Thursday 30 July 2009

News flash from rainy West Yorkshire - another lovely follower (also from West Yorkshire) has joined my merry band! A warm welcome to Jo from Jo has some beautiful projects on her blog, and she is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator - if you haven't seen the SU products, do take a look via Jo's Blog - they are fabulous! Thanks Jo. Love, Sylvia xxx

Sunday 26 July 2009


Hi to everyone on this lovely wet Sunday morning! (Well, it's wet up North anyway - hope it's better where you are)! I am now going to make my first attempt at multi-tasking in the "more-than-one-challenge" category. Beautiful Tilda and her little birdie are heading off first of all to the which fitted in nicely with her new Coral dress, Pea Green shoes and Orangey-red hair. As Tilda had taken such a lot of time to get dressed up, she decided to pop in and see her little pals at the Just Magnolia Challenge, where she has to be centre of attention on a lovely sketch layout , . When she arrives, she intends to give the little birdie in its glittery cage, to Somebirdy Special. (Just sat here wondering - is it time I grew up)??
Thanks so much for popping in to see Tilda and Me - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx
Papers used are MME Bloom and Grow. Bazzill cardstock, Copic pens, Glamour Dust on the cage which doesn't show up too well in the photo, MS Doily Lace punch.

Monday 20 July 2009


Thought I would share this little bit of Fantasy with you , which I made today using shrink plastic, just for a change. It's a bit fiddly to work with, but great fun when it starts to curl, at which point I usually come out in a hot sweat (or maybe that's just my age). I love this Elusive Images Peacock Lady stamp from Glenda Waterworth, and have set it onto a very simple background so as not to detract from the image. (To be honest, I just couldn't find anything in my stash which looked "right")! Parts of the headdress were coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll pens. The piece was edged with gold Krylon then finished off with a coating of Diamond Glaze and a light sprinkling of Glamour Dust whilst wet. The turquoise Bazzill card was wrapped with gold thread, and two tiny beads were added, also on gold thread.
Thanks for popping by - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Sunday 19 July 2009

Welcome to Lyn at Spyder's Corner ( and Anne at What Can I make With This ( who have joined my other lovely Followers. Thank you! Also, a warm welcome to Gini ( - the latest recruit to my lovely Followers. Hugs, Sylvia x

Tuesday 14 July 2009


Here is my card (again)! for the "Swirls" challenge at Firstly, I must apologise to the lovely ladies at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, for accidentally deleting my previous post for this card - oh dear, another senior moment! (And apologies to the other lovely ladies who had already left sweet comments).
The card is Bazzill Bling Blind Date, and the image is from a sheet of Penny Black Stickeroos, which I "re-discovered" amongst my stash, after reading about this week's Challenge. The swirly paper is from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection and I added a stamped swirly greeting from HOTP. The MS doily lace border punch is my latest crafty purchase (love it) and this was its first outing! Stamped some swirls, attached a hand-written message on the bag, and a charm from elaine at to finish. Thank you so much for looking. Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Tuesday 7 July 2009


This is my first attempt at "altered art" , and definitely out of my crafting comfort zone! The 5" square box with it's flat central recess was just crying out to be used in some way and I thought it might be OK for the Dazzle of Dragonflies challenge at with Linda and Rosie. The box was originally white, and orange inside the recess (had a bottle of perfume in - birthday prezzie last week)!! - I painted the outsides with Mauve Shimmerz, but wasn't happy, so added some gilding flakes then went over these with a brayer and Kaleidacolor "Flannel" ink pad, which helped to adhere the flakes as well. Painted the recess black, then cut a meadow scene card I made ages ago, into strips, brayered with the same ink pad, stamped some tiny dragonflies, added a bit of glitter, and Shimmerz on the wings, attached the pieces at angles into the recess, then added the entrance ticket (freebie stamp from Craft Stamper mag.). Again, the (rather too large for the box) dragonfly was something I made ages ago from Fantasy Film - the colours didn't really go with the box, so I added some Alcohol Inks. I had no idea where I was going with this when I began yesterday, and it sort of evolved, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing something "just for the sake of it", if you know what I mean!!! Thanks for looking - let me know what you think ........!!!!! Wishing you all a wonderful, magical week. Sylvia xxxx