Saturday, 4 October 2014

Feeling Blue!

Yet another post done before the holiday - (edit) am now desperate to get back into the craftie space to make messy ..... 
Before I came away I needed a card in a hurry but didn't want to settle for all white - so opted for Blue instead! I seem to have made a lot of 'quick cards' recently and they're all basically CAS - I shall be embellie crazy when I next get chance!

Started with navy blue cardstock then layered some striped, then polka dot paper.

The flower was stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue then fussy cut. I dabbed a bit of Glossy Accents in the centre.
Once dry I stuck it with a 3D pad onto a tiny square scrap of embossed white card which was laying about on the desk! (Waste not want not!).
Sentiment stamped with the same ink and a couple of dark blue pearls to finish.

Quite a 'severe' card I think - but it works with the straight lines and monochrome colours?
I also needed to post it  -didn't want it too thick but wanted it to have SOME dimension so hope it achieves the objective!

Challenges -
Time Out - Stamping (optional Twist apples - which -obviously!-I didn't use)
That's Crafty - Keep It Simple
Crafty Calendar - Bingo (Flower, Sentiment, Blue)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
ABC - U for Unique (Anything Goes)
Anything Goes With a Twist - Anything Goes

Only thing with holidays is there's - lots of lazing about, eating out with friends, more eating as OH cooks on the Barbie and of course the odd glass or two of vino! Which adds up to diet and detox when I get home at the end of next week!!
Thanks for taking the time to call in - have a great day! x


brenda said...

Very elegant card Viv.

Hope you had a good holiday, best away from it all, been so depressing !

B x

sandie said...

Great design and mix of papers. That is some fab fussy cutting and love the gloss. Thanks for joining us at Time out challenges x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Viv...missed a few of your posts as life has been a bit hectic lately so just catching the clean crisp look of your card


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love your elegant CAS design and pretty shades of blue.
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Happy World Card Making Day Viv, This is beautiful I love the Cas design and the flower
Kevin xx

Ema M said...

I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

About your card... love the CAS style! Beautiful monochromatic scheme. xx

Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Inspiration Destination - Owner

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Loving the mono blues. Happy World Cardmaking Day 2014!
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card design, love the colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its certainly not too severe Viv I love the design of it and the papers are pretty, look like PP I think. Hope you are having a lovely time it certainly sounds it! Susan x

Sally Dodger said...

A fabulous card that could work for lots of occasions. Hope you have a good holiday. Sally D.x.

SARN said...

Oh thank goodness for that! You're back next week . . . only one more week of you taunting me with your tan, sunshine and high temps - not to mention lazing around and having barbies!

Oh, your card? Well I like it actually. I don't think it's "severe" as you put it. Quite cool and calming.

Hugs, darn Sarn xxx

Pia S said...

Soft and delicate, a very beautiful clean design!

Jacee said...

Lovely clean fresh design, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Abi said...

You're getting withdrawal symptoms from the embellishments Viv! Love your CAS design & simple colour scheme xx

Carole said...

Lovely card and I like the embossed square behind the flower. A use for everything!

Anita in France said...

Lovely layering and a great colour combo, Viv ... such a pretty bloom! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)


Beautiful card Viv thank you for joining us on our First challenge over at Inspiration Destination
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Meggi Bischoff said...

What a nice card!

Thanks for playing with us the first challenge of Inspiration Destination!

Good Luck and I hope see you again!

Gr. Meggi DT.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes with a twist.
Sandra AGWAT

Gerrina said...

Beautiful stamped flower! The DP fits great! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the layout you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x