Monday, 20 July 2015


Yet another week passed and the only crafting I have done was to finish off a commissioned card and stamp up some images before setting off on the travels again. Spent a few days in Scotland again this last week - this time with the Under 25 (called Junior!!) Internationals. They made it 3 wins out of 3 for England in the Home Internationals Series so far - Senor men and women all winning earlier this season, now the under 25 women so the under 25 men have a tough act to follow in September!

Have a card to share done with some of my fave stamps.
Love the watercolor effect achieved with Rubbernecker stamps - so little effort on my part except to add the ink to the stamp!
I did a whole batch of cards with this stamp for my own stash box.
A few done in more muted pinks and lilacs as Sympathy and Get Well cards.
I have such little spare time at the mo and am seriously suffering crafting withdrawals and blogland absences!

 I also nearly missed claiming a prize I had won as I couldn't visit blogland every day either!

Back to the card. Basic bright white cardstock.
The stamps inked in Distress Inks - Barn Door, Seedless Preserve  and Peeled Paint.
Sentiment from the same stamp set.

Challenges -
Sweet Stampin - No Designer paper
Alphabet Challenge - K for Kind thoughts
4 Crafty Chicks - CAS
Fantasy Stampers - Pretty Petals
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Quirky Crafts- White

Off away again tomorrow but home at the weekend for 3 whole days, maybe some crafting time????

Thanks for taking the time to keep visiting me - I am missing visiting you all as often as I used to but it's good to know you're all still there! x


  1. This is gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful image and I love the colours.
    Sue xx

  2. Simply stunning, Viv! A gorgeous card. Hope you get some crafting time at the weekend!

  3. This card is lovely Viv xx Jan

  4. This is a really lovely card and I like the fact that you have done a batch of them, great stamp, lovely colours.

    Kath x

  5. A beautiful card Viv, the stamps is great and it does look like a water colour painting.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Hi Viv
    Fabulous card... Love the Sentiment....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoy your hols...

  7. Wow. This is gorgeous. Love the colours you have put together. Happy travels. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Beautiful card Viv, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  9. Such a fabulous stamp! Love the CAS design and gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  10. Excellent design and color Viv. Amazing artwork.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  11. Hi Viv, STill on the roads with the bowling I see. Hope life is good for you. Your card with the direct ink stamping is adorable, gorgeous, so elegant. A beautiful sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz - Cazro

  12. Gorgeous card!!! Come and join us at Quirky White Challenge.
    Monica.- dt

  13. Superb CAS card, what a beautiful image.
    Well done to the "Juniors" on their wins :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. WOW - that is a BEAUTY Viv. Love the watercolour effect. Such pretty stamps.
    Happy travelling. Congrats on all the wins.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. Hi Viv, long time since I've popped in to see you. Haven't been blogging for a while (not sure if I'll actually start up again - just feel like I need a change!) but your beautiful card caught my eye, I really do love the watercolour flowers, would look lovely in a wee frame. Hope you are well. xx

  16. This is stunning Viv! I can see these being useful for so many occasions. Fingers crossed for some crafty time at the weekend. Hope you are well xx

  17. Oh this is really beautiful Viv - love it!

  18. this is so beautiful love the water colouring I would love to see you apply for a DT slot at Aud Sentiments, you have the kind of skills we are looking for!
    .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  19. Gorgeous card Viv, love that stamp!!! Glad to hear you're still enjoying your tour :0)
    Val x

  20. Oh my, I do LOVE this card!! so very lovely Viv
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  21. this is so adorable!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  22. OMGOSH...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxox

  23. Fabulous and sooooo beautiful

  24. so stunning viv.the flowers are really beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  25. It looks really beautiful. This image and card design can be used for any occasion, from birthdays to just because and with sympathy, it's all up to your choice of sentiment.

  26. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  27. Viv this is so elegant and beautiful. I LOVE it! Perfect card design for our challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stamping crew. We love what you did for this challenge and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  28. Absolutely stunning, Viv. A truly beautiful card. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  29. This stamp and sentiment are so gorgeous Viv that it needs nothing more. I love the colours and the washy effect with the inks. x

  30. Oh this is super pretty. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  31. Wow, this is a fabulous card, Viv, beautiful stamping, I can't stop looking at it! Have a great weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs

  32. Love the effect you have created with these beautifully stamped flowers. This is a wonderful card.

  33. This is one fabulous creation with the cutest image.xx
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  34. This is a beautiful design, Viv - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  35. Absolutely beautiful and so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers

    Helen x

  36. Congratulations, you have won third place on our Quirky White Challenge.


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