Saturday, 16 June 2012

A card and a thank you

A card to share today which I made a couple of weeks ago for a family celebration. 
This week's challenge at LIM is 'Something Shiny' and I am going to submit this on the basis that it has lots of white space and yes,yes I know, it's got embellishments but there's not a lot.... well I don't think so anyway!! Am sure if I have exceeded the boundaries I'll be told.......... and I shall go on the naughty step!

Made using my basic white linen textured card with two strips of silver mirri attached to another white linen panel.
The die was an early birthday present to myself and I am afraid I am now well into fancy dies........ I thought this was such a versatile one that could be used for anniversaries if cut with different coloured card, Christmas, Sympathy, etc - all ocaasions really - well that was my excuse for buying it!!
I think the embossing effect on the flowers is lovely - am not sure though that you can see it on the photo - 'cos of the mirri card.
Stuck the die cut onto the centre panel and then I silver embossed the wooden numbers from my stash for more silver effect!
The silver organza ribbon was simply wound round the centre panel and secured with a suitably blingy heart buckle from my fave blingy site - Imagine.
 Shiny it is, and am hoping it's LIM enough for LIM!!!

Other Challenges -
DL Art - Recipe- 2 colours (Silver and White), Ribbon and Embossing
My Mum's Craft Shop - Clean and Simple
Unstampabelles - Ribbon

And finally - just want to say a great big THANK YOU to all my blogging friends who sent me birthday wishes, gorgeous presents and fab cards yesterday. It made me very happy!!!

59 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Viv I think it's stunning perfect LIM xx Jan

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful card.xxx

M said...

This is amazing! That die is so gorgeous, and I bet the shine in real life makes this look even better! I love the ribbon around the bottom too. It's such a pretty design. M x

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful! I've been humming & hawing about this die but I'm sold on it after seeing your card.

Loli said...

Hola Viv, very elegant card, your die is gorgeous!!!, good job.
A hug from Palma

sassy said...

wow love this vivy...stunnign card love that ribbon so elegant hugs sassxxxxx

Kimberley said...

Your die is fabulous - a truly stunning card.

Marlena M. said...

Viv, this is STUNNING!

Hello From Texas said...

Very elegant and of course beautiful. It looks pretty CAS to me even with the embellishiments. Hopefully Chrissie and Mandi will agree. :)

TFS
Carole

Suzilou said...

This is one gorgeous card, love that die and pretty ribbon :)

Anne said...

This die is stunning, LOVE your card and plenty of white space on it!
Anne
x

Inkyfingers said...

This card is gorgeous Viv and I can see why you fell in love with the die. Hope you had a great birthday.

Sheryl said...

Hi Viv! This is GORGEOUS and ELEGANT! It's so very perfect for a 25th wedding anniversary!
And HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I'm a gemini too! Mine is on Monday!
I'm offering blog candy this weekend! I hope that you can stop by!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

DIANA L. said...

Your card is so elegant. I love the ribbon and the silver, it is so pretty.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Kathyk said...

Such a pretty card, you're entirely forgiven (by me, anyway!) for the embellies!

Kathyk

Vicky Hayes said...

I think CAS cards are more about white space Viv rather than not using embellishments. I love your gorgeous silver wreath and the mirri edging, and the ribbon finishes your card beautifully! Happy birthday for yesterday! Vicky x

Stamps and Paper said...

SImply stunning VIv...


Anne

Mandi said...

You've just about made it LIM enough lol
So pretty, greta photographing too, which is no mean feat for mirri card!
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Stunning card Viv, so soft and delicate.
Happy birthday for yesterday, sorry I missed it.
Lynne xxx

Deanna said...

Beautiful card and so elegant.The ribbon and heart really add to it :)

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Viv... very striking!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

lililindsay said...

Such a lovely card. I have been thinking about aquiring this die for some time. My resistance is weakening!

Netty said...

wowee your card is gorgeous. x

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

WOW! A very stunning card - thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

HuggiesCrafts said...

Love this stunning card, it's so beautiful. Great to see you sharing it with us at Unstampabelles ribbon challenge this month.

Jane said...

Gorgeous die, and stunning card.

bastelengel said...

A cute card, elegant and modern. Great work! Greetings, Eva

June Nelson said...

Its perfect Vivvy babe and please you had a great birthday hunnie huggies from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gaynor said...

Absolutely stunning card, very pretty, thanks for joining our CAS challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Susan said...

Viv, the card is just gorgeous! I love the silver edging on the white panel. I also love how crafters tend to "justify" the purchase of supplies! LOL! I do the same thing! Love the die cut in the silver!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What can I say? Perfect. Period.

Suze Bain said...

This is stunning Viv and the die is fab! xx

Gillian said...

Stunning card. Love that die

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Belated birthday wishes from the House of Hearts!!!

I hope you had a lovely day.

Your card is gorgeous .. I had better stop looking at that die before I feel I "need" it!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Merry said...

This is so beautiful....that is such a wonderful die you have used and such lovely ribbon. Thanks heaps for joining in our ribbon challenge at Unstampabelles.

Susan Hogan said...

I'm glad I know what the die looks like IRL - and it looks fabulous on this card! Your ribbon looks like bridal veil! Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstambabelles ribbon challenge this month!

GinaA said...

Awesome card, the circle of flowers is super and I love the ribbon and heart.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I do love that die :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

I think you've still achieved LIM with this fab design. The miri wreath is wonderful. x

Sally said...

A really lovely card & the embossing on the die looks gorgeous.
Sally x

cathi139 said...

wow, what a perfect and pretty card
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog :-)
Cathi

Elaine said...

Hi Viv thank you for your kind comments whilst I was away and also today,
Yes it was glorious just spending time on what I wanted to do today.
What stunning cards you have been making, wow Gills 50th card is fabulous and your sister in laws, what fantastic creations and I love the paper and flower on the pink roses grow on you card .
This one however is just gorgeous, what super fine ribbon and I love the die cut such fabulous work Hugs Elaine

craftyeyes said...

wow stunning card viv tracy x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

gorgeous especially love how you tied ribbon with the heart K x

Shelby said...

So cool. Love how you've embossed the die cut...looks so rich.

Shelby

Dee Burns said...

One word describes this card only to well....Stunning! It really is a beautiful card...great job!

Have a great week!
Dee B

Hannelie said...

I love it!
Thanks so much for your visit... your comment just made my day!

Karen M said...

This is a brilliant card, Viv! The mirri card with the die looks fabulous! Love it Kx

Teresa said...

Simply perfect! xx

Viv said...

Another great card Viv :) Viv xx

Skye said...

A gorgeous card

Meadie said...

I love this card - its stunning, hugs x x

Maggie J said...

What a stunning card.
Maggie J

Jenny said...

ooo that pretty wreath looks stunning in silver mirri! gorgeous card Viv.
Jenny x

JanR said...

Very lovely card! I love that buckle. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wreath! And that gorgeous ribbon and buckle just add to the elegance!

Diane said...

Truly stunning. I also think you managed to keep the CAS but still embellish it beautifully. Gorgeous.
Diane
P.s thanks for popping by my blog and more than happy to share ideas and designs (I loved that image, the graphic fairy has so many lovely free images.)

Aida said...

Beautiful card! It's something different.
good job!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Viv

Gorgeous card love everything about it!

Tina
X