I'm running in - nearly last minute mainly because our internet has been naughty of late - to play along in Ardyth's birthday celebration for this week's Muse Challenge #218. The deal: to choose a *muse* from any one (or, in my case, a couple) of Ardyth's awesome gallery of WOW! With an offer like that, it's little wonder that the gallery is full to brimming.
A couple weeks back, a charming, beautiful piece of happy mail arrived from our sweet, talented Ardyth, that included a most heart-warming card for me and a WHOLE bunch of Sugarpea Designs' Everyday is Christmas "ladies dancing' (ballerina piggies) and 'lords a'leaping' (hat-doffing frogs) she stamped and die cut for my niece and nephew to colour! Talk about a surprise when a plethora of wee dancers and hoppers tumbled into my lap when I opened the envelope! Unexpected and beyond delightful!
Soooo...I decided that I would 'borrow' one of those darling tutu-and ballet-shoes-sporting piggies and create a card an Ardyth-esque card for my niece.
Inspiration from our birthday girl came from this card....for the ballerina and the sentiment - this one for the pastel colours (our Ardyth does love her pastels!) and this (along with many others) for the stripes (she creates *the* most stylish stripes!). And, in homage to her signature square cards, I followed suit....
Thank for you for this fabulous MUSE challenge, Ardyth! Hope your birthday week was fantastic and that all the 'spoiling and pampering' you were showered with spills into the year about to unfold!