Sunday, January 29, 2012

Craft Stamper Inspiration

There was a fantastic little project in this months craft stamper magazine, so i decided to give it a go....

Nice messy

Screen card was from Little Claire's stand at Doncaster last year, lots of distress inks, various stamps and some lovely ribbons... finished project

think i will definitely be having another go sometime soon

DYSU Challenge Blog...ribbons

Sylvia xx

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Recipe challenge

Good morning followers

hope you are all well, i shall be assisting with some training today for Healthcare assistants whilst you are reading my post...thank goodness for scheduled

anywooo what do we have in store for you this week at C.R.A.F.T.Challenges??? a Recipe

** a digi
** ribbon
** buttons

what a great idea i thought and i loved it so much i managed to make 2 cards for the challenge.

This First one was made using a fantastic digi from The stamping Boutique and it was soooo lovely to colour with my promarkers and i got to use my new yummy papers from trimcraft called "Up Up & Away!!!! My friend was laughing at me when i got them cos i just kept stroking them and cooing!!!!! Bit strange i know but they really are touchy feely and double sided too..

and this one was using another fab digi from Digital Delights

Again coloured with my promarkers and this time i have made a stepper card, I got this blank form Craft Central Last weekend as i loved the size and shape of them. I have used a sheet from some DCWV papers, lots of lovely red and black ribbons and then a bow (don't ask me how i managed to end up with a double bow it just happened!!!The butterflies are from craft work cards and the buttons are from my huge stash!!!! this is going to be hubby's valentine card..hope he likes it...rrr mush lol

We have great sponsors this week and so of course we all know what that means oh yes....great prizes for our winners..look forward to seeing your creations here

Digi Doodle Shops Best...anything goes
Sentimental Sundays...die-cuts
Craft-room Challenge...valentines
The Poodles Parlour...Valentines
Cupcake Craft Challenge...All you need is love

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yummy Buttons

Thought i would share some pics of these yummy buttons i bought yesterday. One of my best friend's son in law has opened this super duper cutesy craft shop in a lovely village in Sussex ....Steyning. He has some great stock including these fantastic wooden buttons and the price is amazing ANY yes ANY 4 buttons for £1...bargain and these are only a few of them. He also has a website...Handy craft with even more goodies for sale. So if you are around the Steyning area do drop in and say hi (there's a fantastic olde worlde tea-room there too) it's in the "Cobblestone Walk", warm welcome, craft goodies and a great cuppa what more could you ask for???

I think i will be needing another visit to the shop soon as i have soooo many ideas on how to use these favourite are the sewing machine ones...i loooooooooooooove them!!!!

See you again soon

Happy crafting

Sylvia xx

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Floppy Latte Designs are just one of the fab sponsors this week over at C.R.A.F.T Challenges. I chose to use these lovely digis with some freebie backing papers and stickers and buttons from my stash

Do come and have a nosey at the fab prizes on offer and also what my team mates have come up with...they are a clever lot!!! lol

See you all soon

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Anything goes!!!!

Good morning again lovely peeps..did you guess my sneaky peek was Georgie Porgie from the Nursery Rhyme set at Nutcrafters. How cute is this stamp????

The challenge this time at Nutcrafters is anything goes as long as you use one of the great nutcrafters image. a £10 gift voucher is on offer for the lucky winner too so we shall look forward to seeing your creations very soon.

I coloured my stamped image with promarkers and then used by blending tool to ink the edges. The flower i made using a martha stewart punch with a pearl brad in the middle and the huge green button was from a set i bought when i went to Ally Pally last year. The stand and diecut are from craft work cards and i love them for something different to make....

Pop over to Nutcrafters and have a nosey at the complete set of stamps they have for sale you won't be disappointed

See you all again tomorrow .....

Papertake Weekly Challenge
...buttons bows bling and blooms
My time to Craft challenge - favourite embellishments (flowers and bling)
I Love Promarkers.....anything goes
The Stamping Boutique..diecuts

love and hugs

Sylvia x

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Blue " Challenge card

Good morning followers

Hope you are all well, i shall be busy beavering away at my desk by the time this is "launched"....

Over at Creative Craft Challenges this time we have a "Blue" challenge, pretty easy ay??? We have some great sponsors this time including "Stamping Boutique" and i chose to use this great digi image. Coloured with my promarkers, sentiment from craftwork cards and the backing papers from my stash. I followed another great sketch over at Saturday Sketch for my inspiration.

Hope my little card has inspired you to dig our your "blue" craft stash and join us for the challenge

Until next time, enjoy your day and roll on 4 !!!!

Sketch saturday (thanks for the inspiration)
Totally Papercrafts - spots and stripes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - born on a winter's day
My time to Craft Challenge - Favourite embellishment (flowers)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Buttons Bows Bling and blooms
The Stamping Boutique..die-cuts

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Friday, January 13, 2012

sneeky peek....

Another sneeky peek of a little project i have made with one of the new stamps from Nutcrafters. they are from the Nursery Rhymes set and i love them all.

