Saturday, 3 October 2015


Hi lovely bloggers - sorry for my absence - it's been a stressful few weeks recently.
One thing which cheered me up a few days ago, was a message from 

Earlier this year, my card was one of the Favourites in the HLS CAS challenge, so I was
asked if I would be Guest Designer for the October CAS Paper-Piecing challenge.

Here is my paper pieced card, using the  "Bella Loves Christmas" digi image
from the fabulous Mo Manning.

Dotty paper from Nitwits for the dress, edged with clear glitter.
Christmas bauble - SU silver glimmer paper, and I found the little December 25th in an old SU catalogue, and cut it out with a circle punch.
Such a shame the glitter and glimmer doesn't show up in the photo.
The holly leaves and tiny berries were paper pieced with plain cardstock.
Everything else coloured with  Copics.

It's ages since I did any paper-piecing, but it's great fun. If you would like to
join in the challenge, you can find the details HERE !

Yesterday was our Golden Wedding Anniversary, so this evening,
Hubby and I are having a celebration party with our family.
I will be away for a few days next week -
will let you know where I've been when I get back!!

Thanks for popping by - have fun with the Paper piecing!
Love to all -


Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's lovely to have you back with us again Sylvia and your card is such a cutie. Many congratulation on your Golden Wedding anniversary and I wish you many more happy years together. Enjoy your break and I'll look forward to reading all about it on your return. Hugs, Sandma X

Loll said...

Sorry to hear it's been a sad time for your family, Sylvia. Sending you a big, warm virtual hug.

Love your sweet paper pieced little girl, all dressed up in her Christmas finery. :) Adorable ... the polka-dot dress is perfect. :) Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month ... we are thrilled to have you join us.

Congrats to you and your hubby on your special anniversary. xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, love this digital stamp. Own lots of Mo's, not this one but obviously I should. Beautiful paper pieced dress. Hope your anniversay celebrate goes well, congratulations.

Carole said...

Oooo fabulous the paper piecing and a fabulous image! Congrats ulations on your Golden Wedding. Enjoy all your celebrations...have a good weekend and trip away. Take care xx

Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous card Sylvia, love the P.P. one of my favourite things in card making but I can't colour and you can. Great image and love what you have done with the date.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Sylvia! The little girl is adorable and the polka dot paper is perfect for her, so pretty.

Linda said...

This is so cute! Your little Christmas girl looks adorable in her spotty dress. xx

Pia S said...

I love her spotty dress! Super paper piecing and a well designed CAS card.

RefRacBe said...

Congratulations on your Golden Wedding anniversary. Fab card. Super cute paper pieced dress. Rachel.

Toni said...

Sylvia, I'm so glad you're guest designing with us this month. Your card is absolutely wonderful and so so precious!


Viv said...

What a gorgeous card and sweet image too Sylvia. Hope you are enjoying your holiday ;) hugs Viv xx

Neets B said...

So great to have your guest designing with us this month, Sylvia. Fabulous paper piecing and such a sweet image. A gorgeous CAS creation.
Anita x

Lavender and old lace said...

Wow Sylvia I love that,makes my this weeks effort look like child's play xx

Kylie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Wow! Your card is WOW too. I love the image and the gorgeous paper piecing you have done. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Happy Little Stampers this month xx

creationsnz said...

this is really TOO cute!