Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Die cuts, Lace, Flowers and Coffee.


I have had this post started for days, but life has thrown me a few curved balls and I have not been able to get back to it, so here's hoping I can get it finished now.

I made this card for a friend who loves lace, die cuts, texture, flowers and coffee!!  I could not resist this stamp which is branded "Anita".  It is one I 'inherited' from my daughter, who now does not do any stamping.

The cup is a s/b die, and after cutting and embossing it, I sponged it with Delicata Gold ink, and a wee smudge of pink in the centre.

The lace on the front of the card is a scrap my SIL gave me, and the flowers I have had in my stach for ages.... sorry, no brand names available.

The background die is a Labels 20, and the embossing and debossing was done using the Enhancing Elements Gold Ovals One.  The patterned paper is by Amy Tangerine, Ready Set Go . 

The inside was finished with another piece of lace with some variegated thread along the top with  a bow.

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Suchi said...

The sentiment is funny! Very sweet card! :)
Suchi xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Maxine! I love how you used the bling to create 'steam' and that glittery flower is stunning!! You included all of her favourite things in this card, she is going to love it! hugs :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just super!!! What a fab card Maxine!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine! This card is splendid! And so me! Lol :) I love everything about it - from the wonderful (and true!) sentiment to the lovely paper - stunning work ;) blessings!

Céline said...

thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card, that sentiment is so perfect, loving it! Nicely embellished too with the pretty lace and flowers.

Team Clark said...

What a fun and witty card! Love it!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I like it all, Curve balls or not the lace inside is so delicate and lovely and the embossed sentiment is quite happy above the steam. Your cards are all so full of character. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and creative the gorgeous colours too.xx

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Maxine.

Donna Ellis said...

I can smell the coffee all the way in Florida! LOL Darling card! I know what you mean when a card throws us for a curve! But you'd never know it with this design. Your friend will love it! Beautiful in every way! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty. I love all those details you have added to give your card pizazz.

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations blog.

DT CCC digi creations blog.

Barb said...

What a great card Maxine--love the colors and all of the bling!

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a cute card, it really made me smile ( I am a big coffee fan too!) Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday's 219th challenge!! Ginny M

Helen Haines said...

Great card and love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card and I agree, lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting from the Heart

Tammi Cremeans said...

Thank you for joining us over at Through The Craft Room Door challenge. Look forward to seeing you again.


Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering our challenge at CCC Digi Creations, your card is lovely.
Diane Louise (DT)

Karen said...

So beautiful!
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs & Good Luck!

Karen.DT. xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is amazing, my dear friend Maxine!
I absolutely LOVE your sweet project, and I couldn't be happier than to have you stop by and share your artistic talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenges. Please stop by again soon, and I will look forward to visiting your blog again to see your next work of art. You are always most welcome to join the fun!
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

creationsnz said...

So funny, I love the caffeine inspired shaky writing, very clever; and I like your die sponging too - I always forget about that!

Jo Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine! I especially love the layered flowers. It's gorgeous...Taking the time to thank you for the awesome support you have left in my Blog. You truly are one faithful friend. So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

Have a blessed week,

Cynthia said...

This made me smile! Great card and sentiment, Maxine.

Eret said...

Very pretty card! Love the sentiment and die ct shapeunderneath it. They go together very well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Eret x