Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Hi peeps - hope you are all having a happy week ?  
This week, Mandi and Chrissie, the LIM Divas, have set us the challenge of using STARS at
LESS IS MORE.  So after searching through my stash and finding very little star-inspired goodies, I went once again into that darkest corner of my craft room, and re-discovered this Woodware Cassette punch, which has several tiny interchangeable punches, including a tiny STAR!!   Yaaay!
Update - 7th Dec, - my holly wreath was chosen as a runner-up in the St. Luke's Charity November Challenge. Thanks ladies!

But what to do with it was the question!!  But then I spotted a small Holly punch (All Night Media) - also very old, and so, a wreath was born!!  
The holly leaves are punched from snippets of  various different designs from the Papermania Verde Capsule Collection, and the Stars are punched from leftovers of red glitter card.
Ribbon from stash - sentiment from Hot off the Press (which is also quite apt for Mandi as she sails off into the sunset - have a great one Mandi)!

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:-
 Jules' Snippets Challenge at ALWAYS WITH A HEART
WINTER WONDERLAND - Clean and Simple.
ST LUKE'S CHARITY - Christmas.
Love to all ~


Suze Bain said...

Sylvia, this is beautiful. It must have been very fiddly to do but it's stunning. xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning and boy what a lot of work you have put into it, Hope all is well Love Hazelxoxo

Sasha said...

This is just soooo gorgeous! Sylvia. CAS, elegant and very beautiful!:)

Unknown said...

That is a stunning card and looks fiddly.LOL Don't you just love re-discovering things you had forgotten about. Dare I venture into a dark corner of my craft room?? mmmmmmm
Thanks for stopping by.


Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, must have taken ages to punch out, but well worth it!
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia! x

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Margaret xx

Linby said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the style of the sentiment stamp too.

Denise said...

Totally gorgeous Sylvia - love it!!
Denise xx

Kathleen said...

This is brilliant, very inventive and looks fabulous, better than just using a stamp looks more life like.

Kath x

RefRacBe said...

Great card, Sylvia. The wreath is fantastic.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, so elegant.
Sorry I am awol, can't wait till Christmas when I will have some time back again.
Take care of yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jenny said...

Oh my, this is utterly brilliant, I adore the wreath hanging from the ribbon :)
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia, I love your Wreath so much detail but yet elegantly CAS a beautiful make Thanks chum for always giving me inspiration...
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Mynn xx said...! This took my breath away! FABULOUS use of punches! Simply stunning!!!

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous!
Brilliant idea!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Oh wow Sylvia .. .. beautiful work

I love this!!!

What a fantastic use of your snippets .. .. and they all look so good together.

Very inspirational. Your ribbon sets everything off a treat.

Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground this week.

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

Oh this is beautiful, so classy. x

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning gosh,that wreath is just amazing hun,brilliant,hugs cherylxxxx

Christine L said...

Ooooh Sylvia...... all i can say is WOWWWWWWWWWW!!! How fabulous!
And here was me thinking... oh, I have one of those star punches... but then I read about the holly one and hope was gone out of the window!! LOL
Love it, love it, love it!
Christine x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning and so clever.

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab card - looks stunning

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Yor ideas are so original, and this is superb!
I love visiting your blog, Hugs Chris x

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

Hi Sylvia, this is just so perfect for christmas..
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog !
love and hugs
chris richards

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW,what a gorgeous Christmas card.
Great design!!
Superb idea to do the wreath.
Love it!
Mel. xxx

Duendes said...

Hello friend,just special
only pause to wish a beautiful week!!

Lisa Jane said...

Absolutely Fabulous Sylvia.That wreath is stunning
Lisa x

Jacee said...

I love this Sylvia, so perfectly classy and a beautiful simple, clean design, wish I could do these, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee

Vicky Hayes said...

A stunner Sylvia-Anne! Your patience really paid off with this one!

Pauline said...

This is really fabulous, the star shaped berries look wonderful nestled in this beautiful wreath!

Marianne said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Stamps and Paper said...

Sylvia this is gorgeous and such a lovely idea making the wreath out of stars....thank for you joining in our challenge over at St LUkes charity card challenge.


G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Fabulous card, I love the whole idea of wreaths and yours is just gorgeous, all the right proportions and beautiful colours:0) The ribbon is in the perfect place too, clever crafting, Hugs Gay xxx

Viv said...

Wow Sylvia I just love this , well done I just adore that pretty wreath :O) Viv xx

brenda said...

So, so elegant Sylvia, super work.

b x

kbrandy4 said...

CAS but very creative Sylvia, love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland!
Hazel GDT xx

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Sylvia. A great use of your punches. Sue.x

Sally H said...

wow, Sylvia! That is totally stunning! I love it!

Victoria said...

So beautiful Sylvia! I love wreaths!! Well worth the time and effort it must have taken!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

Sylvia said...

This is really a beautiful card Sylvia:-))
The Christmasimage is gorgeous!!

Have a nice weekend.

lisa said...

I think I'd like to come and have a rummage in the dark recesses of your craft room, Sylvia, you have some lovely things there.
I love how you've created this wreath, it makes a very classy christmas card and I love the glittery stars.
Hope all is well with you and looking forward to catching up very soon.
Hugs Lisax

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card Sylvia! It's very beautiful, glad you found the punches :)

Warm hugs

CraftinGranny said...

I'm in awe with this gorgeous card Sylvia. It's so very elegant and rich. Keep these beauties coming dear friend. "Hugs"

Deborah Frings said...

Wow!!! So elegant, so Christmassy! I love the wreath you've made from the stars and leaves - it's just gorgeous. Thanks for playing alogn with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

Sarn said...

Very, very clever and classy. LOVE it. xxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card with so much work its really beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tara Cardwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a brilliant take on the star challenge - really beautiful results.
Craftilicious x
St Luke's Charity Card Challenge Founder

Podsolnuh, Светлана said...

Чудесная рождественская открытка!!! Сильвия, я рада, что стала случайным гостем в вашем блоге. Ваши работы восхитительны!!! Я влюбилась в них с первого взгляда. И сразу же стала вашим последователем.
С наилучшими пожеланиями из России... Светлана.

Marjorie said...

Wow!!hun this is stunning, soooo elegant! I just love your style of cards and your blog is lovely. Very inspirational:) Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, and becoming a follower:)
Marjorie xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning.
Caroline xxx

Gini said...

Another CAS classic from the PPP!
Hey, nothing wrong with old stuff!!!!

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne

Thank you for entering the Handy Hippo prize draw .. .. good luck!!!

Love Jules xx

Irene said...

Hi Sylvia,thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it is much appreciated. You have made a fabulous card with your long forgotten punches, you have inspired me to go and find some of my old punches that have been lurking on the back shelves of the craft room.
Irene x

Claire Phillips said...

What a fabulous card Sylvia - really clever! The mix of papers is perfect for the wreath - love it to bits! Cheers Claire x

ramoth said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne,
such a beautiful card again! Thank you very much for this inspiration :)
Greetings from Germany

Nicola said...

Ooh I love your creative punching Sylvia, you´ve done it again - created another stunning and elegant card... as you always do.
Nicola -x-

Michelle said...

ANd love this one!
x Michelle