Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Card for a friend...

Nutcrafters are offering another free digi if you would like to pop over and have a look, the challenge this time is "Make a card for a friend"

The prize is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the yummy Nutcrafter shop so well worth entering this challenge for Christmas (think of the great goodies you could get with this prize)

I used this cheeky boy eagerly waiting with his stocking from the winter collection. We look forward to seeing your lovely creations...happy crafting and have fun!!!

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2nd countdown to Christmas...

This is my 2nd "Countdown to Christmas" i have made today), this time using backing papers from Dovecrafts "Christmas Fancy" and some die-cuts from a friend. The letters and numbers are printed from a fantastic cd by polka doodles "magical christmas".

I think this one is definitely a girly one and i am going to enter this into the following challenge...The Paper Shelter and also One Stitch at a Time

right that's enough playing for today, I have a hubby and daughter that need feeding so off to peel potatoes and get the roast in for dinner.

Catch you all later

Sylvia xx

Santa' s coming!!!!

How about this for a brill idea for the little ones...

I saw it in cardmaking and papercrafts magazine (November) and thought what a brill idea by Tracie Steel, so my project for a Sunday morning was this..

Hope you like it........i do that much so that i am off to make another one......never know i may even sell one at the craft fayre next Saturday!!

Enjoy the rest of your day

I am going to enter this project into the following challenges

The Paper Shelter
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
The Crafty Pad
and finally One Stitch at a Time

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make a card or project for a child at Christmas...

that's the challenge over at Nutcrafters to make a card or project for a child this Christmas.

This is a card idea i saw on C & C not something i usually watch but was having a lazy day and flicking through the channels when i came across a spellbinders show.

Firstly you have to stamp your image on some plain card (this is from a lovely Christmas/winter set from Nutcrafters and then i covered the front and the inside of the card with some bp, then i used a martha stewart punch to make the front edge of my card all fancy. Next you use a shaped die to cut an aperture out of the front of your card and also a frame using the same size die plus the larger one. Finally i made these little flowers from a punch i bought from craft central at the weeekend..i love it. Next time i make this card though i am gonna cover the aperture with acetate and then add some stars for a bit of twinkle!!!

Do pop over to the nutcrafters blog and see what the girlies have come up with, and you can get yourself a lovely cutie digi too

Have a great day

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

yummy Christmas pud....

sparkly Christmas pud...coloured with promarkers and liberally sprinkled with glamour dust...

makes a change from all the cats!!!!

Sylvia xx

the last pussy cat for tonight ...meow!!!!

here he is my last egg nog pussy cat..

more promarkers, more poinsettas, more punched squares but definitely the last pussy cat for a Tuesday evening and a challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Sylvia xx

Pussy cat pussy cat where have you been

hic drinking egg nog!!!!

Another one...but this time a larger martha stewart punched square, a square with photo corners (one of my favourite punches and a bargain at £1 from the NEC a few years ago)...coloured with promarkers, quick sentiment and a poinsetta complete with gem and there we have another finished Christmas card.

Charisma Cardz Challenge wants something cute.... as does C.R.A.F.T. challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

pussy cat no. 2..............

well here he is pussy cat no 2, using the red jewellery twine, coloured with promarkers (what else!!!), a Martha Stewart round the page punched square and an embossed sheet of card..Voila!!!!

My lovely friend Elke says this one is her favourite...

challenge for my pussy cat no. 2

Here come the boys

Sylvia xx

I thought i saw a pussy cat...!!!!!

Well i did, in my Christmas Stamp collection...a penny black one called "an eggnog"...

I love this stamp but never really been brave enough to colour it in, but at craft group last week i stamped a few images and then away i did go...well my promarkers did me proud.

This 1st one i am going to enter it into the penny black saturday that really is brave of me!!!! also Charisma Cardz Challenge as i think he is really cute and then C.R.A.F.T. challenge here comes the boys

I wanted to add twine to my card but when i got it out of the box it was pink and white not red and white so i improvised and used some jewellery twine ....

be warned this is the 1st of 4 posts!!!!

sylvia xx

Monday, November 14, 2011

More blog candy .....

this time at the craft barn and as always just leave them a comment and make a post and away you go

Good luck to you all but i have my fingers and toes crossed that it will be "MOI" that

Sylvia xx

Christmas Embellishment Give Away ......

