Sunday, 12 February 2017


Today's card is a take on a MUSE card form 
MUSE: Christmas Vision Challenge
Update...Thrilled to have received a February Star with this card...Thank you. 
I loved joining in your challenge x
This is my card.......
This is the MUSE card by Chriss Blagrave
The first thing I saw was the wonderful large sentiment 
and the the glorious background with the cute images.
All pulled together with the gold.

I focused on the image with the least prominence and that for me was the holly 
and made it the star...
Instead of the large sentiment I made it the Large Holly.
I kept with Chriss's colours of red, gold and green.
I still used the gold embossing and the word Joy, only smaller.

The background was stamped in shades of grey to keep the focus 
on the coloured Holly.
The holly has been stamped, heat embossed in gold and water-coloured with zigs.
Glossy accents was added to the berries and a white hi-lighter pen to finish.
I loved CASEing Chriss's card and great to make a Christmas card for the box.

Thank you for finding time to stop by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I am linking my card up to....
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas challenge with the optional twist of Holly


  1. Wow, what wonderful stamped background and the holly is so pretty.

    Hugs diane

  2. Fabulous! I love the way you highlighted just one of the holly sprigs, it makes such an impact. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.
    Elaine DT

  3. LOVE your take on the Muse card Mac! Great idea making the hilly the star! Also, love how you stamped all the other images in pale grey to allow that wonderfully coloured holly shine! Have a wonderful week my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  4. Fabulous take on the card Mac, I just love your less busy design, lovely colours too, Kate x

  5. Gorgeous! I love that you colored only one of those holly branches. And those shiny berries are truly delicious! Thanks for playing along with us at MCV!

  6. Beautiful design Mac. LOVE that holly ... such gorgeous, bright colours. And the berries just shine with the glossy accents. xx

  7. This is gorgeous Mac... Love the holly shape and the berries look so juicy! Great idea to make the holly the focal point and it looks so classy!

  8. So beautiful Mac! Your big gold embossed holly is so wonderful, the gold is elegant and the vibrant red and green are fabulously festive! I adore the subtle stamping in the background, ties it all together!! have a great week :)

  9. Such a beautiful and well executed CAS design here Mac!! I love the shimmer of the embossing with the pop of color! HUGS :)

  10. Amazing! This card also deserves this term. Beautiful design, great color game! Stunning card.

  11. I love the clear and cirsp look of your card; that sentiment is gorgeous. To be honest; I think your card is much better as Chris'card :)

  12. You pulled the "case" off beautifully, a very elegant card.

  13. I love how you were inspired! Such an elegant card 😘

  14. Gorgeous take on MCV Mac, I loved the way you colored just those leaves. The berries look so real! :)
    Suchi xx

  15. This is so elegant! Love the soft background and the pop of colour! Thanks for joining us at MCV!

  16. Gorgeous card, Mac, vibrant colourful holly twig.

  17. You've highlighted this image so beautifully! What a festive, beautiful design! Happy belated Valentine's, Autumn

  18. Love the bright coloured holly with the sentiment! Such a great contrast to the pale grey holly. Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  19. Great card, I love all the hollies, and the central one is greatly colored and pops out nicely. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  20. This is such a beautiful card and I love how you have highlighted the main holly image. Fantastic use of the glossy accents and the white pen is a fabulous finishing touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x


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