Sunday, 15 July 2012

Cold - and not just the weather

From the post's title you might have deduced that since Wednesday night I have been full of an absolute stinker of a cold... I very rarely get colds (about one a year) but boy oh boy when I do, they're of the type that just knock you off your feet - raging headache, throat feels like someone is dragging barbed wire through it,face swollen cos my sinus are blocked, unable to breathe and generally feeling like I've been run over by a bus!  Other than that I'm fine!!!!!!!!! LOL

Consequently I have not felt in the least bit like making anything or blogging so in true 'Blue Peter' tradition - here's one I made earlier!

This was a commissioned card which I finished at the beginning of the week for a 90th Birthday. Same gate fold design as a previous post with a different colour background. I finally mananged to get a good embossing 'sandwich' with this Marianne 'Anja' die and it looks just like lace in real life!
I like this shade of purple - it highlights the embossing enough without being too overpowering.

I made the flower again using my blossom nestie set and mounted it onto a nestie Fancy Tag.

I had a bit of a rummage round the inky stuff - a long long time ago OH bought me a complete set of Whispers pads in a storage caddy - and there looking at me were a couple of ink pads in purple shades - I thought they may well have been long dried out but as luck would have it, some of them are still Ok enough to get a wee bit of colour from them. This one was called Rio Purple.
I sponged it onto both sides of all the flower petals before making up the flower and onto the punched out butterflies. then just ran it lightly over all the embossed bits. Couple of lilac pearls (which were a challenge win) and a springling of Diamond Stickles down the butterflies bodies.
Inside I cut another fancy tag and sponged inside the die.

Made a box for it, ran the ink pad round the edge of the box and used up some of the discarded flower petals to make a smaller flatter flower with a lilac pearl in the middle for the box top.
Looks OK doesn't it? (at least I think it does!) 

It's not too bad a day here for a change - windy but at least it's dry - and I've managed to get some washing out on the line - am going to try and do my LIM challenge today - if I can stop sneezing and coughing for long enough!

Have a great Sunday whatever you're doing. x

Challenges -
Classy Cards and Such - Handmade Flowers (used Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2)
Ruby's Rainbow - Emboss It
Samuel Taylors - Card using Die Cuts - As always there's lots of lovely goodies up for grabs this month!


  1. This is gorgeous the

  2. Wow Viv, I love your card very much, white is so stylish and chic, the contrast with the purple is stunning, Love this die cut very beautiful. Hugs.

  3. Wow Viv this is beautiful. I love embossing and this one is perfect. Love the pale purple of the flower and the inks you`ve used too.
    Sorry to hear you`re unwell. There are some really nasty bugs about, hardly surprising really with the weather we`ve been having. Hope you feel better soon.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Hello Viv, this is stunning and what a gorgeous flower. I love the pretty design and the very delicate colours, just perfect.
    I hope that you are feeling much better very soon.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  5. VIv sorry you aren't feeling well..summmer cold I always think are the worst...anyway you card is gorgeous


  6. wow your card is gorgeous Viv and loving the pretty flower. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Annette x

  7. wow! this is a work of art!

    very fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Another gorgeous card Viv. Love it! Hope you feel better very soon.
    Take care
    Caz x

  9. Aw bless you , you poor snotty nosed soul!!! lol, it hasnt affected your card making any Vivvy its gorgeous me darlin huggies June xxxx oh and Ido hpope your on the road to recovery now sweets xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous and so precious!

  11. That sounds more like tonsillitis than a cold! I hope you are better now...hugs.
    Your card is stunning, great use of the anja corner die and wonderful colour combo :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Emboss It * challenge
    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Viv.

  14. Wow, what a stunning masterpiece.The embossing is exquisite.Thanks for joining us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  15. wow this is so stunning viv.really pretty and detailed :D
    i hope you are feeling better soon.

    xx coops xx

  16. Wowee girl this is just so elegant and beautiful!


  17. Gorgeous delicate and pretty!! Hope you feel better soon!!

  18. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with our Classy Cards 'n Such challenge

  19. How beautiful is this card , the design is fabulous and that colour wow .
    Well done Hugs Elaine


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