Sunday, 27 February 2011


Update - 3rd March! This Gracious Lady is the Winner of the Fashion Challenge at MAWTT - thanks ladies, and whoo-hoo!!
Hi there lovely bloggers - hope you are well, and enjoying the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the last Sentimental Sundays challenge - this week we have an easy-peasy challenge - "Anything Goes", (plus a sentiment), so lots of scope for everyone.
As usual, there will be prizes for the winners, and some more beautiful freebie sentiments for you to grab.
As we can make whatever we like, I decided to use some of my favourite things, as follows:-

Gracious Lady stamp from Hero Arts
Cream and black papers from SU (Love Letter)
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
Sentiment and "Paris" stamps from the
"French Mail" set by Crafty Secrets.
The image was stamped onto acetate, and onto cream cardstock behind the acetate, to give the image more depth.
Gilding flakes (copper, gold and silver) were adhered on the reverse of the acetate.
Paper edges distressed with scissors and Antique Linen DI.
Flower edges inked with black, petals spritzed with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist, and a metal button with twine added to the centre.
Machine stitching and brads to finish.
I would like to enter my card into the Fashion challenge at MAWTT
and the Stripes challenge at Creative Inspirations
So peeps, I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations ~ Love to all .......


CraftinGranny said...

Oh Sylvia, this is gorgeous! Beautiful design and LO. I've never heard of gliding flakes so when you time, send me an email and let me know what they are. You are really creating some awesome cards my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Christine L said...

Ohh what a lovely unusual card! I can tell where you were last weekend!! So many techniques there.... Love the use of your gilding flakes under the acetate. Also particularly love that dog-tooth check DP!
Christine x

martina's kaartjes said...

this is so elegant ! great job,
greetings, martina

Judi said...

STUNNING work, Sylvia! Absolutely LOVE everything about it!


Judi x

RefRacBe said...

Hi Sylvia. Another lovely card as always. Black and white is such classic combination.
Rachel x

Fliss said...

This is so beautiful Sylvia and the gilding flakes give a stunning effect (might have to try this). Love that image too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning,adore,the layout and the image is just stunning,amazing hun hugs cheryl xxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow what an elegant card Sylvia . The dog tooth check paper looks fantastic as does the spotty flower .
You could enter this into our fashion challenge at Moving along with the times this week
Lisa ;)

Sylvia x said...

stunning card.. i love everythig about it and so many great techniques...x

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia wow love this stylish classy creation, great colour combo & image very chic..

smiles Christine xx

tanja said...

this is just stunning love it al
by tanja

Jo said...


Duendes said...

Hello Sylvia, very original card!
Happy sunday with peace.

Christina said...

Woww that is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

DesignerDiva said...

Fab card amazing flower! lovely colour combo thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
Hugs Laurie x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia that is gorgeous I love those vintage images and youve created a stunning card with it. with hugs Shirleyxx

Kim Piggott said...

Sylvia what a fabulous creation!
kim x

G Peplow said...

Fabulous card, love the central image and to surround it with gilding flakes, inspirational. Flower is stunning too in fact I Totally love it Sylvia :0)

Unknown said...

Simply Stunning work Sylvia your flower is amazing all of the detail with your different techniques is fabulous chum, hope you are well and had a great weekend Hugs
Sarah x

Pami said...

This is stunning Sylvia, I have this image and have never produced anything as good as this! I love how you have made the image look like its in a frame. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of Stripes at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Don't forget to check out my blog for the Celebration Candy! xxx

Andrea said...

Wow, this is stunning - I love the gilding behind the image, and that flower is just gorgeous.
Love, Andrea xx

lisa said...

Another stunner, Sylvia. I love the gilding flakes and what an elegant lady.
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs Lisax

Gail said...

Stunning,elegant ,beautiful -in fact just lovely. I've been looking around the Hero Arts site but I haven't been able to find this stamp.
I will have to keep looking.

Claire Phillips said...

Fabulous project Sylvia - that flower is stunning and I love the guilding flakes - absolutely gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Mona Evy said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!!

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful Sylvia! I love the repetition of the polka dots. Great design.

Anke said...

Wonderful Sylvia ... so beautiful

Anonymous said...

This is STUNNING Sylvia, I really love it!!

chris said...

wow chic sophisticated and the card is too!
it really is a fabulous card, so amazing. hugs chris xx

Rachael said...

brill card i love the papers and that gorgeous flower you have used. thanks for joining over at creative inspirations and my candy :) rach xxx

Mina said...

wow Sylvia this is just amazing, beautiful monochrome look and the image is stunning...your scrunched flower is another wow
Mina xxx

Gail said...

Sylvia ,Thanks for the info on the stamp ,I've made 4 bids already but I to go out so I may miss the chance to get it.

Tameko said...

Gorgeous. Love your flower & image!

Gail said...

Hi Sylvia

My last bid was $14 ,not sure how much it went for. According to E-bay 8 people were bidding so it is obviously a popular stamp to have.Maybe I will be lucky next time around.Have a great weekend.


Lavender and old lace said...

what a fabulous creation!Sylvia that flower is beautiful Love Dorothy xx

Larissa said...

Hi Sylvia, your card is really gorgeous! Love the very pretty flower.

I hope all is well with you! Have a great weekend.


Gini said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the guilding flakes technique, it takes the card to another level and balances the black and white beautifully!

Gail said...

hope you are having a good weekend ,managed to find a stamp in the US priced at $7.20 -postage cost around $17.00 .If you ever decide to sell your let me know.


Liz said...

Wow wow its defo got the


Liz xx