Wednesday 11 November 2015


Home very late Sunday night - apart from the heavy rain the motorways behaved themselves and we managed it back in 5 hours!
Another journey yesterday - this time on the train - to a meeting a couple of hours away. Home at a reasonable time late afternoon so found some 'me' time (much needed) and made a couple more cards!
All Christmas ones and here is yet another inspired by something which I must have seen somewhere else at some time or other!
The pic is not the best - it's been so dark here today and now it's raining quite hard!
This is my take of a Christmas Moonscape! (I resisted the urge to put an earth in the sky!)

I used -
basic bright white smooth card, then added a layer of dark grey. Another piece of white cut to layer on the top and a rectangular aperture cut in the middle.

Two snippets of white card cut with a landscape die and the trees/houses snipped off! I used Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass DI's and inked the snippets, then took 3 scraps of patterned paper and cut into slim triangles, tucking them in between the two inky bits.

A white gel pen dotted randomly in the 'sky' and a little Diamond stickles added to the 'hills' and round the edge of the aperture.
SU sentiment stamped in Smokey Grey.
Now that the dead rockets and ash mess has been cleared up after the Bonfire Party I am calling in at the Snippets Playground.

Challenges -
CCC - Anything Goes
Glory of Xmas - Glitter/Shine
CCAYR - Oh Christmas Tree
Fantastic Tuesday - A/Goes - twist letter B (Blue inks all used)
Fab n Funky - CAS

Am settled now to come into blogland and catch up with you all! Thanks for looking today. x


Mrs A. said...

Novel idea of making the trees. They look great amongst the hills. Hugs Mrs A.

Chris said...

Fabulous Christmas card, very inventive and a lovely CAS design . Thank you for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

Sue - said...

Great Christmas card and clever use of snippets.

Jean said...

I love the CAS design of this beautiful card.
Jean x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love the creation and gorgeous colours used.
 { aNNie}

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Viv, I love the simple design :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

This is STUNNING Viv . . . one of my faves. You have my address!!!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Meggymay said...

Love your own made trees Viv, Its a fantastic modern looking Christmas card.
Yvonne xx

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Viv! So elegant - a perfect Christmas card, from the Moon :)


Di xx

Carole said...

Welcome back to earth Viv! Love this cool in every way and very creative.

Pia S said...

Simple and effective design. I might need to make a few quick cards for Christmas so that I'll get to the number I need, this is a great design idea for a quick card... I normally wouldn't say this kind of design is quick, but since you already figured out a design it will be to me in that case....

Kathleen said...

Wow, love it, sorry but so late tonight and I want to watch Question Time.

Kath xxxxx

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super image, thanks for joining in at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Pat said...

This is a lovely fun card and a beautiful modern design Viv. I love the dark night sky and the snowy slopes with the three trees in the nice light coloured papers which contrast beautifully with that dark background. x

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Canonbury creations said...

Love this design Viv, such a great idea! I think it needs a Moomin prepping out from those trees :0)
Val x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this gorgeous card Viv. xx Jan FNF DT

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely awesome inking and inkiness so glad I popped over to take a closer look Karen x

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

Pam x