Tuesday 19 October 2010


PS: UPDATE - 21st October - The two little cuties above have been awarded a "Top 3" badge from
Lili who lives in the Valley! Thank you so much!
Hi lovely bloggers! Hope you are all well, and getting used to wearing six layers of clothing again (or is it just me who's cold)!
I'm just in time to enter this week's Challenge at
LOTV!  - the theme is a fabulous sketch by Bev.
I will keep this post (fairly) short and sweet, as it's almost bedtime, which is a bit of a worry as I started making this card at 9.00am this morning and have only just finished it.
The image is LOTV - "On the Garden Wall"
Base card: Core-Dinations.
Papers: Basic Grey, MME, K&Co Brianna.
Sentiment stamp: Penny Black.
Border Punch: MS.
Flower Punches: EK Success Retro.
Leaf Punch: SU Two-Step Bird & Branch. 
Glamour Dust here and there.
Colouring: Mainly Copics, with DI around the edges (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo).
Machine stitching: wonky as usual.
Edges of papers distressed with scissors.
~ Love to everyone who visits ~


Fleur said...

Wow Sylvia this is gorgeous, your colouring is stunning & I love the colour combo.
Hugz fleur xXx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Sylvia - those colours are beautiful, i love the green its so pretty
Lisa ;)

cheryl said...

I am cold too hun back to winter jumpers,its going to get colder too now that I have cheered you up,he he this card is simply stunning the image the coulrs the papers,the detail wow hun you sure are some inspiration love big warm hugs cherylx

Unknown said...

WOW!!WOW!!! Sylvia this card is absolutely stunning so love all these colours they are gorgeous!! love this image and your detail is beautiful fabulous creation Hugs
Sarah x

brenda said...

Hi SYlvia

Yes, it sure is cold all of a sudden, I really didn't want to get up this morning.

A lovely card, the stitching is just perfect, I gave up on stitching when Daisy (new puppy) decided my machine look good for a chew. I imagine it's reparable, but just not got round to checking it out.

B x

Christina said...

A gorgeous card Sylvia! Looks terrific!!
Hugs Kristel

Lynne said...

No, you`re not on your own, it`s freezing in the loft today.
Gorgeous card! Love your distressing, might have to give that a go.
Lynne xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia thats one stunning card I love the way youve coloured it and your papers are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

chris said...

Hi Sylvia wow this is special, so love the colour choice. hugs chris xx

Dena said...

Oh wow! What beautiful work! The distressing looks wonderful and you have inspired me to get out my deep edge punch again!!!
Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Eileen said...

Gorgeous card - I love the stippling or whatever it is round the image, I am not very good at that sort of thing.

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, your colouring is amazing and your choice of papers compliment this wee beauty perfectly. Love this punch, stitching and your pretty floral detail.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Tracy said...

This is really gorgeous Sylvia, I love that image and I love your design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

RefRacBe said...

Your card has a really lovely autumnal feel to it.

Claire Phillips said...

Super image and great colours Sylvia. I am so with you - it's freezing here! Cheers Claire x

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia, What a lovely card - well done making the top 3 at LOTV. Look forward to following your blog! Trish

lisa said...

and not a mushroom in sight!!!!!!!!
It's gorgeous, Sylvia. Well worth the time it's taken. I love the distressing and all that stitching.
Your cards are just beautiful. I am in awe!!!
See you soon.
Hugs Lisax

G Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, sorry I'm a bit delayed today. It's a very beautiful card, I love the colours and your colouring is great, such great attention to detail, so pretty. Hope you're well:0)xxx

G Peplow said...

p.s. forgot to say, I'm loving your new profile pictures, gorgeous:0)xxx

Gini said...

It took so long because it is a masterpiece, and they take a while to brew up!
Fabtastic colouring, aaaah young love!
Love what you've done with the punched flowers, you can make anything and everything so very classy!

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful creation Sylvia!!! I love your coloring and the distressing. Your work has really been awesome and inspiring these past several months. Keep up the good work my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Annika said...

Sylvia, your colouring is just a pure unadultreated bliss for the eyes!! LOVE your card - and there's nothing to worry about, it's totally normal tp spend a day making one card!!

Beryl said...

I hope Mr Blogger lets me post this today - he wasn't playing nice for me yesterday so I gave up.Love the image, the colours and especially the stitching. It's comdorting to know that someone else can take all day to do what some manage in minutes.
Things plodding along OK here. Hope all well with you.
Beryl xx

Larissa said...

Wow gorgeous card Sylvia! The image is so adorable and your colouring is awesome!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful card - no wonder you got a Top 3 badge for it! I love your beautiful colouring - anbd your stitching looks perfect to me! x

Shirl said...

Congratulations Sylvia well deserved the card is gorgeous.
Hugs Shirley x x

Tracey said...

This is a stunning card Sylvia, I love the colour tones :)

Congrats on being chosen for the Sentimental Sundays DT & I'm looking forward to working with you.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

mrsk06 said...

Wow Sylvia its totally gorgeous!!

Congrats on the Sentimental Sundays DT & I'm looking forward to working with you chick!


Sal xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This card and your blog are absolutely gorgeous! A very warm welcome to the Sentimental Team, I am really looking forward to working with you! ;) xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on TOP 3..well deserved, it is a darling card. I love the images. Kinda reminds me of my old high school days!!! Very lovely colors and layout.
I too love your new profile picture...

Cheryl said...

WOW this is beautiful,love the colour combo and your BRILLIANT colouring!!!
Hugs xx