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WPlus9 Throwback Thursday #10, Colour Q #323, AAA Cards #55, SSS Monday – 4 January, SSS Wednesday – 6 January

Hello … bonjour!  I’m popping in this evening with a snippets-of-time-over-the-last-few-days card and squeezing past one of Mr Linky’s closing doors at the same time …

WPlus9 TT10, Colour Q 323, AAA 55, SSSM 4-1, SSSW 6-1Snippet 1 … a watercolour card panel was stamped repeatedly with a border from WPlus9‘s Quilt Prints and white heat embossed.  Snippet 2 … the inside of each diamond was randomly coloured with Ziggies (Laura B parlance!) and a water brush.  Snippet 3 … the you was die cut from glitter paper and black craft foam, the secondary sentiment was white heat embossed on a slice of black card, and they were stacked and/or adhered to the card front (they’re both from WPlus9).  Snippet 4 … the diamonds were Wink of Stella’d, a trio of sequins and seed beads were scattered around the sentiment, and the finished panel was fixed flat to the card base.  Aren’t snippets handy little things?

I’m playing along at …

WPlus9 Throwback Thursday – Inspired by Maureen’s Quilt Cuts … in stamp form!

Colour Q – Kraft, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, White … my closest colours.

AAA Cards – Glitter … the WoS on the diamonds and the die cut you.

SSS Monday – Something New … the die cut

SSS Wednesday – Something New … toujours the die cut!

There’s plenty of inspiration waiting for me in Feedly … I’m looking forward to a gentle meander through all that loveliness … see you soon!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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My Favorite Things Sketch #261, Colour Q #322, TE Share Joy Challenge #16, SSS Wednesday – 30 December

Hello … bonjour!  Have you had a little space for some card making?  I have … it’s been soooo nice just playing … especially with a new goodie or two!  Here’s a card that was made on Friday, which has been waiting patiently to get into the limelight …

MFT Sketch 261, CQ 322, TE Share Joy 16, SSSW 30-12I die cut the MFT leaves from gold foil, card and vellum and fixed them onto a MFT pierced rectangle (from the Lake House stash … thanks Bev, I think!), leaving the card and vellum ones a little free towards the top.   The PTI sentiment was white embossed on black and was adhered over a slip of polka dot vellum (don’t you just love when the polka dots hide the glue?).  I lightly sponged the card base with a halo of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, mounted the finished leaf panel on foam tape over the top and scattered on a sequin or five.

My card was inspired by …

My Favorite Things Sketch – see below

Colour Q – Basic Black, Coastal Cabana (my closest colour … it’s closer IRL!), Gold, White

TE Share Joy Challenge – Keep It Clean and Simple (still no none Christmassy TD goodies!)

SSS Wednesday – Party (well, it is the big day!)

Hope your weekend has been wonderful!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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Colour Q #313, Make The Day Special – October, WOW! Embossing Powder – October, SSS Wednesday 21/10

Hello!  For the first time in a while, I had a little time to be creative just for fun today … and made this sweet little gift bag and tag …

CQ 313, MTDS October, WOW October, SSSW 21-10It’s only 7.5cm by 10cm (3 by 4 inches) … isn’t it dinky?  I cut it with the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die (twice), folded along the crease lines and adhered everything together with double sided tape.  A piece of white card was heat embossed with iridescent EP and cut with a Uniko snowflake die.  The snowflake was attached to a couple of WPlus9 die cut tags and a legless brad was adhered in the middle and coated with Stickles.  I tied some twine onto the tag and wrapped it round the gift bag handle … with a yummy little something inside, of course!

My dinky bag was inspired by …

Colour Q – Going Grey, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, White (my equivalent)

Make The Day Special – Anything But a Card

Wow! Embossing Powder – Anything But a Card

SSS Wednesday – Wrap It Up

Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend … with a bit of space in it to get crafty!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Little Tangles #57/The Crooked Stamper, Colour Q #293, SSS Wednesday 3/6, Simply Create Too #87, Seize The Birthday 4/6 … and a Winner!

As promised following my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Finale, I’m back today to announce the winner of the US$30 Gift Card that Julie and Shay generously gave me.  Thank you so much to everyone who left me such lovely comments after each performance, I appreciate you all!  I won’t keep you in suspense any longer … the randomly drawn lucky winner, who can now go on a Winnie & Walter spree, is Claire A … congratulations, Claire … I’ve emailed you!

While you’re here, how about a card … my first ‘just because I can’ one for a looooooong time … it was good just to play … and make this …

N&T 57, CQ 293, SSSW 3-6I was inspired here by the sketch at Little Tangles (which is a joint challenge with Leslie at The Crooked Stamper) and the colours from Colour Q.  The Neat & Tangled ‘Happies’ were stamped onto white card, cut with a Papertrey circle die, edged with a black Promarker and clear embossed to add some shine.  I cut a chevron border into a white panel using a little diagonal die from Papertrey, and stamped/heat embossed the ‘Birthday’ (from Technique Tuesday, thanks to my lovely friend, Darnell).  The base card was covered with black card, the ‘Happies’ were popped up on foam tape over the chevrons, and the finished panel was popped up onto the black.  I pondered over dots/gems … but as this will eventually be heading to a teenage boy, I thought better of it … don’t think bling would go down too well!

I’m playing along with …

Little Tangles & The Crooker Stamper – Sketch (see below)

Colour Q – my closest colours to Basic Black, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, White

SSS Wednesday – Masculine

Simply Create Too – Masculine

Seize The Birthday – Without the ‘Animal’ Toppings

Thanks for all your warm wishes following the attack of the Heavy-Head-Cold Monster here … I’m more or less back to normal now (hahaha!), and have been enjoying lots and lots of visits across the blogosphere over the weekend … it’s been wonderful!  There’s still more to see, but I’m getting there … and then it’s next stop, my bottomless email inbox!  Thanks so much for your patience … and for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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CAS(E) This Sketch #104, Colour Q #273, Virginia’s View #11, SSS Wednesday 24/12

Happy New Year everyone … friends, followers, commenters and silent readers … I hope 2015 will be a blessed and wonderful year for you all!  Thanks so very much for your friendship, inspiration and encouragement over the past twelve months … it’s been an honour and a delight to have spent it with you!

I’ve not been around very much over the Christmas and the New Year holidays, so it’s nice to be back with a card to share tonight.  One of my teamies at Time Out, my friend Gerrina, is celebrating her birthday today, and this is the card I made for her …

CTS 104, CQ 273, VV 11, SSSW 24-12Happy Birthday, my friend, hope you’ve had a fabulous day doing exactly what you like most (and hope your card has already arrived with you)!

I stamped the stems, leaves and stylised tulips from Avery Elle along the bottom edge of the card, added a touch of Wink of Stella to the flower heads, and stamped the WPlus9 sentiment in Versamark.  A scattering of dewy bling and a strip of black along the bottom finished it off.

I was inspired by, and am joining in with …

CAS(E) This Sketch – the first time in forever I’ve played along, see the fab sketch below

Colour Q – Poppy, Coral, Olive, Honey, White (or rather my equivalent colours)

Virginia’s View – Clean Slate (the lots of white space category)

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes (Second Entry)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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Colour Q #265 (Black, Grape, Limeade, Tango, White), SSS Wednesday 29/10 (Anything Goes), SSS Monday 3/11 (Good Ol’ Days)

I’ve had WPlus9‘s Fresh Cut Florals for a long time while but had only used them once … even though I wanted to use them more … rather a lot more.  Somehow, though, I just couldn’t get my head round these fabulous stamps and dies.  Yay for the BABES Adventure … I spent a such a happy time watching the lovely Kim (Cupcakes, Cards and Kim) work her magic with them (here) … and learning how to use them as they deserve to be used!   With Kim’s advice and practical demonstration to guide me, I made my own … here’s my Lake House CASE of Kim’s card …

CQ 265, SSSW 29-10, SSSM 3-11I stamped and die cut a whole flower bed of blooms and leaves, took an eternity to arrange them as you see them here … and then got ideas from the rest of the BABES as to how to show them in the best light.  Any guesses as to which of them was unhesitating in her suggestion of black?  If the answer hasn’t leaped to mind already, you need to go and visit this blog and just enjoy … take a picnic!  This black and almost velvety card panel came from Bev‘s copious quantities of ‘scraps’ … yep, just right.  The panel was adhered flat onto the card base and I mixed the depths of the flowers and leaves … some flat, some on thin foam dots and some on thicker foam tape.  There’s no sentiment … it’ll be added when I use it.  Thanks so much Kim, thanks so much BABES … another successful collaboration!!

