Thursday, 1 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Today I am very honored and wish to thank the Muse: Christmas Vision challenge team for inviting me to be their Guest Muse this week (#73). I'm feeling quite excited, but what to make for my inspiration....as I don't really have a style - I love them all and I especially love being inspired by others, so hope my card today has you looking at your stamps in a different way.

I'm not sure how crazy you are with card making but if you are anything like me, you don't throw anything out, hence I have a great stash of stamped images, off cuts, die cuts and oh yes lots of backgrounds.  So for this challenge I decided not to create new but to use some of my stash.  One card making artist that I do love is Sarita at 'Little Princess Cards, so my idea today is to only use 'Flourish' stamps on my cards....I seem to have lots of them as part of stamp sets but they get overlooked as not an image or sentiment.
I'm loving how this card turned out.... the background is made with Brushos and the sentiment strip are both from my stash. I simply stamped on a couple of flourishes and added some sequins and a thin metallic layer to top and bottom.
This card is even more 'clean and simple' - again from my stash a sentiment strip (usually while a stamp is inked I create a couple more for the stash) and I simply stamped on my flourishes (please note below - I didn't ink the whole stamp). Then attached another strip of matching coloured card to display my sentiment 

Can't wait to see how you are inspired by my cards - just have fun.  And thanks for taking a peek
I had so much fun using up my stash I managed 7 more cards and this one did include a flourish - stamped in Versamark and dusted with Interference Gold.


  1. Hi Robyn, Fab cards. Congrats for being The Guest Muse.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

  2. Beautiful cards! I hope to get a chance to make my own version of your Muse card. While you're having fun using up some stash, you might want to check out the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers' current challenge! ;)

  3. Such pretty cards- I hope to play along. Congrats on the GD gig :)

  4. Robyn, congrats on the GD gig over at MCV. YOur flourishes are all lovely and delicate. So pretty.

  5. love the flourish flourish on your beautiful background! Such great texture and the sequins are a terrific finishing touch! You have been so creative with your cards array and I adore the red with the wee trees, too! ❤️

  6. Love the way you used the flourish to frame the sentiment on the MCV card, Robyn!

  7. Love your holiday pics! Thanks for the inspiration...I am off to find my Brushos!

  8. Lovely LOVELY lovely, you have me out of my creative block to come play. THANKS..I needed this. HUGS. We appreciate your support and wonderful design as you Guest Design with us thhis week. LOVE it MUCH. -Kimberly

  9. Love your gorgeous MCV card, Robyn. What a great way to use up your background panels. I wish I had had some crafty time to play along, but it's been one of those weeks that seems to have gone before it even started.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn

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