Monday, 22 March 2010


Hi there lovely Bloggers!!  Have really missed you all whilst I've been away, and I'm so pleased to be reunited with my blogging and all things crafty!  Have had fabulous weather, but there's nowhere quite like home, even when it rains!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to, but in the meantime here is a card I made just before my hols. Thanks to  Lyn (Spyder) for suggesting I enter this into the Vintage Challenge at OSAAT and also the Flowers Challenge at Quirky Crafts. Thanks a bunch Lyn!
The beautiful stamp is "Serena" from Stampsmith, the corner flourishes and greeting are both from the "French Mail" set by Crafty Secrets.
Backing paper from the Rhonna Farrer Urban Junque download at Two Peas in a Bucket. Lace trim, and old paper Roses from my stash - Roses coloured with gold paint, with a twine bow and butterfly charm. Black card layer has been spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water.
Hope you are all fit and well - will be visiting you ASAP. Lots of love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx
Below is a photo I took on holiday  - it was just poking through a metal fence at the roadside - love the colour.  (Think it's Hibiscus?)
PS: Thanks to Beryl and Nettie for confirming that it is Hibiscus!


Liz's creative corner said...

Hiya, nice to see you back, glad you had a nice time, love the flower,and of course you card is gorgeous,have a nice evening hugs Liz xx

Beryl said...

It's definitely a hibiscus. I have one which I've had for many years - a gorgeous orange and the blooms are as big as my hand. Have to keep it under cover though.
Beryl xx

Beryl said...

Sorry - thought the card was on a different post. It's fabulous - the lady in the image is beautiful and the Urban Junque set is a favourite of mine.
Beryl xx

Nettie said...

Pleased to see you back! the card is stunning! and all my favourite things too with Crafty Secrest and Urban Junque etc! and the hibiscus is beautiful: they grow wild here in SA and there are lots of hibiscus hedges around gardens also; I have about 7-8 of them in our small garden here, love 'em! look forward to more of your artwork ;o)

Gini said...

A most beautiful card Sylvia, I have had to go and gawk at The Stampsmiths stamps and they are gorgeous! However I think your new profile photo is better than Serena's!!

Sally H said...

Great to have you back, Sylvia! Your card is gorgeous, as is the stunning photo.

cheryl said...

hi hun great to have you back this is just gorjus hun love it wonderful detail too hugs cheryl xxx

Spyder said...

Lovely to have you back!! You've been missed! Lovely card, there's a new challenge blog that's started up while you were away, and this card is just perfect for it!!!
it's Vintage!


Claire Phillips said...

Great to have you and your fabulous work back in blogland! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week! Lovely card Sylvia! Cheers Claire x

Kim said...

awesome did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good luck...i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine....
cowgirl up stamps
stitchy bear stamps

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia wow this card was worth waiting for really gorgeous vintage great colours & love those swirl stamps..
weather dryish..some sun but still a cold wind here cant wait for it to warm up properly..nice to see you back..

Hugs Christine xx

stitchy said...

OH just beautiful, now that is what I call true vintage, what a lovely card..thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT (thanks Lyn)..good luck hun

stitchy xx

cheryl said...

hun I forgot my DT head he he your fault its just so stunning bless your heart for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxx

Liz said...

Silvia was so surprised tonight when I saw your comment hun its just brill to have you back and what a wonderful start ith this beautiful card made with Selina shes a true beauty I lovrve her thank for joing OSAAT I do hope u will be back

liz x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, gorgeous image, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon
Sarah xx

Sam said...

OMG Sylvia!!! This image is stunning on it's own. Everything you have done to this card goes perfectly and really makes it stand out. I love it. Thanks to our Spyder aka Lyn we, all get to see this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope you'll be poppin back on Sunday to chec out the winners and our very special next challenge.
Take care
Sam x
PS The hibiscus is beautiful too - hope we see that as a feature on a card soon.

Spyder said...

...also!! Quirky crafts are doing 'Flowers' !!


Dragons Lair Designs said...

Stunning is all i can say love it thankyou for joining us here at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Gorgeous card hunni..Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week..Good luck..Donna aka LilDivaStamps

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you had a good time Sylvia and you're definitely back with a bang-that card is so beautiful. I love everything about it.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh that card is stunning, so pretty and so beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Spyder said...

You are very welcome Sylvia!! It's a lovely card!! So!!! (This is the important bit!!)
Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts 'Flower' Challenge this week AND thank you so much for joining in with the OSAAT's 'Vinage' challenge this week too!! We hope to see you next time !!

Sam said...

Congratulations on being in our top 3 this week hun -well done
Sam x