Sunday, 8 November 2009


Hi Peeps - hope you are having a very restful Sunday whilst doing a bit of blogging!
Just want to let you know that the challenge this week at
The Crafty Pad is to work with a sketch by the lovely Maxine. The winner will be picked at random and the prize is a one-week GDT spot at The Crafty Pad plus the stamp which the DT will be working with that week. For your project you can use any stamp you wish, but if you use one of Debbie's beautiful stamps (available to order from The Crafty Pad blog), your name will be entered twice into the draw.

Pop over to The Crafty Pad for full details, and inspiration from the Design Team! We really look forward to seeing your beautiful projects (it doesn't have to be a card - it can be an ATC, scrapbook page, etc).

Above is my take on the sketch, and I have used the following ingredients:-
Blue Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers, X-Cut snowflake punch, Watercolour pencils for Christmas Ted's body, CB Swiss Dots folder, Glamour Dust and Cosmic Simmer Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels on the snow and the snowflakes. Ted's hat and Snowman's hat and scarf are paper-pieced with the Basic Grey paper. Greeting stamp is an old Dovecraft one.
I was so happy to win the competition recently for a 6-week GDT spot, working with the lovely Debbie and her team at The Crafty Pad, and this is my card for week one! Thanks Debbie and Team!!
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Neenie said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia! Really love those snowflakes - they're adorable (yet another addition to my never-shrinking shopping list). Fab image and layout too. Hope you're having a good weekend. The boys are back to full health (and don't I know it!!) and are tormenting the life out of me, all good.x :)

Sue said...

Hi Kim
Lovely design I especially like your use of the swiss dots, it makes the bsnow seem so real.


rozzyb said...

Hi Sylvia
its sooooo lovely to have you join us for your GDT spot at The Crafty Pad and as usual you have produced the most wonderful card. I love the papers you have chosen, they go so well with Christmas Ted... I do love that stamp :)
The snoflake punchies are wonderful. I havent seen that one.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs rozzy xxx

Debbie said...

Hi Sylvia - what a beautiful card you have made for The Crafty Pad - I love your take on the sketch and the papers are fabulous. :) It is a huge pleasure to work with you over the next few weeks. :) :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

Hazel said...

Well done for winning the GDT slot (I also won a slot for today's challenge) - your card is beautiful - love the way you've used the BG papers (I used figgy pudding papers too) and those punched snowflakes are super x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sylvia,Lovely card, fantastic snowflakes and the way you've used them, congrats on your GTD spot, look forward to seeing more xx

Hugs Liz xx

maxine said...

A fantastic card Sylvia, I love how you have used my sketch. It's lovely to be working with you this week.

Stef H said...

hi silvia. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. thought i'd do the same. fabulous blog!!! and your work is awesome. i also checked out the crafty pad - thanks for the link.

hope you come by again soon. i'll be back here too.


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a darling card. the colors and layout are very very nice. I just love it..Thanks for Sharing.

RefRacBe said...

Great card Sylvia. I like your snowflakes. Looking forward to the next card.

Gini said...

A fabulous take on this sketch Sylvia, took me a moment to realise you'd turned it on it's side for a real twist on the theme!
As always your colour combining is superb, the way you have coloured the stamp is inspired, and it now has a very classy look to it.
Really beautiful card that captures Winter and Christmas without using a traditional approach.

P.S. I see that Lydia's blog candy contains F.R. chocolates yummmmmmmmm!(Their centres are made of Nutella, double yummm)
Quality chocolate is essential for quality crafting. :-)

Claire Phillips said...

What a wonderful card Sylvia - those snowflakes are beautiful!Cheers Claire x

Wilma said...

lovely work Sylvia as usual:) there is a little something on my blog fot you and i will be checking up on the answers!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card!
kim x

cheryl said...

fab card hun so beautiful love cheryl xxx

ikki said...

Congrats on your DT place, well deserved. Your crafting is of a very high standard. I love your work. Eileen

June Nelson said...

Hello Sylvia, thisis a stunning card, its gorgeous, thanks for popping bymy blog hun xxxx

Cheryl said...

Stunning Sylvia!!! The snowflakes are so beautiful,love the papers and how you have embossed over your image!!
Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Sylvia that card is stunning, the details youve put into it must have been a lot of hard work. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Liza said...

A stunning card, I love your snowflakes.

Liza x

TuKara said...

Wonderful card sylvia.
Merci beaucoup !!!

CraftinGranny said...

Love the card Sylvia. Now I'll have to check out the Crafty Pad as this is the first time I've heard of it. Congrats on becoming a DT. Love this sketch!
"Hugs" Granny

Nicola said...

Love your image and paper picing Sylvia. Great detail with your snowflakes and bugging. A truly beautiful card.
Nicola -x-