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:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

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

Ardyth said...

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

Marisa said...

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 ;)

Susanne Vargas said...

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...)!

shirley-bee said...

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

Petra Swart said...

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

Donna said...

LOVE this, Carol. Very pretty :)

Geri said...

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!

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Kay Miller said...

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))

Pam said...

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

laurie said...

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

laurie said...

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

Deepti said...

This is lovely :) those snowflakes look awesome !

~amy~ said...

Yay for pink + green snowflakes!

Anita in France said...

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

Asha said...

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

Bobby said...

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

Claire Broadwater said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Dana said...

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

Greta said...

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!

Joanne James said...

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!

stampwithsandy said...

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!

Lisa said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Kim S said...

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!!