Sunday, October 9, 2016

Muse #186 + Seize the Birthday and CTS193 + CQC362 + LIM297

I am sharing a couple of cards for a few different challenges today.

I loved Anita's card for Muse #186 as soon as I saw it and pretty much copied the design completely for my card.


I did change the color palette and dimensions of the panels a bit, but followed Anita's lead in cutting a leaf image from the kraft panel allowing the patterned paper to show through and adding a third leaf in vellum.

The kraft leaf is edged with Scattered Straw Distress Powder which has more of a uneven, rustic finish than traditional embossing powders. A PTI Stylish Sentiment birthday sentiment finishes this card off.

This card is also being entered in the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.

This second card has been brewing for a few days. First, I knew I wanted to use the colors from Colour Q Challenge #362, then I saw the super sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch #362 , but it wasn't until I saw Less Is More #297 One Layer Card with a Dream theme that it all came together.

How does this card fit in the Dream theme? It is heading to a dear niece who is fulfilling her travel dreams and heading to Europe for a few months. She is going to be based in a corner of France near the Swiss border, which had me pulling out this happy Bonjour! sentiment.

If you are here regularly, you know that one layer cards are not my strength. It took a little thought to plan this one out, but a mask was made for the wrap and positioned on the card base first, then the sides taped off and the Spun Sugar Distress Ink added.

When the mask & tape were removed, the images from PTI Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups were added. The Delicata Silver Shimmer ink adds a gorgeous glimmer without heat embossing.


ETA I have a give away here on my Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog post open until Tuesday, October 11th you might want to check out.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. These are both gorgeous, Jacquie! Love the greens and touch of sparkle on the first card and that subtle pink stripe on the second is so soft and dreamy!

  2. Wow, both of these are fabulous! The green and kraft looks awesome together~ love how one of the leaves is cut out~great design!
    The second card is so pretty! The embossing looks elegant and the splash of pink is perfect~
    Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the birthday Anything Goes challenge!
    Sherrie K
    STB~Guest Designer

  3. Beautifully done- love the freshness added by the use of green! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  4. Beautiful cards -- both are just lovely!

  5. Two beautiful cards Jacquie! I love your variation on the colours of the first card - it's a lovely CASE - and the touch of Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder is a fab rustic touch. Your second card for Less is More is so pretty and has a wonderful appearance of layers and depth despite being one layer. Super job, and best wishes to your niece for her time in France! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  6. Both cards are beautiful, Jacquie! I love the color choice of the first card and that Scattered Straw distress powder has a great look! How fun for your niece - living the dream. The silver is just gorgeous!

  7. Love your CASE of my card, Jacquie. The juice green with kraft is a lovely combination and the distress powder looks fantastic. Great card for your niece too and perfect entry for our Dreams challenge.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and Less is More this week, Anita x

  8. Your take on the muse is awesome!! Love the hint of gold!!
    Moxie Craftie

  9. I love the change of color for the Muse card, Jacquie, and your light touch in the pink inking on the other card has me in awe. Maybe I need practice.

  10. I'm so pleased that your niece's dream has come to fruition.
    Lovely one layer card... such a delicate feel!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Wonderful cards! I especially love your beautiful take on the sketch!

  12. Congrats on your HM at MUSE!

  13. Two super cards Jacquie. Love the vibrancy of your first cased card. Your subtle panel on the second card, with the beautifully embossed wrapper for the pretty flowers is gorgeous. So glad your niece is following her dreams. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More. xx

  14. I love both designs, Jacquie, particularly your one layer card with the pretty bouquet! Great take on our theme this week. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  15. Great cards Jacquie! I especially love your MUSE card. Love how each leaf sprig is different.

  16. Two beautiful cards, Jacquie! I love the touch of embossing on the leaves. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

  17. Two beautiful cards! Jacquie!! Loving both your take on Anita's Muse as well as your soft and delicate take on the sketch and color challenge : )

    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday



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