Monday, 21 January 2013


A snowy and cold day here - perfect for crafting - (any excuse LOL) - I love looking out onto the white garden - the field opposite has a white blanket over it and the only downside is the odd car that has come up the lane and spoiled the roadway with tyre marks!
Although we've managed to get out every single day for a walk during the last week, this morning the heavy snow falling beat us and we didn't manage it - forecast is for it to stop later so it'll be off for the crunchy march as normal!

Onto the card for today -
this is my very first card for the Design Team over at Crafty Cardmakers - I was delighted to be asked to join them and what a nice lot they are!

The challenge this week is 'Belated Birthday' - and if you're anything like me you'll need a few of these in your stash for those 'forgetful' moments!

Mo Manning Digi (poor sad wabbit), coloured with promarkers, cut out with a nestie and layered onto another scalloped nestie frame.
The papers are from My Minds Eye, layered onto a burnt orangey cardstock.
'I'm Late' Sentiment is from TLC again cut out and layered onto a frame.
The bottom sentiment I printed out onto the pc and then glued it onto a fancy tag.
Finished off with a bit of orange ribbon and a clock from my stash - inside co-ordinated to match.
I deliberately kept the layout straightforward and didn't use a lot of embellishments as I wanted this to be a card I could use for a man if necessary!

Come and join us this week - we're sponsored by Milk Coffe Digital Stamps AND Sir Stampalot - how cool is that - two prizes?! 
We all need to have cards like this to hand -just read the challenge rules and follow the theme - simples!

Other Challenges -
Whoopsi Daisy - Use a Digi
Created With Love - Anything Goes

Thanks for paying me a visit today - stay warm!


Desire Fourie said...

Viv he is real shame lol. Lovely design and the clock is a nice touch - perhaps he must try and turn it back.
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Josephine said...

Beautiful, Viv. Love the colours - and that image - well, if I hadn't had a sponsor's image for this one, I would have used that one too!

Welcome to the team!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fab

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love it.
Caz x

Suze Bain said...

Hi Viv. What a super card. Lovely papers and sentiments and that little watch is fab. Welcome to the team! Suze xx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous embellishments and colour Viv, oh the poor wabbit is late. Great card. xx Flora

Di said...

Beautiful card Viv - I love the Wabbit :)) Hugs, Di xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant! I love this card such a super image
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv what a fabulous card and I just LOVE that the clocks as well...perfect card for a missed birthday...


Scrappin Chris said...

Cute image. I love the pocket watch.
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Created With Love Challenges


Jackie said...

Fantastic card, great image for a belated birthday :o)
Lots of snow still here too and still snowing!
Jackie xx

Shelby said...

Congrats on your new DT! Lovin this card and the play on the clocks. Beautiful coloring and color palette as well.


Kim x said...

Hi Viv, fantastic card, I love that wabbitt.
welcome to the team.
hugs Kimx

Scrappin Mama said...

Beautiful Card Love the colors and That bunny is so cute! Awesome job, Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

Susan Flynn said...

What a smashing image Viv, beautifully coloured and fab design x

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Lovely card, welcome to the team. Rebecca x

Lin said...

What a fabulous first creation Viv. Beautifully coloured. I knew there was a good reason to get you on the team.

Welcome aboard

Lin xx

Meggymay said...

Hi Viv, congratulations and a warm welcome from me, its good to have you join the team at CCM.
Love your card and the adorable image.
Yvonne x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Hey Viv. that image is just to cute. he looks so forlorn. I love the colors you chose. Great Card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Created with Love challenges.
Linda K.

Mynnette said...

Hi, Viv, and welcome to the CCM team!!! This is a fabulous debut! I adore the clock charm and your theme is amazing! HUGS and looking forward to working with you! :)

Andrea said...

Adorable image, it fits the occasion perfectly. It reminds me of how I feel when I realize I forgot to send a card. Glad you joined us at Created With Love Challenges.

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love the little watch embellie and fabulous image and colours :D

xx coops xx

aussie aNNie said...

Your snow sounds so pretty looking out onto a field, I would so love to have snow falling outside my window...

Fab image and coloured so gorgeous. Super colours for sure...luv annie

Jules said...

Tee hee .. .. don't worry Viv .. .. I'm never violent with my fish slice LOL!!

Loving your card very, very, very much.

That is one image I am going to have to have!

See .. .. I lead you astray and you lead me so we are evens!!!

Love Jules xx

Paper Junkie said...

This is my husband - he's late for everything! Spent the last 25 years waiting, nagging and finally rushing to wherever we are going. (Actually gave up the nagging part some time ago - a complete waste of energy)! Love your cards. X

Kim x said...

Welcome to the Team Viv, and what a fabulous card for you debut.
hugs Kimx

Viv said...

Awww what a cute wabbit Viv, love it. Great colourful card too, loving the orange...and that sentiment too.I almost forgot to post a card to my SIL today, had it made ages too......maybe that was why.We also walk everyday if we can too :) Viv xx

Daisychain said...

A lovely card Viv. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

what a wonderful stamp. Great coloring as well. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Bettina L. said...

Such an adorable bunny. Love the orange design and sentiment with the clock. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Mau xx said...

What a super image Viv, I haven't seen this one, love your colours too.
Thanks for letting me know. xx
hugs Mau xx