Thursday, 20 October 2011


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy week. 
I am just starting to get back into crafting mode after my hols. thank goodness. 
 I have made very few Christmas cards as yet, (no doubt lots of you have finished making yours)???!!  so I need to get cracking. 
The Christmas Fun challenge at WILD ORCHID was just what I needed to give me some inspiration - thanks ladies!

Base card - Pink Pirouette from Stampin'Up
Papers - "Beau Chateau" also from SU
Stamp - "Skating Along" from LOTV, coloured with Copics
Sentiment LOTV
Nestie dies - Labels 18 and the smallest Lacey Circles for the sentiment.
Snowflakes - X-Cut punch
Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds from SU
blue gems from stash
Machine stitching

Love to all ~
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Fleur said...

A stunning card Sylvia, gorgeous coluring and fab stitching ~ I love it all
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Denise said...

Oh Sylvia this is just so pretty. Love the stitching and the pastel colour combo and that is such a sweet image.
Don't worry - I have only made one Christmas card so far!! Expect it will be a last minute panic (as usual) - lol
Denise xx

Unknown said...

This is just so beautiful! I love it!!!!

Kathleen said...

Good grief, I did my commenting early tonight as I was off to our Brighouse Craft Meeting and have just decided to check my dashboard before I went to bed and came across your posting and thought 'who the heck is this' Poppy confuses me.
Hope you had a good holiday and welcome back with a stunning card. The papers are fabulous, the stitching is great and the image is really lovely, a fabulous card.

Kath x

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning the papers,the colors image detail just fantastic adore the stitching too hugs cherylxx

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Sylvia, this is one gorgeous an awesome card. You really are back and with such a beautiful creation. How in the world did you get such soft pastel colors with your copics? Mine are always so bold, guess that's why I'm taking a coloring with distress inks
Have a fab weekend dear friend. "Hugs"

May Britt said...

It's just so beautiful and fantastic card

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

love the pastel colours and the stitching.....a lovely card sylvia !
love and hugs
chris richards

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

Christine L said...

Ooooh love the colours you've chosen for your fab card Sylvia... nice to see you getting back into it! Beautifully coloured image!
Christine x
ps.. I'm only jsut starting my Christmas cards too! LOL

Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

Pami said...

Oh Sylvia this is just GORGEOUS! Love everything about it, do you still have my address!!! Hope you are well. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty ... just love all the sparkle
Lisa x

Liz McGuire, said...

Love the soft colours, gorgeous card,

liz x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Your back to create a beauty:0) I love this!! Soft pastels and beautiful stitching you really are the master, hugs Gay xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Sylvia this is just so pretty!!
I love the beautiful soft colours.
Gorgeous card.
Love, Mel. xxx

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Very, very pretty. The colours are beautiful.
Chris x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous creation Sylvia and beautifully made as always.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Eileen said...

Cor ....luv a duck Sylvia ...what a super comment you left on my blog!! I think it's the longest and one of the nicest I have ever received! xxx

So..... I nip over to you, to say ta and what do I find? Only a wow, wow, wow. WOW! LOTV card from you ..... Oooooooo I do like this .... I like this a lot ... beautiful work.
Many thanks for all your support Hugs Eileen xxxx

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Oh my goodness, this is so precious, and there are so many beautiful details to look at!

RefRacBe said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. I see you are making good use of your new SU goodies. Rachel.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia beautifully coloured image matching those papers perfectly.
Glad you had a good holiday.
Avril xx

lisa said...

Ohhhh, Sylvia, this is soooo pretty, I love her and those papers are just yummy. You really do make the most stunning cards.
I hope you've had a good week and enjoy the weekend.
See you soon.
hugs Lisax

Margaret said...

So, so pretty. I love everything about this card
Margaret :o)

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia it's so pretty, love the fancy ribbon
Laurie x

annes paperfun said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!
So many lovely details!
Love it ♥
Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs Anne

Linby said...

This is sooo beautiful, love the papers you put together.

nnalorac said...

How. Did I miss your card Sylvia! Although was having Internet problems. I really love this, gorgeos colour comp, image and love the way you,ve placed your bow. Lovely to see you back. Carolxx

Jacee said...

Ohhh I adore this one Sylvia, what beautiful work, your colouring is perfect, I love the colours you have used, what a beauty!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! What an absolutely stunning card Sylvia! I love the delicate colours, perfect papers and stitching! xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a gorgeous card Sylvia I love the pastel colours and all the stitching x

Nannieflash said...

OH Sylvia that is gorgeous love those soft colouring, and the whole card layout is beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tracy said...

Hi Sylvia
A really fabulous design, love your image and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for sharing,

Vicky x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card perfectly crafted and the sewing OMG just perfect. Love all your little embellishments, such a pretty card.


Sarn said...

Just GORGEOUS. Your sewing is so neat!

Such a pretty card. xxx