Sunday 30 August 2009

I'm so happy to be one of the winners of Rozzy's First Ever Blog Candy Draw!

Just popped over to blogland and discovered that I have won a prize in Rozzy's First Ever Blog Candy Draw, which was run in conjunction with The Crafty Pad.
I'm so chuffed to have won, and congratulations to the other lucky winners too! Looking forward to receiving my prize Rozzy, and thanks again!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Friday 28 August 2009


Hi everyone - hope you're all having a lovely day! (It's been raining buckets in West Yorkshire)!
This is for a friend's Ruby Wedding - I stamped the Penny Black "Good Cheer" image in Versafine Smokey Grey, then heat embossed it before colouring. No Copics were harmed in the making of this card as I used watercolour pencils instead!
The background paper is from the K&Co Madeline collection, and I have also used the same papers for some of the flowers. I have used Bazzill Bling for the base card, Bazzill Basics for the layers and the leaves, and some red velvet ribbon (which I've had for ages and I nearly cried when I cut into it as I love it so much - you know the feeling don't you?)!
Punches used are Woodware grass, EK Success retro flowers and Martha Stewart doily lace border. Oh yes - almost forgot - the gems are those lovely little Dew Drops in a cute little bottle. Added a CB heart stamped with a "40", Anniversary stamp from Hero Arts, Glamour Dust here & there, and that's it!
Thanks so much for looking - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Wednesday 26 August 2009


I am such a happy bunny - Postman Pat has just delivered Lyn's amazing Blog Candy parcel which I won on Week 3 of her weekly blog candy draw! There are papers, peel-offs, charms, die-cuts, fibres, glitter - in fact you really can't see everything in the photo, as there is just so much, including a HUGE collection of Lyn's hand-stamped images, all ready to colour-in. The icing on the cake (or cherry on the ice-cream Sundae) is Lyn's fabulous Card-Wallet which holds all the images.
Thank you so much for your generosity Lyn.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Hi - it's warm and sunny here in West Yorkshire at the moment, so just couldn't resist taking these photos of the Oriental Lilies in the back garden - thought you might like to see them!! It's such a shame that we don't have "smelly-blog" - the scent is fabulous. We bought 4 bulbs about 6 years ago and every year they multiply and produce 4ft-high plants which have been re-potted over the years, into several large tubs. (Click on the pics. if you would like to see them in close-up)!
Hope you are all having sunshine too. Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Tuesday 11 August 2009


Oooooh - this was a real challenge for me as I love colour, but thought I would take the Dottie's World Monochromatic Challenge to the extreme, and use white, shades of grey, through to black. I love this Mikey digi. image (from Charmed Cards & Crafts) and thought he would be perfect for the colour scheme. I have used Copics in Cool Grey No. 1 and Cool Grey No. 3, a black and a grey watercolour pencil (without the water), a Black Sakura Glaze pen for the hair, and I just had to add a bit of flesh colour to his skin (wouldn't have looked very attractive in grey)! The spotty paper is from Doodlebug and the stamp is from HOTP.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sunday 9 August 2009

FANTASY FILM BUTTERFLY - Charmed Somethings Challenge

Hi there - hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine. We have had lots of beautiful butterflies in the garden this past few days, so I thought I would show you my card which has a butterfly made from two layers of Fantasy Film - OK so it's not as fabulous as the real thing, but it is a beautiful stamp (part of a set from Elusive Images). It's also great to try something a bit different every now and then! Hope you like it.
The green Bazzill card has been stamped with a Versamark ink pad and the Hero Arts Fancy Swirls background stamp. The useful little "Just for You" stamp is part of the Stamping for Him set by Clare Curd. Heart charm from my stash.
If you have never tried using Fantasy Film do give it a go - it is very easy to use and the Film comes in some fab. colours. Ink up your stamp with black ink, place two or three layers of Film over the upturned stamp, place a layer of vellum (parchment) over the Film, then apply heat for approx. 15 seconds with a dry iron. When the stamped image shows through the vellum you can remove the Film. Repeat with another colour of Film then cut out the two stamped images, and hey presto - it's done! Just apply some coloured glitter for extra bling! Love, Sylvia xxxx

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Well, there's nothing sheepish about Shelley, in fact she's a very outgoing kinda gal. Having had a complete make-over at the "In The Pink Beauty Barn" she's off to the Saturday night gig over at the farm in the next village, where she hopes to meet the Ram of her dreams. Only problem is - she just can't seem to shake off that posh bird Tamara Witter (aka T Witter) ......

This is my entry for this month's Challenge at
The Crafty Pad , using a cute little stamp set called "Shelley the Sheep and Twitter", designed by the lovely Debbie. Take a peek at her range of unique stamps which are available for sale at The Crafty Pad.
You can enter the Challenge more than once, and each project can also be submitted into "Rozzy's First Ever Blog Candy Draw" , to celebrate her 100th Follower.
The "rules" can be found at
Apart from the MME buttons and backing paper, all materials are leftover bits and bobs from my stash (pink papers are from Pink Petticoat).
Thank you for looking, Love, Sylvia