Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Hi lovely friends and bloggers - I hope you are well, and enjoying warm weather wherever you are.
I have been stamping and inking today, to create a card for the
Sew-n-Sew challenge at Fashionable Stamping.

Stamps used:-
Crafty Individuals sewing sets - CI-328 and 322.
Indigo Blu crackle background. 
A beautiful stamp from the Flonzcraft Gibson Girl Collection, which was my fabulous winner's prize from Fashionable Stamping in the June "Tag Time" challenge. I cut out the stamped image, added some lace and attached her with silicone glue to add dimension.
Other items:-
A small brass oval frame, coloured with Gesso and DI.
The "reflection" in the mirror was created by inking the stamp and rolling a brayer over the inked image, then transferring it onto a piece of card.  Image softly coloured with Copics and trimmed to fit the frame. 
Copics to colour the main image.
Distress inks and Archival Coffee.
Machine stitching.
Buttons and cotton thread.
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two.
Brown lace from stash.
Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.
I would also like to enter the Vintage (or Old) challenge at 
Simply Create Too.

A warm welcome to my latest followers - Michal, Chris, and a mysterious lady who is sitting out the back - would love to know who you are so I can pop over and leave you a comment!
Love and Hugs ~


Lisa Jane said...

LOve this .. the lace on her skirt is a fab idea and the colours are gorgeous
Lisa x

Pia S said...

This is such a beautiful vintage creation! I love the lace detail you added to her dress!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the colours and

Marilyn said...

What a creative and clever vintage card! I like this image and think it is brilliant adding the lace to the hem of her dress and the 'spool; of thread.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, this is lovely, love the lace on her dress, a great idea, and such a fab colour combo/
Avril xx
p.s Thanks for linking this to FSC.

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning, I really love the theme and amazing design. The image is gorgeous and the way you have created the mirror looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Canonbury creations said...

Wonderful card Sylvia your lady is so pretty and I love the way the thread is attached to the buttons:)
Val x

Anonymous said...

Sylvia-This is a work of art-beautiful card.I really like the way you have threaded the buttons with the cotton thread,so pretty :)
Nessa xx

Kathleen said...

Gosh, what a very clever card, great colours and embellishment it reminds me of the song, A sewing machine a sewing machine, a girls best friend.
Ok I know you are too young to know that one.

Kath x

Viv said...

Love this! The depth that you've achieved with the addition of the lace is fab. x

RefRacBe said...

Fabulous card. I love the lace on the skirt. The reflection in the mirror is a great idea. Rachel.

XxJULESxX said...

wow this is gorgeous!!!

Beryl said...

This is so gorgeous Sylvia. I love the lace on the dress - what a fab idea - and the inky crackly background is really effective.
Beryl xx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful vintage card Silvia, I love the mix of stamps you have used.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Linby said...

Absolutely gorgeous and great idea to do the reflection.
Linby x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a wonderful card, I love the lace on the bottom of her dress what a fabby idea to do that, Love Hazelxo

Anonymous said...

Oh Sylvia I am just loving this card, I love anything haberdashery/fashion, it's fabulous!

Vicki x

coops said...

so stunning sylvia.fabulous vintage design and image and i love all your pretty details :D

xx coops xx

Home sweet home said...


WOW!!!I love your card:):)

Fabulous work:)

Wish you a lovely week:)


G Peplow said...

Really pretty card, lovely 3D lace trim and a wonderfully vintage theme, I love your card Sylvia :D xx

Wendy said...

'Sew' beautiful Sylvia! :) The lady's dress is a gorgeous colour and I love the lace at the bottom. xxx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Sylvia! Such a fab colour combo and gorgeous stamping. Love it!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous !!!! Love this design, beautiful colour combo and images. It reminds me just a little of your beautiful card that was published in Craftstamper. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

pam said...

stunning card Sylvia, fabulous image, colour combo, lovely embellishments.
thank you for your visit.

Claire said...

Wow this is a really beautiful card, gorgeous colours and the design is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Shirley said...

Gosh Sylvia-Anne I have yet to see a more prettier card than this. Everything about it is so delightful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it.

Sasha said...

Sorry I'm only just catching up, Sylvia.
Your card is beautifully vintage. I love how you attached the pretty lace ruffle to the bottom of her dress. And what a lovely effect with your crackle background. Such a clever effect with her mirror image. Your card designs are so inspirational xx

Wishcraft said...

Such a clever design, love all the details you've added. Fabulous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mau xx said...

Beautiful card Christine, Love the gorgeous Vintage look. The Tag and Cameo are brilliant!
Hugs Mau xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia I love your card design, the lace at the bottom is fabulous, a really lovely card. hugs Shirleyxxx

brenda said...

Gorgeous card using that lovely Flonz image Sylvia, funnily enough I had that one out the other day.

B x

Aileen said...

Hi Sylvia. Beautifully created card. Love all the elments to it.

Aileen x

Loll said...

Hi Sylvia. Gorgeous vintage card. I love how you've done the mirror with the mirror-image - fabulous! Loll xx