Thursday, 1 March 2012


Good morning lovely Friends and Followers!  
The holiday was super, but it's oh-so-great to get back to all the things I love, including Blogging!  Thank you for the wonderful comments you left whilst I was away - you really are the best.  I will catch up with you all, as soon as possible.
I am so excited to share my first DT project for the FYI Challenge, and I hope you will pop over there to check out the fab. inspiration from the very talented Design Team, and details of a 15% discount at Your Next Stamp for all participants in the challenge. 
Here is this fortnight's amazing and inspirational picture which we would like you to work with, and you can interpret it in any way you wish  - how could you resist joining in the fun??!!

Sooooo - here is my offering - hope you like it!

Acrylic "Bravura" stamp bought years ago on e-bay and never used - just waiting for the right moment!
Inked with Adirondack Denim.
Mermaid and sky coloured with Copics.
Layers - leftovers of white and navy card, roughly torn.
Base card  - Bazzill - sorry don't know the name of the colour.
A sprinkling of Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter here and there.
"Bliss" sentiment also from SU.
Shell and twine from stash.
I would like to enter the following Challenge - 
Tuesday Throwdown- Paper Tearing!
Update, March 6th - my card was chosen as a Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown - thanks ladies!!

As promised, I will be popping back in a few days with candy for my Followers, so keep checking!

Love to all ~


Home sweet home said...

Gorgeous card,I love the image and the blue colour is beautiful.
Wish you a wonderful day.:)Hugs :)

Aileen said...

Super dramatic scene, coloured beautifully. Glad you had a good holiday. x

Fliss said...

Many congratulations on your new DT post Sylvia and that's one stunning card.
The photo is lovely and your use of the colours in it work so well.
Glad to hear you had a lovely break too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Michelle said...

Welcome to the team, Sylvia! Your card is beautiful. Your colouring is amazing! Wow! :-)

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia

Welcome back!! It's nice to have you back home - we've missed you! And the sun is shining today too especially for you!

Onto your card... what fab colours for the inspiration and you've made a perfect card! Love it!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Oooh and PS.... CONGRATS on your new DT post!

Christine x

RefRacBe said...

Hi Sylvia. Great to see your first DT card for FYI challenge. Your card really captures the power of the sea. Rachel.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Welcome back ! I missed seeing creations from you ! This card is gorgeous, love the background! The little Shell is perfect with it ! Cheers, Shirley

StephC said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia! I love the image. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo. So glad to have you on our team! :)

Lisa Jane said...

welcome back! LOvely to see your creations again.. what a fab inspiration pic and i love your interpretaton.. a fabulous image and colours
Lisa x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, that's a gorgeous stamp and I love the shell embellishment. Welcome home! xx

lisa said...

Good Grief, where did those three weeks go, Sylvia. I thought you were back next week!!!!
I'm glad you had a lovely time but am really happy to have you back safe and sounds.
Your mermaid is beautiful, perfectly coloured as you always do.
Can't wait to catch up with you.
Hugs Lisax

Podsolnuh said...

Сильвия, мои поздравления с вашей новой проектной группой!
Карточка очень чудесная! Вы передали настроение фотографии точно!
Приятно, что вы вернулись домой!
Светлана х

carefree creations said...

Sylvia this is beautiful! I love the way you colored the image - and the shell is a perfect touch.

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Sylvia,
So glad you enjoyed your holiday and it's good to have you back.
Love this card - that image is absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Fantastic card.
Denise xx

Brenda Brown said...

HI Sylvia, glad you had a good time and welcome back.
Love this card, so inspirational.
Enjoy the end of the week.
hugs {brenda xox

Margaret said...

Welcome home and pleased that you had an enjoyable time.
Your card is stunning and the colours are wonderfully used
Margaret xx

DesignerDiva said...

Wecome back to blog land Sylvia, I hope you had a fab holiday
Your card is stunning, I love the shell
Hugs Laurie x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun welcome home so glad you had a wonderful time Hun,as for your card well what can I say stunning or what Hun its just amazing,hugs Cherylxx

Sasha said...

Hi Sylvia, It's lovely to have you back blogging, I hope you had a fabulous holiday.
Your card is gorgeous...such a lovely stamped image, so beautifully coloured and embellished x

dstandard said...

Fabulous card Sylvia - love your interpretation!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia! Love the shell embellishment. Thanks for entering our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and I hope we see you again for the next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Mrs.B said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Sylvia.
Gorgeous card with this beautiful image.
Avril xx

Gini said...

Oh my goodness how have you not used that wonderful stamp before!!!!!
The colouring is perfect and the layout so complementary.
Congratulations on your new DT post on such a fantastic challenge blog, all the DT creations are superb for this beautiful photo prompt.
Welcome home Sylvia!
lots of love Gini

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia long time no visit sorry MIA hope you enjoyed your hols..many congrats on your DT what a gorgeous début creation beautiful colours great image lovely work.

smiles Christine x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia that is truly stunning, your colouring is just beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW gorgeous. What a great stamp and carfd. Love it very much. The girl is so sweet and beautiful I have never seen this stamp before. I find your blog via Shirley.
Lovely greet and nice weekend

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Sylvia and a perfect interpretation of that gorgeous photo! Even the sentiment is perfect as that is exactly what I thought when I visited Santorini, where I think that photo was taken. You have just reminded me of a very happy holiday I had - thank you!

Duendes said...

is beutiful card!!
adorable.happy sunday.
big hugs.

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Sylvia - gorgeous colours and superb interpretation of that picture
Welcome back

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Such a fab stamp and I love how you've used it :o) Lisa x

Hlora said...

Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!!

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

I'm catching up a bit at long last!!!

Loving your first DT card .. .. it is gorgeous.

Love the colours and the torn layers and shell .. .. it finishes everything off a treat.

Love Jules xx

NanaConnie said...

Sylvia, I knew this would be a winner the first time I saw it! Congratulations on taking Top 3 Honors this week at Tuesday Throwdown.
NanaConnie DT

Claire Phillips said...

Stunning card - just beautiful! Cheers Claire x

lainey said...

this is enchanting :) lainey x

Carole said...

Welcome back Sylvia, so wonderful to see you and I hope you had an awesome trip! Beautiful card Sylvia just beautiful!

marc said...

a lovely fresh card that makes you want a holiday a bit of sunshine on a cold wet day a little work of art big love marc

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the image and the sea shell is a beautiful finishing touch
Lindsay xx

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sylvia. I love those blues and the beautiful stamp you've used. So glad you are back and hope your vacation was oh so memorable. "Hugs"

Vicky said...

Stunning card Sylvia - beautiful colouring. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - much appreciated. Have a lovely day :)x

cparsons said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are lovely and the technique is quite stunning.

Becky said...

Beautiful, your blog is fab and your cards are so lovely.
Becky x