Friday, 17 October 2014

Muse #88

Good afternoon, just.
Its been a bit of a strange morning today, weatherwise. Went out in my fleece even though the sun was out its been chilly these last few days, but I was absolutely sweltered!! Weird weather we are having at the mo.
Anyway here is a card I made yesterday in between making table runners for my daughter's new kitchen/diner but it got too dark to take a photo by the time I finished it.

I made this with a few challenges in mind and the fact that Christmas is around the corner and I need to get a few cards made before the mad rush!

Over at Muse this weeks Muse card is by the fabulous, Therese Calvird

in which she hopes to encourage us to use our design papers.
I saw this and thought immediately of my Memory Box dies, Country Landscape and Calm Countryside. The latest challenge at the Cutting Edge also has an image using the cloud theme and 

coloured border,

and over at Merry Monday's  Silent Night is the theme. 

So as you may be able to see, I've taken a little bit of inspiration from all three images.
,I used the Calm Countryside die to cut an aperture then extended it with a Cookie Cutter square die.
I then used it again to create the back layer of hills and the Country Landscape for the two nearer hills. The papers were from the stash, just odds and ens in the Christmas paper box. I chose one's that suggested snow on grass. I cut the houses again in kraft and brown and coloured some paper with a Copic to create the lights in the windows. The sky was also from the stash, showing twinkling stars. The base card is covered in some textured green DP with diagonal stripes, but I can't get them to show on the photo! The frame was popped up on pads.
OK that's about it, thanks for calling by.


  1. Love how you've created this 'silent night' scene - Love the use of the various patterns and colours. So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  2. What a lovely scene, Julie! I love the little houses and hills and especially the starry sky! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Love this scene, Julie! Great use of the dies and patterns to give real depth and interest. Great take on the challenges :)

  4. Hey Julie!! I love your Christmas theme and scenery!! Its so pretty.

  5. ADORE your little winter's absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Awwww such a sweet scene :) love it

  7. This is AMAZING! Love the way you have created this quiet little countryside scene! Thanks for participating in my Merry Monday challenge this week!

  8. I really love your card - the scene you have made is gorgeous xx

  9. I agree, Christmas is feeling just a little too close at the moment and very few cards made here... Thanks for sharing, your card is fabulous!

  10. Julie! I want to live in this scene! So gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful cards! I love the little scenes you have created!! So glad you joined us at The Cutting Edge!

  12. Really sweet winter scene Julie!! Loll xx

  13. What a pretty card, the framed scene with the lighted homes and starry sky...wonderful:)!! So happy that you were a part of this week's challenge at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  14. I had to stop in and see who made this beautiful card! Julie your framed silent night is just that ,very peaceful! Both are beautiful!


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