Friday, November 1, 2013

Guest Designer for Challenges and Candies


I have been honoured to be selected to be a guest designer for a Serbian blog, Izazou i Slatkisi aka Challenges and Candies for the month of November.

Their first November challenge is Clean and Simple, and this is my card.

I went with a colour scheme of yellow and white, and started with the white panel which I textured using the 'shattered' Tim holtz folder - I ran it though as a second emboss after colouring the plate with a gelato, and there is a very faint shimmer on the card.

I attached some ribbon and simply knotted a shorter piece around it as a bow would not have 'survived' the post.

I made the tag myself after stamping the sentiment and embossing it with gold on white, and layered it onto the yellow card. 

 The tag was attached to the ribbon with some genuine gold embroidery thread, from the days long ago when I wielded a needle.

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  1. Love this beautiful CAS card- love the splash of yellow and your ribbon is so pretty!

  2. Very pretty Maxine. Love the shimmery look you can see on the card.

  3. That's lovely. I like the embossing folder. I am not good at CAS, but I really like this one. Kate x

  4. A very beautiful card Maxine. The shimmer is lovely and the ribbon and tag look perfect. Congratulations on the GD position. This is just so classic and I really like the colors you have used. We all appreciate you posting this beautiful art with us. PLEASE come back.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Beautiful card, Maxine!
    Thanks for joining us as guest designer this month! :)


  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck! Wendy DT xx

  7. Brilliant project, thank you for taking part in Crafty Girls Challenges - good luck x

  8. A lovely entry in to our challenge...

    Thank you for playing along at Rhedd & Rosies

  9. I do like this - bold, bright and beautiful. Love the embossing and subtle shimmer. Fab ribbon too. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  10. Great design, Maxine!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  11. Great simple card, yet so effective.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 18th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  12. Wow!! This card is a knock out! Love the bright yellow with the white, shimmery embossing, and the ribbon treatment is very nicely done!

    Kudos on the DT also! You will be an asset to the team!

  13. Hi Maxine. Love your creative use of the embossing folder. Great CAS cards! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  14. Lovely - so elegant and the touch of yellow is perfect.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at MAWTT.


  15. Really love that embossing and the pop of yellow is terrific. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  16. Your embossed card looks great. I am glad that you combined both types (wet and dry) in your project. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  17. Congrats on the guest designer spot, Maxine! This is so elegant and a fabulous CAS design. Love the texture and slight shimmer.

  18. love the shimmer and the depth of your make me think I might need that folder! ;)


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