Thursday, 9 February 2017


The days have passed quite quickly and there never seems to be enough hours in the day!
I have made a couple of cards and hoping that I will be able to link the other one up CAS Mix Up February Challenge as well as this one (if I ever finish it that is!)

I am always inspired by stuff seen on Pinterest and I suppose this one came from there too!
The challenge was to use corrugated card, with stamping and your choice of other techniques - I went overboard I think as I ended up using as 'my choice' - Fussy cutting, heat embossing, Distress Inks, splatter and vellum!
The colour combo is one of my faves.
This was quite quick to do and used up some odd scraps of Aqua and Black card along with a snippet of vellum.

The card was ran through the 'crimper' and just torn. Before fixing I lightly splattered some Peacock Feathers DI onto the white panel.
The butterfly was heat embossed in white, fussy cut and smooshed through the craft mat where I'd put the DI!
A scrap of ribbon, a sentiment stamped onto the tiniest piece of aqau card and a couple of gems to finish.

I am beginning to panic a little as I appear to have completely abandoned all the fussy and fancy stuff just lately.
I don't know whether it is because I always seem to not have a lot of time so am opting for clean and simple cards or because I am finding that CAS has become my 'thing'. Although as always I wonder if my CAS is well just too - CAS!!
I am not giving up hope that I will once again delve back into the stitching, distressing, generally throw everything on a card type of make - after all whatever will I do with all this stuff if I do????

Thanks for looking!
Hope your day has been good whatever you've been doing! x


  1. Lovely CAS card Viv....perfect and I like your colour choice and your beautiful butterfly. You sound just like me regarding the CAS cards and having a load of stuff to do the smancy things...craft room full!!...but ae CAS cards really any quicker?.....more thinking time for me. Anyway I figure, do what pleases you at the time, after all it's hobby and we shouldn't feel pressured. Still not got to the alchol......inks (what

  2. Love the design of your girgeous card Viv


  3. Oh Viv ... this is GORGEOUS!! You have added lots of different techniques and elements which work together so beautifully while maintaining a CAS design Great job!! Thanks so much for sharing again with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. You have done some great crimping here Viv. I have tried but have found it difficult to keep it straight using mine. I love the blue and white butterfly and the light spattering. x

  5. Love the corrugated and those two colours look spiffing together. Love the CAS look. Very elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. This is perfectly CAS, Viv! And it is GORGEOUS! I love the color combo and that butterfly is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. This really is a beautiful card Viv and I love the colour combination. The ribbled card looks lovely and gives super texture. Barbxx

  8. So pretty Viv love the colour choice. Hope your vintage style cards pop in now and again :)
    Val x

  9. Stunning card Viv... love the crimping... must look mine out...
    Do you know anything about Kevin... he has not blogged since before Xmas... can you let me know if you hear anything...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Great card Viv, love that colour combo too! loving your CAS cards, keep on with them I say ;) hugs Viv xx

  11. Distressed and Elegant...what a beautiful combination, Viv. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  12. Viv this is a stunner, colours and design.xx{aNNie}

  13. Love the effect of the tornado paper, I see it's time I pull out my crimped again. Beautiful colors too, a delicate yet fresh, classy design.


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