Monday, 27 November 2017

Almost at the end.....

....of the Presidential year! 3 more events to go - but none now until the 2 in January and then the final one at the end of February so a nice long rest time in-between for me!

Time to write those cards that I have made (and bought!! LOL) and maybe now I'll be able to get back into making messy.

Have done only a few fussy/fancy Christmas cards to date - concentrated on CAS this year mainly because of time.
Quite liked how this one turned out even though it was a bit fiddly!

I don't have separate star dies - this is one that has the 3 stars on it so it took a bit of working out about the positioning but got there in the end.

The gold glitter card behind is really subtle and gives a lovely muted sparkle which the pic doesn't really show.

I used a gold gel pen for the strings and stamped the sentiment in gold mettallic ink.
Job done.

Joining in at -
LIM - Let it Shine
AAA- CAS Christmas
CHC - A/thing Christmas
Jingle Bells - Baby it's Gold Outside

And speaking of gold - I had a wonderful night at the Ladies National Presentation Dinner last Saturday in Coventry! Was as nervous as anything having to give my speech but got through it without any hiccups or anything.

I had a full length dress - why do long dresses always come in lengths only for 6' tall women!
I ended up having to buy shoes with MASSIVE heels so it didn't trail the floor - thankfully I managed not to fall off them when presenting the trophies!
Kept them on too for almost 6 hours!!!

Thanks for visiting today. A cold wet and windy day here - hope you are all having a nice day whatever you're doing. x



26 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Viv, what a gorgeous photo, classy lady, love the shoes. Your card is just as stunning. Good you can have a break and a rest now until January...hugs.xx[aNNie]��

lauren bergold said...

oh what a very beautiful & striking CAS card design! love how the gold really shines against the white! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Jane said...

Oh stunning! Adore your beautiful golden starry card. Fab shoes too and how convenient to have an excuse to have to buy them! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

pinky said...

Love your gorgeous card with all that glitter Viv. You look amazing in your beautiful dress and sparkly shoes!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful CAS card, Viv. Love all the gold shiny elements. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

Pia S said...

Stylish design, not simple but CAS looking and elegant. I'm trying to be cost efficient this year, I still have lots of light weight cards to make. Cool shoes, would never be able to walk in them myself, so great job on that too:)

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Viv, very elegant and stylish.
Super photo of you, not sure I would have lasted 6 minutes in those beautiful shoes! LOL! xx

Carole said...

Love your CAS card Viv...very classy...just like you in your lovely dress and the shoes OMG! I certainly couldn't wear those heels so well done on every account....I would have had to have the dress shortened I think (that's why I don't do dresses!!..lol), Enjoy your respite/catch up time. xx

Kathleen said...

A fabulous card, love the design and the CAS effect, may have to steal this for next year.
Gorgeous dress and fabulous shoes but I would not be able to keep them on for 6 minutes, these days.
Must live not far from me as our weather has been just the same.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic card Viv, its a super die cut for a CAS card.
I loved your beautiful evening dress and the shoes, but I think I would have had to shorten the dress and go for a lower heeled shoe.
Yvonne xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow love that Cas card!! ...and the photo and shoes are pretty awesome too.Take my hat of to you wearing the shoes for 6 hrs!!!:) x

Fiona said...

Hello Viv
Such a classy and elegant card...just like you in your gorgeous evening dress and glitzy shoes. CAS is the way to go at xmas. Xxx

brenda said...

I'm vertically challenged as well Viv and always end up having to have inches chopped off the bottom. But you look every bit the part and hope you didn't have to walk too far in those shoes. A very elegant card.

B x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the elegant feel. I've really enjoyed following you around the country on the Presidential tour on FB.
luv
Debby

Barb said...

A beautiful CAS card Viv and I love the design. What a lovely photo. You look so elegant in your beautiful dress and the shoes are wonderful. I have never worn shoes so high in my whole life. Credit to you! Like Carole I would probably have had the dress shortened too! I'm glad to hear the speech went well. I'm sure you must be quite used to public speaking by now. Great work all round. Barbxx

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous CAS design ... love the metallic sparkle ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely starry and perfectly CAS card, Viv. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Christmas card challenge. P.S. Did you know that we like you to share our challenge badge? :)

Kathyk said...

Love your card and I particularly love the use of the glittered backing card on your LIM entry

Kathyk

SARN said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS festive card mate. And don't you just look uber-glam in that sparkly get-up!?

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Cara said...

A beautiful elegant card. Totally with you on the long dress front! I think I'd break my neck in those heels, but I do love the sparkle x

Loll said...

Love all the gold in this post Viv! You look so beautiful in your full-length dress. Those shoes are so sparkly --- really WOW! Congrats on a successful year as President!! Love your starry card. Great idea with using the positive and negatives to create lots of sparkle with the gold. Enjoy your time off until January! xx

Sharon said...

Stunning card Viv! So classy and elegant - just like you in that beautiful dress. Ha Ha! I had a giggle at your comment about the length of long dresses - being 5'8" myself I always fine the ones I like would fit someone around 5'2!!! Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your glamourous card with us at Less is More xx

Skye said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Great dies. You look very elegant and deserv a medal keeping those shoe on for so long.

Linby said...

Love your card - well done on working with what looks like a tricky die!
Wow - those shoes are gorgeous but so very high - I find dresses long too, but I shorten them!

Pat said...

Ooooh Viv, this card is gorgeous with the stars and glitter card background, and I might just have to CASE it as I have some nested stars which I don't think I have ever got around to using...how awful. I'm so pleased your presentation dinner and speech went well, and you looked fabulous in that beautiful dress, and those ankle breaking high heels which I could never have lasted six minutes in that alone six hours...lol. x

Cheryl S said...

Your card is so pretty! I love how CAS it is with the touches of gold glitter showing. You looked beautiful in your dress and shoes too :) Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.