Saturday, 13 October 2012

Eek!! A Week!!

Cannot believe it's an entire week since I posted anything... have been visiting blogs and making but sitting here realised I haven't put one solirtary thing on the blog this week!
In my defence, I HAVE been busy doing boring stuff like going to meetings and compiling two different lots of AGM papers and reports for both Club and County.......... which has seriously annoyed me as I wanted to play with paper PROPERLY instead of just typing and printing.........
I have though given myself a little bit of time each day to get on with some cards - I have a few to make for a lady who orders Christmas Cards for her great -grandchildren every year so have just one more left to do and then I shall get the camera out and share.

Get the camera out..........mmmmmmmmmmm.......... I did try so so hard with this card to get a decent picture but I cannot master taking pics of pearlised card at all - had a little blue cloud above my head as each attempt was looked at and discarded- in the end I gave up!
So this is what you get...not the sharpest but you get the general idea!

Stamped the greeting and the grasses in a light purple. The ink pad is a very very old Whispers one and I was surpised it hadn't dried out! The grasses stamp is a Hero Arts one (I think!). Clear embossed the greeting which )as the pic leaves a lot to be desired!) you can't see very well!

Embossed a frame round the greeting, tied some lilac gingham ribbon round the card and mounted it onto purple card then layered onto the tent card base with 3d foam pads.

Punched out a tiny butterfly and finished with a couple of purple pearls.
Was quite pleased with the finished article - it's a pretty card I think and the soft lilacs are a really nice shade - sometimes purple hits you in he face!

Challenges -
Southern Girls - Tie a Ribbon round it
Craftymess - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy - Things with Wings
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Thanks for commenting, appreciate it - now got myself a cup of coffee and am away to see what you've all been up to! x


  1. Isn't it annoying when the boring stuff of life gets in the way of crafting!
    This lavender card is so elegant and beautiful and the little piece of gingham ribbon is delightful.


  2. I love purple anyway!!!and stop hiding away mrs, I like to visit and have anosey!!!!! have a great weekend hun the card is beautiful big huggies June xxxxxxx

  3. Lovely card Viv and love the colour


  4. So beautiful Viv, love the design & gorgeous colour.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is so pretty and love those grasses done in lavender. can alomost smell the fragance from here!. Know what you mean about juggling time. Deperately trying to tidy/weed the garden before the 1st frosts set in and spending much needed crafting time. Thought being retired would be easy peasy!. hugs Mrs A.

  6. A beautiful CAS card very elegant, thank you for playing along with The cupboard trilogy, good luck Hun xx Zoe DT xxx

  7. Stunning, beautiful in it's simplicity, such delicate colours. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Lady Anne's...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  8. stunning card fab colours and detail tracy x

  9. Gorgeous card Viv, it looks so fresh, on these dank autumn days.
    Yvonne x

  10. Very pretty card, love the delicate colours. Thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy challenge.

    Liz xx [DT]

  11. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  12. Love the soft lilacs you have used here and the finished effect. xx Flora

  13. Beautiful card Viv, I like the soft colours and the butterfly.
    Kevin xx

  14. This is lovely Viv so understated nice!!!

    jacqui x

  15. What a beautiful card, so delicately pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. so beautifl and delicate the stamps you`ve used :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Hi Viv, fabulous CAS card, love the gingham ribbon, beautiful touch.

    Thanks for joining us for our 'Tie a Ribbon round it' challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  18. Love this sweet card! Love the gorgeous soft color, the design, ribbon, and embellies. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  19. I love clean and simple! This card is simply elegant! Love the color choice:) Thank you for joining The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge this month.
    Kat [DT]

  20. lovely in that card and of course ribbon you know me for ribbon lol!!!! seems ages since you were have been missed sassxxxxxxxxx

  21. Simply perfect Viv, love it.
    Hugs Teresa xx

  22. Lovely delicate card, very tasteful xx

  23. How beautiful,a lovely soft colour palette too.Love the stamped image too.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess.


  24. What a pretty card. Lovely soothing colour and it could be used for so many occasions! Thank you for entering it into The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge for October.

    Karen xx DT xx

  25. Lovely creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards by Lady Anne.

  26. So soft and pretty love the colours and your sentiment placement!

  27. Yep life does get in the way of crafting mostly...annoying isn't it ! such a pretty card Viv , love the colour too :) Viv xx

  28. simply gorgeous. Good luck in the cupboard trilogy challenge x

  29. Such a lovely entry, thank you for playin with us at craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx

  30. This is such a pretty card! I love the stamping! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

  31. Wow what a stunningly pretty Card.Thank you for taking part in the craft Cupboard trilogy challenge xx
    Lyn clark DT xx

  32. One word Gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge
    Joan DT xx

  33. This card is gorgeous! The purple and white combination works so well, and I love your choice of placement of the bow.


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