Friday, 13 August 2010


Wow - another two weeks have just flown away which means that it's time for another Friday challenge at DU2DS.
Hope none of you lovely bloggers were caught in that amazing thunderstorm/rainstorm/snowball storm yesterday afternoon - was it just here in Leeds I wonder?!! (They weren't actually snowballs of course, just bloomin' big hailstones!) Half an hour later, the sun was shining.
This fortnight's challenge theme is Blooms and Charms, and as usual a digi image is required on your project. (Full details and DT inspiration can be found by clicking the link above).
Thanks to all those who joined in last time - your projects were fabulous.
 The beautiful image on my DT card is "Summer Blossoms", from the ever-so-talented Phindyand is coloured with Copics.
The two flowers (Woodware punch) are coated with Anita's Clear Gloss Finish, although the shine doesn't show up on the picture.
Beaded spacers have been added to the flower centres and a butterfly charm next to the Hero Arts sentiment.
Ribbons from stash, green card from SU.
Have a fabulous snowball-free weekend!


Claire Phillips said...

The weather is definitely barmy at the moment. Lovely card - fab fresh colours and really like the step format. Cheers Claire x

Lynne said...

Such a beautiful card. I love everything about it.
No hail in Hull, just miserable black clouds and rain. Where has summer gone?
Lynne xxx

Judi said...

This is GORGEOUS Sylvia, I love that image and the colours you've used.


Judi xx

Annika said...

I can't even explain it but your card made me get goose bumps and then a little teary. Maybe it just hit the spot, your beautiful clean design lets the image work perfectly with the sentiment and my girl is about the same age - two years in a month.
Thank you so much!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Sylvia, this is gorgeous, I love your colouring hun, and the flowers look fab, might have to pinch (borrow) your idea with the gloss lol,your signature looks fab hun, I've made my background transparent so can't use mine TYPICAL lol,
We,ve had rain everyday for over 4 weeks now but no hail stones thankfully, but not much sun either, you just can't seem to win can you? it's also very cool here more like autumn, I think the summers gone here for good this year do you think 3 days of really good weather counts as summer? lol
Enough of my moaning hun, you'll never visit again he he, have a lovely weekend hugs Liz xx

Larissa said...

Such a pretty card Sylvia! Love the clean and simple design, your awesome colouring and everything together!

Have a great weekend!

chris said...

Hi Sylvia, this is so so FABULOUS, love it so much.
we have had storms here in Lincs this afternoon, we had that much rain in came in the house in the form of a constant drip, so the roof evidently needs sorting. so I too am fed up with the weather.
hope you have a good weekend love chris xx

RefRacBe said...

The orange and green colours are bright and cheerful on a rainy day. The hailstones explain the damage to my plants when I got home from work.


Sally H said...

Stunningly gorgeous card, Sylvia. Love the colour combi. Didn't have hailstones, but the thunder and lightning was pretty spectacular, as was the river that our street became!

Mina said...

wow Sylvia this is just gorgeous those colours just make your cutiie pop off the it
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

OH' WOW!!! Sylvia this card is so so Gorgeous this image is adorable and coloured perfect your work amazes me totally stunning work
Sarah xx

cheryl said...

oh slyvia,this is one stunning card,the colurs the image,the layout wow love it,weather is totally awful here,have no idea what is going to happen,next,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Chris said...

A fantastic card Sylvia and a really adorable image too. Your colouring brings her to life and the fresh colours are so beautifully summery. Having said that we've had rain today too but thank hailstones! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Love Chris xx

PinksyDoodles said...

This card is so beautiful. Your colouring is outstanding!
Clare x

rozzyb said...

such a gorgeous card Sylvia. Sorry i haven't popped by to say hello for ages….. hope you are keeping well.. your cards are as stunning as ever
love and hugs rozzy xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia what a gorgeous image, that baby is so cute and youve coloured her so beautifully. Fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia I've missed your creations cos I thought I was a follower??? am now this ohhh soo charming baby card great clean layout & CAS look.

smiles Christine xx

ps how have you done your signature love the B/flys..???

Gini said...

Hailstones in August!@!##??
I love your step card, I like having white space in a card and you don't see it very often at the moment.
I love this colour combination and the way the punched flower centres match the girl's flower is a lovely touch.
Your post signature and watermark on your photo are very very snazzy, I likey.

Lexxie said...

Your card is so beautiful Sylvia, the colours are fantastic. Such a sweet little image and I love the sentiment,
Love Sarita xx

Lisa Jane said...

Me and My daughter were caught in the storm - no hail but really heavy rain .. but just come back from the VW festival and we have had none stop sunshine .. cant believe how lucky we were.

Thanks for your lovely comment.
Love this side step card
Lisa ;)

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia.
I have just read your comment, thanks so much. I have intermittent 'puter access. We have to pay for the internet so it's just the odd hour here and there. Sounds like you've been having very strange weather in Yorks. From other bloggers the weather in the UK sounds pretty iffy! We are having great weather on the whole but it tends to rain every night from about 5pm, still that's the mountains for you which are absolutely stunning I have to say. You would love it here. The hotel is amazing and the food out of this world. I'll tell you all about it when we have coffee next.
See you very soon.
Hugs Lisa
Ps the card is beautiful, what a gorgeous image.

Christina said...

Wowww you make such gorgeous cards dear!! They are stunning!
Hugs Kristel

Jacque said...

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CraftinGranny said...

This is so cute Sylvia. I love the way you've colored it and the side stepped card. I've yet to figure out how to do one of those. Adorable image! I still don't know if you got my kitchen pics or not. Haven't heard one word if you like or don't
"Hugs" Carol


Hi Carol - no pics received as yet, and problems with your e-mail, so have left you a message on your Comments page!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so very beautiful!
kim x

Fleur said...

Hi Sylvia, this gorgeous, the colouring is amazing & the image is adorable and the sentiment just perfect.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Spyder said...

Lovely card Sylvia, love the colours, and I've never done a step card... yet!!
I bought Snowy last year from USA!! Hunted everywhere for him. No one had him in stock here, only ebay and he was dearer!! (and second hand!) so,it'll be more cards with Snowy on again this year

Kerttu said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the soft warm colors you've used here. Coloring is amazing and the ribbon with matching flower is just making the card perfect.

Btw thank you for a comment in my blog:) I'm happy you did it, cause otherwise i may have not found your lovely blog.Will definetly come and visit again:)

Whimcees said...


This is such a beautiful card! Your coloring is lovely! I just became a follower and hope I made it 100! :<)

We have had a break in the heat and now are gearing up again! Believe me, you don't want this heat and humidity! I would trade for a bit of your chill! :<)

Wishing you a good day!


Barbara Diane

Cheryl said...

WOW this is everything about it!!! I need to try those dots,it looks fabulous!!
Hugs xx

Jessica G. said...

Absolutely precious card with amazing coloring technique and fun fold! Your stippled background is so impressive; I need to try this technique!!

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh wow so gorgeous xx
love debbie xxx

Scrappy Mel said...

You just gained another follower with this one! Super sweet card. Love the step pattern. Can't wait to see more of yours.

Sylvia Blum said...

ooooh...ahhh.... another GORGEOUS creation! Your 'clean' design really lets the beautiful (and perfectly colored) image shine!
LOVE this!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Nicola said...

Wow what a beauty Sylvia, your image is adorable and coloured to perfection. Love your step card and gorgeous fresh colour combo.
All being well your guess is correct!

Domna said...

Sylvia, your card is so cute! :)