Thursday, October 14, 2010

~Trendsetting Spotlight on Sylvia~

It's time for the Trendsetting Spotlight! Each Thursday we feature a card made by someone who has participated in the previous week's TSG Challenge. Would you like to be in the Trendsetting Spotlight?? Join in the fun by participating in our weekly challenges posted every Monday!

I am very pleased to be shining our Trendsetting spotlight this week on Sylvia-Anne! I got such a kick out of the card below, especially since it's Sylvia's very first Halloween card! Would you just look at this amazing color job!?

Sylvia obtained her very first stamp set (John Bull Printing Set) at the tender age of 7 or 8. The set was comprised of a small black ink pad, a set of tiny alphabet stamps, which she describes being used for newsprint. She says she has been a crafter nearly her whole life. About 13 years ago she saw a demo for heat embossing and it was like magic! She taught her own card making classes for 10 years and enjoyed helping others learn the craft.

Sylvia's go-to embellishments are ribbon and Glamour Dust. I was not familiar with Glamour Dust, so I looked it up and found the following description: Glamour Dust is a dry, very fine sprinkle-on glitter that adds sparkle to painted fabric, home decor and decorating, or craft projects.

Sylvia has not yet mustered the courage to submit for publication, but she would like to! I think she should go for it!!

Hailing from West Yorkshire in the UK, Sylvia and her husband of 45 years (way to go, Sylvia!) have a daughter, a son, three granddaughters and two grandsons. When she is not stamping, Sylvia loves to spend time with her family, meeting up with friends for coffee and retail therapy. Sounds like a perfect life to me! :)

You can find more of Sylvia's beautiful work on her blog: Poppy's Papercraft Patch

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talents with us, Sylvia! We look forward to having you join us for more Monday challenges!



  1. This is PHENOMENAL! Love it! Thought you might like to know that the link to Sylvia's blog doesn't work though... :-)

  2. Very well stated..the card is adorable, a terrific creation. Congratulatins Sylvia-Anne, always love seeing your work. A true inspiration.

  3. Congratulations Sylvia - I was not surprised at all that you were chosen for the Trendsetting spotlight - that card is terrific!

  4. How wonderful to see Syvia Anne spotlighted, I am an ardent follower of her wonderful work. -x-

  5. Congradulations Sylvia, love the card, the coloring is so fabulous and the design is so great.

  6. Wow it's so great to see Sylvia featured as she is a fabulously talented crafter and card maker plus she is a lovely lady as well :-)


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