Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sketch Saturday Winner !!! Wooo Hoo

What a great end to 2011, i've just found out i have won the latest sketch challenge over at and i have won a mystery prize. I love surprises so huge thanks to the team

Happy 2012 to you all

Sylvia xx

Thursday, December 29, 2011

C.R.A.F.T challenge GDT card

Well this is my last card as a GDT for C.R.A.F.T.Challenges and the theme was "New Year".

Bit of a quickie card for me as time seems to have run away and i am now back at work!!!! This funny little man is 'Harry' from LiaStamp. Lia is one of the sponsors this week along with "Sew Many Digital Stamps". Be sure to drop by and have a look at what the clever DT girlies have come up with this time.

Until next time..

"Happy New Year!

Sylvia xx

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my followers.

I wish you all a super duper Christmas and the very best of wishes for 2012.

I look forward to visiting you all Next Year and huge thanks for your support and help during my 1st proper year of blogging!!!!

Sylvia xx

Friday, December 23, 2011

Final Christmas Cards

These may have been my final Christmas Cards but they are definitely the most important. They are for my daughters...I have 3 lovely daughters so as soon as i saw this LOTV stamp I knew i had to have it!!!! I have made the girls all the same card but just changed the outfits and the hair colour .... this one is for my middle daughter who has brown hair..coloured with my promarkers and copics for a change. Martha Stewart Punch for the border and my favourtie snowflake punch. The sentiment came with the stamp.

Challenges for my card are..

Stampin for the weekend
Shelly's Images
Digi Doodle Shop
Charisma Cardz
I love Promarkers
Papertake Weekly
Passion for Promarkers

Merry Christmas to you all

Lots of love

Sylvia x

Thursday, December 22, 2011

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge GDT card

Hello followers...are we already for the big day, are you stockings hung up for Santa!!! mine is and as i have been a very good girl i expect it to be full to the brim!!!

Now over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week we have 2 fab sponsors Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and 2 Cute rubber stamps. The theme is "Pastelles for Christmas" so nice pastel shades for your projects this week please...

I got to work with this lovely little angel, not really a fan of angels (don't like things with wings)!!! but this one is sooooooooooooooo cute i just had to use her...coloured with my trusty promarkers and I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The backing papers are from the great pack "Mistletoe Kisses" from docrafts.

Enjoy your day and will chat very soon

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge...Happy New Year

Hello followers, well i do hope you are all ready for the big day on the time you read this i will be at work and i will either be all nice and calm cos i have everything done or i will be stressing lol

Over at Nutcrafters we have a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters fabby shop for the winner of our latest challenge and the challenge this time is "Happy New Year".

Why not come and join us with your creation (just remember to use a nutcrafters image) and you could be having a post Christmas spending spree with your winnings.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Challenges for this card are..
Sketch Saturday....
Crafty Cardmakers......
Totally papercrafts.....
My Time to Craft....
I love Promarkers.............
Sylvia xx

Saturday, December 17, 2011

What a day!!!

Hi followers hope you are snuggly and warm this evening.

I never expected today to be a good one, it is the 1st anniversary of the death of my nan so obviously i woke up very sad. I planned to go to the cemetery, light a candle and place some hyacinths and flowers for nan but 1st i needed a shower. Had a wonderful refreshing shower then walked into the kitchen to find the cat had left me a mess yuk, cleaned it up, mopped the floor and then got back in the shower....came out got dressed did my hair, coffee time....went back into the kitchen and yes you guessed it poor Jess had been poorly again!!! Cleaned it up, mopped the floor and finally left the house minus the coffee....

Thankfully the afternoon has been much better...look at this lot i made!!!

I recently bought a goodybag from craftwork brilliant and this is what i have used to make the last lot of my christmas cards.... only needed to add some ribbon and punch some scalloped circles and voila...sorry the piccies aren't brill there was no daylight left once i had finished.


Charisma Cardz...last minute xmas card and these are very last minute
Dream Valley Challenges...Christmas

Still got a few more to make for my daughters and of course my hubby ....

