Sunday, 21 December 2014


Well I survived  the last 48 hours - JUST! Friday was spent cooking and baking and yesterday was the actual Party Day - think everyone enjoyed it - we came home, poured a very large Gin and Tonic for me, a not quite so large Whiskey for the other half and collapsed!! 
From today we are concentrating on our own Christmas (which as usual will just be the 2 of us and quiet) but I first need to get the Christmas Tree up otherwise it won't feel like Christmas at all!
All my cards are done and sent so am sharing some from the 'For Blogging' folder. These 3 are a variation on a theme from last year and were an original design a few years ago by the very talented Birgit.
I made a batch of these using up the odd snippets of glitter card for the green one and other odd bits for the pink and kraft ones - and of course a few scraps of lace!
Snow embossing folder on the background then the 'tree' shapes ran through the corrugating machine, pearls and lace added and some white organza ribbon then matted onto coordinating card.
The stars were punched from the oddments and another pearl added.
Am off now to get covered in glitter and tinsel (makes a change from flour) - will be back later for a chill out blogland visit. Thanks for visiting today and enjoy your day!x
Challenges -
Suzy Bee's- Anything goes with Pearls
My Time to Craft - Trees
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Challenge up your life - Christmas without stamps
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 156/157
CHCCE - Anything Chruistmas


Di said...

Well. it goes without saying that I love these cards Viv - especially the pink one :) Beautiful design and also beautifully made if I may say so! Travelled perfectly too!!

Good luck with the tree - just don't ask Hubby where to stick it (Hettie's Friday Funny over on her blog, the old ones are the best!.

Merry Christmas


Di xx

Lee said...

Hi Viv,as always your cards are STUNNING.Glad your party went well,hopefully you and your husband can now recover lol.We are the same,have only been the tow of us at Christmas for a very long time,I don't mind at all hee hee.Wishing you and your husband a very Happy Christmas,A Happy,Healthy and Safe

Carole said...

These are wonderful Viv, and a great way to use up left over bits! Sounds like you need to put your feet up now and enjoy your Christmas.I hope you have a Happy and relaxing one!

Mrs A. said...

Your cards look really effective. Just off out in minute to walk round the local roads to see all the outside decorations. There is one house that goes absolutely bonkers each year with its decorations. I don't think they have any available wall. roof or garden space left to add any more but we shall see. hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous set of cards Viv, I love the elegant designs and wonderful colours.
Sue xx

Pia S said...

Lovely design and it's so fun to different colored versions of it! It always amazes me the effect a change of color has, these look so different!

Kathleen said...

What a great set of cards, love the colours and as they look easy peasy, they probably wasn't.

Kath x

Darnell said...

What an awesome way to use beautiful snippets for Christmas cards! Your trees are so very pretty, Viv!! I'm sorry I've been so absent. I want to wish you and your DH a Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Love your wonderful creations Viv, full of gorgeous colours....xx
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Jackie said...

Love those funky trees, a great set of cards :o)
Jackie xx

Canonbury creations said...

Glad your party went well Viv :) love the simplicity of your tree cards, great idea. Merry Christmas
Val x

Sarn said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Di's comment above!

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

I love these trees. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 60 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for December . x

MagsB said...

What lovely CAS cards - and a brilliant use for snippets, too! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

Merry Christmas!

love Mags B x

Rocky said...

What a great idea, they look fab! Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra.

Sandy said...

Saw this on Pixie's Snippet Playground. Such a cute idea.

MaryH said...

Viv, Saw your trio of cute & delightful trees over at the Snippets Playground and popped over to say Congrats on being highlighted and well deserved too. These are such a fun design and so cute with the different colors you chose. Hope your New Year is off to a grand start. TFS & Hugs