Saturday 30 August 2014


Hi lovely crafters - thanks for popping in, and yes, it's ATCAS challenge time again! (please note - this challenge will end on 5th September, so just one week to join in the fun, instead of the usual 2 weeks).
The very talented Sandie is your host, and she has chosen this Code Word -
lots of scope - I'm sure we all have our own ideas of "Luxury"! 
Look forward to seeing your fab. creations!

The fab. image is "Little Umbrella" from Mo Manning, coloured with Copics. 
I added a quick swipe of ink for sky and sand with SU Soft Sky and Crumb Cake. 
I hand-cut the rectangular aperture - added an embossed border with my 
SU Simply Scored.  
Sentiment - SU "Happy Day" stamp set (now retired).
Small punched circle for the "sun"!
I am also linking up with Chrissie's LIM challenge - "I do like to be beside the seaside"!
A Gem of a Challenge - It's Summertime!

Our CAS Perfectionist will receive a $15 GIFT VOUCHER to spend at
 Inspired by Stamping
Many thanks to Joanna for her generosity. 

Happy Crafting 


sandie said...

This is my idea of luxury too! And what fabulous colouring! Inspired swipes for the sand and sky, hope you are well x

Neets B said...

Wonderful colouring and what I'd give to swap places with her now, on the beach in the sun with a cocktail! Great interpretation of the code word, I think everyone would agree! x

Anonymous said...

I love this ! Not only a fabulous card and a beautiful scene but it made me smile too ! Your colouring is amazing Sylvia you really should frame this !


Kylie said...

The image is gorgeous, Sylvia but your colouring is amazing!! You need to colour in more often, woman!! Great use of the code word. xx

Deepti said...

Now that's called luxury :) and wow ur coloring skills are mind blowing !!

Desire Fourie said...

Now that is definitely the luxury of life, having a cocktail on the beach. Love your CAS design. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of craftiness on the side.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of the word! Fantastic coloring too!

Canonbury creations said...

Wow your colouring is amazing Sylvia and the image made me smile. That will be me next week!
Val x

Loll said...

Sweet!! Laying in the sun, on the sand by the ocean with a delicious drink in hand ... LUXURIOUS!! :) Awesome image that is colored to perfection! Great card Sylvia! Loll xx

Glittertastic said...

Delightful card - I wish I was lying next to her!


Tiya-B said...

what a work of art! great coloring and the frame is elegant too.

Carole said...

Brilliant your interpretation of Luxury...guess it could be mine too...minus the bikini though!!

Pia S said...

A sunny day at the beach with a cocktail in hand, that sure is luxury! Great clean design!

Marisa said...

That image is just too fun LOL! Fabulously coloured and love how you framed the image. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Chrissie said...

This is great Sylvia... super colouring and that aperture was most expertly cut!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

great fun and colouring

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, fabulous image and gorgeous colouring. A holiday is certainly a luxury to lots of people. Love your presentation too.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Gosh Sylvia I so wish I'd gone to wherever she is for my hols!!! lol Fab MM image, always guaranteed to make you smile. Love that she's framed behind the aperture. Sheer magic!


Karen xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia oh wow what a fabulous card love your colouring and your design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

RefRacBe said...

Fab card, Sylvia. Wonderful colouring in. Rachel.

Duendes said...

ohhh lindo é a imagem do verao.Voce tem maos de fada minha amiga.beijos.

Kathyk said...

Simply divine for both the LIM and ATCAS challenges


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super fun and chic card Sylvia
Love that image and beautifully coloured. Could do with some of that myself!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

coops said...

love this sylvia.fabulous image and colouring :D

xx coops xx

Lynne said...

Super image and fabulous colouring. Love this.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Sylvia that is luxury alright! What perfect colouring of your fab image
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

OH Babs said...

This is the cutest, neatest card. When I read it was Mo Manning I knew why I loved the image. Great card.

Nancy said...

Love the way you framed in your fabulous image! Great job Sylvia! Glad you shared your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

Darnell said...

Way to combine two perfect challenges with this super fun card, Sylvia!! Laying on the beach with an umbrella drink is the epitome of luxury!! Hugs, Darnell

cheryl said...

oh hunny i always admire your style,detail and creativity you are the master of CAS simply stunning hun hugs cheryl xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Silvia, Fab card, love the image and perfectly coloured.
Hope you're well
Avril xx

Home sweet home said...

Lovely and fun card:)


Margaret said...

Great image, Sylvia. That looks like my kind of luxury lol

Margaret xx

Ankie vd Polder said...

Funny and gorgeous card. Hugs, Ankie

Unknown said...

Congrats on being showcased at LIM well deserved.


Karen xxx

Kim S said...

She's wonderful and beautifully colored. I am also in love with your simple swipes of color for the sand and the sea - a perfect backdrop for her.