Friday, March 23, 2018

Patchwork Thanks


I am very aware that I have been missing from the 'blogisphere' for a week or two - life has been very busy and then just as it quietened down, I was attacked by a nasty lurgy... and lost my voice into the bargain, the poor cat was confused!!  It is coming back now, slowly.

If you think this card looks familiar you are correct - it is made from the same shades of paper that my last quilted card was, as I ended up cutting five sets for the different layers... 

This time I added a sparkly thanks die cut, 

and three butterflies with silver thread looped underneath

and finished the card by tying some silver cord across the bottom of the forest green card base and adding a bow.
I was pleased that the recipients really loved the card.

I am linking this to:

This is a Frantic Friday Quilt Die


Gerrina said...

Glad your voice is comming back! Can imagene that your cat finds it strange :)
Love how you made the lines of all the stripes! And great papers to use together! Enjoy the weekend!

froebelsternchen said...

I love the neutral colours and the wonderful patchwork pattern you created! Good to hear you feel well again! I missed you! Take good care of you and have a happy weekend Maxine!
oxo Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Hope you are feeling better Maxine, the poor cat and your husky voice, wonder what he was thinking??
Beautiful card and the colours are just lovely...fabulous patchwork design too. Glad you are back you were missed.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,
It must have not been nice to have your voice go away. Am glad it is back.

Your card is very stylish and posh. The colour combo is very nice and so are the papers and the butterfly.



Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning card, no wonder the recipient loved it x Gorgeous layout and love the tones with the pop of glitter x Sorry to hear you have been unwell, you've been missed x

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Maxine, Sorry you were Sick and I am glad you are feeling better and are back at crafting, your card is beautiful, I love how you have put that Die together, that is an art all in itself! YOU are always such a shinning light! have a great weekend, Hugs, Ginny M

JD/ Jill said...

Hope you are feeling better! Pretty quilt card! Quilt cards are some of my favorite cards to make. Never tried one in your colors but you have inspired me to give those colors a try.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful plus! I love the shine of that sentiment and gorgeous background. Love it!

MariLynn said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous Love the papers that you used. Love the touch of metalic. Glad you are feeling better. Blessings and hugs

mamapez5 said...

It takes a lot of time to match up all those pieces, and you have made another lovely card with them.
I hope your lurgy has gone and your voice is coming back. take care. Kate x

DIANA L. said...

WOW!!! what a beautiful patchwork Thank you card I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #225-“FLOWERS” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. The colours are just lovely and the contrasts on each one are fabulous.

Ellibelle said...

What a stunning design Maxine, thank you so much for playing along in this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Sorry to hear you were sick and lost your voice. Hoping you have a full and quick recovery! I can imagine your cat being confused. Mine was shocked this morning to see snow on the ground again (poor kitty has gotten used to the warmer weather again and spending more time outside and now the white stuff is back so he is hiding and sleeping.)

carsondcat said...

Thanks for joining in the Southern Girls Challenge, this is a lovely card, good luck.
I'm glad that you are recovering well.

DT member Southern Girls Challenge Blog.

Fran said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the patchwork design. And the hint of silver of glitter.
Hugs, Fran

Lovely Linda said...

Sorry to hear you have been so sick Maxine - pace yourself girlie! xo I love this card - that die is gorgeous and the colours divine - it would make a perfect quilt for our room! LOL! You aways ROCK the metallic touches too! xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great quilted card Maxine love the bling and the addition of the pretty butterfly. So sorry to hear you have been unwell- glad you are coming around and getting your voice back!

Furrbster said...

Glad you are feeling better! Hopefully that will put the cat at ease too now lol.

I love the paper combintations you have used to create this very stylish card,

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Mary M said...

Cute card Maxine... Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land's Challenge #86

sharon said...

Maxine I do hope that you are well on the road to recovery.
I adore your quilted card!!!
Have a wonderful week.
sharon :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful quilt card,Maxine.Very pretty word die in silver.

Gr,Sylvia x

Sue said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon, Maxine. I love the patchwork effect with the touches of sparkle x

SewPaperPaint said...

Such a wonderful design and I love the neutral colors Maxine! Hugs, Autumn

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful design..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

Karen Dunbrook said...

pretty card...I really like the neutral palette...lovely.
xx Karen

Saving to Splurge said...


Loll said...

Beautiful quilted card Maxine. Love the neutral with the silver accents. Take care and hope you have your voice back at full volume soon! xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This quilted beauty is stunning!

creationsnz said...

This is very different for you, colour and style. A softly elegant card. CarolG

Abela Artistry said...

Oh my... My boys would dearly love me to lose my voice ;-)... Glad you are on the mend. Loving the vintage colours in your composition. Good Luck!!
Thanks for entering it in our Creative Moments challenge blog!

Kristy Abela -

Monika Reeck said...

I love that thanks in the middle of your quilting
looks adorable Maxine and love the colors too