Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Hi there lovely bloggers, friends and followers - thank you for popping by, and a warm welcome to my new followers - Nessa, Wendy and Estelle.
Chrissie and Jen have chosen a fab. colour combination for us to work with this week at Less is More ..........


Black base card.
White card layer.
Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Inks applied with
a Tim Holtz Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool .
(No mention of "lime" on those ink pads, but I hope the result
looks sufficiently limey)?!
SU die - Sizzlits Little Leaves.
SU punch - Elegant Butterfly.
Sentiment - hAnglar and stAnglar - part of a Christmas stamp set bought a couple of years ago, and this is the first time the sentiment has seen ink!

I would also like to enter the Hobbycutz CAS (or Sketch) challenge
and the Card Mania challenge - dies and/or punches.
Update! my card was included in the Top 3 at Hobbycutz - thank you
to the DT girls!

Have a warm and happy week everyone - 


Anonymous said...

This is lovely Sylvia-a very elegant use of lime and black :)
Nessa xx

Doreen said... the design and gorgeous

brenda said...

I am slowly catching up since getting home Sylvia and just saw this pop up.

What a striking colour palette and creation.

B x

Beryl said...

What a fab colour combo - and you've made a super card with it. Elegant and striking.
Beryl xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sylvia love those colours and the layout of your card
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Sylvia...a very stunning card


Sasha said...

Clean, simple and very classy, Sylvia. I love those colours together xx

Viv said...

Elegant and lovely card Sylvia!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia. I love the way you have blended the colours and the prefect CAS layout.
Sue xx

Pia S said...

What a fantastic card! I love the silhouettes against the shades of lime - gorgeous!

Canonbury creations said...

Super card Sylvia, the diecut looks stunning against the inked background. I love the sentiment, what a fabulous font:)
Val x

lisa said...

Hi there, Sylvia
I hope you are keeping well. Love this card, it's so simple yet beautiful and definitely limey!!
Sorry I haven't been in touch for ages, appointments are keeping us busy at the minute!! Hope to catch up with you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, Stunning and very elegant. Love your take on this colour combo.
Hope you're well.
Avril xx

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Very elegant and pretty.
Beautiful colouring.
Chris xx

Anita said...

This is truly beautiful and elegant!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderfully elegant card

Unknown said...

The combination is lovely! Love the Flourish and butterfly!
Thank you for joining our challenge this week! Hugs Kobie - Hobbycutz

Lisa Jane said...

LOve the lime and black
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, love the distressing and the way the leaves lay on it.

Kath x

Chrissie said...

This is super Sylvia, you have made the colours work beautifully!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sylvia! Very elegant too.

RefRacBe said...

I love how you have done the shading from dark to light. The black leaves and butterfly really stand out on the green background. Rachel.

Aileen said...

Oooh this is so elegant. x

Elizabeth said...

One word, stunning! Elizabeth xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Very elegant and a lovely effect with the lime colour fading away. The black realy stands out and is a beautiful colour combination. hugs, Marlies

Claire Phillips said...

Very gorgeous - I love it Sylvia...fab colour combination. Makes me want to dye some like dying greens! Glad you had a good break. Cheers Claire x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful & elegant Sylvia. Your inking is always perfect! I hope you are having a great day, Shirleyx

Wendy said...

Such an elegant card! xx

coops said...

so stunning and striking sylvia.your design is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an elegant card - absolutely lovely!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia I love your blending it looks stunning and just adding the leaf and butterfly makes it stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Dena J said...

Such perfect, soft shading! Really lovely card.

Kim Bell said...

Very elegant, and stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz.


Viv said...

This is so gorgeous as usual Sylvia :) Viv xx

Natali said...

Amazing CAS card. Just love how you use this colours. Great Job!!
Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “CAS (and/or Sketch)” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

Vili M. said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card - love the inky background - really beautiful.
Caroline xxx

Darnell said...

This lovely silhouette image is so lovely and serene, Sylvia! It's a real standout in the entries at LIM!

(So cool that you have almost 400 followers! Congratulations!)

KalySto said...

Simplicity and perfection!
Love it!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!

Mau xx said...

This is stunning Sylvia, what great colours together and love the stamp.
Hugs Mau xx
hope you are all well xx

Mau xx said...

oops! just realised that it is a die not a stamp, I really must read things correctly.
Hugs Mau xx