Sunday, 18 October 2015


Big round of applause please................. I give you ..................... my very first Christmas card of the year...... CLAPS WILDLY!!!!

OK - so it's not brilliant and the pic doesn't help (the light here is terrible today - typical grey and very overcast) - but let's face it it IS a card!!!
Just evolved after messing about a bit with inks really.
Used Pumice Stone DI on a scrap piece of card - really to see what shades could be achieved but then thought I would try stamping over it with a pine branch and Weathered White embossing powder.
Just dusted some sparkly on it when done and mounted onto plain white base card.
Sentiment is from SU also stamped in Pumice Stone DI.
You will have to trust me when I tell you this card looks fine when you get it in your hand! 
Will keep experimenting with the inks - I have almost all the colours and confess to sticking with my old favourites rather than seeing what I can do with the rest of them!

Challenges -
Addicted to CAS - Sparkle
CRAFT - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unusual Christmas Colour (Pumice Stone!)
Fab n Funky - Square

Having a 'play day' today - driving to Kent tomorrow for a presentation on Tuesday - hoping I manage to get the ink of the fingers before I go! Hope your day is a good one. x


  1. Phew x well if this is the first of however many the recipients are going to be delighted x absolutely stunning card Viv x truly beautiful
    Jan x

  2. Beautiful! You have really captured "Sparkle"- great job. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  3. This is so elegant and pretty Viv and I love the pumice stone inked background with the pine branches and added sparkle. x

  4. So beautiful Viv, love the sparkle. Well done starting your Christmas cards, must think about starting mine too.
    While I'm here, thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. Same weather here Viv !

    Lovely and elegant card, I've been pushing myself to get some done for the upcoming season, problem is I usually have to start the in May for C&C and am well and truly fed up with them when it comes to by own.

    Considering we are almost strikerless, the result was not as bad as could have been.

    B x

  6. the sparkle
    hugs Jo x

  7. Woohoo well done on your first Christmas card. Its a perfect CaS, sparkly piece of Christmasness lol
    Lynne xxx

  8. This does look pretty stunning to me, the image with the glitter and the glitter round the aperture is gorgeous, I bet if the image was stamped in red it would look even more stunning.

    Kath x

  9. A very elegant and stylish card. Love this design Viv.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Very elegant Christmas card Viv, now you have started you need to carry on
    Kevin xx

  11. Wild clapping from me too :) - this is a really pretty card.

  12. It's such a beautiful card Viv, I love the soft colour :o)
    Jackie xx


    Looks sparkly and lovely Viv . . . just like you!

    Hugs, Sarnie xxx

  14. Many's the time I've had to hide my hands because they're ink stained lol! It's a beautiful and elegant card Viv and huge well done on starting Christmas. Is now a good time to say I've bought half my gifts already?! xx

  15. Sparkly creations are a nightmare to photograph, but I can clearly see the beauty of this card even with less favorable weather and lighting conditions:) it's so elegant!!

  16. Simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  17. A lovely elegant card


  18. This is really pretty Viv!! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  19. Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
    Monica - DT

  20. This is so beautiful.
    You could join us for Rudolph day with it - I'm GDT this month.

  21. ignore that comment about Rudolph day - just realised this was before the 25th doh!


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