Thursday, 7 May 2015

Muse Christmas Visions

I'm sure that, if you're a cardmaker, then you quite often use cardmaking as therapy.
That was me this afternoon.
I just HAD to make a card, or I would burst in to tears of frustration, grief and anger.  All bottled up.
But then I made this card.  I feel so much better now!
 It might be the blue (my favourite colour of all time).  It might be that it's a Christmas card (my favourite time of year).  It might be the bright gold on the card, or the fact that it's for a brand new challenge called Muse: Christmas Visions, with an AWESOME inspiration card by a card-maker I totally admire, Kimberly Weiner.  But making this card just put a smile on my face :)

 Here's the Muse card by Kimberly:
Edited: I'll also be submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge, which is to use a sentiment.
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  1. This is a totally lovely Vision of Blue, Gold and Vellum.. I always love when card artists use vellum so this, soft and elegant over a lovely card. Well done, wonderfully gorgeous! I hear ya Michelle... Today was a day like that with me too.... so after coming home half day early unwell..I napped and much later I made a card too... I feel much better.. Let's hope that feeling better will carry me through til tomorrow..(smiles)...Card making is my magical elixir of medicine!

    HUGS.. so Happy you joined in the NEW MUSE Christmas Visions! (Especially my debut Michelle, thanks so much, it means alot!)

  2. Michelle, I hope all is okay. I know where your coming from, I use my car making to keep myself sane. Having a daughter with special needs and both parents who have started the journey into dementia and I am their carer so yes I get you. Take care petal, and keep on crafting.

  3. What a gorgeous card, Michele! Love the blue poinsettias & gold embossing. That embossed sentiment on vellum is perfect. I love this.

  4. I'm smiling too! Love this gorgeous card - clearly inspired, and yet clearly YOU. So glad you joined us at Muse: Christmas Visions, Michelle!

  5. Love your take on Kimberly's card...absolutely gorgeous!

    Cardmaking/Crafting is an EXcellent form of therapy♡

  6. Beautiful take off Kim's card -- love your sentiment on vellum, just makes the card seem even more Christmasey :)

  7. I hope today is a better day & so agree that card making is therapeutic. The brilliant blues & golds are amazing on your card - love the vellum embossed sentiment panel!

  8. Wow! So very beautiful Michelle! Just wow!

  9. Love your take on Kimberley's card Michelle, oozes drama and elegance.

  10. I'm glad it made you feel better, Michelle. It certainly brightened my day! A beautiful take on Kimberly's card - love the poinsettia background and lovely vellum :)

  11. Micehelle, its a fabulous card! I can see why it made you feel better - it makes me happy to look at it too! And just perfect - love the blue, gold and the vellum!!

  12. Stunning card & perfect for the new Muse challenge!

  13. Wow! Gorgeous card! Absolutely stunning! Love the color combo!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  14. Elegant and beautiful! I love the embossed vellum too. A great take on Kimberley´s card.

  15. Love the blue....! See you in class!!!


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