Thursday, 3 May 2012


Hi there my lovely blogging friends - I hope you are all having an enjoyable week?
It's time for another Challenge at FYI, and as always, Steph has provided us with a beautiful inspirational photo. 
This one is quite dark and brooding, with wonderful shades of green and orange, but you can interpret the picture any way you wish.
As it's the first challenge of the month, there will be a prize for the winner of the Challenge, of three digi images from our generous sponsor - Fresh Brewed Designs
The DT have also been given some of their fab. images to work with.
I have used the "Ladybug Teapot" digi, coloured with Copics, cut out and
slightly curved, then attached with silicone glue onto two oval Nestie layers. 
A sprinkling of Glamour Dust on the flowers.
The gingham is a Wendy Vecchi rubber stamp from the Nature's Art set (love this stamp).
All cardstock from Stampin' Up.
The tiny "party" stamp is from the Papermania Chatsworth set.
"You're Invited" stamp from K andCo.


Finally, here is a little snippet from my project published in the June issue of 
~ Craft Stamper ~

sending love to all ~ 


cheryl said...

oh Hun I adore this,I love tea pots,and this is one,really gorgeous card,gosh your colouring is amazing Hun,and oh so proud of you,cant wait too see the full article,as I will be getting mine,soon,as I prescribe to it each month.
Massive congratulations hun hugs Cherylxxxx

brenda said...

Morning Sylvia Anne

Love the elegance of your teapot card.

And well done on the CS piece, in the middle of mine for September, they work so far ahead don't they.

Have a good day, hope your weathers better than ours, it's poured all night yet again.

B x

Christine L said...

Morning Sylvia

Oooh I like this fabulous tea party card.... that image is perfect for it and so is the gorgous colouring. Love how you've matted and layered it too.

And well done you on your published card.... can't wait to see the rest of the card!

Christine x

Unknown said...

beautiful card love the colours, mary x

Catherine said...

Fantastic card and I love that teapot image.....

debby4000 said...

That teapot is gorgeous, fabulous card Sylvia.

Fliss said...

A really lovely clean and simple card Sylvia and love the colours and image.
Many congratulations on your CS project too which is a real stunner and I just loved seeing it.
Hugs, Fliss xx

M said...

That teapot image is brilliant! M x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that teapot is lovely and the colours are gorgeous
Lisa x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the image and fabulous design.
Well done on your published

Michelle said...

I love your card, Sylvia! That little pot is gorgeous, and I love how you've set it in the ovals on your card. Looking at this card makes me want to join your tea party! :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Sylvia...well that really is a 'posh' tea pot and love the colours. Great gingham stamp too.
Gorgeous card.


Sasha said...

Hiya Sylvia,
I would love a pretty tea pot like yours. Your colouring is beautiful and such lovely rich colours, the touch of glamour dust.
Congrat's on having your card published xx

RefRacBe said...

Hi Sylvia. The teapot is really cute. Congratulations on your project in Craft Stamper. I will make sure I go out and get a copy.

Aileen said...

Your tea cup is just adorable. Love the colours. Your snippet looks exciting too. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Another beautiful & elegant card ! Love the colours, the photo inspiration is beautiful (they all are !). I love the tiny 'party' stamped 3x, effective ! I need to order/find the magazine that you are published in, congrats ! Shirley x

lisa said...

I'll have milk and a sugar thanks, Sylvia. Oh sorry, thought you'd got the kettle on!!!!
It's a gorgeous card. I'd love a teapot like that.
Many congrats on the article. I've been showing everyone 'cos I like the fact I know you and your famous!!!!!!
Looking forward to Tuesday. Got the dreaded sniffles which I'm desperately trying to shake off!!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

G Peplow said...

Hello there dear Sylvia, What a beautiful card, the brown is the perfect foil for the green and makes the whole card very classy:0) Congrats on your being published again!! looking forward to seeing the whole card, Huga Gay xxx

Beryl said...

Love the orange and green combination - and that gingham stamp is fantastic. A beautiful card.
(I haven't even opened my latest Caft Stamper yet. Need to sit down with a coffee and browse through it.)
Beryl xx

Unknown said...

Your tea card is lovely Sylvia geat work, how fabulous to have your other card you must be thrille Hugs Elaine

Sara Mac said...

Sylvia, you have created such an elegant teapot here. Your coloring is perfect and so are your paper choices.

Sally H said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card, Sylvia! I love it. Such a perfect teapot and that layer looks just the colour of tea! I may have to get that digi!

Sylvia said...


This is really beautiful Sylvia.
Nice colours and image.

Have a nice weekend:-))


Duendes said...

is always a pleasure to stroll through your blog and appreciate your creations!!
have a weekend blessed with lots of smiles,

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia I love that image and what a fabulous way youve designed your card, the colour choice is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card Sylvia. Your teapot looks ready to pour a gal a cuppa, jumps right off the page. Fab colouring my friend! Carole xox

karen h said...

Adorable! Love the layout!

Jules said...

Hi Sylvia

Your teapot card is gorgeous. Love the colour combo very much.

If I had a teapot like that I would leave it out on show all the time LOL!!!

Loving the peep at your Craft Stamper make. Lovely distressed edges and stitching .. what more could you want?

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Svlvia

Thank you so very much for your kind comment on my blog this morning - that was lovely of you! I so super excited.....

Love your card here and can't wait to see your published work in the June issue of Craft Stamper - that must be so exciting too.

Big hugs


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Sylvia! Love how you've used the colours from the inspiration photo to make something so pretty.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh this is STUNNING!!! I love the way you colored the teapot. The deep shades really draw you in! Gorgeous work, and pretty pretty peek :) Congratulations on your publication.

I am so very happy and honored to sponsor For Your Inspiration for this challenge.
Big Smiles,

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat take on the FYI inspiration photo. Great job molding that teapot so it had more dimension and depth.

Congrats on being published, too!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog recently; I really appreciate it!

Unknown said...

I have only recently started purchasing Craft Stamper, it is a wonderful magazine... now I will look for your name in there! We will not get the June issue till some time later... cannot wait!

Claire Phillips said...

Superb teapot card - love the colours so rich....great photo for inspiration! Cheers Claire x

febe said...

Beautiful and bright in green with the beautiful colored image :)

seo taunton

Diane.W. said...

Found your card & blog via craft stamper mag.your card is gorgeous :o)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours
Lindsay xx

Sarn said...

Congrats on being published xxx