Thursday, 29 December 2011

"JUST ONE WORD" .......

Hi there lovely bloggers - hope you had a wonderful Christmas?  
Have all those mince pies sent Mr. Mojo to sleep?  Yep - same here!
Fear not - the lovely Chrissie and Mandi - those fabulous  Less Is More Divas have given us all a kick-start with a fab. challenge - to use "JUST ONE WORD" on your card. 


Recipe: -

Very Vanilla SU cardstock
Inkadinkado stamp, which I have used on my blog a couple of times before - sorry, but I love it!
Stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink then brayered with Weathered Wood DI to give a cloudy effect. (I think there may be a couple of thumb prints in there too but they are of course meant to be small clouds)!!!
A soft touch of Victorian Velvet DI to colour the dress.
"Forever" from the Anna Griffin stamp"Forever and Always". ("and Always" was masked with sellotape before inking, then removed before stamping).
The finished piece was layered onto black card and attached with 3-d foam pads.
I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Dutch Dare Challenges - Favourite Things (This "Monsieur and Madame" stamp, and Distress Inks).
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes.
The Artistic Stamper - Vintage.
Hi and welcome to my new Followers Kim, Shirley and Laura.
Love to all, with wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2012.


Sasha said...

Just two words from me, Sylvia...Beautiful and Perfect!:)


CraftinGranny said...

Oh so elegant Sylvia. Lots of depth and it says so much. Stunning image and the sentiment is so powerful. Great job my friend. "Hugs"

Jan Ltc said...

Lovely card
xx Jan

Anonymous said...

My one word is FABULOUS!! Happy New Year Sylvia.

Jo Street said...

Such an elegant card Sylvia. Love the image.
Jo x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is gorgeous and I can see why it would be a favourite ! x

Gini said...

Aaaaw so Romantic Sylvia, by the size of her waist she certainly has NOT been hitting the mince pies. I think she last ate something when she was 10... I bet she was chewing on her umbrella right up until the photographer shouted "say cheese" just to torment her :-)

Gini said...

Did you notice how fast I am commenting on this post Sylvia??
You would think I was just sitting at my 'puter waiting...

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a beautiful card. Such a lovely stamp,
I love just the hint of red on the dress. Love Sheila x

Linby said...

This is just lovely and the sentiment goes beautifully with the image.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great image, love the way you have done the background and the sentiment goes so very well.

Kath x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautiful and mysterious, I like the colours and the simplicity, perfect!!!


Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, I love that image. xx

Catherine said...

Stunning card, a perfect word to go with that image!!!

Laura said...

Really stunning card.
Have added myself as a follower as your other cards are also wonderful!
Take care, Laura x

Denise said...

Hi Sylvia,
Hope you had a great Christmas.
Well, what can I say about this card - I LOVE IT!! It is so elegant and that stamp is gorgeous.
Denise xx

Sally H said...

That is beautiful!

Canonbury creations said...

So romantic, love it!
Val x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very elegant ! Love it ! Thx for the welcome ! Happy New Year !

Lisa said...



Chrissie said...

Looks fabulous!
I have this stamp too but you have make it look superb. I wouldn't have noticed the fingerprints unless you had mentioned it... but that made me look!!!
Super card!
Thanks so much and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
"Less is More"

Christine L said...

So very elegant and romantic Sylvia.... perfect for the challenge!
Christine x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

What a fabuluse and gorgeous card. I LOVe, LOVe it. The background colours are brilliant and your stamped image gorgeous.


Exclusively by Mel said...

What a beautiful card Sylvia,
I love the image. Very elegant!
Love, Mel. xxx

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

This is simply stunning!!! I love it to pieces.

Great masking tip too.

All the best for 2012.

Love Jules xx

Iulia said...

Hi Sylvia, it's been great to browse a bit; love your neat style; I agree this type of card doesn't require embellishing. So0metimes it's so difficult to stick to clean and simple. Looks fabulous!
Wish you and your loved ones a wonderful 2012 with lots of happiness and great health!
Hugs, Iulia

Hillie said...

Beautiful! I think this is a great card!

Brenda Brown said...

One word - STUNNING.
Have a great weekend and Happy New Year.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Karen said...

Beautiful, elegant, classy and fabulous Karen x

RefRacBe said...

Very elegant, Sylvia. Have a Happy New Year.

Home sweet home said...

Gorgoeus and very elegant card and I love the image so sweet.
Happy new year.:):)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - this is fabulous
Lisa x
ps Happy New Year to you when it comes

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, I have this stamp, you have used to to perfection

Thank so much
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Perfect sentiment for a wonderful card.

AmethystCat said...

this is so pretty! I love it!

Anneli said...

Alldeles underbart kort!
Önskar dig ett riktigt Gott Nytt kreativt År!
Kram Anneli

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Such a romantic, elegant card. Great background technique

Marlena M. said...

This is AMAZING...the sentiment and the image are superb. ;)

G Peplow said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, I love the soft background and the gentle secret shared between the lovers, gorgeous:0) Happy New year to you my friend, hugs Gay xxx

lisa said...

Mmm I love that stamp too, Sylvia. I must look out for it.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Bet Santa brought you lots of nice things.
We all wish you and your lovely DH a very Happy New Year. I hope it is Peaceful, Healthy and Creative and I look forward to having a belated celebratory catch up very soon.
Hugs Lisax

Sarn said...


Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, so elegant! Actually all your cards are, I love your style!!! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog too! Have a lovely evening and a Happy New Year! Hugs Delphine xx

Cazro said...

I too have this stanp. You have made an adorable card. Caz

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Just wonderful, true romance

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
Simply Stunning chum, i love all of these techniques you have used on this,
Hugs Sarah x

Bonnie said...

What a lovely card! Perfect for an anniversary.

Anonymous said...


Rebecca Hoy said...

What a lovely image- very peacful!

Rebecca x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia that is gorgeous love that image and our card design is just stunning. I also want to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year. hugs Shirleyxxx

Artyjen said...

Love the gorgeous simplicity of your Vintage theme.
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, What a great card, Wishing you a wonderful 2012, Love Hazelxo

Mrs.B said...

Hi Silvia - Happy New Year to you.
This is a gorgeous card, (and I don't mind seeing that image again) beautiful colouring.
Avril xx

Viv said...

Such an elegant card Sylvia I love it.Happy New Year also :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Absolutely fabulous Silvia. So elegant.
Lynne xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us at CREATIVE this week and good luck. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a truly stunning design Sylvia! I love the colours you've used and the positioning of the figures and the sentiment is perfect. Wishing you a happy 2012, Vicky x

Duendes said...

Hello my dear ,
I hope you have spend great holidays!!!
and that all your dreams be fulfilled with the arrival of the new year.many blessings, health and love your way...big hugs.

Unknown said...

Wow what a beutiful card.


Dorte said...

I can understand why you love this stamp! Beautiful.Thank you for joining us at DDCC.

Claire Phillips said...

What a beautiful, elegant card - lovely Sylvia! Cheers Claire x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is a beautiful card Silvia, such an elegant design! Hope 2012 year will bring you lots of happiness, love, health and craftiness! ;) Hugs, Joanna xx

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you for a lovely comment Sylvia and good luck in my give-away.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous vintage card. Thank you for joining in The Artistic SAtamper Creatuve Team Challenge

Nicola said...

Classy, elegant and fantastic my dear,
Nicola -x-