Hello … bonjour! Welcome to a very special Time Out … it’s our 5th birthday! Congratulations to Sandie and to the whole Design Team … it’s an honour and a joy to have been on this wonderful journey with such a committed, talented and delightful group of crafters! We have an ‘Inspired By Words’ theme for you this fortnight … hugs, kisses and a lot of birthday wishes. Here’s where I went with it …
As you can tell from the Joyeux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) sentiment, my focus was on the lots of birthday wishes part of our Inspired By Words phrase. Those charming wildflowers are from Pink Fresh Studio, simply stamped into the corner of my card and loosely watercoloured with Zigs. I did some splattering to create the sense of pollen drifting on the breeze over a summer meadow … and embossed the Simply Graphic sentiment onto a snippet of black card, which was popped up on foam tape.
Where will our words take your creativity? You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love it if you played along and celebrated with us in the gallery. We’re sponsored for our 5th birthday by STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!) … for this very special occasion, there’ll be a $50 GC for our winner … who, as usual, will also be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge. All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT, and from our uber talented, colourist extra-ordinaire Guest Designer, Kara from Bright Hope Creations. Do go and enjoy a mesmerising visit with the lovely Kara … you’ll find so much amazing creativity and wonderful videos to explore … and you can always say hello while you’re there!
I’m playing along at …
Addicted To Stamps And More – Make Your Mark
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – No Optional Mist … though there are spatters!
Papercraft Challenges – Clean And Simple
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Feminine/Girlie
The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
What a beautiful, happy, spring like birthday card. Just lovely x
That stamp set has been on my wish list for far too long, Anita… you may have pushed me off the ledge with this beauty! What a Springtime delight your coloring is – thank you, Anita!
Your card looks so fresh (as the spring we are longing for on a wet and gray day like today) and elegant aswell! Congrats to you to for being one of those great teammates all 5 years long!
(i got your BD-card back from the postal company…don’t know what went wrong there) so will give it a new envelope and sent it again…sorry that you have to wait so long… Hugs, Gerrina
Oh my oh my love this beautiful work – TFS
Achoo! A bit of pollen in my nose is not going to stop me for loving this beautiful wildflower birthday card, Anita! You truly brought summer into Blogland today and I thank you! Your coloring is perfect! Happy 5th Birthday to Sandie, to you, and to the rest of the Team!! LYAMYEDMA! Hugs, Darnell
Anita, what a lovely floral card so perfect for a birthday and a wonderful inspiration for the challenge.
This is just stunning Anita! I love those wildflowers and it indeed looks like pollen floating along in the breeze. I can actually feel the sun shining on my face and the warm breeze caressing my skin! Wishing for spring to hurry up and get here and your cards helps me to have a little patients. Besides, it’s not like I can make spring come any faster. lol Hugs, Brenda
Oh so Spring-y (which we all could use right now) and fresh. Another perfectly lovely card showing your brilliant skills with color and design. I can almost feel the pollen finding it’s way into my nose. Seriously, a gorgeous birthday cars.
It’s not a car…it is a cards. Pardon my fat fingers.
En ce jour très pluvieux et venteux, ces jolies petites fleurs mettent du baume au coeur ! J’adore ces jolies fleurs sauvages et j’ai presque envie de les cueillir pour en faire un joli bouquet ! Les éclaboussures sont juste magnifiques et laissent imaginer qu’il y tout un champ de ces petites fleurs. Magnifique, comme toujours ! Bises
Et merci de partager et de jouer avec Addicted to Stamps and More.
oh just beautiful-I love the idea of the pollen as your splashes-it really gave me a relaxed feeling when I read this and then re-looked at the card-you have that spot on! So wonderful to have you as one of our amamzing DT-you are an inspiration x
I predict a ton of cards for this celebration challenge, Anita. Your lovely spring garden is plenty of inspiration to get me crafting.
Oh this is delightful! Thanks for this pretty little dose of spring Anita!!
Definitely a reason to celebrate and your elegant card is perfect for this joyous occasion! I can feel spring coming!
Ah, Sunshine! Adore how your pretty blooms captured some sun and made such a happy card! Love the fun pollen!
so very beautiful, anita!
Beautiful card Anita! I love the floral spray you created and the colors are lovely!
