Thursday, 7 July 2011


Hi lovely peeps - have you noticed the Christmas goodies in the craft shops, and "Christmas in July" on the TV shopping channels?  Well, it's Christmas in Blogland this week too, at the MAWTT Challenge
Our lovely Shell has chosen the theme of CHRISTMAS which is great for someone like me who usually makes their Xmas cards in December - I will have at least ONE Xmas card prepared now - and here it is!

I love this fabulous  Mo Manning "Christmas Fairy Holly" image, and the Christmas theme gave me the chance to use lots of glitter - yaaay. (Though it doesn't show up very well on the photo - sorry)!!  
As we are still in Summer, I went for a kind of "alternative" colour scheme - hence the addition of PINK!! (Any excuse)!
Image coloured with Copics and layered onto a Nestie Lacy Square diecut. Edges of image inked with Weathered Wood DI.
Backing paper is Craft Creations - "Small White Dots on Pink" - no surprise there then! 
White machine stitching. 
Moss Green seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley, punched out with the SU Scallop Oval punch, edged with glitter.
Do pop over to MAWTT to see what the DT have created, and find out who last week's lucky winners are.
Our Sponsor this week is and the winner's prize is a $10 voucher to spend in their digi store.

Huge thanks to everyone who entered our Summer challenge last week - you projects were awesome.
Hope you will make the leap from Summer to Christmas, and join us again this week!
~ Love to all ~
I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
By The Cute and Girly - Things With Wings
Simon Says - A Stitch in Time.
Paper Sundaes - Stitching.
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas in July (NO RED)!
Stampin for the Weekend - Wings and Things.


martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card!
greetings, martina

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love this Mo image and your colouring is just perfect. Great colour combo too - the pink is great.
Denise xx

Rebekah said...

Wow I love this Syvia! I am such a fan of Mos images and you really have coloured this perfectly! Hugs Rebekah xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the image she is a sweetie!
hugs shell xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your Christmas card is gorgeous. Love the elegance of it. And your colouring is superb!
Beautiful colour combo.
Mel. xx

Adrian said...

This is so pretty and she is adorable, Thanks for playing @ CTO!

CraftyJAR said...

That is such a gorgeous Christmas card. The stitching is just fabulous! Thanks for playing along at CTO!

Lisa Jane said...

pretty fairy
Lovely colours

Lisa x

Larissa said...

I think you really need to have my adress now, because this card is so pretty! LOL Love your colouring and the pink dots are perfect too! Love the stitching!


CraftinGranny said...

Well I'm in awe with this gorgeous creation Sylvia. It is so beautifully colored and a great design. That stitching really completes the card. "Hugs" Carol

Jacee said...

Oh my, how pretty Sylvia, I adore this card, it's so lovely, the pink and green together look lovely, a smashing card!
Hugs Jacee

lisa said...

I like pink for christmas, it's such a pretty colour with all the silvers and glitters!!
Your little Holly fairy is just adorable and beautifully coloured as always.
Can you believe all the christmas that is everywhere, I don't want to know about it until at least the middle of November!!
Looking forward to catching up.
hugs Lisax

Melissa said...

Beautiful, love the shape of her wings, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, a great image, love her outfit and the holly wings how cute are they, so very different.

Kath x

Christine said...

Ohhhh Sylvia how pretty is this? VERY love it such a pretty colour combo for a crimbo card..lopve thei mage & colouring && guess wot? I can SEE everyones followers.. even my DL firefox..easy peasy..

smiles Christine xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really beautiful card with such gorgeous coloring, love it!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ CTO :)

Joan said...

A very pretty card, love your colours

DesignerDiva said...

Thats a really lovely little image Sylvia and I like the pink too

Hugs Laurie x

girlia said...

Beautiful card. Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

GiGi said...

What a pretty card! I love the soft colors. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just goreous oh just love that image,and the soft colors on this,beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Oh so beautiful Sylvia and one of my favourite images by Mo. Your colouring is just perfect. You are one better than me on the Christmas cards....I think I'll always be making them in December!Cheers Claire

Linda said...

Hi Sylvia I love the clean and simple style of your card love Linda

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Sylvia so beautifully coloured and fabulous papers. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Love your coloring and that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Margaret said...

Hi Sylvie, gorgeous card as are all the previous ones I've just looked at. Many thanks for the lovely comment that you left on the cross-stitch picture of my Dad on my blog :o)

RefRacBe said...

Very pretty, Sylvia. Beautiful colouring.

Kristel said...

That is absolutely stunning Sylvia!!
Hugs Kristel

Cheryl said...

STUNNING and BRILLIANT colouring!!!
Hugs xx

Janie Printz said...

Aww Sylvie, this is incredible ... Beautifully colored, love the frame & ALWAYS love to see stitching. Must get my little machine out more often ... Thanks for the inspiration ...
Hugs, Janie

Chris said...

that is one sweet image, you've colored it beautfully. I would be thrilled to get this card.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Brenda Brown said...

Soooooooo beautiful Sylvia, the colours, image and design are fabulous - I just love it.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card my friend, gorgeous colouring and brilliant papers, I hope you are well?
What are we doing? Christmas!!! I know, I've done it too, total madness LOL Gay xxx

duendes said...

Hello dearest Sylvia,
that is beautiful and delicate this card.You know how much I love your work.Have a wonderful week.

With many blessings on your way.Hugs

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

very cute card..

Thanks for playing with us at CTO...


Jules said...

Oh wow Sylvia .. .. I am so pleased you found my blog (thank you for becoming a follower) .. .. as it now means I have found you too!!

What a beautiful blog you have and such gorgeous creations. Loving your work!

Love Jules xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Sylvia, beautifully coloured image, and a gorgeous colour scheme, and that bow really sets it off. Love all your stitching.
Avril xx

Kate's Makes said...

What a great image! I adore your colouring too! Thanks for taking part in our 'wings and things' challenge over at SFTW :) Kate x

Amy said...

WOW -- what a stunning and beautiful card!! Lovely color combination and FABULOUS image!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

I love Mo`s digi`s. and your card is so beautiful! Thank you fro playing with us at BT&G and good luck! x

Viv said...

Oh this is so lovely, I have this stamp too , love her in these colours , excellent :O) Viv xx

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna