Friday, 14 March 2014


The lovely weather tempted me outside this week so only messed about in the craftie space at night time - hence no pics - resulting in - no posts!
This morning though the weather is grey and misty which is typical as now I'm struggling to take pics!!
This make was a bit of an experiment for me but in real life the background colours are lovely and dreamily soft so for once I am happy with the finished article.
The paper was a present last year and it was one of those that I deemed 'too nice to use' - LOL!

All the embossing was done in WOW Fine Bright White direct to the background paper.
I am never very confident when stamping/embossing direct to a background like this one -thankfully I managed this without any mistakes!

The dragonflies were from a clear stamp set bought on my very first NEC visit (in 2009!) and I added a wee bit of Stickles to them.
The border stamp is of course from the beautiful Poppy Meadow set by Indigo Blu.
The sentiment was a recent purchase from Inkylicious - love it! 
Some tiny sparkly gems randomly placed, then matted onto a soft green background card.

Challenges -
 YNS - A fab inspirational photo
Alphabet - C for Country Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
City Crafters - Rainbows
Oldie but Goodie - Spring has Sprung
Crafty Bloggers - Nature
Sisterhood of Crafters - Sentimental Journey

Thanks for taking the time to call in today - hope you all have a great weekend. x


Unknown said...

Hi Viv, hope this finds you well..super card and lovely colours...that quote is so true.xx

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,love the

Darlene said...

WOW! What a beautiful card Viv! LOVE the soft colored background with the white lettering! Fabulous sentiment too! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Birgit said...

This is beautiful! I love the background and the elegant white

Suze Bain said...

Ooh, this is lovely Viv. Fabulous embossing and well done for using some of your "too nice to use" paper! Xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the white embossing and those beautiful papers.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Viv, it looks magical and calm.
Yvonne x

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning, I think I have had the papers Prima, I think and what a great use you have put them to, wish I'd thought of that. Loe it.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

This is so dreamy and so up my street! Love the colour combination. glad you decided to use and share that paper with us. Hugs Mrs A.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Viv I like the soft colours the sentiment and the gems.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

A wonderful card Viv, very pretty paper and great sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous soft and pretty...beautiful sentiment!!! Love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge "Sentimental Journey" at "The Sisterhood" we hope to see you back soon!!
Diane DT

Sarn said...

A very dreamy card here Viv . . . all soft and muted with the inspiring sentiment.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs from Darn Sarn xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is so pretty Viv, at first I thought you had blended DIs onto plain paper but now I have read it's the paper. Beautiful stamps and sentiment make a gorgeous card. Susan xx

Sid said...

Lovely card !

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Sue said...

Hello again Viv, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Hello again Viv, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

This is really lovely and thanks so much for sharing with us at OBAG. Good Luck. Sarah

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous stamps and sentiment and i love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

Billie A said...

Wonderful card. I love the sentiment and awesome that you presented the sentiment with the soft background so the words really spoke with out a lot of busy details. I really like this card. Like the white embossing. Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments for our ATG challenge.

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for playng this week at CCCB :-)

Darnell said...

A stunningly beautiful example of what can be done with gorgeous background paper and stamping or embossing! This is really very special, Viv, very soft and, as you said, dreamy!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft background paper. Reminds me of an impressionist painting. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Sentimental Journey" challenge.

stressfreestamping said...

I LOVE the white embossing on that lovely DSP. So glad you decided to use some of it and share it with us at ATSM. It is lovely!

paper fun said...

This dd come out beautiful. I can see why you were hoarding the paper. It is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Beautiful! I love the technique. Sometimes we forget that simple embossing is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Love the spring-y colors and sentiment on your card! Beautiful! I am so glad you joined us this time at YNS!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card and great use of that IndigoBlu stamp, it's one of my goto favourites! maddy x