Thursday 3 March 2016


Have had a week of doing 'bitty' stuff since I came back from the Men's National Presentation (was a nice weekend and of course I stepped up another rung on the Presidential ladder to Senior Vice President!)
Strange though I feel I have been busy without accomplishing a lot.. and as usual when I am in this type of mood Mr Mojo is hibernating.
I felt that I had to make SOMETHING - so ended up 'caseing' a card which was inspired by the amazingly talented Birgit.

My fave white linen textured card with the centre panel from the snippets box! I inked the edge of the centre panel with Pumice Stone DI, then positioned the die onto it and sponged inside the die to create the shadow.

Odd scraps of red and green card used for the poppy die, glued the poppy heads over the green stems.

Used Glossy Accents on the poppy heads and once dry put the die on top of the sponged shadow.
The sentiment was stamped using Shabby Shutters DI.
Randomly stitched round the edge of the panel before mounting onto the base card.
Some red pearls to finish.

Challenges -
Snippets Playground - week 218
Crafting By Designs - A/Goes
Creative Moments - A/Goes with sentiment on front
Unicorn - CAS

Thanks for calling in today - now have a coffee so will be in blogland for an hour or two!
Have a great day whatever you're doing and here's the Senior Vice Presidential pic - can't believe it is a year since I was elected onto the Presidential Team!


brenda said...

Well that was more like it Viv !

Lovely Poppies and well done on getting that smart blazer.

B x

Stampsnob. said...

How pretty so clean and fresh TFS Unicorn Ch Lis DT

Barb said...

Well done on your promotion Viv!

I love your card. The glossy accents look gorgeous. Barbxx

Di said...

Wow Viv - this is absolutely stunning! LOVE how you did the shadow and the glossy poppies are gorgeous.

Great photo of you too - well done!


Di xx

Loll said...

This is one gorgeous card Viv! Great job. Love the gloss on the red blooms, the shadow and those sweet pearls to finish it off. Amazing CAS design! Congrats on your promotion ... great picture of you! xx

Sarn said...

Corrrr . . . look at you in your best blazer . . . many congrats on your promotion mate.that certainly deserves a glass of Brenda's hidden stuff!!!!

Loving the poppy card . . . nice & CAS.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Stunning card the shadow technique and the glossy accents. the red pearls add to it too.....if this was no mojo then what would you be making with mojo? It really is beautiful. Now on to the main't you look good in blue? CONGRATS on your promotion. xx

Kathleen said...

Huge congratulations, you look great in your new blazer and I am certain the more I looked at your photo, your smile seemed to widen!
Fabulous card, my favourite die and not used enough by me but I love the way you have used the glossy accents on it. Very classy card.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A very smart photo Viv. Love your elegant card as well.
Yvonne xx

Stamps and Paper said...

You look fabulous in your blazer Viv...gorgeous card


Jean said...

Gorgeous card Viv, Love how you did the shadow and the beautiful shiny poppies.
Congratulations on your promotion, lovely photo of you in you smart blazer. My husband is a keen bowls player, not my cup of tea I'm afraid but I get lots of craft time when he is out.
Jean x

Viv said...

Super CAS card Viv, love that pretty flower.Wow many congrats too...can't believe it's year already. Love the photo Mrs Senior Vice President ;) will do a great job I am sure Viv! hugs Viv xx

Helen said...

This is so clever - love that shadow effect!
Helen x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed creation and love the awesome colours used.
Sorry have been missing but we had a bit of time out for a few days away....takes a while to catch up on over 200 notifications...xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wowser card Viv!!! Well done on your CAS, and on your stunning blazer, you do look happy : D
Off to pin it .. Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Pia S said...

Love the effect of the shadowing and the glossy accent on the poppies. Beautiful touches, gorgeous CAS card!

Sandy said...

Just saw this at Pixies Playground -- Must say this might be the best use of Glossy Accents ever.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Saw this on the Snippets Playground - a work of art!

Linby said...

Great card - I saw it featured in the playground, well done. Lovely pic of you.

Pat said...

These shiny poppies are fabulous Viv and love your photo and another busy year to come, congratulations! x

Barbara Washburn said...

Very pretty CAS! Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Unicorn Challenge Blog.
Look forward to seeing you again. lots of hugs

Unicorn Challenge DT