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Saturday, 4 January 2014

DIES AT ADDICTED TO CLEAN AND SIMPLE!

Wow lovely Bloggers - doesn't Christmas come and go in a flash!  It  seems like only yesterday  I was decorating the tree, and now it's almost time to take it down, which always makes me feel rather sad (Awwww)!!
Anyway, I hope you are ready to join us at ATCAS, for our very first Challenge of 2014!

Our lovely Hostess is the very talented Loll who has chosen this  Code Word .....

So, we would like you to use Die(s), and, as always, the design must be
Clean and Simple, with plenty of open space!
Here is my DT card - do pop over to ATCAS to see what the talented Teamies have created, and leave them some lurve!


I have used the Memory Box Prim Poppy die and a Spellbinders Small Classic Squares die.
The colouring behind the aperture was created on a separate piece of white cardstock, using  Distress inks, then lightly spritzed with water.
 I  die-cut one Poppy from a left-over piece of the inked card, and placed it on the left.
A second Poppy was cut from white cardstock and placed inside the aperture.
The sentiment stamp is another of my old, all-time faves - from PSX (1999), inked with SU Smoky Slate - a beautiful soft colour.

Our generous Sponsor is Deedees Digis  - the winner will receive 3 Digi sets of their own choice.  Deedee has some amazing digi images, and it's well worth
popping over there to take a peek!

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I would like to enter my card into the Allsorts challenge - "Free and Easy".

Thanks for popping by ~
HUGS,

63 comments:

brenda said...

This is one very elegant creation Sylvia, you do this style so well.

Have a good weekend.

B x

sandie said...

This is so dramatic looking, I love how the flowers are coloured on the outside and not against the coloured background, such a stunning look x

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning, Sylvia ... the most gorgeous colours and perfect balance ... I love it! Anita :)

baileyrosy.com said...

I have to say I simply adore this card, the delicate coloring and the beautiful dies are just a match made in heaven. I feel sad too when the tree comes down ours has know to survive until the end of January lol !

Marie

Beryl said...

This is so beautiful Sylvia. The colouring is so effective and it's a lovely design.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

Wow stunning,love the design.xxx

Helen J said...

What a stunning card, simply beautiful.

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia, a really beautiful design and wonderful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Sasha said...

Such a clever and beautiful design, Sylvia. I love your poppies through the window. A really stunning CAS card! xx

Brenda L. said...

Wow! This is an amazing card! I am pinning it so I don't forget it. Beautiful!!

Pia S said...

How gorgeous! Love the little window you created and how the flowers pop out from the inked background! Classy!

Bobby said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful!! I love this die and it is on my wish list! :) Happy New Year!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness this is amazing, what a beautiful creation, Happy New Year, I hope its a wonderful one for you, Love Hazelxo

Barb Ghig said...

Such a stunning card! I love how you created your scene inside the aperture and your inking/blending is gorgeous!

vickiscraft said...

Another stunning card Sylvia, you never disappoint, your cards are always beautiful! :)

Have a lovely weekend (taking the tree down makes me sad too :(

Hugs
Vicki x

Loll Thompson said...

Happy New Year!! Gorgeous card Sylvia! Love the watercolored background and poppies - such beautiful colors! Fabulous layout and design. Loll xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous and elegane poppy die cut images and beautiful background for your square die cut window. TFS Silvia. I am so pleased to be part of your talented team as the GD for January :-) Hugs, Nancy

Karren said...

This card is stunning! I love the flowers coming out of the aperture and the beautifully soft background.

Harriet Skelly said...

Sylvia you used one of my favorite dies and what an awesome design - am pinning this to case!

Kathleen said...

Absolutely love this card, I think it is stunning, and thank you as you have inspired me to make a card a slight take on yours but I have made a mess but will try again.
This may be ok for this weeks LIM - shades of blue.

Kath x

Kylie said...

Just stunning, Sylvia. I love the die cuts you chose and in particular the part of the flower that hangs over your aperture. LOVE it. Happy New Year, my friend xx

aileen (mum) said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. So eye catching, I would love to make a card like this. WOW

Karen Haman said...

Gorgeous - love all the white space and the flower colored as the background.

debby4000 said...

This is stunning and so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Jaydee said...

Syvlia-Anne, this card is CAS perfection. You showcased how beautiful a CAS card can be when you use different techniques and repetition of elements. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Jaydee

Sheila H said...

I love the subtle water color look encased by the die cut window. The flowers are beautiful.

RefRacBe said...

