Sunday, November 15, 2015

Merry Christmas Snowflakes...MUSE Challenge #141, HLS~Anything Goes, The Paper Players #271~CAS Christmas

Hello,

We ventured forth, finally, yesterday to visit my mother-in law. The drive started on 'compact snow with icy sections' (sketchy!) then transformed into traveling through pouring rain.  We made it (I'm such a white-knuckled backseat driver!) and spent a wonderful evening with his mom, as well as his sister, her husband and their daughter. His niece is a gem and I was delighted to learn that my car I gave her back in May is still being very much spoiled, pampered and loved!

Today, my mother-in-law and I weathered the rain and cool temperatures to watch my husband compete in a cyclo-cross race. A mud, muck and mess fest...perfect for those 'cross aficionados!  Right now, I'm sneaking in a bit of quiet time to post a card I made before we left, inspired by our wonderfully talented and sweet (and patient!) Michele, who delighted us with this gem over at Muse Challenge #141


So unique; so pretty!  Of course, being that water-colouring and I do not mesh well, and given that I have predominately Christmas stuff at the ready, I went off in a slightly 'different' direction.

See...



I translated Michele's pretty circles into snowflakes, used a pink 'frame' that came from another project to mirror her grey background, and placed the whole shebang atop a snowflake embossed green panel.  I added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments, some blingy bits and...ta dahhh. Michele...hope I did your lovely card justice with this little snowy entry.

I was going to enter into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #179~Pink, Green and White but caught the linky closing on the wrong side!  Next time...

I'm joining the gallery at Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes




Back to visiting with my MIL...

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday; thank you for spending some of your time with me!

Hugs,

27 comments:

  1. And yet, another set of pretty cards! Like those layers and pastel colors on the first card, ditto for the second one!

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  2. Love this - what a Christmas clever take on a 'spring' Muse! So glad you joined us, Carol!

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  3. Love pink and green together as non-traditional Christmas colours and you know I adore snowflakes so this card is making me smile :) Glad you had a good visit with your MIL and your car is doing well! As for the cold and snow - I will pass. Don't do well in it - yes I am a whoos. Can imagine all that testosterone having fun cycling in the mud ;)

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  4. So glad you made it safely to your MIL! And I have to say that your husband is very lucky to have found such a devoted wife, because standing in the rain and cold for so long doesn't sound like lots of fun to me!
    And your pink and green Christmas card is a fabulous take on the Muse! You are getting very good at thinking outside the box (something I have to work on...)!

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  5. Love your Christmas take on Michele's card! Enjoy the rest of your visit with your MIL.

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  6. Love how you have taken the inspiration from Michele's card, Carol!!!! Green and pink is always a great winning combination!!!! Your snowflakes are so lovely and the rhinestones are so perfectly placed!!!!! A beautiful card!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!
    Hugz

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  7. LOVE this, Carol. Very pretty :)

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  8. Rain and cold...good for you (and your MIL). I can honestly say that if it were me, I'd definitely be hiding out in a nice warm, out-of-the-elements spot!

    Love this non-traditional Christmas color combo! So soft & pretty and so totally Christmas! The angled panels look great!

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  9. Love your take on Michele's Muse card, Carol! Your snowflakes are so pretty, and I love your color combo!
    I'm so glad your travels were safe, and that you enjoyed your visit with your MIL and family!

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  10. Oooooh I love the direction you took! Your card is so pretty! I adore snowflakes and pastel snowflakes are the best! Love it! Have a wonderful time with your in-laws and have a safe trip home! ((Hugs))

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  11. Oh, this is lovely, Carol! The colors are perfect. Safe travels'

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  12. I LOVE the take on your card! The snowflakes are so fun! That color combo is awesome,too.

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  13. I LOVE the take on your card! The snowflakes are so fun! That color combo is awesome,too.

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  14. This is lovely :) those snowflakes look awesome !

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  15. Yay for pink + green snowflakes!

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  16. So pretty and contemporary, Carol ... the delicate snowflake flurry is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Lovely, fresh and soooo in... and by that I mean modern, of course. Love the colours you've picked for the cards, Carol.
    hugs Asha

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  18. You have those wonky panels down pat, Carol, and the snowflakes work perfectly for the focal image.

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  19. Your color combo is so fun! Love the embossed background, too! Such pretty snowflakes! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  20. Oh my this is so elegant looking and the colors are so pretty!! Really stunning!! :)

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  21. This is awesome!! I LOVE the pink and green snowflakes and great texture with the embossing!!

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  22. Just beautiful, Carol! I really like pink & green, even for Christmas! Glad you had a good time with hubby's family & made it safely! I understand the white knuckles--had to close my eyes when we traveled in snow to keep from having hubby throw me out--haha!

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  23. How pretty - I love the texture of your snowflakes and panels - a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining our CAS Winter Wonderland challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  24. Carol, this is so a beautiful! I love the colors, and those snowflake die cuts combined with the textured background are awesome. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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  25. Wonderful texture and colors, this is pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

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  26. Sweet card Carol...I love that your snowflakes are in pink and green, so much fun.

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  27. You do know that your husband could go to "mud, muck and mess" fests on his own and you could stay warm, dry and crafty??! Just kidding!! I love how you support each other in everything!!

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