Category Archives: WPlus9

CASology #84 (Paint), WPlus9 Birthday Week 4 (Stretch It)

Still haven’t found that pause button, which I could have done with once I realised how near to closing time it was at a few challenges.  So, I won’t hang around … there are another couple of cards to come … this one is the most pressing …

CASology 84, WP9 Bday 4

I’m playing at CASology, where the Cue Card is Paint … and at WPlus9′s last week of birthday celebrations, where there’s a Stretch It theme … do something that stretches your creativity or takes you outside your comfort zone.  Never used paint chips before so I think that counts!

The paint chips are from our local hardware/DIY store … part of the collection of stuff we have for a bit further along in the renovation.  I sliced and trimmed them to size, and adhered them, one flat and the other two on different sized foam dots.  The WPlus9 sentiment (also sliced … made up of two different ones) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, the top corner of the card was rounded and I added a scattering of sequins, tucking a couple in to the paint chip layers.  The bottom sequin came like that … handy huh?

I’ll be back in a short while with more!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


WPlus9 Birthday Week 3 (Trend Watch), PTI Make It Monday #152 (Layering Dye & Pigment Inks), Little Tangles #31 (Monochromatic), One Layer Simplicity #2 (Can You Repeat That?)

A quick post before the renovating week takes off …

WPlus9 Bday 3, PTI MIM 152, LT 31, OLS 2

WPlus9 are having a month long celebration for their birthday … this is the third week and we have a trend watch (see board below) … I’m playing with stripes.  Papertrey’s Make It Monday‘s technique video is by Heather and covers layering different inks.  At Little Tangles, there’s a monochromatic challenge and as this is a one layer card, I’m joining in at One Layer Simplicity … where we’re using a repeat image.

I stamped the WPlus9 sentiment and masked it off.  The Papertrey horizontal stripes were stamped in white Brilliance ink and once they were dry, I stamped some Neat & Tangled stripes vertically using Memento inks, glittering over the final one.  As Darnell would say … QACAS!

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



Less is More 3rd Birthday (Rainbow), WPlus9 Birthday Celebration #1 (Comfort Zone), One Layer Simplicity #2 (Can You Repeat That?), SSS Work It Wednesday #1 (Something New)

There are some big birthday and anniversary celebrations going on in blogland at the moment … and I’m sharing in the festivities for a couple of them with this card …

LIM 3rd Birthday, WPlus9 4th Birthday 1, OLS 2, SSSWIW 1

A very Happy 3rd Birthday to the ladies at Less is More … we’re celebrating with rainbows!  LIM was the first regular challenge I played along with … it was, and remains, an encouraging, creative and inspiring place to visit … thanks to Chrissie, Mandi (at the time) and now Jen, who work tirelessly to bring us great themes, fabulous cards, encouraging comments and a wonderful LIMette community.  Thanks so much ladies … I really appreciate all your hard work!

This week, there are also 4th birthday celebrations going on at WPlus9, where Dawn’s planned a whole month of fun … this week we’re staying in our ‘Comfort Zone’ … mine’s Clean and Simple.  As this is a one layer card, I’m also joining in with One Layer Simplicity, where Heather is our host this month and our theme is Can You Repeat That?  The sequins are a new acquisition (from Neat & Tangled), so I also get to link up with the new monthly challenge at Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday.

Over the last few months, I’ve seen some brilliant striped cards out in the blogosphere … from the amazing Laura Bassen, Cristina Kowalczyk and Dawn Woleslagle, among others … so I guess this is a CASE of many different cards, all rolled into one.  I measured and pencil-marked my card base, stamped the Papertrey Ink stripe in mainly Memento inks, added the WPlus9 sentiment and scattered some matching N&T sequins over it.  The sequins started off in a line down the left side of each stripe … being a neat freak, I liked it … but it wasn’t quite celebratory enough, so I threw caution and the sequins to the wind and scattered them.  There still kind of neat and tidy enough to keep me happy!

I may be back with another card later … using up what was rescue-able from the stamping disasters fun I had with this one!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂

ETA:  Mr Linky closed the door early at WPlus9, so I’ll play along there next time!



