Saturday, January 1, 2011


Yes, I am starting the year off with romance - this is a card for a couple who will shortly be celebrating their anniversary.

I was a bit hesitant when I started this card as I was working to a sketch challenge, and the image was one that was given as a freebie to go with the challenge. Once I got going things seemed to come together quite well.

The image is coloured with glitter pens and coloured pencils. This was cut out with a Nestie  - the largest of the classic oval dies, embossed, pierced, and mounted on the largest of the scalloped oval dies, with the silver ribbon between the layers.
The offset oval to the sides, with the pearls on, was a slightly smaller oval from the same set, cut out of silver card stock and split in half to give the elongated appearance.
I matched these by cutting the corners of the same card stock, using the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die, and adding a matching pearl.
Although it shows as blue in the photo, the dp is actually a lovely lavender with very soft images of roses on it, which you can just see in the above photograph.

In the end I was very happy with this card, although it certainly challenged me in the making.

I am entering this in

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I do pray that you all have a happy 2011, filled with joy, love and laughter, and that you will prosper in all you do.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a way to start your year - romance - perfect, you can never have too much of it! Your card is lovely, the image is coloured perfectly! I also have this image and must use it! Love the DP and the Diecuts - it qll works so beautifully together! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Maxine - I look forward to seeing more! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

Awesome image and awesome card. Thank you for playing with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! Very pretty details! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Anonymous said...

This is just lovely.. love the glitters and die cuts.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenge this week. Hope to see you next week :)

Harriet Skelly said...

This is beautiful - I love those corners with the pearls!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends and with WoodwareUSA!

Unknown said...

I love it when that happens..when things just work out lol..this is lovely xx Thanks for taking the time to play with us over at CES xx

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card love the colours
and the gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining us over at SMC.
A very Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

StampingbugKerry said...

What a fancy image. Reminds me of a Russian egg. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

WoodwareUSA DT

Unknown said...

Hi Maxine! This card is lovely with so many beautiful details and layers. I love the tilted oval your centerpiece is framed on. Neat idea!! Your friends will be so delighted! ;D

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Maxine. You are a blessing to me my friend. This is a really cool image. Who makes it?? I love your combo of the lavender and red! Beautiful!

I'm praying for your friend. What a horrible accident. I can't even imagine the pain they are experiencing.
Have a wonderful week!

Lori said...

Maxine, your card is lovely. I love the colors you used (I know, lavender is SO hard to photograph-it always turns out blue for me!) and the details you added are just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along in the Catch the Bug Challenge. I do hope you'll join us again next time.

Donna Moore said...

A beautiful card Maxine, I am sure the lucky couple will cherish it! Beautiful colors and exquisite embellies!
I am missing you terribly! Thank you for visiting my blog, when I see your smiling face it just make my day!

Rae Anne said...

The shimmer and pearl and filigree of this card are all stunning! It's so soft and elegant! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Melissa S. said...

What a Beautiful Card. Love the coloring of the image and all the details you used on this. Thanks for playing along this week at Bugaboo.

Joanne (jojot) said...

a beauty.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Patricia Mae said...

Very cute card, Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges I hope to see you again.

Amy said...

That is a bit of a different stamp - I like it, and the colours you have used!