Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Hi peeps - has anyone else had problems downloading a new Blog background recently, (not the new Blogger ones, but Shabby Blogs, Ingrids etc), or is it just me? Each time I try to add the code into the Add A Gadget thingy, it keeps asking for a title, and the whole code ends up in the side-bar! Anyway, after many frustrating hours I have ended up with just a new Banner so I've changed from Minima, to Stretch Minima, to fill up the width of the page. As it happens, I quite like the result, but I would love to hear if anyone else has been having the same problem. 

So lovely bloggers, the real reason I'm here is to share a card which I have made for a good friend of mine, and as I haven't entered any challenges recently I am popping it into the Just Magnolia Challenge which is "In the Garden" (well, it does have some flowers on, and at a glance the pleated vellum looks a bit like a fence - albeit with a lace trim)!!
The base card is pale green Bazzill, the BP is from American Crafts, attached with machine stitching (see if you can spot the missing stitch)!!
The pleated strip is made from vellum, (quite easy to do on a score board), and I edged this with lace which has also been attached with machine stitching. The flowers are Kaiser Craft with pearls added to the centres. 
Tilda has been stamped with Coffee Archival Ink then coloured with Copics and glitzed up with Glamour Dust. Edges of the Nestie die cut are inked with Milled Lavender DI.
The sentiment and oval punch are both from SU.
Going away for a couple of days - will see you when I get back!
Love and hugs - Sylvia xxxxxxx


Debbie Dolphin said...

awh so beautiful sylvia.good luck with the challenges xxx
love debbie xxx

Cheryl said...

oh sylvia hun this realy is stunning,love your super detail,and so love that image,too I have not had any problems yet hun with new blogger,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia

I recognise that paper, it looks fabulous with your gorgeous Tilda,doesn't it. The stitching is great too. I really am going to have to come to you for colouring lessons, your shading is perfect.
Enjoy your treat, I've had a look and I can see what you mean. I shall be dropping BIG hints to my other half!!
See you soon.
Love Lisax

chris said...

Hi Sylvia
Wow Wee!! this is a little beauty, I adore it its heavenly.
I am loving the new look , you have achieved what I have been trying to do.
have a great week love chris xx

Sylvia said...

Wow Sylvia.. this is one precious card *sigh* LOVE your coloring of the lovely Tilda and the card is just perfect in every way!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Larissa said...

Such a pretty card Sylvia! Love how you coloured the image! The dp is gorgeous and I love the sentiment stamp.


CraftinGranny said...

This is adorable Sylvia!!! Love the colors and your coloring is perfect. Enjoy your time away. I finally got a sink and water in the kitchen yesterday afternoon. Will be sending you some pics soon.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Hope Jacare said...

Very pretty - really lovely card! I'm just having problems with blogger full stop - post going into draft instead of schedueling, half of post then disappers completely - it's weirdy! Cheers Claire x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia, you add the background to the HTML not the add gadget thats why its going wrong, you cut and paste the email contents thats sent to you.
Love your gorgeous card its beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Annika said...

Fab shading, love how you did the shadows on pink areas!Love the pleated vellum (will probably nick that idea) and your sewing is just soooo perfect!

RefRacBe said...

Really pretty card. I'm sure your friend will love it. Love the new banner. A change is as good as rest. Rachel.

Lynne said...

I love this card, the colours, the lace, the image and ofcourse your colouring. Beautiful!
Lynne xxx

Mina said...

oh wow Sylvia your card is so beautiful...stunning colouring too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Sarah said...

Absolutely Stunning Sylvia, sorry not been over for quite a while, have been on a break from it for a while, I have missed seeing your beautiful creations
Sarah xx

Cheryl said...

WOW this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the beautiful soft colours and details!! I love it!!