Friday 25 May 2012


Hello lovely bloggers - it seems Summer has finally arrived in the UK - yaaay!! I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine wherever you are.

I have TWO projects to share today - the first is a very simple little card for LESS IS MORE.  (Better late than never)! 
Chrissie and Mandi's theme this week is a BABY card, or CHILD'S card.
Please be warned - this is a "photo-heavy" post - sorry! 
For my LIM card, I used some leftover gingham snippets (Craft Creations), trimmed with a Fiskars border punch. 
The vintage pram stamp is from Anna Griffin, the sentiment is from a New Baby set by Kars, both inked with Jet Black Archival. (The image is much clearer when you click on the pic.)!
I am popping over to  Di's Playground to share this card with the playmates!
My second project is a Book Card. This is for my DIL's birthday next week - I've been intending to have a go at making one of these for ages, and my DIL's birthday has spurred me on - she loves all things vintage, shabby-chic, fairies etc., and I know she will appreciate it.
 If you would like to make one of these, there is a fab. tutorial on Sandie's wonderful blog
I would also like to enter this Book Card into the ALLSORTS 3rd Birthday Blog Hop Challenge,
and OCC - Shabby Chic Theme.
Update - June 2nd - My Book Card was awarded a Top 5 Badge by the ladies at Allsorts. Many thanks!
Front cover:-

The Nestie oval will be personalised before giving the card to
my DIL. 

This was rather difficult to photo - the punched border on the shadow box looks more like pale blue than the real-life shade of pale cream, and the "hinges" on the back cover are dark grey IRL, not blue! 
Items used:-
Papers from Prima (but I think the back cover is Basic Grey)
Tiny flower punches - SU Boho Blossoms and EK Success Retro Flower.
Pearls and ribbon from stash.
Tons of Glamour Dust!
Martha Stewart border punch - Floral Vine.
Tonic Studios Butterfly punch.

DI Inks used - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans.
Memento London Fog.
Nesties dies -  Ovals and Fancy Tags Two.
Cuttlebug fancy corner die.
Stamps -  Layers of Color (Birthday Wishes), Indigo Blu Wild Meadow (Swirl).
. Crafty Individuals (Dream a Little Dream). Kaisercraft Botanical.
Many thanks if you are still with me!  Have a wonderful weekend.
Love to all ~


Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sylvia your DIL is going to flip when shes sees that project youve done for her, its stunning, and your baby card is sweet, I love that stamp. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Gini said...

Wowser your Book card is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Sylvia,
your DIL is going to be over the moon with your beautiful creation, so many stunning touches, everywhere is a feast for the eyes!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! WOW ! First, your LIM card is beautiful, just perfect. And OMGosh what you have created for your DIL is Stunning ! Love everything about it - it's difficult to take my eyes away. She will love it ! Enjoy the weekend and your wonderful weather, Shirley x

RefRacBe said...

The LIM card is lovely.
I think I might have seen the Book Card somewhere before.
Have a great weekend. Rachel

lisa said...

Love your baby card but that Book Card has just blown me away, Sylvia, it's stunning.
The Prima paper is gorgeous, I must look out for that and I love how you've overstamped and embellished it. What a work of art. Your DIL will simply love it.
I hope you've not stayed indoors all week and missed the sunshine creating it though, hasn't it been gorgeous.
Looking forward to catching up with you very soon.
hugs Lisax

Doreen said...

Two simply stunning

GinaA said...

Your book Card is totally awesome and I love your LIM baby card.

nnalorac said...

Lovely baby card and the book is stunning Sylvia. Carolxx

M said...

The book card is amazing! M x

Jo Street said...

Wow Sylvia, your projects are beautiful, your baby card is lovely and your book is a real labour of love. gorgeous!
Jo xx

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,first love the baby card,classy,and delicate oh wow wow your book hun just fantastic,your detail is amazing,and your LIM will just love it,too bits hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Really sweet baby card for the LIM challenge, great image and love the gingham papers.
The 'book' for your DIL is stunning, a lot of work but I bet you are really proud of it yourself and I would love to see her reaction when she opens it, bet she is bowled over.

Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

Two fabulous cards - the book card is a stunner .. what gorgeous papers
Lisa x

Fleur said...

WOW, your card is STUNNING and the "book" card is even more STUNNING!!!
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely baby card Sylvia but your book card is amazing and what a lovely idea


Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, just been catching up - Congrats on 3 yrs in Blogland!
This is a fabulous Book card, with beautiful papers and embellishments, I'm sure your DIL will love it and thanks for the link, might give this a try.
Great LIM card too.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Denise said...

Love your baby card but WOW, WOW, WOW the book card is amazing. Such beautiful papers and gorgeous details. Your DIL will LOVE it.
Denise xx

Beryl said...

