Friday, 22 May 2015

730 miles.....

Arrived home late last night after a week where I have travelled over 730 miles in 5 days to four different counties in the South of England!  The weather whilst away has been truly springlike (apart from a very strong wind whilst on the Devon coast on Day 2)- had blue skies and reasonable temperatuires - came home with a lot of washing to find here in the wilds of the North West today dawned, grey wet and miserable.....
Now got clothes all over the place trying to dry them as I'm away again first thing Monday morning - this time a four day stint to the Midlands.

With so much else going on my little creative bit of a brain cell has decided to have a snooze...struggling to come up with anything so instead have 'cased' a card from the uber talented Birgit who makes the most awesome CAS cards.

Sorry about the really naff picture, the light here is dreadful at the mo. This card is really on a white linen background but it has a yukky cream tinge to it on here.
I used a frame stamp which was a freebie in a magazine eons ago - probably only the second time I've inked it - once stamped I masked it off and sponged some Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed) inside it.
The flower was done by punching some snippets of white card then folding the punched flowers in half to make semi circles of petals.
A teeny yellow pearl in the middle and another scrap piece coloured with Peeled Paint DI and cut into the tiniest of strips to make the stem and leaves.
Am paying a very quick visit to the Playground to say Hi to the playmates first then will try and get round you all to see what you've been up to whilst I've been away. I apologise in advance for my absences over the coming weeks!
Other Challenges -
Simply Create Too - Keep It Simple
Loves Rubber Stamps - Black/White and another colour
Inky Chicks - Pearls
City Crafter - Inky-ness
Uniko - Flowers
Time Out - Grunge
Always Playing with Paper - Inspiration Photo here 

Thanks for taking time to come and see me today. Have a great weekend and will be back again at the end of next week! x


  1. Hey Viv-I think you and I were crashing in through the Playground gates together just now lol! Gorgeous card-and I just love that little flower :)
    Nessa xxx

  2. Hi Viv,
    Wow! I love your card - stunning. That idea with the flower punch is genius and the swirls are very pretty.
    You should have popped in for a cup of tea while you were in Devon - with a scone and cream of course!!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. A very pretty CAS card, Viv, it has a wonderful dimension.

    Love and hugs

  4. Smile is not the sort of sentiment I would put on a card after having travelled 730 miles, I think it would be Valium needed.
    Great little card though and hope you get your washing dried really for next weeks trip, glutton for punishment if you ask me.

    Kath x

  5. This is gorgeous Viv, I love the design and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  6. Hey Viv! welcome home to the rubbish weather..actually not been bad here today! I love your unusual card...quite different and a fabby flower idea. Enjoy your weekend and your trip next week!

  7. Fab CAS card Viv, love the colour and that pretty flower! Enjoy your road trip :0)
    Val x

  8. Love the yellow...makes for a bright and cheery card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck! Hope you'll join us again.

  9. How sweet is that little daisy!

  10. Gorgeous CAS card, Cathy x

  11. OMG, what a busy lady you are, and certainly well travelled!
    I love this stunning CAS card, and I love the very talented Birgit's
    work, I visit her blog regularly just to look at and drool over her wonderful creations :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. A great make as always Viv.

    Hope you have a good holiday weekend.

    B x

  13. TOTALLY LOVE this card Viv. I think you're having me on about not having any mojo!

    730 miles is going some! Good luck getting the washing sorted. I'll have you know it's very cloudy down South at the moment too . . . but still dry (so far!).

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  14. Love how you created the flower punch and fabulous inking. Great to see you at Time Out and Uniko

  15. Beautiful card Viv! And I do love the flower - I've bent the petals the other way up but do prefer yours! CAS card too.

    Don't wear yourself out running round the country though!


    Di xx

  16. I love this Viv! So delicate and beautiful - simply stunning!

  17. Beautiful card, Viv! For all of your busyness of life, I think you found a cell or two of creativity! Love the sweet little daisy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

  18. I love this Viv, such a sweet design, the flower is great, fab idea, looks lovely.
    You've covered plenty of miles Viv, you were lucky you had good weather with it having been so changeable, now to get stuck in with all the washing and the ironing, worse thing about going away!
    Enjoy the bank holiday.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  19. This is a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  20. So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  21. I love this simple beauty! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  22. Stunning creation, gorgeous colours here my friend.

    ♥aNNie{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  23. oh my I do love this, so you must have some cells still working in there, adore this heaps esp those flourishes they are fab, also love your crafters commandements, ha ha made me laugh, we are all alike in the end x

  24. You're certainly clocking up some miles Viv! No wonder creativity is snoozing, still catching up! It's a beautiful card, simple but allowing the sentiment to shine through xx

  25. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  26. Sounds like you are having fun travelling about :) Such a beautiful and elegant card. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  27. Oh this is so beautiful, love it. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  28. Just lovely card! I really like those swirls and the popped flower! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    Jennifer, DT

  29. I love your sweet CASlicious card, Viv! It's gorgeous even with poor conditions for photographing! I hope you're home safe and sound! Hugs, Darnell

  30. Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  31. This is so pretty! I do like the pretty little daisy - just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko Studio Challenge!

  32. Sweet! Great work! Thank you for playing with us at Time Out.

  33. This is a really pretty CAS card Viv and I love the flower and the stem and leaves you have created. Hope you have a good few days in the Midlands. x

  34. Love the brightness and the simplicity of your card, Viv.
    Thank you very much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x - DT


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