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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

BASIC GREY CHALLENGE, AND WOYWW!

Hi lovely Bloggers - came home from holiday yesterday, and couldn't wait to get back to my blogging. I will try and visit everyone ASAP, once the washing and ironing is done (on second thoughts - bubbles to the washing and ironing)!!
I started this card before I went away but didn't have time to finish it, so I am just in the nick of time for the fortnightly Basic Grey Challenge which ends on October 1st. The fabulous sketch we had to work with is by Tara G, and the BG papers I used are from the Granola range and were a RAK from my crafting buddie Nicola - thanks Nicola!! I have also been longing to use these Lavinia stamps which I bought at the Harrogate Extravaganza a couple of weeks ago. Love Tracey's delicate designs - her work can be seen in the November issue of Craft Stamper, and the stamps can be bought at http://laviniastamps.com/ 
The inks used are Weathered Wood DI, and Night of Navy from Stampin UP, with some  Peach Pastel Color Box Chalk Ink around the main image. White glitter has been added, and some machine stitching (please don't look at the wonky bits). The base card is  Blind Date Bazzill Bling, used with the reverse side showing as I wanted a "flat" colour rather than a shiny one. Nestie circles for the image, and cream lace from stash. 
 
And here is my workdesk today (a bit late in posting) for WOYWW - you can just see a sneeky peek of my card for the BG Challenge in the bottom corner, and my li'l old sewing machine on the left. The trimmer is a new X-cut Super Trimmer and I absolutely love it. You can just see my ribbon holder in the background, which was a fab idea from another WOYWW-er, and I am sorry to say I cannot  recall the name of the lovely lady whose idea it was, so if you're out there, please let me know! The holder is actually a kitchen paper towel stand, and I found this one at Boyes - it's chrome and cost 99p - I love a bargain!!!! It holds a dozen or more rolls of ribbon as long as the central holes are large enough to pop onto the stand.
If you would like to know more about the phenomenon that is WOYWW - visit Julia's blog by clicking the link above.
Thanks for visiting - have a great week/weekend!

40 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Sylvia, welcome back, hope you had a great holiday. I like to say bubbles to the washing and ironing occasionally too LOL
Love your pretty card :0) xx

Sally H said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! Love the colour combo and the glitter is really magical! Stunning!

S said...

Lovely card.

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Sylvia - hope you had a great time.
The Lavinia stamp looks beautiful alongside those papers
Lisa ;)

Cheryl said...

hi hun welcome back to blog land,so love that card hun gosh its simply stunning and love your desk too,so creative hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Sylvia glad to see you back hope you had a super holiday!!! this card is stunning these stamps are beautiful and so perfectly inked too a gorgeous make chum Hugs
Sarah xx

Spyder said...

Glad you are back, and hope you had a lovely time!
Work desk looks very tidy, quite unlike mine!!
have a good woyww
(Lyn))

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that card and may I use your sewing machine? Mine is still in the box! lol
Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

Linda C said...

Love that sewing machine. Mine is 40 years with Happy duct tape on the cord! But it still sews. Ha Ha

Happy WOYWW Linda #125

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia! I love everything about it. Hope your holiday was refreshing and fun. Glad to have you back safe and sound. "Hugs" Carol

Sylvia said...

OMG Sylvia *gasp* ... this is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G
Totally LOVE the image and your choice of papers and the lace and the sparkle..everything is just PERFECT! *wow*
{hugs} Sylvia

sasa said...

Lovely work, colours and design - well done. It looks just great. Happy crafting...

Sarah (sasa 27)

Kristel said...

That's a gorgeous card Sylvia! Really love it!
Hugs Kristel

Helen said...

Welcome home, gorgeous card.

Wipso said...

That is a really gorgeous card.
A x

RefRacBe said...

Fabulous card, Sylvia. Good idea for storing ribbons. I went to the new Boyes store in Ilkley, yesterday.

Hope Jacare said...

Really love your card Sylvia - the papers are perfect colours and that stamp is magical! Cheers Claire x

chris said...

Hi Sylvia, so good to see you back with this amzing work of art, its fabulous. hugs chris xx

Twiglet said...

Best card I have seen today!!

Marion said...

This is stunning. Love the image and choice of colours.
Marion

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hurrah another Lavinia Stamps fan - hope you send a copy of your card into the website it is super :)

lisa said...

I see you managed to get your trimmer, Sylvia!!! and love the ribbon holder. I have been on the look out for one but the holder bits have all been too wide. I've asked DH to make me one now!!!
I'm drooling over your card. I just love everything about it. The offset cicles work so well, I shall be pinching that idea if you don't mind. Those Lavinia stamps were definitely worth your indulgence. They look fantastic. I had a play with mine at last but was really disappointed with the results, you've inspired me to try again now.
See you soon
Hugs Lisax

Craftgirl said...

Love your sewing machine, more modern than mine.
the ribbon holder idea is great and I might have to borrow that one.
Carol (84)

Ciara said...

Beautiful card Syliva and the colours are great. I love the look of stitching but wouldn't even dare touch a sewing machine!

Great to see ideas being passed on through WOYWW - Julia will feel very proud :-)

Ciara
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hi Sylvia, your card looks fantastic, I love the blue and the sparkling. Hugs Silvia

minnie_mac said...

Love your card - the papers and the stamping. Thanks for the snoop at your desk.

Marilyn

Susan Allan said...

Love the blue you have chosen for your card... very pretty!
Sue xx 15

Kay Carley said...

A truly beautiful card! Love it!! xx

Katie said...

What a lovely card! It's just gorgeous!

Katie (83)

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous, I love how you have continued the stars up the card

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, I love the flowers on the right and the continuation of the stars. I might be the ribbon holder WOYWWer as I have 8 of those, although my husband made mine out of wood offcuts but the idea is exactly the same as they look like a paper towel holder before the ribbon goes on!

Hugs
Brenda

duendes said...

hello,is delightful to walk around here.Wonderful weekend.hugs

oneoff said...

I love that chalk halo around the moon: very clever and beautiful. The mug holder for ribbons is a great idea - think I might recycle that one myself.

Eileen said...

How pretty is this !!! May I use your offset circles idea ...it's cool!! ..Lavinia stamps are fantastic and this card brings out the best in them ... hugs Eileen xx

Annika said...

It's almost TOO beautiful - takes my breath away. Oxygen deprivation. Panting but VERY happy.
So incredibly dreamy!
Hope you had lovely holidays!!
HUgs
Annika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm so late getting here to welcome you home this week. That card is gorgeous, and I love the desk with the sewing machine in plain sight. I struggle with ribbon holders, and like you pointed out, most of mine have tiny holes that only accept a very small diameter rod. Happy really belated WOYWW from #1.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sylvia lovely to see you on my old tired looking blog, I just can't be bothered to change it lol,
love your creation hun,fab colours and deets,glad you enjoyed your hols,
Don't blame you over your washing, I'd do it too lol, hugs Liz xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sylvia
Lovely work you've been creating when I wasn't looking. Thanks for your kind comments,
x Michelle

Nicola said...

Wow what a beauty Sylvia, this image is fabulous as is your colour combo. Sorry not been by lately, lots going on this end and very promising too.
Take care.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Gini said...

Oh gorgeous Sylvia! Love the stars continuing upwards and the glitter round the die cuts, just fabulously mystical.
Glad to hear you've got a trimmer you like now! I'll be interested to hear how long a blade lasts. My craft knife one goes blunt very quickly.
love
Gini
xx