Friday, 29 December 2017


And there it was - gone. Christmas that is!
So now we there are only a couple of days left of 2017 - this morning we woke up to quite heavy snow - so much so that I didn't fancy trying to get out of the road from the barn - one hair appointment cancelled and now shall be greeting the New Year looking like a shaggy dog. Good job there is only the other half seeing me.....😄

Made a card from some left overs so snow or not I am pulling on the wellies and trudging across to the Playground (which is considerably nearer than the hairdressers) - might even get to build a snowman?!
Used cream linen card as the base and found another left over piece to cut into!
The die cut leaves are a snippet of watercolour card suitably smooshed through various green inks (Crushed Olive/Shabby Shutters/Forest Moss).
Another scrap given the same treatment then I didn't know what to do with it - thought about another small die cut then remembered the corner die which reminds me of a trellis. Happily,  said scrap fitted behind it (JUST).
The little red birdie is also a die.
Stamped the sentiment  and done.

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It has just started to rain here so no doubt my lovely white wonderland will soon be washed away!
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and that you are all warm, dry and safe wherever you are. x


SARN said...

Absolutely delightful die cutting. Very pretty card. Shame about your hair appointment, but best to stay safe, warm and cosy.

Happy New Year to you.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card Viv...light snow here! Happy New Year!

Linby said...

This is just so beautiful. I love all the different elements you combined. Happy New Year

Mrs A. said...

This is a beauty and elegant to boot. I hear there is a snowball fight being arranged in the playground but I'm staying put for the time being. Hope 2018 will be a Happy and Crafty one for you. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

LOVE this card Viv! Very elegant. Don't fret about the hair - I hear Parsnip sharpening his scissors already. Little monkey - anything to make a bit of pocket money on the side.

Sorry this is brief - racing round playing catch up in the Playground in between trying to rustle up some give away 'sample' cards. Whose daft idea was than then, sigh.


Di xx

Barb said...

This is such a lovely card Viv and great use of your snippets. not got the snow yet but it's certainly icy cold. Crafting is the way to go!. Have a very happy new year and I look forward to my visits in 2018. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Viv and I really like the CAS layout. I’m sorry to read that you couldn’t get to the hairdressers but the snow really did look beautiful, just as it did on your gorgeous Christmas card. Wishing you all the best for the New Year. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Viv and a great design.
Happy New Year, hope 2018 will be a good one for you.
Yvonne xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Viv, I love how the background behind the trellis ties in with the leaves. Lovely design.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2018. xx

Gerda said...

This card is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Cara said...

A beautiful card, love those leaves. I hope you are managing to stay cosy and warm x

Bonnie said...

I've really enjoyed scrolling through your blog, Viv! Such beautiful cards! Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card!
Love your lattice panel and elegant design!
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Pat said...

Just catching up Viv and love these beautifully smooshed leaves and the pretty trellis die cut into the corner with more of the lovely green behind, and the pop of red with the bird is just just perfect. x