Saturday, 21 April 2012


Hi lovely blogging friends - I hope you are enjoying your weekend, whatever you are doing.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a whole day with the oh-so-talented  Jean Hardy  of Crafty Individuals fame, at her craft class which was held in a beautiful cottage in Whitby on the East Yorkshire coast. Crafting doesn't get much better than this - believe me.  
It was a wonderful day, with awesome views across Whitby bay - the sun was shining, the home-made lunch was fantastic (not to mention the wine and the never-ending supply of chocolates!). Malcolm and Kay were there too, of course, and I met some lovely crafters on the day.
My "shabby-chic" clock project is pictured below - something quite new for me, but as my regular visitors will know - I do not have a particular "style" - I just love crafting!! 
So here it is (must admit - I didn't finish it at the class - spent too much time talking and eating!), but it is now complete, and all of the  images are Crafty Individuals - either stamps or papers - some of them decoupaged, which doesn't show up very well on the photo.  A few embellishments are from my own stash. 


I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:

The Stamp Man - Shabby Chic.
Anything Goes - Tick Tock Goes the Clock.


Stamps and Paper said...

Sylvia this is lucky you were to spend a day crafting with Jean this a regular thing as we are coming up to Yorkshire later in the year....and it would be lovely to have a crafting day.


Suze Bain said...

Sylvia, this is absolutely gorgeous. Such pretty images and you've finished it off beautifully with the lace. Love it. xx

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Your project is amazing, it's just gorgeous. I love CI projects and you have used them to perfection.


Doreen said...

What a stunning project,love all the images and

janet said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your clock is wonderful, it was quite a job to finish it!
I've nice memories at the workshops at Whitby,hopefully I can enjoy it once more!
have a nice weekend,
greetings from Janet

Brenda Brown said...

This is just divine Sylvia, such shabby images and elements all put together in a wonderful way that has produced a masterpiece. I love it.
Hope your weekend is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning, just love it!!!!!

lisa said...

Wow Wow Wow, Sylvia. I just love what you've created. It's great to see it after hearing about it. Those colours are so soft and pretty, it's very "you".
Thanks so much for entering it into The Stampman challenge this time.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
hugs Lisax

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia wow what a lucky girl you are having a crafting day in Whitby sounds like crafting heaven DD is talking of the 2 of us having a run thro there nxt Sat..just for a girly day out.. its only 30 miles away see what the weather will be like.. gorgeous shabby creation love the soft colour scheme pretty lace.

smiles Christine x

Mrs.B said...

Sylvia, this is absolutely gorgeous,lots of beautiful images and colours,
So glad you had a lovely day, souds great.
Avril xx

Hazel said...

Oooh Sylvia sounds as though you have had a fab time - I love whitby.

Have a great weekend.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

lainey said...

beautiful Sylvia!! lainey x

Maria said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, and your clock creations is absolutely stunning.

Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
This craft day sounds like a wonderful perfect day, and to finish with this Beauty of a creation, love your shabby chic clock, these subtle colours are just beautiful,
I think this is so you chum like all your makes just breathtaking!! is that a wee SU birdie I see at the bottom, such pretty finishing touches too..
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Sally H said...

Wow! A stunningly beautiful make and what sound like a perfect day to me! Have spent many a happy hour in Whitby

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Oh my what a gorgeous vintage creation and such fun to enjoy a crafting day with wine & chocolates ! Doesn't get much better ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Shirley x

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia

Ooooh that sounds like a fab day at Whitby!! Can't think of anything better than gathering to craft! and with food and wine too??? MMMM!

Love your creation... so much stunning detail! Why don't you enter it into the Anything Goes challenge this time.... theme is Tick Tock so it would be perfect! LOL!

Christine x

cheryl said...

oh Hun lucky you but tell you what Hun this is just fantastic,honest hun the detail on this is just breathtaking I could happily sit here all day looking at this fantastic work hun hugs Cherylxxxxxx

RefRacBe said...

Very pretty, Sylvia. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your course. Rachel.

brenda said...

What a fabulous piece of artwork Sylvia.

Sounds like a great day, I've only been to Whitby a couple of times and I remember most the wonderful fish and chips !

Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like the perfect day to me Sylvia!!

Your clock is amazing - so beautiful!

Lou said...

Hi! Wow this really is very gorgeous Sylvia,so much pretty detail(we have an iPad now so can zoom in real close) it is a work of art- love too. Would like to have a go,thank you for the inspiration.
Sounds like you had a perfect time and such a lovely place too.
hugs you way,Lou.xx

Aileen said...

Gorgeous colour palette and super images. Fab project. x

Carole said...

Sylvia, this is stunning, what a lot of work but your clock project is absolutely beautiful. So glad you had a lovely time on your little escape ... that is definitely something that soothes the spirit. Love to you my friend ... Carole xox

Beryl said...

Your clock is so beautiful. What a lovely reminder of such a brilliant day in Whitby.
Beryl xx

Home sweet home said...

Wow!!!!this is so beautiful,love all the details so much to see.Fab work,love Merethe

emma mitchell said...

Wow what a fabulous project .
Thanks for joining us at anything goes challenge
Emma xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia that is stunning, I love the whole card layout, its one gorgeous result. hugs Shirleyxxx

Paula J Atkinson said...

Absolutely beautiful. I adore clocks & this one is very nicely put together.

G Peplow said...

Sounds to me like a wonderful time and your make is simply gorgeous, well done my friend! So many beautiful things to look at and wonderful texture,it must have taken absolutely ages!! Love this, have a great week, hugs Gay xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Just amazing Sylvia - it looks like you had loads of fun making it - fabulous! Cheers Claire x

Brenda Brown said...

Just popping back Silvia to say thanks for linking this gorgeous creation to The Stamp Man shabby chic/distressed challenge.
hugs {brenda} xox

Unknown said...

Sylvia, I adore this, its just beautiful..