Sunday 15 March 2015

Relaxing Sunday

After a whirlwind (but brilliantly enjoyable) 36 hours across Friday and Saturday - I am having a 'chill out' day!Lovely pre-wedding meal at a fab hotel on Friday night, then a very early start Saturday morning for a civil ceremony within the stunning setting of St Georges Hall at 10am, followed by pastries etc back at the hotel before the newly married couple hopped into a taxi on the start of their trip to the Maldives.
A very small and intimate affair, just 7 of us altogether (them, us, the grooms 2 grown up children and a girlfriend!) -  it was all the more special for that. They're having two small celebrations with their respective families  who live a considerable distance away from each other when they come back!
So here's my share for today -

The papers are very very old - that old I have no idea where they're from!
The darker green piece is two off cuts and I just juggled about positioning it with it so that I got a larger piece to the right and little teen scrap peeping out from the left.
Used some scrap hessian for a 'rustic' feel (cheated a bit with this too cos it's in two pieces - the space is hidden behind the image!)
Highlighted the LOTV image with promarkers and matted onto green card then punched two holes and added metal eyelets.
String threaded through and tied using a metal rimmed clock button for the bow centre.
A tiny metal fish charm tied from the string and positioned onto the top of the sentiment (a freebie from TLC) which was printed onto Kraft then die cut. Two corners punched using the remanants of the die cut piece.
Popping into the Playground this week (been absent but have good excuses which I hope Miss will accept....LOL)

Other Challenges -
Di's Digi's - Green
Challenge Up Your Life - Masculine
Crafting When We Can - Hobby/Activity
Cardz 4 Guyz - Hobbies
City Crafter - Keys/Time

 Oh and of course I couldn't finish the post without a couple of pics from yesterday!

Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Jane Willis said...

What a wonderful card! There's so much going on and it all works together beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Sally H said...

A wonderful card and two fabulous photos, Viv! I'm having a very relaxed day too - only right on Mother's day! ;-)

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent card Viv. Love the design and old, old papers/ The image and sentiment. Great pics too. - Jim

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely male card Viv just adore LOTV images....thanks for sharing your photo's with us


Cazro said...

Hi Viv, Wonderful wedding snaps, TFS. I love the design of your card along with your clever use of the embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz (Cazro)

Jacee said...

Fabulous card, great design, I love the sentiment!
Hugs jacee

Bonnie said...

Love this little fisherman, Viv! Beautifully colored and perfect layout! Love that bit of burlap! Looks like yesterday was a very happy day! Congratulations to the happy couple.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous male card Viv, adorable image and love the details and fab layout...Great pics too!
Wendy xx

Suze Bain said...

Aw, what lovely pics Viv and complimented beautifully by the colour scheme of your card! Fab! Xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image and fabulous detailing.
So pleased that you had a great time celebrating your friends' special day. The photos are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Stella said...

That little boy is a cutie; your coloring is perfect. Love your use of burlap and kraft too. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

Kathleen said...

That LOTV image is timeless and love the way you have highlighted the image, gorgeous shades of green and a fab layout.
Looks like you had a great day.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Lovely photo's Viv, looks like it was a great day, Your card is gorgeous I like the image the burlap and the papers
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

Enjoyed having a little share in your wedding festivities...everyone looks so happy! I can imagine your intimate celebration was much more enjoyable than having large groups of people & trying to speak a word to many folks, without being able to really enjoy the occasion. This is a perfect card to share on a relaxed day. Love the soothing colors - with this sweet little fisherman. The burlap (you call it ?Hessian?) is a wonderful touch of texture & dimension, and what a super card for a youngster or a guy. Well done, and hope you are all rested up this evening. TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous card. I love the earthy feel to it. And fab photos from the wedding too!

Jackie said...

A wonderful card and beautiful photographs :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous card Viv and great use of little scraps. The pics are wonderful sounds like a lovely way to get married, we had a small wedding too and it was lovely and intimate. Susan x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card. Fab pics too.

Di said...

LOVE this card Viv! Just perfect right from the darling image to the sentiment, papers and hessian. The 'clock' button is a super touch - 'cos when fishing it always seems as if time is the least of one's worries.

And great piccies of the wedding - as I said before, you do scrub up well! :)


Di xx

Samra said...

Such an adorable card :) Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB this week!
Samra DT

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Super card Viv. Lovely image and nice choice of papers

The wedding piccies look gorgeous, lovely choice of colour for you and the bride! Small intimate weddings are my cup of tea, when hubby and I married 40 years ago we had 120 guests and most of them family that we had not seen for years or in one case had'nt met until that day!! I guess that was the tradition then, family affairs and not so many close friends. If we did it all again we would most definately go for something really small, maybe on the beach here in Cyprus.

Good luck to the lovely couple.

Love Sheila x

Sarn said...

Well don't you just look lovely after trying on 57,000 outfits! The happy couple look so happy too! Wonderful.

Loving the LOTV card with the matching papers.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ros Crawford said...

What a delightful card!! Such a sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Darnell said...

What a genius eye for color you have, Viv! Did you notice your darling snippets card matches the greens worn by you and the bride?! A fun serendipity moment! All three photos are fabulous! I do love your card design using the plaid and the burlap and the twine and the charms! Thank you so much for joining in the City Crafter challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Pia S said...

You've been so creative with the eyelets on this card! And such a cute metal fish too.
A fab masculine card with great detailing!

Joan said...

Lovely card, great use of papers and twine and such a cute image

Thanks for Joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


Helen said...

Great card - love the different layers you've added.

Lovely photos too!

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Carole said...

Fabulous card the touch of hessian. If I sat by the river bank I would be thinking about my TO DO list!!!! Lovely photos...glad you had a good weekend.

Ela said...

What a cute image and lovely rustic look. And I really love the fact that you cheated a bit with this card.
Thanks for playing along over at Challenge up your Life!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous pics Viv and your card is stunning the colours, added goodies and most beautiful creation.xx
Have a lovely day
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Viv, great layout and combo of textures and colour. I love that little boy too:) You look very stylish in the photo glad you had a good day!
Val x

Pat said...

This little fisherman from LOTV is adorable Viv, and I love all the embellishments and pretty papers you have put together to go with the fishing theme, it is wonderfully organic! Love the photos of the wedding and glad it all went so well. What a lovely honeymoon too! I'm green with envy! x

Jean said...

I love this card, the image is so cute and your backing papers compliment it so well. I also like your use of hessian, kraft card and string which add texture and interest.
Jean x

Viv said...

Loving the card Viv and you look fab in the pic too, great wedding couple pic also ;) Viv xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Viv! Just popped over from snippets!
Love the colours and textures! I always try and cheat to save stash too but don't usually tell anyone Teehee!
Lucy x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous piccies from the wedding, the bride's smile says everything and you look great in the very pretty green colour, the card is gorgeous too.

Love and hugs