My CASE card fits nicely into …

Colour Q – Black, Grape, Limeade, Tango, White (squeezing in as Mr Linky’s doors begin to close)

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes (fifth and final entry)

SSS Monday – Good Ol’ Days  (long held but very unused Fresh Cut Florals)

It’s late … even later than late … so I’m just going to link up and head off to sleep for a few hours!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy.  Anita 🙂

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CASology #104 (Pet), Make The Day Special #4 (CASE Histories), Colour Q #250, Addicted to Stamps & More #104 (CAS) Paper Smooches 20-26/7 (Anything Goes), SSS Wednesday 16/7 (Spots and Dots)

As some of you know, I always have a lot of fun with cute bird images … I have a menagerie of them one or two of them … here’s a colourful type …

CASology 104, MTDS 4, CQ 250, ATSM 104, PS 20-7, SSSW 16-7                                                    

I have no idea how long it is since I used a piece of DP … a very, very, very long time … but this little chap merited it.  I trimmed a centimetre off one edge of a white card panel, added a strip of dotty DP in it’s place and die cut a circle in a ‘sweet spot’.  Another (bigger) circle of card was die cut, coloured with a black Promarker, clear embossed to give it shine and adhered to the card base to fit under the space.  The Papertrey sentiment was stamped to match the curve of the circle and I added the halo of lights dots with a black fine liner and clear glaze pen before popping up the panel on the card base with foam tape.  I stamped the Paper Smooches toucan (at least I think he’s a toucan), coloured him with Promarkers, added Glossy Accents for his eyes and some Wink of Stella shimmer for his beak and feathers.  I trimmed him out and popped him up on foam dots on his ‘stage’ … he looks as though he’s gazing out at his adoring fans!  Here’s a close up so you can gaze back …

CASology 104, MTDS 4, CQ 250, ATSM 104, PS 20-7, SSSW 16-7 Close Up Check out the reflection from the black mirror shiny embossing behind him … a happy accident!

He’s flying off to these challenges …

CASology – Pet (he’s not a real pet … there’s no feeding, grooming or cleaning up of doo-doo!)

Make The Day Special – CASE History (CASE a card from your first year of blogging/crafting … mine’s from February 2013 (here and below) … I used the layout and image to inspire me!)

CTS 15, LIM 107          CTS 15, LIM 107 Close up

Colour Q – Use One Spot Colour or All Five (I used all five plus the black and white)

Paper Smooches – Anything Goes (the toucan’s from PS My Peeps)

Addicted to Stamps & More – CAS (one image, white space, limited layers, quick to recreate)

SSS Wednesday – Spots and Dots (DP strip, halo of dots)

Off to link … back in a little while with the last card of the day.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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Addicted to CAS #39 (Texture), Annabelle Stamps #May (Sketch), Colour Q #244 (Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango), AEI♥U #8 (Fathers Day/Masculine), SSSW 28/5 (Anything Goes)

A card came together tonight that was inspired by a few challenges … and as a couple are closing very shortly, I’m posting it quickly!

ATCAS 39, AS May, CQ 244, AEI♥U 8, SSSW 28-5I stamped and white embossed the Annabelle Stamps lined border a few times onto textured card, trimmed it to an angled panel and watercoloured the spaces using a smooshed ink and water mix.  Once it was dry, the panel was popped up on the textured card base on foam dots and I stamped and embossed the Avery Elle sentiment.  IRL there’s loads of texture here (imagine running your fingers over all those embossed lines!) … it just wasn’t catchable with the camera.

