Monday, 17 October 2016

Getting On

Have been completely uninspired whilst I have had my few free days - really irritating! I thought perhaps I should just then go and make a start on a few Christmas cards - brain blank!
Had to seek inspiration elsewhere and am beginning to wonder if Pinterest really IS such a good thing 'cos maybe it is TOO easy to just go trawling and find something to CASE instead of thinking for yourself?
Anyway I opted for the 'too easy' course and had a quick trawl and then remembered the new Muse Challenge  (No 188) and the lovely colour Jenni had used on her CAS card.
So armed with a starting point of the colour and the placement of an edged panel, I came up with this -
 I am beginning to be more and more drawn to CAS- in particular for Christmas as they're good for making batches! And I hope I am mastering the technique without it looking too plain. 

A snippet of white card, masked off the bottom and used a 1p piece for the masking of the moon! (All I had on the desk.....LOL)

Brushed on some Tumbled Glass DI and used a much neglected  Pine Branch Stamp inked in Versafine Smokey Gray.

Ran the piece through a snow EF and then matted it onto a snippet of black card.
The sentiment is from SU.

I made a couple like this using different colours for the sky and a berry stamp - will share these later.

Quite happy with these and at least I have made a start!!!

Challenges -
Pixies Playground - Snippets Week 251
That's Crafty - CAS
ABC Christmas Challenge - U 'Under the Pile'
CHCCE - Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x


  1. Viv your 'brain blank' has turned out a lovely card.xx

  2. This is such a peaceful and beautiful Christmas card, Viv! Love those silvery branches!

  3. This is just perfection!love it ...must get a pinecbranch stamp so I can CASE this one! and Im with you on pininterest I make a card then find that I have made one subconciously seen on pininterest.But thank you for joining in with us over at Muse this week x

  4. This is lovely calm and serene (bet you don't feel calm ad serene). When sre our mojo's going to come home...have they eloped together? Mind you i don't think you are doing to badly. I am much better thanks...antibiotics for what ended in bronchitis!! Really flattened me but ...very flu type thing...hope that's my lot for this winter now!! Just want some motivation, inspiration and creation!! Take care xx

  5. A stunningly beautiful card, Viv! I love it! Pinterest isn't a bad thing if it can inspire beautiful cards like this! Hope you feel more mojo soon. I tend to mostly find that lack of mojo is proportional to an increase in free time or an abundance of new stash! When I have no time to make anything I have heaps of ideas!

  6. It is a lovely card Viv, and CAS cards will be perfect for posting.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Well I think this is fabulous ,a really calm and peaceful card and so glad that you managed to make a few of them. Sometimes I think that some cards are far too over loaded that the actual image is lost. Gosh, just read some other comments above, which I never do and it seems like we all have very similar views on this card, so looks like you have really cracked this one.
    Love it.

    Kath x

  8. Beautiful!! So peaceful. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  9. A peaceful and joyous card indeed Viv. Well done on this lovely CAS Christmas card, you nailed it!

    Hope Mr Mojo comes back soon for you . . . very annoying when he ups and leaves when you want to play!

    I agree with your Pinterest comments. I spend far too long looking at everyone else's creations and not enough time making my own! Having said that, it is a very useful resource and I actively try to CASE from it, otherwise what's the point in keeping pins????? LOL!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Wow Viv I love this. So pretty and soft and wonderful.

  11. Wonderful card Viv - so fresh and elegant. I'm with you on the 'Less is More' - once you decide on a desing the rest usually follows without too much stress. Lovely to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  12. A beautiful, peaceful winter scene! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  13. Great card Viv! You've created a beautiful, peaceful, snowy scene that is just perfect. xx

  14. A stunning card Viv, I love the CAS feel to this.

    Sue xx

  15. I hate when I have time and cannot find my mojo too!! However, I think you found it with this stunning card. LOVE the soft blue sky and the snow detail. Great CAS feel!

  16. I like this card very much. A simple idea but oh so classy looking. I love the effect of the em doing folder. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Yes, your card is a good start!
    This so beautiful, soft, delicat and peaceful.
    Just a great take on Jenni's card!

  18. this is a wonderful card.

  19. A very peaceful winter scene. Love just part of the branch stamped.

  20. Love your interpretation of Jenni's MUSE card; so creative and beautiful

  21. Great clean and simple card, Viv. Gorgeous colours and design. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  22. Not plain at all but elegant Viv. I love the stamp. Elizabeth xx

  23. So love your card...a great stand out this week!


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