Off to get ready for a party tonight and i am really looking forward to a large glass of wine..

Have a wonderful evening followers and stay warm

Sylvia xx

Thursday, December 15, 2011

This weeks C.R.A.F.T Challenge...................

Good morning followers, i hope you are well and managing to stay warm, bit blustery isn't it??

Well onto the latest challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. challenges
, we would like to see a Christmas card with a removeable part!!!

I got to use a fab digi from "Bows and Berries Digital Stamps" who are one of the brill sponsors this week. I chose this cute little penguin and his brother...i love penguins i just think they are soooooooooooooooooo card was inspired from a fantastic tutorial from Annette Dayot which can be found here...thank you so much Annette.

Our 2nd sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom and the prizes are just wow, so do pop over and have a look at what the clever peeps have made and then join us and you could be this weeks winner.

Look forward to seeing your entries

Thought i would enter the following challenges with this project

Charisma Cardz
Dream Valley Challenges
One Stitch at a Time
Craft your days away
Hotshot Craft blog

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Saturday, December 10, 2011

We're back...

Hello followers...well we have returned from a wonderful week in the Lake District, where we have seen sunshine, hail, rain and lots of snow !!!!! We had a great time, and thought you just might like to see some of the lovely piccies I took

We went on a cruise along Windermere to Ambleside and this is the view we had on our way back, this is before the snow arrived in town!!

Sophie getting ready for her walk with her padded coat, it was so dirty when we got back to the cottage it went straight in the wash...

on our way up to "Orrest Head", snow has begun to fall...

Hubby needed a sit down when we reached the summit lol

me i needed a brandy!!!!

winter wonderland in Windermere.......

mid afternoon over coniston water..

ok that's it won#t bore you with anymore.

Off to put up the Christmas tree now

Sylvia xx

Thursday, December 08, 2011

C.R.A.F.T challenge GDT card

Hello followers, well another scheduled post from me as i am still chilling in the lake district with my hubby and dog Sophie.

Over at the C.R.A.F.T challenge blog there is a great sketch to follow this week and i was lucky enough to be able to choose to work with this fab digi from Glitterbabe called "Country Tree". I think it is sooooo funky and perfect to go with these great papers and sentiments from docrafts papermania pack "Mistletoe Kisses".

There are fab prizes to be won on this challenge so do pop by, say hello and show us your wonderful creations.

Just a quick thank you to Jo and the team for asking me to be part of their team in December....xx

Sylvia x

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge...

Good morning followers..I do hope you are all well.

I shall be in the Lake District having a pre- Christmas chill out by the time you are reading this (assuming the scheduled post has worked) lol

Over at Nutcrafters the challenge is make a card or project with a winter here is my card for the DT using another of the great stamps from the winter collection. Doesn't she look all snug and warm wrapped up surrounded by snowflakes???

Do pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at what my team mates have made..they are always so inspirational... the prize is once again a £10 voucher to spend in the fab nutcrafters shop AND they have new stamp sets out that are just WOW!!!

I look forward to seeing your creations

Have a great week and will chat soon once i get back from the lakes

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges DT card

Stamping Boutique provided the DT Team with some amazing digi images for our challenge this time over at Creative Craft Challenges. It is a stitching challenge this time and it doesn't matter whether it is real stitches or the faux ones.

I ordered 2 goodybags from craftwork cards this week and voila when i opened one of them there was some gorgeous backing papers with faux stitches on so that was my cue to make this card. I love this cute teddie with his sewing needle. I used some twine for his sewing thread and obviously coloured him with my promarkers.

do pop over and have a look at what the very talented team have come up with, then get your creative juices flowing and show us your projects. As always we have fantastic prizes for the winners

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

ps I am in the Lake Distric with my fingers crossed that the scheduled post has worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

GDT for December over at the C.R.A.F.T challenge blog

I had a lovely email the other day inviting me to be part of the GDT for December over at C.R.A.F.T challenge blog which of course i said yes too....

The 1st of the December challenges is "Christmas Present" and we had the most gorgeous digi images to work with from Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

I chose this one as i thought the little girl looked so happy with her "Christmas Present".... do join in the fun over at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog

There are great prizes up for grabs from the wonderful sponsors "Crimson Cloud" and of course "Lauretta's Digital Stamps" you will also see very inspirational projects from the team. Look forward to seeing your projects over there

I am entering this card into the following challenges

The Poodles Parlour

Totally Papercrafts challenge
Craft Your Days Away

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Card for a friend...

Nutcrafters are offering another free digi if you would like to pop over and have a look, the challenge this time is "Make a card for a friend"

The prize is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the yummy Nutcrafter shop so well worth entering this challenge for Christmas (think of the great goodies you could get with this prize)

I used this cheeky boy eagerly waiting with his stocking from the winter collection. We look forward to seeing your lovely creations...happy crafting and have fun!!!

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2nd countdown to Christmas...

This is my 2nd "Countdown to Christmas" i have made today), this time using backing papers from Dovecrafts "Christmas Fancy" and some die-cuts from a friend. The letters and numbers are printed from a fantastic cd by polka doodles "magical christmas".

I think this one is definitely a girly one and i am going to enter this into the following challenge...The Paper Shelter and also One Stitch at a Time

right that's enough playing for today, I have a hubby and daughter that need feeding so off to peel potatoes and get the roast in for dinner.

Catch you all later

Sylvia xx

Santa' s coming!!!!

How about this for a brill idea for the little ones...

I saw it in cardmaking and papercrafts magazine (November) and thought what a brill idea by Tracie Steel, so my project for a Sunday morning was this..

Hope you like it........i do that much so that i am off to make another one......never know i may even sell one at the craft fayre next Saturday!!

Enjoy the rest of your day

I am going to enter this project into the following challenges

The Paper Shelter
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
The Crafty Pad
and finally One Stitch at a Time

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make a card or project for a child at Christmas...

that's the challenge over at Nutcrafters to make a card or project for a child this Christmas.

This is a card idea i saw on C & C not something i usually watch but was having a lazy day and flicking through the channels when i came across a spellbinders show.

Firstly you have to stamp your image on some plain card (this is from a lovely Christmas/winter set from Nutcrafters and then i covered the front and the inside of the card with some bp, then i used a martha stewart punch to make the front edge of my card all fancy. Next you use a shaped die to cut an aperture out of the front of your card and also a frame using the same size die plus the larger one. Finally i made these little flowers from a punch i bought from craft central at the weeekend..i love it. Next time i make this card though i am gonna cover the aperture with acetate and then add some stars for a bit of twinkle!!!

Do pop over to the nutcrafters blog and see what the girlies have come up with, and you can get yourself a lovely cutie digi too

Have a great day

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

yummy Christmas pud....

sparkly Christmas pud...coloured with promarkers and liberally sprinkled with glamour dust...

makes a change from all the cats!!!!

Sylvia xx

the last pussy cat for tonight ...meow!!!!

here he is my last egg nog pussy cat..

more promarkers, more poinsettas, more punched squares but definitely the last pussy cat for a Tuesday evening and a challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Sylvia xx

Pussy cat pussy cat where have you been

hic drinking egg nog!!!!

Another one...but this time a larger martha stewart punched square, a square with photo corners (one of my favourite punches and a bargain at £1 from the NEC a few years ago)...coloured with promarkers, quick sentiment and a poinsetta complete with gem and there we have another finished Christmas card.

Charisma Cardz Challenge wants something cute.... as does C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

pussy cat no. 2..............

well here he is pussy cat no 2, using the red jewellery twine, coloured with promarkers (what else!!!), a Martha Stewart round the page punched square and an embossed sheet of card..Voila!!!!

My lovely friend Elke says this one is her favourite...

challenge for my pussy cat no. 2

Here come the boys

Sylvia xx