Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Hi there! Another Ruby Wedding card for a friend, this time with a vintage feel. I have used one of my favourite rubber stamps - "Monsieur & Madam" from Inkadinkado. The papers are K&Co. "Madeline", the ornate corners and hearts were made with Cuttlebug dies.
MS Lace Doily border punch, Retro Flower punches from EK Success, leaf punch from Woodware. Added a teeny-weeny bit of Glamour Dust (of course) and a couple of Dew Drops.
Hope you like it 'cos it took ages to make - you know when you get one of those days when nothing seems to go according to plan - well that was today!!!!! (for me at any rate - hope it was a whole lot better for you, my lovely friends)!
Thank you for looking - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Friday, 18 September 2009


Morning everyone! Hope you have all had a great week. Just sharing a card I have made for a friend's birthday, using one of Claire's fabulous digi Doodle stamps, which I absolutely adore! If you pop along to Claire's lovely blog, you will find a link to her new on-line Doodles shop.
I am entering my card into this week's Copic Colour Challenge, and although I don't have the exact shades, it is allowed to use the nearest you've got! Daisy has been coloured using Copics YR07 Cadmium Orange, YG63 Pea Green, and Y21 Buttercup Yellow. (I only need another 118 Copic pens and I'll have the full set)!!!! The flower she is holding has been decoupaged, and as usual there has been a sprinkling of Glamour Dust! The grass has been added with the Copics (very artistic)!!! The clear gems are Dew Drops, and I popped one onto the flower 'cos it looks like a Dew Drop!
Other items used are Bazzill Witch Hazel cardstock, papers from K&Co, and MME Bloom & Grow, Brilliance Ink Pearlescent Rust and Distress Ink Tattered Rose.
Thanks for looking - have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

Sunday, 13 September 2009


How fantastic to be asked by the lovely Debbie at
The Crafty Pad to be a Guest Designer for this week's Challenge - "Christmas Sparkle and Ribbon". Thanks so much Debbie - you know how excited I was!!
I have used one of Debbie's new Christmas stamp sets - Percy & Parker with Banner and separate greeting. If you pop over to The Crafty Pad you will see the full range of stamps designed by Debbie, including the fabulous new Christmas ones. (Debbie's stamps are available to purchase, with free p&p).
I have used red Bazzill cardstock, white card embossed with Swiss Dots CB folder, CB snowflakes, Nesties, ribbons from my stash, and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust (I think I'm addicted to it)!! Percy & Parker were coloured with Copics, and Stickles glitter glue, then cut out and curved slightly and attached with silicone glue to give a 3-d effect.
So, get out that ribbon and glitter and join in the fun! The prize is a 1-week GDT spot, and a stamp which the DT will be working with.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxxx

Saturday, 12 September 2009


Hi - just a quick note to say it's nice to be back from holiday (I do love holidays, but I also love to get back to my favourite things)! Just adding a couple of pics. I took when we visited Howick Hall Gardens in Northumberland - thought you might like to see them. The first is an old weathered door on the Church situated in the gardens, (it is actually used as the local village church). Thought the colours were so beautiful. The second photo is a maple leaf which had come to rest on the centre of an old stone cross laid in the church-yard. Just loved the contrast of the stone with the vivid colour of the leaf. Click on the pics. for a closer look.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx
PS: the church door photo does look quite pale, but that's just the way the photo turned out - must have been a sunbeam in the camera lense!

Friday, 4 September 2009


Hi everyone! Sorry to desert you all, but duty calls - yes, I must accompany hubby on a holiday. No computer, no blogging, no crafting - how unfair is that!! Missing you already!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx