Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Holly and Ivy

I took a pic of this card that i finished yesterday and intended to save it for a later post but onto my reading list has just popped up the brand new challenge over at CAS Christmas which has the theme of Birds!
Now I know Halloween is approaching but to have a challenge theme for a card I literally just finished is - well - a little bit spooky!!

This card was just made to go into my stash for me to send at Christmas and has used up a few odd bits of watercolour card.

Simple brick embossed background, a couple of dies and a stamp! Oh and a leftover piece of vellum too!

The stamp was a freebie which has never been used, coloured with watercolours and fussy cut.
Both ivy and holly dies also watercoloured and I added a bit  of Red Nuvo drops to the holly (not sure they look  like berries but you get the idea!) and a little bit of white embossing powder to the ivy leaves.

The sentiment stamp is an old wood backed one, part of a set of  Papermania Christmas sentiment stamps I bought when I embarked on my card making a long time ago. I used Olympia Green Versafine ink then clear embossed.

Didn't take too long to make and is reasonably flat so will be OK to post too!
Popping over to
Pixies Playground
HLS CAS Christmas - Vellum
ABC Christmas - U for Upon and V for Very Quick
THAIC - A/Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas comes early

Back to the inky mess on the craft desk - think I need to clear up a bit! Thanks for calling in. x


Kathleen said...

A super CAS card, great dies and EF.

Kath x

Pat said...

This bird is so prettily coloured and love the look of the die cut holly with that bit of snowy embossing which is perfect Viv. The slightly darker green for the holly is lovely too, and the red berries show up beautifully against the white brick wall. x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful CAS card Viv, the bird looks so sweet.
Yvonne xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS Christmas card Viv


Bonnie said...

Such a sweet bird and I love the soft green color of your holly and ivy! The embossed brick background adds wonderful texture! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

Great freebee stamp, it looks wonderful against the brick wall background. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

brenda said...

The Robin and Ivy sit very nicely against the brickwork. Sad old display last night!

B x

Mrs A. said...

I really like how you have coloured the sprig of ivy. How spooky that timing of your card was. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

Love the texture on the brick wall, the lovely sentiment and that adorable and cute little bird. Wonderful card and serendipity at its best x.

Loll said...

Beautiful design Viv! The white-on-white brick background gives the card a lot of texture while maintaining a CAS design. Your watercoloured bird is sweet and looks right at home sitting on the ivy with a holly branch in it's mouth. Adding a bit of white embossing on the ivy gives them a lovely variation of colour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love the stencil background and the sweet image.xx

Viv said...

Great background Viv...think I have that folder too!love the sweet little robin and ivy also, another great card mf ;)hugs Viv xx

Di said...

What a lovely card Viv! You really know how to do elegant for sure - love it!


Di xx

Pia S said...

It’s beautiful, the bird and the swirl leaves with white stuff on make a great Christmas scene. I also like the textured background.

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Beautiful CAS card! I love the embossed brick background. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.

Jane said...

Beautifully created card and such a sweet little robin. Thanks for playing at the HLS CAS Challenge.

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x