Monday 9 June 2014


Marie is hosting for us today at Crafty Cardmakers & More, and she has chosen 'Going Round in Circles' as her theme.  
Circular cards or at least one circle (of an obvious size please, buttons DO NOT COUNT) on your project and two fab sponsors again this time in Hobby Art Stamps and Di's Digistamps.
Shaped cards are a little out of my comfort zone but I have recently tried to use the Grand Nesties which have been gathering dust in the drawer and make some different shapes.

I used ivory linen textured card as the base and lightly sponged the inside of the nestie with Crushed Olive DI - this colour was the nearest match to the green card which I had laid out ready for the layering.

The papers are from the Botanical pad by Prima and were just saved snippets from a larger project.
Layered them onto the green and stitched together then added some cream vintage lace andstitched it all onto the base card.
Cream seam binding for the bow and glued the lovely rose cameo in the centre before adding the two pearl pins.
The sentiment was stamped using the same DI onto a scrap of the same paper and tucked behind the lace.

Challenges -
Pixies Snippets Playground- week 128 
CTFH - Anything Goes
Crafting when we can - Leftovers 
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Graph'it - Frilly and Fancy 

Thanks for calling in - and hope you'll find time to share your creations with us this challenge! x


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv,love the colours and design.
Sue xx


This is absolutely gorgeous Viv - love the circle design. Beautiful colours too!
Sylvia xx

brenda said...

This has such a lovely soft feel to it Viv, really pretty.

B x

Di said...

GORGEOUS Viv! Love the combination of the creams and green - a beautiful card all round (oh sigh, that slipped out accidentally - truly!!).

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Very pretty indeed Viv. Love shaped cards (don't know if you noticed!!!).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the design and fab

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful vintage feel to this card.
Lovely design and papers!

Netty said...

Beautifully vintage Viv. Hugs Annette x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. Such a beautiful design and I love your detailing.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the words.

Carole said...

This is beautiful!Love the circle design.

Angie said...

Lovely shaped card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Viv, beautiful vintage elements and paper. Susan x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a gorgious card I loe the image and the colours a lot!!Great desighn!!


debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

Anjie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our frills and fancy challenge atGraph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and love the colours. I had to close down Memories to Keep due to a hacker, so my new one is up and running with a candy...if you want to join up and join in please do so. I also had to rejoin your blog as a aNNie xx

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coops said...

so stunning viv.i love the shape and gorgeous detailing and stitching :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

Such a great vintagey looking card Viv, I love it :) Viv xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully chic and elegant.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Darnell said...

My word, Viv, I guess because of that gorgeous bow and lace, at first glance, I thought that this whole creation was made out of fabric!! What a spectacular wall hanging this would be!! Hugs, Darnell said...

Gorgeous! So very, very pretty. Thanks for joining the Graph'It Markers Frills & Fancy Challenge

Alyx said...

So pretty and feminine. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.