Sunday, 9 October 2011


Good afternoon lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy weekend. I have really missed you all and it's great to be back. I will get around to see what you have all been up to, as soon as I finish the ironing! 
Just popping by with a card for this week's challenge at Less is More
It's a one-layer card week, and Mandi and Chrissie are asking us to use HEARTS, which I absolutely love!
Update!! 19th October - my card made the Top 3 at Creative Inspirations

I have used three shades of Versacolor inks (the small square ones) in Lapis Lazuli, Topaz and Cardinal, "direct to paper", shading each colour slightly from light to dark by using less or more pressure on the pad. Hence the rather random look!
After several failed attempts at measuring the spacing of the inking, I decided to go for it "by eye" - wish I had done that to begin with!
The tiny heart is from the French Mail clear stamp set by Crafty Secrets.
Sentiment is from Hot off the Press.
I would also like to enter my card into the Creative Inspirations Challenge - A Single Layer Card.
Just thought I would share this holiday pic. with you - the life-size dress form was standing outside a gift shop and I couldn't resist taking a photo of it. It was covered with fabric flowers and looked so pretty - very fashionable in the crafting world at the moment - thought you might like it!
Welcome to my new followers - Janet, Liz and Dorte. 
Click the pic. to enlarge.
Love and hugs to all - have a happy week ~
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Cynthia Schelzig said...

love this card!

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW you do have a good eye, they look spot on!!
What a wonderful card, love it!
That shop looks so inviting. Such a gorgeous dress form!
Love, Mel. xxx

Home sweet home said...

Lovely card,love the heart and the colours:)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Sylvia, WOW this is super what a great card, Love the colours you have used they look so bright and fresh. Ohh that mannequin is perfect for crafty peeps just now. Hope you have ploughed through that ironing, Love HAzelxoxo

Jan Ltc said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab card - love the little squares .. and that dress form is gorgeous .. i love it !
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Sylvia. The photo is great too, hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Pami said...

Gorgeous card as always Sylvia, love the style and layout! Pami x

Loli said...

Hola sylvia-Anne, beautiful card and concept, i love the colouring, well done.
A hug from Palma.

Chrissie said...

Your card looks terrific Sylvia-Anne!
Those blocks of colour look super, great placement too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Such a lovely CAS card sylvia !!
love and hugs
chris richards

Christine L said...

Love your heart card Sylvia.. And glad to have you back.. We missed you! Glad you had a good hol though.. And love that mannequin!
Christine x

Pauline said...

This is fabulous! Love the colour blocks, so effective.

Sally H said...

Oooh Sylvia! That is totally gorgeous! I love it!

RefRacBe said...

Another lovely card, Sylvia. Great job on lining up the squares. See you soon. Rachel.

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Sylvia.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sally said...

Hi Sylvia, a smashing card & a great design. I love how you've graduated the blocks of colours. You're like me taking photos of unusual things, it's a great dress form.
Sally x

lisa said...

Had to chuckle at the "by eye" bit Sylvia, I still think that's by far the easiest, despite all these wonderful tools!!!!!
I love how you've shaded the colours. It's a beautiful card.
Glad you got your ironing done, it's certainly been the weather hasn't it, no better today!!
Love the flower dress.
See you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Cheryl said...

WOW such a beautiful card and I love the sponging of the squares!!!
Hugs xx

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you are back and hope you were blessed with a wonderful journey. Love the card Sylvia, such beautiful colors. "Hugs" Carol

Lynne said...

Fabulous Silvia. You certainly have a good eye and the different levels of ink look wonderful.
Lynne xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely!!. The stamp is very beautiful and your idea is great!!.

Larissa said...

A very lovely card Sylvia! Love the different colours together!

I hope you had a lovely holiday! Love the picture!


Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Jacee said...

Fab card Sylvia, love the different colours.
Good to see you posting again.
Hugs Jacee

Carole said...

Great card Sylvia, and how the colours melded so lovely.

Mandi said...

Just fabulous
Love it
Thank you Sylvia-Anne
Mandi LIM

fatmonica said...

I really love this card!

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Fabulous card, I love the soft edges and beautiful colour selection:0) Glad to see you back I hope you had the best holiday, Hugs Gay xxx

Viv said...

Super card and colours, well done, love that pretty dress too :O) Viv xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia wow that is one fabulous card I love the idea of the design and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxx

Unknown said...

Love the less is more. That dress form is awesome and I bet it was great to see it in the flesh.

Have Fun


Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful layered color on the bg squares!

Shell said...

This is gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

NGCARDS said...

Cute card hun! thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely card! Bet you had a wonderful holiday....but I always love the getting back home why would anyone want to be away from our wonderful British weather(it's miserable in Largs today) Cheers Claire x

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia


My kind of card!!! I love it!!

So many scrummy colours and "loads" of hearts.

Love the finished look.

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fab card - love the inking and the little 'miss you'.
Caroline xxx

cheryl said...

oh hun welcome back,great to have you back hun and wow what a card you have created here hun its just brilliant love those hearts,so beautiful,love hugs cheryl xx
bless you for the birhday wishes hun,xxxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Sylvia. Love the colours and you've done a great job of spacing those squares :o) Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Congrats on your top 3 spot Sylvia, well deserved for this beautiful card
Laurie xx