Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pink, Grey and Rhinestones


Here in New Zealand we are in summer, and that also means that the country pretty much is on a massive 'go slow'  from Christmas Eve until late January, as it is the main holiday season. 
Which explains why I am a day late with this (I lost track of the date as there is nothing "happening". ..all my usual groups that I participate in don't usually meet in January).  
It is also part of the reason I am still working on the borrowed computer as the business providing it for me is 'on holiday'!  

This fortnight's Word Art Wednesday Challenge  is being sponsored by Neat and Tangled, who are providing a $15 voucher to their store for the prize.

I started this with a piece of patterned paper that took my eye - it was sitting on my desk, and now I cannot find which pad it came from - oops.
The cardstock was from my stash (purchased from a local printer) and matched the pink in the paper.

The scripture is from Lamentations 3:25, and after printing I cut it with a M/B stitched rectangle die (This appears to be discontinued)

I embellished the card with clear rhinestones to the side of the scripture panel

and on one end of the chiffon ribbon.  The ribbon was too wide, so I folded it in half to use it, and also to make it show against the dark paper. 

I did sponge the inside writing panel with pink ink around the edges, but it does not show in the photo :(,so I left that photo..

I am linking this to:
I used one of my favourite dies, the M/B Rectangle
(Memory Box rectangle)


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful verse and you had added papers which seem to delightfully match the words, both lovely.xx

Lovely Linda said...

Such a lovely card Maxine - love that scripture and the way you have chosen to highlight it. Your palette is perfect! xo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is so pretty, Maxine... loving all the rhinestones!

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely card, reminds us all that we are blessed.
x Karen

Furrbster said...

This is really pretty,

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous card and the rhinestones are so pretty Maxine x. Enjoy the downtime your end x.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Patti said...

Beautiful card and scripture!! The rhinestones and your pink ribbon were the most elegant touch!

Dawn T said...

Great card Maxine. Lovely sentiment and great background for your card. All those rhinestones are amazing.

mamapez5 said...

A pretty piece of backing paper that is lifted by that bright pink ribbon. I always like a bit of rhinestone bling, and a good verse to kick start the new year with. Love Kate x

Sue said...

Beautiful card and Scripture x

Chriss America Real said...

This is so lovely!



Sheryl said...

Love the pink ribbon against the black and white background.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant idea on doubling ribbon Maxine, and love the paper with rhinestones too!
What reat verse as well, how rich we are in our Father God. He’s has blessed us with rain with is simply wonderful praying for more for daughter farms and fries too although quite few up north out not enough down south no commenting or blogging for same reason you’re here a day late and be had visitors and wonderful tiesm here in summer at beach etc.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Monika Reeck said...

Love the color combo and the rhinestones looks so beautiful on that BG dear Maxine..
I have new hobby fotography and added it in Instagram
my Blog is empty
but many many thanks for your lovely visit and words Maxine
I do catch up now

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful Maxine. Loving these colors!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

MiamiKel said...

OH dare I say this looks like a GEM! It's stunning, Maxine! What a fabulous color scheme and your signature touch of having little rows of gems or pearls - beautifully done! And hey! We're in summer here, too! :) Hugs!

Creative world said...

Great design and colors,beautiful card...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Quillish said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine. The font combined with the stones and the ribbons make it look so pretty and elegant!

Darnell said...

This is a beautiful design to showcase that wonderful verse, Maxine! I love the pp and the way you added the ribbon and bling!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

haha loved your comment, no there wasn't a flower in sight, oh dear I am so slipping back...xx

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D.L. Flowers said...

Lovely card for inspiration and hope! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges - Donna - DT Member

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Maxine. I always enjoy the combination of black and pink, and I really love the bright bow. Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. You are a blessing to me, and obviously to others. God bless you my friend.

Becca Sadler said...

The rhinestone applications are very effective and don't overpower the patterned paper. The verse is one of my favorites. Wonderful card, Maxine!

Elizabeth Hart said...

A beautiful color combination and added elements. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)