Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Borders or Punches and Thank You


Life here has been hectic with helping family move - we are pleased to see them back resident in our town, and loving having them so much closer, but time to blog has been minimal.

The card I have made is for the 
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #10
A digi with borders or punches
who are donating three digi images of their choice for the winner of the challenge.

Oak Pond Creations also supplied the fabulous images for the design team to use.  I used the beautiful Strawberries image for my card.

I folded the base of the card slightly off centre, punched the edge of some copy paper to use as a lining, and adhered it so that the punched edge showed against the offset edge.

I also punched the edge of the patterned paper, placing it on the same side as the white punched edge to add emphasis to the design.

I coloured the image with chalks, and then mounted it over a die cut doily, French Pastry by Cheery Lynn  using some really bulky glue dots that have given some subtle dimension to the card.

I finished the card with some ribbon and a sentiment panel, punning on the bunch of strawberries.

The final detail was to glue some gold micro beads on the fruit for the seeds. 
A wee touch whimsy for the fun of it.

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May your day be blessed


  1. Beautifully done Maxine. The background is reminiscent of a table cloth and doily palce setting. Great coloring of the image. - Jim

  2. Lovely Maxine - the border punches look great, Especially in a double layer. Lovely image too! {{{hugs}}}

  3. Hi Maxine, a gorgeous card and I am late with mine..xxxThe Journey is the Start

  4. This card is berry pretty! Love it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  5. Delightful, Maxine! What a fun summery feel this has - I love your coloring and the strawberries look just yummy!

  6. Beautiful strawberries and a beautiful card! Love that border you added too.

  7. Maxine, this is such a pretty card. I love the bold patterned paper, and that doily. I wish I could tie a bow like that :) So glad you shared with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.
    ~Dusty Rae
    Dust Makes Rainbows

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Craft's. PennyRae DT

  9. How nice for you to have family close by. I live within walking distance of all my sisters and work with them everyday so I really enjoy it.
    Your card is lovely. I love how the strawberry bouquet pops out!

  10. Pretty card! Like that image and you colored it so nicely!

  11. Simply luscious strawberries! What an adorable card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We love having fun and beautiful creations like yours to add inspiration to our challenge blog each week. So we really appreciate your support and participation.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)
    Owner/Illustrator, Daydream Designs

  12. Welcome back. How nice to have your family nearer to you. This is a great card for the challenge. The micro beads were a touch of genius. Kate x

  13. Beautiful card, I love the doily behind those yummy strawberries. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts challenge.

  14. Maxine, great job with the TIC-TAC-TOE! I love the image. Thank you for playing along with Mema's Crafts October Challenge; good luck.

  15. Just love your fruity thank you card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  16. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  17. This is lovely, Maxine. How creative to add the micro bead to the strawberries.

  18. such a lovely card and love the boarder,and thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments this week hope to see you back again real soon.

  19. Adorable. Love the details with the punched edges and colours. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  20. What a cute card and I love the use of the micro beads on the strawberries ... great touch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  21. Love the colors. Thanks for taking time to stop by and play with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck and visit often..we love the company.

  22. Maxine this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the doily!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

  23. Cute card, love the strawberries. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.


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