A New Challenge At Time Out – #152 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello …. bonjour … et Bonne Année … Happy New Year!  Hope your Christmas was filled with joy and that your new year will be blessed with all good things!  Welcome to our new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we have a love themed Home Sweet Home image to inspire you (it’s a little further down) that’s fresh and fun.  Here’s where I went with it …

… and here’s that sweet inspiration picture …

As you can see, my attention was taken by the heart covered twigs on the mantlepiece … mine are from The Greetery (branch) and Winnie & Walter (hearts).  Some simple stamping of the branch in brown and the sentiment in black (also The Greetery) … with the addition of the die cut red hearts, topped with shimmer and shine (more visible below) … and voila … nice and CAS!


What draws your eye in our Home Sweet Home photo … the crisp white with pops of red, the texture of the frame and fireplace, the banner … or something else?  Wherever your creative imagination takes you, we’d love to see your card in our gallery!  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Funky Fossil Designs (thanks, Sarah!), who are offering our winner (as voted for by the DT) a £15 GC to the store … and as usual, our winner will also be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with plenty of fabulous ideas from the DT to inspire you!

I’m playing along at …

Color Throwdown – Red, Brown, White

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp – Something New … my The Greetery stamps

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes

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



35 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #152 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

  1. sandie

    I adore the CAS design and that gorgeous gloss you use. And what a lovely sentiment. Happy New Year my dear friend xx

  2. Marcia Hill

    CAS loveliness and fits the inspiration photo just beautifully Anita! And I see that you too have fallen for The Greetery…so hard not to be drawn in to all the goodies Betsy designs! Lovely, lovely card my friend and best wishes for a happy and shiny new year!! Hugs. :0)

  3. Jeanne

    Happy New Year, Anita! Hope its the beginning of a fantastic year for you! How delightful and beautiful this card is! I really like how the branches arch over the card. Add some nice movement. Wonderful sentiment and one we’d all do well to keep in mind(me especially)! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Michele F

    Anita you’ve nailed it!! LOve your shiny, glimmering hearts! and the Color Throwdown was immediately brought to mind! You GO, girl – for the win!
    Happy New Year, my friend! xoxo

  5. luraanne

    Two fans have already said you nailed it and that is exactly what I was (am) going to say. And the card is a perfect reflection of the sentiment! Simple and beautiful.

  6. conil

    Once again you’ve achieved the perfect image and lovely balance on your card. This one is gorgeous…I’m not usually a big heart person but those tiny, shiny heart buds make me smile with all my teeth showing.
    Hope your holidays brought you everything you hoped for an that the New Year (Bonne Annee) brings you joy, love and prosperity.

  7. Bobby Hagen

    I recognized that sentiment right away, Anita, as it’s on my wish list. It worked perfectly with your lovely branch of hearts. Have a very blessed New Year, my friend.

  8. Kara

    Happy New Year dear friend! I love your interpretation of the photo inspiration! That branch is a beauty, and those shiny hearts are spectacular! I love how the sentiment reflects the heart covered branch beautifully!

  9. Lindsey L

    Your interpretation is just perfect! Such a wonderful card, Anita! PS I don’t get to comment as often as I would like these days, but I sure do enjoy your cards!

  10. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    This is so gorgeous, Anita. That branch image is so lovely and the tiny, shiny hearts make it even moreso. The white accents are a wonderful touch, and the sentiment couldn not be better. May 2020 find and keep you warm and healthy and happy. xx Stephanie

  11. Gerrina

    Great to see that you focussed on jet another part of the photo! The branches with the little hearts (whit the fine white detail) are beautiful! And a super sentiment! Hope you have a fun weekend!

  12. Barbara Roe

    I’m back. May I crown you QUEEN OF CLEAN AND SIMPLE ELEGANCE? Your cards are always unique and so “Anita.” I have not seen the cards of anyone who even comes close to your creations, always a work of art.
    Wishing you and Dominic a year filled with not only happiness but great health. Happy New Year to both of you.
    Hugs, Barb

  13. Mac Mable

    Spot on with the interpretation of the fabulous photo Abnita x. Your card is so fresh, clean and absolutely beautiful and love the sentiment too x. Here’s to a Healthy, Happy and crafty 2020 x

  14. Nonni

    Beautiful sentiment and so true as well. 🙂 Love the fresh, simple look of this card, the red hearts totally pop! xxx

  15. lollthompson

    Beautiful card Anita. I love how you’ve replicated the hearts on the branches. So sweet! Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you the best in the New Year! xx

  16. Izzy Scrap

    Très bonne année, chère Anita ! J’adore comment cette photo t’a inspirée tout en simplicité mais en beauté. Cette branche est magnifique avec les jolis petits coeurs que tu as rajouté. Et quelle patience de les avoir tous vernis ! Comme toujours c’est sublime et ce sentiment est magnifique. Je te souhaite tout le meilleur pour cette nouvelle année ! Bises and Hugs x

  17. Darnell Jean Knauss

    Sorry to be so late seeing this, Anita. You took a big ol’ hammer and NAILED the photo inspiration with your design this time!! It’s beautiful inspiration!! Those glossy red hearts are the icing on the cake!! LYAMYLAL!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  18. Claire A

    I hadn’t seen this before I attempted to make a card for the challenge and my idea was exactly like yours! But it looked terrible so I never finished it. You’ve nailed it – especially with those tiny, shiny hearts!


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