Muse #169, CAS Mix Up – June, CASology #201, Happy Little Stampers Dies – June, SSS Work It Wednesday – May

Hello … bonjour … hope your weekend has been wonderful!  I’m popping in with a card inspired by a few challenges … notably Muse, where my lovely friend, Michele has posted her last card as a DT member (the delicious one at the bottom).  How could I not take this final opportunity to be inspired and play cards along with her there?  This one’s for you, Michele … thanks so much for all the fun, energy and enthusiasm you’ve put into Muse … I’ll miss you there … but know you’ll still be keeping us inspired at your blog and wherever you may travel across blogland!

Muse 169, CAS Mix Up June, CASology 201, HLS Dies June, SSSWIW May         

I kept to a similar layout as Michele, using a little glassine envelope instead of a vellum pocket … and creating a tiny shaker … with various shades of golden hued sequins to support the trimmed out sun peeking out of the top.  The ‘sunshine’ was die cut, sponged with a little Distress Ink to give it some umph, and attached flat to the card/envelope.  I stamped the supplementary sentiments in grey and added lots of Wink of Stella to the sun.  Stamps and die are all from SSS.  How about a detail shot of the shimmer …

Muse 169, CAS Mix Up June, CASology 201, HLS Dies June, SSSWIW May Detail

I mentioned that a number of other challenges also inspired my card … here’s the full house …

Muse – Michele … one final, fabulous time!

CAS Mix Up – Stamping, Die Cuts plus Choice … mine’s the glassine shaker envelope (it’s not listed as an option, Loll and Bonnie, but I hope it’ll count for adding dimension!)

CASology – Sunshine … really wanted to play last week for the 200th anniversary, it just wasn’t possible, so I’m making up for it with number 201!

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes … only started last month and did you see the gallery … this month’s is equally amazing already!

SSS Work it Wednesday – Sunshine … my first entry

You may have noticed there’s been a bit of a gap in my visits around blogland … technical hitches that have now (hopefully!) been resolved, including having to confirm I’m not a robot more times than I care to count!  I’m almost back on track … then normal service (hahaha … I should probably say usual!) will be resumed!  Have a splendid week … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂








41 thoughts on “Muse #169, CAS Mix Up – June, CASology #201, Happy Little Stampers Dies – June, SSS Work It Wednesday – May

  1. Brenda Lawrence

    OMGosh what a perfect take on Michele’s card Anita! I was thinking and thinking how to play along and couldn’t really think of anything I wanted to do and then here you come with this fabulous card! lol You are one clever gal my friend! I love that sun and all the shimmer it has, Your die cut sunshine is fabulous and looks similar to one I have but mine is a NBUS. Yes, I know I need to get some of this NBUS used! But it is your glassine bag that has me awed! What a fun and interesting way to do the sequins. I just love it!!! Hugs, Brenda

  2. ardythpr1

    You are the queen of challenge combinations – wow! This one really fits the bill but is still CAS and very You! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology this week!

  3. born57

    Oh my gosh I had that very same ting bag on my card then took it off and went another direction…….I love that you used it for your darling card,Anita! Love this sunshine card! Hope you tec. problems go away!
    Peace be with you my friend!

  4. BarbGhig

    How clever to use your glassine envie, Anita! I love all the bright fun sunshine you’ve brought to your design, and your darling golden sequins make this card totally perfect! You’ve knocked it out of the park, once again, and I just know Michele is going to be tickled with your take on her inspiration card…LOVE it!!!

  5. Bonnie

    This is such a happy card, Anita! I love that shimmery sun and the envelope shaker! The yellow sequins are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Tracey McNeely

    Oh me goodness Anita your design is so cute! I love your tiny shaker envelope and that sun coated in Wink of Stella is fantastic! Such a wonderful take on Muse and CASology! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse and CASology this week!

  7. Rose J

    What a delightful, bright, happy card! Your take on Michele’s inspiration is so lovely Anita! Love the sparkly sun & the little pocket/shaker of pretty sequins.

