Sunday, 28 October 2018

Winter Blues!

Came back from a short break staying with some friends at their wonderful place in Italy - from lovely warm weather to frost and cold! Skies here though are as blue today as they were when we were in the warm sunshine so we are off out for a wander round a local Artisan Market.

My share for today is not Christmas or Autumn themed either but a card made for a friend who is not into frilly or fancy.

I used basic white linen card for my base and stamped the Altenew Rose direct onto the card then silver embossed.

Brush inked the bottom with some Tumbled Glass DI.
I stamped/embossed the Altenew Rose again onto an off cut of the linen card and fussy cut the leaves and the flower head, then added some glamour dust.

Popped them all up on foam pads for extra dimension.
Rather pleased with how it turned out as it really is sparkly in real life without being too over the top!

Embossed the sentiment and added a few little sparklies.
Job Done!

I am sharing over at
Pixies Snippets Playground
Daring Cardmakers - Glitter
LIM - Dimension
Allsorts - Pearls/Gems
Creative Knockouts - Embossing

Thanks for looking - shall be round to visit you all later today. Hope all is well in your part of blogland. x


Mac Mable said...

Your time away in Italy sounds idyllic....coming back to the frost and cold, not so much! What beautiful card, so delicate and loving the bling x.

Carole Pollard said...

So elegant this is a beautiful card Love and hugs Carole x

Meggymay said...

A really beautiful, elegant and stylish card Viv.
Sounds like you had a lovely break in Italy as well.Yvonne xx

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Creative Knockouts Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Carole said...

Oh lucky you in italy! ...and now you find the time to create!! Lovely sparkly card Viv....Time to pull out the woolies now me xx

HilaryJane said...

I love the sparkle on this card and the simplicity of the layout xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful CAS card and love all the sparkle and the touch of blue.
Thank you for joining our 'Pearls and gems ' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

brenda said...

A really stylish card for our 'pearls and gems' theme at Alsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in. Nice to come home to a couple of positive results.

B x

Kathy said...


Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Mrs A. said...

I love the sparkle on your flower. Has gotten very cold here and I don't like it one little bit. I bought some leggings at the weekend with a fur linning inside but was not expecting to be wearing them as soon as I got them home!! hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

What a beautiful card Viv - it's so elegant in the white and ice blue with silver - I love it!!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Its not nice coming home to cold weather is it? Your card is very pretty Viv abd I love the touch of sparkle


Dawn said...

Simply beautiful. The flower is so pretty with the glitter. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Pia S said...

Sparkly yet muted and elegant. This is a beauty of a card.

Loll said...

Beautiful and elegant Viv! Wonderful CAS design with just a touch of subtle blue in the background and lots of sparkle to make the flower gleam. Your friend is going to love this. xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Pearls & Gems' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Viv. Love how the blue sponging revealed the lovely textured linen background. I can see the glitter and can only imagine how even more sparkly and stunning it is IRL. Wonderful job of adding dimensions while keeping your card CAS. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Stunning design and a true example to all of how to keep a card CAS with dimension. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Pat said...

How great to have a break in Italy Viv, although you have probably forgotten about it by now. This card is really pretty with the glamour dust over the embossed flower and love the way you have given it dimension by adding some fussy cut leaves and the flower head over the top, and the soft blue behind the flower is beautiful. x