A New Challenge At Time Out – #128 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello … bonjour!  Over at Time Out today we’re starting a fresh new challenge … this fortnight we have a Home Sweet Home picture to inspire you (it’s a little further down) … here’s where I went with it …

… and here’s our sweet, heart filled inspiration …


Even though the sign here highlights Saint Valentine’s Day, I was inspired to use all the hearts strung around the cake and those arranged on the square plate for another loving occasion … a wedding anniversary.  The Avery Elle sentiment was stamped direct onto the base card and I cut the Poppy Stamps heart cluster into it.  The white die cuts were coloured with alcohol markers, I lined the inside of the card and adhered the coloured pieces back into their places.  The inner hearts were treated to plenty of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle and a coating of Glossy Accents.   I finished off with a few Jewel Drops and a couple of strips of DP to mimic those striped hearts on the plate.  To my eyes, the stripes add a touch of graphic fun … and balance all those hearts … just the right blend of girlie and manly for an anniversary!

What is it that gets your imagination going in our photo … the hearts, those cool background envelopes, the sweet treats … or something else? Whichever way you’re  inspired, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  Our winner, as chosen by the DT, will receive a $25 GC from our fabulous sponsor, STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!) … and as usual, will be invited to be our Guest Designer in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a heap of gorgeous cards from our fabulous DT and from our super talented Guest Designer, the lovely Coni from Which Craft?  Do go and have a meander through all the delicious cards over at Coni’s … there’s a veritable cornucopia of delights to enjoy!


I’m playing along at …

AAA Cards – Up To One Third … without masking option

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Love Is In The Air

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The Cat’s Pajamas – Love

Uniko – Anything Goes … with love option

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



40 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #128 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

  1. baileyrosy

    Hi Anita, such a super card, those little hearts are so beautifully glossy and sparkly looks like it was fiddly to create. The DP is a great addition really draws the eye in .


  2. Sandie

    this is so perfectly designed. Adore the fresh look and what beautiful hearts-love you coloured the centres….and noticed how the red fades…you are getting a colouring genius! And naturally adore the shine-one of my favs of your details. And then to frame with the striped lines-perfect finishing touch for the photo x

  3. Jeanne

    This is a beautiful anniversary card, Anita. The hearts are so pretty and I really like how you added the sparkle and shine to the insides. The addition of the stripes is so smart. The card is fantastic!

  4. Michele F

    Swoon-worthy, and so delicious, Anita!!! I love those glistening hearts – and it certainly is a perfect anniversary card! Who doesn’t love a stripe? I sure do… xx

  5. conil

    Love, love, love the clean design of this card with it’s sweet, shiny hearts peeking out from behind that sentiment. Lots of impact with simple stamps and tools. As usual, your brilliance know no bounds. Oh yes, I also notice your kind shout out. Thank you.

  6. catcraig

    Anita, those hearts are so amazing, love them. The red stripes are FANTASTIC. I love a bit of striped black but wow these make a great impact. Stunning card mon amie.

  7. BarbGhig

    Such a charming card, Anita! I love how you added sparkle and shine to the hearts and your red pinstripes are perfect! Another lovely take on the inspiration photo! Hugs, Barb xx

  8. Sharron Gregory

    Hubby and I were married on Valentine’s Day and I’m always looking for ideas for his card. Love your awesome hearts with the pinstripe trim–just gorgeous!!

  9. Mac Mable

    Your card is so perfectly balanced and what a great interpretation of the pretty inspiration photo. Love the cluster of die cut hearts and the bling on them is so pretty. Wonderful card x.

  10. carol

    Such a pretty anniversary card that has most certainly captured my heart! Love your glossy hearts…elegant and romantic!

  11. Kara Lynne

    Those gorgeous, glossy hearts look just like candy on your card! The red and white stripes really add to the confectionery look! I love that you made it an anniversary card, which is such a great idea because I always need more of those than Valentines.

  12. djkardkreations

    This is such a romantic anniversary design, Anita! I love the way you have placed your schparkly and glossified heart cascade over part of the sediment! I’ve never thought to do it and think it’s quite daring and I love it! I agree with your decision to add the thin border stripes of DP!! Your card is Mwah from top to bottom! LYAMYMA! I hope you aren’t getting any of the big storm that hit the southern UK! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  13. izzyscrap

    Très jolie carte d’anniversaire, Anita ! Comme toujours toute simple mais si élégante avec cette jolie cascade de petits coeurs tout brillants. J’aime beaucoup aussi les petites bandes rayées qui rappellent les coeurs de la photo d’inspiration. J’adore !
    Merci de participer et de jouer à ATSM avec cette merveilleuse carte. Bises xx

  14. Jill V

    I am so glad that you included a close up photo of your sparkly, glossy hearts – they are absolutely gorgeous. I really love how you overlapped the sentiment with them and framed them with the two strips of stripes – beautiful design!

  15. noraln44

    This is STUNNING!! I love the shading of the hearts and then the topping with the Glossy Accents. Simply lovely design!!

  16. friendofben

    What a fabulous card! It is simple and elegant, yet still has a stunning visual impact. I especially like the way you added depth and dimension to those hearts! They add just the right bit of shimmer. This is lovely and I’m so glad you shared your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  17. Tracey McNeely

    Anita your love themed inspired card is beautiful. I love the cluster of hearts that are filled with Glossy Accents. A card like this is great for so many occasions! Send hugs across the miles! xoxo

  18. maria f.

    Oh wow. That inspiration photo is da bomb! I love how you tied in those striped cookies. The stripes are the perfect fun and funky addition to your design.

  19. Nonni

    That heart cluster looks amazing! Love all the white space -it makes the hearts pop so well. Love the ombre coloring of the hearts and the gloss you added, such a stunning detail. xxx

  20. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    I love this card so much, Anita. I love that cluster of hearts and their shiny centers. The red and white strips at the top and bottom balance it out perfectly. Sweet, wonderful take on the inspiration.

  21. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Delicious sparkle and love the gloss – -you recreated this wonderful inspiration picture perfectly!

  22. Wiebke

    Anita, I love the CAS design of your card! Clever use of some little extras like the stripes, the drops and the shimmer and glossy hearts!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us in the Uniko Challenge #51.
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)


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