Saturday, 27 April 2013

Muse Challenge #14

Morning crafters

Woke up really early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep so decided to get up and put my papercraft head on.

Its the last day to get entries in for this week's Muse challenge and this week's muse is Virginia Lu who has created a gem of a card. 

I had a rummage through my stamps and just couldn't find anything I wanted to use....need to shop!  So, instead I decided to trawl through my very neglected patterned papers and found an unopened pack so got stuck in. 

This is what I came up with, I think its pretty clear where my inspiration came from, pretty much every element of Virginia's card!

The patterned paper has an off-white background so I started with a cream card base for a change, I think white may have made the paper look a bit grubby.  This design took a while to plan out as a fair amount of measuring was needed to get the four strips the same size and to ensure they fitted correctly.  Once the strips were adhered to the pink background card I ran the whole thing through my Big Shot using a circular die.  Once stuck to the card base I then stamped the sentiment through the window and also stamped a flourish to mirror the design in the paper.  A few gems were added to finish.
Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Cream card base from stash; Bazzill Basics Premium Cardstock (pink)
  • Design Paper: Dovecraft - Garden Party 6 x 6 Designer Paper Pack
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Happy Everything (sentiment); Marion Emberson - Just Because (flourish)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: XCut - Nested Circles
  • Gems from stash

This is the beautiful card by this week's Muse, Virginia Lu...

After making my challenge card I was left with the cute little circular die cut so in true crafting 'I'm not throwing anything away' fashion, I made this card using the same materials.  The sentiment is from SP & Company 'Just a Note' stamp set.

That's all from me today.  Got a busy day, not doing anything exciting just mega busy, off here and there.  Thanks for visiting and I always appreciate any comments you take the time to leave.  If you get chance follow the link to the Muse challenge, there are some really stunning designs this week, its going to be a tough choice when it comes to voting!

Have a lovely Saturday :)


  1. what a delightful card. Great take on Virginia's Muse card.

  2. love these, so bright and happy x

  3. Hi Anita, what a great design and such inspired use of your left overs!

  4. Lovely cards - nice bright colours. The flourish added to the sentiment is a great finishing touch.

    Lucy :-)

  5. I love your card for the Muse challenge. It takes me forever to get things measured right for cards like that. Great job! Thanks so much for the kind comment on my Muse card. I really appreciate it! I use a bow easy to make my bows. It's very easy to use and the bows always look great.

  6. Love both these cards - the fresh colours are an amazing take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along!

  7. Hi Anita, love the DP you have used, it's just right for the challenge. Great how you have made the panels and the circle aperture. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. Much appreciated! Sue x

  8. Your craftsmanship is superb! This design does take a lot of planning and measuring and you did an awesome job! I also love your additional note card--simply delightful! So glad to see your entry in this week's MUSE Challenge!

  9. Your card is so beautiful, the perfect patterned paper. I need to get it--so pretty.

  10. Oh my goodness--I love how you took Virginia's inspiration & made it totally your own! Both cards are just wonderful--made me smile!

  11. Both of these cards are really super. Great idea to use that gorgeous patterned paper on the first, and I love how you used your die cut piece to make a second card.

  12. Love the patterned paper muse card, Anita ... fabulous measuring and placing, and the flourish below the sentiment is perfect with the paper! Brilliant I'm-not-throwing-anything-away idea, such a sweet card! Anita :)

  13. Hey, nice panels! Can't believe you've never used this DSP before. It's really cute. Love that you used the circular die cut. I hate to waste anything too!

  14. Gorgeous cards, so very pretty :) x

  15. Wow! That patterned paper is fabulous!!!

  16. What pretty paper! Both of these are lovely!

  17. Gorgeous cards, and designs.

    Regards diane


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