Sunday 16 December 2012


Have promised myself a day doing as little as possible today! 
Spent from 8am to 8pm on my feet yesterday - we did our usual Christmas meal at the Club - 46 people all sat down for Roast Beef, followed by Christmas Pud then cheese and biscuits with lots of choccies and mince pies thrown in, quick raffle and a couple of games of bingo. It's a lot of effort as we have to cook meat etc at home the day before and then try and cook roasties in the Club oven... which has steadfastly refused to follow suggested cooking times and part cooked spuds take 2 hours instead of 30 minutes! 
It's actually quite stressful as we always feel under a lot of pressure to please everyone.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it though - thing is that next day I feel like I've been run over by a bus as the top half of my back and neck do NOT like me standing all day and stretching up and down to get stuff in and out of ovens, and OH isn't too hot either - so after 4 years we've hung our Christmas aprons up for the last time!!

Here's another Christmas share for you today -  in a colour I wouldn't associate with Christmas at all!

Randomly stamped a greeting and a variety of snowflakes onto cream card in Sepia ink, added some ribbon and flowers then mounted it onto the background paper which I'd edged with a scallop punch. 
Layered it all onto cream card.
Popped a few sparkly gems into the centre of the snowflakes, dusted the flowers with some Stickles to make them look 'frosty' and finished with a couple of pearl pins.

Challenges -  
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
Incy Wincy - Christmas with Snowflakes
Lexi's - Snow
Cards Galore - Christmas
RRR- Anything Goes plus ribbon
Stampin' for the Weekend - Let It Snow
Dutch Dare - Snowflakes
CRAFT - Winter
Pan Pastel - Anything Christmas

We have a beautiful sunny day here - I hope the sun is shining where you are!
Thanks for calling by - and if you've find time to comment I really appreciate you taking the time.  


Caroline said...

Viv this is gorgeous I love the snowflakes and the colour and design is beautiful. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely lovely Viv love that colour

jacqui x

Unknown said...

Hi Viv, love the odours and the snowflakes, beautiful card.

Wilma x x

Jenny said...

So pretty Love it! Jen xx

Meggymay said...

Love the colour combination its a beautiful card .
Yvonne x

Carol Willis said...

Viv, this is gorgeous. I love the colour combo. Simple and elegant.
Caz x

Jackie said...

Sounds like you have done more than your fair share then Viv, time to let someone else have a go!
I love this beautiful card and the colours are so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa Minckler said...

I think this monochromatic color theme is exceptionally beautiful. I never would have thought this for a Christmas card color, but now I'm completely hooked! Beautiful design and layout with the most wonderful embellishments. A very classy card for Christmas. :)

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Dutch Dare.
Lisa xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful, elegant Christmas card! Love the light browns with the white, great snowflakes too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'snow' challenge!

Anonymous said...

Very elegant! Love it!

Paper Junkie said...

I love this krafty Christmas card Viv. So elegant.

I will be helping to cook Christmas lunch for 50 again this year in our village hall (on Christmas Day)and I know just what you mean about the stress and aches and pains afterwards - and as we all know, you cannot please everybody all of the time - but it is a good event to do so we will continue as long as we are able! love X

Crafty Lark said...

Oh! this is a clever way of warming Christmas up a bit, love the cream and sepia and also the great layout. xx Flora

Krafty Kows said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Olivia said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Beccy said...

I'm glad everyone had a lovely lunch together Viv, it's so nice to get together in groups to celebrate the season. Hopefully your back and neck will recover quickly... I know how sore it can be after a long day on your feet.

I absolutely love your Christmas card! Even though it's not traditionally Christmas, I think the colour is fantastic. Love it!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

How gorgeous!!!

Love this one very much. Such a gorgeous colour and I love the ribbon embellishment with its beautiful pins and flowers.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

The gold on gold looks lovely on this card. Great idea to use different snowflake stamps. Cute bird card in the post be.ow too. Hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card and wonderful snowflakes.

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

coops said...

so stunning viv.really gorgeous design and i love the sepia :D

x coops xx

Stamps and Paper said...

VIv I just love your card and the colours are fabulous...


Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

June Nelson said...

Hi me darlin again!!! third time ive tried and nowts shown up, I loves the card and the colour, and I hope your keeping ok darlin, thanks for the link too, brilliant colouring images, whoop whoop, thanks big huggleis june xxxxxxxxxxx

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Maureen said...


Heather said...

Love the snowflakes and color palette!!
Thank you for joining us at RRR!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful and elegant, I absolutely love the colour. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
Lindsay xx