Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Birthday Jars

Welcome - I am so glad to be back.  

My wonderful SIL has given my computer some open heart surgery, a boost of vitamins, and things are going much better... the other news is that the treatment is a temporary 'fix' and now I am saving... hard!

I love this  'New Mexico' image from McMahon Five, and enjoyed using it again on this card after colouring it with pencil

I matched it with some embossed paper I had inked using the direct to paper technique, and some dp from my stash.

I also raided my button stash.

The sentiment was stamped, embossed and mounted on a green layer which matches the green behind the main image.

The card was finished with some hand died seam binding, part of a RAK from Lovely Linda gathered onto the base and a bow added.

I am linking this to:

 Whoopsie Daisy challenge - Buttons or Bows
Totally Stampilicious - Ribbon

Thanks for visiting - and your comments are always appreciated.
May your day be blessed.

Card recipe:
Images- New Mexico, McMahon Five, Sentiment, KiwiStamping.
Card - Base - Cream.
Ink - Tea Dye distress, Sentiment Memento Tangelo and versamark.
Embossing Powder - clear
Papers - Brown unknown, checked, unknown
Accessories - buttons, seam binding, coloured pencils, embossing folder retro squares.


  1. glad you are back online Maxine. Lovely card. Your colouring is lovely and the embossing is awesome

  2. Hi Maxine - it is great to see you back - and what a comeback my friend! Love this image and the embossing - great together!! A lovely surprise to see the handyed Seam Binding - glad you are enjoying it! {{{hugs}}}

  3. Hi maxine this is lovely , like the buttons well done Hugs Elaine
    Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
    PS...there is a freebie image for you to download called "With Love "
    you can find her here-
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Fab card, I love your colour combination and button embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  5. What a great card. I love that button assortment! Great fall colors and typical of Mexico! Thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.
    Tammy DT

  6. Maxine, all the elements on this just go together perfect! So pretty and love that image and your coloring of it too.

    I hear you on the computer too.....I just say a small prayer every morning hoping mine comes on! LOL!


  7. Hi. Such a lovely card and gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Created with Love and also Lexi's Creations.
    Good luck.
    Sandra xx

  8. Great use of your embossed paper, thanks for joining us at UIT!

  9. Beautiful Card.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  10. Lovely card and colouring and embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

  11. Love the colors in your card Maxine... very nice. Thank you for joiningus at TTCRD this week.

  12. Fab image and love the buttons you've added.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  13. Maxine your card is really pretty. I love the embossing and the buttons.
    Great job and thanks for playing with us at created with love challenges.

  14. Fab card, Maxine. Love the way you coloured the image. And those buttons add the perfect finish touch.

    Guest Designer Top Tip Tuesday

  15. Welcome back! love the homespun feel of those images---and the button cluster is wonderful!

  16. Love your card! the buttons are so cute!! and Dp is awesome..Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
    Lisa O

  17. Glad your computer is up and running again.

    Wonderful card. A great combination of elements v

  18. Fabulous card and image. I just love those buttons. Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our Autumn Colours Challenge hugs Susan x

  19. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you Monday with the new challenge!
    Karen C

  20. What a great card - love the buttons, esp the yellow one - what a great stash you must have :)

    I do hope your 'temporary fix' lasts long enough for you save, save save!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle It!' challenge.

    Carol x

  21. A lovely card, buttons are great for recycling and so colourful. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  22. Thank you for the card! It is gracing the top of the piano and I must say the buttons were the part that made me smile most (how well you know me).


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