Monday, 31 October 2011

Monday Blues

Hello my friends - welcome to the start of another week!
Thankfully the internet now seems to be back to normal so maybe I can go back to coming calling on you all again this week.
Had a busy time really, couple of presentation lunches ( too much food - now on diet), and a few meetings but I still found time to do another card for the Xmas order!
I had SUCH a bad time with this one - I picked out some DP and then coloured the image to tone in. When I put the coloured image onto the paper, it looked soooo bad! The paper was really overpowering and I tried everything cos I really wanted to use the paper!
After a couple of days staring at it, adding different things and general fiddling about, I changed the paper! Which meant of course I had to find something that went with the colours I'd used on the image!

So here is the finished effort - the colour is rather 'in your face' here on the screen and I'm a little unsure it doesn't look the same in real life! The paper has shades of icy blue in varying degrees, but I quite like it and I hope it's OK.

The snowflake backing paper is by Frosted Designs and the image is of course by Mo Manning - it's called 'Pammy's Stocking' and I like it lots!

Die cut flourish added with lots of stickles, a punched snowflake border with stickles and a couple of sparkly gems and a 3D foam snowflake again dosed with stickles!

Challenges -
Corrosive Challenges - With a Flourish
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Christmas Inspirations - Die Cuts/Punches
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
DP2 Challenge - Holiday/Celebration

14 comments:

  1. Hello Viv. This is such a pretty card. Love the design, it highlights that sweet image perfectly, and I love the decoration and the colours you have chosen, fabulous creation. Happy crafting.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card Viv, I like the sweet image and the fab swirls.
    Kevin xx

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  3. Great card. Love Christmas on blue. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. Hope you will play with us next challenges too.

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  4. This is just so so pretty, love the colors, and all the swirls as well. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week

    Debbie

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  5. This is very pretty! I like the blue and white scheme, and the snowflake trim is great! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

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  6. beautiful card viv.the image is gorgeous and i love your soft aqua colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  7. That is just such a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in this week’s challenge on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

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  8. Bloomin gorgeous!!! lovethe colours and I deffo ned that image vivvy babe xxxx

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  9. A gorgeous card and colours. I am so pleased that your internet has settled down at last :o)
    Jackie xx

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  10. Dear Viv , You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please take a look on my Blogspot.
    Hugs from Marina.

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  11. Hi Viv

    A gorgeous Christmas card.

    Love your image and beautiful papers/layout.

    That punch is super lovely too .. .. I have my eye on that!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  12. It is a very pretty card, Viv. Like it lots. By the way, the sneaky peak is not the Christmas tree.

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  13. A wonderful winter wonderland! Beautiful card!

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  14. Awesome card you've made! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..::xXx::..

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