Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Spotty Thanks


We have had the most wonderful family filled weekend - we had 19 people around the table for one meal 😃.

I made this card a few days ago for a local woman who blessed us with a gift of fudge, made by her mother and couriered up from Wellington!!  The card was loved, and is now enroute to Wellington to the fudge maker.

I started with the lemon yellow base, and embossed it with a Swiss Dots folder, and added a page from a Prima journaling page.

The sentiment panel started as an experiment - the technique I was trying did not 'work' as it was supposed to, so I dropped water onto the distress inked panel and then dried it off, then sprayed it with a silver spray.  I was still not that happy, so die cut the sentiment from a snippet of matching cardstock and inserted it into the panel.   I then embossed another part sentiment after masking off the end of the stamp to have just the part of it that I wanted.

The finishing details were the rhinestones and the washi tape.

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you really give me the WOW when I look at your cards... all that embossing, etc. You're amazingly creative!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cheery card, love that embossing and yellow.xx{aNNie}

Suchi said...

Your card is bright and yellow and sweet! :) So glad you had a great family time!
Hugs xx

stampingbowd said...

I love yellow cards, they are so cheerful!!! Fun texture and patterns on this!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great card love all the embossing! Was thinking about you when we heard about the earthquake in NZ, hope you and yours are all fine... have a great week... Megan

froebelsternchen said...

Great to hear that you had such a nice family time!!!
So many guests! Wow! This is a lot of work!
The card is super! The panel looks great on the soft yellow background!
Super design!
oxo Susi

Gerrina said...

Sounds like a bussy but so much fun weekend! Like the colourcombination you've just; original and eyecatching! Have a colourful day!

Lozzy said...

Love your design Maxine..Hugs Lozzy x

Lovely Linda said...

Great you had a family filled weekend weekend - there is nothing like them!! The fudge sounds divine - how thoughtful! I am sure the fudge maker will love your card - love all of the embossing! {{{hugs}}}

Loll said...

So wonderful to have many of your family over for a lovely meal. And what a special gift from your friend. She will appreciate the hand made thank you.

Thinking of you and your family Maxine and hope you are doing OK. xx

Monica said...

Lovely to see you here and even lovlier to hear that you had a wonderful time with your family. Wow, 19 is a serious number.

Your card is so cheerful and sunny. LOVE it.

Lots of love,


Pamellia said...

Beautiful card Maxine, I just love the colour palette!! Just dropped in to say I'm sorry to hear about your DH. I am sending all my wishes to you and your family. hugs :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of dots. That panel that the greeting is cut out of is very interesting looking.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A wonderful card. Thank youfor sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

MaryH said...

Sounds like quite a crowd gathered to break bread. I'm glad there's lots of support in your life just now. Love the 'save' on this pretty thank you..and that bold die cut on the front...just brings it to instant life. I'm liking the subtle water droplets on the background...I can never achieve that so nicely. Your fudge maker will love it too. And appreciate that you took time to make it for her, especially just now, when many things going on for you. Hugs & Prayers. TFS

Dawn T said...

lovely Maxine. Love all the dots

Monika Reeck said...

Love all the texture and the Yellow Maxine..sweet beautuful cherry card luv this ..I am sorry since 8.11.2016 I got a new job..not doin blogging much

J said...

Thank you for joining in with my challenge this time! I love the different textures you have used in your card.


Sarah Bell said...

Love the textures on this card - thanks for joining the Glitter 'N' Sparkle blog challenge - Anything Goes - Sarah DT - http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk/

Leslie said...

This is perfection! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Crafty Friends "For Someone Special" challenge!
Leslie, Crafty Friends DT
Love To Scrap!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous work indeed Maxine a great cheery card to thank a nice fudge maker for her goodies, love that you rescued the non successful part of your experiment.
Thanks for sharing, May God bless you with many more happy family times to come.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Ellibelle said...

A wonderful design Maxine, and such great details!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so nice to see you have joined us again with another one of your fabulous cards. Beautiful card design. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Sheryl said...

Great combination of stamping and embossing. A very effective design.
Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the card, quite beautiful, thanks for sharing with us Crafty Cardmakers. What a wonderful week end you had, families are the best!!
Glenda DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Lovely Card Maxine, and I love the idea of 19 people at the dinner table!! I can't wait to get back to NY to be with family, and now I think I need to make some fudge!!

creationsnz said...

Isn't it great what happens when we experiment? Happy day! CarolG

Pam said...

Sweet thank you card. Yellow is such a happy color. Thank you for sharing your design in our Embossing Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
:) Pam

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to see you back again for our next challenge.

Helen x

Unknown said...

Great card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month.
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