Sunday 21 November 2010


Update - 1st December - My card won 1st prize
in the Sarah Hurley Embossing Challenge. Whoo-hoo!!
Hi peeps - I can hardly believe that two weeks have passed by since my first DT challenge at Sentimental Sundays. There were some amazing entries for the last two challenges - thanks to everyone for joining in the fun!   A new feature of the SS challenges is to have a "Random Winner" and the "Top 3" - If you would like to see who the lucky entrants were last week, just click the link above.  Details of the challenge, plus some fabulous DT inspiration, and fab. FREEBIES can also be found there!  
This week's challenge theme is THOROUGHLY THANKFUL, (Thanks or Thanksgiving), and your project should include a sentiment.
Thanksgiving day this year is November 25th - so Happy Holidays to all our blogging friends who celebrate this joyous occasion.
So - onto my DT card, which is "clean and simple", for a change!! (The card is pale ivory, but looks blue in the photo - does anyone have any tips for photographing cream (and white) card please??!!!
I am entering my card into this week's challenge at
Sarah Hurley - Embossing, and
Stamp Something - Something With Thanks.
The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp. If it's a digi sentiment you are searching for, or a custom-made stamp, please take a look at Raindrop Echo Designs (Ann Vento). Her designs are fabulous.
So - back to the card, and here is the Recipe (are you still with me? - Oh, good!!)
Base card - SU Very Vanilla
Bird and branches - SU Two-step Bird Punch
Embossing - CB Swiss Dots Folder
Ink - Versacolour Sky Blue.
Ivory ribbon from stash.
My SU products were bought
Have a wonderful weekend, and please pop back soon!


cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stuning love white and this is just amazing,your cards are always so special hun,and this is up there with the best,just love it have a great sunday hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Diane said...

I love the simplicity of this card, it looks so fresh!
Diane x

Christina said...

Woww this is marvelous Sylvia! Looks really devine!!
Hugs Kristel

Tracey said...

This is stunning Sylvia, so elegant. I love the dimension & the hint of blue on the bright white :)


Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia another stunning and beautiful card, youve really got the hang of these gorgeous simple colour choice cards. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Beryl said...

This is so beautiful. Really elegant.
Beryl xx

Lisa Jane said...

Wow Sylvia - this is stunning. I love the soft colour and the embossing ..
Lisa ;)
ps you can enter this into our embossing challenge at sarah hurley

Sheila said...

Hi Syliva this is just beautiful!!, it looks so elegant hun love it!!.
Sheila xx

Dorcas said...

Sylvia, this is SO pretty! I have been admiring it for a week now. In fact, I used this card as inspiration when a friend asked me to teach her how to make cards (like you can do that in an afternoon)! The sample card I made was much plainer than yours and different but I thought your ideas were terrific. If I ever blog about it I will link back to you. (yours is much better!)Awesome work here, Sylvia!

Jo said...

Beautiful!! Very elegant indeed. Thanks for the link too Sylvia, much appreciated x

Gini said...

Refined and sublime Sylvia, just like you :-)
Sensationally stylish and sophisticated card.
Plus it's got a birdie!
The vanilla card looks quality stuff, can you copic or watercolour on SU card?
A mighty finely tied bow ;-)

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia am loving these CAS cards stunning classy creation..

smiles Christine xx

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia just popped back to say you really DONT want to be walking on our beach at mo..flipping cold northly wind goes thro you...LOL must get a nice summer header on blog make us ALL feel better...

smiles Christine xx

Dorcas said...

Just had a good proper nose around your blog! You do such beautiful work, Sylvia. You seem to gravitate toward images that I also love to pieces.
I also just noticed that you're form Leeds. My husband is from Leeds. Armley. Its a small world, isn't it?

RefRacBe said...

A really elegant card, Sylvia. I love cream and blue colour combination.
Rachel x

Cheryl said...

What a stunning creation!

Anonymous said...

Sylvia, this is just beautiful! I love the effect of having the narrow embossed strip down the side. The whole card is so elegant and classy x

lisa said...

Well, you've done it again Sylvia, this is stunning. It's so elegant. I love the bird on the branch. It'd make an absolutely gorgeous wedding card.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Hugs Lisax

HappyCrafter said...

This is so elegant! Love all the tone on tone layers.

mueppi said...

Wow....... Sylvia
what a fantastic card! It´s so elegant and fine!
Hugs Gisela

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sylvia, wow hun I love this card, the image is gorgeous and I love the simple classy style, have you got that I love it yet lol,

Hope your ok, hugs Liz xx

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Sylvia. Love the cutouts and the embossing. It's so soft and peaceful. Happy Thanksgiving from USA and thanks for being my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Tameko said...

So Pretty! Love the embossing, and the bird.

Larissa said...

Wow Sylvia, this is so pretty! Love the combination of the vanilla paper with the light blue paper.


Maria Matter said...

wow Sylvia this is gorgeous!!! love the blue flourish birdie on the ivory bg!!! so elegant!

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning card!!! so elegant too!

Unknown said...

OMG!!! Sylvia this card is absolutely stunning chum, love the CAS design so delicate detail a beautiful creation, I can that it is Ivory by the colour of the bow!!! hope you are well Hugs
Sarah xx

G Peplow said...

WOW Sylvia, how did I miss this beautiful card, the cream and blue is a wonderful combination and the swiss dots folder my favourite, just love the whole card, delicate and classy. Have a great weekend, sorry I'm so late, bbrrrr isn't it chilly! :0) xxx

Duendes said...

hello Sylvia,wishing you a great weekend,hope all is well with you.big hugs

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love the white with the embossing and your layout is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

Shirl said...

Stylish, classy and elegant all rolled into one and the birdie punch is my favourite of all time.
Hugs Shirley x x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia, I love your works.