Thursday, 14 June 2018


So I was woken up at 4am by lashing rain and winds that were as strong as they were in winter. Crazy weather. T shirts and shorts and under the parasol all week and now today it's wellies, mac and a sore back with leaning into the gale!
Annoyed too as I had some plants in pots out on the patio that the wind thought would be fun to lift and tip over. I have one very sorry for itself rhododendron and others (particularly the standards) who have had branches broken off  and their flowers bashed to bits- I am NOT happy!
Even more concerning is that I am supposed to be catching a flight to Belfast later today and currently all are delayed - so the sentiment on this card is what I am doing - daring to dream - that
1. The flight won't be delayed for ever and
2. the weather improves for the next 5 days (although I am not hopeful looking at the forecast).

I just made inky with this as I was desperate to try out this unicorn stamp!
DI's used - Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral and Barn Door on the sky.
Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender and Picked Raspberry on the ground.
Edged the whole piece with Black Soot. 
Stamps from Lavinia and Inklylicious and the sentiment is so old I have no idea which company made it!
Dotted a little bit of schparklie here and there before matting onto black.
Linking up at
Use Your Stuff - Magical
Fairy & Unicorn (quite apt don't ya think?!!) - Mystical/Magical
Dragongly Dreams - A/Goes
PDE - A/Goes
A2S&M - A/Goes
Creative Moments - A/Goes

I will catch up with you when I get back - fingers crossed that Team England don't get too wet!
Thanks for looking! x


mum of two said...

Oh, this is stunning! What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Aquarius said...

Such a magical card - beautiful colours too. Good luck with your flight and the weather.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about your delayed flight. Yes we had horrendous winds last night too and just like you a bit upset about my pots and annuals and the broken stems etc. Such beautiful colours on your dreamy card. The dark silhouette stamping look fabulous against that amazing background x.

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Pause Dream Enjoy

brenda said...

Lovely inkiness Viv and super depth of colour.

B x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background with super colours and some lovely images.
Was my youngest Grandson's sports day today, I had my winter coat and hat on and a pair of gloves, no rain, it tried but thankfully didn't succeed.
Hope you managed to get your flight eventuall.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Vib, I love the silhouette images.
I hope your fight wasn't delayed for too long, it been blowing a gale all day here as well.
Yvonne xx

ClaireB said...

Yes definitely mystical, great stamping and I love the colour combo it's very striking. Hope you got your flight OK, the wind has calmed down here in the northwest! Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month Claire DT member

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AlisonC said...

I love the black against these bold colours and the little bit of sparkle. We haven't had any rain for weeks and are having to water, happily haven't yet had the gales either. Hope your week improved.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful scenic card Viv and your coloours are gorgeous


Heather said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Use Your Stuff! ~ Heather R

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card those colours are so dramatic but amazing Love and hugs Carole x

Loll said...

So pretty Viv! Love the sweet fantasy scene you've created ... and those gorgeous mix of colours for your blended background. Hope all is well. I'm behind on my visits, so hopefully you are in Belfast and enjoying yourself. xx

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning card. Thank you for playing at Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs xx
DT Meena Herale

Olga Bester said...

Gorgeous scene you have stamped with the twilight background.
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hope to see you again.
Hugs from Africa!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A beautiful card .. .. love your mix of colours and the scene you have created.

Hope all went well in the end with your travel plans.

Sorry about the flower box in the garden though ... what a shame.

Love Jules xx

Pat said...

A gorgeous scene with the silhouettes and the pretty foliage round the edges to frame it and love the bold colour combination which works brilliantly Viv. It was quite a while ago now but hope your flowers have survivied and that your flight was not too long delayed. x