Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Birthday Jars

Welcome - I am so glad to be back.  

My wonderful SIL has given my computer some open heart surgery, a boost of vitamins, and things are going much better... the other news is that the treatment is a temporary 'fix' and now I am saving... hard!

I love this  'New Mexico' image from McMahon Five Design.com, and enjoyed using it again on this card after colouring it with pencil


I matched it with some embossed paper I had inked using the direct to paper technique, and some dp from my stash.


I also raided my button stash.


The sentiment was stamped, embossed and mounted on a green layer which matches the green behind the main image.


The card was finished with some hand died seam binding, part of a RAK from Lovely Linda gathered onto the base and a bow added.

I am linking this to:

 Whoopsie Daisy challenge - Buttons or Bows
Totally Stampilicious - Ribbon

Thanks for visiting - and your comments are always appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


Card recipe:
Images- New Mexico, McMahon Five Design.com, Sentiment, KiwiStamping.
Card - Base - Cream.
Ink - Tea Dye distress, Sentiment Memento Tangelo and versamark.
Embossing Powder - clear
Papers - Brown unknown, checked, unknown
Accessories - buttons, seam binding, coloured pencils, embossing folder retro squares.

23 comments:

  1. glad you are back online Maxine. Lovely card. Your colouring is lovely and the embossing is awesome

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  2. Hi Maxine - it is great to see you back - and what a comeback my friend! Love this image and the embossing - great together!! A lovely surprise to see the handyed Seam Binding - glad you are enjoying it! {{{hugs}}}

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  3. Hi maxine this is lovely , like the buttons well done Hugs Elaine
    Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
    PS...there is a freebie image for you to download called "With Love "
    you can find her here-
    http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Elaine

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  4. Fab card, I love your colour combination and button embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. What a great card. I love that button assortment! Great fall colors and typical of Mexico! Thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.
    Tammy DT

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  6. Maxine, all the elements on this just go together perfect! So pretty and love that image and your coloring of it too.

    I hear you on the computer too.....I just say a small prayer every morning hoping mine comes on! LOL!

    Lynn

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  7. Hi. Such a lovely card and gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Created with Love and also Lexi's Creations.
    Good luck.
    Sandra xx

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  8. Great use of your embossed paper, thanks for joining us at UIT!

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  9. Beautiful Card.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

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  10. Lovely card and colouring and embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Sue

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  11. Love the colors in your card Maxine... very nice. Thank you for joiningus at TTCRD this week.

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  12. Fab image and love the buttons you've added.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx

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  13. Maxine your card is really pretty. I love the embossing and the buttons.
    Great job and thanks for playing with us at created with love challenges.
    Linda

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  14. Fab card, Maxine. Love the way you coloured the image. And those buttons add the perfect finish touch.

    Hugs,
    Asha
    Guest Designer Top Tip Tuesday

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  15. Welcome back! love the homespun feel of those images---and the button cluster is wonderful!

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  16. Love your card! the buttons are so cute!! and Dp is awesome..Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
    Lisa O

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  17. Glad your computer is up and running again.

    Wonderful card. A great combination of elements v

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  18. Fabulous card and image. I just love those buttons. Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our Autumn Colours Challenge hugs Susan x

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  19. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you Monday with the new challenge!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  20. What a great card - love the buttons, esp the yellow one - what a great stash you must have :)

    I do hope your 'temporary fix' lasts long enough for you save, save save!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle It!' challenge.

    Carol x

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  21. A lovely card, buttons are great for recycling and so colourful. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  22. Thank you for the card! It is gracing the top of the piano and I must say the buttons were the part that made me smile most (how well you know me).

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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