Monday, December 26, 2011

Hats Essential!!

Welcome - it is sooo hot here at the moment, one dare not go outside without a hat!!

I enjoyed 'playing' with this set by Layers of Color stamp set Beautiful Lace, designed by Nina B.

Love this wide border and when stamped in dye inks the detail is amazing!!

This hat is also part of the set - I painted it with twinkling H2O's and fussy cut it and mounted it on foam dots.

The background doily was cut from pale blue card and the edges sponged before adhering just the centre of the doily to the base, which meant the edges lifted a wee bit giving, the impression of more dimension.

The sentiment was embossed on vellum, cut and embossed with a labels 10 die  and mounted over an identically shaped piece of blue card.

The final detail was the rhinestones and silver cord.

Thank you so much for visiting - may your day be blessed


  1. Super card Maxine. I love the blue stamping along the edge. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

  2. I agree Maxine the lace stamp is so elegant and sits on your card perfectly with the hat stamp.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. This is stunning Maxine - what a gorgeous card - the Layers of Color Beautiful Lace set is just divine and makes such pretty cards - just like this one! Thank you for sharing - it is always lovely to see you! {{{hugs}}}

  4. ...and love the doily - divine! {{{hugs}}}

  5. What a lovely card, thanks for taking part in that craft place challenge, good luck, Hugs May x x

  6. Gorgeous creation, just love the lace stamp, looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck & Merry Christmas!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. A very clever take on this theme ;) Would love to have a hot summer right now :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  8. Gorgeous card, that lace stamp is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FSC, enjoy the sunshine :-)
    Claire xx

  9. Lovely Creation!Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but Christmas Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Blue doily, never seen one that colour, you did a great job on this card again Maxine

  12. Just stunning. Love it. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge!
    Lisa xx

  13. Beautiful card, the colours are beautiful .... thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog ..

  14. Beautiful card- the hat is wonderful- love the blue doily and border. Oh, I always love the blue!

  15. What a great creation Maxine and just that little bit different which is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  16. lovely card! Love that you cut the doily from blue!! Good Luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  17. Wonderful card Maxine, love that lace stamp on the side,, so elegant.

  18. lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More, good luck!
    Happy New Year;-))m

  19. What a pretty card and lovely detail you have added. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge. :)


  20. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  21. What a great birthday card. I agree with you about the image set. The lace is gorgeous! Thanks for entering Crafty Boots Celebrations Challenge - and good luck xx Denise

  22. Beautiful lace, I agree. Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Caz

  23. Such a lovely card, the lace is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Wishing you and your family a happy New Year.


  24. Lovely card, what a beautiful lace stamp. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  25. Lovely card and so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  26. Beatiful and very elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week and good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  27. Happy New Year Maxine!
    Your card is gorgeous!
    Hugs Bonnie

  28. Oo-La-La... beautiful lace set, love what you did with it maxine! WIshing you many blessings for the new year *Ü*

  29. A very pretty card Maxine. Lovely hat and beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining in over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  30. Hi Maxine! Happy New Year!! Your card is lovely, I love the colours, the doily and the lovely border. What a sweet birthday card!! Wishing you a wonderful 2012!! {hugs}

  31. Evening

    On behalf of all the 2011 Design Team I wanted to say a big thank you for playing along at Kenny K with our last theme anything goes.

    It has been a pleasure to stop by and see your creative make today and I hope that you will join us again at Kenny K for our NEW challenge and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes

    Take Care and Happy Crafting

    Hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

  32. I love this layout and the hat stand with the doily is just perfect! Great design!


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