Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thank you cards for super friends..

I made these 2 cards for some trimmie friends that i met in the flesh for the 1st time this weekend.

My best friend Elke and I went down to London to the Ally Pally stamping show and had the most fantastic time.

These 2 lovely ladies Lynn and Lelli, found us a great hotel, fed and watered us all weekend and then took us out for dinner on saturday night not to mention all the taxi-ing about they did for us.

One day we shall return the favour when they venture up North...

Thank you girls for a fabby weekend

Challenge for this card will be at Totally Papercrafts challenge

Sylvia x

You're never more than a thought away...

The sentiment stamp is a Stampin up one and just perfect for my SIL that has a difficult journey ahead of her. I just wanted her to know that although we can't be with her our thoughts certainly will be.

I have loved getting these tapestry stamps out of the cupboard, dusting them down and using them to create this lovely card.

Challenges for this one are Sentimental Sundays...
Paper Pretties

Sylvia x

Craft Club Goodie Bag Card

Well it was that time again at craft club...goodie bags

We all love making cards from these goodie bags and this week it was my turn to provide the goods.

Out came the Kanban supplies with cream card, ribbons, flowers and card-candi.

This is the one i made and the others may show you theirs one day.

We have another new girl at craft group now called called Tiffany and she makes the most fantastic jewellery you have ever seen. She isn't in to blogging but maybe one day she will join us in blogland and then you too can drool over her fabby jewellery.

Challenges for this one are....
Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Okay more posting to do so catch you all later

Sylvia xx

Think Pink at Nutcrafters

As you are probably aware October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so over at the nutcrafters shop they have a cute "Pink Princes" Digi stamp set for sale at the great price of just £4..£2 of which goes towards this worthy cause.

We would love to see your pink projects this time but please don't forget to use your nutcrafters image...if you pop over to the challenge blog you can grab yourself another little freebie.

Look forward to seeing your great creations, hope you like my little card using the wonderful stamp set and some great backing papers i received from Natalie over at trimcraft. The little charm is from Meiflowers stand at Ally Pally on Sunday

Challenges for my very pink card are....

Simon says Stamp challenge
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge
Paper Shelter Challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Challenge Sketch

Good morning followers

Thought i would start today off by showing you my card i made for the DT over at Creative Craft Challenges

This time we are following a sketch (don't worry though it's a lovely simple sketch) the girls have used some fantastic digis from Robyn's Fetish who are one of our lovely sponsors this time.

I chose to use this lovely little bird and decided to go for a mono tone card for a change. these lovely papers were from a set of mulberry/handmade papers i bought a few weeks ago. Obviously i have coloured my birdie image with my promarkers and then just added some lace and card candi

Do pop over to the challenge blog, have a look at the sketch and then give it a go, you never know you could be one of our next winners

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge...lots of layers

Little Claire's Designs and white

Good luck

Sylvia xx

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tapestry stamp card for my SIL

I saw this idea in a recent craft mag so thought i would get our my tapestry stamps and have a play.

My stamp set is called Antique Rose and i used brilliance ink "pearlescent orchid" and memento "bamboo leaves", then made the really easy frame, stamped the sentiment from stampin up onto to some card before finally finishing off with a pink ribbon. I need to make another one later for my other SIL who is very poorly at the moment and certainly could do with a card to brighten her day.


...clean and simple

Sentimental Sunday...step out of your comfort zone

Enjoy your day

Sylvia xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quick reminder....

Hello to you all

Just a very quick reminder that the nutcrafters challenge blog has been re-launched - there is a fab new digi for you to grab to help you make a wonderful project to enter into the challenge "Autumn"

Thought i might just tempt you with a sneeky peek at the prize on offer

do pop by and say hello to the team and use mr linky to show us your entries

ohhh errrr that almost rhymes!!!!!

off you go then and make us something special, we shall look forward to seeing them all

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Good afternoon...

Hello followers for the 2nd time today..

this time i have a another card i made at craft club last week but this time i used a stamp set from "Clare" one of our new girls. I forgot to make a note of the make of these stamps but they are so scrummy I need to get them.

I have used papers from the Prima range "Jack n' Jill, added some card candi and a little bit of ribbon. I think if i used a red and green colour scheme these stamps will be perfect for Christmas cards for my nieces and nephews.

I would like to enter the following challenges for this card

Poodle Parlour

Top Tip Tuesday

Ok must dash as i have a hair appointment at 3

Sylvia x

update..thanks to Jacq i now know that the stamps were a freebie on a magazine and are from Nitwits...

Good morning

Good morning followers

Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your weekend. I have a crafty day ahead of me as all my jobs are done until this evening when I make dinner.

Last week at craft club the theme was "Time for Tea" so of course i had to use one of my favourite LOTV stamps.

She was coloured with my promarkers and if you look really closely you will see that the cherry is made using liquid pearls!!!! All the other goodies apart from the stamped sentiment and the ribbon are from the "Sugar & Spice" range from Dovecraft. I love these papers and was so lucky to have won them in a competition over at trimcraft.

the ribbon is from Laura ashley and the sentiment is also a LOTV one.

I should like to enter this card into the following challenges

Poodle Parlour

Top Tip Tuesday
Sentimental Sundays
Digi Doodles Shop Best
Aly's Sunday sketch

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you fancy a free digi and a chance to win a fab prize don't forget the new re-launched challenge blog at Nutcrafters

Love and hugs to you all

Sylvia x

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

winning entry

This is the card i made using a nutcrafters digi image to enter their DT call..

I just loved the image and thought these papers were just perfect ..I am so looking forward to working with this great team.

Sylvia x

Nutcrafters challenge blog Re-launch

Well followers today's the day!!! The re-launch of Nutcrafters challenge blog

Nutcrafters Challenge Blog will be posting a new challenge every other Wednesday. All that we ask is that you have at least one Nutcrafters image which must be the main focus of your design.

Nutcrafters are the sponsors and will be providing Candy for the winners of the challenges.

They are primarily a card making challenge blog but if you wish to make another item using Nutcrafters products then that is ok too.

Nutcrafters also have a fantastic shop where you can get some fabby digi stamp squares and the most scrummy of stamps not to mention all the lovely charms pop over have a nosey at the challenge blog and then go have a wander around the won't be disappointed!!!

The 1st challenge is to make a project with the theme of autumn's in the air..i am one lucky bunny as i got to use this great digi

Do come join in the fun with us and we shall all look forward to seeing your creations

Ohhhh did i forget to tell you about my 1st surprise of last week..YIPPEE i got chosen to be a member of the DT over at Nutcrafters. Thanks girls for making my week just perfect....

Going to enter this into the crafty pad challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

left overs...

This is a quick card i made using the left over bits of backing papers from the gorgeous set i used by "Doodle Pantry". for my DT card over at Creative Craft Challenges.

Don't forget to go and check out the fab entries from the lovely DT girls and then show us your creations and you could be our lucky winner for this challenge.

Buttons and Bling.......

Over at Creative Craft Challenges our theme this fortnight is "buttons and bling"

As usual we got to work with some fab digis and this time my 1st card was made using a great set from Doodle Pantry. What an adorable little skunk he is and i love the colours for the backing papers. I have added ribbon and buttons and then finally some gems for the bling.

will be entering this little skunk into the Poodles Parlour challenge
totally papercrafts
my time to craft

My other 2 cards were made at our craft group as our theme also happened to be buttons and bling but this time i made Christmas cards. !!!!!! in August !!!!! I bought a craft magazine (Complete Cardmaking) the other day with a free cd so used the papers and elements from this....added my buttons and some glamour dust and gems for the bling.

I do hope you will come and join us this time, as always there are some fabby prizes to be won and it would be lovely to see what you have made.

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Monday, September 12, 2011

Exciting week!!!

Well what a week i have had... full of lovely surprises...

The 1st surprise was the best one but you will have to come back on Wednesday to find out what it was. I was so thrilled and quite pleased with myself.

The 2nd surprise was to find that i had been chosen as a top 3 over at Little Claire's, what an achievment

and finally my 3rd surprise on Sunday morning was to find that i had won the lottery...well only £10 but hey every little helps...

Sorry there are no piccies for you to look at on this post but i promise there will be tomorrow and Wednesday

Do come back and find out what my 1st surprise of the week was

Enjoy your blustery evening

Sylvia xx

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Challenge blog relaunch over at Nutcrafters

Nutcrafters are relaunching their challenge blog and to get your creative juices flowing they have some wonderful blog candy for give-aways so why not pop over and take a look

I did!!!

Sylvia xx