Monday, 5 September 2011


Wow lovely Bloggers, Friends and Limettes - what a fabulous challenge Mandi and Chrissie have set for us this week over at Less Is More - METALLICS!!  And here is my card, which took longer to photograph than it did to make! The SU card looks rather orangey in the photo, but it's a lovely Christmassy red IRL. (Tuesday - Update - have managed to take a slightly better photo in daylight today)!
ANOTHER UPDATE - 13th Sept. - My card has been ShowCASed - Thanks Chrissie and Mandi!
As I have used very old bits and pieces, I am also entering this into Jules' lovely Snippets Challenge at
Always With a Heart. Do pop over to see what Jules is up to!

So peeps, for the LIM METALLIC challenge, I dug deep into my cupboards, drawers, boxes, shelves etc. and re-discovered these chunky metal initials C and H, which were originally hanging around the neck of a bottle of Carolina Herrera perfume (see the picture below for a "before I used them" shot).  The perfume is long-gone, but I just couldn't bear to part with the initials as I thought they would come in useful one day!!

I printed   appy hristmas  in gray Parchment font, onto white cardstock and cut out with a Nestie Labels 18 die.
Edged the Nestie with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with Judikins Metallic Silver EP.
Chopped off the little metal circle from the "H" before attaching to the card with glue.
Attached the chunky metal snowflake (I think this came from an old Xmas card) to the "C" with silver
metallic thread then attached these to the card.
Wrapped silver metallic thread around the card and attached the Nestie with 3-d foam pads.
Edges of card coloured with a Pilot Silver ink pen.

and here is a picture of the Carolina Herrera perfume bottle (found this on the internet today):-
A very warm welcome  to Tilly and Jo, my newest followers.

Have a wonderful week everyone ~ love and hugs,
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Suze Bain said...

Very clever Sylvia, super charms and I love your embossed frame. xx

Chrissie said...

This is totally brilliant, what a superb use of those letters... you must be delighted with this little number!
Terrific Sylvie-Anne!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow, I love this card... love everything about it :o) Lisa x

Sasha said...

Beautiful card, Sylvia. Love your fabulous perfume bottle initials. A really elegant LIM card:)

Linby said...

oh wow- well done on saving them using them and remembering where you put them LOL! - fab card.

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

What a fantastic use of those metal initials .. .. they are the sort of thing I would keep .. .. but I doubt I would have ever thought of using them so cleverly!!

Will you be able to part with such a beautiful Christmas card do you think?

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful snippet make .. .. very inspirational.

Love Jules xx

Hello From Texas said...

Oh how marvelously brilliant!! I just love how you used the letters. Very elegant card and so clever.


chris richards said...

'simply stunning' !!!
love and hugs
chris richards

Rebekah said...

What a simply elegant creation Sylvia hugs rebekah xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous lim card Sylvia. It's very elegant and your clever use of the metal letters looks fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is fabulous .. and recycled too! I love how you used those letters - genius !
Lisa x

Mandi said...

Love everything about it

Thank you
"Less is More"

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous.

nnalorac said...

What a super fabby card Sylvia. Love the style. Carolxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Your Christmas card is superb Sylvia.
I love the metal letters. What a wonderful idea.
It looks amazing!
Love, Mel. xx

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia
I've just been having a lovely catch up with all your stunning creations and see that gorgeous Papermania stamp has had an outing!!! I love the way you've done it white on white, how gorgeous does it look!!!!
This one is beautiful too and the intitals from the perfume are just lovely!!!
Hope you are not being blown away today!!
Hugs Lisax

Christine L said...

Such a simple but STUNNING creation Sylvia.... I love it!
Christine x

Valerie said...

Brilliant Sylvia, an ingenious use of the letters! Just goes to show, never throw anything away!!
Val x

Jacee said...

Lovely work as ever Sylvia, you never let me down with your amazing work, gorgeous!!
Hugs Jacee

CraftinGranny said...

Wow, now who would have ever thought to keep those gorgeous letters, not This is such a beautiful Less is More card Sylvia and I so love the style and the beautiful lettering. Those embossed edges are amazing. Love the card my dear friend. "Hugs" Carol

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, very stylish and love the use of the letters.

Kath x

RefRacBe said...

Really clever bit of recycling, Sylvia. Bet your glad you kept them now. Rachel.

Carol said...

Great recycling Sylvia, it's a stunning card. Carol x

Mrs.B said...

Sylvia this is a stunning card. Love the deep red with the silver and the recycled C & H are a brilliant idea.
Love Avril xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it. I would definitely class it as a special card for a special person :o)

Carrie said...

Super use of those letters Sylvia.

Pauline said...

What a wonderful way to use these letters! A beautifully CAS card and so elegant! Stunning!

Aileen said...

Clever re use of your embellishment, love your card. x

brenda said...

The eyes are behaving today so thought I would have a little hop about and so lovely to find this very elegant piece Sylvia.

B x

Irene said...

Brilliant and gorgeous card Sylvia.


Joan said...

A super elegant card Sylvia, love it, such clever use of all your elements.

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Sylvia - I am particularily fond of that heat embossed the wonderful texture! Cheers Claire x

Gini said...

Very clever recycling of the CH letter's. Very striking, the silver embossing is sumptuous :-)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Poppy that is gorgeous its amazing what a simple choice of papers and colours can create such a beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! Love it! xx

Debs M said...

fabulous idea, lovely snippet card x

Sally said...

Hi Sylvia, just popped over from Jules' snippet challenge. What a fab idea to use these letters & as Jules' said, it pays never to throw antthing away. lol. A beautiful classic crimbo card.
Sally x

duendes said...

Hello sweet friend,
After a long journey return home and here we review your lovely blog and their beautiful creations that are a joy to our eyes and our hearts too!!!
blessings and smiles to you.

Elizabeth said...

Great snippet card - love that you saved those letters and finally found a use for them. The font you have used is beautiful. Elizabeth x

Marianne said...

Super card! Congrats at being showCASed at LIM! Isn't it great to be able to recycle those lovely bits and pieces. My husband is always wondering why I cannot throw anything away, lol. Love the silever embossing on the nestie, too.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, Wow congrats on your beautiful card being showcased, fabulous news and so well deserved, I love it, big hugs Gay xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very inventive and creative of you. This is a super card and well deserved for the ShowCASe.

Hugs, Sandra

Vicky Hayes said...

Brilliant and resourceful! I didn't catch this card at the time but I see it was very deservedly showcased!

Sally H said...

This is so elegant and stylish, Sylvia! Sorry it has taken me so long to get here!