Friday, November 15, 2013


 I am so pleased you have visited.

I had hoped to write a blog post before this one, but this week has been crazy busy with lots of unexpected things to attend to. 

Thankfully I had this card, for the Izazovi i Slatkisi {Challenges and Candies} Chocolate Challenge, already made before the chaos started.

As soon as I learnt of the theme for this challenge, I thought of this image of Ruby, and the associated sentiment, by Bugaboo Stamps.

I painted her with twinkling H2O's

Here is a view of the sheen and 'twinkle' they give. I added to the sparkle with a touch of gold ribbon and a bow.

The chocolates in her hand were embellished some rhinestones, and some others were placed on two of the corners of the image panel.

Lastly, the sentiment. Not exactly theologically correct, but good for a smile.
The image panel was sponged with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain distress inks before being mounted over a dark brown base, to which I had added some washi tape.  The final detail was the faux stitching in gold.

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May your day be blessed.


Christine said...

Awesome card Maxine!!! I do love chocolate!

Dawn T said...

totally gorgeous Maxine. I did a card with this image last year and it still makes me giggle. Fabulous colouring

Marilyn said...

I love this card and I agree totally about the chocolate!

jimlynn said...

I'm not a big chocolate eater at all, but do love your card!!! So cute and very tasty looking.

Amy A said...

Mmmmm Chocolate! ;o) What a fabulous card Maxine. Love the image and sentiment,made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week.


crafty-stamper said...

great image -love bugaboo-I can relate to the great sentiment-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Sarah said...

Awesome card! You captured the chocolate flavor beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

Gemiel said...

Maxine, this card made me smile. I am a chocolate lover so I can totally relate!! Chocolate in heaven, that would just be awesome LOL!!!!

Unknown said...

What a stunning stamp, and I adore the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge

Shelly Schmidt said...

Chocolate and I have a love-love relationship....LOVE the sentiment- although I do still want to go to Heaven- chocolate or not... : )
Loving your embellished choc- with gems, loving the stitching and the Twinkling H2O's are a fab compliment to the image!

Billie A said...

Umm yummy chocolate. Great card and wonderful bugaboo image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

carol said...

Wonderful creation,fun imge... thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Alanna said...

What a darling card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Sister Act Card Challenge.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Cute card and love the sentiment!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Bingo Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Min said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new photo challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Melisa Waldorf said...

Tooo funny my friend!!! Love it! Hope all is quieting down for you Maxine. Sounds like you have been very busy. Saying a prayer for you as you mentioned something in the neighborhood had been going on in the first post I commented on today. Big hugs!!