Wednesday 2 May 2018


Have been really busy the last few days as I had a few orders for the baubles I shared here. Seems very strange to be making Christmas Fairy baubles in May but to be honest I have loved doing them!
In between though I have made just a couple of cards.
I am still messing about with watercolour backgrounds on odd bits of watercolour card (a trip to the Playground then this week!) and rather liked the way this one turned out. It reminded me of sunsets and thought it would be suitable as a background for one of those hard Sympathy cards that we all wish we didn't need but have to have.

I tried a couple of die cuts over it but in the end settled for this one. (I had wild imaginings about them swaying gently in a breeze!)
The Distress Ink background simply placed behind a stitched frame with the die cut tucked in after snipping off bits I didn't want.
The stitched circle was a recent bargain buy set from The Works and it was the perfect size for this small sentiment stamp.
I simply added another stitched square layer for a bit more depth.

Am sharing this over at -
Fussy & Fancy - Use a Die Cut
Challenge Up Your Life - Watercolour
TIOT - Die Cuts
Get Creative - No patterned paper

After a rainy morning, the sun is out here - but boy is it still cold! Hard to believe it is May!
Hoping the sun is shining wherever you are. x


Carole said...

Beautiful serene card Viv...very suitable for sympathy.I do like your background. Sunny here too after a very wet start...but a chilly breeze blowing....guess we had summer!xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a beautiful card Viv. I love the background colours and how you’ve blended them too. The layered squares look great and the pretty die cut flowers finish it off perfectly. I’ve bought a few dies from The Works recently and they’re fabulous, such a great price too compared with the ones from the leading brands x

Aquarius said...

This card is so right for a 'thinking' or 'sympathy' occasion and it has worked so well with the frames. The Works certainly seem to have some attractive dies from time to time, well worth calling in when passing (it would be rude not to really).

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful card Viv, so perfect as a sympathy card. Not too gloomy, with a hint of hope there. Always so hard to make.


Di xx

brenda said...

Great combination of dies and inkiness Viv. The migraine has already arrived but I'm mentally braced for what lies ahead, lets hope the lads all turn up.

B x

Carole Pollard said...

Beautiful design I love the frames and colour you used Love and hugs Carole x

Pia S said...

This is the type of design that works for any occasion and by just changing the color you could create several cards looking completely different. Thumbs up!

froebelsternchen said...

This card is unique and utterly beautiful! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Susi

Gina's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Viv! Love the beautiful scene you have created. Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

maria f. said...

What a beautiful scene. Those colors are gorgeous.

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful and serene card Viv. I love the design and the stencils. Thank you for joining us all at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Super card, love all the layers and the background, super die too.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Your watercolor efforts look stunning as the background to this lovely die cut. It truly does look like a beautiful sunset, and what a perfect sympathy card it is. I struggle with watercolor so I'm admiring your skills! TFS

aussie aNNie said...

Stunner Viv, so full of sunshine and lovely design.[aussie aNNie blog]

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful warm colors...lovely card.
:) Karen

Mac Mable said...

Yes cold up here too x What a beautiful card. The gentle water colouring looks fabulous against the white die cut grasses. The double framing draws your eye right in to your beautiful scene....Wonderful card that I hope you don't have to use too soon x

Pat said...

This has such a peaceful and serene feel Viv and adore the colours, and the double frame and the white die cut flowers finish it beautifully. x

Marjut said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Beth Brovold said...

Gorgeous Viv!! What a lovely scene you've created and framed...a feast for the eyes! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Add a Die Cut"!
Take care,

Viv said...

This is so pretty Viv, love the sunset you made too and the gorgeous die cuts of course. Hope you have warm weather now also ;) hugs Viv xx

Steffie said...

Thank you for joining us at CUYL.
Your card is wonderful.
Hugs from Germany,

Loll said...

Your watercolour backgrounds are always amazing Viv, and this is no exception. Love the colours of your beautiful sunset and perfect with the sweet flower die-cuts. It makes a lovely sympathy card.

I can imagine that you've had lots of people wanting those gorgeous baubles. I hope you'll be sharing more pics when they are finished. xx

Joan said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the watercolour background. Sorry I'm late visiting, been busy,busy this last weej.

Thanks for joining us at try It On Tuesday Challenge
Joan x

Sarn said...

Hi Viv

What a super card. LOVE it.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx