Thursday 8 November 2012

White Space

Found a piece of white hammered cardstock which was an odd size in the 'ends of paper' drawer.
The drawer is crammed full of odd bits so have chucked a lot of it out - I keep the odd bits thinking I will use them up but never do so have been ruthless and emptied it - I bet now I'll be looking for little bits of paper and card!
I used up three additional bits of card in addition to the white piece to make this - yet another CAS Christmas card. 
The red was put through the 'crimping' machine - (another little tool that I've had for ever and used rarely!) and after punching out a border along one edge of the white, put the crimped red piece under it so that it made a more reasonable sized card.
I punched out lots of green ferny leaves and made them into a wreath/nest.
A scrap of gingham ribbon was stitched onto a button with some twine and stuck into the centre of the wreath/nest.
The red birdie got himself a sparkly black gem for an eye and he's popped onto the ferny leaves with a sticky dot.
Used up the rest of the gingham ribbon which just managed to make it across the front (lucky girl I am!) and stamped a greeting in Crimson Red Versamark.
Challenges -
That Craft Place - Ribbon, Punches and Buttons
Clear it Out - Anything goes - Use red stash
Papercraft Junkies - Things with Wings
Nutcrafters - Ribbon/Twine
Thanks to everyone who has sent get well wishes - am still coughing and going through the tissue boxes, sinus are still blocked but I am MILES better than I was!
Thanks too if you've been and voted for me and if you haven't why not???? LOL


Pia S said...

WOW! This card has such a great design and I love the traditional Christmas color scheme. All is put so beautifully together!

Crafty Lark said...

I like the design from all those bits put together especially the nest, great card. xx Flora

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a gorgeous card Viv, love that cute robin and your crimped card

jacqui x

Unknown said...

hopes you feeling better vivy...and this is a superior it would look great on my mantle!!! lvs yer sassxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Viv..very classy


Basslady said...

a marvellous and beautiful card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Viv, hope you don't 'need' anything that was in the draw you cleared out.
Yvonne x

Monica said...

How beautiful is this... love the simpliclity of it.

shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Birds * challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

Kim S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the greenery and the gingham - so festive!!

Viv said...

Super card Viv, what a cute little birdie too. Glad you are on the mend now ( I am still coughing too)....and yes I did vote for you :) Viv xx

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.fab sweet bird and i love your design :D

xx coops xx

Maureen said...

This one would really look good on my mantlepiece!!!!! or even the one before this - both lovely!!!!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bird on his nest/wreath! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Birds' challenge xx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card Viv thanks so much for the positive vibes xx Jan

Louise said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the That Craft Place Challenge :) xxx

Teresa said...

Love the colours on this one Viv, gorgeous card xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I do love white space, it shows the main image to great advantage :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

fab card love the design x

Unknown said...

Magnificent card, with the red and white it is just gorgeous..x

Unknown said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
Tracey x

Helen said...

Gorgeous - so elegant and classy.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

Ally said...

CAS??? CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS?? Where the heck is this CAS??? hahaha, it must have taken you forever to punch out these leaves- so to me it isn't CAS at all, it's rather TTLTIMLC (takes the longest time in my life card) LOL