Wednesday, 21 December 2011


I haven't been about as much this week but no doubt as everyone else is mad busy in the run up to Christmas, I won't have been missed.
I've mananged to visit a couple of blogs over the last few evenings but to be honest I'm dog tired when I get home every night and am struggling to do anything apart from flop down on the sofa then take myself to my bed!

Have several cards that I finished and didn't share yet so here's one for now......

I was inspired by another card maker, Steph, who's forte is clean and simple cards, and she had done a version of this in black and white which was lovely, so I had a go at CASEing it.

I used white pearlised cardstock and printed the sentiment in dark grey ink.

I have had some dark grey satin ribbon for eons and have always wondered what to use it on other than sympathy cards, but as I had some grey pearlised cardstock I decided to try using the grey/white colour scheme for this card.

Some snowy white cotton lace and the grey ribbon were stuck onto the white card just below the sentiment and I added a tiny silver wreath charm under the bow.
I layered it onto the grey card then onto white again and was really pleased with the simplicity of this card - it's recipient took the trouble to mail me telling me how beautiful she thought it was so that made me happy too!
The added bonus was that it was real quick to do - so I made a few of them using different colours for the sentiment and adding co-ordinating ribbon. I also used up my entire stash of christmas charms (which weren't many really!! LOL), so will have to buy some more for next year! (Any excuse).

A few challenges -
Partytime Tuesdays - Use Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card (and this was amongst the last ones I made even though it mightn't be the last I'll post!! LOL)
City Crafter - Winter White
Creative Craft - White on White
Paper and Such - Quick Last Minute Card
Whimsy Stamps - Charms


Netty said...

Beautiful card Viv, loving the grey ribbon. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year, xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous. Soon be over just hang in there LOL XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Viv, it looks so elegant.
Happy Christmas to you and yours.
Yvonne x

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the clean & simple look thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Connie said...

A lovely card.
I received a lovely card today too!
Many thanks. I don't have your present address so sorry I haven't sent a card to you!
But I'll get something coming your way if you let me know where you now are!
Best wishes for Christmas and 2012,
Connie, x

Ros said...

Beautiful and so very elegant ... thank you for playing along with us at CCCB ... wishing you a wonderful Christmas

coops said...

wow this is so stunning viv.beautiful classy design :D

xx coops xx

Jan said...

That is SO beautiful Viv xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I really love this .. .. very elegant and I love the layout.

Gorgeous lace and ribbon!

Have a great Christmas Viv and a lovely 2012.

Love Jules xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very elegant, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous, understated card - I love it!

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful-so elegant!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Viv, so classy and elegant!!! Why didn't I do that instead of cluttering it up like mine and have to take out a mortgage.
I not baying anything more digi images - until at least next week - hee-hee!!!

A Merry Christmas and wishing you with love, joy and laughter for all.
Heather xx

Mrs A. said...

Very elegant and very classy. Have a great christmas and see you back in the New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

So pretty and elegant.. I just love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Julie said...

Just beautiful! CAS at it's finest! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such.

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow a great white on white project, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges in our last challenge of 2011, good luck in the draw.
hugs sandra dt xxx

cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous card just love the image,
bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs Cheryl xxxxxx

April said...

This is a very stunning card! I love CAS even though I have a hard time personally making them! Love it! Thanks for joining creative craft challenges!

Unknown said...

wow...superb my friend xxx