Monday, October 31, 2011

a little moggie .....

no not a pussy cat, a little card, now this one is a Kanban one and i loved it as soon as i saw it. It is actually layered up put the piccie hasn't picked this up!!! well i never said i was a David

This 1st one is for hubby and again i am going to enter into the poodles parlour challenge

and here is the 2nd one from the same pack so not bad eh...two for one

that's it for male cards now until next time

Sylvia xx

Final Christmas card for todays posting....

this is the last card i made on Saturday from the cd...i love using this fluffy fibres, but everything else (except the star) is from the polka doodles cd

challenges...One Stitch at a time and also Dream Valley Challenges

Off to walk doggies now

Sylvia xx

Easel cards for Christmas

Again everything on this card is from the polka doodles cd "magical winter". I have only added a ribbon and some punched snowflakes

Same card ...different colour scheme...definitely know these cds are worth every single penny...thanks polka doodle and Michaela for the inspiration...x

I would like to enter these cards into the challenge over at Allsorts and also One Stitch at a Time

Don't think i have ever done so many posts in one day....


more polka doodles...

just a couple of quick cards from the cd " magical winter"...i love the colour schemes...

Polka Doodles christmas.....

I just love Polka Doodles christmas cds...for someone who is not a huge fan of cds for crafting i just had to have these 2...magical winter part one and part two after seeing some fantastic cards my friend Michaela had made!!!!

so here is the 1st one and my favourtie so far, I have made this for some special friends...

Everything is off the cd except the fluffy ribbon and the punched flower/snowflake

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges.....Paper Pretties... Crafty Cardmakers... Dream Valley Challenges
...One Stitch at a Time Challenge.....The Crafty Pad

Have a great evening

Sylvia x

2nd card for a man in my life

This one is for one of my bosses at work, he drives a car just like this and i know he will love it...

I am going to enter this card into the Poodles Parlour challenge and also Charisma Cardz challenge

Sylvia x

for the men in my life!!!!

We had a "one for the boys" session at craft club last week, not one of my favourite topics as i really struggle with male cards. Oh well it does us good to do something different once in a while. And do you know what i really enjoyed making these cards.

Here is the 1st one

A simple easel card made from a sheet of decoupage...think it was a kanban one but not sure...oops

Challenges for this card are

Poodles Parlour

Happy Halloween folks

Sylvia xx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pink Gem designs...skipping Milly

I saw this lovely digi this morning on trimcraft and knew that it would be perfect for my card that i wanted to make for the sketch challenge over at sketch Saturday

She is sooooooooooooo cute and is from Pinkgem Designs

Skipping Milly

I have used some lovely papers that i got from Doncaster last weekend, they came in a Craftwork cards goody bag!!! Why did nobody tell me how much yummy stash you get in these bags. I have coloured her with my promarkers (those fine nibs are perfect).

I have also entered this card into a "bunting" challenge over at trimcraft

Off to tidy my craft room up and then to get ready as me and hubby are off to a fireworks and bonfire party in the village
I will also be entereing this card into the following challenge

Digi Doodle shop Challenges

Charisma Cardz Challenge
The Paper Shelter
Paper Pretties
Passion for Promarkers

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bonfire night at Nutcrafters

Good morning to all my lovely followers, by the time you read this i shall be at work beavering away at my desk....

Fancy another free digi from the great Nutcrafters Designers?? well if you do pop over to their challenge blog, and you can pick up a super duper digi. The challenge this time is obviously bonfire night and the DT have come up with some great projects to inspire you.

This is my card with lots of sparkly stars added to it, i followed a sketch from a challenge over at trimcraft organised by Rozzy.

challenges for this card are

The Paper Shelter

Paper Pretties

Hope you all have a wonderful day and do stay safe on bonfire night.

Sylvia x

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My cousin is 30...

My lovely cousin Nicola will be 30 next week, so made her this card for her special day.

She is having a party next week but unfortunately we had already made plans so won't be able to go but i'm sure she will have a fantastic time.

I shall be entering the Craft room challenge with Nicola's card
Sylvia x

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Moving House!!!

No not me, we did that 4 years ago and not in a hurry to do it again...far too stressful but i do love my new home. This time it is my best friend Elke that is moving (again) she is very busy at the moment decorating her new house ready for the
big move in a weeks time. I have made her this fun new home card using the paper pretties stamp set i won a few weeks ago, they stamp absolutely brilliantly and I will be using them again and again me thinks!!! Coloured with my promarkers as usual....

The little alphabet tiles i bought ages ago as i had a project in mind but i forgot all about them, thought they were perfect for this card. The lovely fabric flowers were in a set for 50p bargain!!!

I am relieving Elke of her decorating duties tomorrow and we are off to Doncaster to one of my favourite craft shows...Stamp Magic

Challenges for this card

One Stitch at a Time

My Time to Craft
Totally Papercrafts

Have a fab weekend

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Monday, October 17, 2011

spooky tag!!!

Had to make a halloween tag for my swap over at trimcraft, so whilst sorting some of my mags out i came across a page full of spooky images from David Parkins. I just love this cheeky witch and i do hope my swap partner likes her tag!!!!

Challenges for my tag.....

Paper Pretties

Crafty Cardmakers

Dream Valley Challenges

The Poodles Parlour

Happy Halloween!!!!

Sylvia xx

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vintage lace bookmark

I bought this lace from a shop in Bridlington, they sell absolutely everything including this yummy lace ribbon for the grand price of 25p for 3 metres!!!!

I have made this bookmark to enter a challenge over at trimcraft to use lace/ribbon.

The card i covered with distress inks using my new ink blender tool that i won, then added some art papers from a block i bought when i 1st started crafting (knew they would come in handy one day), couple of brads and finally my lacey ribbon,. I love vintage but never quite sure where to start but i must say i am quite pleased with this.

Challenges suitable for this bookmark are

The Crafty Pad

Off now to watch my favourite programme...Downton Abbey

Happy Sundays

Sylvia x

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trio of penguins

This is my 2nd card using the lovely cute penguin digi from Aly

this time i have down-sized the little cuties so now we have a trio of penguins, do pop along and grab this digi and join in Aly's 1st ever challenge.

Off to the hairdresser's now as i have a very fancy ball to go to with hubby and friends

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

80th Birthday for a very lovely neighbour

I made this card for one of my lovely neighbours.Before we moved house she was a great neighbour for over 23 years and saw all 3 of my girls grow up and now she is 80!!!! Believe you me she doesn't look it and she definitely doesn't act it.

She is one special lady so deserves a special card. I love the simplicity of the card and again i had great fun using one of my new martha stewart punches.

Challenges are

Dream Valley Challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges

Sylvia x

Aly's brand new challenge

I have a lovely trimmie friend called Aly who i also work alongside over at Creative Craft Challenges and she has decided to have her very own challenge this month. She has a fab prize for the winner too not to mention a free digi of this very cute penguin.

If you would like a chance to win some great crafty goodies, pop on over and enter her challenge, Aly would love to see you all.

I have made 2nd card using the digi but very different to this one, just need to add a few elements to finish it off

Challenges for this card...

The Paper Shelter

Sylvia x

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spooky goings on....Happy Halloween


Over at Nutcrafters it is very spooky with lots of ghouls, ghosties and such things!!!!

I just love this little image i got to work with this time. Coloured with my promarkers and some sparkly glamour dust added along with some more card candi

If you go for a spooky peek you may just find a scary freebie to use with your projects for our Halloween Challenge. We look forward to seeing them all and lots of luck as there is a fabby prize up for grabs too.


Cupcake Craft Challenges

One Stitch at a Time


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges Anniversary

Can you believe it yet another year has gone by and we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary ...where has the time gone????

We have lots of fab sponsors supporting our 2nd anniversary challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges, which means lots of wonderful prizes for you lovely people.

So what is our challenge i hear you ask???

Do pop over and have a look at the great inspirational projects the DT have done for you and then off you go and be creative.

Mine is an anniversary card for some friends using a digi image from Meljen Designs

Good luck to you all, me i am off to work and then i shall be treating myself to a glass of bubbly as part of the celebrations............

One Stitch as a Time....

Love and hugs to you all

Sylvia x

Sunday, October 09, 2011

another Little Claire stamp card

Just managed to finish this one off before i have to go and introduce the lamb to the oven!!!! Hubby will be in from work shortly and being the good wife that i am i shall have a roast dinner waiting for him.

I went for the red and blue option for this one, coloured with my promarkers of course and a few gems added using my new idea what the real name of it is but i call it my sticky tool...perfect for picking up those fiddly gems and placing them on my cards...i love it

Will enter this into the little claire's challenge too

One Stitch at a Time...anything goes

Sentimental Sundays...anything goes

Okay off to get the dinner on

Hope you lovely followers have had a wonderful weekend, i have

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

One of many...Christmas card

Well i knew i had to start sooner or later so yesterday was the day. Out came the Christmas stamps and papers and the bling and the charms and the ribbon....does my craft room look like someone dropped a bomb??? oh yes, but did i have fun??? oh yes

This is the 1st card i made using my new stamp set from Little Claire, the idea being that i am going to make lots and lots of them but using different colours. I love easel cards, i think they are a joy to make.

This one is coloured with my promarkers and i have cut the sections of the tree and then used some silicone to raise them slightly from the card.

The charm i bought from a stand at Ally Pally (sorry can't remember the name) but they sold bags of the most amazing charms.

Of course i have to enter it into the challenge over at Little Claire's

also Totally Papercrafts..animal (my little reindeer)

Dream Valley Challenges...monotone

One Stitch at a time..anything goes

Sentimental Sundays
..anything goes

Right off to deliver birthday cards and engagement card, nip to Asda for a battery and then my friend says i have to call in to see her as she has muffins and coffee...well it would be rude not

Sylvia x

Saturday, October 08, 2011

animal antics x 2

Good afternoon followers, oh heck who turned the temperature down...bit chilly here in Derbyshire had to get my winter cardi out!!!!

Thought you might like to see a couple of quick cards i made from a trimcraft card making set "Animal Antics". I love the colours they have used for the pack and thought the animals were such fun....

Challenges for these cards are...

Totally Papercrafts...animals
Papertake Weekly Challenges..anything goes

Off to make Christmas cards now using some of my lovely new stamps..oh am i gonna have fun

Enjoy your weekend followers

Sylvia x

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Congratulations...jack and kelly...x

My niece and her boyfriend have just gotten perfect opportunity to make a card with lots of sparkle and bling... and a chance to use my new Martha Stewart punch i bought from Ally Pally.

I love pretty vellums and this one was a freebie in a mag so even better, 2 layers of card using my new punch, some very sparkly ribbons, flowers gems and a heart and voila...there was my card for the happy couple. Hope they like it as much as i do

Challenges for this card

Papertake Weekly

Crafty Cardmakers

Allsorts challenge

Think i need to get off this computer now as we have a huge thunder storm going off overhead and it is definitely making me a bit nervy....

Sylvia x

Monday, October 03, 2011

stampin up card and box

On Saturday my best friend and I went to a Stampin Up catalogue launch day..

We had never been to one before so no idea what to expect!!!

The lovely Stampin Up lady's name was Helen and she met us at the door with a goodie bag...good start i thought!!! Then she made us a cuppa and offered us muffins, ginger cake and cookies...gets better and better we thought.

We had a quiz, a raffle and 2 make and takes ...the 1st one being a lovely little box

and then we made a Christmas card with the most super duper stamps which i fell in love with

Helen then finished the morning off with a demo and made a double pillow box which was soooo cute.

we both had a lovely morning, met lots of new crafters and now i have a stampin up wish list 4 foot


Crafty Card Makersmy christmas card/little box
The Ribbon girl christmas card

Sylvia xx

Lilly's Card

This card was made especially for a little girl called Lilly. Lilly is my daughter's best friend's little girl. She has gorgeous red hair so my daughter wanted a card with a princess with red hair. Lilly's favourite colour is pink so thought she just might like this one.

This little image is a stamp from wild rose studios, coloured with my promarkers with galamour dust for sparkle and shine!!!

The backing papers are from a swap i did with a trimmie called Janjaneta, just added some gem hearts and a few card candi before finally adding a little sentiment i found at the bottom of my

Talking of pink things have you been over to nutcrafters yet to have a look at the freebie they are offering for breast cancer awareness month. She is a little cupcake why not pop over have a look, grab the freebie and then have a go in our challenge...think pink.

Just wanting to say thank you to all my followers that leave me such wonderful supportive comments. You really do make my day!!

Challenges i would like to enter are::

The Paper Shelter
Charisma Cardz Challenges
Poodles Parlour
Dream Valley Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers

Sylvia xx