Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Muse Christmas Visions #59 + NBUS #7

I've been letting my son drive to school lately. The good part is that I don't have to battle the school traffic costing me at least 30 minutes to drive the 6 mile round trip at 7 in the morning. The bad part is I don't get the car back until almost 5 because he has cross country practice after school. Today it also meant I had some time to craft.

I had major poinsettia envy when I saw Meredith MacRitchie's gorgeous card for the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge #59. That is not patterned paper on her card! I really need to get a poinsettia stamp into my collection this year, but for now have to make do with a sweet Poppystamps Poinsettia die.

I took several ideas from Meredith's card: the inked tag, mix of a diecut &stamped sentiment, poinsettia die cuts and jute bow.

The close up shows the lovely detailed lines on the poinsettias.

This card is also being entered in the lovely Darnell's NBUS #7 Challenge. I picked up a number of MFT dies earlier this summer, included this great stitched tag. I punched the hole and added a hole protector from a second NBUS tag set. I encourage you to use something from your new craft supplies and play along on this fun challenge (or at least check out what everyone else has been buying).

My car is home so I'm off to run a few errands!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love the clean feel of this and all the texture! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Jacquie!

  2. Lovely fresh Christmas card Jacquie, cut die cut poinsettias and yes love the embossed background

  3. Love the clean, crisp feel of your card. Wonderful take on the Muse card.

  4. Love your pretty tag. Beautiful work :)

  5. Scrumptious, Jacquie!! I think I say this every time, but you have such a keen eye for adding depth, texture, and details to your cards while still keeping them clean and crisp!! For instance, everything is gorgeous, but you went the extra mile with that sediment by using two different colors for the stamp AND adding a second die-cut MERRY. Such a simple thing, but what enormous impact! I'm so stealing that idea! Thank you for your kind words and for playing in my challenge again! Enjoy the long weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I love your interpretation of my card! Yours is full of texture and I love the way you reworked the elements to suit what you have. Beautiful!


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