Monday, 27 April 2015


Happy Monday!
Start of another week - the days are just whizzing past and can't belive the end of April is in sight.

Another CAS card to share today and one that is made up of leftovers, so this will be my first visit in such a long time to the Playground.

Have made quite a few of these using up the remnants left over from cutting out flower dies.
Colouring the cardstock with Distress Inks then cutting out the die leaves you with an inky bit of paper doesn't it, so this is my way of 'waste not want not'!

This is quite a cheat of a card -
basic white textured cardstock as the actual card.
Two strips of the previously inked card cut to fit along the edge of a smaller white piece and glued.
Die cut the centre of a smaller oddment of white card then juggled about with the rest of the left over inked piece so it sat behind. Glued it, stamped a sentiment in the same colour DI then mounted it all onto the white base card.
Added a couple of pearls and finished!
This already sent to a friend who has just undergone a cancer op - am hoping that 'happy thoughts' will inspire positivity!

Challenges -
AAA - Hole in My Card
CAS on Sunday - White plus one
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - CAS

The sun is out here but it's quite chilly - still a bit of blue sky does wonders in the cheering up stakes don't you think?! Have a great day. x


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv love the use of the negative part of the die....pretty soft colours


brenda said...

So very elegant Viv.

Chilly here as well, looks lovely till you step outside.

B x

Bonnie said...

Elegantly beautiful, Viv! Love that pretty blue peeking out and how you've made use of the negative die cut!

Carole said...

Very classy, beautiful card. Clever use of your left over bits. I hope your friend is cheered by your 'happy thoughts'.....wishing her well.x

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv! Love the soft blues you used.

Jane who linked just before you also used the negative of a die cut - are you two trend setting then?


Di xx

Sue said...

A beautiful card,great way of saving paper.

Linda Beeson said...

That floral die cut makes for such an elegant card, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

Jacee said...

Very elegant Viv, I love this design, so gorgeous.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of this card, Viv!

Wendy said...

Love this Viv, so beautiful!
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the design and the lovely soft colour.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Great idea to use up the negative pieces, this is a beautiful elegant card.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This looks so elegant Viv I love the soft colour and the design
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the pastel colouring that has resulted. Simple yet effective idea to use the cuts outs . Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Superb CAS card and not cheating at all. I love using negatives when I remember to look through my bits boxes for them :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

That's a really delicate and pretty card mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Viv, such a pretty cut-out flowers and such fabulous colour scheme!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Dreamy, elegant and stunning Viv. Love your ombre effect and great 'hole in the card' idea.
Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Sarah x

Bo┼╝enA said...

Beautiful card. There is a delicate and blue gives it ethereal.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a lovely design!! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed card Viv......{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Jan Clothier said...

Such a pretty effect! Very clever and so elegant.

Viv said...

CAS and gorgeous Viv, I love it ;) Viv xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love the delicate colours.
Sue xx

Linby said...

I don't think it's a cheat! Beautiful and elegant and love that colour.
Linby x

Arlene said...

Looks so simpleyet veryclever, I'm going to tryit.

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Such a pretty card-beautiful :)
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Victoria Lavender said...

So elegant and appropriate for our game "There's a Hole in my Card". It's gentle beauty is truly sublime. I love the results with distress inks and stains. Your background is wonderful too.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards. We're having a birthday party hop with presents/prizes on the 10th. Hope to see you there.
Cheers, Victoria and the AAA Team

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Beautiful, simple and a great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards. Please be sure to come back and check out our birthday challenge and blog hop on Sunday May 10th!

Shelly said...

So soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Jill V said...

Love the ombre shading with the negative die cut - it is such an elegant cas card! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Neets B said...

This is so pretty, the colour you've used to show through your negative cut is gorgeous x