Thursday, 4 August 2011


Hi peeps - I am just popping by to share my very first "Crafty Snippet" ! 
In case you're wondering what that is - do take a peek at Jules' beautiful challenge blog Always With a Heart which I discovered recently. The challenges involve using up snippets of paper, ribbon, or whatever you have in your mountain of leftover stash - well, we crafters can never throw anything away - right?!
It was a bit scary, not using colouring pens, but I enjoyed the challenge and the re-discovery of long-forgotten bits and pieces! So, here is my (very simple) card!

The Hydrangea was part of an Anna Griffin die-cut decoupage sheet which is about 8 or 9 years old. I curved the layers slightly and applied silicone glue, to give a bit of depth.
The vintage text paper is a leftover from a very old 12x12" pad - name unknown! Torn and distressed around the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
Sentiment - Hot off the Press, inked with Timber Brown Staz-on.
Two pieces of blue ribbon leftovers.
~ Love to all ~


Denise and Louise said...

Sylvia this is gorgeous - what a great idea. Am popping over to Julie's blog now.
Denise xx

Sasha said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your card is stunning! Beautifully decoupaged...I love Anna Griffin designs. And your card layout is fabulous!

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

This is amazing . .. I love everything about it!!!

The manuscript paper (always a favourite with me), the beautiful decoupaged flower and your ribbon angled across .. .. all just perfect.

Thank you so much for joining me in the battle to stop the snippets taking over the craft space.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Feel free to use pens etc if you want to .. .. I just ban them from my makes so that I use up more of those snippets!!!

Irene said...

A fabulous card with such stunning papers.
I love the decoupage flower.


Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia - I love how you have done the ribbon at an angle across the card - so effective.
Have a lovely day.
Debs xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

I love your beautiful card Sylvia, the Hydrangea is gorgeous. Your layout is perfect.
Love, Mel. xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OOH! I love this! Very stylish indeed.
Hugs, Sandra

Nannieflash said...

A stunning card Sylvia love the way youve decoupaged the flower it really pops of your card. hugs Shirleyxxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just so elegant just stunning,perfect layout hugs cherylxxx

Sylvia said...

This card is really stunning :-))
Understand its difficult not using colouring pens
Have a nice day.

Christine L said...

Absolutely beautiful Sylvia! It's nice to do something different every now and again, isn't it? And using from the scrap box... always makes me feel better!
Christine x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, great layout, certainly wouldn't think it was 'leftovers'
Avril xx

RefRacBe said...

I really like the Hydrangea. The 3-D effect works well. Rachel.

Lynne said...

Stunning Sylvia. Love the Hydrangea and the way used used your ribbon.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

Stunning card!! :o)

Kathleen said...

Well it does not look simple to me. A beautiful card, love the flower and the way you have presented it, really stunning.
I have seen a few people doing cards for this challenge so I may have to take a look, but timeis tight at the moment but worth a look anyway.

Kath x

Hello From Texas said...

WOW!! Simple and gorgeous. I love that flower and the DP and ribbon are just perfect touches.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that Hydrangea is simply gorgeous .. hope you are well.. am blooging in my tent in the pouring rain lol
Lisa x

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia
Yes, it's me. I haven't dropped off the end of the earth!!! Where does time go?
Your card is just gorgeous. I love Hydrangeas. It's amazing what you can do with left overs isn't it.
Hope you are well and having a good weekend.
Will be in touch soon.
Hugs Lisax

Claire Phillips said...

This still has your amazing elegant light touch Sylvia - just stunning! Cheers Claire x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Stunning! love it Sylvia, gorgeous flowers and dimension, well done for using up some of your snippets, hugs Gay xxx

Gini said...

Well Sylvia, I've got to say if you can come up something like this from your scrap drawer you don't need to buy anything new because this card is GORGEOUS!
If you ever get that scared again I'll hold your hand so you can carry on creating beautiful cards :-)
love Gini

CraftinGranny said...

It doesn't look that simple to me and it's absolutely gorgeous. Such a beautiful flower and the design of your card is so elegant. Hope all is well over your way. Have a wonderful weekend! "Love & Hugs" Carol

Tracey said...

This card might be simple Sylvia but it is also beautiful & what a great idea to use up all your bits & pieces :)

Amanda said...

Beautiful card, love the flower it's my favourite

Sally said...

Simply elegant Sylvia! I love the decoupage & the way you've curled the edges.
Sally x

Chris x said...

Another beautiful card. Everything on it fits into place perfectly. Well done.
Hugs & Smiles
Chris x

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

This is a lovely card♥. I love everything about it♥.

Thanks for nice comments in my blog♥

Hugs Marita♫♫

Larissa said...

Wow very pretty Sylvia! Gorgeous image.

I hope you have a great week!


Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous ! Clean , elegant and beautifully crafted a perfect creation, love it