Thursday, 8 January 2015

A change

2 posts in 2 days has to be a bit of a record  - I used to be able to join in with all the challenges at Less Is More but last year with so many other things going on things went a little bit astray and I didn't get to enter as often as I would have liked.
When I saw the challenge this week of 'Black, Metallic and 1 other colour', I had a 'light bulb' moment and remembered I had seen
something on Pinterest (where else?) that I had sketched into the 'Ideas' folder -and which fitted the challenge!

A bit of a change for me using black cardstock as the base and I was tempted to put it onto white card first but changed my mind.

The frame and the never before used die cut sentiment both cut from odd scraps of gold metallic card - it has a lovely sheen and is not quite so 'in your face' as mirri card.

Stamped onto bright white, popped it behind the frame and I simply had to add the 3 tiny gold pearls......!!!!

Other challenges -
Pixies Playground Week 158
Top Tip Tuesday - Keep it Simple

Am having another couple of hours in the craft room today -weather here is alternating bewteen massive hailstones and brilliant sunshine!
Thanks for looking. x


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic Viv, super striking and adorably CAS
So glad you've found time to join the challenge
Thanks so much for sharing
Less is More

Gillian R said...

Love how you haves used the black card base. So striking

Desire Fourie said...

Viv this is very elegant and I am loving the pearl touches to the flowers.
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Lee-Anne said...

Lovely CAS design that is wonderfully elegant, Viv!

Pia S said...

This is elegant, this design and color choice work so well with this image and for a classy look!

Di said...

Fabulous card Viv! Love the black background!


Di xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this card Vivian. It is very clean and very simple but elegant at the same time. Nicely done. - Jim

Viv said...

Wow your card look amazing in gold/black Viv. I wanted to use gold too but my ink had other ideas lol. Sorry if you were forced to buy the stamp you saw at mine too, he he ! ;) Viv xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, I love your elegant design and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv.
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful combination of elements to make this CAS card something special! Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Jackie said...

Superb CAS card Viv :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Really striking CAS design Viv! Susan x

SARN said...

LOVE it.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Very classy design.....I think the addition of the tiny pearls is perfect.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is sooo pretty!! Really love the image in the frame with the black background! Really makes it pop out nicely! ;) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
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Jacee said...

Lovely card Viv
hugs JaSimply Paper Card Designcee

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely elegant card Viv and your baby card was stunning:)
Val x

Lee said...

Hi Viv,This is absolutely Beautiful.xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, the black and gold looks fabulous and love the pretty flower image with added pearls.
Wendy xx

MaryH said...

Viv, it's simply so elegant with the black base, that pretty gold frame and the lovely flower image. Likewise am loving the die sentiment. Hope your weather improved today, and will be more pleasant for the wkend. We had a bit warmer temps than yesterday, but still cold to us. At least we had happy sunshine, and no hail or white stuff. Hugs & TFS.

Mrs A. said...

Adding the 3 pearls was inspirational. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

WTGo on your nifty win at the Snippets Playground! Thanks for becoming a new blog follower. Will be giving you a welcome shoutout on my next post! Happy Sunday. Hugs

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Pretty card and the gold on black is so elegant.
Caroline xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv love the addition of your pearls


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation love all the gorgeous goodies too.xx
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Kat W said...

This colour combo is so striking and your CAS design is lovely :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Kat x

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry this is such a tardy visit.
This looks really rich!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"