So which one is this???? Come back next Wednesday and all will be revealed...

Sylvia x

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another sketch challenge card

This time i have followed a sketch i found over at Here Come The Boys

This time i used an image and a sentiment i had in a mens collection mag and some wonderful backing papers i found at the back of a drawer last week.

This will be for my brother (not his birthday til august) but nice to be prepared!!!! lol

Challenges for this card are...

The Poodles Parlour - Button Up
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - happy birthday
OSAAT - use embellishments


Sketch challenge card

Good evening followers

How are we i am so glad that tomorrow is Friday...what a week!!!

Okay so over at the trimcraft site there is a monthly sketch challenge run by Rozzy and this month we had a great sketch to work with. So as i needed to make a birthday card for a friends hubby i decided to enter the challenge .....

The backing papers are from a swap i did with a trimmie, border was punched using a martha stewart punch and the key was from an embellishment kit i bought ages ago from the NEC..

Challenges for this one are

OSAAT - use embellishments
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes

Time for chill out time now with some promarkers and some digis...brill

Sylvia xx


Celebrations is our theme this week over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges and we had so many digis to choose from to use on our DT cards but i chose this oh so cute image from "eiglas".

Only problem was once i got out my DCWV nursery papers i couldn't decide whether to make a "girl" card or a "boy" i made both. Coloured with my promarkers and then added some baby embellishments to them.

We have great prizes from our fab sponsors again so do come and join us.

Have fun and enjoy the rest of the day

Challenges for my cards are...

Passion for Promarkers - Song Title..Baby Love
I love Promarkers - cute and cuddly
Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
OSAAT - use embellishments
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Something new (new baby)

Hugs Sylvia x

Thursday, January 05, 2012

My 1st DT card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenges

Good morning followers

Well what a surprise this was, after being asked if i would like to be a GDT for C.R.A.F.T Challenges during December I have now joined this great team as a permanent member of their DT!!!! How happy am I !!!!

Well the challenge this week is "Thank You" and we got to choose some wonderful digis to work with, mine is from "Karen's Doodles" and if you have never visited her site you won't know what you have been missing.

I have colored the image with my beloved promarkers and the delighful BP's are DCWV " Blossoms & Butterflies" and a sentiment from craftwork cards....

Do try and join us for this weeks challenge as we have some fantastic sponsors and stunning prizes for the winners...

this card was inspired by the sketch at
Sketch N Stash

I am also entering this card over at One Stitch at a Time and also at Papertake Weekly Challenge

See you all soon

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Mary Mary Quite Contrary....

Aha...did you guess which stamp I had used from the soon to be released "Nursery Rhymes" from Nutcrafters

How cute is she and just wait til you see the others!!! These new stamps are to be released on the 9th January and i just know they are going to be very very popular and miss lucky here gets to work with some of them..

Our challenge this week is anything goes, but do please remember to use a nutcrafters image. Our prize will be a £10 voucher to spend as you like in the nutcrafters shop, and i know what i would be spending it on...

Good luck in the challenge followers, enjoy the rest of your day and watch this space for more sneak previews

Challenges for my card....

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge
The Paper Shelter
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Stampin for the Weekend

Sylvia xx

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

1st DT challenge of 2012...

My 1st DT challenge card for 2012 is this one for Creative Craft Challenges. Our theme for the new year is "What's Your Resolution". well one of mine is to be a bit happier in the morning, I'm not a morning person as i need at least 3 cups of tea before i am "normal" so around 10 is a good time for me....

I have made this card for one of my very good friend's hubby, he is always saying how my friend is grumpy in the morning which i know is rubbish cos i have known her for 26 years and she is NEVER grumpy!!! but thought this card would make them both chuckle.

The image is from Bugaboo and i love it and the brill sentiment and know it will be well used. do pop over here and have a look at what my fab teamies have come up with, we have fantastic sponsors again and there are brill prizes to be won


Sentimental Sundays
Papertake weekly challenge

Till next time.....

Monday, January 02, 2012

bit of a tease for you!!!

This is a small part of the card I have made for the Nutcrafters challenge later in the week using one of their fantastic new stamps....but which one???? well you will just have to wait til Wednesday when i shall reveal my DT card to you all. If you really can't wait til then ...well why not pop over here and have a sneeky peek at these new stamps Nutcrafters have come up with....they will be released very soon and i just know they are going to be sooooo popular!!!

See you Wednesday then followers

Sylvia xx

Thank You's...

Welcome to 2012 followers. I hope you have all had a great festive time, I am just enjoying my last day of freedom before going back to work tomorrow!!!

I have been asked to make some thank you cards so thought i would share them with you..

this one is made from a goody bag from craftwork cards, i just love the colour combinations. I thought i would enter this one into the challenge at Sentimental Sundays

This one is also made using the craftwork card goodybag and if you're looking for inspiration check out their's brill

and finally a quite simple/plain one but i love this one with the gorgeous shimmery papers

Right must dash as i have lots of DT cards to make before the day is done...enjoy your day

Sylvia x