Thursday, 8 December 2011


I have spent an absolute age this morning trying to take decent pics of some of my recent makes - have given up as a bad job. The sky is as grey as can be and using the flash on the camera makes the pics even worse! Actually we're having some horrendous weather and the forecast is for more of the same today - we're not as bad as a wee bit further up the coast into the Cumbrian hills or Scotland I don't think, but it's definitely not a day for being outside. (not that I needed any excuse to stay in the craftie space......)
Just wish the light was a bit better!

So with my apologies in advance here is a card I've made for our niece in America which will be delivered by M-I-L next Tuesday when she arrives there for her annual Christmas pilgramage to see all the American relatives!

I opted for a pink and brown colour scheme with liberal doses of sparkle, both with the DP papers (by First edition from the Love Letters and Summer Breeze stacks) and by the glitter I applied on anything that stood still long enough!
The image was a present from a friend some time ago and has been laying on the desk waiting to be coloured.
I used some pink pearls and a PC generated sentiment layered onto brown cardstock.
Even though this is going to be delivered by hand, I couldn't go too mad with the embellishments - M-I-L goes 'across the pond' like she's preparing for a siege so there's not a lot of space in any of her cases and what space there is means whatever there is in there is in danger of being crushed to death!

Challenges -
Creative Belli - Winter/Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafting - Merry Christmas
Incy Wincy - Non Traditional Christmas Colours


Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the pink/brown combo :o)
Jackie xx

Monica said...

Sorry that the weather is so grey but your card is anything but that - love it's subtle colours, Viv. And the image is so very cute.

xxx Monica

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like this sweet image and the colour combo.
Kevin xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the soft tones and the glitters on your card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,this image is

coops said...

stunning card viv.the image is so adorable and i love your soft colour combo :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is gorgeous.

Love our layout and gorgeous papers and image.

Love Jules xx

Annette said...

Such a cute LOTV image. Love your soft colours. Thanks for joining our non-traditional Christmas colour challenge at Incy Wincy this week. Come back on Monday for a new challenge. Annette xx

Darsie Bruno said...

so incredibly sweet! that image is divine! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
Merry Christmas!
Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

Ceal said...

such a sweet card! I love it
Thanks for playing along with the Belli girls