Thursday, December 24, 2020

Hello Sunshine


I want to take this opportunity to say I wish all my followers and visitors a 

Christmas blessed with Peace and Joy

Albeit that it may not be what you would like, without family and/or friends to celebrate with.  
We are so blessed here in New Zealand to be able to associate freely, but carefully!

I have moved house and am gradually sorting and setting up my craft supplies... it's a slow process!

I made this card using a minimum of supplies, but for all that I am pleased with it, as is the recipient. 

It was made for my swap partner in the small N.Z. group I am in, and the challenge this month was to use the layered circle card technique.

What I had in mind and what eventuated were two different things, and after cutting two different sets of circles, I decided to use a double swirl on my card!

The colours, and the fact that we are just coming out of a late, wet spell of spring weather  made me decide to use this greeting (a magazine freebie).  It was stamped  in Memento Tangelo ink, die cut , and sponged before the die was removed.  The edge was run directly over the ink pad, as were the edges of the card itself.

The wee felt flowers were a gift from a friend - love the ladybird/ladybug on each of them. 

I embossed the background with a daisy chain EF - another magazine freebie. 

I finished the inside with a strip of orange washi tape.

I am linking this to:


Glennis F said...

Nice to see you back Maxine, and settled into your new home.
Best wishes for the festive season

Dawn T said...

Merry Christmas Maxine. And yes, I love this. Love the double twist on the card.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and joyous Christmas day. I'm glad to hear you are getting settled into your new home.
Take care, Mxx

Suze said...

Lovely take on the challenge Maxine. It looks awesome with the double swirl.
Merry Christmas to you too Maxine.

Gerrina said...

A beautiful card! Love the sunny colours; neeed that on the grat day here! Merry christmas!

Sarn said...

It's lovely to hear that your are free in New Zealand. What a blessing that is.

Gorgeous sunny card. Hope you are settling into your new home well.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, it's good to see you've unpacked enough to share your creative talent with us again. You are such an inspiration! Your card is creative and beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Glittered Paws said...

Love these layered circles - have made a couple myself and they are fun to do. Love the great color combo on this one. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

Regina said...

Merry Christmas Maxine! I hope you are enjoying your new residence.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Maxine, so glad the move has gone well answered prater, pray every blessing on you and your dear ones this Christmas time.
That’s a really clever layered circle card, very imaginative. Never heard of these. Great to learn new things. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

JD/ Jill said...

A great card that you have created here! Hope you have a very nice Christmas!

Sheryl said...

Me again wearing a different hat. Love this card.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Sheryl xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, I hope you are well and settled into your new home, hopefully with some lovely neighbours. A stunning card and like Shaz, I've not heard of this card before so I'm off to check things out. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and are already for a Happy, Healthy and safe 2021! Have a wonderful week... Megan

Ellibelle said...

What a great design, Maxine! Really beautiful and eye catching!
Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month! Hope you'll join in again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

Heather said...

This is so bright and cheery!! The sentiment and design really fit together perfectly!! And what a fun design it is! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Glad the move went well.
Love your card design. So bright and cheery

Mac Mable said...

What a vibrant and happy card Maxine. Sure is sunshine on a card and what an amazing eye catching design x. Hope you had a peaceful Christmas and sending New Year Hugs xxxx Glad the move went well x.

Mia said...

Everything OK with the new house, Maxine? Good for you, my friend. Enjoy your new house. Your card is great! Pretty warm colours and interesting circles. I am going now to check the link with the circle technique you share with us. Hugs, sweetie, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Mia said...

Thank you for sharing the link, Maxine. Great technique. Soon I will try it. Kisses, my friend.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Maxine! Just wanted to pop by and wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my blog each week! Sending blessings and LOOOOOONG distance HUGS to you, my friend!!!!

stampingbowd said...

Your card is beautiful! I love that sweet ladybug and fun design. I just want to say thanks for visiting my blog in 2020! I appreciate you! I love stopping by to see your art and I look forward to seeing what you create in 2021! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you safety and peace!

aussie aNNie said...

This is beautiful, love the gorgeous colours. Safe and healthy New Year and for 2021.

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Lovely card. Those swirls look awesome. Must get that die

Thanks for joking us at Digi Choosday Challenges

Happy Crafting
DT Sam

Carol W said...

Cute card.

Helen said...

A great bright and cheerful design - love those ladybirds!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Helen x

Di said...

What a cheerful card Maxine! So please to hear your move is done and that you're settling in! Wishing you much happiness in your new home - and good luck in the Prize Draw!


Di xx

Neet said...

So much to learn from you. I love this card and have never heard of the technique. It is like the last technique you showed me, it went down a storm with my club friends and now I will share this technique and equally I think they will love it.
Your use of the colours is striking and this is absolutely gorgeous. Sorry I have been neglecting you - now see what I missed with my tardiness.
Take care, Blessings
Neet xx