Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boys and their toys!!!

Guess what i have been playing with again....yep LOTV stamps...i love them...did i mention that!!! lol

I loved this one as soon as i saw it and HAD to have it

Coloured with my trusty promarkers and then used some new backing papers i bought when i went to the stamp magic show in Doncaster. The pack is called "Reflections" and is from Prima and they are so scrummy... the sentiments are also LOTV and absolute bargain as you get the 2 large stamps and 4 small ones

I have made this for a friends birthday later in the month (August) just remembered we're still in July!!!


Here come the

I love promarkers....anything goes

creative inspirations....summertime

Hope you have all had a fab weekend..i certainly have

Enjoy your week ahead

Love and hugs as always followers

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I have returned...

from my lovely long weekend break with a fantastic friend called Wendy. We had a real chill out time in the peak kids and no dogs...just me and my mate. So hence the reason i haven't put anything on my blog...don't worry followers no way had i forgotten about you.

I have been busy with DT cards and made a little scrummy card with one of my new LOTV stamps. Coloured with my trusty promarkers, some pretty pink backing papers and finally a lovely sentiment and a flower to finish..

found a few challenges i would like to enter this card into

Allsorts n easy



craftroom challenges...summer holidays

my time to craft challenge
....Delighful Dogs!!!!

passion for promarkers...animal crackers

i love promarkers challenge...anything goes

oh wow fair few then...

Enjoy the rest of your week followers

love and hugs as always

Sylvia x

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teepee Cards

Good morning followers...where's the you have any cos we certainly don't here in Derbyshire.

Thought i would share a couple of teepee cards i made at craft club on Tuesday. Elke made an excellent tutor and if you pop over to the group blog you will see even more that the other girls made.

They really are quite easy to make once you get the hang of the folds, there are several tutorials out there in blogland and on youtube but mine came from the crafty pad..thanks girls

will be entering these both in the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday...shaped cards

and also Papertake Weekly Challenge..getting cute

Won't be around now til next week as i am off for a girlie weekend retreat in the peak district with my very good friend Wendy...can't wait

See you soon and have a great weekend

Love and hugs Sylvia xx

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges DT cards

Good morning followers...the challenge this week over at Creative Craft challenges is 3D it

We have a fab new sponsor "Love to Stamp" They gave us a choice of stamps to use and i chose this little cutie called "nice to meet you" from the Little Darlings range. As you can see i used lots of layers on my card, the backing papers were all from a recent paper swap over at trimcraft, the image i coloured with my trusty promarkers and am quite pleased with his jeans. The image has been slotted into photo corners that i punched with a punch i bought ages ago and had forgotten about (yeah well we all do it) and finally added some of my new card candi from craft work cards.

Our 2nd sponsor is Sitchy Bear digital stamps and again they gave us a choice of their fabulous digis..i chose this one "Always the Bridesmaid"

I have used Kanban backing paper (well card) and lots of glitter (my friend Elke will hate this) lol. I printed the image out 3 times and then layered it up with lots of foam tape (cheap and cheerful from the poundshop but it works). I love how it turned out.

Now off to your craft desks and create!!! anything 3D doesn't have to be a card, we would love to see your lovely creations and the prizes are really fantastic..You gotta be in it to win it followers.

See you all sonn

Sylvia xx

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday afternoon card...

sorry followers but yes another LOTV card...i just love her little Maisie and she is soooo good to colour in with my promarkers. I was having a sort out and came across these freebie papers so challenge of the day was to make something with them. A very pink girly card for a Sunday afternoon

challenges for this one are....

One Stitch at a time

Dream Valley....summer theme

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge...things with wings

Totally Papercrafts Challenge
...girly girls

Simon Says stamp challenge
..anything goes

Hope you have all had a great weekend

Sylvia x

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge

What a great sketch it is over at Sketch Saturday, so just the opportunity i needed to use my new LOTV stamp and try out their nesting templates.

This is Maisie and i love her she is a real cutie, coloured with my trusty promarkers, backing paper is from kanban and finally prima flowers and a ticket from the crafty pad

Will enter this one into a few challenges....

Sketch Saturday...of course!!

One Stitch At A Time...anything goes

Dream Valley....summer theme

Papertake hot hot

Allsorts Challenge... free and easy

Simon Says stamp challenge
..anything goes

Hope you have all had a great start to the weekend despite the to play with my new goodies i bought today when i was out and about with my friend Elke

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog award !!!!

Came home from work to find i have been given this scrummy blog award by my super crafty friend Tracey

I am truly honoured to be given a blog award by such a fantastic creative person as really do need to go over to her blog and check it out she makes the most fabby projects. Huge thanks for this hun, you made my day!!!

I shall now bore you all with 7 facts about me

**I have been married for nearly 32 years

**I have 3 grown-up daughters (only 1 at home now though)

**I love to cross-stitch as well as papercraft

** I walk for miles most days with my dogs Sophie and Bumble

**I prefer wine to water

** I am a chocolholic (not at the minute though as i am following slimming world)

**I met by bestest friend through crafting

ok so who am i going to give this award to

Elke ...because she is the bestest friend you could hope for (and a great crafter)

Monica...she makes some stunning cards and contributes so much for charity she deserves this award and more

and finally...

Janet..who has a truly inspiring blog

Hope you will find time to visit their blogs and maybe even become followers

Thanks again Tracey...xx

Saturday, July 09, 2011

more baby cards

for the boys i think....

These papers are from one of my favourite sets from DCWV "nursery. I have both the boy and girl packs and i think they are so scrummy and sooooo touchy feely.

at least now i have a few baby cards ready for the new arrivals...think my friend's son and his girlfriend should be 1st..."Come on Charlotte we have waited long enough lol"

Right off to make some more goodies but before i go don't forget that if you were a follower over at Creative Craft Challenges we have had to move "addresses" due to some numpty deleting all our posts, you can find our fab new challenge blog here and also to let you know we have lots of fantastic sponsors coming up not only for this year but also next..which means great prizes for the lucky winners

Have a fantastic weekend guys and gals

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Goodie Bag card ....

Goodie bags at craft club again this week and this time it was my turn to provide them so i gave them lots of choices but the images, sentiments and backing papers were all from a yummy cd from polka doodles called "back to nature" i them gave them lots of flowers, brads, buttons to add on as they wished. If you pop over here you will see what the others came up with.

saw these photo corners in a mag and decided to have a play...i think they just finish the card off nicely.


Papertake weekly...anything goes

Allsorts and easy

Thanks for popping by

Sylvia x

Oh Baby....

I seem to know an awful lot of peeps that are expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet very soon, so at craft group after making cards with our goodie bags (will post about that later) i decided to make some baby cards

this one is all pink and girlie, i love the embellishments which i got from Mei at Meiflower. I made this for my daughter's really good friend April who knows she is having a little girl later this year. I thought the lovely little rocking horse charm finished it off perfectly...


Papertake weekly...anything goes

Allsorts and easy


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges DT card

Hopefully it is Tuesday morning and the new blog is up and running many of you will know we have had many many problems with our challenge blog, for some unknown reason the posts were being deleted. We are not sure whether it was Mr Blogger to blame or some saddo with nothing better to do than to try and destroy our challenge blog. Well whichever it was, it wil take an awful lot to get rid of

Anyway here is my DT card and we got to work with another fab digi from Meljen Designs...if you have never seen these digis??????what are you waiting for they are fantastic. I used a frame over the digi which i coloured with promarkers and then added lots of glamour dust. The frame is from craftwork cards and another of my favourtie stash items.

Have a great day, i'm at work but i do have craft club to look forward to this evening and don't forget we always welcome new faces

Love and hugs to all my followers

Sylvia x

Sunday, July 03, 2011

update for our challenge blog

Ok guys just to let you know about the new details for the Creative Craft Challenges...please please become a follower, if only to show whoever it was that thought they could trash our challenge blog that they can't.....oh and we have a pretty new badge you can pick up too!!!

this is the new link

thanks for reading my 3rd post of the day!!!!

Enjoy your week ahead

Sylvia x

2nd post of the day!!!

I'm like a bus today...none and then 3 come along...well 2 in my case

ok this is the 2nd card i started at craft club last week, very sparkly magnolia with her princess dress on!!!

I used DCWV backing papers, borrowed my friend Elke's punch to make the fancy edges, image coloured with promarkers and glamour dust to make her sparkly


Dream Valley Challenges...ribbon

Craft Room Challenge...summer birthdays

My Time to craft challenge...yes, here comes summer

Allsorts Challenge Blog..Free and Easy

th moment you have all been waiting for

Well it's Sunday almost 4 o clock and i have still only just gotten round to taking piccies of my cards. Got a bit waylaid in Trimcraft, but bought some super goodies, then came back here and sat chatting with Elke about our new stash.

Never mind i'm here now so what have i been making, well one of them you will have to wait until Tuesday as that is for the Creative Craft Challenge Blog (oh yes we're still going) it will take more than deleted posts to stop us DT girlies.

Okay so this is the 1st one i started at craft club last week, DCWV backing papers, pearly gems, craftwork cards sentiment, ribbon from stash and the super cute image coloured with my promarkers. I have fixed her onto the ribbon using a quite thick foam pad so the card is 3 dimensional.


Dream Valley Challenges...ribbons

Peartree Designs...stamp something

Lexi's Creations...a bug's life

Craft Room Challenge...Summer Birthdays

My Time to Craft ....Yes, here comes summer

Allsorts Challenge...Free and easy

Keep your eyes peeled now for my next post!!!

Sylvia x

Saturday, July 02, 2011


huge enormous apologies for not being around this week, been one of those when time just seems to fly by. It seems as though i have not had a minute to myself, until today and then just as i started to enjoy the peace and quiet my eldest daughter turned up. We decided over a cup of tea to pop over to Byrkely Garden Centre and what do you think they have there...well yes a craft shop and a very good one too. We also had a cream tea for 2 and it was absolutely delicious. We did both buy some plants for our gardens and i even bought a couple of Christmas presents!!!!

Tomorrow i am off to Trimcraft for a bit of a shopping spree with my friend Elke and then i shall show you some of the lovely cards i have made recently.

One final thing i need to let you know about...hello is anyone still with at "Creative Craft Challenges" we have had major problems with the challenge blog. At 1st we thought Mr Blogger was being a silly billy but now we are not so sure, maybe a low-life with nothing better to do but whatever ALL our posts since February 2010 have been deleted and that's a lot!!!!!! Not only is it all the DT's fabby work gone there is also all the great projects that the followers have taken time and trouble to produce.

Sandra one of the DT members is in the middle of creating another blog and hopefully this will be up and running very shortly, but until then please don't you forget about us by Simple Minds . Once the new blog is up and running i will let you all know

Until tomorrow

nite nite followers

Sylvia x