Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Posh Frocks and Bow Ties!

Saturday saw the annual Bowls England Ladies Presentation Dinner. A really good night (pic of me and him below) - once the serious stuff of awards and speeches over then came the dancing, drinking and..........       skipping!
The girls won the 'skipping challenge' AGAIN! High heels abandoned, some had to hitch up long dresses, others were holding down short skirts! The sight of men suitably dressed in dinner suits and ranging in age from 20 to 60 trying to skip in a long line was hilarious, and of course the silly other half had to have a go too.....thankfully only thing that was injured was his pride!
Right onto the other serious stuff which is of course cards!
Here's a share from me for today -
I have made a lot of CAS cards this Christmas mainly owing to lack of time.
This pic is pretty awful to be honest, but the light here is dreadful - a proper November day - grey and raining!
White linen textured card onto a silver matt base before layering onto base card.
The branch was cut out twice from snippets of card - one a bright white plain card and then a scrap of silver glitter card.
Silver piece layered over the white piece - (it does give the effect of a snowy top in real life but can't see it in the pic!) and then raised onto the card with 3d foam pads
A silver star also cut from an oddment and a piece of silver beaded cord wrapped round the branch to hang the star from.
Sentiment silver embossed.
Quite like this one! Might do a few more!
Off to the Playground with my snippets share for this week.
Other Challenges
CAS on Sunday - Christmas)
613 Ave Create -  Square/Christmas/Silver + White
Bunny Zoes - Sparkle
CCC- Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS - Dimension
AAA - Anything Goes
Almost forgot! Here's the pic of us from Saturday night (before the tie and jacket were abandoned for the Skipping fest.....and just in case you thought it was all old fogies who play bowls....here's a pic of Katie and Sophie who walked off with the ultimate prizes of 'Young Bowler of the year and 'Bowler of the Year'!  (They're pretty good at skipping too!!)
Thanks for leaving any comments too - appreciate it. Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Abi said...

The Bowls dinner sounds like a fun night Viv, who knew there'd be skipping involved?! Glad hubby is still in one piece though. That's a lovely photo of you both too. I really like this card, it's a good one to make multiples of. The fact it used up some snippets is a bonus! I love the snowy branch effect and if I had a branch die I would CASE it. But I don't! xx

brenda said...

Looks like a good time was had by all Viv and a spiffing Sunday to follow as well.......................and that was without DS.

Today's card is oh so elegant, just shows how little you need sometimes to make a stunner.

B x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Brilliant photos Viv and a perfect CAS card too. Love all that glittery sparkle, superb dimension and CAS tastic
Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards and ATCAS. Sarah

Jacee said...

I love the simplicity of this card Viv, you've done a belting job on this, just perfect!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Di said...

Stunning CAS Christmas card Viv - it's perfection - and I can certainly see the white snow effect from the underneath layer of the branch! The single star has such impact.

Great piccies too! You both scrub up really well my dear :)


Di xx

Jane said...

CAS perfection, just love everything about it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Mrs A. said...

Im loving your super cas silver brqnch. Truly a great idea. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

A brilliant CAS card and I love all the glitter and the effect (or should that affects) you have created.
Gorgeous photos.

Kath x

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the snowy branch! Great photos glad you had a skipping time!
Val x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful CAS card Viv, I like the design, wonderful photos look like you all had a great time
Kevin xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous! Cathy x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Great CAS card .Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

I just love your card and its simplicity, just a touch of sparkle beautiful.
Great pictures of you and the girls sounds like it was a great evening out. My Dad used to play in a team at Wigston in Leicestershire and they used to win cups. I would have loved to have played but my disabilities stop me.
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

Jackie said...

Superb CAS card Viv, an beautiful photographs. I am suprised that you have time to make cards of any kind with your very busy life :o)
Jackie xx

Linby said...

Fab photos and sounds like a great night. Love this card, I've done it with a heart before but love this Chrismas idea, must CASE this!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous designed creation, and love the photos, all look so happy and gorgeous.xxx

 { aNNie}

SARN said...

Am loving your silver schparkly card Viv. Very creative wrapping the silver cord around the star and tree. LOVE IT.

Great pictures of your Bowls England event too. WELL DONE THAT WOMAN.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Carole said...

Ooooh love this one Viv...you seem to be on a roll! I like how you wrapped the beads round the branch too! Lovely photos of the ceremony.....will see you in the playground this week...bring the skipping rope!

Pia S said...

A white card with sparkle is difficult to photograph, but I can imagine how it looks IRL based on my photos vs the live version. I think it looks beautiful, Viv.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card VIv, such a stunning CAS design.
Gorgeous photographs, looks like a you had a great night.

Sue - said...

Sounds like you had a fun night. Love your cas card - very elegant!

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Sounds like you had a great time at the bowls dinner. xx

Hettie said...

Oooo Viv don't you look posh!!
Loving your card. All sparkly like.
I hope you don't mind, but I have CASEd your recent card and I am sharing it on my blog for Rudolph Day!

Viv said...

What a fabulous CAS card Viv, loving all the pretty silver! great photo's too.....I laughed at the image of you all skipping he he ;) Viv xx

~ginny said...

What a fun and elegant CAS card! Love how the chain wraps around the tree limb! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / or CYOC twist]
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Mrs A. said...

I heard a lot of peeps were unhappy with what they got from Santa Last Year. Apparently one of the Evles stood on Santa's glasses.
Should ave gone to Specsavers!!!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Oh wow!! I love bowls - they don't have it in the US that i've found yet (moved here 5 years ago). This card is stunning in its simplicity and elegance. I absolutely love the use of the chain - real wow factor. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards :) - Jenny