Southern Girls Anything Goes Challenge

So excited to announce that I am on the Design Team over at the Southern Girls Challenge in 2020! I have been playing along with their challenges since 2012 and am excited to join the team!  In 2020, Southern Girls is changing to an Anything Goes Challenge, so all of your projects are welcome! I created my card with stamps from Newton's Nook, which is one of our challenge sponsors this month. My papers are from the Every Little Thing line by Close To My Heart, which is still available in the Online Only section of my store.

I created my card with the mint watercolor paper from the packet.  I applied texture paste with the Confetti Stencil and then poured loose glitter over the top, while the paste was still wet. For my balloon, I stamped my sentiment with Stazon ink on top of acetate. My shaker contents are a mix of sequins and cutouts from the balloon dies. Such a fun and festive card!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Uplifting Wishes Stamp Set-Newton's Nook
X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6042 Mint Cardstock
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z888 Black Stazon Ink
Z3566 Julep Loose Sequins
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
Z4246 Texture Paste Trio
Z4247 Palette Knives
Medium Prisma Glitter
Ballon Shaker Die-Newton's Nook
Confetti Stencil-Newton's Nook
Acetate-(recycled from product packaging)
Baker's Twine-American Crafts

I have entered  my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes w/Option Twist of Make it Shiny
Alphabet Challenge-T is for Something New (First time playing with texture paste!)
Crazy 4 Challenges-Something New (First time playing with texture paste!)
Die Cut Divas-New Things (Stamps, Dies, Stencil, Texture Paste technique!)
Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Try Something New (First time playing with texture paste!)
Internation Art & Soul-Monochromatic

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your creations over at Southern Girls!


  1. This is a delightful creation. The clean and simple approach is perfect for this monochromatic beauty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    P.S. Our sister challenge, A Place To Start, has CAS as its optional theme. Your card would be perfect for that challenge too.

  2. Very cute birthday shaker card! Love the textures and bling with the glitter and sequins. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. Beautiful shaker..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. The embossed background adds a wonderful dimension to this card. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

  5. The confetti atop that gorgeous paper is just spectacular. This is a beautiful shaker card. We're happy you joined our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  6. I love this! So fun, I love the stamping on the Clear part of the shaker, so fun! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  7. is so beautiful. Thank you for play with us in a Gem of a craft challenge blog, Good luck with your entry.

  8. I absolutely love how you have created the background, and the mint colour is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  9. Congratulations, you have been chosen as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of January 6 - 11! Not only that, you are our featured Top Rocker. Thanks for playing with us and please stop by our blog to grab your badge!
    The Resident Design Team

  10. A balloon is perfect for a birthday. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our something new challenge.

  11. Love your card! The texture you created with the confetti is perfect! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  12. Beautiful Allisa. Love your gorgeous creation. The texture and sparkle is gorgeous and love the fabulous shaker design. Gorgeous job. Hugs, Wends xoxo (So thrilled to have you on the team! Welcome!!)

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)


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