Saturday, May 18, 2013

Muse Challenge #17

Such a lot has happened since the last time I posted. 

Mother's Day was lovely, with my son giving me a card he made and a rose he bought at school. The card is so lovely as it has such heartfelt messages to me and was particularly splendid as inside it had some handmade honeycomb paper (his teacher must have the patience of a saint to attempt to make honeycomb paper with a class of twenty-five ten year-olds). 

I was lucky that I spent some time with my mum on the day, but mostly I spent the day relaxing with my husband and son. 

During this time I also lightly sprained my ankle by rolling over on it, so there were quite a few days when I was hobbling around. Thankfully it only twinges occasionally now. I also had a commission to do for Australian Simply Cards, which took up so much time and wasted so much paper as I couldn't properly translate my ideas into a card. My mojo took quite a beating. This wasn't helped by the fact that my CFS was acting up and all I wanted to do was sleep. It really makes it hard to think at times when it's bad.

On the bright side, I won a Blog Hop with Scrapbook Boutique and received a new set of stamps called "My Girl" from My Mind's Eye. I'd like to thank Evelyn very much for her generosity. I haven't used them yet, but plan to soon.

Anyway, I'm back now with a card for the Muse Challenge #17. I've not  been able to do any challenges lately, but I've decided that I'm going to combine the cardmaking I have to do for Alex's school fete with a number of current challenges.

My first set of cards for the fete have been based on the card made by Therese Calvird for this week's Muse Challenge

Her card is so cute with the three elephants, but I decided to only do one figure and then have the speech balloons instead of the other figures. The stamps I used were Woodware ones that were free in one of the magazines I buy. So cute! I coloured the image using Copic markers, and added a few punched flowers to supplement the flowers at the owl's feet. I also tried to incorporate the colours that Therese used in her card.

Anyway, I must go now. I'll be back soon with some more fete/challenge cards.



  1. This is lovely - I adore owls! love the speech bubbles as well.

  2. Love how you've achieved the look of paper piecing with your colouring - you definitely caught the lashes from the Muse! Thanks for playing along!

  3. Clever take on the Muse card!

  4. Gorgeous Janelle. Lovin' the blue eyeshadow on your cute owl! TFS your wonderful card from your son, a budding card maker for sure.

  5. It's good to see you back, Janelle! The card from your son is spectacular and I'm happy that you got to enjoy Mother's Day. Now, on to your MUSE take: it is adorable! She is stylin' with her blue eye shadow and fuchsia beak and I love the way you used the on-trend speech bubbles! I hope your CFS stops flaring soon and you get boatloads of mojo and energy instead!!


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