Sunday, 10 April 2011


Update - 30th April - my card won a Top 3 place in the Sir Stampalot April Challenge - whoo-hoo!
Hi lovely bloggers - I do hope you are all enjoying some sunshine, wherever you are - the last couple of days have been beautiful in West Yorkshire, and don't those little sunbeams make you feel glad to be alive!
So, down to business - grab a cuppa, it's a loooong one today!!  
Time to share my DT card for this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays - "Treasured Memories" (plus a sentiment).

I'm sure we all have lots of treasured memories of one kind or another, and I knew I wanted to use a "family" theme, (maybe the children, or grandchildren), but I decided to go further back in time, with two vintage photos which I have always treasured - one of my Mum, one of my Dad, taken in the early 1920's, before they were married. I only have a few photos of them in their youth, as cameras and photos were quite a luxury in those days. 
I think I may pop this into a suitable picture frame so I can actually look at the photos - seems a shame to keep them hidden away doesn't it.
My card recipe:-
Black SU cardstock - spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.
Backing paper - Urban Junque from Rhonna Farrer. Edges distressed with scissors and inked with Distress Inks - Antique Linen/Brushed Corduroy.
Sentiment - Personal Impressions.
Apertures - Nestabilities, Labels 4.
Organza Ribbon and flower from stash.
So - get your thinking caps on peeps, and let us see more of your fabulous creations! There are prizes to be won, and our two mega-talented sponsors this week are:-
Melissa Jenkins of Mel Jen's Designs and
 Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. Her sentiments can be found Here
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Sir Stampalot - "Ladies and Fashion"
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Dies.
Have a fabulous week ~ thanks for popping by!


Janette said...

Morning Sylvia, The moment I saw this I just had to come take alook. It's stunning, so beautiful, a real treasure and nice to see family photo's used like this too.xx

cheryl said...

oh hun this was well worth the wait this is just stunning, so magical hun the image is stunning hun,oh just gorgeous work hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

May Britt said...

love it...

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia.... what a beautiful creation.... and with such lovely memories for you. And you're right.. it's a treasure and it should go in a frame! I have a pic of my mum and dad in the 1920's on my wall.... it's so lovely to think of them at that age!
Christine x

Christina said...

This is really stunning Sylvia! What a gorgeous card!
Hugs Kristel

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia, Wow, this card definitely deserves to be framed and treasured daily. It's so beautiful and such a lot of thought and love has gone into it. Hugs to you, Ellie Maggie x

Shirl said...

Sylvia what a lovely treasured memory and your mum is beautiful.
Hugs Shirley x x

Christine said...

Wow Sylvia this is the true vintage look & the piccy of mum she looks a stunner..great how you framed the pic with a nestie..

smiles Christine xx

Sylvia said...

What a adorable creation Sylvia:-))
Beautiful colours and design!!

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Sylvia, this is such a gorgeous creation and so full of memories and love for you. Definately put it in a frame for everyone to see and cherish. Beautiful keepsake!!! "Hugs" Carol

lisa said...

Evening Sylvia. This is stunning.
It definitely needs to be put in a frame and admired. The photos are beautiful, especially the one of your Mum.
Hasn't the sunshine been wonderful.I could get used to this!!
Catch up with you soon.
hugs Lisax

Tracy said...

This is so special and stunning. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Sylvia,
This is a truly wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Duendes said...

hello friend,sorry to not visit you as you deserve.....i am very busy ,work,family,medical controls.....congratulations for all!!!!all what i see here is wonderful.
Many blessings to you!!

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia my lovely friend, oh yes! what an absolute stunner of a card:0)
I think your Mum's beautiful and that's a wonderful picture of her, shame we can't see Dad very clearly. All in all a wonderful treasure, good idea to frame it. Brilliant sentiment too, fits perfectly, Big hugs:0) xxx

Cheryl said...

Sylvia, This is gorgeous! You should get a frame and have this beautiful page on display. Thank you for sharing your treasured memory / photos.

brenda said...

What a very special piece of artwork Sylvia, what a wonderful way to rememebr your parents.

I don't have many pictures of my parents when they were young either which was in the 40's, but I think even then cameras were something of a luxury. No doubt our children and grandchildren will complain there are too many of us.

The weather has been lovely here as well and as you say it makes us all fell so much better.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Lynne K said...

Wow! This is just stunning, Sylvia! The vintage look is absolutely beautiful, and using family photos adds so much meaning. I have some lovely pictures of my parents in their youth, and as you say, they should be on display. What better way to show them than this?

Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Lynne x

RefRacBe said...

It's a really lovely way to display photos of your parents. The frame really fits in with the vintage feel of the photos. Rachel.

pinky said...

Wow I love your piece of artwork, definitely full of memories!! Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

DesignerDiva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia its like a piece of art, definately to be treasured
Hugs Laurie x

Sandy Ang said...

Wow love your vintage beauty ! That stamping along the border is fab

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia that is stunning, I just love that image and the way youve used it in your card design. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


chris said...

WOW WEE! Sylvia, its so Gorgeous, I love the old Photo's keep saying I am going to have a go with some of our family 's just never seem to be enough hours in the day. hope you are ok love Chris xx

Val said...

This is stunning and the most wonderful sentiment.

Mrs.B said...

This is beautiful Sylvia, love the soft vintage look and I agree, it should be in a frame.
Avril xx

Mina said...

wow Sylvia what an amazing vintage piece of work...beautifully designed and your image is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Anneke said...

fabulous vintage card and beautiful sepia colors

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so beautiful love everything about it.Those sepia tones are perfect as is the image.


Sue B said...

Wow! This is stunning! Gorgeous delicate colours and beautiful photos. I love everything about it. You have designed and decorated it just perfectly!

Smiles :-))
Sue xx

Sally H said...

Sylvia, it is stunning! What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at sir stampalot and good luck!

Gini said...

Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL card with your treasured photo's Sylvia, and I love the way you've used Labels 4 die so elegantly.
Wonderful everything And fabulously photographed!

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Many congratulations a very well deserved top 3 place. I'm so pleased for you! It's a fabulous creation and it needs to be on display. Wonderful news, big hugs:0) xxx