Woooo Hooooo look at this fabby candy giveaway from the Ribbon Girls blog page

Why not pop over add your comment and you could soon be the owner of this wonderful candy...i did!!!


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Christmas card or project for a child...

This is the challenge over at Nutcrafters.... a card or project for a child at Christmas time.

Lucky me got to use this lovely stamp set called "Winter Walk", how cute is her little chubby face. I have coloured the image with my promarkers and then used glamour dust for the snow and glossy accents on her buttons and the bow. Bit of card candi and a sentiment and there we have my DT card for the Nutcrafters challenge.

Those great girls have a fab free digi for anyone that would like to enter this challenge so pop over and have a nosey and you too could be our next winner. Good luck to you all.

Challenges for my cute little girl are...

Papertake Weekly Challenge
Digi Doodles Shop Challenge
Charisma Cardz Challenge

Love and hugs as always

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Blog Candy for a very good cause...and a message

Magnolia have produced a special Tilda stamp, and they are donating 500 euros to the Swedish Cancer Fund, and for every one of these stamps sold 2 euros is donated to the Pink Ribbon Cancer Fund and so a very good way to raise funds and awareness.

If you go over here Elaine has one of these beautiful stamps up for grabs (along with some very pink goodies) as part of her blog candy.

Elaine wants us all to pass on the message Remember to check your boobies.... fab blog too

Sylvia xx

If anyone is interested in having a stall please contact either Elke on 07813 989524 or Sylvia on 07971 879980. Stalls are only £5.00.

We hope that lots of people will come along so we can raise much needed funds for Help For Heroes and for the group.

Many thanks

Sylvia xx

Minimalistic Challenge

Good Morning followers. Hope you are all happy and healthy this lovely morning......

New challenge begins today over at Creative Craft Challenges and this time the theme is minimalistic!!! Definitely out of my comfort zone for this one but do you know what i loved it!!! We have 3 wonderful sponsors this time and wow wait til you see the prizes on offer, do pop over and have a look at what my team mates have produced. They have worked really hard and made some excellent projects to hopefully inspire you to try something new.

My first card is made using a digi from Papermakeup, i saw this verse and knew exactly who i was going to make a card for. My daughter's best friend had a beautiful baby girl a few days ago and she was one of the birthing partners (brave girl). Poor mum has had a quite stressful time with her pregnancy but the end result was a poorly but beautiful daughter. Hopefully mum and daughter will be home soon to join dad in their new home.

The 2nd card i made used a digi sentiment ticket ( i just love these) this time from dragonslair digis, i also got out one of my many embossing folders and i thought it was just perfect for this challenge...not too fussy.

Anywho must dash..things to do places to go and of course today is Tuesday so yippee!!! craft club this evening

Enjoy the rest of your day and i hope it's a good one
I am going to enter the baby card into the challenge at One Stitch at a Time

Love and hugs as always

Sylvia xx

Saturday, November 05, 2011

2 more Christmas cards

I made these 2 at craft club last week (after finishing my goodie bag card). I printed off the yummy papers and all the elements from my polka doodles cd magical winter and then just added some card-candi and some ribbons. I really do like these cds...

Had to schedule these posts as i shall be wrapped up warm watching fireworks whenyou read this.

I am going to enter these cards into the following challenges

Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Charisma Cardz Challenge

The Paper Shelter

Sylvia xx

Goodie Bag Card from Clare

Thought i would show you the card i made with the goodies from Clare's goodie bag on Tuesday.

At our craft group we take it in turns to provide a goodie bag for all the other crafters and this week it was Clare's turn. The papers, ribbon sentiments and brads were all from a docrafts goody bag. The stamp i think she said was a papermania one, it is huge!!! I coloured mine in using my promarkers.

I will be entering my card in the challenge over at the paper shelter

Hope you all have a super bonfire and firework stay safe though...

Sylvia xx