Saturday, 3 November 2012

 Strike whilst the iron is hot!!! Or at least while the coughing has subsided a little...........
Camped out in the craftie space today 'cos it's one of the warmest places in the house!
Started on a couple of cards for my stash but sadly only managed to finish one as the marching band decided to leave the drummer boy on his own in my head - I wanted to shoot him at one stage but there again the noise from the gun would probably only have made the banging head worse.....
Subsided a little now - maybe his drumsticks have worn out (or someone has happily broken them down into matchsticks), and so am making the most of the respite and uploading the completed card - just in case drummer boy comes back and brings his annoying mates, Mr A.Choo and Mr Hackin Coff, with him. 

Pearlised white card embossed with the snowflakes folder and layered onto dark blue card. Before mounting onto the base cardstock, cut out a large circle with a nestie, stamped the snowflake image and embossed with WOW Bright White Super Fine embossing powder.
I then cut out a scalloped edged frame and used two smaller circles to form a 'rim', layering them on top of both cut out circle and the frame so the snowflake is in the recess.
Some navy blue ribbon threaded through a die cut with a greeting stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue ink and then all mounted onto white cardstock.
I added some 'Star Dust' stickles to the snowflake and put a large crystal gem in the centre.
Quite pleased with this considering I was battling with the box of kleenex during the assembly process................. so maybe a CAS Christmas is the way to go this year!

Alota Rubber Stamps - Blue and White
Ladybug Crafts - Mono/Tonal
WOW - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Texture
Delicious Doodles - Embossing
Stamp Man - Emboss It


Stamps and Paper said...

ANother lovely card your embossed background


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Viv, love that snowflake embossing it compliment the image so well

jacqui x

Jackie said...

At least you seem to be a a little bit better now. Stunning card, love the navy and white colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the snowflake the embossing and the colour combo,
Kevin xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. This is STUNNING. Love the embossed background. Your snowflake is divine.
Love Sandra xxx

Anne said...

Simple and so effective. Hope you're feeling better today, even if it is perishing! Going to the NEC this year?

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the design and embossing.
p.s. hope you are on the mend. x

coops said...

simply stunning viv.i love your stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Mau xx said...

Your CAS is so beautiful, I would certainly make all your Christmas cards like this.
Hope you feel heaps better by morning Viv. Had a laugh about the Grandsons pans :) I should maybe have blessed tyhem before I gave them to
Sadly his Girl only visits as she lives in the country she has a horse to care for so is rarely there at mealtimes, So I fear the pans are at great risk...only joking, he wouldn't dare! :o
Hugs Mau xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A CAS Christmas sounds good to me .. .. .. but your banging headache doesn't.

I hope that it settles down soon and that you feel much better.

Love Jules xx

Netty said...

Love your beautiful card Viv. You have my sympathy with the horrible coughing, have had mine for 3 weeks now and it just won't go away. xx

perfectly4med said...

A fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with WOW! Embossing Powder November Challenge and hope you're feeling better soon!


Rach x said...

What a lovely simple but effective card. Thanks for joining us at the WOW Challenge.

Caz said...

Beautiful card Viv. Hope your head feels better soon.
Caz x


Hi Viv
A beautiful card love the fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Teresa said...

Aww poor you Viv I do feel for you, there's so many coughs & colds about (although none beat your description of them lol)Hope you feel better soon. Your card is gorgeous, really classy. Hugs Teresa xx

Mad Moose said...

A stunning card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Pat K said...

I hope you're feeling a little better Viv. Beautiful festive card with lovely embossing. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles - hope to see you again. Pat K.xx

Viv said...

Fabulous, I love navy and white on cards :) Viv xx

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your embossed background and that snowflake is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax