Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Celebrate Dolly Mixtures


I'm playing along with this week's Muse, where the fabulous Darnell is guest designer with this fabulous card:


But it's not just a fabulous card, it's also very symbolic.  If you read Darnell's post, you will see the thought that she put into making this card, and the symbolism of the different elements that she has incorporated.  Told you she was fabulous - the hamster wheel in her head never stops.

I've used the sketch from the current Little Tangles challenge which, spookily (and that's as close as I get to Halloween) is very close to Darnell's design:


I just got this set from Neat & Tangled.  See the bow there?  I saw a flower.  See the curly swirly balloon strings?  I saw leaves.  See the straight line?  I saw a stem (so I bent it).  See the crescent?  I saw the whole of the moon.  Oh no, sorry, that last one belongs to a song.


See the little shapes?  I saw Dolly Mixtures, so I used Dolly Mixture pink and green to keep in with Darnell's Breast Cancer Awareness theme.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Just For You, On The Strip
Sequins: Neat & Tangled
Song: The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys

24 comments:

  1. Dolly Mixtures brilliance, Shirley!! Thank you for your sweet comments! I love your celebration take on my MUSE card and how it fits spookily with the sketch challenge! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Another gorgeous card Shirley! I love your CAS style, always so elegant and classy!

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  3. OH I just love this, Shirley!! You really stretched this stamp set! Fabulous job!!

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  4. Stopping in for a visit first thing in the morning always sets my day up with a smile! An amazing card, Shirley ... love how your creative brain saw so much in those images ... and what a wonderful take on Darnell's muse! Anita :)

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  5. Good to know we feel the same about halloween ;)
    You really did justice to Darnell's beautiful card.
    Love it!

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  6. Gorgeous card Shirley - I love how you used the stamps to make such a pretty flower:) hugs xx

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  7. Love how you used the images...very clever!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  8. This is a fun and funky take on Darnell's Muse card. And I'm giggling thinking about the hamsters in her head! Thanks for joining us at Muse!

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  9. I knew you would rock this one, Shirley! And very cool that Darnell's card is a reflection of the LT sketch too :)

    Thank you for being such a loyal supporter of Little Tangles!

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  10. This is brilliant use of stamps, just love ur card :)

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  11. You're the best at finding versatility in stamp sets! Sure does justify the purhcases :)

    Love the flawless stamped border and where you placed your sentiment!

    My favorite....the way you created the funky looking stem and leaf with these images - clever, clever, clever!!!

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  12. Just gorgeous and very clever stamping, Shirley!
    xx

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  13. Hi Shirley, your card is CAS-gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Little Tangles :)

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  14. Love the whimsy in your wonderfully fun card!

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  15. Love how your flower is created from this stamp set - great card!

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  16. I love the way you 'see' the possibilities in your stamps. This is so genius creative! Love the bow as a flower...genius!

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  17. This is such a pretty card, Shirley! I love your unique interpretation of these stamps, and the color combo is so thoughtful and fun!

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  18. Now I gotta go find out what Dolly Mixtures are...

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  19. I'm back. Found out. Do you know gummy bears and their cousin, Color-rado?
    http://www.sweets-online.com/lakritz/lakritz-kilo-ware/haribo-color-rado-fruchtgummi-lakritz-1-kg-beutel/a-100162/

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  20. Such a great 'thinking outside of the box' moment with those stamps. Fab job :)

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  21. Shirley - this is amazeballs! I love the colors and the great way of stamping the sketch together! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

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  22. Congratulations, Shirley ... on being a Lovely Little Tangle! Anita :)

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