Saturday, May 13, 2017

Splish Slpash


There have been many splish splashes around here recently - it rained cats and dogs yesterday as we copped the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Donna.  Some said a fitting day for an ex-plumber to be farewelled!!  Added to those drops there have been (and will be for a while) plenty of tears. 

I have yet to get back into the studio, so I am sharing a card I made a few weeks ago.
I started with a die cut that was part of a RAK from Aussie Annie.  I cannot provide a name for it.

I layered the diecut over a layer of pale aqua blue sparkle card,

Stamped and silver embossed the greeting, and layered it over some organza ribbon, and added the bow, which fought me all the way!

The inside was finished with a thin strip of the sparkle card.

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aussie aNNie said...

Great card Maxine, lovely to see you at the craft desk once again..
Did you receive my card yet in the mail? here:

Natalie said...

Lovely card. Pretty glittery paper makes the water shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

brenda said...

It's a really lovely die Maxine and made a super card, perfect colours as well.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you are in my thoughts/prayers... during this rainy/teary season of your life. (((HUGS))) Your card is somehow soothing to me... the color scheme and I can almost hear the raindrops falling.

Sue said...

The blue sparkle paper goes so well with the splash die cuts, Maxine. God bless xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card I love the sparkling blue!
Good that the funeral is over - always so sad.
I hope you will find the way into your studio soon -
creating is always a deflection of teariness!
You are in my thoughts Maxine!
oxo Susi

MariLynn said...

Love the shimmer and the sparkle behind the die cut. Praying for sunnier days.

Mac Mable said...

You are so brave. Thank you for sharing this lovely and so appropriate card with us x

JD/ Jill said...

This card is so nicely done! The use of the sparkle paper was just perfect here...
Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Maxine. And you will venture into your studio when the time is right. Take care and God Bless

Cobnut Crafter said...

Raindrops or teardrops - it is a very beautiful way to express how you must feel. Thinking of you and hoping for sunny days ahead. God Bless. x

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine this is just so fun and creative.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Margaret said...

Such a lovely card. I know you will be back in your craft room when the time is right. Sending blessings to you and your family during this trial of your life. Hugs, Maggie

mamapez5 said...

That is a great die cut and the blue sparkle is perfect with it. I hope yesterday's 'farewell' passed smoothly. Praying for you at this sad and difficult time. God Bless. Kate x

Ellibelle said...

A gorgeous card Maxine, loving the colors you chose, the die cut is just beautiful!

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Maxine!
xoxo Olga

Dorothy S said...

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your DH - but I can also tell you have the memories of a long marriage and the knowledge of a better place for him now. This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week.
Dorothy S, DT member

Gerrina said...

The card looks so fitting and beautiful for a real rainy day!
I hope all on the "farewell" passed as you wished! There will be more water from different places in the comming months... That is okay...I just wish you strenght!

Miri said...

I like the glitter on your card and think it goes so well with the rain drops and puddles. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with the Daring Cardmakers.

Angelnorth said...

A beautiful die cut that goes perfectly over the sparkling card for a very elegant look. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, my sweet friend Maxine:
I pray that you are doing well. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, dear girl. Please know that my doors are always open for you if you ever get to Las Vegas, NV. I'd love to have you visit. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art in our challenge. I'm so grateful for you, Maxine.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Tina Föcking said...

It looks interesting and very sweet.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina – DT

Lovely Linda said...

What a lovely card Maxine - love the eddfect you have given it! I hope you are doing ok my friend - I know that some days will be diamonds - and some stone. I pray for His peacethat passes understandng to be yours! {{{hugs}}}

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a gorgeous gesture from Annie and you did a beautiful job with this fab die. How fitting to post this after your hubby's funeral and how fitting that it rained. It rained on the day we buried my daddy too and I remember thinking then, all those years ago, that is was fitting that Heaven should be crying too. Funny the thoughts that run through your head when it's all still a little raw and numb. May love and peace surround you hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Svenja said...

Great CAS-style card! (And a really cool die.) Thanks for sharing it with the Daring Cardmakers.

lyn hitchcock said...

Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

Bonnie said...

Even tears can add sparkle! Hope you have sunshine soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful Maxine! Showers of love for you and your family- how much you are loved : ) I just love the shimmery cardstock- what an awesome effect!

Eithne Rainsford said...

Fabulous! Love the glitter, dies and colours. Thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic :)
Best wishes,

Monika Reeck said...

you have another lovely Dies
and the glitter paper so shiny on your card
love this