Sunday, 19 December 2010


Hi peeps - how are you all? Warm and cosy I hope.
This is NOT a Christmas card (hurrah I hear you say!) -    it's this weeks DT card for Sentimental Sundays and there's a great theme for the Challenge ~ "Inspired By Song" (plus a sentiment), and this is my take on the Christina Aguilera song "BEAUTIFUL". Would you believe it - this song choice was my hubby's idea!!
There were lots of fabulous entries again last week - thanks to everyone who took part, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with for this week's fantastic challenge. For full details, FREEBIE SENTIMENTS, and some great DT inspiration, just click the link above to take you there!
My card recipe:-
A beautiful digi image from the oh-so-talented  Mo Manning
Ann Vento Sentiment (part of a fab. set) - can be found here
Image coloured with Copics - background coloured with
blue craft chalk, applied with a cotton-wool ball.
Edges inked with Broken China DI, and Versafine Vintage Sepia.
Papers - Stampin UP
Corner punch - Anna Griffin
Ribbon, eyelets and Glamour Dust - from stash.
I would like to enter this into
Challenge 62 at Mo's - Fantasies and Fairies.
(I think this Prima Ballerina in her fab. tutu might be a fantasy for some of us)!! and also at
~ Free and Easy ~ Anything Goes.
Have a wonderful, stress-free, "pre-Christmas" week.
Love to all who visit -  


CraftinGranny said...

Yes, you are beautiful especially in thought and word. Your heart is full of love for everyone. My hubby says he thinks your gorgeous but you better not tell yours or oceans away he might get "Hugs" Carol
ps. Gorgeous card and beautifully colored!!!!

cheryl said...

oh hun,you always make the most amazing cards and this one is just pure eye candy love the image the papers and the detail is just stunning hun,hugs cheryl xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Sylvia.. what a gorgeous card ,, and one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite singers. I do believe i will also be able to enter the challenge this week - so watch out lol..
I have candy available on my blog so hope you will join in..hope you are well and getting all your last minute jobs done so you can start and relax
Lisa ;)

martina's kaartjes said...

this is a great card ! funny image !
greetings, martina

Larissa said...

Such a pretty card Sylvia! Love your colouring and the design paper is so gorgeous.

Merry christmas to you too! :)


Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and I love the image and the song inspiring it, fantastic choice!!

Liz said...


Good ol hubby
Liz xx

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card! I think you picked the perfect image for that song. Love the cut-outs in the corners of the image panel. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

Christine said...

Ohhh Sylvia stunning image & colouring gorgeous soft colour combo awesome creation..LOVE it.

smiles Christine xx

G Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, fantastic card, love the image and sentiment, gorgeous is just what she is, perfect blend, humour and style.
Hope you're keeping warm and cosy, big hugs :0) xx

Unknown said...

Simply Stunning Sylvia!!!! love Stampin'up DP and image coloured beautiful, I adore Ann's Sentiments, detail amazing throughout chum, love it Hugs
Sarah x

RefRacBe said...

As always another fantastic card, Sylvia. It’s great to see how you have used you Stampin’ Up papers.
Happy Christmas, Rachel.

Fleur said...

An absolute beautiful card and what a fantastic choice of song.
Your colouring is awesome & I adore the gorgeous image
Hugz fleur xXx

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Perfect image and sentiment!

Sally H said...

Wow, Sylvia! That is stunning! I love it, and it does fit perfectly with that song title. I'm still doing Christmas cards - about 4 more to go!

Beryl said...

Super image and I love the sentiment and colours.
Beryl xx

brenda said...

Hi there

Sorry it's come to this.......

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

chris said...

HI Sylvie, this is so gorgeous and so much fun.
I hope you are getting all festive jobs done, its a bit slow here!
hugs to you chris xx

Dorcas said...

Love this Sylvia!You did an awesome job. So funny too lol Thanks for joining in at Mo's this week.

Cheryl said...

I love that song! Your card is fabulous!

Annika said...

I love the idea - how cool that your husband thought of it. I also love that you kept the card so clean, letting the image to shine - the punched corners add just enough pizazz!!
Have a wondeful Christmas time!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia what a fun card I love this image from Mo, its fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Vicki said...

Oh Sylvia, this so suits the song and it did make me laugh too. Great image as is the one that goes before it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a beautiful Christmas ;)

Vicki x

Duendes said...

Hello dear friend!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family!!!
Big hugs.