Sunday, 20 November 2011

Be warned - this will not be the only post of the day!
And if you've any bunting, then put it up cos here I am with my FIRST entry this week into the LIM challenge (and it's only SUNDAY!!!!) Don't know what I'm going to do on Thursday now - or for the days inbetween - no anguish over what I'm going to do and I'm running out of time etc etc.... trouble is, my head is full to bursting with stuff that I want to do for this week that I probably won't get anything else finished cos I'll be flitting about from one half finished thing to another!
So here's the first of the 3 that I've started - this one is complete, the other two are waiting on the desk!
I have had numerous discussions with other crafters about digi stamps. Some think they cannot be classed as 'hand made' as it's the PC that does all the work! Not true! Whilst I love good old fashioned rubber stamps and making messy with ink, I DO also like digis and think that if you've limited space for storage and not a lot of cash to throw about then a small stash of digis are invaluable and anyone who has ever worked with them will know that it's not easy and the PC definitely DOESN'T do all the work particularly if you're printing straight onto card!!!! 
This beautiful digi was a freebie from TLC and I thought it perfect for the challenge this week which is 'Silhouettes'.

I know this has a couple of layers but I have tried to keep the card clean and simple - I like black/white/pink colour combo so it was natural that I would use it - I wanted to use the linen textured card and have found that sometimes printing direct onto it doesn't turn out the best so played safe with this one and printed it separately just in case it wasn't as sharp as it should be. Actually it printed beautifully, which I think is probably to do with the brilliant quality of the image rather than the quality of my printer!

The sentiment also is a TLC digi freebie and it's one of my favourites as I think it is so true, when someone does show you kindness your day seems so much brighter.

Challenges -
Less Is More - Silhouettes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Black, White and one other colour
Mark's Finest Papers - Black,White and one other colour

Thanks for visiting - off to see if my ink has dried - be back later!

29 comments:

xGemmax said...

Stunning card hun & love the colours too!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Cath Wilson said...

Perfect silhouettes - lovely card.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card ....love it ......
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Kathyk said...

It's just lovely too - can't wait for your 2nd post of the day then!

Kathyk

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous LIM card, x

Rose Petal said...

Oh wow Viv. SIMPLY STUNNING.
Love Sandra xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeosu silhouette Viv, what a smashing dress
FAB card
Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely black, white and pink card. Perfect for the challenge! Thanks for playing at Speedy the Cat's challenge!

Maureen said...

Be-a-utiful Viv, was going to say 'you kept this one to yourself' then saw it was a digi!!

Mrs A. said...

Love the image and the pink does just finish it off nicely. Hugs Mrs A.

StampnMichelle said...

Absolutely marvellous card. I have to keep revising my favourite - yours is amongst my tops

StampnMichelle said...

wonderful interpretation. Love it

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous viv.stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Hi Viv, a beautiful silhouette with a lovely sentiment & together they make a lovely CAS card. I agree with your comments re: digi stamps. If your on a limited budget then they are a must & are quite versatile.
Sally x

Susan said...

What a gorgeous silhouette! Fabulous card!!

laurie said...

I love the touch of pink!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific, I'm glad we have inspired you to create!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

Lovely card. Love the image.
Maybe make some christmas cards for the rest of the week?

Diane said...

Beautiful image and sentiment xx

Linby said...

oh I LOVE this-I must have missed it as a freebie - the sentiment you chose to go with it is just perfect.
Linbyx

Val said...

Fabulous card.
Valxx

Viv said...

Such a lovely card again Viv, well done....and no don't fancy doing your kitchen floor thanks lol :O) Viv xx

Shar said...

So pretty and such an elegant card!

Brenda said...

Very lovely card!!! I love the pink. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Lola Azul said...

OMG!!. Lovely card!. Congratulations

Monica said...

So elegant and the sentiment so touching.

xxx Monica

Aileen said...

Very elegant card. x

Designing with Debbie said...

What a pretty card. I love image. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I have that silhouette image lurking on my computer somewhere that I had forgotten all about. Sue.x