Thursday, 9 August 2012


Good morning lovely bloggers - the PINK day has arrived at last !  I hope you are all poised with PINK crafty stash in hand,  ready to join in the fun at our very first  fortnightly Challenge at IN THE PINK 
All the details can be found on the Challenge Blog, but in case you are wondering what the first Challenge is all about ,  it's everyone's favourite - ANYTHING GOES, (with plenty of pink), or as Christine calls it - FIFTY SHADES OF ..... PINK! (no, I haven't read that book - have you??)!!!!!!!

We are really looking forward to seeing what you create - it can be anything you desire - card, scrapbook layout, box, book - I'm sure you get the idea!  
Each fortnight,  Christine and I will both be posting two projects on the Challenge Blog,  and here are my two cards for this first challenge ~  

Two layers of white card, on a white base card, machine stitched around all edges.
The image is stamped on the centre layer, and coloured with Copics.
I cut an aperture on the top layer, with a Nestie Labels 4 die, then attached over the image with 3-d foam pads.
Stamp - "Sunrise" by  Rachel Anderson at Sweet Pea Stamps.
Sentiment - Penny Black.
Swirls of  very pale pink chalk for the  sky.

"Botanical" clear stamp from Kaisercraft, inked with Coffee Archival.
Image painted with Distress Inks.
Borders  punched with MS  "Eyelet Lace"  Punch Around the Page.
Pricking tool used around the edges of top layer of white card
Seam binding - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Hot off the Press.
One last thing - it's Christine's birthday today so do pop over to her blog and leave her some lurve!!  

Love to all ~


Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

These cards are beautiful Sylvia.
I love your eligant style.
Chris x

Home sweet home said...

These cards are really beautiful and I love the Kaisercraft stamp:):)
Fab work:):)

Hugs Merethe

Christine L said...

Hi PP.......

Now I get my chance to comment on these beauties!! I really love the lady.. she is so classic and elegant.... and so perfectly coloured too - no surprise there (!)

And your Kaisercraft stamp is fabulous..... beautiful nature ... and I love the ribbon you've added too..

Think we may be busy over at ITP... love your post!!

Big hugs
Posh xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards,love the

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Congratulations on the launch of In the Pink, I've got my entry up already! Been hanging on the edge of my seat waiting for today!

Love your cards.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Both of your cards are stunning & elegant. I love your design style. The faerie on the first card is beautiful with awesome colouring and the 2nd also a great design with the layers & image ! I'm looking forward to all your 'pink creations' :) I plan to participate in the challenge over the weekend, have company arriving today from the Netherlands :) Shirley xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia two beautiful cards, love that image and your gorgeous colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia, the image and colouring in the first one are just gorgeous and I love the soft vintage style of the second (I recently gave my mum that stamp for her birthday - I'm going to have to borrow it!) xx

Canonbury creations said...

Two fabulously different cards Sylvia, love the vintage one! Good luck with this new challenge blog!
Val x

Beryl said...

Two stunning cards to kick of the new challenge. Good luck with it and hope you get lots of interest.
Beryl xx

CraftinGranny said...

Two new gorgeous masterpieces my dear friend. Yes, you are very classy and elegant with a wonderful style for inspiration. Congrats on the new challenge blog. I'm so excited for you both. Off now to make my card. "Hugs"

Lisa Jane said...

wow 2 fabulous cards sylvia - i love the bottom one .. the butterflies are gorgeous
Good luck for the new challenge and i hope to get chance to take part in your first challenge
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations on your 1st pink challenge your cards are stunning, xx

debby4000 said...

Love both of your gorgeous cards Sylvia.

Viv said...

Fabulous cards again Sylvia, I will post my cards in the challenge when I get a minute :) Viv xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, what STUNNING cards to inspire us Sylvia!! Absolutely perfect.

Donna Mosley said...

Two stunning cards Sylvia, love the first one, it is so elegant and the image is beautiful.

Donna x

cotnob said...

Two stunning cards Sylvia, I especially love the second one with the beautiful butterflies and pretty punched borders.

G Peplow said...

Fabulous my friend, gorgeous cards, good luck with your pink adventure :0) Hugs Gay xxx

cheryl said...

oh hun,2 stunning cards,to start your new blog off,just adore the first one,so classy elegant,and stunning and just adore the gorgeous design of the second,one,off to a cracking start hun good luck with it all hugs Cherylxxxxxx

RefRacBe said...

Both are lovely cards. I really like the colouring in on the first card. I think I will wait until I get my new SU goodies before I do my entry. Rachel.

Carole said...

Simply gorgeous my friend, absolutely stunning. Hugs...Carole xox

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic cards great start to the BLOG hugs Ginny ♥

Vic said...

both cards are great but i really love the first one...its just so clean, and perfect! x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Both your cards are equally beautiful so is your colouring I love the images and how you have mounted the frame over the gorgeous fairy looks so effective xx

Aileen said...

Your cards are gorgeous but what stunning colouring! x

Mau xx said...

Congratulations on the launch of the first Challenge xx
These are both adorable Sylvia, The first one is so elegant and classy. The second one ..I love the stamp and the pretty detail.
I will be playing along :)) I so love Pink xx
Hugs Mau xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Two gorgeous pinkalicious cards!

Liz x

Wishcraft said...

They're both gorgeous Sylvia! So elegant and pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sarn said...

Two beautiful cards here Sylvia. I've entered a card to your new challenge.

Good luck with it all . . .it already seems very popular x

Gini said...

Both fabulous!
Beautifully coloured butterfly lady and the delicate edges make the card just wonderful.
So different in the peachy pink and just as lovely!
I'll be joining in :-)

Little K Smith said...

Such beautiful and elegant cards, love the gorgeous images :)

Susan said...

Sylvia Anne...your cards are FABULOUS! LOve the sweet fairy card...beautifully colored!

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful cards Sylvia, you sure are an inspiration. Being a lover of all things PINK I must become a follower of this new blog.
Nicola -x-

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Truly beautiful cards....the first "in the pink" challenge has been a huge success. Many congratulations...pleased to have been able to play along. Suzanne x