  8. jmhave44

    Oh this is so clever to use the glassine envelope to make your shaker. The bright sequins show through the transparency just wonderfully. Love the simplicity & total uniqueness of this one..You always amaze me at your creativity..and the card is always beautiful. TFS & have a great week

  9. Clelie

    I love all your work…but this is such a darling card and what a wonderfully clever idea… presenting a sweet gift of beautiful sequins with your sentiment!

  10. Michele

    I couldn’t love this darling, WOS’d sunshine-y card more, Anita. What a wonderful gift you’ve given my – yellow and grey? and glassine!! Only my second favorite, how did you know? Thank you, so very much, mon amie! xx I’ll hold you to that promise!

  11. Claire A

    If it hadn’t been for the cardstock, I’m not sure I’d have picked this as one of your cards Anita! So beautifully CAS and that little envelope does such a perfect job as a miniature shaker!

  12. lollthompson

    So adorable Anita!! Great interpretation of Michele’s fantastic MUSE card. Love the glassine envelope filled with sequins. Definitely a great “your choice” with lots of dimension. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  13. Petra

    Oh, this is soooooooo cute, Anita!!!! Love your very happy and cute smiling sun and what a great idea to use the little glassine envelope as a shaker …you are so clever and so creative, my friend!!!! The sentiment was done so perfectly!!!! Such a sweet card!!!!
    Have a great week and happy crafting!!!!

  14. Jeanne

    What a bright and happy card, Anita. It looks like your little bag is holding bits of sunshine in it. How fun! I think that sunshine die is fabulous, too. I adore your whole card design. Makes smile really big! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day. 🙂 Hugs!

  15. Jen W.

    Anita, this is so darn cute!! That sparkly, happy sunshine is fabulous!! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  16. djkardkreations

    Your new best card ever, Anita! I could eat it with a spoon!! It’s a brilliant CASE which I am so pinning and re-CASEing! I’ve now got sunshiny thoughts coursing through my brain!! Thank you! Enjoy your day! LYAMYMMA! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Barbara Roe

    Gosh Anita this is so darn cute. The envelope with the sequins is a great touch. I see you have your elegant white card stock. Hope you were not affected by the rain and flooding.

  18. susannev2014

    Your sunny card brightened my day! It is so cheerful with the smiling sun and the glassine bag filled with sequins! Hoping your week will be as fun as your card is!

  19. conil

    Aaaah…basking in the glow of this stellar card…the glassine envelope looks amazing with all the shiny goodness peeking through. I smell a winner here. Love the way the “sunshine” diecut crosses over you little shaker element. Very impressed whether you’re a robot or not, mon amie.

  20. kimheggins

    This is as sweet as can be…love your wonderful pocket of sunshine, just so clever and as adorable as can be.

  21. hannelie Bester

    My eye caught Ardyth’s comment… love the way you are able to pack a punch by combining challenges!
    This is so cool, (can sunshine be cool), not in this part of the world, but you know what I mean!!!
    LOVE it
    Thanks for joining CASology Anita!

  22. Geri G

    Seriously sweet, sparkly and super cute! I love how you placed the sentiment partly over the pouch! I’m with Darnell….one of your best ever and my new #1 fav!!!

  23. nancy littrell

    So cheerful and fun, Anita. I love your bright yellow and white color combo and cheerful die cuts. Such a fun and creative shaker pocket too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  24. Bobby

    I’m definitely CASEing this one, Anita, as soon as I get a sunshine word die. 😉 It will truly be a bright spot in the recipient’s day.

  25. ElizStewart

    So adorable! And you are introducing me to a couple new challenges in your list! With so many on hiatus for the summer, I need to go exploring! Thank you for all the cuteness!

  26. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Another one of your awesome cards – I saw it winning somewhere, but did not have time to leave a comment….catching up right now. Too bad I can not entice you to play at Muse Christmas Vision 😉 …I am sure you would come up with something fabulous…..


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