Monday, 5 December 2011


Hello lovely bloggers -it's jolly cold in this part of the world today - we had lots of white fluffy stuff this morning so the hilltops in the distance look fabulous in the winter sunshine. Hope you are all warm and cosy wherever you are!
At THE STAMP MAN ,the challenge this fortnight is to Create An Ornament - it doesn't necessarily have to be Christmassy, but I just happened to have this Medallion Stamp, (the design is called "Raintree") which makes a rather nice festive ornament and looks a bit like a large snowflake (kind of)!
For anyone not familiar with Medallion stamps - the idea is that you stamp the image several times, cut out different sections from each stamped image, add glitter or colour, then layer up with 3-d foam pads, starting with the largest sections at the base.
I have also repeated the snowflake back-to-back so the ornament looks the same on both sides.
If you are into box making, the medallions make a beautiful box topper too.

Not a very good photograph, but here it is!

A very warm welcome to my new followers - Cazzy, Marja and Claire.
Have a happy week everyone ~ love to all ~


Christine said...

Hi Sylvia wow how pretty is this? gorgeous soft blues , I have some medallion stamps but not this one..think you have inspired me.. I need it at

smiles Christine x

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Your ornament is fabuous, I love the cool, icy blues and your touch of sparkle - perfection.

No snow as yet but it's freezing.


Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your ornament is gorgeous!! so pretty!
Love the colours.
Love, Mel. xxx

Sasha said...

Beautiful ornament, Sylvia! Lots of lovely glitter work:)

We've had snow, too. We can see right across the pennines from our house, and they don't look too bad...YET!:)

DesignerDiva said...

Your ornament is Devine Sylvia absolutely gorgeous, I have a medallion stamp but like so much of my stash I've never used it!
Congrats on getting published
Laurie xx

Anneli said...

Så vacker / Kram anneli

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, so pretty and sparkly :o) Lisa x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous. I think medallions are perfect for turning into hanging decorations :o)
Saw your card in Craft Stamper, it's really lovely
Margaret xx

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

So pretty Sylvia, love that blue !
love and hugs
chris richards

Unknown said...

So beautiful, Mary x

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic Sylvia and such a creative use of the medallion stamp. I love the colours and layers.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Duendes said...

hello friend,
is very refined!!!
Your creations are divine...
big hugs.

lisa said...

Oh this is so pretty, Sylvia. I used to love my medallion stamps but they haven't seen the light of day for years. I love the idea of making ornaments with them. The blue and white is very classy.
It's been freezing today hasn't it but thankfully no more white stuff after this morning.
Thanks for joining us at The Stampman and looking forward to seeing you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Sylvia!

Lisa Jane said...

THis is really pretty Sylvia .. i have a medallion stamp somewhere i must dig it out
Lisa x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, This is so pretty I love the delicate colours, it will look fabulous on your tree:0) Lucky you SNOW, lets hope it goes again soon ROFL
Thank you for your lovely comments on my Journal, your face is just lovely and doesn't need a peel LOL hugs Gay xxx
p.s enjoy the white stuff xxx

Kathleen said...

This is really lovely and classy, nice shade of blue. I definately don't do boxes, ask anyone who's class I have been on where making a box was included.
Freezing here too, no snow but dreadful hail storm this morning. But my youngest Grandson, who was 3 today is still in shorts, we can't get him back into long trousers, put them on and he takes them straight off, we have tried everything to no avail, but when I was a kid, boys were in short trousers till they left school. lol.

Kath x

Gini said...

I did not know that was what you do with medallion stamps but yours is very beautiful, indeed.
I love it, it would be perfect on the front of a head dress, a medallion like this is not just for Christmas Sylvia!

Congratulations on your very well deserved publication in Craft Stamper magazine, hope to see you in many future editions as well :-)

Sally H said...

So pretty and elegant, Sylvia! I have had a good look at Craft stamper now - stunning work my friend x

RefRacBe said...

Beautiful ornament, Sylvia. I’m struggling to take good photos of my cards at this time of year. Roll on summer. See you soon, Rachel.

CraftinGranny said...

You have really created a gorgeous ornament Sylvia. Will be so pretty and sparkly on the tree. Hope your holidays are going well and you are enjoying the beauty of the season. Hope to be back to creating soon. I so miss everyone. "Hugs"

Maggie said...

Very pretty ornament made with Medallion stamps...I am ashamed to say mine have not see the light of day for ages at one time I was medallion mad this has inspired me to get them out to play....


Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia.... oooh what a beautiful ornament! I think we all have a medallion stamp somewhere in our stash... must dig mine out sometime!
Christine x

cheryl said...

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

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

This is one beautiful ornament .. .. such a lovely shape and soft delicate colours.

It must have took ages to cut all the layers out .. .. especially if you did the same front and back!!!

Well worth the effort though as it is beautiful.

Love Jules xx

Jacee said...

How lovely Sylvia, you've done a super job on this, the colour makes it look so icy cool, love it, fabulous work!
Hugs Jacee

Dee said...

Hi Sylvia, it's striking and so pretty, and lovely colours. Dee xxx

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia. So much beautiful detail and I love all the sparkle.
Denise xx