Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Hi there! At last - another post! This is going to be a loooong one - sorry!!! Hope you can keep awake until the end!!
I recently won some beautiful Blog Candy rubber stamps over at The Stampers Chef. (Please see my post of October 9th). Fliss is the lovely lady from The Stampers Chef who designs her own range of stamps for Hobby Art Ltd. (You can find a link to the shop on Fliss's blog). There are three sets in her "Oodles of Doodles" range, and the stamps are so detailed and give a perfect impression every time - they were a joy to use. As promised Fliss, here are the cards I made using just a few of your beautiful stamps.
These cards will be sent to the lovely Ikki at Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard. If you pay her a visit, you will see she is asking if bloggers would like to make a card to help support her local Breast Cancer Unit. All cards will be sold by the Clinic to raise much-needed funds. Thank you Ikki.

Card No. 1:- 6" square white card with one of the small flowers stamped randomly using black Versafine. The large flower, which has a smaller flower centre, was stamped twice - the small central flower was cut from one of the images and decoupaged. Two red Dew Drops, red ribbon, faux stitching and a greeting to finish.

Card No. 2:- I love these tiny little white cards from Anita's - just 4" square and they have a nice texture to them. (Believe me, they are snow white in real life, but not on my photos - more of a dirty grey)!!! This beautiful butterfly has been stamped onto shrink plastic and partly coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll pens. After shrinking, a layer of Diamond Glaze was added and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust (yep - I've used it again)!! Gold Krylon pen added to the edges, and I made new antennae from gold wire. (The butterfly stamp does have it's own beautiful antennae but I removed them before shrinking, as any tiny sticky-out bits tend to curl up too much - very stressful)!!
Layered onto gold textured card and turquoise Bazzill, gold thread wrapped around the punched corners.

Card No. 3:- This one was quite difficult to photograph as the top layer is acetate and it looks much nicer in real life. (Honest - it does)! The large heart was stamped onto the acetate overlay with Staz-On Cotton White. Glamour Dust added (surprise surprise, as Cilla used to say). The inside is pale green Bazzill adhered to the back section, with two small hearts stamped in Olive Green ColorBox Ink. Edges inked with Topaz Versacolour. The darker green Bazzill, which creates the narrow border, is attached onto the outside of the acetate (on the back), so the acetate is sandwiched between the two layers. Orange and green ribbon, and a stamped sentiment complete the card.
Thank goodness she's finished I hear you say!!!! Have a great week.
Thanks for looking - lotsa hugs, Sylvia xxxx


Wilma said...

Wow Sylvia and i thought you had left the country!! They are just fantastic girl and i do like your description of shrink plastic curling as ''stressful'' more like turning the air blue in my case. They are really beautiful elegant cards and i love 'em :) xx

Beryl said...

They are all lovely but I have to say the top one is my absolute favourite.
Beryl xx

Fliss said...

Thank you so much for doing these Sylvia. They're really lovely and it's so great to see someone else's take on my stamps.
I'll be putting a link to your blog from mine later today so everyone can pop over to see your fab cards.
Many hugs, Fliss xxx

cheryl said...

these are great cards hun love the designs and details on all of them love cheryl xxxxxxx

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

What can I say but WOW, fantastic I love all the cards. Your designs are stunning and elegant. My favourite is the last one.


Claire Phillips said...

Great cards Sylvia - You have done a brilliant job with Fliss's lovely stamps!I especially like the first one, but they are all wonderful and a great mix of techniques. Cheers Claire x

ikki said...

Well, what can I say that has not already been said! How about WOW! The photos don't do justice to your skills, in real life the cards are just fab. Sylvia, thank you so much for these beautiful cards and for your very kind gesture. And, now as a bonus you have told me how you did them! Couldn't have asked for more.
Cuttlehugs, ikki x

Liza said...

Beautiful cards Sylvia, the stamps are gorgeous.

Liza x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous!
Fabulous designs and your detail and colours are wonderful!
kim x

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous cards, yes I do live near Chorley, it's a shame you don't still live near xx
Hugs Liz xx

Caroline and Jayne said...

These cards are beautiful !
if you ever want to share your crafts over on our blog , perhaps enter competitions & challenges check us out on
x jayne x

Nicola said...

Stunning work Sylvia, your designs and detaila are stupendous.
Nicola -x-

Nannieflash said...

Sylvia your cards and die cuts are stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Sylvia

Love these black and white cards. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, my apologise for taking so long to become your follower. I keep going off on blog hops and forget to join but I have now.:) You have many interesting things on your blog It has taken me hrs to look at things and I still have not finished.LoL, will be back again late.

Hugs Sue

Spyder said...

Brilliant cards Sylvia! You've made them really come to life, love all your ideas!
Hugs have a good weekend!!
((Lyn)) I'm house/dog craft room!!!!

Janette said...

Fabulous cards Sylvia.....please don't mention 'shrink plastic'where I

Gini said...

More gorgeous cards, I think I like the white sparkly heart one the best!

Anonymous said...

Wow great cards! My favourite is the first one.
Congratulations on winning the crafty pad guest designer, your card was fab!
Hugs xx