Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Bloom

We had a nice lunch out today with M-I-L before she goes off (again!) on her latest jaunt to sunnier climes for Christmas. Then I popped along to the Crematorium with some flowers for Mum, stood and had a little chat and told her all my exciting news - been one of the greatest things I have missed over the last 4 years - not being able to share in person and have hugs.
Anyway on to the card - was feeling a little 'christmassed out' (even though my card making is nowhere near finished!) and have been wanting to have a play with some goodies for a little while.

As normal when you want to do something different Mr Mojo decided he didn't want to appear - so I have CASE'd and put my slant on a card I saw on Pinterest earlier this year done by Nikki Spencer - I suppose this is quite a severe colour combo but I like it - although yellow is not normally a colour I use a lot.

I layered the flower (from SU's Bloom With Hope set) to give some depth and coloured with Inktense pencils-  the leaves were cut with an 'emboss and cut' punch and I used another stamp from the same set for the background.
The sentiment stamp is an old one as is the embossing folder I used on the dark grey pearlised card.
This is another card for the 'stash box'.

Challenges -
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
ALBC - Anything Goes NOT Christmas!
Crafty Sentiment - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes - twist embossing

I think Winter has arrived here in my part of the world - it really is cold and the fields at the back of the barn are already white with frost. Perfect excuse to try and find Mr Mojo in the craft room I think! Thanks for visiting. x

18 comments:

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

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  2. Really lovely card, gorgeous flower and great layout.
    I sympathize totally with you I was 31 when my Mum died and the number of things I have wanted to ask her, tell her, is unbelievable, she was only 58 and I still do talk to her now and sorry for being so morbid but the last thing she said was "oh Mother, help me?" so she was thinking about her Mother, while she was so ill.

    Not a happy post, sorry.

    Kath x

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  3. Such a beautiful card Viv. I love the image and your design is so elegant.
    Sue xx

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  4. Superb card Viv, I love yellow and none of us use it often enough in cardmaking :o)
    Jackie xx

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  5. A beautiful card Viv lovely design and love the flower image. I can't believe its 12 years since I lost my Mum, no-one can ever replace your Mum its such a special relationship you have with them. Hugs Susan x

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  6. Oh Viv, a lovely card. It's beautifully white and frosty with us this morning too. Hugs! Xx

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  7. Touching post there Viv!

    Loving the yellow - nice to see it as it's not a colour I use very often either!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Beautiful card Viv, I love the way you have coloured the flower and I like the embossing
    Kevin xx

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  9. I love yellow, I've used it a lot on my cards as it's one of my favorite colors. The flower looks beautiful, I like how you left the leaves and stems uncolored. The embossed gold panel adds a touch of elegance. It's a very pretty card.

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  10. A beautiful card Viv, love those words.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Viv, beautiful image and love the design.
    Wendy xx

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  12. Yet another fab card Viv :) Viv xx

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  13. This is such a pretty flower Viv and love the embossing. Love tbe colour and the dimension you have got too. x

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  14. Never gets any easier does it hun.LOVE this pretty card.xxx

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  15. Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore, good luck x

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