Wednesday, February 19, 2020

It Wasn't Me!!


One of these days life will slow down a bit and I will be able to blog more than once a week!
Not quite sure when though, the way things are going!

I would like to welcome Susi from Austria as a new follower - she has a wonderful blog here.  I have followed her for some time now, and find her work is inspirational

Love the way this card turned out -  it is for a 10 year old boy
It started with a piece of a masterboard I created last year.  I had fun creating it, but cannot remember which products I used as I made three at the time, and used all sorts of everything as I was having such fun!

The sentiment was a magazine freebie, embossed in white over plain grey paper, and layered over a snippet of white card

I know I used a stencil to get the fleur de lis design just visible above,  the shimmer is from a mica based spray... 

The cat is a Tim Holtz Crazy Cat stamp, stamped onto some plain dark grey paper, and the white painted with acrylic.  It was cut with the matching die.  The spilt milk I drew freehand and tucked it in behind the bottle.
The cats eyes and the bottle were coated with glossy accents.

I used the same stamp using the 'off the page' technique, in London Fog ink, to decorate the inside


Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Maxine, I love your background!!! I don't know about you, but I have lots of days where I just play with products and make up a ton of backgrounds to use on cards later. And if you are like me, you have a basket full of them still! LOL I use them, but never as fast as I make them!!! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet birthday card at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!

Dawn T said...

Super cute Maxine. I'm sure the birthday boy will love it.

Rein said...

fun card, great background!

aussie aNNie said...

Well this is a fabulous kitty cat card, love the funny TH critter they are such fun to stamp and love your result...awesome for the 10yr old.x

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, such a fun image and great background.
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Monica said...

I love this cat, Maxine. And the background is so colourful and unusual.

Karen Dunbrook said...

great the look of your bkg.
x Karen

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is so fun. The look on that cat's face! And the lovely background. WOW!

Margaret said...

This is so cute. I love that image and you did a fabulous job putting it all together. Hugs, Maggie

jimlynn said...

This will be a cute card for a 10 year old. Loving that background too!

Karthikha said...

That's a wonderful card and a great take for masculine theme! Beautiful background and details on the cat, with white acrylic and glossy accents! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)

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Ellibelle said...

What a perfect card for a birthday boy!

Sue said...

Such a fab background and great image thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday hugs Sue x

Billie A said...

Awesome card. I need to dig my stamp set out again.. So glad you shared your fun card over at Always Fun challenge.

Mac Mable said...

The piece of the masterboard looks wonderful Maxine and sure has made a fabulous and fun card. Great expression on the cats face x.

betty-NZ said...

You have such a great talent! I love your creativity :)

Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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brenda said...

This is such fun Maxine and great background from the masterboard, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Animals, Birds and Butterflies' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

mamapez5 said...

As soon as I saw this card I knew it had to be a Tim Holtz 'crazy' stamp. I have the birds. They are such fun but I can't justify buying a second set right now. I like the spilt milk. A perfect way to complete the image. Kate x

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card with an amazing background!

ike said...

Such a fun card. I LUV your background and that cat is adorable. Really like the glossy accent touches.
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Gerrina said...

This is such a great background for that naughty cat! And a perfect card for a boy of 10! Hugs, Gerrina (finally caught up with my work and now time again for a brouse though all I missed here)

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card. Great background and coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Crafting Happiness Challenges! Be sure to click LIKE on the entries you like - and yes, you can like more than one and your own as well. The entry with the most likes will be highlighted in next week's challenge post along with some other Top Picks. Feel free to link up as often as you want! Would love to see more of your creativity.
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Loll said...

Fun card Maxine! The little boy is going to love it! Great background with the layers of inks, stenciling, stamping, etc. It's beautiful with the shimmer of the mica powders. And such a great combination of colours too! Love the crazy cat! Great work with adding the spilt milk! xx

Brenda said...

What a fun and very cool birthday card Maxine! I love that background you created and the colors you used. I love the whole color combo of this card. The cat cracks me up, his expression is funny-he doesn't want whomever is standing there to take his spilled milk away from him and he is looking a little guilty for spilling it. lol Love the milk and spilled milk. This card is adorable and I'm sure the 10 year old boy will love it too. Hugs, Brenda

Linby said...

Your masterboard looks great and no matter how you created it as long as you had fun - that's all that matters. Your card turned out great too, such fun.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More challenge.
Lynn x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunningly created masterboard Maxine, loving all the shades and nuances... and used of images imaginative too!

Thanks for Sharing, and for all your encouragement too sis on my blogs, praying for the rain situation too! No fun!
God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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aussie aNNie said...

Have a great weekend MAXINE.XX

Deezy's Handmade Cards said...

What a beautiful background! Your card turned out great and I think the birthday boy will be very happy with it! Thanks for playing along at A Place to Start Challenge Blog!

Sall said...

Wow that's incredible. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Neet said...

Love the crazy cats and have used my set such a lot but I have never got such a wonderful piece of masking as you have. The way you have got the cat's paw on the milk bottle is fantastic - very good masking indeed. Shows talent!
Blessings, Neet xx
ps i love the card, great background, got so carried away with your masking I forgot to say.

My Side of Oz said...

This is perfect for a 10 year old child! That kitty has a fabulously guilty look about him! :) Your background is wonderful with the mica spays! Thanks so much for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan ~ DT for Ike's World Challenges

Lori m said...

Fantastic kitty card, love the expression, reminds me of my beloved baby.
Hugs, Lori m
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creationsnz said...

Absolutely brilliant Maxine - love it! The background is totally superb, and your idea with the cat and the spilt milk is fun. CarolG

Chana Malkah said...

Great card and simply perfect for our challenge and for a 10-year-old boy! Thanks for a great submission at A Place To Start!
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Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background - and the image is cute!!
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