May 20, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions 2

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Squeaking in with a last minute card for Muse: Christmas Visions 2!

This past weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada and DD and I decided at the last minute to go up to the cottage when she finished work on Sunday.  It was lovely to get up to the lake, but man were the mosquito's huge! Good news it seems we have escaped the blackflies this year but the mosquitoes are hungry. My poor little Sam got a mosquito bite right on his eyelid, so a bath before bed and then cuddled into a blanket on my bed and he fell right asleep.

We just got home a couple of hours ago and I had a moment to sit down and make a card.  This is Chriss's inspiration:



...and this is what I did. My Papertrey Ink Pinecones & Pine saw ink for the very first time ever! I think it is time to take a good look at what I already have.


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As hard as it is to come home after a few days at the lake I was thrilled to come home to my lilac in bloom and the annuals have taken root.

30 comments :

Lynn said...

Gorgeous photos and I love this one layer beauty!

~amy~ said...

Awesome take on the inspiration and love all your blooms!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the pine cones!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

'Business' first ... your version of Chriss' Muse card is gorgeous, Tracey - love the pinecones and the sentiment is wonderful! Now can we talk about your Lilac? What variety is this!!!??? Beyond gorgeous - never seen anything like it! Thanks so much for sharing...
=] Michele

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this - simple, classic and elegant! So glad you joined us at MCV Tracey!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh lilacs...how I miss these Tracey!
Love your card with that gorgeous sentiment and I love how you were inspired! Thanks for playing at MCV!
Have a sweet day!

Lin said...

Lovely, Tracey! such a pretty image and the sentiment is perfect with it!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Tracey - so classy and elegant!

KayM said...

So pretty Tracey! One of my favorite PTI sets!! Love what you've done with it! Your lilacs are gorgeous! Ours are already done blooming for the year :)

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, Tracey! Love those pinecones.

Maria said...

Beautiful Christmas card with wonderful sentiment, Tracey! And, love all the photos of the pretty flowers!

Neets B said...

Love this, gorgeous and traditional :) And there's no way I would have coped with those mosquitoes, they love to eat me! x

Joyce said...

Love this card--Pinecones is one of my favorite and most loved winter sets. And, your flowers are so pretty. Welcome home.

Monica Maier said...

Such a pretty card!

Shelly said...

Beautiful card! And such pretty flowers!

Lindsey said...

The mosquitoes do seem extra bloodthirsty this spring, don't they? Maybe the cold weather this week will kill them off... ha! This PTI set is gorgeous, and so perfectly inked and placed on your card.

Lisa said...

I like the pine branch, this is pretty Tracey!! Oh my I can just smell those lilacs...heavenly aren't they!

Bobby said...

I have this stamp set and always think it needs more when I stamp it. You proved to me that it can stand on it's own. This is such a wonderful CAS Christmas card, Tracey.

Happy Dance said...

Really a lovely Christmas card, Tracey. Love the simplicity of this, and you've used a wonderful sentiment that matches the peaceful nature of this card. Love it. Bev

Lindsey said...

Tracey, your weekend sounds lovely (minus the bugs), your flowers are gorgeous, and the card is just perfect.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Tracey! I love your color combo and CAS design! This stamp set is now on my wishlist :)
Thanks for sharing photos of your gorgeous flowers in bloom! I'm sure you're going to enjoy them after a long, cold winter!

francesca said...

beautiful card and amazing flowers!! :)

Julia Aston said...

I always love pine cones and boughs for Christmas cards - a lovely CAS design Tracey! Your garden looks beautiful! Julia xx

Jen Mitchell said...

Love this! Pine branches and pine cones are such wonderful images for Christmas cards.

Sharron said...

Such a lovely Christmas card--love the pine cones! Your flowers are so gorgeous. Bet those lilacs smell heavenly!

Anita in France said...

Simply and classically fabulous, Tracey! Gorgeous photo's ... our lilacs have just finished flowering ... they were so fragrant this year ... hope yours are too! Hugs, Anita:)

Kim S said...

Fabulous use of the inspiration! Such elegant pine cones and a perfect sentiment.

Nora N. said...

What a pretty card!! Thank you for those lovely photos of your yard. Your flowers are beautiful!!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful Tracey...I am in love your sweet pine cones. And your beautiful garden...oh my, simply stunning!

cm said...

Such a pretty card, Tracey...pine cones make me smile! And your flowers - especially the lilacs (I LOVE lilacs, which we rarely see her in our little mountain town) - are stunning! Oh, to have a garden...Thanks for sharing such beauty with us, both in your card and in your yard!
Hugs~c