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:

  1. Gorgeous card! The stamp is fab. Sue x

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  2. 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

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

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

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

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  6. So classy and stylish...

    Monica xxx

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  7. 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

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

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  9. So gorgeous and elegant.
    luv
    Debby

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

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

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

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  13. so stunning viv.beautiful elegant design :D

    xx coops xx

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

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

    Anne

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  16. 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

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

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous Viv.
    Wendy xx

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

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

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  21. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. Wow absolutely stunning and elegant gorgeous card
    Debbie
    x

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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

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  33. Just beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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

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

    Shelby

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