Thursday, 20 November 2014

It's been a strange week!
Lots of places to book for overnight stays during May to September, trying to juggle a few home commitments amongst all the travelling and visiting across the country and generally just trying to get my head round the enormity of what is actually happening to me!

I spent a quiet day yesterday making a few Christmas cards for my own stash -
Made a couple like this - (had terrible bother taking a decent photo!) and just used up some odd leftovers for the die cuts and the embossed background. So I will be paying a visit to the much missed Playground this week.

I was going to put the birdie on the branch but changed my mind at the last minute and popped him on what was intended to be a snowy floor - not sure it works but hey ho - too late now!!

Snow embossing folder used then an oddment of white card just randomly cut with sharp scissors, sentiment stamped with Versafine Crimson Ink and layered over background with 3d pads. Teeny bit of sparkle on the edge.

Some sparkle added to the branches and a few tiny red gems (note to self  a great idea if you have loads of time to chase the tiniest sparkly bits round the craft table..... not so good if you're in a hurry!) 

Birdie stuck where his feet will get cold and a tiny red gem on the 'i' of the sentiment.

Layered the whole lot on white base card.

Challenges -
4 Crafty Chicks - Make it Sparkle
As You Like It - fave Christmas Style - Modern and CAS - cos I love White on White and think it's perfect for Christmas!
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment for December Holiday
Divas by Design - Snow
Delightful Challenges - You're a gem (Bling)
Crafting by Design - Christmas

I suspect I shall be getting a lot of practice at making a lot of CAS cards during the summer months over the next four years as crafting time will be at a premium!
Thanks for visiting and if you've left a comment I appreciate it. I am going to spend this evening trawling through blogland and catching up with all I have missed this last week! x


Carole said...

I like this Viv...but then I am a sucker for white on white.I like your attention to the small details and I am sure birdie will survive! You had better start on next years Christmas cards then...and i had better practice what I! (Not done this years yet!)

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card card Viv, love the white on white and the splash of red. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carolxx

Jacee said...

Lovely design Viv
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mrs A. said...

This is lovely. Love the little bird. Hugs Mrs A.

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love the design.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Viv. The tiny red gems were worth the effort!
Sue xx

Suze Bain said...

Very Christmassy Viv, love that little birdie die. Xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful white space, love the touch of colour and the sweet little bird.
Yvonne x

Sally H said...

A wonderful snippets card, Viv! Love the white on white with a bit of red! Gorgeous

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Just catching up after my baby and dog sitting duties Viv. What wonderful news a big congratulations and I am sure you will do a magnificent job. Love your CAS card with the white on white and a splash of red. Susan x

Jackie said...

I love the dash of red on the beautiful white on white card.
I am sure you will be fine in your new position, they wouldn't have voted for you if they didn't have confidence in you :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

Well I just love this snowy little card with his cute red bird (reminds of the fabulous book "Red Bird Christmas) by Fannie Flagg . . . such a heartwarmer.

You next 4 years will be totally AMAZING Viv . . . enjoy every moment.

Hugs, darn Sarn xxx

aussie aNNie said...

A most stunning card Viv, loving the dies used
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Pia S said...

What a lovely card, Viv! Lots of white, some sparkle and just a touch of color, what a great recipe for a Christmas card!

Jane Savage said...

Simply beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xxx

Canonbury creations said...

Beautiful card Viv, love white on white :) many congratulations on your new position!
Val x

Di said...

Lovely card Viv! Tee, hee - poor little birdie will get more than cold feet :(

Love the white on white with just the pops of red - and the teeny gem over the sentiment is a lovely touch!


Di xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. I also like white on white very much and the little touch of colour is perfect. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

coops said...

stunning winter scene viv and i love the little touches of red ;D

xx coops xx

craftinka said...

Love the monochromatic look with a touch of colour. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Justyna xx

Lori Turner said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Viv, this is so precious! I love the winter scene and those itty bitty red gems are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv love the CAS look..

Anne said...

My favourite - white on white - can't beat it :)
Love those branches and the red bird makes a perfect pop of colour. He looks just right on the snow!

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card love the scene you have created .Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments designs and good luck in the challenge
Lalkygirl x


Ooooh - another fabulous Xmas card Viv. Love the snowy scene with the glittery branches and the red bling! Cute little birdie too!
Sylvia xx

Lee said...

Oooooh I LOVE this card,cute lil birdie,love birds.Don't forget to breath lol.xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Viv, loving the red and white and the pretty little scene too.Yes next year will certainly be a very busy one for you ;) hugs Viv xx