Wednesday, 13 October 2010


UPDATE - OCTOBER 31st: My Autumn card has been chosen as one of the TOP THREE at the
Sir Stampalot Challenge! Whey-hey!
it made it to the TOP 5 at The Stamp Man!!
Hi there lovely Bloggers! The leaves are turning into such beautiful colours, and of course there are some Autumn Challenge projects to be made!

I am entering this card into two Challenges:-
Sir Stampalot Autumn Breezes - Button(s) and Bow(s), and
The Stamp Man "Autumn".
I have used a Side Step template from Get In Shape Templates - cheating I know, but it's so easy to use!!!
The cardstock is from the Basic Grey Granola range, the gorgeous image is Serena from Stampsmith, and the leaves are CB die-cuts, gently curved over a pencil to give a bit of dimension.
Lots of Distress Ink was used, as you will see
in a mo. on my WOYWW below !  Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo are the colours. A spritzing of Glimmer Mist was added to the leaves too -  in Pineapple and Tiger Lily.
"Serena", the Penny Black sentiment, and the Crafty Individuals swirls were stamped with Archival Coffee ink.  A little Gold Glamour Dust was sprinkled here and there, and to finish - one heart-shaped button, and 2 tiny ribbons.
here is the mess on my desk late last night
after playing around with inks and sprays! The sheet  of card on the right is the one I had been working on whilst inking some of the leaves - it's not part of my card!! I'm rather late with my WOYWW so I will probably be near the bottom of the list again, at around No. 1,500 (heaven knows how you get to be first on Julia's list)!!!!
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click the link above to visit Julia's amazing blog!
Thanks for popping by, and have
a very happy Autumn  day!


chris said...

Oh My goodnes Sylvie what a card, its soooooooo the side step will have to have a go at one of those.gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

chris said...

I should have said thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Sylvie your card is absolutely beautiful, and considering how many elements there are and all that inking and spraying your desk really isn't bad at all! I think the only way to get to the top of Julia's list is to either get up abominably early (she posts at around 7am)... or not go to bed!!

Brenda 96

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne, what a gorgeous card, I love it, Good luck with the challenges:0)

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow what a stunning card - those leaves are just beautiful.. almost real.. glad someone else makes a big mess just like me ..
Lisa ;)

Louise said...

That is a very, very beautiful card!

brenda said...

Absolutely adorable Sylvia, my colours as you probably know, but love everything about it. Love that Stampsmith image, not used mine in ages but perhaps I should get her out again.

I actully made my first easel card yesterday, not sure about it still, but might grown on me or I might have to titivate a bit more.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia, what a stunning and gorgeous card, and yes spraying things always creates one hell of a mess. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Helen said...

The leaves alone are gorgeous, but the card is just wonderful.

brenda said...

Just read your comment Sylvia and guessed I'd done one of my dumbo commnets, I did of course mean a stepper card.

Toally addicted to easles and can't beat the habit.

B x

pinky said...

I just love this card Sylvie. Those leaves are soooo gorgeous and I love your image. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sarah said...

Glorious card with wonderful colours - she is always such a beauty...really lovely work and style.
sasa 10

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are beautiful.


Daniele said...

gorgeous card those leaves look real, thanks for the peek

lisa said...

She looks so wistful, Sylvia but isn't she beautiful. I've not tried a stepper card yet. I might just have to give it a go now. Love those leaves, another thing added to the wish list!!
Lots of interesting things on your desk. I blew it up for a proper nosey, he he he!!!
See you soon.
hugs Lisax

Carola Bartz said...

Super beautiful card, love the colors!

Fleur said...

Oh my word, Sylvia this is totally gorgeous, absolulty perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Unknown said...

Oh WOW!!! Sylvia this card is simply stunning love all the inking and the colouring and image is beautiful a gorgeous make love it Hugs
Sarah x

RefRacBe said...

Hi Sylvia, another gorgeous card. The leaves are really realistic.

Minxy said...

great card, love the leaves and you get a bonus background page to use for another project, its win win

PinksyDoodles said...

This is fantastic Sylvia. Those leaves look real.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Christina said...

Woww a wonderful card Silvie! Looks great! Thanks for shaing!
Hugs Kristel

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A truly beautiful card, worth the messy desk..makes me feel good to know others create a mess also..sometimes takes longer to clean up than to make the card.
Congratulations..for being featured at There She Goes Clear Stamps, in their "TREND SETTING SPOTLIGHT". The halloween card was spectacular.
Enjoy the limelight. You are always an inspiration.

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia this creation IS AUTUMN LOVE the colour combo fab to find this CB die..LOL awesome distressing.

smiles Christine xx

Nicola said...

Wow this is so beautiful Sylvia, gorgeous colour combo and image. The leaves look spectacular and create such dimension.
Nicola -x-

Ciara said...

Love all those autumnal leaves, the colours are amazing :-)


coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is one stunning creation, I love the distressing, leaves, colours and that image is wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Lorraine x

Neet said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card. Love that image and the leaves you have made are so beautiful - they go so well with the dreamy girl. #142

Gini said...

Serena has never looked better!
Beautifully sophisticated autumn card Sylvia.
Those leaves are amazing, I can feel the breeze that's making them tumble
I just love 3D cards.
Clever you!!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Beautiful image...reminds me of an old photo of my grandmother. Love the colours too. Pam (20)

Sherry said...

Those Autumn leaves are simply beautiful, as is your card.

Sherry (118)

Annika said...

Your leaves are amazing!! so beautifully blended and realistic! And wow that image is a stunner!!! It just begs for a vintage card and you have certainly obliged!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Sylvia the card is gorgeous - the 'waste' paper is amazing, what luck (or skill!). And your desk is STILL tidy considering the processes you've been using! Oh and to be forst on the list - I thinkyou have to be called Elizabet, stay up till 1 in the morning and live in Wichita, Kansas!!

JoZart Designs said...

Sylvia, your Autumn card is just stunning. the whole composition is lovely and each component so special.
Love your comment on my blog... great pun!
joZarty x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kay Carley said...

Love the card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamp Man :)

Beryl said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne, Thanks for visiting and sticking with me in my absence. I'm hoping now the days are drawing in and it's not gardening weather so much, I'll be able to blog snd craft a bit more. Love the image on this card. She reminds me of my sister. It's a lovely card.
Beryl xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This card is beyond beautiful. And I love how you showed the in-progress part. I was actually here earlier, but got that dreaded 503 error. Just came back to wish you a happy belated WOYWW (#2).

maiahs_momma said...

Beautiful card, absolutely stunning :)!

Inky Hugs,

Francesca said...

Such a gorgeous card , I love the colours , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Tameko said...

This card is stunning! Congrats on the Sentimental Sundays DT, looking forward to working with you.

Sally H said...

A stunningly gorgeous Autumnal creation, Sylvia! perfect colours and I love the leaves and the touch of glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, I said it was a fantastic card, it's soo beautiful. Well done 2 awards and well deserved too, have a lovely week:0) xx