Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Windows and Roses


Despite the Covid-19 we can still make our cards and share our work thanks to the internet - I call my computer my 'social life in a can', and it's so true now!

Today is the start of another challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, with the accompanying scripture freebie on site.

This fortnight our sponsor is Heffy Doodle and they are providing a generous prize package worth approximately 40 Pounds (U.K.)

I started this card with the 'left over' half of a sheet of card that I used to make another card of the same fold.  This time I added some paper from the Kaiser Kraft 
Rose Avenue pad.
The edges were all sponged with Tea Dye D.I., and then, as it was too 'yellow', I sponged Victorian Velvet D.I. over that again

These roses were cut from the top layer of a paper napkin

The verse was trimmed out, sponged as described above and then adhered onto some pink paper, and the sides trimmed with a Paper Smooches Borders 2 die.   

This is the card opened up, with a snippet of the patterned paper edged with just the Victorian Velvet DI across the bottom.

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brenda said...

Beautifully designs with the soft DP's and beautiful bloom Maxine.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Maxine, this is gorgeous DP, you always make the most special cards lovely..♥

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a fun fold on this beautiful card, Maxine!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Neet said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine and what a lovely scripture to accompany it. Or should I say adorn it?
Glad you are coping well with the isolation, do you Facetime or Skype with the family? Hope so, it will be nice to see them even if via a screen.
Keep up the crafting and stay safe and well
Blessings, Neet xx

Gerrina said...

I love the soft colours and flowers you used! A beautiful card Maxme! Stay healty! Hugs, Gerrina

jimlynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine,

Hope You and Your family and friends are doing okayand stay that waywith all is going on is this world.
You`ve made a beautiful creation and thank God that we have a hobby that keeps our mind of things some time .
Be safe
Hugs and Creativity

Mia said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. I LOVE this big pink rose! Hugs, my dear friend and please stay safe.

R's Rue said...


MeSi said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

Shirley-Anne said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely and interesting fold card in soft colours . I love seeing the inside of cards shared too because the joy of receiving does not stop at the front of a hand made card.

Dawn T said...

Such an elegant card Maxine. Really interesting fold too

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a great crafting community. Everyone is so supportive and positive!

froebelsternchen said...

Super card Maxine! Absoltely lovely!!!
Stay well!
Big Elbow hugs


kReN said...

Beautiful, Maxine!

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and love that half sheet of paper and your fabulous design. The rose napkin is beautiful x.

Mehrll said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. Stay well! Hugs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautifully cone- love this sweet card!!!

mamapez5 said...

I love that paper. It(you) has made such a pretty card. Well done on your constant creativity. It is a great gift in these troubled times, and so is our Faith. Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card sis.. love that verse too!
I've that Kaisercraft pack.. or pad.. soon as saw it I recognised it. It looks great diecut too.
Am praying for you and dear ones, I smiled at you chatting to family over fence but understand re wanting to hug your littlie but not being able to do so! I went for ealk this arvo, needed to get out in glorious afternoon sun and walked down to creek and over onto beach. Lovely time. Chatted to two folk, one I knew one I did not but we kept our 2 metre distance(or 6 footas 90 y.o. informed me) 😊
I'm at peace the Lord has it in hand. God is still on the Throne He will remember His own! ❤❤❤
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and all you love, and keep you well in these troubled times. In God we trust.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Chriss America Real said...

This is so lovely! Just gorgeous!


Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very pretty and fun fold card!! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- and gorgeous fold- love love the rose and the sentiment scripture is wonderful!!!

creationsnz said...

YOu sure did make best use of that fabulous paper Maxine. Great design. CarolG

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine. I love everything about it. Lovely verse too. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog and I hope all is well witn you. God bless xx

Mary said...

Maxine your card is beautiful. Perfect in every way. I love how you used the window portion of the card stock. Very, very nice. BTW Thank you for commenting on my blog. I still can not reply to my posts and I'm just tired of trying to figure it out :-). I looked up your game and it seems very interesting. I may order a set to see if Richard has enough vision to read the cards. Thank you for giving me another game to try.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Maxine!
Wanted to let you know you won the giveaway on my blog the other day for the Cover Plate die. Send me an email so I can let you know who to contact to claim your prize!
kristiegoulet @

Bonnie said...

Beautiful roses, Maxine! They almost look like fabric and they are a perfect accessory to this meaningful scripture!

Monica said...

Just so pretty and dreamy, Maxine. I love the scriptures and all the beauty around it.



Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful.
x Karen

stampingbowd said...

Beautiful! The fold is so fun and the front is gorgeous! So soothing!

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a pretty card Maxine, I love this! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe and strong during this time.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper