Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Muse + Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Before I show you my card, I need to ask you a question. Have you seen those stupid laundry gremlins at your house? I mean, really. There are only two of us living here, and I swear, someone is coming in and adding laundry to the hampers. Must be laundry gremlins... It couldn't be me letting it pile up and taking longer to do, could it? Nahhhhh..... Laundry gremlins it is then!

Now that that's cleared up, I thought I'd share a card I made for my sweet granddaughter's upcoming birthday. She's in law school. I know, right?! Yesterday she was two and today she's all grown up. Happened really, really fast! I wanted something special for her card, and had been drawing a blank. Then, I saw Tracey's card over at Muse. Oh. My. Gosh!!! Inspiration Plus! If you haven't seen it, just have a gander here, but be sure you head over to her blog and leave her a comment; it's so right. See what I mean:


Madly in love with Tracey's card. Uh-huh.

My take is just a bit different:


I was inspired by her two flowers, the large black sentiment, and the watercolory look. Where Tracey used watercolor powders, I just used my Zigs. All stamps are Altenew, and I white embossed the blossoms before watercoloring. I love this Peony Bouquet set, and the Calligraphy Alpha, too. Hope she likes it!


Since I've used all Altenew stamps, I'm going pop this into the gallery at The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop. Pretty sure I've played in most of these featured challenges, and I'll bet you have too! Head over at check out this post. 






That's it for me for today. Must get a few things done. Happy dances everyone!

32 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh, your card is gorgeous, Bev! I'm sure your granddaughter will LOVE it!
And yes! I have those laundry gremlins, too! lol I also have the 'never ending' what happened to the other sock?! lol...I always have one lonely sock. ;)
Glad to hear all is well...hugs

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev your card is gorgeous!!! I think you really worked some magic with your ZIG's her. The background and the flowers are so lovely. Yes it is amazing how our children, and grandchildren become adults so quickly! Happy birthday to Jessica and is going to LOVE this. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Bev. The colours are gorgeous and the stamps are also very pretty. I'm sure Jessica will love it.

By the way we must have laundry gremlins in the UK too. They seem to visit me often. Barbxx

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This card is STUNNING!! Love the colors you used and you did it with ZIGS!!! LOVE.

I do not have the laundry gremlins that make more laundry BUT I do have the ones that take my socks!! I have so many mismatched gym socks that it is scary. I have no idea where the other ones went!!

Jen W. said...

Bev, your card is absolutely gorgeous and you're granddaughter is going to be thrilled with it! So soft and pretty and perfectly blended.

We have a laundry gremlin too and he's been out of control this summer. Usually laundry seems worse in the winter with all the bulky clothes but it's just been so darn hot and humid that we each go through a few changes of clothes each day. Ridiculous.

Esther said...

This is so gorgeous Bev! What beautiful colours and a lovely balanced layout too. Thanks so much for sharing! Esther (Less is More)

Patti said...

Wowie!! I love your take on Tracey's card! and your coloring is outstanding!!

Patti

Suchi said...

Oh your card is stunning Bev ! I am such Jessica will love it!! Love your coloring! :)

Marilyn said...

Wow, Bev, your card for your g-daughter is beautiful. Fantastic inspiration from Tracey's card. I love your laundry gremlin story ... funny how things get bigger with only two people!! Hugs, Marilyn

Lynn said...

Let's not talk about laundry...although it has gone down a bit with Ryan going away to school! Love this beauty for Jessica! It is a gorgeous take on Tracey's card...and the custom name...um hello! Perfection!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card....what a wonderful take on Tracey's card!

Kara Lynne said...

Laundry I can handle, it's the fact that people think they need to be fed dinner every day that has me baffled! Ah-mazing card, Bev, and all with Zigs?! Jessica will cherish this, especially because it was made especially for her!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. Lovely water coloring, and how nice that it is personalized for your granddaughter. I think those laundry gremlins hang out in my house when they are not busy with you.

sandie said...

Just seen in Anita's blog it is your Birthday Bev, Zooey I didn't know but I wish you a very, very Happy Birthday, I will do a little London Happy Dance for you xx

Barb Ghig said...

First, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday, Bev! I see Anita has thrown you a very elaborate party, and I hope you're enjoying all those yummy treats with your champagne :) I also hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and that all of your birthday wishes come true :)

Ah yes, it must be laundry gremlins! I never thought of that, yet I couldn't figure out how it piled so high, so fast!

