Sunday, 27 December 2015

Happy Sunday

Finally we have a dry day here in the North of England - the blue sky has a damn cheek showing it's face after the horrendous weather! I often have said about being here on the top of the moors and the gale force winds we have when everyone else has a little bit of a breeze, but my goodness have I been thankful for being so high up when you see the floods in the nearby villages.
The destruction and devastation caused by the water has been unspeakably bad - even a 200 year old pub was washed away. Big mop ups underway today but I fear tho' it is only going to be a brief respite as the weather is going to be bad again mid week - am hoping that those who have had to leave their homes are able to get back into them today - even if it's only to retrieve some undamaged possessions.
I don't feel very Christmassy now (did I ever????? LOL) so instead here's a snippet make.
The bike is a wooden one - part of a card of wooden embellies bought last year after seeing a similar make and thinking it was a good idea! (Something else found in the recess of a drawer....)

The paper was from the 'odds and sods' box and I layered it onto a piece of beige coloured left over card before mounting it onto the white base card.

I stamped a teeny basket, cut out then stuck it onto the bike wheel, added a couple of punched flowers with tiny blingy centres and two pins.
Stamped the sentiment in Versamark Sahara Sand Ink onto another snippet of card.

Father Christmas (in the guise of my long suffering OH) bought me a new digital camera so I have been playing about with it! Pic is certainly better  - and it is nice and easy to use - but it has loads of different settings which I've not even tried out yet!
Another lazy day for me today - feel guilty as I think I should have gone out because the rain has stopped but honestly can't be bothered!!
Challenges -
Pixies Snippets
Allsorts - Anything But Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Anything Goes.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with everything you wished for.Thanks for taking the time to call in today - I appreciate it! x


Sarn said...

My, that IS a very pretty card and I love the cute embellishments.

Sad about your local area flooding problems. My heart goes out to those who've lost treasured possessions and are having to spend Christmas and the New Year facing a massive clean up and salvage operation.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv like the bicycle


Sue said...

A lovely card Viv.
We are low level and have had some flooding due to the brooks and canal around us.Nothing like those poor souls though.
Hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love the bike and the pins
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Was it Joanie Mitchell, Little Yellow bicycle, came to mind but these days my mind has a mind of it's own!
Lovely card, great embellishments on the bike and lovely papers.
Well I would say it is the days that the rain came down as it seems to have been never ending and dark here in West Yorkshire, thought today was going to be a day without rain but no tea time it started again.
Happy New Year to you.

Kath x

Di said...

LOVE this card Viv - really pretty work. It's horrendous seeing the dreadful damage caused by the flooding - the worst of it is a repetition I think - some folk have cleaned up as best they could only to be hit once again. Glad to hear you're faring OK with being high up though!


Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, colours and embellies are just gorgeous. Hope you have a happy new year and a great crafting one my buddy.xx

Lee said...

Can't begin to imagine what it's like for all those poor families whose homes have been flooded,just awful to see it on the news heatbreaking.I know we get gale force winds and loads of rain but so lucky here.Love your card too.Happy new Year Viv.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Just saw the link to the video and the weather is horrid and the water is never ending. I do hope you are okay and I do wonder what is happening to our world. We are in the middle of summer and where I live north of Sydney it's supposed to he HOT, well the opposite, it's cold like winter. We just got back from New Zealand where the locals told us there is a huge hole in the ozone layer there hence why there is a large melanoma percentage in the country. We got burnt on a cold day, so work that out.
I do hope the new year brings you peace and happiness and thanks for being a fabulous cyber

brenda said...

Great card, colours and design Viv.

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge, Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

B x

Jacee said...

How lovely Viv, I adore that cute cycle!

I’m back! what with being off colour and then computer problems it’s been a bit of a pain on all counts, but things have improved and I’m back to cheer you on with your lovely creations. All my BEST WISHES for the NEW YEAR too!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linby said...

This is so pretty, love how you put it all together.
Happy new year x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent creation Viv. The wooden bike is cute. Seems of late there are a lot of disasters of one sort or another. It sure is nice to see you back on the blog again. I have had one mishap after another that prevented me from stopping by. To everyone's misfortune they are all fixed for the time being and I am back. SMILE. Chuckle. Have a great New Year.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Liz said...

Brilliant card - I love the design. The basket of flowers is a perfect finishing touch.

Glad to hear that you've escaped the floods, but so devastating for those affected. xx

susiestacey said...

Super elegant card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Anything But Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan

Mummylade said...

Wonderful project, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Pia S said...

Beautifully detailed and yet a clean elegant look achieved, I really like this style.