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:

  1. Viv I think it's stunning perfect LIM xx Jan

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  2. 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

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

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

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

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  6. Your die is fabulous - a truly stunning card.

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

    TFS
    Carole

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

    Kathyk

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  14. 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

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  15. 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"

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

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

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

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

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  20. wowee your card is gorgeous. x

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

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

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  23. Gorgeous die, and stunning card.

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

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

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. What can I say? Perfect. Period.

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  29. This is stunning Viv and the die is fab! xx

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  30. Stunning card. Love that die

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  31. 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

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. 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

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  40. wow stunning card viv tracy x

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

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

    Shelby

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

    Have a great week!
    Dee B

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

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

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  46. Another great card Viv :) Viv xx

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  47. I love this card - its stunning, hugs x x

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  48. What a stunning card.
    Maggie J

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

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

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

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  52. 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.)

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

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  54. Hi Viv

    Gorgeous card love everything about it!

    Tina
    X

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