Sunday, January 29, 2017

Two Gifts + Stash = One Card

Welcome

I have (thankfully) been told that my new follower, Anne's, blog is here, and called Cotnob Crafter
Do pop over and have a look - Anne does some beautiful work.


This card was inspired by some of the goodies that came with a Verve Stamps order I had recently bought.  The design paper and the ribbon came in that package.


The die cut doily (cut with the Marianne Die, French Pastry) was cut from translucent paper that I use like vellum - I love the soft look of this and it does not hide the paper the same as a plain paper doily would.


The ribbon is a such a pretty colour of seam binding, and I was so happy to get a really lovely bow from it.


The butterfly was part of a RAK sent to me from MariLynn of Missippi Mc Gyver blog


The sentiment was silver embossed on the paper, and the card finished with some flat back blue pearls.


The inside was finished with the sliver of patterned paper that was over.

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(design paper, ribbon)


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39 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Maxine. That's a lovely doily

María Pilar said...

Beautiful and sweet card
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge
Maria Pilar DT

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card today Maxine, lovely papers and the added ribbon, love it.xx{aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Maxine! I just adore that flourish background. The grey and white with the soft blue swirl is lovely! Your sheer doily makes a wonderful backdrop for your delightful butterfly and the soft blue tie and bow is divine! What a magical design! hugs :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Maxine I love how you've scrounged every little thing you could to make such a magnificent card ...
....brilliant, well done!!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful! I love all this delicate softness of this card! Great!

Barb said...

This really is a very beautiful card Maxine. I love the way you've used the translucent paper for the doiley. Thank you for sharing a super idea. Barbxx

Margaret said...

Very lovely. It's so nice to get sweet surprises in the mail that we can use to make a lovely card such as this. Love the soft colors.

craftysahmiam said...

Thank you for sharing your pretty card (love that doily die, wow!) with us at our first challenge at Making Memories Crafting

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours you've used..the blues and grey are perfect. Yes the doily die cut in transparent paper looks great x

Arlene said...

What lovely colors on the butterfly. Gorgeous.

So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Totally beautiful card Maxine. Thanks so much for laying along with us at Crazy Colour Challenge.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Maxine! WOW! I love all that wonderful blue too.
Lynn

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Kittly Bee, good luck!!! Amy DT

Virginia Lu said...

So soft and gorgeous! Love the addition of doily! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

MiamiKel said...

What a lucky girl to receive such a lovely RAK! And the cornflower blue is just beautiful! This card is very YOU, Maxine! Blessings!

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I love your gorgeous butterfly. Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/


MariLynn said...

Love how your card came together. Just beautiful.

Gerrina said...

What good from you to use the DP and ribbon straight away; both look beautiful on this card, just as that soft paper! Hope your week started a bit dryer as ours here!

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a very beautiful card, love the delicateness (is that a word?) of the colours and the papers Thank you for linking up to Morgans Artworld Add a Ribbon challenge. Faith DT

Helene Siermans said...

Love it, I like the soft colours, the fancy doilies and pretty butterfly.Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck! Nick DT

creationsnz said...

Stunning card Maxine, and so pretty. CarolG

PJ said...

Beautiful Card, I like your blog too. Hope you have a Blessed week.
pjs-projects.blogspot.com

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely, butterfly card...Beautiful bow!

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, my heart Maxine. This card looks like it could be sold at a Hallmark store. It's beautiful. I hope you're having a wonderful week, my friend. Thank you for always sharing the wonderful art you create. I love seeing your creativity and always enjoy visiting your blog.

Karen

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Maxine this is super pretty! I love the wee doily and that beautiful butterfly. So many lovely details in this make. Thinking of you and wishing your beautiful memory making moments during these precious days. Lovely to hear family is gathering around you both. Love and hugs, Wends xoxo

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Maxine. I love the pretty butterfly and doily, and how you decorated the inside too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is beautiful!

Becca Cruger said...

Oooooo! Whatever treatment you did to the butterfly (is it Distress Inks?) makes it so pretty! The depth of color is super pretty! Love this design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an elegant card!

MaryH said...

Love that transparent paper of the doily. Very elegant & delicate too, over that bold swirly background. The butterfly looks so transparent too, and gorgeous colorings.It's a beautiful card, Miss M. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. love the lots of blue!

Olga Fink said...

I love this card Maxine! So soft and romantic! perfect!
xoxo Olga

Scrappin Sue said...

Very pretty
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautiful!!! I love the translucent doily. You have created such an elegant card- love your elegant blue bow too!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Such a beautiful delicate card. I love this design. I would also like to thank you most sincerely for mentioning my Blog. Anne x

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card! I love the paper and the ribbon and that butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I always love butterfly Maxine and I love the way you added the Bow
so elegant and you have a great DP too :)
lovely card my friend

Samantha Brooks said...

Lovely Card, love the idea of using the Vellum for the Doily as well. Thank you for joining us over at Morgan's ArtWorld for our 'Use Ribbon' Challenge.
Hugz Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) DT