Friday, 30 January 2015

Can't believe it's Friday

As the title of this post suggests this week has been a bit of a blur really - actually make that the last two and a half weeks. Hence not a lot of making has got done but thought I'd share a 'case'd' card (only to prove that I am still in blogland!).
I apologise if I haven't visited you this week but I can manage to spend some time today as this is the first day where I have felt anything remotely like human. Am not brilliant - but on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being tickety-boo), I am at least a 3 which is a marked improvement from 4 days ago where I felt minus 10 million!.

After Pinterest, I am getting a bit more adventurous using coloured card for CAS backgrounds - used a combo of stamps - main flowers are SU, leaves and flower bud are from Stampendous.

Stamped and heat embossed in white then watercoloured.
Flower heads stamped and hear embossed on vellum and a pop of green added in the centre of each.
Fussy cut and stuck over original image.
Few schparklies to finish!

Challenges -
Red Rubber Insp - CAS
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Crafts 4 Eternity - No Patterned Paper
Just Inspirational - Heat Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - Facets (Gems)
Polkadoodles - Flower Power

Thanks for all your good wishes -  visits to the Doc and a rush job to the Surgical Triage Unit for tests, tests and more damn tests are I hope behind me - will keep taking the tablets!
By the way - Eve (one of the Playground Playmates) has a give away on her blog here - ends next week!
Have a great weekend - we've got lots  and lots of lovely white stuff and bright blue skies -fabulous!! (Although sadly I haven't got enough energy to build a snowman!)


brenda said...

Oh dear me Viv, this week does sound like a roller coaster, can only pray things improve for you, as you say keep taking the pills - that's what I tell myself every morning when I down the first seven of the day ! Now if there were a goal scoring and better defending pill all would be perfect.

Nearly forgot, lovely elegant creation.

B x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Sorry to here you are poorly... Hope you will be better soon....
Fabulous card... Love the vellum flowers
Hugs Sulvie xx

SARN said...

Aww . . . sending positive vibes and lots of good wishes your way mate. Hope you feel better VERY soon.

Gorgeous CASED card. Very pretty.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful card Viv! Pleased to hear you're improving, albeit slowly. One day at a time chick.

Hugs, Di xx

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous flowers!! Love that they are embossed with vellum!! Great CAS design too! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

*Vicki* said...

Sorry, meant to say Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Carole said...

Beautiful the vellum flowers. nice and delicate. Glad you are feeling a bit better and I hope next week will be a 6 or more! I sympathize cos I feel like I am wading in treacle.(ugh).............might come in for pancake day though eh? Take care... Hugs xx

Irene Watson said...

lovely card Viv! I love the white embossing. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! irene DT xx

Valerie Nolan said...

What a gorgeous card Viv, love the velum flowers:) Glad you're feeling marginally better!
Val x

Sue said...

Glad that you are starting to feel better, I hope you feel loads better soon.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the white embossed image and beautiful vellum flowers.
Take care, Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv I love the flowers
Kevin xx

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the embossing and image. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Glad you are slowing improving Viv and hope you continue to do so. Your card is gorgeous, very delicate and pretty! Susan x

Neets B said...

Great choice of base colour, I adore soft greens. And well done for combining two stamp brands for your image, must try that...endless possibilities! Thanks for linking up this beauty at ATSM this week, Anita x

Jackie said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better now...hugs
What a beautiful CAS card, and green is my favourite colour :o)
Jackie xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hello Viv!
Oh no - so sorry to hear that you are not well :( I wish you a speedy recovery.

Your card is stunning and I love the embossed vellum - very delicate looking.
Thank you for entering my blog candy and good luck!
I am now your newest follower.

aussie aNNie said...

Super card and love this image, awesome colouring once again...xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Lee said...

Oh Viv,that is not nice hun.Do hope you continue to feel better.Love your beautiful card.Take care hun thinking of you.Huggles xx

Jacee said...

Very pretty card Viv
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Lou Sims said...

Beautiful CAS card which fits in beautifully with our Flower power challenge over at Polka Doodles Challenges. Many thanks for joining in with us, Lou (DT)

Julie B said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well, there's a lot of it about, but pleased to hear you are on the mend.
A v pretty card, love the embossed anemones.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

Pia S said...

The vellum flowers are gorgeous, such a beautiful and classy design!

Aileen said...

Love your vellum flowers. x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely flowers!! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Mrs A. said...

The mix of different stamp makers works well here on this super CAS card. Glad to hear that you feel a little like being back in amongst us. Sounds nasty whatever it was you had. Stay inside in the warm. hugs Mrs A.

Arlene said...

Beautiful card, proves that 'less is more' Hope you feel better soon

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

Very pretty card ! I love how you kept it simple but still elegant ! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at PolkaDoodles =)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so GORGEOUS!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous the white embossing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Andrea Slee said...

So beautiful! I love those flowers! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!