Friday, 12 December 2014

Muse #97 and DT vote

Good afternoon peeps.
The sun is shining and the wind has dropped so it feels a lot milder than the last couple of days. 
Hope the 'weather bomb' hasn't wreaked too much havoc where you are. Not sure where that term came from, just looked like an intense Atlantic low to me on the weather map, newspapers looking for a headline probably.

It's time for the vote for the new DT member over at MUSE as well as a new challenge. I was saddened to hear that there may have been some dodgy voting over the last few weeks. One of the best things about Muse is that its the followers that vote for the best card designs and it relies on the integrity of us all to follow the rules and not distort the vote. I hope it has been sorted as I really believe in the challenge and it would be sad to see it spoilt.

On another sad note, the reason why they are having a DT call is that Therese is leaving and this is her last MUSE inspiration, so I had to find a way to take part. So enough blather, here it is -

and here is Therese's card

I love the comedic aspect of this card, but I haven't got a stamp remotely like this so I went with a Christmas theme, keeping to the colour scheme and using a Polaroid die cut to make the shaker. 
I'd not used this die before, its from Kaisercraft, and the sides are a little thin to use as a shaker so I had to cut the tape very thinly !
I was going to put the doggy inside the shaker, but I decided to put a little bit of scenery in the background as the space looked too empty and the doggy on the outside. He is part of a set from LOTV which I coloured with Copics. I filled the shaker with some snowflakes, sequins and beads before mounting on a white base card that I embossed using my Cuttlebug snow folder. The clouds sort of balanced the design, I used a Joy die to cut them and glued them over the corner.

OK, that's about it, thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.


  1. AWE!! This is absolutely adorable!! Love your design here with that cute pup! :)

  2. Your skating doggie is too cute, Julie! Great take on Therese' Muse card ~ LOVE this charming card!

  3. Love all the texture and dimension! You've captured the fun and whimsy of the Muse. Thanks for joining us!

  4. Hi Julie - so cute! Love how you colored the sky in the Polaroid frame - gives it so much dimension!

  5. Such a sweet shaker card, and well worth the effort even with the thin edges (love that I can see little snowflakes in there)!

  6. Such a sweet card :) love the embossing !

  7. Your card is adorable Julie and I love that sweet dog:) hugs xx

  8. Awww, the little doggie is so cute and love the scene you've created. I really like all those little dots too, they are a fantastic embellishment and so much like snow. Gorgeous!

  9. Adorable!! Love that sweet skater dog! ... and such a cut scene in the Polaroid frame! Loll xx

  10. Oooo all of your texture is fabulous and you've definitely captured the comedic cuteness of Therese's card. :)

  11. I love every bit and bark of this darling card, Jules!!
    =] Michele

  12. Absolutely adorable! Love the photo shaker card and the dog is great on the outside!

  13. So cute! Love the Polaroid frame, your mad coloring skills and the adorable pup!


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