Monday, 28 November 2011

BLING IT ON ............

Hi there lovely bloggers - hope the week has started well for you. 
Before I post my card for this week's LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE, for anyone visiting Harrogate, (in Yorkshire) a new branch of Samuel Taylors opened 8 weeks ago on Commercial Street. I found it quite by accident on Saturday, as it's a street I don't often go down - but of course I will now!  Maybe I'm the only person in the area who didn't know about it, but I thought someone out there might welcome the news!!
OK - down to business - the Lovely Mandi and Chrissie have asked all Limettes out there to use BLING on their cards this week - yaaay how could anyone resist ! 

So peeps - when I popped into Samuel Taylors in Harrogate on Saturday (ha-ha)! I just couldn't resist buying this fabulous Indigo Blu stamp - she is called "Rebecca - Snow Queen". 
Ink used - Ranger Archival Jet Black.
Soft touch of Weathered Wood Distress Ink on the background applied with Cut 'n Dry foam.
Sentiment - Anna Griffin
Pale pink and blue gems from stash (they are much more sparkly in real life)!
Cardstock from Stampin' Up.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:-
Glitter Fairies - "Non-Traditional Christmas"
Craft Your Passion - "Tis The Season"
Dream Valley - "Sparkle".
Stamptacular Sunday - "Anything Christmas" (with a stamp).
Have a great week everyone ~ 
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Christine L said...

Oooh Sylvia.... she's beautiful! And perfect for the LIM! All that bling....... just FAB!

I was in Harrogate too on Saturday.... didn't get to Samuel Taylors, but have been in there before (ahem) a few times.... (LOL!) We probably walked right past each other!

Christine x

Nicola said...

Now who could resist this fabulous stamp Sylvia, I know I couldn´t either. I love what you have done with her but bet she wasn´t easy to stamp! The gems are a beautiful accent and the sentiment stamp is gorgeous.
Nicola -x-

Carla said...

this is beautiful, bling & cas, I love it!

G Peplow said...

Hiya Sylvia, That's gorgeous, I love her flowing hair and this fits the LIM mandate beautifully, bling!!!! Harrogate's a bit far for me but good news for you lovely Northern ladies, have fun:0) Hugs Gay xxx

Maria said...

This is beautiful! So effective in the black & white. I have this stamp but not used it yet, but you've definitely motivated me with this gorgeous card. Maria x

lisa said...

Well, it's a wonder I didn't bump into you in there, Sylvia. I was in with DD too. She bought some Polkadoodles stamps but I was very good and resisted temptation although I did go back to these Indigo blu stamps several times, I love them and after seeing your gorgeous card, that resistence is weakening even more.....
Hope all is good with you.
Hugs Lisax

Jacee said...

What a beauty Sylvia, such a classy card, love it.
Hugs Jacee
The new shop sounds good, I have a friend that lives in Harrogate, been there a couple of times, a really lovely place.

Susan said...

Sylvia, this card is super unique! Wouldn't have thought to use that image for a Christmas card...but WOW! It's perfect!!

Home sweet home said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card,love the image very much, so fab.
Wonderful job.:)
Have a great week.:)

Sandra said...

Lovely card Sylvia.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia that is just stunning I love those type of images all that flowing hair is gorgeous. Wish we had a craft shop near here, the nearest is over 20 miles away. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the stamp.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

Suze Bain said...

This is a fabulous stamp. A gorgeous card. xx

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Sylvia that stamp is just Devine! It's so hard to try and photograph sparkle on your cards and my only experience with LIM was really difficult to photograph full stop! You have done a great job
I'm hoping when I go to stay with Lisa she will take me to Samuel Taylor as I've never been
Laurie x

Kathleen said...

What a stunning image, this is a fabulous card, love your bling.

Kath x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous stamp and a fabulous card, I just love the bling!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linby said...

I love this range of indigo blu stamps - you did a fab job with it and the bling.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow that image is gorgeous .. i love it! Just seen Laurie has added Samuel Taylor to her list of Yorkshire to do 's !
Lisa x

Mandi said...

What a stunning stamp
VEry original for a Christmas card
thank you Suzi
manid LIM

Denise said...

Oh wow Sylvia what a fantastic card. Love that stamp.
Denise xx

Penny said...

What a gorgeous, feminine stamp - love all her pretty blinged-up hair!


Geraldine said...

Hi Sylvia, just popped in to admire your gorgeous cards and to let you know that you have won the runner-up prize in my 100 posts blog candy. If you could email me ( your address I'll post it out asap.
Ger x

RefRacBe said...

Stunning stamp, Sylvia. I didn't know there was a Samuel Taylors in Harrogate. I will check it out next time I visit. Rachel.

Sally said...

A stunning card Sylvia & such a pretty stamp. Love all the bling! Aren't you lucky to live so near to a Samuel Taylors.
Sally x

Margaret said...

I love this card! The bling finishes it off beautifully
Margaret xx

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous card, love the stamp!
Val x

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome card, Sylvia. Just love this silhouette image. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Kathyk said...

Gr8 stamp and a fab card with her - lends itself to this CAS challenge


Christina said...

This is absolutely stunning Sylvia!!
Hugs Kristel

Irene said...

A stunning and beautiful card Sylvia.


lin_ka1 said...

interesting))) very nice card

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning oh that image is just divine,right up my street,just fantastic hun no wonder you could not resist,hugs cherylxxxxx

Shan said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining our "Tis the Season" challenge at Craft Your passion Challenges this week. I hope you have a wonderful day and good luck.

Shannin :)

Loli said...

Hola Sylvia-anne, WHAT FANTASTIC STAMPS!!!i understand you the temptation was too great to resist with this stamp, stunning card Sylvie, well done.
A hug frm PAlma

Viv said...

Gorgoeus card - fabulous stamp - another one for the wish list....!!

Michelle said...

It's been a joy nosying round your blog today, such beautiful, beautiful work. A joy to behold.
Hope all's well in you world
Much Love

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

What a stunning image .. .. I'm not surprised you couldn't resist it!!

Love how you have used it and all the added sparkle.

Love Jules xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Sylvia. Wow, what a stunning and very striking creation. I love it and the colour combination is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Marjorie said...

Wow hun this is so gorgeous..very elegant and classy, love it!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful card! And the stamp! I'll have to check if I can buy it here in Sweden! :)

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, what a beautiful stamp! Lisa x

Jenny said...

Oh wow this image was made for bling if ever there was one!!! Just fabulous :)
Jenny x

CraftinGranny said...

This is one of the most elegant cards I've ever seen Sylvia. It's so beautiful and stunning.

Finally getting around to visit tonight and hope to be back blogging and in the craft room soon. Think hubby is feeling a little better. We spent 3 hours at the doctor today and it wore us both

Have a wonderful weekend dear friend. "Hugs"

Pauline said...

This is just beautiful, elegant and stylish.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne

Wow this is such a gorgeous stamp no wonder you had to buy her she is stunning. Love your card! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my card too!



Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing!
Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie December giveaway is now on, please come check it out!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

oh Gosh, what a wonderful creation Sylvia !
love and hugs
chris richards

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is a spectacular non traditional christmas card. I particularly love the silhouette you've used and decorated the hair with rhinestones. The frame makes it perfect. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne, I don't know how but I've missed your last three posts. What stunning cards they are too!!! Wonderful work.