Sunday, 2 January 2011


Update - January 18th - my card was chosen as "Card of the Week" at Phindy's Place Challenges!! 
Hope you have all recovered from the Christmas/ New Year celebrations (and all those choccies)!! Now tell me honestly - how many of you can't wait to put the trimmings away and get back to normal, and how many of you feel a tinge of sadness when the tree comes down, and those beautiful twinkling lights are packed away for another year?!!
So peeps, here is the first Sentimental Sundays challenge of 2011, which is "Celebrate Friendship". Details can be found by clicking the link above, and there are some fab. freebies up for grabs too, and of course some great DT inspiration!! Thanks to everyone who entered last week's challenge - lots of fabulous projects once again. Winners will be announced on the SS Blog on Tuesday.
My DT card recipe is:
The fab. "Fishing" image, which I printed onto Kraft card, is from Phindy's Place,
coloured with Copics, edges inked with Broken China DI.  I used a soft touch  of white colouring pencil on the collar and cuffs.
Sentiment - by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs.
Kraft card - Stampin Up.
Card layers - Core'Dinations "Cappucino", edges distressed with sandpaper and scissors.
Paper layers - Amy Butler Sola (KandCo).
Linen thread - Stampin Up.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
My Time To Craft - Something New, which could be a technique or crafty stash etc. (Using Copics on Kraft card was a first for me, and the SU Linen Thread is brand new)!,
Incy Wincy - Distressing, and
Phindys Place - Distressing.


martina's kaartjes said...

Very friendly card, makes me smile. Love the soft colors you used,
have a nice day,
greetings, martina

Larissa said...

Goodmorning Sylvia!

I want to wish a very happy, healthy and creative 2011!

Your card is really gorgeous. Love the distressed edges.


Diane said...

This is a great card for the boys, Sylvia and the distressing compliments the linen thread perfectly!
Diane x

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgoues the image the layout the papers the coloring which is amazing,just love it hun happy new year to you too sweetie,
I am feeling little bit lost now its all over but sure it will soon pass,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Sylvia Blum said...

Oh Sylvia, this is amazing! Love your colouring and the choice of colours and papers on this card! Great work!
{hugs} Sylvia

Sylvia said...

Happy new year to you:-)
Nice card you have designed here. Love the colours!!
Loocking forward to follow you in 2011:-)

PinksyDoodles said...

Gorgeous card! Great layout and colouring.
Clare x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, this is wonderful, love the gentle colouring and all the pretty layers, your DP's are brilliantly co-ordinated, all in all a lovely card.
Have to admit to being in the process of removing the decorations, everything looks so shabby when they come down. We'll have to look at some new paint soon, great fun, I love it:0)
Hope you're having a great weekend? :0) xxx

RefRacBe said...

Such a lovely card. The colours work so well together. Happy New Year.

Christina said...

A truly gorgeous card again Sylvia! Looks so devine! Love it!
Hugs Kristel

Dorcas said...

I love this card, Sylvia! I love the colors and the papers and your coloring and the image all over perfect!!

Vicki said...

Oh Sylvia just love this and the distressing effect is fab!

Vicki x

Tracy said...

I love this creation, the papers and image are brilliant and I love the sentiment too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

Happy New year Sylvia to you and yours and i just know 2011 will be a good year.. especially if i get to meet some of my blogging buddies lol
I love those image ...its so heartwarming,, and the papers are beautiful
Lisa ;)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia thats a gorgeous card, a really lovely one for a male its a beautiful scene and your colouring is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Kimberly S said...

What a perfect Dad card Sylvia! Great coloring and a perfect match on that DP! Love it. :)

lisa said...

What a lovely card Sylvia. I wish I still had my Dad around to send him a card like this, he'd have loved it!!
Trees back in the loft with all it's lovely twinkly lights and the house looks very bare. I like to get back to normal but we both said as we put it all away, another Christmas done, where do they go!!!! It's always sad to put the decs away!!!
See you soon.
Love Lisax

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card love the distressing
and the gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
A very Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

patriziawithaz said...

A fabulous card Linda. I love the image,the colouring and the use of kraft card - smashing ! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week x

deesdesigns said...

Oh this is just precious - it pulls on my heartstrings. Beautifully colored. I'm so glad you were able to join us for our challenge at My Time To Craft - Happy New Year! Dee

raindropecho said...

Oh WOW!! Love this! Just a gorgeous card, Sylvia! Great coloring and great choice of papers. Just PERFECT. And thank you for informing me that my orangy clemantis flowers weren't too far fetched :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the layout and the colouring is fab!

Lesley said...

Lovely card, great image and papers. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Chrissy D said...

Sylvia, this is a great image. Love it and this card! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kindness. Have a very happy New Year!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sylvia, wow this is fab, I like the craft card for the base it looks so good, your colourings perfect too,
Dare I say that my ornaments etc came down on Monday lol, but I must say the room looks a little bare, still I prefer that than clutter he he, hugs Liz xx

AliKat said...

Happy New Year Sylvia...I LOVE YOUR CARDS...The colours,the layout...everything about them and your 'My Father' card is another gorgeous creation. I`ve thanked you and a few others on my blog for the lovely comments you all leave, they are all very much appreicated. I`m in the 'sadness'camp when it comes to the tree and the lights coming down (lights especially) :( It`s still so dark and miserable this time of year and the twinkling lights brighten the day so...I`m not looking forward to taken them down on the weekend. Alison XXXX

Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card Sylvia. Love the colours you've used and the design also. Hugs Michele x

Claire Phillips said...

I love this card Sylvia the colour and image are stunning. Finally joined in the challenge this week(thanks for the comment) Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2011 - I can feel it's going to be a great one! Cheers Claire x

Mina said...

fantastic card Sylvia, I love how you used the kraft paper and of course your amazing colouring...perfect boys card
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! I love the image & sentiment. Your coloring is PERFECT!

CraftinGranny said...

This card sure brings back a lot of memories Sylvia. I love what you done with the image and the colors you've chosen. Thanks so much for the ecard and all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. Here's hoping 2011 brings all the wonderful challenges, lot of love and friendships one could dream possible. So glad you are my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Sylvia, this is gorgeous! your coloring is amazing!!

Denise said...

Beautiful card - your creations are amazing :-)

Annika said...

It's an utterly lovely card! I love that image and one of these days I will try Copics on craft too - your result is SO gorgeous!
Sorry I've been out of loop for so long, it's been more a hospital than a house here for almost a month!

Anneke said...

What a amazing card!!
Hugs Anneke

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh My Goodness, this is such a fabulous card. WOW!
I love the way you've colored this. I would have never thought to use copics on craft colored paper. The effect is awesome!
Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge over at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.

Philomena said...

Sylvia, I love the effect you achieved coloring on the craft paper - it is so soft and nostalgic looking. Such a beautiful card and sweet sentiment.
Thank you so much for playing at Phindy's Place this week!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular. I love your design and magnificent coloring of the image. Beautifully done.

Tammy said...

WOW WOW WOW!! Absolutely stunning! I love absolutely everything about it!!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week and hope to see you again!!

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Payne Holler Cards said...

just the best for any Dad! love the layout, coloring, dp ...everything (-:
thanks so much for playing with us at Phindys Place - hope to see you again!

Anne said...

This is just gorgeous, love the DP, looks a bit like waterlilies, love the distressing and all-round fab card!

Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Ann English said...

Sylvia, this is Phabulous! I love it!
Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place!

Kristie W. said...

Wonderful card! I love all the layering, distressing and how you used the twine on the sentiment.