I really love your take on Tracey's card! Your pastel blooms are so pretty, and your watercolored background is stunning! I'm sure your granddaughter is going to love it, too!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Bev!!!!!! I hope you have lots of fun birthday plans either out or at home, which ever works for you. And of course I hope your family and friends spoil you rotten!! Love the card too my friend, that stamp set is just so gorgeous. I just may have to CASE this card! When I get back to making cards that is. Big birthday hugs,
Brenda

conil said...

Anita spilled the beans...said it was your birthday...couldn't let that go by without saying, Happy Birthday, Happy Dancer. I'm not sure if I've ever visited before (you know the mind is first to go) but after seeing the virtual party Anita threw you, I just had to pop in and say that I hope it was the best birthday ever and wish you a coming year that is everything you hoped for. Bye-bye.

Susanne Vargas said...

That is a lovely, dreamy interpretation of Tracey's card and I bet your granddaughter will love it as much as I do!

Ardyth said...

Jessica will absolutely love this! I love how you personalized the Muse just for her and were still true to the inspiration! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Bev!

Rose said...

So soft & dreamy Bev! What a beautiful card!! I'm very behind as I've been MIA with health issues but I just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday & I hope the year ahead brings wonderful things! Now off to catch up on the rest of your lovely works of art!

Julie B said...

Do love that stamp, I have been staring at the set and wondering if I should buy. After seeing this I probably will!! Love your dreamy take on the MUSE! :)

Isabelle Siry said...

I've just read in Anita's blog that it is your birthday, so I wish you a very Happy Birthday Bev and Happy Dance ! You know what ? Here in France we have the same laundry gremlins ! And I'm sure that's always when I'm in my craft room that they appear !
Your card is just gorgeous ! I love this peony stamp set and you exactly know how to make a wonder with it ! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it !
Enjoy your day ! Hugs
Izzy Scrap

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Bev! Your card is beautiful! I have house gremlins, the entire house seems to dirty itself... or perhaps it is the kids and the dog... definitely not me... ;-)

MaryH said...

Love, Love the inspiration card...and Love, LOVE your interpretation look. The softer shades on your beautiful card are just so soothing and calming. A lovely card indeed. Saw Anita's birthday card for you, wanted to pop over to say a Big Happy Bday to you. And yes, those gremlins visit our house too. I don't let the laundry pile up either, so I KNOW it's something that happens at night, when we're not awake...because 2 people could not POSSIBLY dirty up this much. Again Happy Birthday. Hugs

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Bev ... dreamy, soft, elegant and so stylish ... Jessica will LOVE this personalised beauty ... and treasure it always no doubt! The laundry gremlin is related to the Time Eating Monster ... they're in cahoots and when they descend at the same time, there's no dealing with them! Much better to leave the country till they move on!!! Miss you heaps, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card! And so awesome the way you've personalized it. Amazing job with the Zigs, as well!

Bobby said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful cards you have ever made, Bev. I love the soft pink of the flowers and the subtle shading in the gorgeous blue background.

Geri said...

Anita nailed it when she said 'dreamy'...cuz that is exactly what your card is! The soft colors and your AMAZING blending seriously makes this look like a photo of a hand painted picture! LOVE the pop of black! Jessica is going to love this card, which is definitely headed to the Winner's Circle at the Ultimate Challenge!

...you are so totally THE Zig Queen

TK said...

Congrats on "Top 3" at MUSE, it's no wonder with cards like these!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhh Bev so behind in commenting in blog land. Nearly missed this wonderful card, what a stunner. Totally in love with your design and colouring. No wonder you were picked over at Muse. Congratulations totally deserved.

cm said...

WHAT? The Laundry Gremlins have invaded your place, too? If you find a way to get. rid. of. them. please share *grin* Yes, two of us appear to make a pile of laundry. No wait, one of us does, and that one isn't me! The 'culprit' someone wears a lot of cycling gear (on the plus side, it doesn't need ironing 'whew'). Your grand-daughter's already in law school? Oh my...this growing up too fast also needs to be dealt with! Your card: dreamy, gorgeous, touching. She'll love it, as do I - and love you even more deeply for having created it just. for. her!
You're the best Grandma ever!
Hugs, love and misses~c