Sunday 22 December 2019

Christmas Peace

Having arrived back from our break I thought it was about time that I actually made an effort and have the house look a little festive! So yesterday was spent with the tree, the decorations and the making of a table centre. On my feet all day and although the other half did most of the up and down 2 flights of stairs, I did a fair bit too so last night was too tired to do anything except try and ease my aching back with a bath and bed!
We've done the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/Boxing Day shop today -  I have no idea how many some people are feeding when you look at overflowing shopping trollies!
My share is inspired by Pinterest - and I used a few snippets for this so am popping over to see Miss Di at the Playground.
I scraped some texture paste through a stencil and then brushed over some Antique Linen DI. Using  linen textured card also means I had some texture already to the base.
The die was obtained by a friend for me from the USA. I simply love this PB die and it has been used quite a bit on cards this year. It just shouts Christmas to me!
I used a scrap of watercolour card and started to paint it, adding some shimmer powder as I went along. It really made a difference to the flat base colour. The darker sections were left without the powder as I wanted the centre part to draw the eye.
Nuvo Gold applied to the centre, the berries and a little bit on the fronds.
A die cut sentiment from another bit of scrap and finished card!

Sharing over at
Allsorts - A/Goes
PBSC - A/Goes (Sparkle and Shine)
MTTC - Christmas Flowers
AYLI - Fave die
Inkspirational - No Stamping
The Flower Challenge - Use a Die

I want to say thank you for following me, for visiting me and for leaving me comments this year. I appreciate your support more than I can tell you!
If this is to be your last visit before Christmas, I wish you all a peaceful, happy Christmas surrounded with love (and of course crafty stuff!!) xxx


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Viv. This card is amazing and I think I’d be tempted to keep it if I were you! lol. You put your feet up and pour yourself a cheeky glass of something. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best in 2020 xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous Viv, just so striking in that beautiful red with the added shimmer and with the background colour and texture, and the added gold Nuvo drops. I will be around some more til Christmas, but will wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderfully creative new year, and thanks for all your visits to me which are most appreciated. x

KandA said...

Wow, what a stunning card, I love the colours and the die is beautiful. Merry christmas to you xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Viv. I love the delicate background you've created for the stunning flower. xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, a great shade of red and it really stands out against the lovely subtle background.
Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a gorgeous card. Glad you enjoyed your break. We love broadway and beyond, seen it twice now but although the Xmas show was good it wasn’t as good as the last two years. It lacked the wow factor of last year. We fed that back to them and a lot of people said the same so next year will be back to wow. We are so lucky onky 40 mins drive for us to get to Potters. Off there again in a couple of weeks.

Christine Alexander said...

Viv, I'm totally in awe of this beautiful card :) I love the stencilled background and your amazing poinsettia.
Merry Christmas Christine

Robyn Oliver said...

A beautiful card Viv, love the moulded flower and the shimmery accents.. really lovely. I too wonder about the food shopping fold do, must be feeding many so I'm glad this year there's only just three of us and I'm going to enjoy a no fuss dinner. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best to you and the family hugs Robyn

brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv and so very stylish, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge. Wishing you and your a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and my thanks for your support of your challenge this year.

Daughter and I thought we were ahead of the game ordering our M&S food for yesterday, how wrong we were, we even had to queue for a trolly, then at the collection point, then at checkout, nightmare. The manager had told me earlier in the week Monday was going to be the busy day so goodness only know what that's going to be link.

B x

Aquarius said...

Beautiful card and that poinsettia is spectacular.

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Pia S said...

I’m going to hunt down this gorgeous poinsettia die. I absolutely love what you’ve made with it. Beautiful colors and texture for added interest. So glad to see you over at Inkspirational.

Kath said...

I've just spotted your card in the Snippets playground - it's fabulous!
Kath x

Carole said...

Likey, likey this one VERY much's a stunner! What a wonderful poinsettia.Yours is so dimensional! Wishing you a Happy Christmas....Hugs xx

Di said...

Just gorgeous and absolutely beautiful Viv! You ticked the boxes yet
again. I'm almost crying here at the background story!

Hugs and Merry Christmas

Di xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card Viv.
Happy Christams to you and yours and I hope the coming year will be a good one for you.
Yvonne xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Viv, easy to see why you love it so much. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Sue xx

TaeEun said...

That is a gorgeous holiday card, Viv! Love the deep red poinsettia with the touch of gold and the textured background which adds so much dimension to the design! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge ! Merry Christmas!

Becca Sadler said...

Viv: you have made a stunning poinsettia focal Christmas card that is a wonderful keepsake for whoever receives this! So elegant! Thanks for linking to MTTC's Christmas Flowers theme challenge! Becca/DT

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning and your card really has the wow factor Viv x

cm said...

This is the most stunning poinsettia card I've seen all season! Absolutely breath-taken-away gorgeous! I may need to track down that die (not that I could present it as well as you, but I'd sure give it a try!). Thrilled to see this work of art in the INK gallery!

Larelyn said...

Your card is stunning! That poinsettia is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing at My Time to Craft.

Linby said...

I love how you used this die with the other elements.
Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a stunning the look!
Thank-you for all the times you visit my blog and leave me such kind comments; I so appreciate it.
xx Karen

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

sandie said...

Congrats on getting top picks at Ink

Lorraine said...

A stunning card - Love it.
Thanks for sharing at PBSC.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Hopped over from the Snippets Playground where you have deservedly been showcased. What a stunning card this is. So beautiful.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Amazing card, so impressive! Such wonderful feel!!