Sunday 18 December 2011


Hi peeps, hope your weekend has been brilliant, and are we all ready for Christmas?!!
(Did I hear someone say "NO")?!!
 A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win the Plain and Simple challenge at QUIRKY CRAFTS, (thanks DT ladies), and as well as three fab. digis, my prize  included a Guest DT spot in this week's Challenge. 
Hope you will join in the fun - just pop over to Quirky for all the challenge details. The theme is  Quirky Christmas or Steampunk New Year, and this week's generous sponsor is
 Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps .  
The fabulous "Steampunk Fairy" and "Steampunk Corner" which I used on my card are from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, and although Steampunk is something new for me, I thoroughly enjoyed working with these images, and the Fairy was a joy to colour. 

 I used Copics to colour the Fairy image, cut her out with the Stampin' Up "Top Note" die,  inked edges with Vintage Photo DI. 
Base Cardstock - SU Baja Breeze, layered with Co-ordinations Cappucino.
Tim Holtz Idealogy Findings on the Steampunk Corner.
For the larger cog, I printed an enlarged Corner image, punched out the main cog, added an eyelet and a circle border from the Cuttlebug "Stamps" set of dies. It always reminds me of a cog but looks great round a circular sentiment too.
The tiny calendar page is a snippet from a sheet of TH paper.
Sentiment from Layers of Color Art Stamps, inked with Jet Black Archival.
Sequin waste inked with Vintage Photo DI.
I ran a black extra-fine Pilot Pen around the die cut after attaching it to the card. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
THE SECRET CRAFTER - New Year or Celebration.
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE - Die Cuts and Punches. 
Update - January 1st 2012 - 
Artist's Choice Award from Sundays With Crissy,
and a Top 3 Badge from Craft Room Challenge - many thanks!

Have a wonderful week everyone - lots of love ~
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JoZart Designs said...

Beautifully made and so unusual.
JoZarty x

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful card!!! Thanks for joining us at sunday's with crissy!!

Kathleen said...

Wow, this is fabulous, I don't do steampunk I wouldn't know where to start but this a brilliant card, brilliant coloured image.

Kath x

lisa said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this one, Sylvia and you've definitely done a stunning job with it. I love the cogs and the sequin waste inking works brilliantly.
Xmas preprations are progressing nicely. Hope they are with you too.
Hugs Lisax

Maria said...

Wow, I love this! Beautifully coloured and I love that corner stamp. The die cut looks really effective with the black around the edge. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Zoechaos said...

Great card beautifully coloured, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Christina said...

WOww this is absolutely stunning Sylvia!!
Hugs Kristel

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Sylvia! Love it!

Miranda said...

Wow Sylvia-Anne what a fabulous card and such beautiful colour work! Love it! Congrats too with your winning the CB winter challenge, enjoy your buying! greetz Miranda

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the image....

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Sylvia, right up my street. Love the design and techniques you have used.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

RefRacBe said...

A really different card, Sylvia. The fairy image is very striking. Rachel.

Lisa Jane said...

what an unusual but effective card !
Lisa x

Cazzy said...

Your card is gorgeous Sylvia, thanks for joining us on the DT as a guest at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Cazzy x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, love the cogs and the inking, supuer colours too!
Hope Christmas is all ready with you, (I'm waaay behind!) have a good week

hazel said...

A fabulous card, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

downrightcrafty said...

What a lovely creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs and Merry Xmas
Kate xx

Sylvia said...

A stunning card Sylvia - Love all of it:-))

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

brenda said...

What fabulous colouring on your image Sylvia Anne, blue and brown is such great colour combo - also the theme at Allsorts this week !!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for your blogland friendship in 2011 which I really do appreciate.

B x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sylvia

Oh what a great steampunk card - thats a genre I've not tried myself either... just love what you've done here the image just pops away from the background and your colouring is supurb! Thanks for your comment on my blog too.

Happy Christmas



Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. Your colour choices and colouring of your fairy are fabulous!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! With a happy and healthy New Year to follow! xx

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Sylvia, this is totally awesome and gorgeous coloring. She looks like porcelain. Your blending of the colors is perfect with no lines of demarcation. Love it GF. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. It's the only way I can keep my sanity......LOL Hubby is somewhat better but the dementia is only going to progress. Thank God the cancer is still in remission. Will be back to blogging and creating starting in January. "Hugs"

Home sweet home said...

Wow!!!Beautiful card love all of it:):)
Wish you a wonderful week.:):)

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!! hun, your colouring of this magnificent fairy is just stunning!!...really, really stunning!

Duendes said...

Hola mi amiga,
Felices Fiestas y un Ano Nuevo magico!!!Conocerte fue un gran privilegio!!!

Con mucho amor ,Duendes.

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Another missed card!!!

Wow, this is just fabulous with amazing colouring.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Sylvia, this is amazing!!! You're colouring and the whole design is just fabulous!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia shes some lady, I do love your colouring and your whole card design is just stunning. I also want to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas Im sure you will have lots of fun to. hug sShirleyxxxxxx

Anneli said...

Vilken häftig stämpel och så snyggt du har målat den. Kul att du vill vara med och fira i min candy, vill önska dig lycka till och en riktigt härlig jul!
Kram Anneli

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Really stunning card. Your colouring is awesome and I love the inking through the sequin waste.
Merry Christmas
Caroline xxx

Denise said...

Hi Sylvia - sorry for my late commenting. Have not been around much lately!!
This is gorgeous. I loved this image the first time I saw her. Brilliant card.
Have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year.
Denise xx

Esther said...

Fabulous card - your colouring is amazing..Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge and wishing you a Happy Christmas..Esther xx

Gini said...

Aren't you a clever girl, with being able to resize that cog to fit your punch and getting the cogs to line up on the papers!
Absolutely beautiful card Sylvia and such a wonderfully coloured fairy!

Debi said...

This is simply stunning, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Mari said...

Your coloring is fantastic! Love this card - especially the colors you chose.

Karen said...

Wow great card. I love your colouring, just amazing. xx