Monday, 24 October 2016

Good Intentions.....

Full of good intentions last week with a few free days - sum total of cards made = 3. THREE??? I mean REALLY???
Can't believe how much my brain refused to come up with anything more exciting than a couple of CAS Christmas Cards - but suppose I should be grateful that I have made 3 more for the Xmas stash!

Intended to share this before the weekend - but best laid plans and all that..
so here it is now - and my thanks to the amazing Loll for the inspiration.

Smooshed a left over of white linen card with DI's, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters.
Once dry, used some gold cosmic shimmer powder and literally flicked and  splashed it onto the piece of card - (and on the walls, the PC screen and anywhere else left uncovered.....) then misted lightly with some water.

Left it to dry then cut out with a Christmas Tree dies, mounted onto foam and placed onto the gold edged panel.
The sentiment also simply stamped in metallic gold ink.
Quite happy with this too I think!

Snippet used so am away to the Playground - two weeks on the trot is a record recently!!
Other challenges -
613 Avenue Create - Green and Gold
CCC - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Christmas
MAWTT - Trees

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today - enjoy your day whatever you're doing! x 


Kathyk said...

The card you shared today is rather fab though, CAS in the extreme but the Cosmic Shimmer gold really lifts it


Sarn said...

Cor . . . that's a good one Viv. Cool and CAS with a splash of gold . . . what's not to love eh?

Thanks for your earlier comment on my blog offering today . . please go ahead and steal the idea if it appeals to you!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Loll said...

Fabulous CAS design Viv. Three cards in a few days would be more than the norm for me, so I'm impressed with that number. Love the gold edging and splatters. Really adds some lovely sparkle and shine to your elegant card. xx

Carole said...

I like your tree made with the whoosing technique Viv....result a great CAS card...I have it on good authority the ETA for the return of the mojo's (would that make a good film title?) is Thursday.....I'll let you know!

Bonnie said...

LOL, Viv, I splatter like that but so far have missed my PC! Love this tree! All the smooshing, flicking and splashing gave wonderful results!

Mrs A. said...

It's not quantity but quality that counts and your card has oodles of it. I love the result you got on the christmas tree with all the spraying and inking. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Wonderful Viv! Parsnip fell into a swoon when you popped up again in the Playground! I did giggle about the stuff going everywhere - I had a turquoise keyboard the other week!


Di xx

Craft buddy said...

Nice paper smooshing! Great way to get a great blend of colors for your tree. Thanks for joining our Trees and Leaves challenge at MAWTT! XJessie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeus card Viv, I love the tree
Kevin xx

laurie said...

Pretty...I love the gold!Thanks for sharing at Christmas Card Challenges, so glad you joined us!

Joan said...

Fab card Viv, love the smooth and splatter golf


Sheryl said...

That fine gold edging makes this fabulous tree really pop. Love the effect you have created here.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Darnell said...

How clever of you to decorate your walls and your monitor at the same time as you made this shimmery CASlicious Christmas card! Way to be efficient with your time, Viv! You might even start a new style trend in home decor! Hugs, Darnell

pinky said...

Love the effect and the soft colour Viv, really beautiful!

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card -love the tree and splatters-unfortunately I can relate to surrounding areas getting splattered lol-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Susan Powell said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Loving your Christmas tree. Great swooshing and the touch of gold is the perfect finishing touch.

Realistically it is far quicker to make the cards in our heads than it is to physically create them LOL!!

Hope all is good with you and you are still enjoying all your gadding about!

Love Jules xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Not sure what's happened but your blog hasn't been popping up with your new posts so sorry I've missed done Viv....lovely traditional card


Pat said...

I love your pretty tree Viv and the gold edging and sentiment beautifully complement the bits of gold on the tree. x

Mandy LaCroix said...

Great CAS design!
Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!