Sunday, 9 August 2015

Christmas Comes Early


Muse Christmas Visions is up to its 14th challenge, and I don't think I've played along once yet.  Something to do with my Christmas stamps usually staying in the attic until November.  But I'd made a Christmas card for a magazine submission (which was accepted, yay!), the stamps were out, and Kimberly (who is the muse for the current challenge) asked me ever so nicely if I wanted to play along, and with such a fab card from her, who could resist??

Kimberly's card
I kept pretty much to the format, but inking in black rather than white, and sloshing Distress Inks onto the background.  I added a bit of stencilling, some Glossy Accents to the star, the snowflake and the reindeer's garland, then added some white pen to the sentiment.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge - Make A Plan.  Not just about planners, it can be about getting a jump start on Christmas cards.  Yup, that's me - looks like I'm planning my Christmas cards a bit better this year...

It's rather apt, actually, because we're having "Christmas" dinner tomorrow with DS2 who is over from Australia. Not quite Christmas in July, but close enough.

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful caseing! I found Kimberly's card pretty complicated for caseing, but you did it perfectly, kept the style, but made something different. Love it!

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  2. Oh, my! Your take on the MUSE card is divine and so you, Shirley! I love it!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. Oh my! Super love this, Shirley! Have a wonderful time with your DS2!

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  4. Oh my is right!!!! This is deliciously divine!!!! Love the colors so soft and the stamps are all amazing!!!! So happy you so graciously accepted my invitation, lucky for us that you had your Christmas stamps out!!!! Thanks for joining us at MUSE CV!! A great way to get a jump on getting your stash going!!!!

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  5. You definitely did Michelle's card justice! The softer palette is really lovely and that funky reindeer wins my heart!

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  6. Christmas in July sounds like a fine plan to me....especially when family from far, far away are close by to partake in the festivities!

    Awesome, awesome new stamp set Shirley! I adore the somewhat 'twiggy' looking reindeer - fun & whimsical! Another amazing display of your creativity and talent :)

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  7. Love this, it has such a delicate look and it is such a change to see Distress Inks used in this way!x x

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  8. Love this artistic take on this week's Muse! So glad you joined us at MCV!

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  9. This is great! Love your take on Kimberly's card!

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  10. This is just gorgeous,fab card take!

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  11. Amazing card....just so amazing and festive.

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  12. You rocked the CASE here and love the sketched look of the images x

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  13. Adding my cheers and applause to your amazing Christmas card, Shirley (I, too, am a late starter for making Christmas cards...why I don't learn to 'work ahead' is anybody's guess! Yeesh!). You've showcased this stamp set so well, I'm adding it to my wish list! Love this!
    Hugs~c

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  14. Congratulations! BRAVO!!!!!! Thanks again for joining us, love it when you do!

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  15. Congratulations! BRAVO!!!!!! Thanks again for joining us, love it when you do!

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  16. Fun and funky, Shirley ... and congratulations on being published! Not played along with MCV either yet ... too hot, I think! Hugs, Anita :)

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