Tuesday 5 January 2016


Hi and welcome to my post to announce the first challenge for 2016 from ATSM.
We also have new Design Team members joining us here at ATSM! Please make them welcome:
It is so great to have them with us and I know they are excited to start.
Please make welcome the returning Design Team members
Wei Wei | Anita | Barb |Rahmat | Tanja | Shona | Olesya | Lilian | Carol
Hayley (Sponsorship co-ordinator)
This week it is our photo inspiration challenge.

You can take what ever inspiration you want, the colours, the flowers, the distressed paintwork, the choice is totally your's.
For my card I chose to go with the flowers and the colours.

For this interpretation, I used my new Memento Dew drops that Santa sent, a new set to me from STAMPlorations, Dee's Artsy Impressions Frames and Flowers and that new happy birthday die from my daughter.
Using Dandelion, Canteloupe, Lilac Posies, and second impression Lady Bug, I stamped clusters of flower heads, then with Pear Tart and SI Cottage Ivy the leaves. To add more definition I added some detail with a black fine liner and then filled the spaces in between with a pale orange w/c marker dots.

My die cut 'happy birthday' was layered up three times before being added to the trimmed top panel and then mounted on a coordinating dark pink base card.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
(Prize $12 gift certificate)

For more inspiration check out the rest of the both old and new fabulous DT and join in. Why not use some of your new stash, we'd love to see what you got from Santa!

I'm joining in over at -

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As You Like It Challenge
Anything Goes


  1. This is so pretty Julie, you really do get the use out of your ink pads...I would never think of doing that BUT I will now!! Always lovely to see you at AYLI and Good Luck!! xx

  2. Dear Julie, this is such a pretty card and a really lovely take on the inspiration photo. I love the colours! Welcome to the team and hugs from your team-mate stempelfrida

  3. So pretty, Jules!! And happy card too! Great way to use the smaller images. xx

  4. Very pretty, Julie. :) I love your flowery stamped bg and that die cut is gorgeous. Sweet and Springy!

  5. What a super sweet and beautiful card! Great spring flowers!

  6. this is such a pretty card! i love the bright cheery colours you've used! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  7. A very pretty floral card, thanks for joining us at AYLI this week.
    Lorraine DT

  8. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Beautifully done. Loving the floral paper you created and the die cut sentiment looks fantastic in white! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  10. Julie, your flowers are stunning! What a lovely fresh spring palette you've chosen; perfect for your oh-so-pretty Happy Birthday die! Love this!

  11. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'What's New' challenge week. The new challenge starts tomorrow, hope you join in again x Susan x

  12. Such a beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Julie! I love your flowers and leaves, and the sentiment is just perfect!

  13. A beautifully delicate and feminine card Julie.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  14. Beautiful background! Lovely card!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio


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