Sunday, 3 December 2017

Not Christmas!

I have had a few days in the crafty space in my 'wind down time'. As today is also the first day of the Stamping Sensations Challenge please scroll down the the next post to see our challenge this month!
Finished the Christmas cards (will be able to show these now as I am at home!) but in addition just sat and made a few other cards too.
I had a little trip out to a craft shop (dear husband sat in the car outside for HOURS!!!) and I spent a little on some new stash.
None of it inked as yet......LOL
The inspiration for this card is attributed to the very talented Birgit who made a card like this using a similar stamp a few years back.

I am really pleased with the way this turned out! I used Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink and linen textured card.
The stamp is from Technique Tuesday. Stamped and heat embossed then coloured with Carved Pumpkin.
Simply inked the bottom panel then added the flower top.
Found these beads in my stash - no idea where they came from! But they were a good colour match so used them.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Used up some odd pieces of card so am paying a visit to the Playground - have missed not being there during the summer!

Also linking to
PB&More - CAS
CAS Mix Up December - Stamping, Heat Embossing, Watercolour
Crafters Cafe - Embossing

Hoping you are all having a happy Sunday. x

27 comments:

pinky said...

This is such a beautiful splash of colour Viv, I love it!

Loll said...

WOW! LOVE this card Viv. Such a wonderful design ... very creative. The beads are so cool! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Joan said...

Stunning! love the colours

Joan

Marlies said...

A beautiful bright and cheerful card with a fantastic design. Marlies

Kathleen said...

Wow this is totally stunning, gorgeous colour and image, love it.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic design and the colours are gorgeous.
Yvonne xx

Sara Barker said...

This is STUNNING, and really such a breath of fresh air from all this Christmas! The color is fabulous and your card is pristine! I'd have inky prints all over it! Ha! Ha! Thank you for your kind visit to my blog, too! Hugs!

brenda said...

Great use of colour to create a really striking card Viv, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

SARN said...

Totally gorgeous.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

What a fantastic card Viv! So striking and beautifully made - the colours are luscious.

Great to see you in the Playground once again - what a year you've had! I peeked at FB and needed a lie down to recover.

Love your new profile photo BTW!

Hugs

Di xx

Carole said...

This is stunning Viv...live those vibrant colours.

Cara said...

This is so striking and I love how perfectly those beads match x

TK said...

Wow, Viv! Bright and wonderful, gorgeous and fun!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS design, Viv. Love your colors, watercoloring and beautiful beads. TFS and Happy Holidays. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs

creationsnz said...

Fabulous result. SO glad you joined our emboss challenge at The Crafter Café, CarolG

Julia Aston said...

This is absolutely beautiful in the orange Yiv! love the texture of the cardstock, that beautiful bloom and wonderful sentiment - the beads look lovely on the cord as well! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!! Julia xx

Ina Grehan said...

Absolutely stunning Viv. I soooooooo love the colour choice here. Beautiful simple layout. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month. Ina Guest Designer.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card Viv. [aNNie]🎄

Pia S said...

Beautiful layering for a clean look and loving the vibrant colors...

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Embossing" challenge.

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Viv and love the orange colour for the white embossed flower and blended on to the background with it darker at the bottom and fading out looks wonderful. I love those pretty beads to finish too. x

Dorothy S said...

What a lovely image - and that design is stunning. I almost never use orange - this is a beautiful shade! We are glad you joined us this time for the "embossing" challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, DT

Jo Manna said...

Such a Vivid Card, Viv ;) Love the choice of Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, and the beads to match. Perfect finish!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! Normally I don't like orange, but on your card, I love it - such pretty shading in it, and the beads are the most perfect embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

linda said...

beautiful! i love the layers and your colouring with the bead embellishment! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda

sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, I love the colour! I am going to add the Pumpkin Distress ink to my basket :) the beads are a perfect finishing touch.
hugs
sharon :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Viv! It's like a beautiful sunrise! The beads are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!