Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Hi lovely bloggers - almost at the last minute, here is my card for this week's
challenge at Less Is More, which is a choice of "Thank You", or "Congratulations". 
The photo is not very good at all - I always struggle with white card and pale cream card - (this is Very Vanilla from SU). After taking photos in a tent, outside a tent, swinging from the chandeliers, I decided this one was the best of a very big  bunch!
So, back to the plot - I bought this stamp a few years ago to make a special card for my eldest Granddaughter, Grace. Why? because in the centre of the frame was the word "Grace" - see, there is method in my madness (sometimes).  You can see what I mean from the photo of the stamp below.
I masked the word Grace before inking the stamp with Versafine Vintage Sepia. After stamping the frame, I stamped Thank You in the centre.
Both stamps are by Anna Griffin.
Pale pink chalk has been swirled around the image. An embossed frame was created around the edges of the card, using an Eazi-Score Board.
Light brown pearls added to each corner. 

So peeps, if you would like to take part in Chrissie and Mandi's fabulous Less is More challenge, do pop over and join in the fun. (Warning - it can be addictive).
Love to all ~ 


lisa said...

It's a very fine photo where ever you took it, Sylvia. I love that stamp and how clever to put your own words in the middle. It must have been made for you having Grace in originally!!
It's a very elegant card and very "you".
Hope you are OK and had a great Bank Holiday Weekend.
Hope to see you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Larissa said...

Very pretty Sylvia! I love the embossed frame and the ink colour is really gorgeous!


Brenda Brown said...

This is just lovely Sylvia and great idea to mask out and print your own words.
Love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Susan said...

Sylvia-anne, this is just beautiful! I love how you changed the word in the middle...gorgeous stamp!

Rebekah said...

What an elegant card Sylvia so pretty and so clean just beautiful hugs Rebekah xx

seedlings mum said...

Love the colour and the embossed frame sets it off!

Jess said...

what an elegant card, thanks for sharing

sasa said...

Wonderful stamp which looks just great in your simple yet very elegant design. Embossing and ink choice superb!

Thanks for sharing.
Sarah at 150.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is really beautiful love the embossing on the edges,and that stamp is just,gorgeous hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Sylvia - so elegant.
Lisa x

Christine L said...

HI Sylvia
How very unusual to put an Anna G stamp (generally such a fussy style) on a LIM style card.... but it WORKS! Love it!
Christine x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful and elegant card perfect stamping and love the colour you used.


Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Sylvia, the image is gorgeous. x

Jo said...

It;s a beautiful, elegant card. I love it. Jo x

Erika said...

Wow Sylvia I love your card very elegant and fab image.

Chrissie said...

This is really lovely Sylvia... I love the muted tones... and thanks for your very kind wordsa bout our blog!
"Less is More"!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Thanks for your nice comment!
Love the "antique" touch of your card - and the simple but great frame-effect with score-lines...
Yes, it IS addictive!! :-)
Hugs from Austria,

RefRacBe said...

I like the embossing round the edge. It really frames the image. Rachel.

CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia. So sleek and elegant. Beautifully created! "Hugs" Carol

Mandi said...

Super card Sylvia, stunning stamp
Thank you for your encouraging comments
Continued thanks
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

mustavcoffee said...

Good morning Sylvia, Good classic design and beautifully photographed! Your card is very pretty, Anna Griffin takes classic emblems and makes them into fantastic stamps and it looks as if this was perfect for you. Fancy it having your Grand daughters name, magic! Love the embossed frame and with pearls, nice!
Workmen still here! They're great though, LOL :0) xxx

nicky said...

Great card such a lovely stamp.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Jacqueline said...

Love Anna Griffin stamps and your card is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Jan said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card. This stamp is beautiful and I love how you softened it up with the pink chalk.
Caroline xxx

Aileen said...

Lovely and simple with a vintage twist. The thank you in the middle matches perfectly. x

Gini said...

You are soooo good at these LIM's!
You certainly are an A+ Limette!!

Sarah said...

I love this card Sylvia so elegant and CAS fabulous make Hugs
Sarah x