Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tatty button...

One of my best stamps is this tatty button one... I know they are not everyone's cup of tea but i love them

I coloured her with my promarkers and then mounted the image onto a piece of card that i have used my round the page martha stewart punch on. I am a huge fan of these punches and the next craft show i go to i will definitely be coming back with more!!!


My time to craft..In Full Bloom

Passion for Promarkers...anything goes

I love promarkers...anything goes

That's it from me now i really do need to go and put my feet up

Have a great evening followers

Sylvia x

Get well soon...

Think i may need to send this card to myself!!!

I love this digi image from bugaboo which i coloured with my promarkers (of course), pretty backing papers was from a swap and the flowers are prima ones from my stash with a felt flower in the middle attached together with a flower brad. This card would cheer me up with the lovely bright colours.

My Time to Craft...In Full Bloom

Passion for Promarkers...anything goes

I love promarkers...anything goes

Off to put my feet up now with a honey rum and a coffee...think that may cure me???


Our Anniversary...

It is my wedding anniversary tomorrow so thought i had better make hubby a card...

I have come in from work and i am not really very well at all so had to be a quickie. We have been married for 32 years!!! poor man deserves a medal (ok no need to agree with me) lol

Anyway off to find more tissues and some paracetamols to clear this flippin head!!!

Have a good evening folks

Sylvia x

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Do you have a pot full of charms that you haven't used...need some inspiration then why not pop over to Creative Crafts Challenge blog.

This times challenge is to use your charms and the girls have made some fantastic projects to inspire you. We have fab sponsors as always and the prizes are well worth entering for. so come on pop over there, get your charms out and show us your projects.

I have used a Little Claire Stamp for my card, coloured lightly with my promarkers and added some glamor dust for a bit of sparkle!!!

Have a super week and will hopefully catch up with you all in blogland at some point

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Monday, August 29, 2011

1000 sheets of paper!!!

Did you ever wonder what 1000 sheets of paper looks like....well wonder no more!!!

Go for a visit here and you too could win some fab candy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a little cutie...

I just love this little cute stamp from rose studios...i don't usually like anything with wings on but i shall make an exception for this one. Backing papers are from trimmie swaps...thanks guys and the ribbon flower was also a swap. I made the card to enter into a challenge over at trimcraft. It is a sketch challenge from Rozzy (she likes to keep us all creative) lol. Of course i used my beloved promarkers (but only a few) and then added some glamour dust to finish it off.

Challenges've been framed
My time to comes the girls

poodles parlour...anything goes

Right off to my friends now for a chinese...i am starving!!!

Sylvia xx

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kanban quickies

Just a couple of Kanban quick cards i made over the weekend. I loved this rock bear and the backing card looks like a knitted jumper !!! lol

Saturday, August 20, 2011

off to a wedding...

Very quick post as we are off to a wedding, but before i dash off just thought i would show you a piccie of the easel card i made for the happy couple Sophie and Simon.

Little Claire stamp coloured oh so sparingly with my promarkers and then added some glamour dust. the coloured card is co-ordinations and the flower and sentiment are from my ever-increasing stash!!!!

Poodles Parlour...anything goes
Charisma Card challenges...negative space
love easel card
Papertake weekly...eyes down (top row.. free pearl bloom)
Little Claire's challenge

Have a great evening i know i will as i will be sharing it with my family

Sylvia x

Card and Tag....

Good morning followers....over on the trimcraft forum we organise lots of lovely swops and this time i have taken part in a "tag swap" organised by Kim.

I have made this tag and card this morning using my Personal Impressions stamp set "vintage sewing". The background was made using a stamp from an old artimpressions stamp, i have added some fabby ribbon i bought from trimcraft and then embossed the sewing machine with disco black embossing powder, added a few buttons and there you have it. I am really hoping that my swap partner loves both the card and the tag.

Challenges for this one

Poodles Parlour
...anything goes
Papertake Weekly..Eyes down...(i used buttons ribbons free line)
Craft room challenge...white on white

Have a fantastic weekend, i am off to make a wedding later today so keeping my fingers crossed that the sun shines!!!

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog Awards from Monique

I have been given these great blog awards from this amazing blogger friend..Monique... She makes so many lovely cards and projects and raises lots of money for various charities, she is so inspiratational. Huge enormous thanks my friend.

Now i am not going to bore you with anymore details about me but i will pass on these awards, i will not in anyway be offended if you decide not to accept as i know how time-consuming it can be to post them and then pass them on but i also know how great it feels to receive them.

I have made so many friends through blogland that i feel you should all have one, so if you are a follower of mine please take one of these awards and know that it is given with love and thanks. Without you followers i would never have carried on with my blog (lol me that said "no i haven't got time to blog"..) i love entering the challenges and finally learnt how to link properly and comment.

Nite nite my blogger friends and just in case i don't get chance to say it nearer the time ....have a great weekend, me i am off to a wedding

Love and hugs


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges...anything but a card something different for you this week over at creative craft challenge blog..we don't want to see any cards but we do want to see anything else you have made this week. I made this notebook using a super duper image from Stamping Dragons Designs who just happen to be one of our sponsors this time round.. We have some great prizes on offer so do pop over, use the mr linky thingy and you never know you may just be a winner..Good luck followers

would like to enter my little noteboook into the following challenge

Allsorts...anything but a card

Love and hugs to you all

Sylvia x

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hat trick!!!

3 posts today...hat's there's a novelty

Another card using one of my favourite stamped images from LOTV, coloured using my promarkers and this time using papers from basic grey which are another of my scrummy papers.

ok so this time i would like to enter the following challenges

Totally papercrafts and drink

A Spoon ful of Sugar...Happy Birthday

Cupcake Craft Challenges...Sew mad

Okay time to go and grab some cake for my friend who is busy decorating her new home, promised to go and visit with cake in hand

Sylvia xx

altered art!!!!!

don't know about altered art but a couple of weeks ago i went out with hubby for a walk and on the way back we called in at Chatsworth and had a delicious cream scone. The jam came in these 2 little pots so i re-cycled them in a different way!!!

I painted the tops with 2 coats of acrylic paint and then found some black peel-offs to decorate the jars. I am shortly going to be changing my craft room to a black and white trendy affair so thought these would be perfect for my charms etc

So next time you have a cream tea (i had one yesterday with my friend Elke but the jam came in paper pots) save the jars for your craft stash..

Enjoy the rest of your day

Sylvia xx

One of my favourtie stamps...

Yes another card with another LOTV stamp...did i mention that i just love them!!!! lol

i have used my promarkers again to colour the image, and the fiddly bits i got to try out my new fine tips(do i like them? would i recommend them?) yes i would they get into all the little spaces and crevices. I bought 3 more yesterday from the craft shop at Byrkely Garden Centre and at only 50p each...bargain.., i have used some of my mind's eye papers, they are just so scrummy and a lovely little press stud thing i bought from Derby Market a while ago.

I will be posting another one of these later today once i have finished do pop back and have a peep

Sylvia xxxx

oh heck forgot to say i shall be entering this one into the following challenges
Totally and drink

Top Tip Tuesday....Straight Edges

A Spoon Full of Sugar....Happy Birthday

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just a quickie piccie for youuuuuuuuuu....

Over at trimcraft we arrange various swaps throughout the year and this month it was "goodie bags". One of my favourite swaps and my swop partner this time was Happy Bunny Cards...Natalie and she sent me some super scrummy goodies to play with and a lovely image.

I coloured the image in using my promarkers and then as i wasn't sure what to do with the hat pins i have pushed them through the image to make them look as though they are part of her tiara!!! I loved the little pearlised stars too!!!

challenges for her to show off her dance routine are...

A Spoon Full of Sugar....happy birthday

digi doodle shop's Best challenge...shaped card...just discovered this blog and i love it!!!!

Have a fab weekend, I know i will as i am meeting up with a friend and going to a demo before we treat ourselves to afternoon tea, which involves lots of cream and jam...yum yum

Sylvia x

Sunday, August 07, 2011

No crafting!!!

no crafting for me this weekend...busy busy gardening, painting and cleaning yesterday..oooh but did get my hair cut which looks brill.

Then today hubby was off so we decided to go for a walk with our dogs somewhere new...The Roaches in Derbyshire

absolutely breathtaking scenery and the climb was certainly worth it

After we got back to the car we decided to treat ourselves to an icecream and one for the dogs too

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

It's Summertime..

Well it is over at Creative Craft Challenges, we would love to see all your lovely summery cards ........

As always we have some brill sponsors and fabby prizes up for grabs but to find out who and what you need to pop over there

Now i got to work with a choice of digis from some odd what did i pick to use to represent summertime???

First one is "puddle hopping Tia" lol sorry my weird sense of humour here!!!! well all i seem to have done all summer is look for my brolly so i thought this one was perfect ...think the DT think i am barmy....well never mind!!!

And for my 2nd choice i went for this scrummy little "Sunny Tia" walking through the flowers made using my martha stewart punch and the backing paper is the oh so lovely DCWV and the sentiment is a Friday Freebie from Sentiments 4 You

Do join us as our team really look forward to seeing all your fab creations

thought i would enter the challenge over at creative inspirations...summertime

Love and hugs

Sylvia x