Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Hello lovely friends and bloggers - this is just a quick post today, with a card for LESS IS MORE.
The theme this week is TAKE 3 CHALLENGES.   My 3 choices are - 
Tearing - week 81, Shades of Blue - week 22, Diecuts or Punches - week 55.
Somehow, I also manage to include Embossing - week 15 and A Touch of Red - week 9 !

White cardstock
One of the stamps from the fabulous Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsake set, embossed with clear powder then cut out with the matching die.
Three  SU ink pads - Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Brocade Blue
Sentiment from the SU Beautiful Season stamp set
Tiny red gems.
I don't suppose anyone missed me last week, (awwww), but I managed to find some hot sunshine whilst I was AWOL - any guesses where?!!!!!!!

This photo was taken inside the huge Church of Santa Maria Maggiore -
the beauty of it just takes your breath away.

And this should give you a clue - yes, I was in Rome!

Love to all ~


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, love how you've done your ornaments they are stunning

jacqui x

Chrissie said...

This looks simply wonderful Sylvia!
I have stamp envy yet again!
Thanks so much
Less is More.

Sasha said...

Ahhh! You made them, and they look gorgeous Sylvia. Beautifully stamped and coloured, too x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the baubles...fab

Katina said...

So beautiful and elegant Sylvia! I have stamp envy too!

So glad you had a good holiday.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card how you have placed your baubles


Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the 3d baubles- i must try that
Lisa x

RefRacBe said...

Lovely baubles. I love how you have graduated the colour of baubles. Rachel.

sally said...

Very stylish baubles! I am sure the recipient will be delighted.


Larissa said...

Gorgeous card! The baubles are so lovely in 3d and I love the torn paper.

I hope you had a great time in Rome, it is such a beautiful city.


Jenni's Jems said...

These are gorgeous and love the shades you have used - and lucky you grabbing some sunshine!:-) x

Brenda Brown said...

A great card Sylvia and looks like you had a wonderful time away.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kathleen said...

Absoloutly beautiful card, I love it, also like the way you have used 3 shades of blue too.
Glad you had a great time AWOL, only been to Rome for a day (trip from a cruise) but managed to see all the important places and so many wonderful things.

Kath x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sylvia, Thanks for calling by and your Anniversary wishes :) Let us all know which day yours is, so we can leave you some love.
Love the card, the 3D is beautiful.
We almost went to Rome for our anniversary, Couldn't make our minds up how to still Can you give me any tips?????
Will be trying for the spring for sure. Glad you had a fab time.
Hugs Mau xx

GinaA said...

Fabulous card, wonderful photos of Rome, a truly beautiful city.

Valerie said...

Fabulous baubles Sylvia, love the torn edge as well. Hope you had a wonderful time in Rome, what a beautiful city and I've been in that church:)
Val x

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Sylvia, What a beautiful card, I love the design and pretty colours :0) Glad to see that you're back in one piece and I hope you had a fabulous time, you were definitely missed my dear:0)Hugs Gay x

Beryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia. Love those baubles.
Beryl xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia, your card is so elegant and beautiful. Love the ornaments and ripped cardstock. Lucky you to have visited Rome ! Enjoy the rest of the week, Shirleyxx

lisa said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, Sylvia. I love those ornaments in blue.
They match the wonderful blue sky on your photos. So glad you enjoyed your trip.
Will be in touch soon.
Hugs Lisax

Christine L said...

What a fabulous card Sylvia.... I love those gorgeous baubles (reaching for wish list!!)... and the blue you've used for them. Also love the tearing technique... I've used that before and it always looks so fab... especially with a bit of glitter added too for the frostiness!

Thanks for sharing your photos too... and oooooooooooooooohhhhhh to that stunning window and architecture below it!

Big hugs
Christine x

Aileen said...

Brill photos Sylvia. I'm up to my elbows in glue making these ornament baubles! Trying to recreate the one in the SU catty. Yours look fab on your card and I love the change in colour. x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, fabulous stamps and I love the shades of blue. I have yet to visit Rome, bet the food was fabulous too! xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sylvia
What a beautiful Christmas card love how you have used these SU stamps and dies just so elegant chum.
Your time in Rome sounds lovely your pic's took me right back there, my daughter took me there about 6yrs ago on a 4day trip for my mothers day pressie, our hotel was a street away from the Colosseum it just takes your breath away to see all these amazing ruins and Churches.
The Vatican City also....
great pis'a too chum, have a super weekend.
Hugs Sarah x

Viv said...

Fabulous card Sylvia and I loved seeing your beautiful photo's too how fabulous Rome looks. Yes of course you were missed :) Viv xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Sylvia-Anne
Thank you
mandi LIM

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is stunning oh just love the effect you have achieved,brilliant hugs Cherylxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Sylvia this is so amazing. I LOVE those stamps.

Donna x

Brenda Brown said...

What a striking lim card Sylvia, the baubles are lovely done in 3D and the simplicity of the design is so effective.
Congratulations on your 47th Anniversary and have a lovely time away. Thanks for popping over to visit me.
hugs {brenda} xox

Duendes said...

Hello dear friend,
his works are always beautiful...I hope you enjoyed the Italia!!
big hugs and blessings.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia wow someone had a lovely holiday, never been to Italy but it does look so beautiful.
I love your card those baubles look fabulous, clever your. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Sylvia
Have already posted on this stunning make, I just wanted to say thank you for your kind words on my blog this means a lot to me.
I hope you have had a lovely day...
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Gini said...

Oh very stylish, the baubles look amazing heat embossed that way!