanks so much for being here during the last year … friends, followers and silent viewers … your enthusiasm, encouragement,  warmth and support is so appreciated … thank you.  I’m looking forward to another year of fun … and mutual creativity and inspiration with you all.  Today, I’m here with our first challenge of the year at Time Out … this fortnight We Challenge You To Be … Loving!  The first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of ‘Loving’ was hearts … here’s what I came up with …


I stamped the deliciously sweet sentiment from Reverse Confetti onto a white linen card panel and accented it with Poppy Stamps‘ embossed stitched lines and die cut hearts.  The panel was adhered to the card base and I ran a black fine line pen along the edges to give it definition.  The hearts were ombré coloured with alcohol markers, shimmered up with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle and given a top coat of shine with Glossy Accents.  Once dry, they were popped up on foam dots into the die cut spaces along the stitched lines … and I added an extra couple at the side of that lovely sentiment to keep it company!  How about a closer look at the concentrated shimmer and shine …


Where will our challenge take you … why not let your creative imagination roam free and see where it goes … we’d love to see what you make!  This time round, we’re sponsored by Birch Press Design … our  winner, as voted for by the DT, will receive a $20 GC … 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 heaps of inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Jane from Purplejet Loves Crafts.  Why not pop over and have a wander round Jane’s blog … there’s tons of loveliness to enjoy … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash – Love Is In The Air

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something New … both the sentiment set and the die are new

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Try Something New … as above

Watercooler Wednesday – Feminine Anything Goes

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


38 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #126 – We Challenge You To Be … Loving

  1. Jeanne

    So does mine, Anita, so does mine. Thank you for sharing this delightfully loving card. I adore your sparkly, shiny yellow hearts and that sweet sentiment. Beautiful work!

  2. Marcia Hill

    Happy New Year Anita!! LOVE your card…especially that sentiment! And yellow is my favorite color so your sparkly and shiny hearts really do make me smile! Hugs. :0)

  3. cat c

    Anita – Happy New Year. You know I love that you went with yellow hearts. What a fresh look that gives your card. Everything about this card is perfect.

  4. kimheggins

    Anita….this is as sweet as can be! Just love the wee yellow hearts, simply adorable. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  5. Donna Scholz

    A beautiful CAS card, Anita! I love that die for the stitched line. Your shiny little hearts are just perfect for your sentiment embellishment! Thank you for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!!!

  6. conil

    I see you’re beginning the New Year with something close to my heart. I mean, who can resist yellow hearts…and that sentiment…*sigh*. Just makes me beam with loving thoughts. Such a clean look full of heart-felt feelings. Thanks for sharing.

  7. lostinpaper

    Happy New Year to you my friend and thank you for the all inspiration and support, I do love our little space in the cyber world lol. ps Fabulous cas card and super fun colour to use for the hearts too!

  8. Darnell Jean Knauss

    I just love those sweet lemon drop hearts, Anita! They look good enough to pluck off the card and enjoy! Your entire CASlicious design is beautiful!! Happy New Year, my dear friend! LYAMYMA! IEOC!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. BarbGhig

    Hello, Anita ~ Happy New Year to you!!! Your lovely stitching is the perfect backdrop for those sweet yellow hearts! I love how you added sparkle and shine to them, too…such a great way to keep your design CAS and ultra-feminine! Sending hugs, Barb xx

  10. Gerrina

    This sentiment is great! And love the tiny yellow hearts on the lines; they really pop beautifully and the lines give the card such a feeling of movement; beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

  11. Bobby

    What a sweet card, Anita, and the perfect sentiment for me to send to you. Yellow hearts make it less romantic so the card can be for anyone.

  12. Michele

    Hi Anita! Happy New Year to you, my friend! What a way to welcome the New Year!
    LOve your darling, shiny, twinkling little hearts! They remind me of buttons I had on a favorite dress as a little girl – and THAT adds to the joy you bring with each post!

  13. Bev Kastman Buenker

    This card is such a perfect way to start off the New Year, my friend. It’s “you” to a “T.” Even though this looks beautifully CAS, tons of work went into this, and it shows. Those little ombre hearts are gorgeous following their little dotted lines, and that sentiment says it all. I think of you every day, and miss you tons. What a gorgeous card. Sending hugs across the ocean. xoxoxo

  14. Kara Lynne

    Such a beautiful sentiment that matches the elegance of the linen, and the sparkle of the beautiful tiny hearts! I love how you penned the perimeter too. Happy New Year, Anita! I’m looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings for you!

  15. Mac Mable

    What wonderful thoughts and ‘words’ at the beginning of your post Anita x
    Your card is beautifully CAS and the yellow pretty hearts make such a refreshing change from the usual red/pinks. Loving the bling and the movement on your fabulous card. Loving the ‘new’ photo of yourself too x

  16. Sharron Gregory

    Your sweet CAS design says so much! Love the stitching and those precious yellow hearts, extra special with all the sparkle and shine. Hoping you have a wonderful 2019!

  17. Nonni

    Oh my, CAS perfection! Love the bright, happy looking, glossy and shiny hearts -they totally pop from the crisp white base. That curve die is stunning too. Really love this!

  18. Jill Vickers

    Bonne Année et bonne santé à vous et à votre famille! J’adore votre carte (comme toujous) – les petits coeurs jaunes sont adorables et je les aime sutout avec le noir et le blanc – you always rock that colour combo! (pour 2019, j’ai résolu d’écrire un petit plus en français, alors svp patientez avec moi 🙂 ) Hugs, Jill

  19. Lisa Kind

    I love how simple this card is but still says so much! And those shiny hearts in yellow instead of pink or red is so pretty! Very lovely card! 💛

  20. cmayne

    Your sweet glossy hearts have my heart smiling! So pretty in yellow! The impact of ‘simple’ stitched lines and the black edging: amazing! Love this!!

  21. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    A perfect Anita card – this is so you! Only you can come up with a design like that. So pretty with those little shiny hearts!

  22. lollthompson

    Beautiful CAS design Anita! Love the impact of just these few elements. Your design is perfection! Sorry I’ve been MIA but hoping to keep up regularly now with a fresh start to the new year. 🙂 xx


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