Sunday 17 May 2015

A Muse or Two and More

Morning Friends I'm trying my bestest to keep to my 
New Years Resolution of entering the Merry Monday challenge
every week to stock up my Christmas box ... THEN
another Christmas challenge enters blogland and I'm literally
FORCED to make 2 this week! Happy Days!

I'll have my feet up sipping mulled wine come 30th November!!!!
Ha Ha ... we'll see about that eh!

So here goes with my Muse Christmas Visions entry

Card Recipe:
Uniko Studio: Decorative Doilies & 'Christmas' sentiment from Peace on Earth
both heat embossed in WOW metallic silver sparkle
Clearly Besotted: 'Merry' word die ... looks like I'll have look out for a JOY die cut!
So hope this will count. A strip of vellum plus some gems and pearls from my stash to accent

Here's Chriss's card and just as I'm adding this gorgeous Muse card I think I may have dropped
a 'clanger' - classic mistake on a one layer card - adding a layer! Grrr! 
The thought was there ladies just got carried away with the excitement!

Next up is my entry to Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge
where we've been asked to use a stencil.

So a while ago I was lucky to win a blog hop stash giveaway
by Lisa 'I'm in Haven' and this gorgeous Christmas scene stencil
with pull-outs for trees and landscape, from Simon Says Stamp, was included.
It's a first outing for it, for me, so I've sponged the trees using the stencil 
with Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn.

I've 'very' loosely followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 
using a snow drift die from MFT Die-Namics to create the 
'ski slope' effect with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted curved
to match (as best I could). To finish I've added some shading in 
Tumbled Glass DI and some glamour dust.


Last one is the 'other' Muse challenge and I have to say that 
once again Michele freaked me out with her classy style using muted colours
Here's my take ....

Card Recipe:
Dovecrafts Textured card panel die-cut using Mama Elephant stitched index card
Clearly Besotted: Flower Blocks - heat embossed in WOW brass metallic EP
and 'Congrats' word die which looking at my photo is rather too camouflaged!
Uniko Studio: Flower Power #3 sentiment
A few sparkly gems to finish. 

When I made this card I had in mind 2 superb guys who are getting 
married in a couple of weeks time - my sister is 'chief bridesmaid' 
if that's a role at a gay wedding and my brother-in-law is 'best man'

If any of you watched the Graham Norton show on Friday night 
they were in the audience and featured - having seen the show I'm not 
sure whether the card is 'camp' enough so your feedback would be most welcome!

Here's Michele's amazing card that I've tried to Muse!

Thanks as always for stopping by and catch you again soon.



  1. All your cards are gorgeous Sarah and I love them all xx

  2. Beautiful cards Sarah ..... hard to choose a favourite. xx

  3. Love this trio of cards! Your pretty Merry die looks amazing in that shiny blue, love the fresh green of your trees. And I also love how you've reversed some of the elements of Michele's Muse! So glad you joined us at MCV and Muse this week, Sarah!

  4. All of these are beautiful, Sarah!!! Love them all.
    Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  5. Lovely cards - I really love the one for Muse Christmas Visions. Colours are gorgeous. And yes I saw the show - I now know what a Hag Do is!

  6. Hi, Your cards I great, love your use of the stencil for Merry Monday and how you followed the sketch for FMS - love it. Thanks for the lovely comment on my card too. Hugs Ax

  7. Wow you have been really really busy! A beautiful array of cards and as for your wedding card it is fabulous and it has everything from bling to glitz a winner for sure with the happy couple!!x

  8. Fantastic cards Sarah, you make such inspiring cards, it's a pleasure to read your posts.

    Love and hugs

  9. your card for Merry Monday is wonderful - love how you used the sketch with the stenciled trees

  10. Each and every card is spectacular... but - I may be partial to your Muse 117... just sayin' - Fabulous!! Love that Clearly Besotted flower block - totally new to me, and on my list!! The guys are going to love it as well.
    =] Michele

  11. Another gorgeous collection of cards Sarah-loving your Christmas designs-and I especially like the inky trees!
    You will have Christmas done and dusted in no time(unlike some of us.....!! lol!)
    Nessa xxx

  12. Wonderful cards. I know, where to look for inspiration at the end of the year. :-))

  13. Terrific trio of cards Sarah! You have been busy and creating such lovelies. The stenciled trees have a beautiful flow to them, the CB flower blocks are so very handsome and the silver and blue doily card is just so stylish and striking! You are on your way to having lovely Christmas cards on hand :)
    So happy that you played at Muse Christmas Visions!

  14. These are beautiful, Sarah - you are a card making machine!! Love the silver doily stamp and blue sentiment on your Christmas Muse card, the Christmas tree stencil looks great and I love your elegant Muse card too :)

  15. Gorgeous card, Sarah. Each one is striking.

  16. some great cards very nice x

  17. Three gorgeous cards, Sarah! Love the crisp blue and white of your Muse card and the pretty stenciled trees for Merry Monday! Thanks for sharing with us!

  18. Lovely set of cards here Sarah, I love all the cards here, the muse one is a great take!

  19. WOW Sarah, you are sincerely on a roll today! Lovely cards!! Amazing ALL!! Thanks for joining us at MUSE Christmas Visions!!

  20. Fabulous cards! Love your row of trees with the cut-out curve - very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Monday.

  21. Oh, I love that doily stamp, Sarah! Looks amazing in that silver! Michele is going to LOVE your MUSE card too, and your rolling hills card is so cute too! You will be well and truly stocked by Christmas!

  22. What a lovely array of gorgeousness! I adore the blues in your first card, so classy and I think I need to add those flower blocks to my stash. I think between us we have the whole CBS store! :D xx

  23. Gorgeous cards, Sarah! Your doily is so pretty and pairs perfectly with the die cut sentiment! I also love how you stenciled the trees and added the sentiment! Lastly, your take on this week's Muse card is amazing! You've really out-done yourself with these beautiful cards!

  24. All the cards are lovely - beautiful take on the Muse challenge!

  25. Wow, card with Christmas trees is amazing! Modern design and so beautiful, but unusual colors like for Christmas. Great inspiration.

  26. Wow, girl...that's a whole lot of gorgeousness happening! Awesome cards! Your Muse card is jaw-dropping fabulous!

  27. Great cards - your take on the Christmas Muse is beautiful

  28. All fabulous, well done Sraah ;) Viv xx

  29. Loveee the first christmas card in blue so elegant
    the JOY card is wonderful CAS card
    the three card is too cutteee
    and the last one is a winner at MUSE challenge perfect card Sarah
    you are a productive and so inspiring lady
    I love visiting your blog
    and I will try my best to visiting more often
    I am sorry if not
    cause I still have two little boy 8 and 10 Years and they need me sometimes a whole day LOL
    hugs, Monika


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