Thursday 17 May 2012


Hello my wonderful bloggers - I hope you are all having a happy week, and some warm  sunshine.
At the FYI CHALLENGE we have loads of  sunshine to share with you - just take a look at this  fortnight's inspiration picture!  (SUNGLASSES ALERT)!!
You can interpret the picture in any way you wish, and we would love you to join in the fun.  My talented Teamies have created some fabulous cards, so why not pop over to take a peek!


The card is SU Pumpkin Pie.
Large flowers and grasses -  Cuttlebug Poppies die. 
Dark brown felt was used for the large flowers - one of the flower heads has been double-layered for dimension.
The grasses are cut from brown velvet paper, which I've had for years, and I couldn't resist adding just a tiny bit of magenta velvet paper to give the card a "lift".
Sentiment - WeRMemory Keepers.
Ribbon from stash.
Circle punch for flower centres. 
X-cut corner punch.
Wow - tomorrow, May 18th, it will be 3 years to the day since I set up my Blog, and those three years seem to have flown by.
I have been blown away by the crafting talent I have discovered in blogland, the kind-hearted people, the feeling of community, inspiration and enjoyment. 
 I would like to send a huge Thank You to my Fabulous Followers, and to everyone who has ever taken the time to leave a much-appreciated comment during those 3 years. 

(and love to all)


Michelle said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging, Sylvia! Your card is beautiful!

Debs said...

Beautiful card Sylvia - love the flowers and the touch of pink is perfect.
Congrats on your 3 wonderful years of blogging - I've just celebrated 3 years too :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia - you've really got the spirit of the photo in your card. Love the flower arrangement and the touch of pink.
Congratulations on three years blogging. Just checked when I started and it was March 2008. Doesn't seem that long at all and like you I've learnt so much from the experience. I hope we are all able to carry on blogging for many years to come.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Suze Bain said...

Happy blogging birthday for tomorrow Sylvia - it's always a pleasure to come visit you! How I wish I was on that tropical beach. Beautiful poppy card, love that touch of Magenta. xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love those flowers...

Sarn said...

Very pretty card. Congrats on your blogoversary xxx

Lisa Jane said...

OH Congratulations Sylvia on your blogaversary .
Fabulous card .. i love the colours
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

This is such a lovely card Sylvia, you've captured the Sunset beautifully, love it. Happy blogaversary. Carolxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Beautiful interpretation of the gorgeous photo. I hope to create something for this challenge. I have my June Craft Stamper - your published card is stunning ! I love all the elements & details, so creative ! You should be very proud ! Have a great day, Shirley x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, so striking. congrats on your 3rd year of blogging

Sylvia, I've tried to email you but I can't get the link to open. Will you email me please?

Margaret xx

cparsons said...

Sylvia, you've done a beautiful interpretation of that sunset.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your take on the image..its lovely...congratulations on 3 years of blogging


RefRacBe said...

I can’t believe it’s three years since you started blogging. Your card is a super interpretation of the photo. Rachel.

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia, love the felt flowers, totally awesome. Congrats on your 3 year anniversary! Wishing you many more years of happiness in "blog land." Love ... Carole

Jose said...

Love your card, I am always looking for ideas for cards for blind people, this would be lovely for them to feel.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the felt and the brown against the orange.
Congratulations on the 3 years.

Kath x

Sara Mac said...

Sylvia this is a stunning card. That touch of magenta is perfect. Congratulations on three years of blogging!

dstandard said...

Beautiful!!! I love how we all interpreted this different yet similar! Gorgeous work!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun take from the inspiration!!

Pauline said...

Wow, you captured the sunshine of the pic perfectly in this fab card! I wish the sun would shine here!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous sunny card and I love the flowers and ribbon. x

June Nelson said...

Aw thisis beautiful me darlin it reminds me of my holidays, what a litle stunner, love it huggies june xxx

Larissa said...

Congrats on the 3 years of blogging! Love your bright card, the flower die cuts are so lovely.


Sandra said...

Hi Sylvia. Love your card and interpretation of the challenge.
Congratulations on your 3 years of blogging.
Sandra x

G Peplow said...

Hi there my lovely friend, 3 years? well done, it's been an absolute pleasure following your wonderful inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing all your lovely creations, this card is just gorgeous too, hugs Gay xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia a brilliant interpretation of that photo you are really clever its quite gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Kim S said...

I have never purchased those dies...they just didn't seem interesting to me...but you have proven me...this is gorgeous!

And I totally agree...the cardmaking world is a wonderful place to be!

Colleen said...

Congrats on your 3 yr blogaversary! I'm bookmarking your blog so I can explore your creations when I have more time. Thanks for your comments on my appreciated. Hugs.