Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two of a Kind.....

Welcome

I had intended being back here sooner, but life has been crazy busy, and I have had a houseful of guests for three days. Not that I am complaining, and the gardens are looking good too!

I made this card for a swap in a group I belong to, and the theme for this month was 'floral'.


The recipient is a wonderful cardmaker, and has an awesome CAS style, so I kept my card very CAS.


The image is a Kiwistamping one, coloured with watercolour paints. The edges of the panel were coloured with Cottage Ivy ink, and it was mounted over an embossed panel


The sentiment, also from Kiwistamping, a local (N.Z.) company whose website is down, was heat embossed using Renaissance Red ep.  The edges of the embossed and stamped panels, and the card base, were all edged with Poppy Red ink.

I was running out of inspiration, and needed a second card for a birthday in a hurry, so duplicated the image and layout, changing the colour of the flowers, and painting them with mica paints


And using a vertical birthday greeting from Montarga Stamps (also a N.Z.company)


I enjoyed making both of these cards, and both were well received.

I am linking these to:



35 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love both cards Maxine. Nice to get into the garden, we went away for two weeks during Christmas and the garden suffered so it is finally smiling again. Been out there for the second week in a row, loving it.xx [aNNie]

froebelsternchen Susi said...

They are both so elegant Maxine! Terrific!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, these cards are so pretty - and sparkly! Love them!

Karen D. said...

pretty and very elegant mf.
xx Karen

Mia said...

Two beautiful cards, Maxine. Great colouring and pretty stamps. Kisses, my friend.

Sylvia said...

2 Beautiful CAS cards,Maxime.Beautyfully coloured stamps.I have become a follower.

Gr,Sylvia.

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are gorgeous Maxine, love it in both color variations! Wonderful sketch and love the embossing!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I was the lucky recipient of the red one and it is stunning. Love the peachy colour of the second one. So beautiful

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Maxine thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
Dianne xx
DT for IDCB

mamapez5 said...

A lovely pair of cards Maxine. I think mica paints are perfect for colouring poppies. They match the sheen you see on real poppy petals. But I actually like the red ones even more. A good layout for this stamp too. Kate xx

MaryH said...

Very classy in either colorway. Like the simple design of the pretty EF that is in the background, and the vertical placement of the focal image. TFS &Hugs

MaryH said...

Not certain if my earlier comment took! I like the classiness of each of these colorways. The vertical placement is just right, as is the simple elegance of the embossed background design. TFS & Hugs

Lovely Linda said...

Beautiful cards Maxine - your colouring is lovely and as usual you have rocked the embossing - well done! xo

Gerrina said...

Both beautifully coloured! And he if you have dreamed up a good design why not use it more? The both have a different feel... Hugs, Gerrina

Cobnut Crafter said...

Love this CAS style - both cards are gorgeous and made to look quite different by using different colour palette and greeting. Simply lovely!

creationsnz said...

Simple and very elegant with a nice bit of texture. CarolG

Annette Stapylton said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work, looks great. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

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

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful cards...in great colors!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for your kind comment...hugs.xHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Ine Swinkels said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Ine
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/
DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

Di said...

Lovely cards Maxine! Do check out the Christmas prize draw results over in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine!
Your cards are always so lovely, and I'm SO grateful to have you play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Thank you for joining us.

I also wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my kitchy card. I am glad you told me about Thursday. I will be praying for you as well, and asking God to heal all your hand/arm nerves to give you quality of life (and crafting of course). I love to claim this verse and say it OUT LOUD when I'm hurting...."Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed. Save me, and I shall be saved. For THOU art my strength". God is gracious, and He always hears my cry and gives me the peace that passes understanding. I also know that it will be different for you going through surgery without your beloved husband. I will be lifting you up in prayer throughout the day Thursday. BIG hugs to you my dear friend.
Karen

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, poppies are my favourite flower!

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

June DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Glennis said...

I couldn't find your email contact Maxine, to let you know that I think you may have won a prize at Pixies crafty playground.

Cheers xx

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty card!

Mac Mable said...

Glad you've had help with the garden. Great CAS cards and so very pretty. Love
the technique of colouring with the mica paints, so effective x

Amy Ottmers said...

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

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,
Loving both these cards. Such a refreshing look about them.

Always a pleasure to come to your blog,

Monica

Loll said...

Two very pretty cards Maxine. Great design. The flowers look beautiful in both sets of colours. xx

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty flowers! Such a wonderful design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Fran said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers and dry embossing.
Hugs, Fran

Monika Reeck said...

I love the embossing too
so adorable
and love the coloring of your flowers Maxine
a beautiful and feminin card
hugs
Monika

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks so much for taking part in our challenge over at Crafty Addicts! Good Luck!!
Hugs Donna (DT) xx