Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Just a quick post tonight - I had hoped to blog before this, but DH managed to break an ankle in two places on Sunday and life has been a bit fraught since then.

I made this card on Saturday - I had doodled the zentangled panels while waiting for hospital appointments (for DH) last week!

The sentiment is embossed on a matching die cut.

The zentangles were created inside a line that I had run around inside the die. These are my first 'tangles', and I did them with a black ball point pen as I did not have a fine tipped ink flow type pen.

I also tried some shading with this last tangle.

I am not sure that I will do a lot with zentangling, but the doodling was a good way to fill in time while waiting for appointments.

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Dawn T said...

well done for your first tangling... It's not really that easy I found. Great card.

Dawn T said...

PS forgot to say...sorry to hear about your hubby's ankle. Painful for him. Hope it heals quickly

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine I am just loving these zentangle patterns and how you used them in the ornate shapes on your card.
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aussie aNNie said...

Great card my friend, poor hubby hope he is pain free.xxx♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

MiamiKel said...

Bless your heart, ya'll have had your fair share of it lately - continued prayers for dh and a speedy recovery - nicely done, though, to doodle while you waited! Zentangles - and stamptangles - are all the rage right now, this is super ♥

Mynn xx said...

Wow, this is awesome! LOVE those ZenTangles--fabulous! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

jimlynn said...

Love the way you used the zentangle on here. I've yet to even try it! So cute.
You take care of yourself because even though your husband is the one that's injured I know how hard it is on you too.

crafty-stamper said...

Great first attempt at Zentangling not tried it myself,love the different shapes and embossed sentiment-hope Hubby recovers quickly for your sake lol-thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Irish Cherokee said...

A fabulous job for the first one. Don't put down the pen and forget about it. You are good at it.

I know what it means to break an ankle. I broke the ankle socket and both major bones in my right leg. NOT FUN. Will keep you both in prayer.


Michelle said...

Great job on this - you have inspired me to start playing with some zentangles! Thanks for joining us this week over at Love To Create.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love seeing your cards and what new technique you are trying! Next, give this a try this inside of a stamped image : ) You are good at tangling! Love the idea of drawing a line inside of a precut shape and tangling like this!
So sorry to hear about the ankle break- sounds like you are going to be busier than ever- praying for a speedy recovery and as little pain as possible!

Jo Ann said...

Hi Maxine...Thanks for the wonderful comment on my latest card. You may be wondering why I haven't shared any verse and that is because that post published prematurely. I was not done creating my post and wanted to just saved the contents but was unable to program my posting and so, I was unable to do anything but to just keep on working on it...LOL Anyway, if you want to see the entire post, it's done! So sorry to hear about your hubby's ankle...Praying he's doing better. Now, that is very clever of you to use your time at the hospital doodling. You did an awesome job with your card today. Great colors and fantastic lay-out...God bless and thank you for always encouraging and visiting my page.

Hugs and blessings,

Kristie said...

I'm so sorry to hear DH broke his ankle!! I've been a bit MIA again and missed that news in the group.

Your card is awesome. You did a fabulous job for your first time making Zentangles!

Grace said...

Oh how fun Maxine! I have not tried zentangles yet but they sure are pretty and I can imagine as much as I like to doodle while I'm on the phone or something like that... I think it would be relaxing! I love how you gave yourself a line inside the die cut! Great way to use time sitting and waiting!!! Love the fun card they created too!

MaryH said...

Maxine, I bought some Tangle books 2 yrs ago, and haven't tried it yet! I'm interested to read that you did this with a ballpoint pen..each one is just really pretty. I'm impressed that these are your 1st tangles, (and done at a stressful time as well!). The pieces made an interesting & unique card, very bold & graphic. I like it! Hope your DH is feeling some better by now. That has to be very painful. Hope you're not being worn out with all the TLC that I know will be in order until he recovers! TFS & best wishes for a speedy recovery. Can't wait to see your next Tangles. Hugs

Michelle Pearson said...

whoot! Way to go Maxine! I think your tangles are great! I'm impressed you gave it a go with a ball point pen! Just keep at it...it is so fun....I have some fun ideas coming to my blog soon...I'm so hooked! :)

Sorry about your hubby...take good care of you both!

Becky said...

Fabulous tangles Maxine. I have tried one some years to go, it just made my mind dizzy :)

TRACEY MO said...

Well done on the zentangle.

Thanks for playing with us at lexi's creations today

Tracey dt

Jackie Randolph said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge!
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