Such a beautiful card, Anita! I love the colors in the floral image. So bright and cheerful. The font in your sentiment is lovely, too. Wonderful work, my friend!
Oh my…this card is making me want Spring and Summer to come even more now Anita! It is so gray and dreary here in Michigan right now and I’m afraid I’m fresh out of patience waiting for color to arrive back in my world! But your card definitely makes me smile with all those colorful and gorgeous blooms…a perfect way to wish someone a very happy birthday!! Hugs my friend!! :0)
Oh my, what a gorgeous card, Anita! Your flawless coloring has brought these lovely blooms and leaves to life, and I love how you stamped them on an angle…so natural looking! Thank you so much for inspiring us in such a beautiful way!!! Barb xx
Such a pretty card and love the loose looking flower stamping. The pollen is so creative and your CAS card is absolutely beautiful x
I want to walk through a valley of those wild flowers, Anita! They are so beautiful and I love the arrangement in the lower corner! The speckles and that gorgeous sentiment on black just balance the flowers so perfectly! Happy Birthday to TO, and thank you for your very kind welcome!
Your corner of florals is simply stunning. Love your loose water coloring and how you made that sentiment stand out as well.
Cute, lovely and very elegant. Thank you for joining SSS Monday Challenge.
Anita what a beautiful card for the celebration, those flowers are so delicate and beautifully coloured! xo
Wow Anita this much job to coloring and the result is so feminin and adorable
love your beautiful card
Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this time
PS: I wish one day to visiting France…its not far from Germany…maybe we can meet? Just a question 🙂
I can’t believe it’s been 5 years and the inspiration just keeps rolling in! Love love your beautiful floral garden and the spattering is still one of my fave effects, it takes it to the next level Anita!
This is such a pretty card Anita! Gorgeous delicate blooms & leaves.
This is a beautiful card – so fresh and springy. Love the spatters. Love the corner placement. It is a joy to be on this team with you. Happy birthday!
And “charming” is the perfect word to describe everything about your creation! First, congrats to Time Out. And to you for creating such a beautiful and lively card. I can almost feel the breeze swaying the delicate flowers. I bet Spring is beginning to show itself in your area. We came back from South Tyrol snow to daffodils blooming here! And to a yummy birthday card in my mailbox 😉 Merci beaucoup my friend ♥
So pretty, Anita! I love that you have created a wonderfully wild garden with it’s tangle of flowers and colours! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month!
Anita… your card is absolutely beautiful! So love the splatter to represent pollen. 🙂
C’est drole mais j’ai éternué aussi tôt que j’ai vu ta tres jolie carte de fleurs, tellement ca m’a fait pensé de printemps! Merci de l’avoir partager avec nous chez Addicted to Stamps and More. Bises, Gwendolyn
Beautiful, Anita! I love the whimsical style of the flowers and your watercoloring looks great -adding the splatters adds a lot of detail! My favorite type of sentiment too… I always adore white embossing on black card! 🙂 xxx
Do you know that in September it will be five years since you and I joined the team together?? Isn’t it amazing how quickly times goes by and I can still remember us emailing each other being so excited about joining a DT!! How far we have come since then, your cards just get better and better and this one is exquisite!! So perfect for our birthday and I’m so glad you shared it with us too at The Flower Challenge. You’ve turned into the Queen of Splatter and have encouraged me to try it more often too. Sending you lots of hugs team-mate!! xxxx
Your beautiful splashing looks perfect for these stunned flowers. A black banner with sentiment completes the project perfectly
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card in our gallery HLS Watercolor.
Bożena DT HLS
This is absolutely stunning…love all your pretty flowers and the colors are so wonderful!
Happy 5th Birthday! Congrats on this wonderful milestone! Your card is so bright and pretty, Anita. Lovely watercolouring and wonderful design with your off the edge garden. xx
Back again for your gorgeous floral garden, Anita! I just love it! Congratulations on 5 years! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month!
I love this – the colour combo is definitely giving me Spring vibes (really needed right now!) and the spatters across the panel are the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Jill
This is so arty – it really should be framed. And the splatters are the perfect detail…if I’d done that, they’d have ended up splodged all over the image!
As usual another beautiful card. I like that it us stamped off the page.
Your card is very joyeux, bursting with wonderful color and perfect splats!