FANTASTIC FOLLOWERS ~

Sunday, 30 October 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (AGAIN)!

Happy Halloween to all  you Halloween fans out there!  
Sorry I didn't get around to making a card this year, but I'm going to cheat and share last year's Halloween card instead!!  Well - some of you new bloggers out there may not have seen it, and it's just for fun, and you don't even have to leave a comment!

SO LOVELY FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS - HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN WITH LOTS OF TREATS!

Love to all ~
Sylvia xx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

CAS WEDDING CARD

Good afternoon lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy week. 
It's wet wet wet in this part of Yorkshire, but the leaves are turning into the most gorgeous Autumn colours, which really brightens the day.
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I am just popping by to share a Wedding card a friend has ordered - she is going to a
Wedding in Florida quite soon, and asked for something simple and elegant, with a splash of colour to match the bridesmaid's dresses.  Who says simple cards are easy to make?!! I do hope she will like it!! 

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Recipe: -

Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up - a mixture of textured and smooth.
Nestie Labels 18. 
Anna Griffin Sentiment inked with Onyx Black Versafine and heat embossed.
Deep purple satin ribbon.
Nestie Fancy Tags 2 separated down the centre and placed under the folded ribbon.
Eazi Score Board used to create two simple lines of embossing at the top and bottom of the card.
Two cream pearls to finish.
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I printed the insert with personalised details, and a simple heart and pearl embellishment bearing the wedding date - (of course I can't share due to privacy reasons). 
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I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-
Lexi's Creations- Just a Sentiment.
CES Challenge - New Beginnings.

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Love to all ~
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Sunday, 23 October 2011

PINK POLKA DOTS AT LESS IS MORE!


Hi peeps - hope your weekend has been fabulous! Just popping by with a fun card for the LESS IS MORE Challenge, which this week is POLKA DOTS. Thanks to Mandi and Chrissie for another great theme.
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 Recipe:-

Two very old stamps from that darkest corner of my craft room which I only visit now and again (but really should visit more often) - Dotty Shoe by All Night Media, Sentiment by Impression Obsession, stamped with Coffee Archival ink.
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink applied through sequin waste for the Polka Dots.
Shoe also coloured with Worn Lipstick DI, a paint brush and water.
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I would just like to say a big Thank You to all those wonderful friends and followers who leave kind comments - I really do appreciate it .
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My card is also entered into the CAS Sunday Challenge #24 - CAS - Think Pink
Have a wonderful week - love to all ~
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Thursday, 20 October 2011

WILD ORCHID CHALLENGE AND A LOTV CHRISTMAS CARD!

Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy week. 
I am just starting to get back into crafting mode after my hols. thank goodness. 
 I have made very few Christmas cards as yet, (no doubt lots of you have finished making yours)???!!  so I need to get cracking. 
The Christmas Fun challenge at WILD ORCHID was just what I needed to give me some inspiration - thanks ladies!
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  Recipe:-
Base card - Pink Pirouette from Stampin'Up
Papers - "Beau Chateau" also from SU
Stamp - "Skating Along" from LOTV, coloured with Copics
Sentiment LOTV
Nestie dies - Labels 18 and the smallest Lacey Circles for the sentiment.
WHITE SEAM BINDING FROM WILD ORCHID CRAFTS
Snowflakes - X-Cut punch
Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds from SU
blue gems from stash
Machine stitching
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Love to all ~
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Sunday, 9 October 2011

HEARTS AT LESS IS MORE - AND IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK!

Good afternoon lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy weekend. I have really missed you all and it's great to be back. I will get around to see what you have all been up to, as soon as I finish the ironing! 
Just popping by with a card for this week's challenge at Less is More
It's a one-layer card week, and Mandi and Chrissie are asking us to use HEARTS, which I absolutely love!
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Update!! 19th October - my card made the Top 3 at Creative Inspirations


Recipe:-
I have used three shades of Versacolor inks (the small square ones) in Lapis Lazuli, Topaz and Cardinal, "direct to paper", shading each colour slightly from light to dark by using less or more pressure on the pad. Hence the rather random look!
After several failed attempts at measuring the spacing of the inking, I decided to go for it "by eye" - wish I had done that to begin with!
The tiny heart is from the French Mail clear stamp set by Crafty Secrets.
Sentiment is from Hot off the Press.
I would also like to enter my card into the Creative Inspirations Challenge - A Single Layer Card.
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Just thought I would share this holiday pic. with you - the life-size dress form was standing outside a gift shop and I couldn't resist taking a photo of it. It was covered with fabric flowers and looked so pretty - very fashionable in the crafting world at the moment - thought you might like it!
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Welcome to my new followers - Janet, Liz and Dorte. 
Click the pic. to enlarge.
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Love and hugs to all - have a happy week ~
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