Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Create a bookmark

Over at Creative Craft Challenges we would like you to create a bookmark, any bookmark will do...ones like these or corner bookmarks will be just fine

We have some great prizes for the winners and of course you may also be picked as one of our top 3. Come on then.. off you go and lets see what you can come up with, we would love to see your creations and do have a look at the lovely projects the DT girlies have made...clever lot lol

Have a very busy day planned today so off i must pop and pack my bag ready for the craft club tonight

Sylvia xx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

embossed resist technique card no 2

Here is another card using the embossed resist technique as per the previous card...I used Tim Holtz distress ink "walnut stain" this time and the sentiment is from "Sentiments 4 You" and was a Friday Freebie!!!

Nice to try something different on a Sunday afternoon but now i really must take the dogs for a walk over the fields

Sylvia x

brother in law's card

Inspiriation for this card came from this great tutorial by Jeanette.

I have lots of embossing folders but seldom use them but i think the dotty background is perfect for this card and image. Must thank my friend Elke for lending me her embossing folder.

Do have a look at the tut it really is a great technique...right off to make another one now before i need to take 8 legs walking lol


Saturday, March 26, 2011

at my daughter's request

My eldest daughter asked me on Thursday if i could make a card for her friend?? What's the occasion i asked...She's bought a garden !!!!!! I think it is a plot of land as opposed to an allotment, my daughter's friend lives in a beautiful house but it has no garden and she wants to grow some veg and flowers to put in the house!!! So how about that for a challenge

Well as you know if you have read the post a few down... i won a challenge over at trimcraft and my prize arrived the other day and they are perfect ...Sugar & Spice...beautiful colour combination

I also noticed the Saturday sketch challenge which i fell in love with so i have combined the new papers with the challenge and the request lol

i have also entered it into little Claire's design challenge pink and green and passion for promarkers...in the garden and finally creative cottage challenge spring has sprung

Sylvia x

card with a difference!!!

I saw this type of card in a creativity magazine and thought i would give it ago.

I love this new range of papers, diecuts and stamps from docrafts "pampered pets".

I thought i would enter it into these challenges "birthday for a teen" Charisma Cardz Challenge and also pear tree designs .. "happy birthday"

Sylvia x

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I Won!!!!

this is the card i made for my mum for Mother's day and i also entered it into the Trimcraft Challenge. I had a lovely day out with my youngest daughter and hubby on Thursday and then came home to find an email from Sarah at Trimcraft to say i had won the challenge. Great end to a great day. I can't wait to receive my prize as they are from the fabby Dovecraft Sugar & Spice collection.

Have a great weekend everyone

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

rrrrr...thank you

I love this "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" digi, it is from Di's Digi downloads and thought it was perfect for a thank you card.

I have used 3 different backing papers (sorry they were part of a swap so don't know where they are from !!) my martha stewart punch, some glittery flowers and some card candy. the letters are from a pack i bought on my visit to the lake district, you get loads in a pack and i loved the pastel colours.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenge

papertake weekly...trio tastic (3 backing papers used)

Sylvia xx

Best Wishes

I love "my minds eye papers and wanted to make a card with no stamped image in sight. I have made this for a girl at work that is leaving next week to go onto pastures new. I love the colours in these papers and thought they were perfect for a lovely cheery card to wish her well in her new job.

I am also going to enter it into the following challenge

Papertake weekly...trio tastic (3 large flowers)

sylvia xx

Have You Ever........

wanted to be a member of a DT with a fab challenge blog???? Well nows your chance over at Creative Craft Challenges (CCC) we are looking for 2 new DT members. If you pop over to our blog there is all the info you will need. Now come on bloggers don't sit there thinking "oh no i'm not good enough" come and give us a try. You don't need to have done it before and we welcome entries from everyone no matter how much experience they have. As long as you can submit 1 or 2 projects every 2 weeks and help out with the commenting on the entries we would be happy to have you. So ....come on ...be brave and email sandra with your details.

Our theme this challenge is lacy lovelies and wow do we have some lovely DT projects to show you (and you get to see mine too) lol

Hope to see you over there very soon

sylvia xx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday Sketchers......

I loved this sketch over at Friday Sketchers, so whilst hubby is off visiting his friend i thought i would have a play.

I have used my new tatty button stamp "swingtime", coloured with promarkers and lots of lovely prima flowers and some buttons...well she had to have a button somewhere on her card with a name like that!!!

the backing paper with the cherries on is a freebie from this great site bearly mine designs.

I am going to enter this card obviously into

Friday sketchers..sketch

the crafty pad..buttons

Hope you have all had a great weekend

sylvia xx

Easel card with a difference

I found this card blank amongst some papers i was sorting through, it was included in a bargain pack i bought from the craft magic show at Doncaster (if you've never been you really must go..one of the best craft shows if you are into stamping!!!)

Very easy card to make, the backing paper i used is from DCWV nursery range and i love it as it is all sparkly. added a bit of ric rac velvet ribbon and some embellishments..voila ...done

challenges i am going to enter are..

one stitch at a time.....glitter and gems

creative inspirations.....easel

charisma cardz.....easel

Sylvia xx

Little pink notebook

Our project last week at our craft group was to dust off our BIA and make something different, so i made some little notebooks..this is the 1st one i made using the decoupage sheets from the smirk range

going to enter the following challenge with it

one stitch at a time...glitter and gems

sylvia xx

Sunday, March 06, 2011

cards from last week's craft club meeting

good evening..hope you have all had a good weekend. We have just gotten back from a day at the seaside..Bridlington in Yorkshire, didn't take the camera so no piccies today i'm afraid...

Last week at our craft club i made a couple of baby cards in preparation for some iminent births!!!

The letters are from a cute companions cd and then i have just added some buttons, ribbon, a charm and a sentiment....the dummy is actually a button!!

I am going to enter the cards into the following challenges

the crafty pad...ribbons

the alphabet challenge blog...ribbons

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Today's offerings....

Hello followers and new visitors too..this is the only card i have managed to make today, i am still feeling a bit rough with this bug that darling hubby gave to me!!!

The backing papers and the image are from a paper pack from "prima" called Jack n' Jill and i love them!!! the inspiration for the card came from an article in cardmaking and papercrafts. I have added a little bit of lace some flowery buttons and a little heart charm and finally a curvy sentiment from craftwork cards. I think the little girl is so cute..

I am going to enter my card in the folowing challenges

Little Claire Designs...flowers

Papertake weekly challenge...anything goes

ABC challenge...pink

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Brill night!!

I have just had an absolutely brill night..i have had so much fun, lots of giggles and just a little bit of wine!!

My friend Elke came round as she wanted to know more about blogging and for some reason she chose me to ask for advice.... lol as most of you know i am fairly new to this blogging lark but between the two of us we have both learnt lots of new things tonight.

We are both members of a craft group called "Creative Minds Craft Group" and decided to update the blog for the group..even going as far as to design a group badge(please feel free to grab it and put on your blog)...is there no end to our talents i hear you mutter...lol certainly for me this group is all about "me time"..for 3 hours i craft without interruption..apart from making the odd cup of tea or grabbing a biccie

This is the link and if you would like anymore details about the group just leave me a comment and i will get back to you. We make everyone very welcome and you can come as little or as often as you like.

Right off to my bed now as too much excitement before bed time is not a good thing when i have to be up at 6.30 to go to work!!!

Nite nite

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

hanglar and stanglar attitude candy from Rach

How about these fantastic images with real "Attitude".. i love them and the lovely Rach is offering them as candy. Pop over to her blog and have a look but also feast your eyes on her work ..she is one clever bunny

thanks Rach

Have a good day everyone and will be back shortly to tell you where to find a super challenge blog and also to show you my latest card

Sylvia xx