Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter

Winter has officially arrived here in my little part of England. And it has arrived with a BANG... snow, sleet, hail, coupled with the most horrendous gales (made worse by the fact that we are up on the top of the hills!). According to the forecast it is much the same everywhere so that makes for smiling crafters doesn't it - cos the weather is 'too bad for us to go out'..................!!!!
I have (I am glad to say) finished all my cards, now written and in the post. This is the first time for YEARS I have actually finished without having that mad rush that is usual for me.
So christmas stuff now ready to be put away for another year!!

What a devil of a job I had taking this pic - typical of White on White. I think this was made worse too by the sheen on the vellum paper.
Simple card really, tore some white pearlised card for the snow 'drifts' , used a snowflake background from a hoarded vellum paper stack ( bought about 4 years ago - one gold and one silver - so used some of it this year finally!), 3 trees cut from  the same white pearlised card then layered between the snowdrifts and liberal helpings of glitter.
The star was punched from silver glitter card and I embossed the sentiment.

 Challenges
Die Cutting Divas - No Red/Green
Incy Wincy - Snowy days
Dies r us - Winter Wonderland
TIOT - Winter Whites
Apart from the aforesaid (dusty) vellum sheet the rest was from odd bits... so it's off to the playground for me this week too!  Pixies Snippets Playground Week 154
Thanks for taking the time to pay me a visit - I appreciate it.
(I know people have been having trouble with word verification... can anyone tell me if it has appeared here on my blog? ) x

28 comments:

sirkkis said...

Beautiful wintry card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

SARN said...

It's a Winter Wonderland card Viv. Very pretty. Love white on white.

Weather cold but sunny and dry here for most of the day. Tiny bit of rain late afternoon. You clearly have BETTER Winter weather your way!

Hugs, darn Sarn xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely Viv xx Jan

Carole said...

I love white on white so your card is right up my street.not literally....no snow here yet. I love your vellum..I have some from years ago......probably about 10! Lovely card Viv......keep warm and keep ...crafting!! lol

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv ..isnt it great feeling when all your christmas are done

Anne

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Viv! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER WONDERLAND’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Mrs A. said...

Fraid blogger has gotten to you too. You can change to embedded comments if you want. Di explains how on her blog.
Love your white on white card. No snow here yet but it sure is cold. Hugs Mrs A.

Alljazzed2create said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy.

DT Pam

chrissies said...

Beautiful card with lovely layering

Thank you for sharing with us ar Try it on Tuesday

No verification on your blog for me

Love Chrissie x

Jackie said...

The dratted word verification is on everyone's blog, but we can comment and ignore it, our comments are still posting!
What a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its very windy here on the coast Viv especially tucked up here in my garret! A lovely card, love the trees and sparkle. Susan x

Di said...

Hi Viv, wow that is a real beauty!! No WV on your blog as you have your comments embedded (ie following staright underneath your post rather than in a pop-up or a new window.

Sorry I'm a bit late calling by, not supposed to be peering at laptop really but wanted to just check that the Playground hasn't been overrun by naughty elves!!

I did giggle at your comments in the Playground BTW :)

Hugs

Di xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the design and delicate colours.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and love those trees.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Viv, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's.
Yvonne x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love the design.
Wendy xx

Pat said...

This is a lovely WOW card Viv and that vellum with the silver snowflakes is so pretty. Great idea to tear the card for the snowdrifts and the different sized trees add to the perspective beautifully. Word Verification doesn't seem to be rearing it's ugly head at the moment, long may it continue! x

Donna Idlet said...

Love the white on white and the touch of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts!

aussie aNNie said...

I really like this, full of beauty.xx
aNNie {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Lynne Walker said...

very pretty plenty of snow
tjhabnjks for joining incy wincy
Lynne DT

Dusty Rae said...

Viv, this is so beautiful! I love the colors, but I think the layering is my favorite part. We're so happy to have you share with us at the Die Cuttin' Divas :)
~ Dusty Rae
Dust Makes Rainbows

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. Love your WOW and the stately trees in the snow drifts!

Lesia Cook said...

Beautiful design and layering. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us Mema's Crafts. We love the company and hope you'll visit again real soon.

Bonnie said...

White on white is so elegant! Love that vellum! Gorgeous!

CA Scrapper said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Leslie

Pia S said...

Elegant! That vellum paper makes a beautiful sky and background for your white on white winter scene.

coops said...

beautiful white on white design viv,i love your winter trees and sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

Beautiful scenery! Happy Holidays and thank you for joining our December challenge at Mema's Crafts