Super card, Sylvia. I like how you have created the background in the window. Rachel.

Bonnie said...

What a clever layout, Sylvia! I love the sponging behind the aperture and how you've die cut some of the poppies from that!

Spyder said...

This is amazing! I love it!
(Lyn)

Julia Aston said...

just beautiful! love the flowers and pretty colors!

Deepti said...

Sylvia :) I just love to visit your blog and see the subtle beauty of ur cards. This is another master piece, lovely colors n layout.

Wendy L said...

Wow this is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

Shana Gaff said...

This is so lovely! I love the little watercolored window you created and the white pops so nicely over the top of it. Gorgeous card and color choices!

Julie Beech said...

Just love your design. Saw it and had to come and leave a comment.I'm not sure what it is about I like, perhaps its that there is nothing I don't. Complete harmony.:)

Mau xx said...

I know I wished it before it started but twice is good! Happy New year Sylvia, I hope it brings lots of Blessings to your door.
What a way to start the New Year too, Your card is Gorgeous! I have come to love inking and can see me doing more and more this year.
You have chosen beautiful colours and I love the poppy die. (I just got it) :o)) so had to play with it...lol
A stunning card as always Sylvia.
Hugs Mau xx

Karen B said...

Sylvia - I so need to come and live with you; I am so in love with this amazing card.......it is absolutely stunning. I just love the way you have put the bud sitting over the aperture - genius. Can't think of any more superlatives so better leave it there!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

coops said...

so stylish Sylvia.beautiful cas design ;D

xx coops xx

Geri said...

I appreciated your visit, Sylvia, and wanted to say how much I love what you've done with the dies on this beautiful card! Just gorgeous...I appreciate the inspiration!

cheryl Baker said...

Wow hun thisvis stunning so so delicate and really beautiful hun hugs cheryl x

Wishcraft said...

Perfect design, just stunning Sylvia! Hugs, Lisa x

Viv said...

Wow Sylvia this card is sooo gorgeous, just love it!.... how clever. Happy New Year too :) hugs Viv xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Beautiful and elegant, Liz x

Dee said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Sylvia, simple but classy... Dee x

May said...

Hi Sylvia, Gorgeous elegant card.. Beautiful dies cuts...Simply Perfect... Hugs May x x x

Valerie Nolan said...

Another fabulous card to sigh over! This is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia and you've used my favourite die:)
Val x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Syliva, your design is gorgeous. I love how the beautiful sponged ink is showing through the square opening and the same colours again on the die cut flowers. That memory box die is a beauty it was added to my stash recently :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh Sylvia - this is simply beautiful. And of course I will shamelessly copy it as you know....lol. Seriously, you make some stunners but this I absolutely adore. x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, I love the soft colours and your design is gorgeous, Cathy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia Happy New Year to you, sorry its a bit late but only just got back to commenting. I love your card, what a clever idea, it looks stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Joan said...

Oh I just love this card ! beautiful use of the poppy die

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - I love it's simple elegance.
Caroline xx

Karen M said...

Sylvia, this card is way beyond gorgeous! It is really amazing and I love how the the little bud hangs over the window frame!

Mrs.B said...

HI Sylvia, Stunning card, love the design using the 2 poppy die cuts.
Avril xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

So pretty Sylvia! That's one of my favourite sentiment stamps too.. Stunning altogether! Xx

Nonni said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne, thanks for your support for the new TIME OUT Challenges! This is my first time visiting your blog and everything looks lovely! xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegant card, Sylvia. I love the tullip dies.

Marjorie said...

Oh! SylviAnne, this is so beautiful... I've missed some amazing cards..I've been a bad blogger of late, but hope to make up for it this year (fingers crossed lol!!)...
All the very best for the New Year..
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Pat said...

I love the Poppy die and the way you have put one within the frame with that scenic background, and the lovely blue echoed in the Poppies to the left. A beautiful card Sylvia. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just came across this beautiful card again, Sylvia, and wondered if I had actually stopped to comment and I don't see that I did. I don't want that oversight to continue because this is one of the most gorgeous cards I have ever had the pleasure of seeing! Your design and execution are just breathtaking!! Hugs, Darnell

Lil Ol Me said...

This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful

Donna said...

Hi Sylvia ... I just wanted to add my own two cents to your absolutely gorgeous card! I'm obsessed with the design and have made similar ones but your's is by far the best! Thanks so much for the inspiration. You are a genius! :-)

dizzy di said...

Just found this on Pinterest and can I just say STUNNING!