Saturday, September 12, 2015

Muse #132 & Muse: ChristmasVisions #19 + Simon Says Use A Stamp + NBUS #5

I have a moment to quickly share a couple of cards before I have to do my parental duty and sit on the sidelines for a late afternoon soccer game. Did I mention we are still dealing with a sweltering heat wave?  And yes, I am really whining about having to sit and watch the game and ignoring the fact that my dear son will be running several miles in the sun before the afternoon is done.

Anyway, while enjoying cooler temperatures indoors, I made a couple of cards for the two Muse Challenges.

For Muse: Christmas Visions #19 card, I used a couple elements from Chriss Blagrave's inspiration card (skyline, moody night sky) and played with a couple others (the yellow from the windows became a north star, the white stamped stars became stenciled snowflakes).

This second card is the inspired by Joan Bardee as the muse for Muse Challenge #132. I took her idea of the stacked series of sentiments and reinvented them as speech bubbles for this card.

The small speech bubbles are layered on a large speech bubble die cut that is embossed for a little dimension. The "friend" die is a NBUS item from Mama Elephant. and qualifies me to enter the NBUS #5. The lovely Darnell is once again hosting a Never Been Used Schtuff challenge. You have until September 18th to join in the fun and there is an amazing collection of sponsors along with the prizes Darnell always generously donates.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

With Use A Stamp the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, I will be linking this card up there.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Oh my! I love these Jacquie! Love how you used the elements from the MCV card, but different :)
    The speech bubbles for the Muse card are brilliant!

  2. Love your blues, and the MUSE is wonderfully cute!

  3. Great and original take on the Muse, Jacquie. I like it a lot!

  4. Very, very nice, Jacquie! OH goodness, I did totally forget to include the yellow windows shining brightly! Thanks for also playing cards with us at Muse - you just knew I'd go dotty over those dots!

  5. Well, well, well, two of my favourite challenges! So glad you joined us at both! Love the pop of yellow of the Christmas star and the fun of the speech bubbles! So glad you joined us at Muse and MCV this week!

  6. Now aren't you clever to use speech bubbles for the sentiments! So cute! Thanks for playing at Muse this week. I am honored!

  7. Two sweet cards, Jackquie! Love your take on both cards. The cityscape is fantastic; a little snowy Christmas scene! And the Muse card is just bright and fun! Well done you, and I hope the heat wave passes soon.Bev

  8. Both your cards are gorgeous Jacquie and I love them both xx

  9. Gorgeous cards Jaquie - they are so striking and very different.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  10. Wonderful; Muse cards,Jacquie. I love the sentiment running along the bottom of the cityscape and your inky sky is great. The word bubbles are so much fun.


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