Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lavender, Mini-roses, and Rhinestones

Welcome

I love this time of year when my lavender is flowering, so much so I used it as a prop for my photo.  For me, the lavender flowering means it is close to Christmas.
This card is for the new Word Art Wednesday Challenge (weeks #366-367), and the beautifully crafted scripture is available as a free download there.


I started with a card base that I had made for a bridge card some months ago, but never finished.  I discovered that I had printed the scripture out at the perfect size for the centre panel, so die cut it using a Memory Box Stitched rectangle die, and sponged it with some ink before removing the die.
I also put a dot of gold ink in the centre of both stars.


To decorate I used strips of clear rhinestones and some mini roses I had on hand



Quite a simple card but I love it.

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23 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

This is so pretty! Stunning dear Maxine! Big hugs and blessings!
Susi

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card Maxine. Lovely work. Its great when every thing comes together like that. Isn't it?
Lord bless
shaz in Oz. X

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and love the sentiment.
Have a Blessed Christmas.xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card. I love my lavenders too and the bees love them X

Samantha Squires said...

A lovely card and beautiful colours. Thank you for taking part in the December "Love To Craft Challenge. DT Sam x

Lovely Linda said...

This has come together beautifully - perfect for the scripture too - gorgeous bling and details my friend xo

Kathyk said...

It's a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

Kathyk
DT @ LTCCB

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous... all the flowers and bling and awesome Scripture, too. Perfect!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card Maxine!
Lynn

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. Love the rhinestones.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Fabulous card, Maxine!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Maxine. A really elegant card. Blessings for a great Christmas

Gerrina said...

What a great way to drow the attention to the text! Like this I like the sparkling! Hugs, Gerrina

Fran said...

Maxine your card is beautiful and I love the scripture.
Oh I love the scent of lavender. Hugs, Fran

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...and thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Rijacki Ledum said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Regards,
Rijacki

TTCRD DT
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stampingbowd said...

Wow, this is so elegant! I love the gems and flowers paired with the beautiful Christmas scripture!

Victoria Rowson said...

Fantastic card design! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

Rose Andrew said...

Fabulous card . Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge.
Good Luck
Rose DT

CraftyLyn said...

Beautiful card,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge good luck Lyn DT x.

aprettypinkpeony said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. Good luck with your entry! Pam~DT