Thursday 18 January 2018


What a strange few days weather wise! We've had snow, high winds, blue skies, lightning, rain - the works!
Was a good excuse though to just sit up here and make inky.
Two cards to share today -

both made with odd bits laying about so I will be venturing into the Playground to 'show off my snippets'!!!
A Brusho background using Lemon and Turquoise on some scraps of watercolour card.
Two other odd bits treated the same then a die cut circle.
Stamp is from Woodware.

Have used up quite a lot of scraps this past week and would you believe I didn't have enough white card for 2 sentiments? (I know - unbelievable!) But didn't want to cut into an A3 sheet for a tiddly sentiment so the one on the left ended up stamped direct onto the card!
I added a wee bit of stickles to finish.
Think these will be quite good note cards.

Joining a couple of challenges -
Flower Challenge - Spotlight Stamping
Crafty Creations - A/Goes
Paper Girls - Watercolour
Simon Says Wednesday - Add a Sentiment
Create & Inspire - A/Goes

Thanks for stopping by and hoping all is well with you in blogland. x 


maria f. said...

What a gorgeous design!

Meggymay said...

I love the design of these cards Viv, two stylish colourful cards.
Yvonne xx

Di said...

LOVE these Viv - and it's high time I hauled out my Brushos for a play again! You got a gorgeous colour combo there without it turning muddy (as mine often do).

If you're sort of white card snippets I can send you a box full of them! :) Thing is, did you know just how many variations of white there are - amazing.


Di xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and spotlight colours, great stamp and two really lovely cards, gives a really warm feeling, which we need right now.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Fabulous inky creations Viv, gorgeous colours & design.
Wendy x

Bonnie said...

I think these are wonderful note cards, Viv! I love the color combo and the design is wonderful!

Sarn said...

WOW - GORGEOUS Brusho background and pretty flowers - what's not to love?

Wishing you some sunshine amongst all that weather!

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

WOW STUNNING, lovely colours of the brusho's Viv and something Ihave not used for a [aNNie]

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! the Brushos background is gorgeous and I love how you used them too to highlight your beautiful flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

pinky said...

Wow Viv these are so striking and beautiful!!

Cara said...

I love your inky backgrounds x

Mrs A. said...

what an absolutely brilliant idea with those circles and the stamp stalk hanging down below. Love the effect. It has snowed here this morning but now turned to sleet and dismal outlook so I guess its back to sorting out my craft room. One last cupboard to go. Hugs Mrs A.

Pia S said...

Spotlight stamping looks fab, I've never quite succeeded in using this technique, i think it's about picking the right stamp or area of a stamp, and this one works superbly!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulously colourful cards, I haven't tried Brusho's yet but have seen the gorgeous results on many blogs. I love the design and stamping on these two beauties.

Katrina Bufton said...

Thee are gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours against the white.
Katrina xx

MaryH said...

Excellent use of your snippets. Love the brusho colors, and clever design to ink the top part of your flower on the brusho circle, then add the dangling stem. I really like that! Love the way you've done the mats and design layout too. Pixie & Parsnip will just love both of these! TFS & Hugs.

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards here Viv! just love the bright colour and the great 'spotlighting' with the circles.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Gayatri said...

Love the colourful background. Amazing. Thank you very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment Challenge. Gayatri xx

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a cool design and brilliant way to do spotlight stamping. Love the colours you used and that floral image is so delicate and pretty. Its a gorgeous card and I'm so glad you joined us at The Flower Challenge this month!

Pat said...

A great take on the spotlight technique here Viv and love the bright and beautiful Brusho colours and the pretty stamped flower on each. x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your cards.

Greetings from Germany

Barb said...

Two very lovely cards. I love the spotlight technique and the brusho backgrounds look lovely. Barbxx