Hello My Love for CAS(E) this Sketch #90

Hi everyone and happy Friday :)

Two days in a row with a blog post from me? Yes, it's true :-D

I had some time to play around with the new sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog! 
I just love the versatility of this sketch - but their sketches *always* are versatile and great to use as a starting point :)

I went a little wild with my card ;-) and instead of making a clean and simple card, I used a lot of patterned papers, inks, stickers and embellishments, today .... and had lots and lots of fun! :-)

Please refer to the grey boxes below this post for step-by-step instructions and a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx

  • make top folded 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card from white cardstock
  • cut striped patterned paper to size of card front and distress with Memento London Fog + InkBlusher foam tool
  • cut polka dot paper in shape (refer to picture) and distress with Memento London Fog + InkBlusher foam tool and adhere to cardfront
  • using a ruler, a paper piercing tool and irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in "Wedding Dress" (=white) to create a faux stitching border
  • color a length of white seam binding with Memento Luxe in "Flannel Grey" and let dry
  • wrap colored seam binding around card and tie into bow
  • embellish bow with heart pins and enamel brad
  • embellish card with sequins
  • distress dove cardstock sticker with Memento in "Angel Pink" and InkBlusher foam tool
  • highlight envelope on dove sticker with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in "Shimmer"
  • affix dove sticker to card front using dimensional foam tape
  • adhere word stickers to card



Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Create an Ombré Bowl with StazOn

Hi everyone and happy Thursday :)

Long time, no see! But I am actually enjoying three weeks off work *hooray*
And -hopefully- this means some extra time to get crafty! *woohoo* Can't wait to get my fingers inky and get some blog posts written ;-)

Today, I am sharing something unusual - well at least it is not usual for me *lol*
The AIR's (AIR = Artist In Redsidence) from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko have been challenged to create an upcycle project!

I usually am a card maker... a clean and simple card maker... well and this challenge really *was* a personal challenge for me :-)

But in the end I did not only one project, but two different ones and I had a lot of fun with these :-)

I've made my very own ombre bowl by just using a boring, plain white bowl plus StazOn, GlazOn and Ink Blusher tools. And *tadah*.... you have a totally new and lovely decoration piece!

Please scroll down to find my tutorial, because this is a double post and you will also find a cool upcycle project idea + instructions from Isha Gupta in the same post... one more reason to hop over! :) 

But I wanted to go a little further and also used some baby food jars to create some "lanterns" to use with the bowl.

These were not only fun but also super easy to create!!!

If you want to know how I did it, please visit the Imagine Crafts Blog and you will find detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures!

Please refer to the grey box below this post for a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx



Let's Party!

Hi everyone and happy Thursday :)

Today I am sharing a fun, whimsical and sparkling party invitation card on the Imagine Crafts Blog!

Wanna see the complete card? Are you curious to see how I did it?

Then come on over and read the full post with complete step-by-step instructions (incl. pictures).  You also can find a detailed list of supplies over there!

I would be super delighted and thankful if you'd decide to visit their blog and maybe take the time to leave a little comment, so I know you've been there?! *smile*

The Imagine Crafts Blog is always worth a visit if you are looking for awesome ideas, techniques and inspiration for mixed media projects, scrapbooking pages and cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko and Clear Scraps: Clear Summer Mini Album


IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps.  We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!   

Hi everyone and happy Monday :)

I am so excited to be part of this months blog hop with IMAGINE Crafts + Clear Scraps!
For this mini album -which I will complete with photos after Summer holidays- I decorated a "6x6 Tab Album" from Clear Scraps.

The white swirls DON'T come with the clear album, but I stamped them with Cotton White StazOn, which is the perfect choice to stamp on acrylic (and all other non-porous) surface!

I distressed all edges of the design paper panels with Memento inks and created a frame for the circle paper on page 2 with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Gold

You can find a complete and detailed list of supplies I used as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create this mini album at the end of this post (please refer to the grey boxes below)

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Here is the other project for today:

Allie Gower

If you've missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx



Do What Makes Your Heart Happy

Hi everyone and happy Friday :)

Thank you so much for stopping by, today! 
Your visits and lovely comments just mean so much to me and are very much appreciated!!!

I know it has been quiet here on my blog, lately! I am still working "behind the scenes" to get some projects done but I had to deal with some health and other issues during the last weeks and months... 

Slowly but steadily things seem to get back to "normal" and I hope I will be able to show more cards and other projects here on my blog again, soon!!! :)

But now onto my project for today: Above you can see a little sneak peek of my project for IMAGINE Crafts. I have used some of my favorite products here on this card: Radiant Neon inks along with Versamark and the super awesome verdigris embossing powder from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko!

You can find the card as a whole plus detailed and pictured step-by-step instructions on the IMAGINE Crafts blog

For a list of supplies, please refer to the grey box below this post.

I would be delighted if you hop over there and take a look (and maybe leave me a comment? :-) )

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx