Friday 30 July 2010


Good morning lovely bloggers!
Don't you just love this Mo Manning image
I think the card will be perfect for my
eldest Granddaughter's 18th birthday in a couple of weeks, but right now it's my DT card for the DU2DS Friday Challenge  - this fortnight we are working with a fab sketch by Donna. Hope you will join in the fun - full details can be found by clicking the link above. I am always in awe of the huge amount of entries each fortnight - all of them fabulous.
I am also entering the card into this week's Paperplay Challenge , which is "Anything Goes"
The image has been coloured with H2O's and watercolour pencils, and just a small amount of Copics, mainly under the feet. 
Edges inked with Old Paper Distress Ink and Wisteria ColorBox Chalk Ink.
The purple layers are SU cardstock.
Purple patterned BP - Bo Bunny.
Green swirls paper - "Happy-go-Lucky" digi download from Shabby Princess.
Black lace - a Prima clear stamp.
Black textured paper ribbon from goodness knows where!Four holes were punched in the ribbon, then small metal washers glued over the holes (washers from DIY shop).
Sentiment - computer generated.
Feather from stash.
Have a fabulous weekend - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Monday 26 July 2010


Hi peeps - hope you all had a fab. weekend!
Another beautiful LOTV stamp - another challenge. Well, two challenges actually, as this little Christmas card is entered into the LOTV Challenge - a sketch by the Lovely Bev, and the Bah Humbug Challenge - a Christmas Scene.
The cute little LOTV carol singers have been coloured with Copics (of course), edges inked with Adirondack Stonewashed and Denim, and the lamp has been masked with a circle before inking. 
The snow scene was created at great cost and with lots of skill,
by roughly tearing a load of white card!
Flowers made with the EK success Retro punches, plus a tiny snowflake punch in the centre (an old Woodware one) then finished with a pearl gem.  The 3 tiny layered snowflakes were also made with the Woodware punch.
Dots BP from Lasting Impressions, dark blue card - Bazzill. Loads of Glamour Dust sprinkled around, and Stampendous Fun Flock (with more glitter added), for the furry trim on the hats, and some on the snow.
Bye for now - have a wonderful week
Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Friday 16 July 2010


Hi lovely bloggers - thanks for popping by!
The challenge at DU2DS Friday Challenge this fortnight is Stitching - real or faux, and of course there must also be a digi image on your project - just click the link above for full details, and inspiration from the DT.
For my DT card I have chosen one of Chris's fabulous images - from Sketching Stamper.
The Retro Pram has been coloured with Copics
and I have stitched the "kisses" with narrow satin ribbon.
Gingham BP is from Pink Petticoat, lightly distressed around the edges.  The blue cardstock and the oval punch are from SU, and the sentiment
is Anna Griffin.  
Thanks to everyone who took part in our last challenge - there was a mega amount of stunning entries once again.
Have a wonderful weekend - Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx 

Tuesday 13 July 2010


Hi Peeps! Get your wellies out - lots of rain and thunder tonight in this part of West Yorkshire, so a real treat for the garden and hubby's allotment!
Another Lili Of The Valley card to share with you, which I am entering into Challenge 57 - a sketch by Dawny (I made mine into an easel card, hope that's OK!) at
LOTV Thursday Challenge.   I do love these gorgeous images - there's just something irresistible about them!
The image I have used here, reminds me so much of a photo taken 14 years ago of my eldest Granddaughter when she was 4 years old. She is admiring herself in a full-length mirror in my bedroom, with a large straw hat on, a pair of my shoes, and a huge scarf draped around her shoulders!  Ah, happy memories!
Soooo, I have used Copics to colour this little beauty, who I'm sure must be called Grace, and the papers are part of a download kit from Tinker and Co.  The "adorable" stamp is part of the "New Baby" set by Kars, and of course there just had to be a sprinkling of Glamour Dust! The border punch is by Fiskars, Retro Flower punches by EK Success, ribbon from stash.
Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

Friday 2 July 2010


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are all enjoying the warm weather (wish I had a paddling pool).
So, what with all this hot and sticky weather, methinks that "The Great Outdoors" is a very suitable challenge subject this fortnight over at
If the last challenge is anything to go by, there will be a huge amount of fabulous entries - thanks to everyone for taking part.
So, if you're joining in for the first time, just click the link above and you will find all the Challenge details, and some inspiration from Chris and the DT.
For my DT card I have coloured Mo's fabulous "Secret Garden" image with copics and inked the edges with Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks. The image was then cut out with the Nesties Labels 1. This is a very detailed image, so you may wish to click it to enlarge.
The BP is My Minds Eye, Bloom & Grow - this was machine-stitched onto the SU Kraft card (more wonky stitching I'm afraid!), and some natural twine added. I was going to add some lace, but somehow the twine seemed to fit in better with the garden/outdoors theme! Heart button from stash, and an old Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Coffee Archival ink. Ooops - nearly forgot - there just had to be a tiny bit of Glamour dust sprinkled on the flowers!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxx