Thursday, 8 March 2012


Hope you are all well my lovelies. I have some flowers for you today - 
some neutral, some vibrant!
Firstly the neutrals, which I have popped on my card for this week's
 The Lovely Mandi and Chrissie have asked us to use NEUTRALS
on our projects - anything from off-white to black, and shades of beige, brown, and grey in-between.

Punched layers and base card  - SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
Paper snippets and an EK Success Flower Punch ~
 (the gingham is a Wendy Vecchi stamp inked with Staz-on Timber Brown).
Stems created with a pin-pricking tool.
Tiny bow - SU Linen thread.
Sentiment -  Penny Black.
Very old metal press-studs for flower centres.
My card is also entered into Di's Snippets.
OK - onto the vibrant flowers -  I wonder if anyone can tell me the name of the blossom tree in these photos I took on holiday in Tenerife? The large flowers are the most lush, vibrant orange, the petals tipped with yellowy-white, and at the side of each flower is this strange but wonderful "banana-like" growth. 

Any ideas peeps??!!
Love to all ~


brenda said...

Your card is so very elegant Sylvia, super work.

Seem to recognise those flowers from either the Canary Isles or Madeira, might they be what they call a tulip tree ?

B x

Anita Wells said...

I think Brenda is right. It is an African Tulip Tree.
It's a pity we can grow a beautiful tree like this in the UK.

Aileen said...

Your card is fab and I love the flower stems coming over onto the border. x

Jean said...

Your card is lovely ~ I promise I did not case it ~ Just a strange coincidence that we both used the same punch and had flower(s) with polka dots. I actually made the card last night, but was too tired to do the post.

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,you have made one stunning card here its so classy and so elegant,hugs Cherylxx

Suze Bain said...

Love the flowers on your card Sylvia, the 'holey' stems are fab. Xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the new look blog!
The card is stunning as always and that flower is beautiful
Lisa x


Thanks to Brenda and Anita for naming the tree - the flowers do look like several Tulips joined together - absolutely fabulous.
Sylvia x

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Sylvia. Love the stylish design.
Debs xx

Canonbury creations said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, love the way you created the flower stems and the flowers are beautiful:)
Val x

lisa said...

I love your poppies on the blog, Sylvia. Very appropriate and so pretty.
Your photo is stunning. I've never seen one of those before. It's gorgeous.
Love the card, very subtle.
Hope all is good with you.
hugs Lisax

Christine L said...

Very elegant neutrals card Sylvia... I love it.

Sorry can't help with the flower.... can't even remember the name of flowers in my own garden!

Christine x

Chrissie said...

Super card Sylvia.. those flowers look ace!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sasha said...

Everything just perfect, as always, Sylvia. I love your pretty flowers, how you created their stems...and your lovely punched layers x

We go to Madeira every year and those trees are right outside our hotel. They are called african tulip trees xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia,
Love your card - so elegant and my favourite colour palette.

I haven't a clue what those flowers are but they're stunning.

Love your new look blog!

Claire Phillips said...

Those flowers are amazing - nature is truly a wonderful thing. Love your card - just gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, WOW this is a stunning card and I love that flower too its amazing, My Folks go to Madeira every year and spend hours in the botanical gardens as the flowers are amazing there too. Love Hazelxox

Kathleen said...

Love this card, very elegant and stylish.

Kath x

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, I love the flowers. The photo of the flower you took in Tenerife is lovely, but sorry I can't help you, have no idea what it is, I've got very limited gardening skills.
Jo x

Fleur said...

WOW This is so beautiful, very elegant
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Denise said...

Stunning card Sylvia - love the papers you have used for the flowers and the three different coloured borders.
The flower in the picture is amazing.
Denise xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card, Sylvia.
The flowers are stunning too

Margaret xx

Mandi said...

Lovely modern design Sylvia
FAB card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
This is one Beauty of a make chum love how you have used a pricking tool for the fabulous stems, love this card.
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

lainey said...

gorgeous Sylvia, love the paper peircing for the stems, very creative!! lainey x

Susan said...

Sylvia, I LOVE that triple scallop border!! Adorable card!

RefRacBe said...

Lovely card, Sylvia. Great idea for creating the stems of the flowers.

Viv said...

Fab card again, well done, sorry no idea what the flowers are though :) Viv xx

Mrs.B said...

Great card Sylvia, and a great idea.
Love that tree, the colours are so vibrant.
Avril xx

Irene said...

A beautiful CAS card Sylvia, I love the papers for flowers, and what a brilliant idea for the stamens.

Di said...

Truly fabulous card Sylvia! Perfect for LIM, which almost killed me this week! And, welcome back for another go on the swings in the playground - great to see you. Err, no idea about the flower, but it's gorgeous anyhow! :))


Jose said...

Gorgeous card, love your flowers Sylvia

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty and elegant, I love those neutral colour tones and the sentiment is fab
Lindsay xx

Mrs A. said...

Very Striking card. Love the easy flowers. Sorry don't know the name of flower in the picture but it is stiunning all the same. hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

Lovely card Sylvia - I love the simplistic look - just so classy.

take care

Hazel x

CraftinGranny said...

Such a beautiful and elegant CAS card Sylvia. Those pictures are amazing and so beautiful. "Hugs"

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card.perfect colours, love it all..xx

Carol said...

Super snippet make Sylvia. Carol x

Gillian R said...

beautiful card, love the flowers