Muse #38 (Therese Calvird), WPlus9 Moodboard #21, CAS-ual Fridays #117 (In Stitches), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 9/10 (Use a Stamp)

Therese‘s inspiration card at Muse this week is delightfully spring like … perfect for those who live in the heading-into-the-warm-season part of the world (and those who aspire to be heading into warm!).  The Monday Moodboard at WPlus9 is full of bright blooms too, so I used some of their stamps for my card so I could play along there.  At CAS-ual Fridays, we’ve to use real or faux stitching … check out the flower stems … and because the image and sentiment are stamped, I’m submitting again to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday (Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp) …

Muse 38, WPlus9 21, CFC 117, SSSW 9-10Here’s Therese’s cupcake bouquet …


          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I was inspired by the spring blooms in Therese’s card … so did some stamp set combining.  The stems, leaves and sentiment are WPlus9, and the tulip heads are from The Alley Way Stamps.  I also picked up on the touch of twine and on the colours Therese used … they’re bright, fresh and spring like.  My nod to the cupcake is in the sentiment!

I’d like to express a really big thank you to my fellow Muse players, for voting my ‘blooming’ card into a Featured Member spot last week … I’m sooo appreciative of your encouragement!

It’s heading round to bedtime for me, so I’ll finish up for the weekend … I’ll be wandering around tomorrow to catch up and see what everyone’s been doing.  Thank you so much, as ever, for coming by … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #15

Here’s another card (yep, two in one day) … it’s for WPlus9’s Monday Mood Board.  I wouldn’t usually gravitate towards the selection of elements in the inspiration photo, but was feeling a bit reckless so thought I’d throw myself into it with abandon … look …

WP9 15         

… see what I mean?  The background panel was made with an Annabelle Stamps border stamp, with the large dots highlighted in gold glitter, and the tag was stamped with a WPlus9 sentiment, masked to make it into a block (it comes as a long line).  I made the twine tassel, tied it onto the tag, tied the tag to the base panel and attached the base panel to a kraft card.  The little gems added just a smidge more colour.  It doesn’t feel much like me, p’raps ’cause it’s a bit busier than my usual style, but I don’t dislike it.  Fun to push the boundaries every so often.

I’m delighted to welcome a couple of new friends this week … Linda, who’s new to stamping and doesn’t have a blog or gallery, and Lindsey from Doodlings, a seasoned and talented cardmaker (check out her blog for some delicious inspiration, if you haven’t done already).  Thank you so much ladies 🙂

That’s it from me for the weekend … if you’re in heat (like us), stay cool, if you’re in cold, stay cosy and warm!  Thanks so much for coming by, I love your visits and comments!  Anita 🙂

WPlus9 Mood Board #13, CAS(E) this Sketch #31, CAS-ual Fridays #104 (Banners and/or Flags), Simon Says Stamp – 5 June (Masculine), A Blog Named Hero #25 (Man’s World)

I’m playing along with a few challenges with today’s card.  I discovered WPlus9 stamps this year (probably a long time after everyone else!), so thought I’d have a potter around Dawn’s Monday Mood Board for the first time.  The layout and design was inspired by Chrissy‘s sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch (turned upside down) and by the theme at CAS-ual Fridays (use banners and/or flags).  At Simon Says Stamp there’s a masculine theme and at A Blog Named Hero, it’s ‘A Man’s World’.  Serendipity … nice when that happens!  Here’s my card …

WPlus9 13, CTS 31, CFC 104, SSS 5-6, ABNH 25



It’s another snippets card (nice when that happens too!) … almost everything is from my paper box … IRL the polka dots on the top banner are a similar colour to the border, it just didn’t come out that way in the photo (not nice when that happens!).   I hand cut the banners using random DP, trimmed the blue and red border card edges with pinking shears, cut the stars with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and then put it all together.  The final touch was the WPlus9 sentiment, stamped and embossed in white.  Voila!

I may be back with a little something later … in the meantime, I hope you’re having a Happy Sunday!  Thanks so much for calling in … your visits and comments brighten my day!  Anita 🙂