Category Archives: Colour Q

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 🙂


Challenge 8          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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 🙂

                    Simon Monday Challenge Blog

TAWS Birthday Party, Colour Q #223 (Basic Grey, Bravo Burgundy, Poppy Parade, Summer Starfruit + White), CASology #77 (Bubbly)

I’m just about making it to The Alley Way Stamps‘ third birthday party … didn’t realise it wasn’t a late night soirée, otherwise I’d wouldn’t have pootled around quite as much as I did before getting here.  TAWS is sharing the limelight with Colour Q this week … the palette is a great one (and it’s a gorgeous inspiration photo), but it isn’t a natural colour choice for me at all, which is why I’m playing along … stretching a horizon or two.

ETA:  Thanks to a suggestion from Ardyth, I’m also adding this as a second entry to CASology‘s Bubbly challenge … now why didn’t I think of that?!  Thanks, my friend!TAWS Bday, CQ 223

The dotty image is a TAWs border one, stamped numerous times to create the front panel.  I coloured the dots randomly with Promarkers and in some of the ones left blank, I added copious layers of Wink of Stella, covered with Glossy Accents, to give a bit of sheen and shine.  That made me more comfortable with the palette … it’s so not my usual one that I don’t even possess any burgundy … at all … not a drop, swoosh, snip or morsel.  So the burgundy dots were mixed on the card … powder blue first followed by cardinal red … looks about right from here.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on the card base, edged the top of the dotty panel with a black strip, and popped up the panel on foam dots.   Could this be a guy card, even with the shimmer?

Need to go and get linked up before the door finally closes at TAWS … be back shortly with a little something else.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂


Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party (November – Thank you very much for being my …), Colour Q #216 (Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, More Mustard), SSS Monday 18/11 (Mystery), SSS Wednesday 20/11 (Sketch)

Monsieur Mojo was a bit quiet this week … till today when he gave me a hand with a couple of cards … one here, and one to follow.  I’ve accepted the invitation to attend the Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party for the first time this month … this card’s for the ‘Thank you very much for being my …’ theme.  It’s also my first time playing along at the Colour Q, where the colours are kraft, pumpkin pie, bashful blue and more mustard, and as WMS and CQ are both unknown to me (and therefore could be described as mysteries!), I’m linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday where there’s a ‘mystery’ theme.  The layout comes from the sketch at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday so I’m joining in there too.

WMS Nov 1, CQ 216, SSSM 18-11, SSSW 20-11


 Simon Monday Challenge Blog          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog          heathers sketch 2

The feathers are from Waltzingmouse, stamped and trimmed out, and the banners are dry embossed and sponged.  I mounted one banner flat and one on low foam dots, and adhered the feathers with high foam dots along the spines.  The twine was wrapped round the base panel and knotted round the quills of the feathers, and I finished off with the WMS sentiment.

I’m rushing a bit to get this linked and my next card photographed, posted and linked … all before the party finishes at WMS (I have 49 minutes!), so I’ll get on!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