Monday, 24 August 2009

Sylvia's Card

See! I'm here, bet you thought I'd be out the back and up to my elbows in glue, paper and card. Actually, you're quite right, five minutes ago, I suddenly realised I'd blocked myself in my craft room as I'd had everything out trying to find something and then forgot what it was...Frog the cat thought it was great fun as she could get right at the back of the shelves and play with the scraps of paper that had fallen down. Meanwhile of course, Hubby John (bless him, BIG hug) had cooked dinner and was now on his computer trying to book flights to Seattle. He's been trying for a couple of days now, but our card kept getting blocked. He tried all our cards, and everyone was blocked. Turned out after a phone call this morning from the bank that it's an automatic thing that happens if suddenly your credit card asks to spend more money that it ever has before, which in a way is reassuring but on the other hand very annoying, as the price of the air tickets kept going up by the minute as places were being snatched up!! In the end we did get our tickets, (after a nice man at the bank explained) so Seattle here we come!! Well...a few more weeks yet!
Right! Why am I here?? Oh yes. This is Sylvia's Card I sent off this morning with her goodies. made with Pink Petticoat papers, little inside pocket to hold stamped images. Clever ol' me did a bit of paper piecing. I printed the image twice, one on to heart paper and then cut out the ice cream bit and 3D-ed it. Pink Petticoat have a 'how to' HERE. Then added some micro fine glitter, with a 2 in 1 glue pen. (which isn't bad, but I think I liked the Quickie glue pen best) It's called a 2 in 1 glue pen because, according to the tiny writing on the side and I quote... "When wet use as ordinary glue. After applying allowing to dry-the same surface can be used as a sticker (reusable)" oho, have to try that! The little gems are from Anita's gemstone Wheel. (Mine was cheaper, she whispers) The card itself is Bazzil Card, Limeade I think. Is there a right way and a wrong way to fold it? I think there must be, because even though I used my Crafters Campanion thingamajig to crease the fold, little tiny fibers sort of broke away on the fold, which doesn't normally happen with Bazzil Card, cos it's good stuff, usually!
Ah, I know what you're thinking, stop yakking and tell us about the font!! Ok!! Yes it's a freebie~you might already have it, but if not it's called ... hang on ... I wrote it down somewhere... Ah! AncestorySF. You can download it for free, just Google t AncestorySF free fonts and choose where you'd like to down load it from!
I used WordArt again, so that I had an outline and could use two colours, but it writes very nicely in ordinary 'Word'. I used three Woodware punches for the flower and the leaves (stamped out using the same green Bazzil card) and ProMakers Pens for the blue and the green but my new Pink Copic pen for the pink bits. I phoned Emma (daughter) seeing she was driving past the Craft shop on Sunday Morning, to pick me up some skin tone Copic pens... Skin tone to Emma is orange...(she eats far too many carrots!!) but luckily she changed her mind and got me pink. I'm still in two minds about the Promaker/Copic Pens. Which do you like best? I want to like Promakers as I used to buy loads of Letraset stuff when I did my cartoons years ago, but they're really hard to get and the Copic Pens are just sitting there (all the colours!!) in the craft shop, which is about a 30mile round trip for me...
Challenge!! Yes, (sometime in the future I'm going to find this... and then pop back here and tell you about it, just so y'know, once these posts are written they aren't necessarily finished!! ) There's a challenge ( or will be, depending when you're reading this!) over on Cute Daisy May Challenge to make a Thank you card! So of course I've picked this one! Pop over and join in!
Right! that's it, I think!! But first , let's welcome two new Followers!! Hi first to Mrs Ann who's out the back in the dark with no picture and no link. But, could you be Anne Marie, who has popped over and said Hi and has put my Blog Candy onto her side bar, I wonder? (No...says the voice in my head., there's no E on the Ann) Anyway, thank you for that Anne Marie!! Let me know if that's you, if not, tell us where you are Mrs Ann and then I can put a link in and come and visit (don't worry, just your blog- not for coffee or biscuits!)
And as if by Magic!!!! I have a link from Anne Marie, So, we'll say Hi anyway, cos we're nice!! So, still looking for Mrs Ann... (I love a mystery!)
Then we have Theresa in MS ((wave))) who has some lovely pictures on her blog, one being a very large Stick Insect and a very small baby frog. (aw) I can remember having loads of baby frogs leaping about our small garden...couldn't mow the lawn for weeks!
Back tomorrow with a Squeak! Bye till then...thank you for stopping by!


  1. that's a lovely card, Sylvia is one lucky lady!
    Anne x

  2. this is one fab card hun love it love cheryl xxxx

  3. Hi Lyn, I'm back again :o) Glad you found me ok (Annie's Creative Moments)....don't forget to collect your award, choose which one you fancy ! Thanks for putting me in the bag, and I'm glad you like my little cat hanging on the branch, I think they're gorgeous..they had a sale on last time I looked a couple of weeks back on Lili of the Valley..that'll tempt you :o) Great card by the way, good enough to eat :o) Bye for now, Love Anne xx

  4. Thank you sooo much Anne, it's sooo kind of you, it's down the bottom of my blog with a link back to you!

  5. Beautiful, fresh card!

    Saskia :)

  6. Oh Lyn - you do make me laugh - your stories are fab. Anyway, don't know how I missed this story yesterday, but I'm soooooo chuffed to see the card you have made for me - it's absolutely gorgeous, and what a lot of work you've put into it too. I love Pink Petticoat papers, and adore pink - can't wait for it to arrive.
    You asked about Copics versus Promarkers - I prefer the Copics as they have a softer brush, which makes it easier to blend the colours. Both brands seem very popular though - I guess it's just a matter of personal preference.
    Love, Sylvia xxxxx

  7. Thank you Sylvia! At the moment I can buy Copic over the counter at 1.99 See it, feel it and know what the colour's goin to be like. The Promakers, come thro' the post, and in set packets, and not always the colours you need at that time. (I guess you can buy them on their own but with added postage that would be a bit loony even for me!) I'm testing them out later this week, on some 'paper' I got through the post to try!

  8. Lovely card Lyn, thank you for joining us at CDM this week
    Ann x

  9. Oh such an adorable card Lyn, love your sweet image, your papers
    and detail are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May this week.

    Hugs Linda

  10. Oh I love your thank you card!!! Love the 3-d of it with the pieces pop dotted!!Glad you could join us this week at cute daisy may
    XMichele speraX

  11. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.
    Lora x

  12. A lovely card!Thanks for joining the Cute Daisy may Challenge this week!


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