Thursday, 9 January 2014

Another Desk Tidy!

Just mooched about this morning - done some housework and some washing and have listened to the {very} heavy showers!
Came into the craft room armed with the hoover as there's bits of paper all over the floor... got in here and promptly just sat down at the desk abondoning the cleaner in the doorway!
Whilst making the card here last week, I abandoned a piece that I had started work on as the trellis edge had 'buckled' a bit in the middle.

This morning I 'rescued' this piece and set to using up the leftovers from the sheet of textured card and making use of the trellis edge, which I have decided isn't REALLY that bad.

When using up odd bits of card I always opt to use this honeyblossom die! Don't know why, - it's not that I don't have others!!

Embossed the background and after securing the oval frame onto another small piece of card lightly sponged some Spun Sugar DI. Cut out both frame and an aperture, stuck the oval centre flat onto the embossed background and then raised the frame on 3d foam pads.
Tucked in the flower die after sponging with the same ink, die cut a butterfly and added a few tiny pink gems.

No sentiment as yet as I am intending to use this card for myself rather than put in the 'Pink' box so  sentiment will be added when I use it - think though that it will be useful for a few things, Get Well, Birthday, Sympathy so a useful addition to my own card stash!
Challenges -
Little Red Wagon - All Purpose
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Fancy Borders/Edges
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes
A Creative Need - Die Cuts
Pixies Playground - Snippets Week 106
ATCAS - Dies

Suppose I'd better retrieve the cleaner and sort out this floor - which is now covered with even more paper bits!!! Have a great day whatever you're doing! x 


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I just love the all white with a hint of pink. Beautiful dimension and embossing.
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JanR said...

So pretty and delicate! And way to use up those scraps! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, a beautiful and elegant design and I love the delicate touch of pink.
PS Glad to see you entered your gorgeous New Baby card into Pink Gem's Challenge!
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,fab

Di said...

Fabulous card Viv - as all of yours are. Really delicate and one to CASE I think.
Almost wet myself laughing about the Parsnip comment on the Snippets Playground - you total nutter - no wonder you fit in so well!:) Snigger, my snippets card for Sunday has a rocket involved, tee, hee!

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Snigger, forgot to say - did you finish the cleaning? :)


Kathleen said...

Absolutely stunning, fabtastic creation.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Viv, I like the embossing and the die cut flowers.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Hello there-What a beautifully detailed card-so soft and pretty :)
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Unknown said...

Fab card Viv, your white on white are also stunning with that touch of pink.xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

So pleased to hear I am not the only one with bits of paper all over their craft room floor!

Those little die cut bits get everywhere don't they.

I often find them stuck to the bottom of my feet, in the bed, or floating in the bath LOL!!!

Great card and I love that Nestie! That is still on my ever increasing list of things I would like.

I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you and your family all the best for 2014.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, love the light inking :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

Ooh LOVELY! xxx

Mau xx said...

Beautiful card Viv, Oh if only I would get round to using my left overs :o~ I am sure they would make 5doz cards. They end up getting damaged then have to go in the bin :o(
A beautiful card, and like you say useful for lots of occasions.
Hugs Mau xx

Flutterby Trina said...

simply stunning! one thing I have never mastered is this style! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Paper nest Dolls with our Anything Goes challenge!! i do hope to see you again soon xxx

PetraB said...

so gorgeous, a truly beautiful card

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Viv, I love the pale pink shading. My room is so messy too...just don't feel like cleaning it today...or tomorrow...or lol :) Viv xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous creation! I love the subtle hint of color and the embossing! Thanks for joining us at A Creative Need!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Viv!! what a stunning card and just love the little hint of pink too...
hugs and xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. These are wonderful dies and your card is very versatile!

Anonymous said...

Lots of lovely die cuts on here Viv what a pretty card well worth abandoning the Hoover I would say . Thanks so much for not cleaning up and taking part in our challenge at ATCAS !



Why do the cleaning when you can be crafting - that's what I say Viv!! Love the combination of dies and texture on this gorgeous card - I think it may appear on my WOW Pin board tonight!
Sylvia xx

PS - thanks for your lovely comments - I'm chuffed to bits! x

Darnell said...

You make it seem so effortless, Viv! This is incredibly beautiful, feminine, and wonderful!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Hi Viv. Lovely card with lots of layers of beautiful dies. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.


Hi Viv - I left a comment on this beautiful card last night but Mr Blogger must have thrown it away!!!
This really is a gorgeous mix of dies and texture - absolutely love it.
Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS - hope to see you next time too!
Sylvia xxx

Anonymous said...

What a super rescue job!So elegant and love the hint of pink.The gems finish it off beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

coops said...

wow this is beautiful viv.really beautiful design and I love the delicate white and pink :D

xx coops xx

Katie said...

A really great rescue and I love the White on White!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls and Good Luck!

Carol said...



Sylvia Anderson said...

So pretty & delicate, I love the touch of pink.
Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x