Sunday, May 8, 2016

Muse #164 + The Card Concept #54

Happy Mother's Day for all the moms (and mums) out there! Somehow I started the day making breakfast for my family, but I've told them I really hope someone makes me a dinner that involves shrimp and lemon tonight. 

I couldn't resist playing along with a couple of challenges yesterday that had a common thread making it possible to combine them on one card.

Michele's card for the Muse Challenge #164 and the inspiration photo from The Card Concept #54 had me thinking about purple spring flowers. An image from PTI's Bitty Bouquet stamp set is stamped on the panel a couple of times and then several more images are stamped and die cut. The MB watering can die is cut with metallic paper, placed over the stamped flowers and then the die cut flowers were layered in place.

The Avery Elle sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on a purple banner. The banner and watering can are both popped up in the center and adhered flush to the panel at the edges.

I think, with the layering of the floral image, this card belongs in The Card Concept's Clean & Layered category.

In other news, spreadsheets & alarms are now being used to track Stefan's eye drops and assorted meds. Because his left arm is still in a splinted straight out, it is a struggle for him to administer his own eye drops. Just one of the details he didn't think through when scheduling the surgeries so close together {sigh}.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love the fabulous shine on that watering can, Jacquie, and those flowers are gorgeous!

  2. There is another challenge I am sure your gorgeous card would fit, Jacquie - in fact, when I saw the photo, I immediately thought of silver cardstock - which you've used so masterfully here ... stunning, simple stunning!!! Rush it over to Inspired by the Little Things!!! and thank you for playing cards with me at Muse this week!!! xx

  3. Beautiful card, that watering can looks fantastic! thanks for joining us at the Card Concept.

  4. WoW Jacquie. That watercan WOW.

  5. How clever you are to die cut the watering can in metallic's really fabulous! Gorgeous take on Michele's Muse card, Jacquie!

  6. Love the shimmer of your watering can - very clever! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Jacquie!

  7. Oh how gorgeous, Jacquie ... beautiful sweet blooms tumbling out of the top of that amazing metallic watering can ... lovely, dimensional ... and so creative! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Beautiful card. The watering can is a standout.

  9. That is such a lovely watering can, Jacquie!!!!! And aren't those little PTI flowers not so sweet!!!! This is such a beautiful card!!!!

  10. The metallic watering can is a brilliant idea! Love your sweet and simple design!

    I am going to have to come back to see if you got your shrimp and lemon! for Mother's Day! : )



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