Wednesday, 31 July 2013


We've had some wild storms over the last 24 hours - weird weather - in between the torrential downpours and thunder/lightning, we sat outside and did the crossword!! It's raining quite heavily again now so it gave me a perfect excuse to have a little 'fiddle' with some odd bits laying about on the desk and make a quick CAS card!
Base card is Ivory Linen and the stamp is an old one!

The script paper is from a Papermania pad and I edged it with some scraps of black card cut with a scalloped punch.

An off cut of some cream vintage cotton lace was wrapped round the middle.

The tatty flower is just all bits of papers from the same paper pad. Cut it with different sizes of nesties circles, tattered the edges a bit, sprayed with some water and scrunched up. Once dryish put them all together with a brad.

The leaves and foliage were also punched from odd bits of paper and I just finished it off with some black pearls.

(There appears to be a small mark on the left - must have been on the camera cos it ain't on the card! My mucky fingers on the lens no doubt!)

Challenges -
Cuttin' and Stampin' - CAS
ABC - Use Scraps
Lady Annes - Monochrome
Card Making Mama's - Monchrome
Fashionable Stamping - Use Script

and although it's a bit wet for the Playground, have donned my wellies and am going to go splash in the puddles! x



Fabulous card Viv - love the neutral colours and the script paper. Gorgeous flower too - all the elements blend together perfectly.

The heavens have opened again here - as you say,it's weird weather!
Just come back from the dentist - had a root canal job and I feel as if I've been hit with a brick, so a flooded garden would just about make my day!!!Lol

Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just your your 'scraps' card Viv, your script paper flowers looks brilliant...


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely absolutely lovely
jacqui xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the design and such a beautiful flower.
Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Fabby card, great design, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes this month. xxxx

Crafty Lark said...

Great card Viv, love the whole design and fab flower. xx Flora

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the neutrals and the scrunchy flower! Susan x

its raining cats and dogs here too - well at least cats! Susan x

Beckie said...

Great card. Love the elements.

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Di said...

Super card Viv. LOVE that flower which goes so well with everything else. Really a super card!

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.really stylish design and I love your cream and black combo and fabulous flower :D

xx coops xx

Penny said...

Thanks for playing in our CMM monochrome challenge this month.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card Viv, love the flower and design.
Yvonne x

PetraB said...

Absolutely brilliant, love all your scraps.

Anne said...

Hi Viv
what a gorgeous card, that flower is a bit of an oxymoron isn't it - it may be tatty but it's so elegant too.
Hope you're settling in well at your new home

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I love that beautiful flower :o)
We had those storms last weekend and they seem to have cleared now!
Jackie xx

Heather Rogers said...

Really nice card Viv love the way you have put it together the newsprint etc great!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card Viv. Love the scrunchy flower embellishment. Great layout xxx

Liz said...

Really lovely card nd love love those flowers.

Amanda said...

Lovely card, if there was a mark on one of mine it would definitely be on the card lol. Always seem to notice that the corners are bent just after I have popped it in the post. Hugs, Amanda x

Paper Junkie said...

It is amazing what you can do with scraps - and this card is amazing. Love it! X

Janet's Planet said...

Love it! ! Thanks for joining us at cuttin and stampin. Janet-dt

Carol Willis said...

Oh wow Viv, this is beautiful. Love that gorgeous flower. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Caz x

Beccy said...

This is fabulous Viv, I especially love that flower! Great colour scheme too.

Shelby said...

Beautiful black and white design and love love love how you've done the flower.


Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Awesome card. I love the flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'. We have an open Design Team Call going on. You have until Aug 11th to enter.

Tammy S.

Patty Gorka said...

I love how your card turned out! Your image is so pretty and the flower is beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Ephemera said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at FSC this fortnight. Just love it. Xx

Ellie Knol said...


Thanks for joining us at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx