Tuesday, 8 November 2016

'Me' Time!

In the absence of Presentations to attend for a few days it's been really nice just doing things for me! And although I really DO need to do some housework/bed changing etc over the next couple of days, I ignored the dust yesterday and sat myself in the craftie space! Today I have had a couple of hours at a nearby indoor just bowling for fun with the OH - and now am firmly back in the craftie space (Dust again ignored.....)
 Result? I am feeling very smug as I am actually making Christmas Cards!!

All CAS, (and there is something very calming about making things uncluttered - just what I need after all the hectic pace of the last 8 months) -most nice and flat for posting - although I confess to adding a few blingy bits here and there on some - which I will share another time -  and the Christmas stash is swelling a little. Long way to go though.

Here's a bit of inky embossed nonsense to share, using up a piece of left over card for the matting.
The stamp is old so can't tell you anything about it!
White embossed then once again the dusters used for inking - I am getting on so much better with these now I have stopped trying to overload them with colour and build up the colour gradually.
The sentiment is a Penny Black one inked in Tumbled Glass DI.

My stocks of plain white card are quite low so time to start on the ton of linen and coloured card I have and not used. Got to make the most of the free time!

Challenges -
Inky Chicks -  Winter Wonderland
Cardz4Guyz- Oh Christmas Tree
TIOT - Trees (green or any other colour)
Holly Jolly - Trees
PB & M - Anything Christmas

Snow is forecast for us tonight -  goodie!! More Crafting Time!!
Thanks for looking today - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Viv and I love the soft winter colours


brenda said...

So very pretty, both the image and design are lovely Viv - hoiusework - can you explain the concept please ?

Did we rock Sunday or what, as you say that man is a genious, not to mention so charasmatic.

B x

Jutta.K. said...

Your beautiful card schows me a wonderfull winterfeeling !
Greetings from snowy germany
Stopping by from "Try it on Tuesday"

chrissie said...

Beautiful winter scene with great trees. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Carole said...

Beautiful, serene and calming Viv.....just what I need right now!...love it. xx

Joan said...

Lovely calm scene, very wintery, I understand dusting with ink dusters, a bit at a loss for any other kind !


Pia S said...

Ah! Beauty! Simple and yet so stunning, that's my honest opinion.

Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous creation and stunning scene, love it.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Good to read you are having a little 'me' time Viv. This is a beautiful winter card. Thank you for sharing it with us over at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Wonderful wintery scene! The design is so lovely.
Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
Mar xx

Lynne K said...

This is simply stunning, Viv. The white embossed trees are beautiful, and the background is superb. Glad you're making the most of your me time. You've made more Christmas cards than I have so far!


Sarn said...

Oh YES! This is just LOVELY Viv. Love the inking and the CAS-ness of it. Good for you on ignoring the dust and having some "me time".

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Esther Asbury said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Reminds me of my childhood and hikes in a quiet, snowy wood!

Barb said...

What a lovely peaceful looking card this is Viv. It really is a beauty. I still haven't mastered the dusters. I think I may be overloading. Thanks for sharing your tip. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a beautiful CAS looking card Viv. I still haven't decided what type of design to use on my Christmas cards this year but this would be perfect. I absolutely agree with what you say about it being calming, it's such a peaceful and tranquil scene. Sandra X

Loll said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv! Soft, delicate colours create the most peaceful snowy landscape. Great work Viv! xx

Darnell said...

It was wonderful to have you stop by, Viv, and it's wonderful to see you getting in some crafty time! Your CASlicious Christmas scene is iconic and I love how you have captured the hush and delight of fresh snow in the forest!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Viv - so soft and gentle, really pretty.

Psssst, you can get hold of the Die Cutting Essentials magazine with the free Bethlehem scene die and EF HERE:http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/die-cutting-essentials/die-cutting-essentials16


Di xx

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is stunning! I love the emboss resist! It looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

Anonymous said...

such a pretty CAS holiday card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely and elegant card. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Cazro said...

Hi Viv, The years are passing by so quickly, long time since the ATC days. I love your card, the dust applied background is gorgeous. Loving the total design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz(ro) DT.

Pat said...

More really pretty trees Viv and I love that pretty colour blue sky. I must buy some ink dusters at some point, although I get on with the blending foam OK I can see that they help to get a nice smooth blend. Glad you have had some more crafting time, and sorry I haven't visited you until now, I think I have got out of the habit knowing you are away a lot and not having time to craft. x

zandra said...

So, pretty and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

WendyK said...

Hi Viv, long time no see. Love your card, beautifully done, a very calming feel about it.

Jannet said...

Very elegant and beautiful!