Friday, November 29, 2013

Muse + Festive Friday Snowflakes + Simon Says

It feels like forever since I posted a card, but my jingle bell series have been safely delivered to my sister and will add to the Christmas joy at her house next month.

I took advantage of my kids having this week off school to sneak in a quick visit to my parents (their being off school saves me from rearranging car pools & activities while gone). All I can say is aging is not for the weak - since I last saw my parents in August, the family house has been sold and care needs have separated them. Mom, with dementia, requires full-time care now but dad, at 84, is going strong and in a lovely retirement community.

Today I am avoiding the pre-decorating cleaning and catching up on some of the card challenges while my insane husband has taken the kids and headed to a mall or two.

The Muse Card Club has a wonderful card to inspire us this week from Lucy F.







I used a snowflake wreath die (ETA Sussex Snowflake die from Memory Box) to create a similar look to Lucy's card, layering the offset die cut back onto the panel it was cut from. I discarded the leftover center from the panel and backed the open space with a piece of vellum.

A Technique Tuesday sentiment is inked with MFT Berrylicious to finish the card.

I am also linking this card to the Festive Friday blog where for their final challenge of 2013 you can pick your favorite challenge from the past year. I didn't participate in this one the first time around, but am picking the Snowflake Challenge.


 


With Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, I am also linking up there.


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


20 comments:

  1. Wow...this is GORGEOUS! and I am calling winner too.

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  2. Beautiful card - glad your father has settled in well and best wishes for your mother.

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  3. Your snowflake card is beautiful! It sucks to get old, my parents are around that age too. Enjoy your time with them, as much as you can.

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  4. This is so very fabulous, jacquie

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  5. Oh - I love where you've taken this! Very, very clever take on this week's Muse - thanks for playing along!

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  6. Oh my, Jacquie. This is absolutely gorgeous. I totally understand what you're gong through with you parents. Mine are 95 and 97, and so far still in their own home with caregivers coming in. I see changes almost every day and it breaks my heart. I'm glad your dad has found a community to be p art of. Believe me it's good for the mind and the soul. Prayers for you and them.

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  7. Wow! This is stunning! Methinks I spy a winner! Love the elegant snowflake and all the texture! You rocked this challenge!

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  8. Wow. I like yours a lot more then the one I made for this challenge!!! You'll win for sure! This is just beautiful. What die did you use/what brand - Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - the die I used is called Sussex Snowflake from Memory Box. I tend to pick up any MB die I see in real life & found this one while on vacation last summer in Vancouver.

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Winner in my book!

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  10. This is just so pretty! Love the die cut on the embossed panel!

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  11. Just lovely! The embossing and softness from the vellum panels are perfect with the intricate snowflakes.

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  12. Just beautiful. That snowflake die is so intricate and I love it teamed with the big sentiment. Winner right there!

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  13. What a wonderful card, such a beautiful way to use the snowflake wreath die.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv

    Debby

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  14. Gorgeous!! Love the soft blue color!

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  15. I just knew this was a winner. Congratulations! I still think it is one of the most beautiful snowflakce cards I have ever seen.

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  16. Oh, my goodness! Jacquie, this is stunning! From reading the comments, it looks like you won....and rightfully so! :)

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