Thursday 21 April 2011


Hi peeps - gorgeous weather again - hope it is where you are too. Had a fabulous day out yesterday with my 8-year old Granddaughter - we did the "ladies who lunch" bit, and lots of shopping for all things pink and sparkly (sadly, not for me)!! Then onto the climbing frames, metal tunnelly-slidey contraptions, and all things impossible for Grandmas to swing from (but the ice cream was fab.)!
So - back to the plot! I'm so excited to be sharing my first DT card today, for Moving Along With The Times,  and as April 22nd is Earth Day, the challenge this week is to use something Recycled on your project.
Do pop along to see what gorgeous creations the DT have come up with, and join in the fun!
Our lovely sponsor this week is Lady Bug Crafts Ink, and the prize is one stamp of the winner's choice.

My recycled bits and pieces are:-  Kraft wrapping paper from some packaging, a remnant of gingham from something I made several years ago, and two pieces torn from a VERY old dictionary which I have had since my school days (told you it was VERY old)!! If you enlarge the photo, you will just about see the wording.
Here's the dictionary - I would never destroy a book, but this is beyond redemption - it is genuinely "distressed"!!
The beautiful image is "What's Cookin''" from Mo Manning.
Other items used - Copics, MS border punch, circular sentiment from Papermania (a freebie), layered onto a Kraft and gingham flower made with the smallest die from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. Some machine stitching and paper pricking to finish, and a Tiny sentiment from a KandCo stamp set in the top corner.
I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
Try it on Tuesday - Upcycling
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Crafts and Me - Pink and Sweet.
Have a wonderful Easter ~ 


brenda said...

What a gorgoeus card Sylvia and well done on the DT spot.

Hope you have a good Easter.

B x

Debs said...

Stunning card Slyvia - love your colouring.
Have a wonderful day.
{{Debs}} xx

Sylvia said...

Ohh- this was amazing:-))
Beautiful colours . and the image is adorable!!
Hope you got a sunny Easter:-)

Val said...

This is gorgeous - love the layout.

Pami said...

I really love the vintage feel of this card Sylvia, its gorgeous. I love the use of old books. I really want to try it myself! Have a great day. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Sylvia .. who would be believe recycling could be so cute and pretty lol.. i just love it .. and the dictionary gets a whole new lease fo life

Fab card
Thanks for my birthday card ,, its beautiful
lisa x

Sally H said...

It's gorgeous, Sylvia! Fab image and your colouring is wonderful

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia that is stunning, love the details youve put into it, and your colouring is fabulous. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Doreen said...

What a stunning card,love the gorgeous

Lynne said...

Fabulous. Love the layout and the use of recycled bits.
Lynne xxx

Larissa said...

Hi Sylvia,

Your card is really adorable! Love the cute image and how you coloured it!


Dolly Daydreams said...

Fab card with awesome colouring and great upcycling.


Liz's creative corner said...

Hello hunny, wow love your card, great image, colours and materials,

have a lovely Easter hun, ps congratulations on your DT have fun, hugs Liz xx

Berry said...

This is just adorable Sylvia anne I love this Mos image and just great work! Hugs Rebekah x

RefRacBe said...

Really cute image and lovely colouring in. Happy Easter. Rachel.

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful Sylvia I love the pink and natural tones together and your little image is super cute!
Hugs Laurie x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous recycled project Sylvia. I love your 'used' pieces and you have put them all together to create a stunning card.
Glad you have joined us at MAWTT and looking forward to seeing more of your designs.
Enjoy the Easter weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia.... those colours are perfect together and with a fab image too!
Hugs and Happy Easter
Christine x

Gini said...

Lovely card and I especially love the way the pink gingham is angled the same as the little girls head, very clever!
Happy Easter!

Mina said...

wow Sylvia you have coloured her just perfectly...I love this Mo's image shes so girly and pretty isnt she
Mina xxx

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a great time shopping and lunching, Sylvia. Didn't you indulge in anything pink and sparkly, I am surprised, lol!!!!
Your card is gorgeous, what a great image and your old dictionary has definitely been brought back to life again.
I hope you both have a very Happy Easter. Enjoy the sunshine.
Hugs Lisax

HappyCrafter said...

So cute! The ginham fabric and stitching really add a lot to this. Happy Easter!

Annika said...

I'm with you here - can't really bring myself to destroy a book. But this is more so "saving" and it looks fab on the card - along with your beutiful colouring!

G Peplow said...

Okay How'd I miss this fabulous creation? I'm sorry because it's fabulous Sylvia, love Mo Manning's images but you've made a beautiful card. Many congratulations on your DT position, very well deserved, big hugs:0) xxx

Unknown said...

Sylvia this card is so pretty and I especially like how nothing detracts from the lovely image. Using old dictionary pages relevant to the theme is such a clever idea! Good recycling! Congrats on DT news, hugs to you, Ellie Maggie x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards and brill way of upcycling, thanks playing along with TioT

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia I just love this card so so pretty, mo's image is adorable as ever your layout is amazing chum love it!!! so glad you had a great girlie day with you granddaughter sounds like you both had a fabulous day Hugs
Sarah x

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous, I love this image. Great recycling bits.
Avril xx