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Time Out Guest Designer

Hello Friends

I am excited to be joining the lovely ladies over at the Time Out Challenges blog today. This is my prize for winning the hearts blog challenge a few weeks ago. I get to be a guest designer YAY!! Thank you so much for such a great prize.

 This is also their first birthday woo hoo ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~  Time Out Challenges!!!

Today they have a new challenge which is inspired by this photo.

 Look at all of those lovely colours!!I wanted to keep my card really simple and let the colours speak for themselves.

I had the perfect stamps in mind for my card. This little row of  Heart Strings from Unity. I just bought them recently so this was a great time to use them.  I coloured them with my distress inks Picked Raspberry & Salty Ocean. Then I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Sweet Elle stamp set underneath using VersaFine ink.

Next I added some green sequins. It looked a little flat still so I got out my Stickles and applied some sparkle to the hearts and the sequins. I think the sequins now take on the look of enamel dots thanks to the glue. I love happy accidents like that don't you?  I then mounted it on to black card and then a polka dot card base that I made from Recollections card that I got at Michaels. Finally I tied some black twine to finish off my card.

I love the way all of the colours come together. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. If you have some time come and join in this fun challenge.

Mandi xox


  1. Great card! One of my favorite Unity stamps!

  2. Hi Mandi, great to have you as our GD, and with such a fabulous card. Your string of hearts is just like the pattern of frames and the colours really are the star. Fab idea to use the polka dot and twine. Hope you enjoy your GD with us x

    1. Thanks Sandie! I have enjoyed being the guest designer thanks so much for the opportunity :)

  3. What a brilliant take on the inspiration photo, Mandi ... love those whimsical dangling hearts, all dressed up in their shimmery colours ... gorgeous against those yummy polka dots! Fabulous to have you guest designing with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  4. Love these bright colours and those cute hearts, Mandi! Those sequins do look like enamel dots. It is great to have you as GD on our first birthday challenge :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! Can see why you were itching to use the heart stamps, they are so sweet and love the blue/pink combo. And such a perfect bow with your twine, I'm so jealous!! So nice to have you with us, especially on our birthday!!

    1. Thanks Shona you ladies are a lot of fun :)

  6. Wow, what a great card for the first birthday at Time out! Thanks for being our geustdesigner this challenge! Love how you combined the poladot DP with the fine hearts and the twine! That heart stamp is a beautiful one in these colours!

  7. Congrats on the GDT spot, you did a great job on this card and I love the image!


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