I’m playing along with these challenges …

Addicted to CAS – Texture (where my lovely and well known friend, Darnell is GD)

Annabelle Stamps – Sketch

Colour Q – Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

AEI♥U – Fathers’ Day/Masculine

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Need to link up swiftly before doors close!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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Happy Birthday, Sandie! CAS-ual Fridays #131 (Three Thirds), Colour Q #241 (Chocolate, Gold, Pool, Turquoise), Stamplorations – May (Stamps and Flowers), Winnie & Walter Join In To Win – May

Today, we’re celebrating the birthday of a super talented, fun, generous and lovely friend … Happy Birthday, Sandie!  Here’s a card I made for you …

Happy Birthday Sandie, CFC 131, CQ 241, Stamplorations May, W&W JITW May


As many of you will already know, Sandie makes delicious CAS cards … and is also a veritable expert at mixing clean and simple so beautifully with grunge, to create truly eyecatching designs!  She’s on numerous design teams and always leaves the most encouraging, warm and supportive comments all around blogland.  If you haven’t already, call on over to Sandie’s blog, London Days … and get supplies ready before you go because you’ll be there a while!   Nonni at Korttikarkuri – Runaway Cards has organised a linky party at her blog to celebrate Sandie’s special day … and it’s going on for the next two weeks … so there’s plenty of time for you to come along and join in the fun!  Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, my friend … may your day be chock full of wonderful things … and your year ahead be one of joy and laughter 🙂

Now, you may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here for a week or so … it’s because my get up and go just got up and went … and took Monsieur Mojo with it.  So I sought inspiration for Sandie’s card from a few challenges … CAS-ual Fridays, where we’ve to use three things on a third of our card, Colour Q‘s palette of chocolate, gold, pool and turquoise, and Stamplorations‘ theme of stamps and flowers.  Sandie, I know you love purple … but as my last card to you was a purple one, I thought you might like a change!

On a white card panel, I clustered the Waltzing Mouse two step flowers together to act as the background to the Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ … embossed in gold and trimmed out so it could be popped up on foam dots.  The ‘birthday’ is from Clearly Besotted, and is also embossed in gold.  I trimmed the panel, added strips of pool card top and bottom, and popped it up on foam dots on the card base.  Wink of Stella was liberally applied to the darker parts of the flowers and I added Glossy Accents to the centres to finish off.

Because of my absent get up and go, I’ve not been around in the blogosphere very much at all this last week, and am seriously late coming to see everyone.  My apologies … I’ll be calling round over the next couple of days to catch up with you all … and am looking forward to enjoying a meander around a ton of inspirational creativity!  In the meantime, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



CASology #78 (Dot), Colour Q #224 (Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Poppy Red + White), SSSM 13/1 (Anything Goes)

I made a couple of cards tonight … one will follow, this is the first, rather masculine one (cause guys need a Hello card every now and then too) …

CASology 78, Colour Q 224, SSSM 13-1

At CASology, our Cue Card is ‘Dot’,  I’ve taken the colours from the Colour Q, and as Simon Says Stamp Monday has an Anything Goes week, I’m joining in there too.  Oh, and I’m taking the opportunity to say thanks so much to Joyce for choosing my card last week at CASology for an Honourable Mention … how wonderful … I was smiling all over my face!

To start with, I’d like to say thank you to my Cricut … the popped up panel is the last thing it did … it’s last gasp cut.  It’s very unwell … it’s since given up switching on and is now in pieces, being ‘investigated’.   Early signs aren’t good.  I may need to consider alternatives.  Ideas?

Anyway, onwards … said popped up panel was coloured with grey Promarker and stamped in grey using an Annabelle Stamps border, horizontally and vertically.  I measured and marked the base, stamped the Papertrey images and sentiment onto it and adhered the grey panel with foam dots.  The brads were added to the image centres with Glossy Accents after their ‘legs’ were snipped off.

I’m saying a happy hello tonight to new follower, Ngan who is over at Ngan Made It … whimsical CAS cards, yummy food and recommendations for a good read … mouthwatering … pop over and take a look!  Welcome Ngan, and thank you 🙂

Hope you’re all enjoying a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂

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