Muse #100, Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash, CASology #129, CAS(E) This Sketch #106, Virginia’s View #11, Uniko #17

Squeezing in with a card tonight that’s heading for some must-play-in-challenges for me … two have my lovely friend, the ultra talented and thoroughly delightful Michele from icardeveryone making her DT debut for them this week … how could I resist …

Muse 100, W&W Birthday, CASology 129, CTS 106, VV 11I cut some MFT circles out of a white card panel, stamped and heat embossed the Winnie & Walter ‘love’ in Ranger Liquid Platinum alongside them, and stamped the ‘true’ from individual letters in words in the same W&W set.  Using the panel as a template, I traced the circles onto the base card in pencil and gradient stamped the W&W heart-in-a-circle.  I erased the pencil, popped the panel up on foam dots onto the base and added a single sequin to the sentiment.

I’m playing along with …

Muse – What a celebration this week … the 100th challenge … Muse’s second birthday … congratulations Ardyth and the DT (past and present) and thank you for such an inspirational 100 weeks! … and Michele‘s DT debut (see her awesome card below).  I focussed on Michele’s glorious white space, heart shapes and (as requested), accentuated (the little sequin) the negative (die cuts)!  The sentiment is a song title (optional twist) … a duet by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly from High Society … you can hear it here (it’s worth a listen, the lyrics are just so lovely and romantic!).

Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash/JITW – Another celebration, this time W&W’s first birthday … congratulations Julie and Shay!  A second entry for Vanessa’s Gradient Challenge.

CASology – NBUS … love CASology … haven’t had chance to join in as much as I’d like in recent months, but with the wonderful Darnell’s NBUS as the cue card this week, it was the perfect excuse (even though I’ve used up my three entries over at Darnell’s, so won’t be linking there).  My NBUS is the little heart-in-a-circle stamp.

CAS(E) This SketchMichele‘s second DT debut in a week … and a super fun sketch … mine’s the rounded version of Chrissy‘s angular sketch … and I took the lead from some of the DT in being a little flexible with the sentiment placement!

Virginia’s View – Clean Slate … my third entry for the ‘lots of white space’ category … in the closing hours!

ETAUniko – Love & Friendship … thanks for the suggestion, Sandie!

Think a little visiting around blogland is in order … yum!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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59 thoughts on “Muse #100, Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash, CASology #129, CAS(E) This Sketch #106, Virginia’s View #11, Uniko #17

  1. djkardkreations

    Your post was like a well-oiled machine, Anita, flowing from one point of interest to another, engaging us all along the way! The star of the show, of course, is your card and what a star it is! I can actually visualize it as a huge movie scene backdrop in the film, with Bing and Grace dancing in front of it!! Talk about romantic!! Another winner all the way around!! Thank you so much for playing in the CASology challenge! It’s been such fun joining up there this week as we all embrace using our NBUS!! Have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Brenda

    Wow, what a beautiful card Anita! I love that platinum embossing powers, I really need to order me some of that. I love your circles with the beautiful colors and hearts, such a cool card indeed! Hugs, Brenda

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  3. chriss58

    Magnificent Anita! Precision with the circles, gradient/ombré colouring and hearts placement. A real beauty and each and every meticulous element is noticeable. Love at first sight for me! I love that platinum embossed sentiment too.

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  4. Michele

    No need to watch it on YouTube, Anita… one of my mother’s favorite songs, stars, and movies! So happy she shared them all with me as a little girl… even happier to have you to share this memory with today… and your gorgeous card? So wonderful, my friend…
    =] Michele

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  5. Rosemary D

    wow… super fantastic take on all the challenges, anita… I especially love your interpretation of the CTS layout!!

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  6. Sarah Gray

    Super fabulous card, Anita! Love the circle hearts – such a clever use of the die cuts. You have perfectly worked in all of the challenges to a beautiful card….I just don’t know how you do it 🙂

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  7. susannev2014

    You did it again, Anita! Created an amazing card that works perfectly for all the challenges and should really win them all!

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  8. Bobby

    What’s not to like about this card? It has ombre’, embossing, die cutting, stamping, inking, and true love written all over it. I can just see Bing and Grace in the boat as he plays his concertina and sings, Anita. I’ll be singing that in my head for a while. 😉

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  9. Joyce M.

    This card is super stunning. Love all the care and thought that went into every single detail. I am just in love with your gradient stamping of those hearts in the perfectly placed circular die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  10. Karen King

    Fabulous card! Those gradient ‘heart bubbles’ look like they are floating up to the sky, beautiful effect.

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  11. hazelhodgkins

    Oh Anita, all I can think of is ‘bubbles of love’! So beautifully inked, and such a great fit for all the challenges entered! Absolutely love it! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology too! We love having you!

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  12. born57

    Wow, I love this and the colors! To be honest I am going to have to look up gradient stamping! Gorgeous design and card ,Anita!

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  13. Petra

    WOW, you are really rocking the challenges with this lovely card, Anita!!!! Your floating love bubbles are so cute and I love the colours you have used for the bubbles!!! The single sequin is so cute!!! A lovely Anita-card as only you can do it!!!! CAS beauty!!!

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  14. Bev

    We’re neighbors in a challenge dear friend! Forgot which one, and am too tired to look. I love this card. The ombre effect of those falling and encircled hearts is brilliant. Love how your mind works! Just a brilliant creation. As per usual! I’m sorry I’m so far behind. I owe you an em, and can’t even find the time these days. Will try harder. I NEED to keep in touch!! You are very much missed. Bisous, bisous. : )

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  15. BarbGhig

    Such a gorgeous card, Anita! I love your hearts so much and how you played with the colors! A really great take on all these challenges, too!

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  16. Geri G

    Clearly a clever and creative construction of circles, cohesively combined to create a cerebral celebration of constructed cuteness!

    (Sheeesh….”C” was a tough one!)

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  17. Geri G

    Congrats…..Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!!!!

    Just saw the results at MUSE – congrats Anita! I would have typed more but my brain could not come up with any more ‘whooo hooo’ type words that stared with “C” …

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  18. Nora

    This card ROCKS!! I LOVE the circle designs and the pretty colors that you used. So creative and outside the box on the sketch challenge too. I am in AWE!!!

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  19. djkardkreations

    I haven’t seen the results of the other challenges, yet, Anita, but I see one that you have won, so far! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM from MUSE!! Whoo-Hoo! Hugs, Darnell

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