Sunday, 18 January 2015

Friends

Have been a little bit under the weather in the last 36 hours, thankfully today am feeling a bit better but still not 100% and I think the fact that I wasn't up to doing much reflects in this card.

Now I look at it, I think I should have used textured instead of plain bright white card as although I know the idea with CAS is lots of white space there's too much uninteresting white space for my liking.  It didn't turn out quite the way I thought it would in my head - so it may or may not find it's way into the stash box!

The trellis design embossing folder used behind the die cut circle is an old and much used one.
I watercoloured the die cuts and popped a tiny green pearl into the centre of the largest flowers. And as there were just 3 left on the sheet I used them up!

The challenge at Less is More this week is 'Friends' and I have a feeling that I may have another go if I have time....

Other Challenges-
Dies r us - Embossing and Dies
Ladybug Crafts - Say it with Flowers
Uniko Studio - Love & Friendship
Quirky Crafts - Through the Window (Aperture)

Am away now back to the sofa, hot water bottle and fleecy blanket! Hope you are all having a good day and if you've left me a comment I really appreciate you taking the time xx

37 comments:

Fiona said...

This is lovely Viv, so pretty. I can't see what you are not keen on but then people say I am my own worse critic. Hope you feel better soon.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this card Viv! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘USE AN EMBOSSING FOLDER along with your dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful Viv and thanks for all your comments - what a star you are
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Thanks for linking up at Uniko too Viv.
Sarah xx

Chrissie said...

This is so, so pretty Viv... love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sid said...

Gorgeous floral creation !

Gillian R said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in the Uniko Studio challenge

Kathleen said...

Really sweet card, I like it.

Kath x

Jan Ltc said...

What a pretty card Viv xx Jan

Sue said...

I think you card is gorgeous Viv, I really love the elegant design and beautiful sentiment.
Sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope you continue to feel better.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful, delicate card. Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Yvonne x

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Viv! I love it - The delicate flowers go perfectly with that sentiment

Suze Bain said...

Very pretty Viv and a lovely sentiment. There's so many winter bugs going around at the moment. Take good care. Xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so elegant Viv, its beautiful!!
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. I like the trellis pattern in the cutout. Perfect against the tiny flowers and of course being pink I love this card. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous card Viv! Hope you are feeling much better today hugs Susan x

Marika said...

Stunning! So elegant and soft. Perfect for a friend!

debby4000 said...

Well I think this is an absolutely beautiful CAS card, hope you're feeling better.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

Glad to hear that you are recovering Viv...hugs.
While I agree that the white space would be more interesting with linencard, I still love this very pretty card :o)
Jackie xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

brenda said...

This is just Divine Viv, love the soft blossom colours.

Three more in the bag, hope that helped make you feel a bit brighter.

B x

SARN said...

Hmm . . . you are being VERY harsh on yourself Viv. For what it's worth, I think this card is absolutely lovely and if you'd used a textured card base it would perhaps have detracted from the focal circle and the dimensional sentiment. The fact that the card base is plain really brings out the embossed nature of the card behind the circle and shows off the flowers more. I would be happy to receive it! *wink*

Jenni's Jems said...

I think it's lovely and love the watercoloured leaves and the background within the circle just pops out of the plain card base! And than you for your kind comments and taking the time to follow me x

Carole said...

I think this is very pretty, I love the design. Hope you are feeling better...........these bugs sure drag you down.

Beverley said...

So pretty & I love how the flowers come out of the textured window. Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Jacee said...

Very pretty and delicate Viv
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

I wouldn't describe this white space as uninteresting, it's this white space that gives this card an elegant CAS feel. But I know the feeling and know what you mean, but in this case you're too hard on yourself:)

Lee said...

Oh dear,do hope you are soon better,keep snuggly.Well,I for one loves this card,so refreshing and pretty.Huggles xx

Pat said...

This is a really pretty CAS card Viv and I love the cut out circle with the pretty pink flowers and embossed trellis background, and so prettily finished with the pearls. Sorry you have been feeling under the weather but hope you are soon feeling better. x

Anne said...

Viv this is so delicate and pretty!
Hope you're feeling better
x
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning Viv. Just adore the little spring scene within the embossed circle.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lynn said...

I think this card is just wonderful as it is Viv. Glad you are feeling a little bit better. Lynn x

Nicki S said...

Just beautiful! Great layout and perfect execution! Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!

Jill Neary said...

soooo pretty x

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Robin said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for participating in the Dies R Us "Embossing Folder" Challenge!

Arlene said...

I do like this card, clean and unfussy.