Friday 1 January 2016


Happy New Year to everyone!
Here's my first post of 2016 - thank you to everyone who followed me in 2015 and I hope you will come visit me often in 2016!
I have had a very quiet Christmas and New Year - and I managed to make a few cards. Most have been CAS and some have been inspired by blogging friends and of course Pinterest! But as it's the first day of a new year instead of CAS I have chosen this to share -
Once I'd finished I thought  maybe it was a bit sad considering this is the start of a new year! There he is standing in the rain gazing longingly at an image of the woman he loves - this movie star beauty who he captured on his camera before she became famous and then when she was lured to the silver screen she upped and left him  -- Or maybe that's just my over active imagination......... LOL!

So back to the card -
Basic cream card. Background paper is a piece I found in a drawer and used it because it was the right colour!
I printed the Photographic Studio image onto cream card then stamped the 'Movie Star' words on the top, added a metal diamond shaped brad in the centre and rubbed some Walnut Stain DI onto a clock hand (which was something else I found in a drawer!) and secured it with another brad.

I know Umbrella Man has been about for a long time but it was one that I  didn't own so was pleased to unwrap it at Christmas! The film strip die cut and Umbrella Man were cut from textured black card. Quite pleased with it close up as it has a nice subtle sheen to it.

I stamped the 'Movie Star' Image onto cream card  (I have had this rubber backed stamp for a long time and have no idea now which company it was from),  then positioned the die cut film strip over it so that only her face showed. Coloured her lips red! (Kiss Kiss!!!!)
The tickets are of course from Graphic 45 and to finish it off I punched out some sparkly silver stars and added some black blingy gems to the middles.

Challenges - Crafters Cafe (Square Cards),  Paper Creators Crafts (Anything Goes), ABC Challenge (Y for Your Choice), WWODTC (Anything Goes),  Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes), Dies R Us (Something New ).

The sparkly stars and black card were left over bits so am popping across to the Playground to see if there's anyone still asleep after last nights very very late party!
Thanks for sharing a little of the first day of 2016 with me. Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Carole said...

Happy New Year Viv! I think this card is so well thought out you clever girl. Great attention to detail.It's brilliant! I have entered the craft room...looked at all the sorting there is to do...and walked back out again! Can't really say I can leave it till next year anymore! Hugs xx

Darlene said...

What a fabulous start to the new year! Awesome design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges


Fabulous and wonderful card Viv and Happy New Year to you too
Dianne xx :)

Pia S said...

I love masculine cards and I love vintage, I find these two really hard to combine but you did a fantastic job!
Happy new year to you and yours!

Di said...

First of all, Happy New Year Viv! I think this card is brilliant, so cleverly thought out and put together - I felt sad at the background story, sigh :( Love that you just coloured the movie star's lips for a pop of colour - works so well!


Di xx

Glenda said...

This is a beautiful beginning to the new year! I love everything about this! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our "Something New" challenge.

Sarn said...

Goodness me . . . you've gone and done it again Viv. PERFECT card . . . just perfect. LOVE it. Good on ya for playing with your new Umbrella Man die.

Wishin you a VERY Happy New Year mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great male card Viv love the image


Kathleen said...

Brilliantly designed and great images.
Happy New Year to you and thank you for all your lovely comments this past year.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Viv, I love the design, Happy New Year
Kevin xx

Canonbury creations said...

Love your collage card Viv, great images and a story to boot! Love that pop of colour too.
Val x

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards since I was last here 2 weeks ago, Happy New Year to you too :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

A BRILLIANT card to start off the new year, love the image and all the beautiful goodies added....xx

aussie aNNie said...

Back again Viv to thank you for entering your fabulous creativity into our this as you know.xx
Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

Meggymay said...

Happy new Year Viv.
This is a fabulous card with a great selection of images.
Yvonne xx

cotnob said...

This is a super card Viv, such a fabulous design with lots of great details.
Sorry I haven't been around for a while - hubby whisked me away for a surprise break!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, I hope it's a good one.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

I'm singing in the rain, singing in the rain (lol) This reminds me of that old movie. Love your card, very creative.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all Categories from these monthly challenges. Hope you keep joining us each month.
Annette DT Leader

Jane said...

Great pick by Di...the umbrella man is timeless isn't he Viv. Gorgeous card x

Unknown said...

happy New Year to you Viv.
This is a fantastic card. love the use of dies and simple colours.
Thanks for join the fun over at The Crafters Cafe 'Square Card' challenge.
DT Theresa

Barbara said...

Stunning card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Linby said...

Not only a stunning card but a little back story to it! Happy New Year Lynn x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card, Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts x

Buffy said...

Gorgeous masculine card.
A very happy new year to you

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC we rally appreciate your support
Michelle DT

Pat said...

Fabulous card Viv and I love the way you have built it up with all these different pieces, and the umbrella man reminds me a bit of Charlie Chaplin. Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creations in 2016. x

Tina Goodwin said...

Awesome card! Love the papers. Thank you for joining us at the WWO challenge. Good luck with your entry.
Tina DT

Meighan Wheller said...

Oh wow, super card. Love the background and then image of the man. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge. Meighan DT.