Thursday, 8 November 2012

White Space

Found a piece of white hammered cardstock which was an odd size in the 'ends of paper' drawer.
The drawer is crammed full of odd bits so have chucked a lot of it out - I keep the odd bits thinking I will use them up but never do so have been ruthless and emptied it - I bet now I'll be looking for little bits of paper and card!
I used up three additional bits of card in addition to the white piece to make this - yet another CAS Christmas card. 
The red was put through the 'crimping' machine - (another little tool that I've had for ever and used rarely!) and after punching out a border along one edge of the white, put the crimped red piece under it so that it made a more reasonable sized card.
I punched out lots of green ferny leaves and made them into a wreath/nest.
A scrap of gingham ribbon was stitched onto a button with some twine and stuck into the centre of the wreath/nest.
The red birdie got himself a sparkly black gem for an eye and he's popped onto the ferny leaves with a sticky dot.
Used up the rest of the gingham ribbon which just managed to make it across the front (lucky girl I am!) and stamped a greeting in Crimson Red Versamark.
 
Challenges -
That Craft Place - Ribbon, Punches and Buttons
Clear it Out - Anything goes - Use red stash
Papercraft Junkies - Things with Wings
Nutcrafters - Ribbon/Twine
 
Thanks to everyone who has sent get well wishes - am still coughing and going through the tissue boxes, sinus are still blocked but I am MILES better than I was!
Thanks too if you've been and voted for me and if you haven't why not???? LOL

23 comments:

  1. WOW! This card has such a great design and I love the traditional Christmas color scheme. All is put so beautifully together!

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  2. I like the design from all those bits put together especially the nest, great card. xx Flora

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  3. What a gorgeous card Viv, love that cute robin and your crimped card

    jacqui x

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  4. hopes you feeling better vivy...and this is a superior card..love it would look great on my mantle piece..lol!!! lvs yer sassxxx

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  5. Beautiful card Viv..very classy

    Anne

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  6. a marvellous and beautiful card!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous card Viv, hope you don't 'need' anything that was in the draw you cleared out.
    Yvonne x

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  8. How beautiful is this... love the simpliclity of it.
    Monicaxxx

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  9. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Birds * challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the greenery and the gingham - so festive!!

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  11. Super card Viv, what a cute little birdie too. Glad you are on the mend now ( I am still coughing too)....and yes I did vote for you :) Viv xx

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  12. so gorgeous viv.fab sweet bird and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. This one would really look good on my mantlepiece!!!!! or even the one before this - both lovely!!!!

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  14. Gorgeous card! I love the bird on his nest/wreath! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Birds' challenge xx

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  15. Gorgeous card Viv thanks so much for the positive vibes xx Jan

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  16. Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the That Craft Place Challenge :) xxx

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  17. Love the colours on this one Viv, gorgeous card xx

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  18. What a beautiful card, I do love white space, it shows the main image to great advantage :o)
    Jackie xx

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  19. Magnificent card, with the red and white it is just gorgeous..x

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  20. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
    Tracey x
    www.papercraftjunkies.com

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  21. Gorgeous - so elegant and classy.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

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  22. CAS??? CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS?? Where the heck is this CAS??? hahaha, it must have taken you forever to punch out these leaves- so to me it isn't CAS at all, it's rather TTLTIMLC (takes the longest time in my life card) LOL
    Alessandra

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