Sunday 15 December 2013

A Lazy Day

It has been a manic few days - but we have today been as lazy as lazy can be as neither of us have been able to summon any energy to do much at all!
We did a barbeque (yes I kid you not, a BARBIE) for over 40 yesterday at the Club instead of the usual sit down Christmas Dinner....... it was some feat for my other half who did the kebab/burger/pork steak cooking outside on what is definitely nothing other than a home size grill! Thankfully it stayed reasonably dry and only rained towards the end of the cooking.
But combined with putting up the Christmas decorations earlier in the week, a few days shopping for the food and then doing all the things that you have to do to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves yesterday, being on my feet all day saw me off!

So did a bit of present wrapping and made a couple of very similar last minute cards.

I simply used up some odd bits laying about on the desk (was supposed to be tidying so this was my 'tidying up'!)

Basic red and off white hammered textured card, some organza ribbon, some dies (poinsettia, flourish and a fancy frame).

Christmas greetings stamps inked with 'Really Raspberry' pigment ink and clear embossed.
Centre of flowers dusted with some Stickles - (gold on one and silver on the other)  and done!
Pics are a wee bit iffy but you get the general idea....

Challenges -
Stampin 4 the Weekend - Use some Red
Cut it Up - Christmas
52 CCT - Red/white (from May)
HIMCR - Use your Scraps
Pixie's Playground - Snippets
Sweet Stampin'- Last Minute Christmas
CAS 271 - Sketch (modified a bit but followed the basic guide)

Thanks for finding the time to visit. Coffee now here so will be calling in to see what you've all been up to! x


Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and the red and white is striking. Love the layered poinsettia.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous cards, love the red and white combination.

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Viv, I love the deep red poinsettias.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Viv lovely design


Chris said...

Love your tidying productive!!! Your carda are gorgeous! You certainly deserved a lazy day today after a BBQ for 40 in December! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Mau xx said...

Fab cards Viv, love the striking red against the white.
Sounds like you had a fun time :o)
I thought I had worked wondered doing a Hot Christmas Buffet for 12 of us on Friday night..40 and BQ must have been another experience.
Hugs Mau xx

Cindy said...

I like how you tidy up...LOL! Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards, I love them both :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Two beauties Viv, love the red and cream together! Susan x

Unknown said...

Great way to tidy up Viv, love both cards and the colours are beautiful annie xxc

Sarn said...

OOh these are pretty Viv. Whilst you may hanker after my stamp collection . . . I am loving your die collection! If only we lived nearer - we could play swapsies.

Will be ordering a new bike shed in the Jan sales! The playground toy box fund will be depleted, but we GOTTA have a bike shed to share secrets behind!

Sarn xxx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous.
I love how you tidy up your craft room. I do mine the same way!

Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

Darnell said...

Your bright poinsettia on this snippets card is breathtaking, Viv! You must be exhausted still from the big party you hosted! I'm sure everyone had a blast; wish I could have been there!! Hugs, Darnell

Shea said...

These are fabulous, Viv, and so creative as "tidy up" projects! Especially love the tiny bits of glimmer on the poinsettias. Very charming cards both.

Migdalia said...

Beautiful cards! Great job!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

♥Gemma♥ said...

Both cards are simply stunning and love the colour combo...
hugs and xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Sorry forgot to say...Thanks for choosing my card as one of your Top 5 over at Crafty Cardmakers!!
hugs and xxx

Di said...

Wow Viv, these are really gorgeous cards. I do love the CAS style with the lovely pop of red!

Playing catch up with commenting here, hugs, Di xx

Eve said...

Hi Viv,
your card caught my eye in the playground again so I had to take a look - stunning and elegant!

Paper Junkie said...

Love your last minute designs Viv - may have to "borrow" the layout for a few last minute ones of my own! X

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards Viv, love the red and white combination and texture.

Hugs diane

Irene said...

Two beautiful and stunning CAS cards.

June Houck said...

Viv, both versions are beautiful! What choice papers you have used too. Lovely work. I am so glad you joined us at Cut It Up!

coops said...

simply stunning viv.gorgeous designs and poinsettias ;D

xx coops xx

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this card, What a Great way to use up your scraps!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Pat said...

What lovely Poinsettias, and I especially like that die cut frame on the right hand card. Just the two colours on the card is so elegant. Happy Christmas Viv. x