Saturday, October 17, 2015

Muse Challenge #137 & Tag You're It Challenge #32

Hello there ~
Just stopping in to share a card and tag for two of my favorite challenges...Muse and Tag You're It!

First up, my incredibly talented and fun blog friend, Michele Ferguson created this fabulous card for this week's challenge at Muse:




Here is my take on Michele's card:



I love the repeat elements on Michele's patterned paper, but since I don't have anything like that, I created my own using PTI's 'Uncorked' stamp set. For the bottom panel, I swiped the same ink pad on to a piece of white cardstock, but it dried much darker...I do like the contrast, so I used it, then I die cut the sentiment and wine bottle from the same set. Lastly, I added some of PTI 'Rainstones' for some sparkle, and a thin strip of silver cardstock...and that was it!

I used Hero Arts Passion Flower ink for the wine glasses and solid panel along the bottom... Please note:
About a year ago, a few of us noticed that this ink pad had a pink hue, as opposed to purple. Hero Arts replaced them with the correct ink pads, but I used the original color on this card.


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For the current Tag You’re It Challenge, Kelly Szafron created this really cute Christmas card and tag:



 Don't you just love that Santa Claus stamp? For this challenge, I created a double tag for a Christmas gift:




In an effort to stay on budget (have you seen the latest ME release?), I pulled out my favorite Mama Elephant penguins from last year, and had some fun coloring. The holly is from PTI, and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

So, that's it for me...I hope you are all having a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by,










30 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

love the colors you used in your wine card - little "bubbles" are a great accent - and such cute penguins! have a good weekend.

Virginia Lu said...

Love both of your takes, Barb! You've used the paper and images so fabulously! The 2nd card is so beautifully executed! Love the tag designs!

Julie B said...

Love those little penguins, so cute and a fab take on Michele's card. :)

Happy Dance said...

Oh Barb!! Your Muse card is stunning! And fun, too!! Love that you've created your own background. Cool sentiment too. And speaking of cool....those little penguins on your tag are adorable. I'm failing miserably at not shopping, but after ordering two sets of MFT dies, I have to be done for a good while. Anyway, just wanted to pop by and tell you that your card is fantastic, and your tag is sweet. Bev

lostinpaper said...

I'm with you on the 'staying on budget' front, trying so hard here... lol. Love your double tag, would love to CASE it for my Chrissy presents this year (if that's okay) and your repeated wine glass background makes a great take on Michele's card!

Shona Chambers said...

Busy, busy, busy!! Love your Muse card, that colour is really pretty and you did so well lining up your glasses. I love that little Santa, he looks cute with that large head. And those penguins are still looking fantastic and love the tag shape. I saw the new ME release, if I won the Lottery I would buy the lot for you AND me!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, what amazing cards and tag, I adore the sweet tag...so cuuute! i am having a World Kindness Day giveaway on my blog, stop by and enter to win some great stamp sets and inks!

http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-best-day-ever.html

sparkle & shine *~*

Nora N. said...

What an amazing card you created for the MUSE challenge. I LOVE that wine!! The fun tag you made is fabulous as well. Adorable projects!!

Aileen (mum) said...

Barb, brilliant take on the Muse challenge. Great card, ould bring a smile to anyones face. Clever you and that tag is so cute.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super FUN creations!!

sandie said...

Adore your Muse card...can I have a drink please!

Judy Tuck said...

Fun background for your wine bottle card and the penguins on your tag are just adorable!

I Card Everyone said...

What wonderful stamping, Barb!!! LOve your self-stamped background paper, that oh so cold bottle of champagne is worth celebrating! Yay - LOve when you play cards with me!
=] Michele

Cat Craig said...

Way to go to make your own background, fab card, and I love those penguins on your tag.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb always a treat! I just loveo your version of Michele's Muse card with the wine glasses--cheers! Your double tag using those cute Mama Elephant penguins is so cute. Thank you for sharing these fun projects at both Muse and Tag You're It!

Joyce said...

I just adore the patterned paper you made for your MUSE card. It has such a muted and subdued look, especially compared to the solid. And, your tag--too cute for words. And, no, I have been avoiding the ME blog at all costs. Eyes closed for safety. Thanks so much for playing along at Tag You're It.

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this surprised me because I thought it was DP! awesome placement Barb and love your card!x

Ardyth said...

You've been busy! I love how you positioned the glasses - very precise! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Greta said...

Wow--you come up with the best ideas, Barb! Brilliant take on the Muse card & darling tag!

Rosemary said...

fun take on both challenges, barb!

honeybeelane said...

Oooooo, Barb!! Love the pink wine glasses. Great creating - so pretty & original. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oooh, boy, do I ever love how you switched out the typewriters for wine glasses, Barb! Hic! What a seriously fun card! And your tag could not be any more adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your take on the Muse card!

Karen L K said...

Both cards are super nice! I like those wine glasses especially the silver one in contrast with the others. The penguin card is really cute!

Karen L K said...

Both cards are super nice! I like those wine glasses especially the silver one in contrast with the others. The penguin card is really cute!

Rita said...

love the wine glasses...............cheers to you! It is 5:00 some where

Deepti said...

Superb! I am in love with your first card, such a creative and gorgeous take on the MUSE card :) and the tag is simply adorable :)

Anja Curvers said...

Wow both of your cards/tags are awesome love, love it. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Anita in France said...

Such fantastic, precision stamping with your wine glasses, Barb ... love those celebratory 'bubbles' with them! Adorable penguins ... so sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Cheers *clink of glasses* to your fabulous take on Michele's card! In awe at how straight you stamped those glasses; my efforts would be all tipsy and wonky, as though I'd stamped whilst drinking! And your penguins...awwwww! Feeling merry in seeing them! Budget? Yes, me too...trying (at least until Black Friday and after Christmas; fingers crossed some good sales will come our way).
Hugs~c