Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Match for the Linen Closet

Have made rather a mess of my fingers with some inks and paints today - I have been fiddling about with a project for what seems like forever and it still doesn't look right so once again the sand paper etc will be out tomorrow and I'll strip it back to the bare bones and start again!
I thought I would just pop on and share this card with you.
I have had the 'Linen Closet' papers for EVER and never used them - mainly because they;re not square and the majority of cards I make are square ones!

This yummy image was sent to me by a fellow blogger and after having found the tiniest scrap of velvet ribbon in my ribbon drawer I teamed her with the Linen Closet papers as the papers matched the ribbon! Waste not want not..........

She was cut out with a nestie  - (been a long time since I went 'over the edge' LOL) then layered onto another scalloped nestie cut from some co-ordinating cardstock and a couple of flourish die cuts in the same card added.

The cotton lace was also a scrap left over from a present from the lovely Alessandra and I was really happy to see that it matched the colours perfectly!

Some suitable bling in the shape of a large square buckle showed off the aqua velvet ribbon much better than my original idea of  just knotting it (trying to knot a tiny scrap of wide velvet ribbon was such a silly idea but my brain cells still insisted I try..........)

Added some glamour dust to her wings and decided against adding any sentiment on the front as I thought there was enough to look at!

Challenges -
Flutterby Wednesday - Winged Things
Penny's paper Crafty - Ribbons and Die Cuts
Crafts and Me - Ribbons and Lace
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Cutie Pie - Magical
LEJ - Things with Wings

We've had the full round of weather again today! Gorgeous sunshine this morning, (not warm tho'), then grey skies, a bit of rain, some hail stones then more sunshine!! Weird!!
Have spent a little while blog hopping tonight after the disaster with the altered piece and think I will now call it a night and go watch a bit of TV before my eyes shut...catch you all soon. xxx


  1. This is gorgeous Viv I LOVE the colour, great colouring
    jacqui x

  2. Beautiful card Viv and gorgeous these papers i also have iphone if these lurking in my cupboard


  3. Very pretty! I adore the colors you used. Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Beautiful card Viv, I like the image the wonderful colours and the swirls.
    Kevin xx

  5. Hi Viv
    Sweet image ... Love the bow and the colour....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Such a pretty card and love your colours. Great design too. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  7. Beautiful card! Love the image and your colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  8. Beautiful coloured image and a beautiful card. Those flourishes are my absolute favourite and love how you placed them.Fab papers and layout! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

  9. A beautiful card, I love the colours and the pretty papers :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Love your gorgeous card Viv and so cute too.

  11. Just gorgeous Viv! I have a 12 x 12 pad of Linen Closet but rarely use it although I love the papers, some are a bit too big for cards I think. Yours look fab so I must dig it out. Love that velvet bow with the buckle - yummy! Hugs Susan x

  12. Love this Viv. Beautifully coloured, gorgeous colour choice and I love that velvet ribbon and buckle.
    Caz x

  13. Ha ha, I live my entire life over the edge...hanging by a thread lol!!

    The papers are beautiful Viv & the most perfect match for the ribbon &! A gorgeous card.

    Have a great day xx

  14. so gorgeous viv.i love your aqua colours and really pretty image and papers ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. This looks so gorgeous Viv, great use of colour and love that pretty fairy too :) Viv xx

  16. Viv, your adorable little aqua colored fairy is the sweetest ever - yes that image is delightful - wonderful papers, even though you did put off using them LOL It is funny how we get in ruts about our card sizes, isn't it? I usually make A7 size cards. The little delicate details of your card make it so dainty and feminine! Just love the velvet ribbon you found, and the little "buckle" over it, with matching lace. Gorgeous! hugs, de

  17. such a gorgeous card....the image is fab and the colours and papers look so pretty too!

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  18. A beautiful card Viv, I love the velvet and the lace and the buckle. Gorgeous. x

  19. This is so stunningly elegant and I love the aqua colouring and design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Such a pretty card, love the colours you used.

  21. She is adorable. Love her hair.

  22. Beautiful card. I really like that image, and your DPs and velvet ribbon are lovely combined with your coloring. Thank you for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday. Really enjoy your work.

  23. Hi Viv - gorgeous image and lovely colour choices. Your ribbon is just stunning as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  24. beautifully done and I really like how you cut around her hair and tip of the wing. thanks for fluttering with us.

  25. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  26. What a beautiful card ... I am loving that colour of green ... great colouring too xx

    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge

    Good Luck

    Tina DT xxx

  27. Lovely card. The fairy is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew this week.
    Hugs Yvonne

  28. OOOh me darlin loving this and this is one of my fav colours too, shes sooo pretty loads of love June xxxxxxxxxx

  29. beautiful card lovely image and colours Tracy x

  30. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck,.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  31. Just beautiful - a really elegant card and I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge.

    Helen x

  32. Hi Viv, another beautiful card :)
    Just wanted to let you know that I bought the lea'bilities die, couldn't resist it for my friends birthday card. Thanks for letting me know what it was called so that I could buy it.
    Jo xx

  33. Its beautiful hun and love the pretty colours you have used...
    hugs and xxx

  34. Beautiful card, I love your colouring!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and I hope we see you agains soon!



  35. Delightful card, this one, and I adore that sparkly buckle for the velvet ribbon! This is one of my favorite colors, the aqua, so I'm enjoying every speck of this card over and over. Thanks so much for sharing!


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