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

28 comments:

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

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

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  3. Viv this is very elegant and I am loving the pearl touches to the flowers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. Lovely CAS design that is wonderfully elegant, Viv!

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

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  6. Fabulous card Viv! Love the black background!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. Superb CAS card Viv :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. LOVE it.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

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

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  14. 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*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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

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  16. Hi Viv,This is absolutely Beautiful.xx

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. Adding the 3 pearls was inspirational. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. 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

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

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  22. Lovely card Viv love the addition of your pearls

    Anne

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

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

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