Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Well I think I blinked and missed the weekend!
The last few days have simply flown by  and I have no idea where the time went - or what I did whilst it was going!!!!
Here's my share for today (and the last few days! LOL)-
I am sooooo unsure about the colours on this card. The papers are by Raspberry Road and if my Mum was still with us, she'd have described them as 'sludgy green colour'!!!
I just wanted to do something a bit different from my normal colour schemes but am not sure if I achieved the objective - which was after all to create a  card that someone would be happy to receive...........!
Anyways, this LOTV stamp was one on my shopping list for the NEC in November - I didn't go but my friend did! She says she bought more stuff for me off my list than she bought for herself........ little fibber - don't believe it for a minute!

So back to the stamp - it saw ink for the first time on Friday and I coloured it with watercolour pastels after duster brushing the edges with crushed olive distress ink. Think these little mice are the scrummiest things ever!  

I added a little bit of sparkle to the rose bucket I mean BOUQUET.... which probably doesn't show up the best in the pic but looks OK  'IRL'.
I used a paper doily(duster brushed with crushed olive distress ink) , some pearls and a length of lace from my stash and finished with a scrap cut off from the lace box, a couple of punched out card flowers and leaves and a sentiment which was a freebie stamp in a craft mag.

Stitched, layered, distressed (several times!) onto dark green cardstock - oh and the inside is decorated to match the front!

Challenges -
One Stop Crafts - Stitching
Crazy Challenges - Flowers
Sweet Stamping - Animals
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layer it On
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
My Time to Craft - A is for Adorable (and I think the mice are just that!)

Thanks for dropping by today - am off for a coffee so I can then sit and catch up on all your newest creations. x


sassy said...

well matey your **Sluggy Green** is a dream its cute it has lace some pink in there too so for me it will deffo do..gr8 card hugs sassx

Maureen said...

Looking good!!!! and I'm not a 'little fibber' your list was longer than mine!!

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Viv, I love the "sludgy" green it works perfect with the image.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Wedgie said...

Beautiful card - love the image and your shabby chic feel...its stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again next week, Wedgie xxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, lovely image and fantastic distressing :o)
Jackie xx

Gaynor said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

PaulineC said...

This is a lovely card. I don't usually like cute stamps but this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

coops said...

so stunning viv.i really love the image and your colours and details are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable Viv and a fantastic layout. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Pat said...

Lovely card, cute LOTV image and super embellies, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Hi Viv, well I don't know about 'sludgy' but I think it's a lovely green! The image is really pretty as well and I love all your details! I'm sure anybody would more than happy to receive this!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

June Nelson said...

Vivvy babe I love sludgy green lol if this is what it turns out like lol, its fabby!!! and when is me colouring lesson thanks!!! love that cute image too dont have that one, ooohhh, have a good day love huggies June xxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Not only do you post the most beautiful cards you post the most amazing photographs too. So clear that you can see every single gorgeous detail!!

Love this make very much.

Love Jules xx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is stunning, absolutely love it :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx

Lizzy said...

This is such a lovely card, I don't think I have seen another quite like it, so much stitching! Lovely lovely colours, I'm not normally a fan of "cute animals" but the grungy look works so well, it balances cute with shabby. Perfect, now where is my sewing machine lol..

Lee said...

Adore that image.Love this card soooo pretty,great papers, love the layout n embellies.xx

Shar said...

Love the sweet image and all the great layers and stitching!