Monday 26 January 2015


Welcome fellow crafters.
Today I have some really special news to share. I am the Guest designer this week over at MUSE.
I couldn't believe it when I saw the email with the invitation from Ardyth in my inbox. 
'Would I like to be the guest Muse for this week?' You bet ya!

Once the initial glow had passed, I then had to think of what I should do to inspire you all?
In the end I thought I would do what seems to best reflect my style, CAS with a little DP, diecuts, dry embossing and of course an image coloured in Copics!
So without any further ado here it is, this week's MUSE card.

As it's not far off Valentine's Day I went with the romantic theme of roses using one of my NEBUS stamp bargains from a trip to a store while on holiday in Norfolk last year. Regular readers will know I love a bargain bucket to rifle through! It could equally be a card for an anniversary if you prefer.
This one is a DoCrafts stamp called Forever Love - Rose and of course I used my Copics to colour, matching the rose to the free rose DP by Kaisercraft I got last year with a magazine. I fussy cut them before attaching to the card but not before I cut a heart shape in the top panel using my Little B hearts die and then dry embossed using a Rose folder from Cuttlebug. I stamped the STAMPlorations greeting (Bloom Sketches) in Versafine then heat embossed in detail gold, mounting flat on the top panel and lifting the rose panel up on pads.

I would love to see how you are inspired by my little offering, please take inspiration from where ever you want, it doesn't have to be a Valentine's card, it could be the layout, the theme of roses or just the colourway!

I shall enter it into the following challenges:-
( I went with the photo, the hearts and roses mainly)
Copic Marker Norge - Anything Goes
Time Out - Valentine's Day with a twist of hearts.
Penny Black and More - Stencil, masks and embossing folders
Uniko Studio #17 - Love and Friendship


  1. Julie this is just so adorable!! Yay YOU! Love seeing you guesting at Muse... might have to play along!
    =] Michele

  2. Well done on the guest spot!! What a gorgeous card to showcase old softie!! xx

  3. These bears are just darling, and I love your embossed background! So happy to have you as our Muse this week, Julie! Congrats on your Guest DT spot!

  4. Congrats on your GD and the card really is you!! I really like the sweet embossing folder. Thanks for joining Uniko and Time Out

  5. Congratulations on ur GD Julie!! those bears are so adorable :)

  6. Such a sweet card. Love the cuddly bears. Thanks for joining our challenge at Copic Marker Norge!

  7. Congrats Julie, the embossing brings out so much interest here, the bear and the heart is perfect.

  8. You are the copic queen! Wow, your shading is stunning! I know this will inspire lots of people this week - so great to have you as our Guest Muse this week, Julie! Thanks so much!

  9. Awww I love forever friends and your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in at Uniko Studio and taking TIME OUT to join in on the fun there too! Hugs Bev x

  10. What sweet little bears! love the embossed background and cut out heart! thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  11. this is super cute Julie and those teddy bears are simply adorable.
    perfect layout, design and colouring ... hope to join in soon.
    Thanks for linking up at Uniko too.
    Sarah x

  12. cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

  13. A fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More. Good luck
    happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Such a sweet card! Love it! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge.

  15. Congrats on being the GD at muse this week Julie! Your card is so cute and I love the bears - thanks for the wonderful inspiration this week - hugs xx

  16. I've been meaning to come by and tell you how much I love your MUSE card, Jules! The bears are too adorable!! Congratulations on the GD spot!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Congrats on being the GD at the muse this week! Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is so cute, love the bears.

  18. It´s a lovely Valentines card, beautiful colored!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at CMN, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Kjersti:)


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