Friday, 24 October 2014

Soon be Christmas!

Have been at 3 County Presentation lunches in the last 6 days - all in the North of England, - Cumbria, Yorkshire and Northumberland -nice food, nice wine and nice company!! My waistline however is not so nice!! So 'eat as little as possible' this weekend - despite it being my own Club presentation tomorrow.
I relaxed on Wednesday by making a start on the dreaded Christmas cards. Have a commission for a few as well as my own to do so here's the first commissioned one finished - The little cutie is of course by Mo Manning and I think she is amongst my faves!

I coloured her with promarkers in a soft pastel green and highlighted her wings, leg warmers and bobbles with a touch of pale blue grey and some glamour dust.
 The background was done using a mix of blue and yellow chalks.

Cut out with a nestie, edges distressed and stickled then mounted onto the background - paper I think from Wild Rose Studio. Just distreesed the edge and again - out with the Stickles!

All the snowflakes are from the same Memory Box die just cut up using scraps of white sparkle paper (which doesn't show up very well here but it is really sparkly in real life!)!
 The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine, added some bright white ribbon and a couple of crystal gems.
Not heavily embellished really or too thick - so it will be OK in the post!

Challenges -
Red Rubber Inspirational - Focus on Stamping
Crafty Little Fairies - 1 Designer Paper
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 147
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas

Am off now to remove the trophies from the cabinet at the Club and get stuck in with the silver polish so all the winners tomorrow will be able to see their faces reflected!!! Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


  1. A lovely card and such gorgeous delicate colours. Fab colouring of that cute image Viv.You certainly get about.....good luck with the polishing..and the weekend diet!!

  2. Oh Viv, this really is beautiful! I think a scrap equals a snippet, no? :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Beautiful card Viv
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Wow Viv, this is just gorgeous! That snowflake background is heavenly and I love the spray you made for that darling image! All the glitter gives it such a warm wintery feel, love it!! hugs :)

  5. great the sense of movement your have created!

  6. You do sound a bust bee Viv.

    Pretty soft colours work so nicely on this card.

    B x

  7. Such a beautiful card Viv,loving that cute image and all that soft green.Wow you are such a busy bee lately,remember to stop and breathe lol ;) Viv xx

  8. Absolutely beautiful cars Viv. love it to pieces xxx

  9. Beautiful card Viv with fabulous festive sparkle! Xx

  10. What a sweet holiday greeting card! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  11. So pretty and delicate Viv, lovely work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. Gorgeous card Viv lovely image and love the touch of sparkle


  13. This is gorgeous Viv. I love your soft colouring of the sweet image and beautiful detailing with fabulous sparkly bits.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  14. A delightful card, love the sweet image.
    Yvonne x

  15. Adorable and so gorgeous Viv, love it!
    Wendy xx

  16. Gorgeous image and card,love your colouring.

  17. Wow what a gorgeous and sparkly card Viv. I love this image too although I haven't got it (yet)! Susan x

  18. Beautiful card Viv, love the soft colours and the delicate diecuts, you've coloured the image beautifully, Cathy x

  19. Your card is so gorgeous and adorable

  20. What a busy life you do lead, and you still find time to come up with such beautiful cards :o)
    Jackie xx

  21. Your card is stunning, Viv!! I so love the beautiful pastel colours.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  22. Wonderful colours and gorgeous creation all up....loving this style.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  23. Sounds like all fun in Viv's quarter over the past week :o)
    Love the card and soft colours.
    Happy polishing :o)

  24. This is adorable. Whoever it is for will simply love this card.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  25. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

  26. Love the image and the way you incorporated the die cut to look like a breath. Excellent card.
    - Jim

  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  28. Love your soft, soft colour work and pretty distressing. It's delightful to see you playing along with the CASSettes this month with this gorgeous card. Hugs, Lesley

  29. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.



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