Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Another die cut card

Had a busy weekend then spent yesterday working myself up to a bit of a state before I went for an MRI scan. I am not a lover of confined spaces and was a little apprehensive to say the least - when I got there they lay me down and put this cage thing over my head - cue time to panic! The Doc was really nice - cage thing taken off with a promise from me that I would lay as still as a statue during the scan... lay down again, shut my eyes, stuck in the earplugs and didn't move for 20 minutes! Needed some help to get me up off the trolley - talk about seized up!!!
So today I have relaxed a bit after doing the ironing (yuk!), and finished off putting inserts into several sympathy cards - it's one of the least things I enjoy about cardmaking -inserts are a nuisance!! But the cards were ordered so it had to be done!
I then had a play with the dies again - I had several cut off strips of linen card laying about on the desk and used it up by cutting out lots of flower petals, some tags and some flourishes. With the little pile cut out on the desk I thought I'd better do something with at least a few of them - and here is the result - once again this has been inspired by something similar seen elsewhere during a trawl - but overall am happy with the way mine has turned out.

The card measures about 6" square.
I used white linen textured card and the Anja die from Marianne. This is the first time I have used this die and confess that it hasn't embossed as well as I had hoped - so I need a bit more practice to get the 'embossing sandwich' right, but it looks OK.
I made it into a gatefold and put some dark sandy coloured cardstock inside.
The rose was made with the nestie blossom set and it's layered onto a nestie fancy tag with a couple of Marianne flourishes.

All the edges of everything were inked with versacolour Bisque and some Glamour dust put on the rose for blingy!
I received two butterfly punches for my Birthday so made good use of the smaller one, cut two out, coloured them completely with the versacolour and added a couple of tiny pearls to the bodies and glamour dust to the wings.
Inside I put another of the same shaped tag to use as a space for the greeting.

Challenges -
Allsorts - To Die For
Crafty Calendar - Flowers in Bloom
Crafty Cardmakers - Create your own flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Fashionista - Winged things
Squirrel and the Fox - Make it sparkle
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 

Hope you're all enjoying your day - and thanks for visiting - !


Jan said...

Ooh... sounds like a bit of an ordeal Viv. Hope the results are ok.
Another beautiful delicate card. So pretty x

Rose Petal said...

Hi there Viv. WOW, WOW WOW, what a stunning creation, I love it.
You have my sympathy regarding MRI Scans, I have had 7 of them now on my spine, so I know exactly how you feel.
I hope that you are feeling much more relaxed now. Thinking of you.
Love Sandra xxx

Kathyk said...

YOur card is glorious.

Fingers crossed for the MRI results being what you want to hear


sassy said...

really lovely...lovely card viv...sassx

Sarah said...

Hi Viv!

You're so brave! I don't like hospitals very much. Hope you're feeling better today. Beautiful card!

Sarah x

Jackie said...

Another stunning card Viv, I do my embossing with a ball tool, I don't do it in the machine! :o)
Jackie xx

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the die cutting, and the flower is lovely!

Thanks for joining the 'make your own flowers' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Viv, the little touch of colour is just perfect, I love your rose and pretty butterfly embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

June Nelson said...

Vivvy babes I didnt know you were having a scan babe!! ive had one and you cant hear the music for the knocking sound of the machine!!!! so why do they ask you if you want music!!! anyway I hope your ok darlin, the card is fantastic I love this corner and couldnt even get it from marianne and im on her DT its sold out everywhere, so never mind shes still looking lokl its beautiful hun huggies June xxxx

Netty said...

Another lot of wows from me as well, the card is fabulous. Hope your results are OK Viv and hope you don't have to wait too long. Annette x

Mrs A. said...

Your card is stunning. Hope your results will be ok. Hubby has just had to have an MRI scan done too. Ended up being in the machine for an hour and a half because they kept yelling at him that he was moviing!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Fleur said...

I love your card, very elegant
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

oh wow this is stunning vivi.really beautiful and classy :D

xx coops xx

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Gorgeous Card..
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fashionista this month.
Natalie xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, very elegant.
Hope your results are ok, not a nice thing to have done..I had one back in February and it felt like the longest 20 minutes of my life.
Wendy xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I don't blame you about the cage Viv - hope the scan was fine. This is the most stunning card - I love the lacy looking front with the glittery flower and butterflies.

Elaine said...

Stunning Viv what a gorgeous Die and beautifully distressed. Your flower is fabulous I love it . This is such a feminine card Well done Hugs Elaine

Pat K said...

Your card is so delicate and pretty. The rose and butterflies finish it off so beautifully. Thanks for joining us in the Fashionista Challenge. Hugs, Pat K.x

annesyme said...

Stunning card Viv, I've had the Marianne die for a while but only used it once so far. I love the way you have used it in the gate-fold, The rose is gorgeous and I do love those swirls. I hope the MRI was not as bad as you thought and you get the results quickly, hope too it's nothing serious.
Anne x

Viv said...

This is gorgeous Viv,love everything about it. I just made a white on white card too. Love that die I must get it SOON!Hope you get the scan results soon and it isn't anything serious, can't have been easy having that :( hugs Viv xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv this is simply stunning


Kim said...

Beautiful, very different. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Shelby said...

Glad you made it through the scan!! This card is so beautifully intricate and love how you've used the dies and those butterflies are just perfect


Teresa said...

Another stunner Viv, really gorgeous and I love the flower. xxx

Caz said...

Another gorgeous card Viv. Love it!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Zippy said...

Absolutely stunning card! Hope your tests come back ok and your are better soon. sending you hugs and love xxx

Alessandra said...

hope you're ok Hun!!
love the card, it looks so different and wonderful!
Big hugs and take care!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A stunning finished look to this card. Love the delicate distressing and all the die cutting.

Well done on MRI. They always sound quite an ordeal. I feel certain I would want to move or sneeze. Sounds like you had a lovely doctor looking after you .. .. which is always reassuring.

I hope the results come back with good news.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Viv, love all the die cutting.
I can sympathise re the MRI - I have to have one annually and I hate them, I have to will myself not to panic when they wheel me in!
Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol GDT x

Country Mouse said...

Wow! This is stunning!!! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges!
dt member

Sande said...

Gorgeous card, Viv!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you next time again!

I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

Hugs, Sande xx

Jack said...

Stunning and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx