Sunday, January 17, 2016

Thinking of You and Happy Birthday...MUSE Challenge #148, TIME OUT Challenge #47~Birthday, Seize the Birthday~Clean and Simple

Hello,

Popping in quickly to share my not 'quite' so out of this world cards (unlike my previous post *grin*) for MUSE Challenge #148, where wonderfully talented Anita has designed a sweet ditsy floral get well CAS creation to inspire and delight...



Her pretty on-a-vine flowers reminded me of one of my favourite stamps that hasn't received enough TLC of late...and I sure remedied that! 

I drew inspiration from Anita's 'vines', her four flowers and her simple, thoughtful sentiment....


Since that one was super quick, a second one *had* to happen. I could readily have spent all afternoon making a set (or seven) of these...and I will, at some very soon point. Here's the sister card...


My CAS birthday card is heading off to:



Enjoy your evening immensely...we have a roast cooking (thanks to my husband's culinary skills) and oh, the taste-buds are a-tingle! Thank you for spending time with me; so appreciated!


33 comments:

Lynn said...

A duo of beautiful cards. Love how you were inspired! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Greta said...

Beautifully stamped, Carol--great cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Can you say beautiful? Thank you for joining us at Muse this week!

Hannelie said...

Beautifully inspired by the muse this week Carol!

sandie said...

Hope you enjoyed that roast! Beautiful cards-CAS perfection. Thanks for joining TO

Jen W. said...
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Jen W. said...

I love that gorgeous vine stamp, Carol, and you're right - your design would make for a gorgeous set of cards!
Roast?? When's the next one? We'll get you together with Ardyth's yorkshire puddings and have a lovely meal! I'll bring s'mores cookies for dessert!

Carole said...

Very pretty cards Carol! xx

Ardyth said...

Beautiful design - love the pops of colour in the greenery! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, such pretty cards! A wonderful take on the inspiration card. Bonus that it is quick and easy to create allowing for a full set to be created as a lovely gift for some lucky recipient. Adore the colorful flowers. Wonderful work! Have a great week! Hugs!

*Vicki* said...

I love the CAS style of these because it really shows off those flowers so beautifully!! ;) HUGS

Charlene said...

This is so sweet, I love it!!!

Kay Miller said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! Such a pretty little leafy flower stamp! Love them!! ((Hugs))

I Card Everyone said...

Darling, c ... seven, or more, would be a great stash of these beauties to have on hand! xx
=]

Petra Swart said...

Love those cute little flowers in the lovely cheerful colours, Carol!!! Such elegant cards that would work with any sentiment!!!! Beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Carol! This stamp is my favorite, I just think it is so elegant and pretty. I love your CAS cards, both are fabulous. Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

Love these two clean and simply sweet beauties! The diagonal stitched line die (or whatever the heck it's called???) grounds the image and sentiment perfectly!

Neets B said...

Oh, Carol, these are so lovely. Great take on my muse card and I love how you've added the cute little flowers amongst the foliage. So beautifully CAS too. Thank you so much for your lovely recent comments on my blog, you're too kind :)
Thanks for playing along at Muse xx

Kim S said...

LOVE what you've done with the inspiration. Your delicate flowers, with the pops of color, work so well with the simple sentiments.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty - I really like how you interpreted Anita's card! i would have just been stuck with the layout.....

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful CAS birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just beautiful Carol...I love your fabulous take on Anita's sweet card.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are so pretty and remind me of spring!

Happy Dance said...

Are you wishing for Springtime too, with these pretty, flowery cards?! If it's been bitterly cold here, then it must also be cold where you are. These are a breath of sunshine and warmth! LOVE these two beauties. Those vines and blossoms are gorgeous! Stay warm... Bev

Gerrina said...

They are really sunny beauties these CAs-cards! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Tracey McNeely said...

These are just beautiful Carol, swoon!

Bobby said...

I can see why you like this stamp, Carol. The leaves are so lacy looking and you can change up the colors and sentiments for a variety of cards.

shirley-bee said...

That's a pretty stamp, Carol - I love all the colourful little flowers, so delicate Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Carol ... and so delicately and wonderfully CAS! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Anita's card! I love the color palette, and how you chose (what I call) the 'sweet spot' to place your flowers...just beautiful, Carol!

Marybeth said...

Wow ,love the way you used Anita's flowers and clustered them in the lowere edge....so pretty Carol! Another beautiful embosed frame! You made me laugh with that little line! Have a good one :) !

Marisa said...

Love the stitched matting and the flowers are wonderful - can't wait for spring to hit as I miss flowers terribly over the winter time.

Joyce said...

Love the sweet little focal point you created on these two cards. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.