Monday, 31 October 2011

Monday Blues

Hello my friends - welcome to the start of another week!
Thankfully the internet now seems to be back to normal so maybe I can go back to coming calling on you all again this week.
Had a busy time really, couple of presentation lunches ( too much food - now on diet), and a few meetings but I still found time to do another card for the Xmas order!
I had SUCH a bad time with this one - I picked out some DP and then coloured the image to tone in. When I put the coloured image onto the paper, it looked soooo bad! The paper was really overpowering and I tried everything cos I really wanted to use the paper!
After a couple of days staring at it, adding different things and general fiddling about, I changed the paper! Which meant of course I had to find something that went with the colours I'd used on the image!

So here is the finished effort - the colour is rather 'in your face' here on the screen and I'm a little unsure it doesn't look the same in real life! The paper has shades of icy blue in varying degrees, but I quite like it and I hope it's OK.

The snowflake backing paper is by Frosted Designs and the image is of course by Mo Manning - it's called 'Pammy's Stocking' and I like it lots!

Die cut flourish added with lots of stickles, a punched snowflake border with stickles and a couple of sparkly gems and a 3D foam snowflake again dosed with stickles!

Challenges -
Corrosive Challenges - With a Flourish
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Christmas Inspirations - Die Cuts/Punches
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
DP2 Challenge - Holiday/Celebration


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. This is such a pretty card. Love the design, it highlights that sweet image perfectly, and I love the decoration and the colours you have chosen, fabulous creation. Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the sweet image and the fab swirls.
Kevin xx


Great card. Love Christmas on blue. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. Hope you will play with us next challenges too.

Debbie said...

This is just so so pretty, love the colors, and all the swirls as well. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week


Elaine L. said...

This is very pretty! I like the blue and white scheme, and the snowflake trim is great! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

coops said...

beautiful card viv.the image is gorgeous and i love your soft aqua colours ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

That is just such a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in this week’s challenge on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

June Nelson said...

Bloomin gorgeous!!! lovethe colours and I deffo ned that image vivvy babe xxxx

Jackie said...

A gorgeous card and colours. I am so pleased that your internet has settled down at last :o)
Jackie xx

Ihre Marina Hutflies vom Bastelshop said...

Dear Viv , You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A gorgeous Christmas card.

Love your image and beautiful papers/layout.

That punch is super lovely too .. .. I have my eye on that!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

It is a very pretty card, Viv. Like it lots. By the way, the sneaky peak is not the Christmas tree.

Shar B said...

A wonderful winter wonderland! Beautiful card!

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Awesome card you've made! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
Hugs, Marit.