Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hello, Friend...Muse #127, TIME OUT Challenge #37~Friendship is Golden

Hello,

I made a couple cards before heading to see my family, so best get them posted before I forget! All the shenanigans I've been up to with my niece and nephew: distracting in the best of ways! They are definitely two energizer bunnies!

This post features my card inspired by the wonderfully delightful and talented Joan Bardee, who is sharing her creativity at Muse #127  


Thanks to Joan's inspiration, I was reminded of the Accent It stamps/dies from Clearly Besotted that hadn't seen the touch of ink and the 'squish' of my cuttlebug. I had grandiose plans to make a set of four using a variety of the images, but...well, let's say the plans are still in the blueprint stage! They'll get done...eventually!  For now, here's the first.  I shifted Joan's ferny brackets to top and bottom, and translated them into flourishes. Her hearts = my little posies. My sentiment = hers. Missed including a bow, but given I'm bow-challenged, not having one is for the best.


I'm also adding this to the gallery at TIME OUT Challenge #37~Friendship is Golden; a rare 'before the last minute' entry that I'm sure will surprise the DT! They're so sweetly patient with me!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



28 comments:

Hannelie said...

Carol I love your take on the muse this week! A beautiful case!

Donna said...

Lovely card, my friend :)
Very stylish. X

Carole said...

Great card Carol.....those swirls do remind me a bit of very curly moustaches!!...lol....without flower of course!

Sarah Gray said...

Love this, Carol! A fab take on the Muse inspiration and a lovely CAS design. Those flourishes look very versatile. Thanks for joining us at Time Out :)

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww Stunning CAS card Miss C
loovee what you made here
I am sorry my little boy was making me busy
I have no time to go to internet
Facebook I see from my smartphone...
I wish you have a great weekend too miss C
will visit again soon
now it is 23:52 go sleeeep hehe
hugs, Monika

Becca Cruger said...

This is soooooo pretty! It's almost got a Scandinavian feel to it with those sweet little bright flowers.

~amy~ said...

Oooohhh...I love your take on Joan's card!

KayM said...

Oh how pretty this is! I love your take on Joan's card and the way you switched up the brackets! Very striking design indeed!! I hope you enjoy your time with your family!! :) (Hugs)

sandie said...

wow super early entry to TO! Fab take on Joan's card and very sweet colour colour combo. Thanks for joining TO x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh so fabulous -- seeing a winner with this one! Fabulous colors together :)

Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Carol! I really like how you switched up the brackets. They look amazing this way. What a day brightener for sure!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, LOVE it, Carol!!!!! Your flourishes are so beautiful and I love that you've got them top and bottom!!! The little flowers are just the cutest and the sentiment really looks great!!!! A winner in my books, Carol!!! Really lovely and a stunning CAS card!!!
Enjoy that time with the family, hey!!!!

Jeanne J said...

Great card Carol! Love the clean design and the crisp images. The double cut friend just makes it pop!

Ardyth said...

I get a great Art Deco feel from this card! Beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Oh I love this card!

Marisa said...

Fabulous flourishes around the sentiment! Great case!!

Kylie said...

OOoh, this is a great take on the inspiration piece! Love how graphic it looks. Fabulous work!

Karren said...

This is a fabulous take on the Muse card! Love the graphic and bold look!

Shona Chambers said...

Love how your dies get 'squished', mine seem to get 'squeezed then cracked' or maybe thats my poor Cuttlebug plates (or my elbows from turning the handle so hard....). But I love my Cuttlebug to bits and couldn't imagine being without it!! I think your card is brilliant and is one of my favourites in the Gallery. Really like how you changed the layout but can still see Joan's card in there. Fabulous!

Taunya Butler said...

Hello, my friend!! Love this card - what a clever way to see the Muse card and interpret it in this marvelous way! You have added such a sparkle to my day with this great card!! Love that blue sentiment and how it just really pops off the white!! So very Clean and Simple!!! I hope you get blessed from energy from the Energizer bunny so that you will be able to keep up with those precious kiddos that you love so much!! How very lucky they are!!!

Geri said...

Adore the 'folk art' feel of your card - it's the design....I think?

Great colors and tons of white space - love it!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful Muse card Carol...just love all your white space and how you changed it up a bit, so creative.

Leigh Penner said...

I love this!

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & great design--love this, Carol!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful take on the MUSE!

Barb Ghig said...

Don't know how I missed this beauty! Your flourishes are gorgeous and they pair perfectly with the script on the sentiment! Love this card, Carol and I'm off to check out this set :)

Anita in France said...

Those crisp flourishes and sweet blooms highlight the sentiment beautifully, Carol! Delighted to have you play along with us at Time Out with so much time to spare!! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Kind said...

I love your CASE so much! You took all the best elements and recreated a beauty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!