Back from the weekend's worth of bike races....tired (up at 5:30 both mornings to be at the sign on/start lines well in advance...) but so glad the event was a success! A week to recuperate and back at 'er next Sunday. This time, my husband will be racing...and I'm the chief official. He'd best be on his best behaviour *girn*
My card, made last Friday before we left, is inspired by two challenges. First is CASology Week #201~Sunshine
The second - and yes, I'm stretching the connections, as usual...is Muse Challenge #169, where our sweet Michele Ferguson is biding farewell as a member of the DT. I'm sad...very sad...that she's leaving, as she has been a marvelous source of inspiration, however...she can't go far! I know where to find her!
Michele shared this card as her muse for this week
which, in turn, was a case of her first Muse card, below. She accentuated the negative and positive possibilities of dies...
sooooooo...that's what I decided to do. I drew my colour inspiration from her original card (isn't that a darling little heart) and from the second, focused on one key image and something we can "see through". She went with a heart and vellum envelope in those categories...and I went with...well, let's leave the image to do the talking....
My Michele-inspired Muse design:
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention at CASology Week 201! THANK YOU so much, Judy!!
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as a CAS Mix Up June Card Challenge Outstanding Entry. THANK YOU!
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as a HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge Favourite! THANK YOU!!!
Told you it was a bit of a stretch but, since vellum and I have 'relationship issues,' I had to come up with something. Michele, you have been a ray of Muse sunshine for me! I'll miss you! Hope my fancy-schmancy sunglasses make YOU smile!
I'm also joining:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge. My glasses = the die cut; the 'sun' is a stamped image (MFT Distress Patterns), and my 'choice' is embossing and water-colouring (Zig markers). I recycled a section of a 'botched up' embossed roses panel, (from my attempts at creating this card) for my jazzy sunglasses, In hindsight, I should have kept all the messed up pieces I've made...snippets come in handy!
HLS June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Time to help with supper...then off to bed! My Grade 12 students write their Diploma exam in English tomorrow; need to be 'sharp' so I can assure them they'll do just fine....
I'm so glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!
Bright, fun, vibrant, Carol ... love the sense of energy in that sunshiny splatter ... and those sunglasses are so cool! Hugs, Anita :)
Your sunglasses are jazzy! :) This is so fun, bright and summery. Awesome design Carol. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
Such sweet cards Carol. I just love the glasses on the splatter for CASology.
I love this Carol, full of sunshine happiness. This would be perfect for the splatter challenge at LIM
Good morning sweetie, these are just gorgeous I looovvveeeee the glasses on the best, so sweet hugs Pops x
Oh boy~! Hope you got a good night's sleep last night as you'll need to stay awake at work! Your card is fabulous. I adore those happy glasses. How fun would it be to wear those! I adore the sunshiny feel of your card. Just makes me want to smile. Thanks for sharing! Big Hugs!
Great take on your inspiration...fun card :)
I want those glasses! Great combination of challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Carol!
Oh, what a fabulous take on Michele's card, Carol! Your fancy-schmancy sunglasses just slay me, and your 'sunshiney splatter' is perfect! LOVE this card!!!
Carol, I LOVE this sunny, cheerful card! Those glasses are awesome, and they are perfect against the splatter of yellow sunshine behind them! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!
They do TOTALLY make me smile, c ... as every syllable of every kind word that comes my way ... xx be seeing you!
Well I think your card turned out just adorable and I don't even think it's a stretch! I can definitely see where you got your inspiration! The sunglasses are so cute and I love the yellow paint splash! Glad you are enjoying the summer with your bike races! Have fun next weekend! ((Hugs))
Fabulous card and those are some awesome glasses!
What beautiful glasses, Carol! I'd like a pair just like them! And the yellow splotch peeking through is bright and fun! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!
Your Sunday sounded a bit like mine with the getting up early part! lol I was up at 5:45 am to get ready for early mass at church. My first time going on a Sunday since Dwayne passed, it went well for me. But Sat. I didn't get up at that time! lol Love that you are so dedicated to hubby and his hobby. Look at you go with all the challenges Carol! Love it! Love how your card turned out and omgosh, I just love those glasses! Kind reminds me of my readers that I wear. Love the yellow ink blotch too, a great rendition of the sun! Yep, you did good my friend! Hugs, Brenda
Carol - marvelous take on the Muse and the other challenges as well!! You are such a clever thinker and that shows on your cards and in the text of your posts!! I am thinking of you often and just hoping you will make it down my way - would love to hug you in real life!! Have a wonderful week and hope things go well for your students!!
Oh cool Carol!! you rocked these challenges! wowie
Your students are so blessed to have such a FUN and talented teacher!!
Love your card....just amazing Miss Carol!
Ha! Your sunny take on the Muse is fun, fun, fun! Would love to have a pair like these!
I literally said "awwww" when I saw your first card and then you made a second one, that is quite different, but equally delightful! LOVE those glasses - would love to wear them - they are exactly my colors!
Oh, this is SO fun! If I had glasses that looked like that, I just might wear them in public (I don't wear my glasses until bedtime...)! ;)
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!
Fun CASES! The font of the heart sentiment is beautiful -- love the fun sunshine with the glasses too
Fun and fabulous cards! Wow! Love the design and diecuts on your cards. Thank you for linking it with Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies challenge!
- Helen G. -
Thrilled to see your sunglasses gracing the winners' list over at CASology. This is one fabulous design and YES YES YES. One must always save the leftovers. Have I taught you nothing?!?!?!?
Tons of white space, bright 'sunshine-y' colors, a really 'cool' image and a sweet sentiment with an awesome font = one heck of an awesome card! Gotta love it when you can repurpose schtuff from the bin!
A big congrats on the HM at Casology :)
LOVE your CAS Hello Sunshine card. So perfect for our CAS Mix Up Challenge. TFS and joining our challenge. Hugs, Nancy
Love how Michele's card inspired you to make such a fun and sweet card, Carol!!! I would like a pair of gorgeous glasses like that!!!! Such a cute card - love it!!!!
Congrats with the HM!!!
Have a great day!!!
Such a fun sunny card! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.
Emma - Design Team Member
A splat of sun and some snazzy glasses. Pure gloriousness, Carol.
I am just head over heals in love with those glasses!!! These are fabulous Carol!!! Have a wonderful weekend! :-) Hugs
Gee Carol!! I just can't thank you enough for all your wonderful comments on my cards!! You have no idea how much your fun and encouraging comments mean to me!
Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!?!
Those glasses are so fun! Maybe I'll paint mine--haha!
Once again you've nailed all of the these wonderful CAS style designs my friend!! Really enjoy your fun posts and enthusiastic comments!! You are a true gem my friend! :) HUGS
Stupendous design. Love those glasses, and I would like a pair for reals!
This is such a fun card Carol~LOVE the sunshine colors!! Hey, I saw your name drawn at SSS Work it Wednesday~YAYYY friend! ;)
Very sassy - where can I get a pair!!!
love your cards Carol. Congrats on being a winner on Simon Says Stamp blog. You deserve it. :-)
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