Sunday 8 February 2015


Another week gone! Glad to say have improved a whole lot so a big thank you to everyone who sent me messages - I really appreciate you taking the time.
Have played a little in the craftie space this week and swelled the 'Macmillan Box'. It's a long time since I made an easel card and this week I made two!
Am continuing with trying to get as many specific occasion cards done as I can - although I have not one 'new home' card in the box at all - something I must sort out!
This one was quite quick to do despite all the cutting and I used up quite a few odd bits of paper for the die cuts.

I love this stamp!
Used white linen card coloured the stamp with Distress Inks and then chucked a load of glamour dust down the bride's dress - really sparkly in real life and am quite smug about how nice it looks! LOL

Used a variety of dies - the ovals are all from the same set. The fancy corner die is from a set I confess I don't use very often but it was the right size for this card!

I didn't like the plain straight edge with the fancy main oval so I decided to put a border die across the top - in fact I added two and put some ribbon across the middle to hide the join! I cheated a bit because the bottom one is only two tiny bits tucked behind the main oval - was running out of linen card scraps by this time!
Same die used to create the 'stop' for the easel (I think it is a Marianne one.)

The flowers are all from my stash, punched out some ferny leaves and I finished it off with a LOTV sentiment and a little pearl heart.

Unsurprisingly there's lots of 'love' themes about this week -
Allsorts - Love is All Around
Sweet Stampin - Add a Heart
Fussy & Fancy - All About Love
Cuttlebug Mania - Heart
We Do Doobadoo - Hearts & Flowers
Crafting with the Dragon - Hearts & Flowers

I have been absent from the Snippets Playground whilst I've been feeling yuk - but am going to poke my nose through the fence this week as I've missed everyone!
Thanks for looking in today. Have a great day whatever you';re doing! x


Pia S said...

This is one of my favorite wedding images too! It looks so pretty colored on linen card, and her sparkly dress looks gorgeous as well as all those die cuts in white. Beautiful!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your easel wedding card Viv lovely image


Carole said...

I Love this card Viv...that stamp is fabulous! Love the dress! her figure! A really pretty card, love your attention to all things die cut and enbellishment wise. Glad you are feeling better, hugs xx

Di said...

Hi there Viv! Firstly, it's great to see you in the Playground and am so pleased you're on the mend!

I totally adore this card, it's really beautiful. Great use of snippets and of course perfect for the current Cuttlebug Mania challenge as well.

The couple look just perfect set within the Floral Oval (one of my favourite dies!), love the lace edgings and also that you picked up the bouquet theme with extra flowers too. Almost forgot that fabulous sparkle on the bride's dress :) That really works soooo well!


Di xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful card, thank you for adding a heart with Sweet Stampin'.

Warm hugs

Lee said...

Hi Viv,Lovely Stunning card.So glad you are beginning to feel a lot better.Huggles xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, I love the romantic image and beautiful detailing.
I am pleased that you are starting to feel better now.
Sue xx

Lynn said...

A very pretty easel card, and a wonderful image. Glad you are starting to feel a little better. Lynn x

Jacee said...

How pretty Viv, a really lovely card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

AO Creations said...

Such a sweet card!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

Claire said...

Such a pretty card Viv, so romantic and I love that image. Thanks for joining our 'Hearts and Flowers' challenge at
Claire xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the image which stands out brilliantly with all the lovely white card, fabulous dies too.
Sorry to hear that you have not been well but glad to hear that you are feeling better now.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A sweet romantic card Viv. glad you are feeling a little better.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous easel card Viv, I like the image and the white die cuts
Kevin xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

So pleased you are feeling better Viv. A beautiful card loving all that sparkle! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and love that image too.

Jackie said...

Good to know you are feeling much better now...hugs
What a gorgeous card :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

You have created a gorgeous Wedding card Viv, it's perfect for our theme.

It's lovely to see you at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

Looked a bit is a scrappy game, but one point is better than none I guess.

B x

Sarn said...

I agree . . . terrific image.

Beautiful card too mate.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you are feeling less yukky now, Viv, and able to do a bit of crafting. Your wedding card is gorgeous - love the image - a really pretty use of snippets too. Elizabeth xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Viv, sorry its taking so long to get picked up :( Hope you are on the mend now and that you feel much better very soon xxxxx
Thankfully I have had very few Yukky times of late.. my problem was (I have severe IBS) I cured it big time when I bought a Water filter, wish I had known this years ago! A miracle I used to be laid up for weeks at a time :(
Get well soon xx
Love the card, The image is gorgeous!
Huge hugs Mau xx

Terry said... Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from We Do Doobadoo UK, love it Hugs Terry xxxx


Hi Viv - hope you are feeling much better now. Fabulous Wedding card - love all the detail and the romantic image! Gorgeous dies too.
Sylvia xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - the image is beautiful - love the sparkle and fabulous die cuts.
Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Such a lovely card. The image is so beautiful along with the frills of the frame and floral accents. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cuttlebug Mania!
Belinda DT

Kimbo said...

What a wonderful wedding card, just perfect

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Thordis said...

So beautiful wedding card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Liz said...

I've just seen your card over in the Playground. WOW, what a fabulous card! I love the design and all the detail you added. Beautiful! xx

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my this is gorgeous Viv!! You've coloured this couple so beautifully...her dress looks so good that I think I'd like have one!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!!
Take care,

Darnell said...

I'm just getting around to visiting my Playground chums and I've come to congratulate you for having this excellent card showcased by Di! It truly is spectacular, Viv!! Hugs, Darnell

Gwyneth said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card.
Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Hearts and Flowers" challenge this month. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT