Thursday, 23 August 2012


Hello Pinkies  and bloggers everywhere - hope your week is  going well ?
WOW -  you certainly turned out in your dozens to enter our very first challenge at IN THE PINK!
A huge thank you to everyone who took part, and to those who helped to spread the word on their blog.  Christine and I have been overwhelmed by your support and kind messages.   
Choosing the Perfect Pinkies has been extremely difficult, as there were so many stunning entries.  
You can find out who the Perfect Pinkies are, by clicking the link above!  Details of next fortnight's challenge can laso be found there.  
I hope you will  share more of your  fabulous creations with us - you have two weeks to create something wonderful!   Our theme for this fortnight's Challenge is "THINGS WITH WINGS" (and plenty of PINK!)  and here are my two inspiration projects - (it just had to be fairies for me)! Hope you like them!
(Please click the pics. to see the detail)

The easel card was created with Nestabilities  Circles (Scalloped and Standard).
The gorgeous image is "Talking With The Moon" from A Day for Daisies, coloured with Copics.  
Edges and background inked with DI - Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar.
Lots of glitter on this  one! (SU Dazzling Diamonds).
Sentiment - Crafty Individuals
Pink pearls - Hobby House.
Starry pink paper on the easel base - Kaisercraft.

This is another fabulous image from A Day For Daisies - "Morning Dew Fairy".
Image printed onto watercolour paper then painted with Distress Inks - 
Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Old Paper, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint.
Background sponged with Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar.
Other items:-  
Nestabilities Lacy Squares. 
Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence cut from Rose Red SU card.
Base card - Pink Pirouette, also from Stampin' Up.
Hero Arts sentiment.
Love to all ~


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Sylvia, love the colours you've used so subtle

jacqui x

cheryl said...

oh Hun,these are simply stunning just adore the fairy,so delicate,and love the shape,and as for the fairy with the flowers,oh gosh divine,brilliant both of them hun,and so chuffed that the,blog is doing so well hope to get a chance to play this time too,hugs Cherylxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great cards Sylvia and looking forward to the next challenge


Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, both are gorgeous. Love the shading around the images. Hugs Sxx

Beryl said...

Two gorgeous cards Sylvia. The top one is a lovely easel shape and the shaped sentiment stopper is such a good idea. The bottom one is a lovely image, beautifully coloured.
I'm so glad your challenge got off to a flying start and sorry that I didn't get anything done in time to enter. Will try to do better for this challenge.
Beryl xx

Fleur said...

Two Gorgeous Cards, very pretty
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sarah said...

Your cards are simply beautiful Sylvia. I love the images on both and the colouring is amazing! Will check out your challenge blog later! Enjoy your day!

Sarah x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous

Laura said...

As I said to Christine I'm not into fairies but I LOVE the picket fence!
Thank you for picking me as a perfect pinky for challenge 1 - I'm off to put my thinking cap on for chllenge two!

Sasha said...

Two beautifully created cards, Sylvia. Fabulous colouring on both! x

G Peplow said...

WOW fabulous cards Sylvia, I love your colouring on both, wonderful inspiration my friend, hugs Gay xxx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Two stunning cards Sylvia. fabulous colouring on both of them.

RefRacBe said...

Another two gorgeous cards, Sylvia. I really like the image in the second card. Rachel.

Denise said...

Oh Sylvia, I can't believe I missed the first challenge - has it really been two weeks already - shall try really hard to enter this time round!!
Love your two gorgeous fairy cards, especially the round easel - am really into round cards at the moment. That is such a beautiful image and I love the delicate colouring.
Denise xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Sylvia, your colourwork is amazing.

Donna x

Margaret said...

I love, love, love them!! I must seriously get back into my paper crafting, I've still not got my act together since my holidays lol

Margaret xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful. The soft pinks are very delicate. x

Christina said...

That looks really gorgeous Sylvia!
Hugs Kristel

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia both your cards are just gorgeous, I love those images they are so gentle to look at and youve coloured them so beautifully. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lou said...

Hi! two truly gorgeous cards,they are so lovely and softly coloured- really pretty Sylvia :)
Oh thanks for stopping by,would be lovely for us crafty girls to all get together- one day!!
Really pleased your challenge blog is going well,
have a lovely weekend.

Home sweet home said...

Wooow!!!these cards are very very beautiful and I love them both.
Stunning work.:):):)

Hugs Merethe

Claudia said...

Hi Sylvia, your cards in pink are soooo adorable. Love the style and the forms and the details - just all of it.
Thank you very much also for your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Wishcraft said...

They're both gorgeous cards Sylvia! Love the pretty fairies you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Gini said...

Both cards are fabulous!
The quality of the drawing on those digi's is wonderful but it's your colouring that make them stunning :-)
That's a super touch with the railing diecut instead of ribbon and I love the shaped sentiment on your easel card.
You seem to have ditched the glamour dust in favour of SU fine glitter these days, is it very similar?
(Not that I am the Glamour Dust police you understand - no not at all LOL)

Carole said...

What can I say Sylvia besides "Gorgeous." I love them both!

Delphine said...

They are both gorgeous! I love the simple layouts and your images are so beautiful! And I love pink:-)!!! Hugs Delphine xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sylvia, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
I have to say you talented ladies are certainly inspiring us.
Love your two cards this week, couldn't pick a favourite xxxx
Hugs mau xx

Nicola said...

These are both stunning cards Sylvia, love the sweet fairies and your awesome colouration. I could just sit and admire these all night.
Nicola -x-

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your coloring is just breathtaking, Sylvia. I love both projects equally! The moon and fairy image is, well, heavenly. ;) And those flowers backed with a gorgeous die cut fence - fantastic. :)

Duendes said...

Hello my dear,
oh it's so beautiful and a charm.
big hugs.

Unknown said...

Oh'' Sylvia these cards are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful like all of your makes i love the soft pink shades and detail as ever is stunning..
I hope you are well chum.
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, Sylvia! Love the soft colors! So beautiful!

Unknown said...

These are beautiful! Love the peachy colors and glitter... Lovely!