Monday, 22 September 2014


Did you all think I'd left the country??? Well you're right, I Have!!! 3 whole weeks to be exact - currently sunning myself and chilling out with the odd glass or two of wine in 30 degrees of heat!
Typed this post up before I left and have just added challenges and stuff to it now I have a good internet connection - a commissioned card to share made for an anniversary for a friend's relative.
Still using up the paper stash and I am now soooo proud of myself that it has been almost 6 months since I bought a paper pad!!! Am still in danger of being buried under the paper mountain in the craft room and don't seem to have made any difference to the pile even though I have been trying to use it!

This card used a sheet of paper from the 'Exquisite' Pad by Papermania. This I think is only the second sheet I have used from this old pad!
Distressed the edges and then ran some Antique Linen DI round.
I used a paper doily and tucked some scripted vellum behind, then wrapped a piece of white organza ribbon round the card, layered some maroon satin ribbon on top and added a scrap of ric rac braid.

Next layer was a piece from Prima 'Fairy Rhymes' pad before topping off with the drunken mice!
I put some Stickles round the edge of the image and also on the champagne bubbles.
Finished with some pearls, a few flowers from my stash and a silver champagne glass charm.
Inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
Crafty Little Fairies - Sparkle & Bling
Card Mania - Doily
Sisterhood Snarky Stampers - D for distressing
Sweet Pea - Creatures Great and Small
Wags n Whiskers - Furry Friends
Alphabet - P for Pretty Petals
ABC - Flowers/Sentiment/Doily

Thanks for looking - apologies from me if I don't get round to visiting you all for the next couple of weeks - promise to play catch up again when I get back to England! x


  1. Gorgeous card Viv love your image and embellishments and well done for not being tempted to buy more paper pads wish I could do the same...


  2. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image.
    Kevin xx

  3. What a beautiful card Viv!! I hope you are having a fantastic vacation! Have a pina colada for me! hugs :)

  4. This is lovely the little wine glass charm and all the other detail.I bet they are thrilled with it.You have been busy while I have been sunning myself...some super cards.Enjoy the rest of your hol! xx

  5. Such a pretty combination of papers and elements! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. Gorgeous card, great layout and I have used that image many times and I still love it.
    Have a good holiday.

    Kath x

  7. lovely image thanks for sharing with Sweet pea stampers this week Rachel dt

  8. lovely sweet image thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week Rachel dt

  9. Gorgeous card Viv. Hope you enjoy your holiday.
    Yvonne x

  10. Beautiful card Viv, love all the torn edges and what a great image :-) enjoy your holiday
    Val x

  11. WOW! That card must weigh a kilo. LOL. It is a beauty Viv. Really nicely done. Must be enjoying the quiet and peace. GOOD. - Jim

  12. Very pretty. You have used such gorgeous embellishments.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  13. What a gorgeous card. Believe it or not, it is more than 5 years since I bought any papers, and I still haven't used up my stash after giving some to friends! Maybe it's because I forget to use papers on my cards LOL. :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. A gorgeous card Viv, what a great image and your halo,is glowing for using your stash! Have a fab holiday. Xx

  15. Gorgeous card Viv, I love these LOTV mice wish they did more! Love the little glass charm. Sounds like you are having fun - enjoy!! Susan x

  16. You can go off people you know Viv! All that heat and sun . . . turned blinking COLD here . . .I mean I had to wear gloves this morning as the steering wheel was soooooo cold driving into WORK today!


    Oh, your card? Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Carry on tanning!
    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  17. What a lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  18. Gorgeous card, I love the vintage look

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  19. What a fabulous card Viv, love the layout but those little mice are so adorable, love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  20. Hi Viv
    Enjoy your hol... Sounds as if you are.... Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  21. Beautiful! I love the doily and the layers. Such pretty flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  22. Beautiful card once again with stunning colour combo and love the added beauties.xxThe Journey is the Start

  23. Viv, this is absolutely stunning! Hope you are having a great time on vacation! (I know I am. I'm at the beach on vaca as I type! LOL!) Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  24. so stunning viv.beautiful soft details and colours and i love the sweet image ;D

    xx coops xx

  25. Viv this is just beautiful love the vintage shabby look it's gorgeous :)
    Vic x

  26. Oooh Viv thsi is sooo gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday too, bet you are loving it ;)hugs Viv xx

  27. A beautiful card and I love the subtle bling that you have added. It is a perfect compliment to your lovely colouring. Thanks for sharing at CLF.

    Sharon x

  28. Waw this looks really pretty. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

  29. Fab card, love the cascading champagne! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the "D is for Distressing" challenge!!

  30. Love these mice images from LOTV, they are so cute and you have coloured it so effectively. Your papers and embellishments are fab and the champagne glass charm is great. Sally D.x.

  31. WOW! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies with this beautiful creation! I hope you can join us this month too!

  32. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

  33. Such a sweet mice band and a beautiful project!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly

  34. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at SOSS for the D is for Distressing.

  35. Fantstic distressing! Your card is so beautifu: The champagne charm rocks! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our D is for Distress challenge!


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