Friday, 8 November 2013

Christmas Window

Quite a cold day here today -think Winter is on it's way! It must be cold 'cos Dear Husband has turned up the heating!!!
I think I lulled myself into a false sense of security recently as I have actually liked my finished creations - all that is apart from this one.........
Have no idea what it is about it but it just doesn't sit right! 

There were a couple of challenges about to CASE other cards and that is what I tried to do with this one - everyone else's are 100% better than this one!
I CASED this card and designer
 http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/2013/10/poinsettia-christmas-window.html
but tried to put my own twist on it rather than just do a straight copy.
(Mainly because I don't have either the same window or poinsettia dies! LOL)
Not sure if it's worked really - perhaps the  embossed brick background with the  raised bricks is too fussy?

All done on white linen card.
The window die I cut out twice for some depth and added a bit of lace behind it - (next time I likely will cut out an aperture from the base card I think)

Bit of printed Christmas ribbon and some punched leaves added. The flowers from my stash were a dirty cream shade (LOL) so coloured them with red distress ink before they got the stickles treatment!

Challenges -
Twisted Tuesday - Free for All
As You Like It - CASE a designer
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Paper Craftin Journey - CASE a Card
Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - White on White
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas

Thanks for having a look today - comments appreciated - would love to know what you think! Have a great day. x

21 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv love the flower's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is wonderful. Love the embossed wall and the pop of red.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue said...

You are far too hard on yourself Viv, I think that your card is gorgeous. I love your design and such beautiful poinsettias.
Sue xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

This is Fantastic! I love the white on white and then the vibrant red against it really brings the eye to your card.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers Network for this months theme of Christmas

Crafty Hugs
Kelly- DT
xxx

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous,gorgeous design.xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous stuning card......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous Christmas card Viv lovely window

Anne

Granmargaret said...

This is a lovely card.
It is very hot here in Sydney, Australia. Above normal temperatures for October.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Viv, the embossing is wonderful I like the window and the poinsettia
Kevin xx

Monica said...

Oh so white and snowy - the poinsettias add that burst of colour. VERY striking as all your cards.
Love,
M

Jackie said...

methinks you are too hard on yourself Viv, this card is gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Swissie said...

A wonderful card!

Neet said...

Well I like it! Picked it out from my notification from Bloglovin as one I wanted to investigate. So stop thinking it isn't the most beautiful card, it is absolutely lovely.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly beautiful Viv, love this white on white and the dies used...beautiful.xx

Beccy said...

I LOVE this card Viv! Everything about it is beautiful. I know you said you weren't sure about the brick work, but I think it's perfect and adds lots of texture and dimension. The window die you used is gorgeous, I love the fancy edge along the top. Beautiful work!
Cheers,
Beccy

Mau xx said...

Oh you are a hard woman to please ..lol Its beautiful Viv, the Red Poinsettia realy brings it alive.
Hugs Mau xx

debby4000 said...

Love this gorgeous card and the raised brickwork.
luv
Debby

coops said...

oh wow so stunning viv.love all the white with just the touch of red and such a stylish design :D

xx coops xx

nnalorac said...

Love your twist on your cased card. Viv. Every bit as lovely. Gorgeous white on White with the dash of red. Love it. Thanks for joining us over at AYL CAROLXX

Lizzie R said...

You're waaaaaay to hard on yourself! This is gorgeous! Wonderful job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Gale said...

Gorgeous card and good job on casing the card. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT