Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birthday Surprise

Another card using the tulip design, this sentiment and image is from the decoupage sheet...

This one will be entered into A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge...flower power

as well as the brand new challenge over at Craft-room-challenge..anything goes

The lovely pink paper was from a swop over at Trimcraft by my lovely friend Tracy (yes the one with the pink leg) lol, i then added some card candy and some faux stitching and a doilly i bought a while ago, lost and then found...lol

Forever friends...65th

I made this card yesterday (1st crafting i have had chance to do since i came back off my hols)!!!!

It is for my very good friend's hubby...he will be 65 tomorrow, and honestly he looks about 45!!! sickening isn't it but he is a lovely lovely man. I made him a jolly card cos he is a very young 65 and nothing like a pensioner at all...lol

I shall enter this one into the Charisma Cardz Challenges...boy oh boy

and also...Lexi's Crations...father's day or a man's card

See you all soon with some more goodies

Sylvia x

Better late than never!!!

I had a bumper session at craft group last time i went (think it was because i knew that i wouldn't be doing any crafting for a while).

I had bought some of the new Tulip range from docrafts last time i was at the craft shop in little eaton...i love this new range with the lovely pastel colours, so just had to have a play!!!

Will post some more piccies in a little while

Catch you soon

Sylvia x

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I'm Back .....

Hello followers, well i have now returned from a fantastic trip to Italy. My super duper hubby treated me to a trip to Venice for my 50th birthday pressie.

We had the most fantastic time and the weather was perfect, a little too hot at times but always a nice breeze to cool us down.

Venice is my favourite place in the whole world, St Marks's Square is just magical with the street traders selling their dodgy bags and purses to the 30 piece orchestra strumming their stuff whilst you drink your coffee. I love it!! To finish off my perfect day, we went on a magical ride on a gondola through the narrow waterways....fantastic!!!

Thought i would share some piccies with you of my very special day

Sylvia x

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DT challenge card

Hello followers ...hopefully as you are reading this (if Mr Blogger hasn't had a hissy fit again) I shall be in Italy, lying on a beach with my darling hubby and i shall be the grande old age of 50 !!!!

So i have scheduled this post and shall be holding my breath and hoping it works...oh well here goes.............

Over at creative craft challenges the theme is blue brown and cream ... great gave me chance to make a card for my very good friend's son.

One of our sponsors is "Stamping Dragons Design and i was so lucky to be able to use one of their fab digis...i just love him and his guitar.. If you pop over you will see some of the other digis being used by the girls on the DT.

We also have a fantastic new sponsor this time Crafts and Me

one of our lucky winners will receive the most super duper stamp called "Refresh" which is from their own range by Sara Burrier. You will love it so off you go and have a nosey, enter our challenge and in 2 weeks time you could be the proud owner of this stunning stamp.

Will catch up with you all later in the week when i return from my travels

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Monday, May 16, 2011

Josh's Birthday card

It is my friends'sons birthday in June and he will be a teenager!!!! Boy do i remember those days with my girls..my eldest changed from a lovely blue-eyed angel into the devil overnight, other 2 weren't as bad lol

I'm not very good at making male cards but i actualy quite like this one, hoping he will too.

Will have a go at the following challenges

Lexi's Creations.....spots and/or stripes

The Crafty Pad...holes

One stitch at a time...anything goes

Have a good week everyone...me i am on countdown to my hols... i can't wait

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Saturday, May 14, 2011

sitting and waiting

We had goodie bags to do at craft club this week supplied by my super duper friend Elke. The bag was full of http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giflovely pink goodies so yummy...

This is the easel card i made with my stash and if you pop over to our craft club site here you will be able to see what the others made (including the mess) lol

challenges i would like to enter arehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

papertake weekly challengefancy a punch go check out their DT's work it's absolutely fab!!

pear tree designs challenge...spring

one stitch at a time challenge...fancy folds

Off now to have a crafty afternoon, lots of things to finish and i have new sewing stamps to play with!!!

catch you later

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DT challenge card

Good morning followers

Here are the piccies (eventually) of my DT card for Creative craft challenges...the lovely digi boot and sentiment are both from our fabby sponsor "Doodle Pantry digis".

Not one of my best cards as it is vintage and never really done a vintage before and the piccies make it look like the colours don't match!!! but in real life they do!!! and no matter what angle i took the photos i just couldn't get it right!!!

So need more practise in making vintage and taking piccies!!!

Have a wonderful day

Sylvia x

Saturday, May 07, 2011

girls just wanna have fun...

I was inspired to make this card when i saw what the challenge was over at I love promarkers...song title.

I have no idea where i had this image from may have been a swop but it was perfect for the challenge and also because my daughter wants a card for one of her giffriends...sure she will love the girlie colours. Used some of my lovely prima flowers and obviously coloured with my promarkers (not that there was much colouring to be done!!)

Going to enter my card into the following great challenges

papertake weekly...anything goeshttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

lexi's creations...friendship

Only a quick post today as i have to go and walk the dogs now before getting ready for a night out with my very special friends Sandra and Elke and their hubbys..we are going to go and see another friends hubby perform at a "gig" locally. Really looking forward to a great night out..may even get to take some piccies so watch this space followers...

Love and hugs to all

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Yippity doo dah !!!!

I made top 3 at...........................

I love promarkers...how chuffed am i..over the moon, so huge thank you to the guys over there for choosing me and making my day

Sylvia x

Monday, May 02, 2011

last one for today...

Here it is the last card i made today, if you have read my previous few posts you will know that i have had a blitz on my craft room and yes... i came across some goodies i had forgotten about!!! I bought them from the stamp magic show at doncaster last year, they are embossed frames and i loved them but ooops forgot i had them.

I had this beautiful digi image from bugaboo digis already coloured with my promarkers so i coloured the embossed frame using the same colours and i am really pleased with how it has turned out..so glad i got 6 in a pack as i have loads of images i want to use with them now!!!

I shall enter this one into a few challenges..you never know one day i may win..i love the challenges and the inspiration they give me so not really bothered about the winning ...it gets my creative fingers and brain cells working lol

i love promarkers challenge...no designer papers
peartree designs....free for all

One Stitch at a Time Challenge ...emboss it!!
dream valley challenges.... flowers
Charisma Cardz Challenges....april showers/may flowers

Ok off to make hubby his dinner and then we need to do a bit of gardening whilst the sun still shines.

Have a fabby evening folks and thank you so much for passing by

Sylvia xx

No 3!!!

This is the last of the cards using the freebies from the creative cottage blog...hope you've been and had a look...


No 2 !!!

Hope you're still following my craft session!!! lol

here is the 2nd card i made with the freebies fromm the creative cottage...have you been and had a nosey yet??? go on...

I followed the sketch over at papertake weekly...the DT work was so inspirational i just had to have a go and i shall enter this one into the challenge over at peartree designs ...free for all
Here come the boys....anything goes (this ia a fab new challenge blog)

Thanks for having a peep

Sylvia x

Bank holiday craft session 1

Hello followers, i do hope you have all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and the sun has shone for you. Here in Derbyshire it has been a really sunny weekend but the winds!!!! they certainly blow the cobwebs away!!!

I had a blitz this morning on the craft room as it was a bit untidy to say the least...forgotten what my craft desk looked like!!! so after a lovely tidy up (and i cleaned the windows and polished) I had a good old craft session .........

Found a freebie over at the creative cottage..for the boys.... so that was it i decided to make some male cards. Do go have a look at this great blog, they have the most yummie digi sets..you won't be disappointed

This is the 1st of 3...so hope you won't be too bored, i decoupaged the cake and this one will be bound for Spain for my friend's hubby...i love the fresh colours!!!

Enjoy the last of your bank hols

Sylvia xx