Monday, 1 May 2017


I can't believe it is over a week since I posted - the days are flying by.
I have been doing a bit of DT stuff this week well in advance as I am going to be away such a lot but in between I made a  couple of cards and had fun getting very inky and messy!
It's been a lovely day here and I have spent most of it outside making tidy and in a lot of cases renewing the pots on the patio.
Typically though I forgot to take the pictures whilst it was bright!
This one isn't as sharp as I would like it to be but you get the general idea.

I just wanted a basic 'friend' card for the stash box and I really like this SU sentiment so everything was done with that in mind.

I used Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold DI's for the sky.
The bottom was inked with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs. I tore some masking tape for the ground and at first was disappointed that it wasn't a 'clean' line - but the more I look at it the more it is growing one me!
I used a paintbrush and added some more ink  under the trees.

The trees and birdies were all stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, as was the sentiment.
Joining in the following challenges -
APTTC - Open Challenge #4
Crafts Galore Encore - A/Goes
HIMCR - Freestyle
CFTH - A/Goes

Coffee time for me now and a trawl through blogland to catch up with you all - and a sit to rest my aching back! x


  1. Stunningly gorgeous, viv! I don't recognise those trees! And there I was thinking that I owned every tree stamp there was :D

  2. This scene looks like it's been photographed, that is incredibly cool and well done!

  3. Totally gorgeous card, stunning background and images and a fabulous sentiment.

    Kath x

  4. Fabulous scene Viv, beautifully inked!
    Val x

  5. This is so atmospheric, fabulous. Cara x

  6. Beautiful! Great color tones. It is my theme on my birthday bash link up.

    ♥ Monica
    Be sure to check out the link up party with lots of prizes!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  7. This is a fabulous card Viv and so atmospheric and the colours are perfect. This type of scene is so difficult to get right but you have captured it beautifully. x

  8. You know you've enjoyed yourself when you find yourself covered in ink! This is simply stunning Viv.

    Good luck on your travels.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  9. Gorgeous gorgeous scenic card. Loving those colours hugs Mrs A.

  10. Hi there Viv
    thank you so much for your blog visit and comment - its nice to know that someone is still there!!
    I love your stunning card - very beautiful.
    Hope your coffee break eased your back!
    Eve xx

  11. Such a beautiful silhouette card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

  12. Stunning card Viv, gorgeous colour & design.
    Wendy xx

  13. Great card Viv,such a pretty little scene too 😀 Viv xx

  14. Gorgeous Card. Love it. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  15. What beautiful sky colouring! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Jen DT for


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