irRESISTible Greetings

Hi everyone and happy Thursday :)

Today, I am sharing a card with you that is made with the awesome irRESISTible texture spray from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. This time I used the spray in Wedding Dress to create texture on a piece of acetate.

Check out Imagine Crafts' blog for step-by-step instructions and more inspiration with irRESISTible in Wedding Dress (texture spray and Pico Embellisher) today and during the next days :)

Please visit the Imagine Crafts blog for step-by-step instructions :-)

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

Sylvia xx


Sending "Pots" of Love

Hi everyone and happy Monday :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was lovely with lots of sun and time to relax :-)

Today I want to share an OLC (= one layer card) with you that I made with the stamp sets "In The Garden" and "In The Garden Additions" by SC Designs for Clearly Whimsy Stamps.

I stamped the pot with Memento in "Pottery Clay", and the heart "flowers" with Memento in "Love Letter". I then drew the stems with a Memento Marker in "New Sprout" and stamped the leave with a Memento ink pad in "New Sprout".

The sentiment was inked with Versafine in "Onyx Black" and I stamped it right over the pot :)

The lower right corner of the card was rounded with a "Corner Chomper" tool and to finish the card I put some rhinestones here and there :-)

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

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

Sylvia xx


Imagine Crafts, Authentique and May Arts Blog Hop: Make Some Noise


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  

I have used some of the adorable Authentique "Radiant" papers from the 6x6 paper pack, a sticker from the "Radiant Components" sheet, a super pretty floral sheer ribbon and a length of twine in coordinating colors from May Arts!

The inks I have used to stamp the sentiment are a combination of Memento Luxe Marocco and Memento Luxe Lilac Posies. The circles were stamped with Memento Pistachio and Memento Teal Zeal (I first inked the stamp with Pistachio, then added some Teal Zeal, before I stamped it, to get this "personalized" color to match the blue color in the patterned paper).

Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

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

Sylvia xx

Hello, Hello...

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday :)

Today I am sharing a clean and simple (and easy to create) card using stencils and stamps and -of course- some of my beloved Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks :)

I actually did this card for a step-by-step blog post on the Imagine Crafts blog in August, but didn't share it here on my personal blog. To make up leeway, here it is :-D

To see how this card was created, please visit the Imagine Crafts Blog, where you can find detailed instructions including pictures of the steps. 

Please refer to the grey box below for a list of supplies!

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

Sylvia xx


Celebrate Life

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday :)

Today I am excited to share my first card as a DT member for Clearly Whimsy Stamps! Clearly Whimsy Stamps is part of the Whimsy Stamps family :)

The making of this card was really simple: Just 1 or 2 spritzes of Imagine Crafts irRESISTible texture spray in New Sprout, paired with some beautiful stamps from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps "Happy Everything" set and the gorgeous "Butterfly Border Die" cut border from SC Designs!   
That's it :) 
I hope you forgive me saying this, but I am really pleased with the result :)

Of course you can change the sayings and make a Birthday, Get Well, Congratulations or any other type of card! And using other colors from the large palette of irRESISTible texture sprays also can change the mood of your card. 

BTW: If you don't like the little "air bubbles" in the texture spray (see close up blow), you can easily remove them by just using a needle and prick into these bubbles while they are wet :) Personally, I thought they add some extra texture and interest.. therefore I didn't care about removing them :)

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  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"  top folded card from 4 1/4" x 11" white cardstock
  • cut 5" x 3 3/4" panel from white cardstock and create a paper pierced frame using a paper piercing tool and a ruler
  • give the panel 1-2 good spritzes with the irRESISTible texture spray in New Sprout and allow to dry thoroughly
  • stamp sentiment from "Happy Everything" set using Memento in Tuxedo Black (or StazOn in JetBlack)
  • die cut butterfly border from white cardstock
  • mount white panel and butterfly border to card front using foam tape