Monday, May 1, 2017

Back Again, but Temporarily


Life has returned to some semblance of normal, but it may not be for long - life itself is very uncertain here, as DH has become very fragile, and is rapidly failing...

I would also like to welcome my latest follower, Autumn from Sew Paper Paint, do pop over for a visit, she is an inspiring artist.

I made this card some time ago, so thought I would add some interest to this post by sharing it.

The brush stroke stamp is one from a set of clear stamps, and I can recall it being almost an "odd man out" in the set, but cannot find the set now to be able to name it, (because of time constraints, not disorganization.)

I stamped it three times using the Misti to get good coverage with the Distress inks, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Broken China, and then flicked water over it for added interest

The sentiment was silver embossed, and I finished the card with some rhinestone flowers.

I have not got the time to link this up to challenges, or to follow up later.

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  1. Hi Maxine, nice to see you back in blogland a great card love the colours and the flicked water on the image, here I was thinking you had done some sort of bokeh technique, hope you are taking care of yourself as well as your DH. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  2. Thank you for finding the time to update on your DH. Great stamping on today's card x Thinking of you, sending prayers and you look after yourself too x

  3. Maxine, nice to see you back and prayers for you your card..xx ♥[aNNie]

  4. Hi Maxine, loving this fun card. The colours are so cheerful. I am sorry to hear that life is the way it is... I am sending you lots of healing and wishes of strength.

    Lots of love,


  5. Maxine, you and your DH remain in my prayers. My heart aches for you!

    Your card is very creative and beautiful!

  6. Good to see you and one of your beautiful cards! Wish you all the best and power! ♥♥♥

  7. Love the brush strokes on this Maxine! So pretty. Glad things are settled a little bit for now. Know that I'm thinking of you daily!

  8. Very pretty Maxine. Sorry to hear your DH is so ill. Praying for you both to have strength during this trying time. Hope you manage to get some "you" time and the joy of creating. Hugs

  9. I love Autumn's work. She is vey talented. I was thinking about you and your dh yesterday before church Continued prayers. Hugs

  10. Good to hear from you Maxaine, praying for you !

  11. Sorry to hear of your husband's failing health, Maxine. Thoughts and prayers to both of you. Glad to see you are able to post your fun CAS card.

  12. lovely cast card Maxine! Hang on there!

  13. Prayers sent to our Lord from New Hampshire. He responds to you before I even finish them. You are much-loved!

  14. Dear Maxine, I am so happy to hear from you. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Such a beautiful card, thank you for sharing!
    xoxo olga

  15. Thanks for sharing this sweet card with us, Maxine. Sending prayers to you and your DH. xx

  16. Thank you for sharing your pretty card, Maxine. Beautiful colours and embellis. Sending prayers for you both and do take time to care for yourself. I know it's difficult when caring for other people. x

  17. Thinking of you, Maxine and sending prayers!
    You created a gorgeous card here, loving those pretty flower embellishments!

  18. Love this ombre color Maxine
    sweet blue card


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