Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Crochet Flower and Splats


I would like to welcome my newest follower, Karen Hasheck, whose beautiful blog is Karens Kreative Kards.

This is the card that I alluded to in my last post, the one that I had taught at class this week.

I started with an old stamp from Kiwistamping - I think it was my original background/script stamp, and it appears to have been retired.  I inked it with three shades of green in distress ink, ensuring that both times the darkest ink was toward the centre of the card.

The splats were made with distress stains.  I added the crochet 'poof' flower and heart over the ribbons - all attached with glue dots.

The sentiment is another Kiwistamping oldie but a goodie, possibly my first birthday greeting, stamped in DI, and cut with a s/b tag, threaded on the same ribbon that I used on the central feature.  

Rhinestones were the finishing detail, both on the tag and the main panel of the card.

I am linking this to:
(stains and ribbon have been around for well over 2 years)

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed


  1. Beautiful card Maxine thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week
    Dianne x DT

  2. A fabulous card Maxine, a great design and a gorgeous colour scheme. A stunning inking and stamping on your background...........lovely detailing!!

    Thanks you so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  3. Maxine, this is very pretty. I liked your idea of adding the 3 shades of ink to the script, and the middle definitely showed nicely. The splats are great detail too, behind that pretty crotchet flower. Hmm...wonder if yo-yo's (the gathered fabric circles) would work like this? Good idea, and something to try. Lovely card, lots of interesting dimension, and the texture on the sentiment made me think of cross stitch with the crotchet flower. TFS & Hugs

  4. So cute! I love the little crocheted heart, so sweet! And I just love calligraphy, so this is a winner! A blessed season to you! Patsy from

  5. Beautiful and such a fabulous technique. You are so creative I love to come visit your blog.

  6. CIO challenge blog is so happy you stopped by to play with us this week...your project is awesome...hope you join us again <((><

  7. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  8. What a gracious celebration of a birthday, Maxine! Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

  9. Beautiful card Maxine! Love the sketch and such pretty colors!

  10. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy W. - DT TTCRD

  11. This is so cool.. I love this Maxine.

  12. Such a beautiful card! Those splats look awesome! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight :)

  13. Lovely! I really love the splats!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  14. Lovely bright and cheerful card!
    Thank you for joining us at the stampotique designers challenge blog

  15. There's a whole lot of work put into this card, Maxine, and it really shows. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your art with us, and I'm also VERY grateful for all the kind and encouraging comments you leave me. You definitely have the gift of encouragement, and I appreciate you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Pretty card, and I like that background stamp and the colors that you used!

  17. Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a lovely "blog hug"! I love your script stamp and the way you added the splats!
    Wishing you all the best during this blessed season!
    peggy aplSEEDS@5

  18. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  19. Thi is one cool card Maxine - love all of the details and that flower = perfect! {{{hugs}}}

  20. What a lovely card, the background is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  21. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  22. Beautifully done! Love the splat of color, the BG stamp and the beautifully crocheted flower! Did you make them for all of the ladies?

  23. Love this... that sentiment stamp is great and the crocheted flower is so pretty and delicate on here.

  24. Great Birthday card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    I wish you a Happy New Year!

    xx Arwen


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D