Monday 19 October 2015

Muse #138 - You are Amazing

Hi there

It's a new week and therefore it's new challenge time at Muse again and I'm thrilled to be your muse this week.

The idea at Muse is to use the Designer's card as the inspiration for your creation.  You can interpret it as you wish; using the colours, layout, techniques, etc.  You can find out more about the challenge guidelines here.

So this week I decided to ink up a new to me set by Wplus9 and I have a pretty polka dot floral creation for you...

I started by covering the majority of my card base with black and white polka dot paper.  I then cut a white cardstock panel and used a circular die to cut the arc shape out of it.  Next I used the Wplus9 set of dies to cut the container from black cardstock and then used the co-ordinating stamps and dies to create the flowers and leaves.  I stamped the sentiment in black and pink ink and adhered this panel flat to the card base.  Then, after adhering the container I did a bit of flower arranging (who knew I was so talented...haha!) and layered up the flowers and leaves, and adhered them once happy with their placement.

Materials used:
  • Patterned Paper: MFT - Dots and Stripes - Neutrals
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Thank You; Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Containers
  • Dies: Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Containers; MFT - Double Stitched Circle Stax
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Magenta, Petal Pink, Pink, Olive, Evergreen

Challenge entries:

Crafty Creations - Challenge #300 - Don't be Blue (no blue and went for the cheering up card option)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Two by Two (two stamp sets used here)
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #155 - Spots and/or Stripes
CASology - Week 168 - Cue card 'You'

I love this challenge and seeing what elements of our creations inspire you.  Hopefully I've given you a few starting points here and I can't wait to see where it takes you.

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you again soon.


  1. This is a beauty Anita! very inspired to play along.

  2. What a pretty card, Anita! The CB sentiment matches the DP perfectly too!

  3. Just gorgeous, Neets! I know just what I going to reach for! Thanks for the inspiration!
    =] Michele

  4. GORGEOUS! Your floral arrangement is so pretty and oh, how the polka-dot background delights!

  5. Oh Annita, this card is beautiful and what a wonderful MUSE for us to get inspired by!!. Love the sweet flower pot, so colorful and that polka dot background is amazing. How fabulous that you were able to combine all of those challenges!!!
    I'm going to get to work on this challenge right away, thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Anita! Your flowers are so pretty and I love the polka dot papers! Such a beautiful design, too! I can't wait to play along!

  7. Indeed YOU are amazing Anita! A card to bring so much happy to my heart! Fresh and oh so lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Casology!

  8. Fabulous design Anita and such a fresh and pretty card x

  9. Absolutely love this card. So beautiful.

  10. oh dear that polka on YOU is adorable
    that flower is so sweeet and that polka dots at the edge also beautiful on your card
    you made a beautiful and amazing design Anita
    I think this is one of the winner or HM at Casology
    I am sad I have not enough time to join there normally I was joning each of their challenge
    big hugs

  11. Absolutely beautiful! I love the black and white with the pops of colour. A brilliant amuse to follow! Xx

  12. Beautiful card! Love the cut out front panel.

  13. FAB card, love it, thanks for joining in at CCC, Claire xXx

  14. Absolutely love your mix of dots and flowers, thanks for the inspiration !!!


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