Its a wonderful day today. The weather is cold and dreary, I have no jobs to do today and everyone is at work and school. So I'm in my comfy clothes doing all sorts of little jobs while watching horror movies. Nice!!
I wasn't sure if I would get a chance to join in with Muse this week but managed to finish a card off quickly this morning. Marion's card is so colourful and happy. I decided to use my new flower dies again and create another birthday card for my files:
How I wish I had some square dies but I suddenly remembered a set of waffle-edged squares I purchased a month ago. I like it because it goes with the curvy lines of the flower.
I adhered a piece of patterned paper directly to the card front. I then die-cut the rectangle from white CS and then the square. The sentiment was stamped in black and then popped up on foam tape. The die-cut bottom flower and leaves were all glued to the paper and the main flower put on to foam tape. I few co-ordinating enamel dots and voila! I love these flower dies so much!!
The patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka'. The flower and leaf dies are from Paper Smooches 'Flowers'. The rectangle stitched die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the waffle-edge die from QuicKutz. The sentiment is from Fiskars 'Say What?' and the enamel dots from Papervine.
Since I've used a few enamel dots, I will link to the House of Cards - March Challenge where their theme is:
Will also link to the Seize the Birthday Challenge where their theme is:
I'm also going to link to the Little Tangles Challenge # 54 where their theme is:
And lastly I will join in the Uniko Studio Challenge # 19 where their theme is also 'Anything Goes'.
It was quite nice getting out a paper pad for this card. I have quite a few 6x6 pads and have just purchased two gorgeous ones but because I haven't used them for so long, I've gotten out of practice with them. There are a few sketch challenges finishing this week and I've challenged myself to use some of the papers. Should be rather interesting (and probably a bit of a laugh...). I wish I had Amy (Tsuruta) living down the road from me. She is the Queen of patterned paper!!
LOVE this Shona! Your choice of patterned paper is spot on. I also love that sweet flower and cutting the square inside the rectangle is just genius!! Have a great week! Hazel xxReplyDelete
Your card looks amazing Shona and your design is so clever:) Hugs xxReplyDelete
What a great card! Love the DP and your fresh flowers! It is a real little picture... Enjoy this day!! Hugs, GerrinaReplyDelete
Totally cute take on Marion's card, great choice of papers and fab fab use of those dies!ReplyDelete
Great take on the Muse card and look at you with the patterned paper. I am so bad at using mine. Fab to see you at Uniko xReplyDelete
Thanks for entering this card in our Seize t5he Birthday challenge!! Great flower and the colors you selected are so bright and colorful!ReplyDelete
Such a sweet card, Shona! Love your flower...such pretty spring colors and your patterned papers really make it pop! Great take on Marion's card!ReplyDelete
Excellent choice for Muse Shona!ReplyDelete
Super design Shona! Great job with the Muse Challenge too. Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday, we sure do appreciate it!ReplyDelete
Perfect design for the Muse, Shona! Love it! I know what you mean about 6 x 6 paper pads. I hardly ever use mine anymore either. Need to do that more often.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty, Shona! LOVE the great inlaid flower--it is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Shona...your card is over the top fabulous! I love your take one the inspiration card, just so stinkin' sweet. So you enjoy watching horror movies...just seeing the previews would give me nightmares for months! Enjoy the rest of your week.ReplyDelete
A stunning and gorgeous take on the MUSE card Shona and I'm thrilled to see you've linked this beauty over at Uniko Studio too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along
I love this bright cheery card! A great combination of dies. Thank you for playing along with us at House of Cards, I hope you'll come back again!ReplyDelete
Such pretty cards, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.ReplyDelete
So pretty, Shona ... love how you've paired that sweet posy with the scalloped square die cut ... they're fabulous together! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card Shona, love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards
Lorry :o) xx
What a fab CASE of the Muse card, Shona! Gorgeous flower and those matching enamel dots! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!ReplyDelete
I love the polaroid frame trend and I love how you have created yours :) Thanks for linking up at Uniko Studio :) Hugs Bev xReplyDelete
Great card, love the layout! Thanks for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us at HOC.ReplyDelete