Wednesday 30 January 2013


Hi lovely bloggers!  What a wet and windy day -  I hope you are all safe and well, wherever you are. 
Chrissie and Jen have given us a fab. sketch to work with this week at
  Less Is More. and the sketch must be followed "as is".  Pop over for all the details and some gorgeous card inspiration.

Recipe ~
Cardstock - SU Crumb Cake and Real Red
Heart, and Square "Stamp" dies - Cuttlebug
Linen thread - SU
Sentiment - Anna Griffin
Charm from my stash
The definition of LOVE is from my tatty old Pudsey Grammar School dictionary (and I'm talking 50+ years old)!   I have occasionally cut out parts of the original pages to use on cards, but it seems like sacrilege, so I
photocopied this one, and added some Antique Linen DI. Much less stressful! 
Does anyone else feel bad about cutting old book pages? 
PS: you can read the definition if you click to enlarge!

Happy Crafting peeps
Hugs ~


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the postage stamp

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Sylvia absolutely gorgeous
jacqui x

Irene said...

A beautiful card Sylvia.

Viv said...

Just beautiful. Love it.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is beautiful, what a stunning card, Love Hazelxo

G Peplow said...

It's a beauty, love it Sylvia. Perfect positioning and delicate finish, Bravo!! Hugs Gay x

Kim S said...

I SO love this!! Each square is beautiful and come together beautifully!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cad Sylvia love your design


Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love all the embellishments, fabulous idea.

Kath x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. Love the stamp shapes

Margaret xx

Sue said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning.
I adore how you have decorated each square and the love definition is just such a brilliant idea.
Hugs Sue

Chrissie said...

Sylvia, this is absolutely gorgeous!
Love it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Beryl said...

I can't cut into a book - whether I think it's ever going to get rad again or not - can't right in text books either - just doesn't seem right. Your card is very elegant, sweet images and a nice clean sketch.
Beryl xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Sylvia ! Love the combination of the 4 images. Hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card - I just love it too :) Elizabeth xx

Pia S said...

This is such a beautiful CAS card! Love your version of the sketch, with the little , each filled with a love themed element!

cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant hun gosh so effective,just stunning my friend hugs Cherylxxxx

Jen Nelson said...

love it sylvia... it's gorgeous and a perfect mix of elements

Thanks for joining us this week!

Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Crafty Lark said...

Smashing card, love those postage shapes and textures. xx Flora

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia...

What a perfect card for the LIM challenge... and a lovely valentines card!! Love that layout.

And yes, I feel bad about cutting anything up.... I bought some old music from a charity shop to use as backgrounds to distress... and can I bring myself to cut it?? Can I heck!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Linby said...

Perfect take on the challenge, I love the postage shapes.

lisa said...

This is so classy, Sylvia. i love all the different panels. The photocopied page looks great. You'd never know it wasn't the original and like you say, it's far less stressful.
Hope you've kept safe in the wind today, it's been strong hasn't it?
hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

Sylvia this is another beauty of a card,I've been having a peek at all your gorgeous makes I have missed these last few weeks beautiful as always,stay warm and safe chum..
Hugs Sarah xx

Aileen said...

Love your design Sylvia. A sure winner! x

RefRacBe said...

A very pretty card. The red works well with the Crumb Cake card stock.

Viv said...

This is so lovely Sylvia, love the colour and little stamped images, so clever. I have some very old poetry books, just can't bring myself to use the pages yet though lol :) Viv xx

Claire Phillips said...

Hi Sylvia - Wow what fabulous projects to start the new year with and what variety. I really do love the friends card - just gorgeous as of course in the cute Mo Manning strawberry girl. Cheers Claire x

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous CAS card, Sylvia. I just love the design! x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia love the design and your stamps. hugs Shirleyxxxx