Your LIM card is lovely and the book card is fantastic. Love the fairy design on the front and the shadow box inside.
Beryl xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

What a sweetie LIM card Sylvia!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

OMW!! Your DIL is going to love her book card so much - it's stunning!!

Love your baby card too - fab image.

June Nelson said...

Wow Sylvia its exquisite!!!! so much detail its just so beautiful darlin im sure sh will treasure it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Debs said...

Stunning book card Sylvia - som many gorgeous details I don't know where to start - let's just say I love it all :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sandra said...

Wow Sylvia... you daughter-in-law's book card has left me agog! Beautiful. That's a keeper I say. Your LIM baby card is so sweet. My niece had a baby boy yesterday (makes me a great aunt!) So I have 'babies' very much on my mind at the mo.
Sandra x

Brenda Brown said...

Simply stunning cards Sylvia, both for different reasons of course. The simplicity of the first is so eye-catching and of course the vintage/shabbyness of the second is so up my street - I love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Both creations are stunning and so beautiful. Your DIL will be so thrilled when she open her book.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is really gorgeous Sylvia. Beautiful work.
Lovely greet

Mrs A. said...

I like your book card very much. So pretty and delicate. Thanks for the tutorial link. Off to have a look at it now. Hugs mrs A.

Marlena M. said...

I love your sweet baby card! Your project has me speechless~gorgeous work.

Lynn said...

This book card is beautiful and I'm sure your DIL will love it. It's so nice to receive something made especially for you.

Lynn x

Di said...

Super baby card Sylvia - and the book card is totally awesome! It's just amazing!! Thanks for the link and for coming to play. Am I OK in thinking that it's just the baby card using snippets - or did you also use them on the book card? Just so I get it right for the roll call :) Di xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Amazingly beautiful book card, which has been enhanced by the Prima Papers wonderfully, I am sure your DIL will love this.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner I am just thrilled to view your work.

brenda said...

I am running so far behind Sylvia, at this rate we will be leaving with empty cases tomorrow.

But wanted to pop in ans look at you project which is totally awesome, thanks so much for sharing joining our Birthday Celebrations at Allsorts this week.

B x

Duendes said...

Hello my friend,
your creations are a true good for my eyes ..
has one week of joy.

Sharon Wheet said...

I am a fan of book cards. and WOW! you did a fabulous job! I have tried to make one, and they never seem to come out so pretty. My hat is off to you! great workmanship! and I love the details!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I so happy you could share with us!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What an awesome book much work! Love your soft palette! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Klare said...

your book card is beautiful. love the vintage shabby chic look you have achived. papers used are fab will have to treat my self to some of those.

Wishcraft said...

They're both just gorgeous Sylvia! Love the fresh design of your baby card, and the book card is stunning - your DIL will be thrilled with it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

G Peplow said...

Brilliant baby card, I love that image, so sweet and retro:0) Hi Sylvia, hope alls well!
The beautiful card for your DIL is simply stunning, love the fairy image and the gorgeous organza bow. Fabulous art, have fun my friend, hugs Gay xxx

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Sylvia, I love the LIM baby card, the vintage pram image is so unusual. You have one very lucky DIL, I am sure she will treasure your book card it is stunning, I love the soft colours and vintage feel.
Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog.

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow, love the card but your book is stunningly gorgeous.

You are right about Eurovision - we should just give up!

Liz x

Carole said...

That book card is amazing Sylvia, so many wonderful elements. Gosh girlfriend you are sooooo talented, just love it!!! Carole xox

Jo Channon said...

Wow Sylvia,
This is an amazing project such detail and all the products that you have used are stunning. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Birthday Challenge this week and good luck Jo x

Aileen said...

Just gorgeous! x

Amanda said...

Oh that baby card is just adorable, love that vintage pram. And wow what a gorgeous book card, simply stunning and no wonder it won a prize. Hugs, Amanda x

Fleur said...

Stunning as always.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sarn said...

WOW - this is stunning. what a lovely keepsake x

Sasha said...

Stunning work, Sylvia. Such a sweet little baby card. Your book card is gorgeous, so much TLC has gone into making this beauty. Your DIL will be wowed when she receives it, I'm sure.

Sorry I'm only just commenting. I'm trying to catch up with everyone xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
WOW!!! this card is beautiful loving that AG vintage pram stamp.
Your DIL will treasure this book always I'm sure, this project is just breathtaking chum, the detail throughout just stunning..
I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger lately hope all is well with you and your family too...
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Bernie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Oh Sylvia I love your adorable baby card but that Book Card has just blown me away, it is absolutely stunning! So many gorgeous details and every one a delight to the eye. Your DIL will LOVE it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are amazing, Sylvia!