Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmassed Out?

A change from Christmas for me today! Cards made and posted, (have kept some to share later) and now hoping that in the next couple of days I feel festive enough to put up the tree! (Bah Humbug!).
So here's something definitely not Christmas -
 Little bit of inky messy and a pleasant change from glitter and embossing powder!
Little oddments of card to make the centre panels and dusted Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen with a bit of Scattered Straw. Am starting to become a bit more comfortable using the duster brushes.. only taken me about 5 years! 😁 LOL

Script stamp by Indigo Blu bought on a visit to the NEC eons ago, inked with Vintage Sepia - masked off the left side with a scrap of torn paper before stamping.
Flower stamp is from SU 'Bloom With Hope'. Painted it with Forest Moss for the stems and leaves and used Fired Brick and Festive Berries for the flower heads.
Intended to leave it blank but as the 'be happy' stamp was laying on the desk I used it!

Snippets Playground for me this morning - hope they've still got some Christmas Hooch and Mince Pies left!
And thanks to the amazing Loll who reminded me I hadn't linked up to the CAS Mix Up December Challenge.

Other Challenges -
The Flower Challenge - Use an Older stamp

Alphabet Challenge - U for Use Some thing Red (my flower heads)
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Thanks for visiting - am feeling a whole lot better than I did before I went away - just wish I could get rid of the cough! Oh and the week away? We lost in the semis - good time had by all and not too disappointed as we had a good run - and the team that beat us played better than we did!!
Have a great day whatever you're doing.. me? I am off to the craftie space - beats putting up the decs! x


  1. Great card Viv... love the inky background...
    Happy Christmas
    Love Sylvie xx

  2. Don't ask me why, but as I read about your Christmas tree I visualised it all in RED and not a fairy on the top but a small version of a bright smiling charismatic chap with glasses and lovely designer stubble - who on earth could that be I wonder ?

    Great inky card anyhow Viv.

    B x

  3. oh wow, super cool card! How do you guys always get the idea of simple but awesome cards?
    I won't put up a xmas tree because of Elly.. she would ruin it, I am sure ha ha and besides that I think xmas is ... well...erm... not allowed to say something mean ha ha. But I could easily skip these days.
    Have a good rest of the Sunday!
    xoxo, Ally

  4. Beautiful card Viv - perfect in every way! You really make it look effortless.

    Come back to the Playground later in the week - I hope to have freshly baked sausage rolls on offer, with a little bit of finely chopped onion in the sausage meat. Learned from my Mum many years ago and a great favourite - if only I can keep that pesky white bear away from them!


    Di xx

  5. This is so beautiful Viv! Love the vintage feel with the scripty background and sponging. This is perfect for CAS Mix Up challenge and hope that you join us there. xx

  6. This is beautiful Viv and you are quite the expert on this ere inking lark to train me?

  7. Love this Viv, it's absolutely gorgeous!
    Wendy xx

  8. beautiful card Viv, love the script background.Perfect look. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

  9. Think Brenda has had an early start on the hooch with her comment, lol.
    Gorgeous card and do you know today, for the first time EVER I have gone off making Christmas cards, since my Daughter told me that my youngest Grandson doesn't need any cards for next year as he couldn't be bothered to write this years, goodness me I have already got next years sorted.
    Really lovely warm colours and a super image and totally love the design.

    Have a great week Viv.

    Kath x

  10. A beautiful card Viv, pleased you are feeling much better.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Lovely card Viv using one of favourite SU sets, like the text background. My daughter came last week and put up my tree and lights etc, cards done and posted, still some gifts to wrap but I have to say the festive spirit is still evading me! I could sleep for a week, think its the rheumatoid arthritis playing up a bit making me feel a bit bah humbug.
    Happy Christmas to you

  12. I've only tried the duster brushes once and not very well at that! You are inspiring me to get them back out, Viv! Love this design! It's so perfectly CAS! See you at the playground! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. Simply beautiful!Thanks for playing along at ATSM

  14. This is a lovely breath of fresh air after all the stacks of christmas cards around. Thank goodness it only happens once a year.
    I love the colour combination and your feather dusting is perfecto. You must has been practising dusting the ornaments! Hugs Mrs A.

  15. This is beautiful! Loving the text and sponged background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.

  16. So beautiful Viv. I love your sponged text background for your beautiful flowers. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  17. Lovely stamp and beautiful as always..xx{aNNie}

  18. Great backgrund on this wonderful card!! I think we all need a break from Christmas... :)

  19. ooh love this - very elegant and great inking. Merry Christmas

  20. Absolutely fabulous Dahhling!
    Lovely bit of inking and stamping.

    Sending Christmas wishes your way to get you in the mood . . . fa la la lala, la la la laaaaaaa xxxx

  21. Such a beautiful card Viv! glad you are feeling better now and hope that cough goes quickly too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  22. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge U for Use something Red. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  25. A really lovely card Viv. I love the colours and the texture of the card.It's a great effect. I still don't feel confident with the duster brushes. You certainly seem to have cracked it. Barbxx

  26. Ooooh, I love this CASlicious design, Viv! It's a warm and welcome change from all the glitter and glitz of Christmas cards and I think it's a winner for these challenges!! I wish you a Happy Christmas and blessed New Year!! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  27. A gorgeous card Viv, a welcome change to Christmas cards. That said I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    Sue xx

  28. Congrats on your Outstanding Design at CAS Mix Up! Truly a wonderful card!!

  29. Love it, Love it. So sorry for the delay in commenting. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT


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