Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The last few days have flown past and I am trying to catch up visiting everyone's blogs. I've been to a meeting a 2 hour drive away today and didn't feel like doing a lot when I arrived home!

I had cut out some shapes and stuff a while ago from some ivory linen textured card and I made a card earlier this year using some of them - the left overs have been 'resting' in an envelope!  Truth? I'd forgotten all about them and found them when I was looking for something else.............

So because I am always so whacked out and stiff as a board after driving for any distance the old brain cells won't cope with being too creative - hence the pieces were 'rescued' from the envelope.
First I embossed the front of the card with a trellis pattern embossing folder, then took another piece of card and cut out the centre using a Fleur De Lis nestie. After lightly dusting the edges with DI and embossing some lines I used 3d pads to place it on top of the card base.

The cut out rectangle was then put diagonally across the square 'window'.

A Marianne die was used for the flourishes and the leaves and the centre 'rose was made with a blossom nestie.

Two punched butterflies and a tiny pearl popped in the centre of the 'rose', a bit more dusting with DI and a sentiment stamped then cut out with the smallest of the Fleur De Lis rectangles.It was a nice change to make something using ivory card instead of white!

I think this design would also look good as a box and maybe will have a go at making one! (When the brain cells pick up a bit!)
 Challenges -
Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings
Pan Pastel - Make an Embellishment
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge- Punches and Dies
Card Mania - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - More than 1 die cut/punch
Papertake Weekly - Flowers
 Come and Get It - Flourishes/swirls

Just away to grab a coffee then settle down for a good old blog trawl! Thanks for calling in. x


  1. Stunning, its an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.

  2. Absolutely stunning Viv - the Rose is amazing and I love how you used the Fleur De Lis die.
    Sylvia x

  3. Gorgeous card Viv love your flower


  4. Hi Viv
    Wow this is gorgeous..... Love it.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  5. Beautifully Soft, Classic card! I love it! and the colours are so soothing..
    Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  6. Hi Viv, beautiful card and yes it would make a gorgeous box too, great what can be done with leftovers.

    Wilma x x

  7. What A great card you have made and the 3D design

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

    Hugs Betty

  8. Very pretty card. Lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

  9. Even when you are too tired you come up trumps, this is so gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Very pretty card Viv, love it.
    Caz x

  11. BEAUTIFUL card very well thoughtout beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  12. so beautiful viv.gorgeous soft and pretty design :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Hello Viv. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning. So pretty and very delicate. Full of class.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  14. Hope you have recovered from your long drive, I love this card, it has such gentle colour and texture running throughout. xx Flora

  15. This is stunning. I love the design and the gorgeous delicate colours.


  16. Hello Viv... a stunning card, love the subtle tones used. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this time around. Suzanne xx

  17. Stunning card Viv, why didn't I think to do that I have this die, looks fab like this. Teresa xx

  18. Hi Viv

    This is beautiful .. .. love the distressing and that gorgeous floral centre.

    Great finished look.

    Hope you are feeling nicely recovered from your adventures now.

    Love Jules xx

  19. What a stunning card, love the soft colours, great design and detail ,

  20. Exquisite and quite breathtaking .

    Have browsed your blog and seen amazing cards.. Love your style.

    Thank you for calling into my room , for leaving kind words and for sharing your beautiful work here .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  21. Elegant and beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge, good luck;-))m

  22. wow how gorgeous is that . Love it simple colours but stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs Trisha x

  23. stunning card thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  24. Such a pretty card...Julieannex

  25. Wow is beautiful and very sweet card!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!

  26. Absolutely beautiful, your rose is gorgeous and the die cuts are fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  27. What a beautiful card. I love the die cuts you have used and the flower is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxxx

  28. wow wowo wowwwwooooooooooooooooooow I love this card, it looks really wonderful and kinda shaby chic.
    xoxo, Alessandra

  29. Well done on your pp win - it was well deserved - your project is fabulous


  30. This is gorgeous Viv,such soft colours. I love that pretty flower too:) Viv xx

  31. so pretty and girly, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  32. Oh wow Viv! This is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight. Sharon x


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