Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Encouraging Nail Polish!!

Welcome,

Do you like my blog's new look?  I am loving it.  The beautiful Loll from 
Stamping With Loll has done it for me.

The tree silhouette is of a Cabbage Tree - something that is very common here in New Zealand, and that I have had on various properties that I have lived at.

It's good to be back in 'blogland' - life has been challenging the last week and I have needed some time out from a lot of things.  

This card was made using another nail polish background against a glitter card that was named Caramel - it's a soft gold with beige undertones.


I used a die from the ODBD Filigree Frames set to cut the base for the sentiment, which is part of the ODBD set Grace's Hope - it was stamped in Memento Brilliance Ink - Thyme Green


The Butterfly (Memory Box Pippi) was cut from some almost bronze toned paper that I had glued over some thin card to give it some strength.


I adhered some bronze rhinestones for the butterfly body and in the corners.


The base of the card was some kraft coloured card, with the edges sponged with Espresso ink.


On the inside I stamped two complementary sentiments from the ODBD Faith Card Sentiment set.

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39 comments:

  1. How pretty Maxine, I love your combination of colours

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  2. Gorgeous card Maxine and love your fresh blog look, good on Loll, a real gem.xx
    [aNNie]

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  3. wow, your nail polish background looks amazing, Maxine, all the shine is beautiful. Lovely uplifting verse too. Great to be reminded that our hope is in the Lord because He never disappoints us. I LOVE your new look blog, gorgeous colours. I do hope you have a good week this week x

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  4. I so indeed like your new blog look Maxine and the vivid splash of colour.

    I love your creation and really must try this nail polish technique as it's so effective.

    B x

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  5. Gorgeous card Maxine. LOVE the new look. It is so bright and cheerful

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  6. Hi Maxine, a lovely new blog header, will look at full site tomorrow, love the nail polish background, reminds me of marbling. Hope everything has settled down for you now... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  7. Double WOWsers!
    Maxine, I simply LOVE your new look, it's grand, well done, Loll and you...
    And also really love your latest creation, it's stunning, AGAIN well done!!!! Beautiful indeed off to peek how they are made.
    Praying for you dear sis, too... love the verse on this card, our hope indeed is in our Lord God, for without Him we can do nothing.
    Prayer Hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  8. What a beautiful card Maxine. The nail polish marbling is gorgeous. Great mix of colours that make a very artistic background. So pretty paired with the glitter card.

    Your blog looks so bright and fresh. It's been wonderful working with you. Loll xx

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  9. A very nice card.I added your card to our blog
    Thank you for joining us
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog.

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  10. Popped back as totally forgot to thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge Maxine.

    B x

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  11. Such a pretty card with a beautiful background technique and loving the bling. The sentiment looks great in the green ink too x Loll has been a busy lady and is so talented and generous with her time, love your new blog look. Sorry to hear you've had a rough week and so glad you are back x

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  12. Your blog looks very smart Maxine. I really like your card. The background is so pretty. The bronze card for the butterfly complements it well, and the Bible quote is perfect. I hope this will be a better week for you. Blessings. Kate x

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  13. Your blog looks very smart Maxine. I really like your card. The background is so pretty. The bronze card for the butterfly complements it well, and the Bible quote is perfect. I hope this will be a better week for you. Blessings. Kate x

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  14. That Lolly makes the best blog designs and I just love what she did for you, Maxine! Isn't it invigorating?! I am, however, sorry to hear that you have had a particularly challenging week, my friend. I hope you are doing better now. Your card certainly is stunning with that beautiful nail polish design against the glittery gold and I love the quote, too! Take good care of yourself! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. A gorgeous card Maxine, love the nail polish background! I haven't heard about this technique before.
    Also loving the new blog look!

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  16. Hi Maxcine - I am sorry last week was so challenging - you are in my prayers my friend! I love thi card and the technique you use - the ODBD sets are wonderful and highlighted beautifully!! Counting down now - getting close! {{{hugs}}}

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  17. Great card and great technique!
    Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

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  18. Looks so naturally and bit grungy; beautiful!
    Sorry that you had a challeging week...hope this one is better! Hugs, Gerrina

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  19. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Caroline Dt 2Sistersontheblog

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  20. Oooook that background is just the coolest! Love how artsy and splattery it looks (you know me - I'm all about the splatters). Gorgeous spruced up look!

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  21. Sending you warm hugs. I am so sorry it's been a challenging time. I can only imagine! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Your sentiment so beautiful! Thinking of you today.

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  22. Love your new blog look, Maxine! And your card is equally beautiful, with that stunning background and gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  23. What a pretty card - really neat process! I love the sentiments.

    Thanks for joining us for our Friendship challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  24. Beautiful Card.Love the background technique.Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights.

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  25. Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
    {aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

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  26. I am sure when you spoke with God he was able to restore some calm into your life.
    Love the new look blog header - very colourful and that should be cheery enough to bring a smile to your face when you look at it. Likewise I have enjoyed seeing the nail varnish background - you always come up with something different and this is no exception. Beautiful card.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  27. I love the new look of your blog! Your card is beautiful. And I love how beautiful the nail polish technique looks. Hugs, Fran

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  28. Your fun nail polish background is a great backdrop for the shimmer and elegant die and the beautiful sentiment. Just beautiful. Still keeping you in prayers and
    sending you a huge hug!

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  29. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up this week!

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  30. A fantastic card Maxine! Absolutely gorgeous!
    And I love your new blog look!
    xoxo Olga

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the background. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

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  32. So pretty! Love the background. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's Delights challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com

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  33. This is really cool. That background is so nifty. But seriously, green nail polish?! Oh boy am I out of touch.

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  34. What a lovely and elegant card. Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

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  35. Very unusual! Love the background!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Emerald City Crafts Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Emerald City Crafts...

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  36. This is a stunning background, Maxine. I love the colours and would be nice to learn how you did the background.

    Your blog has been designed so well by Loll - she is a very talented lady indeed just as you are.

    Love,

    Monica

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  37. Wow! Love the bright colors of your blog and loving your project as well. The inking is wonderful. So sorry for the delayed comment, just been super busy. Thank you so much for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you some encouragement from God's Word in Ephesians 2:10 which says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Be blessed!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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