Saturday, 6 October 2012

Blingy Duplicate!

Finally managed to do a card for LIM - been an age since I've been able to submit anything but here's one I made earlier and not shown before which fits the challenge... well I think it does - I think there's enough white space and hope it's CAS enough for the ladies over at Less Is More!

With the challenge this week being 'silver', the card really is a take on a couple of similar (but more fussy) ones I did for golden weddings and one I just made because I had a scrummy vintage bronzey coloured button from Mum's button box... so the design is basically the same for them all just different colours and the odd layer here and there!
Think that this is one of those quick designs that you could mass produce for a variety of different anniversary type occasions by merely changing the colour of the embossing and ribbon, so it's likely that I'll do a ruby one and maybe sapphire and just put them in my stash.... am always asked for specific anniversary cards when I don't have any! 

I used white pearlised card and the stamp was a real 'cheapie' from Viva Decor, which I found in a bargain bin at a craft shop.
I really like it, hence all it's use over the last few months!

I used WOW embossing powder to emboss and because it's so fine it's perfect for the detail on the flourishes.

The stamped piece was mounted onto silver mirri card, then glued to the base card and I confess to using....... peel offs.......(aghhhhhh!!!) for the anniversary sentiment. (I found them whilst looking for my tiny little wooden blocks of number stamps - I cannot remember the last time I used a peel off!!!) 

The broad grey satin ribbon is from my stash and the beautiful blingy embellishment is from Imagine DIY and happily they hide the join!

We've had a lovely sunny day here - not warm, but blue skies.... so am feeling a bit more upbeat today! Strange how grey skies make you feel down and blue ones make you feel happy isn't it?!!
Thanks for looking and if you've left me a comment you've added to my smiley day!! x

40 comments:

Gillian said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! The stamp is fab. Sue x

Loli said...

Hola Viv, STUNNING CARD!! great design i love your embellishment, i like Imagine DIY is an amazing shop.Gorgeous background!Great work!!!
A hug from Palma

Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
Stunning card.... Very classy.....
Hugs sylvie xxx
Glad you enjoyed you holiday.......

Carole said...

Oh Viv, absolutely beautiful. I love the broad ribbon and the embellishment! Carole xox

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! I love all the shiny silvery stuff, and this is perfect for an anniversary card.

Monica said...

So classy and stylish...

Monica xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

CAS, but absolutely stunning Viv. I love the background stamp too.

Pleased to hear that you have some blue skies. We are still waiting for rain where we live (no rain since end March!). Other parts of the island had some yesterday but it seems to escape our village. I am not looking forward to winter!


Love Sheila x

fatmonica said...

It's stunning-so elegant!I love the embossing,I'm going to have to check out that embossing powder!

debby4000 said...

So gorgeous and elegant.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

What a stunning, classy card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. So beautiful and very classy.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lynn Holland said...

What a beautiful card

georgina said...

LOVE this card Viv, it's so elegant,whats going on at LFC please tell me !!!!!! luv Georginaxx

coops said...

so stunning viv.beautiful elegant design :D

xx coops xx

Crafty Lark said...

This is so very elegant and I love the button. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv this is absolutely beautiful...so classy..

Anne

June Nelson said...

Now lady this is classy!!!!! mind you its a wonder you had time to make on looking at your suntan all the ruddy time like!!!!! its ok for some eh// Fabby card mrs, love it want it except I got divorced and never saw me silver wedding lol, pleased your ok shug big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING.x

Lynne said...

Wow Viv, this is stunning. Love those embossed flourishes and that bling on your ribbon is gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv.
Wendy xx

Susan said...

WOW!....this is SO elegant and classy!!! Beautifully done!

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is stunning Viv, so elegant and stylish.
Yvonne x

Linby said...

So elegant, I love that embellishment.
I think after a hol in the sun you are allowed to be a little down being back in the good ole UK! Glad you feel better now.
Linbyx

Mandi said...

Ideqlly there woud be bigger area of white space, but, your card is fabulous
Such opulence, stunning
Thanks very much
Mandi LIM

Aileen said...

Beautiful. Love the embossing and ribbon. Perfect for the challenge. x

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv. May well have to pinch this idea.
Hugs
Caz x

Alessandra said...

LIM....brrrr that is sooooo difficult! But you have managed to make a beautiful card!
Huggles, Aless

Anne said...

How elegant, lovely card. Looks like you had a fab hols, where did you go?
Anne
x

Elaine said...

Simply stunning!

Debbie Vidler said...

Wow absolutely stunning and elegant gorgeous card
Debbie
x

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Viv, I almost made one similar but with the embossing at the bottom part of the card. Love that ribbon and bling too, excellent card. I know what you mean about grey skies , they get to me too!we have sun today though :) Viv xx

Viv said...

Me again ! you just cost me money as I just had to go and buy some more lovely embellies lol. Just realised I have that swirly stamp too, must use it more :) Viv xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Viv - this is fabulous, and I'm so pleased I have found your lovely blog. You have given me inspiration for my Daughter's Silver Wedding card (next month). She doesn't like anything fussy, soppy, sentimental, or pink, (unlike me)!! so your gorgeous CAS card design is absolutely perfect. It really is stunning, and so elegant.

I hope my comment has added to your smiley day, and I have become a follower too!
Sylvia xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is gorgeous.

Love the finished look very much!

Thanks for mentioning Imagine DIY .. .. another fabby place to add to my ever increasing list LOL!!!

Hope you get some more blue sky today!!

Love Jules xx

Mau xx said...

Stunning!! I love everything about it Viv. Hugs Mau xx

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

bastelengel said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card! And totaly perfect for an 25th anniversary.

Teresa said...

Wow! Viv this stunning! xx

Shelby said...

Oh girl this is just one elegant and gorgeous creation! Love it

Shelby