Sunday, 11 December 2016

Shimmer and Scraps!

Quick card share day again today - made entirely of scraps and used up stuff that was lying on the desk.
 I had been playing about with the 'smooshing' technique a couple of weeks ago and as per normal for me had used a rather large piece of  left over card when smooshing - (always done 'cos I am so heavy handed and I figure that if I used a MAHOOSIVE piece to start with,  when I am done I will have a small 'useable' bit!)

I have already made one similar card here back in October, but still had some smaller bits that I thought looked OK so used them to make this!

This was a card where I didn't have to flick bits of Gold Cosmic Shimmer powder everywhere like the last time as it was already done... and still not cleaned up properly either... but as it's Christmas the gold sparkley bits on the walls and the PC monitor look rather festive....

I did though add a few more bits of gold (carefully) to bits of the die cut trees and painted a teeny snippet of card (from the floor) with the gold then punched out a teeny star. Left over bits torn to make the snowdrifts at the bottom and some more sparkly glittery gluey stuff dragged across it.

Quite pleased with the way this one turned out -  shimmer is good and the different colours  achieved by the smooshing on close up looks quite reasonable!!

Challenges -
Pixies Playground - Week 259
Inkspirational - CAS with Sparkle
Happy Little Stampers - A/Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge with Smooshing
Dies R Us - Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Die Cuts

 Still haven't got rid of this dreadful cough  and am not 100% - feel like I have had this cold and bad chest for ages (well over a week at any rate...)- there's a lot of it about I'm told.
Am off again today for a few days - back at the end of the week.  -  this was supposed to be a relaxing break with a bit of bowls played just for fun with some good friends thrown in - am hoping I don't get on everyone's nerves when I start coughing and spluttering!!!!
Have a great week. x


Pat said...

I love your pretty trees Viv and the snowfall background goes beautifully. I hope you enjoy your bowls break with your friends, and relaxing a bit may help to clear up the cough and cold. x

Mrs A. said...

I like your trees cut from the background piece. They look really good. Must try that shredded paper malarkey for creating snow drifts and hillocks. Yours look really good. look at it this way if you cough in just the right place you could put your oppenent of their stroke so to speak. hugs Mrs A.

ann van dijk said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge Good luck Anneke DT for Creative Craft Cottage

Kathleen said...

Super CAS card especially as it is made from snippets, like the touch of the little star.

Kath x

laurie said...

Love the snowy embossed pretty!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Viv, love that scene.x{aNNie}

SARN said...

Here you go . . . have a nice soothing honey and lemon drink. I just made if for you. Hope you feel better soon mate.
LOVING your snippets of smooshing card.
Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card with all of the glitter and gold sparkle.

Sue xx

Di said...

Beautiful card Viv! Love the design and the smooshing is fabulous too. O f course, it's even lovelier in real life :) Thank you!


Di xx

Diane said...

What a lovely snowy background and card design Viv.

Hugs Diane

Pia S said...

Lovely peaceful winter scene, perfect for Christmas or any other winter occasion.

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is simply beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful snippet card, Viv. I like the fresh and clean design. Elizabeth xx

ccheney said...

Love the simple elegance of this card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Viv, I find it hard to believe no-one has commented, I guess they're awaiting moderation. I have that folder and it's underused , I have some wee tree dies on order so may try this if my brain remembers 😝
Thanks for sharing, 😊
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Julie B said...

Great use of your left overs, hope your cold is well behind you by now.
Thanks for joining us at HLS. :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such a beautiful winter landscape.

Yvonne Garner said...

Love this card! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Toni said...

Great smooshing results and way to go using every last bit of your paper! Elegant design too! THx for joining in at HLS!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great Christmas card. Beautiful winter scenery. I love the look of trees - beautifully colored and great smooshing results.
Thank you for sharing with us HLS CAS.

Linda said...

Love your gorgeous wintry scene. Thanks for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx