Saturday 5 December 2015

Gales and floods

The weather here is the worst I can remember - we are suffering with gales of 70mph plus and so much rain. There's road closures all over the North of England and floods. (Floods thankfully don't affect us as we're so high up on the top but we therefore have the worst of the winds!)
I am not looking forward to a 6 hour drive tomorrow down to the South coast and am hoping that this bad weather eases a little before we leave.
I have spent this morning doing a little shabby card making - which I will show at some point but as we're still in December here's another Christmas offering
 A little bit of pinkiness as a change from the trad colours - and another card inspired by Pinterest.
I have had this paper pack for a long time - it was one that I wanted and this is only the second time I have used anything from it. (Typical........)
All over snowflake embossing folder used on two pieces of card. Larger piece matted onto dark pink then base card, smaller embossed piece cut out with a nestie and I ran some Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar DI round the edges.
Aforementioned never before used paper simply cut into 3 tree shapes and stuck onto circle piece with 3d glue.
Added some blingy gems to each tree.
Finished with a double shimmery organza bow - one pink ribbon and the other white.
Sentiment from SU.  

Challenges -
Craft Garden - Non Trad Christmas Colours
RRR - Shimmer and Sparkle
CHPP - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Creative Corner - Sparkle & Shine
Mod Squad - Emboss/Ribbon/Colour

Thanks for taking the time to have a look today. I hope you are all warm, dry and safe wherever you are. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! x


Desire Fourie said...

So pretty and girly with the pink and white.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mrs A. said...

The doc is out in all this weather driving up and down to Derby. He should be back home in a couple of hours. We have high winds here in the south but thankfully no rain. I think the north (direction Doc was going in) have had it the worst. I've spent today printing off the inserts for all my cards and then making envelopes for the non standard sizes. It has kept me busy but I'm browned off now so come to do some commenting instead. Love this card and your free hand trees are gorgeous. Who needs die cuts.! lol. Hope your journey is safe tomorrow. hugs Mrs A.

Kerry said...

Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden this month.

Barbara said...

You and I could be related! I love the same things you do. Crafting, genealogy and football. I love your very textured pink card too ! Non traditional colors are so stunning on a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week. Good luck! Hope to see you here again.

Pia S said...

So beautifully pink and feminine. Lovely papers and embossing folders used.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.... Love the Pink for a change...
Drive safely tomorrow
Hugs Sylvie xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet and pretty/ I have several friends who LOVE pink, so may just have to make a pink and white card! The white snowflake EF backing mat is superb!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Viv and love your pink trees


Kathleen said...

Pretty in Pink, look fabulous great tree's and embossing folder.
Weather same here.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Love the pink trees Viv, its a beautiful, modern stylish card.
Yvonne xx

Nancy Hill said...

Love your beautiful embossed trees. Very beautiful ribbon and snowflakes with the bling gems on each. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see what you create on our next challenge. Nancy Hill, RRR Team Member

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Christmas card Viv, I do like the pink trees and the embossing
Kevin xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous trees on this great designed creation. x
 { aNNie}

brenda said...

We have the gales but not the rain Viv, but it looks to be far worse up your parts. Super funky trees and colours.

B x

Jackie said...

A wonderful card Viv, so pretty in pink!
Take care when driving through the storm, it is still blowing a gale down here in the midlands!
Jackie xx

Jacee said...

Beautiful card, it's so pretty
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Margaret said...

Fantastic card. Love your non-traditional color combination. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
Margaret, DT

Sarn said...

Loving your pretty in pink festive card Viv.

Coming to the South Coast was a better idea than staying in your windy spot I reckon . . . it was okay down here!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Life in Colors said...

Very elegant and pretty card ! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden !

Kimbo said...

I love your beautiful card, it's so pretty

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Unknown said...

Thinking of you with your weather situation! We are experiencing an unusually warm December here (Sask, Canada) and it kinda makes me wonder what we are in for!

Beautiful card, love the pink and the bling! Thanks from joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Sara DT

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty, Viv. I really like the pink, and more non-traditional colors. It's lovely! Thanks so much for sharing in our Shimmer & Sparkle challenge. We love seeing your fabulous projects, and hope that you will join us again real soon.
Blessings to you,
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Viv said...

Yes the weather has been horrid for you all up North. Really feel for all the poor souls who have been flooded too. Glad you live on a hill though! Loving your gorgeous pink card Viv too! ☺ hugs Viv xx

Pat said...

This is so pretty in pink Viv and the snowflakes enhance it so beautifully and what a wow of a bow, fabulous! x

Leslie said...

What a beautiful project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Shimmer & Sparkle" challenge this time!
Leslie, RRR DT
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

Linby said...

Pretty in pink and I love the embossing on embossing idea.