Tuesday, 25 November 2014

One month away...

I have had a real nice few days - was at the Ladies National Presentation Dinner in the Midlands on Saturday night and yesterday spent a few hours in the North in the company of Sylvia and her friends making Christmas cards round Sylvia's kitchen table!
Two long drives but both worth it!
 In my crafting time on my own I have been busy getting on with some Christmas cards too...
I bought this PB stamp last year and used it once! This year I have made a batch of cards with it, using distress markers in Festive Berries (for the flower) and Shabby Shutter for the greenery.
I stamped one image straight away after applying the markers and then lightly spritzed the stamp for the second.
Simply layered each onto co-ordinating card then into white base card, a sentiment in the same inks and added a few tiny pearls to the centre of each flower.
It is the final Rudolph's Day challenge of the year -and also Sarn's final time as host so thought she might as well spend the rest of the time towards Christmas in shock that I have managed two challenges on the trot!

Other Challenges -
Love 2 Scrap - Sentiment stamped in colour
Merry Monday - Red/Green/White
Ooh La La - Christmas
C C A Y R - No Patterned Paper
PB & More - Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting. x

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards ..... I love that poinsettia stamp! Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

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  2. That's a lovely stamp Viv and I love the "it's christmas" sentiment. Fab festive cards! Xx

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  3. Two fabulous cards and a great image, love the sentiment on the second card.
    Flippping heck I live about 30 minutes from Sylvia and we meet up occasionally, next time is the 4th December.

    Kath x

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  4. Beautiful cards Viv, its a super stamp.
    Yvonne x

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  5. Hi Viv - pleased you got home OK! It was great to see you today!
    Love the CAS design of these Christmas cards - the inking and painting is fab.
    I seem to have missed some of your recent Posts - will make up for it now!
    Sylvia xx

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  6. These are gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful image and I love the way you have applied the colours.
    Sue xx

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  7. Amazing, beautiful! Unique cards. Great combination of colors.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Two wonderful cards, Viv! Love the stamp and you have produced two very elegant cards with it - beautiful!

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  9. These are beautiful Viv, I love the poinsettia
    Kevin xx

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  10. These are such beautiful poinsettias, Viv! I love the watercolor look and all the white space that lets them shine! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Superb CAS cards Viv, beautiful design :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. Two beautiful cards Viv, what a lovely stamp. I have never had much luck using DMs direct to stamps. Susan x

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  13. A very pretty poinsettia stamp, I love the CAS results :-)

    Sally

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  14. I am a real Poinsettia fan Viv and this is on of my fav Penny Black images, so versatile and as your cards prove can be oh s elegant.

    Can we pull it out of the bag as City did last night ?

    B x

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  15. Head in the clouds Viv, totally forgot to thank you for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  16. A really gorgeous two cards Viv, and these colours are simply beautiful. Hope you have recovered and I don't expect everyone to comment all the time...we do have a life outside I think.x
    aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

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  17. Ha ha ha . .. you'll have to try a lot harder than that to shock me!

    LOVE these poinsettia cards and thanks for sharing how you inked and sprayed them!

    Thanks for joining in with RUDOLPH DAY Viv.

    Hugs, darn Sarn xxx

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  18. Two beautiful CAS cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

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  19. Hi Viv,I love poinsettia.Your cards are sooooo elegant.Hope you are well.xx

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  20. Love that stamp! Two beautiful cards Viv. xx

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  21. simply stunning, lovely stamp, and the pearls add the finishing touch xxx

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  22. Such gorgeous poinsettias! Love your cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  23. These are just beautiful, I love he way you've used the stamp.
    Thanks for entering two of the challenges I'm DT for
    Penny Black & More
    and Ooh La La, good luck.
    Lynn x

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  24. me again! I can't see your card in the linky on PB & More, I can see B thanked you for joining in - but not sure if she came to your blog as I did through another route.
    Would hate you to miss out with this beautiful entry, so can you check you linked - or is it just me!!!
    Lynn x

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  25. Glad you had a good weekend Viv and the poinsettias are gorgeous. I will have to be speed making my Christmas cards as I am so behind! x

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  26. so who knew there were two pages of linky!!!!!! - sorry found it now.

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  27. These are beautiful viv what pretty cards :) I hope your keeping well
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  28. Two fabulous cards Viv, great stamping too.Have a great weekend my lovely friend ;)hugs Viv xx

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  29. Lovely card. I saw it on Merry Monday

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  30. Beautiful thank you for joining us at OLL Creations Susan DT xx

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  31. Beautiful clean and simple card.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck in our prize draw.

    Shirley

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  32. Beautiful stamping! Just gorgeous!!

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  33. HOLY CRAP, these are gorgeous!! WOW! :)

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  34. simply stunning viv.your stamped poinsettia`s are fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

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  35. What a beautiful look you have acheived here. They look watercoloured. So lovely!


    Hope you will drop by my blog in 2015. The Scrappymo version of Rudolph Days will be held from the 25th till the end of each month!

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  36. Your projects are awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Say It In Color!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Lost Coast Designs
    Crafty Cardmakers and more

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  37. Wow! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! Very CAS but with so much WOW factor! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxo

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  38. Love the image and sentiment stamps you used, beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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