Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Normality?

Don't like housework (who does) but there's something very satisfying about putting everything back where it belongs once you've taken down your Christmas Tree! That's how I spent my morning after my hour walk on the treadmill....
So after the flurry of morning activity I escaped to the craftie space and satisfied my 'sit down and do something' craving!
I am continuing with my 'CAS' phase I think - am finding it very therapeutic during my 'me' time, although I do still have a thing for vintage shabby!

Played with the MISTI again too - have had these flower stamps from Clearly Besotted for a while but have struggled to get them lined up with the dies - the MISTI does do what it says on the tin and am eternally grateful to my lovely husband for the bestest Christmas present!!

Had a bit of fun with the window ledge - it's actually the bottom of a window die - was going to use the whole window but put inky fingermarks on it so had to cut the actual window frame off and just use the bottom bit!

Stuck onto the brick embossed background with some 3d foam - stands up really well and am pleased with the dimensional effect.

The red vase was mounted using some thin foam whereas the blue one had some really thick foam so it overlaps the red one. Same for the flowers and the leaves.
Popped little pearls in the same colours into the flower middles. 
Left a sentiment off this - it's just one for the stash box so when I come to use it will decide what I'm going to put on it!

All snippets used for the vases/flowers so I am paying my first visit this year to the Playground!
Am also popping over to Less Is More where their challenge is 'Dimension' and to Dies R Us where Anything Goes with Dies.  
Thanks for looking - coffee now in hand am into blogland to see what you've all been up to! x

29 comments:

Maria said...

Absolutely sweet card with the vases and flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Anything Goes using Dies' Challenge! Please come back soon!

Pia S said...

The flowers stand out beautifully from the white background and love the shelf, great rescue of an inky window die cut! A lucky mishap.
Best wishes for the new year!

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card! Crisp and clean and lovely colours.
Elaine

Valerie Nolan said...

Such a cheerful card Viv! Those flowers really pop against that white wall.
Happy new year xx

Carole said...

Love this Viv!!...really effective, everyone seems to be singing the praises of a misti since Christmas...I must find out what it is all about me thinks!!

Dora said...

Beautiful background embossing en so lovely flowers in these colours.

Meggymay said...

Its a super background for the vase of flowers and a beautiful card design.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Hope I'm not talking to a brick wall here! Brilliant card, great EF, dies and stamps. Love it.

Kath x

Jan Ltc said...

Great card Viv. Normality indeed! Ain't it grand? xx Jan

Pat said...

These flowers are beautiful Viv and look fantastic with that brick background. I love the dimension of the vases and the ledge you have made from the window frame works so well here. x

Loll said...

So adorable Viv!! LOVE the sweet vases of flowers on the window box. Great job creating it from the window die-cut. And LOVE the texture and dimension from your brick embossed background. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wow, Viv, love this, the flowers look like they are really on a shelf and smiling at us...great card.xx{aNNie}

brenda said...

I hope you packed that little fellow away safely when the tree came down Vi, especially as he looked so perplexed after Monday's match.

A very stylish card today.

B x

Esther said...

Lovely design, Viv! The brick background is very effective and I love the idea of a window ledge and flowers popped over it. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More, and Happy New Year!

Shoregirl said...

I LOVE your cute shelf with colorful vases against that brick embossing! So cute!!
I'm inviting you to pop over to the CropStop blog and check out the monthly challenge there! It's an "Anything Goes" challenge with the only requirement being to use products from companies the store sells. I'd love to see you link up sometime!

SARN said...

Love the look of this Viv. REALLY like that brick embossing folder xxx

Susan said...

Terrific card, love that dimension background! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

OH Simply swooning here. A wonderful bold and fun colour choice for your blooms against that crisp white embossed BG. Love the dimensional idea and a superb idea for the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and a very happy new year to you! Sarah x

Di said...

Fantastic card Viv! I love it!! So fresh and pretty. And how wonderful that your DH bought you a Misti for Christmas - clever chap :)

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

Your card is a beauty Viv. Great use of the inky window die. It really does look good standing proud and the flowers look so pretty against the white wall. Barbxx

TK said...

Very pretty, especially with that brick background! Love your ingenuity when it came to "fixing" the window!

Jen Nelson said...

great little scene and i love the EF

Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
Jen xx

Neets B said...

Perfect for our challenge. The bold focal point just pops against the textured white background. This is a great little CBS set, I have it too from a long time ago. Glad you're enjoying your MISTI too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Aileen Ryan said...

Looks fabulous Viv I need a window ledge I have the vases and flowers and a wall but no ledge mmmmm. I really like this look, it has a great appeal to it.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card, love the vase sitting on the ledge.

Sue xx

Viv said...

Happy New Year! It's fabulous Viv, love the clean white brickwork and pretty coloured flowers. Sorry I am so late commenting, still not feeling great with this flippin' cold! hugs Viv xx

pinky said...

So glad the misti is working out for you Viv, this is just gorgeous. Loving the brick embossing board too.

laurie said...

So cheerful! I love that embossed wall background. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!