Thursday, 5 May 2011


Hi everyone - I do hope you are all having a happy week.  Yesterday I went to see the exhibition of John Atkinson Grimshaw's wonderful paintings at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate. I love his work, and it was an absolute joy to see it in real life, particularly his painting "Iris", which is amazingly beautiful.  For anyone who is interested in his work, the exhibition is in Harrogate until September, before it moves to London.
Ok - it's time for another fab. challenge at MAWTT, which this week is  Shell's choice -  "Have Some Cake", so we would like to see some yummy cake on your projects please!
Our lovely Sponsor this week is Bows and Berries, and the Winner will receive 2 digis of their own choice from the shop.
They are also giving everyone a  25% discount on any of the fabulous digis bought from their shop during the week of the Cake challenge - the Code you need to quote is BB25.  
Please click on the link above to take you to the shop! 
The DT have used Bows and Berries images this week, so do pop over to MAWTT to take a peek at what they have created! I chose to use the Heart Cake, which I paper-pieced with the Prima Sweet Fairy paper, and cut it out with the Stampin Up Sizzix die "Top Note".
A second die cut was placed underneath, slightly to one side.
Diecut edges inked with Distress Inks.

Other items used :-
Backing paper - Sweet Fairy from Prima
Rose Petal seam binding - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl hearts on a stem - from stash
Die cut tag, and heart - CuttleBug
"Sweet" sentiment - Kars "New Baby" set
Base card - SU
Stitching and scissor-distressing around paper edges
SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter on cake hearts
and a  3-d layer at the base of the cake.
Hearts coloured with Copics.
Thanks so much to everyone who joined in the Anything Goes challenge at MAWTT last week - there were over 400 entries, and some really awesome designs.
So lovely bloggers  - let's see what you can do with CAKE !!

Challenges entered:-
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Paper Piecing


Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Sylvia, I love the distressing on it and the colours you have used.
I haven't been to a gallery for ages, must get together with some friends and go up to London I think.
Take care and have a good day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous papers Sylvia - so pretty and really show off the cake !
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Sylvia this is so pretty I love what you have done here! Your paper is devine too!
Hugs Laurie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just such a pretty creation! Love the ribbon & the colours are fab!
hugs shell xx

brenda said...

Hello Sylvia

I have only been to Harrogate a couple of times, but remember all the wonderful art galleries and spending a good deal of time pawing over the great artwork.

A really super card here btw.

b x

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love this card and the image is great. I wanted to use it but was too scared.
Its great to see art in real life. When I lived in London my days off would be spent in the art galleries. Heaven.
Love Hazelxox

lisa said...

I've just googled that artist, Sylvia as the name didn't ring any bells but when I saw the pictures I did recognise a lot of them and I can see why you love his work.
Your cake card is gorgeous. I could do a lot with cake but that's another story!! Been making buns today for a certain birthday on Saturday. No cake wanted this year!!
Hugs Lisax

Maria Matter said...

oh Sylvia, this is so beautiful!!! love the colors & the way you layered your die cuts!

Pami said...

Hi Sylvia, I love this card, love the distressed, shabby chic feel and the ribbon is gorg! Hope you have had a lovely day. Pami x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Syliva. Love the colours and beautifully embellished

RefRacBe said...

Really cute card, Sylvia. I like the cake image.

CraftinGranny said...

Well my dear friend, this is one gorgeous and beautifully detailed card. Love the soft colors and the DP is awesome! "Hugs" Carol

Christine L said...

Such a lovely card Sylvia! Love that cake image!
Christine x

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, just love that yummy cake ! Love the papers you used too and all your lovely details.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Dolly Daydreams said...

I would like a slice of this cake please. Your work is so gorgeous and very very classy. Gorgeous pink tones on this.


Angie said...

Wow wonderful card love the backing papers i might have to get these,love the cake image thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Vicki said...

Hi Sylvia, hope your well. I love your card, great image, it's so different to all the cake images I've seen before and I just adore that seam binding ribbon - it looks so good everytime ;)

Have a lovely weekend,

Vicki x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a gorgeous creation!
kim x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, WOW what a pretty card, such delicate detail and pretty papers. Love it. Hope you're fine and well, email on way LOL :0) xxx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh what a super little card ... just love it ... love the ribbon colour too ... happy crafting sandy xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia that is gorgeous and the papers and card design is fabulous. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Gini said...

Very pretty Sylvia, I'm so glad you got to see his originals, no matter how good the photographic reproduction, it's never a patch on the real thing is it?

Larissa said...

Great card with a very lovely image!


Unknown said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sylvia the colours and fabulous detail is amazing love it Hugs
Sarah x