Sunday, 12 October 2014


So the thought that I would be able to sit and make messy four days after my last post was a little optimistic! But FINALLY last night I did something!!
Before going any further I  want to say a warm welcome to my new followers, Maritza, Leslie, Julie, Karen S and Little K  - thanks so much for looking at my humble blog!
I had left a pile of stuff out on the craft table before I went away and once I'd removed the 3 week layer of dust(!) I decided to use it up rather than put it away so it is a similar make to a previous card I posted before the holiday.
I opted for cream tones throughout with the image only having the splash of colour and stitched everything!

Striped background paper from Anne- Marie designs and the square layer behind the image has a muted cream/ivory swirl pattern (doesn't show up very well in the pic), which is from an old Papermania pad.
All edges distressed with Antique Linen DI and added some Stickles to the image edge and also to the champagne glasses and drops.

Two lots of lace from my stash, some ivory ric rac braid (to hide the lace join),  ivory organza ribbon, a layered flower ('stickled again!), some pearls and a few pins to finish.

Oh and a stamped banner sentiment.
Inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili Add Lace
Sugar Creek Hollow - 1image, 2 papers, 3 embellies (flower,lace,pearls)
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Shelter - Shabby Chic
Suzy Bee's - Anything Goes with Stripes
Country View Challenges - Sparkle and Shine
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Have a bit of tidying to do outside (sun is out!) but then am looking forward to a blogland catch up and of course a bit of creative nonsense this afternoon!
Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Scrappy Scatty said...

This is so pretty
Thank You for joining us at The Paper Shelter

aussie aNNie said...

This is just a beautiful card Viv , loving the colours used as well. such a gorgeous creation.xx
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Pia S said...

This is so elegant! The cream colored background and details make this image pop out beautifully!
Stylish and sweet!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the lace and all the glitter.

Kath x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Viv. That lace is gorgeous! Xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv, adorable image, beautiful papers and pretty lace.
Sue xx

Sally Dodger said...

A very pretty card. The image is so cute and the cream colour theme is beautiful. The embellishments are fabulous too. Sally D.x.


Fabulous card Viv. A great celebration image and delicious lace and pearls - LOVE it!
Sylvia xx

Mrs A. said...

I'm amazed at all the detail on your card. It is just so lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful card

Jackie said...

Stunning card Viv, love that lacy border :o)
Jackie xx

Canonbury creations said...

Love the cream tones Viv, so pretty and that lace is gorgeous!
Val x

Canonbury creations said...

Love the cream tones Viv, so pretty and that lace is gorgeous!
Val x

Carole said...

Oh such a pretty card, love that lace and such a cute image. Beautiful!!

Sarn said...

Hi Viv . . . another stunner. I see you brought your Mojo home with you! Good job you have a big duster isn't it?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a fun wedding card! Love this cute image! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in future challenges.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A gorgeous card Viv! Love the cream combination and fab image. The glitter is perfect love it all!! Welcome home! Susan x

Jacee said...

How pretty Viv. the lace looks so pretty, a great addition to a lovely card.
hugs Jacee
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Gorgeous elegant card! Lace is wonderful! I love all details!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge and I hope to see again.

An Occasional Genius said...

So gorgeous Viv! Well done on using it up over putting it away again! xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful card. Love that lace! Thanks for joining the fun at Fab 'n' Funky this week for our 'Anything with Ribbon' challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Pat said...

A lovely card Viv and adore that lace with the pearls and the pretty pins and flower with pearls, and what cute mice too. x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is just so beautiful with the creams and the lace is just so scrumptious.
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coops said...

so stunning viv.gorgeous sweet image and i love your soft creamy colours :D

xx coops xx

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous card, love the fun image and the gorgeous lace and pearls! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Cec said...

I love the colour palette on this card and all the glitter. The lace is to die for. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

One fabulous image! Two lovely patterned papers and 4 different embellishments (one too many) but they = 1 beautiful card!~ So glad that you joined us for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

Unknown said...

Just popping by to say thank you for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap. Good Luck!

Jill Scribble and Scrap DT

Sue said...

Viv your card is stunning. I love the stitching, and the lace is beautiful. Some lucky person is going to treasure this!
Thank you so much for joining in with our Sparkle and Shine challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx